Sunday, April 29, 2012
Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger insists 'nothing is guaranteed' in the race for a third-placed finish despite Arsenal edging closer with a point at Stoke. Aston Villa Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has hailed his side's performance against West Brom and has special praise for Shay Given and Richard Dunne. Blackburn Blackburn boss Steve Kean claims he has identified a couple of weaknesses in the Tottenham side which Rovers can exploit at White Hart Lane. Bolton Manager Owen Coyle believes his Bolton side did enough to warrant three points against Sunderland but declared himself satisfied with one. Chelsea Juventus are reportedly chasing after Serb defender Branislav Ivanovic, who is valued at EUR8 million and his Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard. Everton Everton boss David Moyes has praised Nikica Jelavic and Steven Pienaar after they helped the Toffees to a big win over Fulham at Goodison Park. Fulham Fulham first-team head coach Billy McKinlay was left to rue a slow start from his side in their crushing defeat by Everton at Goodison Park. Liverpool Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish preferred to hand praise to his whole team rather than single out striker Luis Suarez after the win at Norwich. Manchester City Man City captain Vincent Kompany has no intention of changing his tackling style despite being sent off when he last encountered Man Utd. Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson says there will be a deep sense of regret for whichever Manchester club fails to lift the Premier League title this term. Newcastle United Alan Pardew remains confident that his Newcastle side can finish in the top four of the Premier League despite a crushing defeat by Wigan. Norwich City Norwich City coach Paul Lambert was disappointed to lose to Liverpool, but has underlined that his team are sitting in a really good position. Queens Park Rangers QPR boss Mark Hughes fancies his side to avoid relegation from the Premier League but is calling on his side to improve away from Loftus Road. Stoke City Head coach Tony Pulis is pleased to have got through the season without losing to any of the 'big teams' at home after Stoke held Arsenal. Sunderland Martin O'Neill admits his relief at watching Sunderland end a barren run of over four games without scoring, following the draw with Bolton. Swansea City Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers was disappointed with his side's defensive display after surrendering a 3-0 lead to draw with Wolves. Tottenham Captain Ledley King admits Tottenham's confidence has dipped but he is adamant the club can still qualify for next year's Champions League. West Brom West Brom boss Roy Hodgson believes that his side's draw with Aston Villa at The Hawthorns was a just result, but admits it was a bit strange. Wigan Athletic Coach Roberto Martinez was delighted that Wigan's decision to stick to their own game was rewarded with the big win over Newcastle United. Wolverhampton Wolves coach Terry Connor praised his team for the draw with Swansea, but admitted that he did not enjoy their display in the first 20 minutes.
AC Milan Zlatan Ibrahimovic is prepared to walk away from AC Milan, should Silvio Berlusconi convince Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to join the club. AS Roma m Atalanta Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono is wary about facing in-form Fiorentina and confirms there will be changes to the squad to keep them fresh. Bologna Bologna coach Stefano Pioli wants to see motivation and determination on the field so that the Rossoblu can end the season without regrets. Cagliari Cagliari players failed to score for the third time in five games to register their eighth home draw following the match against Chievo Verona. Catania Nicola Legrottaglie scored his 5th Serie A goal of the season as Catania registered their 9th away draw following the match against Palermo. Cesena Cesena are mathematically in Serie B, but Mario Beretta assures everyone his players will give their all against Inter Milan at the San Siro. Chievo Chievo Verona players failed to score for the fourth straight game to register their sixth away draw following the match against Cagliari. Fiorentina Fiorentina registered several shock results in recent weeks, but coach Delio Rossi wants his team to get points against small or big sides. Genoa There are claims a Genoa player was slapped when ultras invaded a training session this season, but the club never reported it to the police. Inter Milan Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni admits president Massimo Moratti's praise gives him strength and fired him up ahead of the Cesena clash. Juventus Juventus are reportedly chasing after Serb defender Branislav Ivanovic, who is valued at EUR8 million and his Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard. Lazio Manager Edy Reja hopes Lazio can find that bit of luck his side have not had all season to reach the Champions League as they take on Udinese. Lecce Lecce midfielder Manuele Blasi says he is ready to take to the field against Parma and will do his best to replace Cuadrado, who is banned. Napoli m Novara Novara coach Attilio Tesser has warned Juventus the Biancoazzurri will not focus only on defending their goal and insists anything can happen. Palermo Fabrizio Miccoli scored his 13th Serie A goal of the season as Palermo registered their 2nd home draw following the match against Catania. Parma Parma coach Roberto Donadoni knows that his team must interpret the game well against Lecce and also believe that their goal is within reach. Siena Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino has confirmed that Bogdani, Destro and Larrondo will lead the Robur's attack in their clash against AC Milan. Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin has stressed that Udinese is his home and has no plan to leave as long as the club are still happy with his work.
Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa insisted that the never considered himself as a candidate to replace Pep Guardiola, despite the rumours. Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone wants his team to be efficient in every area as they seek to fulfill the great expectation at the club. Barcelona It was reported that Valencia full-back Jordi Alba has agreed to be the first signing of soon-to-be Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova this summer. Espanyol Adrian Colunga scored his 8th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Espanyol to their 6th home defeat following the match against Sporting. Getafe Victor Casadesus scored his 9th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Getafe to their 4th home defeat following the match against Mallorca. Granada Xavi Torres scored his 5th Primera Liga goal of the season to condemned Granada to their 13th away defeat following the match against Levante. Levante Xavi Torres scored his 5th Primera Liga goal of the season as Levante registered their 10th home victory following the match against Granada. Malaga Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has stressed they are not thinking about making history, but to score the points needed to reach their target. Osasuna m Racing Santander Antoine Griezmann scored his 5th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Racing to their 9th away defeat following the match against Sociedad. Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval has confidence in their own style of football, but admits any mistakes can be fatal against Barcelona. Real Betis Real Betis coach Pepe Mel is missing defenders Jose Dorado and striker Molina for the Atletico clash, but has recovered Isidoro and Paulao. Real Madrid Gonzalo Higuian's agent is set to have a talk with Real Madrid to discover whether the player will be given more playing time next season. Real Mallorca Victor Casadesus scored his 9th La Liga goal of the season as Mallorca registered their 5th away victory following the match against Getafe. Real Sociedad Antoine Griezmann scored his 5th La Liga goal of the season as Sociedad registered their 8th home victory following the match against Racing. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez wants his team to pick themselves up and make sure they match the result of their nearest rivals Villarreal. Sevilla Sevilla coach Michel has doubts over the availability of Andres Palop after the veteran goalkeeper was taken off training as a precaution. Sporting Gijon Adrian Colunga scored his 8th La Liga goal of the campaign as Sporting registered their 3rd away victory following the match against Espanyol. Valencia Coach Unai Emery says it is important for Valencia to show positive reaction to their Europa League exit with a good display against Malaga.