Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Zaba On The Importance Of Beating Burnley

Zaba On The Importance Of Beating Burnley



Th'official site have had a chat with Pablo Zabaleta in the build up to City's home game at Burnely which now has a degree of pressure attached...

Interesting to hear the battling Zaba's views amid repeated speculation from hacks initially in Italy and now in England that he is off to Juventus in January. He catches Planet Blue's mood going into a crucial game in the context of a season with lofty ambitions:

'The next game is now very important. It is a good opportunity because we are playing at home and we need three Premier League points to stay up there. After the draws, we really need to win now, especially as we are going into the international break. It is a long time until the next game against Liverpool, and we want to be fourth during that time. It's important to us that we are in a Champions League position going into the break.'

Zaba went on to assess what City can expect from another side who will not thrown in the towel easily, despite a huge difference in resources:

'Birmingham were stronger than I expected. We tried to play our football and had some chances, but they were at home and made it difficult for us...even though we had a clean sheet, we were really disappointed because we lost a big chance to win after our run of draws.'

Despite a tendency to over excitedly dive in and despite his sending off at Wigan, Zaba has proved a steadier option at right back than Micah Richards who increasingly gets dragged into wrestling matches with rival forwards. He's always eager to support SWP along the right wing and get crosses into the box.

..and of those links abroad:

'The beginning of the season was so different for me...we all have to fight for our place, but I am enjoying it. I'm trying to play my best football and I have no problem playing right back or midfield. The manager can play me where he likes.'

This is the sort of commitment Manchester City needs in an important season.

TWO THOUSAND AND BEYOND - JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

Vital Manchester City was the fastest growing Independent City Website last season and has a membership now standing at over 1900 strong. We're targeting 2000 members by the turn of the year. There's more to come - Get on board and join the debates in the VMC Forums as City aim to consolidate their place in the top four.







Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday November 4 2009
Time: 6:00PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Can't wait until he gets my questions LOL
BlueWolfie
04/11/2009 19:00:00
0
Don't you mean Vinny?
Johnny Baguette
04/11/2009 19:00:00
0
learn to cross mad pab
tommytheblue
05/11/2009 00:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

(Video) Sheikh Mansour Shrouded In Mystery!

Manchester City FC owner and current Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, commonly known as Sheikh Mansour

We Wait For MCFC Announcement

The beginning of the close season is normally dull and boring for many of us, nevertheless, expectancy is high for the new season, and believe it or not, there is a shining light...

Video: Pep v Jose: Whose Manchester Team Is Better

What will a Jose Mourinho Manchester United and Pep Guardiola Manchester City team look like? And which will be better?

Sweeeeet Manchester Memories!

(Video) Sit down, put your feet up, turn the volume up a tad, pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy a small selection of our Manchester City FC moments.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many new players will Pep bring in this window?
Suggested By: johnkelv
Between 1 & 28%
Between 3 & 534%
Between 6 & 843%
9 or more15%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Tudor377
2.Buzz Lightyear373
3.Skoorb275
4.Johnny Baguette210
5.Bluedub195
6.Colin Is The King189
7.kennyclementstache100
8.Rising95
9.seac69
10.johnkelv67