Category: Sport

‘He caused unbearable Clasico tension’ – Iniesta says Mourinho had a negative impact on Spanish football

The Catalan legend played in Pep Guardiola’s team and claims the international side suffered while the Portuguese boss was in the Madrid hot seat Former Barcelona midfielder Andreas Iniesta has claimed Jose Mourinho created an unbearable atmosphere between Barca and Real Madrid players when he was in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu. Iniesta called time…

Klopp backs ‘unbelievably valuable’ Firmino

The Brazilian has scored just five goals for Liverpool this season, but the German boss defended his forward Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backed the “unbelievably valuable” Roberto Firmino after the forward got on the scoresheet against Watford. Firmino, used in different roles and deeper this season, scored just his fifth goal of the campaign in…

‘We’ll see’ – Gattuso does not rule out Ibrahimovic

The Milan boss was questioned about the LA Galaxy striker and the Serie A side’s recent displays after the draw with Lazio Gennaro Gattuso refused to rule out a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic after seeing his side scrape a 1-1 draw at Lazio but said his focus is on improving his fifth-placed team’s performances. Milan…

Maurizio Sarri: ‘Now everybody knows Chelsea’s problems’

The Blues boss is hoping that the heavy defeat to his side’s rivals helps his players to absorb his ideas with more urgency, ahead of a busy month Maurizio Sarri is calling for ‘a reaction’ as he hopes Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham can serve as a wake up call to resolve variety of defensive…

Hazard rules out PSG move but says he could leave Chelsea in 2019

The Blues star slammed the door on a move to the Ligue 1 champions but admits he could depart London this summer Eden Hazard has ruled out a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but has admitted he could leave Chelsea this summer. The Chelsea star has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge since…

Malcom: Barcelona stars behind Dembele during tough spell

The Frenchman’s future at Camp Nou has become the subject of speculation, but a Brazilian colleague says his team-mates are helping him to succeed Malcom and his Barcelona team-mates are standing by Ousmane Dembele as he comes through a difficult spell at Camp Nou. Dembele has not started a match in La Liga since September…

Mata proud of Man Utd record as he prepares to reach double century

The Spanish forward will make his 200th appearance for the Red Devils if he figures in a Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford Juan Mata has aired his pride at reaching 200 outings for Manchester United and admitted to being unaware of his entry into the top 100 of all-time appearance makers…

‘Gaming addictions’, late for training – troublemaker Dembele self-destructing at Barcelona

Barcelona signed the 21-year-old to replace Neymar in a €147m deal but his lack of discipline and poor professionalism is putting his career at risk There are many reasons thousands of footballers don’t make it to the game’s peak, despite possessing innate talent which could make them world stars. Two of the biggest are bad…

Guardiola warned over derby clash comments

The Manchester City manager has been warned over quotes given about the official of the encounter with city rivals United Pep Guardiola has received a warning from the Football Association after discussing referee Anthony Taylor prior to the Manchester derby. Manchester City boss Guardiola was asked in his pre-match news conference whether he thought the…

‘Maybe he has personal problems’ – Barcelona should help Dembele, says Edmilson

The Brazilian feels the France international can turn things around but also suggested he needs backing from those around him Ousmane Dembele needs to start taking advantage of the opportunities he has been given, according to former Barcelona star Edmilson, who feels the club should also offer their support. The Frenchman has struggled recently at…

Ibrahimovic: Fantastic Pogba made me feel like Benjamin Button at Man Utd

The Swedish striker struck up a productive understanding with the French midfielder during a memorable 2016-17 campaign for those at Old Trafford Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers Paul Pogba to be a “fantastic” player and credits the Frenchman with helping him to “feel like Benjamin Button” during a memorable spell at Manchester United. The enigmatic Swedish striker…

‘One of a kind’ – Chelsea legend Drogba reaffirms retirement after U-turn hint

The former Blues striker confirmed that he will step away from the game after previously hinting he may continue his career Didier Drogba has confirmed that he will indeed be ending his playing career as he took to social media to reaffirm his retirement. The former Chelsea star announced earlier this year that he was set…

Neymar to force PSG exit as Barcelona prepare to welcome star forward back

The Catalans want the Brazilian to take the initiative and push for a move back to Camp Nou, while he will also have to mend bridges with fans Barcelona have set in motion their ‘Operation Neymar’ to re-sign the Brazilian striker, with Goal understanding he is ready to call time on his career at Paris Saint-Germain. The Catalans…

Double blow for PSG as both Neymar & Mbappe forced off with injuries

The Ligue 1 side are now sweating on the fitness of their star duo ahead of some crucial fixtures in the campaign Paris Saint-Germain suffered a double blow after Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were forced off with injuries as the international break came to a close. The Ligue 1 side are now sweating on the…

Mbappe currently outside top five in Golden Boy voting

The World Cup winner is surprisingly on the outside looking in as things stand, despite winning the award last year France and PSG star Kylian Mbappe is currently outside the top five in the voting for the 2018 Golden Boy award. The 19-year-old is looking to make history by becoming the first player to win…

‘Rafinha needs to leave Barca’ – Rafinha’s Father

The 25-year-old forward has started just four games for the Blaugrana in 2018-19 so far Rafinha’s father and agent Mazinho has said his son needs to leave Barcelona in search of more playing time. After spending the second half of last season on loan at Inter, the forward has struggled to find minutes with Barca in…

‘You need to stop this!’ – Cavani blasts media for speculation over Neymar rift

The Uruguay star has angrily denied that he has an issue with his PSG team-mate Edinson Cavani has blasted the media for consistently suggesting that he has a personal issue with his PSG team-mate Neymar. Speculation about a rift between the duo has been rife ever since the pair had an on-field spat over a penalty…

Rashford equals 52-year-old England appearance record

The 21-year-old Manchester United forward has played more games for the national side in a single year than anyone since 1966. Marcus Rashford has equalled a 52-year-old record set by Jack Charlton for the most England appearances in a calendar year. Man Utd’s inability to perform for 90 minutes- Giggs As reported in  The Times , the…

Luis Enrique ‘happy and satisfied’ with Spain despite Nations League failure

The manager found positives from his first six games in charge, even though his side failed to progress in the Nations League Spain may not have qualified for the Nations League Finals but Luis Enrique is pleased with how his young side have progressed since their World Cup exit. The former Barcelona boss took control of…

Sarri: Mourinho is a man of extraordinary human qualities but I feel closer to Klopp

The Chelsea manager has heaped praise on a number of Premier League rivals and claimed that English football represents “the top” of the game. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has saluted “extraordinary” Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and said an exchange with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp helped him realise that he has “reached the top” by…

Ranieri tells Fulham fans not to expect repeat of Leicester ‘fairytale’

The Foxes’ Premier League title triumph was a “miracle” Cottagers fans should forget about emulating, according to the new manager. Claudio Ranieri has warned fans not to expect a repeat of his Leicester City “fairytale” Premier League title heroics after being appointed as Fulham’s new manager. Ranieri was confirmed as the replacement for the sacked…