Timo Werner Says It’s Difficult to Play in the Premier League

London – Timo Werner admits difficulties in recent weeks at Chelsea. He also said he had previously underestimated challenges in the Premier League.

Timo Werner, who was brought in from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2020, is already on goal for eight consecutive games in all competitions with Chelsea. The striker is noted to have missed several golden opportunities that could have been goals.

According to the 24-year-old, the grueling schedule of matches every three days has had an impact on his performances.

“The Premier League is a little different from the league I was used to before (Bundesliga)” said Werner.

“I have to say it was tougher than I imagined. The physical contact here is tougher than in Germany. I expected it, but it’s not like this.”

“I think it’s also hard when you have to play once every three days, and in the Champions League, as well as in international matches. You have to play on Saturday against a team that has been rested all week and only thinks about your contract duel,” added Timo Werner.

Need Adapt

Timo Werner admits it is not easy to be the best in every game. However, he also admits the Premier League is very exciting, even though it is tough.

“At first it was very good, now after playing a lot of games, I don’t know if this is normal, but I struggled a little bit,” said Werner.

“There are so many games right now and I think there were a few chances I missed two or three weeks ago, that’s not the best thing. But I think when you are just in a country and a league. It’s always a bit tough to adapt and it shouldn’t be. reason.”

“I have to try my best to become the best footballer in this league. I think I have adapted well,” added Werner.

The Son of a Football Legend Trying to Walk in His Father’s Footsteps

Following in the footsteps of his father who became a football legend. Here are 7 children of legendary players who started selling their feet in the realm of football.

Kai Rooney (11 Years)

Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney is happy. The son, Kai Rooney, has the potential to follow his brilliant footsteps on the football scene.

Kai recently signed a youth contract at Manchester United. The talent of this 11 year old boy turned out to captivate the hearts of MU talent scouts.

Wayne Rooney’s eldest son will hone his skills at the MU academy, which gave birth to players such as David Beckham, Gary Neville, and Paul Scholes.

If his abilities are special, Kai has a chance to follow in his father’s footsteps to play for Manchester United’s first team.

Wayne Rooney and Manchester United have a strong emotional bond. He played for 13 years at Old Trafford, and holds the status as the top scorer in the club’s history.

“Yes, I am a proud father. He has worked hard. Kai Rooney has been monitored by a Manchester United scout. He impressed the coaches. He signed his contract yesterday, so I’m happy for him,” said Wayne Rooney.

Not only Kai Rooney who wants to follow in the footsteps of his father who is a football legend. Following are some of the legendary children who also chose to take part in the green field, as reported by The Sun.

Joe van der Sar (22 Years)

Joe van der Sar is the son of the legendary goalkeeper of Manchester United and the Dutch national team, Edwin van der Saar.

Joe started his career at Manchester United. He then moved to Noordwijk before signing for Ajax in 2013, where Edwin was CEO at the club.

It is not easy for Joe to continue his father’s shiny trail, and there are high hopes that accompany his steps. He has now returned to Noordwijk with the goal of tapping his path to the top of his career.

Maxim Gullit (19 Years)

Maxim Gullit is the son of Dutch legend Ruud Gullit and nephew of Johan Cruyff. Maxim couldn’t have expected better genes than that.

Maxim played for the AZ U-19 team in 2018/2019, then leveled up. He is now playing regularly for the AZ U-21 team this season, and made his debut for the first team in the Europa League against NHK Rijeka in October 2020.

Zidane (Luca, Enzo & Theo)

Zinedine Zidane one of football legend has three sons who aim to follow in his glorious footsteps.

Enzo played as a midfielder (25 years) the last time he played at Almeria and is now without a club. Theo (18 years) is studying at the Real Madrid academy.

Goalkeeper Luca (22 years old) made two appearances for Los Blancos, but then left to find minutes. Now he’s in the Division 2 team, Rayo Vallecano.

Daniel Maldini (19 years)

The Maldini dynasty continued, with Daniel following in the footsteps of his father Paolo and grandfather, Cesare, at AC Milan. Daniel played in the opposite position to his father.

