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Tottenham coach makes big statement ahead of Man City clash

 

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains upbeat about his club’s chances when they clash with Premier League defending champions Manchester City in tonight’s clash at Wembley.

According to an ESPN report, the Argentine is looking forward to play against Pep Guardiola’s side, despite holding the Spanish tactician in high esteem. Tottenham are five points off the top of the log and a win over Man City at the end of tonight’s hostilities, will see Spurs move above the defending champions.
But Pochettino is not in the best mood going into tonight’s game at Wembley.

 

“It’s strange because my feeling is the worst feeling I’ve had in the four a half years that I’ve been here,” he said. “It’s the worst, my feeling, but it’s the best start ever for the club in the Premier League. It’s so strange, no? I think in the past I felt better.
“I don’t know why, it’s so difficult to explain — [it’s] because of the circumstances, because many things happen, because we’re disappointed that we’re still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there from the beginning of the season.
“Many things happened in the summer, there are many things that make myself not in my best mood or humour. I know I’ve always been funny with you and I have a good relationship with you but my feeling is not the best. I had better feelings in previous seasons,” he stressed.
Last season, Guardiola’s Man City side beat Spurs in both of last season’s meetings with an aggregate score of 7-2, but Pochettino remains positive facing the Spaniard again in today’s Premier League duel.

“To be honest, I always enjoyed watching Barcelona under Guardiola, and Bayern Munich, and now Guardiola at Manchester City — the first season when they didn’t win, and now they are winning,” he said.
“For me, he’s one of the best managers and I admire him a lot.
“My feeling is the opposite (to what you might think). I’m so happy that he’s here and we can challenge him, sometimes enjoy him and sometimes suffer.
“I’m very glad to have him, Mourinho, Klopp, Emery and now Sarri. It’s so exciting to face the best managers in the world,” Pochettino summed up.

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Jose Mourinho Describes Cristiano Ronaldo In Two Words

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Jose Mourinho has described Cristiano Ronaldo with two words in reaction to his compatriot’s hat-trick for Juventus against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen tie.

 

The goals from Ronaldo ensured Juventus booked a place in the round of eight by erasing the 2-0 loss they suffered at Madrid. Juventus will now face Ajax in the round of eight.

“LET ME TELL YOU THAT I’M NOT UNHAPPY AT ALL BECAUSE, IN THE END, I’M THE ONLY ONE WHO WON IN TURIN FOR THE WHOLE SEASON,” MOURINHO TOLD RT.

“WHEN YOU HAVE IN THE BOX OR AROUND THE BOX THAT SPECIAL KILLER LIKE RONALDO, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN.

“IN ITALY THEY USE THIS WORD TRASCINATORE, IT’S THE GUY THAT BRINGS EVERYTHING WITH HIM MORE THAN THE LEADER, THE GUY WHO BRINGS EVERYBODY WITH HIM”, MOURINHO CONCLUDED.

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Naomi Osaka Sued By Former Tennis Coach, Demands 20% For Life

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The tennis coach who began working with Naomi Osaka back when she was 13 claims her father signed a contract promising him 20% of her career earnings … and now he’s coming to collect.

The man behind the lawsuit is Christophe Jean — who says Naomi’s father, Leonard Francois, hired him to work with Naomi and his other daughter, Mari, back in 2011.

Jean says Francois couldn’t pay his rates at the time, so they struck a deal in which Jean agreed to accept 20% of Naomi and Mari’s tennis prize money and endorsement deals forever.

That’s not a typo … Jean says he has a copy of the contract where Francois agrees that the term of the deal is “indefinite.” It’s included in Jean’s suit, filed in state court in Florida.

Of course, Naomi — now 21 years old — has blossomed into a tennis superstar, currently ranked #1 in the world … and famously beat Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open.

ccording to the official WTA website, she’s made more than $10.8 MILLION during her career — and that’s not including endorsement money.

So, Jean wants his cut — at least $2 million — which is why he’s suing Naomi, Mari and Leonard.

The other possible issue … can a parent promise a cut of a minor child’s future adult earnings? And, can a judge enforce such a contract?

It’s not exactly cut and dry. We’re looking into it.

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Ronaldo faces Champions League ban because of what he did against Atletico

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Cristiano Ronaldo is now on the verge of being banned for at least one game in the Champions League following his celebration against Atletico Madrid in the second leg round of 16 clash.

Ronaldo was superb for Juventus on Tuesday night, March 12, scoring three goals against Atletico Madrid which sent the Old Lady to the quarterfinal of the Champions League.

And after scoring the third goal, Ronaldo is said to have mocked Diego Simeone with a crotch-grabbing celebration in front of the travelling fans as emotions ran away with him on the night.

Atletico Madrid manager Simeone was hit himself with a ban following his celebration against Juventus in the first leg which ended 2-0 in Spain.

According to the latest report by UK Sun, UEFA may likely take the same judgment on Ronaldo’s celebration against Atletico Madrid.

And if they do, then it means that Cristiano Ronaldo will miss one of Juventus’ Champions League encounter against their imminent opponents.

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