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  • Neymar loving the responsibility on his ...

    Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar says he knows what comes with being the most expensive player ever, but is relishing the responsibility that the French giants have placed on his shoulders since his world-record €222 million move from Barcelona this summer.  The Brazilian has lar...

    Neymar loving the responsibility on his shoulders at PSG

    Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar says he knows what comes with being the most expensive player ever, but is relishing the responsibility that the French giants have placed on his shoulders since his world-record €222 million move from Barcelona this summer.  The Brazilian has largely lived up to his price tag in the early days in Paris, having found the net seven times in Ligue 1 while netting six in five Champions League outings for the club.  Despite the hype surrounding his move, the 25-year-old says the cost of the player doesn't matter once the match starts, and that he's pleased with the faith PSG have shown in him.  "Obviously I'm very grateful to the club for the confidence they’ve shown in me, in my football," he told 'The Ligue 1 Show' on beIN SPORTS. "Now I have to perform on the pitch, it's the best way to repay that confidence. "Of course I understand what it means to be the most expensive player of all time, but I don't see that as added pressure. I don't think about it and I don't spend all day talking about it. It means nothing when you are out on the pitch. When that whistle blows, it's just 11 versus 11 and everyone is the same." The move for Neymar has worked out well for PSG to this point, with the club still unbeaten across all competitions, and the former Barcelona star says he likes nothing more than to have the responsibility of leading a team piled on him.  "I love having responsibilities on the field," he said. "I never shirk away from that. It's one of the reasons that I joined PSG. Throughout my career, I've always looked for more responsibilities, whether they’ve been self-imposed or given to me by the team. And I have always come out on top, always accepted them all. I know I'm very lucky, but I'm also very focused on my work and I'm a very hard worker. "I play a very joyous football. I always try to maintain this happiness in my game, do something different. I like to try new things, dribble, invent new moves. I like to improvise. I'm always looking for freedom! On and off the pitch. "I don't like being put in a box, I don't like boundaries. I like to move, play all over the pitch. My parents used to say I was hyperactive when I was younger and perhaps that explains why I play like this. Obviously I respect the coaches’ orders about my positioning, but I like to be allowed to improvise and create something special. "I don't like losing - ever! I’ve always been an ambitious person, but more than that, I’ve never been someone who accepts defeat easily. I do everything and anything I can to win the match." PSG face a tough road in the coming days, with the club set to face off against defending Ligue 1 champions Monaco on Sunday, with two more league matches to follow before they close out Champions League group play against Bayern Munich on December 5. 

  • San Jose Earthquakes name Mikael Stahre ...

    The San Jose Earthquakes have hired Mikael Stahre as the club's new head coach, with Chris Leitch and Alex Covelo, who spent the final four months of the 2017 season as head coach and assistant coach, returning to their former roles with the club.  Stahre comes to MLS after time...

    San Jose Earthquakes name Mikael Stahre as new head coach

    The San Jose Earthquakes have hired Mikael Stahre as the club's new head coach, with Chris Leitch and Alex Covelo, who spent the final four months of the 2017 season as head coach and assistant coach, returning to their former roles with the club.  Stahre comes to MLS after time in the Allsvenskan, the top flight in Sweden, having managed BK Hacken to a top-four finish in his only season with the club. The 42-year-old won a Swedish title with AIK in 2009 and has over a decade of experience as a head coach across Sweden, China and Greece.  “After a thorough evaluation process, we are excited that Mikael will be joining our club,” said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli in a team release. “What stood out with Mikael are not only the cups his teams won and his consistency over the past 10+ seasons, but also his ability to identify with our players, our coaching staff and most importantly our goals.” A miracle finish saw the Earthquakes claim the final MLS Western Conference playoff spot in 2017, though the club suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their first postseason match.  Stahre has a solid history of improving clubs, having taken AIK from fifth place to a title and turning IFK into a contender in his time with the club.  “I am very proud to be the new head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes and for the opportunity to work with Jesse Fioranelli and the other members of the organization,” said Stahre. “I'm going to give everything I have to the Quakes and I am very excited about being a part of the future of the club.” The rest of the coaching staff will be announced at a later date. 

  • Klopp hits back at Conte: They have the ...

    Jurgen Klopp rejected Antonio Conte's claims Liverpool have gained an unfair scheduling advantage before their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea head coach Conte lamented the fact Liverpool had a day more to prepare, while his side made an 8,000km round trip...

    Klopp hits back at Conte: They have the best Christmas schedule

    Jurgen Klopp rejected Antonio Conte's claims Liverpool have gained an unfair scheduling advantage before their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea head coach Conte lamented the fact Liverpool had a day more to prepare, while his side made an 8,000km round trip to Azerbaijan, following their respective Champions League fixtures. Although Klopp stated he understood the difficulty of Conte's predicament, he said the difference in preparation time would not be impactful when the two face each other at Anfield. "I really get what Antonio is talking about, I heard about it, but maybe he forgot they had the best Christmas schedule last year," Klopp said. "Everyone played every two days and they had 12 days to play three games. It is the same situation this year and I don't know how the Premier League will explain it. "I really think recovery for a team is important and he is right, but it will not have an influence on this game. Maybe the next one, that is possible." Although Liverpool have not seen defeat since last month's 4-1 hammering at the hands of Tottenham, their defensive struggles once again came to the fore midweek, surrendering a three-goal lead in Tuesday's 3-3 Champions League draw with Sevilla. Saturday's clash with Chelsea could prove pivotal in Liverpool's hopes for a Champions League spot next season, but Klopp maintained his side do not have the upper hand. "Now they [Chelsea] are already back, they flew back to London and have two days to recover and that is a normal situation," he said. "Three days is never a problem, two days is a big problem but obviously nobody wants to hear that."

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