Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has vowed to protect club youngest goalscorer Ben Woodburn from overhype of the media following his feats.
The youngster broke the club’s record when he scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Leeds United in the EFL Cup quarterfinals.
Woodburn, who made his debut for the senior Liverpool squad against Sunderland, is one of the top profiles by the media, forcing fears from Klopp. Whilst Klopp said he was “really happy” with the young lad’s achievement, he expressed his fears about the media.
“The only problem is I‘m afraid about all you in the media. That’s why I’m so quiet. We know how to handle the situation,” the former Dortmund boss said.
Klopp added that the player still had a lot of development ahead of him, and advised that the player keep away from the public no matter how difficult it was. He doused the hype surrounding the player when he said anyone could have scored the goal Woodburn scored.
“I said well done to him afterwards. It was not too difficult. I would have scored too in that situation. We know what Ben is capable of and what he is already able to do,” Klopp added. He also praised other young players that had the chance to play like 18-year old right back Trent Alexander-Arnold and 19-year old Ovie Ejaria.
Whilst young players that started like Woodburn went on to do great things like Michael Owen, James Milner, Wayne Rooney, and Jamie Carragher, others started well but went off the radar. Premier League all-time youngest goalscorer James Vaughan, who achieved the feat whilst in action for Everton at the age of 16 years and 267 days, plays for a League One side after injuries hampered his career. Manchester United teenage sensation Federico Macheda made real impact at age 17 years 226 days but is now begging clubs to take him after numerous loan spells.
With the winter transfer window quickly approaching, managers from around the world are getting ready to upgrade their respective squads and maybe considering what players from their own team could be released as well.
Federico Macheda has been a free agent since August of 2016 and there have been rumors emerging linking the Italian attacker with Napoli but the 25 year old player has recently talked about his current situation and Macheda said that he has not had any contact with Napoli, despite of all the recent reports and rumors that have been flourishing in recent times.
The 25 year old attacker said: “As of today, nobody has contacted me”.
Ever since Macheda’s time at Old Trafford reached it’s end, he has been joining a number of clubs either on permanent deals or on loan deals but in general his career has not lived up to what many people initially expected from the Italian attacker after he had managed to stand out in the youth academy of Manchester United and even getting playing time with the main team of the Premier League club at a very young age. Continue reading “Is Federico Macheda a winter signing target of Napoli?”
Macheda got into fame in 2009 when he scored a last minute winner for Manchester United in a 3-2 victory at home to Aston Villa.
The 25-year old netted three times in 19 appearances before leaving permanently in 2014 for Cardiff City. He netted just eight times in 33 appearances for Cardiff City over two seasons.
The 25-year old lamented that he wasn’t pleased with how things were against his plan in Cardiff, Wales, and after battling with injuries for the last few seasons, he felt the time was right for him to leave Cardiff.
He told Italian outlet, TuttoMercato: “Unfortunately, things didn’t go well. “I had a few physical problems which didn’t allow me to maintain any consistency, and I felt the time was right for me to turn the page.”
Macheda at an earlier time seemed ready to return to his native country, Italy with Pescara, but now wants to remain in England after his proposed move fell through. The Italian featured for Watford’s Under-23 side, scoring a penalty in a 4-2 defeat to Hull City as he bids to win a contract at Vicarage Road. Continue reading “FEDERICO MACHEDA’S PROPOSED MOVE FELL THROUGH”
Former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has stated that the biggest mistake of his career has been to leave the club on loan to Sampdoria. He believes that the loan move has affected his career negatively.
He said that he was enjoying his football at Manchester United at that time and he was rated as an exciting talent for the future. However, his form will decline when he move to Italy and believes that he should have stayed in England instead. Indeed Federico Macheda will manage to score 2 goals in the first 2 games of his career at Manchester United but will fail to establish himself as an important player in the team. Continue reading “Macheda speaks about his mistake”
Cardiff City’s transfer embargo has been lifted making them eligible to sign players this summer.
Former Red Devils
player, Federico Macheda has his future endangered with the lifting of the embargo. He joined Cardiff in 2014 after a long history of long spells in different clubs while still signed to his parent club Manchester United. He failed to make his mark at Cardiff, so he was sent on another loan to Nottingham Forest this year but the club recalled him back.
Cardiff were not able to buy players since January after they breached the Financial Fair Play rules but the Football League made the announcement that the embargo had been removed when the club removed Russell Slade from his position as manager. The club has begun looking at potential summer targets for the coming season, making Macheda a marked man for sale. Continue reading “FEDERICO MACHEDA FUTURE REMAINS UNKNOWN AS FOOTBALL LEAGUE LIFTS EMBARGO ON CARDIFF”
Federico Macheda was one of the young stars widely touted to go on to become one of the top Red Devils’ football star.
