Emanuele Belardi praises Buffon

According to the former goalkeeper, the legendary Italian should have won the Ballon d’Or at least once.

As Gianluigi Buffon turns 40, he revealed that he is still open to extending his professional career furthermore and see where that takes him. This has certainly come as good news for all Bianconeri fans, who have enjoyed witnessing arguably the greatest goalkeeper of all time for years now. Even though Buffon started his professional career 23 years ago, he remains at the peak of his power and keeps impressing with each day passed.

And one of his former team-mates, Emanuele Belardi, gave an interview with Goal where he shares his opinion about the Juventus goalkeeper as well as his opinion on one matter in particular. Belardi revealed that Buffon was a true champion, willing to help out his team-mates no matter what. And while he had a legendary status, he remained down to earth throughout his entire career.

– When I arrived in Turin, the impact with Gigi was extremely positive.Ramsey warns of old teammate Sanchez threat George Patchias – Aaron Ramsey has warned his new Juventus team of the threat posed by a fit and in form Alexis Sanchez.Aaron Ramsey swapped Arsenal for…

– He is a golden boy, always ready to joke and play around. Even today, he’s always available to meet up in spite of his thousands of commitments.

– Never did it weigh on you the comparison between a great champion like him and his understudy.

And while Belardi is disappointed that Buffon never got his hands on the Champions League trophy, he thinks it is even more frustrating that the Italian has not been given the Ballon d’Or award after all these years.

– Someone like Gigi deserved上海夜生活论坛 that recognition,” he argues. “He’s the greatest goalkeeper of all time. He’s the Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo of the posts; a true world-class player.

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Preview: Betis – Barcelona

Barcelona’s extraordinary unbeaten streak in all competitions came to an end at 29 games (W23, D6, L0) on Wednesday with a 1-0 loss away at neighbours Espanyol in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

To say that Betis have enjoyed a great start to the year would be an understatement. It’s been just pure bliss for the Beticos thanks to a historic 5-3 win over fierce rivals Sevilla at the Pizjuan followed by a 3-2 home win over Leganes. Quique Setien’s side have climbed up to seventh in the LL table and are now just two points behind Sevilla.

Relegation battlers Malaga were the last side to beat Barcelona in LL (8th April 2017). Since then, the Catalan giants have recorded 26 wins and three draws, and are the only unbeaten side left (W16, D3, L0) in Europe’s big five leagues.

Where were you when Betis last defeated Barcelona in LL (3-2, 29th March 2008 )? Yes, it’s been nearly ten years. With that being said, Barcelona have an all-time win percentage of just 42% in their top-flight trips to the Benito Villamarin (Betis 15 wins, 14 draws, Barcelona 21 wins).

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen is arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the world right now. His monster performances have been fundamental to Barca’s domination in LL so far this season.

Stat attack: Just one of Barcelona’s 52 LL goals has been scored from a free-kick this campaign (Messi against Real Sociedad).

Barca have the most clean sheets (12) so far in the 2017/18 LL season.

Missing players

Betis: J. Campbell (ankle injury), A. Sanabria (knee injury), A. Barragan (doubtful), A. Mandi (doubtful)

Barcelona: M. Cardona (hip injury), O. Dembele (muscle injury), Coutinho (doubtful), A. Iniesta (doubtful), A. Jose (doubtful), J. Mascherano (doubtful上海夜网), P. Alcacer (doubtful).

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Carvalhal believes that Swansea are strong enough to survive

Carlos Carvalhal, the Swansea City coach, insisted that he believes that the current Swansea squad is strong enough to be able to avoid the relegation so there is no necessity to do some signings.

The Portuguese became the new head coach of the Swans a couple of weeks ago and he is confident about his side’s chances of saving the season despite being at the bottom of the table right now. Now, they are about to host Liverpool – the team that haven’t been beaten for 18 consecutive matches so it is going to be a difficult task for the home side.

The new coach of the Welsh side spoke about his squad as he said, according to Sky Sports: “100 percent we can stay up without signing anyone.  It is my job to push everyone. If the thing is still progressing, and we can get the injured players recovered, we can create belief and commitment and fight to the end. I saw a lot of progress in the last five games and the first 45 minutes in the FA Cup win against Wolves on Wednesday was really very good.”Top 5 Real Madrid players who are succeeding on a loan Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – We need to talk about the Top 5 Real Madrid players who are currently succeeding away from the club and are currently on a…

He also added that he could already see the first positive signs: “When we are refreshed and if we play at that level for 90 minutes, then it will be difficult for any opponents to beat us. Our three league games – against Watford, Tottenham and Newcastle were all very balanced – and we continue to play at that level, but the signs are positive.”

