Saturday 16 December 2017

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"As for the goal, that's a disappointment. We were distracted by Drogba lying prone in the box" -- Fulham's Mark Hughes relies on the old 'Drogba defence' for his side's 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

"I have not seen the tackle yet but I have just apologised to Mick McCarthy if the player is injured. I didn't know exactly what happened because the linesman was in my view" -- Arsene Wenger apologises for a bad tackle that he didn't see. Now, that's a first.

"The people who are calling him thick have got a certain element of thickness about them" -- Frank Lampard reveals a different side to Wayne Rooney. Who called him thick anyway? Greedy, yes.

"I have been moved by all of you. I look to you and in turn you embrace me. You all know, as do I, it'll be difficult, but I won't give up" - Filippo Inzaghi vows to beat a career-threatening knee injury.

Irish Independent

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