West Ham appeared to be in the race for a top four only a few weeks ago, but they have now failed to win in the last four matches.
A long list of injuries coupled with poor form to some of the top players means that West Ham manager is unsure of the next three points for his team. A daunting trip to face Manchester United at Old Trafford awaits the team. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been able to transform the fortunes of the team especially against the big four. Victories over the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City were not surprising given their performance in these games.
Given their recent form, however, it will be difficult to expect a victory at Old Trafford. United are traditionally strong at their home and van Gaal has made it a priority to make Old Trafford as a fortress. Bilic is aware that getting anything from this weekend’s game will be difficult and it will only add to the winless run that his team has been experiencing. However, he wants to use the inspiration of Carlos Tevez in order to get a result. Tevez spent only a short period with West Ham, but he helped them avoid relegation and inspired them to bigger things.Continue reading
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims that West Ham’s Dimitri Payet reminds him of a certain Carlos Tevez, who occupies a significant part in West Ham’s history. The striker may have played for a very short period of time at Upton Park. However, he helped them remain in the Premier League. The club received a lot of benefits as a result of it. Tevez went on to play for Manchester United and City in the English league before moving to Juventus. He has now returned to his home country where he is playing with Boca Juniors.
However, the English league and its fans have not forgotten the impact may be Tevez at West Ham. Gary Neville, particularly, says that he is reminded of the Argentine when he seesPayet on the pitch. The French international has been a major signing for the club. He has contributed immensely in the three major away victories against Arsenal, Liverpool, and City. Even though this good form has not seen him recalled to the French national team, the 28-year-old is definitely on his way to making any impact in the league.Payet’s recent excellent performance came in the game against Newcastle United when he managed to score a brace.Continue reading
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
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.