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Zinedine Zidane: “Hames was not in the application to play with athletic because he did not want to»

Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed why midfielder Hames Rodriguez was absent from the bid for the 34th round of La Liga match with athletic (1-0).

“Hames was not in the application because he did not want it.

I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” Zidane said.

Zinedine Zidane: “I’m tired of talking about real Madrid winning thanks to the judges»

Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane summed up the results of the La Liga match with athletic (1: 0).

“I am tired of talking about how we win thanks to the judges. It will stay that way, but the players deserve respect. No one can distract us from our goal.

We can’t relax or start thinking about the title until we have secured the championship mathematically. This is a very important victory, the game was hard and intense.

Our power makes me very happy. We demonstrate reliability and balance when losing the ball. We’re good. We lacked brightness in attack, we can add to that, but the strength of our defense is very important, ” Zidane said.

Agent Hakimi: “Zidane is the reason for moving to inter. He didn’t call Ashraf, but Conte talked about the project»

Alejandro Camano, the agent of defender Ashraf Hakimi, told why his client moved from real Madrid to inter.

Zinedine Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to inter. He must explain why he never called the player.

I don’t think a return to real Madrid would be appropriate, given the presence of a player like Dani Carvajal. But I am sure that Hakimi has a bright future after this step forward.

The coach [Conte] was in constant contact with Hakimi, talking to him about the club project, so we decided to move to inter.

I think when a top-level coach like Conte contacts you and wants to see you in the squad, it’s proof that you are an important part of the plan,” the agent told Moroccan newspaper Al Mountakhab.

Antonio Conte: I feel that inter deserved to reach the final of the Italian Cup

Inter head coach Antonio Conte commented on the departure from Napoli in the semi-final of the Italian Cup after two meetings (0:1, 1:1).

“At the end of two games, inter deserved to reach the final. I can’t blame my players for anything. This is aggressive football. I want to see us dominate. There were a lot of chances, we could have played more coolly, but Ospina made some good saves and decided the outcome of the match. The goal we conceded was disappointing, we made a stupid mistake. During the Napoli goal, there was a rebound and we fell apart. We weren’t focused enough in that moment and we paid the price. This will be a lesson to us, because such details are crucial.

I want to see a similar inter game in the next matches. We had about 60% of possession, a lot more shots on goal. Napoli are in the final, we take our hats off to them, but we need to evaluate not only the result, but also the game. I am very happy with the team and I feel that we deserve to reach the final. The players are upset that they did not reach the final,” Conte was quoted as saying by Football Italia.

Conte hopes inter can get Vertonghen this summer

The management of inter Milan will try to negotiate a contract with Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen this summer. The 33-year-old Belgian’s move is being pushed by black and blue head coach Antonio Conte, according to Calciomercato.

Vertonghen will become a free agent at the end of the 2019/2020 season. Conte hopes that the club can get a defender who is also interested in Roma. At the same time, it is possible that Jan will continue to play for Tottenham if he extends the agreement.

In the current campaign, Vertonghen took part in 19 English Premier League matches, 4 FA Cup meetings and 3 Champions League games. The defender has 2 goals and 1 assist.

Before joining Tottenham, Jan played at Ajax Amsterdam and Waalwijk.

Ancelotti is accused of failing to pay 1 million euros in taxes while working at Real Madrid

Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti has had legal problems.

Prosecutors in Spain accuse a 61-year-old Italian of failing to pay taxes in the amount of 1 million euros.

The accusers ‘ claims relate to the tax on income from image rights for the period of Ancelotti’s work at real Madrid, specifically in 2014-2015.

The Madrid Prosecutor’s office suggests that Ancelotti hid income “in order to avoid fulfilling his tax obligations to the Treasury without any grounds for doing so.”

The Italian managed Real Madrid in 2013-2015. With Ancelotti, the team won the Spanish Cup, the Champions League and the UEFA super Cup, as well as the world club championship in 2014.

“Ancelotti is on a par with Klopp.” Carragher on the Everton coach»

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher spoke out after the draw in the Merseyside Derby (0: 0) in the 30th round of the Premier League.

Everton want to compete and the appointment of a specialist like Ancelotti is a huge step forward. Ancelotti is certainly on the same level as the Liverpool coach [Klopp], and there is no doubt about that.

