The Croatia striker scored the winning goal in the Supercopa de Espana as his replacement at Bayern Munich failed to find the net against Wolfsburg
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The Chelsea boss insists he needs three strikers in his squad for the upcoming season and will not be allowing the Spaniard to leave, despite speculation linking him with a move.
The new Inter defender is confident that the Barcelona star will be back to his best after suffering an ankle injury, and believes fate led him to signing for the Nerazzurri.
The Croatia international is flattered that he has been called the Spaniard's successor at Barcelona but insisted that no player can replace the 34-year-old at the Camp Nou.
The France international believes the Supercopa triumph is just the start of another successful campaign but has stressed the team will not get carried away.
Friday, August 22, 2014
The defender has played down the impact of his side's Supercopa de Espana defeat to its city rival.
With the Argentine set to depart and Cristiano Ronaldo struggling for fitness, coach Carlo Ancelotti saw his side surrender a trophy it was expecting to win on Friday.
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 Croatia striker scored after just two minutes, and his goal proved enough to see off Carlo Ancelotti's side at the Vicente Calderon.
With Luis Suarez suspended, a transfer ban looming and the club's style fading, the Catalans find themselves at a crossroads entering the 2014-15 campaign.
Tottenham has reportedly turned its attention to the Argentine, and his manager has confirmed the player is set to leave the club.
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.
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 two city rivals fight it out for the Supercopa de Espana on Friday night as the Rojiblancos once again look to make light of a huge financial deficit.
The promising midfielder was farmed out on loan to Sevilla earlier this summer and he does not know whether he will return to Camp Nou.
The Brazil international, who has only just recovered from a back problem, will be out of action for an indefinite period of time after sustaining an ankle sprain in training.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Champions League winner is considering a move for the Manchester City striker should a deal for Radamel Falcao fail to materialize, while Valencia is also keen.
The Barcelona defender has stated that he always wanted to stay at the Camp Nou and fight for his place, despite rumors of attempts to offload him