Eto’o makes his Ballon d’Or prediction: Messi then Neymar

first_img “Neymar has huge potential. After the domination of Messi and Cristiano [ends], he will surely be the No.1. Antalyaspor player-manager Samuel Eto’o has given an interview to ESPN, during which, among other things, he spoke about the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi and Neymar.  Sport EN Upd. at 19:52 “He he has to remember, though, that [his future] depends heavily on everything that he does.  Eto’o said he is sure how the Ballon d’Or podium will line up next month: “First place will be for Messi, Neymar will be second and then Cristiano Ronaldo will be third,” he said, before tipping Neymar to have a splendid future in the game.  24/12/2015 “When the team was winning, that was my responsibility, but when losing, you’re singled out by the press and the fans as the one responsible for all the problems,” he indicated. “He has talent and he now has to train, train and train, because you can’t succeed with talent alone.”  Eto’o pointed out the responsibility that comes with wearing No.10 when you play for Brazil, a situation similar to the one he experienced with Cameroon.  CETlast_img read more

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Bale: Hopefully I am a bit fresher than maybe some others

first_img Sam Marsden Upd. on 16/03/2017 at 16:02 CET The Welsh forward scored on his return to competitive football, coming as a second half substitute against Espanyol to score the second goal in a 2-0 win.  @samuelmarsden 19/02/2017 “Every cloud has a silver lining, hopefully I am a bit fresher than maybe some others,” Bale told reporters at the Bernabeu after the game. Looking for positives, he now hopes his injury layoff will leave him in good stead to finish the season strongly as Madrid look to win La Liga and the Champions League.  “It can work in my advantage to be out for a little bit, but the important thing now is to get back to 100 percent and playing well and to help the team.” Gareth Bale hopes he will end the season fresher than other players after making his Real Madrid return on Saturday after 88 days out of action. center_img “I was happy just to be on the pitch. There have been some tough moments, but we have an amazing medical team here. Jaime Benito (physio) has been incredible for me, my family have been amazing, my fiancee, my kids. After three months out, it’s important that he doesn’t ask too much of himself too soon.  “It’s been a difficult time but when you get a reception like that it makes it all worth it. “I plan not to get injured any more,” Bale added. “Hopefully now I can keep building my fitness up over the next few weeks… hopefully I can be fit for Real Madrid as soon as possible to play 90 minutes, and obviously for Wales as well. Madrid face difficult back-to-back away games over the next week against Valencia and Villarreal and Bale admitted he may not be able to play a big part in both of them.  “I’ve been out for three months so it will take a few weeks to get back to 100 percent, it’s just about managing my game time. “It depends how I feel game-by-game. Today was 20 minutes. I will speak with the manager about Valencia and Villarreal.”last_img read more

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