Saturday, January 23

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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”
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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”

The German complained about United's defensive approach to their top-of-the-table clash and said their set up was 'the worst thing you can face in the world'. The Reds were unable to break down United's defence throughout the match and extend their run without a Premier League goal to three games. Defenders Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof were standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but Klopp was left unimpressed by the 'world class' United after the match. 'We played football, tried to do it, force them back into their own box,' he complained to BBC Sport. 'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack. 'It's really diffic...
‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG
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‘Cavani has nothing to prove’ – Tuchel well aware of threat ‘reliable’ Man Utd striker will pose PSG

The German head coach talked up the quality of his former player ahead of the French champions' trip to Old Trafford Thomas Tuchel insists Edinson Cavani has nothing to prove against Paris Saint-Germain, and that he's well aware of the threat the "reliable" Manchester United striker will pose his team. PSG travel to Old Trafford to face Group H leaders United in Manchester on Wednesday, with all eyes on star centre-forward Cavani. Cavani joined United on a free transfer on deadline day in October, having left PSG as the Ligue 1 champions' all-time leading scorer with 200 goals to his name in June.
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Will Atalanta play into Salah & Mane’s hands?

Given the bold man marking style employed by the Italian side, they leave themselves at the risk of being torn apart by Liverpool's African frontmen As the dust on this season’s Champions League draw settled, groups B and D stood out as the 'Groups of Death'. Indeed, that query is undoubtedly subjective but Group D — comprising Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland — seemed more exciting than the former — containing Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach….just. While it’s played out differently in reality so far, with the Ukraine and German side respectively sitting in first and second place, Atalanta vs Ajax last week finally saw Group D come alive...which has whet the appetite before the Serie A side host the Reds on Tuesday.
Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win
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Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win

Robert Lewandowski produced another masterful goalscoring performance as Bayern ran riot against a previously in-form Eintracht Frankfurt. Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick before Leroy Sane struck the goal of the game as Bayern Munich thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 in the Bundesliga. In the latest instalment of his one-sided battle with defenders in the German top flight, it was a familiar story as Lewandowski came out on top, taking his haul to a startling 10 goals in five matches this season. That is a Bundesliga record for this stage of the season, and last season's haul of 34 goals must already be in his sights after a perfect hat-trick.
Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent
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Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent

The World Cup winning coach is aware of the 15-year-old star who has dazzled in the German youth league with his goals   Germany coach Joachim Low has praised Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko as an outstanding talent that is rare to witness. The Cameroon-born forward has been prolific in front of goal for the Dortmund U19 side with 40 goals in 23 league matches since the start of last season. Moukoko, 15, has been named in BVB's Uefa Champions League squad and their Bundesliga set-up this season, but he is not eligible to make his first-team debut until he turns 16 on November 20.
“I Failed With Ozil” Arteta Says, As Excludes Ozil Totally From The Arsenal Squad
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“I Failed With Ozil” Arteta Says, As Excludes Ozil Totally From The Arsenal Squad

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he feels he has "failed" with midfielder Mesut Ozil after leaving him out of his 25-man Premier League squad. The German, who had also been omitted from the Europa League squad, can now only play for Arsenal Under-23s until his deal expires in summer 2021. The 32-year-old, who joined Arsenal for a then club record £42.4m in 2013, has not played for the club since 7 March. "My conscience is very calm because I have been really fair," said Arteta. "What I can say from my side is that it is just a football decision. My level of communication with him has been really high and we know what to expect with each other. "Obviously a player of that dimension, with the career he has had, everything that happens around him has a big impact. It has been...
‘Loyalty Is Hard To Come By’ – Mesut Ozil Reacts To Arsenal PL Squad Snub
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‘Loyalty Is Hard To Come By’ – Mesut Ozil Reacts To Arsenal PL Squad Snub

