24/02/2018 Football Focus


24/02/2018

Dan Walker, Kevin Kilbane and Paul Clement preview the weekend's action with interviews from Everton's Wayne Rooney and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.


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It is absolutely brilliant.

This is

getting better and better.

A chance

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for Cristiano Ronaldo.

History boys indeed.

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History boys indeed.

A hat-trick!

The biggest Chelsea celebration of

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the season.

Ladies and gentlemen we are in the

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thick of the awards season but never

mind the Bastos, the Oscars, all the

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stars are out in force for the a

list this week.

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It is winning, that is what I always

wanted to do.

He has done it again.

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It is a dream for me to win the

Premier League here.

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When you say football, you mean

soccer?

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Definitely football focus. We also

hear from the Brighton goalkeeper

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Matt Ryan and Clem visits from.

Plenty to talk about with these

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couple of A listers. Cable -- Kevin

Qaboun and Paul Clement. These are

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your Premier League fixtures this

weekend and today is a big day at

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the bottom. Newcastle make a 700

mile round trip to Bournemouth.

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Brighton host Swansea and it is West

Brom against Huddersfield at the

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Hawthorns. Mourinho and can't meet

at Old Trafford tomorrow and there's

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also the League Cup final at Wembley

between Arsenal and Manchester City.

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But with start with the man who has

spent half his life scoring goals at

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the top level. We sent former

team-mate Kevin Gill banned for a

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glimpse into territory. What is it

like being Wayne Rooney?

Quite

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boring. Putting the kids to bed.

Then training the next day.

He has

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done it again!

I'll just want to congratulate you

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on your new baby boy.

How are you

feeling question great. A new

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addition to the family. And another

boy. It is great, the other lads

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have enjoyed having him around the

last few days.

And just settling

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back down now. How do you feel when

they watch you play for Everton, is

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it important to you?

Very important,

growing up I was an Everton fan

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going to the games with my dad.

Always something I wanted to do to

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let my kids see me play for Everton

and in the future going to games

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with them as well. It is a big part

of my life and always has been. And

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great to be back here and for the

kids to be able to watch me play.

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What do they say to you after games

when they have watched you?

Just my

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eldest, really, if I do not play

well or whatever he reminds you. He

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is clued in now? Onto everything in

football, obsessed with it. So if

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you do not have a good game he is

the first to tell me.

Do you feel

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less pressure coming back to Everton

because you're in a unique

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situation, how you burst onto the

scene, you left, now you have come

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back.

More or less pressure? In the

summer when I left Manchester United

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it would be easy for me to go

abroad, to go to China or else. See

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out the last few years of my career

earning money. That is just not me,

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I need that pressure, that desire to

play. It been lost if I've chosen

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the other option. So to come back to

Everton, there was no more pressure

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on me than anywhere else. I almost

wanted to prove myself again. To the

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Everton fans and help the club move

forward and when trophies. It was

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the perfect fit for me and hopefully

we can do that in the next couple of

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years. The start of the season, the

fixtures were tough. But as a group

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of players, I just do not think we

applied ourselves in the right way

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during the games. Why do you think

that was? I don't know, it was

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tough, it was my first few games

back and it was tough to put your

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finger on why that was happening. We

had to get it together quick. We got

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better results and if we can sort

out the away form, a couple of

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points off seventh place has got to

be realistically the goal for the

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season.

What can you achieve over

however long you have left playing?

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Everton for too many years has been

a club that has been finishing

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sixth, seventh. What hits home, when

you see Leicester winning the

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Premier League, which they deserved,

but Everton is a much bigger club

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than Leicester. And Everton has to

move forward and I want to be part

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of that. We have owners in place

willing to back the club and I think

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Everton can be a major force in

English football again. And

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hopefully I can be here to see that

happening.

Wayne Rooney has done it

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again! Given the amount of games you

played do have a field there has to

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be some time in your head when you

think I cannot necessarily do that

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any more.

Obviously that time will

come, I am an honest player, if I

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feel I'm not good enough to play

then I would not put myself in the

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position to keep trying. If I'm not

good enough to blame the team that

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will be would be the time when I

probably would finish playing. I'm

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not going to be explosive player I

was. And of course my game will have

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to change. I think the best role for

me and for the team is me playing in

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the middle of the pitch. I think it

is the best for me and also will

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benefit the team.

What is it that

motivates you every day to continue

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to play at the level your act?

It is

winning, but I've always wanted to

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do obviously as a 16-year-old when I

came through, I'm playing to win. I

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want to try to help Everton move

forward as a club and hopefully I

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can be part of that.

He speaks

really well. 208 Premier League

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goals and counting. You turned up at

Everton the season after he had

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burst onto the scene. You had a chat

again this week. How have you seen

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him develop over that long time?

It

is how mature and he is now, of

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course that happens in life but the

pressure and scrutiny he has been

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under through his whole playing

career. It was almost a bit of a

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buzz for me when I first went to

Everton to be playing with this

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superstar. Everyone was talking

about him. Exactly, and it was a

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name that David Moyes mentioned to

me as soon as I came through the

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door, wait until you see him

training, his attitude. Of course he

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had everything. Look at the calibre

of the goals he scored his workrate,

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everything. That class and skill he

possesses. But the way he has mature

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it has been the most impressive

thing given the scrutiny he has

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always been under.

If you are an

opposition manager playing against a

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team with Wayne Rooney in it.

Midfield these days. Would you be

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more concerned now of seeing him in

that position?

He's a different type

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of player to where he was aged 16,

17, where he was leading the line is

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number nine. He playing in the

position is now, off the striker or

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midfield and that is where he sees

his strengths. And some managers see

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him being more influential in a

slightly deeper position. Because as

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you get older you lose that dynamic

pace.

Well Wayne Rooney in his

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assessment of what Everton have did

this season, it has been a strange

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season. How do you assess where they

are at the moment?

Clearly they had

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a difficult start and in quite a bit

of trouble at the bottom of the

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league, then they made a change and

they have that period where they

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could not find the manager. The

results were up and down in that

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period and then Sam came in. Got

some great results early on. Now it

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is about pushing onto the end of the

season and having a really good top

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half finish.

I think they're

targeting seven and realistically

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that is where they're at. It is

about the next couple of seasons

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trying to push on from there.

