Argentina experienced a surprising defeat in the finals of the 2015 Copa America after losing against Chile in a penalty session which took place on July 4 at the Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos Stadium in Chile.
Even with all of the superstars that the Argentine national side has, it still wasn’t enough for them to win the tournament and this is something that they have recently been unable to do for the past few years.
In the 2014 World Cup, Argentina also made it to the finals but lost against Germany. Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore and Gonzalo Higuain are all of the high profile players in the Argentine and are considered to be some of the best players in the world but they struggle to clutch it out and win a big tournament.
Gerardo Martino is the coach of the national football team and he has received criticism for not being able to pull off a win with his national side despite having a number of talented players but Lionel Messi is the one who has received the most criticism. Read more »
Kieran Trippier had a very impressive season with Burnley as he performed in 38 league matches and was also named in the Championship PFA Team of the Year for a 2nd successive season.
With only 24 years of age, Trippier has his entire career lying ahead of him and Tottenham Hotspur took full advantage of this as the Premier League club signed the young defender on a 5 year long deal for a transfer fee of €3.5 million.
Following his exit from Burnley, Trippier thanked the fans of the club as he said: “Everyone, from the gaffer to the fans themselves, have supported me for four years and I will never forget that. It is devastating to leave Burnley, but I want to play in the Premier League and be the best player I can be. I’d like to think I’ve given everything to the club. I always gave 110%.”
The 24 years old defender who has been going through outstanding seasons was sold to Tottenham Hotspur for a price tag which is much lower than what he is actually worth and this is due to a clause in the contract of the player which allowed Manchester City on receiving 40% of any profit from the former player. Read more »
Burnley defender Kieran Trippier says that the club must keep hold of striker Danny Ings at any cost at least until the end of the campaign.
The 22-year-old is one of the hot properties in the Premier League after having scored seven goals in just 19 matches this campaign. The English striker is also capable of playing in the hole. This versatility has made him the target for clubs like Newcastle United.Trippier’s form was a major reason behind only getting promoted to the Premier League last season.
After struggling with the form for most of the first half of the season, Burnley manager Sean Dyche once again decided to revert back to the attacking formation withTrippier at the forefront of chance creation. Read more »
Burnley right back Kieran Trippier was a major factor in the club getting promoted to the Premier League.
Despite being a defender, his attacking runs made him the best creator of chances in the Championship last season. He has had limited impact in the Premier League. This is widely seen as a result of Nigel Pearson holding his defenders in order to prevent conceding goals. This would be a major problem given the opposition’s quality in the Premier League. However, it has also resulted in Burnley managing less than a goal per game.
One of the inspirations forTrippier is Southampton defenderNathaniel Clyne. Clyne broke the notion of players from newly promoted teams being unable to feature for the England national team. He has been a major reason in the success of Southampton this season and it has resulted in a call up to the England team. He recently made his debut in the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Slovenia. At just 24 years of age,Trippier is just approaching the peak of his career. He feels that he can use the progress made byClyne as an inspiration going forward. Trippier has featured in 16 league matches this season.
“He deserves it. He’s been brilliant this year and last year. I used to watch him a lot last season. He’s a great right-back and I can learn off Nathaniel because he’s played a lot of games in the Premier League.I watched him a lot when he was at Palace and now he’s stepped up to Southampton and done brilliantly. I’m delighted for him but of course everyone wants to play for your country and I’m no different. There’s no rush. I’ll just keep focusing on my performances and see where it takes me,” said the 24-year-old after the recent 1-0 win over Southampton.
The manager of Burnley FC, Sean Dyche was appointed as the coach of the English club in October of 2012 and ever since he was promoted into this new position in the team things have been going impressively well for Dyche as he was named as the Championship manager of the month of September. This was back when Burnley was still performing in the Championship League.
The season reached its end with Dyche guiding Burnley to the Premier League but now that they are fighting in the top tier league of England things have started to become increasingly difficult for the newly promoted side.
Kieran Trippier is the undisputed right-back of Burnley as he made 41 league appearances for his club in the last season and the English defender has been featured in all 3 opening matches of the season. Trippier has been in the club ever since Sean Dyche was appointed as the coach of the team and the defender praised all the work that Dyche has been doing for the past few years.
The 23 year old right-back of Burnley FC, Kieran Trippier told reporters: “It is his one to one management skills, everyone respects and loves him. The gaffer is a brilliant coach and great guy to work with. We have also got a really good togetherness and team spirit and that comes down him.
“He has got it all under control. We were written off last year early doors and he made us believe we could surprise everybody. But if we have a good first six months again, this time in the Premier League, who knows what can happen. We have got nothing to lose and just want to do our very best.
The 3 opening matches of the Premier League season for Burnley has seen them facing off against: Chelsea, Swansea City and Manchester United having only been able to secure 1 point so far. They are currently located at the bottom of the standings but Trippier believes that by having Sean Dyche in charge of the team they should be able to maintain themselves in the Premier League for another season and avoid the bottom relegation zone.
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has claimed that one of the biggest mistakes made by Sir Alex Ferguson is the sale of French international Paul Pogba. After coming through the youth ranks at United, the 20-year-old joined Juventus on a free transfer in 2012. He was regarded as a very talented youngster, but he decided not to sign a new contract offer by United due to the lack of faith shown in him by manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Since moving to Juventus, he has become one of the best midfielders in the world.
He is on course to winning the best young player award at the World Cup 2014. The French international has been linked with a return to the Premier league with Chelsea reportedly ready to pay around £ 60 million for his services. Saha, who played under Sir Alex Ferguson for several years before moving to Everton, says that one of the biggest mistakes – of which there have been very few – by the former United manager is to let in the midfielder leave the club. Despite the transfer rumours surrounding his future, Pogba has been quite relaxed about the situation.
