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Europa League: Unai Emery Calls Aubameyang “killer” ahead of Semi-final Second leg
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Europa League: Unai Emery Calls Aubameyang “killer” ahead of Semi-final Second leg

Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has said that his team is “expecting the best version” of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while describing the Arsenal captain as a “killer”. Emery’s men travel to the Emirates Stadium for the second leg of their semi-final tie against the Gunners on Thursday night, with a 2-1 aggregate lead. Aubameyang played the last few minutes of the game at El Madrigal but will be available for selection tomorrow. Emery, who worked with Aubameyang for a year-and-a-half at Arsenal before he was sacked in November 2019, is wary of the threat the Gabon international could pose to his side. “He’s a killer and always will be,” the Spaniard told a pre-match press conference. “He’s back now, and that means the alarms go off. He’s very hard to stop. “We work exp...
UCL: Guardiola Issues Warning to Man City Players Ahead of PSG Clash at Etihad
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UCL: Guardiola Issues Warning to Man City Players Ahead of PSG Clash at Etihad

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned his players that their UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final second-leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad on Tuesday will be tough. Guardiola gave the warning on Monday during his pre-match press conference. The Spaniard wants his players to face PSG without emotions, adding that they need to be calmer and know what to do against the visitors. Man City defeated PSG 2-1 in the first-leg encounter last Wednesday in Paris. “From my experience, the semi-finals are always difficult,” Guardiola said. “You play with the result of the first leg, you play with your mind on the final, and sometimes you forget what you have to do – win the game you are playing. “The semi-final second leg is always the difficul...
You don’t know anything – Zidane attacks journalists over his Real Madrid’s future
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You don’t know anything – Zidane attacks journalists over his Real Madrid’s future

Zinedine Zidane has lambasted pressmen after the Frenchman was asked if he plans to stay at Real Madrid for several more years. The former France midfielder responded by telling the journalists in the Zoom call to beware of making assumptions. Zidane spoke during Saturday’s press conference ahead of the Real Madrid clash against Getafe this weekend. The press conference got a little tense when the coach was time and time again asked about his future. “You don’t know anything,” he said in response to one such question. “You’ve said there’s a need to get rid of Zidane in the past, but I’m here. You can have a contract of four or five years and be gone tomorrow. “Or the opposite could happen, where you have a contract that is about to expire and then you stay. There’s a ...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has announced his squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United. Spurs are looking to bounce back when they host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men today. They thrashed United 6-1 in the reverse fixture, but have only won one of their last three in the league. Mourinho revealed in his pre-match press conference that only Ben Davies and Matt Doherty were unavailable for selection from the main first-team squad. Full Tottenham squad available to face Manchester United include Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Joe Hart Defenders: Serge Aurier, Marcel Lavinier, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon, Ben Davies, Dennis Cirkin. Midfielders: Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile...
Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash
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Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he will never select any player who is “at risk”. Solskjaer stated this on Wednesday while answering questions at a press conference over Marcus Rashford’s fitness. Rashford will travel for the team’s Europa League quarter-final against Granada on Thursday night in Spain. He scored United’s equaliser against Brighton on Sunday but came off after being caught in a tackle and missed training on Tuesday. With Anthony Martial injured, Rashford is hoping to lead United’s attack, alongside Edinson Cavani. “Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or if he’s on the bench. “I don’t pick players when we know there’s a risk,” Solskjaer said. “Of course there’...
Klopp Explains why he Removed Keita During First half Against Real Madrid
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Klopp Explains why he Removed Keita During First half Against Real Madrid

