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Buffon: I am the best purchase of Juventus!

The increase in the price of players today makes ex-Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon surprised. The 40-year-old man was convinced that the defending champion of Serie A had done the right business by buying it from Parma first.

As is known, Buffon joined Juventus in 2001 with a high enough value of 52 million euros. The transfer value had made him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world before Ederson broke it in 2017.

He managed to pay the expensive transfer fee with a brilliant performance under the crossbar as well as a series of achievements for Juventus. Even the name Buffon is often referred to as the best goalkeeper of all time.

After his transfer record was broken Ederson, the price of the keeper soared. Now the transfer record is held by Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was brought in from Athletico Bilbao a few weeks after Alisson’s move to Liverpool worth 80 million euros.

The increasing selling price of goalkeepers in a short time clearly made Buffon as a former record holder surprised. He said that if the goalkeeper was bought at a high price during his time, people would question the club’s policies.

“If we go back to my purchase at Juve, the value of the money they spend on me makes every critic say the same: ‘No, you can’t pay that much money for goalkeepers,’ Buffon told FourFourTwo.

“But in the end, I was with Juventus for 17 years. I think with me, Juve has made one of the best businesses in its history. If you look at it now, I doubt anyone will disagree with it,” he continued.

Ederson, Kepa, and Alisson are some goalkeepers who are still relatively young and are stealing attention with their respective clubs. Buffon believes that all three can repeat their success in the past.

“Ederson, Kepa, and Alisson – all three are still very young, just like when I was at Juventus. So, they have made the club sure they have not needed another goalkeeper for a long time,” he added.

“I think every goalkeeper must be paid according to his value, and also according to what is appropriate for them. There is no competition between goalkeeper and defender, goalkeeper and attacker, goalkeeper and midfielder,” he concluded.

At present, Buffon is enjoying his time with the French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Although his age was no longer young, but Thomas Tuchel as a coach still often entrusted the post to him.

Benfica Want To Recruit Jose Mourinho

Benfica Want To Recruit Jose Mourinho

Luis Filipe Vieira as president of the Benfica club claimed to want to bring in new coach Jose Mourinho. He even boasted about the money that must be spent to bring the coach.

As we know, Jose Mourinho is currently unemployed after being expelled from the club Manchester United. A lot of news links the coach to other big clubs in Europe.

Actually there are two names that most want the coach, just call Real Madrid and also Inter Milan. But besides the two clubs, Benfica is also reportedly targeting Jose Mourinho.

Benfica itself is an eternal rival of the Porto club, for those of you who don’t know, Jose Mourinho once panned success with them. Seeing the conditions that exist at Benfica at this time, actually the news circulating is not mere nonsense.

Last week, Benfica also just released Rui Vitoria so they needed a new coach to achieve success. But their desire to bring Mourinho is not easy, because Mourinho claimed he did not want to return to Portugal in the near future.

Mourinho saw himself at the peak of his career so he did not want to gain success in the second caste league in Portugal. Mourinho is still patient looking forward to offers from big European clubs and decides to be unemployed until the end of this season until there is a definite offer.

Vieira also claimed to be close friends with Mourinho, except that until now he has not tried to offer a cooperation with the 55-year-old coach.

Selling Hazard Is claimed Can Bring Positive Impact on Chelsea

Selling Hazard Is claimed Can Bring Positive Impact on Chelsea

Eden Hazard is one of the important players of Chelsea. However, Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Chelsea will change for the better if they sell the player.

Hazard performed brilliantly with Chelsea this season. The Belgian star has scored 10 goals and made nine assists from 20 matches in the Premier League this season.

Last summer, Hazard was widely reported to be joining Real Madrid. Until now the rumor turned out to still not subside.

Hazard himself had revealed that he had a dream to play at the Santiago Bernabeu someday. Madrid is expected to return to target Hazard in the summer.

Barnes is very supportive if Chelsea sells Hazard to Real Madrid. Because, Maurizio Sarri’s team was very dependent on Hazard so that it could harm the Blues.

“The biggest problem for Chelsea is that they are very dependent on Eden Hazard,” Barnes said as quoted by the London Football.

“Steven Gerrard experienced the same thing, or Liverpool experienced something similar where when Hazard wanted the ball in any area he got the ball, he dominated other players so that other players could not come forward to show what to do because he was right. right dominates them.

