“I think that we have a really good team with a lot to improve,” Arteta told reporters. “I need them all on board. All the meetings we’ve had is to get everyone on board and so far I’m very happy with the reaction.
“What we are going to transmit to the team is accountability to play for this football club. This is the basic… We are much more committed. The body language (in the Everton draw) was much better and they had much more passion, that is non-negotiable.” Place bet on Live / Virtual Games 24/7 on NaijaBet
Arteta confirmed interim boss Freddie Ljungberg, who took charge for six games following Unai Emery’s sacking, will stay on as a member of the coaching staff.
“That’s three for 2019. In the calendar year we have won the Champions League, Super Cup and now this. To win three in any calendar year is special – and these are big ones,” left back Robertson told reporters.
“The Champions League is absolutely massive. The Super Cup and the Club World Cup are massive. We’re really excited about it but we’ve got to take the momentum into 2020. Bet Now on NaijaBet
“Hopefully there are a couple more of these scenes of us lifting trophies above our head to come … it’s an incredible feeling to win it (Club World Cup) and it makes this week worthwhile.”
Expect a thoroughly entertaining game on Saturday, with goals on the cards.
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Phil Foden has started Manchester City’s last three matches and will hope to continue in midfield with David Silva still nursing his way back to a full recovery.
Barcelona’s first game after Wednesday’s Clasico at the Camp Nou is back at home on Saturday afternoon, against D. Alaves. The Basques famously won on their visit to the Catalan capital in September 2016, but Barça have won all six of their meetings since, five times in LaLiga and once in the 2017 Copa del Rey final.
The final LaLiga Santander weekend of 2019 starts Friday evening with SD Eibar at home to Granada CF; the Basque side have won all four of the most recent LaLiga Santander meetings between the teams.
Saturday’s programme begins with RCD Mallorca at home to Sevilla FC. Vicente Moreno’s islanders come into the game boosted by a valuable away point at RC Celta last weekend, while Julen Lopetegui’s Andalusians will want to bounce back after losing at home to Villarreal. Place bet on Live Event on 24/7 on Naijabet
That result should mean Villarreal CF’s Yellow Submarine will be buoyant ahead of Saturday afternoon’s welcoming of a Getafe CF team whose tremendous run of four straight victories has lifted them to fourth in the LaLiga Santander table.
But Spurs will leapfrog their London rivals into fourth place in the Premier League if they come out on top on Sunday in a match pitting the grizzled Portuguese veteran against one of his key players during their time together at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool did not disclose the fee but British media have reported that his release clause was 7.25 million pounds ($9.30 million) and that the 24-year-old would officially join from the Austrian club on January 1.
Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino last month with Tottenham struggling in 14th place, but four wins in five league matches under the Portuguese have lifted them to fifth, three points behind Chelsea.
“If we can win and push into the top four, we have fixtures over the Christmas period we feel we can definitely win.”
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Kane hailed Mourinho’s impact but said the team cannot take their foot off the pedal having just edged past Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 on Sunday with a winner in added time.
Greenwood’s performance off the bench against Everton was one of few positives on a frustrating afternoon, with United failing to build on impressive Premier League wins against Tottenham and Manchester City.
Stalling in the autumn, Real Madrid and Barcelona have rolled through the gears in the lead-up to Christmas, meaning the winner of Wednesday’s crunch meeting at Camp Nou will move seven points clear of third place.
Manchester City bounced back from their derby defeat to Manchester United with a 4-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the midweek Champions League action. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 10 matches in all competitions.
There are few tougher fixtures in the league than Barca’s away at free-flowing fourth-placed Real Sociedad on Saturday or Madrid’s trip on Sunday to a revived Valencia, who have won three games on the bounce and beat Ajax in Amsterdam to win their group in the Champions League.
Madrid, meanwhile, have won nine out of their last 12. If their own surge has been slightly less consistent than Barca’s in terms of results, their performances have been more convincing. In their last 10 games, they have scored 28 goals and conceded only five.
Liverpool are well placed to win their first Premier League title and complete a full season unbeaten after enjoying record-breaking start to the 2019-20 campaign, building on a Champions League triumph back in June by storming clear of their rivals in England.
The Red has won fifteen of their last sixteen matches in the Premier League this season, with deadly attacking trident Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane firing on all cylinders once again.
The so-called “Heavy Metal football” he inspired at Borussia Dortmund — intense, exciting, ‘in your face’ football — has been replicated at Anfield, but the joy and passion that the German manager exerts from the touchline helps explain why Liverpool play at such a high tempo. Bet Now
The Champions League winners are showing the kind of form that suggests they could go through the season unbeaten and emulate Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Invincible of 2003-04, but can Liverpool maintain it forthe whole campaign?
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Click HERE to get that eye-catching offer.The Reds are top of the Premier League by eight points ahead of Leicester City after 16 fixtures, and already fourteen ahead of reigning champions Manchester City.
Tottenham, though, will be out to avenge the 7-2 home loss at the hands of Bayern they suffered earlier in the year as Jose Mourinho gears up for his first away Champions League match following his appointment.
“We drew the last game and after that game Napoli were for sure in a better mood than we were and Salzburg were in the best mood for sure, they won their away game and knew they could go to the next round by their own doing,” Klopp told the Liverpool website.
Barcelona– have already secured top spot in Group F and it remains to be seen what sort of team Ernesto Valverde will pick with their rescheduled match against Real Madrid on the horizon. It has already been confirmed Lionel Messi will not travel.