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Khedira v Buffon on VAR

 

 

http://www.football-italia.net/112585/khedira-v-buffon-var

 

 

Nov 9, 2017

 

While Gigi Buffon wants VAR in the World Cup play-offs, Juventus teammate Sami Khedira calls it “the death of football.”

 

The debate over the Video Assistant Referee technology continues to rage on during its debut season in Serie A, though it will be used in the 2018 World Cup next summer.

 

“VAR is a good thing, but not the way it has been implemented. It needs better regulations,” Khedira told reporters in Germany.

 

“Its application in the Bundesliga has been disastrous. Football is about emotions and mistakes are part of the sport. If we can avoid errors, that’s better, but now players don’t know whether to celebrate a goal or not, as they’re waiting for the verdict.

 

“This way, you lose a lot of the passion. If we regulate a clear use of VAR, then that’s ok, but when you stop a game for three minutes with the players standing there doing nothing, that is the death of football.”

 

Khedira’s Juventus teammate Buffon spoke about VAR and goal-line technology, neither of which will be used in tomorrow’s World Cup play-off between Sweden and Italy.

 

“This introduction process of VAR is unusual, as it is being used well in Italy now, I feel, and in international matches of this level we cannot rely on the technology that could well be decisive, because there is so much at stake. That I find rather strange,” said Buffon in his Press conference today.

 

According to reporter Tancredi Palmeri, FIFA would’ve been able to implement goal-line technology in Stockholm, but it was not requested by either the Swedish or Italian Federations.

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Khedira: I’ll help Gigi win CL

 

 

http://www.football-italia.net/112846/khedira-i’ll-help-gigi-win-cl

 

 

Nov 15, 2017

 

Sami Khedira has vowed to help Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon win the Champions League this season after being ‘hurt’ by his post-Sweden tears.

 

Buffon was seen crying during his interview after Italy’s goalless draw with Sweden on Monday, which resulted in the Azzurri failing to qualify for next summer’s World Cup, but Khedira made it clear he would do all he could to make up for the ‘sadness’.

 

“I can’t say that I’m happy,” the Germany midfielder told Bild.

 

“Seeing Buffon cry hurt everyone, Italians and non-Italians. Buffon’s a great sportsman, a living legend.

 

“It’s a term used too loosely, but I can use it on him with sincerity. I hoped he could play at his last international tournament.

 

“Now I’m sad for my Juventus teammates and all of Italy: things have changed for the better, clubs are investing and playing good football, but this result was a disaster.

 

“They’ve already said they’ll come back up and I’m sure they will. I sent a message to Buffon, but now we need objectives more than words.

 

“He’s only missing one trophy [the Champions League], so we’ll help him win it.”

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Khedira: This season ‘different’

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https://www.football-italia.net/115377/khedira-season-different

https://www.football-italia.net/115387/khedira-juve-sign-emre-can

 

 

Jan 10, 2017

 

Sami Khedira believes “this season is different to the others” as Juventus have even more competition in Serie A and the Champions League.

 

Juve are locked in a two-way battle with Napoli for the Scudetto, while the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have emerged as serious contenders for Europe’s elite club trophy. 

 

“This season is different to the others,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

 

“There are many top teams at the top of Serie A. Napoli are certainly one of them, but there’s also Inter, Roma, Lazio and obviously Juventus.

 

“That’s why it's even more difficult to win the Scudetto. We’ll have to work even harder in order to have a chance of winning it.

 

“It’s important that we stay focused, but in my opinion, it’ll be harder to win another title.

 

“The Champions League? The group stage can conjure up some surprises, but the real tournament starts in the last 16.

 

“There’s not only one favourite. There’s Bayern Munich with their new Coach, Manchester City or PSG, both of whom have plenty of money and quality players.

 

“There’s also Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. There are many teams that can win the Champions League.”

 

 

Sami Khedira has urged Juventus to do all they can to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. “I’d jump at the chance…”

 

Can is understood to be closing in on a deal to join Juve once his Liverpool contract expires at the end of the season, and Khedira believes his fellow German would be a coup for the Bianconeri.

