Klopp bets on Mohamed Salah in table tennis: the best most of the time and Tokyo 2020 news
Klopp bets on Mohamed Salah in table tennis: the best most of the time
German Jurgen Klopp, coach of the Liverpool team, chose Egyptian international Mohamed Salah, the Reds’ top scorer in the past three seasons, to bet if he participated in a table tennis tournament if he wanted to win the title.
On the sidelines of the camps, Liverpool FC organizes table tennis tournaments between the players, in which the German coach participates for entertainment.
Jürgen Klopp told the club’s official website:
“I don’t remember such things (which player is the best in the game) but 100% it’s not me.”
Jurgen Klopp added:
“I think he’s Salah most of the time. If I’m right, he played with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain last year.”
“You have to be lucky in the lottery. If you play well and you get caught with a member of the technical staff, you have no chance at all.”
Jurgen Klopp concluded:
“The boys are good at the game. The good thing about the tournament is that you support your teammate throughout the competition.”
Liverpool will face the Italian team Bologna in two 60-minute matches on Thursday, August 5, as part of the team’s camp in France at 4:00 and 6:00 Cairo local time.
Liverpool are scheduled to face rival Athletic Bilbao in a friendly on August 8, and then meet Osasuna on August 9 in the last friendlies before the start of the new season.
It is worth noting that the Liverpool team opens its new season 2021-2022 in the English Premier League against the “newly promoted” Norwich City team on August 14.
Tokyo 2020.. Oyarzabal: The match against Côte d’Ivoire was difficult and we want to continue winning
The Spanish Olympic team wing, Mikkel Oyarzabal, confirmed today, Sunday, that his team had a difficult day against its Ivorian counterpart in the quarter-finals of the football competitions at the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020).
It is the match that lasted for overtime and was decided by “El Matador” with five goals to two in the end, which gave the team a moral boost and a desire to continue until the end, according to the player.
At a press conference held today, Oyarzabal said:
“The team went through a difficult day. We feel happy, but also exhausted. After the effort we made yesterday, the team made a great effort, and thanks to him we won the match.”
“We trusted our chances in the most difficult moments of the match. Now we feel very happy and a desire to continue, which is sometimes more important than the physical condition.”
And about changing his position from a winger to a fake striker with the Olympic team and the great competition between him and striker Rafa Mir after he scored three goals against Côte d’Ivoire, he said:
“The national team needed me in this position. We succeeded in making sure that any player can give his best in any position.
Rafa and I have different advantages in the way we play and in the end we are here to help the team and I am here to do what the coach asks of me.
The Spanish team will face Japan in the semi-finals next Tuesday, and the winner of this meeting will face the qualifier from the other semi-final match that will bring together Brazil and Mexico.