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Guardiola wins Globe Soccer Coach of the Century award

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola is recognized as the coach of the 21st century by Globe Soccer.

In the Globe Soccer poll, Guardiola gained 34%, 4% ahead of Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane. The other two nominees are former Manchester United mentor Alex Ferguson (27%) and Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho (8%).

In December, in the home match of the 11th round of the English Premier League with Fulham (2: 0), Josep Guardiola played the 700th match as a coach. During these 700 matches, Guardiola’s teams have 507 wins, 111 draws and 82 losses. In these meetings, his teams scored 1,766 goals, and also got the ball out of their own goal 573 times.

In addition to City, the Catalan specialist has coached Barcelona B and Barcelona, ​​as well as Bayern Munich.

Guardiola: I love Aguero, but I will gradually introduce him into the squad

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola spoke about the recovery from a knee injury for Citizens striker Sergio Aguero.

“Before the match with Newcastle, we discussed whether Sergio should be included in the first squad. The fact that Aguero, coming on as a substitute, looked agile and sharp, is good news. Incredibly good news for us, we really need him.

But you have to be careful. He should not be allowed to return and be injured again, as he did before. For Sergio, I want to gradually increase the number of minutes on the field. But in the match with the “forty” I saw that he was fine. I love this guy, ”The Guardian quotes Guardiola.

The 32-year-old Argentinian has played 4 matches in the current Premier League and has not been marked by effective actions.

Guardiola: The pandemic is driving us into an extreme situation, but England loves it

The head coach of Manchester City, Josep Guardiola, summed up the results of the match of the 15th round of the English Championship with Newcastle United (2: 0).

“In the match with Newcastle we played very well, the pace we need to play football is exactly what we need. I think today’s game was the best of the season for the players playing in their home positions. The way the player gives all the best shows what he can achieve in our team. Today was the day when everyone gave their best.

In 45 hours we will have another game at Goodison Park. Players must recover and prepare in one day. This pandemic is driving us into an extreme situation, but England likes it, so we accept it, ”Guardiola is quoted by the BBC.

After winning the match against Newcastle United, Manchester City have 26 points, which puts them in 5th place in the Premier League standings. “Magpies” (18) – in 12th place. In the next round, the Citizens will play away with Everton.

Mikel Arteta announced the readiness of Arsenal for the winter and summer transfer windows

The head coach of London Arsenal Mikel Arteta spoke about the transfer plans of the club for the next six months.

“We have already decided what we want in January and summer. Sometimes plans succeed, sometimes not. It depends on a lot of factors. Edu (technical director of Arsenal – approx. Championship) is now dealing with this issue, and I am focused on the matches. At the moment we do not have much time to spend on it. But we know exactly what we want to do.

My job is to get the most out of this squad, from the players that we have. The planning of the next windows has been completed, and we will try to bring our ideas to life, taking into account the current situation and the market. Of course, the latest results complicate our situation, “- quoted by Arteta

Arsenal will give money to Michel Artete for transfers in January

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta continues to receive support from management despite the team’s performance.

According to the Daily Mail, the London club intends to allocate funds to the specialist for the winter transfer window. The Gunners intend primarily to strengthen the position of the creative midfielder.

Arsenal, with only 14 points in 14 games, are 15th in the Premier League standings, 4 points from the relegation zone and 11 points from the European competition zone. In the next round, Arteta’s charges will play against Chelsea.

Arsenal split into two camps over Mikel Arteta

Arsenal’s management is ready to support head coach Mikel Arteta, reports the Daily Mail. According to the source, the club plans to allocate funds to the specialist during the winter transfer window to strengthen the team.

At the same time, it is noted that the problem is also that Arsenal is divided into two camps. The overwhelming majority supports Arteta, but there are those who are dissatisfied with his work.

