Bologna coach Inzaghi: Emotional facing Ancelottiby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna coach Filippo Inzaghi is looking forward to facing Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli.Inzaghi played for Ancelotti at AC Milan.”Facing Carlo will be really emotional,” Inzaghi said in his pre-match Press conference.“He’s a great man and we have a strong and emotional bond. We’ve always had a wonderful relationship.“However, I hope I can make him feel sad, after all the joy I brought him throughout my career…” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say PSG star Rabiot considers Tottenham ‘below’ his levelby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot does NOT want to join Tottenham.Per ESPN FC, a source close to the player has said that he sees Spurs as “below” his level.The 23-year-old central midfielder is seemingly destined to leave PSG, as he cannot agree on a new contract.And it is reported that Barcelona want to sign him on a free transfer in the summer.But no agreement is final. And other clubs have an interest, including Juventus and Spurs.PSG wanted to keep Rabiot, but his wage demands of €10 million a year proved too steep.But the developments have annoyed PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is unhappy the saga has dragged and that PSG will lose another homegrown talent.
Iniesta doubts PSG star Neymar will make Barcelona returnby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta can’t see PSG star Neymar making a surprise return this summer.It’s emerged Barca director Andre Cury has been meeting with representatives of Neymar over the part fortnight about returning to the Nou Camp.However Iniesta, who is now with Vissel Kobe, told RAC1: “Neymar’s return to Barça seems like something very complicated, but in football everything is possible. “He’s one of the strongest players in the world.”But I can hardly see him coming back to Barça.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Parlour advises Emery to make Carabao Cup aimby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Ray Parlour thinks Unai Emery should be aiming to win the Carabao Cup.The Gunners host Nottingham Forest in the third round on Tuesday night as they start their campaign at the Emirates.”I think he mixed the team with experience and youngsters,” Parlour said of Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finals in last season’s Carabao Cup.”There is no problem with that, it is good to give the youngsters game time and they have some very good youngsters at Arsenal – Reiss Nelson, (Ainsley) Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Emile Smith Rowe. It is great to see players like that come into the team.”But you can also see how important the competition is to teams like Manchester City and it is another trophy to talk about at the end of the season.”It is a magnificent achievement to win any competition and for Arsenal and Unai Emery, and the rest of the top six, they should be – and probably will be – taking it seriously.”There are a lot of games and you get injuries through the season so it is a bit about balancing the squad.”He added: “The big teams have got bigger squads but it still baffles me when you get to the latter stages of any cup competition and rest players.”Arsenal fans would embrace another day out at Wembley and have a good time, as well as challenging to win the trophy – something Arsenal will be wanting to do, I’m sure.”If you ask any fan around the country and say ‘do you want a Wembley day out to go for a cup and win a trophy’ they would say ‘yes, definitely’.”I’m really surprised sometimes when teams rest players. It was the first ever trophy I won as a player and I really enjoyed it and now Emery could make it his first title in England as well.”
