I think that with Valverde he is going to make a qualitative leap

I think that with Valverde he is going to make a qualitative leap

Iniesta and its renovation

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On the other hand, Xavi Hernández has also spoken of the current captain of FC Barcelona, ​​Andrés Iniesta, who has not yet renewed his contract with Barcelona. Xavi understands his friend. "I fully understand INiesta because when you are 32 or 33 you have to start thinking about the afterlife. I understand your doubts. I think that with Valverde he is going to make a qualitative leap. I see him playing one more year at Barcelona", Xavi has stated about the future of Iniesta ..

Xavi Hérnandez, former FC Barcelona captain, continues to aim to become FC Barcelona’s first team coach. However, first he wants to finish his stage in Qatar, where he hopes to be one more year

07/12/2017

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Xavi: "I would like to be Barça manager"

Xavi Hernández, who is participating in the 19th edition of the campus that bears his name in the Monastery of Santa María de El Collell, has recognized that "my idea is to continue one more season in Qatar and then hang up the boots, collect the candles. At 38 years old I will have had enough of a journey and that is why the time has come to set myself new challenges".

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The former FC Barcelona captain has not wanted to hide what those challenges are. "I want to be a coach, I don’t want to hide. And obviously I do not want to hide that I would like to be, sooner or later, coach of FC Barcelona. However, first I have to train and this is not a process of a month, two months or three months, but of years. To be a coach of FC Barcelona you have to be very, very, very well trained, but, I insist, my dream is to one day be on the bench of FC Barcelona".

Xavi Hernández, former captain of FC Barcelona now in the ranks of Al Sadd of Qatar, said this Thursday that he would like to see Buffon "win the Champions League".

06/01/2017

On at 18:51 CEST

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Xavi: I would like to see Buffon crown his career with the Champions League

"It would be time to crown his career. As a Barcelona fan it is logical that you want to see Juve win, but also for Buffon and Dani Alves, who deserve it"said Xavi on the sc.qa website, adding that "Alves has made a difference in the tournament, an impressive player".

On the final Real Madrid – Juventus, Xavi pointed out that he sees it tied, "At 50 percent, there is no clear favorite, Juve is doing things well in recent years, Madrid is also very strong, they have signed very good players. It will be a great final", Xavi emphasizes.

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"In Juve Dybala and Higuaín mark differences in attack; Dani Alves contributes in defense and up with assists. In Madrid Benzema can be decisive, like Isco, Modric or Cristiano Ronaldo", Xavi apostille.

Diego Forlán, who now plays in Hong Kong, has taken down from the pedestal the French forward of Atlético de Madrid, Antoine Griezmann, who in an interview with the newspaper ‘AS’ came to be equated with Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In an interview with Cadena Ser’s ‘El Larguero’ program, Diego Forlán responds to Griezmann and assures him that he is not at the same level as the other world stars.

09/18/2018

On at 10:36 CEST

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Antoine Griezmann

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"Cristiano and Messi are above all. Griezmann is still not at his level and Neymar, as complete as he is, is the one who comes closest to that table, which is now only two"Diego Forlán said in this interview about Griezmann’s latest statements.

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On the other hand, regarding the Champions League and the Santander League, Diego Forlán pointed out that "the League has not started in the best way. Barça and Real Madrid take advantage but Atleti is there. The squad of the rojiblanco club does not have many differences with that of Barça and Real Madrid. Several Atleti players could be starters at Barça and Madrid: like Koke, Saúl, Griezmann or Costa".

They were called to be the teams in charge of ending the league duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Valencia and Atlético de Madrid faced an exciting season, like a child with new shoes, with two winning projects that sought not only to establish themselves in Europe but also to do something great in Spain, fighting face-to-face with the two true colossi of Spanish football.

09/16/2018

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Albert Grace

The summer had been very busy, with great incorporations and breaking the bank with the two most expensive signings in the history of both clubs: Lemar, to Atlético for about 70 million euros, and Guedes, to Valencia for a figure that could rise up to 50. Two teams that decided to increase their budget to face the major challenge: do more than enter the top four to go to the Champions League, something that has already become an obligation. 

