Monday, May 21, 2018

Falcao uncertain over Atletico future; Okore reveals Chelsea dream

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao Garcia has insisted that he intends to fulfill his current contract at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, while revealing that he does not know what the future will bring him, Sky Sports understands.

The in-form Colombia international has bagged 10 goals in his last five appearances in all competitions for El Atletico this season, and is currently the top goalscorer in La Liga with seven goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

“I have a contract for more years. Now my reality is Atletico and I cannot think of anything else,” Falcao told Marca.

“I do not know what will happen in the future. The situation depends not only on the players and the management but also the economy of the clubs and even the country.”

English Premier League powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with Falcao in recent weeks, but Atletico will reportedly only consider selling the Colombian if they miss out on the UEFA Champions League qualification for next season.

Diego Simeone’s side, who have notched 16 points through six league games, are currently two points behind table-toppers FC Barcelona, meaning that they are in good position, at the moment, to reach the Champions League.

However, the season is still very young, and anything can happen in the remaining 32 league fixtures.

Atletico Madrid (5-1-0), who are scheduled to face Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Europa League on  Thursday, will host fourth-place Malaga (4-2-0) at the Estadio Vicente Calderón in La Liga at the weekend.

Okore reveals Chelsea dream

Nordsjaelland defender Jores Okore has admitted that he has always dreamed of playing for Chelsea following the Blues’ 4-0 win over the Danish Superliga champions in Farum on Tuesday, Sky Sports reports.

The Danish outfit defended admirably for the first 75 minutes or so at Farum Park, but the Blues eventually unleashed the shackles and netted four times en route to a comprehensive away victory.

Nonetheless, the highly-rated 20-year-old vice-captain Jores Okore did quite well against Spain international Fernando Torres.

“I was not fazed by their stature. When the game is on, I only see humans like you and me,” the Denmark international told Sky Sports.

“Of course they are a great team, which they showed, but I was just focusing on my assignments and, to be fair, I think I did pretty well.

“Hopefully I proved I have what it takes to play in a competition like the Premier League, which is one of the best leagues in the world. So hopefully I can play in England someday.

“Chelsea are my favourite team and I would love to play for them in the future. Every player dreams of playing for Chelsea and I am no exception.”

Okore is expected to feature in the Wild Tigers’ Group E match against defending European champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 5 December 2012.


Shawn Etemadi



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