Bosingwa Breaks his Silence


After comments from Portugal National team coach Paulo Bento regarding his exclusion of Bosingwa, the wing-back has hit back with comments of his own. Bosingwa has announced that he will never play again for the Portuguese National team while it is under the stewardship of Bento, much like Ricardo Carvalho stated recently. Bosingwa has enjoyed a wonderful season for Chelsea so far, so it came as quite a surprise when Bento failed to name him in the squad against Bosnia. Even when right-back Silvio was withdrawn due to injury, Bento called up Eliseu over Bosingwa, a move that must have prompted Bosingwa to make this statement.

“I cannot understand what the Portugal’s manager meant with emotional and mental questions in relation to me, because I believe it is difficult for a player who reached the level that I have achieved being weak in those points which he has mentioned,” said the player. “It is from the public’s knowledge that he is a conflictual manager with his players. As much as it costs me, for as long as he is the coach of the Portugal national team I will not wear the Portuguese outfit. I have said and I repeat: he is a distressed manager who, in my opinion, does not have the emotional and mental capacity to lead a group of men.”

Castro to Decide his Future


Porto’s young midfielder, Andre Castro, is currently considering his options after opportunities at F.C. Porto have become few. Castro, who is a regular for the Portuguese Under-21 team, spent the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons on loan at Olhanense. His performances were impressive enough to earn him a stay at Porto this season, but the midfielder has found his options limited. Castro is now considering moving away from the Dragao, with Sporting Gijon his most likely destination. If the move happens, it will be a loan.

Orlando sa Makes his Debut for Porto


Finally, after a long injury spell, Orlando sa has made his long-awaited debut for Porto. sa was in the starting lineup in Porto’s 2-0 win over lower-level Oliveirense. It was not his greatest performance, but coming back from a lengthy absence and playing immediately in the starting eleven isn’t easy. His inclusion in the starting eleven just after absence shows that Ferreira may have faith in this kid. I hope he does have faith in him, because with a little bit of work, and a lot of patience, we could have ourselves the next Pauleta, which Portugal desperately needs.