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"zinchenko" Discussed on Men In Blazers

Men In Blazers

05:54 min | 3 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on Men In Blazers

"If it is a dream, they vote, it's one they never want to wake up from, right? And that third goal. I mean, each of these goals were different exclamations of joy. Drury called them a pretty team, but the third goal, it was beautiful. Yes, saliba with his left foot from way downtown. Curls it to the top corner. I mean, delirium breaks out in the terraces and just his own teammates just enjoy both shocked by amazed by and just so blown away by the quality of the goal. It was wonderful. I mean, it was amazing. I mean, that it was saliba too. What can you say about this man? All game long, the Arsenal fans had been basking in the Bournemouth heat singing to the champs 1958 hit tequila. And then there's an inspiration and then as if inspired the ball dropped to saliba and the defender, remember Amanda was sent on exile at Marseilles last season, but as return like an elite godhead, he just let the ball drop to his feet as if he'd been expecting it for weeks and calmly struck at home with arc trajectory and paid. I mean, he hit this in the ambit pentameter. And zinchenko, this is a man who's seen everything. He's one other thing. Even here as he watched it, if you look at the footage, it's on our Instagram, just dropped to his knees in shock and wonder my phone. Blew up in this moment every Arsenal fan I know in the world texted me with the two words generational talent. Incredible. Imperious 76 of his attempted passes found his own TVs generational challenge. Is that Picasso, father? Fantastic. And that was that football on a brutal one city last week arsenal Liverpool now upcoming, but arsenal, three games played 9 goals, just two conceded, Fulham villa united Brentford Everton to come before that October 1st North London knife fight which looms ahead, but like a grip will grapple at the 5 points. There is no doubt David. This team are next level to where they were last season. They could probably do with some midfield cover for the end of the transfer window. If you're looking for a negative, which I'm not, we don't know yet how this team handles adversity, remember last season they lost the game and went into spirals of losing two or three, but big picture. What do you see, David? Because it is, it is delirious. You know, this must be a sign of old age, roger, but I've softened so much and softened so much towards arsenal. I am honestly reveling in watching them play football this season. There was barely a game I enjoyed more this Premier League season watching the way they performed yesterday. I loved it. I loved every second of it. I'm watching all or nothing at the same time, so it's so interesting to measure this against the beginning of last season. When they lost their first three games, they were bottom of the table roger with zero points. I'm not sure they'd scored a goal at this point. And but you're so impressed with Arteta in that I am in that documentary the way he handled those tough moments. Actually impressed with the backroom of arsenal and how they're the management of arsenal how they're going about trying to sort of move the project on and keep it going and keep it moving forward. So impressed with so many of the young players and how they showed leadership and inspired each other and got behind each other and just watching the results of that through with hindsight obviously the rest of last season watching how they've kicked off this season. I must say I'm finding them likeable admirable and more than that where I've joked so often about arsenal's title to lose. I honestly would say this season, why not? I'm not saying they're going to win it all, but who would say right now that they aren't going to contend with this level of ability with this level of stuff they still have players out. They still have players to come back. I just think this is a phenomenal squad. My mate Benji's a big Arsenal fan, said to me, this weekend on the beach, he just sat there and just said, there are no more question marks. There are no more question marks. And I just love that. A team that's been defined by their question marks. No more question marks. And then he ran off to the ocean and he saw he had the words generation or salad. All I'll say, I'm not prepared to say they are title challenges yet. In any way, except do you remember Chelsea football club getting off to a storming start last season? But talking about last season, also with 20th after losing their first three games, this season they are first after winning their first three games. I think it's a magnificent yes, two of those first few games last season, we were against Chelsea and city and the winds this year have come against mid table fair palace Leicester and Bournemouth, but that transformation, not just in football, but in life is magnificent humanly magnificent to witness the redemption of Arteta. Just the perseverance with youth. The ashes in the mouth turn to minty fresh breath for their long suffering fans who am so bloody happy for that they can revel in this. It's so validating. It's magical to witness. And for you fans, you are some kind of suffered for so long suture traumatically, save at every bloody second and no. You've not even had to play Matt Turner yet. And look, you've spoken Roche about the recency bias and the knee jerk reactions. It's so amazing watching the fan reactions to the beginning of last season and the Arteta out. He's got to go. He's lost control. No one at the club knows what they're doing. And now those same fans, no doubt, I'd like jumping up and down and loving every minute of it. Just winning games. GT I'll have some GT please. JJ, it is just remarkable to watch. Mickie, GT. Okay. The other side of North London

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Arsenal opens EPL with 2-0 win at Crystal Palace

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 4 months ago

Arsenal opens EPL with 2-0 win at Crystal Palace

"Arsenal avoided last year's season opening hiccup by beginning the current campaign with a two nil win over Crystal Palace Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring in the 20th minute off header by Alexander zinchenko but arsenal never really got comfortable until an own goal by palace in the 85th minute Zinchenko and Gabrielle Jesus made their arsenal debuts after coming over from Manchester City Defender William saliba put in a near flawless performance in his first start for arsenal Arsenal also needed two good saves from goalkeeper Aaron ramsdale to maintain the lead I'm Dave ferry

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"zinchenko" Discussed on Men In Blazers

Men In Blazers

03:06 min | 4 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on Men In Blazers

"So it's happened that it's football. So who was that? It was an analog disallowed because the ball was out of the line in the score of gold. So he had this talent. He won't do it. So it's good to understand sometimes. He needs, he needs that situation to be okay. What do you have to do? So it's good. So I'm not absolutely concerned, I worry about that. Sure, pat sticks out avant garde Nick wear bud. Next question. Hey, this is Matt from Houston, but I support Tottenham. Do you think Conte and the club have done enough, at least for this preseason to set up a very tasty season to come for Tottenham? What a difference a year makes map from Houston Tottenham. You're Tottenham are about to open their season against Southampton on Saturday 10 a.m. Eastern Time with good vibes. Yeah? I mean, this time last year, Harry Kane was done out of there, Nuno was the manager. You don't know what you do in the club was in shambles and how we laughed. And how the arrival of Antonio Conte has changed everything. That smoldering, Italian trophy addict, has driven this team through a grueling pre season training experience. And even menaced and levy into opening his wallop. I don't know how he did it, but that squad has been reinforced. They are lean, hungry, ready, Harry Kane appears relaxed focused and most importantly bloody happy. Sonny, I believe he spent the off season working on a brutal regimen to perfect his finger origami goal sellers and the addition of richarlison as his surreal brand of slapstick menace off the bench, spurs silverware season, book it in terms of where they end up if they did not have the Champions League. Honestly, they could challenge for the title, but they do, so they won't, it's really hard to manage both campaigns from a player perspective when you're not truly used to those Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, rhythms, the one club that could battle them for the good vibes though happens to be a well played Premier League script writers. It's arsenal football club. All or nothing, two electric boogaloo. I have loved watching this team gel so quickly pre season the sage new arrivals, Jesus, a man on a personal mission of redemption or mighty of used airport. His goals for the season too early in the friendly zinchenko what a player, what a pickup Vieira tasty saliba back Erdoğan you captain and of course the genius world class creator that is Matt Turner at the back. I am bullish, really bullish and arsenal this season. They already did the double Florida cup and Emirates cup. This could be arsenal that cranky sex tuple season, but his contact talking about his side's top four chances. I think that you forgot Chelsea. And these are big big mistakes. We are talking about a team that took

