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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton
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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton

The England defender has absolved his international team-mate of any blame and agreed with the outcome of the VAR decision at Goodison Park Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that if he had been awarded a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, it would have been a “soft” decision. During the second half, the defender collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when attempting to win a loose ball following a free kick. Pickford has found himself in an unwanted spotlight in recent weeks, having been the antagonist in a collision that saw Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
‘More complicated with Emery and Arteta’ – ‘Maestro’ Ozil backed by ex-Arsenal captain Koscielny
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‘More complicated with Emery and Arteta’ – ‘Maestro’ Ozil backed by ex-Arsenal captain Koscielny

The former Germany international has been given support by a former team-mate who played alongside him under the Arsene Wenger era at Emirates Stadium Estranged Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been defended by former Gunners centre-back Laurent Koscielny. The former Germany international playmaker is presently out of the picture at the Emirates Stadium, having been left out of the Premier League squad and the Europa League squad by manager Mikel Arteta. He has been involved in a very public battle with the club, notably offering to pay the wages of sacked mascot Gunnersaurus having refused to take a pay cut due to the coronavirus crisis. As the club’s highest earner, his case has been regularly debated in the media, and Koscielny has backed his former colleague.
Ronaldo didn’t try to talk Pjanic out of Barcelona move
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Ronaldo didn’t try to talk Pjanic out of Barcelona move

A fresh face at Camp Nou claims a former team-mate at Juventus was pleased for him when the opportunity to head for Catalunya came about Cristiano Ronaldo did not try and talk Miralem Pjanic out of a move to Barcelona despite the Juventus superstar boasting strong ties to Real Madrid. A five-time Ballon d’Or winner spent two seasons playing alongside Pjanic in Turin. The Bosnian midfielder was, however, to become the subject of a trade agreement involving Brazil international Arthur.
Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea
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Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea

The Premier League veteran believes the France international can bounce back this season if he remains at Stamford Bridge N'Golo Kante can bounce back for Chelsea this season, with former team-mate Mark Schwarzer believing the midfielder has been in desperate need of a break from football. The 29-year-old was restricted to 28 appearances for the Blues last season with minor injuries keeping him sidelined after playing 53 matches the campaign before. Kante was criticised in some quarters for his performances over the past year, with Inter currently exploring the possibility of a transfer and the Blues reportedly open to cashing in on the Frenchman.
Man Utd the kind of club where Bale would fit in
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Man Utd the kind of club where Bale would fit in

The Wales international has been linked with a return to the Premier League and has been put forward as an alternative signing to Jadon Sancho Gareth Bale would be a 'perfect' signing for Manchester United if they fail to seal a deal to sign Jadon Sancho this summer, according to the Real Madrid's former Tottenham team-mate Peter Crouch. Bale has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford time and again in recent years, with United failing in a late bid to sign the Wales international prior to his world-record £86 million ($110m) move from Spurs to Madrid in 2013. Now Bale is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid and has hinted that he would be open to a return to the Premier League, amid reports that the Spanish giants would be willing to fund some of his lavish wages in...
Samuel Chukwueze to Join Osimhen at Napoli
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Samuel Chukwueze to Join Osimhen at Napoli

Napoli are keeping an eye on Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, as an alternative to Sassuolo’s Jeremie Boga, according to Sporting Life. The Partenopei are still in the market ahead of the 2020/2021 season, having signed Chukwueze’s Super Eagles’ team-mate, Victor Osimhen for €70m from Lille. The Serie A club are in the market for a replacement for Jose Callejon, whose contract will expire at the end of August. Their first choice is Boga, but they will move for Chukwueze if they are unable to buy from their rivals. “Napoli have not hidden their desire to sign Boga, who is being coveted by several Serie A teams. “Atalanta has overtaken Napoli in the race to sign Boga, valued at €30m, but the Partenopei believe they can get Chukwueze for €25m if they don’t get Boga,” t...
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Southampton vs Man Utd: Pogba Clashes with Lindelof in Training

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has shown off a minor wound to his face following a clash with team-mate Victor Lindleof in training. The Red Devils are preparing for their Premier League game against Southampton on Monday night and were put through their paces at Carrington on Sunday. The session involved some 1v1 drills, with Pogba selected to face off with one half of United’s centre-back pairing. It seems the Frenchman came off the worse, after uploading a video to Instagram showing off a small cut above his top lip, as well as a bloodshot eye. His caption read: “Victor you destroyed me! Look at this bro, look at this. Oh my God!” He also included a caption on his video which said: “That’s what happens when you do 1v1 with the ice man Victor Lindelof.” U...
‘I Was Explaining’ – Footballer Boyata Denies Kissing His Team-Mate As Bundesliga Returns With New Coronavirus Rules
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‘I Was Explaining’ – Footballer Boyata Denies Kissing His Team-Mate As Bundesliga Returns With New Coronavirus Rules