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed he took off Naby Keita in the first half of their 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid on Tuesday for tactical reasons. It was only Keita’s ninth start of the season. With three minutes left in the first half and the Reds down 2-0, Klopp substituted the 26-year-old off and replaced him with Thiago Alcantara. Speaking in his post-match press conference on the Keita sub, Klopp said: “Yeah, it was tactical. These are the things I don’t like in the job. You do that and it’s like one player is responsible for the performance in the first half. “Naby was not responsible for that. He didn’t play for a while, especially not from the start. Naby was not good in the game, but to be honest I could have made a few more changes in that moment....
I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane
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I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he will not “play that game” of speculating on Harry Kane’s future. According to him, Kane should “be happy with the moment he is living” for England and Spurs. The 27-year-old striker stoked rumours he may consider leaving Tottenham after Euro 2020 when asked about reports linking him with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid. “I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there,” Kane said in response. However, Mourinho, speaking at a press conference on Friday, said: “I cannot play that game. I have to focus on what is for us. “Of course I am always pleased when my players go to national teams and do well. “...
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta’s Team news Confirmed
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta’s Team news Confirmed

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed the latest update on his team ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League tie with Liverpool on Saturday night at Emirates. Arteta said Bukayo Saka has not trained with Arsenal’s squad ahead of the Liverpool clash, while Emile Smith Rowe has some discomfort in his hip. Arsenal head to the game following a 3-3 draw with West Ham United in their last Premier League encounter on March 21. “Bukayo has not trained with the team yet,” Arteta said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. “He has been doing some individual work. “We had to pull him out of the England squad, unfortunately. He is feeling better, but he has not trained with the team yet. “Emile has some discomfort in his hip, and that is why they decided to k...
Germany vs North Macedonia: I’m sorry for Chelsea striker, Timo Werner – Ilkay Gundogan
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Germany vs North Macedonia: I’m sorry for Chelsea striker, Timo Werner – Ilkay Gundogan

Germany midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has said that he is ‘sorry’ for teammate Timo Werner after the striker’s huge miss in their side’s 2-1 home shock defeat against North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night. Goals from Goran Pandev and Eljif Elmas ensured North Macedonia defeated Germany at the MSV-Arena Stadium. Gundogan scored a penalty in the 63rd minute for Joachim Löw’s side. Werner had missed a huge opportunity to score in Macedonia’s penalty area after receiving a pass from Gundogan in the second half during the encounter. Reacting to Werner’s miss after the game, Gundogan showed sympathy towards the 25-year-old forward. “I’m sorry for Timo,” Gundogan said at his post-match press conference. “He’s the one who wants to score the most. “We ha...
Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player
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Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has named former Arsenal star, Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s greatest ever foreign import. Rooney also said that departing Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero is ‘right up there’ with some of the finest foreign imports to ever grace the league. But the former England captain maintains that Henry who stars for the Gunners is the best ever overseas player on these shores. “Aguero has been fantastic and is certainly right up there,” Rooney told a press conference on Wednesday. “But if I was asked to choose then I’d probably say, Thierry Henry was the best foreign player “There’s a few in a pack just behind him who are right up there like Aguero, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dennis Bergkamp and Eric Cantona .” Henry, a ...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has offered the latest update on his fitness level ahead of his side’s Premier League against West Brom on April 3 at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic said he is ‘feeling good’ and ‘excited’ for what is to come ahead of the West Brom clash. “It always feels good, of course, to get on the scoresheet. It’s definitely going to help build some confidence,” the 22-year-old told reporters at a post-match press conference after USA’s 2-1 win over Northern Ireland in an international friendly match on Sunday. “I am feeling good, the guys are feeling good as it seemed here. For me personally as well, going back to the club level, I’m excited. “I am feeling confident, as I have said. I feel the best I have felt in my game, so I am excited for what’s to come...
It hurts my heart to see Benin Republic lose – Gernot Rohr
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It hurts my heart to see Benin Republic lose – Gernot Rohr

  Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr has sympathized with Benin Republic over their 1-0 loss to Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Benin thought they had made it to Cameroon 2022 with few seconds to the referee’s final whistle but were shocked by Paul Onuachu’s header. With the win, Gernot Rohr’s men also ended the Squirrels’ 8-year unbeaten record at home. “It’s easier to play if you are already qualified so the players wanted to go ahead,” Rohr explained during his post-match press conference. “The challenge was to win here since 2013, Benin has not lost a match at home and the players absolutely wanted to do so and to be the first in eight years to beat them. “It hurts my heart to see an opponent lose at the last second but it’s true the...
Juventus vs Benevento: Pirlo criticizes Ronaldo, others after Serie A 1-0 defeat
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Juventus vs Benevento: Pirlo criticizes Ronaldo, others after Serie A 1-0 defeat

