Thursday, 25 May 2017

Valverde hopes Barcelona to overcome Alaves

Ernesto Valderde, who left the position of a coach at Athletic Bilbao denied approaching another club. According to the speculation, namely Valverde will be the new mentor of Barcelona, but for the moment, the 53-year-old specialist denied that information.
At the same time, the expert admitted that he will dare crossed for the Catalans in the finals for the Cup of Spain against Alaves. The official reason is that with the triumph of Barcelona, Athletic will play in European football for the fourth consecutive year.
`I want Barcelona to win the final, even though I am torn. I am still a fan of Athletic. I did not reach an agreement with any other club. I have an agent and he has some offers for me, but I haven`t decided whether I will accept a new challenge.`, said Valverde.
According to the press, Valverde already has agreed with the management of Barcelona and will sign a two-year contract with the Catalans at the beginning of next week, after finishing the final for the Cup. The meeting will be the latest for the former mentor of Blaugranas, Luis Enrique.
Valverde, who is a former coach of Espanyol, Olympiakos, Valencia, and Villarreal, used to play at Barcelona for two seasons at the end of the 80s of the twentieth century. His football career began at Alaves.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Tony Adams: `Wenger does not want me at Arsenal!`

The Arsenal legend Tony Adams did not consider that while Arsene Wenger is at the helm of the club he will have a place there.
The former captain is currently finishing up the season at the Spanish Granada, who failed to save from relegation and is of the opinion that the Frenchman prefers to work with more quiet people, not with those who are willing to stand up for their opinions.
The 50-year-old former defender won 10 trophies for 19 seasons at the club, as currently there is a statue in front of the Emirates and for much of a fan he remains the symbol of the Gunners.
`Maybe Arsene thinks it will be too challenging for him. He apparently prefers helpers like Pat Rice and Steve Bould, who also have a history with Arsenal, but are not ready to enter into conflict and to create tension.`, Adams wrote in his autobiography.
`Arsene is a too dominant personality who probably wouldn`t like it if I said we get light goals, I am going to work today with defense. His essence is not the typical coach and that is the second reason why I think he doesn`t want me. Some time ago I said that coaching is not his strongest trait, which was accepted badly and realized that while he is there for me there is no place at the club.`, he said.
Adams reveals that Manchester United wanted him on two occasions - in 1991 and 1996, but in either case, he refused, firstly because in London he felt great because of alcohol, and then due to the fact that the club has had much uncertainty after the arrival of Wenger.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Herrera: `I am learning from Busquets!`

The Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera admitted that he admires his colleague from Barcelona Sergio Busquets. The Red Devils midfielder occupies an increasingly leading role at Old Trafford and he has presented very strongly.
`My new position requires a great responsibility because you can`t afford to make mistakes. But I am trying to watch other players and learn from them. One of them is Sergio Busquets!`, admitted Herrera.
`There is only one Busquets. He is constantly working. I am Ander Herrera and my job is different. Sergio rarely loses the ball. In the past, I used to watch Xavi and Iniesta, but today I have been following the game of Busquets.`
`Right now, I find myself at the best moment in terms of consistency, my role at the team, the manager`s confidence in me and the support of the fans.`, added the Spaniard.