November 15th, 2015
The €12.5 million summer signing of Liverpool, Nathaniel Clyne is struggling trying to find a consistent spot in the team of Roy Hodgson and the manager of the English national side said that he will not give Clyne a starting role in his team just because of a good season.
Roy Hodgson prefers using Phil Jones in the right-back position of England and Clyne was restricted to play only a few minutes in England’s latest 2016 Euro’s qualification which was played against Slovenia and ended with England claiming a 3-2 victory.
During England’s match against Slovenia, Phil Jones had to leave the pitch in the 2nd half after picking up an ankle injury and even with this injury, Nathaniel Clyne was not selected.
This decision to utilize Phil Jones is something that has caused debate in the world of football as Phil Jones has been going through a fairly underwhelming season at Old Trafford but he still manages to get selected ahead of other players who have been performing better in recent times.
Roy Hodgson expressed his support towards Manchester United’s Phil Jones as the veteran manager said: ‘’Phil Jones is a top-quality player. We have great faith in him and we are very happy with him. We think Nathaniel Clyne is a very good player but I would be disappointed if anyone thought that on the basis of a good season with their clubs they can walk in and demand a place’’
October 30th, 2015
Steve Bruce was assigned with the job of coaching Hull City on June of 2012 and in his first season in charge of the club; he managed to push the team to the Premier League after landing a promotion spot in the English Championship League.
Things got even better for Bruce as the manager was able to reach the finals of the FA Cup which was the first time that Hull City got so far in the history of the club but ultimately were knocked out after losing against Arsenal; nonetheless it was a very impressive feat for Hull City.
A few weeks ago, Steve Bruce was given the chance to extend his managerial stay at Hull City and the 54 year old English manager accepted it as he signed a new 3 year contract with Hull City as he will remain in charge of the team at least until 2018.
June 16th, 2015
Chelsea boss José Mourinho says that the English culture of football will probably prevent the world from seeing the best of Eden Hazard.
The Chelsea winger managed to win the PFA and the football writers Player of the Year award. He has had a sensational campaign in which he has contributed almost 30 goals from 44 appearances in all competitions. Mourinho reckons thatHazard is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when it comes to the best player in the world. Messi and Ronaldo have both been scoring lots of goals in the last five years, but Mourinho reckons that this largely because of playing in Spain.
The Spanish league is largely dominated by Real Madrid and Barcelona, who managed to win most matches during a season. It has not been so surprising to see these two teams achieve 100 points over the course of a campaign. Along the way, this domination has also helped Messi and Ronaldo achieve improbable figures when it comes to scoring. Mourinho reckons that it is almost impossible for Hazard reach the same levels when he is playing his football in the English league, which is far more tougher. The Belgian wizard has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich and Madrid in the last few weeks.
May 1st, 2015
April 8th, 2015
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has admitted for the first time that he may be a bit tired after having played almost 50 games for club and country this season.
The wizard was substituted after just 60 minutes in Belgium’s Euro 2016 qualifying match against Israel. A 1-0 win for Belgium continued their impressive form in the qualification campaign, but Hazard did not played the full 90 minutes. The 24-year-old was visibly displeased with his manager, but he later admitted that Marc Wilmots may have correctly found out that he is no longer fresh.
Jose Mourinho and Hazard share a great relationship and the 24-year-old has been a virtual untouchable in the Chelsea starting line-up. He has played in every match of the Premier League this season. Even though he has been playing a lot of games, his figures have improved year-on-year. This season, he has scored 16 goals and contributed eight assists in 36 matches. He is on course to bettering his goal tally from last season after he has managed three goals in his last four appearances.Hazard is not expected to be rested by Mourinho for the weekend’s match against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian winger is an extremely important player for Chelsea in the title race.
April 3rd, 2015