Vicente Del Bosque, the La Roja boss, reckons that the slightly longer 2015-16 La Liga season is going to harm his team’s preparations for Euro Cup.
With Barcelona having had an additional competition to take part in i.e. Club World Cup, some of the games of La Liga have been rescheduled and the league is going to be a week longer this time around.
This hasn’t amused Del Bosque a single bit.
According to the 64-year old, some of the players of the national squad who are playing in the leagues in other parts of Europe will get free of their club duties earlier and then, they will have to wait for the La Liga guys. It means the whole squad would not be able to have that many training sessions together.
In the words of Del Bosque, “It appears nobody bothers to take La Roja’s interests into account.”
“I don’t have the authority to speak on behalf of federation. But, as manager, I must say the way this rescheduling has been done, it concerns me.”
“Nobody came to me and asked for my views. My answer would have been a big no if that had been the case.”
“It’s not just about a week. The players would actually not get as much time as they could have to gel.” Continue reading Vicente Del Bosque reckons La Liga longer bad for his Team
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has warned Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling against taking any bad advice from agents.
The 20-year-old has made it clear to Liverpool that he wants to leave the club. A number of top clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea are thought to have made their interest clear to Liverpool. Arsenal are also interested in signing the player, but the prospect of having to part away with almost £ 40 million may prove to be a stumbling block. Arsenal legend Henry has admitted that he would like to see Sterling play for the gunners.
The 20-year-old has attracted intense criticism over the last few months. It has increased after widespread reports amongst the media stating thatSterling had publicly told the Liverpool board and its manager that he wants to leave. The player was named as the young player of the season during the awards ceremony held by the club, but he was booed by his own supporters as he went to collect the award. Henry says that it is up to the player to decide to leave or stay, but he should have kept the decision in close quarters rather than go to the media. Continue reading Thierry Henry has warned Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling against taking any bad advice
The Wimbledon Tennis Championships is always one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and the 2015 tournament is expected to be one of the most exciting in recent times. The women’s tournament will include some of the world’s best players as they try to win one of tennis’ four Grand Slam titles.
We take a look at the upcoming tournament and discuss some of the favourites for the women’s crown, while also taking a look at current British number one Heather Watson and her chances of causing an upset at this year’s tournament.
Continue reading Preview of the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Tournament
Iker Casillas is probably playing some of his worst Football these days, but, there are a few people who are still backing him and one of them is the head coach of the Spain national team, Vicente Del Bosque.
As per Del Bosque, Casillas is one of his first choices even after his recent poor form and he would continue to start for Spain.
Casillas has been booed a couple of times by the fans of Real Madrid lately for committing regular mistakes sanding between the sticks.
The anger of the Real fans reached the maximum level the other evening when Casillas’ poor efforts allowed Schalke 04 to come back in the Champions League pre quarter final return leg.
Real escaped the knockout scare somehow there. Although they lost that particular game, but, their 2-0 win in the first leg helped them to remain ahead on aggregate which ensured their advancement in the tournament.
Casillas himself has been very honest about his form and has not been reluctant at all in stating that he has not been as good as Real expects him to be.
But, Del Bosque reckons that Casillas still has some gas in the tank and he would get it right if provided a bit of backing. Continue reading Iker Casillas is probably playing some of his worst Football
During the winter transfer window, Inter Milan had to decide on whether or not to sell the Colombian midfielder FredyGuarin who had attracted the interest of top clubs such as: Chelsea and Real Madrid. After everything was said and done, the Italian club opted to keep hold Guarin and not sell him in January which has proved to be a wise choice as Guarin was the star of Inter Milan’s match against Atalanta.
On February 15, Inter Milan faced off with Atalanta in a Serie A match and a stunning performance from Guarin was enough for Inter Milan to seal a 4-1 victory. The Colombian player scored twice as well as also provided the assist for his teammate Rodrigo Palacio.
“Fredy is a great player and it was strange to see him not performing to the best of his abilities earlier in the season. He’s a very good midfielder and this will help him gain confidence and relax on the pitch. It’s not vital for him to score, but of course it helps. We put our faith in him and he’s repaying us with some great form.” Inter Milan’s Roberto Mancini told reporters as he praised Guarin. Continue reading Inter Milan yet to decide to sell Fredy Guarin or not