If Paolo Maldini is known as a tough defender, Daniel prefers to play as a second striker.

The talented teenager made his first-team debut against Hellas Verona in Serie A, becoming the third generation Maldini to play for Milan.

Erling Haaland (20 Years)

Erling Haaland, son of former Manchester City player Alf-Inge. Alf-Inge’s career ended after being hit by a horror tackle by Manchester United legend Roy Keane.

Erling Haaland was mentored by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde, before drawing attention for her brilliant performance at RB Salzburg.

He refused an offer to move to Manchester United and chose to move to Borussia Dortmund, and has not stopped scoring goals until now.

Giovanni Simeone (25 Years)

The son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is one among those on this list who has found a strong career footing.

Usually acting as a second striker, he has entered the Argentina national team, bagging five caps. Giovanni Simeone joined Cagliari this summer after having served a successful season on loan there, scoring five goals in six Serie A matches.

Jordan Henderson Still Not Satisfied With Liverpool’s Appearance

Liverpool – Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, is still not satisfied with his team’s performance this season. According to Henderson, the Reds can still perform much better.

Liverpool have appeared impressive in the last nine matches in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s men managed to grab six wins and three draws from these nine matches.

The Reds successfully crushed Crystal Palace seven goals without reply in the Week 14 Premier League match at Selhurst Park.

The seven Liverpool goals were netted by Takumi Minamino in the 3rd minute, Sadio Mane in the 35th minute, Roberto Firmino in the 44th and 68th minutes, Jordan Henderson in the 52nd minute, and Mohamed Salah the 81st and 84th minutes.

Thanks to these positive results. Liverpool are still comfortably at the top of the Premier League standings with 31 results from 14 matches. The Reds are five points ahead of Everton, who occupy second place.

Still Could Be Better

Jordan Henderson said he was happy with his team’s performance in the last few matches, including when he met Crystal Palace. However, Henderson thinks Liverpool can still perform much better.

“I still think we can do (even better), we are a little sloppy sometimes, but overall I think we have to say we are happy with the performance and the results, because we know how difficult it is to come here (Crystal Palace headquarters),” said Henderson.

“Palace are good opponents, they make it difficult, so ending this week with a win after midweek was important and we did it,” said the England midfielder.

Persipura Qualified for AFC 2021 Jacksen Tiago Gives Appreciation

Persipura Jayapura will appear at the 2021 AFC Cup to accompany Bali United. This decision came from the AFC as the parent of Asian football to see the results of the achievements of Indonesian clubs in Shopee Liga 1 2019.

Previously, PSSI had made a blunder decision by establishing Persija Jakarta as the club that appeared in the 2021 AFC Cup to accompany Bali United. In fact, Persija is not included in the provisions.

Persipura management then fought for their rights by submitting this complaint and it was successful. Persipura coach, Jacksen F. Tiago appreciated the steps taken by the club management.

“It is in the hands of Persipura management, I do not participate. Persipura management is extraordinarily competent, so in this case there is no need for negative things, “said the Brazilian national coach.

“We know where we are. What needs to be done also knows how, there is no need to talk about yes or no, ”added the 51-year-old man.

According to the regulations, Indonesia only has two quota to appear in Asia, namely the champions of the First League and the Indonesian Cup. Bali United passed the group phase because they won the 2019 League 1, while PSM Makassar won the 2018 Indonesian Cup. However, PSM could not take part in the 2021 AFC Cup because they did not have an AFC club license.

PSSI through the Executive Committee (Exco) meeting on December 16, 2020, had sent Persija as one of the two clubs that will play in the 2021 AFC Cup. The reason is that Kemayoran Tigers are runners-up in the 2018 Indonesian Cup.

This decision was rejected by the AFC because it did not comply with the Entry Manual for AFC Competitions 2021 released by the AFC in determining its representatives in the Asian club tournament. Referring to the regulation, Persija’s share should have belonged to Persipura.

Get Ready Soon

In Article 9 of the Entry Manual for AFC Competitions 2021 on Sporting Criteria, the requirements for becoming a representative of AFC members in Asian club tournaments are set out.

