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Tag: Belgium International

Lukaku Explains how Drogba & Anelka Made him a Star
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Lukaku Explains how Drogba & Anelka Made him a Star

The Belgium international was disappointed with a third-place finish at the 2018 showpiece in Russia, but has continued to enhance his reputation Romelu Lukaku credits former Chelsea team-mates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka with helping to turn him into the fearsome frontman he is today, with the Belgian learning from two of the best. The Blues bought into the potential of a precocious talent when luring him away from Anderlecht in 2011. Lukaku would see limited opportunities in west London, with no goals recorded through 15 appearances, but important lessons were taken in while with the Blues. Experienced heads such as Drogba and Anelka sat ahead of him in the pecking order, with the Ivorian and French frontmen setting an important example for a young colleague to follow....
Sergio Ramos Blames Real Madrid Players after Defeat to Levante
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Sergio Ramos Blames Real Madrid Players after Defeat to Levante

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has blamed himself and his teammates for not being able to convert their chances to score a goal following their 1-0 defeat against Levante in La Liga on Saturday. He also commented on forward Eden Hazard’s injury after the Belgium international sustained a knock against Levante. Levante defeated Zinedine Zidane’s men at home, thanks to Jose Luis Nogales’s second-half strike. Speaking after the game, Ramos was quoted by Real Madrid’s official website as saying: “We created some good chances against them but could not score. “Levante only created one good chance, and they converted it. “We just lacked a goal against the host, and now we are devastated with the result, but we need to work hard together and move ahead because we have two t...
Zidane Explains why Real Madrid Signed Hazard from Chelsea
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Zidane Explains why Real Madrid Signed Hazard from Chelsea

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane says the club signed forward, Eden Hazard from Chelsea last summer because the Los Blancos know what the Belgium international brings to the team. Zidane also described Hazard as a unique player, adding that the 28-year-old is ready to play for Real Madrid after being out of action for three months due to injury. Hazard had suffered a “micro-fracture” in his ankle during Madrid’s 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League last November. Speaking ahead of his side’s La Liga clash with Celta at the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday night, Zidane was quoted by Real Madrid’s official website as saying: “Hazard is a unique player and I am so glad he is back from injury having been out of action for three months. “Real Madrid ...
I Already Speak Italian’ – Lukaku Drops Transfer Hints Amid Juve & Inter Links
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I Already Speak Italian’ – Lukaku Drops Transfer Hints Amid Juve & Inter Links

Romelu Lukaku would have no problem settling in to Serie A for Juventus or Inter, as he revealed he speaks Italian “because of my brother.” The Belgium international is in advanced negotiations for a move to Juve, after Inter had approached him earlier in the summer. An interview with Sky Sport Italia revealed the Manchester United striker speaks seven languages, including Italian. “My brother plays in Italy and I watched Sky Italia to see his games, so I picked up some Italian,” Lukaku told Sky Sport Italia. In fact, his brother Jordan has been at Lazio since 2016 and plays as a left-back. Romelu Lukaku’s move to Juventus depends on Paulo Dybala accepting an exchange for Manchester United.
De Bruyne feeling fit and positive following injury free pre-season
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De Bruyne feeling fit and positive following injury free pre-season

The midfielder is healthy and raring to go after a successful pre-season for him and the Premier League champions concluded in Japan Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is confident the fitness problems that plagued him last season are in the past. Three knee injuries - two of them involving ligament damage - and an ill-timed hamstring issue restricted the Belgium international to 19 Premier League appearances as City retained the title. De Bruyne admitted to feeling mentally exhausted following a frustrating setback against Tottenham in April, which threatened to finally end his abbreviated campaign.
Origi credits ‘gut feeling’ with convincing him to stay at Anfield
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Origi credits ‘gut feeling’ with convincing him to stay at Anfield

The Belgium international was on the verge of leaving Anfield but his decision to stay saw him score vital goals en route to Champions League glory Divock Origi has said a gut feeling caused him to turn down a move to Wolves in January of last year to stay and fight for his Liverpool place. The decision paid dividends for the Belgium international striker who scored two goals against Barcelona in Liverpool’s historic come from behind win in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. Origi inspired the Reds to a 4-0 win in that game, overcoming a 3-0 first leg deficit and then scored the second goal in the ensuing final against Tottenham, helping his team lift the trophy at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
Manchester United Rejects £54m Inter Milan Bid For Lukaku
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Manchester United Rejects £54m Inter Milan Bid For Lukaku

Manchester United have rejected a 60m euro (£53.9m) bid from Inter Milan for striker Romelu Lukaku. The bid falls well below United's valuation of the 26-year-old Belgium international, who joined them from Everton two years ago for £75m. Lukaku sat out Saturday's pre-season victory over Inter, whose manager Antonio Conte reiterated that the striker remains his number one target. "I consider him a player who could improve our team," the Inter boss said. "On one side it is my hope and my will, on my other side we will see what we find with the club. "It's not right to speak about the player in this moment because he is a Manchester United player and for this reason we must show great respect for the club and at the same time for the player and for my players." On Frida...
Man Utd Considering Eriksen And Tielemans As Possible Replacements For Pogba
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Man Utd Considering Eriksen And Tielemans As Possible Replacements For Pogba

Manchester United have begun drawing up a list of potential replacements for Paul Pogba - despite being adamant the Frenchman will not leave this summer. Ed Woodward is determined to reject any bid for the club’s record signing and is under no pressure to sell, with Pogba still having two years to run on his contract - and the option of a further 12 months. But the 26-year-old is eager to leave Old Trafford and has publicly stated his desire to join Real Madrid. Claims arising this week that controversial agent Mino Raiola, who represents Pogba, will have his ban on negotiating deals suspended, would remove one barrier to Pogba’s exit this summer. While Woodward remains confident the player will be part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revolution, he has begun identifying possible alt...
Arsenal Boss Unai Emery ‘makes Personal Contact’ With Thomas Meunier
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Arsenal Boss Unai Emery ‘makes Personal Contact’ With Thomas Meunier

Unai Emery is hoping his personal touch will help Arsenal in their battle with Manchester United for Thomas Meunier. The Gunners are hoping to steal a march on their Premier League rivals in the fight for Paris Saint-Germain full-back Meunier through Emery. The Arsenal boss worked closely with Meunier during his time as PSG chief and has used his 'in' to try and persuade the Belgium international to move to the Emirates, according to Paris United. Meunier is expected to leave the Parc des Princes this summer having played 31 times in all competitions last season. The 27-year-old is said to be in advanced talks with the Gunners over a five-year contract, as the north London club attempt to bolster their back-line.
Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Twerks In Wild Europa League Win Celebrations
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Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Twerks In Wild Europa League Win Celebrations

Chelsea Star Eden Hazard was seen twerking alongside his teammates in wild celebrations after the Europa League final victory. The Belgium international led the thrashing of Arsenal, bagging twice to Stun the helpless Gunners 4-1. Chelsea Stars hit the dance floor at the Four Seasons hotel in Baku, hours after claiming the Euro trophy. And Hazard stole the show again - as he did at the Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan - and was entertaining his team-mates by twerking around the place. And his Chelsea team-mates joined in the post-game bash. Gonzalo Higuain showed off boogie moves with his quick footwork - and a medal dangling around his neck. Watch the video;   View this post on Instagram   T...