Rodrigo Vilca is currently out on loan at Doncaster Rovers and made his first start against Morecambe on Saturday Richie Wellens has claimed that Newcastle United star Rodrigo Vilca reminds him of former Peru international Nolberto Solano. The 21-year-old is currently enjoying a loan spell at Wellens' Doncaster Rovers and has already featured three times, including the 1-0 win over Morecambe on Saturday.
Lionel Messi once refused to train after being subbed, sent Pep furious texts about Zlatan and snubbed a hospital visit in anger... Pochettino is just the latest coach to feel his wrath after taking him off
The image of Messi staring at the coach dominated post-match discussions The Argentine has a long history of making his feelings very clear to coaches He had a furious spat with Luis Enrique following a defeat away to Real Sociedad Messi missed training afterwards and was absent from the team's hospital visit
Countless players have been christened as the next Lionel Messi during the past couple of decades - Gai Assulin was more comparable than most Countless players have been christened as the next Lionel Messi during the past couple of decades – but Gai Assulin was more comparable to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner than most.
Manchester United are hoping to sign 23-year-old Spain international Dani Olmo, according to reports. The attacking midfielder played five times for Luis Enrique’s men at this summer’s European Championship. He registered three assists before they were knocked out by Italy in the semi-final.
Manchester City attacker Ferran Torres' performances for Spain have seen him rise to prominence in Luis Enrique's new look forward line. Ferran Torres has become an "undisputed favourite" for Luis Enrique and Spain with his performances for the national team. The Man City youngster signed from Valencia last summer in a cut-price £20m deal and enjoyed a good debut season under Pep Guardiola, scoring 13 goals in 36 appearances.
Pep Guardiola's Man City contract expires in the summer of 2023. Luis Enrique has tipped Pep Guardiola to succeed him as Spain boss in a hint about the Manchester City head coach’s future. Guardiola has two years remaining on his contract and there have been rumours that he will depart when his deal ends in the summer of 2023.
Mediawatch: Milan defender could bolster City, while Spain is calling Pep and there are high hopes for Tommy Doyle in Hamburg. Welcome to the latest edition of City is Ours mediawatch, taking in some of the chatter from across Europe. Pep Guardiola has been heavily praised by an old colleague from Barcelona, who wants him to step into his shoes when his City contract expires in 2023.
One former Barcelona coach says he would welcome the opportunity to pass an international baton onto another in the near future Luis Enrique says he would happily hand over the reins of the Spain national side if Pep Guardiola wanted to take them on, with the Manchester City boss his pick to fill a demanding role next.
Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon has been called up to the Spain squad after a fleeting trip to Barcelona. Spain have a date with Kosovo awaiting on Wednesday and Reguilon will join up with the travelling squad. Spain claimed a crucial 4-0 win over Georgia on Sunday evening in their World Cup qualifier after a potentially costly defeat to group leaders Sweden last week.
Manchester City have been handed a positive update regarding centre-back Aymeric Laporte, after Spain manager Luis Enrique played down the centre-back's injury concern. Laporte made his ninth appearance for Spain on Sunday after declaring for La Roja in 2020, as he started in their 4-0 victory over Georgia.
The Citizens will be hoping the 27-year-old centre-half is ready for Premier League action against Leicester on Saturday Manchester City have been given a positive update on the injury which forced Aymeric Laporte out of Spain's World Cup qualifying win over Georgia on Sunday. The 27-year-old defender was replaced at half-time with early reports suggesting he had picked up a thigh problem.
There are updates on Spain defender Aymeric Laporte and USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen ahead of the weekend Manchester City may have avoided an injury scare ahead of their visit to Leicester City on Saturday. Central defender Aymeric Laporte was substituted at half-time in Spain's 4-0 victory over Georgia in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday night.
Aymeric Laporte was substituted with injury at half time of Spain's World Cup qualifiying win over Georgia. Spain manager Luis Enrique says he doesn't expect Aymeric Laporte to undergo any tests in light of his concerning substitution on Sunday night. The Manchester City defender, who only switched allegiances to Spain this year, has been a key player for his new national side during Euro 2020 and this current international break.
BADAJOZ, Spain (AP) - Luis Enrique shook up his team and got the result he wanted as Spain beat Georgia 4-0 in World Cup qualifiers on Sunday. The game against the modest rival had become an almost must-win affair for Spain after its disappointing loss at Sweden on Thursday that cost it first place in Europe´s Group B.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to tie Adama Traore down to a bumper new deal, amid reported interest from both Tottenham and Liverpool. The powerful and pacy Spaniard is currently attracting the attention of the Premier League’s top sides due to his explosive form in recent seasons, having developed into a real effective presence at Molineux since joining from Middlesbrough in 2018.
Spain boss Luis Enrique is expected to make a number of changes to his side for Sunday's World Cup 2022 qualifier against Georgia at Estadio Nuevo Vivero. La Roja will enter this weekend's contest off the back of a 2-1 defeat to Sweden on Thursday, which saw the Euro 2020 semi-finalists drop into second position in Group B.
. , thanks to golas from Alexander Isak and Viktor Claesson. Carlos Soler had put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute but Isak equalised virtually from the restart before Claesson netted what proved to be the winner just before the hour mark. Spain boss Luis Enrique said his side lost too many individual battles after they were beaten in a World Cup qualifier for the first time since 1993
Sweden bounced back from conceding an early goal to surprise Spain and emerge with a 2-1 victory in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday to take control of Group B. The game was barely five minutes old when Spain debutant Carlos Soler put the visitors ahead with a smart half-volley from Jordi Alba's cross.
Jake Pearson previews Spain's World Cup qualifier against Sweden, picking out a best bet and a score prediction. Football betting tips: World Cup qualifiers 1pt Draw/Spain in the half-time/full-time market at 18/5 (General) Spain currently sit top of Group B after three matches, but Luis Enrique’s men have already dropped points, while Sweden have won both games they have played.
Atletico Madrid tell Saul Niguez he CANNOT move to Chelsea on loan as LaLiga champions look to only let their youngsters leave before the window slams shut
Chelsea target Saul Niguez has been told he cannot move to Stamford Bridge The 26-year-old has been linked with a loan move to the European champions However, Atletico Madrid have opted against allowing the Spaniard to leave It is one of two setbacks endured by Thomas Tuchel's side this summer window