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Roberto Di Matteo takes over at Schalke 04 and anticipates tasty Chelsea reunion clash

first_img CEST 08/10/2014 “I’ve spent the last 24 hours watching all of Schalke’s matches this season,” said Di Matteo. “I’ve devoted every minute I’ve had to that. “I only got here yesterday and we’ll train for the first time tomorrow. Then in the next 10 days, we get ready for my first Bundesliga game against Hertha Berlin,” he said. Sport EN “They’ve had a lot of injuries too, but I think we’ve probably got to work on the defence a bit. Upd. at 19:37 Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as Schalke 04’s manager and already has a tasty reunion with his former side Chelsea coming up in the Champions League.  Di Matteo replaces Jens Keller, who had left the side languishing in mid-table with only eight points from seven games.  “I’ve got a lot of work to do to get us out of this small crisis. There’s no miracle for it. It just takes time and hard work to improve everything.” “If you look, you will see that my teams have always scored lots of goals. “We’ll try to play a successful game. You’ve got to find a balance in the team – solid at the back and have something going for you up front. “The impression I have is one of a good team who have a lot of potential going forwards, but certainly have a few problems in defence. “In my opinion, you need a solid defence. Not just the back four, but the general organisation, and then you can build on that. “The Chelsea game’s still a long way away.”last_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti defends Isco change as Madrid fans complain

first_img Ancelotti said: “A coach makes the chances because he thinks it’s better for the team. If the fans don’t understand, I’m sorry, but I took the decision and made the change to add balance to the side.”  CET The coach made the change as his team struggled to overcome Villarreal on Sunday night, with the game finishing 1-1.  He said: “If it’s a physical matter the drop-off should have been in the second half not the first. We simply encountered difficulties. Sport EN However, he said that his side is getting better. The Italian denied that his team were tied and stood by his policy of not rotating his squad much. center_img 02/03/2015 Ancelotti claimed: “I think the team is improving. We have dropped two points but the league will be decided on the final day.” Carlo Ancelotti has defended his substitution of Isco for Asier Illarramendi, despite whistled from Real Madrid fans. “In the first half we played at a very low tempo. We put in many crosses because we were not moving the ball around quickly enough.That rhythm changed in the second half, but we weren’t effective with the chances we created. Upd. at 20:49 last_img read more

Gareth Bale: Clasico loss has created doubts in Barcelona squad

first_img “Obviously that wasn’t the case and we had to show our true team spirit and character and we definitely did that tonight. We showed the world what we are capable of.” “All we can do is concentrate on ourselves and try and win every game and see where that takes us.” Upd. at 13:39 Gareth Bale says he thinks Barcelona losing the Clasico has created doubt in their team. Sport EN CEST 13/04/2016 “As I said after the Barcelona game, a loss always creates a doubt in the team for them and hopefully that’s the case,” Bale said. Los Blancos have come from 12 points behind Barcelona to just four. Of the win over Wolfsburg he added: “We could have scored early on, we could have had a penalty. I think if he scored it would have been game over.  The Real Madrid star was asked about the prospect of winning the double this season, La Liga and the Champions League.last_img read more

Antoine Griezmann would snub Real Madrid transfer even if Zidane asked

first_imgAntoine Griezmann says he would snub Real Madrid even if Zinedine Ziane asked him to sign for Atletico Madrid’s rivals. “If Zidane calls me [and asks me to join Real] I will say that I’m at Atletico,” Griezmann told Canal Plus, per Goal. 16/05/2016 The French forward is one of the most in-demand players in the world after a spectacular season with the Rojiblancos. Sport EN Upd. at 19:11 Griezmann’s next challenge is to deny Real Madrid their 11th European Cup, by helping Atletico overcome Los Blancos in Milan on May 28. “Zidane is a great person, but I’m here. I’m even talking to renew my contract. I hope [it] will succeed.” CESTlast_img read more

