Zidan:postujem Real ali je Barsa bolja
While Madrid's season took another knock in midweek with their exit from the Copa del Rey, Barça have continued to shine and Zidane was not afraid to say so.
"I am a Real Madrid man and I always want them to win, but it is obvious that FC Barcelona are playing better now although that does not mean anything at the moment," Marca quote him as saying.
"They appear to be in a difficult moment; however, I think that Madrid are strong when they have difficulties and although things are delicate I believe that they will grow and improve."
Zidane then explained that he has spoken to Madrid president Ramón Calderón about a return to the Bernabéu, but that nothing had been decided or agreed.
"Now I can enjoy what I could not before, but I intend to return to football," he continued.
"Calderón called me to have chat and invited me to a game, but I told him it was better if we met in a restaurant.
"There we spoke a bit about everything and also about the option of doing something at Madrid."
After surprising people by announcing his decision to quit the game two years ago, Zidane has no reason to believe that he should have gone on longer.
"I was 34 and although it was not that old, I reached a point where I did not enjoy it any more," he added.
"Now I do not regret that decision because I wanted to finish my career with Real Madrid."
I AM GOING NOWHERE - HENRY
After a frustrating first term at Barça, Henry now wants to prove himself to the club's fans by becoming a key figure in Pep Guardiola's resurgent side.
"I am very clear about this and I am happy here. I do not see myself playing in England. I could maybe do some great things in England, but I have not won anything with Barça and I have to stay," he told Catalan television's Hora Q programme.
"It is not that I really want the Champions League, it is because I want to win the league and Copa del Rey.
"I am happy, yes. I have said so many times. I like the city, the food and the climate.
"When I put on the Barcelona shirt before going out on to the pitch it is an incredible moment. Last year it was not so incredible, but it was an honour to play."
Henry then admitted that he knows that he cannot demand to play in a more central role in the team, having spent the majority of his time at the club on the wing, because he believes Samuel Eto'o is the best striker in the world.
"I do not want it to sound like an excuse, but we have showed this season that we if we play like a team then we can win trophies," he continued. "Having the best players in the world does not guarantee you anything.
"We do have to recognise though, that we do have some of the best players in the world and the best striker in the world in Samuel.
"He is a much better central striker than me and we are fortunate that he stayed.
"It is normal that after what happened last year the supporters were not happy. I was also angry with myself. The fans have to know that we do not go home feeling happy if we have not played well.
"Everyone knew that it was difficult to explain why we did not win anything with the squad that we had, but now we are playing as a team we can change that."
Wenger pusta Fabregasa u Barsu
ENGLESKI Sunday Mirror piše kako će Wenger pustiti Cesca Fabregasa u Barcelonu, a da će zamena za španskog reprezentativca biti ialijanski, Daniele De Rossi.
Već se duže vrieme poteže priča kao Cesc Fabrgas silno želi ponovno zaigrati u Barceloni iz koje je u London otišao još kao dečak. Ovaj transfer se opet aktualizirao, a čini se kako je glavni menadžer Arsenala Arsen Wenger, spreman pustiti španskog reprezentativca u Barsu.
Takoe, engleski Mirror donosi vest kako je Wenger već pronašao i zamenu za Fabregasa i to u ialijanskom reprezentativcu Danieleu De Rossiju.
Čak Englezi idu tako daleko i tvrde kako će De Rossi biti "kapiten budućnosti" tima u Arsenalu.
25-godišnji De Rossi cijelu je svoju karijeru u Romi te je rođeni Rimljanin i produkt njihove omladinske škole. Od 2002. kada je počeo igrati za seniorski tim Rome, nastupio je u 160 susreta i ukupno dao 18 pogodaka.
