KALOU SPEAKS ON FAILED BOTAFOGO SPELL

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Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou has given the reasons for his failed spell at Botafogo in the Brazilian league. Botafogo had experienced European football campaigners like Salomon Kalou and Japanese international star Keisuke Honda but still managed to suffer relegation from the Brazilian Serie A.

Salomon Kalou spoke to BBC Sport about his failed spell at Botafogo. According to him, he struggled mainly due to language barrier, coaching changes, financial challenges and tactical issues. Continue reading “KALOU SPEAKS ON FAILED BOTAFOGO SPELL”

SALOMON KALOU: LILLE CAREER EXAMINED

Ivorian forward Salomon Kaloujoined Lille from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea on a free transfer in July 2012. His last act as a Chelsea player was winning the Champions League via the penalty shootout success at the expense of host team Bayern Munich.

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Salomon Kalou became a free agent in the summer of 2012 after his Chelsea contract ended. The Ivorian attacker became a Lille player afterwards and he was handed the number 8 jersey. New Lille manager Rudi Garcia confirmed that it was not easy to convince that the French club is team to take his career to the next level. It was not easy to convince Kalou to join him at Lille according to the former AS Roma tactician.
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ABRAMOVICH VOCAL ABOUT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TARGET

Former Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou has revealed that Blues owner Roman Abramovichwas clear about his ultimate goal of winning the Champions League. According to Salomon Kalou, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was vocal about his desire to win the Champions League trophy.

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Salomon Kalou spoke about Abramovich and his quest to win the Champions League trophy at the club while he was on BBC for an exclusive interview last month. The former Ivory Coast international forward said that the message was clear to the players while he was at Stamford Bridge that the Champions League title is the ultimate trophy for the club.
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KALOU: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER

Ex-Hertha Berlin, Botafogo and Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou was part of the golden Ivory Coast generation alongside Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers, KoloToure and Yaya Toure.

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The golden generation experienced trophy drought until it was brought to an end at the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Salomon Kalou was a major part of the squad that won the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
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SALOMON KALOU GIVES HIS OPINION ABOUT CHELSEA MANAGER TUCHEL

Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has revealed that he has been impressed with Chelsea mama her Thomas Tuchel so far and said he believes the manager will take the club to a better position coke the end of the season. Tuchel was appointed by club owner Roman Abramovic following the sacking of former manager Frank Lampard and he has done well to deserve the praise he has been getting since then.

He has brought about a pattern of football that has seen his side play some more interesting football different from what they did under Lampard. Tuchel has improved the Chelsea defense and it is evident in how they have not been conceding goals so far this season. In his first twelve games as manager at Chelsea, the Blues kept an impressive 8 clean sheets, including one in their 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory away at Atletico Madrid.
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SALOMON KALOU IS NOW A GRADUATE

 

Botafogo forward Salomon Kalou can be referred to as a graduate after the Ivorian international player bagged a University degree. The 35-year-old is gradually preparing for life at the end of his football career. Salomon Kalouhas secured a degree for himself at an institution in France.


He bagged a Business Administration (BA) degree at the prestigious Lyon business school in Lyon, France. Salomon Kalou was quick to praise his late father after he achieved success in his quest to bag a University degree. He confirmed his status as a graduate some months ago.
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Salomon Kalou Joined the Brazil Club to Have Farewell

 

Every player poses a dream about the last days of their career. The striker of the Ivory Coast, Salomon Kalou also has decided to play for the Brazil club Botafogo before he says goodbye to football. For this, he left Hertha Berlin of Germany and has appeared in Brazil to play the last few games of his career. The former Chelsea skipper is going to celebrate his 35th birthday in August and is very eager to play on Brazilian soil.


