Douglas Costa hails Cristiano Ronaldo’s hard work and dedication

September 22nd, 2018 by index

Douglas Costa has praised the qualities of new Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after watching the Portuguese train with immense dedication. The Portugal international made the shock switch to Turin from Real Madrid and he has since joined them for first-team training after an extended break for his World Cup exertions.

Speaking to reporters, Costa admitted that he is surprised with the commitment of Ronaldo, who has been tirelessly working out for the 2018/19 season, he said: “It is impossible to follow Cristiano Ronaldo in training. When we arrive, he is already training, when we leave he is still training, I have never seen a player like that.”
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Germany must improve

June 26th, 2018 by index

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira stated that the national side must improve if they want to win their next game against Sweden. He said that the performance was not up to the standard and that each player will have to take their own responsibility in the next game.

He admitted that he did not have the best of games and he has vowed to come back stronger next time. Indeed Sami Khedira was replaced after 6o minutes and failed to make his presence count in the middle of the park.
Mexico completely dominated midfield during the game and the German midfielders were struggling to take control of the match. Sami Khedira was particularly at fault there when as a defensive midfielder he failed to break several counter-attacks from the Mexican.
The midfielder said that the team will have to improve collectively for the next game if they do not want to go out of the tournament at the group stage. He said that they have been preparing themselves well for this World Cup and that they will not give up without a fight.
He said that Mexico was a strong team and that they deserved to win the game. He admitted that Sweden will be another tough opponent and that they will have to be at their best if they want to get a result from this game.
Sami Khedira said this competition will be a tough one as all the other teams will want to beat the World Champions and that they will have to deal with this situation. He said that they will have to give 100% on the pitch and this is what they failed to do in the match against Mexico.
He said that against Sweden they will have no more excuses and that they will be going out if they are beaten again.

Khedira to miss game against Barcelona

September 28th, 2017 by index

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be missing the game against Barcelona in the Champions League.


The player returned with an injury from international duty with Germany where he picked up a knock. According to the Juventus coach, he was rested for a few days and then played for 30 minutes in the last Juventus game, but unfortunately, he felt some pain.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said that the best thing to do in this case is to rest the player to avoid the injury to aggravate. He said that this would be a massive loss for the team as this will be an important game for Juventus.

Sami Khedira said that he is disappointed for missing such an important game, but there is nothing much he could do. However, he believes that Juventus has some other players that could fit in his shoes and help the team perform. Read the rest of this entry »

BUFFON NEED NOT BEAT HIMSELF UP

July 17th, 2017 by index

Football sometimes is a funny profession. Most of the ones we have out there operate on a clean system of rewards for its greatest achievers.


The scientists have their Nobel, the corporate business world their promotions while the Actors have their Oscar and Academy awards.

Although soccer has its own system, its being more of a collective sport than individual means some players are bound to be caught between the cross fires of team and personal efforts.

The best way to escape, as Ronaldo has shown,is be among and compete with the best no matter what it takes.

Some players though, maybe due to sentiments and emotions, find it hard to be surgical about their desires. Francesco Totti is an example. The retired Roma captain found it hard to cut the apron strings of the city he was born and bred, to entertain the thought of waking up and finding himself in some far away land just so he could stock more silverware into his show glass.

Juventus goal keeper Gianluigi Buffon is another one that came close. Although with the Bianconeri, Buffon had the chance to every major trophy except one that totally deluded him – the Champions League. Read the rest of this entry »

KHEDIRA WANTS TO REUNITE WITH FORMER CLUB

May 9th, 2017 by index

Juventus star Sami Khedira has said that he wants to have a showdown with his former club Real Madrid in the Champions League.


Juve are poised to face a young but talented French side Monaco in the semi final but the Serie A champs are favourites to sail through.

Khedira says after getting past Monaco, his prayer is to meet Real Madrid in the final.

“I have a dream: to play in the Champions League final against Real Madrid and my friends Toni Kroos and Luka Modric,” he said.

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Sami Khedira is hopeful about Juventus winning the Champions League

March 30th, 2017 by index

It’s hard to argue the fact that Juventus is the most dominating club in Italy and it has been this way for the past 6 years as they have successively managed to win the Serie A title in a convincing manner.