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"zinchenko" Discussed on Men In Blazers

Men In Blazers

05:31 min | 4 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on Men In Blazers

"Orlando, but they win the bloody Florida cup Devo. I mean, consigning themselves in the process to a season's worth of Florida cup gags. What do you think, Dave? I mean, is that not one of the biggest achievements? Where does that rank in terms of arsenal achievements in their history? Florida cup against the Invincibles. It's close. Yeah, I mean, I'll bring a little dose of reality to it, of course, none whatsoever. Comedically, it's wonderful, though. It's right up there comedically. Look, I mean, I think arsenal looked really good. And look, they are not going to be they're going to face much stiffer competition in the Premier League when it starts for reals. Even from Chelsea I imagine when they play Chelsea in the Premier League, it'll be it'll be a tougher game. But arsenal playing with that speed with that incision and a number of very significant players just playing superb football and none more than Jesus, who what an amazing addition to that team. You know, older God controlling everything on the field. And I must say, though, you know, we all want to see Matt Turner get a bunch of minutes. I just thought ramsdale was just extraordinary as well. I can say, I love the pickup of zinchenko. I wanted him to come to Everton when he was rumored. Earlier in this off season, he was never committed to Everton football club, but why technically versatile player. 5 years at city, one 9 trophies. And you kind of feel that the narrow niche role that pep can contain them or a repressed him into. He's going to want to assert himself and prove that he can start and thrive and lead and win and he looks on Saturday honestly like he's played for us though forever, which has been one of the most encouraging hallmarks of this arsenal transfer when they almost every bloody player who's come in has slit right here, especially Jesus as you mentioned what a pre season he's had. What? A raising of Arsenal fans hopes to 11. Should they be at 11 David? 'cause I am, I am bullish. I am bullish. Bullish, 'cause Arsenal fans, you bloody deserve this. I am bullish about arsenal football club. Yeah, I think they look pretty solid at the back. Ben white is great. It's tough. This is preseason. Chelsea were to read too much into it. Terrible. But we always say progress is not a straight line. There's sort of jagged line and there certainly was some setbacks the way that arsenal arsenal didn't finish the season as strong as I know that they wanted to. And they lost out their bits and North London rivals Tottenham for that final Champions League spot. But I think arsenal look very good as do Tottenham look very good. We're going to get to man united. They look very good. Those three teams all look improved from last season. Chelsea look a lot worse. I imagine man city in Liverpool is going to be more of the same. So it seems to be, if you look at the sort of the tectonic plates of preseason, those seem to be the realities and arsenal definitely seem to be a stock that you'd want to buy right now. I can see a top four finish for arsenal football club. This arsenal, two and a half years into Arteta. Really, we're approaching make or break time. And the difference between now and last season when you handicap their prospects is that with, let's say, a serious investment and a strategic investment. I think really a fine recruiting window, the pickup to the likes of Vieira, who we've not mentioned, the return of saliba, is as a real squad here as opposed to last season when they had a very strong first 11. But as that season wore on the quality just dropped off a cliff, number 12 onwards and right now, Arsenal fans just save everything. It's that feeling that you have right now. It's why we watch. And in that vein, shout out to Matt Turner, talk about living the dream LTD, Florida cup champion. I bet never in his wildest dreams as a kid, there you go. When he grew up in a New Jersey today's little Matt Turner, did he say to himself, mom, dad, one day? These hands are going to get onto the bloody Florida cup. But he did it. So it was a young child when he visited Florida over spring break. He might have turned to his parents, said one day I'll return with the trophy of this state. Yes. I love that. One day mom and dad behold, there will be a very coveted trophy forged out of this very state and I'm Matthew Turner will win it. Let history show. Don't on Saturday 23rd, July 2022, anno domini. Matthew Turner. I might cry here, became the first American in our nation's history, ever to lift the prestigious trophy, the flood of the cup, but you know what they say. And by they, I mean Tom Davis, even if arsenal go on to win the league this season, quite a big even. Nothing will top that Florida cup feeling. You would know rod. You would know. But do I really determine fan on Twitter when I teach it out? He wrote, is it really that important? I can't even name a single team, not just one before. I was just like, if you know, you know.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on Caught Offside

Caught Offside

05:48 min | 4 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on Caught Offside

"Be the first, certainly won't be last. And so maybe burning bridges and leaving situations is he can get time heals all wounds, right? This one I think will be an open-source for a while. We'll see, I guess what happens to Byron in the future may have something to do with it. If they continue to be great, then it might make it easier to stomach his departure for people. If they really struggle, maybe the bitterness will kind of crystallize. There are not that many fish in the tank. In the Bundesliga right now, that makes me think, it's in Europe where you will see what happens. Let's see, we mentioned going from uve to Bayern, €67 million, by the way. Yeah. Significant to that juve have made a move the other way in coming. They picked up Syria, defender of the season, lice and bremer from crosstown rivals, Torino. I watched some videos today of him versus lavish and a couple other premier strikers and he looks really good. He looks really, really good. And he feels like an old school defender makes a lot of blocks. Cuts things out. He's physically strong. He's not afraid of a duel. I think that's a good bit of business for you. Who seemed to be more practical in the way they're building a squad now? And then one other one we wanted to mention, I'm sure others have happened. It's hard to get to all of them. But Alexander zinchenko going from Manchester City to arsenal in a move that I really, really like. Who doesn't like this move? I don't know one that man city fans, because I think they really liked xinchen. It was seconds away from him being at wolves two and a half, three years ago. The deal was done and he didn't want to go. He told Guardiola, I don't want to leave. And he was rewarded for staying around. I would say, because he was a guy who could slot in at left back, he could slide in and midfield. He saw versatile. And that's going to be hugely important for our tech. First of all, he knows about what our Ted is style of management is style of coaching is going to be. So it's an easy fit for him to slide into North London. I would think. And I hear it's in it because I love Kieran Tierney. He's young enough that he can go on and have still a very fruitful and prosperous career, but his three seasons at arsenal. He's not being dependable from an injury standpoint. Right. And zinchenko can slot in this slot in at left back. Now I'm pretty sure watching his performances for the Ukraine. For the Ukraine, for Ukraine. I've heard both. I know. I feel weird though. You know, seen him play in midfield for Ukraine. Exclusively, pretty much. Yeah, but how good did he look as well? Now, almost every Premier League midfielder is going to be better than Scotland and is going to be better than the Welsh midfielder. But still though, he looks very comfortable in a multitude of roles, and that makes him a Swiss Army knife for Arteta. Yeah, now look, with ninja city, it was always hard for him to break through fully and be a first team player. He kind of had to rely on injuries or drop in form of somebody else. By chance. I think he got plenty of game considering he was on his way out. Well, look what happened in the final day of the season. When they were up against it and they turned to him, he came on at the half and was excellent in the second half, set up roger's goal. I saw the stat, he had a roughly a chance and a half created per 90 minutes over the course of last season. That's not bad for a guy, you know, playing a defense. 90% passing accuracy. Obviously that's going to be a little bit weighted in a player's favor who's playing in the Guardiola system. But still, these are things that arsenal will value. And how about this? I saw this on Sky Sports JJ. Asking a recent YouTube interview about the city squad. Fellow fullback Kyle walker put zinchenko in his top three most talented teammates with the ball. Ahead of de Bruyne, Phil Foden and gel cancelo. The quote was my top three years Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva said walker. Two touches, head tennis, so good. Wow. And I think that was evidence in those internationals at the end of the season that we saw a plan as well. I wanted to mention kalidou kula Bali moving to Chelsea. That's been confirmed since the last podcast went out. And this is the move I like to move I would have loved four years ago. And it makes me think about Napoli and that really good Napoli team within senior and those guys who play it under Sari. I'm surprised. The team slowly broken up over the years. But I'm surprised how long it's taken and that kula Bali didn't move, move much quicker and much sooner from monopoly. And I wonder, I don't think it's too late. But I'm curious to see. I don't think I don't have that feeling about it. It's going to be a different type of defendant though. I think in the primarily. I mean, look, he's 31. Chelsea had to act having lost rotor, and who was who was excellent for them, probably a player they didn't want to lose, but he seemed motivated to go. And so it's already a position on the field where Chelsea probably needed an upgrade. I'm Christensen has gone as well, right? And depending on what you read, other defenders, versatile defenders, Alonzo, as pillar Quetta may be on their way out, like we just said to Barcelona, I'll believe it when I see it, but I've seen a lot already that needs to be believed this off season. So who's to say, that's not realistic as well. So you're right. I mean, losing rudiger gaining cooler Bali upgrade or downgrade. I think so too. I think

