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Pochettino insists he has no hard feelings for Spurs or ‘good friend’ Mourinho




Mauricio Pochettino has explained that he holds no animosity towards Tottenham after his sacking last year.

The Argentine was dismissed from his position as manager of the North London club in November 2019 following a poor run of results that saw the club sit 14th in the Premier League, just months after they lost the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Hours later, Spurs announced the signing of Jose Mourinho as the new boss after Pochettino’s five-and-a-half year reign.

The 48-year-old, who admitted he is ready to return to management, let on that he was upset following his exit from Tottenham but understood that a change may have been needed.

‘After one year now, I’m not going to say I was not disappointed,’ Pochettino told Sky Sports Monday Night Football.

‘I was a bit upset and was not happy when we left a club that you feel after five-and-a-half years the relationship is massive with the staff, players and of course the fans. I’m not going to lie.

‘But I understand football very well and the stadium maybe in our period, in the chapter, that maybe the club needed to change. But I’m not going to complain at the decision of the club.’

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Mourinho, apart from a few hiccups, has overseen an exciting season so far for the club as they sit third in the Premier League table as the highest scorers in the top flight.

Pochettino added that he had a very strong relationship with his successor and labelled him a ‘good friend’.

‘What I can do is support because I will still have a very good relationship (with the club) and the guy who replaced me was a good friend,’ he added.

‘He always treated me very good when I was at Espanyol and he was at Real Madrid. And I always remember going to watch a Champions League game of his at Ajax and we chatted before the match.

‘Someone had to tell him ‘Jose, we need to go out to the match the game is starting’. And he said, ‘Sorry, sorry’.

‘I love Tottenham and I know Jose and I want then best for him and the best way is (for him) to try to win. We missed (the chance) to win a title. That would have put the cherry on the cake.’

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Following his departure from Spurs, Pochettino has been linked with a number of European giants, with Real Madrid among those clubs reportedly eyeing up the Argentine boss.

He has also been linked with Manchester United on several occasions with constant pressure looming over current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pochettino revealed that he and his backroom staff are still working away to find their next opportunity as he expressed his desire to return to the sidelines.

‘I am always ready to go again and be involved in the game,’ Pochettino said. ‘It’s not stress when you are working, it’s not stress going into the training round to prepare the match and to compete.

‘I hope to go back soon so we can start again to work. I am looking forward to being back in the game. I love this game but it’s difficult. We are inside and working on doing things. That’s the reality.’

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Just In: Fan attendance authorized in EPL


on has learned via French premium paper L’equipe, that fans will finally be allowed to watch games in England, ranging from the top-flight to the fith-tier of English football.

The ‘starved’ football and sports fans will make their return on December 2, as the PM has relaxed Covid-19 rules.

This comes barely seven months of total anguish, for fans of the so called ‘best league’ in the world.

The Premier League was suspended in March earlier this year, due to the widespread of the coronavirus outbreak, following an emergency meeting by the board.

It became the latest high-profile football competition to take preventative action, with the Champions League and Europa League, as well as La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A, announcing suspensions in the mid – March.

It became the latest high-profile football competition to take preventative action, with the Champions League and Europa League, as well as La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A, announcing suspensions in the mid – March.

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The announcement certainly has a lot to do with drugmaker Pfizer, whose coronavirus vaccine has shown it is more than 90% effective, according to the CNN — a much better than expected efficacy if the trend continues.

The interim analysis looked at the first 94 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among the more than 43,000 volunteers who got either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo. It found that fewer than 10% of infections were in participants who had been given the vaccine. More than 90% of the cases were in people who had been given a placebo.

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English Premier league: Zambo Anguissa records the most successful dribbles so far.



Cameroon International midfielder,  Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa records the most successful dribbles in the English premier league after eight league games according to BT Sport.

The Cameroon and Fulham midfielder has been involved in all eight league games for the cottagers this season and has so far played 8 league games, one assist this season.

One of Cameroon’s valuable players at the moment,  according to English Media,  BT Sport the 25 year-old has completed 28 successful dribbles in the English premier league this season, more than any other player in the English top tier.

Top four players with the most successful Dribbles so far. 

1. Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa(Fulham)-28 successful dribbles.

2. Saint-Maxima (Newcastle United)- 26 successful dribbles.

3. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)- 21 successful dribbles.

4. Jack Grealish (Aston villa)- 20 successful dribbles.

Zambo Anguissa is not only making his name with his club but also for his country and he is regarded by many as the man of the match in Cameroon’s 4-1 victory over Mozambique in the ongoing AFCON qualifiers.

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Cameroon play Mozambique in a match day four clash in Maputo,  Mozambique tomorrow Monday November 16,  2020 at 5pm.


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Premier league: Zambo’s Fulham records first win of the season against West Brom.



Cameroon International midfielder,  Frank Zambo Anguissa played from start to finish as his side, Fulham recorded their first win of the new English premier league campaign with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in a match day seven encounter.

Playing at home, the cottagers had all the advantage to get all three points despite not having a good season thus far.

Two first Half goals from Bobby Reid and Ola Aina at the 26th and 30th minutes respectively sealed a 2-0 win for Scott Parker and his troops.

Fulham have now one just one league game in seven tests so far.

Anguissa, arguably one the best midfielders Cameroon can burst of played the entire game as he demonstrated another brilliant performance to see his club, Fulham pick their first three points of the season.

With over 23 appearance plus 3 assists for Villarreal last season,  Zambo Anguissa has now appeared in all seven league games for Fulham plus one assist.

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The stats clearly justify his inclusion in the preliminary list of 32 summoned by Antonio Conceicao.

The indomitable lions of Cameroon will be involved a double header against Mozambique in the AFCON qualifiers this month.

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