The player not too long ago waned Marcus Rashford to be careful and handle the spotlight well, following his rising profile and name chanting all over the media. Well, as the days go by, Marcus Rashford keeps proving he is no Federico Macheda.
The 18-year old England international made his breakthrough debut against Midtjylland in the Europa League in February with nobody practically knowing anything about him. He is proving to be arguably one of the top products from the Manchester United Academy in years. He adds to the increasing English promising teenagers that include Dele Alli, John Stones, Jack Grealish and even Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The young star has enjoyed the limelight for the past three months and has consistently managed to put off critics with his decent performance scoring eight goals in all competitions for club and country. After Anthony Martial got injured, he was picked to be the replacement few minutes to the game, yet he managed to pull off two fine second half strikes against Midtjylland. Continue reading “MARCUS RASHFORD IS NO FEDERICO MACHEDA”
Former Manchester united player, Federico Macheda, who was widely touted as the future of the Red Devils worked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
The forward when he was 22 years old made a switch to Cardiff city courtesy of the legend. He had had a disappointing spree of loan deals to various clubs without any reasonable achievements.
From the Under-18 squad of Manchester united, he broke into the senior team in the 2008/2009 season. After an unimpressive run, he was sent on loan to Sampdoria in the 2010/2011 season. He returned at the end of the loan agreement as he couldn’t find his feet there
, He was subsequently shipped to Queen Park Rangers the very next season by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The centre forward didn’t do very well while at Queen Park Rangers where he played just six games without scoring any goal. The next season, he was shipped off to Doncaster Rovers on another loan deal. Continue reading “FEDERICO MACHEDA DISAPPOINTED OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER”
Federico Macheda has stated that he feel at home at his new club, Nottingham Forest. He is currently on loan from fellow Championship side, Cardiff City until the end of the season.
Speaking with journalists, Federico Macheda has stated that he felt at home with his new club despite still living in a hotel since his switch to Nottingham Forest. Macheda has also indicated that he will welcome the idea of a permanent deal with Forest if ever the opportunity arises in the future.
Macheda is determined to forget his bad spell at Cardiff City where his career was hindered by frequent injuries. He just wants to have an injury-free spell where he can enjoy his football and improve his performance on the pitch. He is aware that he needs to get more time on the pitch in order to recover and reach his full potential. Indeed, Federico Macheda has constantly been suffering from a back problem that has kept him from performing at his best.
He joined Forest on the 15th March and went directly into the first team for the night’s game against Hull City. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Injuries to key players such as Assombalonga, Fryatt and Oliveira means that Nottingham Forest is now short on strikers and would expect Macheda to not only provide a replacement for these players but also boost the attack. Indeed, Forest has struggled to score goals this term and as a result, their performance during recent weeks has plummeted. Continue reading “Federico Macheda feeling at home at his new club”
Arsenal’s MesutOzil was voted as the best player of Germany of 2015 as he snatched up the award for the 4th time out from the past 5 years.
The performances that MesutOzil has been displaying have not gone unnoticed as the German player has consistently been performing at a high level not only for his country, Germany but also for Arsenal.
MesutOzil gathered 45% of the votes while Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller came in 2nd place with 15% of the votes and in 3rd place was Jonas Hector of FC Köln.
Ozil provided his German teammates with 6 assists and he performed in almost all of the matches that his national team played of 2015 meanwhile with Arsenal, Ozil created 16 assists in 20 Premier League matches for Arsenal.
Germany’s Joachim Low as well as Arsenal Wenger are both hoping that MesutOzil can continue performing at this high level as Ozil will play a crucial role not only for Arsenal but also for his national side Germany in the international stage.
Arsenal is currently positioned in the top spots of the English Premier League and MesutOzil has played a key role in Arsenal’s positive start of the season as the German player has made 16 assists in 20 league appearances. Continue reading “MesutOzil is Germany’s best player of 2015”
Cardiff City have been conceding a large number of goals in recent weeks, but the team has been able to tide over the defensive crisis due to the attackers performing well at the same time. It was more of the same against the weekend’s opponents – Brentford.
Cardiff were recently disappointed to have lost a two-goal lead against Burnley. It was ‘points to make up time’ against Brentford as the team came back from losing yet another 2-0 lead to get a 3-2 win. The worse was feared for Cardiff after they let in Brentford to bring the game to 2-2 through goals from Bidwell and Swift.
Confidence was not especially high amongst the players and nervousness was starting to set in to the players with only a final few minutes remaining on the clock. Kenwyne Jones, though, came with an incredible injury time winner that keeps Cardiff in the hunt for a play-off spot. The victory was also essential to see Cardiff leapfrog Brentford into the ninth spot. They are now only one point below the final play-off place and confidence will flow through the veins of the players. Confidence is one of the biggest factors during the Christmas schedule since there are a lot of matches packed in during this time of the year. Continue reading “Cardiff City have been conceding a large number of goals in recent weeks”