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Best Men’s Player Award: The best one for me is Salah or Mane, says Eto’o

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Samuel Eto’o claims Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah deserve The Best FIFA Men’s Player award more than Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi won the esteemed prize after a unanimous decision by coaches, captains and fans in Milan on Monday even though he lost the journalists’ vote to Reds’ defender Van Dijk.

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Van Dijk guided Liverpool to Champions League glory with a series of solid defensive displays but Messi’s 51 goals in 50 games proved enough to see him get the nod to be crowned as the best player on the planet.

Prior to the result, Eto’o – who was present at the awards ceremony in Milan – was asked for his pick between Messi, Ronaldo and Van Dijk and instead suggested Sadio Mane or Mohammed Salah deserved to be honoured.

“The best one for me is Mohammed Salah or Sadio Mane,’ the former Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter Milan striker said.

‘But they’re not here,’ he added before walking away from the interview.

Brazilian Ronaldo thought Van Dijk deserved the award.

‘Maybe Van Dijk,’ he said. ‘He’s an incredible player and he did so well last year so I think he deserves it.’

 

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Pedro undergoes surgery for shoulder injury

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Chelsea’s Spanish winger Pedro has had surgery, following a shoulder injury he sustained during Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal.

Pedro had replaced forward Christian Pulisic in the game which Chelsea lost 2-1, after the American, who scored in the first half, pulled up with a hamstring problem.

“The surgery went well, I will be back soon. It was a pity not to win the FA Cup. Thank you all for your support,” the 33-year-old Pedro said on Instagram on Tuesday.

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Pedro, whose Chelsea deal expires at the end of the month, has reportedly agreed a move to Italian Serie A side AS Roma on a free transfer.

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Iker Casillas retires

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Spain’s World Cup-winning captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced his retirement from the professional game at the age of 39 on Tuesday.

The former Real Madrid skipper had called time on his five-year spell with side Porto in July after his contract with the Portuguese club expired.

Casillas had suffered a heart attack during a training session last year and has not played any competitive football since April 2019.

“The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not where it takes you, because that comes with work and effort alone, and I think I can say, without hesitation, that the path I have taken is the one I dreamt about #Thanks,” Casillas said on Twitter.

Casillas was given a role on Porto’s technical staff at the start of last season and was included in the first-team squad, although he was never named in a matchday squad.

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Emmanuel Adebayor names ‘best coach in history of football’ but it’s not Wenger

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Former Arsenal striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has named Tottenham Hotspur coach, Jose Mourinho, as the best manager in the world.

Adebayor, who played under Mourinho during their time together at Real Madrid, has also featured under different great managers including, Arsene Wenger, Didier Deschamps, Harry Redknapp, Roberto Mancini and Mauricio Pochettinho in the past.

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But the Togolese star believes Mourinho is the best in history, adding that he won his only trophy in his career under the Portuguese at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I love Mourinho, we had a great relationship, and he was the one who brought me to Madrid, although it wasn’t easy for him to find a place for me in the side,” Adebayor told AS.

“The only trophy I have ever won was at Madrid with him. Now he’s at Tottenham, and I wish him the best of luck. He is the best coach in the history of football.”

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