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Chelsea news: Cesar Azpilicueta insists the players are working hard to improve under Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea news: Cesar Azpilicueta insists the players are working hard to improve under Maurizio Sarri

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More Practice The Premier League side lost 2-0 to Man City in the Community Shield, but the only way to bounce back is to work even harder in training, says the defender There is a lot of hard work to be done at Chelsea, Cesar Azpilicueta believes. The players have been trying to get used to new manager Maurizio Sarri’s style of play, but have only had a few weeks to train together, while some World Cup players have been on an extended break. “Well, what I can say is that from the first day we are working hard and we are working as a team,’ Azpilicueta told chelseafc.com. “He knows what he wants and he explains it to us. We have to replicate what he wants and the only way is to keep working in every training session, every game, to tr...
Players my age usually go to Qatar or China – Ronaldo

Players my age usually go to Qatar or China – Ronaldo

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Media playback is not supported on this device Cristiano Ronaldo says he is "grateful for the opportunity" given to him by Juventus, as players of his age "usually go to Qatar or China".The 33-year-old Portugal forward has joined the Italian champions for £99.2m after nine years at Real Madrid."To come to this club at this stage of my career, I am very happy," he said at his presentation in Turin. Ronaldo also said he hopes to be the "lucky star" as the Italian side attempt to win the Champions League. He added he had not received any other offers.Ronaldo scored ...
World Cup 2018: Roberto Martinez says his players deserve to be heroes in Belgium after incredible quarter-final victory over Brazil

World Cup 2018: Roberto Martinez says his players deserve to be heroes in Belgium after incredible quarter-final victory over Brazil

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez hopes his team’s stunning World Cup victory over five-time winners Brazil will inspire pride back home.Fernandinho’s own goal and a Kevin De Bruyne stunner sent the Red Devils through to the semi-finals despite Renato Augusto’s late goal in a thrilling encounter. Belgium celebrate their victory Belgium’s golden generation shone on the big stage, with masterclasses from Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois, and Martinez believes they have earned the right to be heroes. He told talkSPORT: “We had incredible hearts out there. Sometimes you have to accept that Brazil have this finesse, that quality that will break you down, but they didn’t accept it. “I didn’t even think for one ...
I'd have been proud of players even if we'd drawn – Southgate

I'd have been proud of players even if we'd drawn – Southgate

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Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBCHost: Russia Dates: 14 June - 15 JulyLive: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.England boss Gareth Southgate says he would have been proud of his players' performance even if they had drawn their World Cup opener against Tunisia.Harry Kane scored twice, including a dramatic injury-time winner, after Ferjani Sassi's penalty had cancelled out the England captain's opener."We created so many clear-cut chances, especially in the fi...