The ex-Germany international has promised to keep fighting for a place in Mikel Arteta's team despite being left out of his manager's top-flight plans, Mesut Ozil has reacted after being axed from Arsenal's 25-man Premier League squad, claiming "loyalty is hard to come by". Mikel Arteta left the German out of his official squad for the 2020-21 top-flight season on Tuesday, having kept him on the sidelines since the Gunners' return to action post-lockdown back in June. That decision has proven to be the last straw for the midfielder, who has posted a message to his followers on social media outlining his disappointment. *"This is a difficult message to write to the Arsenal fans that I've played for over the past few years. I'm really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have...
“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” –  Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack
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“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” – Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rüdiger has reacted to the Lekki tollgate gun attack after peaceful #EndSARS protesters were allegedly killed on Tuesday night, October 20. In his tweets, the German International said he's shocked how the situation got out of control after putting out a statement last week condemning police brutality in Nigeria. The center-back also stated that the situation in Nigeria has nothing to do with democracy as he noted that it's more like a military rule which he says is a violation of human rights at the highest order.   The defender wrote:    After my short statement about Nigeria already last week I’m now even more shocked about how the situation there has got more and more out of control. This saddens me so much. This has absolutely nothin...
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future

Arsenal misfit Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium after Mikel Arteta snubbed the German for the win over Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted it is hard for outcast Mesut Ozil to barge his way into his plans at present. The Gunners’ top earner continues to pocket a hefty wage, despite not featuring at all since football restarted. Ozil was left out completely as Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, despite a host of fringe players making the team. And Arteta says he must pick the players in the best shape, hinting Ozil will struggle to get back into the starting XI at the Emirates. “The players that we are changing that we are using,” he said after victory. It is very difficult for Mes...
Dortmund set to host fans for their Bundesliga opener as Covid-19 restrictions loosened
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Dortmund set to host fans for their Bundesliga opener as Covid-19 restrictions loosened

The German giants announced a small crowd will be in attendance for Saturday's clash at Signal Iduna Park Borussia Dortmund's season-opening Bundesliga fixture at home to Borussia Monchengladbach is set to be played in front of around 10,000 supporters. Bundesliga clubs have reportedly been given the green light for fans to return to stadiums for the start of the 2020-21 season in Germany amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 campaign resumed behind closed doors in May due to Covid-19, which forced the league to be postponed in March.  
‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy
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‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy

The German head coach has stressed the importance of sticking to a winning formula amid calls for reinforcements at Anfield Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer policy, insisting the club cannot suddenly decide to "behave like Chelsea" after gradually putting together a title-winning team. Liverpool stormed to their first league title in three decades last season, finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City after being crowned champions with a record-breaking seven games left to spare. After failing to win a single piece of silverware during his first three seasons at Anfield, Klopp has managed to deliver four trophies in the space of two years, including the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
‘The possibility of goals is extraordinary’ – Nevin backs Werner & Havertz to flourish at Chelsea
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‘The possibility of goals is extraordinary’ – Nevin backs Werner & Havertz to flourish at Chelsea

The Bundesliga may be a different beast from the Premier League, but the former winger predicts few issues as the pair adapt to new surroundings New Chelsea signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been backed to hit the ground running in the 2020-21 season, with club legend Pat Nevin of the opinion that the German duo will take very little time to settle in before the goals begin to flow. The Blues have not been shy about splashing the cash this summer, with over £200 million ($258m) having been spent to bring in the former Bundesliga pair alongside Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Ben Chilwell from Leicester. Frank Lampard exceeded expectations in the previous Premier League campaign, finishing in the top four despite a transfer embargo and having to turn to several of the club's y...
Actress Cossy Orjiakor Engaged To Her German Boyfriend
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Actress Cossy Orjiakor Engaged To Her German Boyfriend

Nollywood actress Cossy Orjiakor set to wed her German boyfriend. Her boyfriend proposed to her during his birthday celebration and the busty Nollywood actress and musician gladly say 'Yes'. The excited Nollywood actress Cossy, took to her social media account to share the goodnews with a caption; "Ring Alert.. Yes Yes Yes 2020. A beautiful year to plan a wedding". Congratulations to her!! Watch The Video Below! https://youtu.be/VcHttyGmuf4
Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move
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Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move

The Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed when he may leave the club and return to Germany. The German also said it is not clear at the moment whether he stays in football after the Liverpool job. The former Borussia Dortmund manager says he will manage Liverpool for the next four seasons. Klopp has spent five years at Liverpool after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. He has guided the Reds to a Champions League trophy and their very first Premier League title in 30 years. He signed a new contract at Anfield in December 2019, which tied him to the club until 2024, should he avoid being sacked. Asked if he was planning on returning to Germany, Klopp told SWR, “Definitely to live, after my career. Most likely even to Mainz.” On how long he’ll rema...
Chelsea Under Pressure to Complete Timo Werner’s Signing this Weekend
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Chelsea Under Pressure to Complete Timo Werner’s Signing this Weekend

Chelsea are under pressure to wrap up the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig this weekend or the deal may never happen, the UK Mirror reports. The Premier League side was hoping to announce the transfer this week, after beating Liverpool to the player. The Blues are willing to pay the £50 million release clause in Werner’s current contract and have been in advanced negotiations with the German. However, Werner’s release clause expires on Monday, meaning Chelsea have just two days to seal the deal. A medical for the 24-year-old is proving to be tricky, with the COVID-19 regulations in both Germany and the UK. If all of that is not sorted by Monday, Leipzig could raise Werner’s fee and Chelsea might lose out.
​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks
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​Man City holding firm on Sane price as Bayern Munich push talks

Manchester City are refusing to be bullied regarding the transfer of Leroy Sane. German giants Bayern Munich are keen to bring the winger to the club. But City are not going to budge from their £62 million asking price. The clubs are far apart in valuation at present, per Sky in Germany. Bayern are offering £36 million, which City will refuse outright. Sane wants to go back to Germany and Bayern is a prime destination. But the player who missed most of this season may have to wait a year for his dream move if the clubs cannot agree on a fee.
Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore
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Werner isn’t Messi and would’ve flopped at Liverpool’ – Chelsea move ‘perfect for all concerned’, says Collymore

The former Reds striker has been left surprised at the reaction of some of those on Merseyside to the news that a German forward will head elsewhere Timo Werner’s proposed transfer to Chelsea is “perfect for all concerned”, says Stan Collymore, with the former Liverpool striker eager to point out that the Germany international is “not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo” and would likely have flopped at Anfield. A switch to Merseyside appeared to be on the cards for the RB Leipzig forward as speculation regarding his future began to build. Werner had left a door open for Jurgen Klopp to make a move, while many had talked up the qualities that a hard-working and prolific 24-year-old would add to the ranks of the current Premier League leaders.
‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes
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‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes

The former Reds star believes a German coach at Anfield has earned enough trust that any transfer calls he makes will be fully supported Liverpool did not lose out to Chelsea in the race for Timo Werner, says John Barnes, with Jurgen Klopp merely opting against moving for a player that he would have landed had he wanted to. Those at Anfield were considered to be leading the race for a highly sought-after Germany international. Werner is, however, seemingly heading for Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea putting a £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal in place with RB Leipzig.
Kroos: Adaptability key for Real Madrid ahead of La Liga return
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Kroos: Adaptability key for Real Madrid ahead of La Liga return