Marco Asensio’s girlfriend gets Real Madrid star in trouble

first_img The video saw Marco Asensio holding his mobile in his hands when he was driving, looking at her camera and waving, while the car is in motion. The law says that driving “while usuing your mobile phone manually, with headphones or with any other device” is not allowed, “with drivers obliged to concentrate” on the road at all times. The offence is punishable by three points on his license.  09/09/2016 Sport EN Footballers and people around them using social networks can be dangerous. Above all when they upload videos or comments that are out of place. That’s what Marco Asensio’s girlfriend Marina did, putting up a video of the Real Madrid man driving his sports car.  Minutes after uploading the video Asensio’s girlfriend took it down, but the social networks had it by then and it was too late. Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez have also had trouble with driving by the book in the past.center_img CEST Upd. at 19:54 Watch the video HERElast_img read more

Combative Jose Mourinho seems to have surrendered

first_img Upd. at 18:07 05/10/2016 CEST Jose Mourinho is different. A man capable of fighting the world has disappeared and now he seems like he’s even surrendering to his players. The Portuguese coach of Man United was sad after the draw with Stoke City and defended his players in a curious way, saying they “deserved to win” and that they had “one of the best games”, not making any type of criticism, personal or collective.center_img Brian Owen Mourinho and the squad at Old Trafford don’t have the best relationship. He also fell out with players at Chelsea and Real Madrid – including Iker Casillas. Having blamed his players after defeat by Manchester City, the coach seems to have changed tack. He has also given the squad a day off in the week.last_img read more

Antonio Conte appointed as the new manager of Inter

first_imgAdvertisement 4cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9wt8uuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ah0e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9415spWould you ever consider trying this?😱81d0kCan your students do this? 🌚a8sq4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Antonio Conte has been appointed as the new manager of Inter for the next season. The Serie A side previously sacked their manager Luciano Spalletti. However, Inter managed to qualify for the Champions League for the next season under his management.Advertisement Antonio Conte previously managed the sides like Chelsea and Juventus. He was able to win Leagues in both England and Italy with these two sides. In his first season at Chelsea, Conte was able to win 30 matches which was a record for any new manager in the Premier League in the first season at charge.Advertisement In his second season at Chelsea, the Blues failed to qualify for the Champions League as they finished at the fifth position in the Premier League. However, he was the first manager to beat Jose Mourinho in a domestic Cup Final. Despite winning Premier League and FA Cup in his two seasons at charge at Chelsea, Antonio Conte was not able to retain his job in the next season. He was sacked by the club management of the Blues.After a break of one season, Antonio Conte is again back in his managerial job and now he will be taking up the new challenges at Inter Milan in the next season.Advertisement “I believe in Ole” – Herrera predicts Ole’s success Advertisementlast_img read more

Coutinho gives up half of his salary to extend Bayern Munich loan

first_img Juve sporting director: Barça’s Arthur Melo is an ideal signing for us The Coutinho clause that opens new Liverpool window for Barça Upd. at 11:00 They have already won the Bundesliga, which ended last weekend, becoming the first of Europe’s big five leagues to complete the full season.  More information Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement to prolong Philippe Coutinho’s loan at the German club by an additional two months.  Coutinho renuncia a la mitad de su salario According to German outlet Bild, Bayern have prolonged the loan of all three loan players at the club. In addition to Coutinho, that also means Perisic and Odriozola. Coutinho and Odriozola will leave when the season ends, but Perisic could stay.  Bayern face Bayer Leverkusen in the cup final this weekend and have the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Chelsea to come in August. They lead 3-0 from the first leg and are favourites to make the quarterfinals, which will be staged in Lisbon.  01/07/2020center_img sport.es Bayern have managed to extend the Brazilian’s time in Bavaria and will now have him available for this weekend’s German cup final and the Champions League in August.  CEST Coutinho’s loan expired on June 30 but the coronavirus pandemic means the season has not yet finished, which has forced the two clubs to re-negotiate.  More information IN SPORT.ES However, the main news in Bild is that the three players have all accepted a 50 percent wage cut during the additional two months they will spend with Bayern.  RELATED STORIESlast_img read more

Soaring up the rankings

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER SOARING up the state and national rankings, Longwarry’s Darcy Nicholls has shown you don’t have to be…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Great Scott… it’s Julian

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT WGCA PREMIER DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 5 (Day 1) EMERALD v BEACONSFIELD IT HAD been proven time…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img