According to him, the passions for football among the Brazilians are really awesome and you will get such an atmosphere in very few countries. His previous club Hertha Berlin suspended him as he broke the rules regarding social distancing and a video of that incident went viral on social media. Thus he decided not to return to the club as he played there for almost 6 years. The Brazilian club has made a contract with him till the end of 2021.
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Chelsea needs to replace Hazard

Former Chelsea player Salomon Kalou has stated that Chelsea needs to replace Eden Hazard if they want to challenge for trophies next season. He said that Hazard is a world-class player and that it will be difficult for Chelsea to find a like for like replacement for the Belgium international.

He said that not only they will have to replace their best player they will also need to find a new manager after the departure of Sarri.

Salomon Kalou said that it is important that an appointment is made as quickly as possible so that the manager can have enough time to build a team to compete in the Premier League. The former Chelsea player that Chelsea runs the risk of falling behind teams such as Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester United and even Arsenal if they do not invest in new players.

He believes that at the moment there is not a single player that can replace Eden Hazard and that they will have to use this money wisely in order to strengthen the team.

There are rumors that Frank Lampard will be the one that will manage Chelsea next season. Salomon Kalou said that Lampard is a really good person as a player but he still has to prove himself at the highest level. He said that there are plenty of rebuilding to be done at Chelsea and it is important that you have an experienced manager in this situation.

He said that the Chelsea team is really behind teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City and that they will need more than one transfer window if they want to catch up these teams in terms of development. For him, it is important that a manager is appointed as quickly as possible to help the team progress.

Chelsea needs to replace Hazard

Former Chelsea player Salomon Kalou has stated that Chelsea needs to replace Eden Hazard if they want to challenge for trophies next season. He said that Hazard is a world-class player and that it will be difficult for Chelsea to find a like for like replacement for the Belgium international.

He said that not only they will have to replace their best player they will also need to find a new manager after the departure of Sarri.

Salomon Kalou said that it is important that an appointment is made as quickly as possible so that the manager can have enough time to build a team to compete in the Premier League. The former Chelsea player that Chelsea runs the risk of falling behind teams such as Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester United and even Arsenal if they do not invest in new players.

He believes that at the moment there is not a single player that can replace Eden Hazard and that they will have to use this money wisely in order to strengthen the team.

There are rumors that Frank Lampard will be the one that will manage Chelsea next season. Salomon Kalou said that Lampard is a really good person as a player but he still has to prove himself at the highest level. He said that there are plenty of rebuilding to be done at Chelsea and it is important that you have an experienced manager in this situation.

He said that the Chelsea team is really behind teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City and that they will need more than one transfer window if they want to catch up these teams in terms of development. For him, it is important that a manager is appointed as quickly as possible to help the team progress.

Salomon Kalou Says He Loves to Play Against Borussia Dortmund

Hertha Berlin’s Salomon Kalou in an interview that he relishes the prospect of adding more to his 4 goals in 7 Bundesliga matches against Borussia Dortmund. Kalou has scored twice as Dortmund was held by Hertha to a draw of 2-2 on 9th match day. He is confident enough that he will be able to help his side out for claiming a prize scalp. They are also known to have taken down Bayern Munich, the defending champions in 2018-2019 at Olympic Stadium.

While discussing the clash with Dortmund, he said it is always great to play against them. Dortmund is playing under Favre and thus, there are making a lot of chances while scoring many goals. He says that the match is going to be an open one. Kalou says that they like that kind of game as they are also able to score. Both these teams can score goals and thus, he feels that it is going to be a good game.

He goes on to say that there aren’t any easy matches when it comes to Bundesliga. It can be seen that Bayern lost against Hertha and Dortmund lost against Augsburg. Players have to give in their 100% in each and every game. He says that they are not going to focus on Borussia Dortmund going through a difficult time at present. They will have to concentrate on their own game and try to play well. According to him, if they approach the game in this manner then they will be able to win against Dortmund.

Kalou has scored the first 2 goals of the season in their first game against Borussia Dortmund. He says that Dortmund is a team that is never going to sit back and will defend all through the game. Given an opportunity, they will attack.