BALLACK: SCHWEINSTEIGER DESERVES RESPECT

Former Chelsea player Michael Ballack has joined the growing list of people condemning the actions of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over his treatment of former German international Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder remains axed from the first team of the Red Devils due to his row with the Portuguese tactician.

The German legend has called Mourinho to show some respect to the player. He took to his official Twitter handle to make a statement regarding the issue on ground.

“The very least that @BSchweinsteiger should receive is the respect he deserves for the great performance he has had,” he said on the popular social media outlet.

Ballack Back Man City

The season is now far enough long that we can start to get a better feel for which teams will be the most successful this year. The top five spots in the table might only be separated by one point, but there are clear favorites to win this year's league. As of this writing, Manchester City sits in first place and many feel that the team will still be there when the season ends.

Among the pundits praising Manchester City has been Michael Ballack. It looks as though the former midfielder, who won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2010, likes City's chances of taking home its third trophy this year. Ballack told Talksport that he feels Man City are the team to beat this season, and we're inclined to agree with him.

Kante can succeed at Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack believes that former Leicester City midfielder N'GoloKante can be a success at Chelsea.

He said that N'GoloKante was terrific for Leicester City last season, and he will have to confirm at a big club at Chelsea. However, he believes that the French international has the necessary skills and experience to play at the highest level and has backed him to be a success in London.

Ballack believes that the arrival of N'GoloKante will boost a Chelsea midfield that has lacked aggressiveness and energy last season and believes that the player can have a similar impact as Claude Makelele.

Guardiola should be given time

Michael Ballack has stated that Pep Guardiola should be given time at Manchester City.

He said that the Manchester project is a really big one, and it is not something that can be done in one day. He has urged fans and football lovers around the world to give the new manager time before judging him.

Michael Ballack said that Pep Guardiola is a good manager and that he will surely improve the Manchester City team, but he will need some time to work out with the players. He said that the manager is passionate about his job and will want his players to play in a certain way. This is not something that he will be able to teach in one or two weeks, and it is important that he should be given time.

BALLACK: HAZARD IS “VERY EMOTIONAL”

Former German international Michael Ballack says that Chelsea play maker Eden Hazard is a very emotional type of player, so the terms must be right for him to flourish.

Ballack spent four years at Chelsea between 2006 and 2010. He decided to reveal the possible reason for the resurgence of the Belgian skipper this season after an underwhelming campaign in the last term.

"He was struggling a bit last year. Players like him, who are, in my eyes, very emotional players, they need a kind of warm environment, a good relationship with everyone - especially the coach - to perform,” Ballack told OmniSport. He admitted that Hazard was a great talent, and that the expectations are high for every game.

Ancelotti believes in Bayern Munich squad

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti believes that he has one of the best teams in European football and believes that his team will end up winning some silverware at the end of the season.

He made the statement despite the fact that his team lost 1-0 against Real Madrid in a friendly match.

He said that the result does not have any importance because the team is in pre-season and only preparing themselves. He stated that he was pleased with the way his players control the ball and that we should not forget that they were playing against an excellent team. He said that Bayern Munich was good in the first-half, but they, however, faded during the second half.

Michael Ballack used to be one of the indispensable players

Michael Ballack used to be one of the indispensable players for the German national team.

The former Bayern Munich and Chelsea midfielder claims that Bastian Schweinsteiger has now taken up the mantle. The Manchester United midfielder scored a late goal in the nation’s opening game at the Euro 2016 against Ukraine. Even though this goal came late in the game, it was mightily important since it provided some breathing space for Germany. The nation was coming under severe criticism in recent months following their poor performance in friendly games. Schweinsteiger was forced to miss the recent matches due to a knee injury.

Michael Ballack hints the Struggle of Bayern Munich

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack is the opinion that Bayern Munich will struggle to get past Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League.

After suffering a narrow loss in the first leg, Bayern are hoping to take advantage of the return leg being at home. This has traditionally been seen as an advantage, but it remains to be seen if it will matter against Atletico Madrid team who are extremely happy to just sit and hit the opposition on the counter-attack. Pep Guardiola has set his sights on winning the Champions League in his final season at the club.

Michel Salgado comments on Mistakes of Real Madrid

The former German midfielder Michael Ballack says that he has been impressed by three England players namely Ross Barkley, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.

Ballack says that England has an excellent team with such talented players and that he look forward to seeing these players perform with the national team.

He has been impressed by the qualities of the Everton’s midfielder especially his strength and also his ability to run from box to box. Indeed, his playing style can be somehow reminiscence of how Ballack played during this youth. So far this season, he has made 39 appearances for Everton and scored 12 goals.

Micah Richards should be available for next Villa game

Remi Garde has provided the latest updates on Micah Richards and according to the Aston Villa manager; the England player should be available for the match against Chelsea. Micah Richards has suffered a groin injury in training and missed the game against Tottenham as well as Swansea.

According to the Villa’s manager, this is a light injury and will not require lengthy treatment. Micah Richards should be up and running very soon. The international break should provide Richards with enough time to recover and to prepare himself for the remaining games of the season.

For some pundits, Richards was not injured for the game against Tottenham, but he was rather dropped because of poor performance in the precedent game against Manchester City. Garde wanted to change things and as a result, Richards was axed from the first team.