Hertha Berlin defender, Dedryck Boyata, has denied kissing his teammate Marko Grujic after he was photographed in close proximity with Grujic during Hertha Berlin’s 3-0 win against Hoffenheim over the weekend. Over the weekend, the Bundesliga became the first major European league to resume since the suspension of the 2019-20 season in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. New rules such as substitutes wearing masks and sitting significant distances away from each other, and social distancing during celebrations were carried out, but Boyata after a goal appeared to kiss Grujic on the cheek. After receiving criticism, he has now defended himself, saying he was giving his teammate an instruction. “It wasn’t a kiss, neither a celebration,” he wrote accompanied by a video of the i...
Lewandowski is a complete striker’ – Defenders have ‘no advantage’ against Bayern star, says his former team-mate Kirchhoff
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Lewandowski is a complete striker’ – Defenders have ‘no advantage’ against Bayern star, says his former team-mate Kirchhoff

A man who played alongside the Polish frontman for two years at the Allianz Arena has talked up his talents as one of the game's leading marksmen Robert Lewandowski is a "complete" striker, according to Jan Kirchhoff, who says that defenders are never left with any "advantage" against his former Bayern Munich team-mate. Lewandowski emerged as one of the most prolific centre-forwards in Europe during a four-year spell at Borussia Dortmund, before joining their arch-rivals on a free transfer in the summer of 2014. The 31-year-old has since scored a staggering 229 goals in 273 matches for Bayern, while helping the club win five successive Bundesliga titles.
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‘People don’t understand how important Ozil is’ – Leno backs ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal playmaker despite lack of assists

The pair are team-mates for club and country and the goalkeeper doesn't believe simple assist numbers show the midfielder's worth to his team Mesut Ozil’s creative ability is underrated by many fans, according to Arsenal and Germany team-mate Bernd Leno. The 31-year-old midfielder has seen his influence at the Emirates Stadium wane in recent years, and he has just six Premier League goals and four assists to his name since the beginning of last season. Leno, though, believes Ozil’s value is evident beyond basic statistics, and his vision helps open up space for his team-mates.
Henderson not too far away from being Man Utd & England’s No.1, says Sheffield United team-mate Fleck
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Henderson not too far away from being Man Utd & England’s No.1, says Sheffield United team-mate Fleck

The Blades' shot-stopper is making waves with his performances at Bramall Lane and many are backing the 23-year-old to make it to the very top Sheffield United's on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been backed by team-mate John Fleck to realise his dreams of becoming Manchester United and England's first-choice between the sticks. Henderson has been in stellar form for the Blades yet again this season, having already impressed in the previous campaign as he helped Chris Wilder's side gain promotion to the Premier League. The 23-year-old has kept 10 clean sheets in England's top tier since making the jump from the Championship and sees his side sit third in the charts for fewest goals conceded.
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I left Liverpool to join Real Madrid because of Jamie Carragher – Michael Owen

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has disclosed that he left Anfield in 2004 to join Real Madrid because of a former teammate, Jamie Carragher. According to Owen, he left the Reds to join the Los Blancos in order to prove Carragher wrong. The former England international claimed that Carragher tried to persuade him not to move to the Santiago Bernabeu because he would not have regular playing time. Owen told talkSPORT: “I was in America. Jamie Carragher and I were sharing the same room. “We were on a pre-season tour, and manager, Rafa Benitez, had just taken over at Liverpool. “My agent called me on the phone and said, ‘Madrid want to buy you.’ “I just remember putting the phone down after a few minutes discussing it, and Carragher looked at me and said, ‘don’t do i...
Rumours of £200m Kane transfer shrugged off by Spurs team-mate Gazzaniga
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Rumours of £200m Kane transfer shrugged off by Spurs team-mate Gazzaniga

Tottenham’s back-up goalkeeper is not overly concerned by the speculation that has started to build again around a star striker in north London Harry Kane may be generating talk of possible £200 million ($251m) transfers, with Manchester United said to be among his suitors, but Tottenham team-mate Paulo Gazzaniga has sought to shrug off the rumours. Exit speculation is nothing new for the England captain, with his prolific exploits in north London allowing him to cement a standing as one of the most fearsome frontmen on the planet. Any ambitious club would welcome the opportunity to add such qualities to their respective ranks, and would be willing to spend big in order to secure a prized signature.
‘Sometimes he gives me an earful’ – Gomez reveals help from Liverpool’s ‘dominant force’ Van Dijk
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‘Sometimes he gives me an earful’ – Gomez reveals help from Liverpool’s ‘dominant force’ Van Dijk

