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Thursday, April 26, 2012


Arsenal Denmark hitman Nicklas Bendtner, who is on-loan from Arsenal, has admitted he may not stay at Sunderland even if he is offered the opportunity. Aston Villa Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan feels the club's players, and not under-fire manager Alex McLeish, are to blame for their recent troubles. Blackburn Junior Hoilett has insisted that troubled Blackburn Rovers have a 'great belief' that they can escape the Premier League relegation battle. Bolton Owen Coyle insists Bolton are 'masters of their own destiny' - and warned critics they can write off their survival chances at their peril. Chelsea Roberto Di Matteo must wait until the summer to see if he gets the Chelsea job on a permanent basis, according to chief executive Ron Gourlay. Everton Everton defender John Heitinga believes he still has room to improve despite claiming that this season has been his best as a professional. Fulham Martin Jol is happy with comparisons between his Fulham side and Everton, but has challenged his team to overhaul their weekend opponents. Liverpool Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has warned his team-mates they will need to play for their FA Cup final places in the next league fixtures. Manchester City Pablo Zabaleta is confident title-chasing Manchester City have the quality to prevail in next week's derby against rivals Manchester United. Manchester United Former England striker Michael Owen hopes he could still have a role to play for title-chasing Manchester United before the end of the season. Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew has revealed injured duo Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan are closing on a first-team returns for Newcastle United. Norwich City Norwich boss Paul Lambert is looking to strengthen his squad in the summer, with Portsmouth defenders Joel Ward and Jason Pearce on his radar. Queens Park Rangers QPR head coach Mark Hughes has called on his side to end their horror run of away form when they take on Champions League finalists Chelsea. Stoke City Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has revealed that defender Andy Wilkinson could miss the rest of the season with his troublesome hamstring injury. Sunderland Denmark hitman Nicklas Bendtner, who is on-loan from Arsenal, has admitted he may not stay at Sunderland even if he is offered the opportunity. Swansea City Manager Brendan Rodgers will lose no sleep over Roberto Mancini's recent claim that Manchester United have an 'easy' game against Swansea. Tottenham Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists there will be no mass exodus at White Hart Lane if his team fail to qualify for the Champions League. West Brom West Brom's Paul Scharner is to undergo a scan on his injured wrist before it is decided whether he will be available to face Aston Villa. Wigan Athletic It was claimed that Wigan Athletic defender Ronnie Stam would welcome a move to PSV Eindhoven, who already made two attempts to bring him in. Wolverhampton Wolverhampton caretaker boss Terry Connor wants the decision makers at Molinuex to not be afraid to sacrifice him for the good of the club.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has declared that his side are ready to take on Sporting CP and vowed they will retain their style of play. Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has acknowledged that their semi-final rivals Valencia are worthy of their absolute concentration respect. Barcelona President Sandro Rosell refused to blame Lionel Messi for Barca's Champions League exit and is proud of his side's performance against Chelsea. Espanyol Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino declares that his players fully believes in their European dream and are looking forward to their next game. Getafe It was reported that Olympiakos has identified Getafe coach Luis Garcia as the leading candidate to take over the reign from Ernesto Valverde. Granada Granada defender Borja Gomez insists he does not know whether the club want to take up the option to purchase his contract from Karpaty Lviv. Levante Levante striker Arouna Kone was absent from training with a bruised foot, but the medical team are confident he will be available on Saturday. Malaga It was claimed that midfielder Diego Buonanotte will leave Malaga at the end of the season, with Cruz Azul set to open talks with the club. Osasuna Osasuna defender Jon Enchaide has successfully underwent surgery to his left shoulder and is expected to return to training in the pre-season. Racing Racing head coach Alvaro Cervera has doubt over the availability of Christian Stuani after the striker picked up an injury during training. Rayo Vallecano Striker Dani Pacheco admits in order to win, his Rayo Vallecano team need to play a perfect game and pray that Barcelona are having an off day. Real Betis Bad news Real Betis coach Pepe Mel because striker Jorge Molina has been handed a two-match suspension following his red card against Valencia. Real Madrid m Real Mallorca Mallorca midfielder Fernando Tissone has said that his team will not change their approach and will play calmly and responsibly against Getafe. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad defender Mikel Gonzalez is confident of beating Racing and insists his side are not affected by what is happening in Santander. Real Zaragoza Zaragoza midfielder Apono believes there is a good chance for his side to overtake Villarreal if they can beat Athletic Bilbao this weekend. Sevilla Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido is optimistic about their chances at the Bernabeu, but hopes Real Madrid will be asleep this weekend. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon striker Oscar Trejo wants his squad to put on another fearless performance against Espanyol, who love to dominate the ball. Valencia Coach Unai Emery admits there may be some changes for the second leg clash with Bilbao, as Valencia head into the bigges match of his career. Villarreal Villarreal president Fernando Roig insisted that a relegation would not be a catastrophe for the club, but he would rather avoid such scenario.