  Juventus gaffer, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, following his side’s Serie A 1-0 home defeat against Benevento on Sunday evening. Pirlo explained that Juventus players performed poorly against Benevento, adding that they lacked attitude and technique against the visitors. Benevento defeated Juventus at Allianz Stadium, thanks to Adolfo Gaich’s second-half goal. Juventus is now in the 3rd position on the Serie A table with ten points behind leaders Inter Milan. “We needed to turn in a better display, but we performed poorly in every aspect of our game,” Pirlo told a post-match press conference after the game. “Everything was off today, in our attitude and in technical situations. “We knew this would be tough because Ben...
Solskjaer Expresses Fear Over Iheanacho ahead of Leicester vs Man United
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Solskjaer Expresses Fear Over Iheanacho ahead of Leicester vs Man United

  Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho as one of the threats his side will face when Leicester City hosts the Red Devils in the quarterfinals of the Emirates FA Cup at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. Iheanacho has scored in three consecutive games going into the match including a hat-trick against Sheffield United last weekend. Apart from Iheanacho, the manager also named Jamie Vaddy, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans among the players that must be stopped. “Of course, we drew in the league against them and we know we have to defend well against them,” Solskjaer said at the pre-match press conference. “They’ve got [Jamie] Vardy and [Kelechi] Iheanacho, with the form they’re showing, and they’ve got q...
Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer
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Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he substituted Marcus Rashford for Paul Pogba during their 1-0 win against AC Milan in San Siro. According to him, Rushford had a “little twinge” during the game on Thursday night, adding that he hopes it’s nothing serious. Rashford was subbed off at half-time, with Paul Pogba taking his place and the Frenchman went ahead to score the decisive goal a few minutes after his introduction off the bench. The goal helped the former Premier League champions advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. United will now face a nervous wait on whether Rashford is fit for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester. “He had a little twinge,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. “W...
Mikel Arteta Points out why Dinamo Zagreb defeated Mourinho’s Tottenham 3-0
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Mikel Arteta Points out why Dinamo Zagreb defeated Mourinho’s Tottenham 3-0

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has suggested that Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham’s shock Europa League exit from the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb was because the opposition was taken for granted. According to the Spaniard, the shock defeat shows the strength of opposition in the competition is still “taken for granted.” While the Gunners were able to move into the next stages of the Europa League after a 3-2 aggregate win over Olympiacos, their north London rivals, Tottenham crashed out to Croatian side, Dinamo Zagreb. Mourinho’s side suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat away in Zagreb, giving away a 2-0 lead from the first leg in London. Mislav Orsic scored a superb hat-trick to send the Premier League side crashing out of the competition. Reacting to Tottenham’s exit, ...
“Armie Hammer Raped me for Over 4 Hours” 24-year-old Woman Accuses American Actor
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“Armie Hammer Raped me for Over 4 Hours” 24-year-old Woman Accuses American Actor

A  woman who formerly dated Armie Hammer is accusing the star of ongoing abuse, including rape. In a virtual press conference organized by her attorney, Gloria Allred, the 24-year-old woman identified as Effie Angelova claimed that Hammer "abused me mentally, emotionally, and sexually." Effie went on to describe an alleged incident on April 24, 2017, when she claimed Hammer "violently raped her for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed her head against a wall, bruising my face." Effie further claimed she "tried to get away but he wouldn’t let her" during the 2017 incident. "I thought that he was going to kill me," she said. Effie said she met Hammer over Facebook in 2016 when she was 20 years old, and said their "relationship progressed r...
No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel
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No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that no club in the Champions League wants to play against the Blues. Tuchel said this after Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge to qualify for the last-8 on 3-0 aggregate. Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri gave Chelsea the victory over Diego Simeone’s side. “The most important thing is we deserve this,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “They play with a special bond, and results like this give you a certain edge to achieve special things. “I’m sure no one wants to play against us. This will be a difficult challenge, but on we go, no need to be afraid. We take what we get.”
Thomas Tuchel Points Out where Chelsea must improve after 2-0 win over Atletico
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Thomas Tuchel Points Out where Chelsea must improve after 2-0 win over Atletico