The question is whether he will have the funds to invite the appropriate players. It is extremely difficult to break into the top 6. it requires not just big, but crazy money.

Opening a new stadium is a big deal for Everton, now they can attract top players and really compete for the top 4. It’s not realistic right now, but it’s possible in a year or two,” Carragher said.

Carlo Ancelotti: Liverpool played well and Everton came very close to winning

Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti summed up the results of the match of the 30th round of the Premier League with Liverpool (0: 0).

“To be honest, we were really close to winning. But it was a difficult match.

We played really well, we were focused and ready to make sacrifices. At the end of the match, we had chances to score.

Liverpool played a good game, they had more possession of the ball, but we played great defensively.

We tried to start attacks from defense. They were pressing high and it was difficult to move from their penalty area, so we decided to make more shots forward, ” Ancelotti said.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham need to fight for points, with or without the fans»

Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho shared his thoughts after the friendly match with Norwich (1: 2).

The Londoners played at their home stadium with empty stands.

«Good workout. We needed game practice. We had to feel what it was like to play without our fans. The best way is to practice with another team in the Premier League.

We need to adapt to the new reality, which we tried to do when we felt the game without an audience. We need to fight for points, with or without the fans.

Points are earned on the pitch, and we will have to fight for them against Manchester United, ” said Mourinho.

Ilya Gerkus: “Mourinho wanted Dzyuba to Tottenham, I know for sure»

Former CEO of Lokomotiv Ilya gerkus commented on the information that Tottenham were interested in Zenit forward Artem Dzyuba.

  • Dzyuba and Europe. There were rumors about Tottenham.

– I know it’s not nonsense. I know his agent – the man who did it. I know that Mourinho wanted it. And I know it for sure.

Mourinho knows who Dzyuba is. He worked out the world Cup in Russia as a commentator for Russia Today and discussed the Russian national team, among other things. I think he knows the Russian national team very well.

– What did Mourinho think about Dzyuba?

– I know he wanted it. I do not know the details and what exactly he said, but this option was, it’s true.

– Why do you think he is in Mourinho‘s team?

  • Score goals, win games. Dzyuba would have scored 10 goals for the season, everyone would have been happy.

– What went wrong?”

– It was necessary “to Zenith”. Zenit wants to win titles. The club has one star, but they want two. How about without Juba? No way. I would also doubt – we need such a player ourselves – ” said Herkus.

Bayer coach Daum: “Havertz has the elegance of Zidane and there are no limits»

Analyst Marcel Daum, who is part of the Bayer coaching staff, spoke highly of midfielder Kai Havertz.

“Everyone is asking about Kai Havertz. When you see him play, it tells you everything.

I think Havertz has the elegance of Zidane. If you look at its movement, it is very elegant and calm all the time, perfectly able to make passes.Many people don’t notice (but we watch him every day) that Kai is quite fast. This is a big bonus.

He is a great player who scores goals, is very good in the air and is very fast. It depends on him how far he can go.I can’t say that Havertz will become the best German football player of all time, but he is endowed with talent, and there are no limits. It shows signs of Zidane.

The situation with the coronavirus is so strange and complex That havertz’s departure from us is still possible. I don’t know how things will develop, but Bayer is the right place for Kai to develop his strengths and get better.The only thing I know is that the club will not sell it cheap, ” shared the thoughts of Christoph Daum’s son.

Ramos, Casemiro and Zidane are in the symbolic real Madrid team of all time

In the main Russian-language app of real Madrid, a vote was held to select the all-time team of the club.

The team includes current Madrid players Sergio Ramos and Casemiro, as well as current coach Zinedine Zidane

All-time team according to fans: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Fernando Hierro, Cendo, Roberto Carlos, Casemiro, Zinedine Zidane, Amancio Amaro, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stefano, Raul.

Scott McTominay: “I watch cuts with Zidane, Vieira, Keane. Stunning box-to-box»

Midfielder “Manchester United” Scott McTominay whose playing inspires him.

“Although I am strong enough and I run well, I need to go on the attack more.

I have to break through the opponent’s lines, as Pogba does, run into the penalty area and create chances. We should always have a balance – as long as one goes forward, the other stays behind. This is very important for the midfield.

