July 22nd, 2016
Anghel lordanescu says if he had the choice, there was not a chance of him picking Les Blues out of all the teams for Romania’s opening encounter, but, now that such has been the programme, he would want to have a positive perspective and see it as an opportunity for Romania to shine in a match which would be viewed in each and every corner of the world.
Iordanescu is drawing the heart from the fact that his team had a goalless draw versus Spain recently and Spain’s playing style resembles to that of France in the sense that they also believe in possession play
According to Iordanescu, the strong point of Romania is that the organisation of the defence is solid and goals are always tough to come by for the opposition and also, discipline-wise, his players are very good. Whatever strategy is discussed and finalized in the preparations, it is well-remembered and nobody really errs from that too often.
Iordanescu reckons that the match versus Albania; which is going to be the last preliminary-round match for Romania, is crucial because it is scheduled at the end and at that time, various qualification equations would be forming. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20th, 2016
The FC Pune City is quite determined to make things better for the next season.
As per reports, there are talks about retaining the former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu. The Romanian footballer was the marquee for the last season of the FC Pune City and it is still not very clear if he would continue being the marquee even in this season. Mutu had signed for ASA Targu Mures in the month of January on the basis of free transfer. The Romanian player who is known as a forward is quite keen to return to India
as he earned a handsome salary in the last season as per sources.
Adrian Mutu had made 10 appearances with 4 goals in the last season. Although his performance was good, he could not help his team to get qualified for the playoffs. The FC Pune management has taken a decision to put their faith in this player once again. They want to retain Mutu as the management feels that it would be the best way to initiate things. This is one of the latest rumors which have made a buzz. Read the rest of this entry »
April 28th, 2016
The former Chelsea and Juventus striker is currently playing for ASA Tirgu-Mures in Romania. Mutu is desperate to prove to the Romanian coach that he is still able to play at the highest level and that he deserves a place in the Romanian selection at the Euros.
Adrian Mutu, who last played for Romania in 2013, would be inspired by the comments of current Romania coach, Angel Iordanescu, who said that the 37-year old player might be selected if ever he proved his form in a competitive league. It is for this reason that Adrian Mutu has agreed to join ASA Tirgu-Mures.
Adrian Mutu has played a host of European clubs such as Parma, Chelsea, Juventus, and Fiorentina. He rose to prominence with Parma where he will make 36 appearances for them. He will score 22 goals during that period. His good form in Serie A will attract the interest of other European clubs.
In 2003, he will sign for Chelsea where he will score 4 goals in three matches. But his form will decline as the season progresses and will ultimately lose his place in the starting lineup. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15th, 2015
On May 18 of 2014, Athletic Made history as they won the Spanish League title, La Liga. Athletic Madrid managed to seal 90 points which was 3 more than Barcelona and Real Madrid. Taking into consideration all of the major spending and the high-profile players that their rivals had, winning La Liga was a huge accomplishment, it was a history making achievement that will forever mark the name of Diego Simeone and his players in the chronicles of Athletic Madrid.
Real Madrid and Barcelona were the favorites of winning that season but Athletic Madrid arrived and sneaked past everyone as they took the Spanish League title of the 2013-14 season. Athletic Madrid has not been able to repeat that feat ever since then however, Carlo Ancelotti believes that Diego Simeone has a team filled with talented players who are able to surprise the world once again.
Diego Simeone said: I’m confident they’ll trouble Barcelona and Madrid. Diego Simeone is a coach who knows how to get the best from players. It’s very hard playing against them.”
Athletic Madrid kicked off this new season of the Serie A by winning their 2 opening matches of the season but the 2015-16 has only just began and it’s far from over as anything can happen. Read the rest of this entry »
October 2nd, 2015
Former Romanian international Adrian Mutu has decided to continue his playing career at least for the next few months after joining IPL club FC Pune City. The Indian Premier League completed a very successful first season complete with superstars like Nicolas Anelka.
Amidst rumours that they were about to attract the likes of Ronaldinho and several other great former players, they have prepared for the new campaign by bringing in the former Chelsea striker. Mutu had a difficult few years after joining Chelsea, but he appears to have recovered from the long ban that was imposed after being found guilty of testing positive for cocaine.
