Can Thilo Kehrer plug the holes in defence for PSG?


Thilo-Kehrer-180816-Unveiled-PSG-1050PSG manager Unai Emery struggled to string words together when asked to justify the shambolic defensive performance by his unit at the Camp Nou against hosts Barcelona. Brazilian attacker Neymar ran rings around the defence leading the Spanish giants to the next round on the back of a 6-1 win in the 2nd leg with the Parisians blowing a 4 goal lead.

The Spanish manager finally painstakingly mustered together a statement to the media, describing the debacle as a major consequence of lack of composure under pressure and a paucity of experience.

‘In the last few minutes we lost everything we had worked so hard for, and there’s no explanation for what happened in the final minutes, it was all or nothing. There can be no excuses, we did not play in the first half. After winning 4-0 in the first leg this is very difficult to accept, but we have no choice. You learn from negative experiences in the future and this is a very negative experience for the players, for me and for the staff.’

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Season Preview: Borussia Dortmund


Borussia Dortmund are looking to dethrone Bayern Munich of their crown this season and they’re arguable the best equipped team to challenge Niko Kovac’s side. A poor campaign in 2017/18, Hans-Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc will be looking to rectify countless problems endured last season with the appointment of Lucien Favre lifting spirits in Dortmund.  Continue reading

Naldo’s exceptional season crucial to Schalke’s success


At the ripe old age of 35, it’s been remarkable to observe what a magnificent season the well travelled Naldo is having for high flying Schalke.

Indeed, the man who’s incredibly three years younger than his masterful manager, Domenico Tedesco, has been superb at the heart of defence, with his leadership and calming influence proving vital in his team’s wonderful campaign so far.

Currently sitting second in the Bundesliga, Schalke have only conceded 30 goals in their 27 matches, a number that is the second best in the division, and Naldo, who’s played in every league game, has been instrumental towards this. Continue reading

Marco Reus’ stirring comeback a massive boost for Dortmund


Since returning from his devastating right cruciate knee ligament rupture, that he suffered in Borussia Dortmund’s DFB Pokal final victory over Eintracht Frankfurt back in May of last year, Marco Reus has enjoyed a sensational return.

By blasting home three goals in his first five Bundesliga matches since coming back from his most recent savage ailment, the 28-year-old has unquestionably added some much needed dynamism into Peter Stoger’s side.  Continue reading