An upset was caused at Manchester United after reports that wanted Bruno Fernandez to have an episode with Ole Gunnar Solskier, to the point that the Norwegian coach is one step away from dismissal. But the Portuguese denied this rumor.
Bruno Fernandez spoke about what is being heard on Sport TV and stressed: "Do not use the name of him, his teammates or my coach to create problems for Manchester United. The atmosphere is great and the team is ready to give answers from the next match ".
According to a source close to the Portuguese ace, what was said about his bad relationship with his coach and the confrontation they had after the heavy 1-6 defeat by Tottenham is not true. A development that seems to remove, at least temporarily, the possibility of Solskier leaving the technical leadership of United, with the Norwegian receiving harsh criticism for the course of Manchester so far.
Anieli: "The system becomes unsustainable"
ECA President Andrea Anielli spoke about the effects of the pandemic on teams.
European football clubs are likely to have losses of around 5,2-6,3 billion euros in revenue due to the coronavirus, according to statements made on Thursday (15/10) by the president of ECA, Andrea Anielli.
Team finances across the country have been hit, as the state of emergency has forced authorities to cancel matches or reduce the number of spectators after the tournament resumes.
"Without events we do not have access to specific data in our financial accounts and without them the system becomes unsustainable," said the "boss" of Juventus during a teleconference of the owners of the Serie A teams.
"Only in the autumn of 2021 will we be able to assess the impact of this situation as a whole," he added. Anielli said the forecast includes losses in stadium revenues, the impact of the emergency on medium- and long-term trade agreements and television rights contracts that needed to be renegotiated.
Griezmann: "Deschamps knows where to put me"
Antoine Griezmann's move to Ronald Koeman for the position in which he uses him in Barcelona.
The French striker scored (again) in the match of his country's national team with Croatia for the Nations League and after the match he found the opportunity to ... nail his coach in Barcelona.
"It was a difficult game and mainly because we could not play our game. The playing field was not good. We had a hard time but we got the victory and that is the most important thing ", Griezmann initially stressed and added:
The goal I scored was very beautiful. The ball came to me well and I scored. Deschamps knows where to put me. "The trust shown to me by my coach and my teammates gives me a psychological advantage".
"The 15 pounds for the pay per view"
The issue with the 15 pounds that the English fans will be asked to pay for the "pay per view" of the matches that were not broadcast, even those that are subscribers, continues to provoke reactions.
At a time when many were accusing the channels that have the television rights, that they want to take advantage of the situation, the director of the sports program of BT Sports, Mark Alera, stated that the ... extra tax was a proposal of the Premier League.
"The proposal for pay per view was made by the Premier League with the logic of being able to raise money to help the teams of the lower categories. "But for us there is no profit, this extra income will help us cover the cost of broadcasting the games and nothing more."
The pay per view starts on the weekend and concerns matches that are not scheduled to be broadcast on the platforms of the channels that have the rights but the fan will be able to watch them paying the amount of 14.95 pounds, even if he is a subscriber of these channels.
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Azar set himself apart from the derby
Eden Hazard does not feel ready to return to action, with the Belgian midfielder putting himself out of the game with Barcelona.
Without Eden Hazard, Real Madrid will line up in the first clasico of the year with Barcelona. The Belgian midfielder put himself apart from the derby with Blaugrana, as he let it be known that he will not risk his participation, as he is not 100% healthy to help his team.
In fact, the Spanish network "Cuatro", Zinedine Zidane, agreed with this treatment on the part of the footballer, with the French coach not wanting a possible recurrence of Azar's injury.
However, it is worth noting that in the previous days, many Spanish media reported that Azar will be ready for a fight against Ronald Koeman's team, however, it seems that he will not play in another game of the Queen this year.
Sanchez is doubtful
Alexis Sanchez's injury problem makes him doubtful in the Milan derby with Inter next Sunday for the fourth game of Serie A.
According to reports in Chile, Alexis Sanchez was injured in the match between Chile and Colombia for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and remains doubtful for Sunday's derby between Inter and Milan next Sunday.
