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Erstwhile Tottenham star King (Ledley) has dismissed his old club’s chance of being at the top 4 of 2014 Premier League. However, the football ace has expressed deep faith in Mauricio Pochettino and believes that he is the rightmost person to head the team forward- commanding success in White Hart.
The Argentine international is the new manager for Tottenham since 2014 summer& has been really quick in inculcating his very style into his new team. Post a powerful beginning this season, the Spurs had dropped back tad bit & are still on the struggle for getting hold of the games.
However, King’s former are till vying hard to reach up to the top 4 level at the esteemed League.
Ledley has admitted that it would be time consuming for the new manager to channelize his thoughts amidst the footballers yet has also revealed that his former team is presently under the very right man who could actually march them forward.
“It’s going to be time consuming for him (Pochettino) to have his plans & methods across players, yet we are pretty confident about his élan- he is actually the rightmost man for this job”, stressed the Tottenham legend.
The erstwhile English defender has this feeling that it would be something really mammoth for the Spurs to reach up to top 4 this season & believes that it would mean huge luck for the club to qualify in the heightened status. However, he has repeatedly stressed about his deep faith in Pochettino and believes that under his guidance the team would be able to march forward & might be able to secure a position in the top 4 in coming seasons.
“I feel that it might be hard for us to come up in top 4 this time.”
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Manchester City’s season of defending the Premier League title began with a 2-0 triumph over Newcastle United as they collected all 3 points and currently are at the top of the English League along with: Tottenham, Hull City, Aston Villa, Swansea City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea as they all picked up victories in their opening matches of the season.
The summer spending spree of Manchester City has not been so active compared to other clubs in the Premier League but Manuel Pellegrini is confident that his current squad is better than the one it was one year ago and the Chilean manager displayed his joy about starting the league with a triumph.
Pellegrini said: ‘I am very happy because I think it’s always important to start the season winning, especially when you have to play away at so difficult a stadium as St James. It’s always a difficult stadium for every team that comes here’’
‘’Maybe in the second half we couldn’t have so much possession of the ball because seven of our 10 outfield players were not able to play 90 minutes at the same pace. But we were very concentrated, very well organized and we kept a clean sheet, and finally we decided the game with a second goal’’
Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero secured the first victory of the season for the team of Manchester City. The next Premier League match of Manchester City will see them battling it out against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in an encounter that could set the tone for what’s to come for both clubs.
Liverpool has signed over 7 players during this transfer window but after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona, the team of Brendan Rodgers is still considered to be a significantly weaker squad than the one of the previous season.
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says that the England national team is extremely keen on doing well at the World Cup 2014. The national team has not done well in recent major tournaments, while their only World Cup victory till date came in 1966 when the tournament was held in England. As a result, not much is expected from them ahead of the tournament in Brazil, which will start on June 12. Despite this, Wilshere says that all the players from the national team are keen on rewriting the history.
If they are to do so, the tough work will start with the group stage matches because Roy Hodgson’s team will be coming up against the likes of Uruguay and Italy. Both these teams are considered as dark horses for the title itself and England need to beat them in order to progress from the group stages. Wilshere just recently returned from injury problems, which have plagued him for the last two years. He has said that he is certainly not feeling 100% fit, but the upcoming friendly matches against the likes of Ecuador will be helpful in helping him improve his match fitness.
The lack of experience in the squad will be compensated by the presence of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard according to Wilshere.
“We are going to a tournament and we are not going to say we are happy with the semis. We are going there to win it. We want to make the country proud. We are going there with a young squad and when you do that, they bring a ‘no fear factor’. We have got the likes of (Steven) Gerrard and (Frank) Lampard who are there to calm everything down. They have been there three or four times. It is a good mix,” said the Arsenal man.
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