The defender is enjoying the opportunity to learn alongside the commanding Dutch centre-back after coming to terms with the size of the club Virgil van Dijk is "a dominant force" and Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez relishes being able to play alongside him. Gomez and Van Dijk have formed a solid partnership at the heart of the Premier League's best defence, with the former having overcome significant injury problems to establish himself in Jurgen Klopp's starting XI. Van Dijk arrived at Anfield in January 2018 as the world's most expensive defender, a record that has since been surpassed by Harry Maguire's switch to Manchester United, and quickly struck up a close relationship with the England international.
‘Sensitive’ Sane warned against making Bayern move by former team mate Aogo
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‘Sensitive’ Sane warned against making Bayern move by former team mate Aogo

The Germany international has long been linked with a move back to the Bundesliga, however a former Schalke colleague has raised doubts Leroy Sane is too "sensitive" to move to Bayern Munich and could struggle with the weight of expectation at Germany's biggest club, according to his former teammate Dennis Aogo. Manchester City forward Sane has long been linked with a return to Bundesliga and his agent recently confirmed that he has been in transfer talks with Bayern. It would be the first time Sane has played in German league football since he moved from Schalke to Manchester City for £45 million ($56m) in August 2016. Full-back Aogo was a teammate of Sane's at Schalke between 2013 and his departure for the Premier League, and says that while he admires the Germany international as...
Liverpool ‘kidded’ Chelsea by getting £50m for Torres, says Carragher
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Liverpool ‘kidded’ Chelsea by getting £50m for Torres, says Carragher

The former Reds defender was "shocked" when the Spanish striker made his record move in January 2011, and was not surprised when things turned sour Liverpool knew they had "kidded" Chelsea when selling Fernando Torres for £50 million ($62m) and that the other players were "shocked" they received such a huge transfer fee, according to Jamie Carragher. Torres moved from Liverpool to Chelsea on deadline day of the January transfer window in 2011 for what was then a record fee between two Premier League clubs. He did, however, fail to capture the scoring form which had made him such a feared striker at Anfield. The Spaniard's move to Chelsea is now regarded as one of the biggest English transfer flops of all time - which was no surprise to his former Liverpool team-mate Carragher, who s...
Suarez tried to deny biting Ivanovic after Liverpool vs Chelsea clash, Carragher reveals
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Suarez tried to deny biting Ivanovic after Liverpool vs Chelsea clash, Carragher reveals

The 33-year-old was as controversial as he was prolific at Anfield and his old team-mate believes his temperament cost the Reds the title Luiz Suarez originally tried to deny biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during a 2-2 draw at Anfield in 2013, according to the striker's former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher. It was not the first time Suarez had bitten an opponent, with the Uruguayan having been punished with a fine and a two-game ban during his time at Ajax for a similar attack on PSV's Otman Bakkal three years earlier. The punishment for biting Ivanovic was much more severe, however, with the now-Barcelona forward being handed a 10-match ban after officials had initially missed the incident during the game. And former team-mate Carragher, who believes that match served...
Tevez: I REALLY tried to outdo Ronaldo inside Man Utd gym
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Tevez: I REALLY tried to outdo Ronaldo inside Man Utd gym

Argentine great Carlos Tevez admits he could never outdo former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo when it came to the gym. Tevez recalls Ronaldo just about lived in the gym when they played together at Old Trafford. He told Marca of the Juventus star: "I remember what happened to Cristiano Ronaldo, what every woman in the world surely sees. He spends all his time at the gymnasium. He has a real obsession. "If we were training at nine in the morning and I decided to come earlier by arriving at eight, he was already there. I arrived at half past seven and he was there. But I said to myself, is it possible to be able to arrive earlier than this guy? "One day, I decided to arrive at six in the morning and I found him there. Half asleep, but he was there.
Dybala to Juventus team-mate Ronaldo: We hate you in Argentina!
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Dybala to Juventus team-mate Ronaldo: We hate you in Argentina!

