The 32 year old Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic has recently spoke out about the current Premier League season which has seen Chelsea going from being the champions of England to dropping dangerously low in the league and are now settled in the middle section of the standings.
Chelsea’s Premier League season has been a rollercoaster ride as they have gone from highs to lows and Branislav Ivanovic has also been a turbulent one.
Branislav Ivanovic has revealed details as to why he believes were one of the main reasons of Chelsea’s inconsistency in this season. The Serbian defender said: ‘’We didn’t know what was going wrong around us. No-one inside the club knew. We finished brilliantly last season. We won the trophy. We knew how difficult it was. Jose told us the hardest season in football is the year after you win because everyone else has extra motivation. We were ready for that, but we didn’t start well and we lost control of our game, of our minds.’’
‘’For me that period of three or four months was one of the most disappointing moments in my career. Player by player, we could not deal with the pressure of what being champions of England means. Your opponents have big motivation and they look at you differently, they start to be scared of you. But when we didn’t win for six or seven games, people realized we were not as strong as last season.’’ Continue reading Branislav Ivanovic: ‘’We couldn’t handle with the pressure’’
As each day goes by it seems like the spending power of the Chinese Super League increases as well and this is starting to become evident by the amount of high profile players that have been signed by the Asian clubs of that league.
Ezequiel Lavezzi was signed by Heibei China in a deal where the Argentine player is believed to be earning around £400,000 each week. Alex Teixeira was another fairly well know player that was signed by Jiangsu Suning and Alex Teixeira was a winter target of Liverpool but the Premier League club failed to secure his services as he opted to make a move to the Asian club instead of Anfield and Leicester City’ Claudio Ranieri believes that things of this nature will continue to happen if the spending power of the Chinese Super League continues to grow and this can pose as a huge problem for the Premier League
“In three to five years, all the movement will be in China. China want to overtake the Premier League. It is important to spend money to bring the best players, but there is a big threat because China start to buy young and fantastic players.” Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri said as he voiced his thoughts concerning the recent growth of the Chinese Super League. Continue reading Claudio Ranieri is certain that the Chinese Super League is a threat to the PL
MesutOzil continues to gather the spotlight of the media as the German midfielder is one of the main driving forces behind Arsenal’s rise to the top of the Premier League. This was especially evident during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City. Ozil provided the assists for both of the goals that his teammates scored.
The German player is going through such an impressive season that he is on course of breaking the current Premier League assist record which is being held by Thierry Henry.
Henry is the current record holder for most assists in a single season after providing 20 assists back when he was performing for Arsenal but if MesutOzil continues his form then a new record will be set.
There still are more than 20 games left in this season of the Premier League which is plenty of time for MesutOzil to mark his name in the history books of the English League.
Arsene Wenger took the chance to praise the work that his £42.4 million signing has been making in this season and the French manager labeled Ozil as an: ‘’absolutely unbelievable player’’ Continue reading Arsenal needs MesutOzil to win the Premier League
Arsene Wenger says the big occasions don’t fluster him.
The Frenchman and his boys are totally ready for the pre quarter final tie versus AS Monaco.
The Gunners, because of their recent good performances, are going to start the favourites there in that tie.
The first leg of the tie will be played at the Emirates Stadium this Wednesday, while, the return leg will take place three weeks later at Stade Louis II.
Most of the managers actually don’t like this favourite tag. They prefer slipping under the radar. But, Wenger doesn’t seem to have any problem with it. He doesn’t mind pressure.
Wenger reckons that without pressure, you might not push yourself to the limits, but, when expectations are high, you tend to play out of your skins. Continue reading Arsene Wenger isnt Pressurised by Big Occasion
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has said that he is now much better player after having left Arsenal for Barcelona in the summer. Cesc Fabregas move to his hometown club Barcelona in the summer for £ 35 million. He has been a major influence in the Barcelona team, which has lost the services of David Villa till the end of the season.
In the absence of the Spaniard, Barcelona have been utilising midfielder Iniesta on the wings. Initially, it was thought that Cesc Fabregas would struggle to get game time at Barcelona, but due to this injury Cesc Fabregas has been a regular first-team player at Barcelona.
Now, ahead of the match with Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final, Fabregas has said that leasing Arsenal was one of his best decisions, as it has helped him become a much better player. Fabregas was a much better influence during the initial part of the campaign when he scored 14 goals in just 23 matches for Barcelona, but his form has dipped of late. Still, Fabregas says that he is a much better player than he was at Arsenal because he is surrounded by much better players like Xavi, Iniesta, and Lionel Messi.
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