Archive | September 2014

Luis Enrique: Xavi still special – but things change

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has reassured Xavi that he still has a role to play at Camp Nou but warned the veteran playmaker that “things change as the seasons go by”.
The now 34-year-old has only played a bit-part role since Luis Enrique replaced Tata Martino at the helm this summer and did not see a minute of action in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Malaga.
“When these kinds of games come along I have to consider everything carefully; these matches require solutions,” Luis Enrique explained during a press conference on Friday.
“I’ve said before that I need Xavi – just like I need every player in the squad. I will use all of them when I need them.
“I am the one who has to make the decisions. Xavi is a special player – we all know that.

Gutierrez ‘hurt’ by Newcastle treatment

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Newcastle outcast Jonas Gutierrez says that the club’s treatment of him has left him “hurt”.
The 31-year-old recently revealed that he is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer in his native Argentina and, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season, was told to find a new club during the summer.
Gutierrez told The Chronicle: “I don’t want to say if they were good or bad, I can’t judge. What I can say is that it hurt me very much when they told me to look for another team after I had the surgery.
“I had been at the club for five years – that was tough.”

Lewandowski: Goal will be the first of many for Bayern

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski hopes his first goal at the Allianz Arena will open the floodgates for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old Poland international, who moved to Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, netted the second goal in the 4-0 rout of Paderborn on Tuesday night.
Lewandowski, who fired 103 goals in 187 appearances for Dortmund, scored away at Schalke in August and insists he had no fears over a potential goal drought in front of the club’s home support.
“I just had to stay calm. I knew it would happen,” Lewandowski told Goal.
“It was my first home goal for Bayern Munich and it was a good moment for me. I hope this becomes usual now and I am able to score many goals and we can win every match.”

Ancelotti: Madrid must enjoy Ronaldo

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says the club must “enjoy” Cristiano Ronaldo as rumours continue to link him with a return to Manchester United.
The Portugal forward is keen on a second stint with the Premier League side – but only after he has become Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Ancelotti says he is “lucky” to have the 29-year-old at his disposal and is eager to do everything in his power to help maintain Ronaldo’s current form.
“These are words without meaning.” he said.
“I believe [the] reports are nonsense. Cristiano is happy here, very motivated to be here, and all Madridismo is delighted with him.”

Wenger questions ‘morality’ of Lampard at Manchester City

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the morality of Frank Lampard’s loan move to Manchester City.
Having spent 13 years at Chelsea, Lampard signed a deal with New York City FC earlier this summer but secured a temporary switch to the Premier League champions until the start of January.
The 36-year-old netted the equaliser against his former club in City’s 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, while Manuel Pellegrini has already conceded that an extension to Lampard’s loan is being considered.
“You always have two judgements, one is moral and one is legal and it just depends what you consider,” said Wenger to the press.
“I think: ‘Is it legal?’ You have to respect it after that and the player has to deal with his decisions.”

Totti is a freak of nature, says Garcia

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Roma coach Rudi Garcia has labelled Francesco Totti a “freak of nature” ahead of his 38th birthday.
The iconic attacker celebrates his birthday on Saturday and made his debut for the club way back in 1992, but Garcia says he has the physical conditioning of a much younger player.
“Totti is a freak of nature as a physical specimen,” the Frenchman said at a press conference.
“And he’s a professional off the pitch too.
“Let’s not remind Totti how old he actually is. He feels as if he’s still 28.”

Inzaghi: Milan are only human

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi has voiced his frustration with his side’s poor start to their 2-2 Serie A draw with Empoli on Tuesday evening, but has refused to blame his players for the disappointing display.
The San Siro side found themselves trailing by two goals after just 21 minutes of play, before strikes from Fernando Torres and Keisuke Honda eventually levelled the game.
Inzaghi was at a loss as to explain his side’s poor opening to the game, but was happy with the way they fought back to level the score.
“I cannot explain what happened at the start of the match. I regret the first 30 minutes today, but my players are human and I am not able to get angry with them because they always give everything. We paid for the first half an hour,” Inzaghi said at a press conference.