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Juventus Injury Woes Worsens With Sami Khedira Sustained Ankle Injury

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Sami Khedira, the Juventus midfielder is known to have sprained his left ankle while he was training. A defending champion, the Serie have said that this German midfielder has started with his therapy immediately. As a matter of fact, his condition is going to be accessed on a daily basis.

Khedira has had a successful career with many trophies but has been marred by injuries because of which he has been unable to achieve his complete potential. It has been reported that his position in Serie A of Juventus will not be affected adversely since they have a strong position. The team led by Massimiliano Allegri has six points adrift on top of the standings of the Italian league. The inclusion of Khedira in the Juventus squad had been in doubt when the Turin team hosts Spal. The Italian side is also to face Valencia in UEFA Champions League in the group stage.
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Sami Khedira is not planning to step away from Juventus

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

“Juventus is synonymous with great history and if you play for Juventus you have to be a champion. You must always give your all and be proud of playing for this club, because it’s the best in Italy and I hope it will be the best in Europe’’

“It’s my fourth year and I’m going to stay here for a long time, that’s why I’ve renewed my contract. You only have to go out on the street or run onto the pitch to understand what it means to wear this shirt, it’s something special’’
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Douglas Costa hails Cristiano Ronaldo’s hard work and dedication

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

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

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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.

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Sami Khedira was hurt by Real Madrid and will leave the Santiago Bernabeu

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Sami Khedira is not the most flashy or standout player in the world of football but nonetheless, his contributions cannot go unnoticed as the German midfielder is an experienced performer who can help out either in the defensive section of any team or the midfield department as well and most of his work usually goes unnoticed as he isn’t at the spotlight as much in comparison to other players.

 

The German midfielder has almost spent 5 years playing for Real Madrid with over 100 appearances having been made for the Spanish club and huge titles being secured along the way.

 

Even with all of the major pieces of silverware that Sami Khedira has helped Real Madrid in securing, it seems like the time that the German player spent at the Santiago Bernabeu was not as good as it seemed to be.

 

Khedira made a total of 11 league appearances for Real Madrid in this season and the German player said due to the things that have been going on recently with the club; it has affected him on a personal level.

 

The 2014 World Cup winner sustained an injury in this season which has left him out of action even after he was recovered and ready to play. Even when Khedira was prepared to play and fully healed from his injuries, he still had to settle with a place on the sidelines. (more…)

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Italy boosted by Pirlo decision

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Italy have been boosted by the news that midfielder Andrea Pirlo will continue to play for the national team amid speculation that he was set to retire in order to focus on his club career. The 35-year-old has been the most important player for Italy in the last decade, as he has often been the creator of many things good in a team that has lacked quality up front since the retirement of Alessandro del Piero. Even though Italy were knocked out of the group stages in the World Cup 2014, Pirlo was one of the better players.

After recently bringing in Juventus manager Antonio Conte to replace Cesare Prandelli, Italy appear to have convinced Pirlo to stay on playing at the national team level. Conte has worked closely with Pirlo in the last three years, as the brilliance of the former AC Milan man has largely been responsible for Juventus winning three successive league titles. Pirlo is already one of the legends at the international fold after having made 112 appearances for the national team. He sits fourth in the list of all-time most appearance makers for the four-time World Cup winners. It remains to be seen if new Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri will be happy with this decision.

“I have been talking with (new Italy coach Antonio) Conte who asked me if I was ready to play again for the Azzurri and I told him that I was. It was a difficult decision to take. I had wanted to stop playing for the national side but he (Conte) took over and he asked me to lend a hand. I am happy to do that and we are hopeful we can achieve great things together,” said Pirlo, whose job now will be to get Italy to the Euro 2016. Conte began his regime with a 2-0 win over Netherlands in a friendly.

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Khedira Has No Place IN Ancelotti Formation

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez are widely believed to be the trio of midfielders that Carlo Ancelotti will use in the next season of the Spanish League. Ancelotti is expected to utilize the 4-3-3 formation with Modric, Kroos and Rodriguez being the midfielders for the team while the attacking department will be filled by: C.Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale.

This leaves no place for Sami Khedira in the squad of Carlo Ancelotti. The German midfielder has been losing his starting place in Real Madrid since last season when he only managed to make 13 league appearances and things will only be tougher for him taking into consideration that all of the major signings that Real Madrid has completed are mainly midfielders.

Khedira was left out of the UEFA Super Cup match against Sevilla which was played a few days ago and the German midfielder is well aware that his time at the Santiago Bernabeu is reaching its end, unless of course he would be satisfied with having a spot in the sidelines of the team and only playing a role as a back-up option. He still has a contract with Real Madrid which expires in the next season but it will be up to him if he wants to remain in the Spanish club playing a role as a substitute player.

Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in signing Sami Khedira but it seems highly doubtful if any of the English clubs would be willing to accept his fairly high salary of €3 million each season.

After everything is said and done, a transfer of Khedira away from Real Madrid will ultimately depend on the player himself if he wants to stay on the sidelines of the club and still earn his salary without playing for the majority of the matches or if the German wants to play in a club where his chances of performing in the main squad are guaranteed.

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KHEDIRA RULED OUT

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

An injury has left out Sami Khedira for the vast majority of the season as the defensive midfielder is recovering from the knee injury he sustained during Germany’s friendly match against Italy in November.

Khedira revealed that his objective is to get fit before the 2014 World Cup and hopefully get another chance to play for Germany but if he does not recover in time, it will not be the end of the world.

‘’My goal is to play at the World Cup, but I am still relaxed about it. If I don’t make it, it won’t be the end of the world for me.”

“I will work obsessively until the last second, but I also know that there’s no point lying to yourself, which is something I have learned in rehab. You shouldn’t want to run when you know that you’re not ready yet’’. Khedira said

Joachim Low is the head coach of Germany and he is the man who will be choosing which players to take into Brazil but the tactician has already stated that he will only consider those who are not only fit but have been performing exceedingly well with their respective clubs.

Even though Khedira has been out of action for the majority of the season, Real Madrid is going to be renewing the contract of the German midfielder as soon as he recovers from his injury.

Khedira has a contract with Real Madrid which runs up until 2015 but the Spanish club is expecting to extend his stay until 2018. The contract extension is going to be a way for them to retain Khedira and keep away clubs who are interested in signing him such as Fiorentina and Inter Milan.

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KHEDIRA MAKING PROGRESS

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

After suffering a major injury during the first half of the season, Sami Khedira has revealed that he is making good progress in the last few weeks. The Real Madrid midfielder has been a major doubt for the World Cup 2014. He was playing for the German national team when he suffered the injury in November. He continues to be an important part of the club and national teams. Hence, there was a lot of expectation that he would be back for the final few weeks of the campaign. This would be a major boost for Carlo Ancelotti, whose team are fighting to win the league and the Champions League.

Khedira, though, seems to have not fixed any comeback date since it would only worsen the rehabilitation process. Khedira has already made 44 appearances for the German national team despite being only 26 years of age. After initially struggling to cope with his absence, Real Madrid have been struggling to get consistent results in recent months. They have gone top of the table with a four-point advantage over archrivals Barcelona. Ancelotti has suggested that there is a chance that Khedira may come into the team with only a couple of matches remaining in the season. However, the player seems to be insistent on getting back only when he is fully fit.

“I’m doing my best not to get ahead of myself. I am trying to look as little as possible into the future. Right now I’m focused on working hard and conscientiously every day. That’s my main concern, not announcing when I’ll be fit again. I believe that it is the right way to fully concentrate on the rehab. Everything else comes after that,” said the midfielder in a recent interview. Khedira was signed from Stuttgart after the midfielder impressed at the 2010 World Cup.

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RUMOURS CONTINUE

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Even though the transfer window has been closed down for a few weeks now and it will remain shut for a longer time it does not stop clubs from being rumored or linked with new arrivals and Jose Mourinho has sparkled one of his own rumors.

The former coach of Real Madrid is reported to be interested in wanting to work together once more with Sami Khedira. The German midfielder is not a consistent performer for Carlo Ancelotti and a move away from the Spanish club might just be the best decision he makes for his career.

Chelsea has already seen Michael Essien leaving the club as he made his way to Ac.Milan and they might just need a new player that can be a consistent performer for Jose Mourinho in the Premier League.

Khedira was a target of Mourinho last summer but the defensive midfielder suffered a long-term knee injury which ultimately prevented the transaction from being done. Chelsea has a very attacking minded team with players such as: Lampard, Oscar, Ramires, Hazard and Willian leading the charge for Jose Mourinho’s team but the same cannot be said for their defensive side of the team. Khedira is known and liked by Mourinho as they have already worked together some time ago and the German player even considered himself to be ‘’a disciple of Mourinho’’.

Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti could allow Khedira to leave the Spanish club considering the fact that Xabi Alonso recently agreed an extension and the youngster Asier Illaramendi is showing promising displays of being a future star for the club while Luka Modric can also be used a more defensive midfielder allowing Isco, C.Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria to work their magic on the attacking side of the club.

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