<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Wesley Moraes Talks About His Extraordinary Upbringing]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96584_wesley_moraes_talks_about_his_extraordinary_upbringing.htmlAston Villa striker Wesley Moraes has been talking to Sky Sports about his extraordinary upbringing in Brazil. The player had two children by the time he was 16.

He also lost his own father at an early age, “When my father died, it was difficult because my mum was alone with me and my brothers but she worked and now today I do everything for her.

“When I finish training, I call my mum because she is everything. My mum did everything to help me play so every day when I come home, I call her.

"I had my first child when I was 14 years old. It was difficult because it was during this time that I started to try and play football professionally.

“I had to work in the day and then go to training in the evening. When I play, I have to think about my family, my kids, my mum, everybody.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:40:00 +0000
<![CDATA[‘I Couldn’t Elbow Diego Costa!’ Jokes Wesley Moraes]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96583____i_couldn___t_elbow_diego_costa_____jokes_wesley_moraes.htmlAston Villa striker Wesley Moraes recalls his time training with Atletico Madrid as a teenager and he admits he was a little intimidated by Diego Costa.

Wesley had a trial at the Spanish club as a teenager but they opted not to sign him, before the player took in spells in Slovakia and Belgium.

“I played there when I was 17 for six months. I was a little bit afraid with these big players there – Diego Costa, Miranda and Raul Garcia - but it was amazing,” he told Sky Sports.

“I was young, I couldn't go in and elbow Diego Costa!" The player also recalls the spell he spent in Slovakia at the outset of his career.

“I had to get money for my kids. I would go to a team and every team said no. I went to six teams before going to Slovakia.

"When I went to the sixth team, I thought I didn't want to play football anymore. I thought it was finished for me. Then I got a chance.

“The first few weeks there were difficult. It was very cold. The first three months, I think it was snowing all the time.I came from Brazil and I couldn't feel my feet so it was difficult to play football!”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:33:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Tuchel Told Neymar ‘To Face Consequences’ of Fan Disquiet]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96575_tuchel_told_neymar____to_face_consequences____of_fan_disquiet.htmlParis Saint Germain manager Thomas Tuchel says that he told Neymar to ‘face the consequences’ of supporter ire aimed at him this season.

Supporters of the French club took exception to Neymar expressing a desire to leave this summer and has been on the receiving end of supporter disquiet.

In an interview with the Guardian, Tuchel said, “The supporters have expressed their opinions and I can understand them, absolutely. It’s their right to express themselves.

“They’re proud of their club and it’s not so nice when you hear your player talking for weeks and weeks saying he wants to leave.

“As I told Neymar, sometimes it’s like this in life – you have to face the truth and deal with the consequences.”

“Neymar has a good heart. Sometimes it’s a bit hard to see that he is a nice person when you only watch him play from outside. But he is, he’s a nice guy.

“I told him: ‘You think the hardest part is over but from now on you have to deal with me and I’m going to push you hard. So the hardest thing is still to come for you.’”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:38:00 +0000
<![CDATA[‘I Have Improved A Lot’ Willian Reflects on 300 Games for Chelsea]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96574____i_have_improved_a_lot____willian_reflects_on_300_games_for_chelsea.htmlChelsea winger Willian says he is proud of the improvement he has shown across his 6 years at Chelsea, having made his 300 th appearance for the club recently.

The Brazilian moved to West London in 2013 and has been a mainstay for the London club ever since.

“I always believed I could play so many games,’ Willian told the Chelsea website. “I had to believe. It’s difficult to achieve this number, especially when you play for a big club like Chelsea because there are many, many players that are fighting for the same position.

“It was a challenge for me. In football you have to prove yourself every day, in every game. When you stop doing that you have to stop playing. You have to prove it to yourself as well. I have done that.

“I have been here already for six years, I have had different managers, different players in the squad, and I was proving every training session, every game, that I can play many, many years for this club.

