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”
Corinthians youth team have been in the news for a lot of good reasons of recent.
Their Under-16 boys team won the Joma/Sportsgear Direct Cup and were received by a large crowd in O’Shea Park. This was a dominant performance from Corinthians, with man of the match Rory Doyle playing a huge role in the centre of midfield, showing incredible ability to pick out a pass. Goal-scoring machine Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh and impressive ‘keeper Alan Kelleher to the mix and this Corinthians side are a forced to be reckoned with.
During the encounter, both sides opted for different styles of play. As Corinthians tried to build from the back, Midleton played more direct football, with Dale Holland up front being the target man, who looked. Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh opened the scoring after twenty minutes when Mark Cronin broke from the defense and played a perfectly weighted ball behind Midleton’s back line. O’Brien Whitmarsh delightfully chipped the ball over Midleton’s ‘keeper in a one on one situation and the ball nestled into the bottom right. Continue reading “CORINTHIANS YOUTH TEAM LIFT TROPHY”
Brazilian side, Corinthians have made their intention of taking forward, Alexandre Pato, if Chelsea does not want the player. The striker has had only two games this season for The Blues and he didn’t get complete 90 minutes in both. Chelsea have struggled this season with their strikers not hitting the net regularly. There are reports that the player might not get a permanent deal when his contract lapses this summer.
The 26-year old Brazilian made the move to Stamford Bridge during the transfer window in January with an option of outright purchase if The Blues were impressed. With the new manager appointed in Anthinio Conte, the former Sao Paulo forward may not be given a permanent deal. However, if he doesn’t get one from Chelsea, Corinthians have said they are open to giving the Brazilian another deal to continue with the club.
The Corinthians president, Roberto de Andrade, said:
“If Chelsea don`t pay for his transfer he will move back to Corinthians.
“And once back with us he will be used.” Continue reading “CORINTHIANS: WE WILL TAKE PATO BACK”
Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and now Tottenham Hotspur are all of the clubs that have been linked with a move to SaidoBerahino. Berahino is a 21 year old English attacker who is currently performing for West Bromwich Albion but taking into consideration the amount of clubs that are interested in signing him; he might be moving away from the Hawthorns during this summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur is attempting to lure SaidoBerahino away from West Bromwich Albion by offering the club an offer in the region of €15 million. Pochettino is viewing Berahino as a player who can perform alongside Harry Kane and turn into the main goal-scorers of the team.
With only 21 years of age, Berahino is an attract summer target that has entered the radar of many clubs. Berahino has a contract with West Bromwich Albion which extends for 2 more years and the club is believed to be demanding at least €30 million for the services of the English forward. Even at his young age, he has already been called up by Roy Hodgson as a player who can represent England in the international stage.
Berahino got selected to play in England’s U21 Euripean Championship campaign but eventually had to be removed from the tournament due to an injury. Continue reading “SaidoBerahino is a top summer signing of Tottenham Hotspur”
Southampton’s Ronald Koeman is incredibly proud of what his team achieved in this past season as the club managed to finish their campaign at the 7th spot of the Premier League which is the best position in the history of the club but Ronald Koeman has stated that expectations are high and even with this outstanding season, he wants to accomplish more things in the near future with this team.
Ronald Koeman told reporters: “It will be difficult next season, the expectation will be higher, but we can be proud about this season of Southampton. It is very difficult to get better because you get always a reaction from the bigger teams. But still, we believe in our qualities and the philosophy the club wants to bring. We try to bring young players in and play good football. If it’s the seventh or the eighth or the ninth position, it’s not all about position in the table.’’
Morgan Schneiderlin has been one of the standout performers for Ronald Koeman and Southampton in this season and the 25 year old French midfielder has caught the eyes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Continue reading “The Premier League ended a few days ago but Ronald Koeman is already thinking about the upcoming seasons”
Tite returned to Corinthians back in January and was expected to revive at the club’s fortunes especially in the Copa Libertadores.
This, however, has not happened this season after the club suffered an early elimination from the competition that they won only a couple of years ago. A 1-0 loss against Paraguayan club Guaraní sees them exit the competition at the last 16 stage. Corinthians came into the match this week needing a convincing victory in order to reach the next stage. This was after a 2-0 win for Guaraní in the first leg. Yet, Corinthians were unable to make any impact as they surrendered meekly in a 1-0 loss.
The 3-0 exit on aggregate is a huge disappointment for Tite, who has accepted that he will be facing a lot of criticism of others for this exit. However, he plans to carry on working with the same kind of dedication in the hope that the season would have a better conclusion. Corinthians have made a good start to the Brazilian Serie A table. They have won the opening two matches – albeit by a 1-0 margin – to lead the table with six points from the two matches. The recent events over Cruzeiro helps take some pressure off the manager. Continue reading “Tite returned to Corinthians back in January”
Corinthians maintained their own hundred percent winning record in the Copa Libertadores after a 4-0 victory over Uruguayan outfit Danubio.
The Brazilian outfit have already had a significant advantage over São Paulo coming into the match. They have now extended disadvantage to 6 points after São Paulo were defeated by San Lorenzo in their match. This result ensures that Corinthians can take their final two games in the group relatively easily. It would take heavy defeats from the matches in order to knock them off the top spot. Their final group match is against São Paulo.
Manager Tite seemed pleased after the match and this is also due to the good run of form shown by the club in the state Championships. Corinthians have a 11 point lead in the Paulista Group B after 13 matches. Tite said that managers can rarely enjoy their teams on the pitch, but this was an occasion where he could enjoy the match given that the performance of the players was amazing. Despite this victory, Corinthians still need to get some points in order to secure qualification to the next round of the Copa Libertadores. Reminding his players of this fact,Tite wanted more professionalism in the next two matches. Continue reading “Corinthians maintained their own hundred percent winning record in the Copa Libertadores”