The first requirement to get a ticket to an Asian club tournament is to win the domestic competition, in this case Shopee Liga 1. The second criterion is the winner of a domestic tournament, for example the Indonesian Cup.

If one or two champions of domestic competitions and tournaments are not eligible, the ticket quota belongs to the second, third or fourth ranked domestic competition team.

The slot for the 2021 AFC Cup for the winner of the Indonesian Cup should be transferred to the 2019 Shopee Liga 1 runner-up, Persebaya Surabaya. However, the team nicknamed the Bajul Ijo also failed to get an AFC license.

As a result, tickets to the 2021 AFC Cup belonged to Persipura which ended Shopee Liga 1 2019 in third place.

Now, Persipura needs to prepare to appear in the event after being absent for nearly six years. According to the plan, they will return to the Mandala Stadium, Jayapura, after having been travelers in Malang and Manado since last season.

Barcelona Begins to Return to Its Habitat

Barcelona – Barcelona won a 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad in the La Liga match at Camp Nou. This incision made El Barca slowly begin to return to the top of the La Liga standings.

Playing at home, the Blaugrana fell behind first after Willian Jose broke into Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s goal in the 27th minute. However, after that Barcelona was able to show a revival.

After equalizing thanks to Jordi Alba’s beautiful goal in the 31st minute, Barcelona turned ahead with Frenkie de Jong’s goal in the 43rd minute despite being ruled out and then again approved by VAR.

Several important points can also be taken from the victory that Barcelona won when they hosted Real Sociedad. The following is a full review.

Ronald Koeman’s Fruit Tactic

Unlike the previous matches, in this match Ronald Koeman installed a 4-3-3 formation and made Frenkie de Jong more active in helping attacks.

Barcelona also appeared very dominant, especially in the first half. Although they conceded, the hosts were able to turn things around before halftime.

Interestingly, Barcelona’s two goals were born not from their attackers, but from Jordi Alba who was active in helping the attack from the left side and De Jong who now plays more up.

Jordi Alba’s Slick Performance

One of the main factors why Barcelona was able to beat Sociedad was due to the impressive performance shown by Jordi Alba on the left side.

In addition to scoring goals with a curved shot using his right foot, Alba also played a role in sending a crossing which was perfected into a second goal by De Jong.

Alba was also active in terrorizing the Sociedad defense and almost providing an assist in the second half. Unfortunately Antoine Griezmann’s final finish failed to become a goal.

Lionel Messi the Inspirator

Even though he did not list his name on the scoreboard. Lionel Messi remained the inspiration for Barcelona’s victory through his good performance throughout the match.

Messi, who moved more from the second line. Repeatedly put the Sociedad defense at a loss when trying to stop La Pulga’s movement.

Judging from the statistics, Messi is very impressive with four successful dribbles, and fired three shots and two key passes.

Impressive Back Line Duet

In this match, Koeman made a bold and surprising decision by installing a pair of young defenders at the back, namely Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza.

Amazingly, Araujo and Mingueza also succeeded in paying Koeman’s trust through their convincing and solid performance in matches against teams that rely on high pressing.

Araujo himself was believed to play for the full 90 minutes. While Mingueza appeared until the 79th minute before being replaced by Clement Lenglet.

Back on the Champion’s Path

The victory over Sociedad propelled Barcelona to fifth in the La Liga standings with a value of 20. The Blaugrana are still six points behind the top three teams.

Barcelona clearly has a very open opportunity to poke back into the top flight and enliven the championship competition.

After hobbling at the start of the season. Barcelona are now starting to find their way and are ready to reclaim the La Liga trophy from Real Madrid.

Andrea Pirlo reaction after Juventus failed to win

Juventus conceded again and failed to win when facing Atalanta in giornata 12 Serie A. Even though his team returned to not achieving maximum results, Juventus coach, Andrea Pirlo did not really mind it.

Juventus drew 1-1 when they hosted Atalanta at Allianz Stadium. Federico Chiesa put the Bianconeri ahead in the 29th minute. However, La Dea was able to equalize through Remo Freuler’s goal in the 57th minute.

