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​Tottenham winger Lucas Moura: Mourinho will bring trophies!

December 6, 2019
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Tottenham winger Lucas Moura believes that Jose Mourinho is the man to help them win trophies.

Spurs are desperate to end their 11-year silverware drought this season.

Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino recently after the Argentine manager lost his job due to poor results.

Moura believes that Mourinho is a serial winner who can get Spurs to the next level.

He told A Bola: “I really believe that very much [Mourinho arriving will lead to trophies].

“We need to continue the work that has been done over the past five years, and now with the special touch of a coach who knows the way of titles like no one else. It has everything to happen.

“Mourinho is undoubtedly one of the most iconic coaches with whom I have worked given all he has achieved and for his history. He is among the best coaches in the world. It is a great pleasure to work with him.

“We have the structure, squad, great players and a great coach. To crown it all with a title, we simply need to believe and know that we also have the same ability as they (Manchester City and Liverpool) have. You need to add this winning mindset.”

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: Christian Pulisic playing really well!

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reserved praise for American winger Christian Pulisic.

The summer signing was impressive for the Blues against Aston Villa in their 2-1 win in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Pulisic had the fight to earn his spot in Lampard’s starting lineups this season, but he has made key goalscoring contributions in the past few weeks.

Lampard told reporters on Pulisic after the Villa game: “He is playing really well.

“He can score more, we have a player in Christian who is someone who is really exciting us but when you see this type of player, you see another level which is goals and assists and he has the ability to go on to that extra level which is the top level of world football.

“At the moment he is doing really well and hopefully that will be the next part of the progression.”

​Marco Silva promises to find ‘solutions’ for Everton

December 5, 2019
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Everton boss Marco Silva promises that he will find solutions to the team’s problems in the next few days.

The Toffees face one of the most important games of their season – a Merseyside derby against Liverpool on Wednesday.

Silva knows that a poor result and performance against their fiercest rivals would get him the sack.

“The main thing is to look at ourselves, what we haven’t done well since the season started,” Silva told reporters.

“Of course the other things we cannot control, and the type of injuries we’ve had until now is really tough.

“Some games we were winning and should have managed in a different way, some we were better than the opposition but didn’t score. I’m here to find solutions.

“Nothing changed in my mind, my work rate every single day, what I’m demanding from my players, nothing changed. Of course we’re not happy with the results or the position we are in.

“[The board] didn’t say nothing to me about what they expect [for tomorrow], they don’t need to say anything. They know my approach for all the matches, not just because this is a derby.”

Walsall bundle Chelsea out of EFL Trophy

Chelsea are out of the EFL Trophy after a 3-2 defeat to Walsall last night.

The Blues have missed out on the round of 16, despite fielding a strong line-up which included Billy Gilmour and Marc Guehi.

A near-perfect first-half display saw Tariq Lamptey have Chelsea two-goal ahead at the break – his brace inside the first ten minutes complemented the performance as the Blues looked in control.

However Walsall found a way back into the game by means of a penalty kick following the restart, it gave the hosts the glimmer of hope they needed to start their comeback.

Wes McDonald fired fiercely into the net for the leveler before Dan Scarr took aim from distance and book his team’s place in the last 16 of the competition.

Darren ​Fletcher insists Solskjaer right man to lead Manchester United

December 4, 2019
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Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher still backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lead the club.

The Red Devils endured another poor result in the Premier League, drawing 2-2 with Aston Villa at home.

The result leaves them in 9th place in the Premier League, drifting further away from the top four battle.

But Fletcher thinks Solskjaer is the man to take United forward.

“It has been an interesting season. I think everyone at the club expected it to be that,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.

“I think there is a change in the culture behind the scenes which is hard for fans to realise.

“I feel this season is more about auditioning for the players than the manager.

“I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man for the job. It’s an audition for the players on whether they are going to be a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United.

“That’s the challenge which has been laid out to them. The club will want to sign more players and I’m sure they will, so it’s a case of who wants to be here in the long-term.

“That’s the challenge for this season and they have to start realizing that and responding.”

​Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp unsure about Joel Matip return

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not sure about when he will be able to call on central defender Joel Matip.

The center back has been absent since the Manchester United game at the end of October.

He has a damaged knee, with results from a scan still coming through.

Fabinho and Alisson Becker are two more absences for the crucial Merseyside derby against Everton.

“There’s no update on Joel Matip’s scan for now,” said Klopp to reporters.

“We missed Joel long enough.

“Fabinho we miss from now on because he could not play anyway (against Brighton) because of yellow cards.

“Ali is one game. My man of the match is Adrian, coming on in a game like this and having that knock of the free-kick.

“I want to read something about that situation. It is incredible. An ice-cold keeper getting his gloves ready and then (mimes whistle) – that is our life. Then being in the game to make two saves.

“He saved our lives and I am happy for him he can play the derby.”

Man Utd Cup winner Clayton Blackmore calls for striker signing

December 3, 2019
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Former Manchester United Cup Winners’ Cup winner Clayton Blackmore says they need to sign a striker in January.

Blackmore has urged United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to add another striker to the squad to support Marcus Rashford, and even pointed toward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“I’d also be happy if Zlatan Ibrahimovic came back,” he told the Daily Star.

“We got rid of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan and that was a big decision.

“For me, Solskjaer now has to replace him. He should have replaced him in the summer and Lukaku probably shouldn’t have been sold if we didn’t have someone lined up.

“We need a top striker who’s going to help out the kids.

“The young lads have shown what they can do when they’re on form, but I think if they had a bit of experience up there they’d be a lot better.”