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

05:48 min | 4 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Be the first, certainly won't be last. And so maybe burning bridges and leaving situations is he can get time heals all wounds, right? This one I think will be an open-source for a while. We'll see, I guess what happens to Byron in the future may have something to do with it. If they continue to be great, then it might make it easier to stomach his departure for people. If they really struggle, maybe the bitterness will kind of crystallize. There are not that many fish in the tank. In the Bundesliga right now, that makes me think, it's in Europe where you will see what happens. Let's see, we mentioned going from uve to Bayern, €67 million, by the way. Yeah. Significant to that juve have made a move the other way in coming. They picked up Syria, defender of the season, lice and bremer from crosstown rivals, Torino. I watched some videos today of him versus lavish and a couple other premier strikers and he looks really good. He looks really, really good. And he feels like an old school defender makes a lot of blocks. Cuts things out. He's physically strong. He's not afraid of a duel. I think that's a good bit of business for you. Who seemed to be more practical in the way they're building a squad now? And then one other one we wanted to mention, I'm sure others have happened. It's hard to get to all of them. But Alexander zinchenko going from Manchester City to arsenal in a move that I really, really like. Who doesn't like this move? I don't know one that man city fans, because I think they really liked xinchen. It was seconds away from him being at wolves two and a half, three years ago. The deal was done and he didn't want to go. He told Guardiola, I don't want to leave. And he was rewarded for staying around. I would say, because he was a guy who could slot in at left back, he could slide in and midfield. He saw versatile. And that's going to be hugely important for our tech. First of all, he knows about what our Ted is style of management is style of coaching is going to be. So it's an easy fit for him to slide into North London. I would think. And I hear it's in it because I love Kieran Tierney. He's young enough that he can go on and have still a very fruitful and prosperous career, but his three seasons at arsenal. He's not being dependable from an injury standpoint. Right. And zinchenko can slot in this slot in at left back. Now I'm pretty sure watching his performances for the Ukraine. For the Ukraine, for Ukraine. I've heard both. I know. I feel weird though. You know, seen him play in midfield for Ukraine. Exclusively, pretty much. Yeah, but how good did he look as well? Now, almost every Premier League midfielder is going to be better than Scotland and is going to be better than the Welsh midfielder. But still though, he looks very comfortable in a multitude of roles, and that makes him a Swiss Army knife for Arteta. Yeah, now look, with ninja city, it was always hard for him to break through fully and be a first team player. He kind of had to rely on injuries or drop in form of somebody else. By chance. I think he got plenty of game considering he was on his way out. Well, look what happened in the final day of the season. When they were up against it and they turned to him, he came on at the half and was excellent in the second half, set up roger's goal. I saw the stat, he had a roughly a chance and a half created per 90 minutes over the course of last season. That's not bad for a guy, you know, playing a defense. 90% passing accuracy. Obviously that's going to be a little bit weighted in a player's favor who's playing in the Guardiola system. But still, these are things that arsenal will value. And how about this? I saw this on Sky Sports JJ. Asking a recent YouTube interview about the city squad. Fellow fullback Kyle walker put zinchenko in his top three most talented teammates with the ball. Ahead of de Bruyne, Phil Foden and gel cancelo. The quote was my top three years Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva said walker. Two touches, head tennis, so good. Wow. And I think that was evidence in those internationals at the end of the season that we saw a plan as well. I wanted to mention kalidou kula Bali moving to Chelsea. That's been confirmed since the last podcast went out. And this is the move I like to move I would have loved four years ago. And it makes me think about Napoli and that really good Napoli team within senior and those guys who play it under Sari. I'm surprised. The team slowly broken up over the years. But I'm surprised how long it's taken and that kula Bali didn't move, move much quicker and much sooner from monopoly. And I wonder, I don't think it's too late. But I'm curious to see. I don't think I don't have that feeling about it. It's going to be a different type of defendant though. I think in the primarily. I mean, look, he's 31. Chelsea had to act having lost rotor, and who was who was excellent for them, probably a player they didn't want to lose, but he seemed motivated to go. And so it's already a position on the field where Chelsea probably needed an upgrade. I'm Christensen has gone as well, right? And depending on what you read, other defenders, versatile defenders, Alonzo, as pillar Quetta may be on their way out, like we just said to Barcelona, I'll believe it when I see it, but I've seen a lot already that needs to be believed this off season. So who's to say, that's not realistic as well. So you're right. I mean, losing rudiger gaining cooler Bali upgrade or downgrade. I think so too. I think

