Pochettino – Lloris is one of the best in the world

Mauricio Pochettino championed Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as one of the best in the world after he made a string of important saves in Saturday’s 1-0 win at West Ham. Hugo Lloris during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018…

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Guardiola hails ‘extraordinary’ Fernandinho performance

Pep Guardiola hailed an “extraordinary” Fernandinho performance after the midfielder scored a stunning strike in a 5-0 defeat of Burnley that sent Manchester City back to the top of the Premier League. City were already on track for victory at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday thanks to goals from Sergio…

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Rummenigge hits out at criticism of Bayern Munich’s senior players

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hit out at criticism of Bayern Munich’s senior players after their miserable run of form for club and country, calling for more respect from the media. Rummenigge Bayern have dropped to sixth in the Bundesliga after defeats to Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach followed a draw with…

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Allegri credits Ronaldo for sharpening Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri has credited Cristiano Ronaldo for elevating performance levels of Juventus in Serie A. Juventus’ Ronaldo The Italian champions have enjoyed a barnstorming start in all competitions, winning 10 straight matches and racing six points clear in the quest for an eighth straight Scudetto. Allegri, whose team are now on…

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Neymar ‘has to mature’ if he’s to reach Messi – Xavi

Xavi believes Neymar “has to mature” if he is to reach the same level as Lionel Messi. The former Barcelona midfielder was asked to assess the merits of his two ex-team-mates and, although he remains a fan of Neymar, thinks Messi is a step ahead at the current time. Speaking to…

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Buffon praises Thomas Tuchel’s calm style at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has praised Thomas Tuchel’s calm style. Tuchel Buffon ended his distinguished Serie A career when he left Juventus to link up with the Ligue 1 champions in July. The Italy legend played under a raft of recognised names during his long spell in Turin, including noted disciplinarians Fabio Capello and…

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Keita is likely to miss trip to Huddersfield Town – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Naby Keita is likely to miss the trip to Huddersfield Town. Keita picked up a hamstring issue while playing for Guinea as Liverpool’s injury problems piled up during the international break. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk overcame their fitness issues to train on Thursday, although forward Mane was…

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