There are some amazing examples of box-to-box. Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane were exceptionally good in their breakthroughs.

It’s important for me to keep watching these cuts, I make the guys send them to me as often as possible to analyze them,” Mctominay said.

Klopp: it’s nice to think about the title, but Liverpool are not Champions yet

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp said the club still has a lot of work to do to become English Champions.

“It’s nice to think about the title, but Liverpool are not Champions yet. We know that we are close to a triumph, but we have not yet become Champions. We must achieve victories in the upcoming matches. We intend to fight for victories, even when we get the necessary number of points for the title, ” the BBC quoted Klopp as saying.

Liverpool, who have scored 82 points in 29 rounds, lead the English Premier League table. The Merseysiders ‘ closest competitor, Manchester city, is 25 points behind, but has a game to spare. Thus, it is enough for Liverpool to score six points to guarantee the League title. The NPL is scheduled to resume on June 17.

Ex-Liverpool player: Mbappe is not a good fit for Klopp’s team

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason Mcateer believes the Reds should not acquire Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.

“The team can’t stand still. It must develop. Jurgen Klopp’s job is to visualize what he sees next season as he prepares for the upcoming campaigns.

PSG is a unique club, desperate to win the Champions League, with a fantastic squad, but the players want more difficult challenges. I think Mbappe is not very suitable for Liverpool.

Kilian is a superstar. Now he should not go to Liverpool. I don’t think it suits Klopp. I would rather buy Timo Werner or Jaydon Sancho, ” mcateer was quoted by Goal as saying by Stats Perform News.

Jurgen Klopp: it doesn’t matter where Liverpool win the Premier League title

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp said that he does not see much difference in which stadium his team will become the champion of the English Premier League.

“Even if we become Champions in an empty arena, with the prayers and love of people from all over the world, this day will still be exceptional in my life. I don’t know where it will happen. Hopefully at Anfield, but we can’t say for sure, and it’s not that important.

I’ve heard there’s talk of neutral stadiums. I am sure we can resolve the issue and play in Liverpool. The other day I heard a good phrase that we have the best fans in the world. Now we need the best fans to support Liverpool at home.

There will be a moment in our lives when we will be allowed to celebrate the title with our fans. When this happens, we will mark the championship correctly, ” – quotes the words of the German specialist beIN Sports.

Flick won 15 of the first 18 games with Bayern in the Bundesliga, repeating Guardiola’s record

Bayern defeated Borussia Dortmund (1-0) in the 28th round of the Bundesliga. For the club from Munich, this victory was the 15th in 18 League matches since the team was led by Hans-Dieter flick.

The only Bayern coach who has managed this before is PEP Guardiola, who now works at Manchester city.

Arjen Robben: “For me, Guardiola is the best coach in the world. We were on the same wavelength»

Former Bayern midfielder Arjen Robben has spoken highly of Manchester city Manager PEP Guardiola.

“I am a big fan of Guardiola. I love attacking football, and PEP is a master at it. He is focused on attacking and full control of the ball. At every training session, we worked with the ball.

Of course, I liked it. We were on the same page. It’s a shame that we never won the Champions League with him. But injuries, disqualifications or bad decisions by the judges led to the fact that each time everything ended at the semi-final stage.

Thanks to him, I became a better player. For me, PEP is the best coach in the world. In three years with him in Munich, I learned a lot, ” Robben said.

Robben played under Guardiola at Bayern from 2013 to 2016.

Willy Caballero: “Working with Guardiola is like studying at a University. He’s a great teacher»

Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero shared his memories of working with coach PEP Guardiola at Manchester city in the 2016-17 season.

“Working with Guardiola is like studying at a University. I spent one year with him at Manchester city, learning something new every day.

He’s always explaining things to you, whether it’s on the field, watching videos, or at any other time.

He has no problem teaching and explaining everything to a 34-year-old like me, like I’m 18. He is a great teacher, ” Caballero quotes with a link to TNT Sports.

Wayne Rooney: “Lampard was a nightmare. I want pogba to play in The same style»

Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has spoken out about former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and compared him to Mancunian midfielder Paul Pogba.

Frank Lampard is a nightmare. A midfielder who just walks away from you. Frank was one of those who Ferguson says: “you can’t play one-on-one with him, you have to divide the responsibilities between several players.”

