LigaliveTV: Ligalive at Sunset - Daily Soccerbits 14. April
Ever since he left Camp Nou in 2017, the flamboyant Brazilian has been consistently linked with a return to Barcelona. His former team-mate and current Al-Sadd coach Xavi certainly approves of that idea.
Barcelona and Spain icon Xavi is hopeful of Neymar's return to Barca, saying that it will be a “great pleasure” seeing him in Blaugrana colors once more.
“Why not? I spent a lot of time in the same locker room as Neymar so I have no doubts that is a great professional and a great person as well. He is also one of the best players in the world so he'd certainly make a difference.”
With Barca in the midst of an ongoing internal crisis, questions have been raised of their ability to splash the cash this summer, although they've still been linked with a couple of big names alongside Neymar, with Inter's Lautaro Martinez being mooted as a potential summer signing.
The Kenya international revealed his anger at not making the starting squad for the UCL final against Liverpool last year, after playing a starring role in their last-gasp win over Ajax.
Victor Wanyama says Tottenham did not put enough trust in him after coming back from injury. He was denied a starting berth for the Champions League final against Liverpool as Spurs went on to lose 2-0.
“I was really p*ssed off, to say the least. That we lost the game in the end only worsened the situation. I was not able to sleep and everything kept circling in my head. “
“Henry told me that he needed an experienced head that will lead his young team to a winning era. I was immediately persuaded by their ambition and ideas.”
One of Kevin-Prince's former coaches has opened up about the enigmatic striker's abilities, saying that his confidence was unmatched at times.
Sven Hubscher, former Schalke assistant coach, has lifted a lid on the ex-Ghana international Boateng, saying that he always stood out from everyone else due to him “not giving a sh*t” who he was playing against.
In a nomadic soccer career that has already taken him to 13 different clubs across Europe's top leagues, Boateng has never overstayed his welcome, often spending a single season at many of those clubs. Schalke is an exception to the rule, however, with Kevin-Prince spending almost two years at the VELTINS-Arena.
He immediately impressed in his debut season back in 2013, when Schalke snapped him up from AC Milan. “He was exactly the thing that we were missing in the squad back then,” Hubscher explained.
“He was incredibly honest, open and polite. He expressed his opinion more than once, but always had boundaries. His behavior was a point of reference that we used when working with the youngsters.”
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