April 28th, 2016
West Ham are really chasing UEFA Champions League qualification being in 6th place after garnering 51 points from 31 games this season. The Hammers are three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and hope a slip on their part and The Red Devils will place them in line to participate in the European tournament next season.
Head Coach of the outfit, Slaven Bilic realizing this says his team would have to play a complete match to defeat third-placed Arsenal in the EPL this Saturday.
With Arsene Wenger still pursuing the EPL title this season, this just proves to be a long shot for Bilic.
Slaven Bilic in his first game as Manager of The Hammers defeated Arsenal by 2-0 at the Emirates last August.
The Croatian admits that his squad would have to be at in top form to defeat The Gunners. This would be the last meeting between both teams at current Stadium, Boleyn Ground. West Ham plans to move to The Olympic Stadium.
November 26th, 2015
La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Champions League are all of the titles that Thomas Vermaelen has credited to his name as he was part of the Barcelona team that won all of these pieces of silverware but the Belgian defender only made 2 appearances during the season when Spanish club secured all of these titles and didn’t really play any important role.
Vermaelen could only make 2 appearances in his debut season for Barcelona and this was due to injuries but he is now fully recovered and recently overcame all of his injury problems, the veteran defender wants to win more titles with Barcelona but this time around he wants to play consistently with his team and play a huge role instead of having to sit out and settle with a place on the sidelines like he did in the previous season.
Barcelona’s Vermaelen said: “I got a medal, but you don’t feel like you have won the treble. I was very happy for the team, but it’s not like I contributed a lot for the cups we won. I am very happy and very pleased to be back. There’s nothing better than to feel fit. Last year was terrible. It was a nasty injury, a very difficult one and I am very happy that the feeling in the legs is perfect again, like it should be. I feel 100% now. We just started pre-season so I am adapting still but I had 60 minutes against a good opponent so I am very pleased with that.”
May 30th, 2015