Dejan Lovren Launches Explicit Rant Towards Sergio Ramos Following Croatia’s 3-2 Victory Over Spain

?Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has directed an expletive-laden rant at Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos, following Croatia’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday.

Lovren and Ramos have clashed previously, with ?Lovren suggesting that he is the superior defender after featuring in both the Champions League and World Cup finals in recent months. The pair’s negative relationship dates back to the Champions League final, when Mohamed Salah was forced off the field after suffering an injury in a clash with Ramos.

Following the game, ?Lovren took to Instagram to send his latest message to ?Ramos. He is quoted by The Star as saying “elbowed him good” after making an elbowing gesture to the camera, before saying: ”Go ahead and talk now buddy. Buddy! They are a bunch of p******.”

Lovren continued to dominate headlines after his rant by claiming that Spain lacked respect for the Croatians. He told Croatian outlet ?Vecernji list“We lost 6-0 and we congratulated them. But after the last few seconds, they left without acknowledging us. Only ?Morata stopped. 

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“I have not experienced that yet, so the victory is even more fun. Great matches, but I have not yet experienced that someone shows such little respect for the opponent.”

Finally, Lovren admitted to ?Vecernji list that he was frustrated with the fact that Croatia do not have a permanent home. The team have played at three different stadiums in 2018, and Lovren insisted that a new stadium should be built. 

He said: “There are good memories, some memories from this stadium, but it is time to build us something more beautiful.

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“If not, then take the shovels into your hands and dig up something else.”

The result means all three teams in Group A4 – Spain, Croatia and England – can finish in first position in the table, whilst both Croatia and England face the prospect of relegation. The two meet in a crucial clash on Sunday, and the two sides will be desperate to emerge victorious.


Juventus Reject Chance to Sign Out of Favour Real Madrid Goalkeeper Keylor Navas

?Juventus have rejected the chance to sign Real Madrid’s relegated keeper Keylor Navas, despite a relative lack of world class depth in the position. 

After losing Gianluigi Buffon to Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, the Old Lady designated their vacant number one spot to Wojciech Szczesny, whilst also bringing in Genoa’s Mattia Perin for a modest €12m fee. 

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The former Arsenal man, who was bought for £11m in July 2017 after a successful loan spell at Roma, has had an up and down season between the sticks so far, and has come in for some criticism on occasion, as I Bianconeri attempt to triumph on all fronts.

According to reports from Italian publication Corriere di Torino, as outlined in the ?Mirror, the Costa Rican custodian’s representatives were alert to this fact, and thus attempted to feel out the possibilities of a switch for their client. 

The ?Real Madrid man has been forced to deputise for summer recruit ?Thibaut Courtois this season, settling for just seven appearances across competitions. He has not appeared in La Liga since August.

Evidently seeking pastures new, the 31-year-old was hoping ??Juve’s uncertainty surrounding their number one, and their eagerness to win the Champions League, of which he is a three-time winner, could land him a new home.

However, the ?Serie A leaders were not on the same wavelength, choosing instead to stick with their Polish international for now. Considering the 28-year-old’s crucial penalty save in their last clash with Milan at San Siro, it may have been the right call.


Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Proposes to Georgina Rodriguez’ & Spends £27,000 on Wine in London Restaurant

?Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly proposed to his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, and the couple are set to get married soon.

Ronaldo has opted to spend the international break on holiday with his family in London. He has visited the Royal Opera House and was also present for the ATP Finals tennis match between Novak Djokovic and John Isner.


News of his successful proposal comes from Portuguese outlet ?Correio da Manha, who claim to have been informed of the news by someone close to ?Ronaldo. The source said: “Cristiano has asked Gio to marry him and the wedding will take place soon, although only a handful of people know the details.”

Ronaldo is said to have proposed to his girlfriend ahead of a dinner at London restaurant Zela, with the couple then posting several pictures online which show them wearing rings.

