Shakhtar Vs Real Madrid: Zidane's Pre-match Press Conference

Shakhtar Vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Pre-match Press Conference


Speaking on Monday, Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane looked ahead to Los Blancos’ Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk – a match in which his side have the opportunity to book their place in the last 16.

Madrid, who sit three points clear of third-placed Shakhtar in Group B, will be guaranteed a top-two finish if they beat the Ukrainians in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Zidane’s pre-Shakhtar press conference: Qualification in Real Madrid’s hands:
“We know that tomorrow is another cup final. We have two left. Tomorrow’s game is probably the most important of the group stage because it’s three points that would take us through. We just have to focus on that goal.”

Is the stress of the expectations on him at Madrid making Eden Hazard more injury-prone, as the Belgium national team’s doctor says?
“No, absolutely not! He’s mentally very strong. It’s another injury for him and it’s bad news for us, but it’s something that’s happening to a lot of teams and we have to deal with it, because just like other teams we’ve got a lot of players. I have no doubts about the player he is and what he wants to achieve here. He’s had a bad time of it recently and we’re going to help him.”

Togetherness and hunger in the Madrid squad:
“Of course I can still see it. It’s just that we have had a lot of unusual things: injuries, different preparation… It all has an influence. But the players never lose their desire to always fight hard and show what they can do. That’s impossible at this club. The players know where they are and what it means to play for Real Madrid. I have no doubts about that.”

Bad displays not down to lack of desire:
When you have a bad game, I wouldn’t link that to desire. A bad performance can happen, but the players’ desire has nothing to do with that.”

Marco Asensio’s poor form:
“What you [the media] need to do is stop talking about how he needs to do one thing or the other. Just let him play. He has to get back into his stride bit by bit. He has been out injured for a year.”

Is coaching this Real Madrid squad more difficult than in previous years?
“No. Things are maybe more difficult right now in the sense that we’re struggling for consistency, but at Real Madrid there have always been difficult moments. I found that as a player, too. But we always overcome them – that’s the most important thing.”

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona crushed Dinamo Kiev


With two days to go to the end of the group stage, Barcelona will only play to secure their pass as first in the group after a game used by Ronald Koeman to give rest to their figures, going out to the field with a set full of regular substitutes .

After leaving Leo Messi at home and Antoine Griezmann on the input bench, Braithwaite formed at the top of the attack backed by Philippe Coutinho and Francisco Trincao, with the young Pedri, helping in distribution.

Real Madrid and Inter prepare exchange between Isco and Eriksen


According to the European press, a barter is being prepared between Isco and Danish midfielder neroazzurro Christian Eriksen.

According to SKY, in recent days both Real Madrid and the Inter Milan board of directors have talked to bring together positions in relation to an Isco-Eriksen exchange. The aforementioned media reports that both leaderships want this agreement to be granted yes or yes in the month of January.

Will the Isco-Eriksen barter take place?
However, there is a problem that has occurred in the last hours for this to take place. It turns out that the whites have valued the Malaga player at 70 million euros, while the Italians have valued his midfielder at only 30. The difference would have to be covered with money or another player.

Pochettino believes that Tottenham can win the Premier League


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The Argentine believes that his team is not being evaluated in the “right way”.

Mauricio Pochettino, coach of Tottenham Hotspur, relies on his team and includes him as one of the candidates for the Premier League title.

The “Spurs” are third in the standings, five points behind City and six points behind Liverpool, who at the moment leads the competition.

Pochettino wants to open the White Hart Lane. The Argentine expressed his desire to be able to play the first game of eighth in the new stadium: “I hope and wish to play the first game in the new stadium.”

PSG wants to prevent Neymar from leaving


Given the interest of some Europeans in signing Neymar, PSG appealed to one of its sponsors to continue strengthening ties with the Brazilian.

They want me to continue yes or yes. PSG does not want to let go of Neymar and resorted to a commercial move to tie the Brazilian to the club for several more seasons. The striker became the new ambassador of the National Bank of Qatar (QNB), a financial entity that has links with the Parisian team.

The commercial agreement implies that QNB will take all the benefits generated by Neymar, as an image of the brand, either advertising or marketing. The link was signed by Neymar’s father, the player and Yousef Darwish, the bank’s general manager.

It should be noted that the National Bank of Qatar is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority (Qatar Investment Authority), which at the time was owned by the PSG through the company Qatar Sports Investment. QNB is also already one of the main sponsors of the Parisian club.

