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Iniesta reveals past struggles with depression
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Iniesta reveals past struggles with depression

Andres Iniesta has opened up about his struggles with depression in a recent interview. He described what he felt after the death of his very close friend Dani Jarque. Jarque played for Espanyol before he passed away in 2009, due to a heart attack he suffered whilst training in pre-season with the club. In the course of an interview with Spanish TV show El Hormiguero, Iniesta revealed the struggles he passed through after the death of his friend. "You do not feel like you are yourself, you do not enjoy things. (You feel) that the people around you are just people, you have no feelings or passion." he said. "You are empty inside and there comes a moment when you realise that you cannot go on (like that)." "I was able to see that I needed someone to be able to get out of that ...
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Pique slams Espanyol fans for foul behavior

  Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has slammed Espanyol fans for their behavior against Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey quarter-final fixture whilst throwing a slight jibe: “If I had to choose a defeat, it’d be this one.” Jasper Cillessen seemed to have an object thrown at him by an Espanyol supporter, while reports from Sport indicate that Pique was the subject of offensive chants about his popular wife Shakira in the course of the game which saw Espanyol run away with a 1 nil win. “I’m not the one who should take action on the matter,” the defender said after the game. “We already know that playing against Espanyol at Cornella is always difficult. “I hope that all this doesn’t happen at Camp Nou, no-one being insulted or things thrown on to the pitch. ...
Pape Diop in emotional tribute to Espanyol after Eibar switch
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Pape Diop in emotional tribute to Espanyol after Eibar switch

  Senegalese international Papekouli Diop popularly known as Pape Diop who plays mainly as a defensive midfielder has paid an emotional tribute to La Liga club Espanyol after he left the Catalan outfit to join Eibar. Diop has been described as a very versatile defensive midfielder, and could pass for one of those players who could give you decent odds if you were to bet on him scoring a goal in a game going by his position on the pitch, and this would be easy to do as there are many sports betting sites that you can bet on. Pape Diop made the move to Espanyol in August 2015 where he signed a three-year deal. He made 58 appearances for the club throughout his stay and scored 3 goals in the process. However, the 31-year-old Senegalese has made just 5 appearances for Espanyo...
Diego Lopez likely to join Crystal Palace in January
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Diego Lopez likely to join Crystal Palace in January

  Premier League side Crystal Palace are confident of securing the services of Espanyol goalkeeper Diego Lopez in January according to reports. The 36-year-old goalie joined Espanyol on a permanent deal this summer from Milan but has not made any appearances for the Catalan outfit this season in the La Liga despite being between the sticks 35 times last season on loan for the club. READ: Azpilicueta – Chelsea must show big team mentality against Huddersfield Town Diego Lopez has fallen down the pecking order and is behind Pau Lopez and reports from Daily Mirror have suggested that he will make a move to Crystal Palace next month. The officials at Selhurst Park are said to have considered his as a superior option to the likes Wayne Hennessy and Julian Speroni and would m...