Monthly Archives: October 2019

10 months ago​Hasenhuttl insists Southampton will help Davis join Rangers

first_img​Hasenhuttl insists Southampton will help Davis join Rangersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is understanding of Steven Davis’ desire to return to Rangers.According to Sky Sports News, Rangers and Saints are in talks over a transfer. Saints are okay with letting their club captain leave. The 34-year-old wants to make the move, and he has his manager’s blessing.”The fact is he has a half-year contract here until the summer so what we want to give him is the chance to make the next step, if it is a possibility we will help him to do so,” Hasenhuttl said to reporters.”He has done a lot for this club so hopefully we can find a win-win solution for both sides.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoLuka Modric on Real Madrid crisis: This isn’t bad luck; our starts are s***

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Luka Modric on Real Madrid crisis: This isn’t bad luck; our starts are s***by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuka Modric blasted his Real Madrid teammates after defeat to Real Sociedad.The midfielder questioned the attitude for the start of the 2-0 reverse.”Many of us are not at our level,” Modric said in the mixed zone.”We cannot take a s*** at the beginning of every game.”We have to be clear, it’s not a matter of luck.”We are creating a lot but the ball won’t go in and we are giving a lot but there are reasons that explain why things are not going well.” last_img

9 months agoWilshere: West Ham knew all about this Arsenal weakness

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wilshere: West Ham knew all about this Arsenal weaknessby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere has questioned Arsenal’s set-piece defending after Saturday’s win.For Rice’s winning goal, the corner was cleared out of the box before the ball was worked back out to Felipe Anderson for the cross.“I think it’s the second phase,” former Arsenal midfielder Wilshere said, as he worked as a pundit for the game.“Sometimes it’s the most important phase in a set piece.“You’ve done your job and sometimes people switch off.“It goes wide and the second ball goes in and there’s someone free.“Declan was free there and he tucked it away nicely.” last_img read more

a month agoHoeness takes new swipe at Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Hoeness takes new swipe at Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegenby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has taken a new swipe at Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.Hoeness has been angered by Ter Stegen’s claims that he deserves Germany selection ahead of Bayern’s Manuel Neuer.He snapped: “I would have expected him to be cornered and say things are not going that way. It has damaged the reputation of an impeccable athlete like Manuel.”Hoeness claims Ter Stegen has made Neuer sound like “old scrap that should be removed after the Euros”.He also slammed the German Federation for not taking action against Ter Stegen.”I do not expect any reaction from you,” he explained and added: “Their only virtue is to go for a walk in the forest and whistle.” last_img read more

a month agoInter Milan coach Conte disappointed with Italian fans

first_imgInter Milan coach Conte disappointed with Italian fansby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte has taken a swipe at Italian fans.Conte returned to Serie A this season and was struck by the difference in attitude.“Racism is a problem in Italy, but so is any kind of insult, and after three years away, I find Italy has regressed,” said Conte in a Press conference ahead of tonight’s Milan Derby.“People write exclusively to foment hatred. Italy has become far worse lately and we are all to blame. We’re talking about something that educates the next generation to hate and engage in violence.”He added: “It would be wonderful to see fans attend games just to cheer on their own team. Children ought to hear that instead of observing these hostile atmospheres that are right on the borderline.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoWolves winger Adama Traore hails spirit for Besiktas shock

first_imgWolves winger Adama Traore hails spirit for Besiktas shockby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Adama Traore says their last-gasp Europa League win at Besiktas typifies the spirit with the group.For the third time already this season, Wolves bagged a game-changing goal in injury time.Traore told the club’s website: “I think the whole team worked so hard through the game. It’s been tough, of course, I’m happy for the result, of course. It’s important to win, our first win, and after we have to keep working.“We keep going, we keep moving and we keep pushing, that is important. We keep showing the last games that we have to fight until the end, and we do that. This is the spirit and I’m so happy for the work of the team.“Before in previous games we showed a spirit, it doesn’t matter how the game goes, or how difficult it is, we will fight, we will keep pushing until the end, so I like the spirit of the team, this is my spirit as well, so I’m so happy and will have to keep working.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: 5-Star 2017 PG Trevon Duval Posterizes Defender At Under Armour All-America Camp

