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Leipzig’s Fernandes da Silva, up, and Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke chairman confirms interest in re-signing Ozil

The midfielder made his professional debut at the Bundesliga side, who are eager to bring him back to the club in the future

Schalke chairman confirms interest in re-signing Ozil

The midfielder made his professional debut at the Bundesliga side, who are eager to bring him back to the club in the future

Dele Alli warned to watch his fingers for reunion with referee Clement Turpin as Tottenham ring changes for Dortmund clash

Mauricio Pochettino will warn Dele Alli to keep a careful eye on his fingers as he prepares to go face-to-face with referee Clement Turpin for the first time since risking a World Cup ban. Turpin takes charge of Tottenham’s Champions League Group H clash against Borussia Dortmund and Pochettino does not want Alli to take any more chances with the official, having only just returned from a European suspension. Alli was forced to argue that he had not aimed a single-finger gesture at Turpin during England’s victory over Slovakia in September. Had he been found guilty, then the 21-year-old would have almost certainly been banned for one or two of England’s World Cup group games. But Fifa accepted Alli’s explanation that he had gesticulated at England team-mate Kyle Walker and let him off with a one-match international suspension and a £3,800 fine. Alli only returned from his European ban for a red card in last season’s Europa League in Tottenham’s last Champions League victory over Real Madrid that secured qualification into the knock-out stage of the competition. And manager Pochettino does not want to lose him again. Asked about the prospect of Alli’s first meeting with Turpin, Pochettino said: “Thank you for telling me because I didn’t know. It’s important to be aware. I will tell Dele to be careful if he plays. Always it’s important. “The referee moves on and I’m sure nothing is in his mind to ban him for that situation. But this is always good to know. I will tell Dele.” Dele Alli was caught swearing by the cameras Another man who has been involved in recent disciplinary problems is striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who lost his place in the Dortmund team for bad behaviour. But Dortmund manager Peter Bosz confirmed Aubameyang will start against Tottenham, as the German club attempt to improve on their terrible run of form that has seen them lose their last three Bundesliga games. “Aubameyang will play,” said Bosz. “I told him he wouldn’t play against Stuttgart and afterwards I talked to him again and the team. Today, he trained with the team and told him he’d play. “I hope there’s a reaction from Aubameyang. We talked about it and tomorrow (Tuesday) is his first game back from the disciplinary action. We talked about it and, from my point of view, it’s finished.” Pochettino confirmed that he will rotate some players on Tuesday night, which could see Harry Kane given a rest. It also means Danny Rose is in line for a recall after being omitted from the match-day squad to face Arsenal. “Danny Rose is doing well,” said Pochettino. “The training session on Saturday was tough for him and he will train with the group and then I will decide if he plays (against Dortmund) or not. If you ask about problems, no, there is no issue with him. Danny Rose (front) is expected to start Credit: GETTY IMAGES “We only rest players who need to rest for different reasons. Always what’s best for them and the team. I hope not too many rest because it’s a Champions League game and we want to win and it’s better to win than to wait for APOEL. “The objective was to qualify and we achieved that but it’s important to finish first if we can.” The north London derby defeat to Arsenal has raised questions over Tottenham’s ability to win big games away from home. But Pochettino is not worried about his side’s form on the road. “We are so happy if we analyse the last three seasons with how the clubs is improving,” said Pochettino. “Now the expectation is to win the Champions League and the Premier League. Our project medium and long term is to buy the best players, and try to win. “I am happy with the pressure and criticism. It means people expect more of us. People consider us at this level. We are so calm and we know very well we have improved a lot in every single aspect. Every club in the top six has trouble to compete away from home. If you look on the internet to see what happened with the other clubs, you will be surprised because we are better than others away from home. “Tomorrow (Tuesday) is another game, winning here is difficult. Dortmund are a very good team. Our challenge is to finish top of a tough group.”

