Claudio Ranieri has issued a statement on his somewhat surprising firing from Leicester City, less than 10 months after winning the Premier League title. The Italian manager with a knack of word play pulls on the heart-strings in discussing his exit from Leicester, a club he did not plan to leave any time soon. From the Leicester Mercury: Yesterday my dream died. After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions all I dreamed of was staying with Leicester city, the club I love, for always. Sadly, this was not to be. He went on to thank his family, Leicester City, saving the kindest words for the Foxes’ supporters. No one can ever take away what we together have achieved,
Lionel Messi and Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid with a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday. Rafinha also scored for Barca, which found itself level thanks to Atleti’s Diego Godin before Messi scored in the final
The latest Premier League Download makes its debut on Sunday, as we dive deep into Tottenham Hotspur. With a brand new stadium under construction and a solid look at perennial top-end pushes, Spurs are among the more intriguing stories in the Premier League. Spurs host Stoke City on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EDT on NBCSN, and “Tottenham Hotspur: To Dare Is To Do” debuts at 11 a.m. EDT, right after the match.