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‘You’re Letting London Down’_Ex-Tottenham Player Urge Pep Guardiola And Kevin De Bruyne To Stop Arsenal Winning The Premier League

Former Tottenham defender Neil Ruddock has urged Manchester City coach Guardiola and De Bruyne to stop Arsenal Winning the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta sides are 5point clear on Manchester City with 11 games remaining to end the season.

The 54-year-old, who started his career off at Millwall before joining Spurs, also featured for London clubs QPR, West Ham and Crystal Palace.

Speaking on the Sports Breakfast show, Ruddock sent a public plea to Citizens boss Pep Guardiola and playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.


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Pep, De Bruyne, please get yourselves together, speak to each other.

“Talk, don’t hold it all in, speak to each other, Pep – I need you – I need Man City.

“I’ve never needed Man City in my life, but I need them now.

“Don’t let Arsenal win the championship. Don’t let them win the Premier League, please! I’ll have to move!

“Listen Pep, you’re not only letting Man City down, you’re not only letting Man City’s fans down, you are letting every team in London down except Arsenal!

“Arsenal fans think they invented football, no they didn’t!

Pep, De Bruyne, please talk.”

Jorginho And Two Others Nominated For UEFA Player Of The Year Award

UEFA has confirmed the nominees for the Men’s Player of the Year award, with Chelsea duo Jorginho and N’Golo Kante having been joined by Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne on the list.

Barcelona trio Jennifer Hermoso, Lieke Martens and Alexia Putellas have all been nominated for the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year,

while Pep Guardiola, Thomas Tuchel and Roberto Mancini are the three Coach of the Year nominees.

As for the Women’s Coach of the Year, Lluis Cortes, Peter Gerhardsson and Emma Hayes are all in the running for the award.

The winners will be revealed at the 2021-22 Champions League group-stage draw ceremony on August 26.

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year nominees.

Chelsea duo Jorginho and Kante are two of the nominees for the UEFA award after enjoying a stellar 2020-21 campaign that saw the Premier League club lift the Champions League.

Both players started the Champions League final win over Manchester City, with Kai Havertz’s first-half strike proving the difference between the two sides in Portugal.

Tuchel’s side also secured qualification for Europe’s premier club competition for the 2021-22 campaign courtesy of their fourth-placed finish in the table, while they would also lift the UEFA Super Cup by beating Villarreal.

In what was a remarkable year individually for Jorginho, the 29-year-old would also go on to win the European Championship with Italy.

The third nominee for the men’s award is Manchester City midfielder De Bruyne.

Despite a season disrupted by injury, De Bruyne played a pivotal role to help City win the Premier League title, with his exploits seeing him awarded the PFA Player of the Year award for the second season in a row.

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UEFA Women’s Player of the Year nominees.

The Women’s list of nominees is comprised solely of Barcelona players.

Hermoso, Martens and Putellas have all been recognised during a season that saw Barca Femeni storm to a 4-0 win over Chelsea in the Women’s Champions League final.

UEFA Coach of the Year nominees.

As for the Men’s Coach of the Year, Tuchel, following his exploits with Chelsea after replacing Frank Lampard, is up for the award along with Manchester City boss Guardiola.

Mancini, meanwhile, helped deliver European Championship glory for Italy and he completes the three-man shortlist.

The Women’s Coach of the Year nominees include, as expected, former Barcelona head coach Cortes after he steered the Catalans to a treble-winning 2020-21 season prior to resigning from the role.

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Sweden women’s national team boss Gerhardsson is also included on the list, with his side earning a silver medal at the Olympics, narrowly losing the final to champions Canada on penalties.

And the women’s nomination pool is completed by Chelsea head coach Hayes, with the Blues winning the Women’s Super League for the second season in a row, as well as claiming League Cup glory.


The Spanish manager will be without two midfield stars for the Community Shield after recently signing another.

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden will be out for “a while”, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Foden left England duty on crutches as he missed the Euro 2020 final due to injury, while De Bruyne is also dealing with an injury suffered during the tournament with Belgium.

The England midfielder is expected to miss both the Community Shield and the start of the season, while De Bruyne may be back in time to face Tottenham in City’s first Premier League game.“Phil will be out for a while, a tough injury, we have to be careful with it,” Guardiola said.

“Kevin still is out. I think he will come back a bit sooner than Phil apparently. But both are still out for a while.”

Guardiola went on to say: “Today, the managers in the big clubs, there are many internationals – we cannot work. We are here to handle the team spirit as well as possible, that time when you have four or five weeks to prepare.

“Half of the team is out and we don’t complain. It’s a pleasure to play the Community Shield. I’m lucky in the sixth season and my players know what they’ve to do.

“So difficult, the schedule is crazy, so tough.”

Guardiola on Grealish

While Foden and De Bruyne are set to miss time, City have recently added another midfield star in Jack Grealish.

Upon his unveiling, Grealish revealed how excited he is to play alongside De Bruyne and Foden, saying that the former is up there with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among the world’s best.

But Guardiola, who confirmed the club’s interest in Harry Kane on Friday, says the former Aston Villa midfielder isn’t quite ready to start as he’ll need time to adjust to life at the club.

“He’s not ready to start – one week training alone – but he’ll travel and be on the bench and we’ll see what happens,” Guardiola said.

“Normally top players adapt quick to physicality, he has to understand. Maybe I’m wrong and we cannot help him – but I’ve a feeling he knows what he has to do.”

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City has been voted the PFA Players’ Player of the year for the 2019/2020 season. 

He becomes the first City player to win the prize since it started in 1974.

De Bruyne, who won only the Carabao Cup last season, won the award and beats Liverpool’s quartet of Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and last season’s winner, Virgil van Dijk.


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The Belgian’s team-mate at the Etihad, Raheem Sterling was also nominated for the awad.

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender, Alexander-Arnold, claimed the PFA Young Player of the Year award, ahead of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Bukayo Saka.
In the Women’s game, Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp was named Young Player of the Year, while Chelsea’s Beth England lifted the Women’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.


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