The Italian had nothing but high praise for his new captain in a recent interveiw.
Well, this is certainly a way to try to get on good terms with your new colleagues.
Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli hasn't exactly hit the ground running since making the move from Milan this summer, with the 24-year-old just netting once so far for Brendan Rodgers' men.
Yet, having had the chance to play with two of the top midfielders in the world--Juventus star Andrea Pirlo and... Read the rest of the article »
Despte being rated as one of the top talents in the Premier League, Chelsea's Hazard feels that there are only a few players better than him.
Chelsea fans will certainly rate Eden Hazard among the top footballers on the planet, despite his young age.
Ever since arriving from Lille in 2012, the Belgian star has been in sparkling form for the Premier League giants and received the much-coveted PFA Young Player of the Year award for his efforts.
However, the 23-year-old doesn't rate himself in the top five, at least not just... Read the rest of the article »
The Magpies will keep Chieck Tiote and Papiss Cisse under medical surveillance, having travelled to African soil in this International break.
Newcastle United coach Alan Pardew stated earlier today the club will take preventive measures against the Ebola virus, since two of their key players recently travelled to Africa. Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse will be kept under medical surveillance to prevent any risk of exposure to the virus.
"We would be naive not to have concerns. They are essential to us and our doctor has looked... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker arrived this summer to Liverpool, having scored only one goal with the Reds against Bulgarian side Ludogorets in a UCL match.
Italian striker Mario Balotelli revealed today that he feels "a bit lonely" in the box, urging his team to change their tactics to make his performances better. The controversial player arrived to Anfield Road this summer, following Luis Suarez's departure to Barcelona, but has only been able to score once against Bulgarian Ludogorets, in Matchday One of the UEFA Champions League.
"I... Read the rest of the article »
The former Barcelona coach has revealed his true thoughts on the famous tiki-taka.
It's the playing style that has been Barcelona's bread-and-butter for quite the past few seasons, and even the Spanish NT has utilized it as well.
Tiki-taka, which started off with Dutch legend Johan Cruyff but gained world-wide renown under Pep Guardiola, was highly instrumental to the Blaugrana's dominance of La Liga as well as in the Champions League and was on full display as La Furia Roja... Read the rest of the article »
The Mexican defender stated after this year's World Cup that his days with El Tri were over, but playing in Serie A has re-ignited his will to play for Mexico
Mexican center back Rafael Marquez changed his mind about defending El Tri once again. The former Barcelona and Monaco player stated today he feels quite capable of playing under coach Miguel Herrera, as long as Mexico's manager feels he can give something back to the green and white.
"I think that playing in a league such as Serie A has given me the motivation I needed. I believe I can... Read the rest of the article »
UEFA's President wants to empower the referees aside the goals, alongside other new ideas, such as a white card.
UEFA President Michel Platini wants some rules to change, for the benefit of football. The former French player had a book published today, in which he explains with detail some innovations he would want to execute on the pitch.
In his book "Let's Talk About Football", Platini proposes two extra substitutions which could be used only at halftime, so that the rhythm of each game would... Read the rest of the article »
En el regreso de José Manuel de la Torre como técnico, Chivas, que lucha desesperadamente por no descender, visita al bicampeón León, este sábado 18 de octubre a las 9PM/8C/6PT por Telemundo, cadena oficial de los juegos como locales de los clubes León y Pachuca
Deportes Telemundo presenta el encuentro correspondiente a la jornada 13 del Torneo Apertura 2014 de la Liga MX entre el bicampeón León contra las Chivas de Guadalajara, en vivo desde el estadio León, en León Guanajuato, este sábado 18 de octubre a las 9PM/8C/6PT. Con circunstancias diferentes, pero con la obligación de ganar, León recibe a uno... Read the rest of the article »
Cristiano Ronaldo will make a return to the Theatre of Dreams in November! It’s not for a Champions League clash or a record transfer but for the highly-anticipated Portugal vs Argentina friendly match.
It is official. For the eighth time in history, Portugal and Argentina will clash. The former has a poor record against the latter. And now 42 years after Eusebio and Dinis powered the Seleccão to a rare 3-1 win over the South Americans at the Maracaña stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo will be tasked to boost the Portuguese fans' confidence with victory at Old Trafford.
During this month’s... Read the rest of the article »
As fans honored what was the beginning of a legendary career, the 27-year-old Argentine took to Facebook to express his gratitude in a heartfelt message
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi took to Facebook to post a heartfelt thank you message to all his fans and supporters on the 10 year anniversary of his Barcelona debut.
On October 16, 2004, the then Blaugrana boss Frank Rijkaard handed a 17-year-old attacker by the name of Lionel Messi his first game in the Catalan giants' famous red and blue jersey in a clash with Espanyol.
