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Barcelona winger Pedro has claimed that the club’s former midfielder Cesc Fabregas will be an instant hit at Chelsea. The Spaniard signed for Chelsea a few weeks ago for a transfer fee of around £ 28 million. Many were surprised that Chelsea were able to sign such a world-class midfielder for this transfer fee. It was also surprising that Barcelona decided to allow him to go despite having been a major contributor of chances since his move to the Camp Nou in 2012. Pedro has accepted that Fabregas is one of the world’s best when it comes to creating chances.
Chelsea has had a number of goalscoring midfielders in recent years, but the chance creators have been few and far between. This has meant that strikers like Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have struggled to score on a regular basis. After signing Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the club have secured the signing of Fabregas. Pedro feels that the Spanish international will enjoy playing ahead of Fabregas since he is more often likely to find him with a precise pass.
London life and the Premier League football is not new to Fabregas after the midfielder spent eight years at Arsenal before moving to the Camp Nou in a £ 35 million deal. He is widely expected to be the replacement for Frank Lampard.
“Cesc is a great player, one of the best midfielders in the world who creates chances. For a forward he is a great player to have. He will do really well at Chelsea. He is a good friend of mine, not only here, but we were together with the national team. Chelsea will be difficult to beat in the Champions League because they have strengthened well and made great signings,” said the Barcelona winger, who has also been linked with a move away from the club.
The former star of Colombia Carlos Valderrama has been impressed with what his country has accomplished in this edition of the World Cup as he praised the work of the entire squad but gave special praise towards James Rodriguez and the coach of the team Jose Pekerman.
James Rodriguez is a young and promising figure who has managed to score 5 goals in 4 matches as he found the back of the net during all of the group matches which has helped Colombia on advancing through the next rounds of the World Cup.
With all of those impressive performances from James Rodriguez, Carlos Valderrama recently went out to the media and is even considering Rodriguez to his own successor, similar to the what happened some years ago when Robinho was making standout performances with his local club Santos and Pele stated that Robinho was going to be the player to follow his footsteps.
Jose Pekerman is also receiving ovation as the coach is considered to be one of the most influential figures who has transformed the Colombian team into what they are now and Valderrama applauded all of his work.
“We’re happy because we had never won two straight games in the World Cup, and we’ve got these guys and they are making history. I feel admiration for Pekerman, with everything he’s done. He has regained the identity of Colombian football.” Valderrama told reporters
Colombia managed on reaching the quarter-final rounds of the 2014 World Cup and even if they are unable on advancing any further, it has already been a historic landmark that the team of Pekerman has managed on accomplishing with consecutive triumphs and impressive performances throughout all of the group stages.
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“If a player cannot endure a month or 20 days without having intercourse, then you are not prepared to be a professional. Let’s play a World Cup; we’re not going to a party.”
That was the statement released by the head coach of Mexico, Miguel Herrera as he prohibited the players of his team from consuming alcohol or having any types of sexual activities.
This is the opposite of what Felipe Scolari is doing with Brazil as the manager revealed that his players will be allowed to have sex and the former Colombian footballer Carlos Valderrama agrees with the decision of the Brazilian coach as he stated that this will relax the players after the matches.
“If we’d had sex during the World Cup, it would’ve been better. We would have relaxed after games especially after defeats. It’s total relaxation. It’s not an impediment. It should be quiet, cool, without inventing crazy poses. “Carlos Valderrama said.
The Colombian legend has experience playing in the international stage as he was featured in 3 World Cups making over 100 appearances for his country and still remains being an icon in his country for everything he accomplished.
Valderrrama voiced his opinion and support towards Colombia as he believes that they have what it takes to surprise the other teams. Ivory Coast, Greece and Japan will be the nations that Colombia will face off against in Group C and according to Valderrama all of them will be difficult opponents and he went on voicing his opinion about who he would like to see playing in the finals.
‘’I would like to watch Brasil vs Argentina in the finals as it would be a South American battle although it would also be great to see Spain vs Germany as a finals match between 2 of the best teams in Europe’’. Valderrama added on.