Klopp agent says German would do ‘good job’ at Bayern Munich

Curious statements by Marc Kosicke, agent of Jurgen Klopp. According to the manager, the current Liverpool coach would fit well at Bayern Munich, at a time when the future of the Bavarians will be questioned after the departure of Jupp Heynckes.

“Jurgen is not too big for Bayern nor is Bayern too big for him. No doubt Jurgen would do a “good job.” Bayern and Klopp would fit well, but it is something that is not feasible at the moment. He has a contract until 2022 and I do not think his work in Liverpool is over. It is true that Bayern are looking for a coach, but at the moment Jurgen thinks of nothing but the reds, “said the agent, quoted by ESPN.

It is recalled that Klopp guided for seven seasons Borussia Dortmund, one of the teams that tries to counterbalance the power of Bayern in Germanic football. He won the Bundesliga on two occasions and a German Cup and three Super Cups.

The 50-year-old is making his third season at Anfield.

Tottenham points to Bruno Fernandes

The season is now in the deciding phase, all the evidence is in the ebullient phase, but the departments responsible for market prospects are not at all attentive, and Tottenham’s cabinet responsible for hiring has 23-year-old Bruno Fernandes on a shortlist potentials for the new era.

The excellent season that the Sporting midfielder is doing has captured the attention of many clubs in the main European championships and the Spurs want to be well placed in the starting grid of the race for the Portuguese international.

Sporting was cautioned: for the first time entered a value with three digits in a termination clause. Yes, the eight lions jersey is armored for 100 million euros. This value, of course, is only a defense for Sporting, a player exit will not be for such a high value. But it will always be a millionaire. That is, with four more years of contract with those of Alvalade – signed until June 2022 -, is only complying the first, is not leonine intention to transfer the medium already in the next market.

However, Bruno Fernandes’s performances are deserving of very positive reports and the likely presence at the World Cup in Russia could open even more doors for the Portuguese international, so it is Fernando Santos’ choice and stand out in the showcase of the World Cup.

Goalkeeper expelled for urinating in full play

The unusual happened in Italy: a goalkeeper was ordered to be expelled for urinating in full play. It was at the Igea Virtus-Messina, a derby from Sicily, Italy, to count for the D-Series, group I, on Sunday.

The protagonist of the story is called Armando Prisco and the explanation for such a pressing need lies in the combination of two factors: the 21-year-old keeper drinks a lot of water (three liters a day) and was not prepared to enter suddenly – at the beginning of the second part.

“I drank water when we went into the stadium, before the warm-up, at the beach, at half-time and in the second half,” he told journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. I could not stand it. I was moving like crazy and when the game stopped for a substitution I tried to take advantage of it: I pretended that I was stretching behind a banner. No one noticed, except for the referee, “he said, not mea culpa.

“I apologized immediately and did not protest. I know that the judge has complied with the regulations [Act 12 for ‘offensive or crude gestures’], but I want to make it clear that I did nothing obscene. I knew there were a lot of kids in the stadium and I did everything to camouflage the situation, “he said, promising never to repeat the cute thing that earned him three games of punishment:” I’ll take it for a second time. I’m 21 years old and I’m not incontinent yet. ”

As a matter of curiosity: when Prisco was expelled Messina had already made three substitutions. A central inside and the game ended 0-0.

«Everything goes in the manipulation»

Nuno Saraiva, communication director of Sporting, reacted to the news on the social networks that Paulo Gonçalves, SAD’s legal advisor to Benfica, lost his appeal at the Lisbon Court of Appeal, in which he challenged his constitution as an accused in the so-called case of e-mails.

“Here are the salaries in arrears of Sporting CP, or to say that not even the stones of the sidewalk are our Club … Everything goes in the manipulation!” He wrote on Facebook.

Only Bakic is missing in the dragon attack

Silas has begun preparing for the welcome to FC Porto, scheduled for next Monday and will be the first of seven finals – in a series filled with difficulties until the end of the season – towards the goal of maintenance.

Of the list of players capable of dueling against the dragons, only Marco Bakic remains absent for being in the service of the selection of Montenegro, that today faces Turkey in private game.

The midfielder is expected to return only tomorrow, although it is not certain that he arrives in time to train. His reinstatement in the work could happen only on Thursday, but still in time for the game with FC Porto.

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.

Iniesta: “I would not be surprised if Neymar signed for Madrid”

The Barcelona player spent Wednesday on the microphones of El Larguero of the SER and talked about his future at La Roja and the sensations ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Is it going to be strange to face Messi on Tuesday?

Yes. For those of us who are on the same team as him and are used to sharing almost every day with him, it will be weird. But in the end everyone will look for theirs. Although it is a friendly match, it is a match to continue growing as a national team. Hopefully we can do two great games.

Is it better to prepare the World Cup against great powers like Germany or Argentina?

Yes. Each game is different, but there is no doubt that these two games demand different things from you than other rivals. And for us as a group it helps us to try to keep doing things right.

There is talk of his possible goodbye to Barcelona. And with the Selection?

By moment and by nature it is possibly my last appearance with the National Team. For the moment and for everything. It’s similar to what can happen to me in my club. I do not want to be around. I do not have the need to be in the sites because I was who I was. My vision has changed and that is the question.

In the National Team has someone told you something about this matter?