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

06:54 min | 4 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"So here's a look at arsenal's business so far and it looks as though they could be bringing in, Alexander zinchenko, along with Gabriel Jesus, who we already know is in later manures with us. Bringing proven winners players who've been at city Cray players who have one title there. They have that winning mentality. Is this going to help arsenal's mentality to do? What's going to help the police? And I think that's the most important thing. You know, James jolly was asking him about the difficulty to get in the top four. Well, it wasn't that difficult last year because Tottenham made and Tottenham, as you know, the saints and really good players, this summer, but when Conti with any for no, this is difficult. Just because of the plane squad, it wasn't the greatest playing squad. But yet they managed to get in the top four and arsenal would have done if they didn't implode at the end. So it wasn't, I mean, in Chelsea fell away after Christmas and gave everybody else a chance. It's about mentality. He talks about the mentality. And I have an issue with that in some sense. Because last year, the bulk of the games this arsenal team were carried by youngsters. And the attacking possessions, you know, I was able to at the end when lacasse form just when he couldn't get in the goals, it was young soccer, who was carried a lot of the bob then, so did all the guard so that moved Smith Rowe so did Martinelli. Yes, they didn't do it alone. But they carried a huge button of the pressure. And they almost catapulted arsenal into the top four after the shambolic start. So when he's talking about mentality, I'm looking at him and others and others of his Elk who are experienced international footballers. Rather than talking about the mentality of failure on these young players, who actually were the story in 9 out of ten most weeks in this arsenal team. So I think when you're looking in the mirror at arsenal over the last year or two, I think you're looking at the older players who have let them down at times rather than the younger players who I think have actually grown and stature under the pressure that Mikhail Arteta and this club were under. And what do you think of these players coming in native and the ones that we just mentioned in zinchenko and ovilee obviously Gabrielle shaz already in there plays that will help the cause of arsenal or are you looking at it as plays that weren't good enough to be at man city? I think it's players that will help the cause because for those in and for Gabriel Jesus there were city a lot of years and they contribute to some of the success that city have had along the way. So I can't really say that the surplus, but I think at city the squad can be so deep sometimes that some people can get lost within it and I think at times those two did were that. But then to put some respect on zinchenko's name, I think it was a year ago, he was playing in the Champions League Final, played in the second semifinal against PSG, so we've trusted in the final stages of the significant part of the season's four cities. So I wouldn't say he's a bit part player saying I wouldn't say for Jesus as well because again he did E contribute very much so come the last game of last season against fellow which won them the title. So I think for them going to arsenal, I think seeing winners comes through the door, in my opinion, was always exciting because you kind of want to know how they did it. How city are doing things, you know, trying to get behind the curtain on that side to understand what they're doing and maybe see what you can do yourself as an individual as a collective in terms of the club as well. So they're bringing good experiences, positive mindsets, and also to talk about also not mentality thing. I think I agree with what Craig said. And I think worst of all for arsenal for me, is when you sometimes see the fixtures come out. You think, oh, I don't fancy them there. And it's never a case you don't really don't find some there at city way or Chelsea. It's like at Brentford away is that Saint James's Park is at selhurst park away on the mid week and stuff. But in those games, if they end up losing them, it's not because they've been outplayed. It's because they've had that little bit missing that that little bit, maybe it's a bit of character a bit of desire, the mentality to know that it's not just about playing football. You have to fight as well as you alluded to with his interview. And I think that is key because having been somebody who's played as an underdog in the Premier League for a while. There are some teams where you know that you're not going to outplay them. So you try and get in their faces, make them uncomfortable for them to be predictable and try and just unsettle them basically. And I think arsenal had been a candidate for that, whereas I think if you look at city, you look at Liverpool, it's very, very hard to ruffle their fathers. So most teams end up just dropping off because they know stepping forward is the worst thing you could possibly do, but play the stepping forward against arsenal at times can be very beneficial. So I think with those two players coming in and understanding the places that they've come from with the management with the other players around them, they're on understanding a desire of what it takes to win ten, 15 games in a row to be having to start and play well if you want to play in the next game. That mentality surely has to be a good thing at arsenal because as they look around the squad, this is sort of potential, but they'll still come in and they've seen it. They felt that they've won it before and lifted that trophy and it's something that I imagine the rest of us quite aspired to feel. They're not to go back to your point. They're not bringing in two players that are surplus in terms of the disposable as an asset by Manchester City, but they've been brilliant for the club. But it's their manager is Guardiola's pursuit of perfection that means one or two loaded goal. Raheem Sterling, who has been a magnificent contributor for that manager and that club, but yet through willing to let him go and the player wants to go the come to some sort of agreement. Jesus obviously in his score goals, clearly. And that's been a void because lacazette's link up play was good, but his goals were told was not and certainly last season. But you go back to zinchenko if they can make this happen. That just gives them so many options because he's been a terrific left bike. He can play in the middle of the park as he does for the Ukraine, his country, and does it very well, by the way. And also arsenal have had a problem in that website. Kieran Tierney is a terrific player, but I think arsenal have a concern these constant injuries. I think it's a worry for them. But if team this is fair, it gives them the option, arsenal, if they want to go to your back for the year, play teal me or play a left side, they set a bike any other injuries because tearney can switch between left back and left side is sent about both in a four and a three. And zinchenko can switch from left back to midfield and that gives much more options in terms of that left hand side, which has been I think quite problematic for the reasons that I mentioned. So I think those two would be terrific sailors for arsenal, particularly if they can get this in genco one done. Something else

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

03:37 min | 4 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Over on the website. Not long now then to the Bundesliga kicks off once again here on ESPN. It all starts. August 5th, Bayern Munich away against eintracht Frankfurt. Also, of course, being busy this summer Gabrielle Jesus making that big money move from Manchester City. Well, James Ollie sat down with granite shaker to talk about the Brazilian joining the club. I mean everyone knows he's first of all an amazing player, because if you don't have this quality, you don't play in this amazing club in a man city, for example, as well here with us. I heard a lot about him, the people around spoke very positive about him. I had the lunch with him as well. Very humble. Qualities and things very, very far. And he will bring something more than qualities for us. He will bring this winner mentality, day by day, weekend by weekend, and yeah, I'm very, very happy to have him and the others in our team. I mean, Jesus obviously has taken a lot of attention. It seems from the outside that he's a perfect fit. He presses well. He's a good age. He's got a good goal record. Is that how it feels early days in the camp with him? Absolutely. I mean, with him and with Eddie, we have a lot of quality now in the front as well. To have the hunger to scoring as well. To walk for the team. And Gabriel, for example, he brings the experience as well. The experience in top, top, top level. And this is what we need as well. We're going to check a speed and James Ollie who joins us now from Baltimore. What's the feeling in the arsenal camp? I imagine it's quite a buzz, isn't it at the moment, considering Jesus coming in? Yeah, it's very positive. They've spent quite a lot of money earlier in the window. The players have come back in stages. There were some of them were given an extended holiday, but they're all back together now. And so they're starting to mingle to get to know each other for the first time. And I think granite was talking there about how Zeus and the impact that he feels he can make sort of immediately knows the Premier League. He kind of does feel like the perfect fit for them in the sense of they need a proven goal scorer. They need someone who sets the press from the front absolutely fits into the way that Mikel Arteta plays and there's a lot of excitement about seeing how he's going to get on. What's a missing link though? There are no need to sort out, do you think James? Well, I mean, they've got one or two other issues. The fact that they were interested in signing rafinha tells you that they are looking for another wide player. I think they still, although they've added Vieira, they've got odegaard, they've got Smith Rowe and saka, they still probably want one more for a bit more creativity. You'd worry about them a little bit in central midfield. You feel like they probably need another one in there. And defensively, they've never been the most solid team, although that has improved under mccarter. So I think potentially in other center back or maybe a left sided center back, they were looking at lassandro Martinez from Ajax. There's now talk today that they're moving on to zinchenko. The Manchester City defender who can also play in midfield so he could kind of fill both of those slots. So I think there's still some business for us to do for them to be fully satisfied in this window. Say Steve nickel, you were an Arsenal fan. How would you be feeling at the moment? Well, I think you should be pleased that they've got Gabriel who's this. I think there'll be a little disappointed though. They have quite filled out the squad. Because I think with their start in the 11, they can give anybody again. The question

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"zinchenko" Discussed on Caught Offside

Caught Offside

05:05 min | 5 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on Caught Offside

