disappointment

AFP

Valverde, Barca looking to put European exit behind them in Cup final

EPL Talk at related • 0 views


Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde knows victory in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Sevilla would go some small way towards making up for the disappointment of their recent Champions League exit.

“After a big defeat we want a big victory. We have the opportunity to put that little disappointment behind us,” Valverde said at a press conference on the eve of the game, which will be played at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

Valverde, Barca looking to put European exit behind them in Cup final

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views


Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde knows victory in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Sevilla would go some small way towards making up for the disappointment of their recent Champions League exit.

“After a big defeat we want a big victory. We have the opportunity to put that little disappointment behind us,” Valverde said at a press conference on the eve of the game, which will be played at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

Rodriguez slams Bong over racism allegation

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views


London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jay Rodriguez has slammed Gaetan Bong for choosing “to publicly condemn” him after the West Bromwich Albion star was found not guilty of racially abusing the Brighton defender.

Rodriguez was accused of making an offensive remark to Cameroon international Bong during West Brom’s 2-0 victory over the Seagulls on January 13.

Rodriguez slams Bong over racism allegation

EPL Talk at related • 0 views


London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jay Rodriguez has slammed Gaetan Bong for choosing “to publicly condemn” him after the West Bromwich Albion star was found not guilty of racially abusing the Brighton defender.

Rodriguez was accused of making an offensive remark to Cameroon international Bong during West Brom’s 2-0 victory over the Seagulls on January 13.

Iniesta admits ‘pain’ after Barcelona suffer shock Champions League exit

EPL Talk at related • 0 views


Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona skipper Andres Iniesta admitted his crushing disappointment after the Catalans were sent packing from the Champions League by Roma in sensational fashion on Tuesday.

“It is very painful because nobody expected it with the lead we had,” Iniesta told Catalunya TV.

Dutch great Koeman prepared for ‘big and difficult’ challenge

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Ronald Koeman says he is over the disappointment of being sacked by Everton and anticipating a “great game” against England on Friday in what will be his first match as Netherlands coach.

The 54-year-old European Cup and Euro 1988 winner - who lost his job in October after his £140 million (159 million euros, $196 million) spending spree backfired spectacularly - accepts returning the Dutch to their status as one of world football’s heavyweights is going to take time.

Dutch great Koeman prepared for ‘big and difficult’ challenge

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Ronald Koeman says he is over the disappointment of being sacked by Everton and anticipating a “great game” against England on Friday in what will be his first match as Netherlands coach.

The 54-year-old European Cup and Euro 1988 winner - who lost his job in October after his £140 million (159 million euros, $196 million) spending spree backfired spectacularly - accepts returning the Dutch to their status as one of world football’s heavyweights is going to take time.

Champions League heartache not new for United, insists Mourinho

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted European disappointment is nothing new for the English giants after losing 2-1 to Sevilla at Old Trafford to crash out of the Champions League by the same scoreline on aggregate.

Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes on Tuesday to send Sevilla into the quarter-finals for the first time in 60 years as United suffered a first European home defeat since Alex Ferguson’s Champions League farewell in 2013.

No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach Emery

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Paris (AFP) – Beleaguered Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted there was no shame in losing to Real Madrid after the expensively-assembled French side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of the holders.

“To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not.

No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach Emery

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Paris (AFP) – Beleaguered Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted there was no shame in losing to Real Madrid after the expensively-assembled French side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of the holders.

“To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not.

Shanghai Shenhua snare Real Madrid doctor, German coach

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua shrugged off their disappointment over Carlos Tevez’s disappointing stint to pluck a doctor from Real Madrid and a German assistant coach formerly with Bayern Munich.

Argentine striker Tevez quit Shenhua earlier this month for a return to Boca Juniors following a turbulent year, but the Chinese side appear keen to keep adding to their foreign contingent.

Shanghai Shenhua snare Real Madrid doctor, German coach

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua shrugged off their disappointment over Carlos Tevez’s disappointing stint to pluck a doctor from Real Madrid and a German assistant coach formerly with Bayern Munich.

Argentine striker Tevez quit Shenhua earlier this month for a return to Boca Juniors following a turbulent year, but the Chinese side appear keen to keep adding to their foreign contingent.

Saul strike keeps Atletico on Barca’s tails

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their La Liga title challenge afloat by grinding out a 1-0 win at Real Betis on Sunday.

In the absence of top scorer Antoine Griezmann through injury, Saul Niguez once again provided a big goal for Atletico that takes Diego Simeone’s men to within three points of league leaders Barcelona.

