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Jesus says Manchester City need something extra to win the Champions League

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus believes the Cityzens need the extra something in order to go on to win the Champions League title. The Mancunian giants have not gone beyond the quarter-final of the elite competition under manager Pep Guardiola while they have reached the last four on just one occasion in the Sheikh Mansour era.

In a recent interview with Champions Journal, Jesus said: “The truth is that to win the Champions League you need an extra something – and this team has been maturing. When I’m in the tunnel waiting to go onto the field and I hear the song, I get very emotional. I remember my past, when I wanted to be a football player. I would sometimes skip school to watch some games – I hope my mother doesn’t see this interview! To be able to play today, to make my mark in this competition, makes me very happy.”

KAKA NAMES HIS BEST MANAGER

Brazilian football legend Kaka has named the best manager he worked with during his playing career as he snubbed the usually controversial Jose Mourinho. In a chat with Sky Sports, Kaka picked current Everton boss Carlo Ancelottiahead of the Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho as he revealed that he learnt more when he was playing under Carlo Ancelotti at AC Milan.


Kaka won his one and only Ballon d'Or Award while Carlo Ancelotti was his manager. The Brazilian midfielder won the Ballon d'Or Award in 2007.

KAKA REVEALS BEST BALL STRIKER

Brazilian football icon Kaka has disclosed the best striker of the ball amongst his former teammates in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports. According to him, there was none better than Roberto Carlos. Kaka also mentioned Adriano who had a powerful shot in his left leg. Just like ex-Inter Milan striker Adriano, Roberto Carlos was predominantly a left footer.


Kaka left his mark on the footballing world during his career which came to an end in the United States in the colours of Major League Soccer (MLS) club Orlando City three years ago. The 38-year-old played for just four teams including boyhood club Sao Paulo where he started his career as a youth player. He was in the youth teams at Sao Paulo for six years from 1994 to 2000 before he made the step up to join the first team. Kaka is one of six players to win the FIFA World Cup, the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or Award. No active player can match that record.

REINIER JESUS REJECTS KAKA'S COMPARISON

Reinier Jesus, the 18-year-old attacking midfielder, wishes to be known for his qualities rather than compared to Kaka, the 2007 Ballon d'Or winner.


Reinier, who plays for the German club, Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Real Madrid, has rejected comparisons with the Brazilian star who won the Ballon d'Or with AC Milan in 2007. In January 2020, the 18-year-old came to Europe in Real Madrid from Flamengo in Brazil. He completed a two-year loan move to Dortmund after failing to make an impression on the first team in Real Madrid.

Lille president confirms Victor Osimhen is close to Napoli transfer

Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed that Victor Osimhen is close to making the switch to the Serie A with Napoli. The Nigeria international had a good debut season with the French outfit where he managed 18 goals and six assists across all competitions and he is now set to pursue a fresh challenge in the Italian top-flight.

Berlusconi looking to get Kaka back from retirement

Silvio Berlusconi, who was the owner of AC Milan from 1986 to 2017for 30 years, has shown interest in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kakaand Mario Balotelli. He is currently owning SerieC club AC Monza who has now moved up to the Serie B as the third tier of Italian league was cancelled.

Chelsea getting a special player inZiyech

Hakim Ziyech will be soon joining Chelsea as the club has signed a deal with him. Former Ajax and Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has commented Ziyech as a special player. He is looking forward to seehow the Morocco footballer will be thriving in Stamford Bridge. Lampard has signed Ziyech for £33 million. The matches inNetherlands have already been dismissed due spread of coronavirus. With the league suspendedhe is free to join Chelsea anytime in the future.The striker has been playing four years in Ajax where he has scored 49 goals by appearing in 165 matches.
Blues have signed the deal with Ziyech expecting him to bring something extraordinary to the field. Willian and Pedro’s contract are nearing their expiry dates and with the arrival of Ziyech, they are expecting changes in the strikers end.

Martin Keown says Arsenal must make decision on David Luiz’s future

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes his former club must strengthen the central defensive department in the summer. The north London side have remained unbeaten in the Premier League in 2020 under Mikel Arteta but they have still had the tendency to concede goals which have contributed to a few disappointing draws.

Jurgen Klopp praises Arsenal teenager as a ‘talent of the century’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Arsenal teenager Gabriel Martinelli by saying that he is a talent of the century. The Brazilian has exclusively started in the Cup competitions for the north London giants and he has been hugely successful with seven goals. Out of those, he bagged a couple during the League Cup fourth round defeat to Liverpool and that has earned him plaudits from the Reds manager.


Speaking after the game, Klopp said: “Sepp van den Berg as well, he played an incredible game. That’s really difficult to deal with these guys. Martinelli’s pretty much the same age but he’s a talent of the century, he’s an incredible striker, so it’s really difficult. Then you have Mesut Ozil around and Willock right, who scored, by the way, a really nice one, so a team like Arsenal in a counter-attacking mood – we keep them deep, play around them, we lose the ball and then it’s really difficult.”

Emery admits Gabriel Martinelli has impressed him from pre-season

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said that Gabriel Martinelli has impressed him right from the beginning of pre-season and believes the teenager can prove a quality purchase for the Gunners. The Brazilian forward was the club’s first signing of the summer transfer window from Ituano but he made his debut during the closing stages of the season opener against Newcastle United.

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