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EPL: Liverpool Is My ‘Dream Club’, I Almost Joined Chelsea – Gvardiol



RB Leipzig defender, Josko Gvardiol, says he has dreamed of playing for Liverpool since he was a child.

Gvardiol was a crucial member of the Croatia team that finished third at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 20-year-old’s fine performances have seen him become one of the most coveted players in Europe.

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However, he has now revealed Liverpool will always have a special place in his heart.

Gvardiol told RTL Danas: “My dream club? That would definitely be Liverpool. Since I was little, I watched a lot of their matches with my dad.

“We covered every season in detail. It is a club that has remained in my heart.”

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Gvardiol also revealed a deal was almost agreed with Chelsea in the summer.

Chelsea did not give up, but it was agreed that we would go for the winter,” he added.



EPL: Ian Wright Hits Out At Man Utd Star For Disrespecting Hojlund




Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has hit out at Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot for not setting up Rasmus Hojlund in the Red Devils’ Premier League 3-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday.

During the encounter, Dalot, who was played in by Antony in the 67th minute, opted to shoot from a tight angle rather than find Hojlund.

Hojlund, who is yet to find his first league goal, was in a central area and would’ve had a simple close-range finish if the ball came his way.

But instead of cutting the ball back for the Denmark international, Dalot fired the ball into the side netting.

Speaking on Match of the Day, Wright claimed Dalot’s decision showed a lack of respect towards Hojlund.

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Wright said: “It was for me, when I saw that it was Dalot, and at 1-0, we are talking about Hojlund’s come on now and he wants his chance.

“This is good play from them. He gets in, he’s got to square this. He’s got to square it to him.”

He continued, “I think the total lack of respect for him. Look, he’s had a shot from the most ridiculous angle.

“He’s upset with himself. But he doesn’t even look for Hojlund, has a ridiculous shot. And Bournemouth score a minute later. Hojlund, he’s got to be pulling him up in the dressing room about that.”

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EPL: Why Everton Beat Us 2-0 – Cheslea Coach, Pochettino Opens Up




Chelsea head coach, Mauricio Pochettino has suggested why his team lost 2-0 against Everton in Sunday’s Premier League tie.

Pochettino watched as two goals from Lewis Dobbin and Abdoulaye Doucoure gave Everton all three points against the Blues at Goodison Park.

Speaking at his post-match interview after the game, Pochettino said his team lacked concentration during the encounter against Sean Dyche’s side.

“There are 11 players on the pitch that need to perform. The problem is why we arrive in this situation, it is difficult to explain,” Pochettino said.

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“We know why we are dealing with this. Newcastle lose 3-0 and Everton was much better and credit for Everton but today I think we were better than Everton and we feel disappointed and frustrated.

“It is not only to dominate and play well but we cannot show this lack of concentration. We were punished too much today, too many positive things, I know it is difficult to talk about positive things in the position.”

Chelsea have now dropped to 12th position on the Premier League table after the defeat against Everton.

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Okocha, Mikel, Nkwocha To Grace CAF Awards 2023




Former Nigerian football stars, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, John Mikel Obi and Perpetua Nkwocha are among the top dignitaries who will add glitz and glamour to the 2023 CAF Awards.

The event is designed to celebrate excellence and remarkable achievements in African football.

The trio and other renowned personalities will bring an aura of grandeur to the event and help make this edition of the CAF Awards even more memorable.

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Okocha, Mikel and Nkwocha will also take part in a charity football game which will honour earthquake victims.

The game will be held at the Marrakech Stadium on Sunday (today).

The CAF Awards are a special opportunity to recognize and reward outstanding performances by African players, coaches, teams and clubs over a given period.

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Victor Osimhen is among the final nominees for the Men’s Player of the Year while Asisat Oshoala is eyeing a sixth title in the Women’s category.

Chiamaka Nnadozie will vie for the Goalkeeper of the Year, Deborah Abiodun is in contention for Young Player of the Year while the Super Falcons are nominated for the National Team of the Year.

The CAF Awards 2023 is slated for Marrakech, Morocco on Monday, December 11.

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