Bastian Schweinsteiger has been struggling for form of late, and the criticism of this has been putting the German captain under a lot of pressure of late. However Die Nationalmannschaft head coach Joachim Löw assured the media that the Manchester United midfielder would still retain the captain's armband of the national side.

The final whistle had blown at the Nou Camp in Barcelona and Atletico Madrid had just achieved the impossible – a singular feat that most believed was well beyond their reach at the start of the season. Proving their detractors wrong had become something of a habit for Los Rojiblancos over the course of the campaign, and the league triumph on the final day was no different. In a performance that typified the spirit they had shown throughout the season, Atleti overcame the loss of Diego Costa and Arda Turan, fighting back from a goal down and then keeping out Barcelona for a full forty-five minutes to win the point they needed to claim the title – breaking, in the process, the decade long duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona, by far the biggest clubs in the country. As the players celebrated on the pitch amidst an ovation from a packed Camp Nou, a figure clad in black from head […]

In recent times, a few Arsenal players have been complaining of how they are not sure why they aren’t getting any game time. Lukas Podolski and Tomas Rosicky were the most recent players who came out and said that they weren’t happy with how they have been on the sidelines for so long. It is particularly surprising considering that these two player aren’t exactly the worst players to have in your starting XI, with both bringing some very important qualities. Rosicky brings urgency, energy and drive to the team, kind of like Alexis Sanchez, and with him on the pitch, you know that there is no scope for complacency. In the case of Lukas Podolski, his lethal left foot is legendary, and considering the kind of openings Sanchez and Welbeck offer to the team, you would think his finishing would be of excellent use. But Arsene Wenger thinks otherwise, probably looking at his unwillingness to track back and defend. However, […]