Hey, whoa, that was fast. After training normally with the squad yesterday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given the green light to play against Malaga, and is named in the squad list. I reckon it wasn’t that bad, after all. Good news.
—Dmytro Txigrinski is expected to start against Malaga, as the Ukranian hair man makes his way into becoming a more regular fixture in our lineup. Um, and by the by …. Captain Caveman and Kaiser, we have some contracts for you both to sign. We’re just saying. No pressure or anything, though. Nope. 😀
–Rather than the humdrum, “Well, let wait to see, blah, blah, blah” pronouncements of players who have been linked to a club, Luis Suarez is practically sliding off his chair with excitement. Nattering to EMD, he said “It gives me great pride. We are not talking about any club, we are talking of FC Barcelona, the best club in the world and the best team playing football today with Pep Guardiola. It would be fantastic to play for Barcelona one day but for now all I have got is what you have written and nothing official from the club.”
In other words, sit tight, kids. There is much to happen yet.
–Quote of the day: “I’m just one of an impressive group of great players.” Lionel Messi, on whether there is a leader in the locker room.
—Sports says that Inter supremo Moratti says that his mama said that Ibra and Messi are the best striking partnership in the world right now. Duh! Of course it was Sport, so he might have said “Sure, they’re playing pretty well right now.”