Friday, April 18, 2014

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The Brazilian was enthused by the doggedness and determination Diego Simeone's men showed in extending their advantage at the summit of the Primera Division to six points

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The title-chasing Rojiblancos looked set to drop two precious points at the Vicente Calderon but late goals from Miranda and Diego Costa earned the hosts a vital victory

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The defender insists that the Uruguayan is a "high quality" replacement but confesses that Laurent Blanc's men sorely miss their top scorer's presence up front

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The Brazilian says Saturday's game against Parma is a "final", while admitting that he is also currently being driven by the prospect of a "magical" World Cup on home soil

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The veteran goalkeeper has agreed to pledge his future to the high-flying Toffees until the age of 39, much to Roberto Martinez's delight

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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The striker has the utmost respect for the Three Lions but says La Celeste will not fear their Group D rivals as they have the likes of Luis Suarez playing in the Premier League

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The Americans have drawn Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Brazil, but the LA Galaxy man says that Jurgen Klinsmann's men have the ability to progress to the knockout stages

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The Selecao will meet their South American rivals in the Gillette Superclasico de las Americas on October 11 at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China

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The Brazilian defender will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season due to injury, but remains optimistic he will return to action even stronger

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The Mexican has complained to David Moyes about his lack of playing time and been told he can leave this summer, with Atletico Madrid interested in the striker

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The Mexico international has caught the attention of a number of clubs with his good performances in Ligue 1 this season, including the San Siro outfit

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The 30-year-old has dismissed suggestions that his relationship with the Primera Division star has kept him out of the Argentina squad

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The forward is likely to break Premier League records but his efforts should not overshadow the contributions made by his team-mates to create Brendan Rodgers' "collective" side

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The Brazil international has acknowledged Wednesday's loss was a big blow for the Blaugrana faithful in what has been "a very strange year" for the club

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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The Argentine coach urged his players to lift themselves up for a final push in La Liga and is baffled at his team's problems in front of goal over the last seven days

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The Chilean's men suffered another blow to their Premier League title hopes and he feels that a quick turnaround from Sunday's decisive loss at Anfield was to blame

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The former Athletic Bilbao striker has fallen out of favour with Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, while his Argentine colleague has never been picked by Alejandro Sabella

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The 1978 World Cup-winning coach is adamant the forward is not intentionally taking things easier in matches in order to rest prior to this summer's tournament in Brazil

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The Manchester City manager is adamant he made the right call by selecting the injured Belgian last weekend, despite his gaffe handing the Reds all three points