07 dicembre, 2006


[ChelseaFC.com] Andriy Schevchenko has denied comments attributed to him in the media this morning regarding his form, his relationship with Jose Mourinho and Roman Abramovich and his future at Chelsea Football Club. The comments were allegedly taken from an interview in a Russian newspaper. Andriy has only given one interview in recent weeks to a Russian sports magazine called ProSport. These are the relevant sections translated correctly as they appear in the magazine.

Q: In one word: do you consider that the beginning of your career at Chelsea FC has turned out to be unsuccessful? There are a lot of rumours on the topic right now.
A: I know that more is expected of me. I realise that. And I am capable of bringing something to Chelsea - that I know as well. In actual fact, the season has just started. And it didn't commence without difficulties - both for me personally and for the team in general. Largely, this is due to the World Cup, which consumed a huge chunk of our break and took its toll on our condition - both physically and morally. It is not a secret that it is much harder to transcend into the new season after the World Cup. It does not only concern me - I'm referring to everyone. My injury before the Championship also came at a wrong time - I had to practically prepare myself physically from scratch... But I don't want to make excuses. Primarily, I do not consider my Chelsea debut to be so bad - despite everything, I scored 4 goals. Besides, people do not need my excuses. Right?

Q: Two months and 9 matches have passed between your Middlesbrough goal in August and the Portsmouth goal in October. You must have experienced mixed feelings when confronted with such an immense advertising campaign.
A: I experienced normal feelings. Yes, as a result of my past successes, the stakes are high. My transfer price also played its role. There is a lot still to be done in order to prove myself at Chelsea. But I will do that. I don't want to end up making excuses and explaining what happened and why. It is of highest importance for me to understand what is going on. And I do. That is why I am calm.

Q: What percentage of the difficulties that you are experiencing do you attribute to the acclimatisation in a new country, in a new club? This is only the second time in your life that you have done this.
A: This is not a big problem. They are very good at welcoming new players at Chelsea. I adapted very easily here - almost instantly.

Q: Did you experience any problems relating to the specificity of English Football?
A: I didn't find that anything was different here. In England they play the same game that they do on the continent.

Q: Another rumour around your so-called problems relates to the fact that Lampard and Ballack are apparently more intent on scoring themselves, than passing the ball, which is different to the strategy of your team-mates in Milan.
A: This is true. However, I have no problems with it. Who said that Lampard should play for Shevchenko? Lampard should play for the team! This applies to me as well. Scoring goals is my main prerogative, but not the only one. Maybe I am excessively elaborating, however, the match against Barcelona - where I didn't score, yet Chelsea won - made me much happier, than the match against Liverpool, where I scored, but we ended up losing.

Q: When you play with Drogba, you often have to settle for a position of second forward. Does this bother you?
A: No. During my last seasons at Milan, I was also playing second forward.

Q: How many goals do you intend to score for Chelsea as to not regret your transfer? And what do you hope to win?
A: I never thought about it like this. And I try not to regret anything.

Your justifications for the transfer as being in the "interests of the family" did not appear very convincing...or rather - incomplete.
A: Of course there were other motivations. I wanted to try playing for a new team, to change atmosphere. It was also interesting to see what it is like working with Mourinho. In actual fact, I couldn't even imagine just how interesting it is until I came to Chelsea. As regards to the family circumstances - I did not exaggerate. Family is very important in my life, especially since it is about to get bigger.

Andriy has also reiterated the official statement he made last week following speculation about his future. This was:
"I give 100 per cent all the time and I am committed and hungry for success with Chelsea. I have total respect for the Chelsea club and fans as well as for football in England and the culture of the country. There are always good and not so good moments in sport, that's normal. If that means there is opinion and criticism I respect that."

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TheSteve ha detto...

Sun, 10th Dec 2006

Andriy Shevchenko has chosen the eve of Chelsea's big match against Arsenal to state his belief that his move to the Barclays Premiership will be judged a success.
A scorer in his last game at Stamford Bridge, the Ukrainian has six goals from 19 Chelsea starts.
He is anticipating lining up for his first game against the Gunners and the chance to add to that total, although much has been made of Jose Mourinho omitting his record signing from a list of 'untouchable' players who can't be dropped on current form.

'I have 100 per cent belief in Jose and what the manager decides I accept,' says Shevchenko, who was last left out the starting 11 away to Werder Bremen four games ago.
'If a manager decides a player has to be dropped, it has to be accepted. Big teams have big objectives. No player in any big team has a right to play all the time.
'I know that when I am at my very top, I will have no problems at all. I will play,' he claims.
'I wasn't happy with my condition after the World Cup. I had been injured, I didn't rest, I started with a new team so new pressure. I know why my performances were down.
'Now has passed three months and I feel much better and my performance becomes much better.

Mourinho in the same interview in which he named the untouchables, talked of frequent one-to-one session he has organised with a player who can give a little historical perspective on his search for top form.

'I spoke a lot to Jose and it is a good feeling. I have worked hard.
'I had to earn my respect in Milan. I had difficult times there too. I will stay here.
'I never thought once for this situation of going back to Milan. It was a big, big decision to come here - so why would I want to leave after only three months?'

The striker who once scored a hat-trick in the Milan derby turns his thoughts to his first clash between London's top two clubs.

