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Roberto Martinez wants to get best out of every Belgium player in knockout phase

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by PA4 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes his side are ready to take the next step in their quest for a major trophy after cruising into the knockout stages of Euro 2020 with a third straight win.An unfortunate own goal from keeper Lukas Hradecky and a late strike from Romelu Lukaku sealed the Belgians’ 2-0 win over Finland, who are left with a slim hope of going through as one of the best th...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Win will allow Belgium to grow into Euro 2020

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2021 by PA17 hits

Roberto Martinez believes Belgium’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Russia in their Group B opener will allow them to grow into Euro 2020.A brace from Romelu Lukaku helped the number one ranked team in the world make a winning start to the tournament in St Petersburg.Substitute Thomas Meunier also struck in the first half to cap a good evening for the Red Devils, who were without th...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez backs Belgium to handle pressure of expectancy

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2021 by PA25 hits

Roberto Martinez has backed Belgium to deal with heightened expectation as they head into the Euro 2020 finals ranked as the best team in the world.The Belgians finished third at the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and will return to face the hosts of that tournament in St Petersburg on Saturday evening among the favourites to lift the trophy and sitting at the top of FIFA’s ranking table.Aske...Full Story »

Martinez: It's hard to say when Hazard will be ready

Posted Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by Marca.com22 hits

Eden Hazard played just 10 minutes in Belgium's last friendly ahead of the 2020 European Championship, but coach Roberto Martinez stressed that their objective was just to see him stepping onto the pitch. Following two injury plagued seasons at Real Madrid, Hazard came off the bench in the 82nd minute of the game against Croatia with the score at 1-0 to make his first appearance for Belgium s...Full Story »

Kevin De Bruyne to join Belgium squad for European Championship - Roberto Martinez

Posted Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by ESPN34 hits

Kevin De Bruyne does not require surgery after fracturing his nose and eye socket and will join the Belgium squad next week ahead of the European Championship, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday. The 29-year-old De Bruyne sustained the injuries in a collision with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger while playing for Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday. De Bruyne had to ...Full Story »

Barcelona eyeing Belgium's Roberto Martinez if club parts ways with Ronald Koeman - sources

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2021 by ESPN54 hits

Barcelona are considering the Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as a possible alternative to Ronald Koeman if they decide to move on from the Dutchman this summer, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN. Koeman, along with his agent, Rob Jansen, met with Barca president Joan Laporta on Tuesday at the club's Camp Nou offices to discuss his future. Jansen told reporters the meeting was "positive...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic has to decide whether to play George Puscas or Lucas Joao

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021 by PA22 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic must decide whether to stick with George Puscas up front for the visit of Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday.The forward produced a poor miss in last week’s 2-0 defeat at Watford and was replaced in the 64th minute by Lucas Joao, who was also victim of an open goal clanger away to Barnsley earlier this month.Seventh-placed Royals will be boosted b...Full Story »

Lucas Joao defended by Reading boss Veljko Paunovic after staggering miss

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA18 hits

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic refused to criticise 21-goal top-scorer Lucas Joao after his incredible miss prevented the visitors from taking maximum points at play-off rivals Barnsley.The Royals led at half-time thanks to Ovie Ejaria’s first goal since November before Alex Mowatt levelled just past the hour from the penalty spot.But Joao then side-footed wide of an empty goal from 12 ya...Full Story »

Barcelona place Lisandro Martinez on their radar

Posted Friday, April 02, 2021 by Marca.com27 hits

Barcelona are keen to strengthen their defence this summer and have reportedly set sights on Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez. The Argentine defender joined the Eredivisie side in 2019 from Defensa y Justicia and since his arrival in Amsterdam he has played a total of 41 games. According to TuttoMercatoWeb, his performances with Ajax have piqued Barcelona's interest and negotiations betwee...Full Story »

Lucas Moura insists Tottenham squad believe in Jose Mourinho

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS32 hits

Tottenham down Aston Villa The weekend's final Premier League fixture saw Tottenham and Aston Villa face off. Villa headed into the tie in fairly patchy form, without the services of star man, Jack Grealish. Spurs, though, were too desperate for a bounce back result, following their embarrassing Europa League exit in midweek. And, when all was said and done at Villa Park, bounce back is ex...Full Story »

