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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

EPL 2011/11/22

Arsenal star forward Theo Walcott believes he is beginning to prove his critics wrong after playing a key role in the Gunners' improved form.

Aston Villa
Emmanuel Adebayor scored his fifth Premier League goal to condemned Aston Villa to their second away defeat following the match at Tottenham.

Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes there is enough spirit in the dressing room to pull the club out of danger in the Premier League.

Owen Coyle is becoming increasingly angry at the performances of his Bolton side, with the club unable to establish any kind of consistency.

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin says he would listen to offers from Chelsea, who have been heavily linked with a move for the player.

David Moyes admits he will have to find another way of getting his team to create chance due to the reduced creativity affecting his team.

Fulham are hopeful that Stephen Kelly will recover from his groin injury ahead of their Premier League derby clash against in-form Arsenal.

PSV playmaker Kevin Strootman is being targeted for transfer by Liverpool, who would have no problem matching his EUR10 million price tag.

Manchester City
David Silva does not believe it is out of the question for Man City to win the UEFA Champions League in their first season in the competition.

Manchester United
It was reported that Real Madrid are set to make a sensational bid worth EUR55 million for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney in January.

Newcastle United
Striker Demba Ba is adamant he and his Newcastle team-mates are mentally strong enough to bounce back from their defeat by Manchester City.

Norwich City
Norwich midfielder Andrew Crofts has hailed his team-mate Steve Morison for his impressive performances and hopes he can maintain his form.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR boss Neil Warnock recognises that it would be wrong to rule out the arrival of David Beckham especially with Tony Fernandes at the helm.

Stoke City
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is considering an appeal against his GBP10,000 fine imposed for comments made about referee Lee Probert last month.

Sunderland are running the rule over Northern Ireland's young striker Caolan Lavery, is out of contract after quitting Ipswich last month.

Swansea City
Swansea ace Scott Sinclair has apologised for his horror miss during the defeat to Man Utd and he is keen to look move on from the incident.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored his fifth Premier League goal as Tottenham registered their fourth home win following the match against Aston Villa.

West Brom
Billy Jones has urged West Brom to extend Roy Hodgson's contract as he believes the coach is extremely important in the Baggies' development.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy believes Latics' players have to be strong enough to accept being dropped from the starting line-up.

Wolves have confirmed Richard Stearman is to undergo surgery on the wrist he broke at Everton, although his recovery period is still unknown.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Coach Marcelo Bielsa believes Athletic Bilbao deserved the win over Sevilla and is pleased with his team's performance in attack and defense.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin says he would listen to offers from Chelsea, who have been heavily linked with a move for the player.

Midfielder Andres Iniesta has been ruled out of the Champions League game at Milan after sustaining a bruised thigh, Barcelona have confirmed.

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino praised the effort and work of his team against Sociedad, but regretted that they missed the chance to win.

Getafe boss Luis Garcia lamented their third defeat in extra time and admitted that the points lost this way will do his side a lot of damage.

Granada coach Fabriciano Gonzalez believes his side were on the verge of getting their third goal when the match against Mallorca was stopped.

Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez was happy with his team's performance in the defeat to Atletico, but believes they could have won the game.

Sebastian Fernandez scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Malaga registered their second away win following the match against Racing.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has admitted that Rayo were the better side and claimed his players lacked courage to overcome a bad game.

Racing Santander
Sebastian Fernandez scored his first La Liga goal of the season to condemned Racing to their second home defeat following the visit of Malaga.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval was satisfied the valuable point collected against Osasuna, even though they were aiming for a win.

Real Betis
Real Betis president Miguel Guillen has again given his support to coach Pepe Mel, insisting a hasty decision can do more damage than good.

Real Madrid
It was reported that Real Madrid are set to make a sensational bid worth EUR55 million for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney in January.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Caparros said it was unfortunate their game against Granada was stopped because there was a good atmosphere in the stadium.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier admitted his team were ineffective in the second half against Espanyol after losing the battle in midfield.

Real Zaragoza
Marcos Vales insisted that fans cannot ask for more from the Zaragoza team, as he underlined the big gap between the top and bottom teams.

Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral has conceded that Athletic Bilbao deserved the win because they played better and overwhelmed his team.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon coach Manolo Preciado said his team won the match against Getafe with patience and calm, and were clearly the superior side.

Jeremy Mathieu believes Valencia can achieve great things if they can reproduce their second half performance in the defeat to Real Madrid.

Villarreal head coach Juan Carlos Garrido has dropped defender Gonzalo Rodriguez from his squad to face Bayern Munich due to a knee problem.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan are reportedly keen to land Corinthians midfielder Paulinho on a six-months loan deal in January, with an option to buy in the summer.

AS Roma
Roma will listen to offers for their Brazilian duo of Cicinho and Juan once the winter window opens, some reports in Italy are suggesting.

Atalanta defender Federico Peluso was satisfied with the draw against Siena and liked the mentality and maturity of his team's performance.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli will have to do without defender Nicolo Cherubin for their Coppa Italia clash with Crotone due to knee injury.

Michele Canini remains upbeat despite the defeat to Inter and asked Cagliari coach Davide Ballardini to be given more time to make an impact.

Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi claims the penalty missed did not bother him much, and underlines the good performance of Chievo's keeper.

Cesena striker Dominic Malonga gained new confidence after the win over Bologna and was pleased that his team were dangerous the entire game.

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino is focusing on doing well for the club and hopes to prove that he is good enough for the national team.

Fiorentina's financial problem could force the Viola to sell Juan Manuel Vargas for an offer close to EUR10 million in the January market.

Genoa boss Alberto Malesani has defended his side from criticism after their 1-0 win over Novara, underlining that they are not Real Madrid.

Inter Milan
It was reported that Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Marco Reus has attracted the interest of Inter Milan with his impressive performances.

Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero is delighted with Bianconeri's revival this season, but concedes he is finding life tough on the bench.

Lazio manager Edy Reja admits he was hoping to cause more problems for Napoli, and urges the fans to be patient with striker Djibril Cisse.

Goalkeeper Julio Sergio has made no secret of his desire to return to Roma, but right now he is only thinking about doing his best for Lecce.

Partenopei star Edinson Cavani is ignoring suggestions that he is wanted by Manchester City, insisting that he is thinking only of Napoli.

Novara sports chief Mauro Pederzoli insisted that his team's performance in the defeat to Genoa have proven that they can compete in Serie A.

Palermo vice president Guglielmo Micciche has insisted that coach Devis Mangia's position is safe and the club do not need to sell in January.

It was reported that Brescia have identified Parma striker Graziano Pelle as a possible target for the Serie B side during the winter market.

Siena head coach Giuseppe Sannino has confirmed that Calaio, Vergassola and Grossi are still out of their squad for the Coppa Italia clash.

It was reported that Udinese sports director Fabrizio Larini is closely monitoring young midfielder Omar El Kaddouri, who is tied to Brescia.