In the end, Carlos Carvalhal insisted that he has to praise Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony: “Jordan is a fighter and a team worker, but he also has quality and this is what I like in a player. Wilfried has been involved in the last three games and he is in th上海夜生活e process to be at the level we all want from him. But he hasn’t played too much and I prefer that a player like that can really affect the game, even if it’s only 30 minutes. If he plays the whole 90 minutes when he is not fit, then the players can lose confidence and the team can lose games also.”

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Insigne unhappy with Higuain’s celebration

Lorenzo Insigne insisted that he spoke with his former teammate, Gonzalo Higuain, after his Napoli lost 1-0 t Juventus and the Argentina international celebrated the winning goal in a disrespectful way.

Higuain managed to score the winner and he didn’t hold back in his celebrations – he tried to provoke the home fans and the Napoli president, Antonio De Laurentiis. But his former teammate and the home side player, Lorenzo Insigne, believes that it was very disrespectful towards the fans that once used to cheer for the striker – and he admitted that he had words with Higuain after the match.

The Italy international spoke about this incident as he said, according to ESPN: “I had words with him in dialect, but he understood me.  I was upset. He was here for three years, but I won’t add anything else — it was his choice. When he scored against us in Turin, he didn’t celebrate, and he didn’t either when he first scored in Naples. But this year, he did. He should have maintained a minimum of respect for us ex-teammates. He says he’s still our friend and sends messages to some of us on the eve of games, and yet he then goes and celebrates in our face? It was disrespectful.”Jose Fonte recalls incredible first memory of Cristiano Ronaldo Andrew Smyth – Jose Fonte has given a fascinating insight into Cristiano Ronaldo by recalling the time he first met the star during his Sporting Lisbon days.

He continued by adding that the Italian FA has to deal with chants on the stadiums in the near future: “It’s not down to us footballers to find 上海夜生活论坛solutions, it’s up to the institutions to do this. The Lega and Italian FA have got to take action because discrimination like that is racism.”

In the end, he gave an example of what he was angry about in Napoli’s recent fixture against Sampdoria as he showed the away fans to be quiet: “The chant ‘Vesuvius, wash them away with your fire’ really has got to stop.”

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Hughes knows that it’s his turn to deal with the pressure

Mark Hughes, the Stoke City manager, admitted that he knows that there is a huge pressure on him after his side have been failing to get out of the relegation battle and it’s just up to him to deal with that.

Stoke City are now placed 17th in the Premier League just a point above the relegation zone and Mark Hughes knows that it will be extremely difficult for him to turn it around – but he knows that it’s just up to him to deal with it. Hughes also made a comment on the fact that the managers of 16th placed Bournemouth and 18th placed Newcastle are not in jeopardy of losing their jobs…

The experienc上海夜生活网ed Welsh coach spoke about his situation when he compares it to the others, according to Sky Sports: “There’s a lot of clubs down there that you’d argue aren’t having the season they would’ve anticipated before it began. For whatever reason, a lot of those clubs have changed managers. This club hasn’t, correctly in my view. So, maybe I’m just the next in line. Everybody else has gone and I’m the one that is last man standing!”Opinion: Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – Given how much he’s been rejected by Real Madrid, we are convinced that Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League.Martin Odegaard is finally…

He continued by admitting that now, it’s probably his turn: “So it’s my turn, so I have to accept that. There are others as well, probably in similar situations – but maybe they’re untouchable.”

In the end, Mark Hughes insisted that there is no better candidate to coach Stoke and guide them out of the relegation battle as he is certain that he is still the right man to save his club from being relegated: “Not in my view, not in my view. I don’t think that is where we are at. The media will set timelines and timetables on it, but that’s not what is happening within the corridors here in my view.”

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Valverde praises Ter Stegen

The Germany international proved his worth with a number of vital saves during the 3-0 El Clásico win over Madrid.

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde insists that Marc-André ter Stegen is a vital part of the Catalans’ squad. Barca cruised their way into an emphatic 3-0 win over Real Madrid on Saturday at the Bernabéu, with goals from Suárez, Messi and Vidal wrapping up the three points for the La Liga leaders.

