Archive | October 2014

Bayern don’t care about Dortmund struggles, says Neuer

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says the Bavarians don’t care one bit about Borussia Dortmund’s problems this term.
BVB were regarded as Bayern’s biggest rivals in the race for the Bundesliga title ahead of the season, yet Jurgen Klopp’s men sit 15th in the table with just seven points from nine games.
“Do we feel for Dortmund? No,” Neuer told the official Bundesliga website.
“It doesn’t matter to us. We’re really only interested in ourselves.”

Mou: I blame Spain for Costa injury

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for Diego Costa’s current injury problems.
Costa has been sidelined since featuring twice for his country in Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg, suffering from muscular problems and a virus.
Mourinho says the latter issue has now cleared up but insists his lingering problems were caused by his international commitments.
“The virus is fine,” the Portuguese told reporters. “It was hard, he had to go to the hospital and obviously it doesn’t help him to recover from his injury. But he didn’t play on Sunday because of the injury, not because of the virus.
“Diego has the hamstring [injury] because he played two matches in three days when he was not with us.”

Guardiola was disrespectful to me, says Mandzukic

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has hit out at Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola for treating him with a lack of respect.
The Croatia international was a key figure in Jupp Heynckes’ treble-winning side in 2012-13, but the Spaniard’s arrival saw the 28-year-old spend much of last season on the bench.
The arrival of Robert Lewandowkski on a free transfer when his contract with Borussia Dortmund came to an end in June spelt the end for Mandzukic at the Allianz Arena and he has now revealed a lingering bitterness towards his former coach.
“Guardiola disappointed me. He didn’t treat me with respect. He didn’t let me become Bundesliga top scorer. Everything was twice as good under Jupp Heynckes – and that’s not just my opinion,” Mandzukic told Sportske Novosti.
“What if he were to invite me for a cup of coffee? It’s not going to happen… In my professional life, I don’t have to like or dislike any one, but if I feel a certain negative energy with someone, I try to avoid a person like that.”

Shaw: Manchester United will become a ‘scary team’

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Luke Shaw insists Manchester United are becoming a “scary team” to come up against as they threaten to hit their best form.
Shaw who has started the Old Trafford outfit’s last four encounters, believes Louis van Gaal’s side are beginning to click, with some aspects of their performance against Chelsea hinting at them being close to their best.
“It has been a fight, but we talk in the dressing room and at training and we know we’ve still got the best to come,” he told reporters.
“I don’t think we are playing our best at the moment, although you saw bits against Chelsea.
“It will take time, but when we are all on form, I think we are going to be a scary team to face.”

Ribery should make France comeback, says Zidane

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Former France star Zinedine Zidane has urged Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery to reconsider his decision to quit international football and make a comeback ahead of Euro 2016.
The 31-year-old announced that he would no longer be available for France earlier this summer after missing the World Cup due to injury, but Zidane remains hopeful the Bayern Munich winger will play at the European Championship on home soil in two years’ time.
“When you have a talented player like Ribery with so much quality, it would be good to see him back in the team,” Zidane told Canal+.
“I also retired from international football back in 2004, but I simply couldn’t live with it in the six months that followed.
“I had to play for the national team if I wanted to continue to feel like a great player. I hope that Franck will also make the decision to make a comeback. That would be great for France.”

Gignac to leave Marseille, reveals club president

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Andre-Pierre Gignac appears to be on his way out of Olympique de Marseille after president Vincent Labrune claimed the club cannot match the striker’s demands.
The 28-year-old forward – who has scored 48 goals in 128 Ligue 1 appearances for Marseille – has a contract until the end of the 2014-15 campaign and a number of Premier League clubs are supposedly keen on signing him.
Labrune has now blamed changes in French tax law for the prospective loss of Gignac and he believes the striker’s fine form this term will see him leave in the summer of 2015.
“It’s going to happen because employer contributions and taxes have gone through the roof in France,” the media mogul told Le Journal de Dimanche.
“We would like to keep him but it seems to me utopian to think that he will lower his salary to stay with us.”

De Jong: Milan want top three finish

Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Nigel de Jong has stressed that reaching the Champions League remains AC Milan’s primary goal following their 1-1 Serie A draw at home to Fiorentina on Sunday evening.
The Netherlands international fired Milan in front before the break, but Josip Ilicic eventually levelled the scoring in the second half.
“Fiorentina only had one chance and they scored a nice goal. We were a bit tired and we’re taking home just one point. This is football, but our objective remains to finish in the top three,” De Jong told the official Milan website.
“We have another match on Wednesday and we want to pick up the three points. We have to win against Cagliari to remain on track and reach our objective. It won’t be easy, but we have to always believe.”