Raheem Sterling & # 39; s return to training Peps up Guardiola ahead of Premier League clash with West Ham
The 25-year-old attacker suffered a hamstring problem Tottenham earlier this month during the defeat at and had reserved the Champions League final-16 first leg as a target for his comeback.
He participated in light training on Tuesday, although he does not yet have to complete a full session with Selection of Pep Guardiola . His return is a big positive with City also in the hope that Leroy Sane will be available this week.
City play West Ham in the Etihad Stadium tonight for a trip to Leicester on Saturday.
Guardiola will be confronted with questions for the first time tonight since UEFA banned the club for two years for breaches of financial fair play.
West Ham boss David Moyes says he & # 39; more than confident & # 39; , he can get his club out of relegation, but complained about the loss of valuable preparation time caused by the rescheduling of tonight's match.
The trip to Manchester brought a premature end to their mid-two-week season break after Storm Ciara forced the postponement of the original game on February 9.
Despite the fact that he only won once since he returned to the club, Moyes said: "The players are more than capable and we have a good group. We were looking forward to a week's preparation time and a bit of work with the players, but that was obviously taken away because the game came in much faster. & # 39;
Dani Osvaldo – the shameful £ 15m Southampton star kicked off after fighting with teammate Jose Fonte before retiring at the age of 30 to concentrate on his music career – could return to football with the Argentinian side Gym. .. managed by Diego Maradona!
- Diego Maradona is Primera Division's new boss at the bottom of Gymnasia La Plata
- Striker Dani Osvaldo could be retired to play for the injury club
- Osvaldo played for Southampton but withdrew in 2016 as a rock musician
Former Italy Dani International Osvaldo is close to sealing off a return to football in Diego Maradona & new club Gimnasia La Plata – three years after he retired to become a rock musician.
Osvaldo born in Argentina, who spent a scorching period with Southampton after they signed their club record for £ 15 million between 2013 and 2016, Maradona & # 39; s call for answering a new striker after the first choice Lautaro Chavez sustained an injury.
The striker has played for Fiorentina, Bologna, Espanyol, Roma and Juventus in a career destroyed by disciplinary and postural problems.
While he once scored 30 goals in a season for Roma and represented the Italian national team, things quickly unraveled wherever he went.
In January 2014, Osvaldo was involved in an incident on the sidelines while playing for Southampton against Newcastle and received a three-game ban.
He followed this up with a training field confrontation with Jose Fonte that eventually led to his departure on loan to Inter Milan, Juventus and then Boca Juniors.
Fonte was left with a suspected broken nose after a variety of training fields that exploded when Osvaldo encountered a problem with a robust challenge.
He was quickly loaned to Juventus on loan with Fonte, but one goal in 11 games saw the Turin-based side ignore the option to sign him permanently.
A move to Inter followed with Southampton who wanted to get rid of it, but it all went wrong in Milan after a row on the field with Mauro Icardi when his attacking partner didn't give him the ball.
He was later suspended by the club because he had not registered several times for training without a reason why he had become AWOL.
After joining Porto in 2015, Osvaldo then ended his career with Boca a year later to pursue his musical ambitions. The club reportedly wanted to get rid of it after he was caught smoking in the dressing room by boss Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
Maradona, himself familiar with controversy, coached Mexican second-division side Dorados, but left his role in June for health reasons after he had not been in charge of promoting the top flight for less than a year.
AC Milan 1-0 Torino: loaned Ante Rebic scores sixth goal in seven games while Stefano Pioli & men return to winning roads
- Milan forward Ante Rebic continued his excellent series form on Monday
- The international Croatia conquered the decisive goal in the 25th minute
- Milan became eight and Hellas Verona finished sixth moved on goal difference
The Croatia international, on loan from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, bolted on a Samuel Castillejo puts the decisive goal home after 25 minutes and marks his sixth in the last seven league games.
Milan comes in eighth place on 35 points, but only takes the seventh placed Parma and Hellas Verona as the sixth on goal difference.
The home team came close to doubling their advantage after the break when Zlatan Ibrahimovic shot a shot just wide, before Castillejo fired a low shot of goal from a promising position in the area.
Moreno Longo took charge of Torino for the second time since replacing the fired Walter Mazzari earlier in February, but his side fell to another defeat after losing 3-1 to Sampdoria on his debut.
Torino is 14th with 27 points, five clear in the relegation zone, but has lost their last five Series A games, conceding 17 goals in the process.
Boris Becker supports Andy Murray to return from the last nightmare injury after revealing admiration for Scot & # 39; s & # 39; determination and willpower & # 39; – who, in his opinion, is unrivaled in world tennis
Boris Becker has Andy Murray [supported to return from his last nightmare injury and regain his place at the top of his sport.
