Real Madrid striker Benzema: My best yet to come | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is delighted with his current form. Benzema, who joined the Spanish giants in 2009, is adamant there is still more to come from him. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is delighted with his current form.Benzema, who joined the Spanish giants in 2009, is adamant there is still more to come from him.”I can’t say if it was the most complete game because I have had other more decisive matches in the past,” he told AS.”But the most important thing is that, after my injury, I felt very good physically. After 15 days out I needed to feel the pleasure of playing again.”My best game is still to come!”

Stoke boss Pulis: Adam our Berbatov | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admits he fancied former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov before he joined Fulham.Instead, Pulis snapped up Charlie Adam from Liverpool. Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admits he fancied former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov before he joined Fulham.Instead, Pulis snapped up Charlie Adam from Liverpool.Pulis said: “We believe he has the ability to do what Berbatov has. Charlie can see a pass and open the door.“He scored 15 goals at Blackpool and we want him to get 10-15 goals for us.“But Berbatov’s an outstanding player, he’s at the top of his game right now, glues everything together and makes it all tick.”

Reading boss McDermott hails Wigan's Martinez as role-model | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Reading manager Brian McDermott is taking tips from Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez. Reading manager Brian McDermott is taking tips from Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez.Martinez is noted for keeping calm under pressure despite the Latics often being embroiled in a relegation dogfight.And Royals chief McDermott reckons Martinez is the man to emulate when your club is in trouble.McDermott said: “I think Roberto Martinez is a really good benchmark for managers in a tricky situation.“I watched his interviews last season when they were struggling a bit and I thought he was first class.“I really like him. He is bright and articulate and he’s done a great job.”

Wigan boss Martinez sorry losing Kone to African Nations Cup | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez admits losing Arouna Kone to the African Nations Cup will be a blow. Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez admits losing Arouna Kone to the African Nations Cup will be a blow.Ivory Coast ace Kone could miss five league and cup matches when he goes to South Africa in mid-January.Martinez said: “We’re going to miss him, but we want to enjoy Arouna’s performances until January.“He is capable of at least doubling his goals total before he goes. He is getting stronger with every game.”

Reading boss McDermott admits pressure was growing before Everton win | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Reading boss Brian McDermott confesses he was feeling the pressure before victory over Everton last week. Reading boss Brian McDermott confesses he was feeling the pressure before victory over Everton last week.McDermott needed to stay calm with reports claiming PSV boss Dick Advocaat had been lined up as his replacement.He said: “Everton was a big result because I didn’t want the burden of going into another game, another week without a win.”

Adkins admits rapping Southampton players ahead of Newcastle clash | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins admits steaming into his players this week after victory over QPR.Saints are desperate to make it two wins in a row. Southampton boss Nigel Adkins admits steaming into his players this week after victory over QPR.Saints are desperate to make it two wins in a row.Adkins had to interrupt the players in training to remind them that this was yet another relegation showdown.He said: “After the first 20 minutes of the session I stopped and said, ‘Don’t think what you have done last week is going to be good enough — you have got to be on it every single training session’.“The final hour was absolutely bang on!”

Brazil threaten Chelsea owner Abramovich's plans for Guardiola | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is facing a new dilemma over coaching target Pep Guardiola. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is facing a new dilemma over coaching target Pep Guardiola.The Daily Mail says Guardiola is on Brazil’s list of targets as they look for a new manager after sacking Mano Menezes.Chelsea are working on a deal which would see the former Barcelona boss take the reins at Stamford Bridge in the summer.But the Brazilian Football Confederation are hoping to make Guardiola the man who leads them to World Cup glory in 2014, a tournament they are hosting.