Inter Milan have not won in the last seven matches, but manager Roberto Mancini has promised a positive attitude from the players when they take to the pitch against Hellas Verona.
This match is a great opportunity for Inter to register their first win in the league after a month. Their opposition are struggling with the prospect of relegation with only 11 points separating them from the drop zone. They have been in decent run of form in recent weeks and the 2-0 win over Napoli is a perfect indicator of it. Despite this, Mancini is confident that his players will be able to perform in this difficult away match.
Mancini has come under pressure due to the club failing to hit the heights as he had promised upon taking over from Walter Mazzarri. There has been no improvement in results and it looks almost certain that the club will be finishing outside the top 10 if they continue on this poor run of form. Mancini has asked for more patience from the supporters and the club, but he may not get that patience for long if results do not improve. The fact that rivals AC Milan have recently overtaken them in the table and hold a three-point advantage makes things worse for Mancini. (more…)
Gheorghe Hagiis regarded as one of the greatest modern footballers from Europe. He has been involved in several forms of the game. After being one of the greatest players ever to grace the game, he has also been out of football as a coach and as an owner of a football club.
The Romanian was recently speaking about a number of aspects like his coaching career and the best player in the world right now. He recently took charge of Viitorul as the coach. This was his first coaching job since being in charge of Galatasaray back in 2011. During this period, he has been involved in a game as a club owner.
Hagi retired from the game as a professional footballer back in 2001. Since then, the game has witnessed several changes including the arrival of many top players. The likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, though, standout from the crowd. When asked about the best player between the two, Hagi said that he likes both of them, but he does have the preference for Messi given that he is a left footed player. This is becauseHagi himself was left footed. The 50-year-old is one of the few players to have played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid. (more…)
Galatasaray progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of the German club Schalke. The 4-3 aggregate victory has helped Galatasaray play in this stage of the competition after a long time.
The decision taken by the club to bring in high profile players like Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder during the January transfer window has definitely paid off. The manager Fatih Terim has said that he is extremely delighted with his players after the stunning victory. (more…)
Galatasaray could not manage to take advantage of the presence of a striker like Didier Drogba after they could only manage a draw against Schalke in the last 16 stage of the Champions League. However, the manager Fatih Terim has said that draw was probably a fair result for both teams. Galatasaray recently secured two big names in the form of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder during the January transfer window with the hopes of making it into the latter stages of the European competition. Galatasaray have failed to progress past the last 16 stage in recent seasons.
Due to the fact that they had not drawn against a big team like Barcelona and Real Madrid, Terim would have been hoping to progress to the quarter-final stage quite easily. However, the German team provided a strong resistance in the first leg match between the two teams. Schalke now have the upper hand in the tie after they have scored a crucial away goal. Galatasaray opened the scoring through Burak Yilmaz in the first half, but Jermaine Jones goal just before half-time has given the German team an advantage ahead of the second leg match. Terim admitted after the match that his team were unable to capitalise on the good start provided by Yilmaz’s goal.
“We went in front with an early goal because of our good play, but we unfortunately made a mistake just before half time that led to Schalke’s equaliser. We had previously had chances to score a second goal, although Schalke also had openings in the second half to go in front themselves. It was an even game,” said the Galatasaray manager after the match. The Turkish club also have the league title in their sights. They currently have a four point advantage over Besiktas having played a game less.