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Huguain is on PSG's radar...

Yeah - this interview from AS was posted on Madrid's website. Sounds like a sendoff to me...
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“El último partido me marcó mucho; fue uno de los momentos, si no el más lindo, que viví en el club”, añadió el delantero madridista en una entrevista al diario 'As'
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La temporada oficial con el Real Madrid ha concluido para Gonzalo Higuaín, que se encuentra ahora concentrado con su selección para disputar frente a Ecuador un partido correspondiente a las eliminatorias para el Mundial 2014. El argentino hizo balance de lo vivido esta campaña en una entrevista al diario As: “Fue un año duro, estuvimos ahí en la Champions, pudimos ganar la Liga. Fue una temporada estresante, pero estoy contento por haber logrado al final la Liga. Y me ilusiona lo que está por venir en el Real Madrid y en Argentina”.

Sobre las celebraciones vividas en el último encuentro de Liga y el apoyo recibido del público y de sus compañeros, Higuaín aseguró: “El último partido del Madrid me marcó mucho. Que un campo entero te pida, que a mis compañeros les haya salido pedirme, las palabras que dijo Sergio (Ramos) previas a eso... En estos cinco años que llevo en el Madrid, ése fue uno de los momentos, si no el más lindo, que viví en el club. Son de esos instantes que se te quedan para siempre. Me emociona el afecto, me emocionaron mis compañeros, que también me mostraron su cariño. Son cosas que me llegan... Pude ganar un título en el Real Madrid y ese reconocimiento lo tuve que haber trabajado y cosechado”.

El delantero madridista destacó el buen ambiente que vive en el club y con sus compañeros. “En el vestuario me llevo muy bien con todos. Con Fideo (Di María) es con quien estoy más (sonríe). Vemos los partidos de River y de Rosario Central juntos. El Madrid tiene una plantilla sana y saludable. En el vestuario del Real Madrid me encanta hacer bromas, hacer reír a la gente, transmitir felicidad aunque a veces tengo mis momentos de calentura, como todo el mundo”, reveló el madridista.

Sobre el presidente de honor del club, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Higuaín reconoció: “Me genera admiración e idolatría. Don Alfredo vivió lo máximo con el Madrid. Y te lo transmite. Es impresionante. Me encanta escucharle. Aprendo de sus palabras. Pude cumplir el sueño de ser capitán del Madrid en algún partido. No ejercí de capitán, pero debo reconocer que usar el brazalete fue un sueño cumplido y un orgullo. Capitán hay uno y está muy bien”, añadió.

El delantero ha firmado 26 goles esta temporada, aunque es exigente consigo mismo: “La verdad es que me siento muy contento con la cantidad de goles que pude meter en esta temporada. Pero pude haber marcado más...”. Además habló de los grandes clásicos que ha vivido: Real Madrid-Barcelona y River-Boca. “Son dos Clásicos muy lindos para jugar. Es un honor poder vestir la camiseta del Madrid en estos partidos tan importantes”. Para finalizar, habló de su papel con la albiceleste: “El seleccionador me pide justamente lo que hago en el Madrid. Tirar diagonales, desmarques. No son los mismos jugadores, pero me pide básicamente que haga lo mismo que en el Real Madrid”.
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Courtesy of some guy in the comments section on soccernet
post #108 of 4307
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Hazard to Chelsea..
official.

I hope so, but I am waiting for Chelsea to officially announce it. After what happened with Robinho a few years back, I don't trust it until it is official.
post #109 of 4307
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I hope so, but I am waiting for Chelsea to officially announce it. After what happened with Robinho a few years back, I don't trust it until it is official.

It's on L'equipe and it is the sports bible in France where he plays.
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Juventus coach Antonio Conte is among a number of individuals being questioned by police in connection with a match-fixing probe in Italy.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1080276/juventus-coach-conte-investigated-for-match-fixing?cc=5901
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Also rumors that Gonzalo on way out and I Am Zlatan on the way to Madrid where he can continue to be overrated and now too slow for their counter-attacking game.


