Kane: We Want To Win EPL For Ehiogu

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Harry Kane has stated Tottenham will try to win the EPL title after losing to Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Tribute was paid to the Tottenham U23 manager who passed away on Friday, with applause from both ends of the pitch.

Tottenham lost 4-2 to Chelsea, with Hazard and Matic scoring the goals that won it for the blues.

Kane admitted Tottenham’s players had hoped to win in Ehiogu’s honour and said their ambitions would now switch to the Premier League.

“Of course the last couple of days have been tough,” Kane said.

“Ugo was a great character around the training ground, it was just shocking news to be honest.

“Of course we’ll do everything we can to win the league for him – we wanted to win today for him and for ourselves as well.

“There are still six tough games left in the Premier League. We can’t control what Chelsea do now.

“We just have to win as many as we can and it starts Wednesday with a tough game away at Crystal Palace.”

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Hughie Fury Pulls Out Of Parker Fight

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An injury has forced Hughie Fury to pull out of his world heavyweight title fight against Joseph Parker.

The undefeated Brit was scheduled to box the WBO champion in Auckland, New Zealand come May 6.

Duco events, who promote Joseph Parker already released a statement stating the search for a replacement is on.

“Duco Events was today notified by the World Boxing Organisation that mandatory No 1 challenger Hughie Fury has an injury, and will be unable to challenge champion Joseph Parker for the Heavyweight Title on May 6 in Auckland,” the statement read.

“The World Boxing Organisation has, therefore, advised Duco Events to investigate the possibility of Joseph Parker making a voluntary defence of his heavyweight title against an opponent ranked in the top 15 of the world rankings.

“Duco Events is currently investigating all options and will make no further comment today.”

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Plenty Clubs Interested In Signing Alexis Sanchez – Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says a number of clubs will be monitoring Alexis Sanchez’s contract situation at Arsenal this summer.

The 28-year-old, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona, has just over a year left on his deal at the Emirates, with continued speculation over whether he will sign a new contract.

Manchester City have reportedly grown interest in signing the Chilean, who has been linked with a number of sides, and Guardiola thinks plenty of clubs will be watching developments closely.

“Put it that Kevin De Bruyne had one year left on his contract, see how many teams would have him. Normally the big players have two, three years [on a] contract,” he said.

“All the clubs in the summertime are going to try to improve. How do you improve the teams? Better players. Of course [people will watch] all the players around the world. Alexis is one of them. They are going to know his situation.”

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Plenty Clubs Interested In Signing Alexis Sanchez – Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says a number of clubs will be monitoring Alexis Sanchez’s contract situation at Arsenal this summer.

The 28-year-old, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona, has just over a year left on his deal at the Emirates, with continued speculation over whether he will sign a new contract.

Manchester City have reportedly grown interest in signing the Chilean, who has been linked with a number of sides, and Guardiola thinks plenty of clubs will be watching developments closely.

“Put it that Kevin De Bruyne had one year left on his contract, see how many teams would have him. Normally the big players have two, three years [on a] contract,” he said.

“All the clubs in the summertime are going to try to improve. How do you improve the teams? Better players. Of course [people will watch] all the players around the world. Alexis is one of them. They are going to know his situation.”