Fast forward... Read the rest of the article »
Real Salt Lake visit Portland Timbers this Friday, October 17 at 10PM on NBCSN as 2014 MLS Cup playoffs near; FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids is on Saturday at 3PM ET
NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues this Friday, October 17, when Real Salt Lake visit the Portland Timbers and midfielder Diego Valeri at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Valeri led the Timbers to a crucial victory over the San Jose Earthquakes last Wednesday, scoring two goals in their 3-0 win.
Real Salt Lake, third in the Western Conference, secured their spot in the 2014 MLS Cup... Read the rest of the article »
With only a few months remaining before kick-off, the CAF will now turn to either South Africa, Sudan, or Egypt to host the upcoming tournament, beginning January 17, 2015
Morocco have decided to pull out as the 2015 African Cup of Nations host country as fears over the spread of the deadly disease Ebola continues.
The north African country, who were initally planning on holding the upcoming tournament scheduled from January 17th to February 8th, put in an appeal to the Confederation of African Football on Friday asking them to postpone the tournament due to the... Read the rest of the article »
North London side Arsenal, believed front runners for the Uruguayan's signature, have been handed a huge boost in the race to sign the 27-year-old as his Ligue 1 exit draws closer
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has reportedly requested a transfer to the English Premier League as rumors of a Ligue 1 exit hit full drive.
Signed from Serie A side Napoli only a season back for a whopping £55m, the Uruguayan has grown frustrated with life at Parc des Princes and now looks to embark on a new journey come the new year when the January transfer window swings... Read the rest of the article »
In a statement released by the Serbian FA, they accuse the away fans of provoking their supporters, and demand they be awarded a 3-0 win for the abandoned game
After a politically-heated Euro 2016 qualifier match between Serbia and Albania ended in violence, the Serbian FA have issued a statement in which they blame the away side for Tuesday's unfortunate occurrence.
The clash between the two Balkan nation was stopped, then abandoned after players and fans got involved in disputes and brawls on the pitch when Stefan Mitrovic pulled down the flag of... Read the rest of the article »
Despite expressing no interest in leaving the Signal Iduna Park, the World Cup-winning German defender could be headed for England this January
Borussia Dortmund star center-back Mats Hummels was a highly sought after defender in the summer transfer window, with Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal believed to be front runner in the race to sign the German.
The Dutch manager had took over the helms of Old Trafford after the 2014 World Cup, and was keen on-rebuilding the 20-time English Premier League champions' crumbling defense after... Read the rest of the article »
The German star will be out for the next couple of months and Wenger has admitted what he knew about his injury and when.
Arsene Wenger has conceded that he knew about Mesut Ozil's latest injury well before it was flagged while he was away on international duty with Germany.
The £42.5 million signing--the most expensive ever player for the Gunners--will be out until early next year after it was revealed he had damaged some ligaments in his knee.
Setback: Record signing Mesut Ozil has struggled during... Read the rest of the article »
Despite joining this summer, Barcelona staff had some interesting opinions regarding bringing the Belgian defender on board.
Is this going to turn out to be a case of "I told you so"?
This past summer, Barcelona splashed out about £15 million to bring Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen to Camp Nou, and the Gunners promptly opted to replace him with 19-year-old Calum Chambers for just £1 million--or about £16 million. And so far, it appears that Arsene Wenger's men have gotten the better... Read the rest of the article »
Apparently, Russian authorities are concerned about the currency exchange rates, which have increased the tournament's budget in some venues.
Alexei Sorokin, leader of the 2018 World Cup Organization Committee, stated today the budget destined to put together the tournament will be cut short, since the currency exchange has made it more expensive to import materials to improve or construct the different venues.
The budget for the 2018 World Cup was established at $16 billion dollars, most of it from public resources. When the Russians... Read the rest of the article »
mun2 has announced its Barclays Premier League match coverage ahead of Week 8, which begins on October 18th and ends on October 20th.
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2, continues its coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Barclays Premier League with three exciting matches this weekend beginning on Saturday, October 18 at 7:40 a.m. ET / 4:40 a.m. PT with Manchester City vs. Tottenham, then at 9:55 a.m. ET/ 6:55 a.m. PT Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, and on Sunday October 19 at 8:25 a.m. ET/ 5:25 a.m. PT Queens... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish International stated he has never thought of leaving the National team, and he even sees himself taking part of the Euro 2016.
After receiving harsh criticism for his recent performances with Spain's National Team, Iker Casillas spoke about all the heat he has been taking from fans and media on whether he should step aside and give another goalkeeper his spot. Real Madrid's icon -where he has been in the center of controversy as well- revealed during a press conference he still thinks he has what it takes to help the Spanish... Read the rest of the article »