The announcement is seen as a movement to strengthen ever stronger ties between Neymar and PSG. All this amid rumors that speak of the possible interest of Real Madrid and Barcelona to have the Brazilian attacker.

Barcelona got tired of Dembélé and the punishment was very hard


It seems that Ousmane Dembélé has thrown too much of the rope to the patience of Barcelona, who decided to punish him with a heavy economic penalty for arriving late to training last Sunday.

The news of Ousmane Dembélé in Barcelona is fifty and fifty. Half for all the good that is able to do within a field of play, half for their bad habits outside the same that have not yet been corrected.

And it seems that the French has thrown too much of the rope to the patience of the culé directive, which decided to punish him with a heavy economic penalty for arriving late to training on the last Sunday, after the derby against Espanyol in which he was one of the figures of the 4-0 win.

According to the newspaper As, the new act of indiscipline will cost Ousmane Dembélé, also for being a repeat offender, no less than 100 thousand euros, although they did not rule out that the figure “could even triple”.

Despite the anger that gave him the delay of the French, Ernesto Valverde decided to include him in the list of players called to face Tottenham in the closing of the group stage of the Champions League.

The celebrities who will say present at the Bernabeu to see the great final


This Sunday will be one of the most important matches in the history of football. This Sunday, in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium of Real Madrid, River and Boca will clash in the grand final of the Copa Libertadores de América.

And, of course, virtually nobody wants to miss this momentous commitment. As a result, great personalities of the football environment and other areas will say present in this scenario.

Among them will be Diego Simeone, Germán Burgos, Antoine Griezmann, Ángel Correa, Diego Godín, Lucas Torreira, Javier Saviola, Esteban Cambiasso, Javier Zanetti, Gianni Infantino, Alejandro Domínguez, Luis Rubiales and Florentino Pérez.

There is more? Without a doubt. Other figures such as Claudio Caniggia, Hugo Gatti, Gustavo López, Fernando Cavenaghi, Ramón Díaz, Mauricio Pellegrino, Leandro Chichizola, Jonathan Silva and Guido Carrillo will also be present.

The confession of a Barcelona player: “I’m not happy”


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The author of the blunt phrase was Denis Suárez, who wants to have more continuity.

Playing in Barcelona is a dream for any footballer, but also a very complex task. That is why there are many players who arrive to the Catalan cast and subsequently do not have the desired continuity.

This is the case of Denis Suárez, who, in statements given to ‘Bein Sports’, was very sincere and did not have any filter when it came to confessing that he is not happy in Barcelona. The reason? For not playing enough.

Wembley Stadium is the “best place in the world” to play football

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The Argentine Mauricio Pochettino affirmed that the Wembley stadium is the “best place in the world” to play football, despite the long wait that his team, Tottenham, suffers to move to their new stadium.

Pochettino, who played in the old Wembley with Argentina in 2000, made a passionate defense of the stadium that currently houses his team’s matches.

“If you ask me, I’m very, very happy to play at Wembley,” he said. “I was born in Argentina, when I heard about England for the first time it was with all the problems of the Falklands,” said the Tottenham coach.

The ‘Spurs’ come to this game after defeating Southampton 3-1. For its part, Leicester City drew 1-1 against Fulham. It should be noted that both teams this year gave us a great game that ended with the triumph 5-4 at Tottenham.

Chelsea, ready to be Manchester City’s executioner

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Only two teams remain unbeaten in the Premier League after fifteen games played. This weekend, Liverpool and Manchester City will leave their fiefs to measure themselves to two sets that await them with sharp knives and the determination to end their invincibility.

Those of Pep Guardiola will have the most difficult test and will visit on Saturday (17:30 GMT) Stamford Bridge, against a Chelsea that has already fallen twice in this league, which begins to deflate and has nothing to lose and much to gain before the favorite to the title.

With a disadvantage of ten points behind the head of the table and after seeing how the Wolverhampton went back to them last Wednesday, the ‘Blues’ come at the worst moment to one of the most difficult duels of the year.

Manchester United chooses Pochettino as a substitute for Mourinho

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The directive of Manchester United has already been responsible for seeking a replacement for Jose Mourinho despite not having completed the first round. Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of Tottenham, would be chosen by a board that prepares 45 million euros to hire the Argentine, as reported by The Sun.

