Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easy as his side has shrugged off the fear of relegation.
A win versus Newcastle could not have come at a better time for Everton as it enabled them to move northwards to the 14th position in the top division points table.
They have created quite a bit of gap between themselves and the bottom three teams now.
With 31 points, they are quite safe for the time being.
And, now that the monkey is off their back, they might well start to play with a bit of freedom and pull off a few more positive results.
The Toffees had looked a bit timid playing at home thus far this winter.
But, after beating Dynamo Kiev the other day in Europe, they sort of carried that winning spirit to the Newcastle game and put together a real clinical act.
Also, Newcastle being one man short because of the sending off of their skipper was a bit of a help for Everton.
But, even if that red card incident had not happened, the hosts were on their way having had the lead of 2-0 already.
Martinez was also of the view that the Kiev win really helped the team. Continue reading “Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easy”
Juventus have been suffering from poor form in the league over the last few weeks. This has allowed Roma to close the gap on the reigning champions, but Juventus are keen to get the second consecutive league victory after several weeks when they take on Hellas Verona in front of their own supporters.
Juventus thrashed their next league opponents 6-1 in the Coppa Italia only a few days ago, but manager Massimiliano Allegri reckons that the opposition will be much more stronger to beat in the league match. Juventus have a two-point advantage over second placed Roma, although they have a game in hand. Continue reading “Juventus poor Form in League continues”
After the Italian manager was able to guide Juventus to their 3rd consecutive Italian League title, Conte was selected as the new coach of Italy despite Conte not having any coaching experience in managing a nation. CesarePrandelli was sacked after having gone through an abysmal 2014 World Cup campaign and now Antonio Conte is the man that was delegated with all the responsibilities of getting the Italian national football team back on track and so far things have been going well for Italy as they are at the top of Group H with 10 points having been secured, they are one of the favorites on advancing through the next stages of the 2016 Euro’s.
Netherlands could be going through a similar thing as GuusHiddink has not convinced anyone ever since he was appointed as the new coach of Netherlands after Louis van Gaal left his managerial position in the team.
Louis van Gaal pushed Netherlands to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup but Van Gaal decided to drop his managerial position at Netherlands and coach Manchester United, GuusHiddink was later appointed as the new coach of the Dutch nation but after losing against Czech Republic and Iceland, it has not been the best of times for Hiddink as he is under heavy pressure.
If GuusHiddink is not able to turn things around and push Netherlands to the next stages of the 2016 Euro’s, a replacement is already been seen.
Southampton’s Ronald Koeman is in the sights of Holland as a possible candidate of turning into the next coach of the country. Koeman is going through a superb season as the manager of Southampton as the Premier League club has managed to stay at the top of the English League and is currently located in 2nd place.