Oriol Romeu: It Was Not Hard To Leave Barcelona

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu said that leaving Barcelona was not a tough decision for him as he wanted to face the new opportunity. Romeu signed afour year contract with Chelsea in the first week of last month. The deal cost the English club a fee of €5 million. Romeu was included in the nineteen-man squad Barcelona in August 2010 for the first leg of the season’s Spanish Supercup. He made…

September 8, 2011

Pep Guardiola Defends Arsene Wenger

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the Gunners’ humiliation on Sunday. Wenger fielded an unfamiliar side at Old Trafford for their clash with champions Manchester United – handing starts to Carl Jenkinson, Armand Traore and Francis Coquelin – and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won 8-2, handing a crushing blow to Arsenal. Wenger has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, following…

August 29, 2011

Neymar: You Cannot Compare Barcelona With Any Team

Santos striker Neymar says he has no words to describe Barcelona after witnessing their 3-2 (5-4 on aggregate) Supercopa triumph over rivals Real Madrid. Neymar, a transfer target for both La Liga sides, is expected to turn out for Santos when the Brazilian side compete in the FIFA Club World Cup in December. Pep Guardiola’s men will also take part in the competition as the reigning European Cup holders and…

August 19, 2011

Karim Benzema Believes Real Madrid Can Beat Barcelona

Karim Benzema is confident Real Madrid can strike the first blow of the season against fierce rivals Barcelona and win the Spanish Supercopa. Madrid head to Catalonia for the second leg knowing they will most probably need to beat their rivals after being held to a 2-2 home draw on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side were, however, the dominant team on their home turf as Barca were cast into an unfamiliar…

August 16, 2011

Thiago Alcantara: Barcelona Will Win The Trophy

Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara believes Barcelona are in “pole position” to win their third trophy of 2011 by beating rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa. Primera Division champions Barcelona take on Copa del Rey winners Real Madrid this Sunday in the first leg of Spanish football’s traditional curtain raiser. The first clash between the arch-rivals, who met five times last season, will be played at the Bernabeu, with the…

August 12, 2011

David Villa Wants To Avenge Copa Del Rey Defeat

Barcelona hitman David Villa is keen to avenge last season’s Copa del Rey defeat to Real Madrid, despite the club’s victories in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Barca pipped Real to the Spanish league title last term – their third in a row – and also eliminated their arch-rivals in the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, Los Blancos got one over the Catalan side when they defeated…

August 2, 2011