Barca will play Bayer in the Champions league second round tonight. We already have the Quarter finals in reach we just have to finish the job off it stands at 3-1 at the moment so hopefully we can add more too that. The players were looking very happy in traning yesterday and today I love to see a smile on their faces.
Speaking of Xavi, In tonight’s game just before kick-off UEFA will give a cheque to Xavi for 100,000 euro for being voted by internet users as captain of the team of the year 2011. Xavi has said he donating the money to the red cross, A project for the rehabilitation of victims of landmines in Afghanistan. He said he was proud to be able to help people who need it.
The FC Barcelona midfielder was voted for by over 100,000 users of the UEFA website as captain of the Team of the Year for 2011. In addition to these hundred thousand votes, the Barça player received 262,027, which allowed him to form part of the midfield of this ideal team. Xavi was not the only Barça player in the starting eleven, because also in the team were Alves, Piqué, Iniesta, and Messi, plus the manager, Pep Guardiola.
Xavi recognized that it is “an honor to be part of the team and also be the captain. I am very pleased to represent European and World football, and this time we are helping people who need it most, and it makes me very proud”. The Barça player, very conscious of the need to help people most in need, added: “It is really important to help. We are very privileged people doing what we do, which is also our passion. Being a footballer is my job, but it’s also my ‘hobby’ and my passion.
Pep had to change around his team because Puyol and Alexis will not be able to play tonight. So he has called up Tello, Muniesa, Barta, Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos and Montoya. Also Bayer are without key players Corluka,Ballack, Sam and Alder. Bayer have nothing to lose so I’m sure tonight they will give it there all.
Speaking of Pep there has been lots of rumors going around that he is in the sight of roman abramovich for the Chelsea job but last night on revista de la liga where the two journalists who have great connections to nearly every club in spain. Have said that pep has met up in the house of president sandro rosell to discuss his future and the board of directors have said that the outcome is very good.. Pep wants more backing for Rosell on the issue with referees and other things It is ha been said it wasn’t a question of money it’s about his personal life and the toll it has taken on his body.
In my opinion I don’t think he will go and either will Jose Mourinho. Chelsea is the worst job to have ,the coach has no say. Roman should just become coach and manage the team the way he likes. If either were to leave for England it would be a step down the English league is no way as good as the Spanish league. It’s getting annoying now with the English press saying that they are going to Chelsea.