Thomas Tuchel reckons that some of the controversial statements that Jurgen Klopp made in the aftermath of his team’s defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, he probably made them purposefully so that people’s attention could divert and couldn’t remain on the result of the match which was a poor one from Liverpool’s perspective. Tuchel admitted that even he as a coach does that at times, when he has a poor result in an important match and he doesn’t want to go into the details of the matche. So he goes in the press conferences and rather says indifferent things so that the focus can shift elsewhere.
When it comes to every team of the English Premier League, according to Mauricio Sarri, it’s Manchester United the side that has the best squad at least player by player from each position. “I think they are a very strong team. Maybe player-by-player, they are the best team in the league. At the moment City is more of a team, but player-by-player they are very, very strong. We are talking only about eight matches, they are doing well in the Champions League so they can improve in the Premier League, we are talking about two months.”
Chelsea defender Victor Moses has confirmed his retirement from international football at the age of 27. The attacker has been a regular feature for Nigeria over the past seven years but he has now decided to step down from national team duty to concentrate on his club career and his young family. “I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football. I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime. Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country. However, I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish,” he wrote on his official Instagram account.
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Victor Moses has returned to action for the defending champions of England as Chelsea beat Swansea 1-0. The Nigerian played his first game for the Blues since his injury in the game against Crystal Palace on October 14. The player, who has been nominated for BBC African Player of the Year award and the CAF African Player of the Year award, came on from the bench as he replaced Davide Zappacosta in the 74th minute at Stamford Bridge.
So far, Tottenham Hotspur have played 13 English Premier League matches and they have collected 24 points which puts them at the 4th spot but this position could change depending on Arsenal’s match as they have to face off with Burnsley and a victory from the squad of Arsene Wenger could see them jumping ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in the table. The English Premier League has a total of 38 matches to be played before a season is concluded and considering that only 13 games have been completed, the 2017-18 is far from over but the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino is starting to get very worried after drawing 1-1 against West Bromwich Albion who are currently without a manager.
Jose Mourinho reckons if his tactics in the game against Brighton gets criticized a little bit, he would be fine with it because that criticism would be valid. Mourinho is one of those managers who are not known to be over attacking, but in the last two Premiership games against Newcastle and Brighton, he has gone against his reputation and has tried quite an attacking formation on the pitch.
Antonio Conte has praised Alvaro Morata for the impact that he has made so far at Chelsea and said that fans should expect more from the player in the future. He said that it is never easy to come to a new club and score goals and he believes that the new striker is managing to do this brilliantly. He said that the player is still adjusting to Chelsea and that fans should expect more from him as soon as he settles in the team. Indeed Alvaro Morata managed to score his second goal after joining Chelsea and created the goal for Fabregas. Antonio Conte said that Chelsea has a unique playing style and that it will take time before Alvaro Morata adjusts to it completely. But there are signs that he is starting to do that as he participates more in the build-up play. The manager said that the striker has scored a very beautiful goal and that it is not easy for a new player to adapt to Chelsea’s playing style. He said that the player is in a new surrounding and in a new country and that it will take time for him to play freely and be at his best.
After having a relatively successful three year spell at Chelsea, Diego Costa’stime appears to be up at the Bridge. Amidst his charming qualities like being an offensive nuisance you will kill for to have among your ranks laid the propensity to overrun such qualities due to his immature interpersonal skills. One of the most important things coaches value as high as anindividual’s talent is the willingness to be loyal to their plans, to listen to them. Conte was not getting any of that from Costa.Unlike Diego Simeone, Antonio Conte found it extremely hard to deal with the Spain international. Despite the Spaniard’s part in making the Italian one of the very few coaches to lift the league in their first season in charge, he decided that he had had enough of the striker most people refer to as a man-child due to his juvenile antics both on and off the pitch.
Taunting the Red Devils and the Sky Blues, Antonio Conte says that some people should understand that they can’t get themselves to the top positions in the Premiership just by the power of money. Interestingly in the past, it’s Chelsea itself which has been seen as a team pretty keen to splash cash to acquire the biggest names in the world game, but, the previous summer, two of their Manchester rivals spent much larger amounts than them on the playing resources. Despite that, both of them are nowhere near Chelsea in the premiership standings at the moment. They are actually so far behind that one can’t imagine them taking over the Blues at any point of time in the remaining part of the season. As per Conte, before buying any player, a coach must take into consideration if the player has the appropriate features in his game to play the brand of Football he encourages because only then the player can be useful to him. Also a coach has to see what he has got at his disposal already and what he needs the most for the proper balance of his squad.