“I think I have improved a lot. Every game you can learn from. Then after every game you ask yourself &quot;What have I done well, what have I not done well?&quot; I always want to continue improving. Now I’m very proud to reach this number, and I hope for 300 more to come!”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:51:38 +0000
<![CDATA[‘I Always Wanted to Play for Chelsea’ Says Willian]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96569____i_always_wanted_to_play_for_chelsea____says_willian.htmlChelsea winger Willian says that reaching 300 appearances with the London club represents the culmination of a dream.

The Brazilian signed for the club from Anzhi in the summer of 2013 and he has become a crucial member of the squad.

“I have to be proud of that,” Willian told the club’s official website. “To achieve this number for this club is unbelievable. It was my dream to come to play for Chelsea.

“Always I wanted to play for this club. I had this affection with this club since they made an offer for me when I was at Shakhtar. I started watching the games and supporting this team.

“I loved the name, ‘Chelsea’. The colour blue. And then I had the chance to play at Stamford Bridge for Shakhtar.

“When I stop playing, my name will be there,’ concluded Willian. “No-one can cross it off. I feel proud of that.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:35:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Willian Recalls PSG Champions League Game in Chelsea Career Retrospective]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96568_willian_recalls_psg_champions_league_game_in_chelsea_career_retrospective.htmlChelsea winger Willian has been reflecting on his 300 appearances for Chelsea with the club’s official website and admits that one specific game sticks out.

During his first season, the Blues drew PSG in the Champions League. Willian takes up the story.

“We lost there 3-1, and then the game at Stamford Bridge we won 2-0. Demba Ba scored at the end of the game, and the atmosphere was crazy.

“I remember every single minute of this game. The first half Hazard got injured, Schurrle came on and scored. We hit the post a couple of times, with Oscar and Schurrle as well.

“This game was nice because we fought until the end. We believed in ourselves, we believed we could the second goal.

“Another one was against Everton at the Bridge when I scored in the last minute. That was nice as well! The emotion is different when you win at a game at the end, it’s a release.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:13:50 +0000
<![CDATA[Neymar Out For Four Weeks With Hamstring Injury]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96561_neymar_out_for_four_weeks_with_hamstring_injury.htmlBrazil forward Neymar will miss the next four weeks with a hamstring injury after hobbling out of the Seleção’s 1-1 draw with Nigeria in Singapore.

Neymar was replaced by Philippe Coutinho after 13 minutes clutching his hamstring. A scan has revealed a moderate hamstring tear.

The injury is another blow for the player, who missed Copa América with an injury picked up in a friendly for his country.

He started the season late with PSG as a result of the problem and will now miss the next month with his club.

The player has picked up a total of 19 injuries, missing 89 games since cracking a vertebrae in the 2014 World Cup semi-final.

He has broken his foot twice in that time and has picked up injuries on each thigh. He should be fit for Brazil’s November fixtures, however.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:34:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Messi Feared Neymar Madrid Switch]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96560_messi_feared_neymar_madrid_switch.htmlBarcelona captain Lionel Messi says he was certain that Neymar would go to Real Madrid during the summer.

Barcelona tried to bring back the player they sold to PSG in the summer of 2017 but could not agree a deal.

There are rumours that Real Madrid were also interested in the player and Messi says he was certain Neymar would go to Barca’s hated rivals instead.

“I was very sure that Neymar would go to Real Madrid, if Barcelona didn’t get him,” the Argentine admitted.

“He wanted to leave Paris Saint Germain for a new adventure and I thought Florentino Perez and Real Madrid would make him an offer.”

In the end, Neymar stayed with the Ligue 1 club and has continued his fine form this season, leading the side to the top of the table.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:53:19 +0000
<![CDATA[Anderson Happy with West Ham Improvement]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96557_anderson_happy_with_west_ham_improvement.htmlWest Ham attacker Felipe Anderson says he and his teammates recognised the need for improvement this season.

The Irons finished 10th last season, but Anderson says after another year together, the team should be looking to improve on that.

“I’m happy with how things went but, I when I think about it, we could have made it better,” he told the West Ham website. Enjoy the best football prediction and support your favourite Brazilian Team.

