PODCAST | The Football News Show – Episode 159

Nathan Staples and Jeremy Smith look back at the Champions League and Europa League results for French sides, a Ligue 1 weekend where Reims continued their roll and Monaco are inching away from the drop-zone.  

Marcelo (Lyon): “Maybe this is the return of the golden years for Lyon in the Champions’ League.”

Speaking to Téléfoot, Lyon central defender Marcelo looked ahead to next week’s tie with FC Barcelona. “We had a difficult group but we did not lose a single game. Manchester City are one of the best teams currently and we beat … Read more »

Neymar Sr: “We have had no calls with Barcelona, that is false.”

Speaking in an interview with Téléfoot, Brazilian and PSG superstar Neymar’s father, Neymar Sr, discussed his son’s future amid rumours linking him with a return to Barcelona. “There are two people who speak for Neymar: me and him, at no moment … Read more »

Marco Verratti agrees yet another contract extension with PSG

Our colleagues at Paris United report this evening that 26-year-old Italian central midfielder Marco Verratti has agreed yet another contract extension with PSG. The affectionately named “Hibou” will have a new deal until 2024, a 3-year extension to his current contract … Read more »

Karim Benzema on the French national team: “There is a new generation, new young players.”

Speaking to Téléfoot earlier this week after beating Ajax 2-1 in Amsterdam with Real Madrid, French attacker Karim Benzema discussed Cristiano Ronaldo and the French national team. On Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure: Each game for me is a new fight, a new … Read more »

Lyon manager Bruno Génésio on Manchester City, Pini Zahavi & Lionel Messi

Speaking in an interview with Téléfoot, Lyon manager Bruno Génésio discussed Manchester City, Pini Zahavi, Lionel Messi and much more. On Manchester City: It was a match where we rivalled both tactically and technically one of the best teams in Europe… … Read more »