Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt was asked after Holland's win over Germany last night if he would prefer to join Manchester City or Barcelona - the two clubs he is linked with: "Ajax! The newspapers need to write something, it’s normal (the stories)."
Joachim Low blames youth for 3-0 thrashing: “The young Leroy Sane and Julian Brandt were a breath of fresh air, but they missed a couple of good chances, maybe because of their inexperience. They need time to develop.”
Pep: “Manchester City can't be considered the favourite for the Champions League. Our history tells us that a semi-final is the maximum we could get. I don't know if we are ready. We should be very, very good to be favourite. Juve, for example, are getting closer and closer.”