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Top class star makes surprise claim, says Spurs star is on the same level as Messi

Top class star makes surprise claim, says Spurs star is on the same level as Messi – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham take on Juventus in the Champions League later tonight and Giorgio Chiellini has been talking up Harry Kane’s ability ahead of the clash.

The Italian centre-back revealed that the England international is on par with Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar right now.

He said: “Kane is now among the elite players in the world. Over the last years, with the goals he has scored, he has been on the level of the best. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar — Kane has been on that level. He is one of those players that is irreplaceable – and I am sure that Tottenham will be doing all they can to make sure he stays.”

There is no doubt that Kane is the best striker around Europe right now but to claim that he is on a similar level to that of Lionel Messi is frankly surprising. The Barcelona superstar is simply in a league of his own.

Kane is a world-class player who would improve most teams around the world but it seems that the Juventus star is overrating his opponent for tonight.

Tottenham will be hoping for an away win tonight and they will want to take a lead back to Wembley for the second leg. The Londoners have been in superb form lately and they will be full of confidence for this one.

Pochettino’s men recently beat Manchester United and Arsenal in the league.

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It took mere minutes for Trump to undermine RNC spokesperson’s claim that he’s a champion of women

During an MSNBC interview on Saturday morning, Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said that the Trump White House “stands with women, unmistakably.”

Less than an hour later, Trump completely undercut McEnany’s talking point with a tweet in which he defended men accused of sexual assault.

“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” Trump said, alluding to two White House staffers who departed this week amid accusations of domestic assault.

McEnany’s MSNBC appearance came the morning after Trump praised Rob Porter, the former top White House aide who was publicly accused of domestic abuse by both of his ex-wives this week. Porter’s first wife, Colbie Holderness, provided media outlets with a photo of her with a black eye she said Porter gave her in 2005, while his second, Jennifer Willoughby, said she got a restraining order against Porter after they separated. Apparently, Trump does not find that evidence persuasive.

During his comments on Friday, the president completely ignored Porter’s alleged victims and emphasized that he “says he’s innocent and you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent.”

Saturday morning, MSNBC host Alex Witt asked McEnany if she understands “why some people are upset at the president because he didn’t acknowledge the women or the abuse that they allegedly took.”

“Absolutely not,” McEnany replied. “This is a president that’s hired women at record rates, he appreciates women, he’s empowered them throughout his administration.”

Witt pushed back, pointing out that Trump’s staffing decisions aside, “there seems to be a tone deafness” involved in responding to abuse allegations by praising the abuser and ignoring the victims.

Later, Witt brought up the broader context in which the president is defending an alleged abuser — Trump himself denies each of the 14 sexual assault allegations against him, but has been recorded bragging about grabbing women by the genitals without their consent.

But McEnany disputed Witt’s contention that the Access Hollywood is evidence of Trump admitting to wrongdoing.

“That was not an admission of anything, that was locker room talk,” McEnany said, alluding to the term Trump used to dismiss the significance of the recording during the campaign

Witt closed by asking McEnany if she’s “comfortable with the tenor of the things that have been said and done by this president.”

“Just looking at the Access Hollywood tape — I mean, that is irrefutable, despite the fact that he tried to question whether or not it is a legitimate tape,” Witt added.

But McEnany wouldn’t budge. She again dismissed the tape as “words” that Trump “apologized for,” before insisting that “this is a White House that stands with women, unmistakably.”

“I understand that people want to go back to the past and relitigate a campaign issue, but the fact is the American people elected Donald Trump as president of the United States and his administration has stood for women.”

Minutes later, however, Trump signaled that he believes the real victim in the Rob Porter scandal is Porter himself — not the women he allegedly abused.


Sensational claim Arsene Wenger didn’t want star January signing

Wenger

Arsene Wenger may not have been fully on board with the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – according to Paul Merson at least.

He thinks the Arsenal boss usually looks for top value signings, with players who can then be sold on to generate money for the club, and signing the forward for such a huge sum from BVB represents a break from this policy.

Merson thinks it’s akin to the Robin van Persie transfer Manchester United forced through – and Wenger only has one thing in mind when it comes to the player and what he can bring to the club.

“These don’t seem like Arsene Wenger signings to me,” Merson told Sky Sports’ The Debate.

“When has he ever bought a 29-year-old for £60m with no sell-on clause? Never ever.

“Sir Alex Ferguson did it a few years ago. 

“He said he needed to win the league and he got Robin van Persie to score him the goals to get above Manchester City.

“There was no sell-on, he got him to win the league, then he planned to retire. 

“The Aubameyang signing says to me, ‘this is a top-four signing then see you later.’”

Trophies

If the claim holds true and the forward has only been brought in to win trophies or get Arsenal into the top four, he may well have a job on his hands.

The Gunners are miles off the pace in the Premier League and will probably have to settle for a spot in the Europa League again, with even fifth place looking out of their grasp – and in terms of trophies, the Premier League is obviously out.

They are in the final of the Carabao Cup, and that looks like their best chance of a trophy, especially considering the level of sides who are in the Europa League this season.