Dele Alli warned to watch his fingers for reunion with referee Clement Turpin as Tottenham ring changes for Dortmund clash

Mauricio Pochettino will warn Dele Alli to keep a careful eye on his fingers as he prepares to go face-to-face with referee Clement Turpin for the first time since risking a World Cup ban. Turpin takes charge of Tottenham’s Champions League Group H clash against Borussia Dortmund and Pochettino does not want Alli to take any more chances with the official, having only just returned from a European suspension. Alli was forced to argue that he had not aimed a single-finger gesture at Turpin during England’s victory over Slovakia in September. Had he been found guilty, then the 21-year-old would have almost certainly been banned for one or two of England’s World Cup group games. But Fifa accepted Alli’s explanation that he had gesticulated at England team-mate Kyle Walker and let him off with a one-match international suspension and a £3,800 fine. Alli only returned from his European ban for a red card in last season’s Europa League in Tottenham’s last Champions League victory over Real Madrid that secured qualification into the knock-out stage of the competition. And manager Pochettino does not want to lose him again. Asked about the prospect of Alli’s first meeting with Turpin, Pochettino said: “Thank you for telling me because I didn’t know. It’s important to be aware. I will tell Dele to be careful if he plays. Always it’s important. “The referee moves on and I’m sure nothing is in his mind to ban him for that situation. But this is always good to know. I will tell Dele.” Dele Alli was caught swearing by the cameras Another man who has been involved in recent disciplinary problems is striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who lost his place in the Dortmund team for bad behaviour. But Dortmund manager Peter Bosz confirmed Aubameyang will start against Tottenham, as the German club attempt to improve on their terrible run of form that has seen them lose their last three Bundesliga games. “Aubameyang will play,” said Bosz. “I told him he wouldn’t play against Stuttgart and afterwards I talked to him again and the team. Today, he trained with the team and told him he’d play. “I hope there’s a reaction from Aubameyang. We talked about it and tomorrow (Tuesday) is his first game back from the disciplinary action. We talked about it and, from my point of view, it’s finished.” Pochettino confirmed that he will rotate some players on Tuesday night, which could see Harry Kane given a rest. It also means Danny Rose is in line for a recall after being omitted from the match-day squad to face Arsenal. “Danny Rose is doing well,” said Pochettino. “The training session on Saturday was tough for him and he will train with the group and then I will decide if he plays (against Dortmund) or not. If you ask about problems, no, there is no issue with him. Danny Rose (front) is expected to start Credit: GETTY IMAGES “We only rest players who need to rest for different reasons. Always what’s best for them and the team. I hope not too many rest because it’s a Champions League game and we want to win and it’s better to win than to wait for APOEL. “The objective was to qualify and we achieved that but it’s important to finish first if we can.” The north London derby defeat to Arsenal has raised questions over Tottenham’s ability to win big games away from home. But Pochettino is not worried about his side’s form on the road. “We are so happy if we analyse the last three seasons with how the clubs is improving,” said Pochettino. “Now the expectation is to win the Champions League and the Premier League. Our project medium and long term is to buy the best players, and try to win. “I am happy with the pressure and criticism. It means people expect more of us. People consider us at this level. We are so calm and we know very well we have improved a lot in every single aspect. Every club in the top six has trouble to compete away from home. If you look on the internet to see what happened with the other clubs, you will be surprised because we are better than others away from home. “Tomorrow (Tuesday) is another game, winning here is difficult. Dortmund are a very good team. Our challenge is to finish top of a tough group.”

Dele Alli warned to watch his fingers for reunion with referee Clement Turpin as Tottenham ring changes for Dortmund clash