Arsenal have 14 points in 14 games and are ranked 15th in the 2020/2021 English Premier League standings. The leader of the competition is Liverpool (31). The top 3 also includes Everton (26) and Tottenham Hotspur (25). In the previous round, Arsenal lost to Everton.

Klopp named the timing of the restoration of Diogo Jota

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp revealed how long it will take for striker Diogo Jota to recover from a knee injury.
“Everything is worse than we initially thought, but better than we thought later. The operation will not be required, but he will miss from 1.5 to 2 months,” the official website of the Reds quotes Klopp.
Zhota has played 17 matches for Liverpool this season and scored 9 goals.
The club bought the Portuguese striker in September from Wolverhampton for 44.7 million euros.

Liverpool head coach Klopp reacted to the draw with Fulham

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp reacted to the draw with Fulham in the 12th round of the English Premier League (Premier League). It is reported by “BBC”. According to him, the starting segment of the game was frankly unsuccessful for the Merseysiders. “In the first half hour, we were just bad. We could have missed more in this segment. But in the second half they seized the initiative and leveled the situation. Everyone here is people, and it happens. Yesterday it was not easy for all the teams participating in the Champions League, ”said the German specialist.

Klopp: “We could have lost the game in the first 30 minutes”

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp summed up the match against Fulham (1: 1) in the twelfth round of the English Premier League.
“In the first 30 minutes, we played just badly. We could have lost the game at that time. Then we started to play much better. We spent the second half at a high level and could score many more goals.
Failures can happen because people play football. You could see that yesterday all the teams that played in the Champions League had problems, ”the German BBC specialist quotes.

Jurgen Klopp: The first half hour of the meeting with Fulham, we looked frankly weak

The head coach of Liverpool commented on the draw in the match with Fulham (1: 1).

  • The first 30 minutes of the match, we looked frankly weak. They could have lost the game at that time. If you look at the results we saw yesterday for all the teams that have played in the Champions League, this weekend has fallen on hard times. In all leagues. This is madness.
    Matip has a spasm. We’ll see. He passed the examination, will be treated, I think, on Wednesday everything will be all right. The situation is as it is, I really hope that Joel will be okay, but I don’t know. We will have to find a solution, this is the football season, – quotes the words of Klopp Sky Sports.
    We add that after this game Liverpool scored 25 points and took the second place in the Premier League standings. In the next round, Lersisides will play against Tottenham at home.

Guardiola shares his expectations for Manchester City’s upcoming game with Manchester United

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola shared his expectations for the upcoming match with Manchester United in the Premier League.

“I’m pretty sure that in this derby we will focus and do our best. The players are not tired, quite the opposite. We are better than we were a month ago. With no time to prepare, given what happened, that’s okay. The important thing is that we are not far from the top of the Premier League and have already qualified for the next round of the Champions League, ”Guardiola Goal quotes.

The Premier League Matchday 12 match between Manchester United and Manchester City will take place at Old Trafford Stadium on 12 December.

At the moment, Manchester City is ranked sixth in the standings with 18 points. Manchester United (19) are in fifth place.

Josep Guardiola has 700 career appearances as a coach

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola has played his 700th career game as a coach. This happened in the home match of the 11th round of the English Premier League with Fulham (2: 0).

According to Marca, Guardiola’s teams have 507 wins, 111 draws and 82 losses in these seven hundred matches. In these meetings, his teams scored 1,766 goals, and also got the ball out of their own goal 573 times.

In addition, during his career, the Catalan specialist coached the Spanish Barcelona B and Barcelona, ​​as well as Bayern Munich.

Josep Guardiola’s wards scored 19 points and climbed to fourth place in the English Premier League standings. “Summer residents” (7) – in 17th place.

In the next round, the Citizens will play at Old Trafford with Manchester United. The match will take place on December 12.

Guardiola: there will be a long season. Everyone can beat everyone

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola commented on the Citizens’ victory in the Premier League 11th round match against Fulham (2: 0).

