William Carvalho saved for the derby

All cares are few with William Carvalho and so the clinical situation of Sporting’s 26 year old is being managed with tweezers. Away from the competition since April 5, the Portuguese international must still miss the game with Portimonense on Saturday, being saved for the derby with Benfica, very important to define the final classification of the lions in the League and that takes place on day 5 of May.

Muscle injury in the left thigh has prevented William Carvalho from being the option for coach Jorge Jesus since he had to leave midway through the Madrid game with Atlético of the quarter-finals of the Europa League (0-2). From there, five games without the 14 jersey – Paços de Ferreira, Atlético de Madrid (second leg), Belenenses, FC Porto (Portuguese Cup) and Boavista – five victories but the absence of a player that is very important for the team’s maneuver.

Thursday is three weeks since the injury. The prognosis for the recovery was three to four weeks, but caution that the average is saved for the next day, such as the incarnated and that can define, at least, who has the second place of the championship and entry in the Champions League. And the millions …

Only three coaches have more finals than Jorge Jesus

Jorge Jesus will play his fourth Portuguese Cup final on May 20. Only three other coaches were present at the finals: José Maria Pedroto, Fernando Vaz and Otto Glória.

The first final of Jorge Jesus was on May 27, 2007, in a Belenenses-Sporting: defeat by 0-1, goal of Liedson. Six years later, on May 26, 2013, in a Benfica-V. Guimarães, new snub: 1-2. A year later, finally, the first triumph: 1-0 to Rio Ave. Eleven years, four finals.

Jorge Jesus will join two other coaches who have been present in three Portuguese Cup finals for three clubs.
Otto Glória was the first to complete the trilogy in 1964: Benfica (1955, 1957, 1958 and 1969), Belenenses (1960) and FC Porto (1964).

Pedroto was, in 1975, the second to do so: FC Porto (1968, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1983), V. Setúbal (1973) and Boavista (1975 and 1976).

Finally, now appears Jorge Jesus: Belenenses (2007), Benfica (2013 and 2014) and Sporting (2018).

If Sporting beat Aves in the final, Jorge Jesus will equal Otto Glória (Benfica and Belenenses), José Maria Pedroto (Boavista and FC Porto), Fernando Vaz (V. Setúbal and Sporting), Jimmy Hagan (Benfica and Boavista) and Rui Vitória (Benfica and V. Guimarães) as coaches who won the competition for two clubs.

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.

«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.

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.