Pep Guardiola updates on Sergio Aguero’s fitness ahead of Lyon clash

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has provided an update on the fitness of Sergio Aguero ahead of the club’s Champions League quarter-final against Lyon. The Cityzens have been without their marksman for more than six weeks due to a knee surgery and he is expected to miss the forthcoming clash against Les Gones.
Speaking in a press conference, Guardiola confirmed that Aguero has been included in the travelling squad for Portugal and he’s getting better with every day. When asked about a suitable return date, the Spaniard refused to confirm when the Argentine could start training with the main group, he told: “He's getting better, but I don't know when he will join up with us. Hopefully he will be in Portugal with us, but tomorrow is tomorrow. We will speak with the doctors. That's when we will see what the situation is.”


Lionel Messi being blamed for Argentina failures, claims Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov,one of the finest footballers of all the time, has said that Lionel Messi is being blamed for every failure regarding Argentina.Even though Messi had won many trophies along with Barcelona, he has not been able to win major trophies for Argentina.


Fabio Capello urges Lautaro Martinez to stay put at Inter Milan

Legendary Italian manager Fabio Capello has urged Lautaro Martinez to stay put with Inter Milan despite the transfer interest from Barcelona. The Argentine has been in good form during the current campaign with 17 goals and four assists across all competitions and that has caught the attention of the Blaugrana, who are eyeing a long-term successor to Luis Suarez.

Paulo Dybala Speaks about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Paulo Dybala repented his mistake for criticising Lionel Messi and also the way he spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo, who has astonished him by his character.
The 26-year-old tested positive for Covid 19 and is currently in self-isolation in his home. He has only conceded of mild symptoms of the virus such as shortness of breath during his period of workout. The latest reports suggest that he is healthier now and feeling better.

Guardiola defiant Manchester City will score from penalty spot

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is defiant that his team will score the next penalty after Sergio Aguero squandered his spot-kick against Leicester City on the road. The Citizens had the chance to open the scoring at the hour mark after they were handed with a penalty for a hand ball from Dennis Praet in the box.

Lionel Messi says the forthcoming El Clasico against Real Madrid is complicated

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has said that the Blaugrana could have a complicated game on their hands against Real Madrid in midweek. The Catalan giants are scheduled to face their El Clasico rivals at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night and Messi anticipates a tight encounter with Los Blancos bound to stay compact and play on the counter-attack.

Speaking to Marca, the Argentina international said that Los Blancos are easier to play at the Bernabeu where they usually prefer to play on the attack. He added that the same is always not the case at the Camp Nou where they tend to play with a more cautious approach, he told: "When we play at the Bernabeu, many more spaces are generated.

Scaloni Pleased with Argentina’s 2-2 Draw with Uruguay

Argentina were able to extend their unbeaten sequence after a 2-2 draw with Uruguay in a recent friendly game. Manager Lionel Scaloni claimed that he is extremely pleased with the progress made by the national team under his regime. Argentina had to come back from a losing position twice in the game to secure the stalemate. Edinson Cavani’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Sergio Aguero just after the break.

Just a few minutes after the break, Luis Suarez was able to put Uruguay back in front. In the last few seconds of the game, Uruguay seemed like holding on for a crucial victory. This would have sent Argentina to the first defeat since the 2-0 loss against Brazil back in July.

Messi Backs Lionel Scaloni to be successful with Argentina

Lionel Messi has claimed that Argentina have been able to find an excellent coach in the form of Lionel Scaloni even if the public’s reaction has been completely positive. Scaloni is one of the youngest international managers at just 41 years of age. Most of his career may have been spending spree, but he has started being a manager with the Argentina national team. After starting out with the Argentina team as an assistant in the 2017-18 campaign, he was appointed as the caretaker in 2018 and the permanent role following suit soon.

Interestingly, Scaloni has not been able to enjoy a stellar playing career and he was predominantly known for his time with Deportivo La Coruna, whom he represented in 200 appearances from 1988 to 2006.

Marcos Rojo says he will consider leaving Manchester United in January

Argentina international Marcos Rojo has opened the door to leaving Manchester United when the transfer window reopens in four months’ time. The defender made just six appearances during the course of the previous season and that trend has continued this season where he has yet to earn a single minute of playing time.

Speaking to reporters, Rojo confirmed that he had the choice of joining Everton before the English transfer deadline but the move did not materialise with the Red Devils and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deciding against the deal. He added that a winter departure could be on the cards, considering he requires regular gametime in order to stake a claim for a national team role.

Erik Lamela praises Tottenham’s new signing Giovani Lo Celso

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Erik Lamela has praised the arrival of compatriot Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis and believes the 23-year-old has the credentials to succeed with the north London giants. Lo Celso was touted to join the north London giants over the course of the English transfer window and he eventually made the move on deadline day after Spurs agreed on a season-long loan for his services with the option to buy.

after Spurs’ 3-1 win over Aston Villa, Lamela praised Lo Celso as an
unbelievable player and feels he would suit the demands of the Premier League side. He added that he could not make a swift impression after joining from AS Roma six years ago, but is confident that won’t be the case with Lo Celso with a number of quality players around him.