“At the beginning of the season, for many reasons, we did not show our game. Now we do not miss four matches in a row. It is very important to keep up the good work.

The attackers were wasteful today. We know that we must improve the situation. But it is equally important to keep creating chances for goals. In the last 20 minutes we have lost too many balls in simple situations, which is also a problem. We should be better at doing simple things.

This season, it seems, there will be a lot of teams that will fight for the highest places to the last. Everyone can beat everyone. It was important to get out of the Champions League group this month. We will now focus on the Premier League. It will be a long season, “- quotes the words of the Spanish BBC specialist.

Jose Mourinho does not intend to return Christian Eriksen to Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has no intention of returning Danish attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen to the club, Football Insider reports.

According to the source, the specialist believes that Tottenham are well-equipped and have no problems in midfield.

Eriksen joined Inter in January 2020 for a € 27 million transfer. Prior to that, he played for Tottenham for seven years. This season, Eriksen played 9 matches in all tournaments on the field, without having recorded effective actions in his asset.

It was reported that Paris Saint-Germain is interested in the footballer, while Inter is ready to part with the player for at least € 25-30 million.

Lampard: Only Jose Mourinho does not consider Tottenham a participant in the championship race

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard commented on the words of colleague Jose Mourinho after the match of the 10th round of the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur (0: 0) that the Spurs do not claim the championship this season in the English Premier League.

“Only Jose looks at the situation this way – this is his personal opinion. However, we see that Tottenham are now in the league leaders and are a contender for the final victory.

If Chelsea are the Premier League contenders, then they are exactly the same contenders. If you have Harry Kane and Son Heung Min on your team, who have seven and nine goals, respectively, then it is strange to say that you are not in the race.

They have invested a lot of money because they have players like Gareth Bale sitting on the bench and Dele Alli who is not even on the list. Spurs are a strong team. So I think we are all fighting for the championship. But, I repeat, Jose can speak as he sees it himself, “- quotes the words of Lampard

Mourinho: Tottenham do not participate in any race – we are not a horse, but a pony

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho, after a draw in the Premier League 10th round match against Chelsea (0: 0), spoke about Spurs’ chances of winning the English Premier League this season.

Tottenham do not participate in the race for the Premier League gold, because we are not a horse. We are a small, young horse – a pony. We are just ponies – and that makes all the difference, “- quotes the words of the Portuguese specialist
Jose Mourinho’s charges scored 21 points and again rose to first place in the English Premier League standings, only ahead of the reigning champion of England – Liverpool in additional indicators. “Aristocrats” (19) remained in third place. In the next round, Tottenham will host London’s Arsenal. The match is scheduled for Sunday, December 6th.

Zidane: Real Madrid fell apart after the first goal from Valencia. I have no excuses

The head coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane summed up the results of the match of the 9th round of the Spanish Championship, in which his charges lost to Valencia with a score of 1: 4.

“After the first goal, it was as if we slowed down a bit and changed the dynamics of what we were doing. There can be no excuses on my part. After the first goal, we just fell apart.

I don’t think Valencia were better tactically. But I am to blame, because I needed to find solutions, “Football Espana quotes Zidane with reference to Marca.

Valencia scored 11 points and moved up to ninth place in the standings. Real Madrid (16) are in fourth place.

Zidane: Ramos is history’s greatest defender

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane shared his opinion on the Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

“Of course, Ramos is one of the best defenders in the world. He proved this with his performances for Real Madrid. I think he is the greatest defender in history, ” quotes Zidane.

Recall that Ramos has been defending the colors of the Royal Club since 2005, and before that he played for Sevilla, of which he is a pupil. With Real Madrid, the player won 22 trophies, including four Champions League victories and five Spanish championship titles. Earlier there was information according to which Real Madrid intends to extend the contract with Ramos for two years. The Spanish defender’s current agreement with the club runs until the summer of 2021.

