"He is very strong mentally". "And, in some ways, I'm glad it's not the Premier League holding that particular record".
"If I was reincarnated as a player, I'd like to be like him".
Alexander-Arnold showed he wouldn't be overawed by his step up when he flattened Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery during a recent pre-season friendly.
Rather than being a platform to build on to challenge for a first title since 1961, Tottenham's ownership appears more focused on building its new stadium. Everything above that is gravy.
But with Kyle Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy all joining, a new avenue was opened up to Guardiola that wasn't previously an option for him with the players in last season's squad.
Speaking to The Sun (h/t the Daily Telegraph), Rose spoke of his desire to win trophies, not discounting a switch to one of the powerhouse clubs in the north.
The Foxes' last league win over Arsenal was in 1983, while it is a decade further back since the last time they won away at Arsenal. They are my favourites, but we can gather our points without looking at them, since we only play them twice. "I believe he can do well in the Premier League", Clement said.
Or Daniel Levy could find a spare £100 million in his couch cushions and sign Pereira/Kovacic/Mahrez in the next three weeks and we'll be favorites.
Jose Mourinho's first season with United saw his team finish sixth in the league.
"The other teams aren't stagnating as well".
Here, we identify five English youngsters with big seasons ahead of them. I think if Liverpool could get a out-and-out centre-forward then we could push for the title.
The season was saved by a pair of titles, the League Cup and Europa League.
Would you, in your hear of hearts, be content to see Spurs sitting in fifth place after matchweek 38?
With days running out to replace him, if he does go, Liverpool would find it very hard to secure a player who can have a similar influence on the side than Coutinho himself. You're not going to go there and think: "Oh my God, I don't fancy this.".
Costa hasn't officially left the Blues as yet but he will never pull on a Chelsea shirt again after a fall out with Conte and his departure is imminent. No excuses will be accepted by success-hungry fans - silverware is now expected. "That's what we want to achieve this season".
Playing three at the back may also enable Guardiola to have both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in attack, after generally using one striker last season following the latter's arrival in January. While the striker's return on a free transfer might have attracted the most attention, it is manager Ronald Koeman's other signings that make Everton a threat.
The expectation-the hope, the dread-had been for an almighty clash in Manchester, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola bringing the ferocity of their Spanish rivalry to the Premier League, matching competing ideologies against each other while trading barbs on an off-field propaganda war that would make the press-conferences nearly as compelling as the football. I still contact them and even the physiotherapists. The Spurs cannot afford to flame out of the cup competitions early, as they did last season.