The Bianconeri forward told the Portugal star that there is no love for him in the South American country Paulo Dybala says that he told Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo he is not a very popular figure in Argentina, as Lionel Messi's homeland "hates" the Portuguese star. The sporting rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo has seen both elevate their status as two of the greatest to ever play the game. Clashes between Messi's Barcelona and Ronaldo's Real Madrid have been among the most anticipated and appreciated in football history, with both players seemingly raising their games in an effort to best the other. Ronaldo moved to Juventus in 2018, ending the on-field rivalry in La Liga, but the debate still continues as to which of the two should be counted as his rival's better...
Man Utd star Rashford issues plea for Sancho to join Red Devils
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Man Utd star Rashford issues plea for Sancho to join Red Devils

The striker made no secret of his desire to see his Three Lions compatriot playing alongside him at Old Trafford next term Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has admitted he would love to see England team-mate Jadon Sancho join his side ahead of next season. Sancho has become one of the hottest properties in world football after announcing himself as a star at Borussia Dortmund over the past two seasons. In 2019-20, Sancho has recorded 17 goals and 19 assists in 35 total appearances, becoming one of Europe's top attackers at just 20 years of age. Sancho's form has attracted the interest of several top sides across Europe, with two Premier League clubs looking set for a battle to bring him back to his native country. On Tuesday, MYCELEBRITYANDI reported that Manchester ...
Coronavirus: Neymar Leaves Paris
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Coronavirus: Neymar Leaves Paris

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has returned to his native Brazil, due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reports. Neymar left France with his international team-mate, Thiago Silva, before the country went into lockdown on Tuesday. PSG gave all the players permission to leave the country and self-isolate where they wanted or stay home in Paris. It is believed that another of Neymar’s compatriot, defender Marquinhos chose to remain in France over returning to Brazil. The players have been given instructions by the PSG coaching staff to maintain their fitness levels. These plans include eight minutes of warm up, 10 minutes of doing weights (pushing at least their own weights or more), 40 minutes of running on the treadmill with a change of pace and five minutes of warm...
Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Message of Support to Teammate Daniele Rugani who Tested Positive for Coronavirus
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Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Message of Support to Teammate Daniele Rugani who Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message of support to everyone suffering from Coronavirus including his Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani who tested positive to the novel virus. Ronaldo has been in quarantine in Portugal since last week and tested negative to the virus but not everyone even in the sporting circle has been so lucky. Numerous football stars like Chelsea's Hudson Odoi and Arsenal coach have been affected, including Ronaldo’s Juventus teammate Daniel Rugani, who tested possitive, and Ronaldo who is in Madeira, Portugal with the rest of his family says everyone should follow the instructions of the World Health Organization in dealing with the virus. “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention fro...
Gerrard: I Want To Renew Lampard Rivalry
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Gerrard: I Want To Renew Lampard Rivalry

Steven Gerrard would relish the chance to renew his rivalry with Frank Lampard as a manager. The debate about which of the two former midfielders was better raged when the pair were both players, at a time when neither was able to replicate their club form consistently while playing together at international level. Gerrard and Lampard began their managerial careers last season, with Gerrard taking over at Rangers and Lampard taking charge of Derby before returning to Stamford Bridge to manage Chelsea at the beginning of the current campaign. “I admire Frank for his bottle, leading Chelsea in the biggest league in the world during a transfer ban. I’m proud of him as a former team-mate,” Gerrard told his former Liverpool colleague Danny Murphy in an interview for the Mail on Sun...
Angel Di Maria Insists Messi is Superior to Former Team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Wayne Rooney
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Angel Di Maria Insists Messi is Superior to Former Team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Wayne Rooney

Paris Saint-Germain winger, Angel Di Maria has declared that his fellow Argentina team-mate and Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi is the greatest player on the planet. The 31-year-old Argentine won the Champions League, La Liga, and two Copa del Rey trophies during four seasons at Real Madrid, where he partnered Cristiano Ronaldo. He also played alongside England's all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney at Manchester United. After his move to Paris Saint-Germain, Di Maria became teammates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he has now insisted that his fellow countryman Messi is the best player on the planet. 'It was a dream to have the possibility to play with (Wayne) Rooney, (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, Cristiano (Ronaldo), Leo (Messi)... they were players that I used on the PlayStation an...
Chukwueze Can Rule The World – Santi Carzola
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Chukwueze Can Rule The World – Santi Carzola

Former Arsenal Player, Santi Carzola has admitted that Nigerian and Villarreal Starlet Samuel Chukwueze has the capability to rule the World. Samuel Chukwueze gave a tremendous performance in Laliga Encounter against Girona and has got fellow team mate Carzola showering him with praises. According to Carzola “His performance made it almost impossible for Girona to mount any meaningful attack from defence as they had to keep an eye on him and it has earned him praises from Carzola. ” You can see that the talent is there” "He is applying it properly and also willing to learn new things. The hardwork he is putting in he has to maintain it and continue to develop here because he can be the best in the world, “ Cazorla said after the game against Girona. Chukwueze has bagged 4 ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Warned His Portugal Team Mate He Would Regret Joining Man City
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Cristiano Ronaldo Warned His Portugal Team Mate He Would Regret Joining Man City