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Rumors Today

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  • Barcelona want to take Christian Eriksen from Spurs as part of their summer rebuild.
  • Pep Guardiola admits he’d love to sign Alexis Sanchez – and Manchester United are also keen.
  • Sead Kolasinac will join Arsenal this summer – but either Nacho Monreal or Kieran Gibbs is set to leave
  • Manchester United are closing in on Torino striker Andrea Belotti but they will have to meet the £84m release clause inserted in the 23-year-old’s contract last December.
  • Arsenal are stepping up their bid to sign Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto after scouting him for almost a year.
  • Everton are keen on young Burnley striker Daniel Agyei.
  • Chelsea have been swamped with requests for their loan stars as Middlesbrough lead the chase for Tammy Abraham.
  • West Ham goalkeeper Adrian is a target for Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao as they eye a £3m move at the end of the season.
  • Everton are in advanced talks with a wealthy Chinese consortium for a multi-million pound investment.
  • Arsenal are preparing a £20m bid for Swedish star Emil Forsberg. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has attracted rave reviews with his performances for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.
  • Paris Saint-Germain have joined the hunt to sign Manchester United and Chelsea target Kylian Mbappe, but are only winning to pay Monaco £33m.
  • Manchester United target Serge Aurier has met with Barcelona representatives over a possible £17m move away from PSG this summer.
  • Marko Arnautovic has revealed he rejected a move to Everton – despite personal pleas from Toffees boss Ronald Koeman and striker Romelu Lukaku.
  • Everton face competition from Chelsea and Monaco to sign £21m-rated Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht.
  • Liverpool are plotting a shock £8m summer move for Hull’s Scotland international defender Andrew Robertson.
  • West Brom have expressed an interest in Tottenham misfit Kevin Wimmer as Tony Pulis looks to bolster his defence.
  • Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is a target for Aston Villa, Sunderland, Wolves and Cardiff.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic will visit the world’s top knee specialist as he faces career-saving surgery.
  • David de Gea has put his £3.85m house up for sale, with Real Madrid ready to step up their interest in the Manchester United star, according to reports.
  • Chelsea will offer Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi a £4.2m contract to quit Italian football for the Premier League.
  • Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger has said he is happy to stay in Serie A with Roma.
  • Manchester United are cautiously optimistic about their chances of prising Eric Dier away from Tottenham Hotspur as they prepare a formal move for the £40m rated England international.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career is over following his injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League, it has been claimed.
  • Rangers are eyeing up a move for Norwich’s Scotland international Graham Dorrans this summer.
  • Scottish Championship outfit Dundee United are set for a cash windfall – 10 per cent of any fee – if Hull left-back Andy Robertson joins Liverpool this summer.

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Rumors Today

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  • Barcelona want to take Christian Eriksen from Spurs as part of their summer rebuild.
  • Pep Guardiola admits he’d love to sign Alexis Sanchez – and Manchester United are also keen.
  • Sead Kolasinac will join Arsenal this summer – but either Nacho Monreal or Kieran Gibbs is set to leave
  • Manchester United are closing in on Torino striker Andrea Belotti but they will have to meet the £84m release clause inserted in the 23-year-old’s contract last December.
  • Arsenal are stepping up their bid to sign Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto after scouting him for almost a year.
  • Everton are keen on young Burnley striker Daniel Agyei.
  • Chelsea have been swamped with requests for their loan stars as Middlesbrough lead the chase for Tammy Abraham.
  • West Ham goalkeeper Adrian is a target for Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao as they eye a £3m move at the end of the season.
  • Everton are in advanced talks with a wealthy Chinese consortium for a multi-million pound investment.
  • Arsenal are preparing a £20m bid for Swedish star Emil Forsberg. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has attracted rave reviews with his performances for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.
  • Paris Saint-Germain have joined the hunt to sign Manchester United and Chelsea target Kylian Mbappe, but are only winning to pay Monaco £33m.
  • Manchester United target Serge Aurier has met with Barcelona representatives over a possible £17m move away from PSG this summer.
  • Marko Arnautovic has revealed he rejected a move to Everton – despite personal pleas from Toffees boss Ronald Koeman and striker Romelu Lukaku.
  • Everton face competition from Chelsea and Monaco to sign £21m-rated Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht.
  • Liverpool are plotting a shock £8m summer move for Hull’s Scotland international defender Andrew Robertson.
  • West Brom have expressed an interest in Tottenham misfit Kevin Wimmer as Tony Pulis looks to bolster his defence.
  • Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is a target for Aston Villa, Sunderland, Wolves and Cardiff.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic will visit the world’s top knee specialist as he faces career-saving surgery.
  • David de Gea has put his £3.85m house up for sale, with Real Madrid ready to step up their interest in the Manchester United star, according to reports.
  • Chelsea will offer Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi a £4.2m contract to quit Italian football for the Premier League.
  • Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger has said he is happy to stay in Serie A with Roma.
  • Manchester United are cautiously optimistic about their chances of prising Eric Dier away from Tottenham Hotspur as they prepare a formal move for the £40m rated England international.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career is over following his injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League, it has been claimed.
  • Rangers are eyeing up a move for Norwich’s Scotland international Graham Dorrans this summer.
  • Scottish Championship outfit Dundee United are set for a cash windfall – 10 per cent of any fee – if Hull left-back Andy Robertson joins Liverpool this summer.

