Ever since Luis Suarez made his debut as a Barcelona player, the Uruguayan player made a huge impact as he provided his teammates with 14 goal-scoring assists and scored 16 of his own goals. This is hugely impressive for a player who was making his debut in a team that is filled with superstar performers in just about every single position in the field.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted that Spanish striker Diego Costa has no future at Stamford Bridge following his training ground bust-up earlier last season.
The 28-year-old has been training alone in Brazil over the past few weeks despite the Blues’ insistence that he should show his attendance in west London.
The former Atletico man recently claimed that Conte had treated him like a criminal following their split this summer, and when asked on the situation, the Italian was in a jovial mood, he said: “It’s great. I prefer to laugh. I can tell you that everyone who was in Chelsea knows very well what happened last season with Diego. It’s funny, this interview.I’m not interested to continue this issue. I repeat: for me, is in the past.”
Meanwhile, the manager was further stressed to comment on Costa, for which a spokesman intervened by saying: “Our position is clear. I don’t think that’s something we’ll get into publicly. As a Chelsea player we’ve said he should return to Chelsea and that’s where we’ll leave it.” Continue reading “Antonio Conte insists Diego Costa is in Chelsea’s past and wouldn’t pick him”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants the fans to remain behind the team for next season.
The French manager has just signed a new two-year contract with the Gunners and is looking forward to challenging for the title.
He said that he understands the fans position and that they want the club to win trophies. He said that he would be doing everything he can to help the team challenge for trophies, but it is important that the fans remain behind the team.
He said that the atmosphere has been toxic at times and it was difficult for the players to perform in this condition. Arsene Wenger has called for the fans to forget their differences and to make sure they get behind the team.
He said that the team would be investing in quality players during the transfer window as he feels that they need more quality than quantity. He believes that there is a good foundation and that he will need to build on that. Continue reading “Wenger wants fans backing”
Spanish side Real Madrid have lifted the La Liga for the first time in five years after seeing off Malaga 2-0 on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 14 goals for Madrid in the last nine matches, scored within two minutes to start the celebrations early.
The Portuguese forward combined with Isco to score the opener in the final game of the season. French star Karim Benzema scored the second goal after keeper Carlos Kameni stopped Sergio Ramos’ effort in the second half.
Real Madrid had three points ahead of the game so they needed just a draw to seal the title over Barcelona. The Camp Nou match was dramatic as Barca fell 2-0 down to their guest Eibar in the first 61 minutes. After the second goal went in, they responded immediately courtesy of an own goal by David Junca.
Takashi Inui had scored two power strikes for the away side to add pressure on the defending champs. Luis Suarez, after losing two to three clear chances earlier, grabbed the equalizer in the 73rd minute before Lionel Messi – who lost a penalty kick – scored a brace to seal a 4-2 victory. Continue reading “REAL MADRID WIN 2-0 TO LIFT LA LIGA”
Chelsea winger Pedro says that is striker Diego Costa is clearly happy to be playing for the West London outfit amongst a lot of rumours that he is seriously considering an offer from China.
The 28-year-old was surprisingly left out of the 3-0 win over Leicester City with Antonio Conte claiming that a back problem prevented the player from playing. However, there have been widespread reports of a bust up in the training ground involving one of first-team coaches and Costa. The striker is believed to have had his head turned by offers from the Chinese Super League.
Chinese clubs have already secured a big-money Premier League signings for huge wages. It is believed that the offer on Costa’s table was around £30 million per year in wages alone. The former ended any speculation about his future by coming up with the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Hull City.
This re-established his lead as the top scorer in the Premier league alongside Alexis Sanchez. Pedro believes that the goal from Costa shows that the former Atletico Madrid is ready to be an integral part of the club’s title challenge this season. Since arriving from Spain in a £ 32 million deal back in 2014, Costa has been one of the deadliest strikers in European football.
“He is a very good striker. I have played with important people, important players like Ibrahimovic. Costa is a very good striker too, a very good runner, strong physically and he scores more goals for the team. He is perfect for this team. With the team, he [Costa] has been training very well, with his team-mates. He is very happy to be here in the club, this is the most important thing. His focus is on the team, the game, this season, to fight for this title,” said Pedro.
Borussia Dortmund has recently sustained a heavy defeat after facing off with Bayern Munich and losing 0-2. This match decided which club was going to emerge as the champions of the 2016-17 season of the German Cup.