He would say the same thing about players you wouldn’t even think about. For example, Stephen Ireland and Jermaine Jenas. A second loss of team concentration, and top players like Lampard will punish you.

That’s why I would like to see Paul Pogba play deeper and break into the opponent’s penalty area. He would have scored more, and with his good footwork and athleticism, Paul will be a nightmare. I would use it in this role. If Pogba progresses in it, he will be great, ” Rooney said.

Frank Lampard: “Kante is one of the best players in the world. Chelsea missed him»

Head coach of “Chelsea” Frank Lampard has shared his thoughts on the midfielder Ngolo Kant.

“We had 4-5 injured players at the time of the suspension of the season. Kante is a great example because he has had 4-5 incredible seasons in terms of individual success and the coaches have used him very correctly.

He only played about 40% of the games this season, and even that was hard for him. We missed him very much. We need Kante, of course.

He is one of the best players in the world. I knew that long before I became Chelsea coach. And now I’ve seen it working with him. I hope Ngolo will be in good shape,” said Lampard in an interview with BT Sport.

Agent: “Lampard calls Mertens almost every day. Chelsea are very interested in the player»

Chelsea are seriously interested in signing Napoli forward Dries Mertens. This was reported by football agent Vincenzo Morabito.

“Initially, Mertens said that he wanted to stay at Napoli, but then his agent started offering the player to various foreign clubs. This means that something has changed between the player and the club.

I know this because I worked on the Olivier Giroud case when it was planned that he would leave Chelsea in January and the Blues would sign Mertens. As a result, Chelsea extended Giroud’s contract as a precautionary measure, but they are still very interested in Mertens. Lampard calls him almost every day. I can imagine the Belgian moving to Chelsea, ” Morabito said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

Earlier, there were reports of interest in Mertens from inter, Juventus, Roma, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Zanetti on Mourinho at inter: “He was a great motivator and always took care of the details».

Former inter captain Javier Zanetti shared his memories of working with Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese led the Italian club from 2008 to 2010 and won the Champions League, two scudettos and the Italian Cup.

“He has great abilities and a strong personality. He always took care of details and was attentive to everything. He was a great motivator. Jose let us know that we can do more.

We had a great team, because we had a lot of great players and at the same time great people. And it all resulted in two incredible seasons.

I remember our conversation after his appointment, when I was with my wife at the Rome airport. He called and said: “Hi, this is Jose. I apologize for my Italian.” Although he spoke perfect Italian (laughs).

He told me that he had just signed a contract, was looking forward to working with us, and that I was his captain. I was impressed. After the conversation, I told my wife that I called Mourinho, and she didn’t believe it. This once again highlighted his class, ” said Zanetti.

Gustavo Poyet: “If Mourinho does not take the trophy at Tottenham in 3 years, I will be very surprised».

Former Tottenham midfielder Gustavo Poyet has spoken out about spurs Manager Jose Mourinho.

“It is difficult to say whether it was the right decision to dismiss Pochettino. We don’t know what the management thinks.

From the outside, it looks like they spent an impressive five years with Pochettino. The Argentine did incredible things about how he made this team play football. He was able to maintain the momentum and get to the final of the Champions League.

But the club decided to change everything and take Mourinho, who is fighting for trophies, which is what Tottenham fans need. Time will tell if this is the right decision. If you give him three years at the club, I will be surprised if he doesn’t take the trophy. Very surprised, ” Poyet said.

Utkin about the best coaches in the world: “I don’t think Ferguson is great, and Guardiola’s football is not romantic».

Journalist Vasily Utkin shared his thoughts about the best coaches in the history of football.

“Who do we think is a great coach? I am afraid that it is impossible for everyone to agree on this issue. Look at the top ten FourFourTwo. It has three British coaches. Well, isn’t it related to the fact that the magazine is English? And I don’t mean patriotism at all, I mean that different countries – especially countries with a great, large, long – standing football culture-have developed their own idea of the greatness of coaches.

I don’t think sir Alex Ferguson is a great coach at all. I think his coach is outstanding in every way, but you already know that I am very, very demanding of the word “great”.

