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Koeman reinstated the rule that Guardiola introduced at Barcelona

New Barcelona Manager Ronald Koeman has reinstated the rule that was in effect under Josep Guardiola, according to reports Sport.es. According to it, all club players must arrive at the base an hour before the start of the work process.

This rule was first introduced by Josep Guardiola when he was in charge of the Catalan club. However, with the arrival of other coaches, this requirement was no longer met. Now Koeman has re – introduced more rigidity to the schedule in order to achieve better discipline.

Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona from 2008 to 2012.

Last season, Barcelona did not win a single trophy, finishing second in the Spanish League and being eliminated from the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. The Blaugrana lost “Bavaria” with the score 2:8.

Guardiola arrived in Barcelona and made an appointment with Messi

Manchester city Manager Josep Guardiola is in Barcelona. The specialist has agreed to meet with Barcelona striker Lionel Messi to discuss the future of the player, reports Marca with reference to Jugones.

“Citizens” are the main contenders in the fight for the Argentine player. Barcelona do not intend to let Lionel go, so they are ready to sell him only if they pay compensation in the amount of € 700 million. Lionel expects to leave the blue-garnet as a free agent, taking advantage of a controversial clause in the contract.

Messi played under Guardiola at Barcelona from 2008 to 2012. During this period, the team won the Spanish championship three times and won the Champions League title twice.

Pankrat: Many things point to Messi’s move to PSG. Ronaldo and Guardiola will also be there

Former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Fabrice Pankrat has spoken about a potential move for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi to the Paris club.

“I’ll tell you what I think. In addition to the city-Manchester is ugly, grey, it always rains — there are many parameters that make sure that Messi will move to Paris. And Ronaldo will join him in 2021. And Guardiola, too.

I think Guardiola and Messi have spoken before. Guardiola must have said to him: “We are going to make a fuss that I am waiting for you in Manchester, but go to Paris and don’t worry, I will be there next year too.” That’s how I see it. PSG’s slogan “Let’s dream bigger” will make sense! This will be the first team in the world to combine four aliens-Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Mbappe. With an insanely good coach.

Messi is 33, Ronaldo will be 36, but stars of their level don’t need to run. This is the ball moving towards them. Maybe they will move around the field more slowly, the effort will be made by their young teammates. They will always be important in technical terms.

And also, if you could take Buffon or David Beckham at 37, given the marketing demand that no one hides, it makes sense to take Ronaldo, who is still very competitive and professional,” Pankrat was quoted as saying by Le Parisien.

Klopp asked not to blame the loss to Arsenal for Brewster not scoring a penalty

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp commented on the defeat in the match against Arsenal for the FA super Cup.

“The fact that Rian didn’t score a penalty won’t hurt him. If anyone is to blame for his blunder, it’s me. I wanted him to break through, because he’s a real finisher, he’s confident. I didn’t get it today. It happens in life and in football.

We all need to learn and prove that we can cope with defeats. If he scored and someone didn’t, it would be the same. Anyone can miss. I’ve never seen Rian smear from a point, but it happens, ” Klopp was quoted as saying by Goal.

In the match for the FA super Cup, Arsenal beat Liverpool. The match was held at Wembley stadium in London and ended with the score 1: 1 (5: 4 in a penalty shootout). The only unrealized 11-meter shot was scored by Rian Brewster. Arsenal won the trophy for the 16th time in their history.

Jurgen Klopp shared his expectations for the new season

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp commented on the club’s victory in the English Premier League and spoke about preparing for the new season.

“Every year it becomes more difficult to win the title. Was it easy last year? Definitely not. Sometimes it seemed that way, but it looked that way because we were a machine for getting results. We had to fight in every match.

We know that we are going to have a difficult season. It will be difficult not because we became Champions last year, but simply because the development of football never stops.

It’s amazing what people think: “Yes, you can win once, but then you can’t.” I don’t think so. I am 53 years old and have been in the profession for 20 years. There was always a desire, even if I couldn’t always fulfill it. Nothing will change in this regard, ” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

On August 29, Liverpool and Arsenal will play the FA super Cup.

Lampard on Tiago Silva at Chelsea: “He knows how to command on the pitch and influence others»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard has commented on the moves of defenders Tiago Silva and Ben Chilwell to the London club.