“So if he doesn’t play well or scores goals, because the team is used to giving him the ball all the time, they don’t appear as a team.”

Barnes believes that big teams like Chelsea should not depend on just one player.

“Now it’s okay if you are a small team with big players, but for teams like Chelsea who want to be European and English champions, they must have enough big players not to dominate the team as much as him. Even Lionel Messi doesn’t dominate Barcelona like it’s Hazard at Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola: Doing Mistake Is Normal In Football

Pep Guardiola: Doing Mistake Is Normal In Football

It seems that Pep Guardiola did not want to dispute the blunder made by his side Oleksandr Zinchenko when his club faced Southampton yesterday. Guardiola was satisfied with the performance shown by his foster children during the match.

The match against Southampton was a crucial match for Manchester City. Because in the last two matches, they always lost. Actually Manchester City managed to take the lead first, but because of Zinchenko’s error on the 37th minute Southampton made it even more equal. Fortunately Sergio Aguero and also James Ward Prowse’s own goal brought Manchester City out as winners in the match.

According to Guardiola, such a mistake is natural. He does not want to blame the player too much and only tries to give input so that such mistakes do not happen again.

“Mistakes are part of developing yourself in playing. Zinchenko’s mistake was fatal, but I didn’t want to blame the player too much. He is a great player, but great players can still make mistakes and I think that is natural. ”

What amazed Guardiola was the attitude of Zinchenko. The player is able to recover quickly and adapt to the current game.

“The mentality makes me satisfied. The mistake is a lesson and he is still very young, he will learn from this mistake. ”

“I often say to players, you have to learn from Zinchenko today, everyone can be wrong, but strong mentality will turn mistakes into a lesson for the future.”

Navas Giving Signal To Resign From Madrid

Navas Giving Signal To Resign From Madrid

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas seems to have said goodbye to his club through uploading on Instagram social media which is quite emotional. He thanked Real Madrid supporters for all their support.

Navas must be willing to sit on the bench after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois earlier this season. He only became the second option because Courtois was considered much better.

Madrid’s attitude certainly hurt the Colombian goalkeeper. Why not, for the past four and a half years, Navas has done a great job. He helped Madrid win three Champions League titles in a row.

After Madrid’s open training as a closing 2018 in Valdebebas some time ago, Navas expressed his gratitude directly to the 8000 spectators present.

He uploaded his photo when interacting with Madrid supporters with the text “Gracias por todo !!!” which literally means “Thank you for everything.”

The message is indeed double, but if you look at Navas’s current situation, it seems he indicates that he intends to leave Madrid. Given the January transfer market has been opened.

The question: where is Navas anchored? Although not young anymore, Navas’s experience cannot be ignored. Reportedly, several clubs like Arsenal and Juventus are looking for experienced goalkeepers of the highest quality.

Observing the current situation, chances of Navas leaving to Juve are bigger than Arsenal – at Arsenal there are Bernd Leno and Petr Cech. Because, after the departure of Gianluigi Buffon, Juve has not brought in a commensurate replacement.

Modric Refusing New Contract From Real Madrid

Modric Refusing New Contract From Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is rumored to have dealt with a contract extension offered by Real Madrid. Seeing this, his condition in Madrid is quite doubtful.

Previously the player had indeed made a statement wanting to retire at Real Madrid. But the player realizes that his decision will be very difficult to fulfill.

Modric realized he had to be at the highest level if he wanted to retire at Real Madrid. He did not want to be a burden in Madrid. Actually, if you look at its performance so far, Modric is still included in the impressive category.

Madrid also want Modric to stay at the club. As we know, Modric became a very crucial figure in Madrid, just like Ronaldo and other crucial players.

According to TeleMadrid , Real Madrid has submitted a contract extension for the player. If Modric decides to leave the club, this will be a big problem for the club.

This is also reinforced by the status of Luka Modric who will become a free transfer player next season. When the 2018/19 season begins, Modric is often reported to be leaving. Some big clubs like Inter Milan are also rumored to have negotiated with the player.

After winning many titles with Madrid, Luka Modric claimed to want to try new challenges, especially Serie A. Just as Ronaldo decided to play with Juventus. If it is true, it is not impossible that Ronaldo will face his former teammates in Serie A.