The German has stressed every side faces the same challenges of returning to play following the coronavirus pandemic Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos believes the team that adapts best when the La Liga season resumes will enjoy success. After being suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the La Liga campaign is set to get back underway on June 11. Madrid are two points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona with 11 matches remaining this season.
Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked
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Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohs, has made it clear that no one dictates to him the players to pick. Rohr stated this while speaking on Channels Television on Monday. The German agreed a new two-year deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last week, after his initial contract expired. “It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good. “I can choose my players myself. It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one’,” he said. Rohr also explained how he consults with his assistants before team selection. “We have a team and our staff. I have my assistant, I have my analyzer. Each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the weekend and what our players did. ...
It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr
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It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said it is hard for his team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations because they are not the best team on the continent. The German tactician recently agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal to continue his work as the handler of the three-time African champions, putting to bed speculation around his future. On Wednesday, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick revealed the conditions in the new contract which include a mandate to qualify the country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and also win the next Afcon in Cameroon. The 66-year-old guided the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in Egypt last year, however, he disclosed that the new target might be difficult to achieve. “When you go to a tournament it is to win...
Volkswagen Apologizes For Racist Instagram Ad
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Volkswagen Apologizes For Racist Instagram Ad

German automaker Volkswagen has apologized for a racist ad it posted on its Instagram page while promoting the new Golf 8 car. In the now deleted video, a pair of oversized white hands drags a black man from Volkswagen’s new Golf 8, before flicking him into a restaurant called Petit Colon, which translates from French as the Little Colonist or Little Settler. As the words “DER NEUE GOLF” (the new Golf) appear on the screen, the letters N E G E R fade in before any other — which many critics pointed out translates to the N-word in German. Here is the Volkswagen ad that has caused outcry for being racist . pic.twitter.com/BDTIVQIReU — Bra Joe (@JoeNameTaken) May 20, 2020 Following the public outcry, Volkswagen’s board member for sales and marketing, Juergen Stackmann and Elke ...
German Church Opens Doors For Muslim Worshippers During Ramadan
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German Church Opens Doors For Muslim Worshippers During Ramadan

A church in Berlin has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules. Germany allowed religious services to resume on 4 May but worshippers must maintain a distance of 1.5m (5ft). As a result the Dar Assalam mosque in the city's Neukölln district could only hold a fraction of its congregation. But the Martha Lutheran church in Kreuzberg offered to help by hosting Friday prayers at the end of Ramadan. Throughout the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. Normally families and friends would gather to break their fast and attend communal prayers, but in Berlin - as in countries across the world - this year's celebrations have been affected. "It is a great sign and i...
Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach
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Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach

The German tactician has refused to rule out inheriting the managerial reins at San Siro in the near future Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Milan have been in contact to discuss his availability, amid reports he is in line to become the club's new head coach. The 2019-20 season has been another turbulent one for the Rossoneri, who slipped to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a poor start to the campaign. The 52-year-old was drafted in to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat last June, but only lasted four months in the role before being replaced by Stefano Pioli. Results and performances have improved since Pioli's appointment, but Milan remain a long way behind their rivals at the top end of the Serie A table.
Igiebor: Why Super Eagles coach Rohr has not selected midfielder
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Igiebor: Why Super Eagles coach Rohr has not selected midfielder

The 29-year-old has only featured twice for the three-time African champions since the arrival of the German tactician Nosa Igiebor has revealed why he has not been playing for the Nigeria national team, suggesting he was frozen out by coach Gernot Rohr. The 29-year-old was involved in the German tactician’s opening two games but was dropped to the bench against Zambia during the 2018 World Cup qualifying game. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder explained he met with Rohr to know why he was not involved in the match, and the 66-year-old responded that he should move to a better league as the Israeli Premier League was not competitive enough.
Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka
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Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka

The 38-year-old feels the German tactician can surpass the performances of previous Super Eagles managers Former Nigeria international John Utaka believes Gernot Rohr needs support to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles. The German tactician was appointed as manager of the West Africans in 2016 and has made a meaningful contribution to the side since his arrival. Rohr is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal with the governing body is set to expire next month.
‘They play like five and six-year-old boys’ – Liverpool eager to return from coronavirus break, says Klopp
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‘They play like five and six-year-old boys’ – Liverpool eager to return from coronavirus break, says Klopp

