Playing away in Football is always hard because apart from those XI who are on the ground, you are also playing against those who are in the stands.
The contribution of the fans, which comes in the form of the noise that they keep making; it can get to the visiting teams at times.
But on Tuesday, it was as if the Sky Blues’ players were left to do it all on their own against PSG. For about an hour and 15 minutes inside Etihad, there was nothing like what we call home support.
Zinedine Zidane has a star studded team which consists of renowned players such as: C.Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karin Benzema, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and Luka Modric just to name a few of the more popular figures of the Spanish club.
Even with all of these acclaimed players, this hasn’t stopped rumors from being spread around which has linked Cesc Fabregas with a possible transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Rio Ferdinand retired from playing professional football at a competitive level back in May of 2015 after he was released from Queens Park Rangers but he still remains up to date in the world of football and the former defender has revealed his thoughts concerning what will happen in Manchester United within the next few weeks.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not expect midfielder Michael Carrick to be out for a long period of time.
Barcelona superstar Neymar has surprisingly revealed that former Real Madrid and Manchester City striker Robinho is his idol in the game.
Robinho was seen as the next Pele due to his similar nature of upbringing. His career also took the same path before he moved on to Real Madrid. However, Robinho could not even come close to the great Brazilian in terms of achievements in his career. For long periods at Madrid, Robinho was struggling to get game time and this led to his move to City. Robinho was an instant success for the first 12 months at Eastlands.
Rio Ferdinand recently announced his retirement from football after having just been released by QPR.
The former Manchester United defender had been struggling for form and fitness even during his final few years at United. His decline only compounded after the move to Loftus Road. Ferdinand was unable to get a place in the first-team for the relegated team. Aware that his powers on the pitch were on a drastic decline, the former England international decided to announce his retirement. However, this is not going to be the last time Ferdinand is involved in a game.
Rio Ferdinand initiated his career with West Ham United as the defender made his debut for the English defender at the age of 17. He was later transferred to Bournemouth on a loan deal before being signed by Leeds United for a transfer fee of £18 million.
Ferdinand spent 2 years playing for Leeds United but it was with Manchester United where he truly managed to stand out. The best seasons in the career of Rio Ferdinand was with Manchester United as the player lifted the Premier League on 6 occasions as well as the Champions League silverware and a few other titles along the way.
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand says that he still considers Manchester United’s record signing Angel di Maria to come back strongly from his recent poor run of form.
Joey Barton thinks that Gary Neville should not have been added to the coaching staff of the England national football team.
According to Barton, Neville had fantastic playing skills and is brilliant in punditry as well, but, coaching is a different kettle of fish and to coach an international team, you must have past experience in that department which Neville doesn’t have.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that he may not have a long time left in football.
The 36-year-old is now playing for QPR after having left United last summer. After a promising start to his life in West London, Ferdinand has not been featuring in recent matches due to poor form. Since he has lost a lot of pace, manager Harry Redknapp had to use three defenders at the back in order to protect Ferdinand. This ploy did not work very well after QPR struggled for form in the early parts of the season.