Cristiano Ronaldo warned his compatriot Hoa O La Carlo that he would regret coming to Manchester City. The 25-year-old Portuguese star entered the Premier League and last year signed with Juventus a six-year contract worth 65 million euros. Defenders who have loved the road for several months have been told that the club has exceeded the demands of Etihad Stadium. The Daily Star stated that City may be the only player to have expressed interest in a player after 17 matches this month in the same tournament as the Valencia League. Raquel was supposed to replace Danilo, who transferred to the Old Woman for 33.4 million pounds, but his influence was not noticeable in the club. Meanwhile, the city official said he did not know if Raklo was happy when asked about the players ...
Iniesta Blasts Barcelona for Trying to Replace Valverde With Xavi
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Iniesta Blasts Barcelona for Trying to Replace Valverde With Xavi

Former Barcelona midfielder, Andres Iniesta, has lashed out at the club over the treatment of manager Ernesto Valverde, describing it as “a little ugly”. This comes amid speculations that Valverde will soon be replaced by Iniesta’s former team-mate, Xavi. It has been confirmed that discussions have been held with Xavi, who is currently managing Al Sadd in Qatar. Iniesta told Onda Cero: “Barcelona’s behaviour has been a little ugly. “You have to have respect for your current coach. The way things are done is what can hurt the most.” Iniesta however admits that “Valverde’s situation has been weakened” recently, with Barca having lost the Spanish Super Cup semi-final to Atletico Madrid, a trophy Real Madrid went on to win.
Football Fans React To Mane And Firmino’s Kung Fu Kick Goal Celebration
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Football Fans React To Mane And Firmino’s Kung Fu Kick Goal Celebration

Liverpool fans were over delighted after Sadio Mane copied team-mate Roberto Firmino's double kung fu kick celebration when he scored against Sheffield United on Thursday night. With the Reds leading courtesy of an early goal from Mohamed Salah, Mane made it 2-0 in the 64th minute. Firmino celebrated with Mane and the winger couldn't resist the temptation to copy the Brazil international's celebration. Liverpool fans were certainly pleased, with one tweeting: 'Great bromance between them!'. Another added: 'I think the celebration shows true partnership. Meanwhile, another fan joked: 'I'm scared for their hamstrings.' watch the video; Mane & Firmino ? Celebrations pic.twitter.com/AdVSAfgGNP — Matt.Moses19 ? (@MattMoses19) January 2, 2020
Abraham Praises Rudiger’s Reaction To Racist Abuse Following Win Over Spurs
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Abraham Praises Rudiger’s Reaction To Racist Abuse Following Win Over Spurs

The Blues defender helped earn the Blues first clean sheet away from home in the league this season in difficult personal circumstances. Tammy Abraham has praised his team-mate Antonio Rudiger for getting on with his match after he was allegedly racially abused by a Tottenham supporter in Chelsea's 2-0 away win. Rudiger was caught on the television cameras gesturing to suggest that he had heard monkey chants from a fan in the home end shortly after Son Hueng-min was sent off for a foul on the Blues defender in the second half. The Germany international then spoke to Chelsea captain Azpilicueta who informed referee Anthony Taylor of the incident. FIFA's protocol against racism was then implemented which led to several announcements over the club's speakers warning against in...
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Kouyate Gives Reason Why Messi Won 2019 Ballon D’or Ahead Of Mane

Senegal midfielder, Cheikhou Kouyate, has said his team-mate Sadio Mane was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or, because he is African. Mane finished in fourth at the event on Monday, behind Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine 2019, scoring 54 goals for club and country last term, as he helped Liverpool to the Champions League. Mane also led Senegal to second place at AFCON and Kouyate insists his teammate would have landed the award had he not been African. “For me this Ballon D’or is for Sadio Mane, there is no doubt about that. “Listen, if Sadio was a Brazilian or a European there would not have been no debate. “It would have been him for the award straight away and it’s not because I play with him at international level...
It’ll be a mistake to punish Silva over Mendy tweet – Pep
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It’ll be a mistake to punish Silva over Mendy tweet – Pep

