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Football News: Review Of The Day 21st October 2018

Review Of The Day 21st October 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Man Utd Have Best Squad

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes Manchester United have 'maybe' the best team in the Premier League. Sarri said: "They are a very strong team. Maybe player by player they are the best team in the Premier League. At the moment I think City is better like a team, but player by player they (United) are very, very strong." He also called their manager, Jose Mourinho, one of the best coaches in the world and said he is not ready to be compared to Mourinho until he can win trophies. "The results speak for him. I need to win if I want to compare myself to him. At the moment, it's not possible (to compare)," Sarri continued. "You are talking about one of the best coaches in the world, and I'm not at the moment one of the best. I think he will be able to win also in the future. Because he is really one of the best. Maybe the best. The results are the best."

 

Poch Calls For January Signings

With Tottenham Hotspur having made their best start to a Premier League season, despite becoming the first side in Premier League history to not bring in any signings during the summer transfer window, you could be forgiven for expecting Mauricio Pochettino would be happy with the way things are going. However the Argentine has instead called for signings in January to improve his squad, which sits just 2 points behind league leaders Manchester City in the table. Pochettino said: "In football you always need to think you can improve and you need to try to improve your squad. If you say to me we were so clever because we didn't sign anyone, and now after nine games it's the best ever start in Premier League for the club, I'm not going to be that type of person who is going to say 'yes we are geniuses'. We wanted to sign people. But the circumstances arrived, and it's the best start in the Premier League for Tottenham. Maybe it's a coincidence, or maybe it's because we are geniuses. But in January we are going to try to sign players. Today we can say 'well done' but if you ask me if I'm happy, yes I'm happy with the result but I think you cannot play with destiny, you need to build the team properly. We need as a club in January to try to refresh the squad to move the club on."

 

Tunisia Sack Coach

Just 4 days after leading Tunisia to a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, head coach Faouzi Benzarti has been sacked. No reasoning was given for what is seen as a shock decisions, Tunisia's Football Federation saying: "The board decided on Saturday to end the relationship between the Federation and the head coach of the national senior team, Faouzi Benzarti."

 

Mourinho Refuses To Accept Blame For Scuffle

After Chelsea's late, late equaliser against Man Utd, Chelsea coaching assistant Marco Ianni ran to the Man Utd bench and goaded them, celebrating wildly in front of them before running on to celebrate on the edge of the pitch. On his way back Jose Mourinho jumped to his feet and attempted to chase Ianni down the tunnel, and it was only the quick action of stewards that stopped him. After a long break while the situation was calmed down, Mourinho responded to abuse from the Chelsea fans by holding up 3 fingers and then pointing to his chest and the turf. Clearly reminding the fans of how he won 3 titles for them, though it had little effect on the vociferous reaction he received. While Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri immediately apologised for his staff's part in the bust up, Mourinho just pointed the finger of blame elsewhere, as always, telling BBC Sport: "It is not my reaction, it is Sarri's assistant. Don't do what everyone does and say, 'It's Mourinho who does things.' They have apologised, everything is fine." Except it was his reaction and he is in no position to criticise coaches for over zealous celebrations, especially ones involving runs along the touchline. Or for people poking others in the eye.

 

Ronaldo Sets New Goal Scoring Record

Cristiano Ronaldo added his 5th goal for Juventus to make him the first player to score 400 goals in Europe's top 5 leagues. Ronaldo had scored 84 Premier League goals for Manchester United and 311 for Real Madrid in La Liga. Without him Real Madrid also set a new record on the goalscoring front, as well as losing their 4th match in 5 games, in a defeat against Levante. With Levante two nil up, Madrid set a new record for minutes without scoring as they took until the 72nd minute to pull a goal back, making it 482 minutes since their previous goal.

Written by Tris Burke October 21 2018 06:01:28

 

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