Douglas Costa as the Juventus winger finally gave a statement regarding his disgraceful actions when dealing with Sassuolo. At that time, he spits on Sassuolo players so he got a lot of scathing criticism from netizens. Related to this, Douglas finally apologized and promised not to repeat it in the future.
This behavior was carried out when Juventus faced Sassuolo yesterday. In the match, Juventus managed to win with a score of 2-1 thanks to goals created by Cristiano Ronaldo.
But behind the victory won by Juventus, there was one controversy carried out by Douglas. He spat at Federico Di Francesco in the match. Knowing his actions were wrong, Douglas then apologized through his official Twitter account.
In the upload that he made, Douglas also said that he was ready to accept sanctions from what he had done.
“First, I want to say sorry to the fans for the reaction I showed in the match against Sassuolo.”
“I also want to apologize to teammates who have accompanied me in bad times or in good conditions.”
Douglas said he was mistaken so he did such an act. He said that he was not a person who used to do such things.
“I know the action I did yesterday was very bad and not commendable. I am aware of my mistakes and I apologize to all those who are offended. ”
Because of this incident, Douglas will receive sanctions from the Serie A operator and also from the club.
Spanish giants club, Real Madrid are reportedly eager to release one of their new players, Gareth Bale. Unfortunately, this player will be released at a fairly high price, which is 195 million Pounds or around 3.6 trillion rupiah!
Gareth Bale himself has long been rumored to want to leave the Santiago Bernabeu because he did not get enough play hours. Therefore he plans to leave Madrid in order to get longer playing hours.
He was indeed reserved because of frequent injuries so it was not possible to play, but over time he just sat on the bench so that the player felt in the child stand. He also reported the heat will be exchanged with De Gea, the new goalkeeper from the English giants Manchester United.
It seems Real Madrid is not ready to lose the figure of Bale. Not long ago they offered a contract extension to the player, but until now there has been no recent statement from Madrid or Bale regarding the news.
Even so, the situation is changing again. According to the alerts of The Mirror, the Madrid are willing to release Bale on condition that the club wants to bring the player must pay the 195 million Pounds figure.
If the news about the player’s price is correct, then the price will be the same price as Neymar when it was bought by PSG some time ago. As additional information, Manchester United have long been eyeing Bale, with this news seems United’s chances of getting the player more wide open.
Gareth Southgate expressed his concern for the England national team in the future. According to him, young players in the Premier League competition did not get enough flight hours. This can affect England’s national team football in international competitions.
In the 2018 World Cup competition yesterday, Southgate’s courage in bringing young players did get appreciation from many people. Even the young players he brought managed to lead the England national team into the semifinals.
Unfortunately there are concerns that Southgate is currently thinking about. According to him, talented young players in England such as Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus Cheek did not get enough playing time with his club. Southgate thinks this will have a direct impact on the England national team in the future.
“This can be a threat, playing a little time will be very influential for the England national team,” Southgate told Goal International.
Seeing this, Southgate hopes that clubs in the UK can provide enough playing time for their young players.
“I am very worried about this, they need enough playing time.”
“We’ll see, the player I brought to Russia yesterday didn’t get enough playing time. I’m afraid they won’t get much time, Premier League clubs have a lot of money so they can bring in many talented senior players.”
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic may find it difficult to move from Lazio because the price set by Lazio to release the talented midfielder is still very high. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is indeed a concern in the 2018 heat transfer market. Real Madrid is one of the Spanish giants intending to complete the transfer of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Until the weekend transfer window was closed, there was no certainty regarding the transfer from the midfielder. The value of the transfer that is too expensive is the reason for Real Madrid not to bring in this player in the transfer season this time. It is known that Lazio has a price of 120 million euros or around Rp.2 trillion.
Real Madrid is reluctant to meet the price offered by Lazio regarding the transfer. Real Madrid claimed that the midfielder he owned at this time was far more qualified than Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. This makes Real Madrid reluctant to spend a lot of money just to bring the midfielder. The all-round midfielder recorded 14 goals and 9 assists from 48 matches he played with Lazio.
Apart from Real Madrid, it turns out AC Milan is also one of the teams interested in bringing Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this season. AC Milan claims that Milinkovic-Savic will join AC Milan this season on loan with paying only 40 million euros and not exactly what amount to be paid by AC Milan to buy the midfielder permanently.
Anthony Martial was a French striker who arrived at Manchester United in 2015. Anthony Martial was bought from AC Monaco for 50 million pounds. In his first year at Old Trafford, Anthony Martial was a belle and had become a caretaker in every match.