Freuler’s goal meant that the Bianconeri kept only one clean sheet in nine matches in Serie A. Juventus’ goal has conceded 24 goals in 12 league games so far.

Andrea Pirlo then commented on the number of goals conceded by his team in Serie A 2020/2021. Pirlo admits that he doesn’t mind this.

“On Sunday we conceded a goal from the only shot we faced. It’s not about the goal, it’s about how we go about the game,” Andrea Pirlo told Sky Sports.

“We had many opportunities to lead, we played better, this match is important in terms of intensity,” continued the Juventus coach.

Kulusevski Doesn’t Play

Dejan Kulusevski remained on the Juventus bench for 90 minutes. Andrea Pirlo has good reasons not to play the player in the match against Atalanta.

“He is a young player. He’s played a lot so far, “said Pirlo.

“He made big strides, but he is more suitable for some games and less suitable for others. This is not a game for him, there are aggressive defenders and we have to play vertically,” he continued.

Ryuji Utomo Has Not Joined Penang FC Training

Penang – Persija Jakarta defender who is currently on loan at Penang FC, Ryuji Utomo, has not been able to join and train with his new team. Ryuji Utomo is currently undergoing a mandatory quarantine period set by the Malaysian Government in Kuala Lumpur.

As is known, the Malaysian Government implements a strict policy for foreigners including Indonesian citizens (WNI). People who are allowed to enter Malaysia are those who have special access such as expats and professional visiting permit holders.

Then the local authorities also implemented a 10-day quarantine rule. That is what made Him only able to join Penang FC on December 28, 2020.

“Defender from Indonesia, Ryuji Utomo, who is undergoing mandatory quarantine in Kuala Lumpur is expected to join the group training on December 28, 2020,” said the official statement from Penang FC.

Apart from Ryuji Utomo, coach Tomas Trucha has not joined Penang FC either. The coach from the Czech Republic will arrive in Pulau Pinang at the end of December 2020.

“The head coach of Penang FC, Tomas Trucha, is expected to arrive in Penang on 29 December,” said a statement from Penang FC.

Missed TC

Ryuji Utomo is one of a total of 36 players called to participate in the training camp for the Indonesian National Team to prepare for the 2021 SEA Games. However, Ryuji is believed to be missing the training camp which will be held until December 31, 2020.

Ryuji who is already in Kuala Lumpur is not allowed to return to Indonesia. If that happens, Ryuji will have to restart the 10 day quarantine period.

Apart from Ryuji Utomo, Egy Maulana Vikri, who plays at Lechia Gdanks, has yet to know his status. It is very likely that Egy will be able to participate in the Indonesian national team training camp because the Polish League has entered the Christmas holiday period.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Materialistic ?

Khabib Nurmagomedov continues to be rumored to be coming back to UFC. Khabib suddenly talked about money, is ‘The Eagle’ materialistic?

UFC 254 will be Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last stage. At Fight Island, Abu Dhabi at the end of October, Khabib faced Justin Gaethje in defending the lightweight champion belt.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, as usual, appeared dominant. Khabib only needed two rounds to crush ‘The Highlight’ resistance, through the triangle choke.

After that, the Dagestani fighter declared his retirement. That cannot be separated from Abdulmanap’s father, who died in July, and his mother who did not want to see Khabib fight again.

Khabib closed his adventure in the MMA world with a brilliant record. He has never lost with a winning record of 29-0, then won as UFC lightweight champion, and became the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.

But it seems that the fans are not willing to see Khabib Nurmagomedov retire. Khabib was considered again at the peak of his glory and could still continue to compete.

So, rumors of a Khabib comeback continue to stick out. Conor McGregor wants a rematch, Tony Ferguson has yet to fight with him, and of course the dream battle against the legendary Georges St-Pierre.

Several times Khabib Nurmagomedov stated that there was no intention of wanting to fight again. For Khabib, he has proven himself to be the best fighter and has destroyed many big names.

Recently, Khabib Nurmaagomedov was again asked about his comeback. Reporting from the Russian media, RT, Khabib was asked about the opportunity to fight back to UFC.

