Berbatov’s favorite strike partner, Javier Tebas on Messi and more

Under the Sheets Too!?

Out of all the players he has shared his goal-scoring exploits with, the Bulgarian hitman has revealed his favorite — and his answer will surprise you.

Dimitar Berbatov, most famous for his spells at Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in a glittering football career, has shed some light on his favorite strike partner.

The man in question is Françoaldo Sena de Souza, commonly known as França. The Brazilian striker came in the summer of 2002 as a replacement for Leverkusen icon Ulf Kirsten and spent 3 seasons playing out front with Berbatov.

Their most productive season was França’s second season at Leverkusen, during which he managed to score 14 goals and get 13 assists, a league-best that year, while Berbatov netted 16 league goals overall.


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"No issues with Messi leaving La Liga"

Barcelona news: Messi blamed for star’s failure

La Liga president Javier Tebas has boldly claimed that the Spain’s top flight is destined to thrive, with or without the presence of the Argentine maestro.

Amid ongoing speculation on Inter’s renewed interest in the Barcelona ace, Tebas has gone ahead and assured fans that his departure “would not be a drama”.

Surely Barcelona will disagree with these claims. The diminutive Argentine has been on their books since 2001 and continues to amaze soccer fans around the world on a weekly basis.

“I would like Messi to stay here, but if he leaves it would not be a drama.

“It was said that without Cristiano Ronaldo the league would have lost money, and instead we would have earned it, even in Portugal. Players help but are not essential to a championship.”, Tebas added.

Do you agree?

"Players are easy targets"

Solskjaer , the Manchester United manager

The Norwegian coach firmly backs the Premier League stars and says they are doing everything they can to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a recent media speech, UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock called out the Premier League’s highly-paid stars for their apparent lack of support during the ongoing health crisis.

The “Baby Faced Assassin” certainly does not agree. He is of the opinion that the players already do a lot of community work, and therefore this criticism is unwarranted.

“For me it’s unfair to call out any individual or a group as these players are doing their utmost to do their part and contribute during this unwelcome situation.”

Which side are you on?

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