Monthly Archives: May 2017
- May 08, 2017
8th May 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
Although injuries have somewhat curtailed his first season at Malaga, Sandro Ramirez's debut campaign has still been an overwhelmingly positive one.
Having signed on a free transfer in the summer from Barcelona, the club he joined as a 14-year-old from Las Palmas, where he struggled to find regular minutes due to the fierce competition for places at Barca, he's been a revelation for the Boquerones.
"Last year was a little more challenging. I worked hard for the minutes I had. But when you have the best strikers in the world it's hard to make a dent," Sandro recalled.
"The only way was to find a way out and I do not regret anything, I'm very happy with the step I've taken and I'm very happy here."
The man who's scored roughly a third of Malaga's goals has certainly been vital in his side's recent upturn in form that's coincided with Michel taking over the managerial reigns in March. After a period of adjustment to the
- May 05, 2017
5th May 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
Last summer, Real Madrid's versatile defender, Nacho, had a tough decision to make on whether to leave Los Merengues, the club he joined as an 11-year-old, or seek a move away in an attempt to get the playing time he craved.
AS Roma appeared the likely destination, but the 27-year-old ultimately chose to remain loyal to his beloved Madrid. Without doubt, it's been the right move, for he's enjoying his best season ever working under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane.
"I have already gone through periods of doubt, that's logical. Each summer you have temptations. But I have always been faithful to my ideas," he explained.
"Last summer, the coach, the club and myself all agreed that I would stay at Real for another year. I think it was the perfect decision. Given how the season has gone, I can say that I didn't make a mistake. I'm where I want to be, happy and as I often say, I want to finish my career at Real."
- May 03, 2017
3rd May 2017. By Ryan Baldi.
With Cristiano Ronaldo ebbing slowly out of his prime, the rumours that Real Madrid have made Chelsea's Eden Hazard their top summer target could perhaps be construed as bad news for the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.
The 32-year-old Portuguese superstar, who is just nine months removed from leading his national side to success in the European Championships, is still able to boast an impressive return of 32 goals from 40 games this season. However, his current strike rate of 0.8 goals per game is lower than at any other point in his eight years with Los Blancos.
It goes without saying that, having bagged a hat-trick to see off Bayern Munich at the quarter-final stage, Ronaldo remains key to any hope Madrid have of becoming the first team to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era. But manager ZinÃ©dine Zindane would be wise to already be formulating a succession plan for his iconic No.7.
With that in mind, Madrid's
- May 01, 2017
1st May 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
There's no doubting what an overwhelmingly positive debut season in the Bundesliga RB Leipzig's immensely talented defender, Bernardo, has enjoyed.
The Brazilian, who came through the Red Bull pathway, firstly with Red Bull Brasil and then Red Bull Salzburg, has adapted admirably to the rigours of the Bundesliga, as he's been an integral member of Ralph HasenhÃ¼ttl's side's remarkable campaign.
Now, currently sitting second in the league and guaranteed a spot in the Champions League next term, Bernardo puts their tremendous success down to their committed approach and steadfast mindset.
"We work very hard as a team. When you see our training, you know we give it all. We are very young, so we can usually wind up more kilometers than the opponent. I think our attitude is very good, we make pressure at all