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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz believes the keys to beating Sporting is to enjoy the game and have confidence in their own style. Atletico Madrid Juanfran Torres is calm and confident that Atletico Madrid will be able to overcome Valencia at the Mestalla and reach the Europa League final. Barcelona m Espanyol Bad news for Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino as Juan Albin is sidelined for the remainder of the season after sustaining a hamstring injury. Getafe Head coach Luis Garcia has stressed that Getafe belongs in mid-table position and cannot be compared to Atletico, Sevilla, Bilbao and Malaga. Granada Granada striker Franco Jara has warned his side not to relax yet, even though they have a comfortable 8 point cushion with 4 games to play. Levante Gustavo Cabral has made it clear that he would like to stay with Levante, but the club is reluctant to pay EUR1 million to buy his contract. Malaga Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini said he was satisfied with his team's performance in the draw against Osasuna after they met all his demands. Osasuna Youngster Manuel Onwu Villafranca has signed a professional contract with Osasuna until June 2015, with his buyout clause set at EUR9 million. Racing Santander Racing midfielder Julian Luque is hoping to improve the squad's image in their remaining four games in order to give some joy to the fans. Rayo Vallecano Rayo defender Raul Bravo is confident that his side can give Barcelona a hard time at Vallecas just like they did against Real and Atletico. Real Betis Real Betis are in 7th place in the Fair Play chart with 102 penalty points after accumulating 88 yellow cards and 7 red cards so far this season. Real Madrid Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea progress to the Champions League final, but dismissed speculation that he is poised to return to Stamford Bridge. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca midfielder Joao Victor is happy with his campaign and claimed coach Joaquin Caparros gives him confidence that others do not. Real Sociedad Sociedad defender Alberto de la Bella is not worried about having 4 yellow cards and will play his usual game for the remainder of the season. Real Zaragoza Coach Manolo Jimenez had to intervene a training ground scuffle between Franco, Oriol and Zuculini as tension mounts in the Zaragoza camp. Sevilla Good news for Sevilla coach Michel as defender Emir Spahic is back in training and is likely to be available for the clash against Real Madrid. Sporting Gijon Mate Bilic has stressed that it is important for his Sporting team and the fans to keep a cool head because games are not won in one minute. Valencia It was reported that Valencia and Newcastle are interested in acquiring the services of Mathieu Debuchy of Lille and Romain Hamouma of Caen. Villarreal Cristian Zapata said Villarreal will treat their match against Osasuna as a final, but hopes his side will not concede any last minute goal.

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