Man City confident of retaining PL crown

Oscar Cross
August 13, 2018

"It was a very good Premier League game against a good team".

Mauricio Pochettino insists he is not unhappy at Tottenham's inaction during the transfer window, but the true test of his club's decision not to make a single signing will come as the new Premier League season unfolds. "Of course, it's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said.

Pochettino decided keeping players was the priority after a third successive top-three finish.

While Alli was on target, fellow England World Cup semifinalist Harry Kane endured frustration in front of goal at St. James' Park.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Kilbane said: "I have tipped City because of the way they played last season, and how they play but it would not surprise me if Liverpool won the league".

Ralls and his Cardiff City team mates are about to embark on the club's first Premier League campaign since 2013/14.

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho said Manchester United would be in for a "difficult season" if they failed to sign anyone else.


Of the players transferred-in, just £175m (14%) relate to intra-Premier League transfers, a record low proportion across the history of the summer transfer window.

Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga never made it on the pitch for Spain in Russian Federation but Chelsea broke the transfer record for a goalkeeper by meeting an 80 million euro (USD93 million) buyout clause from Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" of signing another player before Thursday's transfer deadline at 17:00 BST. It carried them to automatic promotion last season, and they're betting on it to keep them up this season.

The club's owners have close links to super agent Jorge Mendes, who counts Cristiano Ronaldo as one of his clients, and a number of his players now turn out for the east Midlands side.

Just before the deadline, Everton secured the services of Colombian World Cup star Yerry Mina from Barcelona.

The last days of the window saw Chelsea's number one goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois joining Real Madrid prompting the Stamford Bridge side to break the world record for a goalkeeper with £72 million deal for Kepa from Atletico Bilbao. "The club have also made some great signings, but I believe that we have the quality to beat Arsenal and make a strong start to the season which is our aim".

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