An academy coach filmed Sweden icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday as the LA Galaxy captain gave a group of young academy players the benefit of his wisdom and experience.
The boys listened intently as the 37-year-old Swede, who has netted 23 goals for the Galaxy this season, used balls to explain some of the finer points of positioning on the pitch.
Despite Ibrahimovic’s prolific record, LA Galaxy are in danger of failing to make the MLS playoffs with five games remaining.
Listen to his advice above:
Diego Maradona reacted after losing 2-1 at home his first match as Gimnasia La Plata head coach against Racing Club Avellaneda in the Argentinian Superliga on Sunday.
“My soul hurts because I don’t think the Argentinian champions were better than us in this game” said the legendary footballer after the match.
Gimnasia are currently at the bottom of the Superliga table and haven’t won a match since last April.
Watch the icon’s reaction above:
Neymar says he understands why he was booed by his own supporters – even after scoring a spectacular winner on his Paris St Germain return.
The Brazilian returned to the PSG side for the first time this season after his very public desire to move back to Barcelona over the summer eventually came to nothing.
Thomas Tuchel put Neymar straight back in the starting line-up after he scored for Brazil last week and he was booed by a noisy section of PSG fans throughout.
Jeers could even be heard after the world’s most expensive footballer prevented what had looked like being a goalless draw with Strasbourg by scoring an overhead kick in injury time.
Neymar said in quotes reported by L’Equipe: “We all know what happened (in the summer). I understand that it is very difficult for them (the fans).
“But from now on, I am a PSG player. If they want to whistle me, there is no problem. There are more than 25 players in the squad, you cannot focus on one.
“The other players do not deserve to be subjected to this. We have a team and we have to support the club, support Paris. When the crowd is behind the team, together we are stronger.”
Asked if he had a message for the fans, he said: “No, nothing. I just want to thank my team-mates for allowing me to score this goal.”
As well as Neymar’s return, there were also debuts for goalkeeper Keylor Navas, signed from Real Madrid, who PSG play in the Champions League on Wednesday, and Inter Milan loanee Mauro Icardi.
Navas said on psg.fr: “I feel very good and I am very happy after this win. It was a difficult match, but my team-mates played a great match and Neymar scored the winning goal.
“We had to push and score in the very last minute, it was liberating. Neymar is important to the team, we are happy to have him with us.”
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