Varane: Madrid Cannot Win 5-0 Every Week

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Raphael Varane has stated that Real Madrid cannot always win ga!es easily every week.

Los Blancos struggled to a 1-0 win over Espanyol, thanks to a first half strike from Marco Asensio.

Lopetegui rested Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Marcelo for the clash and Varane says winning cannot come easy every week.

“We’re not going to win 5-0 every game,” the France defender said to beIN SPORTS .

“We’re going to sweat and we need everyone, we’re going to give everything to get the title.

“We have the ball, but it’s hard to hurt the opponent. We created danger but not as much as in other games. The result is very good.

“They are a team that has many weapons and that presses well. We played as a team.”

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Kovacic Hails Hazard For Playing With Defenders

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Mateo Kovacic has stated he has been impressed with Eden Hazard so far, more so that he plays with defenders.

The Belgium international has impressed in the early stages of the season, with no World Cup blues hanging over his head.

Hazard has netted five goals already this season and Kovacic has backed him to do more and improve for the club.

Kovacic, who joined Chelsea on loan from Real Madrid over the summer, told BBC Sport’s Football Focus: “For me he has everything, but the thing that has impressed me the most is that they tackle him so much and he is always on his feet.

“England is a really tough league, the toughest in the world for me, and he just plays with the defenders. He’s an incredible player but also a nice team-mate, a nice guy, and I have really enjoyed the time playing with him.

“When I came here I didn’t realise he was so good. He is one of the best players I have played with. The stuff he is doing is amazing; he is helping the team a lot and I hope he will continue like that, or do even better because I think he can do better for sure.”

Kovacic believes there is more to come from an in-form side, with their next outing set to see them take in a London derby date with West Ham.

“‘It’s important to keep winning. We need to have this mentality to try to win every game, and for now I think we are doing very well,” added a loan star that has impressed in England.

“Everybody can see Chelsea are trying to play attacking football, football that the fans like to watch, so I think we will have a good season this year.

“We can improve a lot because we have great potential, but the team is doing great and that is the most important thing for now.”

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Keita Balde: Winning Difficult Games Is Inter’s Specialty

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Keita Balde has hailed Inter Milan’s ability to win difficult games, after they fought to secure a 1-0 win over Sampdoria.

The Nerazzurri had two goals from Nainggolan and Asamoah ruled out by VAR, before Brozovic scored the winner in added time.

This is Inter’s second consecutive win, following the come from behind win over Tottenham. And Balde believes his new squad are adept at winning difficult games.

And the Monaco loanee, who, again, came on from the bench at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, has hailed the team’s drive.

“We showed that we know how to win difficult games like this one, we were full of enthusiasm after the victory against Tottenham but we knew that this game would be tough,” Keita told club website.

“We are happy with the result, and those who came onto the pitch during the match also made a contribution.”

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Courtois Ball Control Not A Source Of Worry For Lopetegui

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Julen Lopetegui says he is not losing sleep over Thibaut Courtois footwork ability or the lack of it.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper resumed duties between the sticks, after Navas was the man against Roma in midweek.

The Belgium international went largely untested in the narrow 1-0 win and Courtois inability to use the ball at his feet was discussed in the aftermath.

And asked about Courtois’ ability on the ball after Madrid’s narrow win, Lopetegui suggested it is a matter of practice for the former Chelsea goalkeeper.

“He has conditions to be able to do it, he does it and surely he will improve more,” Lopetegui told a news conference.

“I would not dwell on a problem that does not exist. He has a good command of the ball, a good kick.

“When a start does not work out sometimes it’s not the goalkeeper’s fault.”

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Spalletti Hails Inter’s Over The Edge Nature

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Luciano Spalletti has hailed Inter Milan for their over the edge nature, which played a role in their 1-0 win over Sampdoria.

Brozovic scored for the struggling Inter in the 94th minute, after VAR had earlier disallowed Nainggolan and Asamoah’s strike.

In scenes reminiscent of their win over Tottenham, Brozovic got the final say much to the joy of Spalletti, who was sent off for his overzealous jubilation.

“This way of winning shows the character of this team, which keeps fighting for every ball and stays in the game,” he told DAZN .

