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

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by squawka.com109 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 ESPN137 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 ESPN105 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.com117 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.com144 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.com180 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 »

De Bruyne criticises Martinez's Belgium tactics

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by Goal.com105 hits

Kevin De Bruyne has criticised Belgium manager Roberto Martinez's tactics and urged him to "find a solution" to their struggles after Friday's 3-3 draw against Mexico. Belgium's six-game winning streak that saw them finish top of their World Cup qualifying group with a nine-point lead came to an end in the friendly with El Tri. With the likes of Manchester City star De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, R...Full Story »

Celtic 1 - 2 Bayern Munich: Javi Martinez strike sees Bayern Munich end Celtic's Champions League hopes

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by PA80 hits

Celtic exited the Champions League on their shields after a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in a pulsating encounter at Parkhead. A costly moment of slack play in the 22nd minute allowed French star Kingsley Coman to open the scoring and blight an encouraging first-half performance by Brendan Rodgers' side. However, Celtic roared back after the break and Callum McGregor deservedly levelled in th...Full Story »

Barcelona want Inigo Martinez

Posted Friday, August 04, 2017 by Marca.com148 hits

The departure of Neymar is being widely discussed around the world, but Barcelona are pushing forward with their summer business as they look to sign Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez. New head coach Ernesto Valverde is clearly an admirer of the 26-year-old, and the former Athletic Club boss has reportedly made a direct request for Martinez's signing as he looks to further strengthen t...Full Story »

Oxford United vs Fleetwood Town - Toni Martinez and Conor McAleny return to Oxford squad

Posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by PA79 hits

Oxford will have loanees Toni Martinez and Conor McAleny back in their squad for their Sky Bet League One clash against third-placed Fleetwood. Martinez and McAleny were both cup-tied for the U's agonising Checkatrade Trophy final defeat against Coventry last weekend but the two strikers are set to feature. Fellow forward Kane Hemmings will hope to keep his place in the starting line-up while ...Full Story »

Oxford United vs Newcastle - Toni Martinez in line to make Oxford debut against Newcastle

Posted Saturday, January 28, 2017 by PA42 hits

Striker Toni Martinez could make his debut for Oxford in their FA Cup fourth-round clash with Newcastle. Martinez joined the club on loan from West Ham on Monday and is eligible to play in the competition. But boss Michael Appleton may well decide to stick with the team that beat Rochdale 4-0 in League One last weekend. Defenders Christian Ribeiro and Sam Long are back in training after lengt...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon 1 - 3 Real Sociedad: Inigo Martinez's free-kick highlights Real Sociedad's win at Sporting Gijon

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2016 by PA71 hits

Inigo Martinez scored a fabulous free-kick as Real Sociedad beat Sporting Gijon away to make it five wins in six LaLiga matches. Xabi Prieto put the visitors in front but Sporting went in level at the break through Duje Cop's strike. David Zurutuza restored Real's lead before Martinez stole the show with a wickedly curling left-foot shot which gave Sporting goalkeeper Pichu Cuellar no chance. ...Full Story »

Martinez: Lahm still has four years left in him

Posted Friday, November 18, 2016 by Foxsports.com104 hits

Javi Martinez believes FC Bayern München team-mate Philipp Lahm should forget about retiring and rather continue playing until 2020. Lahm has revealed that his current contract, which ends in 2018, will be his last. He also hinted that he could retire at the end of the 2016/17 season. However, Martinez doesn’t want the Bayern captain to hang up his boots. The 33-year-old remains as ...Full Story »

PSV Eindhoven vs Bayern Munich - Javi Martinez ruled out of Bayern Munich's trip to PSV Eindhoven

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2016 by PA69 hits

Javi Martinez will miss Bayern Munich's Champions League trip to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. Bayern's record signing suffered a thigh injury during the first half of the 3-1 win over Augsburg, and the club confirmed on Sunday that the Spain defender is ruled out. Speaking to reporters after the game, Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, said: "He wasn't feeling good. He felt something in his muscle and ...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Belgium have ‘the world at their feet’

Posted Friday, August 05, 2016 by theguardian.com91 hits

Roberto Martinez meets the Belgian press. Roberto Martinez said he feels that Belgium have “the world at their feet” as he takes charge of the national team. The former Everton, Swansea and Wigan manager was appointed on Wednesday to lead the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists in their qualifying campaign for the World Cup in Russia in two years’ time. "I felt this was a great oppo...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez appointed manager of Belgium

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2016 by Skysports.com142 hits

Roberto Martinez is Belgium's new manager Roberto Martinez has been appointed as the new manager of Belgium, succeeding Marc Wilmots in the role. Wilmots lost his job as Belgium boss after their failure to get beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2016, with Wales defeating them 3-1 in the last eight. Marc Wilmots was sacked by Belgium after Euros Martinez has been out of work since being sacked...Full Story »

Martinez: Ancelotti wants direct football

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Foxsports.com97 hits

FC Bayern München utility man Javi Martinez says new coach Carlo Ancelotti has urged the side to play a more direct brand of football. Ancelotti's predecessor, Pep Guardiola, is known for his fluid style of football, whereby his teams play under the philosophy of trying to break down their opponents with movement and keeping possession of the ball. However, Martinez revealed that the form...Full Story »

Everton eye Koeman after Martinez departure: De Boer and Pellegrini under consideration

Posted Friday, May 13, 2016 by hits

Ronald Koeman took over the Southampton role when Mauricio Pochettino joined Tottenham Goodison Park officials are aware they face a battle to prise Koeman away from St Mary's, but he could be handed as much as £100m to spend this summer depending on the departure of players. Another Dutchman, Frank de Boer, pushed his credentials again to fill the vacancy after leaving Ajax today. They a...Full Story »

Everton 2 - 1 AFC Bournemouth: Leighton Baines gives Everton victory as Roberto Martinez protests gather pace

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016 by PA38 hits

Left-back Leighton Baines' first goal since November 2014 secured Everton's first home league victory since early February but it was not enough to prevent growing opposition to Roberto Martinez's continued reign as manager. A plane flying the banner 'Roberto must go' was followed by a handful of fans in the Gwladys Street End holding up 'Martinez Out' signs and chanting 'Get out of our club' a...Full Story »

Everton vs AFC Bournemouth - Roberto Martinez gives youth a chance as season nears its end

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016 by PA68 hits

Roberto Martinez plans to put his faith in youth as he fights for his future as Everton boss. Martinez knows some fans are calling for his head, with protests planned during's Saturday's visit of Bournemouth, but has yet to seek or receive any official backing from the board. Any further fall from the Toffees' current position of 11th in the Barclays Premier League table could seal the Spaniar...Full Story »

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