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Rivaldo: ‘This is Messi’s last season at Barca’

Former Barca midfielder Rivaldo does not believe the old team can retain Lionel Messi after the current season.

“Messi has received better offers from other clubs. I don’t know what the Barca leader will do to convince him to give in,” Rivaldo told Betfair.

The contract between Messi and Barca will expire in the summer of 2021. The owner of the six Golden Balls said, he is not in a hurry to negotiate with any club until he becomes a free player. However, Messi’s door to Man City became bright when Pep Guardiola agreed to extend it until the summer of 2023.

At the end of August 2020, Messi sent a burofax to his leader, offering to leave Barca. The striker believes he has rights, as a clause in a 2017 contract allows the Argentine superstar to unilaterally terminate the contract. However, Barca is determined not to compromise. Due to concerns that the case could lead to legal battles, Messi agreed to stay 10 days after expressing his request to leave.

Despite making internal confusion, Messi continued to be used. He helped Barca win three matches in the Champions League group stage. In La Liga, the Catalonia team ranked eighth, nine points behind Real Sociedad.

Besides the performance factor, the fact that Barca has to cut the salary fund, according to Rivaldo, will also be a factor in Messi’s departure. . It shows that signing a new contract with Lionel Messi will be very difficult, by affecting the annual salary increase for him “.

On Saturday evening, November 21, Barca was a guest of Atletico, in the context of the Madrid team without Messi’s best friend – Luis Suarez, who had just acquired Covid-19. We all know the quality of Suarez. With leaving the Camp Nou as though outcast, he will have a lot of motivation to punish him,” Rivaldo said. punish the old club and show the leaders of Barca wrong. Without Suarez it is a big loss for Atletico “.

Koeman urged Barca to buy Depay

According to coach Ronald Koeman, Barca will try to sign a striker Memphis Depay in January 2021.

“I want Depay. I’ll try to get him here in January,” Koeman said in Algemeen Dagblad. However, I cannot predict the financial situation of the club in January. We will have to wait” .

As soon as he took power this summer, coach Koeman asked Barca to buy Depay. They worked with Lyon, and were accepted a $ 30 million upfront plan and a $ six million deferred payment at the end of the 2020-2021 season. However, due to financial difficulties during the Covid-19 era, the Camp Nou team could not complete the deal.

Barca remains one of the highest-paying teams in the world. Therefore, when revenue declines, they must calculate to ensure financial security. During the transfer window last summer, Barca’s leaders tried to push many players – including the deal with Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid, but that was not enough. “Finally, the transfer failed. Unfortunately, but Depay also understands how difficult the situation is,” Koeman explained.

Depay is the Dutch top scorer for the 2014-2015 season, wearing PSV Eindhoven. Also in 2015, he was awarded “Best Young Player” by France Football magazine. He joined Man Utd that summer for $ 42 million. However, the star born in 1994 did not perform as expected, scoring only seven goals in 53 games. Moving to Lyon from January 2017, Depay became a pillar. He moved in as a plug striker, scoring 57 goals in 140 games for the French club.

The future of Lionel Messi is also one of the other issues of concern at Barca. After failing to cancel the contract, the captain accepted to stay until the expiration in the summer of 2021. There are many sources saying that Messi is only waiting for the opportunity to go to Man City, but some comments are expected. guess he can extend when Barca elects a new president. HLB Koeman predicted: “In my mind, I always think that Messi will stay. If he leaves, it opens up a completely different situation.”

In the first four matches of La Liga 2020-2021, Barca won two, drew one and lost one. This weekend, they will face a great challenge when they host Real Madrid.

Liverpool received bad news after winning Chelsea

Sharing with the British media, coach Klopp revealed an unhappy news after the 2-0 win over Chelsea over the weekend.

In the second round of the Premier League 2020/21, the Liverpool club overcame the home team Chelsea 2-0 with a double from striker Sadio Mane.

After the match, coach Klopp brought an unhappy news regarding defender Joel Matip. Specifically, he revealed that the player had a muscle problem during the pre-match training session with Chelsea and will be out for about 3 weeks.

This is Cameroon’s latest injury after a series of minor injuries from the beginning of last season. As a result, the 29-year-old defender has only kicked 1 match in the Premier League in the past 11 months.

Fortunately, the other center-back, Joe Gomez, only had a slight pain in his knee. The England international is expected to return to training soon. They should be ready to play for the Carabao Cup match next Friday morning.

Talking about Gomez’s ability to play in the middle of this week, Klopp said that Gomez is actually fine because the problem is not too serious. He will be back tomorrow. It’s not a big game, but you and the coaching staff have to look.

About Joel Matip’s situation, it is not that easy. Maybe he will take a few weeks and be ready to return after the international series. We have to wait and see. It is crazy that both Liverpool defenders are injured.

