Former Germany international LotharMatthaus has come out with a stunning verdict that he does not think that Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze and Schalke prospect Julian Draxler are not winners in the same league as that of Andrea Pirlo or Carlos Tevez.
Both players were a huge factor in Juventus returning to the top of the pile after several years of struggle. Tevez recently returned to his home country with Boca Juniors whereas Pirlo joined the MLS for a fitting sendoff into the twilight. They have left only after helping Juventus reach the Champions League final.
Equally talented players like Gotze andDraxler are seen as some of the alternatives for Juventus to sign in the summer transfer window. Both players have incredible talent and potential to become the world’s best, but they have not been able to show off their talents fully in the last few years. Gotze is believed to be extremely frustrated with life at Bayern Munich since he is often on the sidelines while a big-money move is yet to materialise forDraxler. Both players are believed to be on the shopping list of Juventus, butMatthaus has come out with a warning for the Italian outfit.Continue reading
A wonderful 2014-15 Season for Juventus has earned Carlos Tevez a national recall as he has been named in the Argentina squad for the upcoming Copa America Football tournament.
Tevez had been out of the national team fold for the last four years for various reasons.
Of course, form was the primary reason. The striker was not playing the kind of Football that’s needed for a player to draw the attention of his national manager.
But, going to Juventus really proved to be a turnaround for the veteran as he showed some consistency there, played with the same, old spark and forced people to start talking about him again.
However, he is not going to stay at Juventus anymore. The reports suggest he has put across a transfer request to the management and he might be making his way to some other country pretty soon with Spain being tipped as the likely one.
Atletico Madrid is believed to have held a round of talk with Juventus on Tevez. The information is not authentic though.Continue reading
Carlos Tevez has a contract with Juventusthat expires at 2016 but recent rumors are claiming that Tevez will be leaving the club in this summer. If this is indeed true, it’s huge news for West Ham United and Boca Juniors.
For the past few months West Ham United has been linked with Tevez as the Premier League club is interested in signing the experienced forward and they will be happy to know that Tevez might be exiting Juventus in a few months.
Even if Carlos Tevez does make his move out of Juventus, it remains uncertain as to which club is going to be his next one as the player has stated on a number of occasions that he is not thinking about which club to join as he only wants to focus on doing everything he can for Juventus so they can win more trophies.
According to Italian media, Juventus wants to sign Palermo’s Paulo Dybala and they would be willing to spend around €29 million in order to sign the 21 years old player but Tevez might have to be offloaded as a way to create enough funds.Continue reading
Juventus have confirmed that they have no intention of parting company with striker Carlos Tevez at the end of the campaign.
The forward is being linked with a return to his homeland. He has already mentioned on several occasions that he would like to return to Argentine football when he is still at the top of the game. Tevez is clearly enjoying the best football of his career. The 31-year-old has scored goals and created two more in his last 10 matches for Juventus. This has helped the Italian club open a nine-point advantage over second placed to Roma, while also putting one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The club’s general manager,Beppe Marotta, says that the club are still confident of keeping Tevez for a few more years. Boca Juniors are thought to be interested in making an offer in the summer, but Marotta says that they might even offer Tevez a new deal in order to convince him to stay at Turin. After struggling with their search for a goal scorer, Juventus have finally been rescued by Tevez. The club will now be hoping to achieve an impressive Champions League run backed by the good form of the former West Ham striker.Continue reading
Mino Raiola, the agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has said that the player is almost certain to leave the Serie A giants in the summer with a whole host of European super powers chasing the signature of the 21 year starlet.
The French international joined the Italian giants in 2012 after growing frsutrated with his fringe role under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and has since gone on to become one of the best combative midfielders in the world and would easily command a fee of more than £ 50 million which could force the hand of the cash strapped Italian club to sell him.Continue reading
In the previous season of the Spanish League, Athletic Madrid turned into the new champions of Spain as they won their domestic league.
It was a historic event as Diego Simeone and his team overcame Real Madrid and Barcelona who were the favorites on winning it due to their astronomically high transfer budgets that allow them on making a huge splash in the transfer market and sign some of the best players in the world.
That season was the proof needed in order to verify that the Spanish League is not only a 2 horse league race which is what it’s constantly being called but Athletic Madrid stepped it up and made their claim at the top as they became serious contenders on winning major trophies.Continue reading
According to Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, Luis Suarez deserves to be considered for Ballon d’Or for his performance as a Liverpool player in the last season.
