“Bale is the most underrated in the last two decades”

first_imgOf course, Savage gave a good capotazo to his compatriot Bale, who lives his lowest hours at Real Madrid. The white entity will try to place him once again this summer although the player already knows that he will face his departure. He receives 14.5 million euros and has a contract until 2022 and he does not intend to forgive a single euro of his salary. Robbie Savage is a Welsh midfielder who just hung up his boots at 45 years old. It played 39 parties with the selection. He retired in 2011 when he was in Derbi County. And he returned eight years later to the playing fields. It gained great notoriety due to his aggressive style of play, winning the rejection of the press and fans. In 2008, the Daily Mail newspaper claimed he was the dirtiest player in Premier League history, based on the number of yellow cards received. Nothing has been conventional in his career, and their statements are not conventional either. “Bale is the most underrated player of the last two decades”, It was dispatched in an interview on their social networks, in statements collected by Goal.com. “He has scored 105 goals in all competitions, 13 trophies, three goals in the Champions League finals, including the spectacular Chilean against Liverpool. Compare that to Zinedine Zidane’s great career, 49 goals, six trophies, that great goal against Bayer Leverkusen, which was his only goal in a Champions League final. Luis Figo, 56 goals, seven trophies and then the great Ronaldo, 104 goals and three trophies. Gareth Bale has more goals and more trophies than those three. He may be the most underrated player in the past two decades. “last_img read more

Pearces young pretenders get reality check from Poland

first_imgStuart Pearce This article is more than 11 years old Share on Facebook Poland England Share on Messenger news This article is more than 11 years old Pearce’s young pretenders get reality check from Poland Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Topics Share via Email Stuart James at Molineux Soccercenter_img Share via Email Shares00 Share on LinkedIn Friendlies Share on Pinterest Soccer First published on Tue 25 Mar 2008 20.54 EDT Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook @StuartJamesGNM Tue 25 Mar 2008 20.54 EDT Strength in depth is not something that Fabio Capello enjoys and the same may be true of England at Under-21 level after this disappointing performance against a competitive Poland side. England extended their unbeaten run to nine matches, although there was little else to comfort Stuart Pearce on a night when the manager had hoped to discover fresh talent in readiness for the European Championship finals in Sweden next year.Jamie O’Hara’s debut included promising touches and Adam Johnson’s sinuous runs on the left offered a threat but it says everything about the paucity of chances that it took a Mexican wave to get a good crowd on their feet. Well-organised and dangerous on the counter-attack, Poland exposed the understandable lack of cohesion in a callow England side that will surely be much stronger come September’s fixture against Portugal.That final Group Three qualifying match offers England a chance to secure their place in the play-offs, with only a point required to progress. Gabriel Agbonlahor, James Milner and Tom Huddlestone would all expect to return for the fixture, with those offered a rare start here doing little to convince they merit a place in the starting XI. Indeed, it did not need Pearce to point out the players had enjoyed only one day together on the training ground. “It was a difficult game for us,” admitted the manager. “We didn’t do enough to win the game and a draw was a fair result. We knew we were in for a tough game but that’s what we needed. It will be a good exercise in the long term, maybe not tonight or tomorrow. But I have learnt enough out of the performance to make it a worthwhile exercise. It will stand us in good stead for the European Championship next year – which I think we can win.” Providing those on the periphery with a chance to gain experience had been Pearce’s primary motivation when he selected this under-strength team. The manager, who heads to Paris this morning to join Capello and the rest of the England coaching staff , admitted that a few of his players may have been “nervous” last night, although Fraizer Campbell, coming on as a second-half substitute, was not among them. “I was quite impressed with him,” added Pearce. The Manchester United player, who has scored 13 goals while on loan at Hull City this season, came closest to a breakthrough after Przemyslaw Tyton fumbled at his feet. The Poland goalkeeper had earlier denied Luke Moore after the forward pounced on his failure to hold on to Craig Gardner’s free-kick. He also produced a smart save to repel Cameron Jerome’s curling shot.England were hardly laying siege to the visitors’ goal, however, and there were moments of consternation to endure at the opposite end. Manchester City’s Joe Hart had to be alert to thwart Szymon Pawlowski after the Pole cut inside Michael Mancienne and the goalkeeper’s replacement, Tom Heaton – one of five players to win a first Under-21 cap – was also called upon when he tipped Radoslaw Majewski’s sharp shot over the bar. Reuse this contentlast_img read more