It seems that Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea coach is still optimistic his team can finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
As we know, now the competition for the top four in the Premier League is indeed very tight. Until now there are four teams that will fight for tickets to play in the Champions League next season, they are Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Chelsea currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League standings where they are 3 points behind Arsenal and 4 points behind Manchester United.
Despite being left behind, Sarri still hasn’t given up on the top four positions. He believes his team is able to cut the distance with its competitors.
“We all know, the most difficult period is the time like now, a difficult moment for all clubs,” Sarri said as quoted by Sportsmole.
“I’m sure Chelsea can still finish in the top four even if we fail to win consecutive wins for the rest of the matches,” Sarri continued.
“At the moment we cannot think of anything else, we must focus on what we have to face in the future. We have to focus on every game we play. This is the best way for us to be able to finish in the top four and win Champions League tickets next season, “closed Sarri.
Since playing for the Argentina national team in the 2018 World Cup competition, Nicolas Tagliafico has been a player who is in demand by many of Europe’s top clubs. His own name shines after successfully showing an impressive performance with Ajax Amsterdam.
Tagliafico is currently the main pillar of the Ajax fullback position. He also took the crucial role in the Champions League competition. He has played 12 times and managed to contribute three goals for Ajax.
Seeing the impressive results shown, it doesn’t seem strange if many of Europe’s top clubs are interested in bringing it.
Tagliafico was brought in by Ajax from Independiente in 2018 with a relatively cheap transfer value of 4 million Euros. Seeing his slick performance, the taste of the selling value will soar.
“Tagliafico gets its own profile from the Champions League. Many teams are interested in themselves, “Ricardo opened as the agent to Muy Independiente.
The agent did not deny the number of teams who wanted the player’s services. But Ajax is believed not to release Tagliafico easily.
“Actually there is no agreement with Ajax regarding the price, but I think it will be over 20 million Euros.”
“Ajax will provide a suitable price for a club that wants to sign Tagliafico. But at this time he had not accepted the offer, he considered this was not the right time to discuss his move. We’ll see in the transfer market whether he will leave or stay at Ajax. “
La Liga giants Barcelona are reported to have set prices for their wing striker, Malcom, which is likely to be released in the transfer market next summer.
Barcelona spent 41 million euros to recruit Malcolm from Bordeaux last summer. Even though the player is just one step away from joining AS Roma.
However, Malcom is now not the main choice in Barcelona. The Brazilian is still struggling to win the heart of coach Ernesto Valverde.
The situation at Barca made Malcom claimed to want to go from Camp Nou this summer to look for opportunities to play more with other clubs.
But as reported by Mundo Deportivo, Barca will only be willing to release Malcom if there are clubs that want to pour out funds worth 50 million euros for the 21-year-old player.
This value is indeed quite high for the size of players who rarely appear. But Barca reportedly confirmed that the price could not be negotiable.
Recently there was news that the Serie A giants Inter Milan were interested in saving Malcom’s career. But the Malcom agent confirmed that there had been no contact from the Nerazzurri camp.
“We respect Inter and their sporting director. However, I repeat now that there is no relationship. Malcom is indeed an attractive figure for many big European clubs, but he still has a long contract with the Blaugrana, until June 2023, “said Malcom agent Leonardo Cornacini.
“He adapted well and we believe that next year he will do much better than this.” he stressed.
It seems that Manchester United have got an alternative new defender to strengthen the club’s defense. United reportedly have an interest in bringing in Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen.
Since the beginning of last season United are often rumored to want to buy a new defender. Because United’s management considers that United’s current defense line is not perfect so they must immediately patch United’s defense to win the title.
A number of the names of the world’s top defenders were rumored to be joining United. Unfortunately the news is not accompanied by concrete action. According to Calciomercato’s allegations, United will try to woo Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria.