What

about him as an individual, you have

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known him for a long time. Many

people have been impressed with him

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recently as a pundit. He could do

that if he wanted to but he seems to

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have a passion to be involved in

day-to-day basis in football.

Could

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he be a coach? I can see that with

him, he has a love for Everton, what

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it means to him. You could see him

may be progressing into some kind of

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coaching capacity straightaway. And

then who's to say could not manage

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the club and future years. He is

definitely mature enough, he has a

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lot to learn and certainly the

intricacies of coaching management.

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But he's now at the stage where he

could go to that level.

You think he

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could make that jump? You have seen

this in your managerial career, it

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is their only a small portion of

players that can make that step into

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being a successful manager?

The

first thing is you really need to

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want to do it and you have to have

that drive and determination to put

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in the hours to ultimately make a

change in your career. Because

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managing and coaching is not

playing, it is very different. But

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he has a great head start because of

all the experience he's had. 16

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years old, up until now. You end up

thinking he is older than he is but

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he is 32, good years ahead of him.

He has mature incredibly. Made some

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mistakes along the way as we all

have. But he has a lot to offer now

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and I'm sure in the future as well.

Well they take on Watford this

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weekend. And we switched to the

other side of Merseyside and the

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player who looks like the best 30

odd million you could ever spent.

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Simon Crabtree has been to see Mo

Salah. One man meant -- went to mow.

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Mohamed Salah, he is through and

scores brilliantly! He finds the

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back of the net! Mo Salah has done

it again!

Mo Salah has scored for

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Liverpool full stop every game the

goal for Mo Salah.

So far so good

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this season. What has changed to

bring this fantastic Mo Salah?

You

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know for a long time I tried every

day to improve myself. And I think

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that has worked every year if you

see my goals and everything I did

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the last four or five years, every

year is better than the year before.

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Has Jurgen Klopp had an influence as

well?

Of course, since I came here

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he change something in me. More than

in any other club. But now the

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difference between me and five years

ago, everything has changed.

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Mentally and physically and

everything. I'm trying to improve

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every day. I like to play in the

Premier League, I like the Premier

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League a lot. And now I'm playing

here and enjoying my football.

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here and enjoying my football.

Does

he go for it? He scores and

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Manchester City are surely going to

be beaten here at Anfield today.

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When I was younger I used to go for

the half hours from my village to

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play in Cairo and come back. It was

not easy. I suffered a lot for that.

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I used to leave school, nine o'clock

in the morning and did not go back

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until 930 in the evening. The day

after the same. I gave football all

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my life. I only think about

football. That is what is in my mind

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all the time. I work hard every day

in the gym. I sleep good, ie it

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good. You know, I try to be

professional. -- ie eat good.

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Bellerin, and Mo Salah away for

Liverpool. Can he finished this

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time? Liverpool three, Arsenal will.

With this kind of quality they make

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things easier for me, they helped me

a lot. I'm enjoying my moment here

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and enjoying playing football for

this club.

What can Liverpool

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achieved between now and the end of

the season, at least 12 more

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matches. Champions League as well,

what are you thinking?

In football

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anything can happen, you never know

what is going to happen. But if you

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do not have a dream, if you do not

sacrifice and work hard to achieve

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something, you will never get it. So

we will work hard for the Champions

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League to do something special. I

came here to win titles. I came here

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to help the club win titles. I know

everyone here works hard to win

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something for the club, for the

fans, for ourselves. It is my dream

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to win the Premier League, honestly.

I want to win it with this club.

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Ito about being very careful of what

he eats, but we have got some

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footage of him in a chippy! In his

defence, it was an advert for

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Egyptian TV, I doubt he went home

with a battered sausage, but really

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enjoying his football at the moment,

and some of the statistics, he

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averages a goal or assist every 64

minutes in Aprilia league game at

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Anfield this season. I mean, to play

against, he must be terrifying.

Peas

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got a fantastic scoring record,

playing in a great front three at

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the moment - dangerous in all

positions. But he has

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the moment - dangerous in all

positions. But he has got pace,

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power, technically strong, and I

think what I like about him as well,

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the way he interviews, and I bumped

into him once in London, this

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season. He has got a great

temperament, really nice young man.

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It is a nice story, with the

difficulties he had at Chelsea, he

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went away, reinvented himself,

comeback here, one of the best

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players in the league.

Was it in a

fish and chip shop in London?! He

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talks, Kevin, about winning trophies

with Liverpool, and he has taken a

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bit of flak for that, but it shows

the desire - not just personal

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desire to be the best he can be, but

to achieve things with that side.

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Hwyl fawr off title winning and a

trophy winning team are they? --

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hwyl

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hwyl

they have got a real chance

because of that front three. What he

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has brought to the side,

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has brought to the side, they didn't

have an option for people who could

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double in tight situations. When

sides are deep against them, he has

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got the ability to beat them.

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sides are deep against them, he has

got the ability to beat them.

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Liverpool have got a chance to go

all the way in that competition.

You

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have played against the best teams

this season, how good are Liverpool

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in comparison to Manchester City,

United and the others?

It is a good

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question, because Tottenham have got

good front players as well. As a

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three, manual are the best, very

close to Man City. --

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close to Man City. -- Man United.

Klopp has to take credit for the way

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he has deployed Salah. Sometimes you

can end up deep against the

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opposition full-backs, but they

press very high and they win the

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ball is high up the pitch, so they

are in a position to score. It is a

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fabulous record for a player who is

not a striker.

On to West Ham, the

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25th anniversary of the death of

Bobby Moore, a commemoratives mural

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has been unveiled at the London

Stadium today, there it is for you,

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and they are taking on Liverpool

today. In terms of the current crop,

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Arnautovic, Hernandez, David Moyes

has turned things around, and many

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people thought it wouldn't work out.

Certainly Arnautovic started this

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season, was not quite added, and I

think Hernandez has scored two in

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his last two, hasn't he? He is

getting the best out of

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his last two, hasn't he? He is

getting the best out of the most

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creative players. Always a difficult

thing to do in football, but

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Arnautovic has been the standout

performer, just seeing how he has

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grown in confidence, now we are

seeing him as the player we know he

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is. All of a sudden, he is getting

the best out of those players, and

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going to Liverpool today, Anfield

will be difficult. I think we know

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going to Liverpool today, Anfield

will be difficult. I think we know

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that. They may have to play a

different style today, but you can

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rely on them to get you in the game

when you are up against it.

