‘Lineker’s Benzema criticism embarrassing’ – Zidane hails ‘the best’ striker

Zinedine Zidane has labelled Gary Lineker’s criticism of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as “embarrassing”. During Madrid’s 1-1 Champions League draw against Tottenham on Tuesday, former England striker Lineker tweeted to claim Benzema was “a tad overrated” and “decent, not great”. The 29-year-old Frenchman endured a frustrating outing in front of goal in midweek, with

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Valverde ~ Barcelona couldn´t sign Mbappe

Barcelona could not have signed teenage forward Kylian Mbappe in the off-season, according to head coach Ernesto Valverde. Mbappe, 18, was linked to numerous clubs before joining Paris Saint-Germain on loan from Monaco, although that move is expected to become permanent. The France international’s agent said Mbappe wanted to sign for Barca when he learned

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