Even though Ter Stegen had a quiet second half, he was forced to make important saves by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, while Benzema hit the woodwork during the first half.

Speaking after the game, Valverde revealed that he sees the goalkeeper as a fundamental part of his squad.

“Marc is fundamental for us for the saves he makes and because he is the player who starts our moves,” Valverde said of the German, according to Goal.Lionel Messi addresses Antoine Gr上海夜网iezmann feud rumours Andrew Smyth – Lionel Messi has rubbished concerns over his relationship with Antoine Griezmann by insisting he has no problems with his new Barcelona team-mate.

“Sometimes we are a little nervous when we have the ball close to him but he’s always very calm. They always had a player nearby threatening to rob the ball but Marc reads the game well.”

The former Athletic Bilbao coach also added that he does not care about his personal record against Zidane, but the well-being of his team only.

“No [it is not a personal victory over Zidane]. I haven’t won anything,” Valverde said.

“This is a game which sometimes is decided by a small detail. But for the kind of teams we are, everything is magnified when you lose”.

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Giggs insisted that he urged United to sign Jesus and Mbapp\u00e9

Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United legend, claimed that when he used to be the assistant coach of Louis Van Gall, he tried to force his club to sign Gabriel Jesus and Kylian Mbappé but he failed to achieve so.

Frenchman Mbappé is one of the biggest stars of the French Ligue 1 as he moved from Monaco to PSG and he has been playing regularly this season – meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus has become a crucial part of Pep Guardiola’s squad and has taken Sergio Agüero’s spot in Manchester City’s attack. Ryan Giggs claimed that he tried to persuade Manchester United to purchase them but they didn’t do so.

The former Wales international spoke about this situation and what he said back then about these two players, according to ESPN: “I watched Gabriel Jesus play three years ago. I watched Mbappe for a year. I was watching them with the scout and it was a no-brainer. It was just like, ‘Get them.’ It would have been £5 million or something — get them, loan them back — and that’s where the recruitment could have been better.”Solskjaer “very pleased” after another failure to win George Patchias – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was “very pleased,” even though United failed to win yet上海夜生活网 again.It is now ten games on the road since…

He continued by adding that Van Gaal’s philosophy was different and it didn’t happen mostly because of that: “It was hard because Louis had his own ideas and you had to respect that, but, yes, we had a few arguments about a couple of them. He understood because I had played with those lads, but they just weren’t for him.”

In the end, Giggs mentioned the circumstances that forced Evans and Welbeck to leave and now, they are big stars of their teams: “Some of them, like Welbeck, wanted to play more regularly, and Jonny had a few injuries at the time, so you could understand it, but — and it’s not saying it in hindsight — recruitment hasn’t been great either.”

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Merten urges Napoli to make a quick recovery following Champions League failure

The Italian outfit did not go through their best week, getting knocked out of Europe’s elite as well as losing their first place in Serie A to Inter.

SSC Napoli forward Dries Mertens admitted his team is going through a bad phase after they got knocked out of the Champions League following a rather surprising 2-1 loss to Feyenoord on Wednesday.

The defeat meant that Sarri’s men would take the third place in Group F, behind group-winners Manchester City and runners-up Shakhtar Donetsk. However, the Partenopei will take part in the Europa League and Mertens insists that they need to improve as soon as possible and go back to winning.

“We are in a difficult period and we didn’t manage to play our usual football,” Mertens told UEFA’s official website.Niko Kovac urges Bayern Munich to remain ‘humble’ Andrew Smyth – Niko Kovac has called on Bayern Munich to stay focused and humble after thrashing Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League.

“During every season you have to face a spell like this, but we want to return to our usual standard as quickly as possible.

“It was not easy tonight after hearing the score from the other game, but we have to look at ourselves in the mirror and try to understand how to start playing our best football agai上海夜网n.

“We are a solid group and I’m sure we will do it.”

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Ibra wouldn’t trade his trophies for a Champions League one

The Swede ha上海夜网s a cabinet full of trophies, but he is yet to win the Champions League one.

Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimović is unfazed by the lack of Champions League trophy in his career, insisting that he has already proven himself as one of the greatest footballers.

The striker has won a total of 33 trophies, but has not put his hands on the most prestigious European club award just yet. Even though Zlatan still has a good chance of claiming the trophy with Manchester United, he says that he does not need it to be considered one of the best.

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“But I say to myself: if I had won the Champions League, would I have become a better player? No. By not winning it, have I become a worse player? No.