Since then, his career resumed with the likes of Juventus and Fiorentina while recently ending his European career with Romanian club Petrolul Ploiești. Despite testing positive for cocaine and suffering a lot as a result, Mutu is regarded as a fine footballer nonetheless. His signing will represent a major coup for Pune in the upcoming IPL campaign. Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel stated that the immense experience that the player brings will be of great importance to the team, while the goal scoring attributes of the striker are second to none. Mutu has stated that he is excited to join a young and upcoming league. Read the rest of this entry »
July 26th, 2015
Juventus have claimed victory in their legal battle with Chelsea over the signing of former Romanian international Adrian Mutu.
The 36-year-old was a high-profile signing for the Premier League club in 2004 when Roman Abramovich had ownership of the club. After initial success at the West London club, Mutu was given a lengthy ban from football after testing positive for cocaine. This subsequently led to his departure from Chelsea on a free transfer after his contract was terminated with immediate effect. This allowedMutu to secure a free transfer to Juventus, but because the Italian club already had their quota of non-European based players full, they had to be sent out to Livorno.
Livorno did not utiliseMutu even for a single game and he returned to Juventus. He played at the Italian outfit for a season before being sold at a profit of € 8 million to Fiorentina. Due to this aspect, Chelsea claimed that Juventus should also contribute a huge sum of money as part of the damages of done byMutu. The club was awarded a hefty compensation fee of £ 15 million by FIFA. However, Juventus challenged this decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which has cancelled the verdict by FIFA with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »
April 20th, 2015
On April 7, Fiorentina locked horns with Juventus at the ArtemioFranchi Stadium as both clubs were competing in order to get into the finals of the Coppa Italia and it was Juventus which came out on top as they claimed a 3-0 victory which finalized in an aggregate scoreboard of 4-2 which was more than enough for the team of MassimilianoAllegri to book their spot in the finals of the Italian competition.
Fiorentina is competing in the Europa League and is competing in the top 5 spots of the Italian League, Serie A. The side of Vincenzo Montella is undergoing a stable and promising season but according to the 40 year old Italian manager, Montella believes that the defeat they suffered against Juventus will have a big effect on his players and the manager is starting to get concerned.
“We have to find an explanation, but it’s not a physical issue. It’s probably a psychological one, because probably the midweek defeat really hit our confidence hard. We didn’t expect to lose so heavily to Juventus and that also is a concern. What does worry me is their mental state, as over the last five or six days I’ve seen a different team.I don’t like this team and it’s up to me to give them a different motivation and spur them on to change tack.”Fiorentina’s Vincenzo Montella told the media. Read the rest of this entry »
March 30th, 2015
In January, a string of rumors were linking Adrian Mutu with a return to his former club Fiorentina as the Romanian footballer had ended his contract with the Romanian club Petrolul Ploiesti and he was a free agent for a few months.
Adrian Mutu used to perform with the Fiorentina jersey a few years ago; it was with the Italian club where he really managed to stand out as he scored over 50 goals and made over 110 performances.
There was no doubt whatsoever that Mutu had an outstanding time in Italy as a player of Fiorentina and since he was a free agent, for a short period of time it was believed that Mutu was going to spend the last few years of his career in the club where he made a huge impact, in Fiorentina but those rumors did not last very long as Mutu later decided to retire from playing football at a competitive stage.
Mutu’s career in Fiorentina reached a downhill point after he was tested positive for doping as well as a series of injuries which kept him out of action for almost the entire season of 2009-10.
When his time with Fiorentina reached it’s end, he went on to join Cesena, Ajaccio and Petrolul Ploiesti but the highest point of his career was undoubtedly was spent with the Fiorentina jersey.
Chelsea was the only Premier League club that Adrian Mutu joined in his playing career and the English club has been attempting to seek compensation from the Romanian footballer since 2005 due to a ‘’breach of contract’’ which initiated after Mutu left Chelsea and went on to join Juventus. Read the rest of this entry »