UEFA.com: Do you have special motivation to win this final because of the 2014 defeat in Lisbon? Diego Simeone: There is no such thing as revenge in football, or in life for that matter, just new opportunities. ‘Revenge’ is a negative word, because it harks back to a defeat; on the other hand, ‘opportunity’ is
Dean Whitehead joined Huddersfield on a two-year deal last summer Huddersfield Town midfielder Dean Whitehead has been given a three-match suspension for violent conduct by the Football Association. The 34-year-old was charged after an incident involving Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris in the 81st minute of Town’s 5-1 home defeat on Saturday. The ex-Sunderland, Stoke City
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes admits the club could break their transfer record for the third successive window. The Potters’ £12million signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan in August was superseded by Porto midfielder Gianelli Imbula’s £18.3m arrival in January.
With transfer costs rising and more money than ever available to Premier League clubs
Joe Ledley has won 61 caps for Wales and scored four goals Crystal Palace’s Joe Ledley will miss the FA Cup final and is rated “50-50” to be fit for Wales at Euro 2016. Ledley fractured a leg against Stoke, but Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts has said he could be in their squad for
Shearer, along with Gary Lineker, are the only England internationals to win the award at major events. Shearer believes Spurs striker Kane, 22 has all the attributes to also cross that line. He is also rooting for Manchester United’s surprise package Marcus Rashford to replace injured Danny Welbeck in England’s squad for Euro 2016 when
“It is where we have been for a lot of the season and it would be disappointing to miss out on the last weekend. It is a game that matters”
They are a point behind current ninth-placed team Chelsea. “Sometimes you get dead rubbers at this stage of the
“If I am here and discussing these things, it is because – in my head – there’s a good chance of staying”
“Mike Ashley is keen to talk. The message he was sending through Lee was very positive. “I haven’t talked to him because, since the first day, I
Former England international Joe Cole is poised to join the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Coventry boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed the 34-year-old will move to the North American Soccer League side when his contract expires in the summer. Three-times Barclays Premier League winner
Willian is looking forward to next season as he believes Chelsea will challenge for titles under incoming coach Antonio Conte. The Blues have made a torrid defence of their Premier League crown this season and currently lie in mid-table, 29 points adrift of leaders Leicester with just four matches of the campaign left to play.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers and online… Antonio Conte has given Chelsea the green light to sell Thibaut Courtois, IF the club receive a reasonable offer for the Belgian goalkeeper. (Daily Mirror) Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has denied reports he is set for a Stamford Bridge switch. It has been claimed Conte wants the 28-year-old as