In spite of the bright future that Ryan Babel appeared to have during his youth, he could never really live up to the expectations as the Dutch footballer made his way through various clubs around Europe but failed to become a world-class performer.
The biggest club that Ryan Babel joined in terms of trophies won was Liverpool which he signed for back on July of 2007 for a fee of around €12 million.
In 4 seasons, the Dutch footballer made 90 appearances and scored 12 goals as well as went on to receive various fines for his actions on and outside of the pitch.
During that period of time spent in Anfield wearing the Liverpool jersey, no piece of silverware could be lifted and he was eventually offloaded to the German outfit 1899 Hoffenheim.
Babel’s journey throughout a number of different clubs continued on but he failed to really make a mark and after just 1 or 2 seasons, he was always leaving or joining another team.
There was a point in time, when Ryan Babel said that it’s because of the former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez that he failed to develop himself as a world-class player as the Dutch player said: Continue reading Is Rafael Benitez to be blamed for Babel’s lacklusterness?
In spite of being one of the most troublesome players from the past decade, Ryan Babel still manages to join clubs and continue performing at a high-level as the Dutch footballer has recently joined Besiktas on a 2 year and a half year deal.
The 30 year old winger is believed to be earning around £3 million during his stay with Besiktas but for a player that has been involved with so many disciplinary issues, it’s rather surprising to see that there still are clubs interested in signing him and to secure his services.
Ryan Babel has consistently been fined and sanctioned in one way or another for some of the actions that he has made throughout his career. The Dutch player had problems during his time in Liverpool, Al Ain and Hoffenheim. He has even gone out to insult one of his previous managers, Rafael Benitez as Ryan Babel stated that it was because of Benitez that he has had so many problems in the past.
According to Babel, one of the biggest reasons of why he could not develop and live up to the expectations that was initially brought up back when Babel was just a youngster and was making waves in the youth academy of Ajax. Continue reading Ryan Babel continues his playing career by joining Besiktas
Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel took to his Facebook page to comment on the game between his side Deportivo La Coruna and Spanish giant Real Madrid.
Madrid stole a last minute winner through a powerful header courtesy of Sergio Ramos in injury time after the scoreline was held at 2-2. However, the game left the visitors raging due to the performance of the referee and match official.
Deportivo Coach Gaizka Garitano after the game said:
“When five minutes are added onto a game in which there was practically no time lost, we knew then that the stoppage time had been added so that Madrid could have a chance to score.
“Stoppage time seems to last longer at the Bernabeu, until Madrid score, full-time isn’t blown.”
Babel in his Facebook post claimed that Madrid influence referees. Continue reading RYAN BABEL CRITICISE REFERRING IN MADRID GAME
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
Danny Blind reckons what is absolutely necessary For the Dutch to learn is how to finish off the games.
The manager was moaning the fact that after making it 2-2 from 0-2 against France, the Oranje wasted all the effort by letting the opposition score another one to take the game away.
Blind, however, touched upon the other parts of the game as well especially that initial period where the visitors were slapped two goals.
According to Blind, if his players had been alert enough, those strikes, which got the Netherlands in the position of huge disadvantage so early, could not have been possible
But, at the end, what Blind was finding hard to digest was that once those two goals were made up for and the draw was on the horizon, another bit of carelessness from the Dutch let another ball get into their post making it 3-2 for France again. Continue reading Danny Blind reckons what is absolutely necessary For the Dutch
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