“He has his… beliefs, his superstitions. Everyone does. For example, he won’t touch the match ball ever. Even if we’re losing, the ball goes out and we need to get the ball back in play as fast as possible, he won’t go near it. No way – he won’t touch it” - Chelsea midfielder Jorginho reveals one of Maurizio Sarri’s many superstitions.
“I’m here with my buddy James, he wants me to come to West Ham, but I’m saying they cannot afford me.” - Zlatan Ibrahimovic jokingly rules out a move to the London- based club in a video with big Hammers fan and late- night talk show host James Corden.
“We are getting reports on approximately 5000 players a month – it’s becoming a big process.” - Wolverhampton Wanderers sporting director Kevin Thelwell has detailed their approach for maintaining their success and remaining in the Premier League. Whether he is exaggerating or not, 5000 players is a crazy amount of footballers to follow.
“There was a little hint of jealousy I think. He does not digest, perhaps, being short-haired, I think” - Arsenals’ Matteo Guendouzi reacts to Marouane Fellaini pulling his hair as the two squared off in midfield. Perhaps Fellaini regrets cutting his hair…