Barcelona’s wonderkid Pedri has been getting a lot of attention from a lot of former players for his splendid performances both for his club and country and it does not look like those praises will be stopping anytime soon. The young midfielder was handed his debut by manager Ronald Koeman last season and he took his chance confidently, ensuring that he deserved being played consecutively in the La Liga last season. His impressive performances did not go unnoticed as he eventually earned himself a call-up to the Spain national team by head coach Luis Enrique as he was asked to join up with the squad for their Euros campaign.
Following his call-up to the Spain squad, a lot of people expected him to play little or no role in Spain’s tournament but the reverse was the case. He was again given the opportunity to perform on the big stage and the 18-year-old once again did not disappoint. He anchored the Spain midfield when he was on the pitch and played with a lot of confidence as though he was already 25. He was one of the best young players at the Euros and it followed up on the scintillating season he had at Barca last season. Continue reading “AQUILANI HAILS PEDRI’S ‘REMARKABLE’ DEVELOPMENT AT BARCA”
The 2020-21 English Premier League season has finally come to an end and fans can finally start looking forward to the next football campaign. However, before then, they would first continue to follow the transfer activities of their respective clubs as the summer transfer window continues to draw nearer. Liverpool fans will especially finally have the rest of their mind knowing that their club eventually qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League group stages even though they would not have believed it would happen in the middle of the season.
The Reds have now secured themselves a huge lifeline in their bid to attract top players to their club after finishing as one of the best four teams in the division. There have been talks about Liverpool being linked to a couple of top stars in the summer as they wish to abolish the memories of this season where they had a lot of injury concerns with some of their star players. They are now ready to sign more top players who would provide cover for the first-team stars in case they experience more injury-hit situations in the future. Continue reading “AQUILANI: LIVERPOOL WILL BE A BETTER SIDE NEXT SEASON”
For a normal football fan right now, it’s somewhat hard to think and focus like everything is fine and under control when in fact, it’s not. The football world could finally see a change and this one tends to change the face of the game for good. On Sunday night, reports were gathering pace about the formation and introduction of a new European Super League for football clubs, but the idea has attracted a lot of criticism and condemnation.
The whole idea, which is being heavily pushed by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, will see the world’s biggest and richest clubs come together and form a separate league of their own where they would be playing football matches against one another, but fans and football governing bodies have totally gone against the idea. Continue reading “AQUILANI RUBBISHES LIVERPOOL’S SUPER LEAGUE PARTICIPATION”
When Alberto Aquilani signed for Liverpool just a little over seven years ago, if you followed the transfer story back then, even you, as a Liverpool fan, would have been beaming with a lot of excitement at the prospect of watching him play for the Reds. Everyone associated with Liverpool Football Club back then were already setting expectations and believed the arriving player would meet them.
The Liverpool manager at the time, Rafael Benitez had prioritized the signing of Aquilani and cited the former Italy international midfielder as the perfect candidate to fill the void left vacant by the departure of club legend Xavi Alonso. Alonso was leaving Liverpool for Real Madrid and of course needed to be replaced immediately. Continue reading “FAILED CAREERS: THE ALBERTO AQUILANI EDITION”
Former Liverpool player Alberto Aquilani has revealed just what caused his Liverpool career to come to an unexpected end. The former Reds player joined Liverpool from Roma but didn’t live up to expectations, resulting in a failed Anfield career.
Napoli’s all-time top scorer Dries Mertens has agreed on a new contract extension at Napoli. This ends the speculation that he is moving to the Premier League. Several clubs in England have tried to lure the diminutive Belgium international away from Naples.
The player joined the club in 2013 and after seven years of hard work he is Azzurri’s leading goalscorer with his 122nd against Inter Milan in the semifinal of Coppa Italia. He later led the club to Coppa victory against Juventus. The two sides played out a goalless draw in the final. Continue reading “MARTENS EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH NAPOLI”