During their time in London, the couple visited Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair where, according to ?The Sun, he is said to have spent £27,000 on two bottles of wine in just 15 minutes. A source who saw Ronaldo at the bar said: “Ronaldo was in a great mood and wanted to celebrate.

“It was the first birthday of his daughter Alana Martina. Ronaldo and Georgina marked the occasion in style.

“His group were in and out of Scott’s in little over 15 minutes. They hadn’t booked and just rocked up and sat at the bar.

“They had about a glass and a half of wine each before rushing off to watch some tennis. They didn’t even finish the second bottle.

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“But the bill was £27,000. It was just small change to Ronaldo – he didn’t blink an eye. It was the talk of the restaurant all night.”

The first bottle was the world’s most expensive wine, Richebourg Grand Cru, which is only offered to exclusive guests at £18,000 per bottle. The second was a 1982 Pomerol Petrus, which cost Ronaldo a further £9,000.

The Juventus forward has not been called up for Portugal’s upcoming fixtures with Italy and Poland as he fights allegations of rape which date back to 2009. However, Ronaldo vehemently rejects the accusations and is currently fighting the case.


Karim Benzema Remains a Target for Milan Despite Striker Rejecting Rossoneri Contract Offer

?Karim Benzema has reportedly turned down a chance to join AC Milan in favour of staying with Real Madrid, but the Italian giants remain highly interested in the French striker. 

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via TransferMarketWeb), the 30-year-old met with representatives from the Milanese club over the summer, but was insufficiently impressed by his potential salary, and opted to stick with the project in the Spanish capital.

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However, according to? another report from Italian paper Gazzetta (this time via Mundo? Deportivo), the Italian side still see Benzema as a ‘main objective’ and could yet offer improved terms for the number nine, whose contract in Madrid runs until June 2021. 

Spanish rumours site Don Balon (via ?CalcioMercato) even claimed earlier in the week that Milan floated an offer of around €65m to Florentino Perez for the veteran forward. However, the site is notoriously unreliable.

Despite Real Madrid’s well documented troubles this season, ?Benzema has had a fairly profitable campaign so far, picking up 10 goals and three assists in 18 appearances across competitions so far. 

In light of this, it appears that ?Milan may not be deterred by their continued rejection as they seek a new striker – despite the presence of Gonzalo Higuain in their ranks and a rumoured interest in bringing back Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to San Siro.

However, according to Don Balon’s report anyway, ??Los B?lancos are more enticed to engage in negotiations with Milan’s cross-town rivals Inter. 

As opposed to the purely financial remuneration that the Rossoneri could offer them, Madrid could seek to seal a cash plus player deal for coveted Nerazzurri striker ?Mauro Icardi.


Sergio Ramos Claims Critics ‘Won’t Drag Me Down’ After Being Whistled at By Real Madrid Fans

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos insists that he relishes being whistled at by fans at the Santiago Bernabéu and that he doesn’t take criticism personally even when things aren’t going well for club or country.

The 32-year-old centre back is one of the most divisive characters in professional football, with fans seemingly split straight down the middle as to whether they love Ramos or hate him.

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But the Spain international is adamant that he can brush off fans’ criticism easily, adding that Real Madrid’s biggest legends have been jeered by the club’s passionate home support at some point in their careers.

If the Bernabéu has a go at you it’s because they think you can give much more,” Ramos said, quoted by Marca“I have seen great legends whistled. If they have whistled me once in 14 years I should be eternally grateful.

“When things go well I don’t get carried away and my critics won’t drag me down. I don’t take it personally.”

2018 has been a year filled with criticism for Ramos, which largely started following his clash with Mohamed Salah in the Champions League which left the Egyptian with a shoulder injury that some fans would argue he still hasn’t completely recovered from.

Spain’s disastrous showing at the World Cup – which could be Ramos’ last ever appearance at the finals – then saw the Real Madrid hero come under even more scrutiny.


Things could get even more testing for Ramos and La Roja during the international break as they prepare for a must-win match against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.