David Beckham is regarded as one of the best when it comes to freekick and other set piece situations.
He has found incredible success with goals against the likes of Greece and Wimbledon being regarded as amongst the best. Manchester United winger Ashley Young was signed from Aston Villa by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson as he had qualities similar to that of Beckham. After a few years in the wilderness, Young has found himself in a rich vein of form of late. He has been able to find the back of the net on a number of occasions last season.
Yet, the England international claims that he has not been able to replicate the famous goal scored by Beckham against Wimbledon. Beckham managed to find the back of the net against the Premier League minnows from the halfway line in the 1996-97 season. Many other players have gone from this position since then, but Beckham’s effort remains the most popular yet. The likes of Charlie Adam and Wayne Rooney have scored similar goals, but it is an art that Youngis yet to master. Beckham will be looking to recreate this goal when he returns to Old Trafford for a charity match. The former Real Madrid, AC Milan, and PSG star is now retired and is on the way towards owning a franchise in the MLS.
Rafael Benitez has at his disposal the likes of: KeylorNavas and KikoCasilla, these goal-keepers will be competing against each other for the main spot of Real Madrid and even though there is a possibility of not signing Manchester United’s David de Gea, Rafael Benitez is happy about being able to utilize the services of either Navas or Casilla.
Real Madrid’s Benitez said: “If someone else comes along then we will welcome them but they have to be better than what we have. We have a good team and we have to work with them’’
Real Madrid completed their pre-season tour by claiming a victory against Ac.Milan as the Spanish side became the winners of the International Champions Cup. The Costa Rican goal-keeper KeylorNavas played in this match for the opening 46 minutes of the match and KikoCasillas entered the pitch to play for the remaining minutes and neither goal-keeper conceded any goal and the winner had to be decided in a penalty shoot-out.
It seems like even if David de Gea is not signed in this summer transfer window, Rafael Benitez already knows what to do with the players that he already has at the Santiago Bernabeu and the goal-keeping position of Real Madrid is not expected to be a problem.
The Mexican forward of Manchester United, Javier Hernandez is still in the process of deciding his long term future. Javier Hernandez was released from Real Madrid as the Spanish club had the option of keeping hold Hernandez on a permanent deal but due to underwhelming performances, Real Madrid opted to offload the 27 years old forward back to Old Trafford.
There are a number of clubs which have shown interest in signing Hernandez but no official deal has been established and this is the players’ time to make an impact in the team that he eventually joins.
Javier Hernandez is 27 years old and this is the age which is considered to be the peak of any player in the world of football. The Mexican forward is entering a point in his career that is critical and hugely important in his career.
If Hernandez decides to remain in Old Trafford as a player of Manchester United, he still has a possibility of turning into a regular starter and reignite his career, especially after Robin van Persie was sold to Fenerbahce.
Louis van Gaal is searching around the market for a player who can perform alongside Wayne Rooney and become the main sources of goals. Hernandez can become this player and this would allow the Dutch manager to use that money in signing another player and reinforce a different position of his team.
Chelsea has been in a very dominating form at least in relation to the Premier League as Jose Mourinho and his squad faced almost no difficulty in winning the 2014-15 season but there are some key things which need to be done if Mourinho wants to extend the form that his team is going through.
One of the main things is to keep hold of Eden Hazard. The Belgium midfielder has already received numerous individual awards including the Premier League Player of the Season as he scored 14 league goals and provided his teammates with 9 assists.
Eden Hazard has turned into one of the most important players in Stamford Bridge as the player is always causing trouble to the opposition’s defence with his fast legs and dribbling abilities, its hard to deny the fact that Hazard is one of the best players not only in England but in the world.
At the age of 24, Hazard practically has his entire career left ahead of him and keeping hold of him is crucial for Chelsea.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and PSG are all of the top clubs that have the financial freedom to make a huge cash offer for the Belgium player but trying to convince Jose Mourinho on letting one of his star players leave would be almost impossible to do.
It’s been over 9 years since Gabriel Batistuta decided to hang up his boots and end his playing career which has seen him scoring 78 goals which is the highest amount that has been scored by any Argentine player and Batistuta also made his presence known in Italy as he made over 260 appearances for the Italian club where he managed to find the back of the net on 168 occasions.
There are some footballers that continue being praised and glorified even after having finalized their respective playing careers and Gabriel Batistuta is one of them, according to these experts. He certainly won’t be forgotten as the player is an icon for the younger generation of rising stars.
Luis Suarez is one of the footballers who is being mentioned most in this season due to the contributions that he has made to help Barcelona in this season. The Uruguayan player has scored 11 goals in 23 appearances as well as scoring twice against PSG in the first leg of the Champions League between Barcelona and the French side.
Even though Luis Suarez and Gabriel Batistuta have different nationalities, Suarez revealed that Batistuta is one of his football idols.
“It’s not that I wanted to copy him or be him, but I admired him a lot during his time at Fiorentina, and afterwards at Roma, and I admired how he played” Barcelona’s Luis Suarez said.
During the playing career of Batistuta, he managed on performing with: Newell’s Old Boys, River Plate, Boca Juniors, Fiorentina, As.Roma, Inter Milan and Al Arabi but despite not being one of the top European clubs, it was with Fiorentina where he stood out as he scored 168 goals and the retired footballer was placed into the hall of fame of the Italian side earlier in October of 2014.
“From the moment I arrived at Fiorentina I wanted a place in the history of the club and now I can say I have succeeded.” Those were the words that Gabriel Batistuta said during the speech that he delivered at the event as Batistuta has marked his name in the history-books of Fiorentina and the world of football.