Why don’t I think sir Alex is a great coach? Explain to you. Perhaps the first thing that will occur to you is that sir Alex only worked for one team all the time. First of all, this is not true. He also worked at Aberdeen – and the Scottish Aberdeen never showed what it did under sir Alex again. But this is not the point, in principle. This criterion that you need to work in different places, it is in principle very vymorochny. Don’t you understand that sir Alex Ferguson has made a lot of different teams at the same club all the time.

What is important is that different countries have different stereotypes about who a coach is. And in England, of course, it is the coach-Manager, the coach-father. Note that this applies to all coaches – Ferguson, Shankly, and Busby. This English criterion does not distinguish another very important quality of the coach.

In my opinion, a truly great coach can’t exist outside of the greatness of the concept. The coach must have a specific view of the football game. It can change, too, but a great coach, in my understanding, must bring some new idea to the world. Michels meets this requirement, sir Alex Ferguson does not.

This does not mean that I am necessarily right or that you are necessarily right about, say, who to choose from these two symbolic figures. This simply means that there may be different views on the coach’s figure. In this sense, I want to congratulate you: we live in the era of a coach who is certainly great and who will remain in history. This Is PEP Guardiola.

It certainly changes football. We often talk about romantic and pragmatic football, but this is a big exaggeration. Guardiola’s football is not at all romantic, it is wildly pragmatic. He watches his opponent die of thirst. He does not beat it with a sword and shield, but takes the ball – and the opponent can do nothing at all. It is a slow, humiliating death from the inability to resist. What is the romance here?

If I were guided by purely British criteria, I would add Jock Stein, who died in the dressing room after the Scotland team made it to the 1986 world Cup under his leadership. By the way, thanks to this unfortunate event, we saw sir Alex Ferguson at the head of the national team, even for one tournament.

Jock Stein is great with Celtic winning the Champions Cup. This is one of the last victories of the old era, and Stein also expressed himself in the sense that he was successful with a team whose players all grew up in or around Glasgow. This principle that it is cool to achieve success with your students, with the locals, it remains very important for many people to this day.

I honestly wouldn’t put bill Shankly in the top ten. Of the coaches already named, it is the easiest to do without him. Busby is a unique example, which is impossible not to appreciate. It’s not quite coaching example – his team lost, but he has made new again and was able to make it the best in the world, brought to a level which has not finished first, but rather personal, but Busby here.

I don’t want to be very Intrusive with this hassle, that the coach must have his own new concept. Yes, this is very cool, this is the most important thing, without it it is impossible to top such a list. But coaches are different. There is a name today half-forgotten, but this is the type of coach who can work almost anywhere, makes a team from improvised means. This is Ernst Happel, ninth on the list. He was the first ever to win the Champions Cup with two different teams.

Lobanovsky’s place is beyond any doubt. He is probably the head coach from the Eastern bloc in history. On the one hand, he absorbed new ideas – he was a student of Maslov, he was total, and partly totalitarian in terms of implementing a certain concept of the game. But at the same time, he was always very critical of himself. When he came to Dynamo Kiev, he wanted his colleague Basilevich to take the position of head coach with him – that’s how much Lobanovsky valued other people’s opinions.

At the same time, he was a man of his time, and his work and success are inseparable from the realities of the Soviet Union. Comparing Lobanovsky with Beskov (this is a figure of the Happel type), it was often said that Beskov, in order to assemble a strong team, would only need to see 30 people, and Lobanovsky would need 300. It would be simply impossible to do this now – invite anyone. And Lobanovsky had such opportunities in the Soviet Union. This does not belittle his coaching personality, but only shows that he became the first and irrefutable – and now forever – in the society that gave these opportunities. But he is an absolutely great coach.

Ariggo Sacchi is definitely in his place here. I will not dispute whether it is the sixth, third or eighth – it is simply irrelevant. Sacchi invented the pressure in the modern sense of the word in Milan and thus turned the minds of a large number of people in the football world. He is a great coach and has come up with a way of playing that is suitable for a poor team without stars.

The very principle of Sacchi-creating maximum density, maximum resistance to the opponent in a limited area of the field-is applicable both in the team claiming the first place, and in the team claiming a place in the top ten. This idea was the crowning achievement of that era – before the 1994 world Cup-when they talked about the death of football from a goalless drought, when defense was put above attack.