OFF THE PITCH: Bullet Proof Honda?, Neymar’s Tribute!
It was an exciting week for the football world. We saw that the transfer window is over, and now let’s get straight to the facts.
Former Milan’s player signed for Botafogo
As you may know, Honda is a Japanese player. Player played for Moscow CSKA and AC Milan. Honda was not very popular in Italy but had an outstanding career in Russia. He was outstanding in CSKA and won the Championship along with the team.
Honda signed for the Brazilian team, Botafogo. Keep in mind that the player announced the transfer on Twitter. He captured a short video where he asked fans to watch Botafogo from now on. One fascinating fact – Honda asked for a bullet-proof car from the club’s owners. As you may know, Rio de Janeiro is a terrible place for rich people. The homicide rate is very high compared to Europe or Japan, so Honda asked for a bullet-proof car.
Neymar’s tribute to Kobe Bryant
Brazilian winger, Neymar paid tribute to Kobe Bryant. After scoring a penalty in the French cup, the player showed 24 in respect to Kobe Bryant. The NBA star was famous because of his number in the LA Lakers. Bryant played under 8 and 24. He was a motivational speaker, investor, and icon of the NBA. Unfortunately, Kobe, along with his daughter and seven other people, dies in a helicopter crash.
The bad news about Neymar is that the coach of PSG has criticized him. The player had a birthday on 5th February, and he had a huge party. Tuchel said that players should never celebrate a birthday with big parties and focus more on playing football. The German coach said Neymar has to be focused more on PSG and French league.
Cristiano Ronaldo charges $1 million for one post on Instagram
Portuguese player is the first person on the earth who has achieved 200 million followers on Instagram. As it seems, the player is getting big paychecks from promotional posts. Rumors suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo is getting more than 1 million dollars per post.
January transfer window
As you know, the January transfer window is closed now, and teams can’t sign players anymore. Manchester United signed two exciting players in January. First of all, we should note that Bruno Fernandes is a very expensive signing. Players left Spotting after so many years. It was believed that Bruno wanted to leave Portugal back in summer but could not agree on personal terms. Bruno left the team in January and already played the first match for Manchester United.
Well, known OD – Odion Ighalo signed for the Red Devils. Manchester United signed this last-minute deal in January. Ighalo wanted to play for Manchester and denied Inter’s offer.
Dortmund could sign brilliant youngster Haaland. Player already scored eight goals in 4 matches and now is ready to rock the BundesLiga. German experts believe that Haaland can score up to 20 goals this season in Bundesliga and conquer Robert Lewandowski from next season.
Atletico Madrid welcomed back Carrasco. The player was in China for the last two years. After the Champions League final of 2016, Carrasco signed for the Chinese Super League club. He was a player for two years there and decided to leave the team in January. Atletico Madrid has injury issues, so Carrasco was welcomed back with a warm heart.