November 28th, 2013
Adrian Mutu’s career is filled with moments of ups and highs but indeed he is a controversial player with one of his most recognized years in football being the time that he received 2 large suspensions after failed drug tests.
Former player of Chelsea is once more at the center of another controversy this time with Romania as he has been banned from playing with the national team for life. This ban was awarded to him after he made comparisons of the Romanian coach Victor Piturca with Mr.Bean on his facebook page.
The 34 years old player was hoping to make his place into the squad of Romania and getting a permanent position in the starting lineup, considering his age it would be the last chance he gets on playing with Romania but after the incident in which he displayed a photo of Mr.Bean with the clothes of Victor Piturka, his dream of playing with Romania will not happen.
Adrian Mutu quickly eliminated the photo from his facebook site but it still caught the attention of the Romanian FA as they delivered a letter to Mutu stating that he will not be called up for the national team ever again despite who is in charge.
He later apologized for it as he said that he ‘’found the picture funny’’ and the only reason why he uploaded it to facebook was to ‘’lighten the atmosphere’’.
Another noteworthy incident in his career occurred when he had to pay Chelsea around £18m after being sacked by the Stamford Bridge club for cocaine use and Juventus helped pay the fine as the player said he could not afford to pay that amount of money.
October 31st, 2013
Diego Milito has injured himself again and has again been ruled out for a few days. He is reported to have discovered a thigh strain while taking part in a training session yesterday.
Milito had recently made a comeback for his club Inter Milan after remaining out of action for about 7 months because of knee injury. He had been in decent form since his return and in a Serie A game against Sassuolo a couple of weeks back, he had smashed two fantastic goals. He was getting better and better, but, unfortunately, he has been hit by another injury now.
Inter Milan hasn’t made it clear yet how much time it would take Milito to get back to 100% fitness again.
A statement released by Inter Milan earlier today said, “Diego Milito went for scan yesterday and according to the reports of the scan, he has suffered a thigh strain.”
Meanwhile, there have been a few reports that because of Milito’s poor fitness in the last couple of seasons, Inter Milan might sell him during the mid-season transfer window.
Barcelona is believed to be one of those clubs which are interested in securing the services of the 34 years old striker.
Milito has been a part of Inter Milan since the last 4 years. He had done wonders for them in his debut season (2009-10) as he had found the net 30 times that season and had helped Inter secure a treble.
But, in the following seasons, he couldn’t show the same kind of exuberance. He has also had quite a few injury setbacks and that might also have disrupted his form.
However, Milito’s overall record for Inter Milan still looks impressive. He has so far made 154 appearances for I Nerazzurri and has found the net more than 70 times.
July 10th, 2013
The Italian striker, Alessandro Del Piero, has rejected Ajaccio’s offer and has decided to continue playing for the A-League club Sydney FC.
One of Piero’s close friends, Fabrizio Ravanelli, has recently been appointed as the manager of Ajaccio. So, Piero was supposed to be attracted to a move to France. But, that wasn’t the case to be. Because of family reasons, the 38 years old Italian veteran has opted to stay in Australia.
Talking to the reporters about the possibility of Piero’s arrival, one of the Ajaccio officials said, “We had been trying to convince him to make a move since quite a few weeks, but, he has finally turned down our offer and has decided to stay in Australia.”
When asked about the reason why Piero rejected the offer, that official said, “He has probably done that because of family reasons and we respect his decision.”
Piero had joined Sydney FC at the start of the last season. Sydney FC is currently paying him 2 million Dollars per season which is the highest amount paid to any player in the A-League.
Piero played his first match for Sydney FC against Wellington Phoenix on 6th of October last year. His first goal for the club came 7 days later in a home game against Newcastle Jets. That was the first time Piero was playing on the home ground of Sydney FC.
In January this year, Piero netted 4 times in a match against Wellington Phoenix. This was the first occasion in his career that he had found the net more than three times.
Piero ended the season at no. 4 in the list of leading goal scorers. He played a total of 24 matches for Sydney FC and found the net 14 times.