About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois blasts Simeone: He does it to be popularby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has hit out at his former Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone.Simeone questioned Courtois’ Goalkeeper of the Year award won last month, citing that he played better for Atletico but won no such recognition with them.Following Madrid’s narrow win over Rayo Vallecano, Courtois responded: “Simeone criticises Madrid so as to be popular with his fans. “He always does it, attacks Madrid for being the best in the world.”Real teammate Luka Modric also stated: “I have great respect for Simeone and the players and supporters of a great club like Atletico, when they are victorious, we congratulate them sincerely, but it’s not fair that our successes are reduced to constant populist jibes.”
PSG captain Thiago Silva: Man Utd still dangerous teamby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva insists they will not underestimate Manchester United.PSG had received a favourable draw for the round of 16, where they will battle the Red Devils.And now United are without manager Jose Mourinho, who was fired this week.But Silva believes the quality in United’s squad makes them a threat.”United, it is always a dangerous team,” said the Brazilian centre-back.”Under Mourinho, I think they could have done better.”The motivation of the players is very strong, they will be motivated to play well, to win matches, and this is a team that will cause us a lot of difficulties so we will have to prepare.”Many people think that the draw is good because Manchester are not playing well, but they still a very good team.”They have a history in football, experienced players, and with the change of coach, they will try to push a little more. But we are very motivated too.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Tottenham winger Son desperate for Man Utd scalp before Asian Cupby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHeung min-Son wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur on a high by beating Manchester United on Sunday.The lively winger will travel to the UAE after the game in order to link up with his South Korea teammates, who are currently competing in the Asian Cup.Son could miss as many as five games for Spurs and he wants to make sure he gets an important win over United in his last appearance.”It’s not easy for me to leave the team at this important time,” Son told Sky Sports.”I feel very sad and sorry but I want to win this game and go with confidence to Dubai.”To play for your country is always a proud moment, but it’s tough for me having missed one month of the season already.”I want to go with three points, with confidence to Dubai.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Xherdan Shaqiri on Liverpool situation: I’m downbeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveXherdan Shaqiri says he’s prepared to accept his situation at Liverpool.But he admitted he feels ‘downbeat’ in response to his lack of minutes this term.Shaqiri told Teleclub: “It is not easy for me, of course I am a little downbeat.”You have to be able to handle that and you have to accept it, I was always still in the squad.”You cannot ask the coach to play every match.”And Shaqiri also insisted: “I feel very comfortable here. We have a great coach, a great club. There’s a family feel.”I hope we can bring the Premier League back to Liverpool after 30 years.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp wary asking too much from Keitaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is wary of asking too much from Naby Keita.The Guinea international made his first competitive appearance for the Reds since the Champions League semi-final in Barcelona on May 1 when he played just over an hour in the 2-0 win at Stadium MK on Wednesday night.”It is very important [to keep him fit],” Klopp said. “Pep needed to remind that it was agreed with me before the game that he should only play 60 minutes. So we took him off when it looked like he could go longer in that game.“So we have to be really sensitive in that situation because, obviously, [the injury] came all of a sudden. He was injured in the summer break during the African Cup of Nations and then came back and he was injured again.”So we have to be really careful. It’s a similar situation to Alisson but the team is doing so well there is no rush to bring him in.”
Abraham reveals strong African appreciation in Chelsea dressing room: We play Afrobeats!by Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTammy Abraham says there is an appreciation for African culture in the Chelsea dressing room. A number of English-born players at the club have African heritage, with Abraham himself currently at the centre of an international tug-of-war between England and Nigeria.”I’ve grown up in an area with a lot of African culture and African background,” Abraham said.”Even in the changing room nowadays, we play Afrobeats and all sorts. So you’re fully aware that Nigeria is a massive country. It’s global.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Allegri sets Man Utd deadlineby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has told Manchester United he will only take the job if it’s offered in the next few weeks.He is currently out of work since leaving Turin at the end of last season and is widely tipped to become United’s next manager.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently under intense pressure following an awful start to the season and could be axed should United lose heavily against Liverpool a week on Sunday. Gazetta Dello Sport says Allegri is interested in the position but has set a deadline on accepting the job as he wants to have as much time as possible to turn things around at the club. It is reported that he would be unlikely to take the job if he was offered it in December, meaning any approach would have to made in the coming weeks. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 06: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after falling to the court in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)For college students, movies like Step Brothers and Talladega Nights are staples of a good collection. Naismith Trophy candidates, like Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky, actually get the opportunity to meet the stars of those films. Kaminsky posted a set of photos with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and had the chance to interview Ferrell for Access Hollywood. It isn’t usually the Badgers’ style, but if you see Wisconsin throwing alley-oops all over the place in Los Angeles this weekend, you might be able to credit Jackie Moon.
