Another Record for Ramos after Breaking Podolski’s One

Spain got a widespread win at the qualifier match for the European Championship by 4-0 under the captainship of Sergio Ramos against Faroe Islands recently. In this match, Ramos also made a record equal that belongs to one of the greatest players of his nation. Ramos equaled the record with Iker Casillas for having the most number of caps of all time. Casillas has played a number of matches with Ramos when he was his teammate in Real Madrid. Currently, he is just 17 caps away from the record of Ahmed Hassan of Egypt who has the all-time record of 184 caps in international matches.

The defender for Real Madrid appeared for Spain in the year 2005 for the first, and after eight years of that he became the youngest player from Europe to reach the milestone of appearing in 100 international games. He broke the record of Lukas Podolski who had the record for having 100 appearances in international matches previously. He played for Germany for the international games and he is considered to be one of the legends from that nation to be playing the sport.

Kovac defends Perisic signing by saying he was second choice for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovacic has defended the signing of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan by stating that he was the second choice to take over at the German champions last summer. The Bavarian giants were initially looking to land the signature of Leroy Mane from Manchester City for a club-record fee but the German’s long-term injury setback meant that they turned to the services of Perisic.

Speaking to reporters, Kovacic said that there is nothing wrong being the second choice, considering he was able to guide Bayern to the domestic double after taking charge in similar circumstances last term, he told: “I was also the second choice [for Bayern] and we won the double, so… It's like this: we made this choice all together. We analysed and spoke about a lot of names. He [Perisic] was already on the list. I brought him up back then, because I know Ivan, I know what he's capable of, I know what kind of skills he has, and we all know what he's achieved in Germany.”

Neven Subotic believes Dortmund can win the league ahead of Bayern

Former Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic believes Lucien Favre’s side have the advantage over Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga title race, should the latter not improve the squad further this summer. Dortmund have been busy during the transfer window with the purchases of Julian Brandt, Mats Hummels, Nico Schulz and Thorgan Hazard and Subotic feels the club can close the gap to the Bundesliga holders.

Speaking to the Bild, Subotic said that Dortmund have made the better business during the current transfer window and the return of Hummels from Bayern should offer him with the much-needed experience required to spur a title charge, he told: "If the Bayern squad stays the same, it is Dortmund. Very clearly.I say that as a former BVB player and fan. I congratulate him. The team will benefit from him. He won four titles at Bayern during the last three years, while Dortmund only won one during that period. Dortmund will get a lot of experience in Mats. It is a big chance for him."

Uli Hoeness confident Bayern Munich will have strong team next season

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said that Bayern Munich will have a strong team when the new season begins in August. The Bavarian giants were far from their best during the course of the 2018/2019 campaign but they nonetheless ended the season with a League and Cup double under manager Niko Kovac.

In an interview with Bild, Hoeness revealed that the club will come stronger for the forthcoming season with quality additions during the summer, he said: “I have to admit, it gets on my nerves that you can only define yourself through new signings. We’ve just won two titles and we should all be celebrating for the moment. I can assure you that there will be a good team on the pitch on the 15th of August.”

Niko Kovac pleased after winning Bundesliga crown with Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has expressed his pleasure after guiding the team to a seventh successive Bundesliga title. The Bavarian giants had a tough contest with Borussia Dortmund through the season and ultimately, it came to the final gameweek where a comfortable victory over Eintracht Frankfurt sealed the league title.

Speaking to Bundesliga.com, Kovac said: "I'd like to thank my team and our fans, we've achieved great things. We were nine points adrift in autumn, so warm congratulations to my lads. I'm completely happy but also exhausted, and I hope we can build on it next week. We knew SGE needed every point, and we also knew Dortmund were in front at half-time. We were glad when we restored the lead, and then, in light of Frankfurt's exhausting season, it was clear we'd get space, and we used it very well."

Thomas Muller admits Bayern Munich are feeling the pressure in title pursuit

Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller has admitted that the team are feeling the pressure as they seek to secure an eighth-straight Bundesliga crown. The Bavarian giants recently extended their gap over Borussia Dortmund to four points at the top of the table, but they had to do it in the hard way after scrapping through a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena.

Speaking after the game, Muller admitted that the club are desperate to win the German top-flight title and this has certainly increased the pressure of expectations, he told Bundesliga.com: "The pressure is there, we’re feeling it as we all desperately want to win the Bundesliga title. After half time, we had to up the pace, which we did, even though the result was still relatively close."

Arjen Robben admits he may not play for Bayern Munich again

Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has acknowledged that he may never play for Bayern Munich again with a calf injury likely to sideline him for the rest of the season. The veteran has been with the Bavarian giants for the past decade, but it appears that he may not make a final bow before his contract expires in the summer.

Speaking to reporters, the 35-year-old said that he is unsure over a suitable return date from the latest injury and admitted that he may not get a fitting farewell with the Bundesliga holders, he told: “I have my concerns, and I am not sure if I can play for Bayern again this season. It is frustrating to not know what the problem is.”

David Alaba suggests he could leave Bayern Munich in the future

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has acknowledged that he could pursue a fresh challenge away from the Bundesliga outfit in the future with Spain and England being suitable destinations for him. The Austria international has spent his entire career with the Bavarian giants and has racked nearly 350 appearances for the club across all competitions.

Speaking to SportBild, Alaba said that he is currently comfortable at the Munich giants where he has been the undisputed choice on the left side of the defence. However, he added that he does not see himself spending the rest of his career with the German champions, he told: “I can imagine trying something else, but I really feel very comfortable at Bayern. Every year there are new challenges and new objectives and the pressure will always be there. I’m happy in Munich. But of course, I can imagine seeing something else [in the future].”

David Alaba unperturbed by Mohamed Salah threat in the Champions League

Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba has said that he is unfazed by the threat presented by Mohamed Salah when Liverpool face them during the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. The Egypt international has once more been the Reds’ leading performer this term and he has already bagged 20 goals across all competitions.

Speaking to Bild, Alaba acknowledged that Salah is one of the best players in the world but he is confident of coping with the threat presented after previously featuring against the likes of Kylian Mbappe, he said: “Salah's one of the best players in the world. He's fast, but I've played against other fast players such as Mbappe. I know from experience that it is crucial that I use my strengths. It definitely will not be an easy game. But, of course, we believe in ourselves because we know our strength. We are Bayern Munich and we don't have to hide from any opponent! We will give everything to emerge from the duel successfully in the end.”

James Rodriguez’s father hints at possible Juventus move for Bayern Munich ace

James Rodriguez’s father Wilson has indicated that his son should take up the option of heading to the Serie A at the end of the season. The Colombia international joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017 but the move has been far from fruitful leading to the point that the German champions have declined to take up option to buy him.

As such, he is widely expected to return to parent club Los Blancos in the summer, though his stay could be short-lived with the Capital outfit prepared to sanction his sale elsewhere. Amidst this, Rodriguez’s father has highlighted that a summer move to the Serie A could be on the cards with reporting emerging that he could be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.

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