Former Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi has revealed that he wants Constantin Galca as his successor if ever he has to leave Vitorul. Indeed the former Romanian international is currently the manager of the club that he owns and there is news that he might be leaving the club in the future.
He said that Galca is an experienced man and that he is sure that he can help bring the club forward. He said that Galca has won trophies previously in the Romanian league and that he knows what it takes to be champions.
The FIFA President, Gianni Infantinois pressing ahead with the proposal to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 teams to 48, which would require sharing of matches among neighboring countries known to be hostile to the hosts, Qatar.
Infantino has opined that Qatar would help bring peace to the Middle East by sharing the 2022 World Cup with neighboring nations.
Gheorghe Hagi who is known as the best-attacking midfielders not only in Romania but in Europe scored best goals in his time. The Romania star has passed on his traits to his son Ianis Hagi who is beyond the capabilities possessed by his father. The 19-year-old young star played for Romania under 21s recently against Bosnia in a qualification match. Romania successfully scored 1-0 and was given a corner in the 70th minute. Ianis Hag accepted it as he was swinging in across towards the post. However, it deceived others and it made it to the back of the net of Bosnia. This definitely called for some grand celebrations and made people talk on social media on how well he performed and he could be better than his father too.
Ian’s fan followers increased in great numbers especially after his latest performance that made people applaud with shock and excitement. People started praying for his career and wished him luck for his great career on social media. There was no doubt as far as his striking quality is concerned. However, people are unsure and confused as to who is better than whom between father and son. Ianis is currently playing for Viitorul Constanta, the First Division side of Romania run by Gheorghe.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the new Premier League season after undergoing an operation for an abdominal injury picked up during the summer World Cup in Russia. Matic was one of the club’s ever-presents during the previous campaign but unfortunately, the stress of playing continuously has had an impact on his body.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Mourinho confirmed that Matic should miss the start of the campaign as a result of a surgery, he said:“Matic has had surgery. Yes, of course [he is out for the start of the season]. I don’t know how long he will be out for.Matic arrived from the World Cup holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup. He has had surgery. He is out for the start of the season. He came from the World Cup with the injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem.”
Former Romania legend GheorgeHagi believes that the Romanian football federation should work on a new football development plan if they want the team to progress. He said that it has been a long time since Romania has performed well in a major tournament and that they need to start working with the youngsters.
GheorgeHagi said that there are plenty of talented players in Romania and it is important to give them the necessary backing as from a young age in order to develop themselves. He believes that the Romania Football Federation should inspire themselves from what is being done in other European nation to make sure that the level of football rises in Romania.
Arsene Wenger feels that midfielder Jack Wilshere has finally silenced his critics after scoring a goal in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City. The media have been extremely critical of the 22-year-old England international, despite having hailed was one of the greatest prospects for England since the days of Wayne Rooney. Wilshere, for his part, has also been called in a number of scandals like smoking cigarettes. This is certainly not helped his performances, as the midfielder has been consistently overshadowed by the likes of Aaron Ramsey even within Arsenal.
The midfielder, though, returned to form with a sublime finish against City on Saturday that finally appeared to show the quality within their shoulders. Wenger has been extremely protective of his star player in the last few months. The Frenchman even failed to discuss about will have publicly when he was caught smoking for the second time in the space of a few months. Wilshere’s goal was of extreme importance, as its absence would have seen Arsenal suffer a defeat for the first time this season. Even though Arsenal have been involved in several draws in the early stages of this league campaign, a defeat against one of their title rivals will be very disappointing for the morale of the team.
“The best place to answer critics is on the pitch. That’s what Jack did, but I don’t believe we can explain his good performance through the criticism of Paul Scholes. But you have to respond to critics when you’re in a public job. You have accept criticism, go on the pitch and show you have the talent. The most important thing is to go show how good you are. Jack finished with his right foot and chipped a goalkeeper who knows him well,” said Wenger, who also defended German international Mesut Ozil after a poor performance.
The new boss of Barcelona, Luis Enrique has the pressure and challenge of restoring the glory days for the Spanish club and hopefully erases all of the misery that arrived during the time when Gerardo Martino was in charge of the club and could not win a single major trophy.
Barcelona has spent well over €140 million during this transfer window and this sum of money might turn even higher if more players join the Spanish club. Luis Enrique was the man chosen to guide all of these new players and find a winning combination with Messi and the rest of the titans.
Winning the Spanish League is one of their primary goals but even with all these new arrivals to the team nothing is secured and Enrique has the added pressure of not being able to utilize all of his latest arrivals to the squad in the start of the season.
