Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he’d love to manage in Spain one day

first_img Sam Marsden Brendan Rodgers has suggested he would like to go and manage in Spain at some point in his career. 21/10/2014 The Liverpool manager is preparing his side to face Real Madrid on Wednesday night in the Champions League and was asked by a journalist if he could respond to a question in Spanish. Upd. at 19:29 “But maybe one day I will manage in Spain and then I can speak to you in Spanish all the time. Maybe.” “However, as I am in charge of an English club I would prefer to speak in English, that’s just what I prefer.center_img “It is true I speak a little Spanish,” the 41-year-old confirmed in Castellano. CEST Presumably that has continued at Liverpool with players like Alberto Moreno, Javi Manquillo and Jose Enrique – plus Luis Suarez, until he departed for Barcelona earlier this year. Given the intensity and pressing style Liverpool enjoyed so much success with last season, the English press have suggested Rodgers himself could make the same move Suarez made this summer at a later stage in his career. Rodgers has been learning Spanish for a while and he supposedly spoke with his Spanish-speaking players at Swansea in their native tongue.last_img read more

Palermo striker Paulo Dybala dreaming of playing with Barça’s Lionel Messi

first_img CET Dybala, not just a goal scorer but also very good technically, has already caught the attention of Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, the Argentine boss.  Upd. at 16:56 In an interview with ‘Guerin Sportivo’, he explained the motives which drove him to become a footballer. It was to fulfill a wish made by his father, who died of an illness when Dybala was just 15-years-old. “His dream was to have a son who made it in professional football,” he explained emotionally. “Gonzalo or Mariano, my brothers, couldn’t do it, so it had to be me.” Sport ENcenter_img 11/02/2015 Palermo’s star forward Paulo Dybala has lit up Serie A this season and is now dreaming of lining up alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. “On PlayStation I always choose Barcelona or Man City. I have never hid that I would like to play with Messi,” said the man who is being chased by Juventus and several Premier League clubs.  That he’s such a wanted player is not so strange given his spectacular form in Italy. Still just 21, he has exploded this season and already has 11 goals. He’s become Palermo’s go-to-man since joining for €12million in 2012. Now, he’s valued at closer to €40m, which he considers “an exaggeration”. last_img read more

Chelsea fans play prank on Arsenal ahead of Cesc Fabregas’ return to the Emirates

first_imgChelsea and Cesc Fabregas travel to meet Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (5pm CET), in a clash which could all but end the Premier League title race. Dressed up as a Chelsea version of the A-Team (the C-Team), fans with Didier Drogba, Diego Costa, Mourinho and Fabregas masks drove to the Emirates. 23/04/2015 CEST Sport EN Upd. at 14:03 center_img The stakes have been raised before the game, a London derby, with a few Chelsea japesters playing a prank on Arsenal.  Jose Mourinho’s team are 10 points up on Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal, who are currently in second place. They placed letters spelling “Chelsea” over the concrete slabs that read “Arsenal” outside the stadium, let off some blue smoke bombs and made their getaway.  Watch the video here:last_img read more

Rinaldi: Neymar ignored my advice before red card antics in Chile

first_img “What I said to the referee was fair, Neymar told me. And I said to him that it wasn’t the right moment [to do it]. But everything is a learning experience. I took part in his nomination as captain and I wouldn’t take it back. I have to help him become a great captain.” 03/07/2015 Sport EN Nothing could calm Neymar down after the game against Colombia. The Brazilian, who received a second yellow card for kicking a ball at Armero, exploded in the tunnel, where he earned himself a four-game suspension which stretches through Copa America and into the Selecao’s World Cup qualifying campaign. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CETcenter_img “Neymar is a natural leader but must adapt according to situations. The group were happy with his nomination [as captain].” The Technical Director of the CBF, Gilmar Rinaldi, explained the conversation that he had with Neymar moments before the Blaugrana forward lost his temper with the referee during Brazil vs Colombia. However, things could have been different if the forward had thought about what his colleague had said moments before. “I told him, be careful, because you are responsible for your actions,” Rinaldi explained to L’Equipe.last_img read more

Man United could up Di Maria price to 47 million after unauthorised Doha trip

first_img British media has said that the winger, who is 27, had permission from his club to “talk” with PSG, but not to travel to Doha – as the club are owned by Qatar Sports Investment – in order to negotiate a transfer. 06/08/2015 Louis Van Gaal has been frustrated by Angel Di Maria’s unauthorised trip to Doha in order to negotiate a move to Paris Saint-Germain, which means that Man United could ask for four million more than their initial asking price of 63 million euros. Upd. at 12:49 EFEcenter_img The manager did not appreciate that Di Maria, who still has a contract with the Red Devils, was photographed with fans of PSG and declared that he was very happy to sign for the French capital club, according to The Guardian and the Daily Mirror. Manchester United will now ask for 47 million pounds, three million more than the agreement reached between the two clubs, according to media. CESTlast_img read more

