ALBA BACKS DIEGO COSTA

Following Spain’s international friendly match against Italy, Jordi Alba expressed his satisfaction about playing with Diego Costa for the first time with Spain. Diego Costa made his debut with Spain on March 5 when Italy travelled to the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

“We’ve welcomed him with our arms wide open and I think it’s great, because he’s a player I really love, the way he battles. For me and all of us, it’s incredible that we’ve got him here with us.” Jordi Alba revealed.

TOTTI DOWN UNDER

Francesco Totti is slowly coming to the end of his stellar career with Roma and he has been able to guide the club through lots of ups and downs over the last two decades. It is only a matter of time before he announces his retirement from the game.

GERVINHO IMPRESSES

Gervinho was one of the inconsistent players during his time at Arsenal. This led to his sale in the summer. Roma were the club to secure his signature and they have not regretted it one little bit.

Gervinho has been one of the best players in the Italian league this campaign, and the Ivory Coast international has thanked captain Francesco Totti for helping him settle quickly in the team. Due to the influence from Gervinho in terms of goals and assists, Roma have been able to put together a title challenge.

CONFIDENT

The Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is nothing but confident not only about his team but has faith in winning the Ballon d’Or. Bayern Munich became the 1st German club to accomplish completing a treble in the 2012-13 season as they won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Champions League with Ribery playing a key part in this achievement.

GARCIA RULED OUT

The manager of Roma, Rudi Garcia, has made it clear that he is not in line to replace Didier Deschamps as the manager of the French national football team.

The French team has recently suffered a huge setback as they were defeated by a relatively weaker Ukrainian team by 2-0 in a World Cup qualifying playoff match. Very few people would have expected such an outcome of that game. The general thinking was that France would win easily, but, that wasn’t the case to be.

NEW TOTTI DEAL

Roma legend Francesco Totti has been carrying the club for more than two decades. However, there has been a lot of speculation about his future after the arrival of new manager Rudi Garcia.

The 36-year-old also has only 12 months left on his contract. According to many rumours, he could be set for the final season at the club, as he wants to retire.

Some rumours was also have suggested that he will be going to the exotic destinations like the United States or Middle East for one final payday. The talisman, though, has hinted that he may stay at Roma next season as well.

TOTTI STAYS IN ROME

Roma's Francesco Totti has been one of the important players in Italy over the years. He is considered as a legend at Roma after having spent his entire career there. However, age appears to be taking its toll on the striker.

He is coming close to the end of his excellent career, but it seems that he still remains vital to the plans at Roma. After a disappointing last campaign, the club recently appointed Rudi Garcia as the manager. He was asked the a lot of questions about the future of important players like Totti and Daniele De Rossi in his first press conference.