Liverpool owner says time was right for Suarez sale

first_img “I thought we needed more depth; last year we needed more depth, and we’re playing a lot more games this year with the Champions League.  CEST “It was time for Luis and time for the club to make a break,” Henry explained. With Suarez now a Barça player, Liverpool have moved to add striker Rickie Lambert and Loic Remy to their squad as they prepare for their return to the Champions League. Liverpool owner John Henry has explained in an interview with ‘The Sun’ the club’s plans for next season, and he of course had some words on the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona too. “I think you will still see a very explosive Liverpool offense.”center_img “He brought so much to the club but we brought a lot to Luis.  Sport EN 25/07/2014 Upd. at 19:22 last_img read more

Klose would love to learn under Pep Guardiola

first_img 03/09/2014 CEST “I want to take the courses to become a manager step by step,” the 36-year-old added. According to an interview published in ‘Sport Bild’ on Wednesday,  the player also wants the German Football Federation (DFP) to offer a short coaching course for players that have played in a World Cup, as they did in 2000. Upd. at 21:34 Miroslav Klose, the leading scorer in the history of the World Cup, is setting his sights on becoming a football manager and he would love to learn from the Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola. “I would like it if the DFP offered a new short course especially for World Cup players,” Klose said. “You cannot have more practice than us.” With what sort of practice he would like while he learns, Klose already has it clear: “Some practice with Pep Guardiola would be like a present.” However, the German striker, who won the World Cup in Brazil earlier this year, is also ready to follow the normal path into management. DPA Klose still wants to play for two more years with Italian side Lazio before he plans on embarking on a managerial career.last_img read more

Casilla explains his exit to Espanyol fans: “It’s a train that only passes once”

first_img He will now take on the “next phase” of his career in Madrid with a lot of ambition, aware that it’s a complex place to play. “I go with the excitment of a little boy, just like when I was [in La Fabrica] as a 14-year-old. Competition is always good,” he maintained.  17/07/2015 CEST New Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has said goodbye to Espanyol at a press conference on Friday, explaining that he “knew that the opportunity to move to Madrid was unique and I wanted to take advantage of it, it’s a train that only passes once.”  Upd. at 18:26 EFE Casillas insisted that it’s not been easy: “It’s a difficult moment for me after so many years at the club that I love. Espanyol gave me the chance to be a professional and I will always carry them very close to me. The fans here are different to everywhere else.”  The Catalan stopper admitted that he asked Espanyol president Joan Collet to try and reach an agreement with Madrid. “I want to ask the Espanyol fans to understand my situation. I’m really proud to have been at this club and I will always be a perico, wherever I go,” he said.  Talking of the man he’s replaced, Iker Casillas, he said: “For me, Casillas is the best goalkeeper in history. A legend has left Madrid. There will be comparisons, but my life has always been like that, people are always looking at me with a magnifying glass.”last_img read more

Sergio Ramos feels marginalised and is ready to rebel against Nike

first_img 14/09/2016 CEST Sport EN According to Marketingdeportivomd.com, the reason the Real Madrid man is covering the Nike logo is because he’s angry with the company.  Sergio Ramos can’t take it anymore. The centre-back has felt marginalised by Nike for a while and has decided to rebel against the American company.  In the last few days speculation has appeared suggesting Ramos will play with completely blacked out boots. Some people claimed it could be a marketing campaign, but the reality is the opposite.  However, the American multinational have now launched many campaigns ‘forgetting’ Ramos. It’s an economic problem but also one of recognition.  He believes his contract with them doesn’t correspond with a player of his level — he’s considered one of the best defenders in the world.  Therefore, the 30-year-old has decided to break off his relationship with Nike and is ready to listen to offers from Puma, New Balance, Under Armour and others.  Upd. at 12:15 That said, his objective is to sign with Adidas, the only brand capable of competing, in all senses, with Nike.last_img read more

Martens & Duggan make the difference for Barcelona in Albacete

first_img That looked like being it before the break, with Albacete digging in in defence, before a brilliant strike from Toni Duggan doubled Barça’s lead. The English striker now has nine league goals this season.  Albacete struggled to deal with the impressive Lieke Martens. The Dutch international opened the scoring in the 14th minute, cutting in from the left.  Fran Sanchez’s side now has 46 points from their 17 games, three more than second-placed Atletico Madrid, who play Real Sociedad on Sunday.  IN SPORT.ES Julia Fuentelsaz 27/01/2018center_img Barcelona’s women’s team returned from the international break by comfortably beating Albacete 3-0 away from hom on Saturday.  The final goal arrived at the end of the second half, Patri Guijarro after good work from Andressa Alves. Martens y Duggan marcan la diferencia en Albacete Upd. on 28/01/2018 at 18:43 CETlast_img read more

Carles Alena and Mbappe are candidates for Golden Boy award

first_img RELATED STORIES CEST IN SPORT.ES Aleñá y Mabppé, entre los candidatos al Golden Boy Jesús Malagón Upd. at 19:23 The list of 100 candidates for the 2018 Golden Boy award was published by Tuttosport. The award recogises the best player under 21 years old in the world. World champion Kylian Mbappe, who won last year too, is likely to be the prime candidate to win again after a fine season with PSG.  In Spain Barcelona have Carles Alena and Lazar Carevic up for the award, while Real Madrid have Luca Zidane and Achraf Hakimi. Manchester City’s Brahim Diaz and Sevilla’s Bilal Boutobba are also on the list. 02/08/2018 Ajax’s Champions League progression delays De Jong’s Barça move Mbappe fired France to World Cup glory, knocking out Lionel Messi’s Argentina on the way. Munir: Sign a new deal at Barça or be sold to Sevillalast_img read more

