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’’ Continue reading Roy Hodgson is demanding more from Nathaniel Clyne
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. Continue reading Steve Bruce deservedly signs a new 3 year- long contract with Hull City
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. Continue reading José Mourinho says that the English culture of football will probably prevent the world
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. Continue reading Eden Hazard has admitted for the first time that he may be a bit tired
Chelsea boss José Mourinho says that star winger Eden Hazard should receive more protection from the officials after witnessing his player become the most fouled player in Champions League and Premier League so far.
Hazard is spoken of as someone who can reach great heights in the next few years. The 24-year-old was incessantly fouled in the recent Champions League match against Paris St Germain. There were an astonishing nine fouls on the Belgian international from six different players. Yet, only the duo of Gregory van der Wiel and Marco Verratti were booked by the referee.
Pointing out this aspect, Mourinho says that players likeHazard, who are extremely skilled, should be protected by the referee. Like in several matches, Hazard completed the 90 minutes of action. Chelsea, as a team, were kept relatively quiet on the attack in front and it was defender Branislav Ivanovic who popped up with the decisive away goal. Chelsea were pegged back by the goals from Edinson Cavani, but they will be the happier of the two ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge on March 12. Mourinho later admitted that Chelsea were lucky to get back with a draw after their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was forced to make several saves. Continue reading José Mourinho says Eden needs more Protection
Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will be going through a busy 2nd half of the season after having strolled past the group stages of the Champions League and at the same time also being able to remain at the top of the Premier League.
The upcoming challenges of Jose Mourinho is not only going to be on whether or not he can turn Chelsea into the best club in England or in Europe but it will also be if he is capable of going through a successful transfer window in January with many of his players attracting the attention of top clubs. Continue reading Jose Mourinho and Chelsea busy in 2nd half of Season