first_imgAll-American Trevon Duval dunks on a defender.YouTube/EliteMixtapesFive-star point guard Trevon Dural is a top 10 player in the 2017 class, and has the offer sheet to prove it. Kansas, Louisville, Syracuse, and numerous others are after the explosive guard out of St. Benedict’s Prep. At the Under Armour All-America Camp in Charlotte, Duval showed off his superior athleticism, with a monster dunk on a very unlucky defender. Lesson to all defenders: if Duval blows by his man and you’re late on rotating over to protect the rim, you may just want to let him have the two points.[Bleacher Report]last_img

Pep: ‘Almost impossible’ to battle Barca & Madrid for signings

first_imgPep Guardiola insists he is not disappointed to see Manchester City target Frenkie de Jong move to Barcelona, but warned that the Premier League champions will find it “almost impossible” to sign the world’s best players for a price they deem reasonable.City were in the race to sign De Jong all the way up until Barca made a big-money move in the past few days, with the Catalans offering to pay Ajax more than the previously agreed £61 million (€70m/$81m) fee, and upping the Dutchman’s wages to between £260,000 and £300,000 per week.Guardiola had previously urged City to be “quicker and more efficient” in their attempts to ward off Barca and Real Madrid in the transfer market and that is a theme he returned to on Friday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? City’s transfer policy dictates that they will not pay above what they consider to be a fair price for new players, a stance that has ensured their highest transfer outlay is £60m (€69m/$79m) – much lower than the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barca.But Guardiola now suggests that City could have to start looking at younger prospects rather than established stars, because the Blues are unwilling to pay the type of fees that rival clubs do.”The transfer market, the salaries, increases a lot,” the Catalan said. “After Neymar at PSG, it increased to incredible levels. Unfortunately that’s why we spend a lot to change the team (average age). We have to be quicker and smarter and try to buy the players.”We have to adapt. It’s difficult to buy top, top players at a good price. It’s almost impossible. Maybe we have to trust in the young players and help them develop their own personality here.”He added: “I said many times, Barcelona and Madrid it’s impossible to fight against them. For the prestige, the incredible league, the incredible clubs they are. The players have to take their own decisions. When they don’t want to come it’s because they want another place. There are other options and we are going to try if we believe we need players in that position.”Frenkie De Jong BarcelonaCity have been scouring the market for potential reinforcements in midfield and at left-back, and are likely to face a re-run of the De Jong saga in their attempts to lure Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Barcelona were all in the race for De Jong at one stage and that is the case for De Ligt, too.That could pose further problems for City, with Guardiola explaining that the club do not want to break their wage structure on new signings.Kevin De Bruyne is currently City’s top earner with a contract worth nearly £300,000 per week after all possible bonuses are factored in.Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero are also on big money at the Etihad Stadium but City are reluctant to offer prospective new signings similar deals; 12 months ago they walked away from the opportunity to sign Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean’s agent wanted them to match a major counter-offer from Manchester United.City have also seen two attempts to sign Kylian Mbappe falter, and it is believed they were reluctant to make De Jong, 21, one of their highest earners.”I think we try to keep the harmony in the locker room with the wages,” he said. “When you have no balance with that then there is always a problem with the mood in the locker room.”One of the good things that City have done is keeping that balance. The reality is that it’s not just one or two teams paying a lot on wages. There are many. Many, many. Before the rumours was that it was just PSG and Manchester City. That is over. Everybody can pay a lot in fees and wages. It’s not just in England, it’s in Italy, in Spain, France. Maybe not in Germany.”There are many and sometimes we can’t compete with that. That’s why we have to be quicker, faster and don’t get nervous.”Guardiola says he does not know how City can be quicker and more efficient with their transfer dealings but insists he would be happy with his squad even if no new players were to be signed in the summer.“I don’t know! The others are quicker and smarter, like we try to do. In the market there are many players, in positions we need, but even next season if we can’t take anyone then the squad remains good. I’m so satisfied for what City has done. We cannot forget we only bought one player this season. We’ll see what happens in the summer. We’ll see the behaviour of the players in the locker room, their desire to stay and help the club – not just me and their mates, but the club.”last_img read more

