Thomas Vermaelen said that he is desperate to play regularly and that he wants to win his place back in the first team.
The Roma defender stated that he has been enjoying a poor season so far where he has suffered numerous injuries, but he feels that he is getting better.
The former Arsenal player said that there is nothing worst for a footballer to find your teammates enjoying themselves on the pitch while you are watching from the stand. He stated that he is a competitive player and that he always wants to be on the pitch fighting for his team.
Indeed Thomas Vermaelen has suffered many injuries ever since he made a move to Roma and he feels that it is high time that he gets a good run in the team. Continue reading Vermaelen wants to play again
Belgium international Thomas Vermaelen has been reportedly sidelined from AS Roma’s plans as he is set to undergo surgery for sports hernia. The former Gunner defender arrived Roma on loan from Barcelona sometime this summer but has only managed to feature in three games for Roma, with one of them lasting for just 41 minutes in a Champions League preliminary at Porto, before he was sent off.
Injuries are not a new thing to Vermaelen. However, this sports hernia has been a thing of concern for the 30 year old since early September. A correspondence from Corriere dello Sport newspaper has said Roma sought the inputs of specialist and they believe a surgery might well be in place. Continue reading VERMAELEN INJURED, ROMA SEEKS REPLACEMENT
Thomas Vermaelen continues to be absent from the first-team even after his move to Roma. The player joined the Italian club on a loan deal from Barcelona. Signed as a replacement for Carlos Puyol, Vermaelen has never been able to manage more than a handful of games in each of the two seasons at the Camp Nou.
After having signed him for a whopping £ 16 million, Barcelona are unwilling to write off the deal. The club sent him on loan to Roma in the hope of seeing him rediscover his fitness. It has not been the case, as the player has been out with a hernia problem since September. Continue reading Vermaelen Working Hard to Recover
Thomas Vermaelen underwent surgery in December of 2014 as he wanted to resolve his repetitive hamstring injuries and the Belgian appears to be fully fit with no injuries but even after managing to recover from his string of physical problems, he is struggling to land a spot in the starting lineup of Barcelona’s Luis Enrique.
The Belgian is mostly being utilized as a substitute player with limited playing time. Even though Vermaelen is clearly not one of the main stars of Barcelona, the experienced defender has played and trained enough with the Spanish club that he knows what are a few of the things that makes his team so strong and dominant in the world of football and Vermaelen said: ‘’The first thing I noticed here was the intensity of the pressing. The pressure is on straight away when we lose the ball. We do a lot of positioning games, focusing on getting the ball back. The pressure the players put on you is incredible, you have no time on the ball. We always do it at the start of training, it doesn’t only warm you up but it’s a training session in itself, you try to keep the ball in possession and make the guys in the middle do the pressing.’’ Continue reading Vermaelen talks about what makes Barcelona so dominant
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is of the opinion that the club still needs to bring can as much as for top players in order to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.
Arsenal have brought in Petr Cech for £ 11 million as their only major signing of the summer. Goalkeeper position was seen as an important area of concern during the summer transfer window and many fans have been happy with this new signing.Cech has been the first choice at Chelsea for more than a decade and he is still a world-class goalkeeper.
However, Henry has recalled that Chelsea finished last season a whopping 12 points ahead of Arsenal and this gap is unlikely to be closed anytime soon if Cech remains the only major signing for the gunners in this transfer window. Olivier Giroud had a major role to play in Arsenal finishing third in the table, but the Frenchman missed a good portion of the first half due to injury.
In his absence, the club was not able to find any replacement goal scorer, in spite of being linked with plenty by the Transfer Rumours website. After they have sold Lukas Podolski, the situation has only worsened. Henry has identified a striker – amongst other positions – that need strengthening almost immediately. Continue reading Thierry Henry is of the opinion that the club still needs to bring can as much as for top players