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said it would be a mistake for the Football Association to punish Bernardo Silva over a deleted tweet in which the midfielder compared team mate Benjamin Mendy to a cartoon character. Silva posted a tweet on Sunday likening Mendy to a character in the logo for Conguitos, a brand of confectionary popular in Spain and Portugal, but deleted it an hour later. The 25-year-old posted a second tweet that said "can't even joke with a friend these days... you guys" but anti-racism body Kick It Out condemned his actions saying racist stereotypes are never acceptable. The FA have written to City for their observations on incident and Kick It Out have demanded the governing body take action. "If they want to do that and ask for Bernardo, he'll be o...
Maguire Calls For Action After Pogba Is Racially Abused For Penalty Miss
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Maguire Calls For Action After Pogba Is Racially Abused For Penalty Miss

Manchester United's Harry Maguire has called on social media companies to "stop these pathetic trolls" after his team-mate Paul Pogba was racially abused online after missing a penalty. Pogba had a second-half penalty saved in the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday. The 26-year-old is the third player in a week to be racially abused on social media following a penalty miss. Another United player, Marcus Rashford, also expressed support for the France midfielder, saying "enough now". "Manchester United is a family. Paul Pogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him you attack us all," England forward Rashford said on Twitter. United said they are "working to identify" those responsible for the racist abuse directed at record-signing Pogba. "The individuals who expressed...
Man Utd’s Maguire move backed by record scorer Rooney
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Man Utd’s Maguire move backed by record scorer Rooney

Manchester City have also been linked with the England defender, who the forward says has improved as a player in recent seasons Harry Maguire would be a good signing for Manchester United if they can lure him from Leicester City, says Wayne Rooney. Maguire is reportedly a target for United, as well as Premier League rivals Manchester City, but the Foxes are said to value the England international at £80 million ($97.3m), which would be a world-record fee for a defender. Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Leicester have already turned down two offers for the England international, who missed training on Monday, although James Maddison joked on social media his team-mate's absence was due to an upset stomach.
De Bruyne: Rodri is the perfect Fernandinho replacement
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De Bruyne: Rodri is the perfect Fernandinho replacement

The Belgian forward believes his new teammate has all the attributes required to succeed the influential Brazilian at Etihad Stadium Kevin De Bruyne says summer signing Rodri is the perfect replacement for Fernandinho in the heart of Manchester City’s midfield. The Spain international became City’s club-record signing when he made a €70 million (£63m/$79m) move to Etihad Stadium from Atletico Madrid at the start of this month. The midfielder has been tipped to be a long-term successor for Fernandinho, who turned 34 in May and suffered from a number of injuries last season.
‘Maguire to Man Utd will happen’ – Former team-mate says Leicester can’t stop big-money move
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‘Maguire to Man Utd will happen’ – Former team-mate says Leicester can’t stop big-money move

Michael Dawson played alongside the England international at Hull City and is expecting him to complete a switch to Old Trafford this summer Harry Maguire’s mooted move to Manchester United “will happen”, says former team-mate Michael Dawson, with Leicester in no position to turn down big money or block the progress of a player destined for the top. A switch to Old Trafford for the England international defender has been on the cards for some time now. Jose Mourinho was reported to have made him a top target for the Red Devils in the summer of 2018, on the back of a star showing at the World Cup finals in Russia.
Ozil thanks fans for support after attempted carjacking incident
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Ozil thanks fans for support after attempted carjacking incident

The Arsenal star, who was involved in a frightening moment captured on film, has told fans he and Sead Kolasinac are doing fine. Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has reassured fans that he, his wife and his team-mate Sead Kolasinac are "doing well" following an apparent carjacking attempt. Footage circulating on social media on Thursday appeared to show Kolasinac confronting and scaring off two attackers who had approached a vehicle driven by Ozil. The apparent perpetrators, who were wearing masks, could be seen holding weapons that were reported to be knives.
Iniesta adamant Rakitic wants Barcelona stay despite exit rumours
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Iniesta adamant Rakitic wants Barcelona stay despite exit rumours

The Croatian became something of a scapegoat for Blaugrana fans last season, but the Camp Nou legend says his former team-mate is going nowhere Andres Iniesta is adamant his former Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic wants to stay at Camp Nou despite links with Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Manchester United. Croatia international Rakitic has spent five seasons at Barca following a move from Sevilla in 2014 and has been a key part of the side ever since, making at least 32 La Liga appearances in each campaign. The midfielder was also a key part of his country’s squad as Croatia reached the World Cup Final for the first time in their history, although they couldn’t go on to win as they were defeated 4-2 by France.
‘Messi is a legend like LeBron James’ – Griezmann excited to partner star at Barcelona
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‘Messi is a legend like LeBron James’ – Griezmann excited to partner star at Barcelona

