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BAL – “I came to Paris to win everything” (Paris Saint-Germain)

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BAL - "I came to Paris to win everything" (Paris Saint-Germain)

The weight of the failures of recent seasons falls on the shoulders of Christophe Galtier. PSG’s million-dollar investment has yet to fulfill the French champion’s obsession: winning the Champions League. Mauricio Pochettino’s successor in office does not hide from the demands and in a long interview with L’Equipe suggests a desire to get the Champions League. Champions and… everything else.

“Why don’t I win the Champions League with Paris SG? Do you know who won the first Champions League with Chelsea? Di Matteo. Who would bet even a cent on Di Matteo?” he replied, puzzled by the question.

Being on the bench for the French emblem entails a number of responsibilities and puts the coach at high risk. But the point of view of the former Nice coach is currently the most optimistic possible. “When you are at PSG, you have to get results. I am very ambitious, but I have great humility. I came to Paris to win. There are three national titles: we must win them. We have to break the record. And I say with modesty that I came to Paris to win everything,” he said very clearly.

Galtier touched on all topics, not even avoiding commenting on the rumors about the possible departure of Neymar. And he left a guarantee that he asked for the succession of the Brazilian. “It was clear. We talked several times about the role of Neymar. Until November 13, the players will play 25 or 26 matches between clubs and national teams. We need a team rotation. I want to have a very strong eleventh squad and I want it to be just as strong after the five allowed substitutions. All attackers will be given playing time. I know where Neymar can be comfortable, further forward in attack or ahead of the two most defensive midfielders. Both he and Messi are facilitators, players who know how to take between the lines and decisively,” he explained.

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Analyzing the group at his disposal, the Parisian coach admits that he is at the head of a “huge squad”. “We have 26 or 27 players, not including goalkeepers. There are some who have lost their seat and who I have already spoken to. It was not easy, but everyone must be respected. We will start the season with 21 fielders and a few young players. The big clubs that perform at a very high level are the ones that manage to integrate the best youngsters into an experienced and quality team,” said the man tasked with leading the Portuguese Nuno Mendes, Danilo and Vitinho.

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A BOLA – Benfica with an atypical pre-season but no Super Cup excuse (women’s football)

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A BOLA - Benfica with an atypical pre-season but no Super Cup excuse (women's football)

It is on the field number 1 of the Benfica campus in Seixal that the official women’s national football season will begin this Wednesday at 17:30, when Benfica hosts Braga for the Super Cup.

This season, the top four players from the last BPI league will compete for the trophy, facing each other in a semi-final system, followed by the final scheduled for the 26th at 20:30 in Leiria.

Philippa Patao announced the match at the José Martins Vieira Stadium in Almada. “We can count on a prepared team or trying to do our best given the somewhat atypical pre-season we’ve had. Since we are at Benfica, there are no excuses, we have done everything possible to ensure that the entire squad is at the same level, in the same form. They did a great job, they were flawless,” praised the coach.

“We will fight and I am sure they will give a great answer in the first official competition. The main challenge for our players is to understand that they will have to adapt a lot more to the game, it depends a lot on their understanding of the game itself and the involvement that is going on. We will also do our job to convey as much information as possible. In the end, this is a good test of the adaptability they can have in the game,” he stressed.

Philippa Patao considers this semi-final to be “a good challenge and also a moment of growth”. “For our part, we should focus more on who we are, on our principles and dynamics, and then try to adapt that in the game. We are very focused on getting trophies, although we know that even in terms of timing it is not ideal, given that we have Champions League qualification ahead of us, but it is a great goal.

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“We want to win everything, so we have to do everything to win. We usually tell these players that if they want to win and be happy for Benfica, they will have to fight for Benfica on the pitch as well. That’s where we need our biggest strength, the fans who are sure to give us another push when needed. I know that game time is not attractive, but I am sure that these girls deserve it,” she assured with conviction.

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A BOLA – Esgayo support wave (Sporting)

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Ricardo Esgayo has become the main target of criticism from Sporting fans, who even before the end of the game with Braga (3: 3) invaded the right-back’s social networks.

Criticism aside, it was the insults, posted even on personal photos, that prompted the defender to deactivate his Instagram account and later Facebook, the social network that yesterday hosted Núcleo do Sporting da Nazaré, Ricardo’s birthplace. Esgayo joined the wave of support for the athlete.

“We are with you! We know that in good times and bad, no one wants everything to go well, more than you. like Mr. [Rúben] Amorim, we believe in you. We support all our athletes at all times, in wins, losses and draws. The strength of Ricardo Esgayo, keep working and believing! Sporting fans from Nazaré and Núcleo Sporting Clube de Portugal da Nazaré are with you,” wrote Núcleo.

In addition to Núcleo, Ugarte also responded to criticism of Esgayo on the social network Twitter. “How easy it is to criticize without showing your face. How easy it is to hide behind an anonymous account. At least have the courage to use your account,” the Uruguayan midfielder wrote, and even Thiago Thomas, who is now at Stuttgart, reacted to the episode: “2022 and they still think it is.”

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OFFICIAL: Palmeiras de Abel signs Tabata from Sporting CP

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OFFICIAL: Palmeiras de Abel signs Tabata from Sporting CP

Tonight Palmeiras officially announced the signing of Bruno Tabata from Sporting. as well as morefootball announced in due course.

Verdão said in a statement that the 25-year-old left-hander has initialed a contract that runs until June 2026.

In statements to the new club’s media, the Brazilian under-23 international said he wanted to sign for Palmeiras and stressed the role of Brazilian emblem coach Abel of Portugal in the decision.

“I was brought to Palmeiras for a number of reasons. When I heard about the interest, I told Sporting that I want to come here. There were long days of negotiations. I have always been very clear about my desires and I am very glad that everything went well, ”he began.

“It was the structure, the fact that the club is always fighting for titles, it was Mr. Abel who played a very important role in all this, in short, it was a set of things. First of all, Palmeiras is a giant club with an incredible history,” he added.

Bruno Tabata say goodbye Sporting after two seasons in which he played 52 matches, scored eight goals and won four titles, including the national championship. He previously represented Portimonense.

Now he is returning to Brazil, the one who completed his studies at Atlético de Mineiro.

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