Friday, August 22, 2014
The Italian says the Argentine was left out of the Supercopa defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid due to a "technical decision"
The midfielder is delighted with Atletico Madrid's dream start to the season and says his side can cope with the loss of key players this summer.
Mario Mandzukic's early strike was enough to guide the hard-working Rojiblancos to the Supercopa title for just the second time in their history against their arch rivals.
The Spaniard is happy with how his team fought to claim a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg in their first Bundesliga game of the new season.
The Germany international admitted his side had to work hard to claim what he feels was a deserved 2-1 win over Wolfsburg
Tottenham has reportedly turned its attention to the Argentine, and his manager has confirmed the player is set to leave the club.
The Bavarians got their title defense off to the perfect start at the Allianz Arena thanks to goals from two familiar faces.
The midfielder was sent off to compound a disappointing Friday evening for Laurent Blanc's side.
The Italy international is expected to complete his 20 million euro move from AC Milan to Anfield over the weekend.
From a lack of discipline to Olivier Giroud's form, the Gunners continue to face familiar problems.
The Dutch striker is poised to return from his extended World Cup break, but Marouane Fellaini and Jesse Lingard are also sidelined for Louis van Gaal's side.
The highly rated winger had attracted the attention of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur but has pledged his future to the Eindhoven side, signing a four-year deal.
The 33-year-old had attracted interest from Everton, but is excited by the prospect of working under Brendan Rodgers.
The transfer ban handed down to Barca makes it difficult for them to loan the defender back to his Brazilian side for a year, but he is expected to sign for the Spanish side.
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The 24-year-old striker is reportedly set to undergo a medical ahead of a move from AC Milan on Friday and the Reds boss acknowledges "sometimes you have to take a risk."
The midfielder insists he can still be a crucial part of the team under Luis Enrique and says the target for the season is to win "at least one title."
The 32-year-old has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and Real Madrid and has been privately encouraged to find a new club.
The Blues will be expected to make it two wins out of two when they take on Nigel Pearson's men, who secured a 2-2 draw with Everton on opening day.
The Gunners are back in action following their trip to Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday and could be buoyed by the return of their Brazil 2014 heroes.