Zivkovic has entered the eleven, only knows to win and has World in focus

Middle income has risen since it came to be used in the core, along with Fejsa and Pizzi. He has been called up for Serbia and wants to be in the World Cup in June.

Holder in the last seven meetings of Benfica, where the Reds have achieved a hundred percent of wins, Zivkovic has gained another dimension since being used in the midfield trident, alongside Pizzi and compatriot Fejsa. Working with the Serbian team, Zivkovic hopes to grab the place at the finals.

“Playing regularly is quite good and I am going through a good moment of form, so this call for the selection is important,” said Zivkovic, who is expected to be an option in both sides of the Balkan line-up against Morocco and Nigeria.

“For me, the most important thing is to be prepared for these games and I hope to take advantage of this opportunity to make a good impression. Given these opponents, the goal is to win,” said the 21-year-old, who has seven caps for the Serbia.

Óliver: a magical night, the best goal and the unmissable goal

The collective achievements are more important and it is in the certainty that, in the end, FC Porto will celebrate the title, which the Spaniard supports, at a stage where he does not start and is still waiting to make a debut.

Óliver Torres is the only player on the roster from the start and still does not know what to score. Hence, keep your focus on progressing and evolving towards being a better and more complete player. While this is not enough, it matters that the team wins.

He has just completed 100 matches for FC Porto. What was the most marked?

-There was a magic day, Champions game, with Bayern [15/04/2015], where we won 3-1. It was an incredible game, a game of those that make us feel special as professionals. It was a magical night.

And the best of the 10 goals you scored?

– All goals are special, but the first [3-0 victory over Moreirense, 08/31/2014] marked me more, to celebrate, to see the affection of the people … The truth is that this was the more special.

Remember the premiere?

– I remember well, was against the Maritime [15/08/2014]. It was amazing. And it’s amazing to do 100 blue and white games. Make me proud. This is more than I ever imagined. As a child, I could not even imagine that I could achieve such goals. In fact, I want to thank my family, my brothers, my friends and my girlfriend too, because they are always present, especially during bad times. All I got is thanks to them.

At the beginning of the season, he said in an interview with THE GAME that he liked to improve the finals [10 goals in 100 games]. Still have that goal?

– Yes, I keep the objective of improving the finalization. But I am sure that I will improve and that the day will come when I will score many goals. I am aware that I have to improve this and I will work to be better every day, every training, every game. I’m 23 years old and I still have time to improve.

FC Porto have now returned  to the victories. Was it important, after the misstep in Paços de Ferreira?

– It was a difficult game. We had to come in strong and we did. The team was packed and made a great game. The fans were with us, as they have always been. They were magical. I am sure that together we will achieve the goal we want.

Game by game, this objective [title] is closer. Do you still believe with all your strength that you will be champions?

– Yes absolutely yes. We are first in the standings and nobody wants the title any more than we do.

Yield and stance could lead Bryan Ruiz to renew with Sporting

The captain of Costa Rica’s performance has satisfied the leaders and Jorge Jesus, and the athlete himself knows that it will be difficult for anyone to pay the clean 1.2 M per season he receives in Alvalade.

Bryan Ruiz could extend his contract with Sporting for another season. According to THE GAME, this scenario is on the table of the society that manages the professional football of the lions and the player himself admits to continue for another year, as long as he maintains the same salary conditions. However, so far there has been no negotiation between the parties.

The jersey 20 began being deprecated by Jorge Jesus, who considered the captain of the selection of Costa Rica expendable when he planned the squad for the present season. He went on to train himself after having failed all SAD’s attempts to “dispatch” the creative, eventually being reinstated in November – when in Alvalade the coach complained about reinforcements and said he needed, among other elements, a athlete to the intermediate sector – and took on as a regular option in the team. This fact, directly linked to the performance and posture presented by the player that is at the end of the contract, has led SAD to consider offering another contract season to the 32-year-old.

Bryan Ruiz, our newspaper found, is available to continue, even because he himself knows that those interested in his tender with capacity to pay the approximately 1.2 million euros free of taxes earned per year in Alvalade are from unattractive destinations for the athlete, cases of Turkey or Qatar.