Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has hit out at his former boss Rafa Benitez by saying that the Spaniard is the reason that he did not perform well with the English club.
Babel came to Merseyside as a highly talented winger from Ajax. He was only 20 years old, but Liverpool were extremely confident in the player’s ability that they parted company with £ 14 million back in 2007. It remains an incredible sum of money more than a decade ago.Babel had an excellent first campaign after scoring 10 goals in 49 appearances, but his performances started declining thereafter.
Towards the end of the 2010-11 season, it was clear that the player would no longer be a first choice player at the club. It was largely down to the managerial change that saw Kenny Dalglish come to the club as a replacement for Rafa Benitez. Babel has since failed to get his career back on track even after going through several clubs like Hoffenheim and Ajax. Continue reading Ryan Babel Hits out at Liverpool and Former Boss Rafa Benitez
Al Ain board member, Mohammed Obeid Hamdoun told the media that he felt that Ryan Babel did not really like the idea to play for the team and that he did not show any sign of commitments to the club.
It is believed that the former Liverpool player will be leaving soon for Turkey.
Ryan Babel has had disciplinary issues with the team regarding the use of social media. He has not played for the team since the end of 2015, but he is currently under contract until 2017. Mohammed Obeid Hamdoun will be hoping that they can find an agreement to terminate the contract and allow Babel to leave.
The Al Ain board member suggested that Ryan Babel might be going to Fenerbahce with the Turkish side showing signs that they might be interested in signing the player. He said that he is disappointed that it did not work out with Babel but admitted that this is a normal thing in football. He feels that that Babel could not adapt to the league and that he will be better off playing elsewhere. Continue reading Al Ain board member revealed that Ryan Babel never wanted to play for them
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes that manager Louis van Gaal is unlikely to change his coaching methods due to a poor run of form. United are without a win in the last eight matches. This has forced to speculation that the manager might be sacked even before the end of the season. Van Gaal has a contract with United until the end of the 2017 season. The Dutchman only has a top four finish to show for his spending at the club. This coupled with the poor style of football has led to a lot of unhappiness at the club.
Despite the perceived unhappiness, Van Gaal is not the kind of person to suddenly disbelieve his coaching style. This is due to the impressive CV that he has from his time at clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Dutchman has won numerous trophies in his coaching career, while also being responsible for bringing up top stars like Andres Iniesta and Bastian Schweinsteiger through the ranks. Smalling has been one such young player to benefit immensely from the presence of van Gaal. He has gone from being a player with potential to becoming a central figure in the England defence. Continue reading Chris Smalling believes that manager Louis van Gaal is unlikely to change
It has already been confirmed and announced to the public that Rafael Benitez left his managerial role at Napoli and switched over to Real Madrid as he replaced Carlo Ancelotti who was sacked a few weeks ago.
The decision of replacing Carlo Ancelotti with Rafael Benitez is one that has caused a divide among fans of Real Madrid as some supporters of the Spanish club believe that Ancelotti deserves a 2nd chance especially after the Italian coach managed to lift the Champions League title during his debut season as the head coach of Real Madrid.
Ryan Babel took a swipe at the newly appointed manager of Real Madrid, Rafael Benitez by saying that the Spanish manager will turn Cristiano Ronaldo into a great defender.
Rafael Benitez and Ryan Babel do not have a healthy relationship. Both of them worked alongside each other a few years ago with Liverpool but things didn’t work out in a positive way as Babel was signed by the Premier League club on July of 2007 for a transfer of €14 million but Rafael Benitez only utilized Ryan Babel as a substitute player.
During the 2008-09 season, Babel made a total of 27 Premier League appearances for Liverpool but 21 of them arrived from the bench and things didn’t change much as Benitez simply preferred putting other players in his starting XI and forcing Ryan Babel to stay on the bench for the majority of all the seasons that he spent in charge of Liverpool. Continue reading Babel believes that Rafael Benitez will turn C.Ronaldo into a defender
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that he does not agree with Brendan Rodgers saying that Raheem Sterling is not available for sale at any price.
Instead, he has stated that every player has their price and that the club should sell them once the interested parties meet the pricetag. Mourinho was speaking ahead of the match with Stoke City during the weekend. Sterling has been a major focus for tabloid transfer news after his latest interview to the BBC where he stated that his contract talks have been put on hold. Further, he welcomed any interest from Arsenal.
It is also believed that Chelsea, Manchester United, and City are also monitoring the situation. Sterling is believed to have rejected an offer of £ 100,000 per week from Liverpool. The reason for rejecting appears to be motivated more by trophies than money. The 20-year-old believes that he can go to clubs elsewhere where there are better opportunities for winning titles. Mourinho has quoted the example of his best player – Eden Hazard, who he also terms as the best player in the league – for the fact that any player can be sold if he does not want to play for a specific club or a manager. Continue reading Jose Mourinho says that he does not agree with Brendan Rodgers
Ajax is one of the one of the most talked about clubs in Europe as the Dutch club is being linked with a number of players as well as also being rumored on having their own coach, Frank de Boer leave the team and join Newcastle United but this was denied by the Dutch manager a few days ago.
“I’ve read about the rumors. Newcastle is a sleeping giant, a great club with a fantastic stadium and supporters. But I will stay at Ajax for the second half of the season, at least. If a good club comes in the summer, I will think about it.” Continue reading Ajax is most debated Clubs in Europe