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I lost my self-esteem under ‘brutal’ Mourinho – Schurrle

Former Chelsea and German World Cup winner Andre Schurrle revealed that he struggled psychologically under Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Schurrle secured a £13 million move to Chelsea in 2013. It was an attractive proposition as the west London club had won the Champions League the year prior and Mourinho would be the incoming

NFF inducts newly appointed national team coaches

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday inducted recently appointed coaches of the various national teams. The event, which held at the Sunday Dankaro House headquarters of the football-ruling body saw the coaches taken through important sessions that will aid them during their time on the job. Present at the occasion were President of

Eagles now 4th, 32nd in Africa, World

Nigeria's Super Eagles have dropped three places and are now ranked 32nd in the world in the latest Fifa ranking released for the month of October. They also lost their position as the third-ranked team in Africa to Algeria, dropping to the fourth position. The Eagles had earlier been ranked 29th in the

Klopp wary of threat posed by Sheffield Utd

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 61 home Premier League matches but manager Juergen Klopp is aware of the challenge posed by Sheffield United on Saturday. Premier League champions Liverpool are closing in on a club record of 63 home league wins, set between 1978-81. The last time they were beaten at Anfield in the

Mourinho confident Son will commit long-term career to Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho believes Son Heung-min has proven his credentials as a world class player over the last few seasons at the north London club and the South Korean forward will be rewarded with a new contract "sooner or later". Son came on as a substitute to score for the ninth time in

Woodward calls for fans to be let back in

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has urged the British government to follow European nations and begin to allow fans back into stadiums, saying he is frustrated by inconsistencies in the approach to Covid-19 restrictions. "While we recognise that public health must always be the priority, what is needed is consistency of approach," Woodward said on

High-flying Villa’s feet firmly on the ground, says Smith

Aston Villa have exceeded expectations with their perfect start to the Premier League campaign thanks to their defensive excellence but they cannot afford to get complacent, manager Dean Smith said on Wednesday. After barely escaping relegation last season, Villa are second in the standings with four wins from four. Smith's side are a point behind

‘Loyalty is hard to come by nowadays’ – Ozil

Mesut Ozil says he "will not let eighth season at Arsenal end like this" after he was left out of the Gunners' 25-man Premier League squad on Tuesday. Ozil has taken to social media to criticise the decision made by the club, saying he is "deeply disappointed" to be omitted and that "loyalty is hard

Messi could be playing better for Barca – Koeman

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has said that Lionel Messi is 'happy' at the club but his performances this season 'could be better'. The 33-year-old Argentina international served his club with notice that he wanted to leave for free in the close season. However a standoff ensued between club and player, with Messi ultimately deciding he would

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