Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has stated that he is happy with his current team.
He said that he already had a good squad last season and that it was important to strengthen certain weaknesses. Indeed Manchester City was poor at the back last season and this time around they have signed three defenders as well as a new goalkeeper.
Pep Guardiola believes that his team was quite good in attack and that it was important to strengthen the team at the back. He said that this would give more freedom to the offensive players as they will not have to worry about conceding goals at the back.
He said that his team is ready for the new season and that they are looking forward to making a good start to the season. He believes that the players are ready and that there is a good team spirit within the team. Continue reading Manchester City manager happy with his team
It was the summer of 2013 and United were on the hunt for creative forces to aid their ageing squad.
Amidst the back and forth transfer rumours of that time the fact that Manchester United biggest concern was their midfield was not lost on anybody.
Despite dominating EPL scenes season in season out, their midfield remained one big bag of big concern and was mostly at fault each time they faltered. The double Champions League final losses to Barcelona had more to do with their mid-spine.
In breaking the bank and having Anders Herrera and MarouaneFellaini, plus Michael Carrick still hanging around, United can be said to have finally fixed an overdue bug and with that everyone’s clamour has been laid to bed.
Still, United this season managed to finish 24 points behind champions Chelsea and 7 off the Champions League spots, leaving them hanging on Wednesday’s Europa League thread as their last resort to the UCL route. And that’s plain shameful. Continue reading UNITED BADLY NEED JAMES RODRIGUEZ
Barcelona are set to play Celtic in Wednesday’s Champions League clash. Coach Luis Enrique has said that star forward Lionel Messi would feature in the game after reporters inquired of a rift building between the Argentine star and the club.
“Lionel is always ready to play and I’m sure he will be ready to face Celtic. He is 100 percent and eager to give the best version of himself,” Enrique said. On future plans of Messi, the coach said: “I don’t know. I have no idea.”
There have been reports that City have a really strong interest in landing Lionel Messi despite the odds. The Sky Blues reportedly want to break the bank in a bid to lure the superstar player to join his former coach Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. The Mirror claims that City are willing to pay Barcelona £100 million whilst promising Messi £500,000 in weekly wages. Continue reading ENRIQUE: MESSI WILL PLAY AGAINST CELTIC
Manchester City won the race of signing John Stones after offloading around €47 million in order to secure the services of the 22 year old English defender who was being tracked down by Chelsea for the past few transfer windows but despite launching offers of €25 million, it wasn’t enough for Chelsea to lure the highly rated player to Stamford Bridge.
Pep Guardiola is a manager that enjoys seeing his squad having control of the ball and feeling comfortable with it no matter what situation they might be in and this is one of the traits that John Stones is known for as he is a centre-back capable and willing to go upfront which is what the Spanish manager wants to have in his team
Following his completion as a new signing of Manchester City, John Stones said during an interview: “I hope Guardiola can bring out everything in me. I always know that there’s a lot of improvement for my game personally. It’s 110 percent the right decision to play under him and I’m so thankful that I’m getting the opportunity to come here and play with the best and improve day in, day out.” Continue reading Manchester City got ahead of Chelsea after signing John Stones
Manuel Pellegrini has stated that he will consider retirement in case he does not find any suitable offer.
He wants to give himself some time to think about the different offers and then take a decision about his future. He admits that he loves football and that it will be hard for him to leave without the challenge of managing a top club.
At the moment, it is believed that Everton might be interesting in hiring Manuel Pellegrini but for the time being there are no concrete offers. The former Manchester City manager said that he has no problem to take a break from football if ever there is no interesting offer. He might even consider retirement altogether if ever there is no offer in the long run. However, it is hard to imagine that a qualified and successful manager such as Pellegrini will be out of work for long. We would probably have to wait after the Euros to find out which club he will be managing next season.
He has also commented his past season with Manchester City and stated that this was the least successful season he had in England. He believes that there various factors that have contributed to this poor season. Continue reading Manuel Pellegrini may consider requirement if he does not find any suitable offer
Fans have their eyes set on Man City and Real Madrid game that is scheduled this evening.
They will be chasing their dream of winning the Champions League as they get into the semifinal rounds. Zinedin Zidane has been bolstering the confidence of his team and the Real Madrid team definitely seems ready to win over anyone at this moment. However Man City will surely not be an easy opponent to defeat.
The first leg of the semi final matches commence today. Man City has gotten out of the title race for the Premier League this time. Hence, the Champions League semi finals would be crucial for them. Manuel Pellegrini will also be scouting for the honor
and glory as head of the team in this match and subsequent matches before the next season began. He will be leaving Lancashire and emptying his position for Pep Guardiola whose tenure will begin for the next season. Continue reading Man City Moves Into Champions League Semi Finals