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Antonio Conte Blames Himself For Inter’s Incredible Collapse Against Bologna

Exasperated Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte blamed himself after watching his team collapse again on Sunday, almost certainly ending their Serie A title challenge.

"There's a great, indeed enormous, disappointment," said Conte whose side were leading 10-man Bologna when they missed a second-half penalty and conceded twice to go down 2-1 to late goals by Gambian pair Musa Juwara and Musa Barrow.

Your Complete Guide To Quintessential Neil Warnock Moments

Neil Warnock made his return to management Saturday in the most Neil Warnock way possible. His Middlesbrough outfit conceded 69 percent possession to Stoke City (yes, that Stoke City), was out-shot 22-8, yet managed tp pick up a 2-0 victory away from home, lifting the club out of the relegation zone.

"The lads have shown what they can do today and it's about standards," Warnock said after the match. "It's not just what they can do, it's a little bit more."

Quique Setién Will Reportedly Be Fired At End Of Season As Xavi’s Era Approaches

Barcelona coach Quique Setién has said he does not always see eye-to-eye with his squad as their LaLiga title bid threatens to unravel following Saturday's 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.

Second-placed Barça trail Real Madrid by two points with six games to go and face a grueling match at home to third-placed Atlético Madrid on Tuesday which they need to win to stay in close contention in the title race.

"It's true that you often have arguments with players as you do in everyday life and that's nothing new," Setién told a virtual news conference on Monday. 

José Mourinho's Statistics Rant Includes An Outrageously Incorrect Claim

Tottenham manager José Mourinho was less than pleased when asked about Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal player Paul Merson’s comments on Harry Kane not being able to score 25-30 goals a season under Mourinho's style of play. Rather than talking about Kane’s ability, Mourinho took a trip down memory lane to remind everyone of the strikers he's managed in the past.

Brace yourself for a tidal wave of numbers and averages, and pay close attention to Didier Drogba’s stats.

Quique Setién Risks Wrath Of Zidane By Adding To Claims Of Referee Bias

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is not being used correctly in LaLiga, Barcelona manager Quique Setién said on Monday following Real Madrid's controversial win at Real Sociedad.

Madrid beat Sociedad 2-1 to climb above Barcelona at the top of LaLiga but the home side were aggrieved because they had a goal ruled out by VAR for offside and Karim Benzema's winner stood after he appeared to control the ball with his arm.

Zinedine Zidane Annoyed By Referee Conspiracy Theories As Real Madrid Goes Top

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was disappointed that he was only asked about the referee's decisions after his side earned a 2-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday to climb above Barcelona and top LaLiga.

The day before the game, Zidane had been forced to defend his team against a suggestion from Barça defender Gerard Piqué that decisions were going Madrid's way after their 3-0 win over Valencia, in which Rodrigo had an opening goal ruled out.

Cristiano Ronaldo Low On Confidence And Fitness, Says Manager Maurizio Sarri

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has rubbished suggestions of a falling out with midfielder Miralem Pjanic and is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will quickly bounce back from his disappointing restart to the season.

Sarri has quickly found himself under pressure after Juventus were beaten on penalties by Napoli in Wednesday's Coppa Italia final.

The only other game they have contested since the three-month stoppage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was the Coppa semifinal at home to AC Milan five days earlier, which also ended 0-0 after Ronaldo missed a penalty.

Arsenal Keeper Bernd Leno Says Bundesliga Is "Boring And Sad." He Might Have A Point

In a recent interview, Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno called out the Bundesliga for its monotony as Bayern Munich prepares to win an eighth straight title.

The first reaction to reading his quote is typically: "Says the guy who's in ninth place and 42 points behind Liverpool.”

Footballers Have Responsibility To Actively Oppose Racism, Says Joshua Kimmich

Football players have to acknowledge their responsibility as role models and take a stand against racism, Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has said.

Kimmich was speaking following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis last week. Floyd's death has triggered a wave of outrage and protests in the United States.

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