Wednesday, 22 November 2017

AS Roma Youngster Remembers Being Starstruck After Francesco Totti Welcomed Him to Italy

AS Roma winger Cengiz Ünder has said that he felt like "a fan meeting an idol" when Italian legend Francesco Totti welcomed him to the club over the summer. The Turkish international completed a £12m move to Rome after impressing a number of European clubs at Süper Lig side Medipol Basaksehir.  The 20-year-old received a warm welcome at the Stadio Olimpico from Il Gladiatore and has revealed that he was starstruck when meeting the Roma icon. Legend... #ASRoma #Totti http://pic.twitter.com/HSC4ijSLva...

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Glenn Hoddle Lauds Spurs Ace Son Heung-min for 'Wonderful Performance' in Dortmund Comeback Victory

​Former Spurs player turned TV pundit Glenn Hoddle has lauded Son Heung-min for his performance and hard work in the Lilywhites' 2-1 UEFA Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening. Quoted by ​HITC Sport, Hoddle stated on BT Sport after the game at Signal Iduna Park that he thought the South Korean had put on a great showing and worked tirelessly, after scoring the winner on the night.  Hoddle said: “He put in a wonderful performance. He really worked hard." Despite having...

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Stats Reveal Just How Suited New #1 Ederson Is to Pep Guardiola's Man City System

Manchester City had a huge problem last season when Claudio Bravo found it too difficult to adapt to the demands of the passing game that manager Pep Guardiola wanted to play, using the goalkeeper like an extra outfield player in a bid to control possession. His inability to fit into that system so badly affected his confidence to the point where even the Chilean's previously top shot stopping attributes also seemed to desert him. To combat it, City spent in excess of £34m on Benfica...

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Arjen Robben Gives His Support to Heynckes and Says He Would Love for Him to Stay

​The veteran coach Jupp Heynckes was brought in to fill the void until the rest of the season, but has been doing a phenomenal job thus far. He has most certainly made his impression on the squad and Arjen Robben has voiced his opinion in wanting the deal to made more permanent. The 72-year-old was brought in as a stop-gap to fill the void left by Ancelotti, but the impression on the team has been as such that there are whispers he could be given the job on a permanent basis.  He is highly...

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Jordan Henderson Hits Out at Refereeing Performance After Liverpool Blow 3-Goal Lead Against Sevilla

​Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has blamed the referee for having a part in his side's downfall against Sevilla on Tuesday night. The Reds were cruising at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan after goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane put them three up at the break, but Sevilla rallied and fought back to steal a well-earned point thanks to a Wassim Ben Yedder brace and a late Guido Pizarro equaliser. A win would have guaranteed top spot and qualification to the knockout stages, but Sevilla's...

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Chelsea Hit Out at 'Fraudulent' Trial Day Claims Made by Leading Talent Spotting Company

​Chelsea Football Club has informed the public to be aware of 'fraudulent' claims that it has hired out its training ground to a leading UK football exposure company. GO PRO Football had alleged on its own website that the Blues' Cobham training base would be used as the hub for its trial days, for a hefty price, as it seeks out the next generation of talented football stars. However, Chelsea moved to reject that notion as the club took to their ​official website to warn against supporters or...

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Rafa Benitez Offered a Squad Boost as Injured Duo Near Their Newcastle Return

​Rafa Benitez has been given a boost to his threadbare squad, with the potential return of Paul Dummett and Mikel Merino. According to ​HITC, the Newcastle manager told the Shields Gazette that both absentees are nearing a return to the squad.  The two players return at the most opportune time, with the congested festive fixtures on the horizon. Dummet's return will seem more monumental with the player being sidelined with a hamstring injury since his side's opening day loss to Tottenham. The...

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The 6 Players Who Have Scored 40+ Champions League Goals for One Club

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored his 40th and 41st Champions League goals for Los Blancos in a clash against APOEL Nicosia, joining only a select few to have bagged 40 or more goals for a single club in the competition. Here are the six players to have achieved the feat so far... Cristiano Ronaldo is the all time highest goal scorer in European Cup history with 114 goals. Out of those 114, 98 of them have been for Real Madrid. 98 goals for one team in the Champions League is...

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Chris Smalling Admits He Would Be Afraid to Face Manchester United's Attacking Lineup

​Chris Smalling has expressed his belief that Manchester United's abundance of attacking players is enough to strike fear into opposition defenders. Jose Mourinho's side put four past Newcastle at Old Trafford last weekend as Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a much-anticipated return from injury. Only Premier League leaders Manchester City have scored more than United's 27 this season, and Smalling has talked up the attacking prowess of his teammates.  @ChrisSmalling believes #MUFC have a strikeforce...

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Tiemoue Bakayoko Warns That Chelsea Must Win the Champions League This Season

Chelsea new boy Tiemoué Bakayoko has warned that if the Blues don't lift the Champions League trophy in May then the season will be classed as a failure, according to the Metro. The 23-year-old is keen for his new side to go a step further than Bakayoko's old team went last season, having been involved in the Champions League semi-final last earlier this year with AS Monaco, prior to his £36m move to west London. Bakayoko has been brilliant since Kante returned. Kante allows Bakayoko to go...

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Arsenal Dealt Transfer Blow as Liverpool Make Contact With PSG Over World Cup Winner

Arsenal's pursuit of long-term target Julian Draxler has been given a massive blow as Liverpool have made contact with Paris Saint-Germain over the German's availability. The Gunners have been chasing the 24-year-old since he first broke onto the scene at Schalke. However, their interest has never become anything more concrete and Draxler has gone on to represent Wolfsburg and PSG, rather than making a move to the Premier League and L'Equipe report (via the Liverpool Echo) that the Reds could...

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Sevilla Players & Staff Knew of Coach Eduardo Berizzo's Cancer Diagnosis Since Sunday

nday ​Sevilla winger Jesus Navas has revealed that the club's players and staff had known of coach Eduardo Berizzo's cancer diagnosis since Sunday. It was believed that the Argentine manager had told his players at half-time of Tuesday's remarkable 3-3 draw against Liverpool in the Champions League. Sevilla had been three goals down at the break, only to complete a dramatic comeback with an injury-time equaliser at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Turns out Sevilla players, coaching staff etc...

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Manchester United 'Had Discussions' With Celtic Over Signing of Striker Moussa Dembele

​Manchester United 'held discussions' with Celtic last summer over the potential transfer of striker Moussa Dembele. The French forward has been routinely linked with a move away in recent months having impressed in the Scottish Premiership, and L'Equipe (via Sport Witness) report that Jose Mourinho's side talked to the Scots about a potential move.  Celtic have managed to retain the services of Dembele despite the widespread interest, and he has so far scored four goals in eight league...

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VIDEO: Everton Winger Yannick Bolasie Greeted With Round of Applause After Return to Training

​Everton winger Yannick Bolasie was greeted with a welcoming round of applause as he returned to first team training on Wednesday. The 28-year-old has been out for 11 months after suffering cruciate ligament damage in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in December last year. He has since had two operations, only fit to begin training with the reserves last week before his return to the first team.  | Welcome back, @YannickBolasie! A nice round of applause from the squad as Yannick joined...

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Sean Dyche a Glowing Example of Perseverance in a World of Increasing Managerial Madness

​If one had suggested in August that Burnley Football Club would be perched in seventh place at the summit of the English football league heading into December, the result of such optimised opinion would have surely been sourced through a means of drinking. Heavy drinking. Yet, that situation now presents itself, with the Clarets shoulder-to-shoulder with Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. Three of English - if not world - football's biggest names. Burnley are punching so far above their weight,...

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