Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kaka: `Neymar will be great even out of Barcelona!`

The former Golden Ball winner Kaka also commented on the possible transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.
`At this stage of the season, there was a lot of speculation because the transfer window is open. It comes to some huge sums. Everyone wants the big players, Neymar is one of them.`, commented Kaka.
`That is a personal choice. I don`t know what is going on in his head and what he wants. I don`t know if he believed his time at Barcelona has been completed and if it is time to move on.`
`He is an outstanding footballer and wherever he plays, it is going to be great. I wish him luck, no matter what he decides. He has the support of his family. His father and other family members will decide together what is best solution.`, said Kaka.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hoeness: `Spending 222 million euros is a sign of weakness!`

The Bayern Munich President Uli Hoensess also commented on the possible transfer of the Barcelona Neymar to the French Paris Saint-Germain in the amount of 222 million euros.
`That is a sign of weakness. If I need to spend a lot of money to not do anything, it shows that I have not worked so well before. And that is why there`s no way to manifest such a great interest.`, said Arnold.
`The most expensive transfer does not mean that it is the best one. The most important thing is what you show on the field. That is why Bajren should go its own way in a sea of sharks, which pay from 100 to 200 million euros for the players.`, added the boss of the Bavarians.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Corvino: `Bernardeschi is not for sale!`

The Fiorentina Sporting Director Pantaleo Corvino said that the team`s biggest star Federico Bernardeschi is not for sale. The situation with Nikola Kalinic and Borja Valero is the same.
Bernardeschi is wanted from Juventus and Manchester United as it was said the two clubs by soccer partners are willing to pay 40 million euros for his rights. Kalinic is wooed from AC Milan, but `Violet` rejected the first offer of 30 million euros. Borja Valero is a subject of interest from Inter Milan, as even there has been a talk that the midfielder will move to the San Siro in a week.
`Bernardeschi is a product of our Academy and for that reason, he is not for sale!`, said the Sporting Director of Fiorentina. Bernardesch has a contract with the club until June 2019 and is currently refusing to renew it.
`Kalinic and Valero are players of Fiorentina and we rely on them. They are a major part of our project, but if they want to leave, then they need to tell us!`, said Corvino.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Paulinho: `I am proud that a club like Barcelona is interested in me.`

The midfielder of Guangzhou Evergrande Paulinho revealed he has an offer from Barcelona. In recent days, the Spanish media has identified the Brazilian as a backup of Marco Verratti who seems fixed in Paris Saint-Germain.
`Yes, there were contacts between Barcelona and my agents. There is a quote, it is true. We are negotiating.`, said the footballer, who next month will be at the age of 29 years.
`I am in a wonderful period of my life - both in a personal and a professional plan. When you are in such a situation, it is difficult to decide.`, he shared in front of Globoesporte. Paulinho feels happy in China and he plays there on a regular basis. In a possible move to Barcelona, he risks staying on the bench and losing the confidence of the Brazilian coach in the season before the World Cup.`
`There are many factors that you should think through before you make a decision. First of all, I think about all the great moments that I am experiencing in China. My wife and I like the city people. On the other hand, I feel very proud that a club analyzed by contact with soccer stats like Barcelona wants me.`, said the former Spurs player.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Real gave up on De Gea

Real Madrid was close to a transfer of De Gea in the summer of 2015, and the deal included also the goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Manchester United and Real Madrid failed to finalize the deal because of the closing of the transfer period.
Last season, Navas was harshly criticized because of some of his appearances and once again there were rumors that the Whites will try to get David De Gea.
`Before two years there was a disaster with a late fax. They (United) have sent it two minutes later and that was it. Last year we got off on the wrong foot, and at the moment we have two incredible goalies. Now we have no agreement with Manchester United.`, said Perez in front of the press.
At the end of the last campaign, the form of Keylor Navas got better. Now the main transfer goals of Real Madrid are the goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan and the striker Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.
The future of the strikers Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez at Real Madrid remains questionable.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Henderson: `The ranking in top four shows our development!`

The Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson feels that Liverpool is on the right path after the end of the last season the team managed to qualify for a participation in the Champions League in the coming campaign. The team finished one point ahead of Arsenal and took the last place in the top four for which Henderson spoke to the club`s official website:
`We all were feeling like we were in the heaven after we had finished in the top four. Now we need to make the playoffs and to get into the Champions League groups. `
`Of course, we wanted to win something, but we have to go step by step because that is a major achievement. Since I have been playing here, we were once in the Champions League. That is a step in the right direction and will help us to develop as a team.`
`We are improving in all aspects of the game. We are getting better in practice. We listen to the coach, how we can improve as a team and as individuals. Everyone understood that and this season everybody worked very hard. Finally, we have achieved a deserved success with the ranking in top four.`

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Matthaus: `Kroos is not among the greatest footballers, because he has not been a captain of a team!`

