Sunday, November 22, 2015

Important Victory Inter Milan

Tweet Football : Biabiany says : Winning was important today, Thank you to everyone who helped me through the difficult, times and to all my team-mates. I'm happy about the goal

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Inter Milan
Serie A - Jonathan Biabiany showed his delight at today's drubbing of Frosinone in a post-match interview with Mediaset Premium.

"I'm very happy, it was important to get the victory today because these matches are never easy. I'd like to thank everyone who supported me when things got tough and also my team-mates for helping me to score.

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"The coach had mentioned during the week that he was thinking about playing me, but I didn't know for sure. He keeps his cards close to his chest."

Having been born in Paris, the Nerazzurri forward also revealed the emotions going through his head as the French national anthem was played before kick-off: "I haven't heard La Marseillaise in a stadium since I was playing in the France U21 team. I have family in Paris and I'm always in contact with them. There are horrible things happening at the moment, but the important thing is to remain united and pray for people who have lost loved ones."

Finally, he had a few words to say on Inter's position at the top of Serie A: "We are Inter, so it's only natural that we aim for the very best."

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Inter Milan Serie A Standings Lead

Tweet Football - Inter Milan managed to become the top standings while Serie A at the weekend to 13th after they conquered Frosinone Calcio 4-0.

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Inter Milan
Serie A - Adem Ljajic played a key role in Inter's 4-0 victory over Frosinone tonight in Week 13 of Serie A 2015/16.

The Nerazzurri forward – who chipped in with two assists – commented on his side's victory after the game.

"That was the response we had to give. We knew there was a difficult game lying ahead of us and we had to get the three points. These games are tough because you have everything to lose.

"I'm pleased with my performance and with how the team played. The coach went for an attacking line-up and we managed to play some good football. I hope the fans have gone home happy."

The Serb wrapped things up with a few words on Inter's next match against Napoli: "We'll turn our thoughts onto the challenge at the Stadio San Paolo tomorrow. We have to improve week on week in order to end the season as high up in the league as possible." 

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Massimiliano Allegri : Juventus Consistent Progress Vs AC Milan

Tweet Football - Massimiliano Allegri underlines his charges’ consistent progress after watching them see off Milan on Saturday evening at Juventus Stadium

Serie A - clean sheet and a third consecutive league victory were particularly pleasing points for Massimiliano Allegri to pick up on after watching his men beat Milan 1-0 on Saturday evening at Juventus Stadium.

Speaking to journalists after the game, he began: “I’m very satisfied with the attacking intent of this team, while defensively we did not give much ground away to their frontmen.

“We need to work on the pace of our passes, while we have to be more clinical in the final third. Nevertheless, we showed great solidity at the back today, we kept a clean sheet and so I consider this another step in the right direction.”

Asked about the motives behind changing formation at half-time, the Tuscan tactician explained: “In a 3-5-2, Alex Sandro is able to exploit his pace and willingness to roam forward even more than in a 4-4-2.

“Meanwhile, I believe it’s important to play with three men in attacking positions and it’s true that Dybala operated effectively between the lines today. When (Roberto) Pereyra returns from injury and Hernanes reaches peak condition, we’ll be even less predictable in our build-up play.”

Allegri finished the interview with a word on injuries sustained by Sami Khedira after playing last week with Germany and Patrice Evra, who had to be substituted during the first-half by Alex Sandro.

“Sami’s old scar has worsened since coming back from international duty. He trained well on Thursday, was OK yesterday, but I preferred not to take any risks with him today.

“As far as Patrice is concerned, his ankle has not been at 100 per cent for a little while now. Everyone else is on the road to recovery.”

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Sinisa Mihajlovic : We knew Juventus would come out strong

Tweet Football-Sinisa Mihajlovic The post-match interviews from Saturday night's round 13 Serie A clash in Turin with Juventus

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AC Milan
Serie A - : SINISA MIHAJLOVIC (press conference)
"We knew Juventus would come out strong after the break and push forwards, and I think we did well in defence, but at the other end we didn’t create enough chances. When they broke the deadlock, there was a reaction from us, but time was running out and we weren’t able to create any real danger. We must improve on this aspect. However, I fielded a very attacking line-up and when we have a full squad available we will analyse whether to change the formation. In the past 5 matches though the 4-3-3 formation has brought us consistent results and we have done well. We have players with character in the team, but tonight we made far too many mistakes with our passing when trying to launch attacks."

"We were missing something today in the final third. We lost the match, but we have to put it behind us and focus on winning the next one versus Sampdoria. We have to keep on working and take to the field next Saturday with the desire and motivation to win.
My fitness is improving with each training session, but I have to keep on training because after a lengthy injury I am still working towards peak fitness so I can give my best in matches.
I enjoy playing in a 4-3-3 formation, but if we do switch to a 4-4-2, the coach will decide where is best to play me: I will keep on working hard for the team regardless."

