Former Borussia Dortmund physiotherapist Frank Zollner has offered a colourful assessment of Jurgen Klopp.
The varied character traits of Jurgen Klopp have been laid bare by a one-time colleague who described the Liverpool boss as “crazy” and “egocentric”, but also “special”.
Those are the words of former Borussia Dortmund physiotherapist Frank Zollner, who was at the Bundesliga club for 17 years and worked with Klopp at Signal Iduna Park.
Klopp has since guided Liverpool to a Champions League title and, prior to the coronavirus outbreak, was on the brink of delivering the Reds’ first top-flight crown in 30 years.
Reflecting on his experiences with Klopp, Zollner recalled a man with a changing temperament.
“He’s a special guy,” Zollner told Goal and SPOX of Klopp. “There were so many days when you’d think: ‘Great guy!’, but sometimes you’d think: ‘What an egocentric!’.
“One time, Jakub Blaszczykowski called me when he was coming back from the [Poland] national team. He said he couldn’t train because of a muscle injury but would still come to the team meeting.
“Before the meeting, I went to Klopp with Kuba [Blaszczykowski] and told him what was going on. He then went pretty crazy, probably because he had only just learned about Kuba’s injury at that moment.
“Zeljko Buvac [Klopp’s former assistant] would often appear at such moments and say: ‘Kloppo, smoke a cigarette now and calm down!’. He was one of the best assistant coaches I’ve ever worked under. But Kloppo had the balls to apologise when the way he treated someone was too much.”
5 – Jürgen Klopp has been named @premierleague manager of the month for the third consecutive month and for the fifth time this season; the most by the same boss in a single season in the competition’s history. Elect. #PLAwards pic.twitter.com/5YCpNaVhdF
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 7, 2020
Ghana’s Premier League matches could be played behind closed doors
Ghana’s Premier League may not be allowed to have fans back inside stadiums SHOULD the Government give greenlight for Football activities to resume per proposal submitted by the GFA’S Medical Committee to the GFA.
And per Ghana- Kumasi Base Radio Station Oyerepa FM Sports report, Dr Adam Baba led committee have adviced the GFA as follows
The resumption should be gradual
-starting with the men premier league then the others(Division One,Women’s league etc) follow when convicted all is well.This is because if we take too much, it can overwhelm us
That all players, officials, coaches,referees and match commissioners undergo mandatory test*
-The FA must arrange for them to be tested at various laboratories.They were identified into High and low risk groups
-The High risk group comprised of referees, match commissioners and technical persons who have close contact with players.
A plan that could see all matches for the remainder of the season played in empty stadiums
-The only persons to be admitted will be the press to cover the games and most of the matches shown live on TV.
-Those that can’t be shown live should be shown immediately after the matches not to make supporters miss the game so much.
To observe social and physical distance as we enjoy the game of Football
Speaking to Oyerepa FM Sports, the Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Medical Committee Dr Adam Baba said.
”To cancel or continue will all depend on the dynamics of the pandemic.As the medical committe of the GFA, we were asked for a proposal on the best practices SHOULD the Government give the go ahead to resume Football activities and our advice was based on the records of the pandemic, the death and recovery rates and cases recorded.
All that we are doing will hinge around the Ghana Health Service’s final approval, the go ahead or could tell us to wait for a while”
Portsmouth FC suggests Zorbing to resume EPL !!!
As an exit to the current Corona Virus trap for the EPL season a weird suggestion came up from Hampshire
• The Portsmouth club administration proposes to complete the season by wearing each zorb player to limit the spread of Corona
• Also, they suggested that the fans wear it, too!
Rashford edging closer to full fitness: I feel 10 times better now
He has been out since mid-January but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford says he is edging closer to a return to training.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is in a “much better place” than a month ago as he nears a return to full fitness.
Rashford has been out since mid-January due to a back injury, with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying earlier this month the club would not rush his comeback.
The England international is making good progress, though, and suggests he will be ready to resume training once the squad are cleared to go back to work after the coronavirus pandemic.
“I feel much better,” Rashford told Sky Sports News. “I have a scan in another couple of days and that should solidify it, but I feel much better compared to two or three weeks ago.
“I feel 10 times better now. For me, now it’s just about getting ready to build back up to training and then playing games for the team.
“I’m in a much better place. I’m much happier than I was about a month ago, so things are looking positive.”
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) March 26, 2020
Rashford says his recent rehabilitation has been carried out at home due to the restrictions put in place to control the impact of COVID-19.
“Everyone is just dealing with the circumstances as well as they can,” he added.
“I’ve just been in my house doing my gym work and recovery, reading books, watching Netflix and just doing what I can do to make the time pass further.
“There’s not really anything you can do that comes close to being in the changing room and being in the team, so I’m not trying to chase that high.
“I had to have time off anyway because of my injury, but I’m fortunate enough to have a bike in the gym downstairs. Not much in that sense has actually changed for me because I can still do my daily routine that I was doing.”
Rashford is also heading up a campaign for the FareShare charity, which aims to raise £100,000 to help supply food to children who usually have free school meals but are currently unable to access them.
“I didn’t know how high the numbers were of kids not eating at home other than school meals. That number kind of shocked me,” Rashford said.
“And then I remember speaking to a friend who was saying there was an opportunity where we can help these people and FareShare allowed us to make it work.
“I don’t think I’ve actually ever done something at such short notice before. I thought let’s try and get to £100,000 and right now we’re on £97,000.”
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