Primera Division: professionals criticize for advocating short-time work

Soccer “Strange Measures”

Spain pros criticize league for advocating short-time work

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“Waiver was the best solution”

Juventus Torino players will be without their salary in the corona crisis for the next four months. For Paulo Dybala the best decision his team could make.

No other European country is more affected by the corona pandemic than Spain. But the country’s football professionals think little of short-time work – instead, they criticize the league sharply. The reaction follows promptly.

Dhe footballers in Spain have criticized the country’s professional league for advocating short-time work in clubs due to the Corona crisis. It is “strange” that LaLiga supports such measures to combat the economic impact of the pandemic.

After all, the good financial situation of the clubs has always been emphasized, it says in a communiqué by the professionals of the 1st and 2nd league, which was published on Sunday by the players’ union AFE.

The players expressed their amazement that the Spanish league had not created “a financial cushion” to “bridge a two-month situation”.

Gerard Pique

Surprise: Spain’s professionals, here Gerard Pique from FC Barcelona, ​​do not agree with the league’s plans

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The championships were only suspended and not canceled, is emphasized. Everything will be done to guarantee the employment rights of all players.

LaLiga boss reacted immediately

Violent criticism that was not without echo for long. The LaLiga boss’s answer promptly followed. “Players from Barcelona, ​​Betis, Atleti, Zaragoza, Osasuna and others know that LaLiga economic control has nothing to do with the economic impact of Covid-19,” Javier Tebas wrote on Twitter.

The so-called ERTE – the legal procedure that a Spanish company has to follow in order to suspend employment contracts or temporarily reduce working hours – is “a legal instrument if your activity is reduced due to force majeure”.

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Javier Tebas (r.), President of the Spanish League, speaks of a “legal instrument”


Most recently, the English Premier League professionals had declined a 30 percent salary cut due to the Corona crisis. The local players ‘union PFA justified its stance by the fact that the British government lost around £ 200m (227m euros) in taxpayers’ money over a period of twelve months.

Spain particularly affected

In the communiqué of the Spanish professionals, the players also emphasized that they would not start the competition again unless there was an “express decision by the authorities” in this regard.

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With more than 130,000 cases of infection and almost 12,500 deaths, Spain is one of the countries most severely affected by the crisis. In the capital city of Madrid in particular, the number of infections has risen rapidly recently.


Rumors about mega offer: is Borussia Dortmund rethinking Haaland?

In January, Borussia Dortmund secured the services of Erling Haaland. Since then, the 19-year-old Norwegian has delivered one gala performance after the other in the BVB jersey. The prospective customers are already in line.

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Update, 04.04.2020, 11:36 a.m.

According to a media report, Real Madrid persistently campaigns for the services of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Real boss Florentino Pérez is said to have finally made the decision to lure the 19-year-old Norwegian to Madrid. That reports “Don Balon“.

Accordingly, the royal are ready to open very large projectiles. Since Haaland should not have a fixed transfer fee of 75 million euros until summer 2021, Real is supposedly ready to offer significantly more in 2020. In this case, BVB is not averse to handing over its youngster, it is said. Contact to Haaland consultant Mino Raiola should already exist.

Update, April 3, 2020, 10:11 a.m.

The purchase of 19-year-old Sturm talent Erling Haaland turned out to be a stroke of luck for Borussia Dortmund. In his eleven competitive games for BVB to date, the Norwegian has scored twelve goals. It is therefore no wonder that rows of top clubs are said to want to snatch their youngsters from Borussia again. Real Madrid in particular should be interested.

At BVB, these rumors hit “like a bomb”, one “fears” that the royal will actually take action. That wants “AS“have experienced.

But that’s not all: Sources from Haaland’s environment are said to have revealed to the newspaper that BVB even contacted Haaland consultant Mino Raiola to ascertain the truth of the reports.

However, according to “AS”, the truth is that Real Haaland has so far only been observing further. The Madrilenians are said to have not yet taken any concrete steps.

Update, 04/01/2020, 07:36 a.m.

According to the “Sport Bild”, Erling Haaland will “definitely” play at Borussia Dortmund in the coming season. The latest rumor in Spanish media about Real Madrid’s interest had caused astonishment among the BVB bosses.

According to the report, Hans-Joachim Watzke and Co. are not worried about the Norwegian striker’s farewell soon. After all, Haaland had no exit clause in his contract dated 2024 in the summer. A sale is therefore excluded.

Update, March 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m.

Real Madrid wants to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund next summer, is “Don Balon“once again for sure. However, the Spanish portal is less confident that the deal for the royal team will be successful.

