Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has stated that he cannot be in the same team along with goalkeeper Petr Cech since it would be unhealthy for both of them. Courtois has come on leaps and bounds in the last two years. Even though he has been a Chelsea player since 2011, he has spent all of his time at Atletico Madrid. After a mediocre first season, the young goalkeeper has been one of the best in the world with his impressive performances, which have started speculation that he will be fighting for the first-team spot at Chelsea from next season.
Courtois, though, has revealed that he does not want to be fighting along with Cech, who he thinks is the best in the world, since it would be unhealthy for both players. At just 22 years of age, Courtois says that he wants to play regularly in order to improve his game. There has been a lot of speculation that Courtois may make the move to Atletico Madrid permanent, but it has also been reported that Czech Republic’s number one stopper Petr Cech may be sold. At 32 years of age, he is in the prime of his career – for a goalkeeper.
Courtois still has two years left on his current contract and there have been discussions to extend it.
“I still have to talk to Chelsea to discuss my future. I want to have my future done quickly. Hopefully we can find an agreement for next season shortly. I have the biggest respect for Petr Cech, but I think putting me and him in the same team is not the healthiest thing. Neither of us would be happy to just play the FA Cup or League Cup. We need to talk about this and see what will happen,” said the youngster.
Since Fernando Torres made his move away from Liverpool and joined Chelsea in January of 2011, he has struggled trying to score goals and this is why Jose Mourinho had to resort to the transfer market in order to sign other forward and the Portuguese went on signing Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o.
Torres arguably was one of the best forwards in the world when he used to wear a Liverpool jersey as he formed a superb attacking partnership with Steven Gerrard but now with Chelsea, he is a completely different player who hasn’t been able to score more than 10 goals in a single season since he left Anfield. Continue reading “INTER CHASE TORRES”
Parma’s ace defender Paletta chirped that he is pretty happy about his debut in the Italian Team. However he feels disappointed about outcome of the Spain Vs Italy Match. Playing along with Leo Messi for Argentina, the defender bagged the game in the Under Twenty World Cup. Tonight the player made his remarkable Azzurri bow in which they faced a 1-0 defeat, earning praises from one and all.
The twenty year old defender says that post his debut on Monday he has settled in pretty well and his team mates have given him a very warm welcome. He adds that since his family is from Catanzaro, he is well connected to his roots.
Talking about the variance in fitness levels of the players of Spain and Italy, Cesare Prandelli, the Azzuri Coach criticized that this difference was much embarrassing. However, Palette had to say otherwise. He commented that leaving everything else, the reason why Spain could maintain their solid fitness level throughout the game is because they know how to make the ball run. He thinks that the entire Italian defense team worked perfectly and Spain won only because of lucky ricochet but on a whole the Italy defended quite marvelously. This ex Liverpool defender (centre half) was heavily praised by Prandelli for his fantastic performance.
Besides being an ace defender Paletta is also known for his artistic skills especially caricatures. His caricature calendar featuring his teammates from Parma was release as a way to raise fund for a charity. However this versatile player hasn’t done any for his new Italian Teammates. He started it off as a joke by drawing caricatures of his teammates on postcards, and he never had any clue that it will be turned into a full calendar.
The new owner of Inter Milan Erick Thohir has already stated that he is preparing an elevated budget that will allow Walter Mazzarri make the necessary signings needed for the club to continue their title charge in Serie A.
German Denis of Atalanta that was linked with a possible move to Inter Milan but considering he is already 32 years old, there is not a very extended period of time he would be able to play at the level required by the Italian side and the player himself already shut down those rumors.
Speaking to Sky Sports Denis said: “second home” and refuted all suggestions that he may be heading for the exit door, “in January I’ll be there at 100 per cent.”
Fredy Guarin has attracted the attention of Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea. It is believed however that the side of Jose Mourinho is leading the race to sign the Colombian midfielder of Inter Milan and a price tag of €15 million is expected to be offer for the player.
Chelsea is also keeping an eye out on Andrea Ranocchia who could be a long term solution and replacement of John Terry who is reaching the end of his career pretty soon and might have only a few seasons left in him before hanging his boots or making a move to another club that puts less pressure on the players.
Diego Milito has made 1 appearance so far in Inter Milan and many are considering him to be deadweight for the team and this has made rumors emerge suggesting the Argentinean on making a move to West Ham United or maybe ending his career back in his homeland at Racing Club in Argentina.