Van der Vaart suffers ankle sprain in Real Betis training session

first_img Doctors determined he sprained his right ankle although the injury is not serious. Further tests will be done. Real Betis’ Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart suffered an ankle injury on Tuesday after he returned to work following two days of rest. Sport EN CEST Upd. at 17:31 center_img 04/08/2015 Betis trained at their Ciudad Deportiva to prepare for two friendlies, against Huelava on Friday and then Espanyol on Sunday. Van der Vaart was injured in a collision with team-mate Alex Martinez.  Along with a similar injury to Dani Ceballos, both problems have marred Betis’ return to training, after their tour of Germany. Ceballos will miss their Colombino Trophy clash, while Van der Vaart might also be sidelined. last_img read more

Sir Alex Ferguson admits Cristiano Ronaldo was a diver

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo’s coach at Manchester United, said at Stanford School of Business, in a discussion about leadership, that the Portuguese winger was “a diver”. “He was impressed, he wasn’t expecting this response. The Premier League is very tough. You could be a substitute, you could play in the League Cup, but if you have the level to start for Man United, nothing will hold you back.  CET Upd. at 12:57 Asked about how he convinced the then Sporting Lisbon player to sign for Man United, Ferguson explained that he promised “the best education possible” but not that he would play every week.  In reference to his transfer to Real Madrid, Ferguson added: “He wanted to go to Real Madrid, it was the dream of his lift. I told him to stay a year and then he could go with my backing. He was fantastic.”center_img The ex-United boss said Ronaldo was the best professional he has ever seen, but has “latin” flaws that he could correct with discipline – he was a “diver”. 08/12/2015 “Cristiano had no fear, the biggest players fear nothing,” explained Ferguson. Sport ENlast_img read more

Louis van Gaal says it’s up to Man United’s board to sack him

first_img CET Upd. at 17:53 12/02/2016 Louis van Gaal says whether he is sacked or not is up to the Manchester United board. “I have a contract for three years and you know that.” “It’s not a question of me, it’s a question of the board of Manchester United, you have to put it to them,” said Van Gaal at a press conference on Friday.  Man City have moved to seal Pep Guardiola’s signature for next season and beyond, and United are said to be aiming to fight fire with fire.  Sport EN Jose Mourinho is expected to replace the Dutch coach at the end of the season, with the Red Devils struggling to find their best form.last_img read more

Iker Casillas: We’d all have liked a goodbye like Andres Iniesta got

first_img “When I am in Madrid I will go to the Bernabeu to support them. I am 37 years old and 34 of them I’ve spent as a Madrid fan. That never eends. To return to the club, I don’t know. I know I’ve played for Madrid a long time, it follows me. I sign a lot of Madrid shirts. They have seen you so long at Madrid they associate you with them. If they call me to come back, how can you say no to Madrid? But I don’t see myself doing that (for now) because I’m still playing football.” “I’m sure in the future there will be reconciliations. I’m not jealous no, luckily I’m still playing football, I found a place where I am happy and I’m not on the first page of the news. All of us would have liked a goodbye like the one we saw (Iniesta), I’m really happy for my colleague,” said Casillas. Sport EN 30/05/2018 IN SPORT.ES Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas spoke at an event and said he would have liked a goodbye at Real Madrid of the type that Andres Iniesta recieved at Barcelona.center_img Casillas: “A todos nos habría gustado una despedida como la de Iniesta” He said that “surely” in the future there will be “reconciliations” and that he cannot say “no” in the future to an offer to work for Real Madrid. Upd. at 22:42 CESTlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar and Co. meet 3rd placed Serbia to secure a…

first_imgAdvertisement 19ttNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eapqs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7eshiWould you ever consider trying this?😱wq6tcCan your students do this? 🌚2hxuvmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Brazil need a draw at least to make it through to the last 16 when they face Serbia today at Moscow. Advertisement Brazil drew with Switzerland and beat Costa Rica, courtesy to late goals by Coutinho and Neymar to be at the top of Group E till now. A victory in the next match will see Brazil topping Group E.Serbia started their World Cup campaign beating Costa Rica, courtesy to Aleksander Kolarov and then slumped to a 2-1 loss to Switzerland which was one of the most controversial matches of the World Cup, due to Shaqiri and Xhaka doing the double-headed eagle celebration. A victory will see Serbia progressing into the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in their history.Advertisement They have faced each other only once before in 2014 which Brazil won 1-0 due to a goal by Fred.Injuries:-Advertisement Winger Douglas Costa and Fullback Danilo are injured in the Brazil camp and coach Tite is expected to field the same lineup as before.No players are injured for the Serbians.Lineups:-Bonus:- Lineups for Switzerland vs Costa Rica are also added!Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden Cruise Past Mexico To Win The GroupIndia vs Ireland: Preview for the first T20I – Will the Indian Tigers set a marker for what is about to come? Advertisementlast_img read more