“I know Chilwell very well, he has been the main left-back for England for a long time. He has excellent data, if we talk about what he can bring. He is strong, physically developed, plays well with his left foot, fits our style.

It can help us a lot on the left flank, both in attack and defense, and this is the main thing. I’m happy to work with him, I think it’s a great acquisition. He is 23 years old, and this is also good for us.

I know Silva as well as anyone. He will bring experience, he still plays at the highest level, as was seen in the Champions League final and in the matches that preceded it. This is what I expect from him: his experience, his leadership skills, his skills. This will be extremely important to us.

We have a relatively young team, we saw last season that there were matches when I needed more volume on the field, more leadership qualities, and Tiago has this, he can command on the field and is able to influence others. I think he can give us that. I am sure he will do it, given his qualities, which everyone knows about, and I am happy with his transition, ” Lampard said.

Lampard on Chelsea’s challenge for the new season: “we Don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top 4»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard spoke after the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League with Bayern Munich (1-4) and shared his expectations for the next season.

“Playing against an opponent of this level is a test to the limit and an incredible experience for Rhys [James], Callum [Hudson-Odoi], Tammy [Abraham] and Mason [Mount]. Today I saw that our youth demonstrated their level, remained in the game until the end and did not give up until the final whistle.

Kante has only played half the games this season and we missed him very much, and today, especially in the second half, he showed exactly why. Of course, the final result cannot please us. We probably didn’t have a chance to win, but we went out on the field with the right attitude and gave everything we had.

I will never be able to accept defeats calmly, but if you compare these two teams, we need time to get to this level. This cannot be achieved in one day. Now the players are going on a well-deserved rest, but we are looking forward to the start of the new season, in which we will do everything to achieve more.

We know what level we are at now, and next season we don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top four. We must accept our initial level, work hard, and understand that everything takes time. Now I see a great set of players who have done a lot this year and are ready to do even more next year,” Lampard said.

Lampard on Chelsea’s task for the new season: “We don’t want to limit ourselves to fighting for the top 4»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard spoke after the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League with Bayern Munich (1: 4) and shared his expectations for next season.

“Playing against an opponent of this level is a test to the limit and an incredible experience for Rhys [James], Callum [Hudson-Odoi], Tammy [Abraham] and Mason [Mount]. Today I saw that our youth demonstrated their level, remained in the game until the end and did not give up until the final whistle.

Kante has only played half of the games this season and we missed him a lot, and today, especially in the second half, he showed why. Of course, the final result cannot please us. We may not have had a chance to win, but we went out on the field with the right attitude and gave everything we had.

I will never be able to accept defeats calmly, but if you compare these two teams, we need time to get to this level. This cannot be achieved in one day. Now the players are going on a well-deserved rest, but we are looking forward to the start of the new season, in which we will do everything to achieve more.

We know what level we are at now, and next season we don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top four. We must accept our initial level, work hard and understand that everything takes time. Now I see a great set of players who have done a lot this year and are ready to do even more next year,” Lampard said.

Frank Lampard: Chelsea will return. It’s hard to talk after a 1-4 defeat»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard summed up the results of the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League with Bayern (1: 4).

On the sum of two games, the Londoners lost 1: 7 and left the tournament.

“For us to face Bayern and their experience in the Champions League is a good training session. Many of our players spend their debut seasons. I see the direction I want us to go. I know we’ll be back.

They have performed well. It is difficult to speak after the 1-4 defeat, it is unpleasant, but we still got back into the game, conceding two quick goals.

Comparing our performances in the Champions League with theirs, I saw a lot of good things in the team, but also some bad things to slip through this season. We had some mistakes, thanks to which the opponent scored. At this level, it will kill you.

The work continues. This is not the norm for Chelsea. We almost lost the best player in the League in the person of Eden hazard. People don’t usually approve of Chelsea’s fourth place, we want more, but it feels like we have achieved something with the team.

Now it’s time to think about what we can improve, ” Lampard said.

Sarri: we are the only team in Europe that has to play 5 times in 12 days

Juventus Manager Maurizio Sarri commented on the team’s defeat in the match of the 37th round of the Italian Serie A with Cagliari. The match was held at the Sardinia arena in Cagliari and ended with a 2-0 victory for the hosts.

“The problem is that we are the only team in Europe that has to play 5 times in 12 days. We will see what happens tomorrow and whether we should put players under 23 on the field so that everyone can have a little rest. Today we have nine players left with injuries, so I have some doubts before Lyon. We will see who recovers, ” football Italia quotes Sarri as saying.

