While the whole football world has been harping Nemanja Vidic with harsh criticisms about his underperformance at Inter Milan, the former Man U captain seems to have the blessings of his coach. Inter Milan coach Mazzarri (Walter) has actively protested against the criticisms, extending his defense for the unfortunate player.
Vidic is definitely no less than some legend is his old club Man U but his stints at Inter Milan so far is somewhat akin to a bad nightmare.
Nemanja Vidic is nothing short of a Manchester United legend, but his tenure thus far at Inter would be best described as something of a nightmare.
The ex Man u captain made a serious wrong on coming back from his suspension as his new club settled for tie with Palermo, while poor performances against Fiorentina and Inter saw Nerazzurri routed.
Vidic’s performance this weekend just furthered the doubts regarding his suitability in continuing at top level. His errant clear-up lane on permitted Callejon (Jose) to net on field for Partenopei, which caused Inter to battle back for points in last 10 minutes. However, Inter Milan chief has absolved Nemanji of any sort of wrongdoing in Napoli encounter, stressing that he is the one to be blamed for unfortunate results.
“Nemanji is a footballer & I am the coach”, explained the Inter chief clarifying Vidic’s stance amidst harsh criticisms. “Coach is the one who is actually responsible for anything that is happening on field, no matter what was the defence. Some are blaming him for Jose’s goal but I would say that was headed inception & he had this misfortune of unfavourable rebound”, he continued.
“The error that was committed are by those players who left that attacker free. Vidic is not faulty here as he was right there where he’s supposed to be.”
The cash injection that Brendan Rodgers received after selling Luis Suarez has allowed him to reinforce just about every area of the squad as Liverpool has signed new defenders, midfielders and forwards.
Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert are the new forwards that Rodgers has so far signed during this summer transfer window with both of those attacking players expected to fill in the gap left by the Uruguayan Luis Suarez and play alongside the duo which consists of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge as the main scoring outlet of Liverpool for the years to come.
Even with all of those offensive players at the disposal of Brendan Rodgers, rumors still continue being transmitted involving Ac.Milan’s Mario Balotelli and a possible transfer to Liverpool.
There are a few concerning elements that surrounds Balotelli as the Italian attacker has experienced problems with just about every manager he has worked with throughout his entire career. Balotelli has dramatically improved as a player compared to some years ago but he still continues being a short tempered performer that could cause issues in the dressing room of Liverpool and this is not something that Brendan Rodgers would like to have in his squad.
Radamel Falcao is another high profile player who has lured the attention of Rodgers but this would be an even more difficult target to sign taking into consideration that the Colombian has already voiced his desire to play in the Santiago Bernabeu as a performer of Real Madrid as he does not have any intention of making a move to the Premier League anytime soon but if Liverpool is willing to offload a substantially high amount of money for Falcao then they could tempt As.Monaco on releasing the Colombian attacker.
Hull city manager Steve Bruce has stated that the club may need to look at the upcoming Europa league campaign with mixed views. This has been the case with every other small teams to have qualified for this competition. The sheer amount of games one has to go through in order to at least get away from the group stages has often led to teams suffering in terms of league performance. Clubs like Swansea and Wigan have learned this the hard way, but Bruce has stated that it would be a welcome to see Hull playing in Europe.
Hull city came extremely close to creating a major upset after a 2-0 lead against Arsenal in just 20 minutes of the first half. Arsenal then managed a spirited comeback and won the match 3-2 to lift the FA Cup title. Despite this defeat, Bruce was not heartbroken this was a great run with his team. Hull have not previously reached the FA Cup final in their history. The club was promoted from the Championship only last summer. In order to cope with the difficulty second campaign in the Premier league and in the Europa League, Hull are expected to make a couple of signings to strengthen the squad in the summer.
“We have to look forward to European football. We’re going to have to try and enjoy it. Whether we’ve got the resources, whether we’ve got the man-power. I think we’ve got four [European] games by the end of August. And for a club like ours, I don’t think we’re ready for that. Now is not the time to reflect on that, it’s the time to dust ourselves down, enjoy our holiday and come out and play in Europe,” said the manager, who saw defender Curtis Davies produce an immense performance against Arsenal.