'The game of Arsenal is very important for Chelsea and very important for Arsenal. It is very important the team is ready and the whole team works to the tactics of the manager.'

da: www.chelseafc.com

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TheSteve ha detto...


Non è tollerabile l'alterazione totale delle parole del Presidente Berlusconi su Sheva
Quando si parla di famiglia, del ruolo di papà e di quello di marito, in casa rossonera non si scherza. Ed è per questo che il Milan attribuisce grande importanza all'esatta comprensione dei fatti, sui toni spiritosi, e quindi assolutamente affettuosi, riservati mercoledì sera al Natale 2006 dal presidente Berlusconi ad Andriy Shevchenko. Il margine di interpretazione nel riportare frasi e contenuti non ascoltati direttamente certo esiste, ma non è tollerabile un'alterazione totale delle parole del Presidente Silvio Berlusconi. A questo proposito Adriano Galliani precisa quanto segue: ?Mercoledì sera ero con altre 600 persone alla tradizionale festa di Natale rossonera. Ho quindi perfettamente ascoltato assieme a tutti gli amici, giocatori e collaboratori, il discorso del nostro Presidente. Come tutti i seicento invitati possono tranquillamente confermare, il presidente Berlusconi ha sì fatto ricorso a qualche immagine allusiva e scherzosa in riferimento a sé stesso, ma mai riferendosi ad un campione che ha scritto pagine molto importanti della nostra storia. Davvero le cose riportate da alcuni giornali non sono mai state dette dal presidente Berlusconi, né durante, né dopo la cena. Il nostro presidente e tutta la società ribadiscono il proprio affetto, la stima e la vicinanza di sempre ad Andriy Shevchenko e naturalmente a tutta la sua famiglia?.

da: www.acmilan.com

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DISIMPEGNO? MAI!, 14/12/2006
Il discorso del presidente Berlusconi al Natale Rossonero.

"Fuori di qui, al mio arrivo, sono stato subito raggiunto da microfoni e telecamere con domande sul mio eventuale disimpegno dal Milan. Mai, è stata la mia risposta. Mai mi sono sottratto agli impegni presi con chi mi ha dato fiducia. Rifaremo molto presto un Milan vittorioso come sempre e anche se quest'anno non vinceremo, ci sta di tirare il fiato per un anno. Mi hanno chiesto poi di Kakà, se il presidente del Real Madrid Calderon turba le mie notti e i miei risvegli con i suoi tentativi di arrivare a Kakà. Certo che no, ho risposto. E mi hanno ancora incalzato, chiedendomi se con Kakà finirà come con Shevchenko. Ma quello di Sheva è stato un discorso diverso. Lì abbiamo capito il padre, il marito. A volte le nostre mogli ci impediscono di decidere quando e come uscire dal nostro nascondiglio sotto il letto, cosa che invece da capi-famiglia quali siamo vogliamo decidere noi in prima persona... Nel caso di Sheva la moglie ha preferito portare i figli nella nebbia di Londra che fa bene ai polmoni ed è finità così, ma nel caso di Kakà il sogno di Calderon rimarrà tale. Per il resto non vedo nella nostra squadra di quest'anno un gioco disastroso, anche se i risultati delle ultime partite non ci hanno premiato. Il fatto è che i pali hanno preso troppo in simpatia i nostri attaccanti, che gli arbitri ci guardano un po' troppo in cagnesco e che, soprattutto, abbiamo tantissimi infortunati. Ma un po' di carità cristiana ogni tanto si impone, del resto l'Inter non vinceva da tanti anni come ricordano tante barzellette e allora vinca pure questo campionato tanto, visto che la Juve ha pensato bene di farsi da parte, dall'anno prossimo tornerà un grande Milan e il discorso sarà chiuso ancora per molti altri anni. Quando si riaprirà il mercato ci rafforzeremo con nuovi innesti. Adesso però dobbiamo essere più forti della sfortuna, dell'invidia e dell'ingiustizia. Lo siamo stati ieri, dobbiamo esserlo oggi e lo saremo anche in futuro".

da: www.acmilan.com

Anonimo ha detto...

MOURINHO E' MOBILE, 14/12/2006
di Roberto Gotta

E' facile, specialmente in Italia, scrivere del Chelsea: butti lì una frecciatina al proprietario Roman Abramovich e all'origine del suo denaro, aggiungi una bottarella a José Mourinho e alla sua 'antipatia', sottolinei come la squadra giochi in maniera poco attraente e sogghigni pensando al fallimento di Andriy Shevchenko, al quale evidentemente non è concesso né emigrare né faticare ad ambientarsi senza sentirsi scaraventare nel girone degli imbecilli, colpevole di lesa maestà ed alto tradimento verso gli ex datori di lavoro. Fosse davvero così facile... In realtà, la complessità della formazione di un giudizio fisso e coerente è enorme, e va ben al di là delle ripicche e delle antipatie, che spesso prendono sostanza nell'abbassamento del livello di dignità di chi magari disprezza i tabloid inglesi per la loro mancanza di buon gusto e poi ne riproduce ogni porcheria, come quella ormai celebre illustrazione con l'elenco di oggetti che si sarebbero potuti comprare con i soldi spesi dal Chelsea per Shevchenko, concetto di una banalità e di una cialtroneria che sarebbero intollerabili anche in un bambino, passati i cinque anni di età.

da: www.indiscreto.it

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