The season of Borussia Dortmund initiated with a 2-0 loss when facing off with Bayer Leverkusen in a match that was played on August 23 and this result was the first sign of the things that were going to come for JurgenKlopp and his men as they appeared to be much weaker than the previous season.
One of the reasons on why Dortmund is much less threatening from the team that they once were, it’s because of Robert Lewandowski who was signed by Bayern Munich and this is just how things seem to be operating in the Bundesliga and many leagues around the world as the most financially stable club has a huge advantage that allows them to simply sign the best players despite in which team they are performing in or the price tag that might come along. Continue reading Borussia Dortmund didnt have good Start of Season
The Brazilian midfielder of Liverpool, Lucas Leiva has revealed that he has attracted the attention of Napoli as well as a few other European clubs but Leiva has not assured that his future remains with Liverpool and the possibility of the Brazilian player leaving Anfield could be a real possibility.
Lucas Leiva is not a consistent player in the team of Brendan Rodgers and if things don’t change in the remaining matches of the year, another club could swoop in and sign him.
“I am not talking to anyone right now because I have a contract. But, since I am not playing, I’ll have to look around because I want to play. Last summer there was also talk of Napoli, but nothing that was satisfying for all the parties. It is true: Benitez has always shown great confidence in me. Over the summer there was interest from Napoli, along with other clubs. Benitez has again asked to sign me. My objective for now is to play consistently. We’ll see in future.” Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva said.
Leiva only wants to play a consistently in a club despite in what league they are participating in and this is good news for Napoli as the Italian club is ready to turn the Brazilian midfielder into an influential and consistent player at Napoli, this is something that seems to be lacking for Lucas Leiva with Liverpool as he has to stay on the sidelines of the team for a large amount of matches.
The coach of Napoli, Rafael Benitez is in search for a player that can perform alongside Gokhan Inler and Jorginho. The Italian club is also rumored to be interested in signing Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and the captain of Lyon Maxime Gonalons but Lucas Leiva could be an easier option to sign considering his current situation with Liverpool where he does not play a main role.
Amidst huge protests against organizing 2018 World Cup in Russia that has led many to doubt about the venue, FIFA has declared full support for organizing 2018 World Cup in Putin’s territory.
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter has clearly opposed all boycotts of World Cup 2018 in Russia & has whole heartedly backed all preps undertaken by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration for the esteemed mega event.
“A boycott cannot ever come up with positive effect”, Blatter said while addressing media event. “We do trust the nation & its government.”
“FIFA extends unconditional support for staging the next World Cup season in Russia only”, the FIFA President added in.
According to diplomatic sources, some European nations had the plan of boycotting of 2018 World Cup in Russia given the conflicted scenario posed by eastern Ukraine.
Some of the politicians in Germany, Berlin & US have urged FIFA to come up with the withdrawal of the celebrated event from Russia.
“As we receive the letters from Northern America urging us to withdraw the 2018 World Cup from Russia, we say that it is football”, noted Blatter.
“Being the biggest country of the world, Russia is always under the scan of international media. Soccer can not just unite the nation but also show the entire world that its way stronger in comparison to any sort of protest movement.”
Blatter compared the current scenario to Russia’s hosting for Sochi Winter Olympicsm when the Western dignitaries stayed away.
“There was this same scenario ahead of the Sochi Olympics yet neither on course of the event nor after, there has been any single verse against the Games.”
The FIFA boss had remarked that he is quite pleased with Russia’s steady preparations on the 2018 World Cup.
Louis van Gaal enjoyed going through a series of victories and managed to stay undefeated during his entire pre-season schedule which included matches against: LA Galaxy, As.Roma, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Valencia. Everything was looking brilliant for the new coach of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal but things took a huge turn after the Dutch experienced a shocking loss in his debut match in charge of United in his first Premier League match.
In the opening match of the Premier League, Manchester United hosted Swansea City at Old Trafford and it was the visiting side that took the lead through Sung-Yong Ki as the South Korean midfielder tucked the ball into the net of David de Gea at the 28th minute. Manchester United responded with their new captain Wayne Rooney as he leveled the match 1-1 but Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson restored the lead for his club a few minutes later.
Losing in your first league match is not the way that Louis van Gaal wanted to start off and the Dutchman went on saying just how much this loss will affect his players.
Louis van Gaal said: ‘’When you win everything in preparation time and lose your first match that cannot be worse. We have built up a lot of confidence and then it will be smashed down because of this result. It’s a very bad day for us. It’s very disappointing for the players, the fans, for me, and the staff. I saw a lot of players looking very nervous, making the wrong choices and that is a pity. These players have to forget that expectation because that is Manchester United. You have to cope with that pressure. That is also a process. But we have to know that it is only one game of many games’’
This is only the start of the season and Louis van Gaal has enough time to restore the points lost but it’s definitely not the way that the Dutchman wanted to kick-off his managerial career in the Premier League.