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James Maddison scored a penalty in Leicester's 5-3 loss at Fulham
James Maddison scored a penalty in Leicester's 5-3 loss at Fulham

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Food for thought

James Maddison has taken to social media to clarify his comments over his Leicester team-mates not being "hungry enough" in yesterday's 5-3 defeat at Fulham.

The Foxes were booed off at half-time by the travelling support at Craven Cottage when 3-0 down.

Dramatic wins for fellow strugglers Everton and Nottingham Forest mean Dean Smith's side are back in the relegation zone with three games remaining and Maddison's post-match interview caused a stir among the club's fans.

The 26-year-old said: "I'm hurting. This was a big game for us and we were not at it.

"We didn't start the game well enough. We need to do the basics well. We were not hungry enough to want to win the game."

But in a subsequent Tweet, the England midfielder stressed that his comments did not relate to the attitude of his fellow Foxes stars.

He explained: "When I say not hungry enough, I mean aggressive and on the front foot in duels, not us wanting to win or realising the importance."

Leicester host Liverpool next Monday before a trip to Newcastle a week later and a final-day showdown with West Ham.

Culture club

Harry Kane wants to help Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy improve the club's culture this summer.

Spurs look certain to miss out on next season's Champions League after a disappointing campaign which saw Antonio Conte dismissed as manager back in March.

The future of star striker Kane, 29, is firmly up in air as a result but in a fresh interview, the England captain has hinted that he is keen to chat to Levy about making changes that can help the club succeed long-term.

Kane said: "On the pitch, you know I always give 100%. I always give my all for the team and for the club.

"I think off the pitch, I'd like to have those conversations with the chairman and the staff here and try to give my opinion on some of the things that I think can help us just be more consistent and more successful in the culture that we try to set.

"I feel like from a culture point of view, we've been too up and down over the last few years so, in any great team, any winning team, you know they have a way of doing things and whoever comes in, or is added to that, they kind of fit in straight away and know the standards. 

"Ours have been a little bit loose I feel like, and we need to find a way to create that environment that drives success."

Manchester United are thought to be desperate to lure the marksman to Old Trafford with Kane still yet to win a single piece of silverware at Spurs.

The place to be

Jude Bellingham has been urged to join Real Madrid by Roman Calderon
Jude Bellingham has been urged to join Real Madrid by Roman Calderon

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has sold Jude Bellingham the dream at Real Madrid.

The 71-year-old helped facilitate Cristiano Ronaldo's eventual move to the Bernabeu in 2009 and knows all about what a Los Blancos move can do for a player's career.

England starlet Bellingham, 19, has been heavily linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund this summer and Calderon believes a switch to the Spanish capital is a no-brainer.

He explained: "I always say that those players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Vinicius Junior. They give a lot to us, but Real Madrid gives much more to them.

"When I signed Cristiano, I told him how important it would be for him to be here and he realised that.

"You can get personal awards here and collective awards. Your prestige goes up very much. 

"Everyone realises that a player coming to Real Madrid has gone to the top because the prestige of the club all around the world is amazing."

Wolves charged

Wolves have been charged with two FA rule breaches relating to fan behaviour during their clash with Chelsea last month. 

Three men were arrested for homophobic chanting during the 1-0 win, which continued despite an address over the PA system at Molineux stipulating that such behaviour would not be tolerated.

Both Wolves and Chelsea expressed their disappointment over the incident after the contest and the FA have now moved to charge the home club accordingly.

Wolves have until next Monday to respond.

Nev's warning

Jurgen Klopp will hope to bolster his Liverpool squad in the coming months
Jurgen Klopp will hope to bolster his Liverpool squad in the coming months

Gary Neville has told Liverpool's owners they must back Jurgen Klopp this summer.

The Reds are facing the prospect of no Champions League football for the first time in seven years next season after a disappointing Premier League campaign.

And now former Manchester United full-back Neville, 48, has stressed the need for Fenway Sports Group to provide their German boss with reinforcements.

Neville said: "Jurgen Klopp has to be supported this summer. 

"He was supported a number of years ago when they fell short and pushed themselves in the transfer market. They’re going to have to go there again this summer because other teams are going to invest.

"Klopp's strength over the last six or seven years has been in the quality of his football but also the strength of recruitment. He has been able to get the most out of players that haven't cost stupid amounts.

"Look at those £30 or £40million signings of [Diogo] Jota, [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane, [Andy] Robertson, they have been absolutely outstanding. 

"They will have to do a bit of that, but they will also have to put down some serious money on a couple of players."

Express yourself

Michail Antonio has found some form in front of goal for West Ham recently
Michail Antonio has found some form in front of goal for West Ham recently

Michail Antonio has no intention of ditching his whacky goal celebrations any time soon.

The West Ham forward, 33, has been making waves with his unique post-goal antics for several years and believes it gives him a rare chance to showcase his off-field personality to those watching.

Speaking to Arsenal legend Ian Wright on the latest episode of the Behind the Game series, Antonio explained: "It's my character, and it's always been my character, to show my personality. 

"I used to be quite serious, then I thought that people needed to start seeing my personality because everyone has just seen me as that footballer and nobody knows Michail. 

"So I thought I'd start doing things slightly different so I could start portraying myself as me, other than just another footballer.”

Antonio and the Hammers host Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar in the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final on Thursday.


Leicester CityPremier LeagueJames MaddisonLiverpoolTottenham HotspurHarry KaneJude BellinghamReal MadridWolverhampton WanderersWest Ham United
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