Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that goalkeeper Petr Cech is closely monitoring his weight with a view to maintaining his fitness in the final stages of his career. The Czech international will be approaching his 36th birthday in the summer, but Wenger is hoping that the shot-stopper will stick around until 40 just as former United ace Edwin van der Sar.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has taken a swipe at rivals like Manchester City and Manchester United by claiming that it takes more than just money in order to get success. Liverpool have been able to finish in the top four while qualifying for the final of the Champions League in Kiev. The Reds will be taking on Real Madrid looking to win the Champions League for a sixth time.
Even though Manchester City have set new records in the division, they have once again failed to get the results when it comes to Europe. This is despite manager Pep Guardiola being given clear instructions to concentrate on Europe. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager brought in a raft of new signings at expensive and inflated prices. Continue reading Lovren Takes Swipe at Manchester Clubs
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has deemed the Gunners’ 4-0 loss to Liverpool as unacceptable.
The Gunners looked simply off the pace at Anfield as they failed to collectively to show up through the entire 90 minutes.
Following the thrashing, Cech admitted that the result was simply not acceptable as the team failed to show the fight, he said: “It was quite simply unacceptable for the size of the club we are and for the team we have. Obviously, you can come here and lose 4-0. OK, it can happen on a bad day when you fight but you are unlucky and your opponent is playing well and scores with every shot they have. Then it can happen. But not like it happened today. The way it happened today is unacceptable.”
Cech was the only player who appeared to show some resistance against a flamboyant Reds’ attack which could have had a few more goals barring the 35-year-old’s heroics. Despite the gruelling defeat, Cech is confident that the club can get back in their title race as it is still early in the season. The former Chelsea man added that he sees the club’s chances of lifting the English crown in the future, and this is the sole reason which has kept him going in his professional career. Continue reading Petr Cech slams Arsenal defeat against Liverpool as ‘unacceptable’
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup less than 1 year away from kicking-off, the host country Russia are preparing everything for the approaching worldwide football competition.
Just like every other previous edition of the tournament, there have been setbacks and obstacles that the host nation has to undergo and it´s no different this time around for Russia.
The initial budget that Russia was believed to have been of $10.5 billion and it has been elevated to $10.8 billion which is an increase of $324 million.
Even though it was not announced as to why exactly this enlargement occurred, considering some of the recent events that have been occurring, this change can be pointed towards several things.
Back on June of the ongoing year, there was an incident which emerged in the Russian city of Volgograd involving a fire in one of the stadiums that is being built to host a few matches for the impending competition. Continue reading Russia increased its budget for the 2018 FIFA World Cup by $324 million
Stefan Schwarz is reportedly keen on the managerial vacancy at Sunderland FC. David Moyes’ resignation means the Black Cats would need a new coach – the eighth one in less than six seasons.
However, Kevin Phillips, and former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson are the favourites, according to the bookies for the role.
Schwarz used to play alongside Phillips. He is fondlyremembered by the fans as a member of the side that secured back-to-back seventh-place finishes under Peter Reid in 2000 and 2001.
“I spent four very good years at Sunderland and it is a club that I care very much for”, but was a guest at the Black Cats’ final two home games of the season. I have played for some very big clubs in Europe and won a lot of trophies, but my time at Sunderland is right up there with any of those,” the 48-year-old said. Continue reading SUNDERLAND TO OCCUPY MANAGER’S SIT
Danish soccer star Daniel Agger says he is excited to return to Anfield as he teams up with Liverpool legends against Real Madrid legends.
The retired 32-year old defender returns to play for Liverpool FC Foundation on Saturday.
Agger, who has the club in his blood and on his skin – considering that he inked the abbreviation of the club’s ‘YNWA’ anthem across his knuckles –, played for almost nine years at the Merseyside before he exited the team after a brief stint at his boyhood club Brondby where he joined from in 2006.
“I’m always happy to be back here. It’s really an experience. It’s so difficult to explain what being here means to me, because I can never really put the feeling into words,” the passionate Agger told Goal.
“Quickly, it was like I belonged, and the longer you’re in a place that suits you, the more it gets under your skin and becomes a part of you. The people, the place, just everything about it felt right, which is why I stayed here for almost nine years,” Agger added. Continue reading DANIEL AGGER ON RETURN TO LIVERPOOL
Aitor Karanka reveals that he gave his boys a real mouthful when they came back to the change room in the mid-break of the Sheffield Wednesday game and he was glad that his angry words made some impact on their body language as they showed tremendous aggression when the play resumed.
One particular reason of Karanka’s frustration was the Smoggies’ inability to test the skills of an inexperienced shot-stopper Joe Wildsmith whom Sheffield had fielded for the game.
Wildsmith is no. 3 in the pecking order of Sheffield and it was the first appearance of the season for him. So, Karanka wanted some pressure to be created on him, but, it was not happening as Middlesbrough was not getting any of the shots close to the post.
The young man was having an easy day between the sticks and Karanka didn’t want him to get away like that. So, he reminded his team of Wildsmith’s inexperience and urged them to try and get him in the thick of things and try and see if he had got sufficient potential or not. Continue reading Aitor Karanka happy his Angry words helped Team Perform