Luka Jovic has written in The Player’s Tribune an article in which he reviews his childhood, talks about the illness of his sister, Benfica, Eintracht …

Luka Jovic has written in The Player’s Tribune an article in which he reviews his childhood, talks about the illness of his sister, Benfica, Eintracht …

Luka Jovic, new player of Real Madrid, has written in ‘The Player’s Tribune’, a medium in which it is the athletes who directly write what they want without there being any newspaper filter in between. The Serbian attacker reviews his career so far, as well as the hard times that he and his family have gone through until they reach Real Madrid.

“In this life, all people have certain gifts, and I think mine is to score goals, I think I was born with it,” he explains about his ability to score goals, and continues: “I do not know how I ended up playing as a striker, but since As a child, I used to have two VHS tapes of all the goals scored in each World Cup until 2006, I think I remember being hypnotized with Roger Milla, of the Cameroon national team in Italy’90 , and of course Ronaldo (Nazario), I was obsessed with the way he did the bikes in front of the goalkeepers, I remember it was as fast as a magician’s trick, I practiced doing it at home, Ronaldo played football so easily, almost as if he were at 30%, and I thought it was incredible, his style and confidence left a mark on me. ”

The new white attacker also reviews his origins in the world of football: “I grew up in a place called Batar, it’s a really small place, with only 105 houses in the whole town, but for me it’s special. Once: ‘My village is prettier than Paris’, and that’s how I see it too, almost everyone works in agriculture, and if you ask them what they believe in, they’ll tell you two things: work hard and dream big Everyone in Batar works hard to save enough money and help their children go to college or move to a bigger city to work in. That happened to me: my parents worked hard to help me find my way in the There is one issue that I do not like to talk about much: when I was nine or ten years old, my older sister got very sick, that moment marked our lives, the doctors discovered that she had leukemia, and she was in and out of the hospital for a long time. My mother had to stop running the supermarket to take care of her. During a whole year, our family was divided. I lived with my dad and my grandfather, going to and coming to training sessions at the Red Star in Belgrade, while my mother stayed with my sister. ”

Origins in Batar
“When my sister overcame her illness, she gave me the courage to succeed, I wanted to be a winner like her.” My dream was like all the children in Batar: play for the Red Star and score against the Partizan in the Eternal Derby. Red, it’s all about winning, if you do not win, then it’s a failure, there’s a story a few years ago, when the team was struggling and had some financial difficulties, some of the players wrote a letter to the fans in the newspaper He said something like, ‘Look, things are difficult right now, the club can not even buy shampoo bottles for showers.’ The next day, some fans burst into players’ cars and put shampoo bottles on The seats – this is more than a football club – growing up in this environment gives you the confidence to never scare you for nothing. ”

He also briefly reviews his time at Benfica: “I decided to go to Benfica to advance my career. But I think everything happened very fast. My family means the absolute world to me and I really was not ready to leave them. Being 18 years old and moving 3,000 kilometers away, to a place where you do not speak the language … it’s not just football anymore. Your life is not simple. When I first arrived in Lisbon, I thought about my home and just started crying for no reason. It was a bad time in my career because I felt very lonely. But fortunately, everything changed when I was able to move to Eintracht Frankfurt. I will always love and appreciate Eintracht, because this is not a club that deals with money or expensive players. On the contrary, it is about chemistry and an incredible sense of union with the fans. I really started enjoying my football again when I moved there. When we won the German Cup in 2018, the whole atmosphere in the stadium and in the city was electric. It looked a lot like the Red Star, and I made a lot of friends in Frankfurt that I will keep forever. ”

“The last time I played for the Serbian national team, one of my teammates, Stefan Mitrović, said something like: ‘Man, the things you could do if you had your confidence’. It makes sense to me. How can you be a forward without having confidence? For that position, the most important part is not the beginning, it is the end. Trust is the most important thing for any striker. And I have a lot of confidence. I have never doubted my worth and I always believe that I am the best. Where will this story continue? What will I achieve? Which is the end? I do not know, but I have very big dreams … “

Conte does not want Icardi in ‘his’ Inter


  • The Italian coach, a step away from the bench ‘neroazzurro’, sets his conditions to sign
  • The former Chelsea does not want problems in the locker room and seeks to ‘get rid’ of the Argentine international

After a convulsive season, the future of Mauro Icardi seems to move away from Inter Milan. His renewal still does not come despite his redemption after staging several outings of tone during the course that destabilized the template.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the new stage with Antonio Conte on the bench will entail several changes, among which could include the departure of Icardi.

The Italian newspaper says that the new technician ‘neroazzurro’ does not want Icardi in his squad. Conte does not want trouble in his squad and the Argentine international and his representative (Wanda Nara) are prone to generate them.

Inter already know the conditions of Conte and would be working to find an exit to which until now has been the benchmark of the team

New record difference with Real Madrid: 19 points


The Liga Santader has ended with a new record difference between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The white defeat against Betis (0-2), coupled with the Blaugrana draw in Ipurua against Eibar (2-2) has left the distance between both teams in 19 points.

The new record surpasses the 17 points that the team of Ernesto Valverde achieved last year, a distance that equaled the difference established in the 1984-1985 season, with Terry Venables at the helm of FC Barcelona.

That course, Barca was champion, with 53 points, while Real Madrid was fifth, with 26, behind Athletic, Athletic and Real Sociedad. Amancio Amaro started directing a white team that ended with Luis Molowny in charge.

The 17 points of distance were much more meritorious, considering that at that time only two points for victory were added.

Last season, the Blaugrana team won the title with 93 points and the Madrid team was third, with 76.

The greatest historical distance between these two rivals is still in favor of Real Madrid, which the 2002-2003 season finished 22 points above Barça.

Vicente del Bosque led the white team, while at Barça Louis van Gaal started and Radomir Antic finished, after a transitional step by Toño de la Cruz.

The new Champions would be in the hands of the richest clubs


The proposal of the new Champions League favors the richest clubs from the year 2024
The most modest teams and domestic competitions could be relegated

The project of the new Champions League, from the year 2024, could be in the hands of the richest clubs in Europe, as revealed by ‘The New York Times’.

The proposal of the new Champions goes through a tournament that would start in 2024 and would allow the 24 best teams in a Champions League of a total of 32 to automatically qualify for the next season, guaranteeing their participation and the tens of millions of euros in television revenue.

In this way, the competition would be dominated by an elite group formed by the richest clubs and would leave only four of its 32 seats available to teams considered small.

This new Champions would also consider the domestic competitions of each country almost irrelevant, a situation that has already created a confrontation between the own teams of the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

Substantial changes are focused on a longer group stage, with four groups of eight teams qualifying for the next round the best four and looking for more matches between elite clubs on even weekend dates, reserved for national leagues.

The champions of the low profile leagues, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Eastern Europe, would be relegated to a second level of 32 teams and there would even be a third division with 64 teams, something that has already motivated the concern of the small and medium clubs, upset by the fact that the biggest clubs in Europe monopolize the biggest financial prizes.
“We are open to a constructive dialogue to reform European football, together with other stakeholders, but if this is the project on the table, then the margins for negotiations are very limited,” Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, announced. ‘The Times’.