However, at this start of the season the reality and the results have made them wake up from sleep before the hour. And it is that after the fourth day, both teams are already very far from the top of the table and the claims seem to be returning to their course. Because holding the pull of Barcelona and Madrid is not as simple as it seems. Not even with two of the biggest projects in the history of both clubs it seems that the hegemony of two teams used to fighting year after year also for the league title can be ended.

A champion template

Atlético de Madrid opened the season in style, deservingly reaping the European Super Cup against their eternal rival. Many considered that game as the change of era that Spanish football would experience. A change that not only has not come, but has exposed those who believed that the new Cholo team would unseat the greats from the throne.

Well, the reality is that the mattress team is already seven points behind Barcelona, ​​which commands the League with an iron fist. Neither the millionaire signing of Lemar, nor the return of Rodri nor the presence of Griezmann have managed to enliven an Atlético that does not want to be the eternal third of the championship again. Certainly, the season has just started but it is no less true that the sensations are by no means the best. 

Disappointment che

Something similar has happened to Marcelino’s team. The most expensive squad in history doesn’t seem like enough to keep up with the hectic pace of being up there. The Valencian team marches in the eighteenth position, in the relegation zone.

The initial illusion of the new project seems to have disappeared. At the moment, he is already nine points behind the leader and with bad feelings after not getting a single win in the first four league games.

Arsenal save their season and that of Arsene Wenger by beating Chelsea (2-1) in all fairness in the FA Cup final. A goal from Alexis as soon as the game started and another from Ramsey the minute after Diego’s draw Costa allowed the ‘gunner’ team to finish a disappointing course brilliantly and at the same time avoid Chelsea’s double by Antonio Conte, who at no time agreed with those who considered him favorites at Wembley,

05/27/2017

On at 20:55 CEST

Fernando Baquero

DATA SHEET

FA Cup

Arsenal

2-1

Chelsea

Arsenal

Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Coquelin, 82 ‘), Ozil, Alexis Sanchez (Elney, 90’ + 3) and Welbeck (Giroud, 77 ‘).

Chelsea

Courtois, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic (Cesc Fábregas, 61 ‘), Marcos Alonso, Hazard, Pedro (Willian, 72’) and Diego Costa (Batshuayi, 87 ‘).

Goals

1-0, Alexis (4 ‘); 1-1, Diego Costa (77 ‘); 2-1, Ramsey (78 ‘)

Referee

Anthony Taylor. Red card to Moses for double warning (57 ‘and 67’). Yellow to Monreal (8 ‘), Holding (53’), Xhaka (80 ‘), Coquelin (83’) / Kanté (58 ‘)

Incidents

2016-17 FA Cup final played at Wembley Stadium before 89,472 spectators. A minute’s silence was observed for the victims of Monday’s Manchester bombing.

Arsenal faced the final forced by the need to save a catastrophic year. That increased demand was noticeable throughout the game, with Arsène Wenger’s team extra-motivated against an excessively relaxed Chelsea after winning the Premier League with almost insulting authority. That different tone in intensity allowed the Gunners to get ahead on the scoreboard very early. And with suspense. Alexis Sánchez only took four minutes to beat Courtois with a goal that the referee annulled in the first instance – it is not known if due to an alleged Chilean hand or because of Ramsey’s positional offside situation – but which he later validated after consulting with the linesman. 

Chelsea was then faced with a scenario that they had not foreseen. Almost without realizing it, he found himself without his status as a favorite and his rival, spurred on by finding an advantage that he did not expect. 

The first minutes of Arsenal verged on perfection. He did not suffer back, he monopolized the ball and his attacking football turned out to be a gale from which Antonio Conte’s team tried to protect themselves as best they could. The ‘gunner’ superiority was of such magnitude that the final may have been resolved in the first quarter of an hour. Cahill (15 ‘) saved a shot from Özil on the same goal line and Wellbeck (17’) headed the post on two very clear occasions that could have decided the final much earlier.

Although Ospina saved Diego Costa’s draw (27 ‘) on a Holding error with his face, Arsenal’s move to Chelsea in the first half was one that will be remembered for a long time.