Why does match fixing always seem to be in Italy? Is it that they are most focused on catching them? I find it hard to believe that many more people are on the take in Serie B as opposed to say the second tier in Spain.
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Why does match fixing always seem to be in Italy? Is it that they are most focused on catching them? I find it hard to believe that many more people are on the take in Serie B as opposed to say the second tier in Spain.
Its a problem in a lot of places and a lot of sports. I personally would be very surprised if any professional sports division in Europe were clean from either drugs or corruption.
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Courtesy of some guy in the comments section on soccernet

That kind of stuff is wince-inducing, which is why I wish he had kept his piehole closed a bit more. But people will forget about it soon enough if it goes well. For ex, the Ashley Cole thing several years back was also not pretty. It differed in key details from the Hazard deal of course, but my point is that despite the initial awkwardness Ca$hley was in a good acquisition in the end. Good for him, good for the Russian.
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Mourinho is not stupid.
Kid is a hell of a player.
hope so
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Also rumors that Gonzalo on way out and I Am Zlatan on the way to Madrid where he can continue to be overrated and now too slow for their counter-attacking game.

Mourinho is not stupid.

Jose has stated that he intends to keep Gonzalo but the Argentinian has made it clear he wants out. As for Ibra, well that might be out of Jose's hands, and I hope he does end up there -- complete destabilization of squad will ensue devil.gif
post #114 of 4307
Here is a nice sizzle reel on Eden Hazard. If you ignore the stylized production, it does show that he has some tricks. I wonder how well he will stand up to the physical EPL style though. He might be better suited for Spain. Oh well.

There is also a little CR style cheeky chip at the end. Hopefully Lille were up 5-0 by then. If he tries to get too cute (see eg Robinho style stepovers) without results, everyone will beat on him. CR actually got better once he did less of that.


post #115 of 4307
Anyone care to weigh in on Hulk? I have seen him in a few CL games but haven't drawn a conclusion.
post #116 of 4307
he's pretty fleet-footed for such a built fellow. good shot on him too. he's got Mizuno sponsorship, they make hands down the best boots but don't care much about marketing etc. The Japan-made Morelias are fantastic.

he also netted a few just this past weekend for Brazil.
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Here is a nice sizzle reel on Eden Hazard. If you ignore the stylized production, it does show that he has some tricks. I wonder how well he will stand up to the physical EPL style though. He might be better suited for Spain. Oh well.
There is also a little CR style cheeky chip at the end. Hopefully Lille were up 5-0 by then. If he tries to get too cute (see eg Robinho style stepovers) without results, everyone will beat on him. CR actually got better once he did less of that.

Hope Hazard works out better than Torres - but, I guess, that is a particularly low bar.
post #118 of 4307
and since there is nothing going on really but transfer rumors and hype, here is some tika taka beautiful game Barca porn from a yr or 2 ago. This is how you want to your team to play. For added fun, the music is Wonderwall lol. It has 3m views-you would think that Noel would tell them to take it down.






post #119 of 4307
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I have the aching suspicion that Hazard will flop. Don't want it to happen necessarily, but feel it coming.

Hulk is a really good player. He's got quite a shot, and is deceptionally fast for his appearance. I'm surprised someone hasn't swooped in for him yet (ie last year or before). That massive 150mil buyout clause must be working. He's also strong enough where I think even England would be an alright move for him.
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Juventus coach Antonio Conte is among a number of individuals being questioned by police in connection with a match-fixing probe in Italy.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1080276/juventus-coach-conte-investigated-for-match-fixing?cc=5901
lol8[1].gif
Also rumors that Gonzalo on way out and I Am Zlatan on the way to Madrid where he can continue to be overrated and now too slow for their counter-attacking game.
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Originally Posted by tullytra View Post

Why does match fixing always seem to be in Italy? Is it that they are most focused on catching them? I find it hard to believe that many more people are on the take in Serie B as opposed to say the second tier in Spain.

Fark, no -- not again, please! Every time there is a scandal in Italy before a major tournament they win the damn thing! patch[1].gifcloud.gif
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