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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has chosen to blame fitness as the reason for his strikers firing blank for the second consecutive matches the Premier league. City failed to score for the second consecutive match after a 0-0 draw with Norwich City. This was preceded by a 1-0 defeat – their first home this campaign – against title rivals Chelsea. Many felt that this was a result that would soon be forgotten given City’s attacking nature. However, they were about to face one of the teams struggling against relegation – Norwich. Continue reading →
Juan Mata’s playing time with Chelsea became severely limited on the moment that Jose Mourinho arrived to the Premier League and made his return to the club where he accomplished many things, Chelsea.
Even though the arrival of Mourinho to Chelsea has seen the club locate themselves into the top spots of the Premier League and also qualified into the last 16 teams of the Champions League, some players are unhappy with the Portuguese being at the head of the club.
Juan Mata has already stated his situation in Chelsea as the Spanish midfielder wants to leave the club and the desperate need to a forward that can score goals for the Premier League side; it is quickly becoming likely that Mourinho offloads Mata and make way for a striker.
Atletico Madrid is suspected to be preparing an offer for Mata and reports are already linking Mata with a possible loan deal for the midfielder. Inter Milan and Napoli have also displayed their interest in signing Juan Mata.
When Mourinho was asked about his decision of leaving out Juan Mata for the majority of the season, the Portuguese coach responded by saying:
‘’I try to do my job forgetting that I am a soft heart and pretending that I am a hard heart. With decisions I have to make, many times it hurts me, many times it hurts him. But the best way to do my job is to think that the team is more important than any player. When I have to make decisions, I always try to make it a cold one, icy, analyzing the situation and trying to make the best decision for the team. But yes, it hurts me’’ Mourinho said.
If Juan Mata does decide to stay in Chelsea and having a limited time on the field playing in the main squad, it is very clear and safe to say that his chances to appear in Spain for the 2014 World Cup will take a hit and even though Vicente del Bosque might still add him to the 23 man list, it is likely that Mata will just be going on as a substitute player and nothing more.
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Everton boss, Roberto Martinez, is keen to tie wonderkid, Ross Barkley, down to a new long-term contract at Goodison Park as he attempts to build on what he regards is one of the strongest midfields in the Premier League.
Barkley has also broken into the England team and featured in the recent friendly defeats to Germany and Chile.
The talented youngster signed a four-and-a-half-year deal in December 2011 but is likely to be offered new improved terms, with former Swansea City and Wigan Athletic boss Martinez saying: “You can imagine we are always working behind the scenes to try to reward youngsters who do well at the club, and Ross is clearly that. Continue reading →
Phil Mickelson has admitted he is ready to cut out some events in order to boost his hopes of making the 2016 Olympic team – where golf will make its first appearance since 1904.
After a sensational first half of 2013 in which he followed up a second place finish at the US Open by securing an incredible maiden Open title, Mickelson’s form took a severe slump in the second half of the year. A dismal performance at the PGA Championship despite being backed by many Betfair customers to win the title was evidence that a gruelling yet successful year had taken its toll on the American. Continue reading →
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