Atletico Madrid Defender Optimistic Can Beat Barcelona
Atletico Madrid will host Barcelona in a La Liga match on Saturday (14/10/2017), at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Atletico hope to reap the full points in front of his own supporters.
Associated with that, Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran hopes his team-mates can put out their best performances when they host Barcelona.
The pace of Barcelona in La Liga 2017-2018 unstoppable after always winning seven matches that have been passed. Lionel Messi and his colleagues drew 23 goals and only twice the ball lodged in the Blaugrana goal.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid also has a slick record on La Liga this season. Diego Simeone’s foster children have not been unbeaten since the start of the season.
“We can beat them but we are obliged to give the best, Barcelona have a great team and some fantastic players.” Messi makes a difference, Andres Iniesta has found his best game while Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba are both very good, “said Juanfran.
“We must fight their strength and believe in our own ability, even if we concentrate and be at the top of the game, Barcelona can still hurt.”
“As a team we have to win but Barcelona is not just Messi, they are a seeded team and have a great start in La Liga,” said Juanfran
Meanwhile, if you look at the last five meetings, Barcelona gain two victories while Atletico Madrid won one game.
Source: Football Espana
Denis Suarez Rejects Napoli Offer
Barcelona are happy to release Denis Suarez for 14 million euros, but the player has rejected an offer to move from Napoli.
Based on one of the Italian media, team coach Ernesto Valverde was not impressed with Suarez and has opened the door wide to leave.
They will be ready to accept an offer that ranges from 12-14 million euros, a value favored by Napoli, but the same source confirms Suarez has closed the door.
Having a contract in June 2020, the Spanish midfielder is determined to stay at Camp Nou and struggle to get his place.
Denis Suarez is 23 years old and has played one match for Spain’s senior national team.
Joaquin Himbau Ceballos Reject Offers Barcelona and Real Madrid
Joaquin called on Dani Ceballos to reject offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid, in order to stay at Real Betis.
The 21-year-old played a stunning performance at the U-21 European Cup, with the performance gaining interest from two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
But as a veteran, Joaquin believes that staying at Real Betis could have a more positive long-term impact on Ceballos’s career.
“I gave advice to him, as a colleague, and as a veteran,” the Spanish international told reporters.
“This is very important to us, and we want him to stay with us for the next few years.”
“Of course, all decisions are in his hands. But he must certainly make a decision that is not only best for him, but also for Betis. I hope we can keep enjoying his game, and see him stick around here. ”
“Dani can play on any team. He has many different talents. She is young, and she still has the years of her glory before her. ”
“All the teams will want him, but I hope we can still enjoy his game, at least for another year.”