Let's

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turn our attention to the lunchtime

kick-off in the Premier League,

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under way shortly at the King Power,

where Steve Bower will be watching

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Leicester take on second bottom

Stoke, the worst away record in the

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division.

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division. Let's find out what is

happening with the teams.

Stoke have

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it? They did only six points away

from the potteries, and this is a

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far from straightforward task to try

to improve that form, Leicester have

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lost only twice here since Claude

Puel succeeded Craig Shakespeare in

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October. There have been chinks of

light for the visitors since Paul

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Lambert's arrival, five points from

12, one more than the previous 24

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under Mark Hughes, but today they

have to stop Jamie Vardy scoring for

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the sixth match in a row. The lesser

team shows two changes from their FA

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Cup victory over Sheffield United,

Marc Albrighton and Matty James

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start, as does Riyad Mahrez.

Interesting news from Stoke, three

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changes in all, Ryan Shawcross and

Darren Fletcher are out, Erik

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Pieters is on the bench, so a full

Premier League debut for the Greek

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international Kosta Stafylidis, and

recalls for Martins Indi and

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Cameron. 18-year-old striker

Campbell, son of Kevin, who scored

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17 goals for the undo 23s so far

this season. -- under-23s.

Thank

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you, looks like lovely weather

today. Stoke were denied last time

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out by a last-minute penalty stop by

Maty Ryan, the Aussie has become a

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key factor in their survival plan,

and Mark Schwarzer has been to the

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south coast to collar his

compatriot.

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Ryan has made an exceptional save!

Good save by Ryan!

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Good save by Ryan!

Maty, thank you

for having it had with us, how are

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you finding life on the south coast?

Pretty good, away from football it

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is very pleasant, everyone refers to

it as a little London down here,

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always things going on, enjoyable

place to live.

Have you brought your

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surfboard?!

To be fair, it gets a

bit of a swell when the wind is

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going, but the rocky beaches is

enough to turn me off and stay

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inside!

The first six games of the

season were probably the toughest

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for you. How did you deal with that?

Obviously, past experience is that

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you make mistakes and you have to

deal with it, but if you show a

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little bit of weakness or you can't

handle that sort of adversity and

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whatnot, perhaps it is not the sport

for you. When you made a mistake, it

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is all about how you bounce back and

respond.

It seems to have coincided

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with Tim Krul arriving, I was at the

game at Newcastle at home, and all

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the talk was that he would play

ahead of you. Did that galvanise

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you, make you more determined to

perform well? That was your best

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game up to that point.

Unfortunately, as you know, only one

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of us can play, but whenever there

is competition. Some it lifts a

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player's performance, obviously him

coming in, I guess it started me off

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on that little run where perhaps I

got a few good performances under my

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belt, started to grow, and I have

been Brighton's number one bit

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better.

The Stoke game was probably

the highest point for you at

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Brighton?

It was a bit of a funny

game to be honest, I didn't really

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have much to do the whole game.

There was not shot on target from

0:23:080:23:12

Shaqiri, which was frustrating for a

goalkeeper, and then that crazy last

0:23:120:23:16

five minutes happened.

Mat Ryan, can

he keep it out?! He can, and on the

0:23:160:23:25

rebound he cannot finish! What

drama!

Obviously, saving a penalty

0:23:250:23:31

is close to the pinnacle moment for

any goalkeeper, very nice that I

0:23:310:23:35

could contribute in that moment.

All

about momentum, undefeated in three

0:23:350:23:41

games, is it the point of the season

where you might look back and think,

0:23:410:23:45

that is where it began?

Definitely,

I guess our relegation rivals at the

0:23:450:23:50

moment, if they beat us today, they

would go to the same points as us.

0:23:500:23:55

Focusing on the positives, we are

into the quarterfinal of the FA Cup

0:23:550:24:02

as well, so trying to ride that wave

at the minute, and we have got

0:24:020:24:05

another massive game this weekend

against Swansea, and we are under no

0:24:050:24:09

illusion that it is just because we

are at home, views will come. You

0:24:090:24:14

touched on it already, the momentum,

Swansea coming unbeaten, Liverpool

0:24:140:24:18

and Arsenal at home, and hopefully

we can do what is needed to get

0:24:180:24:23

three points.

So the World Cup in

Russia, what are the expectations

0:24:230:24:28

going into this World Cup?

We are

under no illusion that we will have

0:24:280:24:31

to play the three biggest games of

our lives if we want to progress in

0:24:310:24:34

the tournament. I wouldn't be a

footballer is, you know, I wasn't

0:24:340:24:42

confident in my personal ability and

the team that I was playing for,

0:24:420:24:45

that we can be competitive, but

saying it and doing it are two

0:24:450:24:49

different things. It will be up to

us at crunch time, you know, go and

0:24:490:24:53

walk the walk.

Brighton are one of

11 teams, have a look at this,

0:24:530:25:00

involved in a fascinating battle at

the bottom.

0:25:000:25:02

Kevin, from a Brighton point of

view, they are on a bad run, but

0:25:160:25:20

unbeaten in five, which is a really

good time to get a bit of

0:25:200:25:25

solidarity, isn't it?

It is, and

with Mat Ryan, we talked about his

0:25:250:25:28

defensive record, sorry, stopping

sides scoring. I will get it out for

0:25:280:25:35

you, don't worry! The defensive

record is excellent, you look at

0:25:350:25:40

Duncan and Duffy in front of him, as

a back four, very well organised.

0:25:400:25:44

Chris Hughton has done a great job

from the structure of the side and

0:25:440:25:48

how they stop side scoring against

them. It might be about how little

0:25:480:25:53

they concede whether they stay up.

Only teams in the top seven have

0:25:530:25:57

conceded fewer goals than Brighton.

When you look at Swansea now, how do

0:25:570:26:02

you reflect on your time there? Is

it still a frustration to you? That

0:26:020:26:07

he didn't get more of a chance?