The German feels his players are itching to get back to competitive action once the pandemic situation relaxes Liverpool's stars are showing the excitement of 'five and six-year-old boys' as a return to football from the coronavirus hiatus edges closer, says coach Jurgen Klopp. The Reds were only two wins away from claiming their first title in the Premier League era when competitive action was halted because of the global pandemic in early April. Now as the Covid-19 situation slows down, the Premier League is aiming to return in June, with teams resuming training later this month.
‘Arsenal are more of a team under Arteta’ – Podolski positive about new era for Gunners
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‘Arsenal are more of a team under Arteta’ – Podolski positive about new era for Gunners

The German forward, who spent three years at Emirates Stadium between 2012 and 2015, has cause for optimism with a new coaching team in place Arsenal are looking like “more of a team” under the guidance of Mikel Arteta, says Lukas Podolski, with the Gunners having rather lost their way during the ill-fated reign of Unai Emery. Following in the footsteps of Arsene Wenger was never going to be easy for a Spanish tactician in north London. Emery found that out the hard way, with just 18 months spent in the Emirates Stadium hot-seat before he was ushered through the exits.
‘Is he human?’ – Aogo on losing his place to Arsenal ‘machine’ Kolasinac
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‘Is he human?’ – Aogo on losing his place to Arsenal ‘machine’ Kolasinac

The German left-back may have lost his first team place to the Bosnian at Schalke, but he is full of nothing but praise for the defender Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is a "machine" capable of "destroying" his opponents, according to former teammate Dennis Aogo. The Bosnian left-back broke through from the youth ranks of Schalke and became a first-choice starter for the Bundesliga club before moving to the Premier League in 2017 on a free transfer. Aogo joined Schalke in 2014 as the first team left-back but eventually lost his place to Kolasinac - yet despite this, he has only admiration for a player who he says never spent any time out injured due to his extraordinary ability to push through the pain barrier.
‘They want to portray Karius as the bogeyman’ – Liverpool goalkeeper sues Besiktas over missing payments
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‘They want to portray Karius as the bogeyman’ – Liverpool goalkeeper sues Besiktas over missing payments

The German stopper is on loan at the Turkish club until the end of the season, however there is trouble with the player saying he is owed wages Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has sued Besiktas for repeatedly failing to pay his wages during his loan spell at Vodafone Park. His agent, Florian Goll, said that the Super Lig club had not paid the German his full contracted amount between October 2019 and March this year, and they are now taking legal action. Besiktas board member Erdal Torunogullari had previously confirmed Karius' desire to leave in an Instagram post in which he described the demanded payment as "undeserved".
Matthaus warns Arsenal, Man Utd target Upamecano to choose right
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Matthaus warns Arsenal, Man Utd target Upamecano to choose right

German great Lothar Matthaus has warned RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano to choose carefully his next club. Upamecano, 21, is on the radar of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. "I can see him playing for all the big club when he gets more experience," Matthaus told Sky Deutschland. "If he does leave, he needs to make sure his new coach or club gives him the confidence to play regularly - as he is doing at Leipzig. "He's a young player, highly rated, fast, has a good positional game and uses his body well for a 21-year-old. But a year or two in Leipzig would not hurt him.
Patapaa Makes It Official! Introduces German Girlfriend To Family
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Patapaa Makes It Official! Introduces German Girlfriend To Family

Ghanaian Musician, Patapaa has made an official introduction and presentation of his German white girlfriend, Liha Miller to his family and friends in Swedru. The two who have been together for about eleven months now after Patapaa met her during his Europe tour have displayed a lot of affection on social media to the admiration of their followers. Mycelebrityandi.com sighted these photos on the social media page of Liha, who shared it to express her appreciation of how she was received by Patapaa’s family and friends. “Sorry that I can’t post all but I really appreciate you guys for sending me all the pics,” Liha wrote on her Instagram story. Liha Miller would probably be the most comfortable lady on earth now after this move by her boo. Check out the photos below… Patapaa...
Bayern Munich’s Squad is not Big Enough – Kimmich
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Bayern Munich’s Squad is not Big Enough – Kimmich

