Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Villarreal https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/villarreal Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:26:08 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Villarreal fullback ​Moreno: Klopp stopped my opportunities at Liverpool]]> <p>Alberto Moreno has finally spoken about the circumstances that led him to leave Liverpool, and his relationship with Jurgen Klopp.<br></p><p>The left back was signed in 2014, but failed to show the necessary quality or consistency to establish himself as a mainstay in the position.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/villarreal-fullback-moreno-klopp-stopped-my-opportunities-at-liverpool-4300552?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Alberto Moreno has finally spoken about the circumstances that led him to leave Liverpool, and his relationship with Jurgen Klopp.

The left back was signed in 2014, but failed to show the necessary quality or consistency to establish himself as a mainstay in the position.

He was not able to show Klopp that he was good enough for the first time, which led to his eventual sale.

Moreno has now lifted the lid on that relationship.

"After the Europa League Final (2016) I spent the year on the bench. Then I thought of leaving," the Spaniard told local paper El Periodico Mediterraneo.

"Klopp told me if I got something really good and he didn't need me, to talk, but in the end he convinced me to stay.

"And the first day came and I started playing, Premier League, Champions League, always starting.

"[Then-Spain coach Julen] Lopetegui even called me, Lopetegui for the national team.

"But I was injured in December and after I recovered, I no longer played.

"Klopp no longer gave me opportunities. He's a very good coach, but he decides to go forward with his 13 or 14 players and that works."

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<![CDATA[​Ex-Man Utd striker Rossi set for Villarreal return]]> <p>Former Manchester United and Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is set to train with Villarreal.<br></p><p>The 32-year-old is without a club since 2018, when he left Genoa.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-man-utd-striker-rossi-set-for-villarreal-return-4300545?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Manchester United and Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is set to train with Villarreal.

The 32-year-old is without a club since 2018, when he left Genoa.

He will be hoping that he can get himself up to fitness and attract an offer from a top flight team somewhere in Europe.

Rossi was in his best form when he played for Villarreal a few seasons ago, managing 82 goals in his time at the Yellow Submarines.

His career was shortened by significant injury problems, with his knee giving him the most issues over the years.

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<![CDATA[Villarreal welcome back Giuseppe Rossi as long-term trialist]]> <p>Villarreal have welcomed back Giuseppe Rossi as a long-term trialist.</p><p>He will be able to train with the first team squad while he searches for a new club. Rossi asked Villarreal if he could come back so that he can be at peak physical shape for when the winter transfer window opens in January. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/villarreal-welcome-back-giuseppe-rossi-as-long-term-trialist-4300538?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Villarreal have welcomed back Giuseppe Rossi as a long-term trialist.

He will be able to train with the first team squad while he searches for a new club. Rossi asked Villarreal if he could come back so that he can be at peak physical shape for when the winter transfer window opens in January.

Villarreal happily accepted Rossi's return - as they did with Santi Cazorla, although the conditions were not quite the same for the Spanish midfielder.

With Rossi, coaching staff will evaluate how he is then make a decision as to whether the team will need an extra forward between now and the end of the season.

The striker has also spent time with Manchester United this year.

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<![CDATA[​Cazorla gives Arsenal edge over Chelsea, Man City in race for Pau Torres]]> <p>Arsenal are at the head of the queue to sign Pau Torres in the coming transfer windows.<br></p><p>The Villarreal star has been earning plaudits for his performances in La Liga.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/cazorla-gives-arsenal-edge-over-chelsea-man-city-in-race-for-pau-torres-4300418?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal are at the head of the queue to sign Pau Torres in the coming transfer windows.

The Villarreal star has been earning plaudits for his performances in La Liga.

Given the Gunners have a connection at the club in Santi Cazorla, it may help them get a leg up on other interested teams.

90min says the Gunners are joined by Manchester City and Chelsea in wanting to sign the 22-year-old Spaniard.

The young defender recently signed a five-year contract with Villarreal, but he will have a reasonable buyout clause that Premier League sides can activate.

Torres has started eight La Liga games in central defence, scoring one goal for his side.

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<![CDATA[LALIGA RECAP: Hazard breaks duck; Barcelona go second; Stunning Osasuna run]]> <p>What's been going on in LaLiga this week? From an incredible unbeaten run to the Player of the Month, it's all here</p><p><br></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/laliga-recap-hazard-breaks-duck-barcelona-go-second-stunning-osasuna-run-4299700?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> What's been going on in LaLiga this week? From an incredible unbeaten run to the Player of the Month, it's all here


HAZARD SCORES FIRST GOAL AS REAL MADRID STAY TOP

An entertaining top-of-the-table clash at the Santiago Bernabu on Saturday saw Real Madrid and Granada play out a six-goal thriller. Zinedine Zidane's side ran out 4-2 winners in a match which saw Eden Hazard bag his first LaLiga Santander goal with a lovely chip.