 

“I know Emre Can him well, he’s young but he’s also very powerful and very talented,” he told Sky Sport Itaia.

 

“He still must learn things and grow, given his age, but if I were Juventus, I’d jump at the chance to sign him. He’ll be free from his contract.”

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Khedira ‘won’t rule out Bundesliga’

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/117522/khedira-wont-rule-out-bundesliga

 

 

Feb 21, 2018

 

Sami Khedira “won’t rule out returning to the Bundesliga” and appeared to take a swipe at Napoli. “Juventus don’t have just 11 top players…”

 

Khedira has been away from his native Germany since leaving Stuttgart in 2010, while a perceived lack of squad depth has led to some questioning Napoli’s Scudetto credentials.

 

“You can never rule anything out in football,” he told Sport-Informations-Dienst.

 

“The Bundesliga is a great League, even if some of its clubs are in trouble at the moment. It’s an attractive competition.

 

“I’ve had some good experiences abroad, I like new challenges, things that I haven’t experienced yet, sampling a new mentality, a new city, a new country…

 

“I don’t feel old yet, but I won’t rule out returning to the Bundesliga. Serie A? It’s a head-to-head clash between Juventus and Napoli.

 

“The League hasn’t been this exciting for a while. Napoli are currently in pole position, but we have a great team: we don’t have just 11 top players but 20 of them.

 

“We’re determined to win the title again, for ourselves and our fans.”

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Khedira injury concerns Juventus

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/118933/khedira-injury-concerns-juventus

 

 

Mar 23, 2018

 

Juventus fans are concerned after news Sami Khedira limped off with a knee injury while playing for Germany against Spain.

 

The veteran midfielder was the captain in tonight’s friendly match, but was forced off the field after 52 minutes.

 

It’s the latest injury scare for the former Real Madrid man, who could now be at risk for the Champions League showdown with his former club.

 

Khedira went down under a Thiago Alcantara challenge and sat on the ground clutching the back of his right leg.

 

The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final is on April 3.

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Khedira: 'Just a precaution'

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/118955/khedira-just-precaution

 

 

Mar 24, 2018

 

Sami Khedira assured Juventus not to worry after his injury for Germany, as “it was only a precautionary measure.”

 

The midfielder went off early into the second half of last night’s 1-1 friendly draw against Spain with a muscular issue.

 

“By the way, don’t worry about my sub: It was only a precautionary measure after I felt a small induration. But now everything is fine again!” wrote Khedira on Twitter and Instagram.

 

He has suffered from a series of muscular issues, so when he felt the thigh harden, he opted to interrupt the match.

 

More tests are expected today, but Khedira should be given the all-clear to face Milan and Real Madrid.

 

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Khedira: ‘Can’t change decision’

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/119874/khedira-‘can’t-change-decision’

 

 

Apr 13, 2018

 

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira admits there’s still bitterness over their Champions League exit but “we have to accept it, we can’t change it”.

 

The Bianconeri were 3-0 up against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu on Wednesday, a result which would have sent the quarter-final to extra-time.

 

In injury time though, Medhi Benatia was adjudged to have fouled Lucas Vazquez, and Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty to send Juve out.

 

“Playing at the Bernabeu and coming back is almost impossible,” Khedira told Sky.

 

“We did it for 90 minutes, but sometimes the game lasts longer. We were sad at the end of the game, and even now it’s hard after a fantastic match, which no-one expected, where we proved ourselves to be one of the best teams in Europe.

 

“That’s football though and we have to accept it, as well as congratulating Real who are a great team.

 

“Even if we’re left empty handed it’s pointless crying over it and looking for excuses, now we have to look ahead and concentrate on the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia, which are two big objectives.

 

“If you consider the situation, in the 93rd minute, the penalty wasn’t clear. You could definitely give it or not give it.

 

“If you watch the game you’ll see that the referee isn’t totally sure, he waited a few seconds and then decided.

