Carlo Ancelotti: Joe Cole Can Make England’s World Cup Squad

Carlo Ancelotti is hoping the incentive of earning a coveted spot in Fabio Capello’s England World Cup squad will bring out the best in Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole.

Cole suffered a knee injury this time last year and has only recently returned to the squad, albeit a slow re-introduction under the Chelsea manager’s watchful eye.

And despite reports speculating of a move away from Stamford Bridge for the West Ham United youth product, Ancelotti is insistent that the player’s popularity should keep him in west London for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to the press, the Italian said: “He wants to stay and we want to keep him. We know the situation and we are talking with him.

“We are confident that Joe [Cole] wants to stay. He’s an important player for the squad and the fans. The fans like him and I think he will stay here.

“For Joe it’s an important moment. He came back from the injury and he has an important appointment to achieve this season.

“The World Cup means it’s important [for him] to play well for Chelsea. At this moment he has [a] good mental attitude and [is in] good condition.”

An empathetic Ancelotti acknowledged that the best is yet to come from the tricky Englishmen, and that such improvements should correlate with the player’s confidence.

“He could do better,” he added. “He must improve his confidence. I was out one year with injury, [and I know that] it’s not easy to return [after being out for so long].

“You need to have time to play and improve the confidence. It’s not easy to come back and do the best immediately.

“He’s very close. He played very well against Watford. Also the last game, maybe he met more difficulties playing in a new position.

“I think that for him it’s good motivation to get to the World Cup. Capello will look at his performances. He has a good chance of playing in the World Cup.”

Vincenzo Iaquinta: Necu napustiti Juventus

Napadac Juventusa, Vincenzo Iaquinta je negirao nedavne glasine oko prelaska u Premier ligaski div Chelsea.

Izvjestaji u Engleskoj i Italiji tvrde da je Iaquinta u srcu Carlo Ancelottijevih transfer planova, prenosi Tuttosport, koji je, takodjer, izjavio da ce Florent Malouda preci u Torino kao dio dogovora izmedju ova dva kluba.

Iaquinta je, medjutim, ovo negirao.

“Ja ne mogu cekati da opet igram. Engleska? Dobro mi je gdje sam sad,” rekao je za sluzbenu stranicu kluba.

“Mogu biti sretan sto me povezuju sa transferom u drugi klub jer to je dokaz da me cijene, ali ja sam samo zainteresovan za Juventus, gdje sam dobro i nemam namjeru napustati Juventus.”

Talijanski reprenzentativac je zbog ozljede van terena od novembra, ali on je nestrpljiv da se sto prije vrati.

“Bio sam razocaran sto sam toliko dugo van terena, ali sam gotovo spreman dati doprinos.”

“Vjerujem u ovaj klub i njegove ljude. Uvjeren sam da jos uvijek imamo mogucnosti da radimo dobro.”

“Ne smijemo dopustiti da glasine utjecaju na nace ciljeve.”

John Terry: Nicolas Anelka je fantastican ove sezone

Stoper Chelsea, John Terry je pozdravio formu Nicolas Anelke pokazanu ove sezone, kada je napadac blizu povratka protiv Hull City u subotu.

Francuz je postavljen kao drugi glavni napadac, a ocekuje se da ce Daniel Sturridge zamijeniti Didier Drogbu – koji je otputovao na Africki kup nacija.

Bivsi igrac Arsenala, Manchester Citya i Bolton Wanderersa je ucinio dobro za Carlo Ancelottijev tim, postizuci nekoliko vaznih golova.

“On je fantastican ove sezone, rekao je Terry za Press Association.

“Ne postoji mnogo igraca koji mogu efikasno zamijeniti ulogu glavnog strijelca ili ulogu drugog napadaca.”

Anelka ima problema sa ozljedom tetiva , ali se ocekuje da ce se vratiti na vrijeme i igrati protiv Hull City.

Anceloti: Nemanja Matic je moj tajni adut

Suocen sa odlaskom Dzona Mikela Obija i Mikaela Esijena na Africki Kup Nacija, menadzer “plavaca” Karlo Anceloti izjavio je da ne brine jer ce konacno pruziti pravu priliku Nemanji Maticu. Ancelotiju nedostaje igrac koji bi na sredini terena pomagao Franku Lampardu i spajao poslednju liniju odbrane sa napadom. Pokusao je Mihaelom Balakom i Zulijanom Beletijem ali oni nisu dobro obavili zadatke pa je prelomio da u januaru tu ulogu poveri srpskom igracu.

“Matic bi mogao da resi nase probleme na sredini terena”, kratko je rekao Anceloti.

Sa njim se slaze i sportski direktor Celsija Frank Arnesen koji naglasava da je Matic slicnu ulogu imao i u prethodnom klubu, Kosicama.

“U starom klubu je cesto imao ulogu ‘igraca izmedju dva sesnaesterca’, medjutim, Karlo je kod njega uvideo da bi mogao mnogo vise od toga”, istakao je Arnesen a prenosi Dejli mejl.

Carlo Ancelotti cilja na Vincenzo Iaquintu

Prema Timesu, napadac Juventusa Vincenzo Iaquinta je nasao svoj put transfera u menadzeru Chelsea Carlo Ancelottiu.

Bivsa zvijezda Udinesea- koji ima impresivan rekord od 28 golova u 57 nastupa u Serie A – je trenutno na povratku na terene nakon oporavljanja od ozljede koljena koju je zadobio u oktobru.

Plavci navodno planiraju poslati ponudu vrijednu 8 milliona funti.