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 →
Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann blames former club skipper William Gallas for the Premier League title miss of 2007/08. The German revealed that the entire team was furious at their leader for throwing a now infamous tantrum at Birmingham City when the club dropped points.
Arsenal had played a 2-2 draw against Birmingham, dropping vital points as they chased the title. They conceded a late penalty that ensured both sides shared the spoils. An overwhelmed Gallas kicked the advertising board and then he sat down alone in Arsenal’s centre half.
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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →