Evening Report: May 23

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says the players must kick on in the Champions League after qualifying for a 16th successive season.

The Gunners were eliminated by Bayern Munich at the last 16 stage this year and the Frenchman has set his sights on an improved performance next term.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill cannot wait to put his feet up after the Blues' gruelling 69-match season.

The 27-year-old is currently in America on the club's US tour, but will link up with the England squad ahead of upcoming friendlies with Ireland and Brazil.

Joe Hart has told Manchester City they must show the character to bounce back and "massively improve" next season.

The 2012 Premier League champions failed to pick up silverware this term and saw boss Roberto Mancini depart the club.

England boss Roy Hodgson believes Phil Jones' best chance of establishing himself in the national side lays at centre-half.

Hodgson picked the Manchester United ace at right-back for his opening game in Norway a year ago but the 21-year-old has not added to his five England caps since.

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson insists the players are determined to beat Jamaica in their upcoming exhibition match in the Caribbean.

Andre Villas-Boas's side take on the Reggae Boyz on Friday morning in the build-up to the hosts' World Cup qualifiers against Honduras, USA and Mexico.

And finally, Lionel Messi says he feels honoured to be wearing the No.10 jersey at Barcelona, and follow in the footsteps of Ronaldinho and other club legends.

The Argentina international inherited Ronaldinho's number when the Brazilian left Barca for AC Milan in the summer of 2008 and he has claimed it marked a special moment in his early career.

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