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Sunday, February 26, 2012


Bacary Sagna has insisted that Arsenal's defence can cope with winger Gareth Bale when they clash against Tottenham in the north London derby.

Aston Villa
Alex McLeish admits it is hard to deal with jeers from Villa fans and has urged them to get back behind the club following the draw with Wigan.

Blackburn head coach Steve Kean felt that his sides' inability to keep possession of the ball lead to their downfall against Manchester City.

Bolton coach Owen Coyle said his team did well in the first 45 minutes against Chelsea, before they conceded two soft goals after the break.

Andre Villas-Boas laughed off any suggestion Roman Abramovich had ordered him to play Lampard, Cole and Essien for Chelsea's win over Bolton.

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has admitted he is happy to see the Blues keep on winning but would like to add more goals to his game.

Manager Martin Jol believes Fulham were rewarded for his ambitious attacking line-up following a narrow victory against Queens Park Rangers.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is confident that his players can handle the burden of expectation as they head into the Carling Cup final.

Manchester City
Man City captain Vincent Kompany reckons the pressure is on the chasing pack after the Blues easily despatched Blackburn the Premier League.

Manchester United
Javier Hernandez has warned Manchester United that they need to learn from their Ajax defeat if they are to retain the Premier League title.

Newcastle United
Coach Alan Pardew admits Newcastle's draw with Wolves felt like a defeat after his Magpies threw away a two-goal lead at home at half time.

Norwich City
Sir Alex Ferguson has praised coach Paul Lambert for the job he is doing with Norwich and does not think the Canaries will suffer relegation.

Queens Park Rangers
Coach Mark Hughes insists Samba Diakite was just following orders after the midfielder was sent off just half an hour in QPR defeat to Fulham.

Stoke City
Stoke City defender Jonathan Woodgate believes the visit of Swansea to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday will be a tougher test than Valencia.

Sunderland head coach Martin O'Neill offered no excuse for the drubbing at the hands of West Brom and admits that his team were well beaten.

Swansea City
Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has revealed he will use all his Premier League inside knowledge to help Holland beat England on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale insists Arsenal can no longer claim to be north London's top club and is adamant that Tottenham are favourites for Sunday's clash.

West Brom
Roy Hodgson admits he is not worried about relegation after West Brom's win over Sunderland meant they moved 11 points clear of the drop zone.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez insists his side's goalless draw at home to Aston Villa was a point gained, rather than two dropped.

Terry Connor hailed Wolves' attitude after they produced a spirited display in the draw at Newcastle despite a turbulent weeks off the pitch.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona are reportedly weighing up a potential summer swoop for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez as a replacement for Seydou Keita.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico coach Diego Simeone admits he is considering their options in attack, as it is not enough to only focus on defense against Barca.

It was claimed that Inter are prepared to offer Pep Guardiola EUR20 million per season in order to entice the Barcelona coach to the San Siro.



Granada coach Abel Resino has challenged his team to win the game at Osasuna, which opens to a series of difficult fixtures in the next month.



Osasuna head coach Mendilibar has told fans that it is wrong to think that Granada would be an easier opponent compared to Barca or Sevilla.

Racing Santander

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano manager Jose Ramon has warned league leaders Real Madrid that his team will do anything to win in front of their home crowd.

Real Betis

Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho has refused to be drawn into Pep Guardiola's contract situation at Barcelona, but hopes the coach is happy with his decision.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Caparros expect a very difficult match against Sociedad, who are very strong at home with total backing of their supporters.

Real Sociedad
Philippe Montanier insists Sociedad are not looking for revenge against Mallorca, but admits there is added motivation going into the game.

Real Zaragoza

Sevilla coach Michel is convinced that his team can win in any stadium and that their win over Osasuna has changed their situation at the club.

Sporting Gijon

Valencia manager Unai Emery considers Sevilla as their direct rivals and believes they have enough potential to achieve third place finish.

Villarreal coach Jose Francisco Molina said his team have reacted well to their last result and is optimistic heading into the Bilbao game.

Serie A

AS Roma
AS Roma coach Luis Enrique assures Roma fans he has plenty of options to replace the suspended Francesco Totti for the match against Atalanta.

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono believes German Denis only need one goal to get him back his scoring ways, ahead of their match against Roma.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli has warned his team that there are still plenty of work to be done and Udinese are their most difficult opponents.

Cagliari coach Davide Ballardini admits they are missing some key players for Sunday and that he does not have a lot of players to choose from.

Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco underlines that Vincenzo Montella has a contract until 2013 and will remain as their coach for next season.

Daniele Arrigoni said he had to leave Cesena out of love for the outfit, because the players were not answering to his suggestions anymore.

Chievo striker Sergio Pellissier believes his team will need more than 40 points in order to secure their safety as the table is pretty tight.

Fiorentina will be without Amauri for their trip to Lazio after sustaining a thigh problem, meaning Adem Ljajic is likely to start instead.


Inter Milan
It was claimed that Inter are prepared to offer Pep Guardiola EUR20 million per season in order to entice the Barcelona coach to the San Siro.


Gianfranco Zola is reportedly the new top candidate to replace coach Edy Reja at Lazio after a deal was already reached with Gigi De Canio.

Luis Muriel's agent is happy the striker is being linked with Roma, but insists they are only thinking about his future with Lecce and Udinese.

Walter Mazzarri laughed off links with the Inter job for next season and warns the game against the Nerazzurri is a classic trap for Napoli.

Novara coach Emiliano Mondonico is still optimistic about their chances against Catania, despite losing Jensen and Radovanovic in midfield.

Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli is happy to have become the club's record goal scorer, but admits his contract renewal is out of his hands.


Siena manager Giuseppe Sannino has doubts over the availability of Alessandro Gazzi as the midfielder may have broken his nose in training.

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin welcomes back Antonio Di Natale and warns his players that they need all their wits about them to beat Bologna.