I

look at it in a number of different

0:26:070:26:11

ways. First of all, my period last

season when I went in, the team was

0:26:110:26:17

on 12 points, difficult situation,

you know, we picked up some great

0:26:170:26:21

results, and in the end maintained

our position in the Premier League,

0:26:210:26:24

so a very special time. This season,

start of this season, it was clearly

0:26:240:26:28

more frustrating. You know, the club

itself, this is the third relegation

0:26:280:26:35

battle that it has been in, and that

takes its toll on everybody.

0:26:350:26:40

Sometimes, when you change the

manager, the players get an

0:26:400:26:43

opportunity to hit the reset button

and go again. You know, the team has

0:26:430:26:46

picked up some really good results,

you know, particularly the result

0:26:460:26:53

against Liverpool and Arsenal at

home. And belief has come back into

0:26:530:26:55

the side, and they are very much

playing with confidence.

You touched

0:26:550:27:00

on last season, just to drill down

into those statistics, you won four

0:27:000:27:05

of your first six games in charge,

Manager of the Month in January,

0:27:050:27:09

February? And then short-listed for

Manager of the Season as well last

0:27:090:27:14

time round. This is what happened at

the end of last season, tremendous

0:27:140:27:18

effort, and yet, within a few months

at the start of the next season, you

0:27:180:27:22

are seen as not the right man to

take the club forward. I wonder how,

0:27:220:27:27

personally, you reflect on that, not

wanting it to damage your own loss

0:27:270:27:31

of the anti-thoughts you have of

taking that into the next job you

0:27:310:27:35

are going to go for. -- and the

thoughts.

Yeah, of course, and this

0:27:350:27:39

is the life of a manager. I have had

seven clubs in nine years, this is

0:27:390:27:44

the life of the modern coach, modern

manager, that you will have an

0:27:440:27:49

opportunity somewhere for maybe a

year, 18 months, two years, and then

0:27:490:27:53

you will move onto the next place.

You have to, you know, of course,

0:27:530:27:59

when you lose your job, there is a

certain amount of hurt, but then you

0:27:590:28:04

go through a period when you look

back in a more logical way at things

0:28:040:28:08

that might have affected you, things

that you had control of, things you

0:28:080:28:12

didn't have control of, and you try

to take those things in a positive

0:28:120:28:16

way for experiences that you have in

the future. I mean, I had a great

0:28:160:28:20

experience at Swansea, I liked the

players a lot, the chairman, Huw

0:28:200:28:25

Jenkins, passionate fans, and I

really hope they do well - I have no

0:28:250:28:29

bad feeling about what happened

there, another experience in my

0:28:290:28:33

journey.

When you go in, you are

under so much pressure and scrutiny,

0:28:330:28:37

how you set the side up from the

defensive structure, yes, but you

0:28:370:28:41

had Gylfi Sigurdsson to provide

something different for you, you had

0:28:410:28:47

Jack Cork, big personalities and big

players, so was that the difference

0:28:470:28:51

from last season, that you have lost

big players and you couldn't replace

0:28:510:28:54

them with maybe players at that sort

of calibre to take you forward? Was

0:28:540:28:58

that the difference for you as well?

Maybe, it is always difficult to

0:28:580:29:02

say. If you knew the answers and

they were easy solutions, you do

0:29:020:29:07

them. Often in management, it is a

very complex situation, you are

0:29:070:29:13

dealing with a lot of different

moving parts. Clearly, Gylfi

0:29:130:29:20

Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente

were key players in the squad last

0:29:200:29:23

season. But they went, we got

replacements in - for different

0:29:230:29:28

reasons, some worked initially, some

of those didn't. When I look back at

0:29:280:29:33

the results, the actual results that

we had were very, very close. I

0:29:330:29:36

think eight games out of the 12, 11

or 12 that I lost would just by one

0:29:360:29:42

goal. The margins are so fine.

With

those margins in mind, I don't want

0:29:420:29:47

is a social media is to blame for

everything, but eight managers gone

0:29:470:29:51

in the Premier League already, does

the modern-day obsession with social

0:29:510:29:54

media contribute to somebody like

you and other managers losing their

0:29:540:29:58

jobs? Because clubs panicked?

0:29:580:30:04

I would like to think that owners

and chairmen are not affected by

0:30:040:30:09

that but the power of social media,

the media in general, it has an

0:30:090:30:15

effect on the fans and repercussions

that go through the football club.

0:30:150:30:19

In terms of my own position when I

first went to the club I did very

0:30:190:30:23

well but one thing, I did not think

I was the greatest manager and did

0:30:230:30:29

not get too excited. At the same

time I lost my job I do not all of a

0:30:290:30:33

sudden think I'm the worst manager.

That is how you're scene sometimes,

0:30:330:30:38

and it is the same with players

going from there today. It is

0:30:380:30:42

important to keep that middle ground

in these situations.

More about your

0:30:420:30:48

future later. But onto another

whopper at the foot of the table,

0:30:480:30:53

bottom side West Brom and 17th

placed Huddersfield. John Motson is

0:30:530:30:58

at the Hawthorns. Bring us up to

date, how are West Brom preparing

0:30:580:31:06

for this today?

Well the sun is

shining and I think the programme,

0:31:060:31:12

has he got a sense of humour or

sense of destiny? The front cover

0:31:120:31:17

today reflects the in 2005 when

Albion survived on the last day the

0:31:170:31:25

season, do you remember, with Bryan

Robson as manager. Some people here

0:31:250:31:28

think it could go down to the wire

again this season. Well you are fed

0:31:280:31:33

back to the last fortnight and it

has been turbulent at the Hawthorns.

0:31:330:31:36

Sackings at top level, chief

executive Gong, German gone.

0:31:360:31:43

Original chief executive Mark

Jenkins who had a good combination

0:31:430:31:46

with the old chairman, he is back

now. In addition to that upheaval

0:31:460:31:53

the Barcelona incident, I understand

that has been dealt with internally

0:31:530:31:56

now. Jonny Evans captain again

today. And then of course Alan

0:31:560:32:01

Pardew, his position. Having thought

about that and yesterday he said in

0:32:010:32:05

his press Conference, I have a bag

and a half packs. Albion might think

0:32:050:32:11

about making a change again, he has

only been here since November and do

0:32:110:32:16

they really want to go through the

whole process again, the Chinese

0:32:160:32:20

owners? Alan Pardew, his record here

is not great but look at the record

0:32:200:32:28

of West Brom over the last 12

months, not just Alan Pardew but

0:32:280:32:34

Tony Pulis as well. One win in 25 in

the Premier League and only three in

0:32:340:32:39

36. Almost a whole season. So you

could see the dilemma and understand

0:32:390:32:46

why this is more than just your

average six pointer. Huddersfield

0:32:460:32:51

themselves of course need points.