Juventus, having scored 83 points in 37 rounds, is 1st in the Serie A standings and has already secured the League title. On August 7, Juventus will play the second leg against Lyon in the 1/8 final of the Champions League. The first game ended in a 1-0 victory for the French club.

Maurizio Sarri: Juventus have a psychological decline. We need to reboot

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri commented on the team’s poor performance in the last matches of the Italian Serie A. on August 7, Torino will host the second leg of the 1/8 Champions League with Lyon.

“We could use a little fear. After the match with Lazio, we realized that we would become Champions of Serie A, and we had a psychological decline.

We need to approach the upcoming meeting very carefully. We will start with a score of 0: 1. in the current conditions, it will be very difficult to win back.

I am surprised that Lyon looked very good physically in the match against Paris Saint-Germain. They didn’t look like a team that hadn’t played for a long time.

We need to reboot mentally. Physical form will be restored in a couple of days. We will start on Monday, ” Sarri’s Goal quotes him as saying.

Klopp: today, when we end the 30-year wait, we will experience something special

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp shared his expectations before handing the team the Championship Cup.

“Yes, the game [with Chelsea»] will, as always, in the first place. All our attention will be focused on this. Of course, we are responsible to our competitors, but also to ourselves. We have enjoyed a great season and it is important that we finish it in a way that matches the level of our achievements.

I usually had to use a lot of words to get my message across to the team. Today I can limit myself to just one word: “thank you.” Thank you to the most incredible football team.

Know that today, when we end the 30-year wait, we will all experience something special, and we will live this moment together. In any case, this is the true beauty of our game and our club. This is our moment. We deserve it. So take care of this feeling, ” Klopp is quoted as saying on the official Liverpool website.

Klopp: the moment when Liverpool get the trophy will be one of the most important in history

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp commented on the achievement of his team, which won the English championship seven rounds before it was completed.

“I always thought that it is better to win the championship ahead of schedule than to reach the final of the Champions League, where everything is decided in one special moment – all or nothing. And so we won the Premier League with seven rounds to go, which is absolutely unbelievable. I think the moment when we get the trophy will be one of the most important in the history of football.

If someone suggested choosing any country and team in it to become a champion, I think I would choose Liverpool, because many people would like to be part of this team. But we were lucky to be it, ” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Guardian.

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.

Guardiola’s mother died of a coronavirus. She was 82 years old

The mother of Manchester city Manager Pep Guardiola has died.

According to the club, Dolores Sala Carrio died in a suburb of Barcelona from a coronavirus. She was 82 years old.

“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt condolences at this sad time to Pepe, His family and all their friends, “city said in a statement.

Earlier, Guardiola donated a million euros to a Catalan hospital to fight the coronavirus.

Pizarro: “Guardiola impresses with his analytical work»

The Peruvian admires the “Bald charlatan”.

Pizarro: “Guardiola impresses with his analytical work»Werder’s forward Claudio Pizarro shared his opinion on the coaching work of Jose Mourinho and Josep Guardiola.

“Unfortunately, I only managed to work with Mourinho for three months, but during that time I was able to see how good he is as a coach and how much he supports the players.

Guardiola impresses with his analytical work. He knows every detail of which players he can count on and how to use them at the right time.

PEP has expanded my horizons, he has a completely different vision of football than other coaches. He is always superior to his opponents in terms of thinking and tactics. PEP is the best coach I’ve worked with,” Pizarro said.

Guardiola wants to see Bonucci at Manchester city

Manchester City Manager Josep Guardiola is interested in the transfer of Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. This is reported by Calciomercato.

According to a source, the coach of the” citizens ” wants to strengthen the line of defense in the summer transfer window, and therefore is interested in the transfer of Bonucci.

Bonucci made his Italian League debut in 2005 with inter. Two years later, he left the Milan club and subsequently played for Treviso, Pisa and Bari, before joining Juventus in 2010. In the 2017/2018 season, Leonardo defended the colors of Milan, after which he returned to the Bianconeri camp. In November 2019, the 32-year-old extended his contract with the club until 2024.

Bonucci has played 34 games for Juventus this season and scored 4 goals. According to the Transfermarkt portal, the cost of the defender is 25 million rubles.

