Paul Pogba accepted his axing by Juventus for their win at Pescara.The former Manchester United junior was dropped for arriving late for two training sessions. Paul Pogba accepted his axing by Juventus for their win at Pescara.The former Manchester United junior was dropped for arriving late for two training sessions.“My teammates will do well! Forza Juventus!” he wrote on his Facebook page.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri refuses to answer criticism over his tactical decisions. AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri refuses to answer criticism over his tactical decisions.Allegri remains under fire after a 1-1 Champions League draw with Malaga and inconsistent Serie A results that have left them in 10th place.“I won’t reply anymore to questions on my situation or the transfer market. We got results in my first two years, it was unthinkable to be top this season with so many changes.“I started this experience with enthusiasm and will keep it going until my contract expires in 2014, trying to get back to challenging for the top spots. We can have a great campaign and are still in the running for every objective.“We played so many youngsters in the Champions League and it’ll take time to win, though obviously our ambition is to do so right away.“At this moment we haven’t resolved our problems and are a long way from the top three. Right now our objective is fourth, fifth or sixth place, then we’ll see as we go on what the situation is. We’ve got to get back on our feet and go through to the Champions League knockouts.”
Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin has paid tribute to Chievo Verona counterpart Eugenio Corini.Corini played for Guidolin at Palermo. Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin has paid tribute to Chievo Verona counterpart Eugenio Corini.Corini played for Guidolin at Palermo.“Eugenio was my greatest captain, an excellent player, a leader and a sensible, intelligent person,” said Guidolin.“You could tell at the time he had the qualities to be a leader. He already held that role at Palermo, even if we also had other great players.“Eugenio is now trying, as far as I can see with good success, to put his own ideas about football into action.“I had advised him to quit a year earlier and join my staff, but he wanted to continue playing. I wish him all the best in this difficult line of work.”
Genoa coach Gigi del Neri says there’s more to Napoli than striker Edinson Cavani. Genoa coach Gigi del Neri says there’s more to Napoli than striker Edinson Cavani.All eyes will be on El Matador, especially after he scored four goals in Thursday’s 4-2 Europa League win over Dnipro.“Cavani is not the only element who deserves to be feared, as they have many stars who can make the difference.“It’s up to us to build a great performance and I ask the team to be more determined in going forward. They must take the initiative.”
Liverpool ace Luis Suarez insists he’s happy with his lone role this season. Liverpool ace Luis Suarez insists he’s happy with his lone role this season.Often Suarez is picked to toil alone in attack but he insists he doesn’t find it too much pressure and is happy to play wherever boss Brendan Rodgers picks him.He said: “My mission is to play and to score goals for Liverpool.“Liverpool are one of the top clubs in England and we are obliged to fight for all the titles, including the Premier League.“This has become complicated because of results so far so we need to give our maximum in every match.“Rodgers is a new coach and is normal that things will get better match to match. I’m confident it will work.“My dream for this season is to make the top four. Our squad should be fighting against the biggest rivals in this division.“Sunday’s game with Chelsea is hard because they have been league leaders and are at home.“But it’s a challenge for Liverpool. We needs to improve our positions and this is the best moment to do it.”
Manchester City ace Carlos Tevez has slaughtered Liverpool legend Graeme Souness. Manchester City ace Carlos Tevez has slaughtered Liverpool legend Graeme Souness.Tevez wrote in his column for The Sun: “I try and avoid watching my old friend Graeme Souness on the TV at the best of times.”But when I’m unfortunate enough to catch him, I can’t help but laugh.”He tells us football is an easy game.”He tells us players like Oscar don’t intentionally score brilliant goals — even though everybody else knew it was wonderful skill against Juventus.”The question that I would like Graeme to answer is: If football is so easy, why was he so unsuccessful as a manager in England and Portugal?”Why didn’t he buy players like Deco even though he had the chance in 1997?”And why does no chairman trust him with their club any more?”Football is an easy game.”Especially when you are watching it from his armchair or from the Sky television studio.”
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is grateful to skipper Steven Gerrard for his support.Gerrard has declared the Uruguayan the best striker he’s played with at Liverpool. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is grateful to skipper Steven Gerrard for his support.Gerrard has declared the Uruguayan the best striker he’s played with at Liverpool.Suarez said: “Steve is friend and a worldwide star, the boss in the dressing room and a symbol for Liverpool over the past decade.“He merits total respect so his quote about me is high praise.“Torres is highly regarded by Liverpool fans but I prefer not to draw comparisons between us because we are a different type of forward.“I am not envious of anything he did for Liverpool. Maybe we are similar in the way we battle against defenders and our passion is the same, but technically we are different.”