Despite losing against their rivals, Borussia Dortmund made a dominant performance as they had 56% of possession and launched a total of 20 shots while Bayern Munich could only muster 10.
If it wasn’t for some spectacular saves from Manuel Neuer, the scoreboard would have been much more different. The German shot-stopper continues to prove why he is widely regarded as the best goal-keeper in the world.
The goal-keeper of Borussia Dortmund, Roman Burki also had an astounding match as both shot-stoppers from each side were at their best with continuous saves as they tried to keep their respective teams in the game.
Not too long ago, Thomas Tuchel talked about Mats Hummels decision to join Bayern Munich as the veteran defender made his way from Borussia Dortmund to their rivals Munich in a transfer that was officially completed on July 1st. Continue reading “Does Borussia Dortmund have a chance to win the league?”
Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri has reportedly told N’GoloKante to make a decision about his future. He has told the midfielder that he is free to leave if he wants to but he must let the club know.
Indeed, Ranieri will want to know whether he can count on the French midfielder for next season.
There has been news that Chelsea is interested in the player and had offered the club £30million for the French international. At the moment Leicester City has denied the offer and is still negotiating with the player for a new deal. They will be hoping that they can convince the player to stay with them like they did with Jamie Vardy.
However, it is believed that N’GoloKante wants to play for a bigger club and might consider moving abroad. It is reported that there is a Chinese club Shanghai SIPG that is also prepared to pay around £35m for the player. At the moment the French midfielder has not said anything about his decision and is still considering all options.
Continue reading “Ranieri tells Kante to decide on his future”
Despite much controversy over the climate in Qatar, the strict rules on drinking, homophobic laws and the unlawful conditions in which the stadiums are being built there is no doubting how impressive these stadiums will look.
They are truly state of the art and possibly the most modern football stadiums built thus far. The stadiums are set to feature zero-carbon emitting technologies as well as climate control systems – to help players and fans bear the 40-degree peak heat in the summer, which some claim will be unplayable. Here is a look at the 3 most impressive stadiums that will host the latter, and most important of the World Cup games.
Lusail Iconic Stadium
The stadium that is planned to hold the final is still in construction however we can still get a rendered image of how the final product will look. The stadium will hold a huge 86,000 people making it well deserving of an opening and final match. The behemoth will be surrounded by a moat in which fans will cross through grass bridges to enter the stadium. Continue reading “3 key stadiums for the 2022 Qatar World Cup”
Former Fiorentina striker Giampaolo Pazzini has announced that he will be joining Hellas Verona on a free transfer.
The striker was recently released from AC Milan after his contract came to an end. Milan showed no interest in renewing his deal.Pazzini has been studying a variety of options over the last few months, but it is understood that the prospect of joining Verona has appealed him due to the first-team opportunities. Even though Hellas Verona already have a top striker in the form of Luca Toni,Pazzini believes that he will be a first choice regular at the club.
After being at Milan for the last three years,Pazzini made only 86 appearances in all competitions. His best time in football came at Fiorentina where he spent five years making 134 appearances. Regular first-team football appears to be the crucial aspect in helpingPazzini rediscover his form. Still just 31 years old, Verona will be hoping to get the best out of the striker for several years to come. SigningPazzini is also crucial for Verona given the Toni is coming to the end of his career. The 38-year-old still continues to be a force to reckon with in the Verona team. Continue reading “Giampaolo Pazzini has announced that he will be joining Hellas Verona”
Raheem Sterling is one of those young players who is making waves in the world of football but despite all of the interest and offers that he has been receiving from top clubs Brendan Rodgers has announced that the English player is not up for sale and will remain at Anfield at the end of the season as he is not going to leave in the upcoming summer transfer window despite all of the rumors stating otherwise.
“I’m quite relaxed about it. It’s part of the modern game. He has got two and a half years left on his contract and is going nowhere this summer,” Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers told reporters during a press conference as the manager took the chance to talk about the current situation of his most sought-after player.
The 20 year old player was offered a new deal where he will be earning €100,000 each week as Brendan Rodgers is attempting to keep the player tied in the team and avoid having to deal with other offers from different clubs.
Sterling currently has a contract with Liverpool that allows him to earn €35,000 per week and it runs for 2 more years but even with this huge raise in wages, the young player has stated that he isn’t so motivated by money as his main driving force is in winning trophies. Continue reading “Raheem Sterling making waves in the world of football”