Despite Netherlands emerging as the winning side taking on Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium the other night, their boss Danny Blind was not a happy man as he believed it could have been a clean sheet and it’s only because of slight faults in the defence that the margin of win got diminished.
The Oranje saw two goals getting scored against them and both of them were off free kicks which according to Blind, could have been avoided if the defence had been tighter in its work.
In the words of Blind, “To concede a couple in that fashion, it’s irritating and it’s not the first time. Even in the qualifiers, there were occasions when it happened. It’s an area which needs improvement.”
“We had a decent beginning and then we let the momentum slip away and we were actually under pressure at one point of time. So, while, it’s good to win, you also have to be realistic and acknowledge the mistakes.”
It is sometimes thought that football games which aren’t televised live can often be a better watch for the spectators in attendance.
There are a number of reasons for this, but in today’s world so many football clubs love to have their games televised, so much so that for an Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester City or United fan it is almost possible for them to watch their team in action every week, regardless of where they live.
When it comes to the games themselves, with the TV cameras in attendance it can bring pressure to the fore in two different ways.
Players such as Wayne Rooney or Eden Hazard are so used to the cameras being at their games that they can thrive off it, with Rooney and Hazard, amongst others, providing plenty of entertainment down the years in live games.
QPR manager Chris Ramsey has admitted that he is having his fingers crossed about the fitness of defender Paul Konchesky, who has been brought to the club on a season-long loan deal.
The 34-year-old is the only fit left back to the club. Even though Ramsey has two other options, they both are injured thus leaving Konchesky to fill this key position. The manager would not have envisaged such a situation at the club given that he had three left backs at his disposal. Armand Traore and Yun suk-Young are the other two options, but Ramsey has confirmed that they are unlikely to be available within the next couple of weeks.
Former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique says that he has never witnessed Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand have a bad game as a partnership.
The duo played together for several years at United. Their quality was the basis behind United winning numerous titles towards the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s regime. The departure of both players in recent years has been seen as an end of the era. The new-age central defenders are not just required to mark their opposition and keep them out of bay, but also be extremely good on the ball. This was something both Vidic and Ferdinand were good at even during their time according to Pique.
The 33 year old Serbian defender, NemanjaVidic is currently performing with Inter Milan as he joined the Italian club on a free transfer on July of 2014. The debut season of Vidic at Inter Milan has been a mixed one as the defender received a red card during his first competitive match which Inter Milan played against Torino and ended in a goal-less draw.
Vidic has managed to step it up and recover from his horrendous debut match with the Italian club and he has even been linked with a return to Manchester United as the Premier League side is believed to be interested in re- signing NemanjaVidic but the agent of the defender has shut down all of those rumors.
Silvano Martina is the agent of NemanjaVidic and he has stated that the experienced defender will not be leaving Inter Milan in the summer.
Nemanja Vidic appears to be on the verge of an exit from Inter Milan after reportedly falling out with manager Roberto Mancini.
The Serbian defender only joined the Italian outfit in the summer after leading Manchester United on a free transfer. During his time at the Premier League outfit, Vidic became recognised as one of the best defenders in the world. His performances – even during his final few years at United – did drop but he was still seen as a top defender nonetheless. It is frequently reported that Vidic could engineer a move back to Old Trafford in the summer.
Former Inter Milan striker Diego Milito says that he is confident that his former club can return to their glory days under the management of Roberto Mancini, who returned to the club for a second spell.
The poor run of form throughout Walter Mazzarri’s regime did not appear to go away and the club decided to take action by sacking the former Napoli boss after the 2-2 draw against Hellas Verona. This was the third match without a win in all competitions for the Italian outfit and it left them ninth in the table.