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Sunday, December 18, 2011


Arsene Wenger has not yet investigated the idea of re-signing Thierry Henry but says he is still good enough to play in the Premier League.

Aston Villa
Keeper Brad Guzan is thinking more about helping Aston Villa than earning a new deal as he looks forward to making his first start at home.

Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean says he is under no illusions about the safety of his job, following the defeat to West Brom at Ewood Park.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has taken full responsibility for his side's lowly position in the Premier League, following the defeat to Fulham.

Chelsea coach Andres Villas-Boas admitted Wigan deserved their point after fighting hard and creating chances during the match at DW Stadium.

Coach David Moyes felt Everton should have won, having dominated for long periods, but was thankful to draw after two consecutive defeats.

Fulham boss Martin Jol was pleased with his team's overall performance in the win over Bolton, especially after their European disappointment.

Liverpool are monitoring Kevin Strootman and Georginio Wijnaldum and are reportedly willing to pay GBP22 million for the PSV Eindhoven duo.

Manchester City
Manchester City star striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that he intends to go back to Argentine outfit Independiente, but not until he is 29.

Manchester United
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists there is no need for the club to do panic-buying following their growing injury problems.

Newcastle United
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew refused to be downhearted after seeing his side held to a draw by Swansea, despite dominating the first half.

Norwich City
Norwich coach Paul Lambert may have missed Everton's equaliser in the draw at Goodison Park but he was more than happy to leave with a point.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR manager Neil Warnock admits he could only dream of facing Manchester United when he took the helm at Loftus Road less than two years ago.

Stoke City
Stoke boss Tony Pulis admitted Jonathan Woodgate was fortunate not to be sent off after his side registered a fourth straight win at Wolves.

Martin O'Neill insists he is keeping Lee Cattermole as Sunderland skipper while striker Nicklas Bendtner has appologised for their arrest.

Swansea City
Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted following the draw with Newcastle, especially with their eighth clean sheet in 16 games.

Rafael van der Vaart hopes coach Harry Redknapp will stay at Tottenham but admits he is the perfect candidate to take over as England manager.

West Brom
Coach Roy Hodgson is hoping that his West Brom side's victory over Blackburn would not cost his counterpart Steve Kean his job at Ewood Park.

Wigan Athletic
Roberto Martinez was delighted with Wigan's perfect display in the draw with Chelsea and said his team are beginning to understand each other.

Wolves coach Mick McCarthy believes his team were excellent against Stoke and the free-kick awarded against Roger Johnson changed the game.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Gaizka Toquero scored his second La Liga goal of the season as Bilbao registered their third home win following the match against Zaragoza.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico coach Gregorio Manzano refuses to surrender and insists the criticsm only makes him want to prove that the club can rely on his work.

Cesc Fabregas has confirmed that Barcelona want to win the Club World Cup title for striker David Villa and assistant coach Tito Vilanova.

Sergio Garcia scored his fifth La Liga goal of the season as Espanyol registered their third away win following the match at Sporting Gijon.

Abdelaziz Barrada scored his third La Liga goal of the season as Getafe registered their first away win following the match against Mallorca.

Granada striker Ikechukwu Uche admits their lack of goal is a concern but the team are creating chances and sooner or later they will score.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez has underlined the threat of Granada - a team with the most points for the least amount of goals scored.

Malaga striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has confirmed that he is available if Netherland coach Bert van Marwijk needs more experienced players.

Osasuna coach Mendilibar said his team are mentally good for the Villarreal clash and most importantly are difficult for the opposing team.

Racing Santander
Racing midfielder Papa Diop insisted he does not know of any interest from Blackburn, but admits he will consider any good offer that comes.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano midfielder Michu said his team are angry about their losing streak and focused on changing their result in the Copa del Rey.

Real Betis
Real Betis coach Pepe Mel admits that in order to get something positive from their trip to Atletico, his players will have to be aggressive.

Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 19th La Liga goal of the season as Real Madrid registered their 7th away win following the match against Sevilla.

Real Mallorca
Abdelaziz Barrada scored his third La Liga goal of the season to condemned Mallorca to their third home defeat following the visit of Getafe.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad head coach Philippe Montanier believes it is important for his team to maintain their good dynamics and close the year well.

Real Zaragoza
Gaizka Toquero scored his second La Liga goal of the season to condemned Zaragoza to their sixth away defeat following the match at Bilbao.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 19th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Sevilla to their 3rd home defeat following the visit of Real Madrid.

Sporting Gijon
Sergio Garcia scored his fifth La Liga goal of the season to condemned Sporting to their fifth home defeat following the visit of Espanyol.

Valencia striker Aritz Aduriz has admitted that the whole team are determined to get back to winning ways and forget about their bad luck.

Defender Gonzalo Rodriguez still believes Villarreal need to stay faithful to their own style despite going nine months without an away win.

Serie A

AC Milan
Antonio Nocerino scored his sixth Serie A goal of the season as AC Milan registered their sixth home win following the match against Siena.

AS Roma
Luis Enrique insists Francesco Totti is happy at Roma and will continue to be the penalty taker as the Giallorossi prepare to face Napoli.

German Denis scored his 11th Serie A goal of the season as Atalanta registered their 4th away draw following the match against Fiorentina.

Bologna manager Stefano Pioli expects his team to show a compact and resolute performance in what could be an important match against Genoa.

Cyril Thereau scored his second Serie A goal of the season to condemned Cagliari to their fourth away defeat following the match at Chievo.

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella is determined to do well at home against Palermo as they have not been able to produce many results so far.

Cesena coach Daniele Arrigoni is satisfied with the work done this week and is optimistic that they can play a great game against Inter Milan.

Cyril Thereau scored his second Serie A goal of the season as Chievo registered their fourth home win following the match against Cagliari.

Stevan Jovetic scored his seventh Serie A goal of the season as Fiorentina registered their third home draw following the visit of Atalanta.

Genoa manager Alberto Malesani has goalkeeper Sebastien Frey and midfielder Kevin Constant available again for their clash against Bologna.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri is still without midfielder Wesley Sneijder and warned his players that it would not be easy against Cesena.

Coach Antonio Conte is relaxed about their match against Novara even though this is the first time Juventus are missing 3 first team players.

Lazio coach Edy Reja admits their clash with Udinese is also being compared to the battle between two striking sensations Klose and Di Natale.

Lecce coach Serse Cosmi has confirmed that Tomovic is not in the squad to face Parma and he will give Obodo one last check before the game.

Napoli coach Mazzarri is hoping to use the next two months to work on the team and improve their football before the Champions League resumes.

It was reported that Novara are interested in acquiring the services of striker Luc Castaignos on a loan deal from Inter Milan in January.

Coach Devis Mangia understands the importance of the derby against Catania and is convinced Palermo players will give their all on the pitch.

Parma head coach Franco Colomba has warned his side not to make any excuses ahead of the Lecce clash and that they cannot afford any misstep.

Antonio Nocerino scored his sixth Serie A goal of the season to condemned Siena to their fourth away defeat following the match against Milan.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin still expects his team to battle Lazio for the a Champions League ticket in the final days of the season.