But in the last two years, the appearance of the striker has decreased even during the match against Brighton & Hove Albion this season, Anthony Martial failed to show his best performance and Manchester United must suffer defeat when they travel to Brighton & Hove Albion. The defeat must make the position of the red demon team leave the top of the standings in the Premier League.
A number of people even gave strong criticism regarding the game shown by Anthony Martial lately. According to them, Anthony Martial is not suitable to defend Manchester United this season. His performance that is decreasing will actually have a negative impact on Manchester United and other colleagues.
Jose Mourinho looks disappointed with Anthony Martial who decided to leave the team pre-season yesterday. Manchester United itself is predicted to be unable to compete well this season because the composition of the players and the weakness of the Manchester United squad have not experienced significant improvement this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese star player who has just moved to Juventus this season. Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence is often associated with a number of players such as the move of AC Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain this season. Gonzalo Higuain managed to score 36 points for Juventus and the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A can only be said to be successful if he has scored at least 30 goals in one season.
Cristiano Ronaldo will probably be able to fulfill expectations from Juventus by giving away goals for Juventus this season. Together with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the number one players in the world but playing in Spain will certainly be different from playing in Serie A.
Supporting factors such as new teammates may make it difficult for Ronaldo to be able to show his best performance. A good game while at Real Madrid might be difficult for Ronaldo to show when in Serie A. Many people believe that Ronaldo’s level players will easily make adjustments at Juventus. Star players always have a good way to start new things in new places.
Juventus might be a new place for Ronaldo’s career. Although Juventus do not have many star players like those at Real Madrid, that will not be a problem for Ronaldo. Like playing for the Portugal national team in the 2018 World Cup, Ronaldo remains an important role for the Portuguese national team’s victory.
Keita Balde was officially brought in by Inter Milan from Monaco on loan for one season. The Nerazzurri have the possibility to play the 23-year-old next season. Striker Keita Balde will be a new ammunition for Inter Milan to start the season.
The Senegalese striker has a good performance while in Monaco. From his one-season appearance at Monaco, Keita Balde managed to score 8 goals for Monaco in 33 appearances. Keita was a dropout from the Barcelona academy who then moved to Italy after accepting an offer to play from Lazio in 2011.
Performed brilliantly on the Lazio youth team to then get a promotion to be able to play in the Biancocelesti’s senior team in 2013. Of the overall appearances he made in 137 matches with Lazio, Keita Balde managed to score 31 goals for Lazio. A new adventure will be played by Keita Balde along with the Nerazzurri this season.
The arrival of Keita this time to Inter Milan will add a series of new players brought in by Inter Milan this season. Radja Nainggolan, Matteo Politano, Stefan de Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah, Lautaro Martinez, and Sime Vrsaljko are new players from Inter Milan this season. The new player brought in by Inter Milan in the transfer market this season is expected to improve Inter Milan’s achievements in Serie A this season.
Cases of racism that have occurred are increasingly prevalent lately. Racism is an action that corners a party that has different beliefs and cultures. For example, the case of white racism directed at black people. Black people are considered unworthy to socialize with white people because, in the colonial era, black people were victims of slavery so that they were considered to be owned caste lower than the other castes.
In the world of international football, acts of racism also often occur. Usually, acts of racism are carried out by supporters who are present at the stadium. Some of the usual actions are throwing bottles, used drinks, ridicule, banners that are emotionally provoking or other things related to racism. We already summarize some cases of racism that have been experienced by world soccer players.
The first case fell to Everton Luiz who played in the Serbian league. Everton is a Brazilian player who joined the Partizan Belgrade club. The player has received racism from Rad Belgrade supporters. Even acts of racism that take place last for a full 90 minutes. Seeing this, Everton Luiz could not hide his disappointment with the Rad Belgrade supporters. He even cried when the match was over and said that he loved Serbia and asked everyone to stop being racist.
Kevin Prince Boateng also did not escape the act of racism when he played for Italian club AC Milan in 2013 ago. At that time AC Milan was competing with the Pro Patria club. Unfortunately, Pro Patria supporters make whistles while singing racist songs. Boateng who was not happy with the act of racism then kicked the ball towards Pro Patria supporters while walking away from the field. Because of the problem of racism, the Pro Patria club received penalties for conducting closed matches without the presence of their supporters. Boateng’s actions received praise and support from other football players.
AS Roma player, Gervinho also received similar treatment. He was pelted with banana-shaped balloons by supporters when dealing with Feyenoord in the 2014/15 European League last season. Seeing the acts of racism by Feyenoord supporters, Gervinho asked UEFA to impose penalties for Feyenoord who carried out acts of racism openly in the field. As a result of these actions, Feyenoord was fined 50,000 Euros and received one match without the supporter.