INIESTA HAILS NAVAS

Andres Iniesta has hailed his compatriot Jesus Navas and has said that not many players in the Premier League can match his speed and strength.
Navas has recently signed for the Premier League club Manchester City after leaving Sevilla. The transfer fee paid by City for buying him is rumoured to be around 14.9 million Pounds.

Navas played for Sevilla for 10 years between 2003 and 2013. He proved to be a real match winner for them. He featured for them in a total of 284 games and found the net 23 times.

Apart from club football, Navas has an impressive record in international football too. He has put up quite a few brilliant performances for his national side Spain in his brief international career.

Talking about Navas, Iniesta said, “He is a high quality player. There are not too many players in the world who are quicker than him. He is going to give defenders some headaches in the Premier League.”

Betting on Newcastle United

Following the euphoria of European qualification a couple of years ago, Newcastle United came back down to earth with a bump last season, as they barely avoided crashing out of the Premier League. The clubs fanatical fans will be hoping for much better next season, and many will no doubt already be putting bets on them to qualify for the Champions League – or at least the Europa League – next season. But with the pre-season bookmakers odds already out there, are Newcastle considered a good bet for this, or more likely to be involved in another relegation battle?

Well at the moment you can get odds of around 9/1 on Newcastle to finish in the top six – and secure a return to the Europa League – next season, although most observers will feel that the team needs strengthening if they are to achieve this. The odds will certainly attract some football betting fans, but it would seem likely that securing a striking replacement for Demba Ba will be necessary.

VILANOVA IS BACK

The manager of Barcelona FC, Tito Vilanova, has joined the camp again after successfully going through chemotherapy. This is great news for Barcelona as they have to play a couple of very important matches in the next few days.

Vilanova had gone to USA in the 3rd week of January for Chemotherapy. It was expected that he would be joining the Barcelona camp in a couple of months if everything would go well.

Everything went really well and his chemotherapy was successful. Now, he is back to guide the Catalan club to Champions League and La Liga title victory.

Vilanova earlier had a tumour in his throat and he went through a surgery for the removal of that towards the end of 2011. He remained healthy for about 12 months or so, but, in December last year, that problem started to bother him again and he had to go to USA for treatment.

INIESTA BACKS GUARDIOLA

The Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has said that he is extremely confident that the former Barcelona manager Guardiola will be a major success Bayern Munich. The 42-year-old was recently announced as the next Bayern Munich manager after the German team managed to pip the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for one of the highly talented managers in the world.

Guardiola has been also one of the most successful in the last four years, as he has been able to lift 14 different titles with Barcelona in just four seasons. He will be hoping to replicate the same success at the Allianz Arena as well, and Iniesta is confident that he will be able to do the same.

SENSATIONAL START

Barcelona have made a sensational start to the new season and they are currently unbeaten in the last 19 matches. The recent 3-1 win over Malaga helped them strengthen their position in the league even further.

Many think that Barcelona already have more than a hand on the title after opening a 16 point advantage over arch rivals Real Madrid, while the second placed Atletico Madrid are nine points behind them. Despite this incredible advantage, the midfielder Andres Iniesta has said that the team needs to maintain its focus if they are to win the fourth league title in five years.
Barcelona have been one of the most successful teams in world football over the last four years.

EASY WIN

Barcelona has defeated Levante UD in a La Liga match played on Sunday. Barca won the match by a big margin of 4-0. This was the 12th victory for Barcelona in the ongoing La Liga. With this victory, Barcelona managed to maintain its top position in the points table. Barcelona is three points ahead of Atletico Madrid which is at no. 2 in the points table.

Andres Iniesta was the stand out performer for Barcelona in the match against Levante. He contributed in every goal scored by Barcelona in that match. He set up a couple of goals for Lionel Messi and then, assisted a goal for Cesc Fabregas. Iniesta himself also found the net once and secured the thumping victory of Barca.
In the post match press conference, Iniesta said, “We have kept things simple so far and we need to continue doing that. We are going in the right direction.”

INIESTA BACKS VILANOVA

The midfielder of Barcelona, Andres Iniesta, has said that Tito Vilanova has got incredible management qualities and he is doing a fine job at the moment. At the end of the last season, Josep Guardiola, had resigned from the post of the manager of Barcelona. After that, Vilanova was appointed as the Barcelona manager.

The Barcelona team has been performing brilliantly under the guidance of Vilanova in the ongoing season. Barca has played 7 La Liga matches so far in the season and has registered victory in 6 of them. Barcelona is currently placed at the first position in the La Liga points table with 19 points in 7 matches.

INIESTA SAD TO SEE RIQUELME RETIRE

The Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has said that the game will certainly be poorer after the retirement of the Argentina playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme.

Juan Roman Riquelme is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world and he recently announced his retirement from football. He has played alongside the 28-year-old Andres Iniesta during his spell at the camp Nou. Andres Iniesta regards Juan Roman Riquelme as one of the best midfielders in the world. The Argentina midfielder recently announced his retirement after having left his boyhood club Boca Juniors earlier this season.

BARCA WILL WIN LEAGUE

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has said that he is extremely confident that the club can reclaim the title from Real Madrid this season. Barcelona lost the la Liga title after three years of winning the title in succession.

Real Madrid were able to get the title away from Barcelona after being successful during the course of the season. Andres Iniesta reckons that he does not due to the loss of hunger, but it was simply due to the fact that Real Madrid were better than them. Now completed refreshed and ready for the new season, the Spanish midfielder has said that he is eager to reclaim the title from Real Madrid.

BARCA WILL DOMINATE

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has said that he does not expect the club to relinquish their determination of European football – and indeed world football – following the departure of Guardiola.

The former Barcelona captain was responsible for turning around the fortunes of an ailing Barcelona team. He guided them to 14 trophies in the last four seasons, which has been unprecedented due to the football they have played. During this period, Barcelona have won three la Liga titles and two Champions League titles. Guardiola was recently succeeded by the former assistant manager Tito Vilanova, who has signed a two-year deal with the club.

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