ITALIAN FOOTBALL: ZLATAN SACKS HIMSELF FROM MILAN PENALTY DUTIES

 

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he might need to step aside for another penalty taker after he missed again at the weekend.

The Swedish football legend has taken Italian football by storm on his return to the Rossoneriat the start of the year. He has been a key player for AC Milan in their ascent to the top of the Italian Serie A table this season but was left frustrated by his inability to convert from 12 yards out during the league game with Hellas Verona on Sunday night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AC Milan are the early pacesetters in Italian football this season. The Swedish striker was on hand to score a stoppage time equaliser for the former European champions as they came from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils at home to Hellas Verona at the weekend.

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Inter chief has insisted that the club have not made an offer for Tonali

 

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has said that the club have not made any offer to sign Sandro Tonali from Brescia this summer. The 20-year-old was recently relegated from the Serie A with the Italian outfit, but he has still attracted plenty of interest from top European sides. The Nerazzurri were linked with his services earlier this month, but it appears that AC Milan have eventually won the race to land his signature.


In an interview with Sky Sport, Piero initially spoke on the position of manager Antonio Conte and said that it is normal to have moments of confrontation. He added that the club have held a long-term interest in Tonali, but have not made any bid for his services, he told: “First of all, I would like to clarify a point about the coach. There was no need for any clarification with Conte, it is normal for there to be moments of confrontation. As far as Tonali is concerned, it should be clarified that we have never started any negotiations for him. I do not deny that we have followed him for some time and that we like him, I hope he can prove to be an excellent player for the national team as well.”

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Conte Wants His Team to Stay Positive after the Loss to Bologna

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte wants his playersto focus the bitterness of their loss on their next match positively.Since the resumption of the top flight of Italian league, Inter has not lost a game. Buton Sunday they were defeated by Bologna which stopped their winning streak.Their race for the title couldn’tafford such loses as it will be a dent mark for them on the table.


With Juventus having 11 pointlead on the table,every game stands important to Inter but they recent loss to AC Milan has raised the hopes for the club. The 11 point gap can be lessened to eight points if they are to win against Hellas Veronabut it ended up in a tie for 2–2.

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Juventus Extends the Contract Of Buffon And Chiellini

Juventus has extended the contract of two veteran players of the club, Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon. The club has confirmed that both the players have agreed to the extension of one year. The new signing stands till June 2021 and by then Buffon will be 43 and Chiellini will be close to 37. The club said that the contract extension is a reward and gratitude for the long term loyalty and quality of the players to them.

Juventus have posted the extension news on their official website by appreciating and praising them. They have said they are the players who don’t need any introduction and they have stories that will speak about themselves. They also have an enduring and unbreakable relationship with the Bianconeri.

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Sarri gives warning toMiralem Pjanic about attitude

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has warned Miralem Pjanic to behave like a great player. With his current attitude, he will be unable to make it to the first team of the club. He has played across 32 matches for the club in this season andhas only scored three goals.


Before the suspension of the league in March, his performance in the game was not up to the mark. They had a genuine concern for him as he had been replaced many times in the game. In the match against Napoli, he was called off the pitch after 50 minutes of playing time where Juventus faced defeat for 2–1. In the Champions League, his performance against Lyon wasn’t satisfactory.

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Capello advises Lautaro Martinez to join Barcelona

Former Juventus and Real Madrid manager Fabio Capellohas apprised Lautaro Martinez on the move to Barcelona. He also said that he has been impressed by the talent of Martinez and he doesn’t want him to sit in the sidelines in Barca as he thinks that it is difficult to find a place in the first team of the club.


Martinez name has been linked with the transfer to Barcelona for the past few weeks and his performance in Inter has been good with him scoring 16 goals from 31 appearances in this season. Capello advises that Martinez will be having a better option if he stays at Serie A.

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Amin Younes Urges Teaching Young Footballers About Life Skills

Amin Younes accuses that footballers are taught to be stupid regarding there finance and transfer money. With the lack of education regarding the finances, they are being manipulated and taken advantaged by others. He was a part of Borussia Monchengladbach youth academy and made his debut match in 2011-2012. He after playing a few times in the first level of the team was transferred to Dutch club Ajax. He scored 17 goals with 100 appearances during his three-year stay there. He then joined Napoli in 2018 in a free transfer.


In his brief career in football, he has played in three different countries for their big clubs. From his experience, he is of the opinion that not everyone has good intentions on developing a player’s talent. On the contrary, most of the people want to take advantage of the player. He also suggests that certain measures should be taken regarding the protection of player’s finance.

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Emery insists he had no influence on Ramsey’s exit from Arsenal

Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he had no influence on the decision to part ways with midfielder Aaron Ramsey last summer. The Wales international was tipped to sign a new contract with the Gunners during the first half of the previous season but the club made a surprise U-turn to walk away from the deal.


As a result, the midfielder was allowed to enter the final six months of his deal at the turn of the year and he therefore took the option to sign a pre-contract agreement with Juventus. During that time, there was the suggestion that Emery may have contributed to the club’s decision but the Spaniard has now refuted those claims.

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Maurizio Sarri speaks on Aaron Ramsey’s situation at Juventus

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has said that Aaron Ramsey is slowly getting into his groove after recovering from a niggle. The Wales international joined the Bianconeri on a free transfer from Arsenal during the summer but he has since struggled for regular gametime due to four separate disruptions due to minor injury setbacks.


As such, he has been restricted to just five starts in the Serie A but Sarri remains optimistic that the former Gunners will turn things around during the backend of the campaign, he told: “Aaron Ramsey is growing both as a condition and a belief. It was not easy for him to adapt, coming from the Premier and from a bad injury.”

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Inzaghi praises ‘magical’ Lazio after Super Cup win over Juve

Lazio manager Simeone Inzaghi has heaped praise on his team after they managed to beat Juventus in the Italian Super Cup final on Sunday. The Capital outfit had already beaten the Bianconeri in the league a couple of weeks ago and they managed to replicate the feat at the King Saud University Stadium in Saudi Arabia.


As a result, the Rome-based club were able to win the title for the second time in three seasons and Inzaghi has lauded his team for their recent dominance over the Serie A champions, he told Rai Sport: “We did something magical – to beat Juve twice in two weeks is incredible. I think this was another deserved victory for a strong team that always believed in our ideas.”

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