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The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star striker Samuel Eto’o has said that he would be extremely overjoyed at the prospect of lifting the Russian Premier league and the Europa league title with Anzhi Makhachkala this season. The Russian club, who are managed by the former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink, are currently looking to win the first league title in the history. They can also manage to seal a place in the quarter-final stage of the Europa league if they overcome the Premier league club Newcastle United. Samuel Eto’o is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world.
He is also the best paid player in the world, as his salary is estimated to be around £ 320,000 a week. The 32-year-old has scored seven goals in 18 matches for the team this season. They are currently in the second position in the league – five points behind the leaders CSKA Moscow. Even though they were extremely close to CSKA only a few weeks ago, a poor run of form in recent weeks has opened the gap. However, Eto’o is extremely confident that the team will be able to catch their opponents in the league. The club are yet to win a major trophy since being taken over by the billionaire owner a few years ago.
“Our nearest dream is to go as far as possible in the Europa League and to win the Russian league. It’s a dream of course. The directors have done a great job by bringing in a great coach. The coach has set up a good squad that gets on together very well, a squad where there’s unity. I think that we wouldn’t reach this stage of the competition if we wouldn’t act as a group,” said the 32-year-old striker ahead of the match with Newcastle United on Thursday night.03.13.13
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The head coach of Sao Paulo FC, Ney Franco, has admitted that it will be difficult to keep Paulo Henrique Ganso out of the starting line up in the upcoming matches after his brilliant performance in the match against Ituano FC.
In the match against Ituano, the scores were levelled at 2-2 when Ganso was sent onto the field in the 73rd minute. After coming onto the ground, the 23 years old attacking midfielder showed tremendous intensity and scored a match winning goal for his team just a few minutes before the end of the match.
Ganso was signed by Sao Paulo in September last year. Sao Paulo had bought him from Santos after paying an undisclosed transfer fee.
Ganso was expected to get starting opportunities right from the start of the season, but, that didn’t happen. Ney Franco preferred Jadson ahead of Ganso in most of the matches and the match against Ituano was Ganso’s only fourth appearance for his new club.
Talking to the reporters after the match against Ituano, Franco said, “Ganso hasn’t got too many opportunities so far, but, today, he was sensational. He looked in awesome form and eventually won the match for us.”
“This performance would give Ganso a lot of confidence. He is a fine young player and he will win a lot of matches for us in the future.”
“Now, we have got a bit of selection problem. Jadson has also been in good form in the season so far and after this performance, it will not be easy to leave Ganso out of the starting XI. But, it’s a good problem to have. It shows that we have got very good bench strength.”
Sao Paulo will play against Sao Caetano in its next match on Thursday.02.12.13
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