REDHNAPP: GARETH BALE, AARON RAMSEY AND ASHLEY WILLIAMS CAN HELP WALES BEAT ENGLAND IN EURO 2016

Harry Redknapp who once expected to manage England has said he firmly believes that Wales can win this summer's massive clash at Euro 2016, when the possibility presents itself as many speculators are saying.

Speaking to the South Wales Argus, Redknapp said Gareth Bale brought through at Tottenham Hotspur can make the difference. Redknapp was speaking ahead of a special Euro 2016 Preview Dinner, a black tie event in support of Velindre Cancer Centre to be held at Cwmbran’s Parkway Hotel & Spa on Friday May 20th.

The experienced coach said:

Gareth Bale surprised with MC Semi-Final Appearance

Gareth Bale is surprised that Manchester City are making an appearance in the Champions League semi-final for the first time on Tuesday night.

The club were taken over by Middle East owners in 2008. Since then, a period of big spending has followed the club with many big names like Sergio Aguero and Yaya Touré coming to the club. Title success has also followed with the arrival of the quality players. City have won the League Cup, league title, and the FA Cup to complete the domestic set of trophies. However, they have underachieved a lot in Europe.

Barcelona took their advantage in the Spanish league

Barcelona took their advantage in the Spanish league to eight points after yet another victory.

This time it was a 4-0 thrashing of Eibar away from home. This means that the club has now won all their league matches since the draw against Espanyol at the start of 2016. This coupled with rivals like Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid dropping points consistently means that Barcelona can seal a second successive title much earlier than expected. There are still 10 games left in the Spanish league and if the Catalan club continue at this rate, they can seal the title with three games left.

Arshavin Plays On

Andrei Arshavin became a free agent after being released by the Russian club Kuban Krasnodar on February of the ongoing year, but it did not take a long time for the 34 year old attacker to join another club as he is the latest high profile player to join Kuban Krasnodar.

The veteran player penned a 1 year long deal and this can be extended to 2 years depending on his performances and the impact that he makes during his opening spell with the Russian Premier League club.

"On my own initiative, the contract includes the clause that the club has the right to terminate it at any time. We actually agreed straight away on the terms of the contract even at the first meeting."

Zinedine Zidane reckons comparing him and Pep Guardiola

Zinedine Zidane reckons comparing him and Pep Guardiola is probably not appropriate.

According to the former French skipper, Guardiola has already had a lot of achievements to show in his managerial career, while, he is just starting.

In the words of Zidane, “I see people have started drawing comparisons which, I think, is a bit off the mark.”

“Pep has been one of the best managers in the business for the last few years and his CV is already pretty impressive.”

“As far as I am concerned, I would work my own way and would never rate myself in comparison to someone. I didn’t do it in my playing days either.”

When asked about the reports of the unhappiness of the star player Gareth Bale, Zidane said, “He had a good relationship with Rafael. So, it’s obvious for him to be a little upset. But, he is going to be equally supported by me. I consider him a world class Footballer.”

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