Former Villarreal striker Fernando Cavenaghi has stated that he is hoping to comeback to the River Plate team in the next few months. The 31-year-old striker is currently nursing an injury, which recently forced him to undergo an operation. The striker appears to have done well in his rehabilitation work. It was initially expected that the striker would miss several months of action and would not be back until 2015. The latest results from the injury situation show that Cavenaghi has been making incredible progress and may be back as early as in the end of November.
Reflecting on this positive news, the striker said that he is about to hit the gym in the hope of improving his fitness ahead of his return. Since returning River Plate in 2014, Cavenaghi has been a major influence on the team. He has scored eight goals in 19 appearances, which is an incredible return considering that he only managed eight goals in two seasons at his previous club Pachuca. River Plate are doing well even without his presence, as the top of the table after having played one game less than the rest of the chasing pack. Despite this, they have a three-point advantage.
“I can not hurry because times the doctors say. Course, at first I thought next year, but now we talk about back in November. Would be good to play and keep equipment in this way, because it creates situations and to a front is the best there is. now I’m in the gym and back in three weeks to run, kick a ball and then I’ll see how I am. In many games followed much not playing well it does. We are regular since starting the championship and that’s great. I think all the fans of River we are enjoying it,” said Cavenaghi.
Dididier Drogba’s international career spans over 10 years and during that time the Ivorian attacker has racked up a total of 65 goals but the former Galatasaray player has announced his decision to retire playing at the international stage at his 36 years of age.
“It is with much sadness that I have decided to retire from international football. I am very proud to have been captain of this team for eight years and to have contributed to placing my country on the world stage of football, taking part in three World Cups and two African Cup of Nations finals. I cannot convey enough thanks to the fans for all the love and support during these years. All my goals, all my caps, all our victories are for you’’ Drogba said as he confirmed his decision to retire from representing his country.
The veteran forward will focus on playing the remaining few years of his professional career at Stamford Bridge as he made his return to Chelsea where he will be playing and working alongside the Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho.
Diego Costa, Fernando Torres, Andre Schurrle, Cesc Fabregas, Oscar, Eden Hazard, are some of the more prominent attacking players that Jose Mourinho has at his disposal for the next season of the Premier League and it came as a surprise to many people when rumors started circulating which linked Didier Drogba with a return to Stamford Bridge but it was ultimately confirmed that instead of turning into a regular player, Drogba will be a player-manager. This is a similar case with what happened and still is occurring with Ryan Giggs and Manchester United.
Drogba will essentially be helping out Mourinho in the locker room acting as a role model as well as in the tactical decisions of the Portuguese manager during matches with the possibility of entering a match whenever it may be needed as a substitute or maybe even a regular player if his teammates are injured or suspended.
The Ivorian attacker Didier Drogba is being linked with Juventus and Chelsea as possible clubs that might be interested in signing the 36 year old forward before he decides to hang up his boots and retire as he is already reaching the last stages of his career.
Drogba marked his name on the history books of Chelsea as he helped the Premier League club on winning a number of accolades before making his move to the Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua, until later being transferred to Galatasaray but it was during his time playing in Stamford Bridge that Drogba made a name for himself as was once considered to be one of the best forwards in the world and season after season, the Ivorian forward was lifting important titles such as: Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League.
Ivory Coast failed to make it out of the group stages of the 2014 World Cup and this gives Drogba time for him to decide on what he is going to do in these last few years of his professional playing career.
Chelsea was being heavily linked with Didier Drogba but considering that the Premier League has already signed Diego Costa from Athletic Madrid, it does not look like Drogba will play any significantly important role at Stamford Bridge if he does make his return to the Premier League club.
The fact is that even at his 36 years of age, Drogba still remains being a player that clubs are willing to add into their respective squads but the last decision will be taken by the veteran attacker as the former Chelsea player has to choose where he wants to spend the next years of his career.