  Thomas Tuchel has warned that his Chelsea side can still be more lethal in the final third after booking their place in the Champions League quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea recorded a comfortable win over Atletico Madrid, sealing a 3-0 aggregate through goals on the night from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri. Chelsea’s goals came through fine counter attacking moves but the German tactician still sees that as an area where his side can improve going forward. The former PSG boss is eager to see his side grow more clinical in the latter stages of the competition “We need to improve in counter attacks, the first contact after we win the ball when we implement more forward thinking to exploit space,” Tuchel told a post-match press confe...
Tuchel Names Chelsea Player that is More than One Man after 2-0 Win Over Atletico
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Tuchel Names Chelsea Player that is More than One Man after 2-0 Win Over Atletico

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that his side played against Atletico Madrid with ‘half a man more’ due to N’Golo Kante’s presence on the pitch. It was goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri that secured a 3-0 aggregate win for the Blues over the La Liga leaders at Stamford Bridge. However, Kante turned in a sublime display against the Spanish side, back to his best, with Chelsea keeping another clean sheet. Tuchel said that Kante’s availability was a ‘big gift’ to him in his post-match press conference. “I never know the age of my players just from performance,’ Tuchel said. “If you play with N’Golo you have half a man more because he has a volume that is simply outstanding. “It is a big gift for me, a guy so, so humble and a big helper on...
Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri
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Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri

Barcelona youngster, Pedri, has said that he always tries to pass the ball to captain Lionel Messi when he gets it because every time the Argentine touches the ball, something happens. Pedri, who was called up to the Spain national team for the first time on Monday, said this following Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Huesca in the LaLiga at Camp Nou last night. The 18-year-old also praised Messi for the records he achieved against Huesca. “To play alongside Leo [Messi] is an absolute joy,” Pedri said at a post-match press conference after the game. “I enjoy going to training every day. “Whenever I get it [ball], I try to pass to him because every time he touches the ball, something happens. “It’s absolutely crazy what he’s achieving. He’s the best player in the world.” Barce...
Everton coach, Ancelotti warns Chelsea over Premier League top four
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Everton coach, Ancelotti warns Chelsea over Premier League top four

Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has warned Chelsea that his team can now compete with Thomas Tuchel’s side for a place in the Premier League top four. Ancelotti gave the warning during his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. The Italian gaffer believes Everton are now better, having defeated Chelsea 1-0 last December at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture when Frank Lampard was in charge of the Blues. Ancelotti’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over West Brom last Thursday, while Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 “I think we are better. We have more knowledge and more belief in what we’re doing,” Ancelotti said. “We can compete against Chelsea [for EPL top four]. It will be diffic...
Salah Makes Demand as Liverpool Qualify for Quarter-final
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Salah Makes Demand as Liverpool Qualify for Quarter-final

  Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah, wants Jurgen Klopp’s side to carry momentum from RB Leipzig win into the Premier League. Salah said this while reacting to Liverpool’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie on Wednesday. Two goals from Salah and Sadio Mane ensured the Premier League champion defeated the Bundesliga side in Hungary and qualified for the last-8 on 4-0 aggregate. “It’s a big result for us. We came here the last couple of games we lost,” Salah said at his post-match press conference. “The team is not in the best shape, but we want to fight in the CL and each game in the PL, and we will see what happens. “It’s really positive, to be fair. It’s a tough team, they make us run a lot, but we try to play our way. We won the g...
Tottenham vs Dinamo Zagreb: Mourinho Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash
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Tottenham vs Dinamo Zagreb: Mourinho Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has named the players that will miss his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night in England. According to Mourinho, the players are Giovani Lo Celso and Joe Rodon. The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager said this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference. Tottenham head to the game after beating Crystal Palace 4-1 in the Premier League last Sunday. “Gio is not ready, but it’s nothing to do with his previous big injury, that one is behind him,” Mourinho told Tottenham’s official website. “He was training normally with the team, just improving fitness levels, and now he has a back pain, which is nothing dramatic or to fear, but he’s stopped training in the last couple of da...
Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash
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Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against AC Milan on Thursday evening at Old Trafford. According to Solskjaer, the players are David De Gea, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. The Norwegian said this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference. Man United head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-0 in the Premier League in their previous fixture last weekend, AC Milan won Verona 2-0 in the Serie A. “I am not sure if anyone will be back,” Solskjaer said. “David [De Gea] is not available. Donny [van de Beek], no. “Paul [Pogba], no. Edinson, maybe, but probably not. Juan [Mata], no and Marcus, maybe, but probably not. “...
Liverpool manager, Klopp Speaks on replacing Low as Germany head coach
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Liverpool manager, Klopp Speaks on replacing Low as Germany head coach

