Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Khedira strong indication of saying good-bye to Real Madrid

Sami Khedira  is a German footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid. Khedira moved to Real Madrid from VfB Stuttgart in 2010 for an undisclosed fee until 2015.

Khedira who struggled injuries in 2014-15 has lost his place as centre midfielder to Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. He made only 11 La Liga appearances this season. As news posted by GOAL he expressed strong indication of leaving the club as his contract expires this summer.

Sami Khedira

When asked about his departure he told Spanish sports newspaper Marca, “I love Real Madrid, it will be hard to leave this club. I will give everything for this shirt until the last day of my contract, there should be no doubt about that.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Diego Simeone signs a new deal with Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone first signed Atletico as coach in 2011. Over the years he has become the most successful manager for Atletico. Under his surveillance the team won the UEFA Europa League in his first season. He also helms the team to win  UEFA Super Cup (2012) , Copa del Rey (2013) and led the team to a third place finish in 2012–13 La Liga, the club's best finish in the competition since winning it in 1996.

Simeone is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in European football, and was reported to have been linked with a number of clubs. His decision of sacking a deal as Atletico manager until 2020 is a bonanza for the club. Atlético greeted the announcement with a banner of Simeone dominating their website and the hashtag #Simeone2020 celebrating his renewal.

Diego Simeone

The club president, Enrique Cerezo congratulated Simeone by saying: “Nobody embodies the values of our club more than Simeone."
“Passion, effort, nobility, work, solidarity, courage, heart … he showed in his years of football, where he gave himself [in both] body and soul in the defence of Atlético colours.”

Liverpool and Chelsea in chase for Radamel Falcao

Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao in £6m season long deal from Monaco last year. Counting on the specs Falcao’s season was proved dreary with Manchester united.

The Colombian striker has disappointed his big-money loan to Old Trafford by netting only four times in United colours. As per his gloomy spell in United the reds are not interested in extending his loan at the end of the season.

Radamel Falcao

However Brendon Rodgers who made a concerted effort for the Colombian international last season has his thumps up for him this season also. The Blues are also interested to sign Falcao as they need a striker to replace Didier Drogba.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Steven Gerrard apologizes for his reckless challenge

In the match against Manchester United on Sunday Brendan Rodger’s side tasted 2-1 defeat at home. The match that was more of a fight than merely a game ended in a hard stroke.

Manchester United who has got an early lead after Juan Mata’s goal made the host tumble in the very beginning. Steven Gerrard the big man was watching the filthy performance of his team from the stands.

Gerrard was introduced for Adam Lallana at the start of the second half. He was sent off just 38 seconds after he had come on as substitute for a reckless challenge on Ander Herrera.  The apology came just minutes after a defeat that extended United’s lead over their rivals in the pursuit of a Champions League place to five points.

Steven Gerrard
Gerrard in his apology said, “I’ve got to accept it, the decision was right. I’ve let my team-mates, manager and more importantly the supporters down and I take full responsibility for that.”

“I think I’ve tried to avoid his tackle and I’ve reacted when I’ve seen his studs showing. But I’ve been in the game long enough to know, when you do that with 45 minutes to play and a great opportunity to get back into the game, I wanted to apologise to the supporters and I take full responsibility for the result.”


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