"JJ devani. Oh. Yes. Caught off side from the upper west side of Manhattan. And JJ devani, what's up, brother? I would like to announce that I am in much better form. Than I was last week. Oh, I feel like this week I've been treated, Andrew. It's so yesterday we had the Republic of Ireland put in just one of the most enjoyable performances one one draw in which in Poland against Ukraine. Could Ukrainian side yarmolenko zinchenko, all those guys. At scored one of the best goals I know your parents ever scored in Nathan Collins is cool. And then I'm like, oh, do I have to watch a gammon El Salvador in The Rain? It turned out to be one of my favorite games of this year so far. An absolutely brilliant game. And then I thought, what's next this week? I'm going on Friday. To a retrospective showing of Michael Mann's 1995 LA noir crime thriller heat. Tribeca Film Festival. My girlfriend got me tickets for it. She saw it on New York once she said, you gotta go to this 'cause you know I'm obsessed with heat. That feeling. And after the showing, Robert De Niro. Oh, come on. Al Pacino, Michael Mann. They're going to be there. Discussing the film. This is, this is the potential to be one of the best weeks. Well, that. That's like bucket list stuff. That you're describing there. Unbelievable. And, you know, like my girlfriend has to put up with so much. So whenever we sit, heat. Heat related courts all the time out of nowhere. Like hand me a coffee in the morning and I'll turn around and go. I had coffee with Macaulay half an hour ago. You know, doing Al and she'd be like, can you stop, please? And I'll be quoting at her. This is her own form of torture. She's signing herself up for this cultural waterboarding that I'm going to do. But I am absolutely pumped. I wanted to record this podcast in a diner like the heat scene where De Niro delivers this amazing line. Okay, told me one time. Don't let yourself get attached to anything. You are not willing to walk out on him 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner. Yeah. Well, I can't walk out on this podcast, you see. Yeah, I was going to say, you don't strike me as somebody that adheres by advice like that. No, I think if you're committed to something, you stay the course. Unless it's dangerous or life threatening. Well, I hope you have fun. It sounds amazing, truly. Yeah. So is this an acknowledgment in some way that last week was an off week for you? Yeah, no, I should. I was in a weird place. Someone congratulations. I felt it. I felt it. Someone congratulated me for being open and honest about my feelings. But I don't think I deserve congratulations for that. But yeah, I wasn't. We all have those. I was flat. I was sore flat. We all have those. And I also wanted to see a birthday present that was given to me, come from away. Oh wow, I've heard that's a great show. I despise musicals. Okay. That's interesting. But continue. But I enjoyed that immensely. There you go. Maybe you don't despise musicals. Maybe you just haven't seen the right ones. That might be true. Speaking of musicals, go ahead, sort of. Here's a question. We're going to get into the meat of the show in a minute. I think people are going to like something that makes a return tonight. I'll give you a hint as to what that is. I don't know if that gives it away or not. And then later on, we're going to talk to Doug McIntyre. We got a lot to discuss as the U.S. closes this window. We only we're only going to see him two more times between now and the World Cup. So there's a lot to get into with Doug, Fox Sports about the U.S.. One more time. A 180 minutes. Yeah, that's it. Two more games they have. Oh God. Yep. And then off to Qatar. Before we get into that though, you're talking about musicals. I saw a question posed by Tottenham's Eric dyer on Twitter, and I thought of you, a man of culture. I thought of you. When I saw him pose this question. He says, so he's on on Twitter, you can see he's been on vacation with friends or whatever. And he puts this question up, he says, this has been a two day debate. You can't watch any sport ever again or listen to any music ever again. Which one are you choosing? Oh, God. Ah. Eric. No more music or no more sports. The rest of your life. I mean, I think music is going to get the bullet, but it's tough. Oh my God. I couldn't fathom my life without.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