“It might mean taking a few risks, but we are Inter and we must always live on the edge to get a victory.

“Seeing this passion gives me greater strength to go forward and I’m glad that element is here rather than the tactics, as those will come with time.

“We took this issue of character to each and every player individually to make sure it was absorbed the right way.”

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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France

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is already at odds with sporting director Antero Henrique just a few months into his reign at the Parc des Princes. The former Borussia Dortmund manager is unhappy at not being backed in the transfer market this summer after the Ligue 1 champions failed to bring in a midfielder. It has meant the German tactician has had to use Marquinhos, naturally a centre-back, as part of his midfield set-up alongside Adrien Rabiot. (Le Parisien)

PSG are set to ramp up their efforts to keep midfielder Rabiot at the club. The Barcelona and Liverpool transfer target is out of contract at the end of the season and has so far resisted the chance to extend his stay in the French capital.

Barcelona are keen to get revenge on the Ligue 1 club after what happened with Neymar and prying one of their biggest talents away on a free transfer goes a long way to doing just that. However, Henrique is set to sit down with the France international over the coming weeks to offer him an improved deal in the hope he will put pen to paper. (Le10Sport)

Spain

Barcelona are looking to bolster their midfield options, despite the arrival of Arturo Vidal in the summer. The La Liga leaders sent members of their recruitment team across Europe during the Champions League matches to keep tabs on Paul Pogba, Schalke midfielders Suat Serdar, Amine Harit and Nabil Bentaleb, Tottenham transfer target Frenkie de Jong and Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot. (Sport)

The La Liga champions are also interested in adding another Brazilian to their ranks. They have been keeping a close eye on Pedrinho, a forward likened to former Barca playmaker Ronaldinho. The Corinthians star has a €50m release clause and is being courted by the likes of Ajax and Shakhtar Donetsk. (Goal)

Julen Lopetegui is ready to rotate his Real Madrid side now that the Champions League has kicked off and the games will be coming thick and fast. The former Spain boss is set to restore Thibaut Courtois between the sticks while bringing in summer signing Alvaro Odriozola at right-back. Dani Ceballos could return to the starting XI in midfield while Vinicius Junior has been included in the matchday squad to face Espanyol. (Marca)

Italy

Inter Milan are looking to tie striker Mauro Icardi down to a long-term deal at the San Siro. The Argentine netted a stunning strike against Tottenham on Tuesday evening as the Serie A club came from behind to pick up an important three points on their return to the Champions League. A Real Madrid transfer target, Icardi now looks set to sign a new deal which would see him earn an extra €1.5m per season. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

One of the hottest properties of the summer, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is going to commit his future to Lazio by penning a new deal with the club. Furthermore, it will not include a release clause meaning the Rome-based club are under no obligation to sell the Serbian powerhouse. Manchester United will have to part with a world-record fee to sign a player they have been linked with for the best part of two years. (Corriere dello Sport)

AC Milan are prepared to make Adrien Rabiot one of the highest paid players at the club. Leonardo, the one-time sporting director at PSG, is now fronting up the transfers at the San Siro and is using his personal connection with the French midfielder to sell him on the idea of joining him in Milan. (Calciomercato)

Germany

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has revealed why James Rodriguez is not starting for him. The Colombian has struggled for game time this term and Kovac made clear why: “Forwards he can do everything anyway. Backwards – he works every day in training. But he is a great footballer! He is doing well.” (SportBild)

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Anthony Joshua Defeats Alexander Povetkin To Retain World Heavyweight Titles

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Anthony Joshua Defeats Alexander Povetkin To Retain World Heavyweight Titles

Britain’s Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander Povetkin’s professional career with a ruthless seventh-round finish at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right hand and left hook.

Povetkin gamely beat the count but Joshua piled in before referee Steve Gray stopped the contest at one minute and 59 seconds of the seventh round.

Victory saw Joshua extend his unbeaten professional record to 22 wins from 22 fights, with 21 knockouts, in front of a raucous home crowd.

“Povetkin is a very tough challenger and he proved it tonight,” Joshua told Sky Sports.

“I realised he was strong to the head but weak to the body.

