Posts Tagged ‘Madrid’

BUFFON NEED NOT BEAT HIMSELF UP

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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. (more…)

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KHEDIRA WANTS TO REUNITE WITH FORMER CLUB

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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.

“We need to put in a great performance against Monaco as their attack is very good and quick,” he however added (more…)

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Sami Khedira is hopeful about Juventus winning the Champions League

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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. (more…)

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KHEDIRA CONSIDERING A SWITCH TO MLS

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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. (more…)

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Sami Khedira Wants Manchester United to Show Schweinsteiger Respect

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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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Sami Khedira on Ancelotti

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has stated that Carlo Ancelotti is going to take Bayern Munich to the next level. Khedira has played under the Italian manager at Real Madrid and has won the Champions League with him.


He believes that Carlo Ancelotti will make Bayern Munich more dangerous than they are at the moment.

The Germany midfielder said that Ancelotti is a great leader and that he will inspire his players to play to their full potential. For him, there is no doubt that the Italian manager will be a massive success in Germany.

Sami Khedira said that Carlo Ancelotti is a very open manager, and he is always close to his players. Whenever he had a question, he could walk freely to the manager without any fear. He has always encouraged communication and a good team spirit. He said that the Italian manager never raises his voice, and he was loved by all of his players. Sami Khedira said that Ancelotti is one of the best managers he has ever worked with.
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Sami Khedira might be back on time for the Euros finals

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Germany coach Joachim Low has been given an injury boost with the news that Sami Khedira might be back in time for the Euro 2016.


With one week left before Germany announces their final squad for their finals, Low will be hoping that he will have the Juventus midfielder back in the team.

Sami Khedira has declared that he is doing well and that there is no reason why he would not participate in the Euros. He said that he would be ready for the Italian Cup final scheduled on the 21st May when Juventus will be playing against Milan. He stated that the game will be an excellent opportunity for fans to assess his form and that he will be back in form for the Euros 2016.

There are fears that a recent injury in training could prevent Khedira from making it to the Cup finals against Milan but Juventus stated that they will need to make further tests before taking a decision. With Juventus already crowned as champions in Serie A, Sami Khedira will be exempted from the remaining games with the hope that he could recover in time for the match against Milan. (more…)

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Spartak Moscow looking forward to playing against FC Rostov

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Spartak Moscow will want to continue their current good form by beating FC Rostov tomorrow. Spartak won their last game before the international break with a 4-0 thrashing of Anzi. Spartak Moscow, who is fifth in the league, will want to win the game so as to move up the table.

The goals against Anzi were scored by Ze Luis, Denis Glushakov, and Quincy Promes. Spartak Moscow created several occasions during the game and could have scored more goals. Anzi, on the other hand, was quite weak as reflected by their place in the table.

However against FC Rostov, it will not be as easy for Spartak Moscow. The manager, however, will welcome the return of Brazilian midfielder Romulo and Russian defender Makeev. Both players have recovered from injuries and are set to be in the team to face Rostov.

Quincy Promes, goal scorer against Anzi will be assessed in a late fitness test to determine whether he can play against Rostov. The Holland winger who was in action against England received was injured during the match. He was substituted as a precaution and remains doubtful for the game against Rostov. (more…)

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Sami Khedirastates that we should not write off fellow countryman Bastian Schweinsteiger

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Sami Khedira has warned people about writing off his teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger. The German international is currently suffering from a tear of the ligament in the knee when playing against England. He has only made his comeback for Manchester United in an injury-plagued season and would have love to have a few games to recover his form before the Euros finals.

Khedira, who is captaining the German side in the absence of Bastian Schweinsteiger, has warned that there is still time for the player to recover and that he is still capable of playing at the highest level. Khedira, who has also had his own share of injuries in the past, believes that Bastian Schweinsteiger has the necessary mental strength to recover and to be part of the German team that will be going to the Euros.

Sami Khedira, who currently plays for Juventus, has enjoyed a good season so far with the Italian league leaders and will expect that they can end the season in style by clinching the Italian League as well as winning the Euros. He stated that it is an honour for him to captain the side in the absence of Bastian Schweinsteiger. (more…)

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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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