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Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku: “I was born to score goals”

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku: “I was born to score goals”

Football, Sport
The striker told Sky Sports that he is like “a leopard in the box” after ending his scoring drought. Lukaku equalled Belgium's all-time goal scoring record of 30 international goals, held by Paul van Himst and Bernard Voorhoof, after scoring two goals in a friendly against Mexico on Friday. His goalless streak stretched back to September. "It's a relief but I knew it would come”, he said. With a potential salary of £90 million, crticism is more than legitimate. But he never lost confidence. "I feel great to be honest. I was born to score. I don't think many strikers of my generation have as many goals as me." Manchester United are now eight points behind Man City in the Premier League race. Lukaku admitted that United are not in the right place. He hopes that the return o
Increasing amounts of money are taking the soul out of football

Increasing amounts of money are taking the soul out of football

Football, Sport
Football - the greatest sport of all time. A game of unity, passion and dedication. Or is it? It is an undeniable fact to everyone that football has become rather commercial in the past decade. Commercialism has driven football to the point where players, managers and owners have forgotten what is right and what is wrong. The sense of playing for the game itself was gone. The one thing that brought people together every Saturday afternoon somehow vanished. That pure dose of admiration disappeared.   On rare occasions nowadays we witness individual players who cherish and love the game as much as big names like Ronaldinho, Totti, Gerrard once did. In 2017 we witnessed unbelievable series of multi-million transfer offers, many of which became reality. No regulations broken, no fa...
Super Sub Anthony Martial salvages three points for Manchester United

Super Sub Anthony Martial salvages three points for Manchester United

Football, Sport
Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game between Manchester United and Tottenham to kick off this weekend's Premier League football. In the last ten minutes of the second half, Romelu Lukaku headed the ball forwards to give Martial a clear scoring chance; and the Frenchman didn't miss, netting his fourth league goal after coming off the bench. Martial came on as a substitute replacing Marcus Rashford in the 70th minute. The first ten minutes of the game were dominated by Manchester United and it looked as though the Red Devils were ready to go all out against Spurs. However, as the first half progressed, Spurs began to settle and maintained possession of the ball until the end of the first period. The second half started in a similar fashion, although United had a li...
Roy Hodgson looking to build on Chelsea and Newcastle performances against West Ham in bottom of the table clash

Roy Hodgson looking to build on Chelsea and Newcastle performances against West Ham in bottom of the table clash

Football, Sport
Roy Hodgson was keen to downplay the notion that this weekend’s clash against West Ham in particular is a ‘must win’ game for Crystal Palace, who sit bottom of the Premier League with just three points. At Thursday’s press conference, he said: “I don’t believe in ‘must win’ matches because I don't know how you get a team to win the must win game. The only way to win a must win game is if you are good enough and if you're better than the opposition.” https://twitter.com/CPFC/status/923577335093366784 He added: “for me every game is a must win game and if we climb out of the relegation zone I will still tell the players it’s a must win to get higher up the table.” The Crystal Palace manager was wary of overstating the confidence gained from the performances against Chelsea and Ne
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