Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo has stated that he is not afraid to give young players an opportunity in the team.
He believes that if you are good, enough you should be playing in the team irrespective of your age. He said that he has always worked with young players in the past and that there is no shortage of them at Aston Villa.
Roberto di Matteo believes it is possible for Aston Villa to mount a serious promotion push next season and get back to the Premier League. He believes that the longer the team stays in the Championship, the more difficult it will be to get back to the Premier League.
Roberto di Matteo admitted that he needs to find the right balance between youth and experience if Aston Villa is going to make it back to the Premier League. He said that you need not only skills in the Championship to win matches but also experience. He said that the players need to be prepared to fight in every game if they want to win points in the league. He stated that he would love to put the ball down and keep possession in the games but knows that it will be difficult because of the physical nature of Championship football. (more…)
For the 1st time of the entire season Real Madrid has managed on securing the top spot of La Liga, this was due to Atletico Madrid and Barcelona’s shock defeats. Osasuna defeated Atletico Madrid with a convincing and surprising 3-0 scoreboard while Barcelona sustained a 3-1 loss against Real Sociedad.
All of those results allowed Real Madrid on taking the top spot of the Spanish league which is an accomplishment that Carlo Ancelotti had not done since taking charge of Real Madrid.
The former Real Madrid player Raul Gonzalez revealed that this current squad is the best side of the past few years. The 36 years old forward spent 16 years playing in Real Madrid, which means that he certainly does know a bit about the teams and players that have been playing in the Spanish club and he expressed his opinion about the current team which is being led by Ancelotti.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is without question the best player at the moment. He is currently experiencing the strongest phase of his career. His achievements and his consistency stand out.
“Xabi Alonso is also extremely important for the team. He is the puppet master in midfield, a kind of conductor. But there are also many other great personalities such as Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos’’. Raul said.
Even Iker Casillas recently spoke out about Real Madrid being hungry not only on winning the league title but also on securing the treble.
“I want to have heard at the end of the season that Real Madrid have won the first treble of their history,” Casillas told Marca.
Even though the Spanish goalkeeper has barely played any matches in this season for Real Madrid, he still wants the club to win all 3 trophies in this season.