“I want to win it at all costs, every year that I play, I want to win: but let me turn this around to every player who had one super season and won the Champions League, then disappeared and never won anything else.

“I, on the other hand, have won consistently every year – and I mean every single year. I wouldn’t change these 20 years or 33 trophies for one Champions League, because I proved every year who I was and I dominated every year.”

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Preview: Celtic – Anderlecht

Celtic will be looking to secure their Europa League qualification tonight, as they host Anderlecht.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

The upcoming match with Anderlecht should be a formality for Celtic, who have long since been out of the running to progress to the Champions League (CL) knockout phase. All they need to do is avoid a 3+ goal defeat to the Belgian champions and they will safely transfer to the Europa League (EL).

This is bec上海夜网ause Celtic won the reverse encounter in Brussels 3-0, which took Celtic’s overall record against Belgian opposition to W4, D1, L2. For what it’s worth, Celtic’s last competitive home game against Anderlecht ended in a 3-1 win for the Scottish champions. That result contributed to Anderlecht’s current record against Scottish opponents, which reads W2, D4, L7.

Anderlecht finally scored their first group stage goal of 2017/18 in their last game, but still lost at home to Bayern Munich. With a goal difference of –16 in addition to no points, defeat would ‘crown’ Anderlecht as, officially, the worst side of the entire Group Stage.

The last time Anderlecht won an away match against a specific opponent, after losing at home to them in the reverse encounter, was during the RO16 in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup. On that occasion they beat Bayern Munich 2-1 away in March 2008, a week after losing 0-5 at home to them.Niko Kovac urges Bayern Munich to remain ‘humble’ Andrew Smyth – Niko Kovac has called on Bayern Munich to stay focused and humble after thrashing Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League.

Celtic fans will be encouraged to know that the last time Celtic lost at home after winning away in the first leg was way back in the 2001/02 CL. They lost 1-0 at home to Ajax after winning 3-1 in Amsterdam.

If the home side win to nil they will, for the first time ever under the modern group-and-knockout CL format, have beaten a specific Group Stage opponent to nil in both encounters. On the flipside of that possible new accomplishment, if Anderlecht lose to nil, the Belgian club will have lost both their encounters to nil against two Group Stage opponents for the first time since the 2005/06 CL.

Following media speculation about a possible return to Swansea, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said: “This is never to say that I won’t go back there one day, but there’s not even a notion that I’m thinking of. I genuinely love it here and I’m really happy at Celtic.”

Missing players

Celtic: A. Ralston (injury)

Anderlecht: A. Najar (doubtful), E. Sowah Adjei (doubtful), N. Stanciu (doubtful).

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Roy Keane takes a dig at Liverpool

The former Manchester United player insists the Reds are simply trashing low-tier teams, which is not impressive at all.

Liverpool are yet to beat somebody in the Premier League or Champions League, claims Roy Keane.

Even though Klopp’s team has been having troubles with the back four and the goalkeeper, their offense is one of the strongest in Europe and there is not second question about that. Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are all performing at their best and have no troubles finding the back of the net on a regular basis.

However, Red Devils legend Roy Keane says he is not impressed by Liverpool even though they just stormed their way into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.

“A comfortable night for them, a good start and their attacking players certainly enjoyed上海夜生活 it,” the Irishman told ITV.

“But the big tests are yet to come for Liverpool.Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers relishing Liverpool return Andrew Smyth – Brendan Rodgers is relishing Leicester City’s trip to his old club Liverpool, whom he described as a “privilege” to work for during his three-year stint.

“Clearly they’re beating these so-called lesser teams, and the same in the Premier League.

“But they’ve beaten nobody domestically and in Europe yet.”

Keane also added that he has no expectations towards the Reds, saying they will be nowhere near the teams that will be fighting for silverware at the end of the season.

“They’re just drifting nowhere. They’re neat and tidy, but we know what they are like defensively.

“Come the end of the season when the prizes are being given out, Liverpool will be nowhere near.

“At the back, there are question marks over the goalkeeper and there’s not too much about to say them.”

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Werner to miss Dortmund trip because of noise problem

Timo Werner will not be able to help his team during their trip to Dortmund, due to the noisy fans on Westfalenstadion.

The 21-year-old has still not solved the medical problems that caused him to be substituted after only 30 minutes in the Champions League match against Besiktas in Istanbul. In fact, after that match, the German international didn’t play any other games, as he was not called up to his national team for the two remaining World Cup Qualifiers.

