Former FC Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito (32) took some time to speak to the media following Barcelona’s incredible comeback against AC Milan. The defender was quoted as saying, “it wouldn’t have been fair for Barcelona to have been left eliminated after one bad game in Milan.” The Argentine drew parallels to the situation as well as praising his compatriots, Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.
The recently-retired former Barcelona player Gabi Milito spoke of the many qualities that Leo Messi has and how, together, they make him the number one.
Former FC Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, closing a career that spanned stints in Argentina and Spain. Milito signed for FC Barcelona from Zaragoza in 2007, and enjoyed a successful first season with the club. He suffered from a string of minor and major injuries in subsequent seasons and left the club in 2011 for Argentine outfit Independiente. In announcing his retirement Milito admitted that his “reasons were obvious: I was forcing it mentally and physically. The next season with Independiente was going to be difficult.”
Any of you have memories of Milito? If so, please share them in the comments.
Former FC Barcelona’s ‘Dream Team’ player Hristo Stoichkov has been linked with a coaching job with Bulgarian champions Litex Lovech, reported the state’s news agency (BTA) on Sunday. He will be replacing interim coach Atanas Dzhambazki, who himself had only taken over from the departing Luboslav Penev, now manager of the national team.
FC Barcelona’s official twitter announced a few minutes ago that they have reached an agreement to allow Argentine defender Gabriel Milito to leave the club.
The most likely destination for Milito, whose contract ends on June 30, 2012, looks to be Argentine club Independiente.
Stay tuned to totalBarca for updates on this news.
In an interview with Chilean newspaper La Tercera, Leo Messi shared his thoughts about Barça’s new player, Alexis Sánchez. Messi referred to him as a “great signing. He will fit into the team and the dressing room. I have watched him play, I have known him for awhile now and I can say he is a great player.”
Regarding Barça’s recent form, Messi said that “we have won many titles recently, and we are even more motivated now to win it all again, keep playing good football and having fun. Making culés happy is our biggest motivation.”
totalBarca brings you another edition of ‘Caption This’, this time featuring Barca players Mascherano and Milito with their Argentina National team mates.
What do you think Captain Mascherano is saying? Could he be talking about Argentina’s disappointing start to the Copa America? Rack your brains and let us know what you think in the comments!
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The same players who beat Osasuna Saturday night were back at the Cuitat Esportiva on Sunday morning, training behind closed doors.
A total of 16 first team players were on the pitch in Sant Joan Despi, including Carles Puyol, who continued doing individual specific work. The players who started against Osasuna worked on recovering from their efforts. Absent from the session were the injured group of Bojan, Abidal and Adriano. Also missing were Milito and Maxwell, who were undergoing medical tests during the session to determine the extent of their injuries (more on that below).
As reported by FC Barcelona’s official site, both Maxwell and Gaby Milito picked up injuries during Saturday’s game against Osasuna at Camp Nou, and the pair will undergo tests on Sunday to determine the extent of the injuries.
Andoni Zubizarreta confirmed that Argentine defender Gaby Milito will not be leaving the club during the winter transfer window, despite intense media speculation about a move.
The news was given by the Club’s Sporting Director of Professional Football, Andoni Zubizarreta, at half time during game against Malaga: “He’s staying. He told us that he had thought it through and he’s not leaving. We are very happy because our preferred option was to have him stay in the squad.”
According to Catalan paper Sport, Argentine defender Gaby Milito is ready to leave FC Barcelona immediately. The ‘Marshall’ wants more minutes which seem unlikely under Guardiola’s orders.
The news was first presented on program ‘La Graderia’ on Ona FM radio. They claim that Gaby Milito wishes to leave FC Barcelona in the winter market in order to go to a club where he would have more opportunities to play and, thus, be in playing condition to feature in the Copa America with Argentina this coming summer.
The team held their first of two Thursday training sessions this morning at 11:00 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, their second day of training following a week off for the holidays. Three reserves – Miño, Bartra and Thiago - joined the session which was buoyed by the news of both Jeffren and Milito receiving their medical clearance to play.
Gabi Milito during his Independiente days
Argentina Primera Division club CA Independiente, who recently lifted this year’s Copa Sudamericana that sees them automatically qualified for next year’s Copa Libertadores, has an eye on bringing their former idol, FC Barcelona’s defender Gabriel Milito, back to Avellaneda.
As the ball hits the back of the net a player has a huge decision to make – just how they will celebrate. As we saw against Ceuta on Wednesday there are many different ways to do this, ranging from the elegant to the downright absurd and anywhere inbetween. Some would say it is an art form in and of itself, and judging by Bojan’s offering, they may just be right.
According to the official report on Barca’s website, Gaby Milito has been ruled out for between four and six weeks by the FC Barcelona medical services, after suffering a thigh injury in the first half of the Copa del Rey match against Ceuta on Wednesday evening.
As FC Barcelona’s official site reports, during Monday’s training Gaby Milito suffered a hamstring injury to the adductor of his right thigh. His recovery time will be approximately two weeks.
At the first team’s training session on Tuesday morning, the news emerging from FC Barcelona was the early exit of centre back Gaby Milito from training. The Argentine player had to leave Tuesday’s session owing to adductor trouble. This reduced the number of first team players working under Guardiola from seven to six, with the addition of ten youth reinforcements.
After the league match with Mallorca in early October, a number of Barcelona’s players will once again disperse for international duty. Of the squad lists released so far, Brazil’s 23 man squad includes Barcelona defenders Dani Alves and Adriano, while Argentina manager Sergio Batista has called up defender Gabriel Milito, newly signed midfielder Javier Mascherano and forward Lionel Messi, despite his recent injury.
Although the season is still young, one thing has become apparent during the course of the games we have witnessed so far. This is a new Barca. As such there have been qualities on display for fans to both admire and fear in equal measure. Over the course of two articles we shall look more closely at just how our team has changed and just what we can expect of this new Barca during the upcoming season.
After the disappointment of missing out on Argentina’s World Cup 2010 squad, Gabriel Milito finally has reason to celebrate. Argentina’s interim coach Sergio Batista has shown faith in the FC Barcelona central defender and named him and his club teammate and good friend Lionel Messi in his 23-man squad for the friendly against Spain to be played in Monumental Stadium on September 7.
FC Barcelona’s official website confirmed that a squad of 28 players flew out to South Korean capital Seoul at 6 p.m CET this evening, where they will continue with Barca’s pre-season tour.
Next season is shaping up to be yet another exciting affair, with Barca likely to face a rejuvenated Real Madrid, who under the expected stewardship of Jose Mourinho will be desperate to wrestle the La Liga crown from our heads. Arguably next season will be the toughest faced yet by Pep and the boys, what with the shake-up caused by the incoming new presidential board, as well as all the world’s gaze being set firmly on the ‘Special one’ and his galacticos. So it seems El Mister will have some tough decisions to make.