On the one hand, it says that the 19-year-old Norwegian prefers to spend another year in the BVB ranks. This was not least suggested by the words of his adviser Mino Raiola. On the other hand, some agents are said to have told Real that Manchester United is in advanced talks with Haaland.

In Madrid, you should move around and consider buying Arsenal FC’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Update, 03/28/2020, 5:47 p.m.

According to the Spanish “ABC”, Erling Haaland has clear ideas about his future. Accordingly, the striker wants to switch to Real Madrid in the long run.

However, only if the royal have a realistic chance of finding a regular place.

According to the newspaper, the BVB bosses are already informed about the Norwegian’s plan.

At the end of February, “Marca” had already reported that Real Madrid had reached out for the attacker. A change in the coming summer seems to have been ruled out at the latest since the corona crisis.

There was speculation about a transfer fee in the range of 100 million euros.

Update, March 26, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

In January 2020, Borussia Dortmund secured the services of the Norwegian storming talent Erling Haaland. The 19-year-old switched from RB Salzburg to BVB and immediately impressed with outstanding twelve goals in eleven appearances.

Haaland would not have expected that his engagement in Dortmund would be so successful. This is suggested by the words of his former Salzburg trainer Jesse Marsch.

“Erling was unsure what to do – and when. He knew that his role in Salzburg was special. FC Red Bull Salzburg was intrinsically important for his development,” quotes “Spox“March.

There were many conversations with the attacker. “In the end it is difficult not to understand his decision. The experiences we had with him and his father were wonderful and we will not forget them. We are proud of Erling and his success,” the coach says mildly.

Update, March 26, 2020, 8:15 a.m.

In addition to BVB, Manchester United also courted Erling Haaland in winter. However, they apparently did not agree with the English record champions in terms of personnel, as has often been written in recent weeks.

“You have to play at a club where everyone wants you, not just the coach,” Haaland’s father Alf-Inge told “TV2” that United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the only responsible person at the Red Devils made strong for the young Norwegian.

In addition to the way a club has been run over the past “five or ten years”, the most important thing to know is that all decision-makers are behind a transfer, added Haaland.

“Perhaps,” said the Norwegian, “it would have been good for other clubs. But we will never get that answer. We are very happy with the clubs he has been to,” said the exceptional striker’s father.

Update, 03/24/2020, 10:51 a.m.

The rumor mill around Erling Haaland continues to simmer. According to the usually well-informed “Marca” Real Madrid focused on BVB’s shooting star as the main transfer destination, ahead of Lautaro Martínez and Timo Werner, who were also traded.

Because the targeted transfers of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain do not seem feasible at the moment, the royalists want to focus completely on Haaland as soon as the transfer window is open, according to the Spanish newspaper.

Real allegedly hopes that the Corona crisis, which has an economic impact on international football, will help the price for the coveted Norwegian drop and be available for less than 75 million euros.

Update, 03/23/2020, 07:55 p.m.

There is hardly a club that has not been associated with a commitment from BVB high-flyer Erling Haaland in recent weeks. The portal “tuttomercatoweb” now brings another club into play, which should deal with the young Norwegian.

In addition to the usual suspects Juventus and Manchester United, the Italian portal also reports an alleged interest from José Mourinho and Tottenham. The Spurs could already make a first offer in summer 2020, it says.

Update, 03/21/2020, 3:09 p.m.

Even though Haaland’s adviser Mino Raiola recently confirmed that the 19-year-old Norwegian will stay with BVB for as long as is necessary to continue growing, rumors of a farewell to the offensive youngster continue to erupt.

Should Real Madrid fail to reach an agreement with Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain, President Florentino Pérez Haaland is said to have been identified as the main goal of the Madrilenians. That reports “Don Balon“So the top talent for the fixed transfer of 80 million euros is available. A sum that the Spaniards could probably easily raise. Especially since Mbappé would have to dig much deeper into his pocket.

However, the game of thought has a big catch: Already at the end of January, “Sport Bild” reported that Haaland’s contract with Borussia does have an exit clause and that this is “only” 75 million euros, but the agreement should only come into effect at the earliest Season 2020/21. In summer 2020, a transfer from Haaland would be freely negotiable. It is currently hard to imagine that the black and yellow Haaland would let go.

Update, March 19, 2020, 10:43 a.m.

Player adviser Mino Raiola has ruled out a move from Erling Haaland this summer.

“He still has to grow,” said the 52-year-old from the Spanish sports newspaper “Marca”: “He will stay in Dortmund for as long as is necessary.”

Haaland, who is advised by his father Alf-Inge and Raiola, only changed from Red Bull Salzburg to Dortmund in the past winter break.