MESSI SCORES HIS FIRST GOAL OF SEASON

Injury issues have plagued Lionel Messi's start to the 2019/20 campaign but the Barcelona talisman is starting to look like himself again. He scored a trademark freekick in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday night, leading his side to a three-point haul that propels them into second in the table.


MARTIN DEGAARD IS SEPTEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Mercurial Norwegian talent Martin degaard was named LaLiga Santander Player of the Month for September after a series of standout performances for Real Sociedad. The 20-year-old has shown signs of finally breaking out at the highest level this month and was presented with the award by club legend Xabi Prieto before La Real's match against Getafe this weekend.


PAU TORRES' SPECIAL WEEK

What a week for Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres. He started the week by signing a new contract that runs to 2024; he was then called up for the senior Spain squad for the first time before netting his first LaLiga Santander goal on Saturday against Osasuna, albeit in a 2-1 defeat.


OSASUNA EXTEND THEIR INCREDIBLE RUN

Osasuna's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Villarreal on Saturday night means they've extended their unbeaten run at home in league matches to 29 games. Not since April 1st 2018 have they failed to collect at least a point at their El Sadar home stadium, a ground bursting with atmosphere.


HUESCA'S 2018/19 CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTED IN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES DOCU-SERIES

2018/19 was a special season for SD Huesca, even if it ended in relegation and a behind-the-scenes documentary has been released which will allow fans of Spanish football to see first-hand the drama and ups and downs of such a momentous season. 'Huesca: Beyond a Dream' is now available on Amazon Prime and well worth a watch.


SPANISH SIDES REMAIN IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HUNT

All four of LaLiga's Champions League participants are still in with a good chance of qualifying from their respective groups. Barcelona and Atltico de Madrid moved onto four points in each of their groups with a 2-1 win over Inter and 2-0 victory at Lokomotiv Moscow respectively, while Real Madrid and Valencia are still very much alive following a draw and loss last week.


NINE POINTS FROM NINE FOR LALIGA'S EUROPA LEAGUE TEAMS

All three of the Spanish sides in the Europa League earned wins on the second matchday, as Espanyol and Getafe both picked up impressive wins on tricky trips to Russia by defeating CSKA Moscow 2-0 and Krasnodar 2-1, respectively. Sevilla, meanwhile, beat Cypriot side APOEL 1-0 in their first home match in this season's competition.


LALIGA LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE SPACE IN THE CENTRE OF MADRID

The Movistar LaLiga Area on Madrid's Gran Va was launched on Friday, with the league and its broadcast partner joining forces to open up an interactive space in the centre of the Spanish capital for fans to learn more about the league and take part in activities that put them in their favourite players' shoes.


DENILSON'S RETURN TO REAL BETIS

Denilson returned to Betis, the club which in 1998 made him the most expensive player in football history, this week. The 42-year-old former Brazilian forward was in Seville this weekend following his unveiling as a LaLiga Santander Ambassador last week and returned to his former side to check in on the club and meet the current squad, including former teammate and club icon Joaquin.

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<![CDATA[Villarreal ace Samu Chukwueze in line for new contract]]> <p>Villarreal are planning to hand Samu Chukwueze a new contract.</p><p>Marca says Chukwueze could become the latest player to sign a contract extension at Villarreal, following Pau Torres' recent renewal.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/villarreal-ace-samu-chukwueze-in-line-for-new-contract-4299172?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Villarreal are planning to hand Samu Chukwueze a new contract.

Marca says Chukwueze could become the latest player to sign a contract extension at Villarreal, following Pau Torres' recent renewal.

The Nigerian winger is one of the brightest young talents in LaLiga Santander, and Villarreal could be set to raise his current release clause of 60 million euros.

According to owngoalnigeria, Villarreal have made contact with Chukwueze's representatives over a new and improved deal for the 20-year-old.

Chukwueze, who is playing his first full season as a senior player this campaign, has attracted interest from Premier League clubs in the past.

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<![CDATA[LALIGA RECAP: Real Madrid go top; Ter Stegen assist; Valencia conquer San Mames]]> <p> From a new attendance record and assist-providing goalkeeper to another international award, here's a round-up of all the latest LaLiga news.<br></p><p><br></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/laliga-recap-real-madrid-go-top-ter-stegen-assist-valencia-conquer-san-mames-4298918?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> From a new attendance record and assist-providing goalkeeper to another international award, here's a round-up of all the latest LaLiga news.


REAL MADRID MOVE TOP OF LALIGA SANTANDER

With a win and a draw over the past seven days, Real Madrid have moved to the top of the LaLiga Santander table on 15 points. Just behind them are Granada on 14 and, excitingly, these two teams meet at the Santiago Bernabu for a top-of-the-table clash next Saturday.


AN ATTENDANCE RECORD AT THE ESTADIO WANDA METROPOLITANO

Atltico de Madrid hosted Real Madrid in the Madrid derby on Saturday night in front of a record-setting crowd of 68,302 fans. The highest capacity ever recorded at the Wanda Metropolitano, the attendance surpassed even that for the Champions League final back in June.