Murray is shortlisted in the Comeback of the Year category at the Laureus Sports Awards on Monday evening in Berlin after returning from a career-threatening hip operation.
The Scot faces a new fight for fitness after being excluded with a pelvic problem since November, but Becker believes he can achieve what few other players could achieve.
Becker said: & # 39; Most players would have retired after such a & # 39; n serious hip injury. If you asked me last year, I didn't think he would be here. But Andy is Andy and he came back and he played fantastic in the second half of last year. Andy has never had the most power or the most talent, but he always had great determination and willpower that distinguished him. to beat Barcelona last season.
F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is nominated for Sportsman of the Year, while swimmer Alice Tai is shortlisted for Sports Player of the Year with a handicap.
& # 39; He gives you a boost of confidence and for another team it's not fun & # 39 ;: Joe Gomez warns Liverpool & # 39; s remaining rivals Sadio Mane & # 39; s return will provide them with a psychological boost
- Sadio Mane came off the bench to score Liverpool & # 39; s winner in Norwich
- The victory was the 17th consecutive victory over the first flight of Jurgen Klopp in Norfolk
- Mane could now start their Champions League match against Atletico Madrid
Senegal forward Mane climbed off the bench to deliver a nice winning goal as Premier League champion-elected Liverpool land past Norwich 1-0 in test conditions on Carrow Road.
The Reds won their 17th consecutive victory in the top flight in Norfolk, just as well as against Storm Dennis. the spicy Canary Islands.
Mane overcame a small knock to return to action and could now begin T Uesday & # 39; s Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid, with defender Gomez singing the recurring impact of the dangerous striker.
What a player he is; he gives you a boost of confidence when he comes and psychologically for another team it is not fun, "said Gomez.
" He is huge and he has stood up for us so many times this year and done it again
All different ways and different forms of goals, it shows its quality and we were lucky to get off the couch, but that was clearly due to his injury. & # 39;
Liverpool racing to a first top title since 1990, while the Reds continue to hunt to maintain their Champions League crown and also pursue FA Cup glory.
With the World Club Cup already in the pocket, the side of Jurgen Klopp could still sweep everything – and Gomez now admits it's time to take advantage of the most robust groundwork.
& # 39; We have had the winter break and now it is along the entire route, & # 39; Gomez told Liverpool's official club website.
& # 39; We know how important this series of games is because it's an intense period of the season and it's really crunch time.
& # 39; It is the most important part and you just build the base from the start of the
& # 39; We are blessed with the team that we have and everyone will play their part have to play to get us over the line.
& # 39; The weather was difficult, it is clear that the wind is not pleasant when you jump at balls in the air, and so on, but both teams had the same thing.
& # 39; They had it in that direction in the first half and we had it in different ways in the second.
& # 39; It's just a part. Of course it is sometimes not comfortable and you can misjudge things, but it is part of the game and we both had to deal with it. & # 39;
Cellar club Norwich had to moan that he was getting closer to a Premier League exit, with boss Daniel Farke admitting that Lukas Rupp's one-on-one failure with Alisson was crucial.
Rupp tried to roll into Teemu Pukki when he was given the chance to shoot himself, whereby manager Farke admitted that no party admitted such a chance can squander against the imperious Reds.
& # 39; We are disappointed because it was a great achievement, "said Farke.
" We were so good in so many ways, but not the one that counted the most, because you have to be incredibly clinical.
& # 39; To be one-on-one with the goalkeeper against Liverpool, it must be a goal if you want to earn points against t zoom. & # 39;
& # 39; I have the emptiness to have left a little early … I think I will go back & # 39 ;: Bernardo Silva opens the door to Benfica return … just two days after the ban on Manchester City Champions League was confirmed
- Bernardo Silva had just squatted Benfica's first team when he left in 2014
- Midfielder came first on loan to Monaco and then permanently a year later
- Now in Manchester City, Silva wants to return to Benfica later in his career
- He gave a & # 39; void & # 39; after leaving the Portuguese club so quickly
Silva spoke before City & # 39; s punishment for infringements on Financial Fair Play
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva admits he has a & # 39; void & # 39; feels after he Benfica & # 39; a little early & # 39; has left and hinted that he wants to play for the Portuguese club later in his career.
The 25-year-old midfielder left the Estadio da Luz after only three first appearances by the first team to sign for Monaco in August 2014.
After impressing in France international international Silva moved to Manchester City for £ 43.5 million in the summer of 2017.
He has since become an important part of Pep Guardiola's side and won ba ck-to-back Premier League titles as well as the FA Cup and two League Cups.