Corey Holmes OchocincoNotre Dame wide receiver Corey Holmes has yet to record a catch in his first two seasons in South Bend, but could be a contributor this fall after the departure of Will Fuller, Chris Brown and Amir Carlisle. To prepare for this year, Holmes is working out back in Florida with former NFL star Chad Johnson. Johnson posted video of the two of them today. The kid @coreyholmes4 out here pic.twitter.com/YEl7ukHeUs— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 19, 2016There are worse guys to train with. Johnson had seven 1,000-yard seasons in his 11-year professional career.
After Premier League leaders Liverpool ground out a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, Manchester City will have to overcome managerless Huddersfield in order to keep pace.Since the start of the year, Pep Guardiola’s outfit have been in quite staggering form , and after picking up a 2-1 win over the Reds on January 3 have won their three subsequent games, scoring 19 times in all.Sunday’s opponents, meanwhile, prop up the standings and, 10 points from safety, look in grave danger of tumbling back into the Championship . Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City Date Sunday, January 20 Time 3:30pm GMT/10:30am ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown on TV on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, and can be streamed via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Huddersfield Town squad Goalkeepers Lossl, Hamer, Schofield Defenders Kongolo, Lowe, Zanka, Schindler, Stankovic, Hadergjonaj, Durm, Smith Midfielders Hogg, Bacuna, Billing, Kachunga, Diakhaby, Sobhi, Van La Parra, Mbenza, Pritchard, Quaner Forwards Depoitre, Mounie Huddersfield XI: Lossl; Smith, Kongolo, Hogg, Bacuna, Kachunga, Diakhaby, Lowe, Mbenza, Schindler, PuncheonSubs : Hamer, Depoitre, Pritchard, Mounie, Zanka, Hadergjonaj, Durm Position Manchester City squad Goalkeepers Ederson, Muric Defenders Stones, Laporte, Otamendi, Kompany, Sandler, Mendy, Walker, Danilo Midfielders Fernadinho, Gundogan, Delph, Zinchenko, Foden, D. Silva, Diaz, B. Silva, Mahrez Forwards Aguero, Jesus, Sterling, Sane Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo; Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Sterling, Aguero, SaneSubs : Muric, Stones, Delph, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Jesus, FodenBetting & Match Odds Hosts Huddersfield are 22/1 to win the game with bet365 while Man City are red-hot favourites at 1/7. A draw can be backed at 8/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview In the unusual position of playing catch up, Pep Guardiola said earlier this week that he wants his Manchester City players to ignore what Liverpool are doing and simply concentrate on their own job.A seven-point gap has now opened between the teams, however, and if the Citizens fail to respond to the form of their opponents, it would deal a major blow to their hopes of defending their Premier League crown.“I’ve told them, don’t look and be scared, don’t watch the calendar for the Liverpool games, forget about them,” he said. “Normally when that happens you lose your games, in my experience. If you think they are going to lose in that game or that game, you are distracted and you lose your games. And after, it’s over.”City have just fallen a touch short of the almost flawless form that they showed throughout the whole of last season. Indeed, they would have to win all of their remaining 16 matches if they were to hit the heights of their record-breaking form of 2017-18, when they struck 100 points.Midfielder Bernardo Silva, however, remains upbeat about the situation , especially as Guardiola is nearing a fully fit squad.“It is good finally to be back together and until this moment of the season we have had so many injured players,” he said.“We have never played with the whole squad so to have almost everyone available is fantastic for us and it is very good to try and go for all the competitions.”Mark Hudson, who is in temporary charge of Huddersfield, meanwhile, wants to see unity from his men as they battle apparently insurmountable odds.“My side will be full of intent, aggressive and work hard for each other. A real togetherness is something I really believe in, you can’t get any result without being together,” he said. “Everyone has to work as hard as they can for each other as part of the team.“Man City are a world-class team with a world-class manager, but we’ve just got to look forward to it.“We have to show intent, it’s all about us, what we can do this week on the training field and go into the game with real intent to try and pose them as many problems as we can.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.