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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Coach Arsene Wenger is hoping Fabrice Muamba pulls through after revealing everyone at Arsenal is 'very deeply attached' to the midfielder.

Aston Villa
Shay Given has called on Aston Villa to offer Carlos Cuellar a contract extension after being impressed by the Spaniard's form this season.

Keeper Paul Robinson believes Blackburn have found form at just the right time, with the club having pulled 3 points clear of the drop zone.

The hospital treating Bolton star Fabrice Muamba has confirmed the player can now recognise family members and respond to their questions.

Petr Cech feels Chelsea have the edge over Tottenham in the battle for a top-four spot as they have been through similar situations before.

Phil Neville insists Everton's packed schedule will not be a problem for the squad as games are easier than David Moyes' training sessions.

Fulham boss Martin Jol has cooled talk of a move for Dimitar Berbatov, who is likely to only leaves for a club at the same level as Man Utd.

Luis Suarez has cooled speculation about his future by insisting he is happy at Liverpool and is looking forward to many more years at Anfield.

Manchester City
Lille star Eden Hazard admits he was aware Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was watching him during Sunday's victory over Valenciennes.

Manchester United
Coach Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced winger Antonio Valencia could have a major role to play in Manchester United's Premier League title quest.

Newcastle United
Danny Guthrie was left frustrated by a recent spell out of the Newcastle Utd side, but is now setting his sights on European qualification.

Norwich City
Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson insisted the mood in the dressing room remained 'very positive' despite four defeats in their last five games.

Queens Park Rangers
Manager Mark Hughes has claimed QPR's nightmare Premier League run-in could actually work in their favour as they scramble to avoid the drop.

Stoke City
Diego Arismendi has confirmed he is still part of Stoke's long-term plans, as he looks forward to first team-action on loan at Huddersfield.

Jack Colback will be happy to see Lee Cattermole return into contention for a starting berth at Sunderland, even though he could be forced out.

Swansea City
It was reported Mallorca are waiting for Wigan and Swansea to make their offer for Ivan Ramis as the Spanish side need to balance the book.

The entire Tottenham squad requested heart checks following Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

West Brom
Shane Long has played down the seriousness of his recent heart scare as he set his sights on challenging for a European spot with West Brom.

Wigan Athletic
It was reported Mallorca are waiting for Wigan and Swansea to make their offer for Ivan Ramis as the Spanish side need to balance the book.

Matt Jarvis insists Wolves are ready to 'go to war' in the battle to preserve their Premier League status for a fourth successive campaign.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa insists the absense of Gaizka Toquero and Fernando Llorente was not the key reason for their defeat to Valencia.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said the defeat to Mallorca was a step backwards, but was satisfied with the way his team played the game.

Uefa president Michel Platini has praised Barcelona star Lionel Messi stating that the diminutive attacker has shown a true killer instinct.


Manager Luis Garcia has warned Getafe to stay focused against Osasuna and that they need a strong counter-attack to win this type of game.

Granada coach Abel Resino has said any results other than losing is good and that scoring against Barcelona is difficult but not impossible.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez said the win over Villarreal was a giant step towards safety, but they now must quickly focus on Sociedad.

Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini still sees Real Madrid as clear favourites to win the La Liga title this term, despite the draw against his side.

Coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has told Osasuna that they must beat Getafe because he is not sure how many points are needed to reach their goal.

Racing Santander

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano defender Tito said the team are only thinking about securing their safety, but they are ambitious for the rest of the season.

Real Betis
Real Betis coach Pepe Mel wants his team to get it right against Espanyol on Thursday and redeem themselves in the eye of their supporters.

Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo was disappointed after the draw with Malaga, but has underlined that Real Madrid still have a big advantage over Barcelona.

Real Mallorca
It was reported Mallorca are waiting for Wigan and Swansea to make their offer for Ivan Ramis as the Spanish side need to balance the book.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo believes his side could have beaten Getafe with calm, but they were lacking precision in front of the goal.

Real Zaragoza
David Mateos believes Real Zaragoza must reproduce the intensity they showed against Osasuna, if they are to defeat Valencia on Wednesday.

Good news for Sevilla coach Michel as Manu del Moral is likely to be able to resume training on Tuesday, despite the injury against Barcelona.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting coach Javier Clemente claimed he made the changes to his squad last weekend without thinking about the the match against Mallorca.

Valencia coach Unai Emery was satisfied claiming the three points against Bilbao, as the victory is very important for his team's self-esteem.

Villarreal have announced that they have appointed Miguel Angel Lotina as the new head coach after showing Jose Molina the door on Sunday.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident his side will be able to fight for a place in the Coppa Italia Final despite the many injuries.

AS Roma

Manager Stefano Colantuono is happy with the performance and the result against Inter Milan, but points out Atalanta were denied a penalty.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli insisted he was not bitter about the draw with Chievo, but admitted that his players made more mistakes than usual.

Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti has given all the credit for the win over Cesena to his players, who responded well in a must-win match.

Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco is not surprised by the work being done by Vincenzo Montella claiming that he has the DNA of a great coach.

Mario Beretta lamented all the refereeing decisions that went against Cesena, but also admitted that his side had the wrong attitude on Sunday.

Chievo manager Domenico Di Carlo was satisfied to pick a point despite leading Bologna twice, and underlined that it was not an easy match.

Fiorentina legends Manuel Rui Costa and Martin Jorgensen are being linked with the sporting director role, which will become available in June.


Inter Milan
Inter captain Javier Zanetti believes Joel Obi and Andrea Poli have a significant future at the club following improvements shown this season.

Juventus boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that Alessandro Del Piero will start in 'the most important match of the season' against AC Milan.

Coach Edy Reja insisted Lazio did not deserve to lose against Catania, but admitted that they were not clinical enough in front of the goal.

Lecce coach Serse Cosmi was pleased with the way his team's first ten minutes against Palermo before Massimo Oddo was handed the red card.

Walter Mazzarri believes Napoli deserved the victory rather than just a point against Udinese as his side were excellent during both halves.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser insists the numbers proved that his team have improved and knows the must take every opportunities to cut the gap.

Former AC Milan defender Christian Panucci is to return to football with Palermo - to act as a middle-man between the club and the players.

Parma director Pietro Leonardi is not worried about the defeat to AC Milan as his side did very well in the competitive aspect of the game.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino was disappointed about losing to Novara as he was convinced that they could secure their safety with that game.

Francesco Guidolin was disappointed to be sent off in his 100th game as the coach of Udinese, but admitted that it was the right decision.