Lucas Biglia (Argentina): "It was very hard to play without Lionel Messi, but today we had a great performance, especially from the youngsters: Lanzini and Lo Celso.
We are the candidates to win the World Cup because we have Messi.”
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Umtiti: "We were beaten in duels. It's not normal when you're leading 2-0. The mindset was not good.
Personally, I'm very unhappy with my performance today. I know I can do better. This loss is a shot to remind myself to work harder." -Gonz
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain): "Germany and Leo Messi's Argentina are the favorites to win the World Cup.
Iniesta retiring is his personal choice and we really don't want him to leave, but we respect him and we will respect his decision."
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Otamendi (Argentina): "When Messi isn't playing, everything becomes so much harder.
When Messi plays, he's able to attract more than one player into his direction. He makes it easier.”
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Yerry Mina: "Digne and Umtiti told me that we had no chance of beating France and that it would be impossible for Colombia to win. I didn't tell them anything back, I kept my mouth shut. I trusted my team, and this squad allows me to dream, and we went all out for the win."
Ter Stegen: "Today, we played against one of the candidates [Spain] to win the World Cup in Russia.
I tried to do my very best and I think I played well. I always wear Germany's colors in Barcelona.
We found our rhythm after conceding the opener and didn't allow ourselves to be pushed back."
Liverpool and AC Milan are interested in André Gomes. There has been contact between Liverpool and Gomes and Milan plan to scout Gomes during Portugal's friendlies. André Gomes could replace Emre Can whose contract expires in the summer. [Mundo Deportivo]
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Ramos: “Now we see more Madrid players in the Spanish squad than from Barcelona. Generations have changed and some players have retired and others have come through, but the balance of players does not make much difference.
Perhaps now our style of play is more balanced as we have more players from different clubs & Barça’s style of play is less notable in the national team now. We have players from a mix of clubs like Valencia and Villarreal, which is beneficial for Spanish football.”
Blaugranas por el mundo: 🔵🔴 Paulinho y Coutinho contribuyeron con un gol cada uno en la goleada de Brasil [0-3] ante Rusia.
Luis Suarez anoto un gol en la victoria de Uruguay [2-0] ante República Checa.
Gerard Piqué, Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba y Ter Stegen jugaron de titulares en el empate de España [1-1] ante Alemania.
Yerry Mina, Ousmane Dembélé, Lucas Digne y Samuel Umtiti vieron acción en la victoria de Colombia [2-3] ante Francia en París.
Ivan Rakitic vio acción en la derrota de Croacia [2-0] ante la Selección de Perú
How retro can a fan article be? This coif makes me so nostalgic that I immediately see Ronaldinho, Xavi, Márquez, Puyol, Deco, Giuly, Eto'o etc. one after the other in a time lapse in my mind wearing the old Blaugrana colors! Credits to my cousin who provided this picture and inspired me to share... #Barça2006