The German is worried about a lack of senior players currently available to the reigning Bundesliga champions Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich must dip into the transfer market after losing a string of key players to injury. Bayern suffered another blow when Serge Gnabry sustained an Achilles injury during the mid-season training camp in Doha last weekend. Gnabry joined the likes of prolific striker Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman on a lengthy list of absentees. Bayern head coach Hansi Flick has made it clear he wants to add to his depleted squad and defender Kimmich believes it is vital they bring in some new faces this month. "At the training camp in Doha you can see that we've actually only got 12 or 13 professional players in the squad and the rest are youth...
Ozil Kicks Gloves Along Touchline After Being Substituted Against Man City
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Ozil Kicks Gloves Along Touchline After Being Substituted Against Man City

Mesut Ozil's has shown his frustration after kicking his gloves along the touchline following his substitution in Arsenal's defeat to Manchester City. The German was taken off by interim manager Freddie Ljungberg on 59 minutes, with Emile Smith-Rowe his replacement. But the 31-year-old then proceeded to punt his gloves along the sideline and kick the turf before brushing by hands proffered by the Arsenal interim manager and Per Mertesacker. The Arsenal crowd's reaction to the substitution was one of more boos that eventually grew a lot louder as Ozil made his way off at a leisurely pace. The boos did not however draw the same reaction from the German as Granit Xhaka when he was booed off in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October. But it added further frustra...
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Mertesacker And Ozil Clash After Arsenal Defeat

Arsenal assistant coach Per Mertesacker was seen in a heated exchange with Mesut Ozil at the end of last night's defeat at Brighton. The loss means Arsenal are on their worst run of form for 42 YEARS and the German pair were clearly not happy about it. The defeat means the Gunners have not won in nine and the last time they went ten without a win was way back in March 1977. Goals from Adam Webster and Neal Maupay either side of Alexandre Lacazette's equaliser meant the North Londoners slip to tenth in the table. And the angry feeling was clearly too much for Ozil as he was seen shouting and gesticulating at his former international and club team-mate.
Shkodran Mustafi Voted Second Worst Defender In The World, He Rejects It
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Shkodran Mustafi Voted Second Worst Defender In The World, He Rejects It

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has laughed off the suggestion that he is the ‘second-worst defender in world football’. The German was selected in a poll by Marca, voted for by over 150,000 people, as the second-worst defensive player of the season, behind Manchester United’s Phil Jones. While Mustafi admitted his form has suffered in the past year, he stated that the online poll does not bother him. “But shortly after Christmas 2018 there was a kink. I’ve made a few mistakes and they’ve created a mess that I’ve never experienced before.” One game in particular where Mustafi endured a torrid night was during a 5-1 defeat to Liverpool in December 2018, but the centre-back has revealed he was not fit to play in that encounter and only featured as a favour to manager Unai Eme...
Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces Retirement At The End Of The Season
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Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces Retirement At The End Of The Season

Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from professional football, with the former Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chicago Fire star hanging up his boots at the age of 35. The World Cup winner has spent the last three years turning out in MLS. Prior to that, he took in a brief spell with the Red Devils at Old Trafford. Having first linked up with the German giants as a teenager, he would go on to take in 500 competitive appearances. He won eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League along the way, while also collecting 121 caps for his country. Schweinsteiger’s finest hour with Germany came in 2014, when Joachim Low’s side savoured World Cup glory in Brazil. There will now be plenty of time for a combative figure to look back on many happy memor...
It Will Be Hard To Leave Nigeria – Gernot Rohr
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It Will Be Hard To Leave Nigeria – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says he feels loved by Nigerians, a major reason he’s attached to the country and the national team. . But the German, who holds a French passport, admits that there’s a section of Nigerians from whom he “doesn’t feel this love.” . The German led the Eagles to a third-place finish at last month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt but claims “one category” of people didn’t show him love especially after the AFCON. . “We have difference between Francophone countries and Anglophone countries but I didn’t have any problem adapting (in Nigeria) because I was welcomed by everybody, not only in the team but the staff, and also from Nigerians,” he said. . “When I go out, I feel this love, I feel it everywhere. The only people I don’t feel this love from, there i...
Rohr Set To Quit As Super Eagles Head Coach
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Rohr Set To Quit As Super Eagles Head Coach