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has ruled out any possibility of replacing Joachim Low as Germany head coach this summer. On Tuesday, Low, who led Germany to glory at the 2014 World Cup, announced his decision to step down as Germany head coach after Euro 2020, which is taking place at the end of the season. But Klopp, one of the early favourites to replace Low, says he will not be available to replace Low because he still has a contract with Liverpool. Klopp is currently under intense pressure at Anfield after Liverpool’s sixth consecutive home defeat last Sunday against Fulham. Reacting to the development, Klopp said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on Wednesday: “If I am available for coach of the Ge...
Liverpool Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Ahead of RB Leipzig Clash
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Liverpool Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Ahead of RB Leipzig Clash

Premier League champions, Liverpool, look set to be without striker, Roberto Firmino, when they take on RB Leipzig in the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night in Budapest, Hungary. Firmino was absent from Liverpool’s training in Kirkby on Tuesday ahead of the game against Leipzig on Wednesday night due to a sore knee, Sky Sports report. Recall that the Brazilian missed Liverpool’s defeat against Fulham in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool defeated RB Leipzig 2-0 in the first-leg last month. However, speaking during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, expressed confidence that his team can make their way through to the last-8 despite their recent bad form in the Premier League. Klopp said, “Two t...
Man United Can Still Win Premier League title – Guardiola
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Man United Can Still Win Premier League title – Guardiola

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that Manchester United can still challenge his team to win the Premier League title this season. Man United are still 11 points behind Man City on the log with just ten games to go. The Red Devils defeated Guardiola’s side 2-0 at Etihad last Saturday. Asked if Man City could still be hauled in by Man United, Guardiola told a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Man City’s game against Southampton on Wednesday: “Of course when the options are open, anything can happen in football. “Nobody thought we could go [winning] 21 games in a row, 15 in the Premier League, so everything can happen. “A team like [Manchester] United can do it. There are ten games left, and we have to win six or seven to be champions mathematically. ...
De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper
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De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named David de Gea ahead of Dean Henderson as his Red Devils’ number one goalkeeper. De Gea travelled to Spain for the birth of his first child and will miss Man United’s next five matches. The Spaniard is expected to return to Old Trafford after the international break. However, Henderson has already performed well in De Gea’s absence, keeping clean sheets in games against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, respectively. Asked if Henderson can be Man United’s future number one goalkeeper, Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube series: “Listen, it’s a battle. But you have got to listen to what Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] said in the press conference after: he’s got the shirt for now until De Gea is back. That...
Everton Coach, Ancelotti Warns Chelsea Over Premier League Top Four
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Everton Coach, Ancelotti Warns Chelsea Over Premier League Top Four

Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has warned Chelsea that his team can now compete with Thomas Tuchel’s side for a place in the Premier League top four. Ancelotti gave the warning during his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. The Italian gaffer believes Everton are now better, having defeated Chelsea 1-0 last December at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture when Frank Lampard was in charge of the Blues. Ancelotti’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over West Brom last Thursday, while Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 “I think we are better. We have more knowledge and more belief in what we’re doing,” Ancelotti said. “We can compete against Chelsea [for EPL top four]. It will be diffic...
Juventus vs Lazio: Pirlo Criticizes Morata, Others after Serie A Victory
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Juventus vs Lazio: Pirlo Criticizes Morata, Others after Serie A Victory

  Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has criticized his players, including Alvaro Morata, following their Serie A 3-1 win against Lazio on Saturday. Pirlo said his players started bad and made a mistake with a back pass against Lazio. A goal from Andrien Rabiot and two goals from Morata gave Juventus all three points against Lazio in Turin. “We got off to a bad start by making a mistake with a backpass, but we didn’t let our heads drop,” Pirlo said at a post-match press conference after the game. “We upped the tempo and fought back, and that’s the most important thing. “It’s never easy to come back after going behind, especially against a team like Lazio, but I was really happy with our reaction tonight. “Now we can focus on Porto – another decisive match we can’...
Neymar Preparing to Face Barcelona in Return leg
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Neymar Preparing to Face Barcelona in Return leg

  Paris Saint-Germain could have Neymar available, for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona next Wednesday. Neymar has been left out of the squad to play Brest in the Coupe de France on Saturday. But he has returned to partial training and manager Mauricio Pochettino is “very happy” with his recovery. Neymar has not played for PSG since suffering an injury in the 1-0 cup win over Caen on February 10 and missed out as they beat his former side 4-1 at Camp Nou. Speaking in a press conference on Friday, PSG coach Pochettino said: “He will not be here tomorrow but we are very happy with his development and we will see in the days to come if he can be part of the squad against Barcelona.”
No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner
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No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has told striker, Timo Werner, that there is no room for ‘self-pity’ after the 24-year-old saw a goal chalked off in the Blues’ Premier League 1-0 victory against Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night. Werner had the ball in the back of the net after rounding Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, and clipping into the empty goal. His effort was, however, ruled out by the narrowest of offside calls. The Germany attacker has only scored one goal since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. But Tuchel, who was satisfied with Werner’s display, told him he doesn’t need to worry too much about his lack of goals for Chelsea this season. “I demand 100% in every training, I do not allow self-pity,” Tuchel said at his post-match p...
Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Honours his Father and Buys his Mom a Porsche Ahead of his Next Fight on Saturday
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Nigerian MMA Fighter, Israel Adesanya Honours his Father and Buys his Mom a Porsche Ahead of his Next Fight on Saturday

Israel Adesanya, the reigning UFC middleweight champion honored his father, Oluwafemi, at the UFC 259 pre-fight press conference ahead of his highly-anticipated clash with light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in Las Vegas on Saturday night, March 6. The 31-year-old arrived for the press conference on Friday, March 5, rocking a white ‘Dadesanya’ t-shirt with his father's face on it. He later took to his Instagram story to share a photo of the Porshe he bought for his mother, Taiwo, ahead of his fight. Adesanya, who boasts a 20-0 UFC record, will be hoping to beat Blachowicz and become the fifth only two-weight champion in UFC history.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp Gives Update on Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Diogo Jota
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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp Gives Update on Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Diogo Jota

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has provided the latest update on Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Diogo Jota, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Thursday night. Becker didn’t feature in Liverpool’s win against Sheffield United last Sunday on compassionate grounds. Fabinho has missed Liverpool’s last four outings due to a muscle issue, while Jota has not played for the Reds since December 9 due to a knee injury. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Klopp said: “Ali [Becker] trained now the full week and, yes, we should expect that he is able to return. “Fab has now five or six sessions in his legs, and we have to make a decision how we deal with that, but he looks good and is ready for the squad for sure. “Diogo had this li...
Thomas Tuchel Names Player to Miss Liverpool vs Chelsea Game
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Thomas Tuchel Names Player to Miss Liverpool vs Chelsea Game

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that defender, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Premier League clash against Liverpool on Thursday night at Anfield. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last six games because of a muscle thigh injury. The 36-year-old sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur earlier last month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Tuchel revealed that the Brazilian international would not play for Chelsea against Liverpool. “Thiago [Silva] made his first training with the team but didn’t finish the last exercise, not because of any pain but just to be aware of taking a risk,” Tuchel said. “I assume he will train today, but he is not at 100 percent, so he will not join...
Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested
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Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested

  The Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has that said that his former club, Barcelona will get back to the top soon. Guardiola stated this while reacting to arrest of former president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, a development he described as “an uncomfortable.” Bartomeu slept in jail on Monday as part of an investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou. “It’s an uncomfortable situation but I hope it will finish well,” Guardiola said at his press conference. “He’s already innocent until the court proves he is guilty. “Only I’m concerned is that in one week we’ll have a new president. “It’s a difficult situation at Barcelona but the new man needs to have the courage to lead in the next years. As many people as possible can vote and lead the best club in th...
Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer
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Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said his team has a score to settle with Crystal Palace when both sides clash in the Premier League on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace defeated Man United, 3-1 at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture last September. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Solskjaer said, “You could say patience but also you need the quality because he [Roy Hodgson] has a great record of organising his teams. “They have some very experienced players that know the game. We felt that early on in the first game of the season, of course. “They counter attacked a few times against us and scored. So we have got a score to settle, to be honest.” Man United heads to the game after playing a 0-0 draw against ...
Solskjaer Warns Man Utd Fans over Buying new Players
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Solskjaer Warns Man Utd Fans over Buying new Players

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned fans that it may not be business as usual when the summer transfer window opens. Solskjaer feels the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic may hinder the Red Devils from strengthening the squad as they wish to. United had looked to challenge for the Premier League title once again this season, as bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City failed to hit their heights of previous seasons. But City have since embarked on a remarkable 21-match winning streak stretching back to mid-December and now sit 15 points clear of second-placed United ahead of their meeting at the Etihad this weekend. The gap has only amplified calls for United to bolster their squad with new faces at the end of the season. Hi...
Chelsea Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool clash
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Chelsea Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool clash

  Chelsea has been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday. Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, was substituted just at 30 minutes during Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. The England international was replaced by Reece James, and he was later seen with an ice pack and strapping around his left thigh. And after the match, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed at his post-match press conference that Hudson-Odoi had picked up a minor injury, adding that the decision to take him off was also a ‘tactical choice’. “[He was] a little bit injured,” Tuchel said. “The reason [he was replaced] was a tactical reason and a little injury, a combination, because we swi...
Solskjaer Rules Juan Mata Out of Chelsea vs Man United Game
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Solskjaer Rules Juan Mata Out of Chelsea vs Man United Game

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that midfielder, Juan Mata, will miss the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening. According to Solskjaer, Mata, a former Chelsea star, will be out of action for a couple of weeks as the Spaniard aims to recover from injury. Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Solskjaer said, “Juan will, unfortunately, be out for a couple of weeks, so he missed tonight, [Chelsea clash].” Man United head to the game after qualifying for the Europa League last-16 with a 4-0 aggregate win against Real Sociedad. They are currently in the second position on the English Premier League table with 10 points behind leaders Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The kick-off time for the C...
Chelsea vs Man United: They Want to Hurt Us – Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man United: They Want to Hurt Us – Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that Manchester United want to hurt his team when both sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel, who has already met Man United twice during his time at PSG, said the Red Devils like to have space, counter-attack and use their speed to absorb their opponent. The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Tuchel’s men head to the game after beating Atletico Madrid in the Champions League 1-0 on Tuesday night. “It helps if you know the style, the strengths and weaknesses. We have a pretty good impression of the style they [Manchester United] play and the spaces they want to hurt us, and their strengths individually and as a group. That helps to prepare,” Tuchel was...
Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has done really well at Stamford Bridge since he took over from Frank Lampard last January. Solskjaer said that the current Chelsea squad under Tuchel has the ability to keep teams away from their own goal. He also said that his job is to end Tuchel’s unbeaten run at Chelsea so far. The Norwegian spoke on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Tuchel has won six of his last eight matches in charge of Chelsea since his appointment last month. “You can see in the results, stats and possession they have had, the ability to keep teams away from their own goal, he’s done really well,” Tuchel said. “It is n...
Mourinho Spills Discussion with Eric Dier, Identifies Carlos Vinicius Problem
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Mourinho Spills Discussion with Eric Dier, Identifies Carlos Vinicius Problem