"Juventus only had one chance and they took it. We will have to be more attentive in the future. The objective is to always defend well and make life hard for our opponents on the counter-attack. We did well at the back tonight, but we were unable to score a goal.
I am certain that we can get back on track right away. We lost at a tough ground today and we need to give a strong response in the next match.
In the past 5 or 6 matches we have performed well in defence and conceded very few goals. This is important as a team is built from the back. We need to make improvements however when we’re in possession and be more dangerous in attack.
Donnarumma is brilliant. He’s only 16, but I think he’s excellent. I hope he can keep this up. We have to put in an improved display versus Sampdoria and go for the win." 

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Man of the match: Harry Kane Grabbed Two Goals as Tottenham

Tweet Football - Tottenham Hotspur won by 4-1 over fellow London club West Ham in the Premier League, Sunday, November 22.

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Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League-Harry Kane grabbed two goals as Tottenham stretched their unbeaten league run to 12 matches with a 4-1 victory over West Ham.
Spurs have now not tasted defeat in the Premier League since the opening day at Manchester United and had this game wrapped up inside 49 minutes as they raced into a 3-0 lead.
Kane took his London derby goal total to 12 in 14 games with two more strikes and after just one goal in his first 13 matches, he now has eight goals in his last five.
Defenders Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker also struck to ensure a victory that lifts Mauricio Pochettino's side to within four points of leaders Leicester, Manuel Lanzini's late consolation the only blot.
Danny Rose ignited the game on 14 minutes with a thumping tackle on former Arsenal man Carl Jenkinson and the home fans responded.
Spurs increased the intensity and Christian Eriksen tested Adrian from 25 yards with a stinging drive that the West Ham goalkeeper palmed away.
Kane has scored more goals per game in Premier League London derbies than any other player and added to his impressive tally when he received the ball inside the box on 22 minutes, turning Jenkinson with ease before lashing into the roof of the net.
The Hammers almost hit back immediately but Cheikhou Kouyate's acrobatic effort from close-range, after a deflected Mark Noble shot, hammered back off the crossbar.
The visitors were made to rue that miss when Tottenham doubled their advantage on 33 minutes.
Eriksen produced a wonderful delivery from a right-wing corner and Alderweireld lost Winston Reid at the near post before planting his header past Adrian.
With the Spurs fans still celebrating, Dele Alli came within inches of extending Tottenham's lead.
Adrian was alert to divert a strong effort at goal from Son Heung-Min and Alli looped a header from the rebound at goal, only for the crossbar to come to West Ham's rescue.
Kane continued to find space between Reid and Tomkins but he wasted a golden opportunity when through one-on-one with Adrian, dragging an effort horribly wide from 10 yards.
The England man finally got his second goal four minutes after the break when Tomkins conceded possession to Eriksen in a dangerous area and the Denmark international found Kane on the edge of the box.
The 22-year-old skillfuly maneuvered the ball out of his feet and fired a powerful effort on the turn under the body of Adrian.
West Ham's 'keeper made a smart double save from Son and Eriksen but Walker added Spurs' fourth with six minutes remaining.
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores during the match between Tottenham and West Ham United at White Hart Lane
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores during the match between Tottenham and West Ham United at White Hart Lane
Son played a perfectly-weighted pass inside the box and Walker nonchalantly curled the ball into the far corner with the outside of his right boot.
Lanzini netted a classy, late consolation for the Hammers after some sloppy play from the man who had just added gloss to the scoreline but that failed to dampen the mood around White Hart Lane, the swaggering display one to spark talk of a potential title tilt.
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Tottenham:  Lloris (7), Walker (7), Alderweireld (8), Vertonghen (7), Rose (7), Alli (7), Dier (7); Dembele (7), Eriksen (7), Son (7), Kane (8)
Subs used: Mason (7), Carroll (6)
West Ham: Adrian (6), Jenkinson (4), Tomkins (5), Reid (6), Cresswell (5), Kouyate (6), Noble (6), Moses (6), Lanzini (7), Sakho (6), Carroll (5)
Subs used: Jelavic (6), Song (6), Zarate (6)
Man of the match: Harry Kane

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Watford Boss Quique Sanchez Flores has Thrown His full Support Behind Captain Troy Deeney,

Tweer Football-Watford's Flores backs Troy Deeney despite own goal vs. Man United

Pemier League - Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has thrown his full support behind captain Troy Deeney, despite the striker's late own goal costing the Hornets a draw against Manchester United on Saturday.

Deeney looked to have snatched a point for Watford with an 87th-minute penalty, only then to put United 2-1 up in injury-time when he bundled in Bastian Schweinsteiger's cross.

