Milner has no love lost for Messi despite the Argentine’s comment

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has said that he has complete respect for Lionel Messi despite the Barcelona star calling him a donkey in Spanish during the semi-final stage of the Champions League. The Argentine was not pleased with the regular tracking from the side of Milner in the first leg and it appears that he made the same clear when the teams were going through the tunnel at the break.

Speaking to The Mail, Milner revealed that he has some knowledge of the Spanish language and he heard Messi calling him a donkey, though the word has a different meaning in football. Despite this, the former Manchester City man added that he has only admiration for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and believes the Argentine has earned the right to say what he wants.

REAL MADRID TO OFFLOAD WALES ACE

Real Madrid are set to sell Wales forward Gareth Bale in the summer according to media sources in Spain. According to Madrid based paper AS the Los Blancos have informed Bale’s representatives of their decision and told the 29-year old that he does not feature in coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans for next season.

Real Madrid have endured a torrid season with the club failing to reach the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time in eight seasons. Their performances in the league have also been far from impressive sitting third on the table with a few games left in the season.

AC MILAN AND MANCHESTER UNITED MULL BID FOR BALE

According to reports from Italy AC Milan are weighing a shock move for Wales Star Gareth Bale. The Real Madrid Superstar has not had the best of seasons with injuries and inconsistencies plaguing his form. The arrival of Vinicius Junior has also seen a reduction in playing time for the 29-year-old as the youngster has impressed with his performances.

Furthermore, there have been accusations from different sources that the pacy attacker has not integrated properly to life in Spain. Bale barely speaks a word in Spanish after 6 years in the club and prefers to spend his time alone than with his teammates. Madrid stopper Thibaut Courtois recently revealed that the player had chosen to miss the team dinner recently due to his reserved nature.

Bale wants Ramsey at Real Madrid

There are media reports that Gareth Bale wants his Wales teammate Aaron Ramsey to join him at Real Madrid. The Arsenal player will be out of contract in the summer and he will be free to speak to foreign clubs as from January. It is believed that Bale wants the Gunners player to join him in Spain as he feels that he has qualities that can help the team.

Arsenal has announced that they will not be offering an improved contract to Aaron Ramsey and that the player will be free to leave the club at the end of the season.

Sven-Goran Eriksson wants improvement

The Philippines soccer team head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said that he wants to see some improvement in his team. He said that he was happy with their first win against Singapore but not the way they played. He said that the team does not mean anything if they do not progress as a team.
Sven-Goran Eriksson has taken charge of the Philippines soccer team just one month ago and had very little time to spend with his players. He said that the victory is the fruit of his predecessor as he had spent more time with the players.

The former England manager said that he wants his players to play better football and to improve their possession play. He said that the team has made use of a lot of long balls during the game and that he wants to reduce that as much as possible.

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