Saul strike keeps Atletico on Barca’s tails

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their La Liga title challenge afloat by grinding out a 1-0 win at Real Betis on Sunday.

In the absence of top scorer Antoine Griezmann through injury, Saul Niguez once again provided a big goal for Atletico that takes Diego Simeone’s men to within three points of league leaders Barcelona.

Saul strike keeps Atletico Madrid on Barcelona’s tails

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their La Liga title challenge afloat by grinding out a 1-0 win at Real Betis on Sunday.

In the absence of top scorer Antoine Griezmann through injury, Saul Niguez once again provided a big goal for Atletico that takes Diego Simeone’s men to within three points of league leaders Barcelona.

Coutinho and Sanchez seek to overcome transfer disappointment

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are proponents of crowd-pleasing attacking football which should make Saturday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool an eye-catching affair.

However, both City’s Guardiola and Klopp at Liverpool are under pressure this season to turn the attractive styles into silverware.

Coutinho and Sanchez seek to overcome transfer disappointment

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are proponents of crowd-pleasing attacking football which should make Saturday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool an eye-catching affair.

However, both City’s Guardiola and Klopp at Liverpool are under pressure this season to turn the attractive styles into silverware.

Don’t expect champagne football, says unapologetic Southgate

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Valletta (AFP) – Gareth Southgate tried to assuage fans’ disappointment at England’s lacklustre performance in a flattering 4-0 win over minnows Malta in their 2018 World Cup qualifier saying it was nothing new.

The 46-year-old - who saw late goals by Ryan Bertrand, Danny Welbeck and a second for Harry Kane put a brighter hue on the scoreline - said he had experienced similar frustrations as a player in qualifiers.

Brazil on top of S. America qualifiers as Chile, Argentina struggle

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Montevideo (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho shrugged off his transfer disappointment with a goal as Brazil beat Ecuador to guarantee top spot in South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race on Thursday while Chile and Argentina stumbled once more.

Liverpool star Coutinho, who had seen his hopes of a dream move to Barcelona dashed earlier Thursday as the transfer window slammed shut with no agreement, produced a scintillating second-half display in a 2-0 victory over Ecuador in Porto Alegre.

Brazil on top of S. America qualifiers as Chile, Argentina struggle

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Montevideo (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho shrugged off his transfer disappointment with a goal as Brazil beat Ecuador to guarantee top spot in South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race on Thursday while Chile and Argentina stumbled once more.

Liverpool star Coutinho, who had seen his hopes of a dream move to Barcelona dashed earlier Thursday as the transfer window slammed shut with no agreement, produced a scintillating second-half display in a 2-0 victory over Ecuador in Porto Alegre.

Germain double puts Monaco into semi-finals

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Paris (AFP) – Valere Germain hit a brace as Monaco bounced back from their League Cup final disappointment to surge into the French Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over 10-man Lille on Tuesday.

The principality club are still looking for a first trophy since 2003 after capitulating in Saturday’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain in Lyon, losing 4-1.

Germain double puts Monaco into semi-finals

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Paris (AFP) – Valere Germain hit a brace as Monaco bounced back from their League Cup final disappointment to surge into the French Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over 10-man Lille on Tuesday.

The principality club are still looking for a first trophy since 2003 after capitulating in Saturday’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain in Lyon, losing 4-1.

Zidane proud as Real finally fall at 41st hurdle

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane urged his side to put their disappointment of a first defeat in 40 games behind them as Sevilla produced a remarkable late turnaround to breathe new life into the Spanish title race with a 2-1 win on Sunday.

Zidane's men looked set to extend their commanding lead at the top of the table when Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring at the Sanchez Pizjuan from the penalty spot midway through the second-half.

Arsenal

Will Alexis still perform for Arsenal after transfer collapse?

Just Arsenal at related • 1 view
If the game between Chile and Paraguay on Thursday night, and the performance in it of the Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, is anything to go by then Arsenal fans may have reasons to be worried about the effect that the disappointment of seeing his potential transfer away from the Gunners collapse will have on our [.

Morata Makes Premier League History In Chelsea Win

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has become the first player in Premier League history to both score and assist in each of his first two home games.

The big-money signing from Real Madrid this summer didn't get his Blues career off to the best of starts as he missed a penalty in the Community Shield loss at the hands of London rivals Arsenal earlier in the month at Wembley.