Mauricio Pochettino will warn Dele Alli to keep a careful eye on his fingers as he prepares to go face-to-face with referee Clement Turpin for the first time since risking a World Cup ban. Turpin takes charge of Tottenham’s Champions League Group H clash against Borussia Dortmund and Pochettino does not want Alli to take any more chances with the official, having only just returned from a European suspension. Alli was forced to argue that he had not aimed a single-finger gesture at Turpin during England’s victory over Slovakia in September. Had he been found guilty, then the 21-year-old would have almost certainly been banned for one or two of England’s World Cup group games. But Fifa accepted Alli’s explanation that he had gesticulated at England team-mate Kyle Walker and let him off with a one-match international suspension and a £3,800 fine. Alli only returned from his European ban for a red card in last season’s Europa League in Tottenham’s last Champions League victory over Real Madrid that secured qualification into the knock-out stage of the competition. And manager Pochettino does not want to lose him again. Asked about the prospect of Alli’s first meeting with Turpin, Pochettino said: “Thank you for telling me because I didn’t know. It’s important to be aware. I will tell Dele to be careful if he plays. Always it’s important. “The referee moves on and I’m sure nothing is in his mind to ban him for that situation. But this is always good to know. I will tell Dele.” Dele Alli was caught swearing by the cameras Another man who has been involved in recent disciplinary problems is striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who lost his place in the Dortmund team for bad behaviour. But Dortmund manager Peter Bosz confirmed Aubameyang will start against Tottenham, as the German club attempt to improve on their terrible run of form that has seen them lose their last three Bundesliga games. “Aubameyang will play,” said Bosz. “I told him he wouldn’t play against Stuttgart and afterwards I talked to him again and the team. Today, he trained with the team and told him he’d play. “I hope there’s a reaction from Aubameyang. We talked about it and tomorrow (Tuesday) is his first game back from the disciplinary action. We talked about it and, from my point of view, it’s finished.” Pochettino confirmed that he will rotate some players on Tuesday night, which could see Harry Kane given a rest. It also means Danny Rose is in line for a recall after being omitted from the match-day squad to face Arsenal. “Danny Rose is doing well,” said Pochettino. “The training session on Saturday was tough for him and he will train with the group and then I will decide if he plays (against Dortmund) or not. If you ask about problems, no, there is no issue with him. Danny Rose (front) is expected to start Credit: GETTY IMAGES “We only rest players who need to rest for different reasons. Always what’s best for them and the team. I hope not too many rest because it’s a Champions League game and we want to win and it’s better to win than to wait for APOEL. “The objective was to qualify and we achieved that but it’s important to finish first if we can.” The north London derby defeat to Arsenal has raised questions over Tottenham’s ability to win big games away from home. But Pochettino is not worried about his side’s form on the road. “We are so happy if we analyse the last three seasons with how the clubs is improving,” said Pochettino. “Now the expectation is to win the Champions League and the Premier League. Our project medium and long term is to buy the best players, and try to win. “I am happy with the pressure and criticism. It means people expect more of us. People consider us at this level. We are so calm and we know very well we have improved a lot in every single aspect. Every club in the top six has trouble to compete away from home. If you look on the internet to see what happened with the other clubs, you will be surprised because we are better than others away from home. “Tomorrow (Tuesday) is another game, winning here is difficult. Dortmund are a very good team. Our challenge is to finish top of a tough group.”

Aubameyang back for Dortmund for Champions League tie with Tottenham

The striker had been suspended for the Bundesliga defeat by Stuttgart, but is available again to under-fire coach Peter Bosz

Aubameyang back for Dortmund for Champions League tie with Tottenham

The striker had been suspended for the Bundesliga defeat by Stuttgart, but is available again to under-fire coach Peter Bosz

Barcelona Star Spending His Injured Time Wisely by Signing Up for €15k-Per-Month Mansion

​Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele is said to be shelling out a massive €15k-a-month for his new luxury home after calling an end to his three months in a suite inside the Juan Carlos I hotel.  The 20-year-old, who became Barca's most expensive player in history over the summer following his €105m (£93m) switch to the Camp Nou from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, has rested on a spot within the centre of Pedralbes, near the Catalonian stadium.  Mbappe, Martial and Dembele front 3 should...

Barcelona Star Spending His Injured Time Wisely by Signing Up for €15k-Per-Month Mansion

​Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele is said to be shelling out a massive €15k-a-month for his new luxury home after calling an end to his three months in a suite inside the Juan Carlos I hotel.  The 20-year-old, who became Barca's most expensive player in history over the summer following his €105m (£93m) switch to the Camp Nou from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, has rested on a spot within the centre of Pedralbes, near the Catalonian stadium.  Mbappe, Martial and Dembele front 3 should...

James Rodriguez and Joshua Kimmich Make an Odd Switch Following Bayern's Victory Over Augsburg

​Following Bayern Munich's 3-0 victory over Augsburg there was much for the Bayern players to celebrate, with the Bavarians maintaining their six point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table. Arturo Vidal and Robert Lewandowski were the goalscorers on the day, however the true standout performer of the match was none other than James Rodriguez. Over the 90 minutes against Augsburg, the Colombian racked up the most touches, the most completed passes, the highest pass accuracy, the most key...

