Mamardashvili: “In this team, age or name do not matter as long as you perform”

As Giorgi Mamardashvili witnessed the heroics of fellow goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the Champions League final over the weekend, he probably was thinking of what might have been in the Copa del Rey final a month ago. Like Courtois, Mamardashvili had stood tall during the match, making several stand-out saves against Real Betis to stretch […]

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Wass: The joker and… giver of life advice?

Daniel Wass rarely seems to crack a smile during games, even when he scores. Fans typically see him riled up and energised. But who knew he had jokes in him? Batzine discovered the Denmark international’s funny side after a short chat with him. He gave us the lowdown on his teammates – we could not verify if he truly makes them laugh.

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We wanted to do it for Eriksen: Daniel Wass on Denmark’s Euro exploits

On June 13 last year, the football world stood still. A hushed silence fell over Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium at what was supposed to be a joyous opening game for Denmark at the delayed Euro 2020. Instead, Daniel Wass saw his teammate Christian Eriksen collapse after suffering a cardiac arrest in the 1st half.

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No matter who’s beside Paulista in defence, he will adapt

From Ezequiel Garay and Mouctar Diakhaby, to Hugo Guillamon and Omar Alderete, Gabriel Paulista has a long list of defensive partners in his 4 years at Valencia. He’s fine with it. When people think about successful modern-day centre-back pairings, a few come to mind: Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic […]

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I can play in any position – even in goal, says utility man Wass

One moment Daniel Wass is repelling attacks as a right-back; the next, he charges up and becomes a right winger who bombs down the flanks. After a series of late substitutions, he finishes the match in midfield beside Carlos Soler or Uros Racic. If you ask Valencia fans what the Dane’s natural position is, you […]

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