Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fabregas annoyed with Ramos

The Chelsea midfielder missed the European champions’ matches against Belarus and Germany because of a hamstring strain. Ramos was quoted as saying certain players should show greater commitment to the to the national team as there is to clubs.

The Chelsea midfielder Fabregas insists he was injured for Spain’s recent matches against Belarus and Germany and instructed Ramos to call him next time if he has an issue.

The Real Madrid defender Ramos later claimed his accusation was not aimed at Fabregas, but Fabregas took offence to the comments nonetheless and instructed Ramos to call him next time he had an issue rather than run to the media.

Fabregas
“Yes, I felt offended, and told Sergio how I felt,” Fabregas  told Cadena Cope. “We eventually spoke on the phone and all is fine.”

“It really irked me that my level of commitment was doubted. I’ve played many times and been involved in call-ups without playing. I’ve played 94 games for Spain over the past nine years.”

“I had tendinitis in my left hamstring. If I played I could have ended up with an injury not to dissimilar to that of Modric.”

“I told Ramos at the time that if he has something to say to me then he should pick up the phone and call and not send messages via the media. We’ve been playing together since we were in the Under-21 team together.”

Messi surpasses Raul’s Record

Messi became the Champions League’s all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Apoel Nicosia.

Lionel Messi has already equalled Raul’s all-time Champions League scoring record, netting his 71st goal in a 2-0 victory against Ajax.The Argentine attacker surpasses Raul, as the all-time top scorer in the Champions League on Tuesday with his hat-trick in the 4-0 win over APOEL.

The Argentina international now has 74 Champions League goals in 91 appearances in the competition. The former record holder Raul had made his 71 strikes in 142 games. It is Messi’s second major record in four days, having scored a landmark 253 La Liga Goals Beating Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra.

Messi celebrated his achievement and said, “I am happy for having achieved such a nice record in a competition of this importance. But the really relevant thing is that we took the three points.”

Lionel Messi
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has hailed Lionel Messi as a “beast” for his desire to always try to achieve new heights.
“Messi is always in the right place. It is incredible to have the best player ever in your team,” Xavi told AS.

Xavi further added, “Messi reminds me a bit of Raul with his ambition. Raul was an example to follow and Messi has the same attitude. He is never satisfied and always wants more.They are competitive beasts. The stats are proof of this.”

Xavi then discussed Messi’s future after the Argentine’s comments that he might leave Camp Nou.
“I have always seen Messi happy. He never talks much and there’s always a discussion when he does talk. He said nothing out of the ordinary, though. Leo is happy and satisfied at Barcelona. He’s feeling right at home and enjoying himself.”

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PSG Prepares a huge bid for Di Maria

Manchester United signed Di Maria from Real Madrid in August with the British transfer record fee of £59.7m.

News posted by DailyStar and recent Speculations have suggested that Ligue 1 champs (PSG) is swooping in to land Di Maria to Parc des Princes.

The Ligue 1 champs (PSG) currently have a £50m ceiling for spending on new signings according to FFP, but reports in France claim PSG are confident of having their sanctions eased.

The financial fair play (FFP) regulations provide for sanctions to be taken against clubs who do not spend within a set budgetary framework over several seasons.PSG were fined £20m by UEFA in May for violating FFP rules and warned about their future conduct.

Having already laid out £50m to sign defender David Luiz from Chelsea and another £8m on Toulouse full-back Serge Aurier, PSG chiefs scrapped a big money swoop for Di Maria as it would see them once again breach FFP.
Di Maria
Prior to this, the big-spending Ligue 1 champs had been leading the race to land Di Maria and were in advanced talks to bring him to the French capital.

PSG Manager Laurent Blanc is still keen on a deal for Di Maria, who has hit the ground running at United since trading the Bernabeu for Old Trafford.

His interest is unlikely to be welcomed by United boss Louis van Gaal and the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

However, earlier this month, Di Maria hinted that his future may lie in Paris.

“PSG, they had a money problem and they couldn’t buy players,” the Argentina international said.

“It could have been a good experience for me to go to Paris.I know I’m still young, perhaps I’ll go to PSG one day. I don’t know how it will all end.”

Ramos slams Costa and Fabregas

Ramos slams Costa and Fabregas by saying they must show same commitment to the national team as there is to clubs

Ramos slams Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas for leaving the Spain squad before their crunch Euro 2016 qualifier with Belarus.

News posted by DailyStar suggested that the Real Madrid star fumed: "I'd like to see the same commitment to the national team as there is to clubs."

Mourinho the current Chelsea manager has slammed back Ramos by saying, “Ramos is a fantastic player but he is not a doctor. He is not a doctor and I am the same.”

Mourinho Further Added,"My doctor and the Spanish national team doctor, they had the scans and decided the player was not in a fit condition to play.I don't think Sergio did a medicine masters in the last couple of years to understand it.”

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