Barcelona legend set for Chelsea move, Real Madrid's new top targets and more La Liga News – 17th November 2018
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Javier Tebas still confident of the match in Miami
LaLiga unveiled plans of playing one league match in the United States of Ameria and all hell broke loose. The fans across the world have made it clear that they are not happy with the decision the same view has been echoed by several pundits and former players.
FIFA and UEFA have also expressed that they will not be encouraging it but one person who has not given up hope still is LaLiga president, Javier Tebas. Despite all the talks against the match, Tebas is still confident of playing the Girona vs Barcelona game in Miami.
Speaking to the reporters at a recent book launch, LaLigsa president said, “It’s 83 per cent likely to happen.”
“No-one has given me any document that says otherwise, neither the RFEF nor any international or world organisation. We’ll try to get the ‘yes’. They haven’t answered us but we’ll keep working until they give us an official ‘no’. I think the advertising in the Miami Herald was perfect. You have to see the desire they have in the US for the game to be played there. Right now La Liga is more famous there for that match than some of the results at the weekend.” added the president.
Continuing to talk to the reporters, Tebas spoke about the recent revelations about Manchester City and PSG by Football Leaks. “Football Leaks? That’s what we reported two years ago, when some people called me crazy.” said the LaLiga president.
“You don’t need Football Leaks to verify it. You only need to look at the accounts of both clubs to see that they practice financial doping with inflated sponsorships. It’s not possible. The corresponding measures must be taken and the files reopened. I think PSG will be punished by 90%.” added Tebas.
Batshuayi rebuffs Valencia exit rumours
Reports of Batshuayi not being happy with his game time at Valencia have been going around for some time. The striker was reportedly looking to leave the LaLiga side but all that has been rebuffed by the Belgian.
“Any talk of my departure from Valencia are just rumours,” Batshuayi told reporters after his stellar performance for Belgium.
“I have no issues with the club whatsoever and I have a strong understanding with the Coach. We are in a bad run of form and our only focus is to work on overcoming this slump,” added the striker.