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Sane: Guardiola Asks Me To Imitate Messi And Neymar

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Manchester City attacker, Leroy Sane says he is being encouraged by Pep Guardiola to play like Messi and Neymar.

The Germany international has developed into a key player for Manchester City, scoring nine goals so far.

Sane is grateful to the help and encouragement from Pep Guardiola who tells him to mirror the Argentine.

“He is able to help me with things because he knows how Messi plays, how he trains because he saw him every day,” Sane said, via The Telegraph.

“And that’s why he tries to help me – to give me the confidence to say, ‘Yes, try this – try maybe to do it like this, like Messi does or Neymar does’.”

“I was young and maybe when I played against bigger clubs at the beginning here I was thinking, ‘OK, they are better than me,’” Sane said.

“Maybe I was a bit scared also, because I was with a new team in a new country and you don’t know anything about the league.

“But then at the end Pep told me, ‘Play how you played at Schalke because you were free there.’

“The other players are all normal human beings so just play your best and play free.”

City face Arsenal in an FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, with the winners to play Chelsea in the decider.

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Sane: Guardiola Asks Me To Imitate Messi And Neymar

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Manchester City attacker, Leroy Sane says he is being encouraged by Pep Guardiola to play like Messi and Neymar.

The Germany international has developed into a key player for Manchester City, scoring nine goals so far.

Sane is grateful to the help and encouragement from Pep Guardiola who tells him to mirror the Argentine.

“He is able to help me with things because he knows how Messi plays, how he trains because he saw him every day,” Sane said, via The Telegraph.

“And that’s why he tries to help me – to give me the confidence to say, ‘Yes, try this – try maybe to do it like this, like Messi does or Neymar does’.”

“I was young and maybe when I played against bigger clubs at the beginning here I was thinking, ‘OK, they are better than me,’” Sane said.

“Maybe I was a bit scared also, because I was with a new team in a new country and you don’t know anything about the league.

“But then at the end Pep told me, ‘Play how you played at Schalke because you were free there.’

“The other players are all normal human beings so just play your best and play free.”

City face Arsenal in an FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, with the winners to play Chelsea in the decider.

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Allardyce: Crystal Palace Needs Three More Points To Avoid Relegation

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Sam Allardyce believes Crystal Palace needs three more points to keep playing in the EPL and wants to secure that in their next three matches.

Crystal Palace play Tottenham on Sunday, before playing Liverpool and Burnley within four days.

Allardyce has turned around Crystal Palace’s bid to avoid relegation since his appointment and believes taking their points tally from 35 to 38 will help matters.

“Thirty-eight points has been enough for (survival for) 10 years or more and we have got an opportunity to get there and get beyond it,” said the 62-year-old.

“It is a big week for us to see how many points we can get. We want to take pressure off ourselves and get as many points as we can this week.

“At the end of this week there will only be three games left and, instead of one win out of six you might need one win out of three, which heaps the pressure back on again, so let’s get as many points as we can.

“We are capable of getting points out of these games this week, as we have proved in the last six or seven games.

“I hope the players believe, as I believe, that they are capable of getting points out of them.

