Friday, October 28, 2016

Juve paid 5 million euros to avoid drama with Witsel

The fans of Juventus have decided not to risk and pay 5 million euros for the signature of Axel Witsel to take it into its ranks in January, rather than to wait until the summer.
As it is known, the Belgian national was extremely close to crossing to the 'Juventus Stadium' in the summer. He even spent 13 hours in Turin after successful medical examinations, but in the end, the transfer fell through after Zenit demanded more money.
The contract of the player with the Russian Grand expires in June 2017 and he several times refused to renew it. Expectations were it still to make a switch in Juve through next year as a free agent.
The Bianconceri, however, do not intend to risk and to give time for the emergence of a new candidate for the services of Witsel. For that reason, they intend to offer Zenit 5 million to take it back in January. If that happens, then the Belgian will not be able to play in the Champions League, where there are matches for the Russians, but will be available for meetings in Serie A and Cup of Italy.

Higuain: 'Criticize me if that makes you happy!'

The most expensive soccer player in the history of Italian football Gonzalo Higuain is going through rather hard times lately, at least when it comes to his performances with the team of his native Argentina. He has made crucial gaps in big matches for the national team and was subjected to scathing criticism in his homeland.
The attacker called to be left alone, but at the same time fulfilled the desire of fans for better performances from his side.
'People have the right to say what they think. And if they want to criticize me, then they can do it, that\'s their right. Just tell them that I'm not just a football player, but first and foremost a person and I have the right to live as any other person.'
'Yes, it happens sometimes to suffer, but it is so in the life of every person. Football is my life, but sometimes in life, there are more important things. I don't want to complain and I will move on. Yet people criticize me, I missed one on one situations against the goalkeeper, rather than seeing other things.'
'They do a review about you from one or two misses out of the World Cup. For them, if you score goals, then you are a big football player and if you miss opportunities, then you are a loser. But I will continue to believe in myself, and those who don't, will continue in this way.', said Higuain to the media in his homeland.

Real Madrid loses patience with Ronaldo?

The teammates of Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid have begun to lose patience with the Portuguese player because of his poor form and more – his selfishness.
The European champion in Portugal is too far from the goal achievements, which reached over the past seasons. So far, he has had only 2 goals in 6 games by the League, and when the difficult success over Athletic Bilbao at the weekend also failed to score.
According to the media, none of the teams, however, dare to express claims to Ronaldo's game directly. 'If there was a leader in the locker room, then he would confront face to face with Cristiano.', commented the journalist Pipi Estrada. 'Talking behind his back, however, and they are becoming stronger. There is not a leader in the locker room, but at the same time, there is no doubt that there are some things that need to be said at last.'
The three players who most acutely frustrated by the actions of Ronaldo are Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Each and every one of them is a key figure in the composition of Zinedine Zidane, which puts the Frenchman in a delicate situation. In addition, Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata are two other players who are starting to get annoyed by the reluctance of Zidane to pull out Ronaldo or Benzema out of the team despite their appearances.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Aston Villa sacked di Matteo

Aston Villa sacked the manager Roberto di Matteo after a disappointing start to the season in the Football League Championship.
The team was dropped from the elite but has invested serious money in an effort to quickly get back in the Premier League.
The appointment of the Italian expert was welcomed with optimism, but he remained at his post only 124 days after management decided it was time for a change.
Under his guidance Villa won only one of the first 12 games by in the League, gaining only the 19th place in the standings, and the defeat of Preston on Saturday with 0:2 finally decide the fate of the specialist.
The favorites for the post are regarded as Steve Bruce, who is currently without a job and Mick Mccarthy. Till the appointment of a new manager, the team will be led by the former assistant of Di Matteo Steve Clark.