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Sunday, April 1, 2012


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side's display in the defeat at QPR 'was not good enough', while praising the home side's attitude.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa coach Alex McLeish was proud of the way his side performed in front of Stiliyan Petrov despite their defeat at home to Chelsea.

Steve Kean says Blackburn fans have written to him to apologise and admit that they were wrong to call for his sacking earlier in the season.

Bolton coach Owen Coyle had nothing but praise for the stoic defending that was displayed by his Trotters side in their victory over Wolves.

Coach Roberto Di Matteo paid tribute to the character shown by his Chelsea players after withstanding a fightback from home team Aston Villa.

Everton boss David Moyes praised his side's display as they easily overcame West Brom at Goodison Park to record their third victory in a week.

Fulham coach Martin Jol admitted he was frustrated that his team could not play to his style in the second half, despite the win over Norwich.

Dirk Kuyt accepts the criticism which has been levelled at Liverpool in recent weeks and admits the players have performed below expectations.

Manchester City
Man City manager Roberto Mancini has voiced his disappointment with Mario Balotelli's performance against Sunderland despite his two goals.

Manchester United
Manchester Utd midfielder Tom Cleverley is determined to avoid being labelled as injury prone, insisting that he has been unlucky this season.

Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is expecting a really negative or really positive game against Liverpool, considering his past clashes with the club.

Norwich City
Norwich manager Paul Lambert said he was proud of his team second half performance and should have taken something from the defeat at Fulham.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes hailed Joey Barton's top class performance following the victory over Arsenal in the Premier League.

Stoke City
Tony Pulis was angry with Stoke's performance against Wigan and admitted his side did not deserve to take anything away from the DW Stadium.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill was delighted by his side's display at Manchester City but was disappointed to see them miss out on a shock win.

Swansea City
Brendan Rodgers admits he is not quite ready to manage one of the top sides in the Premier League and insists he is fully committed to Swansea.

Harry Redknapp hopes Daniel Levy will make funds available again this summer to sign the players he feels could Tottenham on to the next level.

West Brom
Roy Hodgson felt Peter Odemwingie was in the wrong after the striker exchanged heated words with Ben Foster in West Brom's defeat at Everton.

Wigan Athletic
Roberto Martinez was delighted with Wigan Athletic's performance as they beat Stoke City to pick up only their second home win of the season.

Wolves caretaker manager Terry Connor admitted the referee's decision to award Bolton a penalty ultimately changed the course of the game.

Serie A

AC Milan

AS Roma
Daniele De Rossi had a scare in training after colliding with Bojan Krkic, but is expected to start in central defence for Roma against Novara.

Atalanta head coach Stefano Colantuono has made it clear that he is determined to stay at the club until his services is no longer required.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli is set to field several youngsters in place of key absenses and urges them to make full use of the opportunity.

Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti has urged his players to harness their anger following the defeat to Lazio and redirect it towards Cagliari.


Cesena coach Mario Beretta has confirmed that Adrian Mutu, Vincenzo Rennella and Dominique Malonga will be leading their attacks against Lecce.

Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi is unsure whether there was any real interest from Fiorentina side and admits he never gave it much weight.

It was claimed that Stevan Jovetic's agent has met with Chelsea last Friday in order to reconfirm their interest in the Fiorentina player.

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi admits he would sign Mauro Zarate in a heartbeat and is worried about the change of manager at Inter Milan.

Inter Milan
Andrea Stramaccioni insists Inter must reply to the fans on the field and not in front of microphones with a great performance against Genoa.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte hopes Milan will shoot themselves in the foot and he could start Borriello and Quagliarella against Napoli.


Lecce manager Serse Cosmi has warned his players not to expect an easy match against Cesena, who will be able to express themselves freely.

Manager Walter Mazzarri admits it is pleasing to be linked to Lazio, but he is contracted to Napoli until 2013 and he intends to respect it.

Novara head coach Attilio Tesser admits the last three results have boosted their morale and is optimistic about their chances against Roma.

New Palermo team manager Christian Panucci has urged Josip Ilicic to change his season, stating that he is a Ferrari driven like a FIAT 500.


Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino has warned his side not to assume the draw with Chievo has solved their problem, ahead of the visit of Udinese.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin has stressed that Europa League is also important for the club, as his side seems to running out of steam.