Di Maria reveals why Real Madrid are strong in Champions League as PSG spoil for showdown

Angel Di Maria

Former Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria has warned his Paris Saint-Germain teammates that the Spanish giants are ‘transformed’ by the Champions League. Zinedine Zidane’s side have struggled domestically this season yet have won back-to-back Champions League crowns, while Di Maria won the trophy with the club in 2014, reports Football Espana. “The Champions League anthem…

Didier Drogba aims dig at Jose Mourinho over Mohamed Salah

Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka

Didier Drogba has appeared to aim a sly dig at Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for his lack of faith in Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. Salah signed for Chelsea back in 2014 when Mourinho ruled the roost at Stamford Bridge, long before he started shredding defences with Liverpool. The Egypt international was tipped for big things…

Antonio Conte laments Christensen’s absence as Chelsea enter crucial stage of season

David Luiz and Andreas Christensen

Antonio Conte has hailed Andreas Christensen’s importance to Chelsea as the Italian admitted he doesn’t know why the Blues have conceded so many goals in the Dane’s absence. Christensen, still just 21, has broken into Chelsea’s first-team this season after impressing in David Luiz’s absence. Such has been Christensen’s impact that he has kept the…

Lionel Messi reveals why Barcelona play better after Neymar departure

Villarreal 1-1 Barcelona

Lionel Messi insists Barcelona are better as a result of Neymar’s departure having adapted their style of play. Paris Saint-Germain bought the Brazilian for £202m last summer, but the Blaugrana have flourished since under Ernesto Valverde. According to the Daily Mirror, Messi believes the La Liga giants have improved with the side now more balanced…

Eden Hazard identifies reason for Chelsea recent slump in Premier League

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard believes Chelsea’s involvement in the Champions League this season has affected the club’s Premier League title defence, but insists the unpredictable nature of the top-flight makes it “special”. Antonio Conte’s side stormed to the Premier League title with a record-breaking 30 wins last May in a campaign in which the west Londoners did…

Zinedine Zidane speaks out on Isco’s Real Madrid departure speculations

Zidane

Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane has hit out at reports suggesting he would sanction Isco’s exit from the club. Reports in Spain suggested the Frenchman was unhappy with the playmaker’s application and would allow him to leave should the club be able to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard, according to Football Espana. “I want Isco…

Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez accepts 16-month suspended prison sentence

Alexis Sanchez

Reports in Spain claim Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has agreed a 16-month prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities by €1m. The Chilean will not serve any of the prison sentence due to being a first-time offender in Spain and due to the punishment being less than 24 months, reports Football Espana. The…

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