The stage of Mourinho at the head of Manchester United is being much discussed. His team occupies the eighth position, to 18 points of the first classified, Manchester City. With six victories, five draws and four defeats, the team coached by the Portuguese is far from their expectations of being among the first four to qualify for the Champions League.

Several players of the Arsenal, hunted consuming drug

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Photographs have shaken British society. The tabloid The Sun has been responsible for unveiling the images, where you can clearly see several players of the first team of the English Arsenal in the exclusive Tape Club in London, consuming the drug in fashion in the UK, the ‘hippy crack’ ‘ This substance, also known as nitrous oxide, is consumed by inhaling ‘laughing gas’ through balloons, whose effect is a state of temporary euphoria.

The most striking of the information is that, apparently, these images were captured in August, in the days before the start of the Premier League. The players that appear in the controversial images are Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Özil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac.

Juventus-Inter: Derby from ‘capos’


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The Derby d’Italia, this is the name given to the clash between Juventus and Inter Milan, will be called the derby of capos as Bianconeri and Neroazzuri will count on their attack with the two biggest calcium predators: Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi.

The Luso already has 10 goals and has pulverized all the historical records in Turin, while the Argentine, the last Capocannoniere of Serie A with 29 goals, already has eight goals. Thus, the Allianz Stadium will host the first face-off of the year between Juve (1st) and Inter (3rd) and the first assault between the last king of the goal in Italy and the aspiring to the throne.

Manchester City could be expelled from the Champions


UEFA is investigating the English club for alleged violation of the financial ‘Fair Play’. The ruling will be known “very soon”, according to Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA.

Manchester City has a tricky problem. UEFA is investigating the English club’s accounts because it suspects that they have committed a violation of financial Fair Play rules and the body presided by Aleksander Ceferin is willing to go to the end. According to UEFA’s own leader, the decision in this regard “will be known very soon” and could lead to the City’s expulsion from the next edition of the Champions League.

UEFA moves to Vorskla vs Arsenal to Kiev “for security reasons”


The Europa League match between the Ukrainian club FC Vorskla and English Arsenal on Thursday in Poltava (central Ukraine) will be played in the capital Kiev for “security reasons”, UEFA announced on Tuesday, in full conflict between the Ukrainian and Russian authorities.

UEFA made this decision “after the introduction of martial law in some Ukrainian regions,” he said. The European instance thus indicates that it will follow the evolution of the situation in Ukraine in terms of security, before deciding to relocate other parties.

Ukraine and Russia have been in conflict for several years, and last Sunday the Russian Coast Guard on the Crimean coast captured three Ukrainian military vessels.

The PSG is still alive… and see who kills him now


The first thing a team that aspires to win the Champions has to learn is to suffer. The PSG did not know how to do it at the Camp Nou and it was diluted against Real Madrid. And this year, in the most complicated group that drew the draw, has been with one foot in the Europa League. But the punches serve to improve this Tuchel team has done. He saved the match-ball against Liverpool, he’s still alive … and to see who is the handsome one who ‘kills’ him now.

Piqué: “The good thing about the Champions League is now: you can not have a bad day”


We’ve been doing it well for years, it’s because a great generation has coincided. That’s why we have achieved all this. The group was one of the most difficult in recent years. It has not been easy to qualify, but we have had solvency in almost every game, today as well. They have created danger for us. But in the second best. This team knows how to compete in the Champions League. The good comes now, the hardest. The eliminatory ones are different, you can not have a bad day, we know it.

Neymar faced the audience and ended up whistling!


Neymar returned to be protagonist with the PSG. Not only for his goal, decisive in the final victory over Liverpool, but also for another episode of his own. The Brazilian faced the stands and this ended up pitting him.

It was the minute 63 ‘and PSG tried to sleep the game with a long possession and a series of inconsequential passes. The ball returns to the defense and at that moment, after animating Mbappé, Neymar turns to the stands and raises his arms ostensibly. The retransmission does not show what could bother Ney, but the play continues and the ball returns to the crack, who does not realize to be facing the public. At that time the whistle was heard throughout the stadium.

Neymar shines and PSG leaves Liverpool under minimum


PSG vs Liverpool The goals of Neymar and Bernat cause the Parisians to have the pass in their hand.

Neymar was the main protagonist of the Parisian team. The Brazilian footballer moved at will throughout the first half, where PSG took full advantage on the scoreboard. Bernat opened the scoring after picking up a poor clearance of Van Dijk in the area and did justice to the game that the locals were deploying, suffocating his rival.