“This year, we really need to improve because we have played together for a year and we know each other.

“Last year, a lot of players arrived so it was hard because we didn’t know each other and we had to play together straightaway, but now we have spent a year together so this year we need to improve.

“It’s good because this year we feel like we have feeling for each other, we play happy and work hard.

“There’s a lot of competition because there’s a lot of quality players, everyone can play in the same level, and that’s good. We are training hard and that’s good for West Ham. I’m excited. I’m sure we can do really great things this season.”

Anderson also recalled his tough road to professional football in his native Brazil, “Anderson was born in the nation’s capital Brasília, where there are few professional teams. He had to move to São Paulo at a young age to train with Santos.

“It’s so difficult to play in another city when you’re a kid, because when your family can follow you it’s easier,” he recalled. “But to follow my dream I needed to go alone, to leave my family behind.

“From the age of 13 to 17 I lived in the clubhouse. It was hard, because I had no certainties. It was a challenge and I didn’t know if I would be able to fulfil my dream. So, when you have no certainties, it’s hard.

“But after I turned 15 or 16 when I could see that I could be a professional player, I was happier and I was more confident I could help my family.

“At the same time, it was also difficult because Santos had many good players so every year and when the new players around, you needed to be different, to be better.”

Anderson was called into the Brazil squad on one occasion earlier this year, as a result of his good form with West Ham.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/info_1571124794.jpgTue, 15 Oct 2019 07:30:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Marquinhos Urges Brazil to ‘Rediscover Their Game’]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96552_marquinhos_urges_brazil_to____rediscover_their_game___.htmlBrazil defender Marquinhos has urged his Brazil side to ‘rediscover their game’ after a pair of 1-1 draws with Senegal and Nigeria over the international break.

The draws means Brazil haven’t won since their Copa América triumph in July and the PSG defender admits the team have lost their mojo a little.

“As soon as possible we need to rediscover our game. In these four games we ended up conceding goals. As a whole, we have to improve in the collective, then the individualities will appear.

“We knew that we would face two teams of very strong physical size, which do not leave much space, who play with intensity. We fell a little into their game. The main chances were when we managed to play in triangles, which is our forte.”

Marquinhos also acknowledges that tactical experimentation may have contributed to a pair of underwhelming results.

“There were two test games, to see different formations. In the second game, we played another way, with (Renan) Lodi higher.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:40:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Tite Satisfied With Performance Despite Nigeria Draw]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96551_tite_satisfied_with_performance_despite_nigeria_draw.htmlBrazil coach Tite was satisfied with his team’s performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Nigeria in Singapore, even if the result was ‘insufficient.’

The coach said that the team played well and that he was able to make valuable experiments tactically with his players.

“The result was insufficient. In terms of results, the Brazilian team always wants to win and seeks to win,” he said. “But especially in the second half, we had a great performance.

“We had ball possession and creativity. It&#39;s no use having possession of the ball without creating, but we did. We lacked effectiveness to score the goal.

“It’s a good performance but if we had won would have been great performance. You are correct. I know I have the pressure of the result.

“But you can only look at players if you watch them play. For example, Lodi played very well. So we had the possibility of having a more aggressive player on the sides and having one more in the opposition’s half.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:35:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Tite Admits Brazil Below Par in Senegal Draw]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96538_tite_admits_brazil_below_par_in_senegal_draw.htmlBrazil coach Tite admits that his side were below par in a 1-1 draw with Senegal in Singapore on Thursday. Roberto Firmino scored gave the Seleção the lead in the first half.

But Senegal equalised later in the half with a penalty after a mazy run from Sadio Mane. Brazil boss Tite, whose side have drawn their last three games, admits his side did not play well.

“I don't know if it was worse (the result than the performance). It was below our technical standard, the normal competitive standard and in the second half it was better.

“We managed to bring our idea of having the ball, combining, passing, circulating. There is more to give. It was not a good game.

“From my time here, it's the second time we've played against an African team and it's the second time we've had difficulty. It was like this against Cameroon too.