“Taking five wins out of six – and six wins out of nine – and we are still not safe, so it shows just how difficult a task it was to get us out of the bottom three.”

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Matic: Wembley Strike Is My Second Best Goal

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Nemanja Matic scored a stunner in Chelsea’s 4-2 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup semifinal, with his goal giving Chelsea absolute control of the game.

The Serbian fired in the shot from 30 yards out with 10 minutes left, but insists it us not his best goal yet.

The goal is Matic’s first in over 300 days, but it doesn’t take the position of his best goal.

“It was a nice goal,” he told BBC Sport. “But first of all I want to say I am very happy for the team, that we’re going to play in the final.

“It was hard against a very good team. Congratulations to Spurs, who didn’t give up.

“I am happy for my goal, it was a great goal, but it’s not the best I’ve ever scored. I scored a harder one in a Benfica versus Porto derby. This is perhaps my second best ever.”

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Conte Lauds Squad Depth, Says He Trusts Every Player

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Antonio Conte believes his decision to shake up the squad for the FA Cup semifinal win over Tottenham shows his trust in his squad.

Batshuayi and Willian started in place of Costa and Hazard, with the Brazilian putting Chelsea in front with a free kick, which was cancelled by a Kane header. The forward completed his brace from the penalty spot in the first half.

Ake, who also started the match, had to tussle with the best of Tottenham. Alli equalised for Spurs in the second half.

Conte introduced Costa, Hazard and Fabregas and it proved to be the right tactical decision, as Hazard scored a goal and supplied Matic’s bullet of a goal.

“I’m pleased that Michy Batshuayi started a really important game,” he said of the Belgium striker, who is yet to start a Premier League match since joining from Marseille last year.

“It’s important for his confidence, the same for Ake who is a young player from our academy. We must be proud to see his commitment and to see the level that he played at in this type of game.

“It’s not easy, honestly, for Ake to go and play his part. I trust every single player and I think today I showed this.

“I’m pleased for Willian because he showed himself to be in good form. For him, this season wasn’t easy for many reasons (Willian’s mother died last October following a battle with cancer) that you know and I don’t want to repeat.

“I must be pleased because I think that in this game I involved all my players in our idea and in our football. This is very important in this part of the season that every single player feels they are part of this project.

“When you work very hard, went you work only with your players every day… don’t forget that for me every single player, I work with him in the same way whether he is in in the starting XI or stays on the bench

“They didn’t play a simple game, you played a semi-final against a team as strong as Tottenham, at Wembley with 80,00 people. I think it’s great for them but also I must be proud for this.”

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Fabregas: Southampton Game More Important Than FA Cup Semifinals

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Antonio Conte tinkered with the line up for Chelsea’s FA cup semifinal against Tottenham and Fabregas feels he made the right decision.

Conte rested Hazard and Costa, with Chelsea playing Southampton on Tuesday , but both players were brought on in the second half.

The change was decisive for Chelsea, as Hazard scored a goal and assisted one in the 4-2 win. And Fabregas feels Conte was right to give priority to the EPL.

“I don’t believe so [win gives Chelsea a title boost], I am sorry,” Fabregas said at Wembley Stadium. “It is a different competition and one day you can go to the final and the most important game for us, is still Tuesday.

“Getting to the final, is a big game, a big stadium and fantastic for the fans and everyone but the most important game is Tuesday and we have to keep it up. To get to another final, it is not easy to do nowadays, it is very competitive.

“Especially this Spurs side. They are very very strong and we have to be happy today. It is a happy day. I think during the season, this is a different season, a special season.”

“This is the first time Chelsea is not in Europe for a long time and maybe it has been a little bit of an advantage in this case because we didn’t have to rotate as much and he played a lot with the same team this season but you see today, you know, Ake came in and played very very well.”

“The last time he played was, I don’t know [a long time ago]. Maybe two months ago, Batshuayi the same. Willian didn’t start for the last five games and scores two goals so to have these kinds of players and then when we were struggling in the second half – we brought on these kind of big players and it worked very well today.”

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Conte: Tottenham Have An Advantage In Race For The Title

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Antonio Conte has urged Chelsea to use their win in the FA Cup for their upcoming premier league matches, but says Tottenham have an advantage of an extra day’s rest.

Chelsea made it to the final of the FA Cup, after beating Tottenham 4-2 at Wembley. Spurs are four points behind Chelsea on the table.

Conte’s men will welcome Southampton on Tuesday as they look to claim the trophy, but Tottenham have an extra day of rest, as they play Crystal Palace on Wednesday, a situation that doesn’t go down well with the Italian.

Conte said: “We have to try to exploit the momentum. I think this week is crucial for us.

“They have the advantage. We have to play after two days and a half and Tottenham have one day more to rest.

“Sometimes it is difficult to understand this planning of the fixtures but we have to try to answer on the pitch.

“For sure this win is a really important win. They are fighting us for the title. We have to know that, on Tuesday, we play a tough game against a tough team. I want our fans to be the 12th player.”

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Emery Happy With Win That Sends PSG Top

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Unai Emery has registered his happiness after Paris Saint Germain’s 2-0 win over Montpellier sent them top of the table.

Goals from Cavani and Di Maria helped the Parc des Princes side go top and lead Monaco by three points.

Emery lauded the performance of the visiting Montpellier and is glad for the win that keeps them in the title race.

“We were happy for the three points, the spectators saw a good game,” Emery told Canal+.

“Montpellier came to play the attack and make the draw and we deserved to win the game.

“Many things happened in 90 minutes, both for us and for Montpellier, but I think the victory is correct.”

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Emery Happy With Win That Sends PSG Top

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Unai Emery has registered his happiness after Paris Saint Germain’s 2-0 win over Montpellier sent them top of the table.

Goals from Cavani and Di Maria helped the Parc des Princes side go top and lead Monaco by three points.

Emery lauded the performance of the visiting Montpellier and is glad for the win that keeps them in the title race.

“We were happy for the three points, the spectators saw a good game,” Emery told Canal+.

“Montpellier came to play the attack and make the draw and we deserved to win the game.

“Many things happened in 90 minutes, both for us and for Montpellier, but I think the victory is correct.”

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Pochettino: Chelsea Were Dominated By Tottenham

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Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham were better than Chelsea, but concedes they lacked in front of goal.

Chelsea won 4-2 in the FA Cup and had only five shots on target. Willian scored a brace, with Hazard and Matic rounding up the scoring.

Pochettino’s men scored twice, after going behind twice, thanks to goals from Kane and Alli.

“Congratulations to Chelsea. We dominated the game, but they were more clinical than us,” Pochettino told BBC Sport. “I feel proud, we were fantastic in the way we played and in our philosophy. They had five shots and scored four goals and we score only two.

“It is important to speak about the moments of the game. We fought a lot. We tried and scored. The penalty for me was a soft penalty or was not a penalty. To go into the changing room 2-1 down was difficult and again we played well in the second half and scored, but then they came back.”

“Only now we can look forward. We are four points behind them and we will try to win our next game,” added the Spurs boss. “I am not worried. The team is strong, we are focused. We were competing with one of the best teams in Europe. Did we deserve more? Sure, but that is football.

“Now we will try to be calm, watch the game again and try to improve. We are in a process of trying to improve, if we cannot win the FA Cup this season we will try again next season.

“We have another difficult game coming up against Crystal Palace. It is a tough league to play, but we are okay. For sure now we are disappointed but that is football.”

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Pochettino: Chelsea Were Dominated By Tottenham

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Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham were better than Chelsea, but concedes they lacked in front of goal.

Chelsea won 4-2 in the FA Cup and had only five shots on target. Willian scored a brace, with Hazard and Matic rounding up the scoring.

Pochettino’s men scored twice, after going behind twice, thanks to goals from Kane and Alli.

“Congratulations to Chelsea. We dominated the game, but they were more clinical than us,” Pochettino told BBC Sport. “I feel proud, we were fantastic in the way we played and in our philosophy. They had five shots and scored four goals and we score only two.

“It is important to speak about the moments of the game. We fought a lot. We tried and scored. The penalty for me was a soft penalty or was not a penalty. To go into the changing room 2-1 down was difficult and again we played well in the second half and scored, but then they came back.”

“Only now we can look forward. We are four points behind them and we will try to win our next game,” added the Spurs boss. “I am not worried. The team is strong, we are focused. We were competing with one of the best teams in Europe. Did we deserve more? Sure, but that is football.

“Now we will try to be calm, watch the game again and try to improve. We are in a process of trying to improve, if we cannot win the FA Cup this season we will try again next season.

“We have another difficult game coming up against Crystal Palace. It is a tough league to play, but we are okay. For sure now we are disappointed but that is football.”

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Report: Jorge Sampaoli To Be Annouced As Coach Of Argentina On May 22nd

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Jorge Sampaoli will be announced as the new manager of the Argentina national team on May 22, reports AS.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) relieved Edgardo Bauza of his duties as manager earlier this month and Sampaoli is the man they want to replace him.

Sampaoli is currently in charge of Sevilla, but AS reports that the LaLiga club’s president Pepe Castro is already aware that the Argentinian will leave to take charge of his national team.

Speaking about the speculation at a press conference, Sampaoli said: “I know that there is interest and I know that it is said that I am the chosen [one], but they will have to wait for the times that correspond to not harm anyone. Doing it now would harm Sevilla.

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Report: Jorge Sampaoli To Be Annouced As Coach Of Argentina On May 22nd

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Jorge Sampaoli will be announced as the new manager of the Argentina national team on May 22, reports AS.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) relieved Edgardo Bauza of his duties as manager earlier this month and Sampaoli is the man they want to replace him.

Sampaoli is currently in charge of Sevilla, but AS reports that the LaLiga club’s president Pepe Castro is already aware that the Argentinian will leave to take charge of his national team.

Speaking about the speculation at a press conference, Sampaoli said: “I know that there is interest and I know that it is said that I am the chosen [one], but they will have to wait for the times that correspond to not harm anyone. Doing it now would harm Sevilla.

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Our Plan Worked To Perfection -Antonio Conte

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Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte has said that he is “proud” of his players after they reached the final of theFA Cup with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur this evening.

Antonio Conte decided to rest the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa for semi-final match at Wembley, making five changes to his side in all as the likes of Nathan Ake, Michy Batshuayi and Willian all started.

Willian went on to score two first-half goals for the Blues before Hazard came off the bench to add his own name to the scoresheet, and Conte was pleased with how his whole squad responded to the changes.

“I am proud for this achievement. It is great for the players for me. This is my first season in England and it is great to fight for the title and reach the final of the FA Cup, a great competition. I am pleased for my players and for our fans. Today they were great from the start until the end. Now we have to continue, on Tuesday have another tough game, I hope our fans push us a lot,” he told BBC Sport.

“During the season there is a moment as a coach you must take a strong decision. You have to take a risk. If you win the plan worked, if you don’t the responsibility is on you. I think today our plan worked very well.

“I am very happy for my players and for Michy Batshuayi, he played from the start in an important game. I am happy for Nathan Ake, a young player from our academy. I am happy for Willian, two goals today in a difficult season. For me it is a great achievement.

“Today I also showed I trust all of my team. Eden and Diego knew very well my plan because in this situation it is important to be clear to all of the players. Now I hope on Tuesday to get a great performance from Eden and Diego and the other players.”