Andersen joined Italy in 2017 where he was brought in from FC Twente for 1.2 million Pounds. In the first year in Italy, the player rarely gets flying hours. But slowly but surely, he managed to become Sampdoria’s main squad.
This season, Joachim has played 27 times with Sampdoria. Because of Joachim’s slick performance, Sampdoria only conceded 38 goals in 28 matches that have been played. This record is Sampdoria’s best record in the last two years.
One of the reasons why United are interested in bringing Joachim is because of the cheap selling prices and good performance factors. Joachim Andersen actually still has a contract to play with Sampdoria until the next 2022.
According to the same media reports, United only need to spend 22 million Pounds to get the player’s signature.
News of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal by Manchester United management some time ago had surprised many people. But Jose Mourinho said that his reputation would not be destroyed just because he was fired by United.
Before being sacked by United’s management, Jose Mourinho also often received criticism regarding the tactics used. According to football observers, the tactics used by Jose Mourinho are outdated.
But Jose Mourinho claims he doesn’t care about all the criticism. Jose Mourinho said that he had shown success in the world of international football, he also said that he was not an ordinary manager.
It is undeniable that Jose Mourinho had indeed achieved many things in his career as a coach. Just imagine, there have been 25 titles that he got, not a small number.
Seeing his brilliant performance, Jose Mourinho thought that what he had done was not a mistake.
“I have won many titles, I have a good mentality and I am not an ordinary manager.” “Many like to sell philosophy and ideas, but the most important is victory and title. If you can’t win the title, what’s the point of that philosophy? ”
” There are already a number of teams that offer me the position of coach, but I cannot accept it. I will return in June with a new plan. “Inter Milan and Chelsea became the team most widely reported to be wooing Jose Mourinho.
Carlo Ancelotti is currently looking forward to the revival of Real Madrid. As we know, Real Madrid started this season with a pretty bad achievement with Santiago Solari. But now Zinedine Zidane has returned to Madrid and Ancelotti believes Madrid can get back up if led by Zidane.
Zidane himself has proven his ability in managing Madrid. In just 2.5 years of his leadership in Madrid, he has managed to donate three trophies for Madrid.
In March, Madrid’s patience with Solari has run out. They decided to dismiss the coach and replace him with Zidane.
The words Ancelotti, Zidane and Madrid are Examples of Perfect Matches
Upon Zidane’s return to Madrid, his team immediately won a positive result in the match against Celta Vigo where they managed to win with an aggregate score of 2-0.
Although it was still the beginning, but the victory was able to provide a boost for the Madrid squad. Not only are Madrid’s squad spirits up, Ancelotti also said that he believed Zidane could bring back Madrid’s heyday.
“I emphasize, Madrid and Zidane are perfect partners. They are created to complement each other. I’m sure Madrid will be successful, we’ll see how they will do next season. ”
“Zidane returned at a very appropriate time. He has a long time in the following season. For now he only needs to monitor the progress of Madrid and decide what steps will be taken in the future. ”
“Returning to Madrid is a brilliant idea. “Zidane will have enough time to overhaul this team as a whole,” Ancelotti concluded.
Support that hopes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become Manchester United’s permanent coach next season continues to flow profusely. This time even came out of the mouth of one of the Red Devils’ own players, namely Paul Pogba.
Pogba is one of the players who experienced a period of ‘life again’ during the coaching period of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Previously, he often became a criticism of months because he was considered to appear inconsistent and often lost when needed.
For some reason, his performance looked bad every time he played at MU at that time. Though when with the French national team in the 2018 World Cup event yesterday, he appeared brilliantly and became one of the keys to the success of Blues Blues won the prestigious trophy.
Whatever the reason, Pogba still rose in the Solskjaer era. Note nine goals and six assists in 12 matches since the Norwegian coach arrived at Old Trafford is the proof. So, that’s why Pogba really wants Solskjaer’s status to change from interim to permanent.