“They are teams that are physical and compact and good in the air and we are still finding the best way to play against the African teams.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:50:00 +0000
<![CDATA[‘I Would Be Lying If I Said I Wasn’t Worried’ Admits Thiago Silva]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96537____i_would_be_lying_if_i_said_i_wasn___t_worried____admits_thiago_silva.htmlBrazil defender Thiago Silva admits that he and his team are concerned after Brazil drew a third consecutive game against Senegal on Thursday.

The Seleção were held to a 1-1 draw, their third in a row and Silva says it is a concern. “If I say it doesn't bother me, I'm lying.

“Unfortunately in the last three games we have failed to play our best game. Today I particularly think we had the best chances, but we weren’t clinical.

“It was a very balanced game. In the last pass we lacked something. We have to analyse our game and see what we did wrong.”

Meanwhile, captain Dani Alves suggested that the time difference went some way to explaining the lethargic performance.

“The circumstances are difficult. We have an 11-hour time difference. No excuse, but you pay the price. We have to continue, it is never easy to win.

“We are doing our best, but it is evident that, within the national team, winning gives us peace of mind to keep working.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:30:16 +0000
<![CDATA[Neymar Says Special Treatment ‘Normal’ For High Calibre Players]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96529_neymar_says_special_treatment____normal____for_high_calibre_players.htmlBrazil forward Neymar has responded to suggestions that he gets special treatment from Tite by saying this is normal for high performing players.

There have been plenty of reports down the years of Neymar being indulged by his coaches, but the player says this is unremarkable.

“I have been in the national team for 10 years. I was always one of the top names and one who carried everything on his back. I never ran away from it,” he explained.

“I have always played my role very well in the national team. When an athlete reaches such a level, it is normal to have a different treatment.

“In Barcelona, Messi has a different treatment. Is it because he is more handsome? No. It&#39;s for everything he does.

“It is not only about myself, but about everyone who plays football at that level. It&#39;s normal in football.”

Neymar is set to earn his 100 th cap for the Seleção in today’s friendly against Senegal in Singapore.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:45:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Neymar ‘Never Dreamed’ He Could Earn 100 Brazil Caps]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96528_neymar____never_dreamed____he_could_earn_100_brazil_caps.htmlBrazil forward Neymar says that he never imagined he would hit a century of caps for his country, as he prepares for his 100 th Brazil appearance against Senegal later today.

The game in Singapore sees the PSG attacker reach a milestone that he never thought would be possible at the outset of his career.

“There are many disappointments, defeats, many mistakes are made. But if you&#39;re a guy that battles after all you can redeem your mistakes.

“I am very happy to reach this mark. Not in the best dreams did I imagine that this could happen.”

The player also insists his form, though interrupted by injury, has not faltered during his controversial spell at Paris Saint Germain.

“There have been more than three months of injury treatment in the last two years. This gets in the way of any player.

“But if you look at all the games and numbers you will see that I never stopped playing football. Unfortunately in a player’s life this can occur.

“You have to have a good head and be prepared to get over it. I seek this for this season, to be fit, to hope that nothing bad happens. At the end of the season you can be sure that I will be among the best.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:10:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Wesley Moraes Sets 20 Goal Target for Villa]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96522_wesley_moraes_sets_20_goal_target_for_villa.htmlAston Villa striker Wesley Moraes has set himself a target of 20 Premier League goals for Aston Villa this season.

The Brazilian bagged a brace in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Norwich City, but missed a penalty too. He has 4 goals since joining from Club Brugge this summer.

“I want 20 goals. I have it as my goal and I am going to achieve it,” Wesley Moraes told Globo Esporte.

“I have three dreams. One was to play the Premier League. The second is to go to the national team and the other is to play the World Cup.

“When I was offered the chance to come to Aston Villa, I didn’t think twice. I’m playing one ofthe best leagues in the world. It’s about having a good season, and maybe I have a chance with the national team.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:31:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Manchester United ‘Have To Shut Up and Work’ Says Fred]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96521_manchester_united____have_to_shut_up_and_work____says_fred.htmlManchester United midfielder Fred says he and his teammates have to accept criticism after a poor start to the season sees them in 12 th place.

