Kaustubh Pandey
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Seven goals and two assists: Underrated La Liga striker’s campaign for so far

27-year-old Gerard Moreno has hardly got the attention he deserves. Despite being involved in nine goals for Villarreal in La Liga this season, fans haven’t paid too much attention to the way the Catalonian has started his campaign. Moreno was…

‘Watch this space’- Rangers star Morelos deserves a big move

Alfredo Morelos is hardly a name that stays out of the spotlight too much. The 23-year-old Colombian has acquired two separate reasons for being a rather popular character at Rangers. Since arriving from HJK Helsinki in the summer of 2017…

‘Serious youngster’- Italian international still has a future at AC Milan

If there was ever a word that could define Mattia Caldara’s situation in simple terms, then it is the word ‘unlucky’. Since arriving at AC Milan in the summer of 2018, the Italian has suffered injury after injury. He has…

‘Everyone loves him’- Can Real Madrid afford to let this Champions League winner go?

Gareth Bale has always been in a strange situation at Real Madrid. His contributions on the pitch have always been important. But whatever happens off-the-field has always been a reason for big concern. Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has never helped…

‘Improving week by week’ – Maurizio Sarri deserves credit for rotation at Juventus

When Maurizio Sarri arrived at Juventus, he was expected to take time. Despite having won the Europa League with Chelsea last season, the Italian had taken a while to get his system going. Juventus, whose last two managers have been…

Sunil Chhetri: The hero that Indian football needs

Many registered confused glances when the Indian national team performed a ‘Viking clap’ in front of a jam-packed Kolkata crowd after a draw against Bangladesh. It was hardly an achievement to be proud of. But the man leading the Viking…

‘Took a gamble and lost’ – Ante Rebic deserves more at AC Milan

About 15 months ago, Ante Rebic was playing in a FIFA World Cup final against France. Croatia did not win the tournament, but the then Eintracht Frankfurt man was one of their most impressive players, scoring against Argentina in the…

‘The future of the team’- This hot prospect will soon be key for Inter

Alessandro Bastoni made his third start for Inter in their 2-2 draw against Parma this past weekend. It wasn’t the Nerazzurri’s best performance by any means – Marcelo Brozovic looked hurried and slow, Diego Godin struggled against the pace of…

‘Members who do not want him’- Barcelona should avoid Neymar return in January

Neymar was the story of the summer transfer window. From the first day to the last, news about the Brazilian dominated the rumour mills and there was even talk of swap deals so that he could return. PSG kept insisting…

‘Way better than last year’ – Real Madrid see this season as evolution and not worry about La Liga

It is pretty much a standard question every year – ‘Who will win La Liga?’. But this season, the question could be more interesting than it was in the last few years. Even though Real Madrid are second in the…