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Ramirez rejects reform: “Abel helped me get out of Palmeiras through the front door”



Ramirez rejects reform: "Abel helped me get out of Palmeiras through the front door"

Away from the lawns since last November when he broke his friendly contract with Palmeiras, Ramirez has also avoided talking about hanging his boots. At 34, the former Brazilian wants to continue playing in Brazil if possible.

“I am not retired, I am analyzing some situations. Some things have already appeared from afar, but I am not going to leave Brazil now. I have returned to my country after so many years of absence, I am stabilizing and doing something here. Much word of mouth, nothing official, from some businessmen. There is nothing specific here. Let’s see … “, – said an experienced midfielder in an interview Bigfootball

In Verdau, Ramirez filmed Abel Ferreira, with whom he eventually developed a strong bond, especially in private. The Portuguese coach was instrumental in the mental work of the former Benfica and Chelsea player, who was psychologically affected by harsh criticism from fans on social media and therefore decided to cut the link (it lasted until 2023).

“I had a very open conversation with Abel before I quit. I had already made the decision to leave, so he immediately told me that he would support, regardless of the situation. He really wanted me to stay, but, unfortunately, he didn’t give me this anymore. After that, we still had a lot of conversations, especially during the Covid-19 outbreak in the squad. I was determined to leave, but Abel arrived and said, “Ramirez, if I need you to join the team, will you join? You play? With a good head? ” I replied, “Mister, if you need me, you can count on me. To play only the last minute of a match? I’m playing. I’ll come and play. I want to help, I am part of the group. ” Then I played a few games, always saying to him, “Come on, dude! Can! “”, – he explained.

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“I received a lot of compliments from Abel, but I was already determined to leave and terminate the contract. He is a person who helped me a lot. He could have left me aside, not used me, but then maybe I left the club through the back door. He helped me out of Palmeiras through the front door. I left Palmeiras through the front door, ”he added.

The current champion of the Copa Libertadores and the Brazilian Cup, who recently took part in the Paulistau runner-up (he lost the final to Sao Paulo), Abel Ferreira, according to Ramirez, is “a professional of a huge nature.”

“It’s hard not to love Abel. He put together a quality team and brought together the best of the players. It helped me a lot in Palmeiras. We had several conversations, often frank and truthful. He is a professional of enormous character. We worked together for a while, but he admired me immensely. He knows a lot about football, he understands what Palmeiras is, he has a lot to do with the club’s recent success. In a short time, he realized a lot of interesting things, and the players knew how to understand everything, ”he concluded.

You can read more about Ramirez’s interview, in which the midfielder talks about Benfica, Jorge Jesus and Chelsea, in this weekend’s MF Total.

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



BALL - Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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