The 19-year-old has scored twelve goals in eleven competitive games for BVB so far. Raiola is also enthusiastic: “He is a great gem. It is fun to watch him and see how each game develops. Nobody thought that he would adapt so well to a team like Borussia.”

Haaland’s contract in Dortmund is still valid until 2024, however, as the “Sport Bild” reported in January, the contract should contain an exit clause for 2022.

Update 03/12/2020, 09:35 a.m.

Former England international Kevin Phillips recommends Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC to transfer Erling Haaland in a timely manner.

“It could be an area for which Jürgen Klopp looks around in the summer. It’s a small problem. You lack a classic goal scorer,” quotes “Football Insider” Phillips.

The 46-year-old can very well imagine the Norwegian playing with Sadio Mané, Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino. “It would be an excellent attack.”

The first direct experience with Haaland has already been made on Anfield Road. In the group phase of this year’s Champions League, the striker, then still with RB Salzburg, played against the Reds. As so often, he showed his scoring instinct and met shortly after his substitution.

Update 05.03.2020, 12:55 p.m.

Erling Haaland’s father could well imagine the Spanish Primera División as a future station for his son.

“We have been linked to more than 100 teams, but the Spanish league would surely be a very good one for my son, because big teams play there,” said Alf-Inge Haaland of the Spanish sports newspaper “AS”. “But it is not possible to predict whether he will play there someday,” said the Norwegian, formerly a professional at Manchester City.

According to media reports, Real Madrid in particular is said to be interested in the young scorer. “Madrid is lurking and watching his every move,” says AS.

Haaland moved from RB Salzburg to Dortmund during the winter break, where he has a contract until 2024. In his first six Bundesliga appearances for BVB, he has already scored nine goals. Three goals were added in the other two appearances in the DFB Cup and in the Champions League.

Update 29.02.2020, 9:31 p.m.

Real Madrid’s interest in Erling Haaland appears to be intensifying. As the “Marca” reports, the royal now see it as a mistake that they did not try to serve the Norwegian in winter. Now the Dortmund offensive jewel has therefore been declared the ideal solution for the attack.

Real is quickly looking for a new center forward who can follow in Karim Benzema’s footsteps. The 32-year-old Frenchman has now passed his zenith a bit. Luka Jovic, who switched to the top Spanish club last summer, has so far not been able to meet expectations.

If Real Haaland wants to sign as early as the summer, the transfer fee could be over 100 million euros. According to media reports, the youngster’s exit clause will not apply until summer 2022.

Update 28.02.2020, 12:36 p.m.

How “Radio MarcaReal Madrid has already inquired at the Revierklub about a possible Haaland transfer. First talks between the clubs are said to have taken place.

The fact that Borussia surrenders the young Norwegian in the summer after only half a year is considered impossible.

Rather, “Sky” speculates that, if at all, it could be the first talks about a transfer in two years. From then on, according to media reports, an exit clause in the attacker’s contract is valid.

Haaland: PSG or ManCity instead of BVB?

Update 02/22/2020, 11:22 a.m.

Real Madrid’s club president Florentino Pérez reportedly communicated internally that the feelers would be extended to Erling Haaland by summer 2021 at the latest. That wants “Don Balon“have experienced.

The priority for the royal family is still the commitment of Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain). Should the French world champion 2020 or 2021 not be convinced by a move to Real, full attention should be paid to a purchase from Haaland.

A positive side effect: Whilst one would have to leaf through the table for Mbappé at least 150 million euros, according to the report, “only” about 70 million euros are due for Haaland.

Update 02/11/2020, 9:48 p.m.

Manchester City is said to have kept an eye on Haaland and identified the perfect heir to star striker Sergio Agüero in the Norwegian youngster. That reports “90min“exclusive.

Accordingly, a well-known contract detail fits perfectly into the plans of the Sky Blues: The contract from Haaland, which signed with BVB in January to summer 2024, should have an exit clause that enables the talent to move to Dortmund after the 2021/22 season To leave 75 million euros.

Then at the latest ManCity needs a new scorer. Agüero’s working paper ends at the end of June 2021, but the club should hope that the 31-year-old will be one more year before he ends his career elsewhere. Haaland could succeed the Argentine.


Christian Minchola: Atletico Madrid mourns 14-year-old talent

Soccer “Anger and pain”

Atletico Madrid mourns 14-year-old youth

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Atletico Madrid mourns one of his greatest talents. Youth player Christian Minchola died at the age of only 14. There is great dismay, the association is silent on the cause of death.

