Inter coach coy on Sneijder
Inter Milan coach Gian Piero Gasperini on Thursday batted away persistent questions about his Dutch midfield star Wesley Sneijder, who is wanted by Manchester United.Updated: Aug 05, 2011 00:40 IST
Inter Milan coach Gian Piero Gasperini on Thursday batted away persistent questions about his Dutch midfield star Wesley Sneijder, who is wanted by Manchester United.
The Italian giants play their great rivals AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Saturday in Beijing, but speculation about Sneijder is set to overshadow the action on the field.
"Whether Sneijder will play or not play is a question I cannot answer right now. He's played many positions in the past and I'm sure he can find a position on my team," Gasperini said, smiling.
Attempting to move on from the Sneijder question, Gasperini called the Super Cup — his first — his "most important (match) yet" and played down the stifling heat and humidity in the Chinese capital.
The Super Cup is the season curtain-raiser between the Serie A champions, which was AC Milan last season, and the Coppa Italia winners who are Gasperini’s Inter.
Chivas stun Barca 4-1
Miami: Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara beat Spanish giants Barcelona 4-1 on Wednesday.
David Villa's third-minute strike was nullified by Fabian who scored in the 60th and 62nd minute. Giovani Casillas added a third in the 72nd before Jose Luis Verduzco slotted in the 90th minute.
Maradona in Dubai
Dubai: Dubai club Al Wasl says Diego Maradona has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to start his tenure as the team's coach. The club says Maradona touched down late Wednesday, shortly before midnight.
The Emirates' Pro League season starts next month.
First Published: Aug 05, 2011 00:38 IST