AN ASSIST FOR TER STEGEN

Marc-Andr ter Stegen had a day to remember as Barcelona took on Getafe on Saturday. The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in his side's 2-0 win, but he also finished the match with an assist after playing a long ball forward for Luis Surez to score the opener. It's not often that a goalkeeper provides an assist and the German will surely remember that moment for the rest of his life.


VALENCIA CONQUER SAN MAMES

Athletic Club hadn't lost a game at home in almost a year until Valencia's visit this weekend. Los Che travelled north to Bilbao and put in an impressive performance to run out 1-0 winners on Saturday, ending Athletic's 18-match unbeaten home streak in LaLiga Santander which stretched back to October 2018.


A DEBUT GOAL IN UNDER 100 SECONDS

Rea Madrid's home match against Osasuna was a special moment for 18-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes. The teenager came on for his debut and scored his first LaLiga Santander goal just 93 seconds after stepping onto the pitch. Not since Ronaldo Nazrio scored 62 seconds into his debut against D. Alavs in 2002 has a Real Madrid player gotten off the mark so quickly.


GERARD MORENO IS TOP OF THE SCORING CHARTS

The Pichichi award given out to the top scorer at the end of each season is currently in the hands of Villarreal's Gerard Moreno, who has six goals to his name. Villarreal aren't strangers to the award; former striker Diego Forlan wrote his name into the history books back in 2004/05. There's still a long way to go but Moreno's current form suggests he could be in with a strong shout at the end of the season.


20 MATCHES IN SEVEN DAYS

Each LaLiga Santander team has played twice over the past seven days, including the first midweek round of the 2019/20 league season. 54 goals were scored over the 20 games.


MESSI IS 'THE BEST'

FIFA held its annual awards gala in Milan last Monday night and Lionel Messi took home the most coveted men's prize. The Argentine was named The Best FIFA Men's Player for his performances across the 2018/19 season, finishing ahead of Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.


SIX LALIGA SANTANDER PLAYERS IN THE FIFPro XI

Also announced at the FIFA gala was the FIFPro XI of the year, which included six players from Spain's top flight: Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Frenkie de Jong, Luka Modri, Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi all making the list.


PRESENTATION OF THE NEW LALIGA AMBASSADORS

Jos Mara Gutirrez 'Guti', Fernando Hierro, Denlson de Oliveira and Anar Lomba have been welcomed into the LaLiga Ambassadors family at a glitzy event in Madrid this week. They join the twenty-odd former stars of LaLiga who help to promote the Spanish league around the world.


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<![CDATA[Bournemouth boss Howe: Villarreal great example]]> <p>Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe enjoyed a study trip to Spain this summer.</p><p>This close season, he went to Bayern Munich and Villarreal.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/bournemouth-boss-howe-villarreal-great-example-4298477?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe enjoyed a study trip to Spain this summer.

This close season, he went to Bayern Munich and Villarreal.

He was blown away by the Spaniards' youth development an area he hopes to revolutionise with Bournemouth when their new training ground is completed in 18 months.

Howe told The Sun: There is a parallel with Villarreal's size and the rise they've had to ours.

The day we went, the club president was watching their under-13s. That was incredible, really, when you consider the care taken.

The president knew the players' names, their families. It was like, wow.

They take their academy so seriously. It's a direction we're desperate to go in."

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<![CDATA[Villarreal coach Calleja 'amazed' by Barcelona whiz Fati: Great for soccer lovers]]> <p>Villarreal coach Javier Calleja was in awe of Ansu Fati during last night's defeat to Barcelona.</p><p>The 16 year-old attacker again shone in Barca's 2-1 win.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/villarreal-coach-calleja-amazed-by-barcelona-whiz-fati-great-for-soccer-lovers-4298098?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Villarreal coach Javier Calleja was in awe of Ansu Fati during last night's defeat to Barcelona.

The 16 year-old attacker again shone in Barca's 2-1 win.

Calleja said, "I was amazed.

"He has done everything right. Huge quality, is not weighed down by the responsibility. For a soccer lover it is a joy to see him."

He added: "We have gone there to make our game and try to win it as we know how to do it. We have not played with any nervousness. It is one of the best teams in the world."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concerns]]> <p>Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde eased injury concerns for Lionel Messi after went off at halftime for victory over Villarreal.</p><p>Returning to action this week, Messi appeared to injure himself.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-coach-valverde-eases-messi-injury-concerns-4298032?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BVillarreal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde eased injury concerns for Lionel Messi after went off at halftime for victory over Villarreal.

Returning to action this week, Messi appeared to injure himself.

"When something happens to Messi the world stops," Valverde said.

"But it doesn't seem to be anything more than a nuisance in the adductor.

"We took him off as a precaution."

Barcelona earned the points, but they didn't impress at the Camp Nou. Nonetheless, Valverde was pleased to get the win.

"The first thing is, as always, to win," he explained. "I think we're playing well at home. Today was tough.

"We had a moment in the first half wherein we weren't good.

"But we're good at home. We have to see if we can add to it away from home, too."

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