Month: December 2015

Ronaldo: Messi ‘more complete’ than Cristiano Ronaldo

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Retired Brazilian legend Ronaldo believes that Lionel Messi is ‘more complete’ compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, and suggested that Messi should win the next Fifa Ballon d’Or in January.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo shared the prestigious award over the last seven years, with Messi taking four to Cristiano’s three.

Both men are also key players for their own clubs, each proving their worth each La Liga season that constantly adds fuel to topics related to their rivalry.

Ronaldo believes that the Argentine should win another despite fellow Brazilian Neymar junior’s nomination as the third candidate for the award.

“I see Messi as more complete. He does things in a most spectacular way.”

The vote for Ballon d’Or will be made by the captains and head coaches of each men’s national team as well as by international media representatives selected by French publication France Football.

Harry Kane not for sale, says Mauricio Pochettino

Harry Kane (left) is not for sale, says Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Harry Kane (left) is not for sale, says Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says that star striker Harry Kane is not for sale.

He issued a hands-off warning against big clubs such as Manchester United who were interested in adding the England International to their lineup.

The Argentine coach also insisted that no amount of money could separate Kane from Tottenham.

“There is no price. No-one can buy him,” Pochettino said.

“He is not for sale. There is not a value because it is impossible to put a price.”

Kane scored twice in Tottenham’s most recent win against Norwich and increased his goal tally to 11 this season.

The striker went eight games without a goal for Tottenham at the start of the season but any ‘one-season wonder’ jibes have since been quashed.

With the victory secured, Tottenham now consolidate their position at fourth place, with three points clear from fifth-placed Manchester United.

United stars in open discussion with Louis Van Gaal

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Manchester United players are in an open discussion with Louis Van Gaal regarding his managerial methods.

United captain Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata were among the most vocal players involved in the full and frank discussion with the Dutchman.

The latest exchange of views focused on his hardline training methods, the nature of his strict regime and playing tactics.

United’s players believe the club’s crippling injury list is being caused by over-training and have asked the Dutchman to ease off in some of the sessions.

They reached an agreement to work together in an attempt to get United’s season back on track.

Van Gaal is understood to have encouraged the dialogue between players and management after dressing-room morale sank to an all-time low under his leadership.

This came after a catastrophic 1-2 League defeat at the hands of Norwich City on home ground.

Furthermore, the club failed to win in any games since late November.

Spanish players Juan Mata and Ander Herrera also fear that their prolonged poor form could hurt their chances to play for their national team.