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Lucas Digne says he rejected Liverpool twice and dismisses tattoo talk

Posted Saturday, August 04, 2018 by Skysports.com147 hits

Lucas Digne joined Everton from Barcelona Everton's Lucas Digne insists his "never walk alone" tattoo has nothing to do with football, adding that he has rejected two offers from Liverpool. Digne signed for the Merseyside club from Barcelona earlier this week for a fee worth £18m rising to £20m on a five-year-deal but, once Liverpool fans saw his tattoo, they thought he was a closet ...Full Story »

Arsenal news: Unai Emery reveals when Lucas Torreira will make Gunners debut

Posted Friday, August 03, 2018 by Express.co.uk152 hits

Torreira joined the north London outfit from Sampdoria last month for a fee believed to be in the region of £26million. The Uruguay international’s addition to the squad was well received by Arsenal fans, many of whom were critical of Arsene Wenger’s failure to sign a defensive midfielder in his last few years at the club. Many expected Torreira to make his bow yesterday eveni...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid confirm squad numbers for Costa, Correa, Lemar and Lucas

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Marca.com190 hits

On Monday, Atletico Madrid released a number of alterations to their squad number list for the 2018/19 campaign. Firstly, Thomas Lemar will take the No. 11, as hinted at in his presentation, which previously belonged to Angel Correa. The Argentine thus moves to No. 10, vacated in January by Yannick Carrasco. Diego Costa swaps to No. 19 having played with No. 21 since joining from Chelsea, ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lucas Digne returns to Spain to finalise Everton move

Posted Monday, July 30, 2018 by ESPN162 hits

Barcelona have confirmed that Lucas Digne has returned to Spain to finalise a move away from the club. Digne, 25, sat out Barca's International Champions Cup game against Tottenham on Saturday and sources close to the deal expect him to sign for Everton imminently. The left-back joined Barca from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 but has played second fiddle to Jordi Alba during his two years at Cam...Full Story »

It could be the best time - Martinez hints at Hazard Chelsea exit

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com175 hits

Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea and Roberto Martinez thinks it could be the right time for him to leave. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes this transfer window could be the right time for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea. Hazard captained the Red Devils to their best finish at a World Cup as they took third place, contributing two goals and three assists. There...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best-ever World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA143 hits

Roberto Martinez praised Belgium’s history-makers and hopes their best-ever World Cup can be the catalyst to even bigger things.The so-called ‘Golden Generation’ surpassed the heroes of 1986 on Saturday by winning the third-place play-off against England in St Petersburg.Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 win against Gareth Southgate’s exhaus...Full Story »

Belgium 2 England 0: Meunier, Hazard make history for Martinez's entertainers

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com180 hits

England's encouraging World Cup performance ended with successive defeats as Belgium claimed third spot in Russia. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard combined to secure Belgium's best performance at a World Cup as they edged England 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg on Saturday. Having fallen one match shy of a maiden final appearance in Tuesday's slim 1-0 defeat to France, the Re...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says there are no secrets between England and Belgium

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Skysports.com171 hits

Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate embrace on the touchline during their teams' meeting in the group stages Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says there are "no secrets" between his side and England ahead of their second meeting at this summer's World Cup. Belgium beat England 1-0 in their final group match, after both teams heavily rotated their line-ups, earlier in the tournament. They wi...Full Story »

France defender Lucas: Hazard will suffer just like Messi!

Posted Monday, July 09, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com172 hits

Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez says France can handle Belgium ace Eden Hazard in their World Cup semifinal. Lucas insists after their job on Barcelona star Leo Messi and Argentina, France can do the same to Chelsea midfielder Hazard. He declared: "We'll have to be focused. "We have already eliminated the best player in the world in 8th against Argentina. He did not touch the ball....Full Story »

Arsenal transfer news: Lucas Torreira to join, medical and contract details revealed

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Express.co.uk211 hits

Arsenal transfer news: Lucas Torreira could join the Gunners by the end of next week ARSENAL transfer target Lucas Torreira could join the Gunners by the end of next week. The Gunners agreed a £26.5m (€30m) deal with Sampdoria for the midfielder, 22. Torreira was expected to undergo his Arsenal medical during the World Cup in Russia this summer, however, he snubbed the Gunners' off...Full Story »

