Appointments | Crystal Palace vs City: Referee: Martin Atkinson Assistants: Lee Betts, Adam Nunn Fourth official: David Coote.
İlkay Gündoğan: "I'm a fan of Messi. I liked Barcelona after the era of Pep. Who didn't love Barcelona at the time? After Pep, of course, it changed a little, but I loved watching during his time. For me, the world's best football player is Lionel Messi." [via @fanatikcomtr]
Inter Milan are open to the idea of selling City target Milan Skriniar for around €100m. They are aware of interest from bigger clubs and feel this is the right time to cash in on Skriniar, who could leave even if he signs a new deal at the club. [via @cmdotcom]
Riyad Mahrez: "At home we are very good. We're going to give everything and I feel we can win. We will never put our heads down. It was a difficult game. Even if we drew we still have to win our game at home so it doesn't change our approach."
Bernardo Silva: "Captains like Vincent Kompany have an important impact within the team. Someone like Fernandinho makes his presence felt in difficult moments. I believe our strength is the absence of someone like Ronaldo or Messi, who make the difference individually.” Bernardo Silva: "I believe our extra gear is the collective. Every player has his... Continue Reading →
Louis van Gaal on Matthijs de Ligt: "If I had the chance I would go to Barcelona. They have central defenders who are not too good, so he will play there. Or I would go to Manchester City. I don’t think the central defenders are that great either, so he’ll play there too."
Guillem Balagué: "On the bench, Pep was debating furiously [with his coaches] when to bring KDB/Sané on. Too soon - and they were worried it would signal to the team to attack too early. And they could lose heavily, like vs. Monaco and Liverpool in the Champions League..." Guillem Balagué: "...Too late - and well,... Continue Reading →