Dortmund’s striker Marco Reus has started to learn Spanish for already three weeks. Bavaria and a number of other European teams wanted him as a player in their teams. Recently Real Madrid became one of them, German media reported that Borussia has a preliminary agreement with a Spanish grandee related to the player, but this was denied by the executive director of Dortmund Hans-Joachim Vattske. Athletic Director of Bavaria Matthias Sammer, in his turn, said that his club is not in contact with Reus. Meanwhile, the former chairman of the board of Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted the interest of Bavaria in the services of Reus.
Striker of PSG Edinson Cavani said that after the end of the football career he is going to be an agronomist. 27-year-old admitted that agriculture helps him to relax.
“I'm studying for becoming an agronomist. This will surprise everyone, but that's what I'll do after football career. After finishing my career I will devote myself to the profession. Agriculture helps me to calm down, plus I'll be watching the beautiful views of the nature. I play football because I passionately feel this game. And before the end of my career I will be fully devoted to football.” - said Cavani.
The former defender of Liverpool and National Team of England Jamie Carragher has commented on the statements of the mentor of Chelsea: Jose Mourinho that his team will never play for time in order to keep the winning score.
“Mourinho can’t blame the boys, feeding the ball, or the audience, to whom the ball is thrown that they are wasting the time. Just maybe, these people watched the game: Liverpool - Chelsea on Anfield stadium last season, when Jose showed the master classes in delaying the time. He is a true professional in this business, it is also part of the game, we have to admit it” - said Carragher.
Former striker of Liverpool Ryan Babel, now plays for Turkish club Kasimpasa, shared his opinion on the causes of poor performance of the striker Mario Balotelli in the Liverpool. Balotelli moved to the camp of the red AC Milan last summer and never scored in the Premier League in 10 of the match.
“People think that he needs the same support. In fact, there are players who are in need of special treatment, Balotelli - one of them. I do not know Mario personally, but from the side it seems to me that he needed a special support and love. He knows that he has the potential and he's a good player, he proved it in another teams.
As for me, I did not play for the Liverpool weak. I felt that I do not really believe, so I could not show all that capacity. The same thing, in my opinion, happens to Mario. Although I still believe in its potential” - said Babel.
Head coach of Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the professionalism of the players of Blancos and said that it is easier to influence on the players of Real Madrid than on the players of AC Milan.
“I was very lucky, because in Real Madrid I have an incredibly strong line-up. Not only that, all the players cool, there are also professionals who take my decisions. I found it is more difficult to work with Pirlo, Rui Costa, Seedorf and Rivaldo than with Isco, James Rodríguez and Kroos.
In Real Madrid the first time I have made a change in its football philosophy. This season for me it is a little bit easier because of the success in last season, the right path have been already laid” - said Ancelotti.
Striker of Liverpool Mario Balotelli could be punished by the Football Association for the statements of racism and anti-Semitism. 24-year-old Balotelli posted on his page on a social networking picture that depicts the hero video games SuperMario. It is worth to say that “SuperMario” - one of the nicknames Balotelli.
“Do not be racist, whether as Mario. He is an Italian plumber, invented by the Japanese, who speaks English and looks like a Mexican jumping man ... as black, and collects coins, as a Jew” - read the signature to the picture, which was soon removed.
Balotelli later wrote: “My mother - a Jew, so that all shut up.” This entry is not deleted until now.
American Club New York Cosmos will conduct a formal presentation of his freshman - the former striker of Real Madrid, Schalke 04 and the Spanish national team member Raul. Press conference, which will be attended by representatives of the press, will be held on December 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York.
As a reminder the agreement reached by the club was announced in late October. Under the contract, Raul will take the post of technical adviser and football academy team, which acts NASL - the second division of the North American Football League.
Raul got his traditional 7th game room, and on the official website of the club was organized the sale of registered T-shirts available for $115.
Head coach of Inter Roberto Mancini made it clear that he prefers to win in the Europa League third place in the standings in Serie A at the end of the current season, solving the problem of return of the club from Milan in the Champions League. Starting this season, we recall, victory of the Europa League will get a place in the main European club football tournament.
“We want to get back into the Champions League and we know what to do. What would you choose? Well, Europa League would be preferable on the third place in Serie A, as it would mean that we have raised over his head trophy after only six months” - said Mancini.
As a reminder Inter got the right to participate in the playoffs at the end of the UEFA Europa League group stage, while in Serie A standings on 11th place after 13 rounds.
Owner of AC Milan Silvio Berlusconi said his team a draw in a match with Inter in a match of the 12th round of Serie A, which took place on 23 November and ended with the score 1:1.
“You are not allowed Inter to play, stopped Kovacic, so my compliments to Essien. Menez goal was wonderful. It was a good match; you fought with strength, passion and enthusiasm. Now every game we need to take a step forward. I want to replace the coach did, that none of the teams did not feel deprived of playing time and the players always want to continue to sacrifice something and keep themself in shape all the time” – said Berlusconi.
22-year-old striker of FC Barcelona Neymar has been recognized as the most powerful man in Brazil according to the local magazine Forbes. Rating is calculated from the frequency of references to a person in the press and the number of subscribers in social networks.
In second place was the defender of PSG David Luiz, ahead of the writer Paulo Coelho.
1. Neymar - footballer (FC Barcelona)
2. David Luiz - footballer (PSG)
3. Paulo Coelho - writer
4. Ivechi Sangalov - TV presenter and singer
5. Gisele Bundchen - supermodel
6. Dani Alves - footballer (FC Barcelona)
7. Pele - footballer
8. Roberto Carlos - football coach (Sivasspor)
9. Caetano Veloso - musician
10. Luciano Huck - TV presenter.