The mask of Real Madrid is removed (Part 1)

The mask of Real Madrid is removed (Part 1)

4 After a series of daydreaming dreams of overthrowing Barca, Real Madrid returned to the ground with its old form. It is an unstable team.

The first warnings soon appeared with the representative of Madrid after the shock of being removed from the Cope del Rey before Real Sociedad. That defeat originated in a series of matches that could make “Los Blancos” face another season of throwing away. Everything collapsed too quickly with Zinedine Zidane and his students.

In Ciudad de Valencia, the Real’s mask is removed. They still cannot live without Cristiano Ronaldo. “Los Blancos” released 19 shots on goal of Levante, of which 7 were hit but no goal was scored. The Royal team is missing a killer instinct.

This story is nothing new. Without Ronaldo, the “White Vulture” lost a superb machine of goals. Karim Benzema or Eden Hazard, although still or can not replace the Portuguese superstar, the author of many goals throughout nearly a decade of kicking for the Bernabeu team.

On the day Real collapsed, from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, Ronaldo fired regularly at the age of 35. He had 25 goals in 30 matches in all competitions. The difference between CR7 and Benzema, Hazard or any of Real’s players lies in stability, an important factor to help a team step up the La Liga throne.

Marca journalist Jose Felix Diaz described, “Real has not found a cure for depression for more than a year and a half”. Even when Benzema, who was expected to fill the void left by Ronaldo, worked hard, his level could not be compared to the famous number 7 at a time.

“Real do not be too happy when Benzema scored continuously because the stability of Karim always leaves doubts”, former AS Editor-in-chief Alfredo Relano once predicted. That is absolutely right! Stability has never been on the strong list of Benzema, who has played four consecutive games.

According to AS journalist Tomas Roncero, Real is living in the nostalgia of Ronaldo. Number 7 always knows how to make a difference with goals. As for Real now, Benzema is fluttering, Luka Jovic has not shown the value of 60 million euros. Rodrygo is still very young, while Hazard needs more time to adapt.

Coach Guardiola is ready to cede Arteta assistant to Arsenal

Coach Guardiola is ready to cede Arteta assistant to Arsenal

On the morning of December 16, after the match of Man City thrashing Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium, coach Pep Guardiola spoke about the rumor of assistant Mikel Arteta being concerned by both the Gunners and Everton.

Currently, in the Premier League, both Arsenal and Everton clubs use interim coaches respectively Freddie Ljungberg and Duncan Ferguson, after dismissing two coach Unai Emery and Marco Silva.

Both Arsenal and Everton are also now struggling with poor performances, and are standing in the bottom half of the rankings.

Arsenal after the defeat of Man City is the fourth loss in the last 9 matches in the Premier League, the rest draw 4 and only won 1.

Therefore, the temporary coach Ljungberg is still hard to stay in the long term, amid the British press that in order to save the Gunners from the disaster season, the management of this team needs to quickly find a new coach that is more reputable and experience to replace.

One of these is Arteta, a former Arsenal player who knows the style and operation of the club so it is considered appropriate. However, Arteta is in Man City and is the right hand of Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola coach after the 3-0 win over Arsenal said: “If that happens (Arteta chooses to come to Arsenal), it will happen. He is very important to Man City and me. However, once Arteta made a decision (to leave), we would speak privately to resolve the issue. I am completely at ease, and definitely not in the way he steps into a new career”.

Prior to moving to Guardiola as an assistant in 2016, Arteta played for Everton from 2005 to 2011, then moved to Arsenal from 2011 to 2016. Therefore, in addition to Arsenal, Everton wants his ex-member to come back to help the club overcome difficulties. Even so, the final decision rests with Arteta.

Want to overcome MU on shirt financing, Liverpool entangled legal battle

Want to overcome MU on shirt financing, Liverpool entangled legal battle

Liverpool is in a legal dispute with shirt sponsor New Balance because they have failed to find a common voice in renewing the contract.

In June 2020, the agreement to sponsor a £45 million/season jersey between New Balance and Liverpool will officially expire. The Liverpool leadership feels that it is time for them to find a new partner with a more valuable deal as the club’s stock has increased significantly in two successful seasons under the guidance of coach Juergen Klopp.

Since Christmas last year, Liverpool began meeting with representatives of many famous sports fashion brands such as Nike, Adidas or Puma. Nike is finally the partner chosen by Liverpool. The two sides have reached an agreement worth up to £ 80 million/year. If officially signed, Liverpool will pass the agreement between MU and Adidas (£ 75 million/year) to become the club with the most valuable Premier League shirt sponsorship contract.

The Kop announced this to New Balance. However, New Balance did not approve. A fashion house based in Boston, Massachusetts is struggling to retain its contract with Liverpool. New Balance announced it was willing to pay Nike on par with Liverpool to sign a new deal and the contract signed earlier had a priority clause that they continued to sponsor The Kop.

However, Liverpool does not want to sign with New Balance because that supplier’s global distribution network is not comparable with Nike. Liverpool wants to take advantage of the existing success and understand Nike’s stature will help them a lot in key markets around the world.

On 10/10, New Balance decided to take Liverpool to the London Supreme Court to be able to extend the partnership. The company’s notice states:

“New Balance is proud to be the official sponsor of Liverpool. Since 2011, we have broken the club’s shirt sponsorship record and we believe we are in line with Liverpool’s ambitions and achievements as the club grows stronger in stature. As a long-term and dedicated sponsor, we want to continue working with Liverpool and extend the agreement by 2020. Our draft extension contract is in full agreement with Nike’s proposal for Liverpool.

As part of the contract renewal process, Liverpool has raised the questionable elements for the agreement, so we are asking the court to explain this case clearly. Both we and Liverpool want to get things done as quickly as possible so we totally agree with the court process”.

A Liverpool spokesman confirmed this: “Liverpool confirmed our costume supplier, New Balance, has started a legal dispute with the club. We do not want to comment further on this proceeding”.