Football fanatics across the world have become suffocated by the beautiful game over the past couple of weeks. Despite unrest from a section of the nation’s society, thousands of fans have descended on Brazil and have been welcomed with open arms by the very warm locals. From the Spanish steam engine on the blink to the latest eruption from Mount Suarez, here’s a low down on what’s been getting the football experts talking.
Guillem Balague on the future for Spain
Spain were one of the shock underperformers in Brazil, but Balague believes that every cloud has a silver lining and that better days are to come. Regular ‘party’ goers over the past six years such as Xavi Hernandez and David Villa brought their glittered international careers to a tearful conclusion in Brazil but there is a new crop of talent on the horizon.
Koke, Isco, Alberto Moreno and Alvaro Morata are only some of the many exciting prospects set to hit the dance floor and Spanish football has the potential to be dominant once again in the near future.
“The time has come to sweep up the mess that all parties make but before we do that, let’s give a huge hug and our enduring thanks to all those magnificent entertainers who helped make the parties so much fun … But now for the good news. Invitations will soon be going out for another major party”.
Jamie Redknapp on Luis Suarez
Jamie Redknapp believes Luis Suarez’s latest biting incident could help Liverpool retain their most valuable asset. Like a scorned Yorkshire terrier, Suarez took a chunk out of yet another opponent in Uruguay’s clash with Italy. As a result, the striker was handed a four-month ban from football and looks set to miss yet again a number of crucial ties for the Merseyside outfit.
Suarez has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer but his most recent explosion could prove a stumbling block in the transfer in Redknapp’s eyes.
“It might actually make him stay at Liverpool now because other clubs will think, ‘how can we sign him after he has been banned until late October.”
The Sky Sports pundit says he feels “sorry” for the Reds but is certain that fans will “forgive and forget” the 27-year-old because of the job he has done for the club. Redknapp added:
“Football, whether we like it or not, has its different rules and different agendas and people forget. For example Eric Cantona went back and did things at Manchester United (after his Kung Fu kick at Crystal Palace). It happens in football that people forgive and forget”.
Dylan White, Pundit Arena.