United lost to Newcastle on Sunday, putting the seal on a miserable run of form, drawing criticism from club legends such as Gary Neville and Roy Keane.

““They’ve won many titles with this club,” Fred is quoted in The Sun. “We have to shut up and work on the pitch.

“Some critics are pointless — but many can offer me lessons. I like to read what people are saying about my performances. With that, I can try to get better.

“Every day when I arrive at the training ground, when I see those big letters with the name of the club, I pinch myself.

“So I know this club is gigantic. I like to read about its history, best players and historical moments.

“It hasn’t been great times for us — our rivals are winning titles and we’re not even in the Champions League. It makes our fans sad and I feel sad as well.

“This club deserves silverware and we’re going to fight to get better. We have to put United back in the place it should never have left.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:51:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Calum Chambers Enthused by Addition of ‘Nice Guy’ David Luiz]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96511_calum_chambers_enthused_by_addition_of____nice_guy____david_luiz.htmlArsenal defender Calum Chambers has been impressed by the influence of Brazilian defender David Luiz on the training ground in his opening weeks with Arsenal.

Luiz joined the Gunners on deadline day from Chelsea and Chambers says the 32-year old’s affable nature has gone down well with the squad.

“David has been brilliant,” he said. “He has come in and no-one in the club has a bad word to say about him.

“He is one of the nicest guys I have met, he talks to you, gives you advice and makes everyone feel like he is giving you his undivided attention.

“Off the pitch, he is a great guy and on the pitch he brings his qualities and is playing well at the moment.

“He brings some added experience, obviously he was won things and I haven’t won as many things as he has so there are things I can learn from him both on and off the pitch, it is always good to have experience like that in the team.”

Arsenal boss Unai Emery concurs, ““He’s very positive. Every time he’s speaking about positive things and helping young players.

“He came late into the squad but really, his commitment is very high with us, and his behaviour is too. Everybody is happy with that.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:42:00 +0000
<![CDATA[‘Willian Has Been Our Best Player’ Says Lampard]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96510____willian_has_been_our_best_player____says_lampard.htmlChelsea manager Frank Lampard has reserved special praise for the performances of Brazilian winger Willian recently.

While Chelsea’s youngsters like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have taken the headlines, Willian has been an experienced head.

His contribution has not gone unnoticed by his manager, speaking in the wake of Sunday’s 4-1 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s.

“The balance at the moment is good. It’s nice for me, it’s great to coach because the young players want to improve all the time, but you have to mention the experienced players around them.

“Willian was the standout today, without a doubt. If you wanted to show our wingers what we want from them, we would show them a video of his work ethic today, and his quality and burst of pace on the ball.

“In the last four or five games he has been our best player. It’s a great thing to say when you have got players who are examples on the pitch around these young boys.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Tue, 08 Oct 2019 07:58:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Luiz Happy with Arsenal Fight after 1-0 win over Bournemouth]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96506_luiz_happy_with_arsenal_fight_after_1-0_win_over_bournemouth.htmlArsenal defender David Luiz was happy with the defensive appetite of his teammates after they scrapped out a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday.

Luiz nodded home the winner in the 9th minute from a Nicolas Pepe corner, but the Brazilian said it was the defensive hunger of his teammates that impressed him most.

“When it’s 1-0, if you don’t concede, you win the game. I think it was more about that. Our style is to play with the ball, but sometimes it’s good to understand if you have to win 1-0.

“Players like Ceballos, like Matteo, they were fighting like holding midfielders trying to help us. You see Auba pressing three defenders and I think that’s the spirit of the team. These kind of games give us a lot of things for the future.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:05:00 +0000
<![CDATA[David Luiz Delighted with First Arsenal Goal]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96505_david_luiz_delighted_with_first_arsenal_goal.htmlArsenal defender David Luiz was delighted to score his first goal for the club, as his 9th minute header from a Nicolas Pepe corner was enough to see off AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Brazilian arrived in North London in August after moving from Chelsea, “It’s an amazing feeling. I’m so happy to be here and so happy to score my first goal and help us to win.”