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Harry Kane Claims Tottenham Where The Better Team Despite Loss To Chelsea

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Harry Kane has claimed Tottenham were the better team during their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, despite falling to a 4-2 defeat at Wembley.

Tottenham came from behind twice as goals from Kane and Dele Alli cancelled out a Willian brace, but Eden Hazard then came off the bench to put Chelsea back in front before Nemanja Matic secured their passage into the final in emphatic style.

Tottenham enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the match, but Kane admitted that they could not find a way past Chelsea as their wait for an FA Cup trophy extended to 26 years.

“I think we were the better team, played better football but couldn’t find a way to win. Sometimes that is football,” he told BBC Sport.

“When we got back to 2-2 we thought we were going to win it but we got punished by another set piece. It is difficult to take right now.”

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Nemanja Matic Speaks About ‘Special’ FA Cup Victory Over Tottenham

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Nemanja Matic has claimed that his side’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham Hotspur will give them confidence heading into the Premier League title run-in.

Goals from Willian , Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic saw Chelsea beat Spurs 4-2 to reach next month’s final, leaving the Premier League as Tottenham’s only remaining hope of silverware this season.

Matic capped off the scoring with a stunning strike 10 minutes from time at Wembley this evening, but the Serbian also claimed that the goal was not the best he has ever scored.

“It was a nice goal! But first of all I want to say I am very happy for the team, that we’re going to play in the final. Today was hard against a very good team. Congratulations to Spurs, who didn’t give up,” he told BBC Sport.

“I am happy for my goal, it was a great goal, but it’s not the best I’ve ever scored. I scored a harder one in a Benfica vs. Porto derby… this is perhaps my second best ever!

“It’s great when you have a chance to play in this stadium. For our supporters, you can see this is something special. To have a chance to win this trophy is significant for us as players. This result gives us more confidence of course – it’s always good to win. Now we have to recover quickly for the next game on Tuesday.”

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United: Rojo And Ibrahimovic Sustains Knee Ligament Injury

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Manchester United have finally revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rojo sustained significant damage to their knee ligament in the win over Anderlecht.

Rojo was substituted after just 23 minutes and Ibrahimovic didn’t end the match. Both players are expected to miss the remainder of the season.

United did not give a timetable on their return, but has stated they will see specialists.

A United statement said: “Detailed investigations on the injuries sustained by Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Thursday’s Europa League match have confirmed significant knee ligament damage in both players that requires specialist opinions over the coming days.

“Estimations of time to full recovery will only be possible once definitive treatment plans have been decided after these consultations.”

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Modric Hopes To Console Rakitic After Clasico

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Luka Modric is hoping he gets to console his international team mate, Ivan Rakitic after the clasico.

Barcelona visit Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Los Blancos three points clear with a game in hand.

Modric is yet to win the Spanish La Liga with Madrid since joining in 2012, but hopes to end that this season.

“I have not spoken to Rakitic, we are all preparing for the game in peace,” Modric told Sportske novosti.

“We will hug and talk after the match – hopefully I will have to console him.

“We never get enough tickets for El Clasico, everyone wants to come and watch this match.”

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Dyche Says Rooney Can Replace Injured Ibrahimovic

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be filled by Wayne Rooney.

Ibrahimovic sustained a serious knee injury in the quarterfinal Europa League win over Anderlecht, and is believed to be out for the season. However, no official statement has been released by the club.

Burnley host United at Turf Moor on Sunday and Dyche is backing Rooney to step up for the Swede.

“They’re not short of options, without a shadow of a doubt,” Dyche told reporters.

“The one everyone thinks is not that good anymore, I think he’s decent – the boy Rooney, I always think he ain’t bad. I certainly think if they chose to play him, I don’t think he would let anyone down.

“You get to an age where you’re questioned regardless of performances. He’s a top-class player; you can’t achieve what he’s achieved in the game and not be a top-class player. You can’t cheat the system. Whatever his journey forward is he will remain a top-class player in my eyes.”

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