Again, Khabib said he would not return to fighting. But Khabib, suddenly mentioned money.

“Dana White (UFC President) will tease me with a lot of money. Imagine if he offered 100 million USD, it would be a problem,” said Khabib with a smile.

Suddenly, this fragment of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s statement was greeted quickly by the international media. In essence, Khabib wants a comeback as long as he is paid 100 million USD!

But apparently, Khabib had not finished talking. He insisted again and again, not interested in money!

“That doesn’t really interest me,” he said in connection with a statement about $ 100 million.

Khabib Nurmagomedov also stated for a long time that he was not interested in money. Khabib just wants the title of champion.

The proof, he was also offered the same amount of money to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. But just then, he firmly rejected it.

Neymar Carved This History in the Champions League

Paris – Neymar hat-trick inspired Paris St. Germain thrashed Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1. The Brazilian football superstar also wrote his name in the history book of the Champions League.

PSG and Basaksehir continued their matchday 6 at Parc des Princes. Which was delayed due to alleged racism from a match referee, on Thursday (10/12/2020). Neymar scored three goals in 50 minutes, which ensured PSG qualify for the last 16 as Group H.

Two other PSG goals were contributed by Kylian Mbappe while Baksehir’s only reply was created by Mehmet Topal at the start of the second half. With this result, Les Parisiens ended the top group stage with 12 points. Same as RB Leipzig below but PSG won head to head on away goals.

Meanwhile, his two goals against Basaksehir made Neymar have already collected 20 goals for PSG in the Champions League. Overall the former Barcelona man has scored 41 career goals in this competition since 2013.

Opta’s statistics suggest that Neymar is setting a record that has never been recorded by the two phenomenal players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He became the first player in Champions League history to score at least 20 goals in a season for two different teams. Prior to PSG, Neymar managed to contribute 20 goals for Barcelona.

“We have won three points after three games. It was three finals in front of our eyes, we were almost eliminated,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel after the match quoted by the Sun. “We gain confidence through showing our quality and capacity.

“My team should appear like this. I am very happy to be the leader of this team,” he added regarding the performance of Neymar cs.

8 Data and Facts on Draw Results of Inter vs Shakhtarin the Champions League

Inter Milan failed to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League after only a draw with Shakhtar Donetsk. Here are the notes behind the Inter vs Shakhtar match.

The Inter vs Shakhtar duel at the Giuseppe Meazza on matchday 6 of Group B, Thursday (10/12/2020) early morning WIB, did not produce a winner. The two teams drew 0-0.

With this result, Inter must bury their hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League. The Nerazzurri have been eliminated after becoming Group B caretaker with six points from six matches.

Shaktar himself was thrown into the Europa League after finishing third with eight points. Real Madrid and Borussia Moenchengladbach went to the last 16 of Group B.

There are a number of negative notes that Inter have made through this failure. One of them is a bad history where Inter finished for the first time as caretaker in the Champions League group phase.

In addition, Inter Milan also did not record a win at home in the Champions League group phase this season. Three Champions League games at the Giuseppe Meazza this season have ended in two draws and one defeat for Inter.

The following are data and facts from the Inter vs Shakhtar match as summarized by Opta:

  • Inter failed to win a single home game in the Champions League group stage for the first time in this competition.
  • Inter end the group stage at the bottom of the table for the first time in the Champions League.
  • Both Inter and Shakhtar encounters in this season’s Champions League ended 0-0. Prior to this season, the Nerazzurri went through 42 matches in this competition without a 0-0 draw (since September 2009 vs Barcelona).
  • Inter have been hit at the post seven times in the Champions League this season. A record this season, the same as Real Madrid.
  • Inter have fired 20 shots in this match, their best streak in a single Champions League match since December 2018 (23 vs PSV).
  • For the first time since October 2003 (vs Lokomotiv Moscow). Inter have fired at least 20 shots but failed to score in the Champions League.
  • Inter last night fielded the youngest starting XI (27 years 89 days) in a Champions League match since September 2004 (26 years 287 days) against Anderlecht.
  • Lautaro Martinez played last night his 100th match for Inter Milan in all competitions.