Piazon at ease with Kaka comparisons

Piazon at ease with Kaka comparisons

Lucas Piazon says he is comfortable with being compared to fellow Brazilian Kaka.

The 18-year-old previously played for Sao Paulo, the same side at which the Real Madrid midfielder began his sparkling career and it is this similarity the Chelsea prospect believes is behind the comparison.

“It’s normal that they compare me with him because I played in the city of Sao Paulo and Kaka did too. The press say that I am the new Kaka or the new Robinho and for me that’s fine,” he told reporters at a press conference.

The young forward recently completed a loan move to Malaga in a bid to gain first team (more…)

Fletcher crucial for Scotland – Strachan

The Manchester United midfielder has suffered from a chronic bowel complaint which has kept him out for the best part of two years and has undergone surgery in a bid to finally clear the illness for good.

In a statement issued by the Scottish FA, Strachan said: “On behalf of the Scotland supporters, the national squad and backroom team, I wish Darren the best of luck in his recovery from the surgery that has been confirmed by his club.

“I spoke with Darren on Tuesday and know that the decision to have the operation has been taken in the interests of his long-term health and with the full backing of the medical staff at Manchester United. (more…)

Tettey seeking Reds redemption

Tettey seeking Reds redemption

The Norway international made his debut in the game on September 29, coming on 10 minutes from time, as Luis Suarez’s hat-trick fired the Reds to a 5-2 win at Carrow Road.

He told Sky Sports: “I am really looking forward to it. I have heard good things about Anfield and the crowd and the history.

“It is like playing in the Champions League, playing against teams such as Manchester City and Chelsea. Going to Liverpool will be something I will remember for a long time (more…)

Ratcliffe: Jagielka can be Everton captain

Ratcliffe: Jagielka can be Everton captain

Former FA Cup-winning captain Kevin Ratcliffe reckons Phil Jagielka could become permanent skipper at Everton.

The 52-year-old feels the former Sheffield United defender has what it takes to become the next leader of the Toffees after Jagielka deputised for Phil Neville earlier on in the season.

He told the club’s official website: “He certainly fits the bill to be a future captain.
“He’s an organiser, a talker and an international as well. I think he’s one that the players look up to, especially the younger lads when they come in. (more…)

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