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Real Madrid: Zidane press conference ahead El-Clasico tomorrow

Zidane appeared at a press conference on the eve of El-Clasico La Liga clash between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on Saturday, Naija News 247 News gathered.

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Zinedine Zidane appeared at a press conference on the eve of El-Clasico La Liga clash between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on Saturday.

The Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane replied to the press questions ahead El-Clasico.

Zidane on Preparation for the match

“We are preparing in the same way as the other day, we know it will be a difficult game, with maximum demands. But we are ready, we have had a few days to recover.”

Zidane on La Liga winner

“Atlético have the advantage, they are first. It’s a very competitive La Liga, anyone can win it. We won’t know until the end, there are a lot of points at stake.”

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He is more imaginative in the face of absences, does he feel he is a better coach? “We’re working every day, we’re having a good time. There’s a lot at stake and we’re alive in everything, we’re going to continue like this.”

Real Madrid coach on Vinicius and the possible arrival of Mbappé at the same post

“I am only talking about our own. Eden is not available. We are happy with Vini. We have complications with the injured. It is a team where everyone is involved.”

Zidane on Ramos is absent, what if it was his last Clasico?

“I hope no, he won’t be here tomorrow, it’s a shame. I hope he stays here.”

On Vinicius’ potential

“We are happy with him but we have to leave him alone because it talks a lot. He is focused on what he has to do.”

Zinedine on Winning the match

“As against Eibar, although the repercussion is not the same. We want to win the games. That’s all there is to do.”

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Zinedine on defeat and farewell to La Liga

“No, and I’m not thinking about that. We’re going to give it our all tomorrow, we’re optimistic and we want to play a great game.”

Madrid coach on Mbappé transfer rumors

“I know him, we know each other well. That’s all. He’s not my player and I can’t talk about anything. He’s a great player and what he is. wants to do in the future, we’ll see, but that’s not my concern. “

Like it to be Messi’s last Clasico?

“Not at all. Let him stay, he’s fine here. It’s good for the Spanish league”

Will Hazard be available tomorrow?

“(Laughs) You’ll see tomorrow.”

Zidane on Militao

“It’s the same as for Vini .. He has just arrived and he is learning a lot, I see him improving every day. He is a player of the present and the future, we are happy to ‘have Mili with us. “

Asensio

“For an attacking player it’s important to score goals, it gives confidence and even more after an injury like this.”

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What does Hazard’s return depend on?

“It depends on how the player feels. There is a recovery process and how he feels is very important to whether he can come back to the pitch.”

Messi hasn’t scored in a Clasico since 2018

“We know who Messi is, he may not score, but we know the player he is. We’re playing against Barcelona, ​​they’re all very good. We’re going to try to counter their strengths because they have a lot of them. We want to see a good game. “

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Tyson Fury calls off all-British title fight with Anthony Joshua

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British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has called off his intended fight with British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua after he failed to make the deadline set by The Gypsy King.

Joshua had earlier agreed to terms to fight Fury in December after the latter gave him a title shot following Joshua’s loss to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in their title rematch last month.

Joshua assured that he would sign the contract on Sunday in order to make the fight happen, stating that his lawyers are handlers of the contract.

However, Fury gave Joshua a self-issued ultimatum of 5:00 p.m. on Monday to sign the contract otherwise he would pull out of the fight.

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Joshua and his camp failed to sign the contract before the deadline and the WBC champion subsequently announced that the chance of the all-British heavyweight fight happening was over.

“It’s official. D Day has come and gone. It’s gone past 5 pm Monday, no contract has been signed. It’s officially over for Joshua. He’s now out in the cold with the wolfpack. Forget about it. Idiot. Coward!,” Fury said on his instagram story.

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He added: “I always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy King. Good luck with your career, and your life.”

Fury immediately announced that he is looking forward to fighting former WBA heavyweight champion Mahmoud Charr next.

“Looking forward to fighting a man who wants to fight & has fire & desire. fought some of the best fighters & now stepping up again! get in there charr,” he said.

At the time of filing this report, Neither Joshua nor his camp has responded to the latest development.

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Enyimba announce signing of Chigozie, Cooper from Sunshine Stars

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Enyimba announce signing of Chigozie, Cooper from Sunshine Stars

Enyimba have completed the signing of defender Chigozie Chilekwu and midfielder Ikenna Cooper from Sunshine Stars on a permanent deal.

Both players arrived from the Sunshine Stars after impressive performances with the Owena Whales during the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

They have passed their medical test at Enyimba and both subsequently penned two-year contracts with the People’s Elephant.

“Cooper joins on a two-years deal and arrives with valuable top level experience having also previously featured for FC Ifeanyi Uba and Heartland FC.

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“A commanding player with exquisite box-to-box qualities, Cooper is expected to bring balance and grit to an already competitive midfield setup.

“Chilekwu, meanwhile, arrives to fill in at leftback following the departures of Daniel Darkwah and Emmanuel Ampiah, and has penned a two-years deal.

“The 26-years-old provides versatility as he can also operate comfortably as a wing forward and in central midfield,” the club statement read on Monday.

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Cooper and Chigozie are the latest additions to Enyimba’s shopping spree in the ongoing transfer window, following the recent acquisition of Sunday Okereke, Moses Omoduemuke, Ademola Adebambo and Elijah Akanni.

The acquisitions became paramount after the eight-time Nigeria league champions lost eight of their key players including team’s captain Austin Oladapo.

Oladapo joined TP Mazembe of Congo, while the Top Scorer in the 2021/22 NPFL season Victor Mbaoma switched to MC Algiers of Algeria.

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Djokovic complains about nagging wrist, eyes ATP Finals

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Novak Djokovic on Monday said he was bothered by a wrist problem during the Laver Cup in London, and his lengthy absence from the Tour recently could be the reason.

“I have been struggling with my right wrist for the last four, five days, to be honest. I have been keeping it under control,” Djokovic told reporters.

The three-day tournament in London’s O2 Arena was Djokovic’s first event since the Serb won his 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in early July.

He had missed the North American hardcourt swing and the U.S. Open due to COVID-19 vaccination.

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But he produced a dazzling performance on his return to the Tour on Saturday by winning his singles and doubles matches.

However, he lost to Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime on the final day of the competition on Sunday.

“The two matches of Saturday probably had an effect. Sunday was not easy. I couldn’t serve as fast or as accurately as I would like to. That has affected the whole game,” he said.

Djokovic said qualifying for November’s ATP Finals in Turin remained his goal.

He will play a tournament in Tel Aviv this week, followed by an event in Kazakhstan next week and then the Paris Masters at the end of October.

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His Wimbledon victory guarantees him a spot in the Tour-ending finals if he remains ranked in the world’s top 20.

Djokovic, currently ranked seventh, said the wrist issue could be due to a combination of factors.

“Could be (the effect of) not playing matches almost three months, and then conditions here are such that the balls are really big and slow,” he said. “You always have to generate a lot of wrist action and speed, which could be the case why I have been feeling soreness.”

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