Luiz felt the Gunners were deserved winners in a closely contested match, “We could have scored more in the first half, but we controlled the game.

“The second half was more of a typical Premier League match. Bournemouth have amazing players, so the second half was more difficult.

“They created some chances, we created some chances and it’s always like that. When you have the opportunities to kill the match, you have to try to kill the match.

“If not, all the teams have the quality to come back. In the second half, they were trying to come back into the game but we were strong enough to keep the clean sheet and win the game.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:42:24 +0000
<![CDATA[Gabriel Martinelli ‘Gradually Becoming More Confident’]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96493_gabriel_martinelli____gradually_becoming_more_confident___.htmlArsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli says he is gradually finding his feet at Arsenal after joining the club from Brazilian club Ituano in May.

The 18-year old has impressed recently with two goals against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last week, as well as a brace against Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Brazilian says he is adjusting to life in London, “I’m gradually getting more confident and settling more into the squad, but the squad are making me confident and we’ll go on from here.

“I am pleased with my performance but more importantly the fact that the team won, and the hard work the lads put in.”

Martinelli says life has been made easier by the crop of young players the club have breaking into the first team, like Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson.

“It’s easy because we get each other,” he said. “We’re the same age, and they all put in a big effort to score and they help me out.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Sat, 05 Oct 2019 12:35:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Alisson Back In Full Training, Klopp Confirms]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96492_alisson_back_in_full_training__klopp_confirms.htmlLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that goalkeeper Alisson has returned to full training after a calf injury.

The Brazilian damaged his calf muscle on the opening day of the season and hasn’t played since, but could be in contention for Saturday’s game against Leicester.

“With Alisson it&#39;s still: maybe, maybe not,&quot; Klopp explained at his pre-match press conference.

&quot;Yesterday he trained with the team [for the first time]. But if you know goalie sessions, they are often pretty more intense than the proper football sessions.

“He looked really good. We will see, I have to talk to different people before I make a decision about that.”

Liverpool take on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City side at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, welcoming back their former coach.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:24:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Willian ‘Honoured’ To Complete 300 th Chelsea Appearance]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96491_willian____honoured____to_complete_300_th_chelsea_appearance.htmlChelsea winger Willian says he is ‘proud and honoured’ to reach 300 games for the club. The Brazilian joined the club in 2013.

He marked the occasion with the winning goal for the Blues in their Champions League group game away at Lille on Wednesday evening.

“Completing 300 games with Chelsea&#39;s shirt is something very special to me. It&#39;s hard for a player to hit this mark for any club today, so I feel very proud and honored to reach such a significant number on such a big team as Chelsea.

“I have always had the desire to play here and therefore all that has happened is the realisation of a dream.

“Today was a very important game and completing 300 games with a win and a goal, it really was a very special night and I hope we can continue this way throughout the season. I am very happy.”

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<![CDATA[Emery Delighted With Martinelli Display as Arsenal Thump Liege]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96490_emery_delighted_with_martinelli_display_as_arsenal_thump_liege.htmlArsenal boss Unai Emery was delighted with the performance of Gabriel Martinelli, who scored two goals in the Gunners’ 4-0 Europa League win over Standard Liege.

Martinelli again started upfront with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang rested and for the second week in succession, the Brazilian helped himself to two goals at Emirates Stadium.

Emery was delighted with the Brazilian, “Yes, he played in this position with us and in every training he showed us his hunger to be with us.

“In pre-season he played in different positions, but above all he preferred playing on the left wing.

“But also he played as a right winger. I used him as a striker because in Brazil he played this position (centre forward).

“It’s not the best position for him, but the first thing in his mind is to help us and receive some minutes with us in the team. Tonight I think his performance and attitude was amazing.