Pepeova Barsa obara Di Stefanov rekord
Barcelona have equalled Real Madrid’s untouchable golden era of the late 50’s for scoring more goals than any other team by this stage of the league season. It appears that there is nothing in Spain that can stop Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. Last Saturday’s 6-0 annihilation of Real Valladolid was their eighth consecutive La Liga win and their 34th league goal scored in just ten rounds of football. It’s a tally that equals the revered Real Madrid side of the 1950’s that comprised of mythical names such as Di Stéfano, Puskas and Gento when they also notched up that same number of strikes by this stage of the 1959/60 campaign. Not even the great Madrid squad in the 1989/90 season that scored a total of 107 goals in a single season or the post-Dream Team Barcelona side who netted 102 times during the 1996/97 term managed to amass this many goals after just ten games. According to Marca’s calculations,Guardiola’s men are currently averaging 3.4 strikes per match and only the Los Merengues outfit in the 1958/59 campaign have scored more when they tallied 35 goals in the first ten league outings. Some of Barça’s outrageous scorelines so far this season have included 6-1 triumphs over Atlético Madrid and Sporting Gijón, back-to-back 5-0 wins against Basel and Almería, a 1-4 victory at Málaga just last weekend and ofcourse their biggest margin thus far, last Saturday’s 6-0 slaughter of Valladolid. And with still 28 more rounds to go, if the Blaugrana can maintain their present ratio, they will easily surpass the 107-goal record and even set an unprecedented milestone.
Benzema:sledece godine idem u Barsu ili Real
Barça have repeatedly shown an interest in Benzema, while Madrid were linked with him before they embarked on their quest to prise Cristiano Ronaldo from Old Trafford.
In an interview on French television, the 20-year-old revealed that he was ready to leave his boyhood club and his family home in Lyon to play for the Blaugrana or Los Merengues.
"My future? I like Spain. Next year I will play for Barça or Madrid," he told France 2's Stade 2 programme.
United have been following Benzema's progress and Sir Alex Ferguson was said to have been interested in signing him before turning to Dimitar Berbatov this year.
Lyon may allow him to leave the club, but it will be on their own terms and they believed to be only prepared to listen to offers that could break the record transfer fee having quoted €100 million earlier this year.
One criticism of Benzema is that he is not yet ready to step up and become a star at one of Europe's biggest clubs, but the player himself thinks that is unfair.
"Some people have said I cannot play at the highest level. How ridiculous. I have a lot to learn and am still growing. I am only 20 and am working hard to improve all the time," he countered.
Zinedine Zidane moved to Juve at 24 and Thierry Henry was 22 when he went to Italy and questions are being asked if Benzema is being forced out of French football too early.
Messi je vise koncentrisan na Malagu nego izborom Maradone
U intervjuu za španski dnevni list As mladi igrac kaže da je više zabrinut o Málagi ovaj vikend nego o Maradoni.
"Málaga me više brine, oni su naši sledeći protivnici i mi moramo pobediti tu utakmicu", rekao je on, "Oni su u dobroj formi i ucinicemo to jako teško."
"Imamo dobar tim, radimo dobro i rezultati su dobri. To je slučaj na kome treba da nastavimo", rekao je on.
Messi nije govorio o Maradoni i iako je rekao da je on doneo mnogo Argetinskom fudbalu
Jedan suigrač koji je puno u novinama ali s obzirom na glasove Maradone je Sergio Agüero, koji je ozenjen cerkom nekadašnjeg igrača. Messi kaže da Kun drzi svoj položaj i da neće biti nikakvih problema.
"A problem za Kuna? Molim vas! On ne mora dokazati ništa ni sa Atléticom ili reprezentacijom. Ako ljudi i dalje govore o njemu onda će biti lošije za njega nego za menadzera", .
Abidal mozda teze povredjen
Francuski fudbalski internacionalac i član Barselone Erik Abidal izostaće sa naredne utakmice Lige šampiona protiv Bazela, pošto su mu lekari otkrili cistu u desnom kolenu zbog koje će, najverovatnije, morati da bude operisan, objavljeno je na zvaničnom sajtu Evropske fudbalske unije (UEFA).
Dvadesetdevetogodišnji Abidal, koji se na treningu
požalio na tegobe u kolenu, poslat je na kontrolu gde je utvrdjeno da
je uzrok tegoba cista u kolenu.
Abidalu je prepisana terapija i ukoliko u narednih nedelju dana ona ne pokaže rezultate francuski reprezentativac će morati na operaciju.
Milan sprema 35 milona za Fabregasa
The Italian club is now ready to take their interest in him further as they have put together a mega bid to try and tempt Arsenal to part-company with their man.
Calciomercato.com claims that sources in England have revealed Milan are moving and shaking for the player and the transfer could take off.