05:05 min | 5 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"JJ devani. Oh. Yes. Caught off side from the upper west side of Manhattan. And JJ devani, what's up, brother? I would like to announce that I am in much better form. Than I was last week. Oh, I feel like this week I've been treated, Andrew. It's so yesterday we had the Republic of Ireland put in just one of the most enjoyable performances one one draw in which in Poland against Ukraine. Could Ukrainian side yarmolenko zinchenko, all those guys. At scored one of the best goals I know your parents ever scored in Nathan Collins is cool. And then I'm like, oh, do I have to watch a gammon El Salvador in The Rain? It turned out to be one of my favorite games of this year so far. An absolutely brilliant game. And then I thought, what's next this week? I'm going on Friday. To a retrospective showing of Michael Mann's 1995 LA noir crime thriller heat. Tribeca Film Festival. My girlfriend got me tickets for it. She saw it on New York once she said, you gotta go to this 'cause you know I'm obsessed with heat. That feeling. And after the showing, Robert De Niro. Oh, come on. Al Pacino, Michael Mann. They're going to be there. Discussing the film. This is, this is the potential to be one of the best weeks. Well, that. That's like bucket list stuff. That you're describing there. Unbelievable. And, you know, like my girlfriend has to put up with so much. So whenever we sit, heat. Heat related courts all the time out of nowhere. Like hand me a coffee in the morning and I'll turn around and go. I had coffee with Macaulay half an hour ago. You know, doing Al and she'd be like, can you stop, please? And I'll be quoting at her. This is her own form of torture. She's signing herself up for this cultural waterboarding that I'm going to do. But I am absolutely pumped. I wanted to record this podcast in a diner like the heat scene where De Niro delivers this amazing line. Okay, told me one time. Don't let yourself get attached to anything. You are not willing to walk out on him 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner. Yeah. Well, I can't walk out on this podcast, you see. Yeah, I was going to say, you don't strike me as somebody that adheres by advice like that. No, I think if you're committed to something, you stay the course. Unless it's dangerous or life threatening. Well, I hope you have fun. It sounds amazing, truly. Yeah. So is this an acknowledgment in some way that last week was an off week for you? Yeah, no, I should. I was in a weird place. Someone congratulations. I felt it. I felt it. Someone congratulated me for being open and honest about my feelings. But I don't think I deserve congratulations for that. But yeah, I wasn't. We all have those. I was flat. I was sore flat. We all have those. And I also wanted to see a birthday present that was given to me, come from away. Oh wow, I've heard that's a great show. I despise musicals. Okay. That's interesting. But continue. But I enjoyed that immensely. There you go. Maybe you don't despise musicals. Maybe you just haven't seen the right ones. That might be true. Speaking of musicals, go ahead, sort of. Here's a question. We're going to get into the meat of the show in a minute. I think people are going to like something that makes a return tonight. I'll give you a hint as to what that is. I don't know if that gives it away or not. And then later on, we're going to talk to Doug McIntyre. We got a lot to discuss as the U.S. closes this window. We only we're only going to see him two more times between now and the World Cup. So there's a lot to get into with Doug, Fox Sports about the U.S.. One more time. A 180 minutes. Yeah, that's it. Two more games they have. Oh God. Yep. And then off to Qatar. Before we get into that though, you're talking about musicals. I saw a question posed by Tottenham's Eric dyer on Twitter, and I thought of you, a man of culture. I thought of you. When I saw him pose this question. He says, so he's on on Twitter, you can see he's been on vacation with friends or whatever. And he puts this question up, he says, this has been a two day debate. You can't watch any sport ever again or listen to any music ever again. Which one are you choosing? Oh, God. Ah. Eric. No more music or no more sports. The rest of your life. I mean, I think music is going to get the bullet, but it's tough. Oh my God. I couldn't fathom my life without.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:00 min | 6 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"On Wednesday the Ukrainian national soccer team did something very few predicted Who lift the hearts of a devastated nation They beat the Scottish national team in Scotland to advance to the final World Cup qualifier against Wales But before the game even started there were questions about how the Ukrainian team would match up against the favored Scots Not only because the Ukrainian players are dealing with the emotional stress of their country being at war but also because some team members hadn't played competitively in months due to the invasion Now the team is hoping to pull off another win against Wales on Sunday Here to talk about Ukraine's big win and preview their next game is roger Bennett He's the co host of the sports podcast men in blazers Welcome Oh Alyssa it's a joy to be with you Okay roger So you are originally from England I'm wondering if you can give us some perspective How big this win was for Ukraine and the loss for Scotland Well there's an old sporting adage that football is the most important least important thing But watching this Ukrainian team take the field right now charging towards November's World Cup huge stakes It feels like the most important most important thing few teams in world sports have ever been more universally beloved than this Ukrainian team in their yellow and light blue shorts They take the field wearing their nations flag on their backs the crowd in Scotland many of them was zelensky masks glory to Ukraine broke out as a chant during the game based on the official military greeting used by zelensky in his regular video addresses and to watch the first goal scorer in Scotland the gentleman called jar malenko who reigned the ball over the head of a helpless Scottish goalkeeper this striker pleading West Ham in the Premier League but he'd had to take compassionate leave in the middle of the season to go and rescue his own wife and kids who'd escape Ukraine via Poland To watch him reel away in glory you realize you're watching shattered grieving traumatized human beings come together with remarkable focus and making a deeply deeply powerful statement to their homeland and to the world Well I imagine you know as you said Scottish fans are kind of like into the Ukrainian team They're singing the Ukrainian national anthem before the game Do you think it was hard for Scottish fans to root against Ukraine Like were they secretly pulling for them The Scotland God love are a nation footballing league with just a string of traumas of their very own and so even some of their most well-known people like the Al Michaels equivalent of Scottish football went on television that said even I'm rooting for Ukraine So yeah they're about to play Wales 90 minutes on Sunday with a place in the World Cup on the line and Wales are a wonderful nation Wales have not been in the World Cup themselves since 1958 but it does feel like only the Welsh and the Russians will be cheering for Wales Journalists are calling this whales versus the world And the Ukrainian captain Oleksandr Zinchenko was said the game won't be about physical conditions or about tactics It will be about survival Well I can imagine that this is probably been very emotional for the players on that Ukrainian team I mean you mentioned kind of going back home to rescue family members some of them were hiding in bomb shelters just months ago I mean do you have a sense of what this has been like for the team Yeah the game against Scotland Midweek ended three one to Ukraine and the Scottish scored a goal which made it agonizingly close down the stretch the ball was narrowly over the line and after the game Ukrainian midfielder terrace stepanenko he told the press that he got into the locker room powered up his foe and looked at the text and he said he got hundreds from soldiers fighting on the Russian front who told him that quote the army at the border didn't think the ball had crossed the line and that's just like the surreal reality They are footballers yes but human beings first and foremost and their jubilant manager Alexander Petrov who is a dour man not normally an emotional man at all but one who said that in this past couple of months as he's worked with this squad And as you said many of these players who the ones who play at home in Ukraine have not been able to kick a football for months because our lead shut down he said it's his life mission now he's realized to qualify his nation in their hour of need and he dedicated the win This was his words to the people watching back home in shelters for the armed forces in the trenches for the people in the hospital so to play with that front of mind You realize you're watching deeply traumatized human beings coming together playing as a collective but with the stakes that couldn't be higher What more can you tell us about the Ukrainian team What are some players that we should follow along with The captain is a young gentleman Alexander zinchenko is 25 plays for Manchester City the champions the Premier League Watching him post invasion immediately taking the field the crowd in England all brought Ukrainian flags of support along and he broke down on the field played while sobbing and to watch him lead You realize you're watching a football up but really an ambassador He is sobbed in almost every press conference and it makes dignified valor propelled way as he's been forced to talk not about football whatsoever but to beg for peace and talk about his nation's struggle their longing their belief And that tells some of the joy and the wonder of football is it a massive story trapped in a small story and human beings like zinchenko are truly rising to the moment Okay so for tomorrow's match between Ukraine and Wales what are your predictions For me pure footballing perspective we have no idea how much adrenaline got them through the Scotland game How much energy they'll have these are tired men They are human They are bruised They are scarred They are traumatised We had one of our fans right in to us on Friday A Ukrainian listener in the United States then he wrote I cried during the Scotland Ukraine game I will cry on Sunday during the Wales Ukraine game and hopefully I'll cry in November watching the United States Ukraine World Cup match and so I think the only thing that's for sure is that there will be tears Wow an incredible game an incredible story That was roger Bennett from the.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

02:40 min | 6 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Did well today when he came in and cam also, you know, we're going to look at the tape more, but you can see that cam has a different poise than he had when he was in in 2019. And that's really good to see. In duels, he looks strong. He's calm and that's what you want from your center backs. There are the words from Greg berhalter and Cincinnati as the U.S. defeats Morocco three, nothing in an international friendly building up to the World Cup in Qatar berhalter has got to be feeling pretty good tonight, yeah? Yeah, I mean, there are a few things that manager could ask out of a makeshift team with so many substitutions and get that kind of result versus that kind of opponent. So he's got to be feeling good about what he saw. There you go. The U.S. getting a big convincing victory over Morocco. They also got some more good news tonight. Gio reyna is back on the field and back to training. Of course, been dealing with just hamstring injury after hamstring injury. Here from his own Instagram in Austin, getting it in. His father is the sporting director at Austin FC. So he's in Austin training, probably his family lives there. It's good to see him back. Don't underestimate how important he is to the U.S. men's national team and where he was not too long ago 5 month injury. World Cup qualifying, of course, that's still going on. Scotland and Ukraine playing earlier today. In Hampden Park. Winner of this game gets whales on Sunday winner of that into the U.S. group at the World Cup, Ukraine going ahead in the 33rd through Andre yarmolenko. Yeah, good go by Christian. Wait, what? Do you want my link on politica on the same breakfast plan? What did they eat? Beautiful touch, ridiculous finish. It was that easy. Your brain getting a second in the 49th Roman yet em chuck. I mean, you know what I'm with that kind of frame. Ball comes in, he's got three guys draped on him, no problem. Look at the scenes there, the Ukrainian fans going wild. Scotland. With some hope late, Callum McGregor. Just getting it over the line. This is a tough one. Goalkeeper here just bobbles that off the line. I had my doubts but it ended up really being in and then well, one B one at the end. Not the only one he had. Not the only one V one they had at the end, by the way. Don't be making it three to one there as Ukraine advances. Here's Sam Borden with more. 30 minutes after the final whistle, Ukraine midfielder Alexander zinchenko was still on the field, hugging teammates, fans, pretty much anybody he could find at the end.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

01:37 min | 6 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Scotland favorites going into the tyre tie quite unique really in the setup and the build up to it, Craig. How much does that affect the players once the referee blows his whistle? Well, there's no doubt there's a lot of sympathy clearly and rightly so for Euclid as a nation and for this national team and in fact there was a lot of calls for Scotland to give this game up. But I think in sporting integrity, the right thing to do is play the game because where do you stop? Does then we always give Ukraine a place and then you go to the group stages at the World Cup and there's every team give Ukraine a place to the next round. It would never end. So it's been a very difficult path for this team, but there's a lot of sympathy from the Scottish Football Association and offering training facilities and different things to try and make this game happen. It is never going to be an ideal scenario. We saw zinchenko talk in there about it could be somewhere else and the problems in the country and how it affects the player's mindset. But for my Scottish perspective, where else the players will be very understanding there is a job to do. You can see it's been 20 odd years in Scotland. They've been at a World Cup. Yes, there have been a European Championship a year ago, but not been to your World Cup. So it's huge for Scotland and Wales to will be that sympathy there from all the crowd, not just the Ukrainians, but the Scottish fans, Steve Clarke say that myself. He wants to get to your World Cup. He squad want to get to the World Cup and they have to try and put what's happening behind them for 90 minutes and actually play a football match. So that will be Scotland against the Ukraine. It's a game, by the way, that will be live on ESPN2 tomorrow, a.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

