It’s not often that you get to hear the Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho speaking something positive about Arsene Wenger, but, yesterday was one of those rare days.
Mourinho said Wenger is fantastic as far as the managerial skills are concerned and his boys would make Chelsea’s title defence pretty tough in the 2015-16 Season.
Mourinho’s relationship with Wenger has never been good, but, the previous season, it soured to the maximum and the two had almost gone to the distance of getting physical with each other during a game.
Mourinho had also taken a dig at the fact that Wenger had constantly been there holding his post at Arsenal despite not being able to win them as many trophies as he should.
Mourinho had said at that time that he would never hold onto his post for that long without providing returns to the club.
In Mourinho’s words, “He must have had some sort of specialization in failing. He just keeps failing. I am telling you I would never stay there if I don’t produce the results. Eight Seasons, it’s a long, long time you know.” Continue reading Jose Mourinho speaking something positive about Arsene Wenger
CescFabregas seems to have lost his influence in the Spanish national side as he was not included in Vicente del Bosque’s starting lineup of Spain’s 2016 Euro Qualification matches which were played against Ukraine and Luxembourg.
Xavi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez both decided to retire from playing at the international scene and it was believed that Fabregas was going to be the next big playmaker of Spain but it hasn’t happened as the Chelsea player is not a consistent starter for Vicente del Bosque who prefers to use other players.
Fabregas took the chance to reveal details concerning his current position in Spain as he told reporters: “I do not believe I have lost my place in the starting team as I was never an automatic pick. The important thing is to be involved, to play well. If not, the teammate who plays will do well, for sure. I have no doubts about that. I always back my teammate. Every player wants to play, but if the coach decides not to pick you, it is because there are better options. In any case, the team is above everything.”
With the likes of: Iniesta, Busquets, David Silva, Koke, SantiCazorla, Isco and Diego Costa. Selecting a team makes it difficult for Vicente del Bosque as he has to choose from a plethora of talented players and some good players will have to be left out from certain matches and Fabregas is the one who has been left out from the recent matches of Spain. Continue reading Cesc Fabregas seems to have lost his influence in the Spanish national side
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has openly admitted that he has not been extremely comfortable following is switch to the Spanish giant from Arsenal in the summer. Cesc Fabregas moved to Barcelona in a £ 35 million deal from Arsenal. This meant that he has once again arrived at the club where he started his career. He is expected to be the replacement for Xavi Hernandez once the 32-year-old retires from football. Fabregas had a sensational start to his Barcelona career after lifting two major trophies in the first few months after his arrival.
However, the second half of the season has been a major struggle for the 25-year-old, who has been criticised by many for disrupting the rhythm Barcelona have had in the last four seasons under Guardiola. It was no coincidence that Barcelona failed to retain the la Liga title and also the Champions League title due to the poor form shown by Fabregas in the final few months of the campaign. However, he has proved that he has not lost his quality by scoring the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Italy in the opening game of the Euro 2012 for Spain. Vicente del Bosque demonstrated his confidence in the Spaniard by starting him ahead of regular striker Fernando Torres.
“It’s one of the things you have to adapt to. It’s not easy, it’s been tough. It has been a radical change in my life and like it or not it is hard to adapt. I went from playing with complete freedom of movement to Barcelona where the game is more positional. It was a challenge and I went through a period where I was very worried about it,” said Fabregas. He is once again expected to play a key role in the final group match of the Euro 2012 against Croatia.
Cesc Fabregas is performing exceptionally well for Barcelona but is still the second fiddle to Lionel Messi. However he does dream big and makes sure that he manages to live up to his dream. He has already set eyes on the victory of the La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey.
There is no doubt that he has been a star player and this can be seen with his lifting of the UEFA Super cup, The Club World Cup and The Spanish Super Copa already this season. He has always shown a constant hunger and desire that yearns for more and more and ensures that this New Year will also bring him a lot of victories and achievements like the last.
One of the most coveted trophies that Cesc Fabregas has set his eyes on is the Champions League and he is going to give in his best shot to ensure that Barcelona manage to lift the Champions League trophy this year.
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