Rooney: “Juventus will win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo”

first_img And while Rooney had kind words to say about his former teammate at United, he admitted that he doesn’t believe Cristiano is the best of all time. “I just think Messi is, in my eyes, the greatest ever.” 22/08/2018 Upd. at 19:14 IN SPORT.ES CEST Wayne Rooney, who currently plays for DC United in the MLS, has given an interview to CNN. The fomer Manchester United and Everton forward spoke about various topics in world football, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus.center_img Lastly Rooney said this about work the Portuguese star puts in on a daily basis: “As a person he’s a nice guy, a family guy, works hard and he’s always got his family around him which is great to see. He works hard and deserves all the credit he gets because he’s put that effort in to be at the top.” Rooney said: “He’ll do what he’s been doing for the last 10 years, he’ll bring goals to Juventus and I fancy Juventus to win the Champions League this year solely for the fact Cristiano has gone there.”. Rooney: “La Juventus ganará la Champions con Cristiano Ronaldo” Adrià Jariegolast_img read more

Midfielder Isco could leave Real Madrid for England next summer

first_img Journalist Eduardo Inda revealed on ‘El Chiringuito’ on Monday that the Spain international has various offers on the table from the Premier League. It seems Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Chelsea are both prepared to make the financial effort necessary to bring him to England.  Isco podría abandonar el Real Madrid a final de temporada en dirección a Inglaterra Upd. on 21/11/2018 at 14:26 CET IN SPORT.ES 20/11/2018 Even though the general situation at Real Madrid has calmed slightly since the appointment of Solari, it’s still true that some players, like Marco Asensio and Isco, are not in their best form. With the arrival of the new coach, Isco’s role has reduced, which could end up forcing him to look elsewhere.  Juan Linares (@Jlinares91) However, while Isco’s situation is not ideal at the moment, it seems unlikely he will be allowed to leave Real Madrid. But the longer he remains on the bench or in the stands, the more likely he is to push for a change of scenery, as revealed by Inda. ¡INFORMACIÓN de #INDA! “ISCO tiene OFERTAS de CITY y CHELSEA”. #ChiringuitoInda pic.twitter.com/VaVCxvMTXp— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) 20 de noviembre de 2018last_img read more

A dominant Liverpool thrashes Bournemouth to secure all three points

first_imgAdvertisement ljet8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7foWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Etyvb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5eac919Would you ever consider trying this?😱7wCan your students do this? 🌚6tuq6hRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Reds continue their imperious run in the Premier League as they thrashed Bournemouth 4-0. This victory, albeit temporary, sees them taking the top spot in the Premier League.Advertisement Mohamed Salah’s spectacular hat-trick and an own goal from Steve Cook steered Liverpool to a 4-0 finish. However, Salah’s first goal was surrounded by controversy as the homecrowd of Bournemouth was convinced it was offside.“We controlled it, all the little runs we made opened up the gaps,” said Jurgen Klopp. “But whatever you do in a football game, you need someone to finish it off, and what Mo did with his goals was exceptional.”Advertisement Klopp made five changes today. Most significantly, Salah and Roberto Firmino were restored, back to cause panic in the Bournemouth ranks.Advertisement Mo Salah started a little rusty but he made fine use of a rebound shot and parried it into the net.Salah scored a brace in the second half. Steve Cook hastily gave away the ball to Firmino’s path and Firmino found Salah who sped forward and made quick work of netting the second goal of the night.Later, Steve Cook in hopes of clearing a cross from Andrew Robertson ended up scooping the ball past Begovic to gift Liverpool their third goal.Salah then completed his hat-trick by rounding Begovic twice and finally shooting the ball into the net. Advertisementlast_img read more

Rio Ferdinand feels Maurizio Sarri’s rant will backfire on him in the future

first_imgAdvertisement wnfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs265Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E87it331( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4bkk0gWould you ever consider trying this?😱g9sxCan your students do this? 🌚wgomoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Maurizio Sarri recently verbally abused his own players and former Manchester United stalwart Rio Ferdinand feels it was unwise for the Chelsea coach to do so.Advertisement A furious Sarri reprimanded his players in his native Italian during the post-match press conference after they suffered a 2-0 Premier League loss to Arsenal.Sarri said: “I have to say I’m extremely angry, very angry indeed. This defeat was due to our mentality, more than anything else.Advertisement “This is something I can’t accept. We had a similar issue in the league game at Tottenham.Advertisement “I thought we’d overcome this issue. But it appears we still have this issue.“This group of players are extremely difficult to motivate.”Rio Ferdinand is of the opinion that Sarri’s rant will backfire on him in the future and the players might turn their backs on him.“He [Sarri] looks depressed and I think he has got every right to be,” the pundit told BT Sport.“That is a huge cause for concern. To say that your team are lacking motivation, especially in these big games. You should be bouncing out of bed and flying onto that pitch, raring to go.”“The WhatsApp group will be going bananas,” he continued.“‘Have you seen this? Get on this’ – there will be comments on it. And they will all abort the WhatsApp group after.” Advertisementlast_img read more