“I got my knockout streak back, I found my right hand again.”

Joshua was putting his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation belts on the line against 39-year-old Russian challenger Povetkin.

This fight was the latest in a line of professional heavyweight title bouts, featuring the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, between two former Olympic champions, with Joshua having won gold in front of his home crowd at the 2012 London Games — eight years after Povetkin stood atop the podium in Athens.

Joshua, 28, had a significant height and reach advantage of several inches over Povetkin.

Friday’s weigh-in also confirmed a significant size difference, with Joshua tipping the scales at 17 stone 8 pounds (111.5 kilogrammes) compared to Povetkin’s 15st 12lbs.

This fight saw Joshua returning to the scene of arguably his greatest triumph, an 11th-round stoppage of former champion Wladimir Klitschko last year.

Klitschko was the only man to have previously inflicted a blemish on Povetkin’s now 36-fight record, with a points win back in 2013.

Joshua, born in nearby Watford but based in London, had been taken the distance for the first time as a professional in his last title defence — a unanimous points victory over New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in Cardiff in March.

The undercard of that fight saw Povetkin serve notice of his formidable punching power with a sickening knockout of Britain’s David Price.

Povetkin, who in 2016 was given an indefinite ban from boxing after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium that was later cut to a year, had insisted in the build-up he was a far stronger fighter than the one beaten by Klitschko.

Povetkin pressure
And the first round ended with Povetkin, stooping low, rocking Joshua with a right uppercut that drew blood from the champion’s nose.

Joshua, who said Thursday that “my well is deep, my heart can definitely go through hell and back”, was certainly being tested in the opening exchanges, although he did start to respond with some single-punch jabs.

And come the fourth round, Povetkin had a significant cut above the left eye.

Nevertheless, at the end of the sixth he was still in the contest only for Joshua to seal victory barely two minutes later.

But whether this win takes Joshua any closer to a fight with World Boxing Council heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder, who next fights Britain’s former world champion Tyson Fury on December 1, remains to be seen.

“My number one would be Wilder,” said Joshua, whose promoter Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley for April 13, when asked about his next opponent.

“May the champion bring himself here and have a good old fashioned dust-up.

“All I want to fight is serious challengers. If Dillian (Whyte) wants to fight here he is also more than welcome.”

Joshua beat compatriot Whyte with a seventh-round knockout in December 2015 — his last fight before becoming a world champion for the first time

Whyte, who was among an estimated 80,000 crowd at Wembley, said of Joshua’s latest victory: “He was patient and took his time, he was jabbing to the body and then brought the right into play which caught Povetkin by surprise.

“Hopefully, it’s me next, I’m here and ready to fight.”

AFP

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Richarlison Expresses Delight At Playing With ‘Idol’ Neymar

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Richarlison has described making his Brazil debut alongside “Idol” Neymar as an “unforgettable experience”.

Richarlison made his debut for the Selecao earlier this month, after scoring three goals for his new club Everton following his £44m move from Watford in the summer,

The 21-year-old capped his first start for his nation with a brace against El Savador in a 5-0 win. 

While representing his country was a special occasion, Richarlison revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail how playing alongside Neymar made the occasion an even more memorable one; whilst also confirming what the Paris Saint-Germain star wrote on his shirt after the game.

He said: “He wrote a message. It said, “God bless you, golden boy”. I have Neymar’s shirt from that game, as well as my own. I am going to get them framed and put them in a room in my house, so that when people come to visit they can see this.

“Neymar has been my idol since childhood. I’ve always followed his progress and always tried to mirror myself in the way he plays. I’ve also tried imitating some of his haircuts! I wanted the mohawk but I didn’t have the right products and after five minutes my hair would flop down!

“I remembered this (while we were on international duty). During lunchtime one day, I told him and this made the whole room fall about laughing! They thought it was hilarious. Playing with him was an unforgettable experience.”

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Barcelona Prepared To Scout Paul Pogba’s Every Game

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Barcelona are planning to send scouts to watch Paul Pogba in every game for the rest of this season ahead of a potential bid for the Manchester United midfielder next summer, according to reports

Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United has come under scrutiny on a number of occasions in recent months amid reports that he has fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho.

Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move and are thought to have made him their number one priority this season.

The Mirror reports that Barca sent scouts to watch Pogba during his man-of-the-match performance against Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night and now plan to keep close tabs on him for the remainder of the campaign.

Barca are reportedly confident that Pogba will be eager to swap Old Trafford for Camp Nou and have already prepared an offer worth in excess of £100m.

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Eden Hazard One Of The Top Four Best Players In The World – Pedro

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Chelsea winger Pedro believes his teammate Eden Hazard is one of the four best players in the world along with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. 

Eden Hazard has enjoyed a fantastic start to the new season, having scored five league goals as the Blues sit as joint Premier League leaders

“It is obvious that Eden Hazard is in the three, four players that are the best in the world like Leo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Eden,” Pedro said, via the Mirror

“Because Eden every year, you show your football and your numbers – score goals, assists, play a lot of minutes, play very good. 

“I don’t know, maybe in a few years, Eden can win the golden ball or another thing because he is a very good player. He is a big star. It is very good for the us that Eden is in good form with good confidence, doesn’t lose ball, is dribbling very good, score goals.

“It is a very good help for the team and when this guy plays like this he is very difficult to stop.

“He is playing with good confidence and very high potential to score goals, help the team, no pressure but as well in a really good form physically. This is also very important for the team because he is a very important player for the team,” he added.

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Vinicius Junior Likely To Make His Real Madrid Debut Against Espanyol

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Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has discussed the possibility of Vinicius Junior making his debut against Espanyol, as he considers rotating his squad to combat a congested run of fixtures. 

Vinicius, 18, joined Real Madrid over the summer and while he made four appearances during the club’s pre-season fixtures he has yet to make his senior debut having featured primarily for the club’s reserve side. 

Real Madrid are now set to play five games in the space of just two weeks, and Lopetegui is conscious of utilising the depth of his squad to ensure maximum points are obtained throughout this period. 

“It’s normal that the fixture list is like this. When a team is playing in the Champions League it’s the way things are and we have to approach it game-by-game and knowing that the squad depth we have will be used,” Lopetegui said, via AS.

“Football is not about the starting XI, in every game there are 14 players and in a squad that wants to win everything everybody is important. No two players are the same and all of them want to put into practice what we are trying to achieve.”

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Kyle Walker Reveals The Real Reason For Quitting Tottenham For Manchester City

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Kyle Walker has explained that he was “hurt” his former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after the Argentine published conversations the two had during their time together in north London in his book.

Although Kyle Walker admitted that he still has a lot of admiration for Pochettino, the England international hasn’t been impressed that private talks he had with his old manager have come out, especially as they are only a one-sided version of events.

The 28-year-old eventually moved to Manchester City for £47m last year, but contrary to what was reported at the time, the defender claims that he didn’t push to leave the club.

“He told me I wasn’t in his plans,” Walker told the Daily Mail. “I was hurt a lot by that. He said his door was always open and I thought it was a private meeting we had. So I kept quiet but then he went and wrote about it…or his version of it.

“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.

“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now, I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect for Tottenham and I always will.

“I have had a few people calling me a snake and stuff [for leaving Tottenham],” he added. “It hurts because I gave everything to that club. And everything I am now I owe to that club. So yes, it hurts when I go back there now, but I guess it’s just a part of football.”

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Report: Chelsea Rejected £65m Bid For Willian

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Chelsea reportedly rejected an offer in the region of £65m for Willian during the summer transfer window.

Willian was frustrated at Chelsea under former boss  Antonio Conte and he previously acknowledged that he may have looked to leave the club had the Italian remained in the dugout.

 Willian,30, is currently enjoying his time under new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, but according to the Daily Star, the Brazilian was the subject of strong interest from Barcelona before the start of the new campaign.

The report claims that the Catalan giants made an offer of £65m, only for Chelsea to choose to reject the bid in favour of keeping the Brazilian international at Stamford Bridge.

The player has maintained that he is happy in West London, with less than two years remaining on his contract

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Report: Chelsea Rejected £65m Bid For Willian

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Chelsea reportedly rejected an offer in the region of £65m for Willian during the summer transfer window.