Kieran Tierney thanks fans after winning Arsenal debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Tierney was delighted with a winning Arsenal debut against Carabao Cup opponents Nottingham Forest.Tierney signed for Arsenal from Celtic during the summer transfer window, but had been suffering from a groin problem since May.The Gunners were not put off by those issues given that the 22-year-old is seen as a long-term solution at left-back, and Tierney was named in Unai Emery’s starting lineup for the first time in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.Tierney was afforded a warm welcome by the Arsenal fans in north London, and his debut was a strong one as the Gunners eased to a 5-0 victory over Forest.Later, Tierney wrote: “Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut!”Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut! @Arsenalpic.twitter.com/GrHSLhTNNl— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) September 24, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Moussa Sissoko delighted with new Spurs dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko is delighted with his new deal.He has signed a new contract with the club until 2023.The Frenchman arrived in north London in the summer of 2016 and has developed into a key player under Mauricio Pochettino.Sissoko said: “I’m very proud to sign a new deal with the club – that means the club believes in me and they’re happy with what I’m doing.”Hopefully I can give my best to the club for a long time and hopefully we can get some trophies all together.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Naby Keita chose not to travel with Liverpool for win at Sheffield Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNaby Keita chose not to travel with the Liverpool squad for victory at Sheffield United.The Reds saw out a nail-biting 1-0 win after Gini Wijnaldum’s strike bobbled through the legs of Dean Henderson in the Blades goal.Keita, who starred in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over MK Dons on Wednesday, was not part of the squad which travelled to Yorkshire for the lunchtime kick off.The Liverpool Echo says despite making his comeback from injury midweek, the midfielder elected to stay behind at Melwood to work on his fitness.Before Wednesday, Keita had not featured for Liverpool in five months, and Jurgen Klopp is taking extra precautions in order to ensure the 24-year-old makes a full recovery. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea boss Lampard: Me? Scared?by Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has dismissed claims of being intimidated by Ajax ahead of their Champions League encounter.The Blues are set for a critical match with the Eredivisie champions, who have won both of their first two Group H matches comfortably against Valencia and Lille.A journalist suggested during the pre-match press conference that he looks scared of the Dutch giants.However, the Chelsea legend brushed that comment off with a cheeky remark of his own claiming that “is just my face”.Lampard said: “That is just my face.“It is a really tough match against a team that we know how they performed last year and how they’ve started this group, winning both games comfortably.“So it’s going to be a tough match, I don’t think the five wins mean anything other than that hopefully we have some confidence.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ESPN.How warm is Brian Kelly’s seat in South Bend, Ind.?Notre Dame is 4-7 this season and, Tuesday, the NCAA announced the Fighting Irish have to vacate all wins from the 2012 and ’13 seasons due to academic misconduct.While Notre Dame’s athletic director said earlier this fall that Brian Kelly would be returning to the sideline in 2017, many are now starting to question if that’ll change.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit weighed in on Kelly’s job security in an interview with the Chicago Tribune:“When you first hear it, and based on results on the field this year, you wonder how some of the Notre Dame alums will feel,” Herbstreit said. “At the same time, for me, I think he has done a lot of good there. I think you have to hear his side of story, see how he reacts. I don’t think you can say: ‘He’s had one bad season and now this and then you get rid of him.’“I know it’s awful easy to say he’s in trouble, but I hope they learn from this, tighten things up and move forward.”You can read the Tribune’s full story here.Notre Dame is set to play against USC on Saturday.
Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne is set to miss around six months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in pre-season. The 28-year-old suffered the injury in the closing moments of Friday’s 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.Clyne flew to Boston for Liverpool’s next match against Sevilla but after initial swelling went down, tests confirmed the injury and he flew back to Liverpool from Boston. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Liverpool team doctors are optimistic about the injury, however, as there is no additional damage, and as such Clyne is expected to be in line to return after six months rather than the nine which some who suffer the same injury can be sidelined for.”What can I say other than how gutted we all are for Clyney. He was training and playing so well – he was in outstanding shape,” said Klopp on Liverpool’s official website.“Clearly an injury of this nature isn’t a happy moment for any player, but the silver lining for him is that, according to the medical guys, it’s a straightforward ACL injury. This means fixing it and coming back from it should follow a path that is free from pitfalls and complications.“At the moment there isn’t much more to say beyond we’ll all support Clyney in whatever way we can and we look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as responsibly possible. “He is such a sound professional and is naturally very fit and strong, so all these things are in his favour.”The injury’s impact on Clyne’s long-term Liverpool future is unclear. Clyne is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield and he has lost his position as the club’s starting right-back to Trent Alexander-Arnold.Clyne made just four Premier League appearances in the first half of the 2018-19 season before moving to Bournemouth on loan for the second half of the season.With the Cherries, Clyne made 13 league appearances as he helped the club to safety in a 14th-place finish. There was reported interest from other Premier League clubs in another loan for Clyne this season, with the defender’s former side Crystal Palace understood to be among the suitors.But any move for the right-back may now be put on hold as he looks to recover in time to feature this season.Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2015. He was the club’s primary starter for two seasons before a back injury in the 2017-18 campaign opened the door for Alexander-Arnold’s emergence.Liverpool will play the final game of their U.S. tour against Sporting C.P. at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web