January 21st, 2015
Mario Gomez was once the most feared striker in Germany after completing a £ 25 million move from Stuttgart to Bayern Munich. In recent years, however, he has fallen down the ladder and he is now playing for Italian outfit Fiorentina.
Fiorentina appeared to have secured a great striker in the form of Gomez when they signed him in 2013. However, several injury problems and a loss of form has seen him score only one goal in the last 13 matches. He failed to improve on this statistic after failing to convert from the penalty spot against Parma.
Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella was a disappointed man after seeing his team suffered a 1-0 defeat against Parma. This has hurt his team’s chances of closing the gap on the teams chasing for the top three positions like Napoli and Lazio. Read the rest of this entry »
December 13th, 2014
Forward player for Fiorentina Mario Gomez is expected to make a return to full training very soon, most probably this very week.
It will be his come back to the training after almost a month long injury that had laid him off. It was on 23 September during the closing stages of his side’s 1-0 win against Atlanta that the German international had injured his right thigh and has been on the sidelines since then. He had been expected to be at full fitness and form after just three weeks time.
As being reported that though he was not being able to play matches now, he shall soon be back in the team and make his appearance again. During Viola’s 1-1 draw with AC Milan, it has been reported by Radio Blu that Gomez was able to practice at the San Siro with his team mates. Though he is now available and is practicing now for the visit of Udinese, he shall most likely only be available from the match against Sampdoria that is due on Sunday. The news of Mario coming back in the squad for Sunday’s trip will be very welcoming for Viola coach, Vincenzo Montella. It is because Mario’s fellow striker Giuseppe Rossi has also been sidelined, after his surgery on another knee injury.
Mario is 29 years old and has joined Viola from Bayern Munich in 2013. He has since then suffered from a lot of injuries and has been severely hampered by it. However, he has only managed to get 12 Serie A appearances between last season and this. He has only made 19 appearances in all competitions. He has also had a very poor return in all the games that he has played so far, of just four goals in all.
October 28th, 2014
The manager of ACF Fiorentina, Vincenzo Montella, reckons that the Europa League win versus PAOK last night would prove to be a tonic for his boys who were a little down after being defeated on their home turf by Lazio.
Fiorentina has to travel to San Siro this weekend to take on AC Milan and they would now go there feeling good about themselves after putting up a clinical show in Greece. Read the rest of this entry »
September 29th, 2014
Spain continued their rebuilding process in a poor fashion after losing 1-0 to France in a friendly match. Despite this disappointing result, manager Vicente del Bosque stated that he could take a lot of positives. The former Real Madrid coach was expected to depart his role as the Spain was after a disastrous World Cup 2014 in which they were knocked out in the group stages straight coming in to defend the title. Del Bosque, however, was persuaded to stay on by the Spanish football Federation and the players. Some players were given their debuts in the friendly, but the result continued to be disappointing.
Manchester United keeper David de Gea, has been in outstanding form over the last 12 months, started only his second match at international level, as Del Bosque looks for alternatives to the out of form Iker Casillas. The Real Madrid captain also does not have a long time left at the top and his performances in the World Cup also came under a lot of criticism. The Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored the only goal of one game in the 73rd minute. Spain did not create much opportunities during the 90 minutes and had only two shots on target. Diego Costa, who has been impressive for Chelsea, was once again disappointing.
“There was a good attitude from everyone. We moved the ball well and there were plenty of positives to take with lots of new faces. It was an even game. They had quicker transitions, but we controlled the game more. We need more matches but we will improve and in general I think we showed we are a good team. We didn`t take what chances we had but the connection with Diego Costa was better. We need to link up well with him,” said Del Bosque.