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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.

Three of the greatest football coaches of our time

Josep Guardiola

Trained: Barcelona (2008 – 2012), Bayern Munich (2013 – present)

Achievements as a coach: two wins in the Champions League (Barcelona), three wins in the Spanish League (Barcelona), a win in the Spanish Cup (Barcelona).

Guardiola is a graduate of Barcelona, for the main team of the club he played from 1990 to 2001. In the summer of 2007, the Spaniard headed the Barca reserve team, which played in the fourth division.In the 2007-08 season, the team under his leadership won the tournament in their group and got the opportunity to compete for relegation to the Spanish third division.

Guardiola became the sixth specialist to win the Champions League both as a player and as a coach, joining Miguel Munoz, Giovanni Trapattoni, Johan Cruyff, Carlo Ancelotti and Frank Rijkard.

In 2013, PEP has signed a three-year contract with Bayern, replacing the post of the head coach local coach Jupp Chaincase. Despite the impressive success of Munich, Guardiola somewhat modified the style of the team compared to the schemes of his predecessor (transferred Philipp Lahm to the support zone, made a bet in the center of the field on the creative Alcantara and Goetze). However, the team’s results were not affected by tactical innovations, and it still remains number one in European football.
Now Bayern are in first place in the Bundesliga with a huge gap from their pursuers, and they have also confidently made it to the play-offs of the Champions League.

Fabio Capello

Trained: “Milan” (1987, 1991 – 1996, 1997 – 1998), “real” (1996 – 1997, 2006 – 2007), “Roma (1999 – 2004), Juventus (2004 – 2006), England (2008 – 2012), Russia (2012 – present).

Achievements as a coach: winning the Champions League (AC Milan), seven wins in the Italian League (AC Milan, Juventus), two wins in the Spanish League (real Madrid).

Capello started his coaching career in 1987 at AC Milan. However, he managed to lead the first team only four years later.

The very next day after leaving Juventus, Capello signed a contract with real Madrid.
2008 to 2012, Capello coached the English national team without much success, missing Euro 2008 and losing heavily at the 2010 world Cup in the 1/8 final of Germany (1:4), which did not prevent Fabio from remaining at the helm of the team.

On February 8, 2012, Capello left the post of England coach due to disagreement with the decision of the country’s football Association to strip John Terry of the captain’s armband. Soon the Italian led the Russian national team. Thanks to a good performance in the qualifying campaign for the 2014 world Cup, our team made it to the world Cup for the first time since 2002, which will be held next summer in Brazil.

Ottmar Hitzfeld

Trained: Zug (1983 – 1984), Aarau (1984 – 1988), Grasshoppers (1988 – 1991, all – Switzerland). Borussia Dortmund (1991 – 1997), Bayern Munich” (1998 – 2004, 2007 – 2008), Swiss national team (2008 – present).

Achievements as a coach: two wins in the Champions League (Borussia), seven wins in the German championship, two wins in the Swiss championship, eight wins in national Cups.

In 1983, Ottmar Hitzfeld set a goal — to achieve such success as a coach within five years, which would allow him not to wait for offers from managers, but to be able to choose his own job. And exactly five years later, he was invited to one of the strongest Swiss clubs of that time – grasshoppers. With this team, he won the country Cup twice and became Swiss champion twice.

In 2004, Hitzfeld was dismissed for “unsatisfactory results”, and later sensationally refused to lead the German national team, causing a flurry of criticism and discontent of fans in his address. However, Ottmar was not interested in offers from Dynamo Kiev, Lokomotiv and Borussia.

At the end of Euro 2008, Hitzfeld took over the relatively modest Swiss national team. Hitzfeld was able to adjust the team’s unbalanced game and took it to the world Cup from the first place in the group. And in the first match of the 2010 world Cup, one of the main favorites of the tournament, the Spanish national team, was defeated 1-0, for which that defeat was the only one in South Africa.

Under Hitzfeld’s leadership, Switzerland also reached the world Cup in Brazil, again taking first place in their qualifying group.

Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid have three wins and a draw. What else can I ask for?

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane commented on the victory in the match of the fifth round of the Spanish Primera with Levante. The match was held at the Ceramica El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal and ended with a score of 2:0 in favor of the visitors.

“This is football. There is an opponent who had good moments. We started the first half well, and at the beginning of the second we were able to score the second goal and have a different game. To win, you have to suffer. They had their moments in the second half, but that’s normal. We should be proud of what the guys did, we just started. We have three wins and a draw, what else can I ask for,” Marca quoted Zidane as saying.

Real Madrid scored 10 points in four games and led the League table. Levante (3) is ranked 18th in the table.

Zidane — on the lack of playing time of Vinicius and Rodrigo: this is real Madrid, and they are still boys

Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane answered a question about the small amount of playing time that the club’s players Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo Goes get.

“Such questions are a bit ridiculous. This Is Real Madrid. You can have your opinion, but I work with these players every day. What if Vinicius plays 34% of all matches? And another player will play in 32% of matches, and another one – in 31% of meetings? this

is the reality of this team. There are always those who play more or less. I want to win. The press and social networks do not contribute to this.

They are still boys, both under 21. This is a football reality regardless of whether you play or not.

Before each match, you have to choose 11 players, and you don’t have to think about it anymore. I will do this until it is my turn to leave the club. I think I answered your question,” Zidane was quoted as saying by Marca.

Vinicius made 29 appearances in the 2019/2020 Spanish League season, while Rodrigo made 19.

Jurgen Klopp: After leaving Liverpool, I will not immediately lead another club

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he plans to take a break from his career after leaving the Merseyside club.

“I am often asked about my plans. But I’ve never heard that question asked of Guardiola, even though his contract expires in a year. My contract is still valid for four years. In football, it’s an eternity. Probably in four years I will think about whether to renew the contract or not. If the contract is not renewed, I will take a break in my career. After leaving the “Liverpool“ I won’t be heading another club right away. I’ll take a year off, ” Goal quoted Klopp as saying, referring to the Leeroy will’s wissen channel! on YouTube.

Klopp, 53, has been coaching Liverpool since 2015. Under his leadership, the club became the champion of England and won the Champions League.

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.

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 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.