Football

Evening report: February 11th

Frank Lampard insists he is not focussing on Bobby Tambling's Chelsea goalscoring record, after he notched his 198th goal for the Blues on Saturday. The 34-year-old moved to within four of Tambling's all-time club record of 202.

Lewis Holtby believes Totteham are quickly evolving into a Champions League calibre team. The Germany midfielder admits there's plenty of hard work ahead, but revealed he chose to join Spurs on account of their Champions League potential.

Arsene Wenger has praised his side's defence after a clean sheet helped the Gunners to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sunderland. Arsenal took the lead through Santi Cazorla, but had to dig-in after Carl Jenkinson was sent off for a second yellow card.

Sir Alex Ferguson says he's not paying too much attention to Real Madrid's league form, as Manchester United prepare to face the Spanish giants in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho's side are currently 16 points adrift of league leaders Barcelona, but Ferguson thinks their focus has shifted to winning the European Cup.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says he will drop players who are not "ready to fight" for the team. The defending Premier League champions slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Southampton at the weekend, and now find themselves 12 points behind Manchester United.

Jose Manuel Pinto has signed a new one-year contract extension at Barcelona. The goalkeeper follows the likes of Leo Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol by committing his future to the club.

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