 

“You can’t say that it’s not right to give a penalty in the 93rd minute, but if you’re the referee you have to be 100 per cent certain if you’re going to give it, even in the first minute.

 

“You have to be 100 per cent sure and in this case he was thinking about whether or not to give it - in that situation you can’t give it.

 

“That’s what made us angry, we’d fought for 90 minutes and in a 50-50 situation like that you can’t give it.

 

“It’s a difficult decision to manage, the referee made his choice and we have to accept it, we can’t change it.

 

“VAR? If I’m honest at the start of the season I was not enthusiastic about it, because it was new and interrupted the game for too long, but now it’s improving and it can help football be more right.”

 

Emre Can, Khedira’s Germany teammate, is rumoured to be joining Juve on a free transfer from Liverpool in the summer…

 

“I’ve spoken to him, but I don’t know what decision he’ll make on his future. He’s definitely a very interesting profile though, and he’d be right for the Juventus of the future.”

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Khedira could renew with Juventus

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/123025/khedira-could-renew-juventus

 

 

Jun 15, 2018

 

It’s reported Sami Khedira could be given a two-year extension to his Juventus contract, to ward off Premier League interest.

 

The midfielder is a key component of Massimiliano Allegri’s side, and scored nine goals this season, as well as providing five assists.

 

His current deal expires in the summer of 2019, and with the imminent arrival of Emre Can it was assumed he’d move on, with Khedira said to be keen to try the Premier League.

 

Now though Tuttosport is reporting that Allegri’s decision to stay could also see the German international remain, with Juve ready to offer him a new contract.

 

The new deal would take him up to 2021, according to the newspaper.

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New deals for Pjanic and Khedira
 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/123823/new-deals-pjanic-and-khedira

 

 

Jul 1, 2018

 

Juventus are preparing contract extensions for both Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira.

 

There had been reports that Pjanic could be on his way to Barcelona as a replacement for Andres Iniesta, but the Bianconeri want to lock him down.

 

According to Gazzamercato, the Bosnia international has been offered a new contract to June 2022.

 

He’d also receive a pay rise to €6m per year, making him one of the biggest earners in Serie A.

 

German international Khedira could also be given a contract extension until June 2021.

 

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Official: Khedira commits to Juve

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/127861/official-khedira-commits-juve

 

 

Sep 12, 2018

 

Juventus have announced that midfielder Sami Khedira has extended his contract with the club until 2021.

 

A statement on Juve’s website confirms Khedira’s new deal also includes the option of a third year.

 

The German joined the Bianconeri from Real Madrid on a free transfer three years ago and has gone on to score 20 goals in 113 appearances, winning three Scudetti and three Coppa Italia, as well as reaching a Champions League Final.

 

“Since his arrival in 2015, Khedira has been a lynchpin of the Juve midfield always demonstrating technique, class, charisma and experience,” explained the Old Lady.

 

“A world champion in his own right, Khedira has continued to improve each season, evidenced by his best ever goalscoring return of nine goals last year, including a first-ever career hat-trick.

 

“It's no coincidence that Khedira is the Juventus midfielder who has played the most minutes over the last three seasons (8882 in all competitions).

 

“His own personal best goalscoring return in 17/18 was the Bianconeri's best from a midfielder in Serie A since Andreas Möller, also another German Bianconero in 1993/94.”

 

 
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I just extended my contract at @Juventusfc until 2021. Since my first day I’ve had a special feeling and it quickly felt like home here. I'm very proud to be a part of the great history of the club and of the Juventus family. Let's continue to make black and white history 

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Khedira suffers thigh injury

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/128250/khedira-suffers-thigh-injury

 

 

Sep 20, 2018

 

Juventus have confirmed that Sami Khedira pulled a muscle in his thigh against Valencia, while Douglas Costa will be evaluated tomorrow.

 

Khedira pulled up in the first half of last night’s win, and had to be replaced by Emre Can.

 

Douglas Costa came off the bench in the second half, but was hurt by a tackle after he’d taken a shot in the Spanish box.