Zidane commented on the situation with the detection of coronavirus in Azar and Casemiro

The head coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane reacted to the detection of coronavirus in two players of his team – Eden Azar and Casemiro.

“Azar and Casemiro are fine, even if they are slightly unhappy with what happened. Emotionally and physically they are good. I sent them a message, we’ll talk to them later.

Hazard and his recent return? He is strong and understands everything. This is a tricky moment, but mentally good. It can happen to anyone, it could be worse, so we have to accept it and keep working. We have a strong group of players. However, it is a bit confusing that you have to rebuild the training the day before the match, ”Marca quotes Zidane.

Moving on to other topics, Zidane was asked how the team has responded in recent weeks after several bad results in a row.

“When things get tough, players just have to go through with it. It has always been that way. ” There are tough moments in the season, and the players are people first and foremost, but they are dedicated and their reaction makes me happy. I trust all my players. “

Carragher: I want Mourinho to win the Premier League again

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher spoke about the game of Tottenham, which is second in the Premier League standings.

“Of course I want Liverpool to win the Premier League. But, if someone else wins, I would love to see Jose Mourinho win again.

Mourinho has gone through a lot in recent years, including accusations that he is a man from the past and his football is from a different era. I really want him to win again and show the experts and the press that they wrote him off early.

For a Portuguese, it would be a beautiful story. After what he achieved in his career, he is still heavily criticized, because sometimes he does not quite rightly treat others. But it would be nice to see how he can win in another way.

There was no bigger fan of Mauricio Pochettino than me, but his team has outlived its usefulness: she needed changes, she needed development. When Jose came, last season was a bit unstable. I think no one at Tottenham could have imagined, including Daniel Levy, Mourinho and the players, that they would be able to compete for the championship this season. It was only about getting into the top 4.

But since this season is rather strange, if there is a chance for Tottenham to achieve something, it will be this season, ”Carragher quoted Sky Sports as saying.

Mourinho: Tottenham could become champion in many European countries

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho suggested that the club could become the champion in many European countries.

“I would say that Tottenham could become the champion in many European countries. In the Premier League, the hardest thing is to be a champion, because you can have a good season, score a lot of points, but there are Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Leicester, Arsenal. So you can have a good season and not be a champion. What we can do? We play match after match. We try to win, we don’t give a damn about others. I just want the team to play match after match, and then at the end of the season we’ll see where we are, ”Goal quotes Mourinho.

At the moment, Tottenham are in second place in the England Championship standings with 17 points. The team is one point behind the leading Leicester.

Klopp: I can’t understand the criticism of Salah

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp commented on the episode with the fall of the Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in the penalty area of ​​West Ham United in the match of the 7th round of the English Premier League (2: 1).

Recall that after the fall of Salah, the main referee of the meeting appointed a penalty kick against West Ham, which allowed Liverpool to level the score. Later, the head coach of the Hammers, David Moyes, questioned Salah’s honesty.

“What can I say? It was a foul. Almost everyone who has seen this situation agrees with me. The day before, I talked to Mo about how he feels. We do not often talk about all the penalties that are not awarded in our favor, but now everyone is discussing this moment, although there was an obvious contact. I can not understand the criticism, ”- quotes the words of Klopp BBC.

Klopp: Atalanta are tactically similar to Leeds. A tough match awaits us

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp at the pre-match press conference before the third round of the Champions League group stage shared his opinion about Atalanta.

“Top team with fantastic selection. Very good players, great organization, all the players on the field are one hundred percent loyal to the game system. Gian Piero Gasperini is very clever in taking advantage of the strengths of his players, making progress from every one.

So far, this is the biggest challenge for us in the current Champions League. Atalanta is a very difficult opponent. In their tactics, they are a bit like Leeds. It will be a tough match, ”the official UEFA website quotes Klopp as saying.

Klopp: Robertson, Henderson or Wijnaldum could play in Liverpool’s center

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp shared his views on the club’s concerns with center-back injuries.

