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Real Madrid hit out at Pochettino quip over Tottenham’s training-ground stay

Guardian - fre, 24/05/2019 - 14:37

• ‘He told me I can only sleep there when I become coach’
• Real Madrid: ‘It is false that this request was produced’

Real Madrid have responded angrily to an apparently lighthearted comment by Tottenham’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, that the London club were denied permission to stay at their training ground before the Champions League final.

Spurs are set to use the training complex at Valdebebas in the build-up to the match against Liverpool in the Spanish capital on 1 June.

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Champions League win could spark Tottenham trophy spree, says Mourinho

Guardian - fre, 24/05/2019 - 11:23
• Mourinho says for Klopp to lose third final would be ‘really hard’
• Former Chelsea manager expects Eden Hazard to leave club

José Mourinho believes Tottenham could go on a trophy spree if they win the Champions League final against Liverpool.

“Spurs is not winning titles and to win the first one, the biggest one of all, would be, of course, fantastic and would mean to win other domestic trophies [is easier] because the Champions League is the biggest one of all,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “I think, big match, of course, with huge levels of pressure. We used to say finals are not to play, finals are to win.”

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Winks fit for Champions League final

Sky Sports - fre, 24/05/2019 - 11:20
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is in contention to feature in the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.

Euro papers: Spurs warned off Asensio

Sky Sports - fre, 24/05/2019 - 11:15
With the latest news on Tottenham's interest in Marco Asensio and more, here is Friday's back pages from around Europe.

Jose: CL defeat would be hard for Klopp

Sky Sports - fre, 24/05/2019 - 07:00
Jose Mourinho believes a third Champions League final defeat would be "really hard" for Jurgen Klopp.

Spurs renew interest in Leeds' Clarke

Sky Sports - tor, 23/05/2019 - 17:23
Tottenham have renewed their interest in Leeds teenager Jack Clarke this summer, Sky Sports News understands.

'Kane fit ahead of CL final'

Sky Sports - tor, 23/05/2019 - 16:50
Harry Kane has told Graham Roberts that he is fit ahead of Tottenham's Champions League final against Liverpool.

Spurs confirm CL victory parade plans

Sky Sports - tor, 23/05/2019 - 16:48
Tottenham have confirmed plans for a Champions League open-top bus victory parade on Sunday, June 2 if they beat Liverpool in the final the previous night.

Poch and Becks come together at Spurs

Sky Sports - ons, 22/05/2019 - 23:40
David Beckham paid a visit to Tottenham's training ground on Wednesday and later described Mauricio Pochettino as a "gentleman".

Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

Guardian - ons, 22/05/2019 - 20:41
Club accounts for 2017-18 show Manchester United spent the most on wages while champions Manchester City had the third-highest bill

Financial figures for 2017-18, for the 20 clubs who were in the Premier League during that season. All details from the most recently published annual reports at Companies House. Net debt is as stated in the accounts; debts minus cash held at the bank. The separate categories of turnover are each rounded down or up, so added together they do not always tally with the total turnover figure.

Related: Premier League clubs’ record £4.8bn revenues widens gap to rest of Europe

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West Ham fan fined for racially abusing Tottenham’s Son Heung-min

Guardian - ons, 22/05/2019 - 20:13
• Supporter pleads guilty to using ‘DVD’ slur in October
• Club ban fan but will review that if he takes education course

A West Ham United fan has been fined after pleading guilty to a racially aggravated offence at a Carabao Cup game against Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium in October.

The CPS brought the charge after the Metropolitan police received a complaint from another West Ham fan about the supporter aiming racial abuse at Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, a South Korea forward. The supporter was fined £184 and ordered to pay £110 in costs by Thames magistrates court after admitting to referring to Son, who scored twice in a 3-1 win for Tottenham, as “DVD”.

Related: From parks to Premier League: the shocking scale of racism in English football

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Champions League no longer contest of champions but battle between leagues | Paul Wilson

Guardian - ons, 22/05/2019 - 14:06
While the old format never produced a same-nation final, this will be the seventh since 2000, as England steps into the void left by Spain. But there is no point weeping over lost romance

Richard Scudamore retired too soon! No sooner had the Premier League’s executive chairman picked up his parachute payment and left the building than his most famous daft idea became reality. The 39th game, the extra helping of Premier League razzle dazzle featuring two top-flight sides facing off in some far-flung location for prestige and promotional purposes, is actually happening next Wednesday in Baku, except people will insist on calling it the Europa League final. Three days later the same thing will happen again in Madrid. Even Scudamore never proposed a 40th Premier League game, but that is what the Champions League final between Liverpool and Spurs is going to resemble.

Related: Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind football

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Euro papers: Griezmann to Barca off?

Sky Sports - ons, 22/05/2019 - 11:39
With Antoine Griezmann's Barcelona move in doubt and more, here's the back pages from around Europe on Wednesday.

Llorente could still have Spurs future

Sky Sports - tir, 21/05/2019 - 15:25
Fernando Llorente could still have a future at Tottenham despite his contract expiring at the end of next month.

Spurs ban fans selling CL tickets

Sky Sports - tir, 21/05/2019 - 13:06
Tottenham have banned three season-ticket holders after they attempted to sell their Champions League final tickets.

The big end of season quiz!

Sky Sports - tir, 21/05/2019 - 13:00
With the 2018/19 season drawing to a close, how much do you remember from across the world of football over the last 10 months?

Euro papers: Ronaldo calls for Jose

Sky Sports - tir, 21/05/2019 - 11:25
Many clubs across Europe, especially those whose seasons have finished, will have already turned their attention to the summer and planning for the 2019/20 campaign.

'Fans are confused over antisemitism'

Sky Sports - man, 20/05/2019 - 23:50
Some football fans do not realise certain chants are antisemitic and the offence they cause to the Jewish community, according to filmmaker Ivor Baddiel.
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