The France international is eager to play alongside the Argentine star after making his €120 million move to Camp Nou Antoine Griezmann says the most exciting part of his move to Barcelona is teaming up with Lionel Messi, comparing him to basketball legend LeBron James. The France star joined the Spanish champions this week in a €120 million (£107m/$134m) move from Atletico Madrid, bringing an end to over a year of speculation linking him to a move. And Griezmann, 28, is looking forward to playing alongside his iconic new team-mate Messi, who he says will go down as a legend like the LA Lakers star.
What De Bruyne Said about Hazard’s Move to Real Madrid
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What De Bruyne Said about Hazard’s Move to Real Madrid

Kevin De Bruyne has joked that his Belgium team-mate, Eden Hazard, is already in Madrid, with Chelsea set to confirm his departure. Real Madrid have finally agreed an initial €100million (£88.5m) fee for Hazard, while Chelsea could reportedly receive up to £130m once add-ons are included. Both clubs have not yet confirmed the transfer, but an announcement is imminent. And De Bruyne has suggested that Hazard will not be changing his mind, with a joke during an Instagram live video with Belgium’s national team. When asked by one fan on Hazard’s whereabouts, De Bruyne replied: “In Madrid, for sure.”
‘I love you so much’ – Fabregas posts emotional tribute after Reyes dies in car accident
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‘I love you so much’ – Fabregas posts emotional tribute after Reyes dies in car accident

The late Spaniard's former team-mate has expressed his grief at his tragic passing, with Arsene Wenger also reacting to the sad news Cesc Fabregas and Arsene Wenger have joined the rest of the footballing world in expressing their grief at the passing of former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes. The former Gunners midfielder, who played alongside Reyes at both club and international level, took to social media to convey his sadness upon learning of the news. In an emotional statement that reflected on the duo growing up together through their football careers, Fabregas wrote in Spanish: "My first great friend in the world of football.
Kante: Chelsea can only wish ‘amazing’ Hazard the best
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Kante: Chelsea can only wish ‘amazing’ Hazard the best

The French midfielder is happy to see the Blues star move on after delivering so much for the club, including the 2019 Europa League crown Eden Hazard once again stole the show on Wednesday night as he scored a brace in Chelsea's 4-1 win over the Arsenal in the Europa League final and team-mate N'Golo Kante believes the Belgian has earned the right to move on. Real Madrid are looming as the number 10's next destination with the player himself admitting he had likely played his final game for the Blues. Though Hazard's departure will leave a big hole in Chelsea's side, Kante isn't upset at the prospect of seeing his team-mate secure a well-deserved move.
‘It’s a big loss’ – Azpilicueta sad to see Hazard play final Chelsea match
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‘It’s a big loss’ – Azpilicueta sad to see Hazard play final Chelsea match

The defender wished his departing team-mate the best for his expected move to Real Madrid and conceded the Blues will find it tough without him Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta admitted Eden Hazard will "be a big loss" as the Europa League winners prepare to say farewell to their two-goal Baku hero. Star attacker Hazard revealed the 4-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday is almost certain to mean "goodbye" with an expected switch to Real Madrid seemingly moving closer. Olivier Giroud and winger Pedro also got on the scoresheet to help make the Belgium international's potential goodbye appearance a memorable occasion.
Hazard Names two People that Made him Join Chelsea
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Hazard Names two People that Made him Join Chelsea

Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard has revealed that he turned down approaches from Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United in favour of the Blues. Hazard said it was former Chelsea stars, Didier Drogba and Joe Cole that convinced him to move to the Stamford Bridge. The Belgium national team captain is concluding plans to leave Stamford Bridge this summer amid interest from Real Madrid Hazard joined the west London side in a £32 million deal from Lille in 2012. Before moving to Stamford Bridge, Hazard said he was approached by a number of Premier League clubs. “I had a chance to sign for Machester United, Man City, Tottenham,” Hazard was quoted by Mirror. Hazard said that his agent also held talks with then-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. “But I made the right decis...
Rakitic Set To Leave Barcelona Because This Happened
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Rakitic Set To Leave Barcelona Because This Happened

Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, is set to leave the club in this summer’s transfer window after captain, Lionel Messi, convinced the club’s board to sign Ajax midfielder, Frenkie de Jong. According to Dario GOL, the 31 year old branded Messi a ‘betrayer’ after the Argentine captain moved for De Jong, 22, to take Rakitic’s position next season at the club. The Spanish newspaper claimed that Rakitic, who has spent five years at Nou Camp, has also told his Croatia team-mate, Luka Modric, that Messi keeps interfering in making transfer decisions at the club. Rakitic has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan and Manchester United respectively in recent weeks. Speaking on his future at Barcelona, Rakitic told Mundo Deportivo last week: “I cannot explain where this infor...
‘Wish I was the rock’ – Real Madrid star Kroos pokes fun at Ronaldo in TV stunt
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‘Wish I was the rock’ – Real Madrid star Kroos pokes fun at Ronaldo in TV stunt

The Germany international midfielder has also trolled former Bayern Munich team-mate Thomas Muller and those in charge of running the national team Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has poked fun at former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo while appearing on a German television show. The World Cup winner was, on Monday evening, among the guests on ‘Late Night Berlin’. A regular feature on that programme requires those in attendance to leave funny comments from their personal Instagram accounts on the posts of other famous people.
‘I Was Trying To Be Nice’ Says Furious Verstappen
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‘I Was Trying To Be Nice’ Says Furious Verstappen

Raging Max Verstappen launched a foul-mouthed tirade against his rivals after a testy qualifying session on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Dutchman will start Formula One’s 1,000 race fifth in his Red Bull, but made clear he felt he could have challenged for third on the grid. At the conclusion of qualifying in Shanghai, Verstappen voiced his anger after at least three cars overtook him, meaning he failed to get one last, flying lap in. He swore several times over the team radio and was still seething afterwards, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel one of those to pass him. Vettel qualified third, behind Valtteri Bottas in pole and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in second. “On the final run in Q3 (last part of qualifying) I followed the Ferrari in fr...
Liverpool Football Legend, Tommy Smith Dies at 74
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Liverpool Football Legend, Tommy Smith Dies at 74

Liverpool legend Tommy Smith, one of the key figures in the club’s first golden era, died on Friday at the age of 74. Smith’s no-nonsense performances at the heart of Liverpool’s defence saw him nicknamed the ‘Anfield Iron’ during his 18-year spell on Merseyside. Making 638 appearances for the Reds between 1960 and 1978, Smith won a host of medals as the club rose to prominence both domestically and in Europe. Under the management of the great Bill Shankly, Smith helped Liverpool dominate for two decades. Smith, who captained the club for three years, was one of the most influential members of the Liverpool team that won the FA Cup for the first time in 1965. Twelve years later, with Bob Paisley at the helm, he would head a crucial goal as Liv...
Kane Vows To Come Back ‘Stronger’ After Latest Ankle Injury
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Kane Vows To Come Back ‘Stronger’ After Latest Ankle Injury

Tottenham striker Harry Kane vowed Wednesday to come back “stronger than ever” after his latest ankle injury cast a cloud over his side’s Champions League victory against Manchester City. Kane limped off the pitch after a challenge with England teammate Fabian Delph during Tuesday’s 1-0 quarter-final first-leg win at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It immediately looked serious as Kane was unable to put any weight on his left foot and was helped down the tunnel, later leaving the ground on crutches and with the joint in a brace. The club’s medical staff will allow any swelling around the joint to subside before a scan to reveal how bad the injury is, expected to be on Thursday. “Gutted to go off injured but every setback is a chance to come back stronger than ever,” Kane twe...
Pogba Calls for Respect for Raheem Sterling
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Pogba Calls for Respect for Raheem Sterling

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba believes Raheem Sterling does not get the respect he deserves for his performances for Manchester City. Sterling has already scored 21 goals in all competitions this season as Pep Guardiola’s side look set to compete for a quadruple. The winger has fired 15 goals and provided nine assists in the Premier League to lead that haul, with Sterling having emerged as one of the league’s most dynamic attackers. But Pogba feels Sterling does not get the credit he is due, and the Manchester United midfielder was quick to say that the winger should be counted among the very best. “I think Raheem Sterling, with all the stats from last year and everything he’s done – nobody talks about it like we should,” Pogba told Sky Sports . “He has ridicu...
Zidane Takes Decision on Signing Neymar For Real Madrid
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Zidane Takes Decision on Signing Neymar For Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane is ready to pull the plug on Neymar’s dream transfer to Real Madrid, as he would prefer to land his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate, Kylian Mbappe, AS reports. Neymar has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, despite having previously turned out for Real’s bitter rivals Barcelona. The Brazil forward was expected to finally seal the move this summer, especially with the Spanish giants ready to spend big. However, his hopes of returning to La Liga are in doubt following Zidane’s reappointment. Zidane was never keen on signing Neymar during his first spell at the club and believes the huge transfer fee required to sign him, could be better spent elsewhere.