Juventus face the toughest challenge in the defence of their stranglehold on the Italian Serie A when they take on a rejuvenated AC Milan team at the San Siro during the weekend. Milan were expected to struggle in the league this season after losing a number of key players like Mario Balotelli in the summer. They have brought in players like Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel, but these are not players at the top of their game right now. They are coming to Milan only because of their struggles at the previous clubs.
However, Milan also had another managerial change after bringing in the former striker Filippo Inzaghi to lead the team. Regarded as one of the greatest strikers in Milan’s history, Inzaghi was expected to struggle due to his lack of experience, but he has been a breath of fresh air. Milan have been playing some of the best football in the Italian league this season. They have been attacking with purpose and they have also managed to prevent conceding goals. They come into the match after a 5-4 thriller against Parma in which they came in the right side. Tevez, who continues to be the main man at Juventus, says that Massimiliano Allegri’s men need not be warned enough about the threat from Milan.
This match will also see Allegri returning to face his former club, who sacked him 12 months ago. “In Milan, I see a real team who have a compact design. They are all rowing in the same direction. I disagree that the Scudetto will be a two-horse race between Juve and Roma. Again, Milan are equipped to do very well and history compels them to aim for the Scudetto,” said Tevez. Roma have also made a great start to the season and they will be watching this match in the hope of both teams dropping points.
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says that he is very much looking forward to his reunion with Carlos Tevez, with whom he played for a few years at Old Trafford. Tevez was one of the high-profile signings made by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. After having been part of Champions League and Premier League winning teams, Tevez decided to join arch rivals Manchester city on a free transfer. This was because United refused to pay the £ 25 million transfer fee demanded by Tevez’ agents to make the move permanent.
Tevez has since joined Juventus where he has excelled and helped the team win the third straight league title. Juventus recently lost to the manager Antonio Conte, who decided to resign from his post, but that did not prevent the club from signing United defender Patrice Evra on a two-year contract. The Frenchman had signed a new deal with United only a few weeks ago, but he comes to during in a £ 1.2 million deal. He will strengthen the left back position which has so far been featured only by Giorgio Chiellini.
The 33-year-old left back has enjoyed a lot of wonderful moments with Tevez and he says that it would be great to renew the friendship once again.
“It won’t be easy to win four titles in a row. I managed to do it three times with Manchester United and know how difficult the challenge is. We also hope to do well in the Champions League. It’s a great competition and we’ll look to go as far as we can. Carlos is a warrior. It was tough for me to see him leave United for another team. We’re great friends on and off the pitch. It wasn’t easy to leave Manchester United, it was a decision I made for personal reasons,” said Evra.
Juventus claimed their 3rd consecutive league title without facing much opposition as they only suffered 2 losses in the 38 matches that was played throughout the entire campaign with As.Roma coming in 2nd place but falling behind by 17 points but Antonio Conte is showing no signs of slowing down as the Italian coach has a number of players that he wants to sign during this summer transfer target.
Stefano Sturaro is a young promising player and one of the latest performers that the Italian club has signed with a transfer fee of €5.5 million that Juventus will have to pay in the interval of 3 years but the 21 year old Italian midfielder is going to spend the next season out on a loan deal with Genoa before officially arriving to Juventus.
“Juventus announce that the agreement with Genoa for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Stefano Sturaro has been finalized,” The official website of the Italian club revealed through a statement.
Juan Iturbe is another top target of Juventus but it will be a fairly difficult challenge for Antonio Conte to sign him considering that Iturbe is a Argentinean attacker who is also in the radar of Ac.Milan .
The new coach of Ac.Milan, Filippo Inzaghi is eager on adding talented and preferably younger players into the squad and especially considering that Ricardo Kaka has left the club as he went on to join Orlando City.
Ricardo Kaka was one of the main attacking powerhouses of Ac.Milan as well as being one of the most creative players in the entire squad and Inzaghi has to find players who can replace the Brazilian midfielder.
Reports are suggesting that Fabio Quaglirella could be used as bait in order to lure Juan Iturbe from his current club, Hellas Verona and into the Juventus Arena.
Getting the chance to represent your country at the biggest football event is something that player’s dream of doing. Carlos Tevez made a sensational debut season with Juventus as he was one of the most influential players of the Italian squad as he made 31 league appearances and scored on 19 occasions but it wasn’t enough for him to be chosen by Alejandro Sabella as he will be one of the stars that are not going to be performing in the 2014 World Cup.
Carlos Tevez responded to Sabella’s decision of not being elected into the Argentinean squad as he stated that he does not know what is going around with the team of Sabella and has no interest of seeing how they perform in the worldwide event as he is taking time off with his family.
“I’m not watching anything, I don’t know how the Argentina squad is doing, and I’ve not heard from the group, I don’t know anything about anything. I’m with my family; I’m playing golf, getting some sun. I’m isolated because I’m a footballer and it hurts. I’m not watching what’s happening, or what’s going on around the team, nor anything to do with the World Cup.” Tevez stated during a press conference at the Boca Juniors stadium which is the place where he began his football career.
The 30 year old attacker has enjoyed playing in the different leagues and clubs around the world including: Boca Juniors, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus but the Argentinean attacker revealed that he would like to play the last few years or days of his career playing at his childhood club Boca Juniors.
“I don’t know if it’s far away but in any case, I still have a bit of gas left. When I see the chance to come back to the club that I love, I’ll do it. I miss day by day coming to training with joy, knowing that I’m in my country, at home, I miss everything about Boca.” Tevez stated.
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has claimed that Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella should consider getting his own satellite television in order to watch Juventus matches. The jibe is placed on the Argentina manager after he has not selected the forward for the last three years. Tevez was an integral part of the national team prior to the arrival of Sabella. However, the new Argentine manager saw Tevez not perform well and also created a lot of problems due to the presence of Lionel Messi.
It is heavily rumoured that Tevez does not get along with Messi, who is widely perceived to be the best player in the world, but the 31-year-old has always rejected those arguments. This year, he has been in excellent form for the Italian Serie A club. He has helped them win a third consecutive league title by scoring an incredible 12 goals this season. Sabella, on the other hand, has a wealth of options to choose from when it comes to his strikers. The likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, and Ezequiel Lavezzi have all been performing well this campaign.
Out of the sheer frustration that he has not been picked for the national team for several years, Tevez has said that Sabella should consider getting his own satellite television.
“I think the coach of Argentina’s national team must not have satellite television hooked up to watch Juventus. I do not think I have any hope of going to the World Cup now. I am a direct striker, maybe that plays against me and that means Sabella does not have a good impression of me,” said the striker after his team recorded a 3-1 win over Sassuolo during the weekend. Argentina will be facing the likes of Iran and Bosnia in the World Cup group stages.