"I have known Aitor for quite some time, we have played against each other when we were younger. With Javier I coincided in (the quarry of) Barcelona and it will be great to play with them. I’m wishing to start"commented the footballer.
Twente technical director Ted van Leeuwen acknowledged that he has "had Julio on the radar for a while, but his contract with Arsenal continued until the end of this season".
"We were impressed with how he is able to stop the forwards. He is not the highest, but he defends with a passion reminiscent of Bruno Uvini", said in reference to the Brazilian defender who played three years ago in Twente.
Pleguezuelo went through the quarry of Fútbol Club Barcelona before signing for Arsenal in 2013, who loaned him to Mallorca in the summer of 2016 and to Gimnástic de Tarragona in January 2018, where he played until the end of the season.
Despite being 36 years old and in the last years of his career, Dani Alves continues to show signs of what a good player he is and has been one of the main protagonists for Brazil to play another Copa América final, a question they have not been able to achieve since 12 years ago.
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Before the final against Peru, the full-back mentioned that they will have to make one last effort to achieve the goal that the entire squad set from the beginning: "We are going to do our best to achieve our goal, knowing that we have to make a tremendous effort to win the title.".
Likewise, Alves showed respect towards his adversary, highlighting that the defeat that occurred in the group stage has remained in the past: "I still can’t imagine it. It is not our concern. I want to be marked not by lifting the title but by winning it. That is our main objective, but aware that we must have respect for the rival and a lot of care in the game".
He also stressed that this Sunday everything will be exciting, both for the veterans and for the young people who will play their first final: "Everything is very special. What we are going to experience on Sunday is very special. For many it will be a debut (in the final and in the Maracana) and even though we have achieved so many victories in football we have the feeling that it is as if it were the first time".
Finally, the footballer praised the work that Tite has done in recent years with the ‘Canarinha’: "We are very calm because the captain of our ship took care of all the details so that we could play a great role. We are privileged to have him as conductor, a team that tunes all the instruments so that no one goes out of tune. That gives us peace of mind to try to give 100% in the final", ended.
Monaco, fourth placed six points behind the places that give access to the Champions League, visit the Stade de la Mosson with the desire to prolong their good run. The Monegasque side have chained four games without losing in Ligue 1, with three wins and one draw.
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Among the main architects is forward Kevin Volland, author of four goals and three assists in the last four rounds. Niko Kovac will form again with him and Wissam Ben Yedder at the attack point, although he still cannot count on Cesc Fàbregas. “We do not want to risk. This injury needs time and we do not know his return date ”, the coach clarified.
For its part, Montpellier recovers Téji Savanier and Stephy Mavididi, strut in the medullary and forward respectively, but their ownership is not assured.
Montpellier: Omlin; Souquet, Congré, Hilton, Cozza, Oyongo; Mollet, Ferri, Chotard; Laborde and Delort.
Monaco: Lecompte; Sidibé, Maripán, Badiashile, Henrique; Diop, Tchouameni, Fofana, Martins; Volland and Ben Yedder.
He tried, tried and tried again. He lamented, lamented, and lamented again. Arsenal did not find fortune or goal in a duel that they dominated but that lacked all the punch that is so scarce at the Emirates Stadium. Crystal Palace also had them on the counter and in the strategy, but settled for a point that allows Arsenal to continue to maintain a good streak of matches without losing.
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Log; Bellerín, David Luiz, Holding, Maitland-Niles (Pépé, 65 ‘); Xhaka, Ceballos (Thomas, 69 ‘); Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette (Nketiah, 81 ‘).
Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Kouyaté, Mitchell; Tonwsend, McArthur, Milivojevic (McCarthy, 89 ‘), Eze; Zaha and Benteke (Ayew, 81 ‘).
There was not.
Andre Marriner. T.A .: David Luiz (66 ‘) / Tomkins (43’).
Emirates Stadium (behind closed doors).
The ‘gunners’ dominated from the beginning a Palace that made it clear from very early that it was going to be left behind. All the ball went to Arsenal, but they lacked a lot of depth. One shot from Aubameyang and he stops counting. Seeing a rival unable to find the goal, Hodgson’s men were gaining ground and took advantage of the ‘gunners’ losses to exploit the transitions. All commanded by the Zaha-Eze duo and with Benteke as the executing arm. All of them in limbo. Tomkins had it too, with a header that crashed into the wood.
At the restart, Arsenal seemed to find depth with a couple of times from Bellerín and Maitland-Niles. Nothing is further from reality. The duel thickened again, the Palace put its lines together well and, despite the fact that it stopped having excessive options against it, it avoided any evil in its area. Arteta burned all her ships with the entry of Pépé and Nketiah, but she did not find the solution. There wasn’t. A point that knows little.
Barça coach Ronald Koeman assured this Saturday that he is neither worried nor upset after learning that the club will not incorporate Eric Garcia, Manchester City defender trained at La Masia, into the winter market.
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"I have heard that it is said that I am dissatisfied or worried, about this issue, and some other things, but I have to say that I am fine, I am happy: I know the financial limitations of the club", argued the Dutch coach.
"If it is not possible, it is not possible. We will move on with what we have"Koeman insisted, who has always defended the club’s position, showing understanding of the economic straits the club is going through, especially affected by the pandemic.
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Both the president of the management board, Carles Tusquets, as well as the three candidates for the presidency (Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa) reached an agreement not to commit an investment for Eric Garcia, a player who has just finished his contract, in the winter market on June 30 and that he would join the Barça club once the season is over.
Sébastian Haller is already a new Ajax player. The club has made his contract official today, thus becoming the most expensive footballer in the club’s history. In total, those of Amsterdam have disbursed 22.5 million euros to take over the former West Ham player, a team in which he was active until yesterday.
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Curiously, the French-born footballer had already been the most expensive signing of the London club after the 50 million euros they paid to Eintracht Frankfurt in July 2019. After a season and a half in the English capital https://worldbets.top/en/1xbet/, where no has finished exploding, the club is now selling it for half of what they invested to acquire its services.
The 26-year-old footballer returns to the Eredivisie at the hands of Erik Ten Hag, a coach with whom he already shared a dressing room during his time at Utrecht. He formed in the lower categories of Auxerre, a team in which he made his professional debut, but with which he could only play in Ligue 2 before traveling to Holland.
In the Netherlands, he left some real crack numbers, scoring 56 goals and distributing 16 assists in the 98 games he played. Young, scorer, athletic and with a marvelous physique (1.90), were his credentials to sign for Eintracht, a club with which he played two seasons and was about to qualify for the final of the Europa League in 2019, when they fell in semifinals with Chelsea on penalties.
In that team, Haller formed a highly talented attacking duo with now-Real Madrid footballer Luca Jovic. In Germany his numbers were also very remarkable, leaving his records in 33 goals and 19 goals in 77 games.
West Ham recruited him as their new star and axis where to start building a winning team, but the international with the Ivory Coast, has not finished fitting. Their numbers have dropped exponentially during their stay in the British country and together with the high transfer they paid in their day, it has led them to separate their paths.
14 goals and 3 assists in 53 games with the "Hammers", of which seven have been this season, but only three of them have been in Premier in sixteen appearances, yes, a couple of weeks ago he left one of those that will surely be one of the most beautiful goals of the English championship, at connect a very powerful Chilean who slipped through the squad of the Crystal Palace goal.
Haller, who has already been introduced as a new footballer "ajaxied", he hopes to make his debut this Sunday in the match that will face his own against PSV, second classified, in a very important duel for the aspirations of the Amsterdam team to win the championship.