The world champion with Germany and winner of the Golden Ball for 1990 Lothar Matthaus explained why the midfielder of the German team and Real Madrid, Toni Kroos is not yet among the top German players.
Interestingly, in the poll of the newspaper `Bild` Kroos got 58% support in the referendum whether he is the greatest German footballer. The consultation was attended by over 50 000 people.
`In the present, he is certainly part of the best and most successful players. And that sent him and in the circle of the big ones. But whether Kroos is in front of Netzer and behind Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller? Or this ranking is backward? It is hard to say it.`, Matthaus commented.
`I would be careful if I have to compare with these players. Because the largest in our history were captains of the clubs and the national team. The captaincy is a sign of leadership mentality. Tony is still quite young. I am sure that he will win more titles.`, added the former coach of Bulgaria.
As it is known, Kroos on Saturday became the first German footballer, who won the Champions League three times. He did it for the first time with Bayern in 2013 and twice with Real Madrid in the last two seasons.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Soccer Picks - 23.05.2017

Drogheda United vs. Bray Wanderers
Bray Wanderers won their last three matches against Drogheda United, and now they are performing better in the League. After fourteen rounds played, the guests are on the third place, while their opponent takes the penultimate position. The loss of the hosts with 5:0 in the last round against Cork City is hardly going to help them. Our soccer forecast is 2.

Dundalk vs. Derry City
Dundalk is in a great shape and has won the last two games with the impressing results 3:0 and 4:0. Derry City has started the season in an excellent way with four wins, but then they have had two wins, five draws and three defeats in ten matches. The advantage in direct duels is entirely on the side of the hosts - eleven victories in the past fifteen games with only one loss. Our football forecast is 1.

Bohemian FC vs. Limerick
Bookies give surprising for us so high odds for the hosts in the light of the fact that they defeated Limerick as a guest at the beginning of the season (March). And now, they won in the last round, while Limerick has had no victory in five straight games. In previous seasons, Bohemian FC also presented better in direct rivalries, so we think that the odds are on their side. Our soccer prediction is 1.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Atletico Madrid is interested in Suso

Atletico Madrid has a serious interest in the footballer of Milan Suso. The 23-year-old Spaniard continues negotiations with the Rossoneri for a new contract, as the current expires in 2019.
It is said that Milan will offer between 1 and 2 million euros on top of the salary of Suso, which should get re-sign with Atletico up to 2021, however, the team has other plans for the future of the footballer.
According to the press, the scouts of the team have observed under the microscope of Suso the appearances the last two games via betting tips for AC Milan. The Spaniards even had a meeting with the Sports Director of the Rossoneri, Massimiliano Mirabelle.
Earlier, there were some rumours that Napoli is interested in Suso. The Spaniard arrived at the San Siro from Liverpool in January 2015, and then he was playing on a loan at Genoa. This season, however, the footballer greatly improved his form and up to now, he has scored seven goals and nine assists in his career.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Will Shakespeare remain at Leicester?

The interim manager of Leicester - Craig Shakespeare, will discuss his future with the club leadership after the end of the current season. The specialist brought the Foxes out of the relegation zone in the Premier League until the middle of the standings after replacing Claudio Ranieri in February this year.
`I have not had any conversations and I don`t expect to have. My contract is until the end of the season. I have said many times that I will comment on this after the end of the Championship. Nothing is guaranteed in football. I have a contract until the completion of the campaign. The same goes for the assistant coach.`, said the 53-year old Shakespeare.
Last season, Ranieri brought Leicester City to the first title in England, but before nearly three months was replaced because of poor results according soccer stats .

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Willian may join Manchester United

Manchester United is about to make a quite sensational transfer and to enlist in its ranks the midfielder of Chelsea Willian during the summer transfer window, says ESPN.
Mourinho wants to attract at least four new players in the summer and the Brazilian midfielder is among the players who he targeted for his selection.
Although he scored ten goals this season in all tournaments, the involvement of Willian has not been constant at the team of Antonio Conte and it is believed that Chelsea might not make any obstacles in front of him in order to leave with a good offer.
He started in the starting lineup in only 13 games under the guidance of the Italian specialist.
Chelsea has attracted the footballer from a Russian team for the amount of 32 million pounds in the year 2013, and in January Chelsea rejected more than a solid offer from a Chinese club for him.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Zidane: `I am fully focused on our players!`

The coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane refused to comment the information that Real Madrid is ready to pay the necessary amount for the rights of the soccer player of Alaves Theo Hernandez.
`Theo is a good player, but that is all. I am focused on what we need to do with my players, and nothing more.`, said Zidane. The expert said he did not question the merits of the goalkeeper Keylor Navas and he certainly will remain the team`s holder. He was not in the group in the 3:0 victory against Alaves, which led to a plethora of speculation about his future at the club. The Croatian midfielder Luka Modric was also closely followed after he was replaced six times in the last eight games analyzed by soccer-stats in that game.
`People are saying that Modric played bad. Rather, it concerns me than his performance on the field. Maybe he made some mistakes in the last game, but the players cannot give away at full speed during the whole 90 minutes.`, added the expert.
The central defender Raphael Varane got thigh injury on Sunday. He certainly will miss several of the subsequent meetings of the Whites. Zidane believes, however, that the injury of the footballer is not that serious.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bale is not going to play against Serbia

Joe Allen claims that Wales still has the capacity to oppose Serbia in the next qualification, although the team`s star Gareth Bale will be unable to take part due to a penalty.
The Welsh international received a second yellow card in the match mentioned by soccer picks with Ireland after a rough entry at the feet of John O`Shea, who will have to miss the team`s next match. Allen said that the absence of Bale won`t remain unnoticed, but he believes that he and his teammates have what it takes to earn the three points in Belgrade.
`It is always sad when someone misses the match mentioned by soccer picks because of a penalty, but we have to deal with that. We are looking forward to the next encounter and we hope to congratulate ourselves with earning the three points. Bale definitely will be missed. The Serbs will obviously be pleased that he is not going to play, but we believe that we have what it takes to win the game.`, Allen said.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Phil Jones will be out for the game of England against Germany

The defender Phil Jones was released from the English national team after suffering an injury during practice, confirmed by the Football Association.
The British footballer traveled to Dortmund on Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday he will play a friendly match adviced by football tips with the world champion Germany.
Jones will not play in the qualification for the World Cup 2018 England against Lithuania on March 26 in London, as well as in the control game with Germany.
Raheem Sterling missed today`s training of the English team and he continues to prepare the individual program. The medical staff of England believes the Manchester City player will be available to the manager Gareth Southgate for the derby with the Lithuanians at Wembley.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Cech defended Alexis: `He did not enjoy the loss against Bayern.`

The Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech defended the striker Alexis Sanchez, who had been criticized for the smiles on the bench in the 1:5 loss against Bayern Munich last week.
`It was sad for all of us, including for him, because I saw him. We talked about how if we had scored the second goal things would be different against Bayern, but the conversation ended with a deep sigh. The reality is that you lose with 1:5 and in the end someone spins things and says you were laughing from the bench.`, said Cech.
`For me, it is disrespectful to the player. But you can interpret the picture as you want, unfortunately. We, the players know very well what he said and how much it hurts. He was disappointed like all of us. That is a manifestation of disrespect.`, Cech added.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Liverpool announced a loss of 19.8 million pounds for the past year

Liverpool announced a loss in the amount of 19.8 million pounds for the financial year ended on 31 May 2016. The Merseysiders achieved a record turnover of 301.8 million pounds, and the loss was caused by the huge costs for new players.
At the same time last year Liverpool registered a revenue amounting to 60 million pounds, mainly because of the record transfer of Luis Suarez at Barcelona, and the losses in this are the result analyzed by soccer-stats.org of the sacking of Brendan Rodgers, the appointment of Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff, as well as attracting a whole 12 new players during that period.
Part of them are strikers Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings, the midfielder Marko Grujic and the defenders Nathaniel Klein and Joe Gomez.
Although it did not qualify for the Champions League, Liverpool has had 3.9 million pounds in turnover from the transitional year. A big reason for his rise were the finals in the UEFA Cup and the League Cup in England.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UEFA called `a speculation` the rumour about RB Leipzig and the Champions League

UEFA called `a speculation` the information of the media about a deprivation of the rights of RB Leipzig for any participation in the Champions League.
The Austrian press wrote that RB Leipzig and Salzburg, which are sponsored by the company Red Bull energy drinks, will not be allowed to participate in the Champions League.
The publication informs that there were already signals by UEFA that eventually only one of the teams will be admitted to the Champions League final if both teams gain the right to participate in the strongest club tournament adviced by soccer-stats next season.
`At the moment, these are just speculations`, said the spokesman for the European football headquarters.
RB Leipzig occupies now the second place in the standings in the Bundesliga.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Gratakos: `Leo wouldn`t be the same without the team!`

One of the directors of Barcelona, Pepe Gratakos insists that Leo Messi wouldn`t be the same player without the help of his teammates.
He is of the opinion that the team is much more than just a player. The Argentinian player was a part of the Spanish club predicted by cricket prediction since 2001 and has gone through all the teams before he established himself as the biggest star of the team.
`Barca is not so high only because of Messi.`, Gratacos explained, quoted by Goal.com.
`It is very important, no question about it. The team, however, is the one who wins. Without Neymar, Suarez, Iniesta, Pique, and the rest of the guys, he wouldn`t be the player who is at the moment.`, he added.