Il Diavolo have already made a €35m bid and it's believed the North London-based side are analysing whether or not to sell up.
However, the Gunners star may not be interested in moving to Serie A as he always revealed his penchant for heading back to La Liga.
Arsenal have always scoffed at attempts on their players from other clubs but the reported offer from Milan may be too good to refuse.
Fabregas has played at the club since he was 16 and, with no major success on the pitch in Europe over the past two years, he may look for an adventure elsewhere.
Milan's plan is to form a team of Galaticos and the Arsenal man would be a great addition to the squad.(He is a Barsa player).
Abidal povredjen i uefa testira barsine igrace
Barça took to the pitch in their Miniestadi only for Abidal to have to limp out of the action midway through after telling medics that he had pain in his right knee.
The French defender will undergo a series of tests to determine the extent of the injury, but there was some good news as Seydou Keita was out training.
Following his muscle injury in the game against Athletic Bilbao in San Mamés, the Malian midfielder had not trained, but was able to work with a physical coach as he looks to return to the squad.
UEFA officials arrived at Camp Nou after the session and took urine samples from a total of eleven players as part of their anti-doping programme in football.
Carles Puyol, Albert Jorquera, Sylvinho, José Manuel Pinto, Sergio Busquets, Touré Yaya, Gerard Piqué, Víctor Sánchez and Pedro all gave samples as well as two Barça Atlètic players, Oier Olazábal and David Córcoles.
Messi reveals golden ball picks
Messi has spoken of all things Calcio and he believes Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi has a great future ahead of him. The striker also reveals his sadness that Ronaldinho is not included in the list of nominees.
"I don't know what I would give for the Ballon d'Or as I would be the first Argentine to win it. [Alfredo] Di Stefano won it as a Spaniard and [Omar] Sivori did it as an Italian," Messi told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
"I am really sorry that Ronaldinho is not in the running for the award. I speak with him all the time and we text each other. He is happy at Milan and he is always getting better.
"Ronnie is a phenomenon even as a person. When Italians get to know him well you will say I was right.
"Who would I give the award to? I would give it to Aguero, but I think Torres and Xavi deserve it too.
"Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney, Ibrahimovic and Kaka are all in the running. The only one missing is Iniesta and I don't understand why as he is great.
"Ibrahimovic? He is great. He scores incredible goals and he has improved so much since he has played for Inter as well as the arrival of Jose Mourinho. You can tell he is having fun.
"Rossi? I saw him against Atletico. He is a great goalscorer and he has a massive future ahead of him."
Messi then had a few words on Argentina and the decision to give Diego Maradona the coaches' job.
"I know Diego appreciates me and I have no trouble with what he said about me in the past," added Messi.
"There will be no problems with him on the bench. He is a great man and I admire him for what he gave Argentinian football."
Barsa hoping maradona will keep messi pact
That deal may not see Messi have to miss many matches, but he will not participate in the game against Scotland in Glasgow next month and will be able to rest in Barcleona.
But Maradona's imminent appointment as Argentina coach could bring about changes with the former Barça star wanting all his players available so that he practice with his first-choice squad.
Any change in the deal will have to wait until the new year, but one flash-point could come ahead of the February 11 friendly against France.
Barcelona could insist that Messi not be released, but that agreement is not binding and if Maradona insists then the player would have to report for international duty.
Messi suffered a serious injury at the start of last term and it was agreed with the AFA that he not play every game to avoid burn-out, given the demands already placed on him.
Katalonci gaze sve redom
Eto nove Barselone
Fudbaleri Barselone su dosledni. Kad uđu u formu, svima daju po pet ili šest golova. Poslednja žrtva inspiracije izabranika Josepa Gvardiole bili su fudbaleri Almerije koji su u osmom kolu Primere već posle prvog poluvremena gubili sa 5:0, a to je bio i konačan rezultat. Samjuel Eto postigao je tri gola, a u strelce su se upisali i Anri i Dani Alveš. Kamerunac nije igrao protiv Bazela u Ligi šampiona, a bio je strelac pobedonosnog gola i u duelu prošlog kola Primere protiv Atletika u Bilbau. Ovoga puta je trener Gvardiola na teren poslao najjači sastav i nije eksperimentisao kao u prethodnim duelima.