Who is the best young Manchester United player of the season?

When Jose Mourinho first moved to Scott Machimina in the first team “Manchester United”, the instructions were basic and simple. Maintain possession with 8-yard passes, hold your position at the base of the midfield, provide security and stability to the team in a state of constant movement and different phases of attack.

For a player whose style is largely based on dynamics and stamina – both attacking and defending – such individual demands seemed alien. And Scott tried to find support in the family, where he was advised to do as Mourinho wanted. He had to win the trust of the Manager and win his basic credentials before showing his other though stronger sides.

And this was at a time when Mourinho was looking for a reliable player.It was then that he turned his attention to United’s young talent to solve his problem, which later gave rise to the opinion that Mctominay is a simple optional footballer.

Two years later, we see how effective Scotty can be when he is allowed not only to be a soldier on the field, but given complete freedom in contrast to the era of Jose. As you can see from the messages on his Instagram account during the pandemic and self-isolation, he is able to travel 5 km in 17 minutes with minimal expenditure of energy and effort.On the field, this stamina turns into a workable midfielder whose energy can charge teammates.

His five goals are evidence that he can combine actions on the field to move the ball forward with sharp actions near the goal. His last goal at the moment is a precise Curling shot from an incredible distance against Manchester city in the Derby, perhaps the goal seems to be Ederson’s mistake to a greater extent, but for such a completion, at least the player needs courage and good technical talent, which was performed by Scotty. It created a euphoria that hadn’t been there for years at old Trafford, and was accompanied by a mad celebration in the form of a knee-slithering tight muscle that seemed ready to burst, sending fans in the stands and everyone watching the match around the world into ecstasy.

Scotty missed two months of the current season, playing 27 of United’s 47 games, but even that is enough to be the virtual trophy favorite for the club’s best under-23 player. Scotty accelerated his recovery from the injury and returned from the infirmary twice as quickly from the initial prognosis of treatment for an ankle injury sustained in the match against Newcastle at Boxing day.

Aaron van Bissaka is also noteworthy, and there are those who would say with good reason that the 22-year-old should be recognized for an outstanding debut season at United, especially given his work to improve the attacking aspects of his game in recent matches. He worked diligently and followed all the instructions at Carrington to show that he can do more than just stop opponents, but also what he can give to the attack.

For hard work and working on long-range shots in training, which was reflected in the goals scored against city, Arsenal, Norwich and Club Brugge. For his unwavering loyalty to United. For being an example for teammates, to motivate them to play for the club . Showing by personal example that faith and loyalty are the fundamental principles of any great team.

Is Pep Guardiola lucky to lead strong teams in his career? (Part 2)

In the center of the defense, Pep brought John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, the excellent central midfielders. In particular, the deal with Laporte really worth “money for rice bowl”. Pep confirmed the French center-back deserves a price of 57 million pounds.


Most teams attack or counterattack based on the speed of the wingers. In Man City, Laporte plays an important role in speeding the ball forward. The reason given by Pep is that Laporte is left-footed. He always observes and pays attention to every detail to build the football of his will effectively.

“It is important that Laporte is left-footed. When he receives the ball from the right wing, he immediately turns and turns to the left, giving the ball to Leroy Sane. In this position, Laporte will deploy the ball faster than the right footed player.

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If the ball goes into the middle, he can coordinate with Riyad Mahrez. Laporte helps Man City have 2 faster deployment plans. The important thing is that City must have left-back center-left, “Pep said in October 2018.

Dark art

In addition, Pep also calculated the error. A central midfielder who receives a yellow card is safer than the defensive players. When facing Man City, you will face foul situations from the middle of the field that experts call tactical foul.

According to Opta, Man City stand 2 and 3 in the percentage of tactical errors in the 2 seasons of 2019/20, 2017/18. Currently, the team leading this stat is Arsenal, the team that just appointed Arteta as the head coach in December 2019.

Gary Neville, a former Man United player, once criticized Pep for applying tactical fouls, but Pep has his own reasons. When the team has more control and attacks, they face the risk of more counterattack. And making tactical mistakes is part of helping them win from stopping goals.

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Unlike Neville, the Telegraph appreciated the tactical error from Man City when Fernandinho gave the beautiful phrase: “The pinnacle of dark art”. The Brazilian midfielder plays an extremely important role in the squad that Pep built. He is the person with the most tactical fouls in the City team.