Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Gareth Bale

Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale was very happy and enjoying at the Spanish champions and has dedicated his future to the club. Bale said after winning the Champions League on Saturday.

Bale, who joined Real in 2013, scored 67 goals in 146 matches and signed an extension agreement in October to put him at the club till 2022. However, his future for Spain has been spread in doubt following a frustrating injury-riddled campaign.

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid midfielder Bale said after defeated Juventus 4-1 in the final in Cardiff, “We are winning trophies and I am happy. I have signed a long-term contract at Madrid. My family is happy and I am happy, so yes we will continue what we are doing.”

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“It’s the reason why I came to Real Madrid – to win trophies. We’re enjoying winning them at the moment, so we’ll continue to do so. Three Champions Leagues in four seasons isn’t too bad. I think we can get better. We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad.”

Gareth Bale

UEFA Champions League final match victory was made happy for Bale on Saturday as he became just the sixth player to win a European final match in his hometown as well as Welshman to win the continent’s top trophy three times, exceeding Ryan Giggs and Joey Jones.

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Talking about the final match win over Juventus, Bale said: “To play a final in your home city in incredible but to win it is even better a great experience.”

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Manchester United

Manchester United ranked as a Europa League most valuable club by a recent report into the financial strength of the mainland top clubs.

According to the report by professional services firm KPMG seems at the financial of 39 clubs based on their status on social media channels, revenues for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, and success in UEFA European competitions.”

United was ranked by project value, an accounting measure used to weigh up how much it cost to buy any company or club as it added a business’s total money owing.

Manchester United

Although, two moderately disappointing seasons on the pitch between 2014 and 2016, earlier United’s value rushed clear of Real Madrid and Barcelona, flattering the first to break the three billion euros (2.7 billion, $3.4 billion) mark as enterprise value.

Bayern Munich stays in fourth place, while Manchester City edge past Arsenal to take the fifth spot, both under the enterprise value of Euro 1.7 billion. Liverpool, Juventus, Spurs and Chelsea fill the next four positions, which mean six of 10 from the Premier League.

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KPMG global head of sports Andrea Sartori said in a statement that “The aggregate value of Europe’s leading football clubs suggests that the overall value of football, as an industry, has grown.”

Manchester United

“While this is partially explained by football’s broadcasting boom, the internationalisation of the clubs’ commercial operations, their investment into privately owned and modern facilities, and overall more sustainable management practices are also key reasons for this growth.”

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KPMG’s head Sartori added, “In terms of media rights value, the English Premier League sits comfortably at the top of European leagues, although other major leagues have outlined well-defined strategies to compete for the attention of global fans.”

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Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that FA Cup final match win against Chelsea display for a new contract. He has come in for disapproval from a number of Arsenal fans this season after the club unsuccessful to step the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.

Wenger will currently expire in next month. However, the Gunners ended their season with a high 2-1 win in the Premier League Champions at Wembley. After the match, Arsene said that the board will hold a meeting on Tuesday.

When asked about the presentation ahead of the meeting, the 67-year-old former French footballer Wenger said “The best presentation is to watch the game (against Chelsea). I’ve played until the end of my contract, which is today basically. I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment.”

Arsene Wenger

“For me, the contract does not have special meaning but, because of the debate, maybe I should have sorted that out earlier.”

Talking about he drilled into the players that succeeding against Chelsea, Wenger said “I just told them to focus on what is important, our future, the future of the club, whether I stay or not. The players play for their future, for the next season.”

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He added, “I love my job and I love to win. I love to build, I love to get people going and I love what I do. I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you cannot question is my commitment.”

Arsene Wenger

Wenger said about the fans who want his exit during the matches in the latter part of the season.” I am a forgiving man. You cannot be in this job (if you are not forgiving). The job is basically trusting human beings. If you cannot forgive, you cannot trust.”

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“The only bit of advice I have for young coaches – if you have a tendency to be paranoid, don’t do this job. I meet many Arsenal fans who are absolutely fantastic. It was maybe one per cent. Ninety-nine percent of our fans are absolutely fantastic. We play for the 99.9 percent.”

“That’s why I said it’s not about popularity, it’s about consequence. It’s the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future. It’s for me afterward to decide, if they want me, whether it’s yes or no.”

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Brazil coach Tite feels that Philippe Coutinho would fit perfectly at Barcelona and also the midfielder will leave Liverpool this summer as he will join the Catalan giants.

According to the Xinhua news agency reports, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has said that the Brazilian is not for sale however, Barcelona is likely to test the Red’s resolve by making an eye-watering offer in the coming weeks.


When asked by Brazilian news portal Uol, coach Tite said, “I’m talking hypothetically, let’s make that clear. There are Sergio Busquets and two creators: Ivan Rakitic and Andres Iniesta, who are the team’s thinkers.”

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“Coutinho could play in that role. He is an ideal player for Barcelona. I don’t want to pretentiously give my opinion about Barcelona. But who doesn’t want a player like Coutinho, with that magic, that capacity to intervene and create, change the rhythm, provide triangulation and construct.”


Brazilian coach Tite said that chemistry of Coutinho with Barcelona forwarded and Brazil national teammate Neymar would be added benefit for the Blaugrana.

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Tite said “They complement each other tactically. There was a goal (for Brazil against Paraguay) which serves as an example. It involved Neymar on the left, Coutinho floating in the middle. Then the ball got to Marcelo and he scored. It summed up how effective they can be together.”

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Zinedine Zidane

Retired French footballer Zinedine Zidane announced that leading Real Madrid to their first La Liga in five years and also 33rd overall is one of the joyful days for his impressive sporting career.