“I saw him in pre-season and he was working and in each training showing us his hunger. In pre-season he was perfect all the time with us in training, and I spoke to him to be calm because when he arrived with an opportunity to play like tonight, if he continues with this hunger then I think he will do well. Tonight confirmed that.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:00:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Lucas Moura Admits Frustration With Lack of Spurs Playing Time]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96485_lucas_moura_admits_frustration_with_lack_of_spurs_playing_time.htmlTottenham forward Lucas Moura has admitted that he gets “a little upset” with his lack of starts for the club.

The Brazilian joined Spurs from PSG in January 2018 and has largely been a successful signing, scoring a hat-trick in last season’s Champions League semi-final against Ajax.

However, he still finds himself behind Harry Kane, Son, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela in the pecking order for Tottenham.

Moura told Esportivo Interativo, “Of course I get a little upset because every player wants to play. It’s normal.

“Especially in Champions League games, especially when the last Premier League game I didn’t play. Anyway, it’s complicated. But what can I do?

“I have to keep working, always respect the coach’s decision. But I’m doing my best, feeling good in practice and in every time I come in.

“But that’s what I can do. Now I can’t make the decision. Of course every player wants to play. I feel very useful and I can help the team.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:34:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Gabriel Jesus Harbours Champions League Dream]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96484_gabriel_jesus_harbours_champions_league_dream.htmlManchester City striker says that winning the Champions League remains a burning ambition for him- after winning the World Cup with Brazil.

City went out of the competition on away goals at the quarter-final against Spurs last season and the club are yet to win the tournament in their history.

The Brazilian striker says the trophy is very much on his bucket list with City having won their opening two group games this season.

“Every player has the desire to play and win the Champions League,” he told Esporte Interativo. “World Cup is the first and then Champions League comes next.

“I do share this desire and try to do my best in every opportunity like the Shakhtar match. I try to keep my dreams to myself, I don't like to share.

“But obviously I want to win more titles - the Champions League. I have a long way of development ahead.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Thu, 03 Oct 2019 08:01:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Gabriel Jesus Says He Has Improved in Front of Goal]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96479_gabriel_jesus_says_he_has_improved_in_front_of_goal.htmlManchester City striker Gabriel Jesus says he is much calmer in front of goal nowadays. The Brazilian has 21 goals in his last 22 appearances for club and country.

The striker is still frustrated at playing second fiddle to Sergio Aguero, but he insists that he is improving as a player all the time.

“I'm now way cooler in front of the goal, my shot precision is way much better than before,” he told Esporte Interativo. The player also feels City are ready to win their first Champions League title.

“The work that the club has been doing speaks for itself,” he said. “Man City has been growing a lot, two Premier League titles in a row, four trophies last season, playing very good football.

“Liverpool had a great Premier League, losing just one game, and didn't win it not because they weren't good but due to our own merits.

“We've kept a high level of concentration when we couldn't lose a point, so we are more prepared now. We are more mature and hopefully this year will be better.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Wed, 02 Oct 2019 19:19:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Luiz Praises Arsenal Youngsters]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96478_luiz_praises_arsenal_youngsters.htmlArsenal defender David Luiz was full of praise for the club’s young players after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday.

Bukayo Saka, Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson all featured. Luiz says the players are earning their places.

“I think we are not (simply) giving the opportunity to the young players, they deserve that. They are working hard and show that every day. Even with being so young, they know how to play football.

“I think now all the young players are more mature than before, I think our team has a lot of talent.” Arsenal will play Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:15:27 +0000
<![CDATA[David Luiz Satisfied With Point at Old Trafford]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/96473_david_luiz_satisfied_with_point_at_old_trafford.htmlArsenal defender David Luiz was satisfied as his Gunners side secured a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.

United took a first half lead through Scott McTominay, before Pierre Emerick Aubameyang bagged a second half equaliser.

“We have to be happy with our performance. It is never easy to play here. It is not easy when you concede a goal [before half time] but after that it was a great game, a proper Premier League game, a proper derby,” he told Arsenal.com.

“There is still a long way to go, we are trying to improve the team every week and I think we did a great game, and a mature game here. It is not easy to play with maturity here, but I think we did that tonight.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2019-10/home/Tue, 01 Oct 2019 21:55:00 +0000