“We can release Henderson or Wijnaldum. Robertson can play a center-back too. They are no less ready than Mascherano, and he acted quite well in this position.

So yes, we definitely have several options and we use one of them, ”Goal quotes Klopp.

Virgil van Dijk has been diagnosed with a cruciate ligament injury and may take up to nine months to recover. Joel Matip was diagnosed with muscle damage, and Fabinho, who can play as a central midfielder, was injured in the second round of the Champions League match against Midtjylland (2-0).

Guardiola on the victory over Marseille: “The criticism is partly fair, you have to come to terms with it. This is part of the job. “

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola shared his thoughts on a major 3-0 win over Marseille in the second round of the Champions League group stage.

“We played great, didn’t allow chances at our goal and controlled the course of the game, acting calmly and aggressively without the ball. I am very pleased with both the game and the result.

We didn’t expect Marseille to play five defenders until we saw the roster. It was the same with Porto. The more often we play against the five defenders, the more often we begin to take control and the pace of the game under our control.

We need to come to terms with criticism. We play every three days, when you win it’s great, but if not, people want to destroy everything. But the president and everyone else understands everything.

In part, the criticism is fair, but you can just put up with it. This is part of our job. Over the past month, we have added, despite injuries, lack of preseason and coronavirus. I am sure we will find stability, ”said Guardiola.

Pep on winning the Champions League: “I’ll try. Already answered this question 250 times

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola spoke about the possible victory of the team in the Champions League.

“I think I’ve already answered this question 250 times. I will try to win, we try to do it every year. It was important to start with a home win. Winning at home is the most important thing.

We will play the second match tomorrow. We want to win it.

It’s a dream, but right now the most important thing is to leave the group. The first match was difficult. Now we will play the second game, and in France it is always difficult. This is a challenge that will allow us to take a step forward, ”said Guardiola.

Tomorrow Man City will play against Marseille in the Champions League group stage.

“Mourinho constantly provokes. I feel like I’m in kindergarten.” Wenger responds to Jose’s autobiography

Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has responded to Jose Mourinho in charge of Tottenham.

The Portuguese suggested that he was not mentioned in Wenger’s autobiography because “they don’t write a Chapter about 12-14 matches in which there were no wins.

I don’t care. He is constantly provoking. It makes me feel like I’m in kindergarten.

But it’s part of his character. And he’s wrong, we beat him. We were winning, there were still a lot of draws.

Victory is not about” you”, you only participate in the victory. Victory is about “we”. The coach gets the most out of the team,” Wenger said on Canal+.

Jose Mourinho: “Losing 0:3 and losing on all counts, it is not easy to believe in success. Congratulations To West Ham»

Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho summed up the match of the 5th round of the Premier League with West ham (3:3), in which his team missed the victory, leading 3-0.

“This is football. Of course, I have to perform in the second half, this should not be done in public. But for you, I’d rather say that this is football and celebrate West ham’s belief in themselves.

It is not easy, losing 0:3 and losing on all counts, to continue to believe. I knew they were not the same team as they were last season, but to lose the three – goal advantage is a serious punishment for us. And it’s well-deserved.

I’ve already done the analysis, standing at the edge of the field, and I’ve come to the conclusion that some things were out of context. The goals were scored after set-pieces, there was an own goal and a goal after picking the ball.

We controlled the game, Kane hit the post instead of deciding the outcome of the match, and bale had to remove all questions about the winner. Based on the events, it was more likely our fourth goal, but this is football.

The team gradually began to give up, but with the arrival of Winks, we regained control and balance. And it was when we controlled the game that we conceded and allowed their faith to increase.

My guys weren’t mentally strong enough to handle it. In the last few seconds, we lost 2 points.

I said that you need to be alert in standard positions, it was known that the opponent is strong in this.

This game was in our hands and we lost 2 points,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.