“Of course we want him to survive. The results are good. I have a good relationship with him, he has a good relationship with the players,” said Pogba as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“When players are happy, he wants to continue to feel happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, knows everything. He is a happy coach who gives confidence back to his players,” he continued.
It seems that Real Madrid has prepared a new plan at the beginning of next season. According to the news circulating, Real Madrid have prepared large funds to bring in Mohamed Salah from Liverpool.
Salah is an important pillar for Liverpool. The Egyptian player managed to deliver his team to the final of the Champions League last season even though in the end it had to be toppled before Real Madrid.
The player, who is currently 26 years old, is struggling to quench the thirst of the title that Liverpool have been aiming for. The player was brought in from the AS Roma club with a fee of 42 million euros in 2017. Since brought in, Salah managed to show consistency with Liverpool.
After Cristiano Ronaldo left, Real Madrid looked soft. Therefore they are targeting other star players to fill the void at the club. This is inseparable from the inconsistent performance shown by Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio.
According to reports from Don Balon, Madrid has prepared funds of around 150 million euros to get the player’s signature. Overall, Madrid have prepared funds of around 300 million euros to make a total overhaul of their squad.
With such fantastic value, it is not impossible that they will get the player’s signature. Even with that amount, Salah will be the most expensive player in Premier League history.
Besides Salah, Madrid also want to bring Eden Hazard, unfortunately Chelsea are being sanctioned by an active ban in the transfer market from FIFA. With these conditions, it seems that it will be difficult for Chelsea to release the player.
In the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League which brought Arsenal and Rennes together yesterday, something interesting happened. Yes, especially if it’s not a goal celebration conducted by Aubameyang. As we know, Aubameyang became a very important figure in the match.
In that match, Aubameyang managed to score two goals for Arsenal, while another scored by Ainsley Mitland-Niles. But the concern was the celebration of Aubameyang’s goal where he wore a Black Panther costume. Thanks to the victory, Arsenal qualified for the next round with an aggregate score of 4 – 3.
Shortly after scoring a goal, Aubameyang went straight to the billboard to pick up the Black Panther costume he had prepared. Actually when he scored when dealing with Manchester United, he wanted to wear the costume, unfortunately when searched, the costume was either placed where he failed to wear it.
“I need the mask. The mask represents me. Yes, Black Panther! In Africa, we call the national team the name Black Phanter, “opens Aubameyang as reported by the official Arsenal Twitter page.
Not only when defending Arsenal, Aubameyang wore a superhero costume, when he defended Borussia Dortmund and Saint Etienne, he also did the same.
The most memorable is when Aubameyang wears a Batman costume when scoring against Schalke. At that time he was assisted by his colleague Marco Reus who was also wearing a Robin costume.
Gerard Pique as the Barcelona defender cast his praise to his team-mate, Lionel Messi. According to him Messi was able to bring his club to play at different levels.
Pique was praised after competing against Lyon in the second leg of the Champions League held at Camp Nou. At that time Barcelona managed to come out as a winner with a score of 5-1. In the match, Lionel Messi’s performance managed to attract a lot of attention after contributing two goals and two assists for Barcelona.
One of the most memorable assists occurred at minute 81. Thanks to these assists, Pique managed to add to the coffers of goals for Barcelona. That way the club managed to qualify for the next round with an aggregate score of 5-1 over Lyon.
Pique expressed her gratitude for having such an extraordinary partner. According to him the presence of Messi can help Barca in overcoming difficult times.
“Players like Messi can give a lot of things to the club,” Pique opened to the Goal International.
“They are behind every player to help other players, historically, no player has been able to win a big match by himself.”
“Having players like Messi on the team makes everything feel different. He was able to bring the club’s game to a higher level. When you have doubts, he is able to provide calm and encouragement to eliminate these negative thoughts. ”
Not only did Pique give Messi praise, even the Lyon coach also sent the same praise to Messi.
“Messi seedang is in Champions League mode, he is able to show his quality. He can do things that other players cannot do. “