The defeat was Watford's fifth of the season and left the club 13th in the Premier League table, but Flores refused to blame Deeney, who now has three goals in his last four appearances.

"For us he is like the soul of the team," Flores said.

"He represents values that we want for ourselves at Watford.

"He's fighting all the time, he's pushing his team-mates all the time, he's everywhere on the pitch, so he's very important for us."

Louis van Gaal's side dominated the first half at Vicarage Road and took the lead through Memphis Depay, but the Hornets improved after the break and arguably deserved a share of the spoils.
Troy Deeney's own goal denied Watford a valuable point against Manchester United on Saturday.

"At half-time I said to remove the first half, the most important thing was that we want to play another match of 45 minutes," Flores said.

"I can't explain. I don't think anyone in the team was expecting the first half. We were playing Man United and, if you are not completely ready, Man United is better than your team to be honest.

"You can have a lot of difficulties to keep all the players with confidence, but it's true it wasn't our team in the first half.

"We weren't expecting that but sometimes it's possible."

Flores also reserved praise for Etienne Capoue, who was one of the Hornets' star performers with a commanding display in midfield.

The Frenchman was given the chance to sit out the contest following the terror attacks in Paris, but Flores insisted the 27-year-old was determined to play.

"It was impressive," Flores added. "Capoue had a very tough, difficult week but I talked to him many times.

"I said, 'Are you ready, are you ready? Are you sure, are you sure? Do you want to play?' He said, 'Yes, of course, of course.'

"He suffered a lot like the rest of the team in the first half, but in the second half he was a leader in midfield, he played well like the rest of the players."

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Sunderland must shore up their leaky defence

Tweet Football-Alan Pardew, the Crystal Palace manager, still believes Allardyce is one of the strongest in the Premier League

Barclays Premier League -Despite the annual struggle to stay in the Premier League, Sunderland have not lost to Newcastle in their last seven encounters. Getty

Sam Allardyce insists Sunderland must shore up their leaky defence if they are to have any chance of staying in the Premier League.

Sunderland, who visit Crystal Palace tonight, have conceded 26 goals from their opening 12 fixtures. Only newly-promoted Bournemouth have let in more.

“My philosophy has always been you start from the back, and it goes without saying every team which wins the league has the best defensive record,” said Allardyce, who was appointed at the start of October. “When we are a conceding on average over two goals a game, that is the first thing which we have to stop and the players have to understand that.

“If they think it is a negative, it is not, it is a massive positive because as soon as you don’t concede a goal you don’t lose the game, then you have got a point and of course afterwards you only need one goal to win it... and getting safer up the league as quickly as possible.”

Allardyce oversaw Sunderland’s 3-0 victory against Newcastle last month, but has since seen his side slump to successive defeats at Everton and Southampton, leaving them second from bottom in the table and four points adrift of safety.

Alan Pardew, the Crystal Palace manager, still believes Allardyce is one of the strongest in the Premier League.

“I never fancy my chances against a Sam Allardyce team, he’s got a knowledge and a respect from me that I will take into the game,” said Pardew. “I will expect a Sam Allardyce team to turn up and try their best to get a victory.”

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Chelsea Want to Bring Saido Mane

Report: Chelsea ready to beat Man United to sign one of the world's fastest stars Chelsea are looking to sign up Saido Mane

Chelsea are looking to sign up Southampton star Saido Mane to turn their season around, say reports.

The Blues have turned their focus to the January window as they look to bring in fresh blood to Jose Mourinho’s struggling squad.

And the Daily Mirror says Southampton flyer Mane has emerged as an option for Chelsea, who are big fans of the player.

The 23-year-old turned in a class performance as the Saints beat Chelsea 3-1 last month – with Mane getting on the score sheet.

Manchester United are also keen on the player, and while Southampton want to offer him a new deal, Chelsea have the cash to make a deal happen.

Mane has scored six times in 17 games this term.

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Moment of Awakening Eden Hazard In the Barclays Premier League

Tweet Football - Chelsea captain John Terry warns of Eden Hazard Premier League resurgence Eden Hazard of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match

Barclays Premier League - Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed that Eden Hazard is getting back to his best following his display in Saturday's 1-0 win over Norwich.

The Belgian schemer impressed against the Canaries, and Terry says that the 24-year-old - who scooped double Player of the Year awards last term - is finding his feet again following a mixed start to the campaign.

"Eden Hazard is back to his best and not only this Saturday, the last five or six games you have seen from everybody the raising in performances individually and collectively and with this result, the delight and the relief from players is there to see," he told the club's official website.

"It is a big week now with the Champions League. We have got one win out the way with hopefully more to come."

The Blues, who ended a three-match losing streak by beating City, gear up for a clash with in-form Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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