“He’s a very experienced player and he’s really strong. And when it matters he finds me and makes good passes so I can score.” – Alexis on what he likes about Sead Kolasinac.
“It’s fantastic. When you look at the video of the game again, you see that Aaron Ramsey is always in the box. Many times he could not finish but this season he is calmer with his finishing and what he did today will give him more confidence. I think there are some goals in him.” – Arsene Wenger loves Ramsey in the box proving beyond a doubt that Ramsey’s forward role is highly encouraged by the Arsenal manager.
“Some people speak too much. You know, calm down, relax. Relax a little bit. Don’t speak too much – speak, speak, speak. You know, relax.” – Jose Mourinho explaining why he made a shushing motion to the fans after the win against Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho followed that quote up with a pointed attack on United supporters who criticize Lukaku and followed that up with another criticism of United supporters who complain about Lukaku in his programme notes ahead of today’s match against Benfica.
“I think that you are almost deemed as second class because it’s your country today… The Premier League, which is a foreign league in England now. When you look across the owners. You look across the managers and the coaches and you look across the players that that’s exactly what it tis now.” – Sam Allardyce speaking to Richard Keys and Andy Gray about the glass ceiling which Allardyce believes exists for English managers in the Premier League. My apologies for putting you in a room with Richard Keys, Andy Gray, and Sam Allardyce.
Predictions for the Champions League today:
Roma v. Chelsea – Chelsea win
Sporting v. Juventus – Sporting win
Man U v. Benfica – Man U (big win, 3+ goals)
Alexis on Sead passing him the ball – https://www.arsenal.com/news/alexis-why-its-so-tough-against-kolasinac
Wenger on Ramsey – https://www.arsenal.com/news/fans-want-winners-and-kolasinac-winner
Allardyce on the unbearable nature of Englishness – https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2017/oct/27/sam-allardyce-british-coaches-second-class-premier-league-video
Jose Mourinho telling everyone else to shut up – https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/29/jose-mourinho-manchester-united-fans-romelu-lukaku-tottenham