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.
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”
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”
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”
The Brazilian club Corinthians ended the year 2014 on a positive note as they clinched a 2-1 victory over Criciuma in their last league match of the previous year. The start of 2015 was even better as Corinthians claimed a very convincing 4-0 triumph against Once Caldas in the Copa Libertadores.
However, not everything went successfully good for the Brazilian side as the club reported a loss of €29.8 million during 2014.
Corinthians had a fairly good previous season as they claimed the 4th spot in their league and managed to reach the quarter-final stages of the cup. It wasn’t a memorable or outstanding season for the Brazilian side but it wasn’t a disastrous one either, it was simply good enough for the team to stay in the top spots of the Brazilian league.
One of the main reasons on why the club experienced such a big deficit was due to the construction of the stadium as the club had to the club having to amortize the arrears incurred by the administration under of Andres Sanchez. The club also paid about €16.5 million to government tax collection agency Refis. Continue reading “Corinthians ended 2014 on Winning Note”
Corinthians is considered to be the biggest or most prestigious club in Brazil after having won the Brazilian League a total of 27 times, they are the leaders on having it collected most times. Managing a club of this level is not an easy task to accomplish as the pressure that originates from being in charge of such a high profile club is very demanding and this can be evidenced by the fact that Mario Menezes decided to resign from his managerial position in the Brazilian side.
It remains unsure as to what exactly was the reason on why Menezes stepped down from coaching Corinthians but the former coach of Brazil did reveal details concerning the situation as he said that he feels like he has accomplished his duty after having qualified Corinthians to the Libertadores Cup of next year and also securing the 4th spot in Brazil’s top tier league.
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