Category Archives: India
India Premier League superstar Diego Forlan has given his opinion about the long transfer saga between Barcelona and his former club Inter Milan, over the transfer of Lautaro Martinez. Forlan was asked by Calciomarcato about the transfer.
Forlan, who played his later days in the India Premier League with Mumbai City FC and has since taken up a coaching role, stated that only time will tell if the Argentine can fill the boots of fellow country man Luiz Suarez. He admitted the two players are great professionals but there are big question marks as to whether Lautaro can fill in at Camp Nou. read more …
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has confirmed that his team will not be providing Barcelona with the famous got a phone when they visit the Camp Nou for the El Clasico next weekend. Barcelona were able to win the domestic league title in comfortable fashion after a comprehensive victory over Deportivo La Coruna.
Former Manchester United star Paul Ince is convinced that Paul Pogba could exit Old Trafford this summer. There are several reports in England that Alexis Sanchez’s move to United could cause confusion in the players’ ranks at the club.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has admitted that the ongoing injury concerns played a part in the Blues’ 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The reigning champions were deemed favourites to secure three points against bottom-side Palace on Saturday, but they failed to show up in the absence of key first-team players.
Both Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante were sidelined with hamstring injuries prior to the game, whilst Victor Moses suffered an injury of his own late in the first-half. In a reported quoted by Sky Sports, Conte admitted that the club had a tough afternoon with injuries, although they will have to find a solution in the coming matches.
He said: “To play this game without three important players, it is not simple. Today wasn’t simple. I think we started very badly and it was very difficult. Also, we need to understand the situation and to continue to work to find the right solution despite the injuries. read more …
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker spoke fondly about midfielder Jack Wilshere after he impressed in the 1-0 win triumph over Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.
The England international made his first Gunners start in 493 days, and played the entire game scattered.
Injuries have hampered Wilshere’s progress over the years, but the 25-year-old provided a solid performance against Doncaster, which led to special praise from club-captain Per Mertesacker. Speaking after the game, the World Cup winner was pleased to have the midfielder back on the playing field, and he admits that he is getting back to his old self.
He said: “It was very good to have him back out there. You can see that he’s getting more comfortable with his position now. He’s brave now and he trusts his body. That’s the most important thing, that he’s capable of playing 90 minutes. He will just grow with that and he was vocal as well, which was important for us, especially at the end. He kept the ball well in tight situations and to come out of that is vintage Jack. That’s what we want to see from him in the future here at Arsenal.” read more …
The Indian coach of the Under-17 national team Luis Norton de Matos has called for more international exposure for the team. The manager said there was a massive gap compared to the soccer levels in the rest of the world.
Hosts India lost 4-0 to their Ghanaian counterparts in the last Group A game at the ongoing tournament. The coach said the team gave their best at the tournament but they met superior teams. De Matos said they faced two tough games and they knew Ghana would be tougher as Africans are generally good at the Under-17 level. read more …