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Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has dismissed speculation that he is looking to leave Juventus at the end of the campaign. The Argentine striker has been playing in the Italian Serie A since 2013 after his £ 10 million move from Manchester City. He won the league title in his first season at the club, which was also the third consecutive time that the Italian giants have managed to win the title. As they go in search of a fourth consecutive title, Tevez helped them to a 1-0 win over AC Milan. Ahead of the match, the former Argentina international said that Milan should be considered as one of the title favourites after the great start to the season.
Playing in front of a pack the San Siro, Tevez managed to get a goal that turned out to be the only goal in the match in the 71st minute. This victory not only preserves the 100% start to the season, but they are also level on points with Roma who managed to win their match against Cagliari. Tevez still has 24 months left on his contract, but that has been suggestions that he would end the contract on mutual consent in favour of a return to his homeland. The striker has dismissed the speculation by saying that he intends to honour his three-year contract.
“Serie A is full of big players and it remains one of the most difficult leagues in the world. Absolutely, yes [will stay until 2016]. Allegri is a tranquil, intelligent person, a coach who knows a lot about football. He immediately commanded respect in the dressing room. Conte wanted me closer to the goal, Allegri asks me to diversity,” said Tevez after the win over Milan. Juventus’ next match is at home against Cesena while Roma are against Parma.
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Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has stated that Juventus should not allow midfielder Arturo Vidal to join the Red Devils. United have been linked with a move for the Chilean midfielder throughout the summer. They are expected to come in with a £ 45 million offer for the 27-year-old. This would be hard to resist for Juventus, who may be Italian champions for three years in a row but do not have the finances to compete against top clubs from Europe. Real Madrid have also been linked with an offer for the midfielder, but they are understood to have withdrawn their interest.
Chile’s national team manager Sampaoli recently said that United manager Louis van Gaal was reportedly concerned about the knee injuries suffered by Vidal in the last few years. However, it is widely expected that a move will be finalised before the end of the window. Tevez, who moved to Juventus in a £ 10 million deal from Manchester City in 2013, says that the presence of Vidal is extremely important to the club’s Champions League ambitions. After being immensely successful once again in the domestic competitions, Juventus’ main ambition now is to lift the Champions League title.
The clubs last success the competition came in 1996. Since then, they have not lifted any major European title. Last season, they were knocked out of the group stages of the Champions League.
“Vidal’s phenomenal and a real champion. I hope he stays here because we can’t afford to let our champions leave. I’m delighted with Evra’s arrival – he’s a great friend of mine. Let’s now wait and see when we have our full squad what objectives we can set ourselves this season in Serie A and the Champions League,” said the Argentine striker about Vidal and the arrival of Patrice Evra.
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Netherlands managed to scrape a victory against Mexico but it only happened after the referee allowed the team of Louis van Gaal on scoring a penalty kick during the last few seconds of the match after Arjen Robben appeared to have been brought down inside the penalty box but it was later confirmed to be a dive.
A few days later after the match was over, Robben announced to the public that he indeed had dived.
Robben said: “It’s a shame because yesterday in an interview I was very honest. Maybe honesty is sometimes punished. I always prefer to be honest and I said there was one foul in the first half where I went to the ground when the opponent took his leg away at the last moment. That was silly from me but it didn’t influence the game. It had nothing to do with the game and the penalty was a clear penalty. I apologize for the action in the first-half but that’s football and it had nothing to do with the game. We had two clear penalties, one was given and that’s it. We shouldn’t think about it anymore.”
Even though the Dutchman later revealed that he had indeed dived, FIFA announced that no bans or sanctions will be made towards Arjen Robben and his late actions which ultimately gave the victory for Netherlands as they advanced through while Mexico was eliminated.
Klass- Jan Huntelaar blasted the set-piece into the back of the net as he secured the triumph for his country.
Arjen Robben has played a pivotal role in the squad of Netherlands through the group stages of the World Cup with consistent performances that has immensely helped his team in all of the matches that have been played.
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Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben revealed to the media that working alongside with Pep Guardiola and Louis van Gaal have been some of the best managers he has ever played with in his career and it is known that the Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is a huge fan of Robben which sparked a series of rumors which linked Robben with a possible move to Manchester United but it has been shut down by the player himself.
‘’The chance is zero that I make the switch. The fact is that I’m at a club where my family and I have a great time. Look, it’s very different when you‘re not completely happy. I would certainly be open to it, because I had a fantastic time with Van Gaal at Bayern and know him well. It is very important for my career. But the fact is that I’m at a club where my family and I have great time’’ Robben revealed as he spoke during a training session with Holland in Portugal.
Almost 1 month ago, Louis van Gaal was appointed as the new coach of Manchester United as he will take up the hot seat of the Premier League club when the 2014 World Cup finalizes and already there are a number of players in the wish-list of the Dutch manager which includes players such as: Edinson Cavani, Cesc Fabregas and Bastian Schweinsteiger as some of the performers that Louis van Gaal wants to add into the squad of Manchester United and more recently Arjen Robben.
Along with Manchester United’s Robin van Persie, Robben is expected to be one of the main attacking powerhouses of Netherlands as they have to lock horns against Spain, Chile and Australia in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup.