Apart from the battle that goes on the pitch, football is also an emotional game. One of the things that add beauty to the round leather game is the events that go on and off the pitch. Some coaches have said words that have battered their player's confidence and ego while some reminded them of their talents and pushed them up for success.
Embattled Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman seems not helping matters following his comments over the abilities of players in Barcelona. The coach has been a subject of criticism lately due to the poor results and lackluster performances of Barcelona in recent matches. His comments that the presence of Lionel Messi at Camp Nou made other players better than they seem to be may further put his managerial job in jeopardy.
Photo credit: ESPN In a strange weekend in which Manchester City was the only major title contender that won, Liverpool has managed to climb to the top of the Premier League table despite their 3-3 draw with Brentford. They will be there until Monday at least as all other title challengers have played except Brighton who began the season well.
This season, Manchester United's midfield woes have sparked a great deal of controversy amongst fans. However, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had arrived sooner, things might not have turned out quite as well. According to ESPN, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was desperate to keep Ander Herrera, and the Spaniard was required to stay.
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Last night's game week two of the UEFA Champions League group stage matches were full of thrills and spills as anticipated. The Tuesday night champions league matches recorded several wins and shocking defeats for some top teams in the European competition. Many were shocked to see the giant La Liga side, Real Madrid lost to debutants of the competition.
Barcelona President, Joan Laporta recently disclosed that he had expected the former Barcelona star, Lionel Messi to stay at Nou Camp and play for free. Recall that the world's best star left Barcelona during the summer because of the inability to register him as a result of La Liga's strict financial controls and Barcelona's failure to shift the deadwood.
Players of Chelsea FC have continued to break records upon records and the latest man with a new record is Kepa Arrizabalaga who made some heroic saves to help Chelsea beat Aston Villa in the penalty shootout of the Carabao Cup Fifth Round Yesterday. photo credits: Kepa Via Twitter
It must be stated that Chelsea has performed beyond many fans' expectations since Thomas Tuchel Chelsea in January. Recall that Chelsea was experiencing a poor season under Frank Lampard, and Thomas Tuchel was employed as the new head coach. However, recent performances show that Thomas Tuchel has done a great job at Chelsea.
"It was the story of my whole Chelsea career in one game" - Werner on his disallowed goal vs Southampton
Timo Werner was the star man for Chelsea yesterday as he helped them to secure their first wining in their last three games in all competitions. The German striker scored a dying-minutes goal to give Chelsea the lead for second time in the game after Chalobah's first half headed goal was cancelled by James Ward-Prowes' goal from the penalty spot.
Manchester United had a fantastic summer transfer window, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to bring three world-class players to the club in the form of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo. According to reports, the Red Devils are already planning for the summer transfer window, and their top objective is to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Former Manchester United coach and current manager of Netherlands, Lous Van Gaal recently shame a journalist who suggested that Thomas Tuchel 5-3-2 formation at Chelsea is a defensive strategy. According to the video quoted by ESPN, Lous Van Gaal slam the journalist and told him that he has zero knowledge about football.
Newcastle United are considering appointing Frank Lampard as their new manager, ESPN reports. The consideration comes after Steve Bruce’s dismissal was confirmed on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Goggle. Bruce leaves Newcastle United after two seasons, in which he guided the Magpies to 13th and 12th place finishes in the Premier League.
ESPN wrote "He is too old. The Premier League is too fast. He's not what Man United needs... DON'T EVER WRITE OFF RONALDO!" If there ever was any doubt as to how sensational a player Christiano Ronaldo truly is, he proved it again today by scoring a brace on his second debut for Manchester United.
Fabinho, the Liverpool midfielder, has said Manchester City and Chelsea are the two favorites to win the Premier League title this season. The Liverpool star gave some tangible reasons why he thinks so. The Brazilian midfielder believes that both Manchester City and Chelsea are strong sides.
Lionel Messi was all in scintillating form as he scored a hat trick to ensure Argentina took all three points over Bolivia on Friday morning. The Argentine wizard second-half brace breaks Pele's record to become the leading goalscorer in CONMEBOL history with 78 goals. The new PSG signing is now on 79 goals following his hattrick late in the game, giving him two more over Pele, who had 77 career goals in international play.
The football world has just been thrown into mourning after news of former France and PSG defender, Jean Pierre Adams demise made its way to social media just a moment ago. The official handle of ESPN made the information known just a few minutes ago and has since attracted reactions from football fans and lovers across the globe.
According to sources, Manchester United is still interested in signing Declan Rice from West Ham. The midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United for some time, but he stayed with the Hammers this summer while United made significant acquisitions in other areas. Despite Cristiano Ronaldo's comeback and the additions of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, it's evident that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side still requires defensive midfield reinforcements.
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after suffering defeat at the Old Trafford to West Ham United in the Carabao Cup Round three (3) games, according to an ESPN report, has matched the record that got David Moyes, a former Manchester United coach, sacked some years back.
Brazilian footballer and Paris Saint German star man, Neymar revealed some things that has been happening for a long time and this issue is mostly from commentators, reporters and others. According to ESPN, the Brazilian no 10 spoke about how the guys do not respect him and he revealed that he does not know what to do again before they will respect him.
After winning the Copa America with Argentina this summer, Lionel Messi stated he now had 'rest of mind.' Despite a great club career, Messi entered the summer without having won a major international competition, having previously lost three consecutive finals. Argentina lost a penalty shootout to Chile in both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America championships after losing 1-0 to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.