Willian was frustrated at Chelsea under former boss  Antonio Conte and he previously acknowledged that he may have looked to leave the club had the Italian remained in the dugout.

 Willian,30, is currently enjoying his time under new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, but according to the Daily Star, the Brazilian was the subject of strong interest from Barcelona before the start of the new campaign.

The report claims that the Catalan giants made an offer of £65m, only for Chelsea to choose to reject the bid in favour of keeping the Brazilian international at Stamford Bridge.

The player has maintained that he is happy in West London, with less than two years remaining on his contract

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Explains Why Cristiano Ronaldo Left For Juventus

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed that selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus was the best thing for the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his time at the Bernabeu as Madrid’s leading all-time scorer with 450 goals in just 438 games.

He joined Juventus in a deal worth almost £100m during the summer, and Perez admitted that the nine-figure sum was too good to turn down.

“The most expensive sale this year has been Cristiano,” the Madrid president told reporters.

“When we all believe that the best thing is this that has happened, we reach an agreement. At Madrid, nobody gave more than €100m.

“He wanted to go by subjects people and the most that has gone has been for that amount, we have not had many more offers.”

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Explains Why Cristiano Ronaldo Left For Juventus

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed that selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus was the best thing for the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his time at the Bernabeu as Madrid’s leading all-time scorer with 450 goals in just 438 games.

He joined Juventus in a deal worth almost £100m during the summer, and Perez admitted that the nine-figure sum was too good to turn down.

“The most expensive sale this year has been Cristiano,” the Madrid president told reporters.

“When we all believe that the best thing is this that has happened, we reach an agreement. At Madrid, nobody gave more than €100m.

“He wanted to go by subjects people and the most that has gone has been for that amount, we have not had many more offers.”

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Bernd Leno Will Get His Chance At Arsenal – Unai Emery

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Unai Emery has revealed that he decides Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper on a game-by-game basis.

New summer signing Bernd Leno was expected to become Arsenal’s number one following his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen, but Unai Emery has so far preferred Petr Cech in goal

Leno made his long-awaited debut for the Gunners during Thursday’s 4-2 Europa League win over Vorskla Poltava, and Emery insists that he is pleased with what he has seen from the German so far.

“You need passion from everyone, above all the young players and the new players. Experience is important to play each match in the Premier League especially because the competition is stronger. With Leno we are very happy, he played his first match in the first team,” Emery told Sky Sports News.

“We need to continue giving him chances and confidence for when he plays so he is at his best. My idea is to decide in the last hours before each match and first I will tell the players my decision. For now, the performance of Petr Cech is good and we explain with every player, including goalkeepers, about his situation in each moment.

“I want to win. If we are scoring four goals and conceding two – we are winning. But maybe one day we don’t score our chances and we keep giving the opponent many chances – we can lose our match. We need to continue improving in all things and finding the balance and now it is very important to our objectives to improve in our defensive moments.

“Each match is different. For example against Newcastle we did not concede many chances and their goal in the last minute – we can do better and have the mentality where this doesn’t happen again. But it is a good match to show how we are improving in our defence. Yesterday [Vorskla] is different because after four goals the team relaxed a little with one mistake. We have the solution and the first exam is Sunday against Everton.”

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Bernd Leno Will Get His Chance At Arsenal – Unai Emery

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Unai Emery has revealed that he decides Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper on a game-by-game basis.

New summer signing Bernd Leno was expected to become Arsenal’s number one following his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen, but Unai Emery has so far preferred Petr Cech in goal

Leno made his long-awaited debut for the Gunners during Thursday’s 4-2 Europa League win over Vorskla Poltava, and Emery insists that he is pleased with what he has seen from the German so far.

“You need passion from everyone, above all the young players and the new players. Experience is important to play each match in the Premier League especially because the competition is stronger. With Leno we are very happy, he played his first match in the first team,” Emery told Sky Sports News.

“We need to continue giving him chances and confidence for when he plays so he is at his best. My idea is to decide in the last hours before each match and first I will tell the players my decision. For now, the performance of Petr Cech is good and we explain with every player, including goalkeepers, about his situation in each moment.

