Pellegrini picks out two areas to improve at West Ham
Manuel Pellegrini picked out two areas for improvement for West Ham, despite being “very pleased” with the style of football his team is playing. The West Ham boss believes his team need to be more accurate with their finishing and need to stop conceding so many goals, having shipped... Read more
Hasenhuttl: Wilson loss will not derail January transfer plans
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl admits the departure of director of football operations Ross Wilson to Rangers is a “big loss” – but remains confident it will not derail January transfer plans. Wilson has taken up the role of sporting director at Ibrox, having previously been at Watford, Huddersfield and... Read more
Poch in U-turn over Spurs January transfer plans
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs don’t need to make any signings in January as he has faith in his squad despite their poor form. Pochettino said he was targeting the next transfer window after being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester United last month, declaring “January... Read more
Robertson insists form irrelevant in Man Utd clash
Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson knows Manchester United would love to kick-start their season by ending their arch-rivals’ 17-match winning run in the league. Jurgen Klopp’s side head to Old Trafford looking to equal Manchester City’s sequence of successive Premier League victories and, with a 15-point advantage and their hosts... Read more
Potter: Brighton star Connolly must be protected
Brighton boss Graham Potter says 19-year-old Aaron Connolly needs to be protected following his rapid rise from academy prospect to international striker. Connolly made his debut for the Republic of Ireland last weekend, coming off the bench in the goalless draw in Georgia before playing the opening 69 minutes... Read more
Emery insists Arsenal door not closed for Ozil
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has insisted Mesut Ozil has the “possibility” to be a key part of his team again. The playmaker has only featured twice for the Gunners this season, but in an interview with The Athletic refuted suggestions he may leave the Emirates any time soon. Ozil... Read more
Wilder talks up two other potential England internationals
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes Dean Henderson’s England call-up could pave the way for more of his players to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad. Henderson, on loan at Bramall Lane from Manchester United, became the first Blades player to be handed a place in the full England... Read more
Christian Eriksen a doubt for Spurs with dead leg
Christian Eriksen is a doubt for Tottenham’s clash with Watford after picking up a dead leg on international duty. Eriksen picked up the injury in Denmark’s 4-0 win over Luxembourg in the Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday and will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s vital game in north London.... Read more
German legend insists Eriksen not good enough for Bayern
Tottenham wantaway star Christian Eriksen is not good enough to play for German champions Bayern Munich, according to club legend Lothar Matthaus. The Dane is running down his contract at Spurs after failing to agree a summer exit, with a host of top European clubs thought to be keen on his signature.... Read more
Ozil slams ‘ridiculous’ Arsenal claims as ‘total rubbish’
Mesut Ozil has slammed suggestions that he has downed tools at Arsenal since signing a lucrative new contract in 2018. Ozil extended his Arsenal deal mere months before its expiration last February, becoming the club’s highest-paid player ever. But the German has struggled since, starting just 27 of a... Read more