Showing posts with label Sport. Show all posts
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

September 28, 2022

EPL: Ronaldo told to “do yourself a favour, stop playing football”

Former Italy striker, Antonio Cassano, has advised Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo to retire or end up becoming a regular substitute following his recent struggles.

Ronaldo has started only one league fixture this season under Erik ten Hag, but started both of Portugal’s Nations League games during the international break.

The 37-year-old’s place in the national team is however now being questioned, after he failed to score in either game.

Cassano feels Ronaldo is no longer reaching his usual high standards, and should call time on his career.

“At this point, Cristiano should do himself a favour and understand that if you don’t reach a certain level, you should close the shop,” Cassano told Cabine Desportiva.

“He won everything, he was a phenomenon. Stop! You have to stop or you’ll only run into the bench.”


Monday, September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

Nations League: I didn’t like it – Man United star disagrees with Van Gaal

Manchester United left-back, Tyrell Malacia has insisted that he is not comfortable taking up a new role in the Dutch national side.

This was after Netherlands boss, Louis van Gaal tried him at centre-back during their 1-0 win over Belgium on Sunday.

The Man United man who came on in place of Nathan Ake was expected to operate at left-wing-back.

Daley Blind was expected to move to the centre of defence, but instead, Malacia was told to operate on the left side of a back three alongside Virgil van Dijk and Jurrien Timber.

Although he was unfamiliar with the new role, Malacia performed admirably. However, he did make one too many marauding forward runs for Van Gaal’s liking.

“I went two or three times too much forward,” he told De Telegraaf.

“That is not possible in this position as quickly. But I was corrected by others.

“I didn’t agree with it at the time, yes. That’s right. After the game, we talked about that moment for a while and then it was over.

“I’m comfortable with United at the moment. The national coach thinks that I should also be able to play in the centre of the defence. But I feel best on the left.”


Saturday, September 24, 2022

September 24, 2022

Napoli doctor, Canonico gives update on Osimhen's injury

Napoli doctor, Raffaele Canonico has revealed that Victor Osimhen is still a few weeks away from stepping onto the pitch again.

Osimhen suffered a second degree hamstring injury in Napoli’s 4-1 win against Liverpool this month.

The 23-year-old has been sidelined since the UEFA Champions League clash.

The Partenopei have done well in his absence, with two wins and a draw from the games against Spezia, Rangers and AC Milan.

“Pace is one of his peculiar characteristics. We are talking of an athlete whose top speed sprint is 34/35 Km/h. To reach that and to achieve specific standards he must be well trained,” Canonico told Radio Kiss Kiss as quoted by

“In general, the recovery time for these sorts of injuries is five weeks, so the week of the Cremonese clash is crucial,” he said.

Osimhen is now expected to miss Napoli’s next two games against Torino and Ajax Amsterdam.


Friday, September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

EPL: Chelsea’s latest signing reveals he joined Blues because of Thomas Tuchel

New Chelsea signing, Denis Zakaria, has revealed that one of the reasons he joined the Blues was because of the club’s former manager, Thomas Tuchel.

Zakaria, 25, also disclosed that he almost joined Liverpool and not Chelsea on deadline day this summer.

The Switzerland midfielder signed for Chelsea from Juventus on loan, a move that seemingly materialised out of nowhere, particularly considering the player had only moved to the Serie A giants in January.

“I heard that from my agent, but in the end, it was Chelsea,” Zakaria said, as quoted by Blick.

“It all happened very quickly. I did not know a move to Chelsea was possible until six hours before the end of the transfer window.

“I think I will be happier in England than in Turin. Difficult to say [what went wrong at Juventus.”

He added, “Maybe the style of football wasn’t mine. The team was a lot behind, and did not have that much space. I am a player who needs a lot of space for my runs. It might suit me better in England.

“Thomas Tuchel was one of the reasons I went to Chelsea, he is a great coach.

“But now we haven’t had much time with him, but that is football. Everything goes fast.

“I might have a new chance with the new coach [Graham Potter], about whom I have heard a lot of good things. I will work a lot to get my place.”


Thursday, September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

EPL: You’re the best – Man Utd’s Antony lauds Liverpool star

Manchester United winger, Antony, has lauded Liverpool’s Fabinho on his Instagram account.

Antony and Fabinho are both international teammates with the Brazil national team,

The pair are set to participate in Brazil’s upcoming international friendlies against Ghana on September 23 and Tunisia on  September 27.

However, Fabinho posted a picture of himself, Antony, and Atletico Madrid’s Matheus Cunha enjoying the international break.

And Antony responded to the post by saying: “You are the best.”

It has been a difficult start to the new season for Fabinho, whose Liverpool side have weakened both in the Premier League 

and in the Champions League.

Liverpool currently sits in the eighth position on the Premier League table, having won just two of their opening six 

league games.


September 22, 2022

EPL: Real reason I didn’t leave Barcelona for Man Utd – De Jong

Barcelona midfielder, Frenkie de Jong, has explained that he always wanted to stay at the Blaugrana during the summer 

transfer window amid Manchester United’s long-term interest in his signature.

As reported by the Manchester Evening News (MEN) in May, Man United quickly identified De Jong as their top target to 

strengthen their midfield options.

The Netherlands international had worked with Man United manager Erik ten Hag at Ajax and he was keen to reunite with his 

former coach at Old Trafford.

Man United even agreed to a deal with Barcelona to sign the 25-year-old at the end of June, reaching an agreement over an 

initial €65million fee.

However, the Reds Devils were unable to advance with their quest to sign De Jong because he was owed €17million in 

deferred wages.

Man United eventually ended up signing Casemiro from Real Madrid.

Speaking to reporters during a press conference ahead of the Netherlands’ clash with Poland on Thursday evening, De Jong 

opened up on why he did not leave Barcelona.

He said, “I always wanted to stay at Barcelona this summer, and this is why I always remained calm in the summer. I can’t 

give too many details away.

“But look, the club has its own ideas and I have my own ideas, too, and sometimes these clash with each other. But at the 

end of the day, things went okay.”

Despite being intent on staying at Barcelona, De Jong has struggled to nail down a regular place in manager Xavi’s plans 

so far this season.

“When I play less, I do notice it,” De Jong added. “Not really in terms of the technical aspect because you still know how 

to play football, but more so in the physical aspect.”


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Callum Hodson-Odoi Reveals Who Influenced His Decision to join Bayer Leverkusen

The English player was speaking in an interview which was released on the official website of Chelsea. According to 

reports from the player, his decision to join the Bundesliga club was influenced by former Leverkusen player, Kai Havertz.

“Kai had only good things to say”. He told me that he developed there well, ” I developed really well there, they pushed 

me on, they made me a better player and who I am today”.

“He was urging me go, Go and develop yourself, go and be you, be free. We know what you can do. Just go and show it 


Odoi also confirmed that the owner of Chelsea, Todd Boehly assured him that, he had a place in the team going in the near 




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