But this is West Brom desperately

0:32:510:32:55

needing to perform in front of their

own supporters today. I'm not a

0:32:550:33:00

geologist but people tell me that

the Hawthorns is the highest ground

0:33:000:33:05

above sea level in the whole of the

country. If that protects this clap

0:33:050:33:10

from fire and flood all well and

good. But I tell you what if they do

0:33:100:33:14

not win today there is nasty waters

of relegation is lapping around

0:33:140:33:18

their ankles.

Magnificent, thank you

very much. Geology, geography, facts

0:33:180:33:27

as well. Well if Huddersfield stay

up this season, with the players

0:33:270:33:33

they have, that could be one of the

great Premier League achievements.

0:33:330:33:37

Right up with the best and until a

few weeks ago, the last game against

0:33:370:33:41

Bournemouth, you are thinking

they're going to go again but

0:33:410:33:44

another great performance than

against Bournemouth and right back

0:33:440:33:47

in it. A huge game today. I feel

West Brom need to win today to stay

0:33:470:33:52

up.

And you can

0:33:520:33:55

see how it

0:33:550:33:56

unfolds.

0:33:560:33:58

You can see how it all unfolds

at the bottom over the course

0:33:580:34:01

of the afternoon on Final Score.

0:34:010:34:02

Big day of sport.

0:34:020:34:03

That's followed by the Calcutta Cup

clash at Murrayfield -

0:34:030:34:06

not to be missed.

0:34:060:34:07

Match of the Day will round

everything up at 10 30 tonight.

0:34:070:34:10

And after a couple of crackers last

weekend, there's more live FA Cup

0:34:100:34:13

football on Tuesday as Swansea

and Sheffield Wednesday fight it out

0:34:130:34:16

for a place in the Quarter Finals.

0:34:160:34:17

Before that Sunday's match

of the day features Tottenham's

0:34:170:34:19

trip to Crystal Palace,

and a rather enticing

0:34:190:34:21

one at Old Trafford.

0:34:210:34:22

Manchester United and Chelsea need

each other for the first time since

0:34:220:34:28

all that verbal jousting between the

managers.

Because I do not behave as

0:34:280:34:34

a cloud on the touchline I have lost

my passion? You do not have to act

0:34:340:34:41

crazy to have the passion.

Maybe he

was speaking about himself.

Yes I

0:34:410:34:47

made mistakes in the past. What ever

happened to me is to be suspended

0:34:470:34:52

from matches.

He was a little man in

the past, he is a little man in the

0:34:520:35:02

present and maybe he will be a

little man in the future.

Then he

0:35:020:35:07

insulted me for a second time. But

now I am content. And Premy content

0:35:070:35:17

means end of the story. This is not

a problem for the club, it is a

0:35:170:35:25

problem between me and him. I will

not forget this.

0:35:250:35:39

It was two draws in two very

different Champions League games for

0:35:480:35:52

these two. A late one from Lionel

Messi Fort Hood Chelsea while

0:35:520:35:57

Manchester United had David De Gea

to thank for their stalemate in

0:35:570:36:01

Seville. You have faced both those

men in the opposition dugout. They

0:36:010:36:05

both tried to play down that kind of

fiery debate they had a few weeks

0:36:050:36:09

ago. What are they like to go toe to

toe with?

For me it was a great

0:36:090:36:16

experience to go up against those

clubs and those managers. At Chelsea

0:36:160:36:21

when I worked in the Academy Jose

Mourinho was the manager and I got

0:36:210:36:25

to know him briefly and always

enjoyed watching his training.

0:36:250:36:28

Intrigued by him as a personality. A

couple of times I've come up against

0:36:280:36:34

Antonio and Chelsea. Both winners,

both very determined characters.

0:36:340:36:40

Antonio very passionate on the

sidelines. Jose Mourinho a little

0:36:400:36:45

bit calmer these days. A bit of a

war of words going on between them.

0:36:450:36:50

I'm going to the game tomorrow and

look forward to seeing the match of

0:36:500:36:54

course. I'm sure that will be quite

frosty.

A lot of talk as well about

0:36:540:37:01

Paul Pogba, ill last week, dropped

in midweek, Jose Mourinho says

0:37:010:37:07

players need to end his trust. Where

are Manchester United with Paul

0:37:070:37:11

Pogba at the minute?

Jose Mourinho

not have all -- not happy with the

0:37:110:37:15

role he has been playing, just look

at the substitutions against

0:37:150:37:19

Tottenham, Newcastle.

Fans could say

he has not been playing in the right

0:37:190:37:25

place.

I think with the way he has

come through he should be able to

0:37:250:37:29

play a disciplined role and play

from the base, midfield and

0:37:290:37:33

necessary for that I think he is

playing may be left of the three

0:37:330:37:39

midfield and sometimes I think

modern-day, with tactics you need to

0:37:390:37:45

adjust and play in a different way.

Maybe he needs to learn what Jose

0:37:450:37:50

Mourinho wants from him. But

whatever has happened between them,

0:37:500:37:53

and something has been broken

between them, and this needs to be

0:37:530:38:00

sorted quickly. Because it could go

on and on and then that fracture

0:38:000:38:04

that has happened is beyond repair.

If Paul Pogba was to star for

0:38:040:38:11

Manchester United, and again he was

great midweek and proved his worth

0:38:110:38:13

in recent games. 26 games for

Chelsea this season and half of them

0:38:130:38:19

as a substitute. But he can be a

matchwinner.

He was fantastic

0:38:190:38:24

against Barcelona the other night.

