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Guardiola confirms Zinchenko will stay at Manchester City

Manchester City Manager Josep Guardiola has said that Ukrainian defender Alexander Zinchenko will not leave the club.

“Recently, he was injured again. He recovered from one injury, but was injured again and was out for two or three weeks. Will he stay at Manchester city? Yeah,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

Zinchenko said that the MRI showed damage to the adductor muscle. It will take about three weeks to recover.

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian defender can continue his career at Barcelona.

In the 2019/2020 season, Zinchenko made 19 appearances for Manchester city in the English Premier League. He has one red card in his pocket. The Ukrainian was not noted for effective actions. Before moving to the Premier League, the 23-year-old played for Russian side Ufa.

Josep Guardiola: I would like to stay at Manchester City longer

Manchester City Manager Josep Guardiola has admitted that he would like to stay at the English club. Recall that the specialist’s contract with the “citizens” expires in 2021.

“I would like to stay here longer. I like it at Manchester city, but I have to earn the opportunity to stay. This club has achieved great results in the last decade, but we must not lose face in the new season. Let’s see if I deserve to stay. Will depend on the results of the team”, — quotes the words of Guardiola Goal.com.

The match of the 2nd round of the English Premier League “Wolverhampton” — “Manchester city” will be held tomorrow, September 21. Last season, Liverpool became the champion of England. Manchester city finished 2nd.

Gary Neville: Man UTD will be Champions again. Perhaps when Klopp and Guardiola leave

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has shared his opinion on the red devils ‘ prospects in the fight for the English title in the coming years.

“The only thing I can guarantee is that Manchester United will be Champions again. It may not happen this season or next. But it will be great when it happens. The longer the wait, the better the feeling of triumph.

I’m not talking like a United fan and I’m not saying we should win this season. Yes, I would like to, but you usually feel it when it’s your time. Now this feeling is not there. Perhaps United will become Champions, Klopp and Guardiola will leave Liverpool and city. I hope this will happen within a few years. This will be a chance, because they are both outstanding coaches who have built great teams. But they will be gone in a year, two or three. This will be the moment when United can come back. I’m sure Chelsea think the same of themselves, “Neville was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

Favre wants to keep Sancho and Hakimi at Borussia

coach of Borussia Dortmund Lucien Favre spoke about the future in the team of winger Jaydon Sancho and defender Ashraf Hakimi.

“We will see after the end of the season. Of course, the players leave. We hope that they will remain, but we may be facing losses. You have already mentioned two – Hakimi and Sancho. We don’t know exactly what will happen from them.

Of course, they could stay with us. I would be very happy about that. But we will see what changes will occur in defense, midfield or attack, ” Favre said in an interview with Goal.

Recall that Hakimi can return to real Madrid at the end of the season, which owns the rights to the player. Sancho is interesting to a number of clubs from the Premier League.

Favre: “Well pressed and tired the opponent”
Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre gave an assessment of the game against Paderborn.

Recall that in the guest match of the 29th round of the German championship, “bumblebees” won on the road with a large score 6: 1.

“During the break, I said only one phrase: “we Need to continue in the same spirit” (the score in the match after the first half was tied-0: 0. – Approx. FootballHD). We did some good pressing, and tired out the opponent, they are unable to play at this pace until the end of the match. We didn’t want to get caught in a counterattack, as they are moving very fast.

We managed to maintain the intensity of the first half and only slightly changed the way the wingers move. As a result, we have 6: 1″, – quotes Favre club press service.

Favre: “We Couldn’t control the match for 90 minutes”
Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre gave an assessment of the team’s winning match against Wolfsburg.

Recall that in the 27th round of the German Bundesliga “bumblebees” on the road beat “wolves” with the score 2: 0.

“We were not able to keep the match under control for the entire 90 minutes, but overall, we did a good job and showed what we expect from the very beginning.

We had a lot of possession in the first half. After the break, we didn’t play so well, but the victory was deserved,” Favre was quoted as saying by the club’s press service.

In the German League table, Dortmund continue to chase the leading Bayern. Munich have 61 points and Borussia have 57. on may 26, the teams will meet in Dortmund.

Ancelotti on Everton: “We are happy to qualify for the Europa League»

Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti commented on the 2-1 victory over Leicester in the Premier League match.

“We have achieved an important result. It was difficult, especially in the second half, because we played against a strong, skilled team.

We started well, we led 2-0, and then we thought more about attacking than defending, but that’s normal, because it was extremely important to take three points.

The team is in a great mood. We are focused and motivated. We have an extremely difficult but very exciting match against Tottenham ahead of us, so we have to be ready.

Many people claim to enter the Europa League. We are happy that we also qualify and would like to stay in the race until the last minute of the last match.

[about the trauma of Richarlyson] He has a bruised ankle (the Brazilian was replaced in the 57th minute-approx. Sports.ru). There will be no problems with recovery, ” Ancelotti said.

After 32 rounds, the Merseysiders are ranked 11th in the Premier League.

Carlo Ancelotti: “Klopp is the creator of this Liverpool’s success. He built the perfect car»

Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti has praised Jurgen Klopp for his work at Liverpool, who have become English Champions.

“I have a great relationship with Klopp. We had already met last week, when everything was almost decided, and I congratulated him in advance.

Klopp is the Creator of the success of this “Liverpool”, not only in the Premier League – he has achieved a lot in the 5 years since joining the club. He was patient and managed to build the perfect car, ” Ancelotti said.

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.

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.

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 Goal.com 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.