In addition to the above two cases, another name that is also having physical problems is captain Jordan Henderson. The British star suffered a strain on his thigh muscles and was withdrawn from the field after finishing the first half in a win against Chelsea. Coach Klopp also said he was waiting for the results of Henderson’s fitness tests before closing the squad to play in the Carabao Cup.

Arsenal confirmed Sam Greenwood officially joined Leeds United

Arsenal homepage confirmed striker Sam Greenwood has signed a 3-year contract with Leeds United, the team has just won the right to return to the Premier League.

Striker Sam Greenwood joined Arsenal from Sunderland in July 2018. He has 10 goals and 5 assists in Arsenal’s U18 shirt. The 18-year-old signed a professional contract with the London side last July.

In the 2019/20 season, after being signed a professional contract, Greenwood scored 6 goals after 22 appearances at Arsenal U18 and U23 team level. Earlier in his career, the 2002-born player made his U18 Sunderland debut at the age of 15 and also netted 12 goals in 14 appearances for England under-17s.

Despite improving in Arsenal colors, but finding the opportunity to play regularly in the first team shirt is not much. Recent brilliant performances in Arsenal’s youth jerseys helped Greenwood attract attention from many European teams including AC Milan and Juventus.

Most recently, the Arsenal homepage confirmed that striker Sam Greenwood has signed a 3-year contract with Leeds United, the team has just won the right to return to the Premier League.

Specifically, Arsenal announced Sam Greenwood signed a 3-year contract with Leeds United. Everyone at Arsenal wants to thank him for his contribution to the team during all this time. Best wishes for him at Leeds United.

To own a player born in 2002, Leeds United had to pay Arsenal £ 1.52 million. Greenwood is a versatile player when he can both take the 10th position and can play as a wing or center. He promises to be a quality addition to Leeds.

In the opposite direction, Arsenal confirmed they had successfully recruited Jonathan Dinzeyi on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur. In addition, Saliba also joined Arsenal in the summer of 2019 with a contract worth £ 27 million. Besides Saliba, Arsenal are likely to bring another top midfielder this summer: Gabriel Magalhaes. At the same time, the fans also expect the club to successfully persuade captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contract.

10 unimaginable indicators in the Premier League 2019/20

The races in the Premier League 2019/20 have officially ended, taking a look at 10 incredible statistics this season.

  1. Tottenham is the worst after 11 years but still ranks above Arsenal

Tottenham only won 59 points this season, their worst performance in 11 years. However, Spurs (6th) still rank higher than the city team, Arsenal (8th).

  1. Alisson goalkeeper Alisson has the same number of assists as Raheem Sterling: Raheem Sterling has scored 20 goals in the English Premier League this season, but only 1 assist, equal to the performance of goalkeeper Alisson on the Liverpool side.
  2. MU has the same 66 points as last season: This season, MU won 66 points after 38 rounds in the Premier League, equal to the number of points they got in last season. However, this year MU ranked 3rd and last year they ranked 6th.
  3. Jamie Vardy is the oldest Premier League top scorer: With 23 goals, striker Jamie Vardy has earned the title of Premier League Top Scorer 2019/20. At 33, he is the oldest scorer in the tournament’s history.
  4. Southampton have gained more points than Leicester since the defeat of 0-9: Since the defeat of 0-9 to Leicester, Southampton has returned strongly. They have won 44 points since October, while Wolves have only 42 points.
  5. No English player has scored for Wolves: This season, Wolves has scored 51 goals in the highest league in English football, but no English player has scored for Wolves. Raul Jimenez leads the list of Wolves scoring with 17 goals, he is a Mexican national.
  6. Coach Ancelotti for the first time ended the season in the bottom half of the table: With a series of disappointments in the final rounds, Everton ranked 12th in the Premier League this season. This is the first time coach Carlo Ancelotti ended the season in the bottom half of the table.
  7. Roberto Firmino has only 1 goal at Anfield: This season, striker Roberto Firmino only scored 9 goals in the Premier League, of which only 1 goal was scored at Anfield.
  8. Jesse Lingard only contributed shoe marks to a goal of MU: Jesse Lingard scored the decisive goal to help MU defeat Leicester with a score of 2-0 in the final round, this is also the first time he contributed shoe marks in a Reds goal in the Premier League after 22 appearances
  9. Incredible with the promotion and relegation of Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich: In the 2014/15 season, for the first time, Bournemouth won the right to play in the Premier League, they ranked above Watford and Norwich. This season, they ranked 18th, also ranked above Watford and Norwich, but all three have to be relegated.

Man Utd beat over Brighton

Bruno Fernandes scored twice in Man Utd’s 3-0 win over Brighton host, in Round 32 of the Premier League on June 30.

