Vladimir Petkovic overlooking Bench Warmers

The Swiss manager Vladimir Petkovic has been overlooking those players who are the bench warmers at the clubs they are at and he is very clear he will continue with that policy even if it means he has to drop the skipper or whoever.

Petkovic recently did not select Gokhan Inler for the friendly matches that Switzerland played around Easter in spite of him being the official skipper of the national team.

According to Petkovic, dropping the captain who has got 89 caps is obviously hard, but, it’s about a player who has not been playing enough no. of games and if there is a policy regarding the team selection, it needs to be implemented on everyone in equal capacity.

Petkovic, however, has refused to close the door on the 31-year old centre half for the Euros and has said he will be welcomed back into the team if earns his place in Leicester’s XI again.

The fact is that a fair bit of the season has passed by and there is just 8 weeks of Football left in the Premiership now and as far as Leicester is concerned, they are totally settled, comfortably placed at no. 1 in the standings. Continue reading “Vladimir Petkovic overlooking Bench Warmers”

Leicester City have been enjoying an unbelievable season

Leicester City have been enjoying an unbelievable season and they could end up with a Premier league title at the end of it.

This would have been almost unthinkable exactly a year ago when the club was fighting against the prospect of relegation. Even at the start of the 2015-16 season, they were rated as the favourites to go down. However, Claudio Ranieri has sparked a remarkable improvement in the team and has managed to keep their end of season form going. Just when it seemed that Leicester’s remarkable run would continue, they are just eight games away from a league title.

Much of the campaign has been built on the goals from Jamie Vardy, who was playing nonleague football not too long ago. The Englishman has scored 19 league goals and is alongside Harry Kane as the frontrunner for the Golden Boot award. However, a title success is not built on the back of just one player being good and this has been proved in the case of Leicester City. Players like Riyad Mahrez and Kasper Schmeichel have had a huge say in the results so far, but defender Robert Huth says that Wes Morgan has been the club’s most important player by far. Continue reading “Leicester City have been enjoying an unbelievable season”

Robinho might make a return to Brazilian football

Robinho signed a 6 month long contract with the Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande back in July of 2015 and the Brazilian player has managed to score 3 goals in 9 league appearances but his time in Asia is limited to only half a year unless that he decides extend his contract with the team which is being coached by Luiz Felipe Scolari.

A few months ago, back when Robinho was performing for Santos on a loan deal, the Brazilian player stated that he wanted to make a return to Brazil and spend the last few years of his career playing in his homeland. The former player of Ac.Milan now seems to be unsure about his near future.

The 31 year old player said: “I still haven’t decided. I don’t know yet. Now I’m just thinking about resting and enjoying the holidays. When I am playing I don’t have time for anything else. Then, around the 10th or the 15th of January, I will decide if I will stay in Brazil or if I’m going to keep playing abroad.”

Even though it has only been less than a year since Robinho joined the Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande, he has already aided in their journey of lifting the Chinese Super League and also helped them in reaching the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup as they defeated America in the quarter-finals but were eventually knocked out in the semi-finals after facing off with Barcelona. Continue reading “Robinho might make a return to Brazilian football”

Robinho suffered yet another disappointment with the national team

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho suffered yet another disappointment with the national team after seeing Brazil get knocked out of the Copa America on penalties to Paraguay.

It was a result that gives huge disappointment to the nation of more than 300 million people. A football frenzied nation, Brazil suffered embarrassing exit at the World Cup 2014 and brought in Dunga in order to compensate for this disappointment. The former World Cup winning captain was given the task of winning the Copa America and he assembled a squad of experience replace – including Robinho – in order to do so.

Yet, although the experience was of no avail as the team suffered a disappointing exit even without reaching the semifinals. Brazil are favourites to reach the final and possibly win it, but losing Neymar in the group stages to a four match suspension proved extremely costly after they failed to find a way past the stubborn Paraguayan defence. Following a 1-1 draw with Paraguay after extra time, the game and into extra time. One of the players who substituted Robinho – Everton Ribeiro – missed his chance during the penalty shootout. Brazil went out of the tournament after a 4-3 loss on penalties. Continue reading “Robinho suffered yet another disappointment with the national team”

Robinho’s career at AC Milan has come to a halt

Robinho’s career at AC Milan has come to a halt after the Brazilian rescinded his contract with the Italian outfit with immediate effect.

Robinho has been at Milan for the last couple of seasons after initially moving on a loan deal from Manchester City. He made the move permanent after a £ 16 million transfer fee was exchanged hands. Yet, the Brazilian has never had a very consistent impact at the San Siro and some of it has been attributed down home sickness. He had already returned to the Brazilian league on a couple of loans spells with Santos – the club where he started his career.

Now, he is on the verge of making a move to the Brazilian league permanent after cancelling his contract with Milan. The contract still had a year to run. Robinho was at Santos on his European wages. Since Santos would have been unable to match those wages, Milan were paying around 40% of it from their own pocket. The opportunity to let go of player who does not want to play for the club and who costs a lot of money to keep seemed hard to let go. The 31-year-old will now be able to discuss terms with any club he wishes and that is likely to be with Santos. Continue reading “Robinho’s career at AC Milan has come to a halt”