He is expected to stay at Juventus at least for the coming campaign before moving onto the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid.
”It’s not often I will criticise Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson but it’s clearly one of their biggest mistakes. He’s clearly a talent. He’s a confident player and he’s always trying to improve. He’s got a lot of aggression but he’s got so much potential to improve. He’s been very important for France and showed in the last game [a 2-0 win over Nigeria] he can score goals and he can dictate the midfield area. He was very strong in his desire to go forward,” said Saha.
Sean Dyche is a man in Cloud nine at the moment after his Burnley team managed to secure promotion with two matches left in the season. Burnley have been involved in the promotion race throughout the campaign. However, they were looking at a play-off place at the start of the season, but brilliant management from Dyche has seen the team finish in the automatic places with two games left in the campaign. This means that the club are in a much better position to survive in the Premier League next season than they were a couple of years ago.
Back then, Owen Coyle got the club promoted through the play-offs, which meant that they were at a disadvantage when it came to acquiring transfer targets. This time around, Dyche can target players from now itself since the club will be banking on around £ 100 million next season from television money alone. A brilliant second half of the season has been the main reason behind Burnley getting promoted with games to spare. When asked about the plans for next season, Dyche refused to comment on it by choosing to celebrate the achievement now.
He says that the media are likely to write off the team’s hopes of surviving next season, but they are planning to put up a fight nonetheless.
“Before you ask me about being written off next season, can we just enjoy today? That would be brilliant. It feels marvellous. We have reached our destination at the end of an impressive journey by a group of players totally committed to standing the test of this season. It’s an incredible feeling, especially so early in my career. I’m still learning, still developing, so to guide a group to this achievement is a great feeling,” said the manager, who refused to reveal his transfer targets.
Kieran Trippier has given tribute to Manager Sean Dyche for making Burnley spiritually strong enough for a top two struggle. The Clarets failed to a 3-1 defeat at home to Reading and preserved a four point gap over third placed Queen Park Rangers. The Dyche’s team came back from behind to get a draw at Bournemouth after one day.
Burnley have won six matches and have lost only one and was able to draw 9 matches overall, it was one of the 16 times when Burnley has disappeared into the break level and came out of the match with just one point. The Clarets followed five times going into the second half’s in 31 games but managed to draw three matches.
Tripper stated that the figures don’t just display the lineup’s strength level but a well-built mindset too. He also mentioned that when the team was 1-0 down at half time at Leicester and might have been four he didn’t lose his temper nor was he angry. He just told his mates how fine players they are and they will have to show it on the field. He doesn’t beat people instead he encourages the players and makes them realize how well they can play. He doesn’t go mad he just let his team know that what they can perform in the second half to make a bang.
His manly behaviour is very good and he let the team know if they are out of rhythm and also inform them as to how to play better. He has done an incredible work. When tripper suffered a complicated start against Bolton last week, it was discovered that he felt the benefits of Dyche’s word of direction and understanding. A Manchester defender said that, in the second half at Bolton, for example, he let him know that he should not jump over Chung young lee and this made him safeguard in a much better way.
Manchester City made a stunning performance in their last Champions League group stages match against Bayern Munich that saw the team of Pellegrini making a comeback after falling behind from 2 goals and ultimately winning 3-2.
Manuel Pellegrini decided to take off one of the most creative and an important player of the squad with 20 minutes remaining on the clock as David Silva was removed. The final scoreboard of the match was 3-2 in favor of Manchester City but even though they claimed the hard fought victory, the Premier League team still came behind Bayern Munich in their group.
This means that for the upcoming rounds of the Champions League, Manchester City will have a colossal task ahead of them considering the potential opponents they can be put against. This would have happened if City would have scored another goal.
Speaking at the press conference when the match was concluded, Pellegrini was asked if he got confused with the points and goal system that the Champions League utilizes and he responded by saying that finishing at the top of their group and having a fairly easier next round is not as important as risking Silva to play for more than 70 minutes.
“It was difficult to score two goals and I think that Silva had to play not more than 70 minutes, defending the decision not to bring on his leading scorer, Sergio Agüero, with 20 minutes to go. “I was tempted if we scored the fourth goal – of course that’s why I sent Agüero to warm up.
“But also I think it was a risk to continue with Silva; he can’t play for more than 70 minutes. I repeat for our team it’s very important to be the first in the group but it’s not the most important thing.” Pellegrini told Sky Sports
Aguero was benched during a match that can potentially decide their final outcome for Manchester City and their journey in the Champions League.
Burnley have been one of the standout is the Championship this season and they are odds-on favourite to win the title. Despite this, manager Sean Dyche is not preparing to relax in the upcoming international break. He plans to use this week in order to look at some of his transfer targets for January. Burnley are top of the table after 15 matches season, but they only holding a slender advantage over the likes of Leicester City and QPR. Hence, they need to be on their toes in order to win the division and gain promotion back to the Premier league.
The club will not have much money to spend in January after they recently revealed an operating loss of £ 8 million. This, however, is unlikely to prevent the manager from not trying to strengthen his squad. He is most likely to do this by bringing in a few loan players and free transfers. Some of the best players this season have so far come as free transfers for the club in the summer. Dyche is planning to do a repeat of the same in January as well.
Burnley are defeated in the last five matches, but they have also not won in the last two. It has allowed the likes of Leicester and QPR to close the gap.
“We’ve got a very good group and we want to add to that when we can. If we can search through the market while we’re having a break, that will be helpful as well. This [break] will be a valuable one because the players have put in a lot of effort and there’s been a lot of quality in their play. We have got a small squad and we have to make sure they’re in good shape,” said the manager ahead of the international break.