But Silva says he has a desire to return to Benfica, where he left the academy later in his career.
& # 39; I have said it several times: I have the emptiness that I left a little early, so I think I'll be back, "he told Eleven Sports as reported by Record .
& # 39; If they want me there, I think I'll be back. & # 39;
Silva contributed seven goals and seven assists this season in City for 34 games but the turbulent one times are waiting for the club.
UEFA's financial control authority announced Friday that City will be banned from the Champions League for two seasons after breaking the rules of the Financial Fair Play.
Appeal against the decision at the Arbitration Court for Sport, but the verdict has questioned the future of key players, including Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, and manager Pep Guardiola.
Silva made his comments prior to the latest news on Friday.
Kane has been out of action since New Year's Day when he tore a tendon in his left hamstring in Southampton .
The striker was operated on to reattach the tendon to the bone and it is thought that he could train again in April to be fit for the last few games of the May season, and then be ready to Lead England on Euro 2020 in June.
But former Spurs and England manager Hoddle urges the captain of Three Lions to take extra time to recover from this final setback, his fifth serious injury in consecutive seasons.
Kane returned in time from a long resignation with an ankle injury to the Champions League final last June, but looked far from fit and shortly thereafter was below par in the final of the Nations League in England.
"It is very difficult for me to judge things from outside the medical side of things, but the only thing I would like to say is that you first have to be mistaken about safety.
"If you do something like that where the (tendon) has come loose, then you must be mistaken about safety and if you think you are ready, give yourself an extra month. That is what I would say, because he still has a wonderful career ahead of him and he does not want that (injury) to continue to get it back from now until the end of his career. I think that's really what he needs to figure out. & # 39;
Hoddle spoke during a screening of & # 39; Greavsie & # 39 ;, a film that will be released this week (18th) at BT Sport on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Jimmy Greaves, the Spurs- legend who scored 266 goals for the club and 44 for England. Kane pursues both records, with 175 for Tottenham and 32 for England, and Hoddle says that only injuries can prevent the current Spurs striker from catching up.
& # 39; You can't compare them as players because they are totally different styles, but it is within Harry's reach. The most important thing is injuries and he is currently overcoming them. It is important that he does not mess that up. He must ensure that it is 100 percent good for the future. & # 39;
Hoddle also believes that Kane & # 39; s ability to beat Greaves club record also depends on whether he will stay with Tottenham for the long term. & # 39; It depends on how long he stays in the club. He must be realistic to reach that amount (266 goals), he will probably have to stay another five or six years.
& # 39; Is that going to happen? We will wait and see. Only Harry and the club would know, but he has a record in sight and I never thought I'd say that about a Spurs player, so that's all a tribute to Harry Kane. And of course there is England too, and it's great that these two came from Tottenham. & # 39;
Hoddle believes that a wider recognition for his record-breaking performance as a player and & # 39; second & # 39; career as a TV star after overcoming alcoholism, for a devastating stroke five years ago. Greaves has always been overlooked by the honors system, but Hoddle supports the Mail campaign to get & # 39; Greavsie a Gong & # 39; and says that knighthood would not be undeserved.
& # 39; Why not? I think that would be fantastic, & Hoddle said. & # 39; Remember that he also had another career on TV, where he was excellent. It was a lot of fun and he bought a lot of smiles on the faces of many people. & # 39;
But it was on the field where Greaves was unrivaled, and Hoddle compares him to Lionel Messi in the modern game. & # 39; He was an absolute genius in scoring goals, but there was more to it. He could beat people, he was so fast-paced, like Messi.
& # 39; We all remember the dribbles and pretty goals he scored, but I remember that finish with one or two keys. They are the hallmark of genius and you cannot coach that. That is instinct, a gift that has been given by God.
& # 39; You could close your eyes and know when Greavsie got the ball – there was a buzz, an expectation that something would happen. He had that flair and it brought people to the edge of their seats. He was an absolute genius, no doubt about it. & # 39;
Greaves won the FA Cup twice with Spurs and Hoddle thinks his old club has a chance to win again this year, now that Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino.
& # 39; One of the things that focused on Spurs about Pochettino was the lack of silverware, but now they have Jose Mourinho who is a serial trophy winner. So he's the right man for Daniel (Levy) to come in and I think you now have the right jockey on the horse. It does not mean that the horse wins every time, but at least you give yourself the best chance of winning. & # 39;
Moeen Ali is aiming for a summer return for England and wants to prove himself after his self-imposed break
Moeen Ali says he still has a strong desire has to prove himself as a test player after targeting a return to the English team this summer.