“I want to win. If we are scoring four goals and conceding two – we are winning. But maybe one day we don’t score our chances and we keep giving the opponent many chances – we can lose our match. We need to continue improving in all things and finding the balance and now it is very important to our objectives to improve in our defensive moments.

“Each match is different. For example against Newcastle we did not concede many chances and their goal in the last minute – we can do better and have the mentality where this doesn’t happen again. But it is a good match to show how we are improving in our defence. Yesterday [Vorskla] is different because after four goals the team relaxed a little with one mistake. We have the solution and the first exam is Sunday against Everton.”

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Mourinho: United Has Momentum Because Of Pogba

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Jose Mourinho believes that Pogba’s world cup win has played a key role in helping Manchester United maintain their momentum.

The Red Devils lost two of their first three games, but have won three on the bounce since then.

Pogba has scored four goals in six games for United this season and Mourinho has hailed his impact.

“I think the happiness, the confidence and the self-esteem was what pushed him to play the first match against Leicester almost without training and played a very good match,” Mourinho told his pre-match press conference ahead of United’s game with Wolves on Saturday.

“It’s more about the moment and the momentum, like you call it; is very important in the positive and negative way.”

“I think good results and good performances can make you look like a miracle,” the Portuguese added, “But bad results and bad performances, they make you look more tired, more upset, more ugly.

“Football like this. A team that yesterday looked very bad can today look very good [and vice versa]. I think this is more the influence of the moment.”

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Mourinho: United Has Momentum Because Of Pogba

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Jose Mourinho believes that Pogba’s world cup win has played a key role in helping Manchester United maintain their momentum.

The Red Devils lost two of their first three games, but have won three on the bounce since then.

Pogba has scored four goals in six games for United this season and Mourinho has hailed his impact.

“I think the happiness, the confidence and the self-esteem was what pushed him to play the first match against Leicester almost without training and played a very good match,” Mourinho told his pre-match press conference ahead of United’s game with Wolves on Saturday.

“It’s more about the moment and the momentum, like you call it; is very important in the positive and negative way.”

“I think good results and good performances can make you look like a miracle,” the Portuguese added, “But bad results and bad performances, they make you look more tired, more upset, more ugly.

“Football like this. A team that yesterday looked very bad can today look very good [and vice versa]. I think this is more the influence of the moment.”

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“Liverpool Want To Be The Ugliest Team To Play Against” Says Klopp

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp says their aim is to be the ugliest team any opposition will face this season.

The Reds had an incredible season last year, playing in the UCL final as Salah scored 40 goals.

However, they failed to win any silverware and have started this season on the front foot, and Klopp is aiming for the title this time out.

“We really want to be the ugliest team to play against,” the German boss told a press conference ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Southampton on Saturday.

“We didn’t win anything so far – not in the past and not this season – so let’s use the momentum and create a new momentum. That is the plan, and to do it with good football players.

“We don’t feel that [momentum] to be honest because we play, analyse, prepare; play, analyse, prepare and that is it.

“Maybe it’s because all the jobs are so difficult. There is no game where we have thought: ‘Thank God we have played them.’

“None of the results we have this season would have been possible without the greed you have seen or without the aggression you see. No chance.”

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“Liverpool Want To Be The Ugliest Team To Play Against” Says Klopp

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp says their aim is to be the ugliest team any opposition will face this season.

The Reds had an incredible season last year, playing in the UCL final as Salah scored 40 goals.

However, they failed to win any silverware and have started this season on the front foot, and Klopp is aiming for the title this time out.

“We really want to be the ugliest team to play against,” the German boss told a press conference ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Southampton on Saturday.

“We didn’t win anything so far – not in the past and not this season – so let’s use the momentum and create a new momentum. That is the plan, and to do it with good football players.

“We don’t feel that [momentum] to be honest because we play, analyse, prepare; play, analyse, prepare and that is it.

“Maybe it’s because all the jobs are so difficult. There is no game where we have thought: ‘Thank God we have played them.’

“None of the results we have this season would have been possible without the greed you have seen or without the aggression you see. No chance.”

