England’s World Cup semi-finalist admits he came close to leaving Tottenham

England international Danny Rose has admitted that he could have parted ways with Tottenham Hotspur shortly after his participation at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. The left-sided defender had a tough 2017/18 season where he was plagued with multiple injuries and that dropped him down the pecking order with Ben Davies getting the nod for Spurs.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Rose acknowledged that he was considering his future with the north London side last summer and even made contact with one of his suitors before the move failed to materialise, he said: “I am enjoying my football now. After the World Cup there was talk of me moving on. I was speaking to another club which obviously Tottenham know about but it didn’t happen. I called the manager after the World Cup and he just said to me that I was welcome to stay but said I would have to get my head down. At the minute the manager is bringing me on at left midfield and central midfield. I still feel like a really valuable member of the team.”
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Conor Coady unperturbed after latest England snub

Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady has said that he is not concerned by the latest snub for the England national side, given he is competing with players, who had reached the World Cup semi-final last summer. The centre-back has been influential towards Wolves’ success in the past 21 months and this recently earned him a new long-term contract with the club.

Speaking to Talk SPORT, Coady stressed that he had not thought about the prospect of making the Three Lions squad, considering the competition from the players, who helped the country reach the semi-final stage of the previous World Cup, he said: “I thought to myself all season that I’m trying to get into a squad that just reached a World Cup semi-final. They’re a really good squad. England is the pinnacle of any Englishman’s career. I’ve not really thought about it all year, to be honest. If it comes, it’ll be amazing, but I don’t overthink it because it’ll become a little bit of a problem.”
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World Cup 2022

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is three years from now and there have been a few changes in the coaching departments for a few national teams ahead of the qualifiers. The latest country to hire a new handler is South American nation Paraguay.

The Paraguay Football Association revealed on Monday that it had appointed former Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo as the new coach of the National team. Berizzo takes charge of the team after the departure of Juan Carlos Osorio who left after spending just five months with the National team.
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Fernandinho plans to discuss his Brazil future with coaching staff

Manchester City star Fernandinho has confirmed that he would meet up with the coaching staff of the Brazilian national team following the weekend’s Premier League clash against Arsenal. The 33-year-old has not featured for the South American nation since the summer World Cup with manager Tite previously indicating that the midfielder has been hurt by the abuse from the supporters on social media.

In a report covered by Goal.com, Fernandinho acknowledged that he has a good relationship with the coaching staff of the national team and he is scheduled to hold discussions with assistant coach Clever Xavier and performance analyst Fernando Lazaro this weekend before deciding whether to prolong his international career.
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