Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has stated that Antonio Conte is one of the best managers he has ever worked with.
He said that the Italian manager is a demanding person and that he always expects his players to give their best on the pitch.
He said that Antonio Conte has a winning mentality and that he always his inspire his players to win. He said that every day the manager will put emphasis on winning and that this is always important for a player.
Fabregas added that the manager also wants the team to improve as he is never satisfied with status quo. For the former Arsenal player, this is an important mentality for a manager as it encourages the players to give their best on the pitch.
Fabregas said that as a football player you always need to improve irrespective of what you have already achieved. He said that you might have won a countless number of trophies and played with the best players in the world this does not count if you do not keep improving. Continue reading Fabregas on Conte
Cesc Fabregas has been the man Chelsea call on as they struggle to maintain their winning streak.
After the win over Sunderland, the Blues
extended the streak to ten but they are facing stiffer competition to continue.
The Spaniard was the saviour when he gave a brilliant assist to lead striker Diego Costa to break the deadlock in the game against West Bromwich Albion last week. The World Cup and Euro winner was the saviour again when he hit a brilliant effort to ensure Chelsea claimed maximum points against the Black Cats on Wednesday.
The victories have left Chelsea six points clear at the top of the Premier League. Coach Antonio Conte is fixated on continuing the winning run for as long as possible as it would earn him the Premier League in his first season in charge of Chelsea.
Most teams that lead the league into the New Year always win it, and Chelsea have a good chance at clinching the title this year. Rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all dropped points recently. With Arsenal set to face City, there could be more points’ loss. Continue reading FABREGAS – KEY TO CHELSEA TITLE HOPES
Jurgen Klopp says that there will always be a role for Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard if he decides to return to the club.
The 36-year-old has been playing in the MLS with LA Galaxy, but he recently hinted that he may be ready to end his short spell with the North American club. On his Instagram account, he thanked LA Galaxy fans for the excellent memories that they have given him in the last couple of years. This seems like a direct hint that he would be ready to move on once the 2016 MLS campaign comes to a close.
LA Galaxy are currently involved in the play-offs after a mediocre campaign. Manager Bruce Arena criticised the star players at the club for failing to make a major difference. Alongside Gerrard, LA Galaxy also have former Premier League star Robbie Keane in their ranks. The possibility of Gerrard returning to Anfield has been rumoured in the last few days and Klopp has responded by saying that the club will always have a space for the iconic midfielder. Continue reading Jurgen Klopp Welcomes Potential Return of Steven Gerrard
Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has urged supporters to get behind Jordan Henderson, whom he considers as the real asset of the team. Henderson started captaining Liverpool even when Gerrard was at the club.
He was being moulded by former manager Brendan Rodgers, who seemed to be aware that Liverpool would have a huge void once Gerrard departed the club. New manager Jurgen Klopp, though, sees James Milner as the choice for being the captain. Henderson has suffered numerous injury problems in the last couple of years, which has limited his impact in the first team.
Yet, Gerrard has urged fans to remain behind the former Sunderland midfielder since he believes that the 26-year-old has a great future ahead of him. Last season, Henderson featured in only 26 games across all competitions and this included only 17 league outings. A summer of big spending has taken place at Liverpool with several new players coming to Anfield. This can only increase the pressure for Henderson. Gerrard was reviewing the position of the 26-year-old during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. The former Liverpool captain is currently playing for LA Galaxy and is regarded as the biggest star at the club.
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Former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard appears to have hit top form with LA Galaxy.
Indeed the former England international has provided 2 assists in his team win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This is the 7th assists that Steven Gerrard has created this season.
The midfielder has been criticized last season by LA Galaxy fans because he was underperforming and not creating much in the middle of the park. But this season, there has been a change in his performance. Steven Gerrard has not only created 7 goals but also scored 2 himself.
Steven Gerrard said that his improvement in performance has come after he has talked with the LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena. The Englishman has told the coach that he wants to play higher up the pitch so that he can contribute more to the attack. Gerrard stated that he is a creative player and that he wants to participate in the build-up play. He told the coach that he could create and score goals if he plays behind the strikers. Continue reading Gerrard playing well in midfield
LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard stated that they were disappointed with a point after drawing against Philadelphia.
He indicated that they came here to win 3 points but instead managed only one. However, he admitted that it was a good point because Philadelphia played well in the game.
According to him, LA Galaxy has the quality to win games, and they need to make sure that they kill game off whenever they have the opportunity. He also wants the defence to stop conceding goals as this make it difficult for them to win matches. He wants the team to defend as a unit so as not to give the opposing team any chance of scoring.
LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole also emphasized the importance of better defending. He said that the team needed to learn how to keep clean sheets. He stated that the team should start defending better if they want to win the league and at the moment they are conceding too many goals. Continue reading Steven Gerrard said that he is disappointed after drawing in Philadelphia
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that the absence of Steven Gerrard will be a huge loss for English football next season.
The Liverpool midfielder prepares to play his final league outing in England. After having been given a rousing sendoff by the Anfield faithful last weekend, Gerrard will be concluding his almost 2 decades long Premier League career at the Britannia stadium while playing against Stoke City. It is almost certain that he will play some part in a game, which has little meaning for both clubs. Gerrard wanted to go out on a high by winning the FA Cup and qualifying for the Champions League.
However, he leaves after having seen the club knocked out in the semifinals in the FA Cup and finishing just behind Manchester United in the race for the top four. Gerrard has been a huge figure in English football especially in the last decade and Hughes admits that the game will be less spectacular without him. There have been several great players who have left the game and Gerrard will add to the number. Stoke City will be hoping to increase their records point tally of 51, which has been achieved this season. Hughes says that irrespective of the result he is confident that the Stoke City supporters will give Gerrard a big send off. Continue reading Mark Hughes says that the absence of Steven Gerrard will be a huge loss