Zapata playing against Barcelona in Napoli.
Every professional athlete is likely aware that even the purest talent could not be enough for a successful international career. To make it in the competitive world of sports, you must work hard and be blessed with some good fortune occasionally. Sometimes, the favourable conditions
Barcelona under Pep Guardiola set an impossibly high standard for world football. Most people share the general consensus that those group of players that won the triple in Guardiola’s first season in charge was easily the best team in the history of world football.
Time has since passed like it
“Mum, it’s gonna change. You’ll see. I’m going to play football for Anderlecht, and it’s going to happen soon. We’ll be good. You won’t have to worry anymore. It was going to happen. Period."
From signing for Manchester United for an astronomical fee of £75 million to facing the sidelines for a
A first exclusive by Adibir Singh
Pressure. Nerves. Precautionary Football. These are the words ringing around Anfield in recent weeks, in the midst of a faltering title charge against one of the best teams in the country in Manchester City. Recent signs of Jürgen Klopp’s team falling flat in games, even against
Written by Mohammed Al Sabah | Edited by Srinivas Sadhanand
Much has been said about Philippe Coutinho's status at Barcelona since his high-profile departure from Merseyside, with the question that demands answering is why Coutinho is not performing as expected this season. A simple query such as this can only be dissected
His birth certificate might say he is twenty-two years old, but James Maddison still doesn’t look old enough to buy his own scratch cards. You probably wouldn’t blink if he was running around on a school playground, smashing balls into imaginary nets during his lunch break.
Despite his youthful appearance, Maddison
"You have to respect the choices of the manager. We are professionals and if the manager thinks [the other wingers] are in good form, you have to respect it and when he needs you, you have to give everything. Do that, and the goals and assists will come." - Riyadh
If you aren’t familiar with Montenegrin striker Dejan Damjanović, that is fine; because there is a good chance you have never seen him play. Damjanović has made a career of playing in Asia as he has spent the bulk of that time in South Korea. It is a country that
When people look at Manchester United, they expect world class players to dominate proceedings, be it in England or at the summit of European football. People associate the club with legends like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and so on. And now with
“Zaha is full of confidence and he is untouchable on his day, absolutely untouchable. "
Pace, power, skill, trickery and a penchant for the unexpected; Wilfried Zaha has got it all. He can frustrate you one moment and leave you gasping for air the other. But that’s not all that he’s
Why the Portuguese star is now City’s main man:
Another day, another trophy, another easy 90 minutes for Bernardo Silva. Scratch that, it was 120 minutes against Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup, after which there was the small matter of dispatching a penalty. Nothing to fear for Pep
What a season it’s been for Virgil van Dijk. The colossal center-back has been outstanding for Liverpool ever since his arrival from Southampton just over a year ago and, along with Alisson, is the main reason why the Reds currently hold the best defensive record in the league this season.
by Jacob Thorburn
Every season, the Premier League rollercoaster offers twists and turns for its viewers. We’ve seen dramatic title slip-ups, title-sealing goals, controversial decisions and newly promoted underdogs upsetting the big boys. For the latter, we have been spoiled for choice in recent memory, with Watford, Bournemouth and Leicester all
At just 21 years of age, Marcus Rashford has proven in his short, but substantial career that he is the jewel in the crown of both Manchester United Football Club and English football. While his fellow compatriots are being heralded for featuring from time to time at big clubs, Rashford