Soccer by Jose

The Beautiful Game

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has warned Blues fans Petr Cech won’t stay at the club if he can’t regain his place in the side. Cech has watched Chelsea’s first two Premier League victories of the season from the bench, with Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois taking his place between the sticks.
And being ousted by one of the world’s top young goalkeepers is a feeling Cudicini knows well, with Cech having overthrown the Italian at Stamford Bridge 10 years ago.


Carlo Cudicini : ‘I decided to stay but that doesn’t mean Petr will do the same,’ he told the Evening Standard. Every situation is different. I was the No1 for three years when Petr arrived but I didn’t have the same pedigree Petr has now. He can go anywhere; any team in the world will take him but it was different for me. A goalkeeper of his calibre will try to win the No1 jersey back but if Courtois does his job well and keeps it, then I don’t think that Petr will stay. It might be in January, it might be the end of the year but I don’t see him staying. That’s my idea but I might be wrong.’

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has warned Blues fans Petr Cech won’t stay at the club if he can’t regain his place in the side. Cech has watched Chelsea’s first two Premier League victories of the season from the bench, with Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois taking his place between the sticks.

And being ousted by one of the world’s top young goalkeepers is a feeling Cudicini knows well, with Cech having overthrown the Italian at Stamford Bridge 10 years ago.

Carlo Cudicini : ‘I decided to stay but that doesn’t mean Petr will do the same,’ he told the Evening Standard. Every situation is different. I was the No1 for three years when Petr arrived but I didn’t have the same pedigree Petr has now. He can go anywhere; any team in the world will take him but it was different for me. A goalkeeper of his calibre will try to win the No1 jersey back but if Courtois does his job well and keeps it, then I don’t think that Petr will stay. It might be in January, it might be the end of the year but I don’t see him staying. That’s my idea but I might be wrong.’

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We will always be grateful for everything you did for us, and we will never forget each perfect moment you gave us at the pitch. Moments where we lost our patience and faith and you were always there, making us believe. What is a counter attack without you? What is our midfield now without you? We wish you all luck in the world wherever you may be because that’s what you deserve. Now you’ll have your name chanted by another crowd, in another stadium. But in our hearts you remain forever as one of us. Gracias, Fideo!

We will always be grateful for everything you did for us, and we will never forget each perfect moment you gave us at the pitch. Moments where we lost our patience and faith and you were always there, making us believe. What is a counter attack without you? What is our midfield now without you? We wish you all luck in the world wherever you may be because that’s what you deserve. Now you’ll have your name chanted by another crowd, in another stadium. But in our hearts you remain forever as one of us. Gracias, Fideo!

(Source: ggotzeus, via madridistaforever)

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"As soon as they landed in the capital from the United States, Ancelotti, Hierro, Casillas and Pepe went to Ciudad Real Madrid. Coentrão, James, Varane and Benzema were training there. The two coaches and two players went to greet the four footballers and congratulated Coentrão for recently becoming a father.” | 3.8.2014 x

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Mourinho has revealed both Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were offered new contracts by Chelsea, but concedes their departure was probably the best for everyone.
Mourinho : ‘They were [offered new deals]. We were in this process until the end, but you arrive into a moment [where you ask] what’s the best for the team? What’s the best for the other players? What’s the best for them? And it depends also on their mentality. Lampard and Ashley, they will be until the last day players to compete, to play every game, to be involved. I think they are happier – in spite of their love for Chelsea – in this new situation for them. The best way for competitive people like them to be happy, to enjoy the last part of their career, is to go and play.’

The duo both left Stamford Bridge this summer, ending 13-year and eight-year associations with the club respectively.

stamfordbridge:

Mourinho has revealed both Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were offered new contracts by Chelsea, but concedes their departure was probably the best for everyone.

Mourinho : ‘They were [offered new deals]. We were in this process until the end, but you arrive into a moment [where you ask] what’s the best for the team? What’s the best for the other players? What’s the best for them? And it depends also on their mentality. Lampard and Ashley, they will be until the last day players to compete, to play every game, to be involved. I think they are happier – in spite of their love for Chelsea – in this new situation for them. The best way for competitive people like them to be happy, to enjoy the last part of their career, is to go and play.’

The duo both left Stamford Bridge this summer, ending 13-year and eight-year associations with the club respectively.