Out of the 10 opening La Liga matches that Real Madrid has played, they have sustained 4 victories, 2 draws and 4 defeats which has positioned them at the 9th spot while their rivals Barcelona are at the top in 1st place.
JulenLopetegui’s end of his run at the helm of Real Madrid was on October 28th after his team lost 1-5 against Barcelona. He could only stay in the managerial position of the Spanish club for around 3 months where he was able to collect 6 triumphs, 2 draws and 6 defeats, this record was not good enough for the head chiefs of Real Madrid as he was sacked and replaced by Santiago Solari who is currently serving as caretaker.
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Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has said that the team must provide more than decent performances in order to secure victories over the likes of Juventus and Napoli. The Serie A side have made a poor start to the campaign after back-to-back defeats against the above-mentioned duo and this sees them rooted to the drop zone.
Speaking after the Juventus game, Inzaghi admitted that the team were decent against both Juventus and Napoli but they were also guilty of some poor passing which cost them against the Italian heavyweights, he said: “I am not satisfied, no. We had two fairly decent performances, but that’s not enough when you are up against Napoli and Juventus. We were too soft, missing some really easy passes. The deadlock was broken by a great Miralem Pjanic goal, but we have to do more in these fixtures. Everyone has to step up and improve, it’s superfluous to talk about one player or another.”
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Corinthians right back FagnerConservaLemos, simply known as Fagner, celebrated his inclusion in the World Cup list to represent the Brazilian national team, with the video going viral online. The fullback was a surprise addition as Coach Tite named his killer squad expected to bring home the World Cup from Russia.
DaniAlves was the natural choice but after the Paris St Germain star picked up an injury in the French Cup final, Tite had to look elsewhere. Rather than select just another foreigner, he opted to pick a home-based man.
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Corinthians star Jo has opened up about his Premier League experience with Manchester City and Everton
The Brazilian confessed to losing his big chance due to immaturity and lack of tenacity whilst in the English top flight.
Jo joined City for then record fee back in 2008 but he failed to impress. The player could not establish himself in the first team and has to go out on loan to The Toffees.
The 30-year-old striker while reminiscing on his days in Englandadmits he could have done more. He is currently leading the scoring charts in Brazil’s top flight where Corinthians are dominating. He had netted 11 times in 19 games and does not seem like one that is ready to back down one bit.
The player hopes his current form would earn him a recall to the high flying national team. He has been away from the team for three years but hopes he can get a closer view. Continue reading “CORINTHIANS STAR JO REGRETS PREMIER LEAGUE EXPERIENCE”
Premier League new boys Newcastle United want a top goalkeeper in Pepe Reina who used to work with current manager Rafa Benitez when the pair were at Anfield.
However, Italian football giants Napoli are set to offer the Spaniard a new deal to kill such hopes.
United are resilient in landing Reina so they are still monitoring happenings. The new deal for Reina would be valid for two years but in a new twist the club would add a buyout clause for non-Italian clubs, reports in Italy say.
This is a big blow for the Magpies if it is true as it would end the hopes of landing the player. It seems to favour Reina as well to agree to the deal to remain at Stadio San Paolo instead of taking the gamble late into his career and with the World Cup approaching. Continue reading “NAPOLI KEEP TIGHT LID ON REINA”
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has stated that he will not be signing for Corinthians.
He said that he had taken a decision after talking with the club’s president. Didier Drogba is currently without a club after leaving MLS club Montreal Impact.
He said that he was honored when he heard these rumors, but he felt that this was not the right move at this time. He said that he has talked with the Corinthians president and made him understand that he is not interested in a move to Corinthians at this time.
Drogba said that he is not closing the door completely to Corinthians at this moment in time as he would have loved to play in Brazil at some point in his career.
Didier Drogba said that he has no intention of ending his career at this point and that he is still looking for a new club. There is news that he might end up going to China but at this point, there are no concrete offers that have been made from any club. Continue reading “Drogba not going to Corinthians”
Former Chile boss and current manager of La Liga side Jorge Luis Sampaoli has praised the efforts of Manchester City player Samir Nasri who is on loan at the club.
The experienced coach opines that Nasri has picked up his career with his move to Spain and that he is playing brilliantly.
“The team breathes when he has the ball. He has so much quality that he is able to relieve us when we’re being pressured by our opponent,” he said.
Nasri seem to have revived his career, which was winding down after his injury while he was with City. He was always in the wrong end of media attention, with accusations of laziness and bad attitude. However, he has been the rallying point for Sampaoli’s men this campaign.
Sevilla finished second in their group in the Champions League and are putting up a tough battle for the La Liga title this season, slugging it out with Real Madrid and Barcelona. The French player said that he is playing well because the manager plays him in his best role. Continue reading “SAMPAOLI IMPRESSED WITH NASRI’S EFFORT”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended striker Sergio Aguero by saying that the player is not dirty even though he has already received two major suspensions for bad tackles.
The first suspension from the English FA came after Aguero was found guilty of elbowing a West Ham player early in the Premier League. He was forced to miss three matches as a result of this suspension. Now, a horrific challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz earned him a straight red card. Since it is his second suspension of the campaign, he will miss four games for City.
His absence will come at a time when the club have been struggling for form. Aguero has been the top scorer for the club with 10 goals this season. His last goals for the club came in the 2-1 win over Burnley towards the end of November. Continue reading “Guardiola Defends Sergio Aguero after Second Suspension”
Corinthians have stated that there is no plan to bring Carlos Tevez back to the team.
Indeed there have been media reports that the Argentina striker might be signing back for the team in the days to come, and the Brazilian club was keen to deny the report.
Carlos Tevez is currently playing for Boca Juniors, and there was news that he might be signing for Corinthians after refusing to play for Atletico Madrid and Juventus. His agent was quoted as saying that the move was almost done and required only his signature.
Tevez’ agent apparently said that many European clubs were interested in signing the former Manchester United striker and that he has chosen to play for Corinthians instead.
However, a spokesperson for Corinthians has stated that there is no plan for them to make a move for the player and that no discussion has taken place between both parties. He said that at the moment there is no plan to bring Tevez back in the team and that all the news in the media are just unfounded rumors.
Carlos Tevez played for Corinthians in 2005 before making the move to West Ham. This was his first move to a European club and has since then played for different clubs in Europe. At the moment he stated that he wants to play in Argentina and that he has no interest in moving back to Europe.
However, West Ham claimed last month that they contacted Tevez for a possible transfer to the Premier League, and the player showed some interest. The only reason why the deal did not go through was that the player demanded a big salary which the West Ham board could not accept.
At the moment, it is believed that Carlos Tevez will be staying with Boca Juniors for next season.
Alexandre Pato of Corinthians has arrived to be part of the Chelsea team.
The winter transfer window is about to close for most teams now. Alexandre was held back from getting on the field as he was booked for intense training for fitness in the initial two months. The striker has only played two matches so far this season. He scored a single goal being in penalty position which was in substitute player form. At the start there had been two chances that he missed out.
Pato might not have made a great beginning, but his future is yet to be decided. The loan for him at Chelsea will finish by next month. The buy option for the player is 12 million in Euros. Corinthians would want to sell, but are also open to having the player reconstituted in the team. The two clubs are yet to make up their minds and hence, most media await the decision as does Pato’s agent. Continue reading “Corinthians, Looking At Sale Proceeds Of Pato”