Wwhen he enters Christian Minchola on Youtube, he can guess what potential the young footballer must have had. Now Atletico Madrid mourns the 14-year-old from the club’s youth team.

As the Spanish football club announced on Saturday on its website, in honor of the promising young striker, who played in Atletico’s youth system in his sixth season, the flags should be set at half mast.

“We are shocked by the sad news of our player’s death and deeply regret the loss,” wrote Club President Enrique Cerezo, expressing his condolences to the relatives.

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A club mourns: Atletico Madrid set the flags at half mast after Christian Minchola’s death


The cause of death is open

“Atlético de Madrid and the entire sporting family will be at Christian’s family and friends’ side in these moments of immense pain,” continued Cerezo.

It is still unclear what the young striker died from. The club from the Primera Division did not reveal the cause of death. Various Spanish sports media are now reporting that Minchola’s death was not connected to the coronavirus pandemic.

Koke, Atletico’s captain and himself trained in the club’s youth, tweeted: “Anger and pain to say goodbye to Christian Minchola. Life is not fair.”

Diego Simeone, the first team coach, also expressed his sadness on Twitter: “I would like to express my condolences to Christian’s family and friends with all my heart. Rest in peace.”


Coronavirus: Spanish professional flees 3000 kilometers to Denmark

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Spanish professional flees 3000 kilometers to Denmark

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Because the Corona crisis is coming to a head in Spain, Pione Sisto gets in his car and drives off. The Celta Vigo professional flees to his home country of Denmark for fear of the virus. Now he faces serious consequences.

WLike most footballers, Pione Sisto is currently doomed to wait. The Celta Vigo midfielder obviously couldn’t stand the quarantine in Spain anymore. According to media reports, the 25-year-old has fled to his home country Denmark before the Corona crisis without the permission of the Spanish first division club.

According to the Spanish sports newspaper “AS”, the offensive player traveled by car from the city of Vigo to Copenhagen, almost 3000 kilometers away, after being quarantined in Spain for 14 days.

Pione Sisto has been playing for Celta Vigo since 2016. Now the midfielder is in great trouble

Pione Sisto has been playing for Celta Vigo since 2016. Now the midfielder is in great trouble

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Sisto is said to have only informed his club about his trip when he was already on the way. Sisto has already played in several caps for Denmark, but is not part of the current national team.

Sisto faces severe punishment

The professional must now face a penalty from his club, as the Danish news agency “Ritzau” reported, citing Spanish media. A curfew is currently in effect in Spain. However, there was still no official confirmation from Celta Vigo on Saturday.

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The 25-year-old offensive player apparently disregarded the curfew in Spain and drove to Denmark by car

The 25-year-old offensive player apparently disregarded the curfew in Spain and drove to Denmark by car

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Luka Jovic had recently caused a similar scandal. The Real Madrid striker had entered his home country of Serbia despite being in quarantine like his entire team.

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The former professional from Eintracht Frankfurt then left his house in Serbia. The local media spoke of a party trip, Jovic himself of a visit to the pharmacy. Isolation violations are currently being severely punished in Serbia, and even jailing sentences.

In Italy, the epicenter of the pandemic, four Juventus players, including Sami Khedira, caused criticism. The German and his teammates Miralem Pjanic, Gonzalo Higuain and Douglas Costa had left their isolation originally set for 14 days and had traveled to their families.

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Corona virus: You declared him crazy, now everything has changed

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They declared him crazy, now everything has changed

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Daniel Carriço (left), here still in the shirt of Sevilla FC, in a duel with Lionel Messi

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A Spanish football professional switched to a Chinese club from the hotbed of the Corona virus. At that point the team was already isolated. Now this could prove to be the right step.

EIt is not known whether football professional Daniel Carriço has clairvoyant skills. One thing is certain: when this Portuguese defensive specialist, three-time Europa League champion with Sevilla FC, announced in February that he would leave the club after seven years, everyone declared him crazy. That was due to his goal: firstly China and secondly Wuhan Zall, the first division club from the hotbed of the Corona virus.

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For now, Carriço stayed in Andalusia. Wuhan Zall had started a long-planned training camp on the Costa del Sol at the end of January and, due to the dramatic development at home, quickly extended the booking to the end of March. It was the time when Europe either smiled at Covid-19 or took it as a cause for panic, especially Chinese.

The Spanish authorities had to publicly clarify that Zall had been training in Guangzhou, 1000 kilometers from Wuhan, since the beginning of the year and that all players had been tested for the virus upon arrival; that her stay was safe. Nevertheless, other clubs canceled pre-arranged test matches.

