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Pochettino lays down law to his players after north London derby axe left Rose “fuming”

Mauricio Pochettino has reminded his Tottenham players: I am the boss. The Argentine ­reiterated that he calls the shots after left-back Danny Rose ­revealed he was “fuming” to be left out of the squad for last Saturday's north London derby against arch-rivals Arsenal. Pochettino claimed Rose did not show him his disappointment, but also insisted: “I am happy that he was angry. But in the same way, I don’t care! “You can ask me about him or Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, who wasn’t involved, or Paulo Gazzaniga or Kieran ­Trippier or ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Jesus already eyeing Aguero’s new Man City goals record after completing WHOLE YEAR without losing

Young gun Gabriel Jesus has set his sights on beating team-mate Sergio Aguero as Manchester City’s record goal-scorer. Aguero, who eclipsed previous record-holder Eric Brook last month, has scored 179 goals in City colours. Fellow striker Jesus has bagged 17 in his first 29 games for the club, and says he is already targeting Aguero’s total. “Sergio has broken an amazing record for City,” said the Brazil international. “I support him totally and I hope I can beat his record as soon as possible.” Aguero took over top spot on City's ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
I’d have quit Chelsea too in Salah’s shoes admits Hazard before reunion with new Liverpool goal-machine

Eden Hazard believes Mohamed Salah was right to quit Chelsea and admits he’d have done the same in the Egyptian winger’s position. Salah has since proven his class in Italy's Serie A on loan at Fiorentina and in a similar spell at Roma that became a permanent transfer — and is now the leading scorer in the Premier League with Liverpool , having returned to English football in the summer. Fellow attacker Hazard will come face to face with his former team-mate at Anfield on Saturday evening and ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Wenger allays Welbeck injury fears after substituting forward at half-time against Cologne

Danny Welbeck saw his comeback cut short as Arsenal clinched top spot in Group H despite defeat in Cologne. Arsene Wenger admitted Welbeck was “frustrated” to come off at half time but insisted that was always the plan on the Arsenal striker’s first start in over a month. It also ended in disappointment for an experienced-looking Arsenal side against the German strugglers who have yet to manage a single win in the Bundesliga this season. Cologne striker Sehrou Guirassy fired a 62nd minute penalty after going down very easily under Mathieu ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Navas claims Sevilla’s players knew about manager’s illness BEFORE incredible Liverpool draw

The football world has united behind Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo this week, following the announcement on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Sevilla released a club statement the morning after Sevilla had battled back to a draw with Liverpool having been three goal behind. It was reported that Sevilla's second half comeback was inspired by the news as Berizzo informed his players at half time. However the Liverpool Echo reports that Sevilla winger Jesus Navas has dismissed these claims, stating that the squad knew of Berizzo's ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Barcelona boss doesn’t want to sign Bilbao star Laporte “because he’d feel bad”

Managers have often been known to raid their former clubs when they move on to bigger and better things, but Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is reportedly not very keen to do so. Because according to Mundo Deportivo , the former Athletic Bilbao manager is against signing the gifted defender Aymeric Laporte from his old club, because he'd feel bad about it. French star Laporte, 23, has long been linked with a move away from Bilbao, who still have an unwritten rule in which they only field players with ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Mourinho trying to fire up dropped Mkhitaryan with tough love — like last year

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is facing a battle to convince Jose Mourinho he deserves to reclaim his Manchester United place. Mkhitaryan's form has deserted him to such an extent manager Mourinho has axed him from United's last two matchday squads, despite the attacking midfielder being fully fit. He left Mkhitaryan out of the squad that beat Newcastle 4-1 last weekend and then made the 28-year-old travel to Basel for the midweek Champions League defeat, before omitting him from the match-day 18. It is understood Mourinho hopes getting dropped twice in five days will jolt the ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Wilshere admits future may be away from Arsenal – if he cann’t get back in first-team

Jack Wilshere is determined to win back his Arsenal place, but does not know if his future remains at the club. The England midfielder has found his chances at the Emirates limited this season, making just 2 league appearances. And Wilshere has hinted at his frustration over the lack of first-team opportunities. He said, "Of course I want to be playing. It's difficult when you play every three weeks. "It's the same as every player. I'm still determined to win my place back, I'm working hard and we'll see what the future holds ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Moyes singled out Carroll for changing-room dressing-down after first game

New boss David Moyes showed his West Ham players he means business — by reading Andy Carroll the riot act after his first game in charge. Manager Moyes stunned witnesses by “hammering” star striker Carroll over his display in Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Watford. The England international was taken off in the 65th minute, immediately after the Hornets' second goal. He was walking a tightrope after being booked for a foul on Richarlison, having escaped punishment for catching defender Marvin Zegelaar with a stray elbow just six seconds into the ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017
Former City and Real Madrid star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for 2013 sexual assault

Former Real Madrid and Manchester City star Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault. An Italian court ruled the Brazilian and five others assaulted a 22-year-old Albanian girl in a nightclub in 2013, while Robinho was at AC Milan. Robinho, who did not appear at any of the court hearings pleaded not guilty to the charge via his lawyer. The other five men were also found guilty in this case. Robinho has the right to two appeals and the Italian court will only launch extradition proceedings once the legal ...

Date Posted,November 23, 2017