Scored a crucial goal. Looked strong

0:38:240:38:29

and powerful. In other games I've

seen before, he is a talent. I

0:38:290:38:34

remember him at Schachter Donetsk, a

matchwinner. I'm surprised looking

0:38:340:38:40

back those statistics that he has

not been a more regular starter in

0:38:400:38:43

team. Along with one of the others,

Pedro or Morata.

I think that is the

0:38:430:38:53

way to do it because Eden Hazard the

other night, he was not in the game

0:38:530:38:57

enough. Well Jose Mourinho got a bit

of grief this week. He would say his

0:38:570:39:09

style of football is not

appreciated. But does he have more

0:39:090:39:11

pressure put on him because of the

way that city are playing, the

0:39:110:39:17

number of goals Liverpool are

scoring. It might go through and be

0:39:170:39:20

successful but not, is that the

style of football thing cause

0:39:200:39:25

issues.

Possibly with Manchester

City doing so well just up the road

0:39:250:39:30

and playing such an attractive

style. Jose Mourinho has know-how,

0:39:300:39:34

he knows how to get the job done.

Inter, they went all the way and

0:39:340:39:43

took the trophy not playing very

attractive football.

Also tomorrow

0:39:430:39:51

the League Cup final at Wembley

between Manchester City and Arsenal.

0:39:510:39:56

A first outing for Pep Guardiola and

his side since that Wigan wobble.

0:39:560:40:03

Do Wigan have any chance of

achieving their goal tonight?

0:40:040:40:11

achieving their goal tonight? Away

we go.

0:40:110:40:19

we go. Will Grigg, he might not need

it! It is Fabian Delph, all kicking

0:40:190:40:27

off. The debate goes on between the

two managers. Nice little backheel.

0:40:270:40:34

City starting to wrap it up now.

Great goal in! Here is will Grigg.

0:40:340:40:41

He has scored! I do not believe it!

They have knocked out the best side

0:40:410:40:50

in the land. City, daydream of four

is no war.

0:40:500:40:56

That was a great game. And one of

the field story, Pep Guardiola has

0:40:560:41:04

been charged for wearing a political

message, specifically the yellow

0:41:040:41:07

ribbon, by the Football Association

Vostok he said in November that he

0:41:070:41:11

was wearing the ribbon to support

imprisoned politicians in his native

0:41:110:41:16

Catalonia. He has until a week on

Monday to respond. So looking for

0:41:160:41:20

his first trophy in English

football. You spent some time with

0:41:200:41:24

him week. How do they bounce back

from Wigan and look at this Cup

0:41:240:41:31

Final against Arsenal?

I'm sure they

will bounce back positively. That is

0:41:310:41:36

what you have to do after a tough

victory. They were competing in four

0:41:360:41:40

trophies and now it is down to

three, the focus will be on the

0:41:400:41:44

final. A great chance I think in the

Champions League. And in a dominant

0:41:440:41:49

position in the Premier League. So

pretty unravelled this week? It was

0:41:490:41:54

a pleasure for me to go in there and

see them training and spend a bit of

0:41:540:41:59

time with Pep Guardiola afterwards.

Someone I admire a lot. Going back

0:41:590:42:03

to last season, Arsenal beat

Manchester City in the semifinal.

0:42:030:42:08

Where do you think this game will be

one of lost. In terms of the games

0:42:080:42:14

city have lost this season,

Liverpool pressed them higher. What

0:42:140:42:20

to think Arsenal will do?

Arsenal

just change the system, going to

0:42:200:42:27

back three and now they're playing

recently with the back four. I think

0:42:270:42:30

playing, as they did the other

night, they could seriously

0:42:300:42:36

struggle. I think changes will come

in. Arsene Wenger does not

0:42:360:42:41

necessarily set his side up to

defend. At some time in the game

0:42:410:42:47

they will try to press, they have

quality in behind. But the way city

0:42:470:42:52

played, they did not change their

style of play going down to ten men.

0:42:520:42:57

I think they will have just a little

bit too much for them. If and when

0:42:570:43:01

Arsenal do go to press them.

On the

city side of things, spending time

0:43:010:43:08

with Pep Guardiola, they've already

won the league so no anticipation

0:43:080:43:14

for their side. But do they see the

Champions League is the real test of

0:43:140:43:18

whether they are one of the best

sides in Europe this season?

They're

0:43:180:43:22

fighting on all fronts and they did

that until the other night in the FA

0:43:220:43:26

Cup as well. The focus is not to

deliver that trophy on Sunday. A

0:43:260:43:30

great position in the Premier

League. In the Champions League they

0:43:300:43:34

have the ability, no question, to go

far. The form they are in, that

0:43:340:43:41

suggests they could go far. The

question would be about Manchester

0:43:410:43:45

City, can they go to the latter

stages and handle the big games

0:43:450:43:48

against the teams that had been

their year in and year out over the

0:43:480:43:53

past five or six seasons. Juventus,

Barcelona, Bayern Munich. That's a

0:43:530:43:59

different thing that they have not

really been through. And canny deal

0:43:590:44:02

with the mental side of the game.

Knowing the way to win. So Arsenal,

0:44:020:44:12

27 points behind Manchester City in

the league. So time to hear from the

0:44:120:44:19

former Manchester City man who left

the Etihad for Borussia Dortmund at

0:44:190:44:22

the start of the season. 17-year-old

Jadon Sancho has been telling Simon

0:44:220:44:28

Stone all about life in the

Bundesliga.

0:44:280:44:36

I know one thing for certain.

0:44:360:44:41

I know one thing for certain. Better

keep your eyes lurking.

0:44:410:44:47

I learnt in a good way, how to say

thank you. Are you enjoying life in

0:44:480:44:58

Dortmund? I love it, nice and

relaxed. It is what I wanted from

0:44:580:45:03

the start. Just to focus on

football. There's a real mix out

0:45:030:45:08

here. When I train I go home then

and just relax. Anything you miss?

0:45:080:45:15

My mum and her cooking.

0:45:150:45:20

In terms of coming to Dortmund, they

made a big statement in giving you

0:45:200:45:25

that number seven shirt. When did

they tell you they were going to

0:45:250:45:28

give you it?

On the day, you have

got number seven. I was like, yeah,

0:45:280:45:32

please. It shows the club as big

faith in me from the start. But the

0:45:320:45:37

number didn't really faze me, it was

just coming here and proving myself

0:45:370:45:42

to everyone.

