Daily Archives: January 5, 2016

Chelsea players let everybody down, says John Terry

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Chelsea players let everybody down, says John Terry

In a startlingly honest assessment of his own club, John Terry admitted that Chelsea players “let everybody down”.

It was indeed one of the worst start of the season for Chelsea, with the major Premier League club dropping near the relegation zone.

“We are where we are, and slowly climbing the Premier League table,” the 35 year old said.

The Blues are unbeaten in four games since Jose Mourinho was sacked from the club for the second time.

The Chelsea captain said that the manager’s departure was “unfortunate”.

“We feel like we’ve let everyone down,” he said.

Guus Hiddink, who replaced Mourinho secured his first league win last Sunday against Crystal Palace at 3-0.

“That was the Chelsea of last year, I think,” he said. “Overall, as well as the goals, it was different class.

“Guus has come in, picked things up and we’ve had to go again.”

Nick Kyrgios wins at Hopman Cup, gears up for Andy Murray

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Nick Kyrgios wins at Hopman Cup, gears up for Andy Murray

Nick Kyrgios would feel in shape with an opening-day win as he prepares to meet tennis World Number Two Andy Murray.

Kyrgios recovered from losing the first set 6-4 to take the next two 6-1 6-4 as he beat German player Alexander Zverev in just over an hour.

The Australian will subsequently play against Murray as Australian Green meets Great Britain on Wednesday.

“I have been looking forward to that for a long time,” he said.

“I’m going to go and do everything I can to physically prepare for that battle.”

Andy Murray had knocked Kyrgios out of the Australian, French and US Opens in 2015.

The 20-year-old was also branded a bad boy, being fined £16,200 for remarks about Stan Wawrinka’s girlfriend last August.

Miranda impressed by balanced Serie A standards

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Miranda impressed by balanced Serie A standards

Brazilian defender Miranda says that he was impressed by the standard of play in the Serie A.

He signed on to Inter Milan from Atletico Madrid in the summer and after playing for half a season, believes that the Italian league is better balanced than La Liga.

“Serie A really surprised me because it’s so competitive.”

“There are many teams considered to be small which fight it out on equal terms with the big ones,” Miranda said.

“In the Liga, the big teams are definitely the favourites, while I consider Serie A to be much better balanced.”

Miranda has also confirmed that Inter’s objective remains to return to the Champions League, but wants to claim a bigger prize come the end of the season.

“For 2016 I want a lot of energy, and I want to conquer titles with Inter,” he added.

“I chose Inter because I really believed in the team.”

“Now we want to fight for the Scudetto. We have a strong and united group that is focused on winning. I hope I can make my dream come true: becoming champion with Inter.”

“Inter are a great team and they showed me a really strong project, as evidenced by the fact that we’re currently first in Serie A. Our objective is to qualify for the next Champions League.”