Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has continued to earn some deserved praise for his exploits with the Blues since taking over the club from last season. Tuchel was appointed by Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovic after Frank Lampard was relieved of his duties following a series of poor performances and results. One of the most interesting scenarios of the whole story was the fact that the same squad that Lampard declared not ready to challenge for titles is the same squad that Tuchel used to win both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup titles before the end of last season and before the beginning of the current campaign.
Lampard was responsible for the signing of Timo Werner from German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen, Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain, Ben Chilwell from Leicester City, Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, and Edouard Mendy from Rennes two summers ago but despite all of the players costing in excess of £200 million, he was not able to get the most out of his big-money signings. (more…)
The countdown to the match between Germany and England is still o as both countries are set to lock horns on Tuesday in their Euros 2020 fixture. A lot of people have already started making their predictions as preparations continue to go ahead before the match kicks off on Tuesday evening. To a lot of people, Germany are supposed to be the outright winners judging by the quality. The two countries have in their respective squads but with football becoming even more unpredictable by the day, the final verdict is that anything can happen.
There have already been a couple of shocking outcomes and results in the tournament, with Spain surviving a scare against Croatia, while Switzerland shocked World Champions France on Monday night to knock the French side out of the tournament and proceed to the next round. Current Euros holders Portugal were also sent home by Belgium on Sunday evening and with the quarter-final of the tournament already taking shape, England’s game against Germany is the next big fixture to look forward to. (more…)
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has had a mixed career since signing for English Premier League club Chelsea some months ago. The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) star has not enjoyed a full season without having to suffer several injury issues and also without fighting for his place in the team. After being spotted by former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri dusting the attacker’s time at German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, the Italian manager saw some qualities in the winger that made him secure his signing.
He then moved to Stamford Bridge after spending the last year of his Dortmund career as a loan spell according to the agreement between the Black and Yellow and the Blues. Upon his arrival at Chelsea, he was destined for great things and was also said to be the direct replacement of Eden Hazard who already sealed his bigmoney move to Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid. (more…)
The managerial position at Tottenham Hotspur currently vacant and there have been a couple of manager options the London club have put into consideration. The club’s owner Daniel Levy decided to give José Mourinho his marching orders last week just a few days before the cup final between Spurs and Manchester City, and the action attracted a lot of reactions from some pundits and former managers.
Spurs were enduring a poor run of form since the turn of the year and the Portuguese manager was under fire for most of the opening months of the year. The poor results, coupled with some training ground bust-ups between Mourinho and some senior players at the club were enough reasons for him to get sacked. (more…)
Tottenham Hotspur legend Jurgen Klinsmann has sided with Premier League referee Michael Oliver after he awarded a penalty against his former club during the North London Derby in the league. The decision to award Arsenal a penalty at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur was a crucial one as the goal scored from the resulting penalty turned out to be the winner in the derby. JurgenKlinsmann is a former manager for both the United States and German national teams and the former German national team striker was on ESPN to talk about the North London Derby played on Sunday evening. According to JurgenKlinsmann, Michael Oliver was right to award a second half penalty for hosts Arsenal after central striker Alexandre Lacazette was adjudged to have been brought down in the Tottenham Hotspur box by Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez. Spurs players protested the decision to award Arsenal that penalty but Michael Oliver stuck to his decision. Frenchman Lacazette scored the penalty awarded by the referee as he sent Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris the wrong way to give the Gunners the lead.
Jurgen Klinsmann has revealed that he is a huge fan of Inter Milan striker, insisting that the big Belgian is among the top 5 players in the world currently. He has also set a challenge for the former Manchester United striker, adding that he should be proud of himself and his prolificacy at finding the back of the net even from the tightest of situations.
Lukaku is currently flourishing for the Italian Serie A giants and has scored a total of 22 goals in all of the 29 games he has played for the Nerazzurri across all competitions so far this season. He was also on target last Sunday as he scored a Brace against Lazio, helping his side to clinch a comfortable 3-1 win over their local rivals. (more…)
Former manager of the United States Men’s National Team Jurgen Klinsmann believes that young talents emerging from the US should always look to move to the German Bundesliga as it is the best place for them to develop into even better players. Klinsmann made this statement after the emergence of another top young US talent Mathew Hoppe, who scored a superb hat-trick for Bundesliga side Schalke 04 last weekend to hand his side their first win of the season.
Schalke were previously on a 30-game winless run before meeting Hoffenheim at the weekend and thumped the visitors by a wide margin of 4-0. It was the fifth Bundesliga appearance for Hoppe, who stole the show as he helped down the visitors with a beautifully taken hat-trick. (more…)
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jurgen Klinsmann is of the notion that the club’s manager José Mourinho has what it takes to guide the London club to their first-ever Premier League title.
The German reiterated his strong belief that Portuguese manager Mourinho is capable of bringing the Premier League crown to Hotspur having overturned the club’s fortunes following a fine run of form that has seen them amass precious Premier League points this season. (more…)
Bayern Munich executive board member Oliver Kahn has revealed the role he played in ensuring the coach Hansi Flick extended his contract. With the German football legend set to take over as Chairman and CEO by the end of next year when Karl-Heinz Rummenigge exits, he was particular about having a smooth admission to the top job.
Flick has helped Bayern rise to the top of the Bundesliga again. He has done a good job managing the players, push for more game time from various quarters, the egos, the management and doing well on the continent. His new deal will keep him with the club until 2023, as per reports. (more…)
RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is keen on moving to the Merseyside this summer, per reports in the Premier League. The German star has turned down inquries from Chelsea and Manchester United, preferring a move to join Jurgen Klopp.
The Bundesliga man is keen on moving to England now that he is in his prime, being one of the most wanted marksmen in the whole of Europe. The 24-year old has only 60 million euros in his release clause which the Reds would be expected to settle. (more…)