Arsenal need more quality to catch Chelsea, Man United or City for the title

Just Arsenal at related • 0 views
What Do Arsenal Need To Do To Win The EPL? It was a season of disappointment for The Gunners last term, with many demanding that Arsene Wenger's contract not to be renewed. A lot of fans seem to be of the opinion that Arsenal won't make progress whilst the Frenchman is still at the helm [...]

All bad luck gone and good luck ahead for Arsenal?

Just Arsenal at related • 0 views
Let's be honest, Gooners, and admit that Arsenal need all the help we can get if we are to avoid this season being a complete disaster. Nothing can stop it from being a disappointment, after a 13th failed Premier League title challenge in a row coupled with a humiliating record breaking knockout defeat to Bayern [.

Have Arsenal fans already accepted another Wenger contract?

Just Arsenal at related • 0 views
A home draw in a game you really need to win, even if the opposing side are a good one, is hardly enough to scratch the surface of the disappointment and frustration that has built up in Arsenal fans over the course of another faltering season in the Premier League and Champions League. The fact [...

Arsenal v Hull review – Gunners win after some luck with handball calls

Just Arsenal at related • 0 views
The Arsenal players were clearly keen to get off to a good start after the disappointment of last week, kmowing that the home crowd could do with some encouragement and also aware that the in form visitors Hull City would be looking to exploit any nerves or poor play from us. It nearly paid instant [.

Conte Happy As Chelsea Take Another Step Towards Title

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

A missed penalty, two points dropped, but this was still a very good night for Chelsea.

No doubt when Antonio Conte's players returned to the dressing room they were told of Arsenal's shocking home loss to Watford and Tottenham's draw at Sunderland — and one look at the league table will have made it a very pleasant journey home from that point.

How tightness of EPL title race can help Arsenal

Just Arsenal at related • 0 views
None of this will matter if Arsenal do not do their bit by putting the disappointment of two defeats in the space of a week away to Everton and Man City firmly to one side and start winning again, but I am pretty confident that the Gunners will get six points from the next two [...]

D.C. United

Plenty of blame to go around for the Philadelphia Union's struggles

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Even those of us that are usually among the most optimistic are starting to have a grim outlook.

The Philadelphia Union's loss to D.C. United on Saturday extended the club's winless streak to a dozen games, including the loss to Toronto FC in the 2016 MLS Playoffs. With the last win coming way back on August 27, the club has 8 losses, 4 draws, and a -13 goal differential over the 12 games.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew SC staff and reader predictions

Black and Red United at related • 0 views

Can the Black-and-Red finally find the back of the net?

It's safe to say that D.C. United haven't started the 2017 season quite as hoped or planned—that was true after the first game against Sporting Kansas City, and it was even more true after the best-not-dwell loss to New York City FC last weekend.

4 thoughts about D.C. United’s draw with Sporting KC

Black and Red United at related • 0 views

The Last Word returns to tackle a frustrating season opener

The atmosphere, as fans cleared out of a cold RFK Stadium around 9pm Saturday, was one of disappointment. D.C. United fans of all stripes seemed a bit deflated after the Black-and-Red - coming into the season having scored 36 goals in their last 15 competitive games - were held to a 0-0 draw by Sporting Kansas City.

The Rest

Photo: Alvaro Morata returns to Chelsea training

Off the Post at related • 0 views
There was some good news for Chelsea fans today following the disappointment of yesterday's defeat at Crystal Palace. The club's record...

Click the headline to read the full story.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

While Wednesday was a big day for Christian Pulisic, several young Americans had to settle for disappointment with their own clubs.

After winning the Dutch Cup last year, Matt Miazga and Viesse suffered an early exit in penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw in regular time. Excelsior also fell as Shane O'Neill and Desevio Payne couldn't quite lift the club to a win over Heerenveen.

Star Exudes About Newcastle And The Best Fans In The Land

Newcastle united Blog at related • 0 views
Mo Diame has often expressed his disappointment at some of his performances last season, but he still played very well in a number of games, but it's clear he will be trying [...]

Centennial 38's Thoughts On The Direction Of The Rapids

View From The Couch at related • 0 views
Copying this from the C38 Facebook feed. I fully support this statement:

Centennial 38 would like to publicly express its concern and disappointment over the direction the Colorado Rapids has been taking over the last six months. Coming off of a historically successful 2016 season, supporters were buzzing with excitement.

MLS Players Union voices disappointment with U.S. travel ban

Soccer By Ives at related • 1 view

The Major League Soccer Players Union released their statement and voiced their disappointment Monday in President Trump's recently signed executive order that bans the entry of refugees, migrants and green-card holders into the United States.

MLS Players Union Statement regarding the travel ban by the White House pic.