Europe replaced China as a hotspot

The players trained in isolation and worried about their families. They only got public interest when they were invited by La Liga to the Clásico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on March 1st.

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Everything has changed since then. Europe replaced China as a hotspot, and where Wuhan has had no local infections for a few days, Spain is brutally hard hit. While the government announced a nationwide curfew, Zall traveled home. In China, the team has since been quarantined again in a hotel in the port city of Shenzhen – for fear of foreign contamination abroad.

However, the Chinese league’s intention to start its season in May currently seems more realistic than any speculation by European officials about dates. It looks like Daniel Carriço will be playing football again sooner than his former teammates.


Transfer news and rumors LIVE: Man Utd considers reviving interest in Godin

A number of Premier League clubs are considering their options as they consider the team’s drastic reductions through layoffs, says the Sun.

The shutdown imposed by the in-game coronavirus means that many parties have no choice but to reduce their staff.

The Swiss team Sion eliminated nine players, including former Arsenal star Alex Song and Johan Djourou, after they failed to sign up on reduced terms.

Any such measures in England, however, are likely to incur the wrath of the union of the Association of Professional Footballers, which will fight against any layoffs.


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The Swiss club FC Sion has fired nine players with immediate effect for refusing to make an unemployment deal in light of the coronavirus that ended the game in the Super League in Switzerland.

Christian Zock, Alex Song, Pajtim Kasami, Ermir Lenjani, Xavier Kouassi, Birama Ndoye, Johan Djourou, Mikael Facchinetti and Seydou Doumbia are now fired without warning and without a club as world football has stopped in the face of the pandemic.

The Swiss Players Union, SAFP, protested the layoffs, calling them unfair, while the players are said to be seeking legal advice.

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FIFA has set up a working group to examine the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on transferring players, with a real possibility that contracts may expire before the season ends.

With most leagues worldwide suspended due to the proliferation of Covid-19, UEFA has decided to postpone Euro 2020 by one year and CONMEBOL has rejected the America’s Cup until 2021.

The 2019-20 season could consequently continue to open the transfer window, which for most European countries will be in June, and see the players requested after the expiration of their contracts.

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Barcelona and PSG cancel training and tell players to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic

Two European heavyweights have taken steps to protect players and staff from the Covid-19 epidemic that threatens to end the 2019-2020 campaign

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain canceled all training sessions and ordered players to stay home while authorities continue to manage the coronavirus pandemic.

Blaugrana’s team reported training on Friday, but was sent home after a recommendation from the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) regarding containment procedures for Covid-19.

La Liga has already been postponed for two weeks, and next week 16 Champions League draws have all been canceled, including Barcelona vs Napoli and Manchester City vs Real Madrid.

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The main football leagues in Europe are following the same procedures, with the Premier League, Serie A and Ligue 1 closing the shop amidst a series of positive tests for players and staff.

The Barcelona first team was told to isolate themselves after seeing their program postponed, with the club making the following official social media statement: “Given the health situation and according to the recommendations of the club’s medical staff, the first team has suspended all activities until further notice. “

The club’s famous La Masia academy was forced to close its doors for the same 15-day period as the senior team, and all Barcelona B games were canceled until further notice.

Objective he learned that PSG officials also suspended first-team training just two days after the Champions League triumph over Borussia Dortmund.

Thomas Tuchel’s men beat the German team 2-0 in an empty Parc des Princes on Wednesday night to move to the quarter-finals 3-2 in total.

PSG was expected to return to action at home against Stade Reims on Saturday, but Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) made the decision to suspend all games after attending an emergency board meeting.

The governing body of French football explained the decision by stating: “The urgency today is to curb the epidemic, protect the most vulnerable and avoid displacement”.

UEFA officials will meet next week to discuss the possibility of postponing all national and European competitions, including the European championships this summer.

Euros were reported to be pushed back in 2021, with all 12 countries slated to host the tournament currently affected by the coronavirus crisis.


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Declan Rice, Manchester United’s longtime target, has admitted that one day he would love to be the permanent captain of West Ham.

The 21-year-old held the position of lead when skipper Mark Noble was out of the team, but one day England would like the role to be his.

“Yes, but it’s difficult because Nobes obviously did so well and you don’t know how long it will last!” Rice told the club’s official website.

“I had the honor of having the captain’s armband this season and it seemed really special, but I felt the pressure! Leading the team with the armband was so, so special and something I never imagined how a boy.

“Someday I’d like to be captain and that’s where I have to set my standards. I think I can do it, so I just think I need to have more experience and improve my leadership skills, but for sure I can see myself as captain [West Ham] one day.”