Monday, November 01, 2010

Xavi: "I would suffer playing at Real Madrid"

"If I were playing at Real Madrid, I would enjoy the game in the same way I do at Barcelona" Xavi Hernandez said in his last interview. "Mourinho's team aligns their game in a vertical line through the center of the field. And I need wings that open the game over the sides, making diagonal moves. I need constant movement".

Xavi was interviewed by FIFA and he said that Barcelona's style is the best one for him as a footballer. The talented midfielder is one of the strongest candidates to win the Golden Ball Award, but his favorites are Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hristo Stoichkov about to asume a management position at Barcelona

Former Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov said that he will return to the Catalan club to be part of the board of directors or at least to asume an important position in the administration of Sandro Rosell. It all depends on current negotiations.

The Bulgarian player was famous not only for his amazing talent with the ball, but also for his explosive character.

"First of all the conversations must reach an agreement, only then I will say more about my future. It's possible that in the next days I will asume a position close to the coach. And if we can't reach an agreement, I will simply go in another direction" Stoichkov said.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Alves: The news pay too much attention to Mourinho

Brazilian defender Dani Alves expressed that the newspapers should leave Mourinho alone, because they already pay too much attention to anything he says. Alves stated that there is no extra motivation to play against him.

Mourinho loves to give press conferences and the media will always obtain headlines from those, and Alves is aware of this. But he does not want the people to feel like Barcelona players are constantly thinking about beating him. "The press thinks that we are talking about him all day long, but it's not true".

"He is a good coach leading a good team. That's it. He has won just as many titles as me and many players at Barcelona, so it's not that special" Alves concluded.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Puyol: I don't like to hear doubts about Xavi's work

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol said today that he is not pleased with some speculations about Xavi Hernandez pretending to have an injury in order to avoid their game against Mallorca.

"It makes no sense. Xavi is always eager to play, to be there for the team. His stats prove it, and if he is not playing this game, is because he really has an injury" Puyol assured

The Spanish defender said that he does not read the news very often but those rumours about Xavi still reached him, and that is a bad signal.

Puyol is happy that Xavi as well as David Villa are recovering from their physical problems and are very likely to play agains the powerful Valencia. "They are both key players" he finished.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Spectacular Messi scores four goal to lead Barcelona to the semis

When you think he can't do it any better, he simply proves you wrong. This was a Champions League semifinal against Arsenal, something apparently simple for a genious like Lionel Messi. The super talented footballer scored four goals to crush the English team and help Barcelona reach the semifinals.

The Camp Nou expected to see the best player in history make new tricks tonight, and he gave us four. Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner scored the opener, but after that, it was all about Lio. The Number 10 netted four goal at minutes 21, 37, 42 and 88.

Even Arsene Wenger admitted the huge talent of the argentinian player: "Congratulations to Barcelona, they were far better than us. For me Lionel Messi is the best player in the world by some distance."

Now the Spanish club will face Inter Milan for a spot in the final game. The Italina squad defeated CSKA today by 1-0.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Guadiola happy with result against Arsenal, thinks now in Athletic

Pep Guardiola claims that the match against Athletic Club is the most important right now: "It's our obligation to focus on the next match, that's what we always intend to do, now more than ever. Some people loves to see the game that comes in one month, or the last one that we won. I want to avoid that.

With these words, Guardiola tries to have the press anda fans talk about the next game and not about the derby against Real Madrid.

Asked about the rough game that Athletic usually plays, he said that "the referee should be working on that. If there is too much contact, that's because we are not fast enough."

Guardiola also praised his team after the tie with Arsenal in the Champions League. Even though they could not achieve a victory, Pep is aware that they faced a really strong squad, and a 2-2 as a visitor is a great result.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Champions League: Messi shines in Barcelona's win over Stuttgart

Barcelona had an inspiring performance and defeated German Stuttgart with a final 4-0 score. Lionel Messi netted twice to show the world why he is still the best player in the World. Now the Catalan team booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Young players Pedro Rodriguez and Bojan Krkic also scored for Barcelona. The spanish team got a 5-1 aggregate over the German side.

Josep Guardiola praised his star: "Lionel was so decisive. Great footballers like him always influence in his team, like (Michael) Jordan with the Bulls. He's simply the best."

The German coach also praised Lio: "His skills with the ball are just outstanding when you consider his age. I think it's fair to compare him to Maradona" Christian Gross said.