Lucas Torreira reveals all on Gunners medical ahead of move

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Express.co.uk173 hits

Arsenal transfer news: Lucas Torreira has confirmed he postponed his Gunners medical The Gunners agreed a £26.5m (€30m) deal with Sampdoria for the defensive midfielder. However, Torreira snubbed Arsenal's offer to undergo his medical in Russia during Uruguay's World Cup campaign. Torreira, 22, is set to compete his move to Arsenal next week after Uruguay were knocked out of the Wo...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Belgium 2: Selecao out as Martinez's men advance

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Goal.com183 hits

Kevin De Bruyne's stunner and a Fernandinho own goal sent Belgium into the semi-finals at the expense of five-time winners Brazil. Belgium booked a World Cup semi-final against France as Brazil's hopes of winning a sixth title were ended by a 2-1 defeat in Kazan. Brazil, ranked second in the world by FIFA, were the last remaining non-European team in the tournament after Les Bleus knocked ou...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises Belgium’s desire after Red Devils recover to beat Japan

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA147 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez praised his players’ desire after they dramatically recovered from going two goals down to win 3-2 against Japan and progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.Martinez’s team will face Brazil next but will do so with renewed confidence in their abilities and with the knowledge that they are highly capable of recovering from losing positions.Thei...Full Story »

Belgium vs Japan - Belgium boss Roberto Martinez aware of Japan threat

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by PA381 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says he is wary of a Japan team with “incredible energy” ahead of Monday’s World Cup last-16 clash.The free-scoring Belgians go in as firm favourites, taking with them a 100 per cent record from the group phase and netting nine goals in beating Panama, Tunisia and England.With players like Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at his disposal, Martinez&...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Belgium will rest and rotate against England

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA121 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez praised Romelu Lukaku for his “clinical” finishing in the 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia but then dropped a big hint that he would be rested for the Group G decider against England.The Manchester United striker scored twice before limping off in the 59th minute, with Eden Hazard also getting a brace and Michy Batshuayi claiming the fifth.Dylan Bronn gave Tunis...Full Story »

Belgium vs Tunisia - Being boring is fine by Martinez as there is work to be done

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA236 hits

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has apologised to journalists for making their lives harder by putting an end to the dramas and in-fighting that have characterised Belgian squads in the past.Martinez’s side kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Panama and are determined to continue to let their football do the talking.Speaking to reporters before Saturday&rsquo...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid show off hat-trick of deals with Griezmann, Lemar and Lucas photo

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Marca.com140 hits

In the Russian town of Istra, some 50 kilometres outside of Moscow, Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil and sporting director Andrea Berta entered France's World Cup camp to continue the stellar work of his club so far this summer. Many teams are waiting until the World Cup is over to pick up their marquee signings however Atleti announced last week their capture of Thomas Lemar, amidst the ...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises his team’s commitment as Belgium win first game

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA107 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thought his team produced a “mature” display as the Red Devils defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup match.Belgium, fancied by many to reach the latter stages of the competition, toiled against the Group G minnows during a frustrating first half in Sochi.Martinez’s men improved after half-time though, with Dries Mertens making the breakthr...Full Story »

Belgium vs Panama - Martinez feeling privileged to coach such a talented squad

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA165 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez admits he is “privileged” to have such a strong squad at his disposal and believes his players are capable of anything.The Red Devils’ so-called golden generation begin their World Cup campaign on Monday against finals debutants Panama in Sochi.Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United striker R...Full Story »

Belgium 4 - 1 Costa Rica: Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says Eden Hazard injury ‘nothing to worry about’

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by PA169 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has played down injury fears over Eden Hazard after the Chelsea player limped out of Monday’s 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica.Hazard, Belgium’s captain, hobbled off in the 70th minute after taking a blow to the foot, but Martinez says the injury is not serious.“Eden is okay, he had a little trouble, but it’s nothing to worry about,”...Full Story »

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