  Jose Mourinho has revealed what Tottenham defender, Eric Dier, once told him about players’ performances during the club’s poor run of form. Speaking about his midfielder, Dele Alli during a press conference on Friday, Mourinho said, “One of my players, Eric Dier told me something like ‘individual performances are not very good when the collective performance is not good’. He’s right, that goes in both directions.” Mourinho further explained that “when the team plays well it’s easier for players to perform well and when players perform well the team plays well collectively. “So I agree with Eric and in relation to Dele, when you have players performing as he did, it’s easier for the team to play well and when the team plays well it’s easier for players to perform wel...
Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match
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Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that centre-back, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last five games because of a muscle thigh injury. The Brazilian international sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Tuchel revealed that the 36-year-old would return to his squad next week. “He [Thiago Silva] did an individual session today, on the pitch, and felt it was big progress,” said Tuchel. “It’s a big step ahead for him, so I hope he will join the group next week.” Chelsea head to the game after beating Atletico Madrid 1-...
Solskjaer Clears Air on Juan Mata Leaving Man United
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Solskjaer Clears Air on Juan Mata Leaving Man United

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has finally reacted to reports linking midfielder, Juan Mata, with a move away from Old Trafford. Reports had emerged earlier this week that Juventus, AS Roma and Inter Milan, were all keeping a keen eye on Mata. Mata’s contract with Man United will expire at the end of the season. Nevertheless, the Red Devils have the option of extending his contract by a further 12 months. Reacting to the development on Wednesday, Solskjaer said during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s Europa League last-32 second leg tie with Real Sociedad on Thursday night that he was not surprised that Mata is being linked with a move away from the club. According to the Norwegian, the 32-year-old Spaniard is an outstanding football...
Haaland to Man United: I’m in Touch With Dortmund Striker – Solskjaer
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Haaland to Man United: I’m in Touch With Dortmund Striker – Solskjaer

  Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has suggested that the club are still interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, this summer. Solskjaer explained that he keeps in touch with Haaland, who has scored 17 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund this season. The Red Devils boss coached Haaland during their time at Molde, where he scored 26 goals in 18 games in all competitions. Speaking ahead of Man United’s Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie against Real Sociedad on Thursday, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday: “I think when you have had kids and players through as a coach you follow them. “I keep in touch with Erling – it is great to see him become the player he has become. “He is a...
What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho
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What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he would be remembered in the club’s history for good reasons and not for bad. Mourinho said this while rubbishing rumours about his future at Tottenham. Speculation about Mourinho’s future increased last Sunday as Tottenham slipped to ninth position on the Premier League table following a 2-1 defeat at West Ham. But the former Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid head coach is now confident that he will turn the situation around. Speaking at his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Tottenham’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Wolfsberger on Wednesday night, Mourinho said, “I believe that we will win through and that I will be in Tottenham’s history for the good reasons and not...
Tuchel Names Player to Miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Match
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Tuchel Names Player to Miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Match

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that defender, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in Bucharest. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last four games because of a muscle thigh injury. The 36-year-old sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Tuchel revealed that the Brazilian international again will be missing from his squad. ‘He [Thiago Silva] is not available,” Tuchel said. “He is training right now. We are leaving and he is not available.” Chelsea head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Southampton over the weekend. The kick-off time for Atl...
Jose Mourinho Reveals Why he Benched Gareth Bale in Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham
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Jose Mourinho Reveals Why he Benched Gareth Bale in Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham

  Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has explained why he dropped winger, Gareth Bale, to the bench in their Premier League 2-1 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday. Goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard gave West Ham all three points against Tottenham at the London Stadium. Speaking about the decision to bench Bale, who replaced Erik Lamela at the start of the second half, Mourinho told a post-match press conference: “The quality is there. Nobody can have doubts of that. “The condition to play three matches in a week, is a different story. We have to try to get the best out of him. “We gave him 65 minutes the other day, not 90. To start today would be too much for him and a risk. He is more confident. “He is starting to be more intense. He was good in the seco...

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