Someone makes a joke. That if I go or not. Nor have I confessed to anyone what I am going to do. In the Selection there are also people that I have known for a long time and we share things.

What touches in Russia? What sensations do you have?

This World Cup is difficult to know what is going to happen, but it gives us a very good feeling after the classification we have done and how we are doing things. The World Cup in Brazil and the Eurocup in France gave us a tremendous touch to not go now with our feet on the ground. The World Cups show you that if you do not do things right, you do not keep moving forward.

Are there many things around the National Team?

We are preparing the two matches we have now, which are very nice. It is understood that every time an appointment like this one is approaching, we must take the opportunity to take photos, announcements and things with which we also have to comply.

Would you like your farewell to the National Team to be different from others?

I dream that my farewell was the one we all dream of (winning the World Cup). But beyond that, everything else remains. We go to the World Cup with great enthusiasm and, if we do things right, we will have options to fight.

What do you feel looking back?

Pride and privilege of having been part of the best years of the National Team and being an important player within these years.

Do you like to play in the National Team with or without nine?

It does not affect me in the sense that the important thing about this question is the variety that the Selection has. There will be times when it suits us to play more in one way or another. It’s a great luck to have a Selection like the one the coach has.

Would you be surprised to see Neymar in Madrid?

Honestly no. It’s not that I’m surprised or not. It does not matter to me. I do not want it to be seen as disrespectful. It’s not something we’re thinking about. Madrid would be signing one of the best in the world, but Barcelona would still have a staff that I consider better than the others.

“Those from Madrid no longer upload photos showing muscles …”

Piqué has revealed in ‘Theplayerstribune’ that he has a WhatsApp group with players from Madrid, in which they joke: “We are like children”.

Gerard Piqué tells in ‘Theplayerstribune.com’ his relationship with Real Madrid players in a text entitled “A long story” and reveals that he has a WhatsApp group in which there are players from the eternal rival and the Barcelona: “My favorite group of WhatsApp will surprise you. Recently, when we were 8-9 points above Real Madrid in the League, I started a very special group with some of the players that I match in the National Team and who play for Real Madrid and Barcelona. ”

“If you only read what the press says, you will think that we hate each other. But, in fact, we get along well. We write about tactics and about football philosophies, even about the books we are reading … “.

“It’s the best, we’re like children. And the truth is, it’s especially funny for me now, that we took 15 points to Madrid in the League. So I send very creative answers. Last season, when Madrid won everything, they felt very good and they kept saying ‘shit’ when we saw each other in the National Team’s training sessions “-he continues counting.

“Man every time they won a game last season, they uploaded photos on Instagram without a shirt in the locker room, do you remember that? They kept smiling and flexing their muscles like ‘The Rock’ and saying #HalaMadrid with a lot of trophy emojis. This season, however, the environment is different. All of your Instagram photos are very dark. “3 points today, we have to keep working hard!” They say, so I send them text messages in the WhatsApp group: “Come on guys, why are you so serious?” And I put a little emoji crying and another laugh.

About his involvement with the National Team

“I can joke with my teammates, because they are my brothers in the National Team. We can hate each other in our clubs, but we play for the same country, with the same dream and that makes me feel very proud. Since I was a little boy and I saw Luis Enrique bleed and stain his shirt in the 1994 World Cup, my dream was to play for the national team. I am extremely proud to wear the badge every four years in the World Cup. Maybe, people surprise him. If you watch television in Madrid, they will tell you a very different story about me. They say that I am a traitor and that I want to destroy the country because I have shown my public support for the right of the Catalan people to vote in the referendum on independence. ”

“I never said what I would vote for. I’m not trying to be a politician and influence people. What I believe is irrelevant. I’m just one more opinion among millions. (…) It’s a difficult position for me, personally, because the happiest moment of my life was winning the World Cup with Spain, but on the other hand, being Catalan is in my blood. That is my people, my inheritance, my land. And when 80% of people in Catalonia say they want the right to vote, I think they should be heard. If that opinion makes my own countrymen repudiate me … well, I’m calm with that thought. ”

About Messi

“People ask me what it’s like to play with Messi for so many years. It’s hard to explain them in one sentence: it’s an alien. It is not from this planet. He is the only player I have seen playing for the first time, at 13, and I have said to myself: “Oh, this guy comes from somewhere else. Is not human”.

“He’s a murderer, he’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life. But not because of his goals or dribbling, for me he is the best for what he does in the field and he does not see himself on TV. See your face when you are going to retrieve a ball, for example. It has a look that no other player has. It’s what makes him so good. He does not recreate himself, his greatness is in his obsession to win every ball. ”

Last reflection

“If you watch television in Madrid, the media will tell you that everyone in Barcelona is trying to destroy the country. If you see it in Barcelona, ​​they will tell you that everyone in Madrid is trying to oppress people. Now the whole world is the bad one, depending on where you see the TV. They say that the National Team is in crisis due to political differences. In truth, we almost never talk about politics. I’m too busy telling the Real guys that they’re being j … in the league, and they’re too busy talking to me about arbitration plots! (jokes) ”

“I have been a footballer for more than half of my life. I am 31 years old now and I believed that with 30 I would be retired. Do you know what keeps me up? The experiences that I have had in the changing rooms. Meet soccer geniuses like Messi, Puyol, Neymar or Roy Keane. Soccer has made me grow from boy to boy. This is what makes the sport so beautiful, at least for me. “