For the past decade, Juventus has been the most influential and powerful club in Italy and this is something that simply cannot be debated in any possible way but when it comes to competing and actually winning in Europe, Juventus and Italian clubs in general have been extremely disappointing.

The last Italian club that won the UEFA Champions League was Inter Milan and this was back in 2010. The last time that Juventus tasted European success at the highest level was back on 1996 when they emerged as the best club in Europe after defeating Ajax in the finals. Read the rest of this entry »

KHEDIRA CONSIDERING A SWITCH TO MLS

January 12th, 2017 by index

According to Tuttosport Juventus stalwart Sami Khedira is a subject of interest from different clubs in the MLS.


The German international has not hidden his admiration for the MLS and could be tempted to leave the Serie A side for the right offer. The reports added that the midfielder has so far received impressive offers from different clubs in the MLS. However, any potential move could be blocked by Bianconeri boss Massimo Allegri who considers the German a valuable member of the team. Also, Juventus would be hoping Khedira extends his stay in Turin to fend of other clubs who may be seeking his services.

Khedira who left Madrid as a free agent in summer 2015, signed a four years contract with Italian giants Juventus but faced initial setback following a string of injuries. Nonetheless, Khedira has put his initial injury woes behind him and has settled to life and demands of the Italian league. He has played a vital part in Juventus’ pursuit for the Scudetto this campaign, serving as a worthy replacement to injured Claudio Marchisio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sami Khedira Unhappy with yet Another Defeat against a Milan Club

November 18th, 2016 by index

Juventus are the clear favourites to win the Italian Serie A once again largely because of the league lacking in proper competition.


Teams like Napoli and Roma are simply not at the level of Juventus while AC Milan and Inter Milan are far away from making any threat at the top of the table. This element may have just changed in the Italian Serie A after AC Milan’s takeover by Chinese investors. The club are yet to make significant investment in the transfer window, but there has been a lot of positivity surrounding the club. It was a major factor in helping Milan beat Juventus 1-0 at the San Siro.

Midfielder Sami Khedira was part of the team that suffered this shock defeat, but he later explained his deep regret at losing the game. Incredibly, Juventus have suffered only two defeats so far this season and both have come against the two Milan clubs. The first defeat – against Inter – came in the middle of September and since then Juventus seemed to have recovered quite well. Read the rest of this entry »

Sami Khedira Wants Manchester United to Show Schweinsteiger Respect

September 22nd, 2016 by index

Former Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira believes that Manchester United should show more respect to midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.


Manager José Mourinho has frozen out the midfielder without giving out proper reasons. This has been surprising especially given that Schweinsteiger is a World Cup winner and is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the world. Even though he is at 32 years of age and struggled with injuries last season, it would not be a reason to leave out a top midfielder from the first team squad. Schweinsteiger has been training alone or with the reserve team since the start of the season.

Even though recently the midfielder was included in the Premier League squad, it is largely seen as the result of players like Anthony Martial being included in the under-23 list. Once upon a time, Khedira was linked with a move to Manchester United as they searched hard for a defensive midfielder. However, a major injury just before the start of the World Cup 2014 ruined his chances of a move but then the chance of joining Juventus came up. The German joined the Italian outfit on a free transfer and he has already won the league title in his first season at the club.
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Carlo Ancelotti recently took up his job in Bayern Munich

August 20th, 2016 by index

Carlo Ancelotti recently took up his job at yet another major club in the form of Bayern Munich.


The Italian has managed in almost every major league in European football and has only managed very top clubs. He has been in charge of AC Milan, Juventus, Chelsea, Paris St Germain, Real Madrid, and now Bayern Munich. He has the potential to become the first manager to win the league title in five major European countries. Bayern are overwhelming favourites to retain the league title that they have won for the last three seasons in succession under Pep Guardiola.

Sami Khedira may be playing for Juventus, but he has been keeping a close watch on the German league as ever. After having played majority of his football with Stuttgart, it is widely expected that Khedira will represent Bayern Munich at some point in the future. For the time being, there are no rumours linking him with a move to Germany. Ancelotti has just taken charge from Guardiola and Khedira knows the Italian extremely well from his time in Real Madrid. He says that Ancelotti has the potential to make Bayern Munich even better. The primary target for Ancelotti will be to make Bayern immensely successful in Europe once again.
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