Xhaka ‘fully focused’ on Nations League

first_imgGranit Xhaka​ is trying to put the humbling his Arsenal side took in the Europa League final behind him as he looks to help Switzerland​ reach the first ever UEFA Nations League final with a win over Portugal on Wednesday. The midfielder was in the starting side for the Gunners in Baku as the took a 4-1 loss at the hands of London rivals Chelsea, costing them not only the Europa League crown but a spot in the Champions League next season. It was a big blow to Arsenal, who finished just one point back of Tottenham in the race for the Premier League top four.  Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But Xhaka has quickly turned his attention to the job at hand in hopes of picking up a trophy for his nation. “It was disappointing to lose the final, we wanted to win the title and move up to the Champions League, but it didn’t work out,” he told reporters.”However, since arriving here in Portugal I have focused fully on the national team. What happened, happened. We look forward now and I hope to win a title with Switzerland.”The final in Baku saw Chelsea’s Eden Hazard put in a star showing with two goals, and to reach the Nations League final Xhaka will have to face down another world superstar in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo.The Juventus is daunting task for any team, but Xhaka says his side are up for the challenge of taking on the best in the world. “I think we saw his [Hazard’s] qualities not only in this game but others as well,” he said. “He is one of the best in the world and tomorrow we will see another [Ronaldo] who certainly has his qualities as well. “We are here to play the best and we look forward, not only to meeting Ronaldo, but to playing tomorrow.”The last time the Swiss traveled to Portugal was for a World Cup qualifier in 2017, and Xhaka admits his side will have to be at their best to come away with a win. “We will see tomorrow, the Portuguese team is of course a very strong team, we know them,” Xhaka added.”It is a team that plays compact and has excellent individual players and I think we have shown two different games against them.”When we are fresh at home we can beat them but the second leg we were scared, we have to focus on our strengths.”last_img read more

Pogba ‘judged differently’ after £89m move

first_imgPaul Pogba feels he has been “judged differently” due to the size of the fee that took him back to Manchester United, admitting he was surprised by the response.World Cup winner Pogba has split opinions since returning to Old Trafford, where he previously starred for the United academy, in an £89 million ($113m) move from Juventus in 2016.The deal broke the world transfer record at the time and the 26-year-old felt there was huge scrutiny regarding his performances as a result. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have since moved for greater sums, yet Pogba does not believe the reaction has been the same because of their goalscoring exploits.”Because it was the biggest transfer in history at the time, you get judged differently,” he told the LifeTimes podcast. “They expect more from you because of the price tag.”A good game would be a normal game. A top game would be a good game.”Pogba added: “It’s a big amount. It went down when other transfers came, so it’s fine. I think it’s also because I’m a midfielder.”People see more strikers because they score goals, so that’s why it made such a big impact. I don’t think [Neymar and Mbappe] get it because they’re strikers.”I knew it would come with it. I knew there would be a big impact. But I didn’t know it would go so negative. When I signed, I wasn’t used to seeing so many negative comments.”It was a big change. I was surprised. I didn’t know a price tag would change so much for people.”Maybe they think I have the money. It’s not me – I don’t have the money. I don’t know [the reason for the criticism]. I wish I knew so I could help them get the answer.”Pogba faced more questions of his contribution at United throughout the 2018-19 campaign.He did record a personal best return of 16 goals and also made the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, but exit talk continues to rage around him with another transfer window having swung open. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more