- Nije toliko važno ko igra, mnogo je bitnije da ekipa pobeđuje. Srećan sam što sam postigao tri gola, u poslednje vreme cela ekipa igra sjajno - rekao je Eto.
- Ovaj pogodak posvećujem svom ocu i supruzi, koji se trenutno nalaze u Brazilu. Otac me je zvao da mi kaže kako Barsa postiže mnogo golova, a ja nikako da zatresem mrežu. Ovo je bilo za njega.
Josep Gvardiola je vodio Barselonu na 17 utakmice do sada, a Almerija je čak sedma koja je primila četiri i više golova.
- Igrati protiv nas je veoma teško, jer sjajno kontrolišemo loptu i protivnici nemaju mnogo šanse, posebno na „Kamp nou“ stadionu - konstatovao je Alveš.
Biografija Lea Messija
Messijeva karijera je pocela 1995. godine u klubu Njuvels old bojs gde je igrao sve do 2000godine.Posto je imao zdravstvenih problema,nedoststak hormona rasta,a tretman je kostao oko 500 evra mesecno FC Barselona se ponudila da snosi troskove pod uslovom da potpise ugovor i zapocne novi zivot u Spaniji. Cela porodica se preselila u evropu gde je Messi poceo da igra za FC Barselona mladu ekipu do 14 godina. .
U ekipi barselone veoma je brzo napredovao pa je sa 16 godina debitovao za prvi tim u prijateljskoj utakmici protiv Porta 16.novembra.2003.Svoju prvu utakmicu za Barselonu je odigrao 16.oktobra.2004.,postavsi treci najmladji igrac koji je ikada igrao za prvi tim Barselone i najmladji igrac u Spanskoj LA ligi (Ovaj rekord je srusen od strane njegovog saigraca Bojana Krkica u septembru 2007). Kada je Messi postiga svoj prvi gol protiv(Albacete Balompié) imao je17 godina, 10 meseci и 7 dana и postao je najmladji igrac koji je postigao gol za Barselonu, ovaj rekord je stajao dok ga nije srusio Bojan Krkic postigvsi gol na asistenciju Messija.Messi je postigao pet golova u nedelji kada je Barselona blila medju prva cetiri tima u La ligi.Dva gola je postigao protiv Sevilje koje je posvetio svom klupskom drugo Ronaldinju koji je u to vreme bio povredjen i u nemilosti medija.Messi je postigao gol u Ligi sampiona protiv Liona
Tokom sezone 2007-08 је bio nominovan u najbolju svetsku jedanaestorku,na poziciju napadaca,(FIFPro World XI Player Award). Spanske novine Marka (Diario Marca) su organizovale glasanje gde je Messi sa 77% glasova proglasen za najboljeg igraca na svetu.Takodje su sportski tabloidi .(El Mundo Deportivo) и (Sport) da se titula zlatna lopta dodeli Messiju (Ballon d'Or). Ovaj zahtev su podrzale fudbalske legende Франц Бекенбауер и Јохан Кројф.
Mnoge fudbalske legende ,a takodje i danas priznati igraci su izjavili da je Messi najbolji fudbaler danasnjice.
Za Barselonu je svoju stotu utakmicu Messi odigrao 27. фебруара 2008.Messi se opet povredio 4. марта. Na utakmici Lige sampiona FC Seltika. Ovo je bilo cetvrti put u tri sezone da je doziveo istu vrstu povrede.Messi je propustio utakmicu Lige sampiona protiv Salkea ali se vratio 12. априла na utakmicu protiv Mancestera koju je Barselona izgubila i time izbacena iz daljeg takmicenja.
Trenutna postava koja nastupa za Barsu
Rast FC Barselaona
Za to vreme klub nije prestajao da raste. 1974-te brojao je 66 hiljada članova, broj se povećao na 77 hiljada do 1978 i na čak 98 hiljada 1992, iako je u jednom momentu 1986-te cifra bila čak 108 hiljada. Bilo je i sve više klubova koji su ih podržavali, 96 - 1979-te dok ih je do 1993 bilo skoro 700. Kamp Nou proširen je zbog Svetskog Kupa 1982, godine kada je sagrađen i Miniestadi.