Leo Messi Video clip Ranking: 5 / five
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has claimed that he is certainly not aggrieved at the fact that Luis Suarez decided to leave the Merseyside outfit. The Uruguay striker recently joined Barcelona for transfer fee of £ 75 million, which made him the world’s fourth most expensive player. Gerrard says that a move to the Catalan club is certainly what the 27-year-old desired and deserved in his career. Only last summer, the player was linked with a move to Arsenal, who made a £ 40 million offer. Even as Suarez expressed his desire to join Arsenal, Liverpool refused to sell him.
Gerrard has now opened up about the potential transfer to Arsenal by saying that he would have been very disappointed to see his teammate will join Arsenal. He has openly admitted that Arsenal would have been a step below for the 27-year-old striker. Suarez has been a major reason towards Liverpool getting back into the Champions League, as his 31 goals in the league got the club into second place finish. This was after they finished seventh in the previous season. After the World Cup 2014 came to a disastrous conclusion for Suarez with his four-month ban from Fifa, transfer talks progressed quickly and the transfer was completed in a week.
“His [Suárez’s] wife is from Barcelona and I don’t think you can begrudge a player like that, who has worked so hard for his dream. You can’t go against him when he says he is leaving for Barcelona. His dream from the first day he came was to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona. Last summer when he was out in the cold and training on his own that’s the conversation I had with him. I said: ‘Don’t go to Arsenal’. I would have been really sad and disappointed to see Luis go to Arsenal,” said Gerrard.
Leo Messi Video clip Ranking: four / 5
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has rejected suggestions that he has a rift with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and this has prevented him from being selected for the national team. Tevez has not been selected for the Argentine national team since 2011. He is looking likely to miss out on the World Cup 2014 as well, but it has been widely rumoured that the selection process is not down to the football results. Juventus manager Giuseppe Marotta recently said that he is baffled by the decision not to select a player like Tevez for the national team due to non-footballing reasons.
The 30-year-old has been one of the finest strikers in the last few years. Even after moving to Italian football in a £ 10 million deal, he continues to be an important player for his club. Tevez is on course to helping Juventus win the third successive league title. However, it is rumoured that he has fallen out with Messi and this has been the reason for Sabella to leave out the striker. Tevez has stated that he has surely some wonderful moments with Messi in the past and has lavished praise on the character of the 26-year-old.
He says that the rumours about a fallout are not true.
“I don’t know where they got such nonsense from. Everyone publishes it, but the truth is that we get on well. We have shared moments together, training sessions, matches and there has never been a problem. He is a charming and very polite person. This should be his World Cup and I hope that is the case with all my heart because he is a marvellous player. He and Cristiano [Ronaldo], with whom I played at Manchester United, are the best players in the world,” said Tevez.
He is the second-highest scorer in the Italian league with 18 league goals.
Leo Messi Video Ranking: 4 / 5