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We need Messi so Argentine football can keep growing – Martinez

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com58 hits

Lionel Messi's international future remains uncertain, but Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez is eager for his return. Argentina and Inter striker Lautaro Martinez wants Lionel Messi to return to international football because he "makes Argentine football keep growing". Messi was helpless as Argentina made little impact at the World Cup, going out in the last 16 to eventual champions France,...Full Story »

Leicester consider Roberto Martinez, Thierry Henry to replace Claude Puel

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 by ESPN122 hits

Leicester City manager Claude Puel is under pressure to keep his job, with the club already considering possible targets to replace him, sources have told ESPN FC. Sources confirmed a report by the Mirror that Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is on Leicester's radar to replace Puel should they decide to sack him, and Thierry Henry, one of Martinez's assistants with Belgium, is also under consider...Full Story »

It could be the best time - Martinez hints at Hazard Chelsea exit

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com111 hits

Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea and Roberto Martinez thinks it could be the right time for him to leave. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes this transfer window could be the right time for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea. Hazard captained the Red Devils to their best finish at a World Cup as they took third place, contributing two goals and three assists. There...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best-ever World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA54 hits

Roberto Martinez praised Belgium’s history-makers and hopes their best-ever World Cup can be the catalyst to even bigger things.The so-called ‘Golden Generation’ surpassed the heroes of 1986 on Saturday by winning the third-place play-off against England in St Petersburg.Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 win against Gareth Southgate’s exhaus...Full Story »

Belgium 2 England 0: Meunier, Hazard make history for Martinez's entertainers

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com97 hits

England's encouraging World Cup performance ended with successive defeats as Belgium claimed third spot in Russia. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard combined to secure Belgium's best performance at a World Cup as they edged England 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg on Saturday. Having fallen one match shy of a maiden final appearance in Tuesday's slim 1-0 defeat to France, the Re...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says there are no secrets between England and Belgium

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Skysports.com100 hits

Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate embrace on the touchline during their teams' meeting in the group stages Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says there are "no secrets" between his side and England ahead of their second meeting at this summer's World Cup. Belgium beat England 1-0 in their final group match, after both teams heavily rotated their line-ups, earlier in the tournament. They wi...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Belgium 2: Selecao out as Martinez's men advance

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Goal.com122 hits

Kevin De Bruyne's stunner and a Fernandinho own goal sent Belgium into the semi-finals at the expense of five-time winners Brazil. Belgium booked a World Cup semi-final against France as Brazil's hopes of winning a sixth title were ended by a 2-1 defeat in Kazan. Brazil, ranked second in the world by FIFA, were the last remaining non-European team in the tournament after Les Bleus knocked ou...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises Belgium’s desire after Red Devils recover to beat Japan

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA61 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez praised his players’ desire after they dramatically recovered from going two goals down to win 3-2 against Japan and progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.Martinez’s team will face Brazil next but will do so with renewed confidence in their abilities and with the knowledge that they are highly capable of recovering from losing positions.Thei...Full Story »

Belgium vs Japan - Belgium boss Roberto Martinez aware of Japan threat

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by PA275 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says he is wary of a Japan team with “incredible energy” ahead of Monday’s World Cup last-16 clash.The free-scoring Belgians go in as firm favourites, taking with them a 100 per cent record from the group phase and netting nine goals in beating Panama, Tunisia and England.With players like Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at his disposal, Martinez&...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Belgium will rest and rotate against England

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA49 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez praised Romelu Lukaku for his “clinical” finishing in the 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia but then dropped a big hint that he would be rested for the Group G decider against England.The Manchester United striker scored twice before limping off in the 59th minute, with Eden Hazard also getting a brace and Michy Batshuayi claiming the fifth.Dylan Bronn gave Tunis...Full Story »

Belgium vs Tunisia - Being boring is fine by Martinez as there is work to be done

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA109 hits

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has apologised to journalists for making their lives harder by putting an end to the dramas and in-fighting that have characterised Belgian squads in the past.Martinez’s side kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Panama and are determined to continue to let their football do the talking.Speaking to reporters before Saturday&rsquo...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises his team’s commitment as Belgium win first game

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA42 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thought his team produced a “mature” display as the Red Devils defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup match.Belgium, fancied by many to reach the latter stages of the competition, toiled against the Group G minnows during a frustrating first half in Sochi.Martinez’s men improved after half-time though, with Dries Mertens making the breakthr...Full Story »

Belgium vs Panama - Martinez feeling privileged to coach such a talented squad

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA102 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez admits he is “privileged” to have such a strong squad at his disposal and believes his players are capable of anything.The Red Devils’ so-called golden generation begin their World Cup campaign on Monday against finals debutants Panama in Sochi.Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United striker R...Full Story »

Belgium 4 - 1 Costa Rica: Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says Eden Hazard injury ‘nothing to worry about’

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by PA94 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has played down injury fears over Eden Hazard after the Chelsea player limped out of Monday’s 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica.Hazard, Belgium’s captain, hobbled off in the 70th minute after taking a blow to the foot, but Martinez says the injury is not serious.“Eden is okay, he had a little trouble, but it’s nothing to worry about,”...Full Story »

Nainggolan condems Belguim boss Martinez: "He wanted a reason not to pick me"

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by squawka.com99 hits

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has hit back at Belgium coach Roberto Martinez for his claims he was left out of their World Cup squad for tactical reasons. Nainggolan did not make Belgium's 28-man provisional squad for the upcoming World Cup and subsequently retired, claiming he would focus on supporting the team. Martinez then announced the midfielder had been left out purely for tactical...Full Story »

Icardi, Martinez left off Argentina's WC squad

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by ESPN133 hits

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has included Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala to feature in attack alongside Lionel Messi in his 23-man World Cup squad, but has left Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi and Racing Club starlet Lautaro Martinez out. City's top scorer this season with 30 goals in all competitions, Aguero missed Argentina's international friendlies against Italy and Spain in March and ...Full Story »

Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez all injured as Bayern lose

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by ESPN96 hits

ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images Bayern Munich lost two players to injury in the first half on Wednesday en route to their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their Champions League semifinal first leg, as both Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng limped off. The news got worse for Bayern after the final whistle as manager Jupp Heynckes also confirmed that Javi Martinez left the game in the second half becau...Full Story »

Agent reveals Inter Milan ahead of Man City for Racing striker Martinez

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by tribalfootball.com110 hits

The agent of Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez has revealed Manchester City have made an attempt to sign him. However, Inter Milan remain favourites to sign the Argentine. "Lautaro to Inter is practically done, we're at 90 per cent," Beto Yaque, one of his agents, told Espacio Acade. "Only the medical and some details are missing. Initially there was Manchester City, then a lot of teams ...Full Story »

Racing Club expect Lautaro Martinez to join Inter Milan in €27m deal

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com133 hits

Highly rated Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez is closing in on a move to Inter which could cost in excess of €27 million, the Argentinian club's president has revealed. The 20-year-old had long been tipped to join Atletico Madrid, with Diego Simeone - a former player and coach of Racing - said to be a big admirer. But negotiations failed to progress with the Spanish side after Atle...Full Story »

Lautaro Martinez agrees to Atletico Madrid move

Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Marca.com159 hits

Negotiations between Atletico Madrid and Racing Club for starlet Lautaro Martinez are believed to be in the advanced stages, with the player agreeing on a deal to join the rojiblancos next season. The 20-year-old had been heavily linked with a move from the Avellaneda-based side, and the two clubs are said to enjoy close ties due to Diego Simeone's time there as player and coach. Reports sug...Full Story »

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