Suarez scored 31 goals for Liverpool due to which the team was able to secure second place in the competition. Suarez scored the most number of goals in the league. According to Rodgers, Suarez undoubtedly deserves a place among the top players. Regarding Suarez’s name not being on the list of players shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or Award, Rodger said that he fails to understand why Suarez’s name was not included on the list.
Rodgers doesn’t consider excluding Suarez from the list to be just. He thinks that if the list was made according to the merit of footballers then Suarez definitely deserves to be included in it. Suarez might have been excluded from the list for biting Chiellini in the 2014 world cup; he was suspended for four months after the incident. But Rodgers thinks that the players being considered for the award surely committed some minor offences in their career but the judgment should be made solely on the basis of football and nothing else.
Rodgers considers Suarez being awarded player of the year title for the last season in England to be a just treatment. He said that Suarez got the award for the quality of football he plays and further added that Suarez is definitely among the top five football players in the world. Liverpool will be pitted against Real Madrid again on Tuesday
Rodgers said that Real Madrid is currently the best football team in the world. He considers Ronaldo to be the best footballer in the world at present. Rodgers considers Ronaldo to be a very talented footballer. Rodgers said that it gives him great pleasure to witness someone as talented as Ronaldo. He said that Ronaldo’s accomplishments are due in large part to the immense effort he puts in training.
Currently Juventus sit atop the table in Serie A, looking to win their fourth consecutive domestic title. Through ten league matches, Juve are in their familiar position in first place with 25 points, three clear of second-place Roma. The play of Carlos Tevez in his second season with the Italian giants has been a key factor to their early success, and keeping him in top form will go a long way to clinching that fourth straight title.Continue reading
Chelsea captain John Terry has said that he and the club are extremely delighted to have Cesc Fabregas in the team. The Spaniard moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer for just £ 28 million after deciding to end his Barcelona dream in just three years. He had moved to the Camp Nou from Arsenal for around £ 35 million in 2011. His three years at Barcelona brought him a lot of mixed emotions since he was hugely successful on a professional front, but he had to face a barrage of criticism from his own supporters especially towards the end of his time.
After deciding to leave Barcelona, it is thought that a number of options were presented to Fabregas including Manchester United. The Spaniard revealed that he did not have second thoughts about joining Chelsea, a club where he has had a cold relationship in the past due to face Arsenal connections, after talking with manager Jose Mourinho. After having played eight years in the Premier League, it is not take long for Fabregas to make his mark. He has been one of the best players in the opening few weeks of the campaign. He already sits top of the Premier League assist charts with seven to his name, while he also opened his goal account against Schalke in the Champions League.
“Obviously Cesc is a world class player. To have someone so influential from the Spain squad, along with Diego Costa, has been great. You can see the qualities Cesc bring to the pitch – he can find passes that others can’t. He keeps the ball really well, and he helps us control games. When we are playing out from defence, he can help us keep the ball. He is associated with tiki-taka, but at Chelsea we have always played this way; pass the ball, control games, and give ourselves more options going forward,” said Terry.
Jose Mourinho has once again praised Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas by saying that the 27-year-old feels like the missing piece in the jigsaw. The Spaniard has come to Chelsea this summer for a relatively low transfer fee of just £ 30 million. Regarded as one of the world class midfielders, Chelsea immediately pounced on the opportunity to sign him. He has been an influential figure in Chelsea’s pre-season friendly matches. Jose Mourinho has been employing him in a number of positions, but predominantly in the midfield, and this has had varying effects.
Fabregas is capable of even playing as a false striker, as he has done so for Barcelona on several occasions. Attributing to this aspect, Mourinho said that Fabregas is a player who is adept in every position. Even though he is not the quickest midfielder, he manages to take advantage over the opposition with his other skills. Rating them as excellent, Mourinho says that the vision and passing ability of Fabregas will be crucial especially in matches when opposition put a lot of players behind the ball.
The ability to find players with a long diagonal ball will come in handy during counter-attack situations. Fabregas is expected to be partnered by Nemanja Matic in the centre of midfield.
“I see him everywhere. Because he can play everywhere. His best quality is the speed at which he analyses the game and executes. He’s very intelligent. And gives you goals. Fabregas is the missing piece of our engine. He has a football brain we need in our team. All the players have a fantastic feeling around Cesc. They really feel that he sees football too fast. It is so rare that he loses the ball or makes a wrong decision,” said Mourinho, who has also brought in Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.