Arsenal and Tottenham approached over Lucas Vazquez as he seeks move to London

Posted Monday, March 22, 2021 by Dailystar.co.uk30 hits

Arsenal and Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez on a free transfer. The 29-year-old is out of contract at the Bernabeu this summer and has rejected a new deal after he was told his salary would be cut by 10%. And Vazquez has told his agents he wants to join a Premier League club in the summer transfer window. The Spain international had made the st...Full Story »

'Belgium not at war with Real Madrid' over Eden Hazard, says Roberto Martinez

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2021 by ESPN24 hits

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has said he is not giving up hope that playmaker Eden Hazard will recover from injury in time to be included in the Belgium squad for the European Championship later this year. The Real Madrid player won't undergo further surgery on his damaged right ankle, at the club's recommendation, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Those same sources said that medical staff of...Full Story »

Tottenham star Lucas Moura demands Jose Mourinho attacks to beat Chelsea to top four

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2021 by Express.co.uk71 hits

Lucas Moura wants Jose Mourinho to persist with the “front foot football” that has got them to 100 goals this season. For the second home game in a row, Tottenham scored four on Sunday night to become only the second team from Europe’s top five leagues to reach three figures behind Bayern Munich. Admittedly, almost half of those have come from the club’s free-scoring Eu...Full Story »

Leeds join Tottenham and AC Milan in Lucas Vazquez transfer race with Real Madrid star available for FREE in summer

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk31 hits

LEEDS have joined Tottenham and AC Milan in the race to sign Lucas Vazquez on a free transfer, according to reports. The Real Madrid winger, 29, is out of contract at the end of the season. Lucas Vazquez is a transfer target for Leeds as he prepares to become a free agent this summer And Sport Witness claim Marcelo Bielsa's side are weighing up an offer for the nine-cap Spain international. ...Full Story »

Jurgen Klopp 'wants to take' Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos to Liverpool

Posted Monday, February 22, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS61 hits

Ocampos impressing with Sevilla Lucas Ocampos joined Sevilla in the summer of 2019 from Marseille. The Spanish outfit are believed to have paid around £13.5m to bring the winger to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. Ocampos has since established himself as an integral member of Sevilla’s attack, featuring 75 times across all competitions. The Argentine notched 17 goals and five ...Full Story »

Bristol City sack Dean Holden as Reading boss Veljko Paunovic hails Lucas Joao

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by PA22 hits

Dean Holden’s spell as Bristol City boss ended with a sixth successive defeat as Reading’s Veljko Paunovic was left to savour a 2-0 win.Holden did not conduct his normal post-match interview after Lucas Joao and Michael Morrison fired Reading to victory, and a statement from the club then confirmed his departure.Holden was under pressure before kick-off following Saturday’s 6-0...Full Story »

Lucas Joao on target as Reading beat Bristol City

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by PA23 hits

Lucas Joao’s 17th Championship goal of the season sent Reading up to fifth in the table with a 2-0 win at Bristol City.Portuguese striker Joao reached 20 goals for the campaign in all competitions before defender Michael Morrison quickly wrapped up the Royals’ win on the road – both goals coming in the closing stages of the first half.Ashley Fletcher converted a penalty and tee...Full Story »

Everton to welcome back Lucas Digne and Alex Iwobi

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by PA22 hits

Everton defender Lucas Digne and midfielder Alex Iwobi return to the squad to face Leicester after being rested for Sunday’s FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday.Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure serves a one-match suspension but Michael Keane looks set to return to the starting line-up having been left out at the weekend.Fabian Delph (thigh) and Niels Nkounkou (hamstring) are missing while mid...Full Story »

Veljko Paunovic says Lucas Joao was a disappointed man at Deepdale

Posted Monday, January 25, 2021 by PA17 hits

Veljko Paunovic felt Lucas Joao’s mood could have impacted his penalty miss in Reading’s 0-0 stalemate at Preston.Joao missed from the spot having been felled in the closing stages of the match at Deepdale, missing out on a win that would have taken the visitors level with second-placed Swansea.“With Lucas, when he scores and when he misses we give him support,” said mana...Full Story »

Lucas Joao misses late Reading penalty in goalless draw at Preston

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2021 by PA28 hits

Lucas Joao missed a late penalty as Preston North End and Reading shared the points in a goalless draw at a freezing Deepdale.Joao and Joe Rafferty tangled in the area but the Reading striker could not convert the resulting spotkick.Alex Neil had handed home debuts to Danish keeper Daniel Iversen, Ben Whiteman and Jayson Molumby and the home side certainly started the brightest, captain Alan Bro...Full Story »

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