The 32-year-old currently has a self-imposed break from the traditional format of international cricket that extends to the Ashes five months ago and last week resisted the opportunity to travel through Sri Lanka in March traveling to fulfill his obligations in the Pakistan Super League.
But the man whose attack from 39 out of 11 Balls earned the man of the match award in the two-win run of Friday night over South Africa and addressed the decision maker of the Twenty20 series from today on Centurion, said: & # 39; Yes, I certainly intend to address this summer.
Moeen Ali says he still has a strong desire to prove himself as a test player after his break
& # 39; I want to give myself a little more time, enjoy some T20 competitions. A T20 World Cup is coming and I want to give myself as much experience as possible. I didn't play that much T20 international cricket.
& # 39; I have goals that I still want to hit, especially in Test cricket. So I have a fair amount of T20 cricket in Pakistan and the IPL and then there's the 100-ball and stuff like that.
& # 39; But Test cricket is still the best form of the game and the most difficult, and I want to be sure that when I come back, I'll be done. To prove to myself and other people that I am not a bad test player. & # 39;
England used Twenty20s to rest their multi-format players on their way to one-day world champions last July.
Now the trend has reversed, with the focus on drilling the best XI for a tilt to become the first country that unites both limited-crowns.
& # 39; That is what we are looking for. There are players who have won the Ashes and have won the 50-over World Cup and this is our goal for sure, & said Moeen.
& # 39; We were so close to India in 2016 and that still hurts us as a team. You look back and think we could have won it, but hopefully we'll win the next one. & # 39;
& # 39; He is ready & # 39 ;: Zinedine Zidane excited about the return of Eden Hazard while the Belgian prepares for a line-up for Real Madrid after almost three months out
- Eden Hazard takes place in Real Madrid's collision with Celta Vigo on Sunday
- The Belgian has been out since November injuring his ankle against PSG
- Zinedine Zidane said he is ready to play, but will take a cautious approach
- The Frenchman is not sure whether Hazard v Manchester City can begin
Hazard, who signed Real at Chelsea last summer for a joint club record money of 100 million euros, has made only seven competition starts for the Spanish side and has been absent since hurting his ankle in a 2 -2 draw with Paris St Germain in November.
The Belgian international returned to training two weeks ago, but was not considered suitable for the derby against Atletico Madrid or last Sunday's game in Osasuna.
The winger has been out since November with an ankle injury after limping against PSG
& # 39; We know what he did for it team brings, that's why we signed him and now it's time for him to return, & Zidane told a news conference on Saturday prior to the Celta match.
& # 39; I am very happy that he has returned. After three months it is as if we have signed a new player. We had to be careful with him, give him some more time and not drive him back, but he will be with us tomorrow. He is ready to play. & # 39;
Real tops La Liga and leads the closest Barcelona challengers with three points after a series of five league wins in a row.
They face Manchester City in a Champions League final-16 first leg at the end of the month, although Zidane wasn't sure if Hazard could start against the Premier League champions.
& # 39; We must ensure that it is in good shape. He hasn't played for three months, so it's a matter of whether he's up to speed. But right now he is fit enough to be in the team, & Zidane added.
City is hit with a two-year ban on European competition from UEFA next season, but Zidane said he didn't think the sanction would affect Real's match with them.
& # 39; They are a very competitive team that is very strong, and that will not change. It will be a very difficult tie, & he said.
Christian Pulisic approaches Chelsea return after starting training with less than 23 years after a groin injury on New Year's Day
- Christian Pulisic is out of work since his groin injured on January 1
- But the US star is now close to a return from Chelsea after training with the U23s
- However, Pulisic will not be available to them game against Manchester United
Christian Pulisic is getting closer to his return after recommending training with Chelsea & # 39; s under-23s.
The American star has been missing since January 1 due to a groin injury, but the winger has stepped up his recovery.
] Pulisic is not available for Monday's game against Manchester United that will be crucial in the race for the top four.
& # 39; Christian tr End today with the U23 & # 39; s, hopefully a short period until he returns to our training, & # 39; confirmed boss Frank Lampard.
Tammy Abraham will be assessed the weekend before a decision is made about his availability to United.
The attacker in England suffered a foot injury and Lampard said: & # 39; Tammy still feels the effects, to be honest.
& # 39; We had to get him out of the training a few times this week. He trained today, so we are hopeful again. he will be judged this weekend. & # 39;
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who missed the entire season with an Achilles injury sustained towards the end of the previous campaign, is also approaching his comeback.
Lampard said: & # 39; Ruben is not suitable for this game. He comes closer and trains a lot, he just needs more match fitness to take into consideration. It's great to almost have him back. & # 39;