What is the aim?

First

team, that is what I have wanted all

0:45:420:45:49

my life, playing in front of the

yellow wall, it is a dream come

0:45:490:45:52

true. I remember watching Dortmund

in the Champions League, seeing

0:45:520:45:58

everyone, now it is happening. It is

mad, you know?

You went to Watford,

0:45:580:46:06

then moving to Manchester, then

another country altogether. These

0:46:060:46:09

are major steps for a young person.

At first, it was difficult, when I

0:46:090:46:15

left home and I went to Watford. But

then I got used to it, because I

0:46:150:46:20

lived in digs, I got used to my

family not being there. I think that

0:46:200:46:24

has helped me Midge Ure. It is a

long journey I have been on. But

0:46:240:46:31

this is the sacrifice you have to

make to get here. You have got to do

0:46:310:46:33

what you have got to do.

0:46:330:46:39

what you have got to do.

The party

can begin now! Under 17 World Cup

0:46:410:46:45

for England!

When we won the World

Cup, I was not there due to them

0:46:450:46:53

calling me back, but it felt nice.

Everybody wants to play for their

0:46:530:47:00

country, that is one of the biggest

things if you play football. But

0:47:000:47:06

yeah, the group is really special,

the question now is will we keep

0:47:060:47:13

that up? It is down to us, really.

Have you thought, if I can stay in

0:47:130:47:19

the borough sea Dortmund side, there

is even an outside chance I could

0:47:190:47:23

end up at the World Cup?

Honestly, I

don't know! It is a big one

0:47:230:47:34

obviously, I would be

0:47:340:47:39

obviously, I would be honoured, I

would happily go to the World Cup if

0:47:400:47:45

they picked me, but I haven't

thought about it.

You see me very

0:47:450:47:50

happy person.

I am a happy person, I

just miss my mum's cooking

everybody

0:47:500:47:57

misses their mum's cooking! You have

seen a bit of him, he is some

0:47:570:48:01

talent.

I saw him play in the youth cup

0:48:010:48:07

semifinals against Stoke, and he is

an incredible talent, right side of

0:48:070:48:12

players on the left wing, all the

tricks of maybe an early Cristiano

0:48:120:48:16

Ronaldo, the ability to beat players

and go both ways. Yeah, certainly

0:48:160:48:21

one that City will be gutted to have

lost, but we will see how he

0:48:210:48:26

develops in Dortmund, certainly a

talent.

It is exciting, but quite a

0:48:260:48:31

few young players playing in Germany

at the moment, learning so much,

0:48:310:48:36

expanding their cultural horizons as

well. It can only be good for the

0:48:360:48:41

game, can't it?

Absolutely, and with

what England have done at under 17

0:48:410:48:47

and under 20 level, some of those

big talents going out to experience

0:48:470:48:50

football in Europe, it is a good

experience for them and the national

0:48:500:48:54

team moving forward.

Take us back to

a young de Bruyne, taking on the

0:48:540:49:01

number seven shirt, understanding

about the yellow wall. -- Kilbane.

I

0:49:010:49:12

didn't know anything about German

football, nothing about La Liga,

0:49:120:49:16

just Premier League football, so I

remember Brian Deane scoring for

0:49:160:49:22

Sheffield United! I wouldn't have a

clue about the yellow wall! It shows

0:49:220:49:26

the cultural changes, the young

players developing, watching all

0:49:260:49:30

European football, all European

leagues, they know everything about

0:49:300:49:33

the big clubs.

You spent plenty of

time abroad, do you think it is the

0:49:330:49:41

same for the managerial point of

view, you have so much more to draw

0:49:410:49:44

on when you get your next job in

football?

It gives you great

0:49:440:49:48

experience, widens your knowledge of

football across Europe. It is great

0:49:480:49:51

to see someone like that, very brave

and courageous to go and play in a

0:49:510:49:56

foreign country where the language

is different, the culture is

0:49:560:49:59

different, he will earn a commend

this amount and become a better

0:49:590:50:02

player, but he will develop a lot of

great life skills as well.

I'm sure

0:50:020:50:08

there's mum sends some food over as

well and Michael Neville has named

0:50:080:50:11

his first as England women's

manager. -- fill

0:50:110:50:19

manager. -- fill Phil Neville. Casey

Stoney will be joining his backroom

0:50:230:50:29

staff. England start their campaign

on Thursday against France.

0:50:290:50:37

on Thursday against France. We will

hear from the England camp next

0:50:370:50:40

week. Fulham are the form team in

the Championship, unbeaten in 11,

0:50:400:50:44

they have won seven in a row at

home. They are in the play-off spot

0:50:440:50:49

at the moment, and tonight they take

on Wolves. Time for a visit from

0:50:490:50:53

Clem.

Well, first things first, we are

0:50:530:51:02

talking you about 16 hours after the

final whistle, the draw at Ashton

0:51:020:51:05

Gate. Are you not tired out? Are you

not knackered? You have been in for

0:51:050:51:11

three or four hours already.

We're

pretty tired.

Just a Hazard of the

0:51:110:51:17

job, the boss is so meticulous, he

has got everything he wants to do

0:51:170:51:21

with you mapped out, it doesn't

matter what time you arrive home?

0:51:210:51:27

Yeah, we just cannot follow along

and do what we are told.

The look

0:51:270:51:31

you gave me suggested what I feel

looking at the gaffer, truly

0:51:310:51:34

terrified! He has got that look,

hasn't he?

Quite a cold look,

0:51:340:51:40

strict, I know what you mean.

It is

intense.

More intense than cold.

0:51:400:51:45

When you look at your team, what do

you see?

0:51:450:51:54

you see?

We are more confident, we

know but each other, we trust each

0:51:540:51:58

other more, we are more competitive

right now.

To think you will be

0:51:580:52:03

promoted this season?

I don't know,

I'm talking only about the next

0:52:030:52:08

game, I believe we can win against

Wolves, it is a fantastic test for

0:52:080:52:16

us. We will see where we finish with

the points.

0:52:160:52:27

the points.

27 points from the last

possible 33, it is a phenomenal

0:52:270:52:31

model.

Is that all we have?!