Real Madrid defeated Malaga at 2-0 on the final day of the La Liga season on Sunday to cover three points of Barcelona.

Real coach Zidane said to the reporters that “For me, the Spanish league is the best in the world so it’s an incredible feeling to win it. It was very important to win the league after many years without it and we know that the league is the competition of every day and it’s a huge thing to win it.”

Zinedine Zidane

“It’s even more important for Real Madrid because it’s the biggest club in the world and we had to win it again.”

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Praising his players Zidane said “It’s a spectacular day, everyone deserves credit but above all the players have fought, the message has always been that every player is important and that’s been the key to this success. It’s been a very hard fought win, difficult at some moments but after 38 games there’s no better feeling than being at the top.”

Zinedine Zidane

Zidane has won four trophies in 16 months since taking charge of the Spanish giants, “I can finally celebrate after months and months of work. There are no words to define how I feel now. When you’re the Real Madrid coach you know that expectations are very high but I like that. Winning the league is the best thing imaginable.”

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Harry Kane

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said that there is no option Harry Kane will be certified to leave club Tottenham after his “special” striker’s four-goal attack in the 6-1 beat of Leicester.

Kane has chances to finish in the Premier League and also the top scorer for the second successive season at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

He has scored 26 goals and placed him two in front Everton’s Romelu Lukaku by one match remaining in the contest for the golden boot.

According to the Tottenham boss Pochettino, he believes that Kane’s strikes as one of the world best finishers. “It is very clear we will keep the players we want to keep. We are so calm about our key players. They are happy here, we have an exciting project.”

Harry Kane

Talking about Harry fifth Premier League hat-trick of 32 goals, Pochettino said “We feel sp proud of Harry, to score four goals was fantastic. He was injured twice this season but he is so fresh now and he is trying to score a lot of goals to finish at the top.”

“Harry’s a special player, he loves Tottenham. He means a lot for the team. I tell you always that he’s one of the best strikers in the world. His performances show that we are right.”

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The England professional Kane can wrap up the golden boot by successions on the score sheet on Tottenham’s final match at Hull on Sunday.

Harry Kane

The 23-year-old England footballer Kane said, “There has been a bit of build-up in the race for the golden boot and I wanted at least one or two to put the pressure on but to get four is amazing.”

He added, “I’m now sitting at the top, but we go in with the same mentality, to make sure we win first and foremost and then score as many as I can.”

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Talking about his club Tottenham, Kane said “We were talking about last season when we finished so bad. We spoke a lot about changing that feeling and finishing in the best way. We wanted to improve this season and this type of performance showed we have learned a lot.”

“It’s always important to finish in a better mood, especially when we move to Wembley next season.”

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Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said that players clearly showed growing in confidence in every game. They had suffered a dramatic slump in the form of this season after incredible success which finally cost to Claudio Ranieri job.

However, they have enjoyed a revival under the Shakespeare, winning continuous games against Hull and Liverpool with the players Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy which shows that signs of remembering their best performance.

Key player Vardy played nine games without any goal before scoring in Seville in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie games and chased up with a double against Liverpool, whereas Jamie had scored his first goal in the first open in this season league against Hull.


The 53-year-old caretaker manager Shakespeare said that ‘it wasn’t just his talismanic pair that is remembering their best form.

“I think we’ve all been pleased but I don’t think it matters where the goals come from, but it was great to see Jamie scoring again. I think players thrive on confidence.”

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“If you saw our defensive players and Kasper making saves and our back players stepping in, players will thrive on confidence and I’m hoping result give us the confidence to do that.”


“Players in general do thrive on confidence and I’m hoping the results give us the kick-start to do that,” said Shakespeare.

He believes that the criticism ranked at the players from parts of the media has keen to his squad. Shakespeare said “They all were (determined to prove a point).

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“With the criticism levelled at them, whether it gave them that extra fire in the belly that is for everyone else to decide. I am just really pleased with how they dealt with the pressure. I think they have been in a no-win situation, but they have dealt with it really, really well.”

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Former Argentine footballer and current coach of Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino has notified Chelsea that their Tottenham Hotspur will struggle to get a lead of any slips and keep combating for the Premier League title till the end.

Argentine central defender Pochettino hailed “belief” of his side that helped to beat Everton at 3-2 on Sunday to close the space on the leaders to seven points.

Two goals from Harry Kane and one goal from Dele Alli keep Chelsea under pressure in the Premier League race.

On Monday night match, the Blues will return to 10 points if they beat West Ham. However, Tottenham boss believes that his team needs to perform well if they want to push Chelsea.


The 45-year-old Tottenham manager said after winning over Toffees, he said “Everton was a very difficult opponent, we know that. We played, much better and if you see the score, 3-2, maybe that’s not fair [reflection] because that makes it look like a very competitive game but we deserved more. Sometimes that happens.”

“The most important things for us was to get the three points, important to keep our position in the table fighting for the highest position and to be there if Chelsea fail.”

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“We played with a lot of confidence, always knowing what we needed to do in every moment and that was fantastic,” he added.

“The team showed big confidence and that’s important for us because now we’re at the most important period with the Premier League and FA Cup and we have that consistency and that belief.”


Tottenham boss mourned that his team conceded a late goal from Enner Valencia in last scored of the game just minutes after Dele Alli had scored 3-1.

Pochettino said “Overall, it was a very good win, a fantastic performance. Okay, in the end we’re a little disappointed to concede the last goal because we showed a lack of concentration and that can’t happen again. But without that, we played very well.”

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“We played a fantastic first half and the second half we dominated and played with good quality and a high tempo. I’ve very pleased for everyone. We have to keep going.”



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