Brazilian football currently in decline

Brazilian football is currently in turmoil and would want to make changes so as to be competitive again. Some pundits have argued that this is the fact that Brazil is trying to copy the tactics of European formation, and this is causing a decline in the quality of Brazilian teams.

Indeed, except Neymar, there are no true world class players that are present in the team. And even Neymar may not get a place in the great 1970 team. They currently have players that are physically strong and athletic, but they lack players that can dribble or make a killer pass.

Other South American sides such as Argentina with players such as Messi and Aguero, Chile with Alexis Sanchez and Uruguay with Suarez have more technical players. These players can influence a game and win a game on their own.

Brazil has always offered us these kinds of players and so far there has been a shortage of them in the national side. The humiliating defeat by Germany on their home soil should have prompted changes in the way they develop new players, but instead, it has been more of the same. Read more »

Arsenal legend believes that Arsene Wenger and his squad won’t win the league

There are certain players who have marked their name in the history books of not only football but also with a specific club. This is the case of Francesco Totti with As.Roma as the Italian player is a legend with the club located in Rome.

 

Totti has spent his entire playing career as a performer of As.Roma and even at his 38 years of age, he still has the quality to compete against other players. Paolo Maldini and Javier Zanetti are retired players who managed to create history with Ac.Milan and Inter Milan respectively.

0When it comes to Arsenal, there is no bigger name that can be mentioned than Thierry Henry as he helped the English club in winning 2 Premier League titles as well as many other pieces of silverware.

Thierry Henry is the top goal-scorer of Arsenal after scoring 228 goals in 376 appearances and even though he left the club, the Frenchman still remains up to date with what is going on in relation to his former club and Henry has recently voiced his opinion concerning the chances that Arsenal has to win the Premier League title of this season.

Former star of Arsenal, Thierry Henry said: “I do not know if the boss wanted Benzema or not, but the player must also want to come. What are you going to offer to the guy who is playing for one of the best teams in the world, knowing that he is playing there week in, week out and performing well? Read more »

It’s time for Roberto Martinez and Everton to forget about this recently concluded season

This season which concluded a few days ago was a horrific one for a number of clubs but there is one club that manages to stand out and not in a good way and its’ Everton.

Roberto Martinez during his first season in charge of Everton managed to push his team to the 5th spot with a total of 72 points secured in the previous campaign.

Going from the 5th spot to the 11th position is a huge blow for any club but for Everton they seem to have taken a bigger hit as the players themselves didn’t even appear to be interested in playing their last match of the season which was against Tottenham Hotspur and ended in a 1-0 defeat for Roberto Martinez and his team.

Everton’s match against Tottenham Hotspur was played on May 24 at Goodison Park and it just didn’t seem like the players of Roberto Martinez were inspired to claim a victory as the visiting team controlled the pitch from start till end while the hosts just allowed them on doing it without much opposition as Tottenham Hotspur won the game with a scoreboard of 1-0.

This game and result is the way that Everton has been playing for a large portion of the season with only a few bursts of positive results and performances on certain occasions but the majority of them were disappointing.

The players, the supporters and everyone that is involved in one way or another with Everton is well aware of just how frustrating this season was and Roberto Martinez announced that a number of changes will be done in order to not go through another underwhelming season. Read more »

Hulk is looking to make an impression on his national manager Dunga

Hulk is looking to make an impression on his national manager Dunga with a good show in the games versus the Costa Rican and the American team for which he has been included in the squad.

It’s the first time in his career that Hulk will be playing under Dunga.

Hulk was in Brazil’s World Cup squad too last year and although he was not at his best in the tournament as many of his teammates, he had managed to retain his place in the first squad that Dunga announced after taking charge.

But, he had to pull out from that squad due to injury and was being overlooked after that.

He has received the call up again and this time around, he is keen to establish himself.

Post a gruelling practice session last evening, the 29-year old was quoted as saying, “You have to grab your opportunities especially when you are from a country like Brazil where so many wonderful talents keep popping up.”

“I believe this is my time and I need to make sure I make the most of it and show what I have got to offer.” Read more »

Brazilian football has provided yet another export to the European league

Brazilian football has provided yet another export to the European league after teenager Nathan Allan de Souzahas, or simply Nathan, has joined Chelsea from Atletico Paranaense.

It has been reported that a number of top European clubs like Barcelona and Manchester City were also interested in signing the 19-year-old. However, it is the Premier League champions who have managed to win the race for the highly rated youngster. Nathan has not yet proved himself at the top level, but it has not prevented Atletico Paranaense from claiming a £ 4.5 million transfer fee for the youngster.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claimed that they then will not be joining up with the Chelsea team immediately next season. Instead, he will be sent out on a couple of loans spells in order to help his improvement. Only a few players have managed to establish themselves in the Chelsea team after moving on loan, but the examples set by the likes of Courtois will be a source of huge inspiration for Nathan. He said that it was a huge delight to join a big club like Chelsea, who already have a number of Brazilian players in their ranks. The likes of Oscar and Ramires will help Nathan settle at Stamford Bridge. Read more »

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Gremio lost their third match

Gremio lost their third match in four and it has raised the pressure on manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, who had just returned to the team after a forgettable spell with the national team.

Scolari has come under a lot of criticism from the club’s supporters, but Marcelo Oliveira says that he is confident that results will turn positive in the coming weeks. Given their quality in the squad, Gremio were expected to be in with a shout to win the title. As it is, the club will fail to make it to the next round if the league finishes right now. Gremio are 10th in the table after having taken just six points from the opening five matches.

The club has lost some crucial players like Marcelo Moreno recently, and Oliveira reckons that this is starting to take a toll on the team. Aside from losing strikers, the club also does not have a strong complement of defenders. Scolari is expected to get the team playing with a back three formation for the next match against Passo Fundo in order to compensate for the lack of top-quality defenders. There is hope for stopping this rot with a win against Passo Fundo. The opposition have not won in the last three matches and will be lacking in confidence just as Gremio. Read more »

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