James Rodriguez and Joshua Kimmich Make an Odd Switch Following Bayern's Victory Over Augsburg

​Following Bayern Munich's 3-0 victory over Augsburg there was much for the Bayern players to celebrate, with the Bavarians maintaining their six point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table. Arturo Vidal and Robert Lewandowski were the goalscorers on the day, however the true standout performer of the match was none other than James Rodriguez. Over the 90 minutes against Augsburg, the Colombian racked up the most touches, the most completed passes, the highest pass accuracy, the most key...

​Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann Reveals Biggest Regret & Day That Football Broke His Heart

eart ​Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed that receiving a red card in the 2006 Champions League final after bringing down Samuel Eto'o is one of his biggest footballing regrets, but it was not the day football broke his heart.  The now 48-year-old, who made 200 appearances for the north Londoners across all competitions during two spells with the club, joined the Gunners in 2003 from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. During his inaugural season with the club, the...

​Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann Reveals Biggest Regret & Day That Football Broke His Heart

eart ​Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed that receiving a red card in the 2006 Champions League final after bringing down Samuel Eto'o is one of his biggest footballing regrets, but it was not the day football broke his heart.  The now 48-year-old, who made 200 appearances for the north Londoners across all competitions during two spells with the club, joined the Gunners in 2003 from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. During his inaugural season with the club, the...

​Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann Reveals Biggest Regret & Day That Football Broke His Heart

eart ​Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed that receiving a red card in the 2006 Champions League final after bringing down Samuel Eto'o is one of his biggest footballing regrets, but it was not the day football broke his heart.  The now 48-year-old, who made 200 appearances for the north Londoners across all competitions during two spells with the club, joined the Gunners in 2003 from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. During his inaugural season with the club, the...

Pressure builds on Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz

Dortmund sits fifth in the Bundesliga table and is third in its Champions League group.

Pressure builds on Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz

Dortmund sits fifth in the Bundesliga table and is third in its Champions League group.

Pressure builds on Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz

Dortmund sits fifth in the Bundesliga table and is third in its Champions League group.

McKennie impresses again; Schalke goes 2nd

Schalke will enter the Revierderby in the Bundesliga's second place after a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday.

McKennie impresses again; Schalke goes 2nd

Schalke will enter the Revierderby in the Bundesliga's second place after a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday.

McKennie impresses again; Schalke goes 2nd

Schalke will enter the Revierderby in the Bundesliga's second place after a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday.

Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA

Bremen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hannover's head coach Andre Breitenreiter reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, 19 November 2017. Bremen won 4-0. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Bremen's Zlatko Junuzovic, left, and Hannover's Felix Klaus challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's team celebrates after the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. Schalke defeated Hamburg with 2-0 and is now on the second place of the table behind Bayern. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's Max Meyer is carried by Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Bremen's coach Florian Kohfeldt arrives for the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and Hannover 96, in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's Guido Burgstaller scores his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's team celebrates after the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. Schalke defeated Hamburg with 2-0 and is now on the second place of the table behind Bayern. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Bremen's Zlatko Junuzovic, left, and Hannover's Felix Klaus challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)

Bremen's Zlatko Junuzovic, left, and Hannover's Felix Klaus challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)

Bremen's coach Florian Kohfeldt arrives for the German Bundesliga soccer match between SV Werder Bremen and Hannover 96, in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)

Schalke's Max Meyer is carried by Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's Guido Burgstaller scores his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Bremen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hannover's Sebastian Maier (L) in action against Bremen's Philipp Bargfrede (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, 19 November 2017. Bremen won 4-0. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Bremen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Bremen's Fin Bartels in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, 19 November 2017. Bremen won 4-0. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Bremen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Bremen's Max Kruse (R) celebrates with his teammate Fin Bartels (L) after scoring a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, 19 November 2017. Bremen won 4-0. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Bremen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Bremen's Max Kruse (L) celebrates with his teammate Fin Bartels (R) after scoring a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, 19 November 2017. Bremen won 4-0. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Bremen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Bremen's Max Kruse scores a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 in Bremen, Germany, 19 November 2017. Bremen won 4-0. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

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