Luis Suarez is still banned after biting Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup, Xavi Hernandez is out injured with a calf injury, Neymar is completing his last stages of his recovery but remains unknown if he will be able to perform at the start of the season. The Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen is another casualty and one of the latest players that have picked up an injury is Marc –Andre Stegen.
Even with all of these injuries, Enrique should still be able to cope with the absence of all these players but if they continue on picking up more setbacks it’s something that can cause major concern for Enrique as any amount of negative results could result in Barcelona falling short once more and having to settle with a 2nd or even 3rd place in the Spanish League. This is what happened in the last season where Barcelona lost their grasp and allowed Athletic Madrid to take full advantage as they finished the season by lifting the league title.
The last league match of Barcelona was played on May 17 as they went head to head with Athletic Madrid in an encounter that would be the deciding factor as to which team would lift the league title and it was Athletic Madrid who came out on top.
Even though the league was concluded not even 2 weeks ago, Barcelona has undergone a series of changes not only inside the squad but outside of it as well.
Gerardo Martino’s disappointing debut season in charge of Barcelona saw him being unable of winning any major trophy and this led to him being sacked and replaced by Luis Enrique.
Luis Enrique used to play for Barcelona in the 90’s where he managed on winning a number of trophies along the way and now he has signed a 2 year deal with the Spanish club as he is the successor of Gerardo Martino.
During one of Enrique’s first press conferences in charge of Barcelona, he stated that there will be a number of changes that are going to be done as he already seems to know what he is going to do in order to avoid any further disappointing seasons.
“There will be changes in several positions; we need to strengthen the team as much as possible. A year at Barça is not any year. If you aren’t up to the job, it’s time for a change. We’ll make adjustments in every area and the better players we have the better it’ll be for everyone because we’ll have a team that generates expectations”. Enrique expressed.
Meanwhile there has recently been a new addition to the squad as Marc-Andre Stegen signed a 5 year deal contract with Barcelona with the German goalkeeper expected to replace Victor Valdes and Jose Pinto both of which have left Barcelona.
Former coach of the Romanian national team and legend of Romanian football, Gheorghe Hagi says that the nation can certainly hope towards qualifying for the Euro 2016. Romania recently failed to make it into the World Cup 2014 after not doing well in the play-offs. They came extremely close to reaching the finals. The team has been slowly improving in recent years, but they still remain far away from the glory days achieved when Gheorghe Hagi was playing for the team. Now one of the owners of a football club, Hagi is at the top level of Romanian football.
He says that the nation can certainly aspire towards reaching the Euro 2016 after UEFA president Michel Platini decided to extend the number of participating teams to 24. As a result, three teams can hope towards qualification from every group. The first two will be automatically qualifying for the competition, while the third placed team will have to go through a play-off. Romania have been grouped along with Greece, Finland, Hungary, Northern Ireland, and Faroe Islands. Amongst them, Greece recently qualified for the World Cup 2014 and there will be a major force in the group stages.
Apart from them, Hagi says that Romania and Finland will be the top opponents and he has asked to the national team to make use of this advantage and qualify for the Euro 2016.
“We are not skilled at European or world for some time, so we must join together. Available and then we must all unite all means breath national football team to qualify. We’ll have an atmosphere very good that surrounds the national team’s accessible group. Depends on us, we must focus its energy on the national team in the next two years we should qualify. Should believe in our chance, everyone,” said Hagi to Dolce Sport.
Real Madrid was completely invisible during the January transfer window as they neither saw any of their players either joining or leaving the club but things are looking very likely to change in the summer as there are a number of clubs interested in signing a few players from the Spanish club.
The Premier League side Manchester City is considering making a move for Luka Modric after the impressive performances that the Croatian midfielder has been making for Real Madrid, now City wants to add him into the main squad.
The former Tottenham player now plays a fundamental role in the club of Real Madrid but it wasn’t always like that as the Croatian player endured a tough debut season at the Santiago Bernabeu but he went through a dramatic turnaround as he is back playing like the days when he was playing Tottenham some years ago.
Raphael Varane is another player that is being watched by the Premier League as the French defender is on the wish-list of Jose Mourinho is already taking a look around the transfer market for a long-term replacement of John Terry.
Jose Mourinho and Varane have already worked together when they were at Real Madrid and it is believed that the Portuguese coach wants to reunite with the young defender.
Tottenham still have not found a player that can fill in the gap left by Gareth Bale. The Welshman along with Luka Modric formed the structure of Tottenham during the sensational season that the Premier League club enjoyed some time ago and now Tim Sherwood is reportedly ready to be closing in on a summer move to sign the Argentinean winger Angel Di Maria.
Angel Di Maria could play in a similar position that Gareth Bale played during his time in Tottenham but it is doubtful if Carlo Ancelotti is willing on selling Di Maria considering that he is a consistent performer for Real Madrid.