03:20 min | 6 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"He has made my 11. But the rest of them, well, or fantastic. Don, when you saw Ian's best 11, you started shaking your head. Why? I did because I got asked to pick my Premier League 11 the other day and I've got three changes for me and I've got Jean matsu instead of rudiger. I think a very, very underrated center back and you probably start the Champions League Final, I would imagine. I had Bernardo Silva in saint Eriksen. And who was the other one I had was another one. Oh, who was it? Again. I had three. Yeah, here we go. Can you see it? I can talk you through it. Yeah. Joel Matt. Sorry, Joe matip and Bernardo Silva. Daguerre was the other one. That was it. Allison. All right. We're gonna go to chakra in a minute, 'cause I like to talk about that, but Ian, I must say though, there are only two man city players in there. Yeah, well, you could argue for others like Bernardo certainly, but certainly the two outstanding ones for me were de Bruyne and cancello who's like a fullback who plays like a number ten. He can chip little passes and open up defenses. So fantastic. Yeah, you could argue for more they were the champions and look, it's all open for debate. It's just that it's supposed to be fun and they're talking. We're not here standing at the end of a night range. Arrows. Oh, don't worry. We're happy to debate today. That's why we're here for. Checker was David to tell you the best keeper last season. No, I don't think so. I think David here was always standing and thank goodness for Manchester United. That it was. When you look at United season and you look at the individuals probably only players who lived up to any margin of expectation is diverted here and Cristiano naru. But if I'm picking the best team of the season, I think the best goalkeeper in the league over the last season has been Allison. I think the one who's come in and exceeded expectation more than any other. Again, and around the last not. Ian is talking about the hair at Manchester United's finishing position. Let's remember where arsenal will and ramsdale took over. We were talking about our testing losing his job and whether as it would be in a relegation dogfight. And also finished. Ahead of Manchester United. So in both those regards, I think there have been other goalkeepers who produce not. Well, Stevie's been backing up Ian Doug's best 11s here and worst 11s. You're backing up the goalkeeper decision in the best? No. Maybe there was a little clue when Alison was given the number one goalkeeper in the world the world. Not in the place. Maybe that was a good one. The other one's Ericsson. I mean darker you're a big softie. Oh, he is. And we shouldn't argue with that. No, of course. He gave his reasons for that one. Is it best comeback story? Obviously. Best feel good story. Yes. Obviously, no question. So from that regard, because after all, I'm a big softie as well. But as far as football is concerned,.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on Caught Offside

Caught Offside

05:17 min | 6 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on Caught Offside

"He's been great. Yeah. And then one other scene that was truly emotional at the Eddie had in Manchester, Alexander zinchenko took the Premier League trophy and wrapped it in the Ukrainian flag. And broke down. I mean, really broke down just like I guess as he did it, like the gravity of that moment hit him. And his players, other his teammates all came over and hugged him and it was, I mean, you can only imagine just like the emotion that must be going through that guy's head, not just today, but since all of this has since the war has broken out in his home country. And having to try and mentally compartmentalize and putting things like that aside family and friends who are back home and are in clear danger every day of their lives while he tries to do his job and focus on what has been an incredibly intense title run and he has played well for them. I mean, really well, he was brilliant today. For them. If you haven't had a chance, just go on Twitter, type in his name, and you'll see it. It's quite a powerful scene. It's hard for me to watch that and think that the owners of Manchester City in February voted against a United Nations resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. That is interesting. I wonder zinchenko ever communicate that to them. His disappointment in that or does he just get on with it? I guess he gets on with it. I don't know. That's a good question. But I don't know. I wonder if he's answered that question. I'm sure it's been asked. I don't know. I must look that up. But at any rate, the scene of him today was really powerful. And then I saw another one of young men's son addressing his Tottenham teammates in the dressing room after their game today. He was awarded the Golden Boot on site, him and sala will share it. And you could see just also what it meant to him. Really a huge achievement for him as well in this season. So some cool things going on around all the different grounds today. As the primarily comes to a conclusion, a couple of things to finish out on JJ, we should get one note in on Manchester United. We don't have to go too deep, but what are we going to say? Well, the only thing you see is just drives them into apoplexy. So I'm not looking to take any shots here. There's no reason. We all know the score. Like us, united supporters, the players, no one's going to sit here and put a positive spin on what happened. This season was a disaster for them. They all know that. No one's, we don't have to sit here and hammer that home. I just wondered, I just wonder what happens next here. I don't know if this is if this is a quick fix for them. Obviously, their new manager Eric ten hawk was on site today watching this, a season that ended fittingly with a loss to Crystal Palace. But boy, you talk about teams at a crossroads. This was kind of their Gopher broke season. Like they went out and they spent veron Sancho Ronaldo. They fired their manager. They brought in a guy that thought could potentially be a fix. Wasn't, went out, hired another big money manager in ten hog. They really went for it this year. It exploded spectacularly, they'll still be in the Europa League next season, which it's funny with all the craziness of this year and teams were disappointments and underachieved over. In the end, the top 6 were still the top 6. Maybe not in the exact order that we all thought, but it's just funny how things still kind of fall in line. But with the united I assume Pogba is going to go, I don't know what, I think Ronaldo will be back, but I guess I don't really know. You know, I think ten hogg like he's a manager back before Tottenham hired Nuno, ten hog was a guy I wanted at spurs. So I think he's a good manager. I think he's, listen, I think he's a very good manager. But I think they need to back him and give him the staff that he needs and they got to give them the time to change things because I think he can make them good again. But there's things I wonder about there. Like this season, what is Marcus Rashford? Is he a great united player or is he should he be it? Like the next tier down from that. And is that what he is? Like Harry Maguire, what is he? If he's a starting central defender for you, does that mean you're not that good of a team or did he just have a bad year coming off of the Euros? Like we've talked about with all these other guys. So like there's just, there's a market at every position. But there's a question mark at every position off the field too. Like last week's Manchester evening news, yet another senior member of staff from Manchester United has left the club. Former chief of staff Patrick Coyle takes up a role with the PFA. Coyle becomes the latest senior member of staff at Old Trafford to leave the club with sweeping changes being made ahead of Eric's arrival..