 

“Having been forced off the field during the first half of Wednesday’s match, Sami Khedira underwent tests that revealed he had pulled the flexor muscles in his left thigh,” the Bianconeri announced on their official website.

 

“Douglas Costa too withdrew early from yesterday’s action and his condition will be evaluated tomorrow.”

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Ankle sprain for Khedira

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/130819/ankle-sprain-khedira

 

 

Nov 17, 2018

 

Sami Khedira hurt his ankle during today’s training session and is in doubt for Juventus against SPAL.

 

The German international pulled up at the Continassa camp this morning and a club statement confirms he "sprained his left ankle."

 

More tests are needed to make a clear diagnosis, but even a slight sprain would put Khedira in doubt to face SPAL next weekend.

 

The 31-year-old has a long history of injuries and made only eight competitive appearances for Juve this season.

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Khedira treated for heart problem

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/134900/khedira-treated-heart-problem

 

 

Feb 20, 2019

 

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be back in a month after his heart problem was successfully treated.

 

Khedira was ruled out of Juve’s Champions League last-32 first leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday with an irregular heartbeat.

 

However, a medical report on the club’s official website reads: “Today in the morning the player Sami Khedira underwent electrophysiological study and successful interventional therapy with ablation of an arrhythmogenic atrial focus, performed by Prof. Fiorenzo Gaita, JM cardiologist consultant for Juventus.

 

“After a short period of convalescence the above mentioned player will be able to resume his activity approximately within one month.”

 

The German, who has scored two goals in 15 appearances this season, could miss the Bianconeri’s next six games, among them a Serie A trip to Napoli and the second leg of their Champions League tie with Atleti.

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Khedira to return this month

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/135423/khedira-return-month

 

 

Mar 5, 2019

 

Juventus have confirmed that midfielder Sami Khedira will return later this month after making a successful recovery from heart surgery.

 

Khedira was treated for an irregular heartbreak on February 19, and ANSA reported on Monday that he had completed his period of rehabilitation.

 

“Sami Khedira underwent planned cardiological tests that highlighted the positive evolution of the treatment performed,” read a statement on Juve’s official website.

 

“He has since started on a personalised training programme. The prognosis is such that he can return to action a month from the date he underwent surgery.”

 

However, the 31-year-old will not be back in time for next week’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.

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Juve: Khedira's season over

 

 

https://www.football-italia.net/137117/juve-khediras-season-over

 

 

Apr 18, 2019

 

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has confirmed that his season is over after deciding to undergo knee surgery.

 

Khedira has played just 17 times this season due to a spate of injuries, and the German announced on his official Twitter account that he would give up the remainder of the campaign to go under the knife.

 

“After four months of continuous pain in my knee - some days worse than others - I have decided to undergo surgery, letting it fix and heal fully. The surgery is planned to take place in the next two weeks,” he wrote.

 

“My complete focus is to be back at 100 percent for the start of the next campaign. I am already looking forward to fighting in order to achieve our goals next season again.”

 

The Bianconeri can secure their eighth straight Scudetto with just a point against Fiorentina this weekend but are out of the Champion League and Coppa Italia.

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Fenerbahce move for Khedira?

 

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https://www.football-italia.net/140625/fenerbahce-move-khedira

 

 

Jul 11, 2019

 

Turkish side Fenerbahce are reportedly keen on signing Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira.

 

According to Sky Sport Italia, Fener are ‘pushing hard’ to bring in Khedira and have made an offer for the German.

 

The 32-year-old is expected to leave Juve this summer, having been sent down the pecking order by new arrivals Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey.

 

He has scored 21 goals in 87 appearances for the Old Lady, winning a Scudetto in each of his four seasons, but was hampered by injuries last term.

 

Fener, for their part, are revamping their squad after fighting relegation for much of 2018-19 but could face competition from some MLS sides.

 

Khedira could replace Eljif Elmas, who has been heavily linked with a Serie A switch to Napoli.

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