Three points, three goals and 30 minutes of rest for Fernandes. All Man Utd wishes in this match are granted. Man Utd only had difficulty in the first 15 minutes, when Brighton quickly assembled and played fiercely. But the flash of 18-year-old striker Mason Greenwood makes “Reds” much easier to kick. When the homeowners no longer maintained their continuous pressure as they did early in the game, they quickly collapsed. Bruno Fernandes continued to be the star with a brace, in which the decisive goal came after a counterattack. Man Utd reclaim fifth place from Wolverhampton.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reused the team that had won Sheffield in the 31st round, with Anthony Martial playing centrally, right on Marcus Rashford, Greenwood and Fernandes. Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic took the middle. In the previous match, Martial scored a hat-trick and Rashford created two goals. This time, it was Greenwood and Fernandes’s turn to occupy the stage.

After the first 10 minutes of the game, the visitors created the first chance in the 12th minute. Pogba fed the ball to Fernandes and set his foot to the near corner, at a distance of 20 meters. The ball rolled and hit the vertical column. Man Utd do not have to wait long to open the score. Four minutes later, Greenwood took the ball from the right wing into the penalty area. He swung his foot, swung the ball to the left and then stretched and sank to the near corner. This processing phase has become a trademark of the 18-year-old striker. Goalkeeper Matthew Ryan leaned down to touch the ball, unable to save.

Man Utd more smoothly after opening the score. They quickly increased the gap in the 29th minute. Still the pogba ball for Fernandes from outside the box. This time the Portuguese midfielder aimed for the far corner, but the ball hit the Brighton player’s foot, changing direction to fly near the corner. Ryan missed and dropped to the ball but could not keep up.

The match then slowed down, but Man Utd still had the potential to explode. After accounting for most of the ball in the first half, the visitors gave a little bit to Brighton. Solskjaer’s army can still be rebuilt thanks to a counterattack.

Four minutes after the break, Man Utd countered sharply to set the score 3-0. Captain Harry Maguire cleared the ball with his head, to the foot of Matic. The Serbian midfielder controlled the ball and turned the ball in a random fashion for Greenwood to accelerate. Leading the ball down the left corridor, Greenwood crossed into the second column for Fernandes to strike into the cross corner of Brighton’s net. This counterattack reminds fans of the heyday of Man Utd more than 10 years ago, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Nani or Park Ji-sung.

What can Jadon Sancho do for Man United?

Man United are being strongly linked with winger Jadon Sancho this summer. So what can you bring to the Reds of Manchester?

The 20-year-old has exploded strongly at Borussia Dortmund in the past 2 seasons. He also regularly appears in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

Sancho has scored 17 goals and created 17 more after 28 Bundesliga matches this season, including 23 matches from the start. He also has 2 more goals and 2 assists after 8 matches in the Champions League with 1 goal and 1 assist in the German Super Cup. In total, the jewel of English football has scored 20 goals and has added 20 assists for teammates to score after 40 matches in all competitions for Dortmund.

Sancho has been used in a number of positions under coach Lucien Favre this season. He mainly plays on the right wing corridor but there are a few games that move to the left and kick in the central area. In the last two matches of Dortmund in the Bundesliga, Sancho was even pushed to the highest kick in the attack after Erling Haaland had an injury.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær is interested in a versatile attacking player this summer. 1 year ago, M.U signed with Daniel James from Swansea City. James can play well in both wing corridors but since moving to Man United, he mainly plays on the right wing. The wing on the opposite side is a rotation between Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

If Man United signed Jadon Sancho this summer, he will most likely replace Daniel James for the main stone position on the right-wing corridor. Sancho has a speed that is not inferior to James but capable of passing and finishing more impressively.

With Sancho’s presence alongside Martial and Rashford, United will have a attacking trio that is both speedy and able to finish independently. The price that Dortmund is setting for Sancho is £ 100 million. But for a 20-year-old closet that shows such a high level, it will not be a very worthwhile promising investment.

5 Reasons Why MU Should Not Sign Harry Kane

Harry Kane is a type of player who can adapt to any team he wears. But this does not seem to suit the MU at the moment.

  1. High price

Tottenham president Daniel Levy has long been known as a tough negotiator. They will not sell Kane cheap to any team and especially MU, a direct competitor in England.

On the other hand, the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic did not spare any club. CEO Ed Woodward personally announced that MU’s purchases this summer will not take place like the previous years, there will be no deals up to hundreds of millions of pounds.

  1. History of injury

Since last season, Kane has played only 48 of Tottenham’s 67 matches in the Premier League. All because of injury reasons. Since the beginning of 2019, Kane has had three injuries and has to take 1 to 2 months to recover.

Of these, 2 are due to Kane ankle injuries and 1 is in the thigh muscles. Spending 200 million pounds for an injury-sensitive star is what Woodward and his colleagues at MU are considering.