Timo Werner suffers from a cervical condition, after an injury suffered during the Confederations Cup last summer. The condition causes him breathing and balance problems, according to statements made by Leipzig’s sporting director, Ralf Ragnick.Report: Leipzig fall at home to Lyon 0-2 George Patchias – RB Leipzig was undone by Fren上海夜生活网ch side Lyon at home, going down 0-2 in their UEFA Champions League Group G match.Domestically these are two…

Borussia Dortmund’s fans, especially the ones at SudTribune, forming the ‘Yellow Wall’, are known for the noisy atmosphere that they create at Westfalenstadion.

The match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig will be played on Saturday, during the eighth round of Bundesliga. Borussia are the leaders, five points ahead of Bayern Munich, while Leipzig lies fourth, six points behind the leaders.

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Alderweireld says Spurs will give Madrid the respect they deserve

Even though Tottenham have a high opinion of Los Blancos, they must believe they can come out as winners, says the Belgian.

The Premier League runners-up will be taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. Zidane’s squad is the favourite for the game, but Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld remain positive that his team can surprise everyone and emerge on top of Group H.

“We have to be confident,” Alderweireld told ESPN. “There’s always a chance to win there, always to keep possession and to hurt them. Of course they have a lot of quality up front but we can hurt them as well.W上海夜网illian warns Chelsea of ‘difficult’ Ajax threat Andrew Smyth – Willian admits Chelsea will need to prepare well for their next Champions League clash at Ajax after overcoming Lille OSC 2-0 on Wednesday.

“[At Atletico] there was belief to hurt them and we have that belief [at Tottenham] as well. We have a lot of respect for them of course, but respect doesn’t mean take your foot back [off the pedal]. Just go for it, win your battles and anything can happen.

“It’s amazing, you have to have respect them, but we have to respect our history as well. We have a good team and we can beat them. It’s not arrogance, it’s just confidence in our own game. We know they are a very good side, but we have to try to play our game there then we have the best chance to get a good result.”

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Vidal close to Serie A return

After parting ways with Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern Munich is close to say goodbye to another important part of their team.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Arturo Vidal is still on the list of Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri wanted to sign the Chilean midfielder in the summer, but negotiations have failed because Carlo Ancelotti insisted that the 30-year-old should remain at the team.

However now, after Ancelotti left the club, a possible return of Vidal in Serie A is again on the table. Inter are closely monitoring the situation of Vidal who, according to the source, has never been this close to a departure from the German champions.Ernesto Valverde praises Lionel Messi’s “fantastic” impact Andrew Smyth – Ernesto Valverde praised a not fully-fit Lionel Messi’s impact as Barcelona came from behind to beat Inter Milan 2-1 on Wednesday.

Besides the departure of Ancelotti, another reason for Vidal to leave the club is his contractual situation. His current deal is set to expire in 2019 and no negotiations have been carried out yet. Therefore, Inter could submit a bid on January for the player. Reports suggest that the Italia上海夜网ns will be looking to loan the player until the end of the season, when they will have an obligation to buy.

Vidal is the type of player that Luciano Spalletti is missing in his team now, to reinforce the midfield line of Inter. In addition to his qualities, Vidal knows Serie A very well from his time spent with Juventus, when he won the Italian title four times in a row, in the period 2012-2015. Vidal played 124 matches in Serie A for Juventus, scoring 35 goals.

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Conte: “We’ve finally found some stability”

Antonio Conte was, of course, very happy that his side finally managed to gain a convincing win as they beat West Brom 4-0 away from home but he highly doubts that Manchester City can be caught before the end of the Premier League season.

It was a comfortable victory for the Blues as Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso all scored in the first half and the game was, in fact, over after the first 45 minutes. The Belgian winger added his second after the break and he set up the final score 4-0. The Italian coach was grateful that it was finally a stressless win for his team.

The former coach of Juventus spoke about his team’s performance as he said, according to Sky Sports: “We must be pleased because the performance was positive, it was very good. From the start of the game, we showed great focus and great concentration. Do not forget that [although] this game became easy, last season we struggled a lot in both games against West Bromwich. I have watched a lot of games of West Bromwich this season and I think they deserved more points, but today I 上海夜网think we outplayed West Bromwich.”Top 5 Premier League players in September’s last weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – A fresh Premier League fixture just ended, which means we can talk about the Top 5 best players of September’s last weekend.After a fresh…

The Italian added that he doesn’t want to point out specific players: “I would like to speak about the performance of the whole team because today we showed great compactness and great focus. But for sure, there is a good link with the two strikers, Morata and Hazard. I hope they continue in this way. If you want to do something important, it is very important to find stability and find the right balance.”

Conte also blamed his side for not showing this kind of stability before: “In the first part of the season, for many reasons, we did not have this type of stability. I am trying to change something in our formation. We are recovering our players. There is only [Victor] Moses but he is very close. I think that now we have more players available we have to fight to try to win every game.”

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Henderson was left frustrated after the “Sevilla fail”

Jordan Henderson, the Liverpool captain, was obviously very unhappy with his side’s performance in the second half of the Champions League game against Sevilla as they blew up a 3-0 lead.

Roberto Firmino scored a brace and Sadio Mané added the third one but Liverpool were left disappointed at the end of the match as Ben Yedder answered with two goals and Pizarro equalized in the stoppage time. Jordan Henderson was very angry and he thinks that it just showed that his side don’t have enough responsibility because it’s “a must” to get the things done in a match like that.

The England international spoke about his side’s total collapse as he said, according to Sky Sports: “We have let ourselves down. The performance in the second half undid all the good work we did in the first. We were disciplined, kept the ball at the right times, scored brilliant goals and even though I thought they had good chances in the first half I thought we defended well.”Koulibaly warns about Genk danger Nedim Maric – The reliable Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly warned his team about Genk’s quality as he’s played for the Belgian side in the past.Napoli opened their…

He thinks that the second half didn’t go well from the very beginning: “It just felt as though we didn’t start well in the second half, straight from the kick-off, and we didn’t recover. They scored the first and the crowd got up. They started to have a good go and it becomes difficult then.”

In the end, Henderson claimed that his team still have got everything in their own hands and they can secure a spot in the knockout stage if they will manage to improve 上海夜生活网after this match: “They were getting it back cheaply and it invites pressure. It doesn’t feel good but at the same time when we come to look at the table, it is still in our own hands. We are top of the group, we have to try and stay positive.”

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Moyes not surprised by Hammers’ defeat

West Ham United were beaten 2-0 by Watford and their newly-appointed manager was not really shocked by the result.

David Moyes admitted that he expected a defeat against Watford, rec上海夜生活ognizing the fact that his men have to improve if they are to avoid relegation.

The Hammers are going through one of their worst starts in the Premier League, currently sitting in the bottom three of the English top-flight. Despite having a new manager, West Ham produced yet another disappointing display, with Moyes stating that his side did not make use of the chances they created.

“Most people would have expected something like that, because that’s what it’s been before,” he told Sky Sports.

“I was disappointed that we didn’t do better, but we missed a couple of big chances – one at 1-0, we missed a couple just before half-time as well.West Ham suffer a tough injury blow Nedim Maric – After a promising start of the season, Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham will have to adapt after losing one of their crucial players.This weekend…

“The better team won the game – don’t let me say different than that – but there was a chance to change the outcome of the game and we didn’t do it. We’re going to have to improve.”

However, Moyes remains positive that the Hammers can turn their season around and get out of the relegation zone.

“We’ve got to try to find a way of winning,” he added. “The important thing is to always have the chance to be in the game and when we lost the second goal that was much more difficult.

“I believe we will [pick up results] but we need to play much better than we did, because that performance wouldn’t be good enough.”

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Fowler jokes: “Salah has to stop this madness”

Mohamed Salah continues to impress and he managed to broke Robbie Fowler’s record as he scored a brace against Southampton – he has become the first player to score nine goals in his first 12 matches for the Reds.

The legendary attacker himself managed to find the net eight times during his first 12 matches for his beloved club but Salah broke this record this weekend. Fowler joked about it as he said: “I’ll be having words with Mo!” This happened just a while after Sadio Mané broke Fowler another record with scoring the fastest hattrick for the club.

The former Liverpool striker talked about this situation as he joked, according to Goal: “I’m getting fed up with these players to be fair! I had Sadio Mane breaking my hat-trick, now Mo’s broken my goals per game at the start record. It’s become a little bit of a joke actually – I’ll be having words with Mo!”Top 5 Premier League players in September’s last weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – A fresh Premier League fixture just ended, which means we can talk about the Top 5 best players of September’s last weekend.After a fresh…

But immediately after, he added that Salah’s form is unbelievable: “But in all seriousness, I think he’s a fantastic player. He looks good, I was impressed with him pre-season actually, he looked like he was going to be a handful for Premier League defences. He was at Chelsea and I wouldn’t say he struggled but he didn’t get上海夜生活 the game time he would have warranted. He went over to Italy and was brilliant. He’s come here and hit the ground running.”

Fowler also mentioned the incredible chemistry between Salah and Mané: “Of late we’re doing that, it’s not just him but he’s one of the main catalysts for how we’re performing. Sadio Mane comes in and while he’s had a little bit of an indifferent time with injuries, when he plays, with the two of them either side of a front man and interchanging in the final third, they’re a handful for most defences and I think there are many more goals in them.”

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Guardiola: “‘Invincibles’ record belongs to Arsenal”

Guardiola’s side are still unbeaten this season but the Spaniard doesn’t think that they can keep this up until the end of the season –  so he said that Arsene Wenger doesn’t have to be afraid to lose his special record.

Wenger said that it’s too early to speak about City being unbeaten through the rest of the season after just 10 matches and his Spanish colleague agrees with him. Guardiola wants to win the match against Arsenal and it’s the only thing he currently cares about so he didn’t want to make any bold statements.

The former coach of Bayern Munich and Barcelona spoke about the upcoming match as he said, according to ESPN: “Arsene’s record belongs to him, we are not going to break it — he has to be calm. It was an exceptional team, something fantastic. We don’t want to break this record but we want to play good and beat them on Sunday.”Wijnaldum looking to repeat Champions League success Nedim Maric – Liverpool are the reigning winners of the Champions League. However, this isn’t stopping them for aiming to get the glory once again.After a perfect…

He also spoke about the situation of Alexis Sanchez who has been linked with his team: “He’s an Arsenal player, his manager has to speak about him. You know the situation before when the transfer window was open but now it’s closed. Let’s not talk about that. He’s such an important player for them, for the talent he has and we have to try to control him. Let’s just focus on that.”

Guardiola also claimed that he is very satisfied with his players’ performances and he especially praised Raheem Sterling: “I think he’s enjoying scoring go上海夜生活论坛als, he’s not scared, he’s not afraid to take a risk. And now he’s seeing how fun, how good it is to score goals,” Guardiola added. “[City coach] Mikel Arteta is working many, many hours and days after training specifically about the last action on the pitch — that control in the last moment to make the right moves in the final three or four metres.”

He added: “For himself Raheem has wanted to stay there, to improve, to practice, to shoot at the goalkeepers. It’s part of the mentality he needs. He knows a striker has to score goals and he has to do that if he wants to achieve the next step. You won’t survive in the high-level teams in his position if you don’t score goals.”

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Bili\u0107 will continue fighting after last loss

The situation has become even more difficult for Slaven Bilic as he wasn’t able to surprise against Liverpool at home and after a 4-1 loss, his team have to continue in their attempt to avoid the relegation.

His position had been in jeopardy even before the match and the result certainly didn’t help him – the Croat insisted that he is willing to fight till the end but how far is “the end”? Wasn’t that Bilic’s last match in charge? He can’t answer that as he knows that the situation is extremely unstable but he believes that he is skilled enough to turn it around.

The former Besiktas manager spoke about his position as he said, according to Sky Sports: “Of course I believe in myself, in my staff and in my team and their character and everything上海夜网. I came so far from a small country first as a player then as a manager, so it’s not about that. I am a big fighter. I definitely don’t feel a broken man. I am very, very strong. On the other hand, the situation for West Ham is not good and as I said two years ago, one year ago, and now, the club is about every individual and that includes me.”Wijnaldum looking to repeat Champions League success Nedim Maric – Liverpool are the reigning winners of the Champions League. However, this isn’t stopping them for aiming to get the glory once again.After a perfect…

Slaven Bilic believes in himself and he knows that he is capable of fixing it: “All my previous work and my dedication. It’s hard for me to talk now about myself. I’m not doing a job interview, I know that. I never like to talk about myself like I’m dead, I will never do it. I know my values. If I’m anything, I’m a strong man and I am a big believer in myself.”

He was unhappy with his team’s performance because the goals against his side were silly: “We conceded a couple of goals which had nothing to do with the game plan and the preparation about how we were going to stop them. We had to change the shape because we wanted to turn the game around. We wanted to be more dangerous up front. And it worked. That change left us a bit more open in the middle of the park.”

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