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

05:17 min | 6 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Been great. Yeah. And then one other scene that was truly emotional at the Eddie had in Manchester, Alexander zinchenko took the Premier League trophy and wrapped it in the Ukrainian flag. And broke down. I mean, really broke down just like I guess as he did it, like the gravity of that moment hit him. And his players, other his teammates all came over and hugged him and it was, I mean, you can only imagine just like the emotion that must be going through that guy's head, not just today, but since all of this has since the war has broken out in his home country. And having to try and mentally compartmentalize and putting things like that aside family and friends who are back home and are in clear danger every day of their lives while he tries to do his job and focus on what has been an incredibly intense title run and he has played well for them. I mean, really well, he was brilliant today. For them. If you haven't had a chance, just go on Twitter, type in his name, and you'll see it. It's quite a powerful scene. It's hard for me to watch that and think that the owners of Manchester City in February voted against a United Nations resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. That is interesting. I wonder zinchenko ever communicate that to them. His disappointment in that or does he just get on with it? I guess he gets on with it. I don't know. That's a good question. But I don't know. I wonder if he's answered that question. I'm sure it's been asked. I don't know. I must look that up. But at any rate, the scene of him today was really powerful. And then I saw another one of young men's son addressing his Tottenham teammates in the dressing room after their game today. He was awarded the Golden Boot on site, him and sala will share it. And you could see just also what it meant to him. Really a huge achievement for him as well in this season. So some cool things going on around all the different grounds today. As the primarily comes to a conclusion, a couple of things to finish out on JJ, we should get one note in on Manchester United. We don't have to go too deep, but what are we going to say? Well, the only thing you see is just drives them into apoplexy. So I'm not looking to take any shots here. There's no reason. We all know the score. Like us, united supporters, the players, no one's going to sit here and put a positive spin on what happened. This season was a disaster for them. They all know that. No one's, we don't have to sit here and hammer that home. I just wondered, I just wonder what happens next here. I don't know if this is if this is a quick fix for them. Obviously, their new manager Eric ten hogg was on site today watching this, a season that ended fittingly with a loss to Crystal Palace. But boy, you talk about teams at a crossroads. This was kind of their Gopher broke season. Like they went out and they spent veron Sancho Ronaldo. They fired their manager. They brought in a guy that thought could potentially be a fix. Wasn't, went out, hired another big money manager in ten hog. They really went for it this year. It exploded spectacularly, they'll still be in the Europa League next season, which it's funny with all the craziness of this year and teams were disappointments and underachieved over. In the end, the top 6 were still the top 6. Maybe not in the exact order that we all thought, but it's just funny how things still kind of fall in line. But with the united I assume Pogba is going to go, I don't know what, I think Ronaldo will be back, but I guess I don't really know. You know, I think ten hogg like he's a manager back before Tottenham hired Nuno, ten hogg was a guy I wanted at spurs. So I think he's a good manager. I think he's, listen, I think he's a very good manager. But I think they need to back him and give him the staff that he needs and they got to give them the time to change things because I think he can make them good again. But there's things I wonder about there. Like this season, what is Marcus Rashford? Is he a great united player or is he should he be it? Like the next tier down from that. And is that what he is? Like Harry Maguire, what is he? If he's a starting central defender for you, does that mean you're not that good of a team or did he just have a bad year coming off of the Euros? Like we've talked about with all these other guys. So like there's just, there's a market at every position. But there's a question mark at every position off the field too. Like last week's Manchester evening news, yet another senior member of staff from Manchester United has left the club. Former chief of staff Patrick Coyle takes up a role with the PFA. Coyle becomes the latest senior member of staff at Old Trafford to leave the club with sweeping changes being made ahead of Eric's arrival..

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

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03:17 min | 7 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"City will be much better defensively with Rodriguez sitting in front of him. Hang on, so let's look at it though. It's four three, so it's a goal advantage going into this game. Let us know where it goes and all that, but I can see set is going. I can see city scoring. In Madrid. So this is still an advantage going to the Bernabeu for the second leg with just the one goal on you. You have no confidence immediately. Defense is relative to be honest. And I know they'll be all these players back, which is great. But yeah, I mean, it's not a pretty good result in the face of it. If you just flick the TV on now and say fourth of the great game, protect you take the lead to bear in the bail, the fee goes, don't make much of a difference in terms of the a wiggles because that's not our own anymore. What really intrigued the performance was actually better than that, but the result is not, and that's just a fact of the matter. So yeah, I mean, I think of make those mistakes make those mistakes again. And Madrid, I think they'll go out. Because he's just up front, they'll just clinical. The ruthless. If they don't, and this is us all the time, I say that as we said. It's about the basics, the so good. Going forward. It's about the basics for them. If they get the basics rate, like not diving and in front, like going to pressure the ball when you should, when somebody is driving in the box, if you do the basics, the rest will take care of itself for city. If they don't, that's what's on the backside in previous years. We'll find out which city Tom knock next week. When they were in full control of this game early on and they're winning two zero and there is a chance for re admirers. It takes a right foot, should have been three nothing. It is not. There was no life to Real Madrid. The life for the Real Madrid came by Manchester City, loosened the ball and bad areas. By errors on trying to play just a risky ball. I know necessary bowl by taking a chance and I know that this is the way that you play and maybe this is a personality of the team and so edits only has the freedom to do these things. Okay, so be it. But maybe there are moments in which judgment should be a little bit better. You're in full control of the game. Why? Why give it Real Madrid life? And that's the part that I think Manchester City ignored today. There were moments in which this game could have been and should have been killed off, whether by scoring another goal or defending better, putting some numbers behind the ball and not allowing one V one situation, all right isolation or transition. And yet, this is a webmaster city place, and this is the way they think of themselves, but maybe there are moments in which managing the game should be more of a priority. And it isn't because we saw that they got in a back and forth with a Real Madrid and Real Madrid was more than comfortable in doing that. And one thing we know Stuart is when Karim Benzema on the pitch, anything's possible for Real Madrid. Well, they were two nil down and a ball comes into the box. And he's not really favorite to get it on target. It's a great finish. He doesn't make the perfect concept, but he's in the right place. He arrives at the right time, he gets across the front of zinchenko and just guides it into the corner. It was a brilliant finish and got them back into the game and some of his closing down and now he just mentioned it. Edison gave Real Madrid a chance on two.

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"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

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01:47 min | 7 months ago

"zinchenko" Discussed on ESPN FC

"They are avoidable, even for the penalty. City had the ball to afford to have the ball on the left hand side and he tried to play something fancy and he gives away free kick. To encourage pressure when the game is at that particular point was a mistake and then full of poor himself, you know, it has flicks off his head, but the mistake is you've not made better contact because if you do, it's not going to hit your arm. So for them, you know, they did play. They did sort of become the architects of their own downfall, but I suppose for a pep is going to look at it and understand that it's a mistakes that kind of allowed Real Madrid to get back into the game. And in some ways, you believe that when you go on to the field next time, we've been able to deal with some of those and maybe not make them again. And I think if that's to be the case, as Craig was alluded to, when seats move the ball quickly, at times they're almost unplayable. And that made me feel they're really good on the front foot, but when you find the people like Kevin De Bruyne behind you, I obviously customer might be right for the second leg. But from what I'm hearing as well, I think Kyle walker can tell her and so I want to be going to be available for next week anyway. So I think it's just for them, they know their mistakes. They weren't outplayed by our armored by any point, and they'll be disappointed that it's just four three, but then the big positive is Discord four goals. They have a lead and they know that a win or a draw in Madrid gets them into the Champions League Final, which at the end of the day is the main objective to this round. We mentioned the absence of Stuart, did pep get the line off right for his side, even though he didn't have those players available. Yes, I think he did because he played zinchenko on the left hand side, which is his favorite position, and he got forward to a certain degree. So it was a lot sided back four with stone's plan as the right back. Is very much left footed. So I couldn't see aka plan at right back. And as Ned had just said, next week, Diaz will be a weak fitter because he's only just played the one game against Watford. Walker should be back and Ken Stella will be back. So it's a much better looking back for it and I think man.

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