Gernot Rohr may leave his role as the head coach of the Super Eagles in the coming days. The German led Nigeria to a third-place finish in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, after they missed the last two editions. However, Rohr has come under criticisms from certain quarters, for what some perceive as ‘lack of tactical nous’ or, in other words, an ‘inability to read matches’. It is understood that the 66-year-old has told close associates, that he is uncertain if he wants to carry on. “A lot of things have been going on but he has taken it all because he does not want to cause any controversy. “But now, he is not sure if he will continue,” sources have told ESPN. Rohr is due to meet Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick this week as part of that a...
Mislintat lifts lid on Arsenal transfer strategy shift which led him away from the Emirates
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Mislintat lifts lid on Arsenal transfer strategy shift which led him away from the Emirates

The German recruitment specialist claims broken promises and a move away from working independently contributed to his departure from the Gunners Sven Mislintat has offered an alarming assessment of Arsenal's recruitment strategy, with the transfer specialist revealing that broken promises and a change in direction led him away from the club. The German was appointed by the Gunners in November 2017. He left that role in February 2018 after helping to oversee deals for the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno.
Werder Bremen veteran Pizarro confirms he will retire at end of season
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Werder Bremen veteran Pizarro confirms he will retire at end of season

After more than two decades as a professional, the Peruvian striker is almost ready to hang up his boots. Claudio Pizarro has confirmed the forthcoming season, his 20th in the Bundesliga, will be his last before retirement. The 40-year-old is set to call time on a career that began in his native Peru in 1996 and which has seen him make a lasting mark on German football. Now in his fourth stint with Werder Bremen, Pizarro became the oldest goalscorer in Bundesliga history when he found the net with a free-kick against Hertha Berlin in February.
‘I belong here’ – Reus does not regret decision to stay at Dortmund
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‘I belong here’ – Reus does not regret decision to stay at Dortmund

The German international had interest from a number of top clubs, but wants to achieve more with his current club Marco Reus says he does not regret his decision to stay at Borussia Dortmundas his agent revealed that some of the world's top clubs were pushing to sign the midfielder in 2015. Reus originally joined Dortmund from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012, and rapidly became one of the world's most in-demand attackers as he thrived under manager Jurgen Klopp. The midfielder helped the club reach the 2012-13 Champions League final while scoring at least 19 goals in three of his first four seasons with Dortmund.
Afcon 2019: Nigeria had superior possession against the best team Algeria – Rohr
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Afcon 2019: Nigeria had superior possession against the best team Algeria – Rohr

The Super Eagles’ dream was shattered with a defeat to ‎Djamel Belmadi’s men, but the German believes his side can hold their heads high Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists there is "no shame" in losing to a tough Algerian side in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final on Sunday.Odion Ighalo’s penalty cancelled out William Troost-Ekong’s own goal, with the two heavyweights locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes. The game was then won when Riyad Mahrez curled home a free-kick deep in added time. During Tuesday’s pre-match conference ahead of their third-place fixture with Tunisia, Rohr reflected on his team’s defeat to Djamel Belmadi’s side.
Jamal Musiala leaves Chelsea to sign five-year deal with Bayern Munich
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Jamal Musiala leaves Chelsea to sign five-year deal with Bayern Munich

The academy prospect has gone onto the German champions after being impressed by their offer to switch country to continue his development Chelsea's Jamal Musiala has left the academy at Cobham Training Ground to join Bayern Munich and he has signed a five-year deal with the Bundesliga club. It may be too early for the 16-year-old to go into the first team and he is going to join up with the academy at the FC Bayern Campus after having a tour of the facilities in Bavaria on Tuesday afternoon. Musiala holds a dual English and German citizenship and he has played for both England and Germany Under-16s. The youngster was born in Fulda, Germany, and he was signed by Chelsea in 2011 from TSV Lehnerz.
Keita looking for Liverpool boss Klopp to work Salah & Mane magic on him
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Keita looking for Liverpool boss Klopp to work Salah & Mane magic on him

