BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia has expressed hope that his move to Deportivo Alaves will jumpstart a stalled international career.
"He is an exciting player with a huge potential. Kamil is 22, so he has his best years ahead of him and he will be an important player for us. He is someone we have closely watched over a long period of time and as a full international for Poland, we believe we are making an excellent addition to our squad," commented Derby County manager, Philipp Cocu.
The prolific Norwegian striker had another chance later but defender Nico Elvedi blocked his effort.
Despite several setbacks over the past few months, the 25-year-old is optimistic about turning things around wearing the shirt of Schalke 04, when facing 2020 treble-winning Bayern Munich in the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season opener this Friday evening.
Raman spoke about Schalke's determination for a better Bundesliga campaign than last season, when the team finished a disappointing 12th and his ambition to play the 2021 Euro tournament with the Belgian national team.
"This year is a special year. Playing with the Beijing Ducks for one year, I will never forget that I see these supporters every day, which makes me so touched. Thank you all. I love you," Lin noted.
Alaba joined Bayern as a junior in 2009, making his way to world-class. Over recent years, the Austrian talked about his dreams of playing in Spain for clubs like Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Due to low infection numbers, several states have already allowed fans to return in the first round of the German Cup, others however stuck to their bans.
"Since I have left the club has been building, the stadium is incredible, the training ground is better than before. It's an exciting time," he added. Enditem
The two sides went into the game with a point separating them; with Al-Nassr in second place with four points needing a win to keep them at arm's length from third-placed Sepahan.
The ExCo meeting opened with a moment of silence in memory of former WADA President John Fahey, who passed away last Saturday in Australia at the age of 75. Enditem