  1. Effect on salary fund

If Kane signs a contract with MU, he will surely receive the highest salary in the team. The manager at Old Trafford must have not forgotten the lesson of spending nearly £ 500,000 a week to recruit Alexis Sanchez and finally miserable when the Chilean player played badly.

David de Gea asked for a salary equivalent to Sanchez after his contributions to MU for many years. After many negotiations, the heads of MU also reduced this figure to 375 thousand pounds / week.

  1. The younger players are affected

The trio of MU strikers Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have scored a total of 47 goals for them this season. In particular, Martial is the most frequently kicked, has made 16 goals and showed a clear improvement.

Solskjaer’s faith in the French striker paid off. Martial has a smart play style, good positioning and good possession. He became the first player since compatriot Eric Cantona to score in three consecutive Manchester derby.

Roberto Carlos tells of the time ruined his career at Inter

Five months playing for Inter Milan was not a sweet time for Roberto Carlos. He admits his career was almost ruined here.
“I was let to play in the midfield. Because of this, I did not have the opportunity to play for the Brazilian national team and participated in the Copa America in 1997,” recalls Carlos. with Inter, and work under coach Hodgson.

On 10/4, Carlos celebrated his 47th birthday. During the competition, he was considered a legend of Real Madrid. No foreign player has more “Los Blancos” caps than the former Brazilian player. Madrid loves Carlos. They see him as a symbol, a big brand with sorrowful free kicks.

However, before going to a new height with Real, Carlos seemed to be buried in his career at Inter Milan, where he had to kick off his forte, and was not trusted by the coach.

In 1995, Massimo Moratti took over the Meazza team as chairman. He quickly strengthened the club by recruiting Paul Ince, Javier Zanetti and a young Brazilian winger from Palmeiras. It was Roberto Carlos.

In the first match played for the representative of Milan, Carlos soon showed the quality of a dangerous goalscorer. He scored against Vicenza after a free kick from a distance of 27 m. Strong, technical and improvised, those qualities are concentrated in Carlos.

However, playing time for Inter is not sweet with the boy of samba. He was misplaced by coach Hodgson. The British military wanted him to learn games like a winger, and sometimes be raised to kick like a striker. According to Carlos, Mr. Hodgson ruined his career like that.

“Coach Hodgson does not seem to understand much about football,” Carlos said, and blamed the British leader who deserved the most criticism when Inter Milan lost to Schalke 04 in 1996/97 UEFA Cup final.

“The fault simply belongs to Hodgson,” Carlos said. At that time, Inter squad appeared many stars such as Gianluca Pagliuca, Javier Zanetti, Ivan Zamorano, Maurizio Ganz. On the other side of the snow battle, the representative of Germany only Marc Wilmots was the star to watch. But after two turns, Inter drew Schalke 1-1, losing 1-4 in a penalty shootout to 81,675 spectators at Meazza.
Carlos did not have a common voice with coach Hodgson. The English teacher also lacked faith in the student. Coach Hodgson simply cannot see the potential value and where is the suitable position of Carlos. The tactician also described the Brazilian contract too undisciplined, often leaving the position.

Since November 1996, Coach Hodgson has not considered Carlos part of the plan. At that time, the leader persuaded President Moratti to recruit Alessandro Pistone, and Carlos was immediately pushed to the bench. Dissatisfied with Coach Hodgson, Carlos went to President Moratti to find a solution.

Improve Your Football Skills with These Games (part 3)

7. Heads Arena: Soccer All Stars

Your team will take part in a soccer playfield with a lot of famous stars. This will be the most hardened football match ever when you have to face up with all the legendary stars. Let’s choose your favorite team and prove that your skill can be as good as others. Just keep in mind that you need to protect your goals and still have to find the empty spot and score in the other team’s goal. Can you take the champion title for your team?

8. Nick Soccer Stars 2 

This is the second edition from the previous original Nick Soccer Stars. You will now take a role as many beloved cartoon characters from the Nickelodeon universe. Your mission is to compete against other football teams and win the champion cup of Nick Soccer Stars 2. The game has brilliant effects with fresh music, which are the best for you to enjoy and have fun.

9. SpeedPlay World Soccer 4

You will take part in an excellent football game in SpeedPlay World Soccer 4. There will be five tournaments for you to take part in the playfield as World, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In each competition, you will get a chance to choose your beloved nation to play as. To play this game, you need to take control of each football player in your team by using the mouse and clicking to make the score the ball in your opponent’s goal. 

10. Penalty Kick

This football game is simple but fun to give a try and impressive to practice your penalty skills. There will be 15 shots for you to play. All you need to do is use your mouse and slide it to kick the ball. Make sure that you can find the right direction and create a great chance to score a goal. Let’s show off your fabulous skills by scoring as many points as you can.