The "nerazzurri" have been informed and are waiting for the new examinations of the player in Italy.
Changes by UEFA in the way the Euro will be held in 2021.
One year back went the Euro that will be held in 2021.
In fact, UEFA is thinking about changes in the way it is conducted and especially about what will take place, since the original plan was to be held in twelve different countries.
In fact, the issue was left open by the President of the European Federation, Alexander Cheferin.
"We are optimistic that everything will go well for the EURO, but we can not be worried because of the coronavirus. So, it is possible to look into the matter and review our plan for the 12 countries. These can be 11, five or one. "We will see how it goes," said the UEFA president.
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Courtesy for Messi-Cristiano: "They are both from another world"
Thibaut Courtois stressed that it is impossible to compare Lionel Messi with Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the Belgian goalkeeper of Real Madrid, these are two players "from another world" and "more than wasting time with sterile discussions about who is the best, we must enjoy the miracles they do on the pitch".
"For me it is not possible to compare them, they are both from another world. Cristiano is more athletic, with his strength and speed and he has this gift to score goals. Messi has more talent and a dribble that you do not expect, leaving four players behind in two meters. "It is impossible to compare them, we have to appreciate them," Courtois told Cadena SER radio.
Villas-Boas: "I know the team is playing badly, I know that and that is my fault"
Andre Villas-Boas admitted that it was his fault that Marseille was not playing well.
"I know the team is playing badly, I know that and that is my fault. "We concede too many goals, we lose too many transfers, so we try to improve," said the Marseille coach, ahead of the league match with Bordeaux.
The team of Marseille is the first opponent of Olympiacos in the groups of the Champions League.
"All teams are difficult because when you play against Marseille they want to give 100%. But I am not worried about the match with Bordeaux, we will have a very good performance. "We have the ability to play our game, even if Payet is not here, we have the players to do it," said the Portuguese coach.
"The word reflection occurs frequently, but we are not disturbed. We have to keep working, we hope things will get better this weekend. But of course we have to win, we are not good at the moment. "The players have to stay focused."
Barcelona: Change in the average age of the team
The youngest team in La Liga has Ronald Koeman's "new" Barcelona.
Barcelona has been in a period of rebuilding or otherwise rebuilding lately. The "blaugrana" released some of the most "heavy" names (Suarez, Vidal, Rakitic), bringing to the team bench Ronald Koeman, who has taken on the difficult task of raising the morale of the players and the whole organization.
With the Dutch coach on the bench, the Catalans show positive data so far, while they have collected 7 of the available 9 points in the first three games… The departures of the "old" and the arrivals of the new, have brought a change in the average age of the team, which now has the youngest roster of the Spanish league.
According to La Liga statisticians, Barcelona's roster is the newest in this year's league, with an average age of 25.2 years.
Deschamps: "The same goes for Pogba and Griezmann"
Didier Deschamps praised Pogba for his energy in the French goal, describing him as one of the leaders of the tricolor
Didier Deschamps spoke best of Paul Pogba shortly after France's victory over Croatia in the Nations League. The United ace coming off the bench was the one who opened the Croatian defense for the second goal, with his long pass to Lucas Dean.
For the coach of the French national team, the value of Pogba can not be questioned by anyone. After all, Pogba was one of the main protagonists of the "tricolor" in the 2018 World Cup. So, Deschamps only has good things to remember from his player.
"The same goes for Pogba and Griezmann. He is an amazing footballer and one of our leaders. Has the ability to be decisive and leading within the team.
He did not start because he was not completely ready to play the whole match. But, of course, he is one of the most important players in this team. Pogba is a player who can unite the team.
And also, he has tremendous quality, which was seen in the second goal. I do not want to diminish Dean's energy. But what Pogba did shows his quality. He does not always have to dribble, as he used to do in the past. "Passes like today provide valuable solutions," Deschamps concluded.
Of course, such bullets would like to be seen more often in the Manchester United camp. Pogba has started the season very mediocre. Thus, he is one of the main responsible for the very bad image that the "red devils" show so far in the Premier League.