I

thought it was more, to be honest

0:52:310:52:36

with you! I think we go into every

match thinking, you know, I wouldn't

0:52:360:52:46

say unbeatable, but very close to

that. You know, confidence is key in

0:52:460:52:51

this division, and you put a few

good results together and it just

0:52:510:52:55

snowballs, and teams start to fear

you, and that is what we are

0:52:550:53:01

starting to achieve, talking about

relegation six pointer is, these are

0:53:010:53:10

all promotion six-pointers. We

usually thrive under pressure.

0:53:100:53:16

Everybody thrives under this

pressure? The dressing room is made

0:53:160:53:19

up of a mix of personalities, is it?

Of course, I think the next couple

0:53:190:53:26

of weeks, whether we can catch

second or not...

Do you think

0:53:260:53:34

automatic is a possibility?

It is

definitely a possibility, I don't

0:53:340:53:38

see why not, 27 out of 33, initial

space of time it is a possibility,

0:53:380:53:43

but in the next couple of weeks we

will literally know what the

0:53:430:53:47

situation is. So to have fresh legs

going into the end of the season,

0:53:470:53:53

which I don't think we had last

season at all, is key.

I was

0:53:530:53:58

distracted before my final question,

he was looking at his phone, he was

0:53:580:54:03

going to walk through the shot until

somebody told him! Are you OK? No

0:54:030:54:09

problem, you are all right, that is

great, fantastic! I want a sentence

0:54:090:54:15

or a word to define the feeling in

your dressing room.

Buzzing.

0:54:150:54:19

Confidence.

Fantastic. The only

thing you are not ready for is a

0:54:190:54:25

trip to London Fashion Week. I have

got to show you, with the best will

0:54:250:54:32

in the world, mate!

It is comfy!

Great to see you both.

0:54:320:54:39

Only acceptable in the club, socks

and sandals. What about that stare?!

0:54:390:54:48

Clem was frightened to death, he

wanted Dumoulin walk out of shot!

0:54:480:54:51

Terrifying. Are you working on your

managerial state?

You need to look

0:54:510:54:57

like that sometimes, keep them on

their toes!

I didn't realise you

0:54:570:55:01

spent so long at the Fulham academy.

Seven years.

They have timed their

0:55:010:55:07

run really well, I know they are

taking on the best side in the

0:55:070:55:11

division tonight, but you see them

as having a real chance of going up?

0:55:110:55:16

Absolutely, and that is the key, 13

games to go. If you can find the

0:55:160:55:21

momentum at the right time, you can

shoot out that lead. It is looking

0:55:210:55:27

like Wolves will go number one, then

one of the others, Aston Villa are

0:55:270:55:32

strong, experienced in Steve Bruce.

Derby are pushing, Cardiff, all

0:55:320:55:38

experienced sides. Fulham would be a

good bet, even if it is for the

0:55:380:55:42

play-offs.

I know you saw Wolves

last week, but we have to mention

0:55:420:55:46

Sunderland, one of your former

sides. A horrible start, in 1985

0:55:460:55:51

Wolves went from the top tier, the

bottom of the top tier, down, bottom

0:55:510:55:57

of the second tier, and Sunderland

could be the first time to do that

0:55:570:55:59

since Wolves.

It is not looking good

at all. Interesting seeing Chris

0:55:590:56:04

Coleman this week, he was talking

about the whole picture at the

0:56:040:56:09

football club, talking about Ellis

Short, what Ellis Short, maybe his

0:56:090:56:14

reluctance to really care about the

club, he said, look, we all care

0:56:140:56:19

about the club, but really the guy

at the helm, this is what he is

0:56:190:56:23

alluding to, this guy does not care

what is best for the club. It has

0:56:230:56:27

been one mess after another. What

Chris Coleman is suffering now, that

0:56:270:56:32

has gone from Simon Grayson, Martin

O'Neill, David Moyes, a lot of

0:56:320:56:35

managers before him.

Are you sure

you want to go back into

0:56:350:56:39

management?! Hearing all that! You

have put yourself through some

0:56:390:56:43

punishment. As soon as possible?

Weighing things up?

I am ready to

0:56:430:56:48

go, I have got energy and

enthusiasm. You know, I am just

0:56:480:56:52

waiting for the right opportunity.

Listen, great to have your the

0:56:520:56:57

programme, fascinating insights on

loads programmes. Kevin Connolly

0:56:570:56:59

always nice to spend the day with

you. We will be back on BBC One, and

0:56:590:57:05

we will be on the iPlayer if you

have just switched over from the

0:57:050:57:09

Olympics. We will leave you with

predictions from two of Hollywood's

0:57:090:57:13

finest, Allison Janney, not sure how

much she knows about football, and

0:57:130:57:18

Fulham van Margot Robbie. Thanks for

watching, so UNIX week. -- see you

0:57:180:57:24

next week.

0:57:240:57:26

When you say football,

you mean soccer?

0:57:260:57:27

Soccer!

0:57:270:57:35

Everyone has their own truth... I

play Tonya Harding.

I play her

0:57:360:57:41

mother.

It is a film about her life,

you see from the age of four to 44,

0:57:410:57:47

and everything that transpired in

1994, the incident!

We also judge on

0:57:470:57:57

presentation. Her life is messy,

corrugated, tragic, funny.

And it

0:57:570:58:03

has a great soundtrack! I pledge my

allegiance to Fulham, I want them to

0:58:030:58:09

win.

0:58:090:58:13

I'll say Brighton,

cos of the Aussie love.

0:58:130:58:15

2-0 to Brighton.

0:58:150:58:16

To Brighton, OK.

0:58:160:58:24

That score will be 4-4.

That will be an exciting game!

0:58:240:58:31

Oh, that is going to be a good game!

Manchester versus, um...

0:58:310:58:34

Chelsea.

0:58:340:58:38

I think I'm going to

go with Man United.

0:58:380:58:46

I am going to go with Arsenal all

the way, 3-2.

3-0?

0:58:490:59:01

Dan Walker, Kevin Kilbane and Paul Clement preview the weekend's action with interviews from Everton's Wayne Rooney and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Dortmund's 17-year-old winger Jadon Sancho talks exclusively to the programme and Hollywood stars Margot Robbie and Alison Janney provide Premier League predictions.


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