Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pique: `In Spain we are better than the others with a difference.`

The Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is confident that a new successful campaign for the team is ahead of him, because of the advantage that it has over its competitors.
`Our goal is to continue to win accolades and I believe we will do it. The Champions League is always a priority and in the last two seasons we won the title and the cup of Spain, with which we have shown that we are better with a difference from the rest. Two consecutive shots are not done often, and mean that we have an advantage over others in this country.`, Pique said in an interview.
`We won the Supercup, we wanted to do and now we will turn our attention to the upcoming matches. I think we`ve got good players, which will increase competition in the team. It is important to be strong everywhere on the pitch, but if we don`t allow goals, then our chances to win titles become even better.`, he added.
`It`s hard to say whether this team is better than the previous teams of Barca, as it comes to a variety of situations and eras. I don`t know if we`re the strongest team of Barca, but I know we`re at a very high level and that it will strive to win medals, as always.`

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Iniesta will be out for two weeks

The captain of Barcelona Andres Iniesta will be absent from the game from over the next two weeks. This morning he passed the medical examination, which found that the trauma of the player is in the posterior capsule of his right knee.
The 32-year-old footballer will definitely miss the next two games of the team against Sevilla (Supercup of Spain rematch) and Betis (head-to-head from the first round of the Primera Division).
Iniesta could miss a visit of the heavy Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames which is on August 28.
The 32-year-old player received an injury in the right knee still in the 28th minute of the first leg of the Supercup against Sevilla of Spain at `Ramon Sanchez Pishuan` after colliding with Mariano.
Iniesta received medical treatment, and then tried to continue its participation in the meeting, but was replaced by enforcement in 35 minutes by Denis Suarez, then immediately has had his right knee with ice.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Newcastle drew Irish defender

Newcastle continued with the selection and two days before the start of the season in the Football League Championship, the team bought the Aston Villa defender Kieran Clark for 5 million pounds.
The footballer, who can play in several positions, is the eighth new addition to the Magpies before the campaign, having signed a contract for 5 years.
The Irish international, who played at the Euro 2016 will be offline even for Friday`s match against Fulham to launch the campaign in the second tier of English football.
`Newcastle is a big club analyzed by sport predictions and I am very happy to be here. This is a team that goes in the right direction and I`m excited to be a part of it. Things got rapidly over the last few days and I`m glad that it`s over.`, said Clark.
The footballer played invariably at the Aston Villa so far as he debuted for the first team in 2009. However, he became the seventh player to leave the club, which is also in the Football League Championship.
`Kieran is a versatile footballer who has solid experience at the English football, so that will bring us a good balance and competition and I`m glad he`s with us.`, said the manager Rafa Benitez.