Zinedine Zidane Says Real-Tottenham Rematch Will Be a “Final”

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After today’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at home, Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane deemed the London rematch between the two teams in two weeks time to be the UEFA Champions League Group H “final.”

It is very possible, given the current standings, the winner of the group will in fact be determined in that match.

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Tottenham Hotspur Slam Marca Report as “Distasteful” and “Wrong”

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Marca, a Madrid based daily newspaper focused on sports, is under heavy fire today for a report that inaccurately described London club Tottenham Hotspur.

Marca, in previewing tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League group stage clash between Tottenham and Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, wrote that Spurs were “hated” by supporters of rival clubs and that: “Their Jewish origin has made them into a club disliked by rival fans…but in their 135 years of existence they have always had style and great players.”

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Christian Eriksen Hits Back at Pep Guardiola for “Harry Kane Team” Remark

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Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen has now hit out at Pep Guardiola for his “Harry Kane team” comment. The Danish attacking midfielder maintains that his side is not a one man team, and called Guardiola’s comment disrespectful.

The Manchester City manager has since apologized for what he said, claiming that he absolutely did not mean any disrespect by it. Eriksen isn’t having any of that and this weekend he gave a long, opinionated response.

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Pep Guardiola Claims He Meant No Disrespect by Harry Kane Comment

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Pep Guardiola used the phrase “that Harry Kane team” as a means to describe Tottenham Hotspur, and it has many in the  Spurs community quite aggrieved. Was it truly throwing shade by the Manchester City manager?

Or just yet another example of the age that we currently live in- where some people are just always looking for something to get angry about, and then go out of their way to get exceedingly angry about whatever it is they find.

Guardiola maintained today that he meant no disrespect by it, and that he would never, ever, disrespect an opponent.

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Mauricio Pochettino Fell Asleep During Argentina World Cup Qualification

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It’s not a hot take to say that international breaks are dull and boring for most of us. Most people in the futbol/football/soccer community all across the world hold this view. Still, falling asleep during an international match, especially one that sees your country qualify for the World Cup, is really an extreme case of being disinterested.

Argentinian and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino conveyed some next level disregard for international break tedium here.

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Romelu Lukaku is Fine, Says Belgium Teammate Jan Vertonghen

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has recovered from an ankle problem that kept him out of training this week with Belgium. He should almost certainly be ready to face Liverpool on Saturday. Belgian manager Roberto Martinez rested him this week, but maintained that Lukaku was fit to play in World Cup qualifiers if needs be.

He wasn’t needed as Belgium already qualified for Russia 2018.

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Tottenham Star Danny Rose a Manchester United January Transfer Target

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Danny Rose was targeted by Manchester United this past summer, but perhaps the winter window will see the transaction  actually finalized and executed. United will be back in for the 27-year-old Tottenham Hotspur defender according to a report in Italy that the media in the English speaking world has now picked up on.

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David de Gea Only United Player Named to Ballon d’Or Short List

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David de Gea is one of seven Premier League players named to the Ballon d’Or short list which was announced today. De Gea is the only United player to make the list, as Paul Pogba was among the most blatant snubs from the list, if not the most glaring omission.

The full Ballon d’Or list, which honors the best player in the world for both club and country combined (not just club), is below.

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Manchester Clubs Lead Six Way Race for Premier League Top Four Finish

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Bookmakers are convinced that the race for the English Premier League top 4 will be between just the top six this season. Thus, once again the British top flight is a world of the big six, and then everybody else. In order of favorites, it all starts with the two Manchester clubs, which are also the two sides which happen to be strongest league title contenders by far. 

Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all odds on to finish in the top four, with Liverpool next up at best odds of 7/4 and Arsenal FC coming in at 9/4 odds of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.

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Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane in Exciting Golden Boot Award Race

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Right now the Golden Boot Award race is a dual between strikers Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United (5/2) and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur. Both have been in top notch, world class form thus far for their Premier League title contending teams. 

Lukaku has scored 11 times in his last 10 games, replacing the production of the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic from last season, and then some. Meanwhile Kane is drawing comparisons from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from his teammates

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Tottenham and Chelsea to Battle for Ross Barkley in January

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Everton defender Ross Barkley had a bizarre end to the summer transfer window, and it looks like he’ll have a very interesting winter transfer window too. Barkley and his reps disputed widespread reports that he went to West London to undergo a Chelsea FC medical.

The assertions of Ross Barkley also contradict the public comments of Everton Owner Farhad Moshiri, who maintained that Barkley opted out of joining Chelsea at the last minute, right after under going his medical tests at the Blues Cobham training ground.

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Ryan Giggs Gives Strong Warning to United Target Gareth Bale

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Manchester United club legend Ryan Giggs is making all kinds of news today for his opinions on global football topics. The first narrative revolves around his idea that his former club should play Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford at the same time, and just how much he has enjoyed watching the position battle between the two young stellar Red Devils forwards.

Secondly, Giggs a legend in Wales football history, has blatantly called out his countryman Gareth Bale and urged him to make some changes in his approach to the game of football, in order to avoid further injuries.

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