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossip This Morning

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  • Barcelona plan to watch Paul Pogba in every game for the rest of this season as they begin their full scale assault to sign the Manchester United midfielder next summer.
  • Pedro reckons unbeaten Chelsea have all the hallmarks of his old Barcelona side.
  • Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United’s rivals that World Cup fatigue is all in the head.
  • Eden Hazard fully deserves to be bracketed along with Lionel Messi as one of the best players in the world, according to Pedro.
  • Joe Hart will get the chance to stake his claim for an England recall on Saturday.
  • Tottenham star Harry Kane’s bumper new contract has team-mates demanding raises.
  • Barcelona are set to make another attempt to sign Manchester United star Ander Herrera.
  • Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is set to sign a new Lazio contract.
  • Steven Gerrard is happy with Rangers’ progress and says he would have taken the position they are in now before he started his reign.
  • Manchester United are leading a move by Premier League clubs to return the transfer deadline to the end of August.
  • Richarlison has revealed how Brazil superstar Neymar inspired him to greatness.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus this summer because nobody bid higher than Juventus, according to club president Florentino Perez.
  • Rafael Benitez has denied he is in a marriage of convenience with Newcastle but concedes that, although his love for the club endures, the partnership is fast approaching breaking point.
  • Tottenham will have to pay the FA rent for the entire season if they want to stage matches at Wembley beyond their home match against Burnley on December 15.
  • Rangers are finally able to sell their new Hummel kits after months of legal issues.
  • Scott McDonald has revealed how he is still the target of abuse from Celtic supporters – 13 years after Helicopter Sunday.
  • Brendan Rodgers has admitted Celtic aren’t a patch on the team that won two Trebles.
  • Glenn Middleton has admitted being rejected by Norwich is driving him to succeed at Rangers.

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossip This Morning

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  • Barcelona plan to watch Paul Pogba in every game for the rest of this season as they begin their full scale assault to sign the Manchester United midfielder next summer.
  • Pedro reckons unbeaten Chelsea have all the hallmarks of his old Barcelona side.
  • Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United’s rivals that World Cup fatigue is all in the head.
  • Eden Hazard fully deserves to be bracketed along with Lionel Messi as one of the best players in the world, according to Pedro.
  • Joe Hart will get the chance to stake his claim for an England recall on Saturday.
  • Tottenham star Harry Kane’s bumper new contract has team-mates demanding raises.
  • Barcelona are set to make another attempt to sign Manchester United star Ander Herrera.
  • Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is set to sign a new Lazio contract.
  • Steven Gerrard is happy with Rangers’ progress and says he would have taken the position they are in now before he started his reign.
  • Manchester United are leading a move by Premier League clubs to return the transfer deadline to the end of August.
  • Richarlison has revealed how Brazil superstar Neymar inspired him to greatness.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus this summer because nobody bid higher than Juventus, according to club president Florentino Perez.
  • Rafael Benitez has denied he is in a marriage of convenience with Newcastle but concedes that, although his love for the club endures, the partnership is fast approaching breaking point.
  • Tottenham will have to pay the FA rent for the entire season if they want to stage matches at Wembley beyond their home match against Burnley on December 15.
  • Rangers are finally able to sell their new Hummel kits after months of legal issues.
  • Scott McDonald has revealed how he is still the target of abuse from Celtic supporters – 13 years after Helicopter Sunday.
  • Brendan Rodgers has admitted Celtic aren’t a patch on the team that won two Trebles.
  • Glenn Middleton has admitted being rejected by Norwich is driving him to succeed at Rangers.

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Ederson: Blame City Players For Lyon Loss

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Man City goalkeeper, Ederson believes the players are to blame for their shock 2-1 loss to Lyon in the UCL.

Pep Guardiola was in the stands, as his assistant Mikel Arteta oversaw proceedings on the touchline.

However, goals from Cornet and Fekir was enough to win the game for the visitors, despite Bernardo Silva halving the deficit in the second half.

“The team didn’t perform at the level it had been playing in the last few games,” Ederson said. “Unfortunately, we ended up being punished by our own mistakes.

“It was our own fault, but we also played against a very difficult opponent who played good football and created us lots of problems.

“It’s a defeat, it’s part of football. We just need to put our heads up and focus on the next game.”

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