The Guinean midfielder believes there is much more to come from him under a coach that has already raised the standard of fellow Reds stars Naby Keita is hoping to see Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp replicate the success he has enjoyed with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane when it comes to his own game. The German tactician at Anfield is considered to be one of the very best in the business. He boasts a CV to back up that standing in the global game, with a Champions League crown added to his roll of honour in 2018-19.
Check Out Ghanaian Singer, Patapaa’s Outfit As He Performs At Ghana Meets Naija
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Check Out Ghanaian Singer, Patapaa’s Outfit As He Performs At Ghana Meets Naija

Ghanaian hiplife musician Justice Amoah popularly known as Patapaa’s white girlfriend joined him as he performed at this year’s Ghana meets Naija concert.The event was held yesterday. The lady is German by nationality and she is the new queen of the Pa2Pa movement. What got people talking was the singer's outfit at the event.Check out photos of his outfit as he performs with his girlfriend
‘In football anything can happen’ – Draxler unsure of Sane future amid Bayern Munich links
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‘In football anything can happen’ – Draxler unsure of Sane future amid Bayern Munich links

The Bundesliga champions remain determined to sign the Germany winger and his international teammate is "curious" to see what happens Leroy Sane is unlikely to agitate to leave Manchester City but a move to Bayern Munich cannot be ruled out, according to Germany team-mate Julian Draxler. Bundesliga champions Bayern want to sign winger Sane to replenish their attacking stocks following the departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. The German club's chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, suggested the 23-year-old will have to declare his interest in leaving the Etihad Stadium before a bid is lodged.
Chelsea Confident Forward will stay after Offering Huge five-year deal
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Chelsea Confident Forward will stay after Offering Huge five-year deal

Chelsea are increasingly confident of Callum Hudson-Odoi signing a new deal in the coming weeks, the UK Mirror reports. The England teenager was desperate to join Bayern Munich in January, with the German champions seeing four bids rejected. But the 18-year-old’s hopes of leaving Stamford Bridge for the Bundesliga this summer, have been dashed by his ruptured Achilles. Bayern still retain a keen interest in Hudson-Odoi, but are looking at other targets as they bid to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. With the player entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are prepared to make their move The Blues believe that Hudson-Odoi is now willing to end speculation over his future, by signing a bumper £100,000-a-week contract.
Newly promoted Bundesliga side Union Berlin sign Nigerian striker Suleiman Abdullahi permanently
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Newly promoted Bundesliga side Union Berlin sign Nigerian striker Suleiman Abdullahi permanently

The young Nigerian forward has been rewarded for his decent performances for the Iron Ones with a permanent deal Newly promoted German Bundesliga side Union Berlin have signed Suleiman Abdullahi permanently from Eintracht Braunschweig. The 22-year-old teamed up with the Kopenick-based side on loan at the start of the season and delivered satisfactory performances. The forward scored two goals in 19 league appearances to help Urs Fischer’s men gain promotion to the German top-flight.
Karius ‘really happy’ for Liverpool final win & is lovebombed by fans for his message
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Karius ‘really happy’ for Liverpool final win & is lovebombed by fans for his message

The German goalkeeper took to social media to congratulate the Anfield side on winning the Champions League crown Loris Karius was inundated with messages of love after he congratulated for winning the . The Reds beat 2-0 in the final in Madrid on Saturday to win the European competition for the first time in 14 years thanks to an early Mohamed Salah penalty and Divock Origi's second-half goal. Jurgen Klopp's side avoided a repeat of last year's calamitous final defeat to , in which Karius played an unfortunate key role with two important errors in the 3-1 defeat.