Diego Simeone hailed the heart of Atletico Madrid after they stunned Barcelona 3-2 to reach the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane confirmed that Gareth Bale would not be fit to feature in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho is finally proving his worth after netting the equaliser against Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City still had work to do despite claiming a 3-1 advantage over Manchester United after the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
Mikel Arteta was pleased to see his Arsenal side overcome a tough FA Cup test against Leeds but was even happier to read Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s programme notes.
David Moyes saluted West Ham’s unlikely FA Cup saviour Pablo Zabaleta after the veteran’s first goal in almost three years helped defeat League One Gillingham.
Sam Kerr hailed the quality of her new team-mates after making her Chelsea debut in a 3-1 win over Reading in the Women’s Super League.
Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro was relieved his side came through their first game of the new year unscathed as the reigning Women’s Super League champions beat Birmingham 2-0.
QPR boss Mark Warburton savoured Lee Wallace’s stunning goal in the 5-1 thrashing of Swansea as his team secured a place in the FA Cup fourth round.
Chris Wilder praised Sheffield United’s attitude after his team learned from the mistakes of a year ago to progress to the FA Cup fourth round.
West Brom manager Slaven Bilic felt his side were more than worthy winners after beating Charlton 1-0 in the FA Cup third round at the Valley.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde blamed Frenkie De Jong’s red card for dropping two points in the derby draw with Espanyol.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased to get through but not happy with his side’s performance after their FA Cup win against Wigan.
Port Vale manager John Askey thought he was dreaming when his side scored against Manchester City before eventually going down to a 4-1 defeat in the FA Cup.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed fears of fatigue at Manchester United after they were forced to settle for an FA Cup replay by Wolves.
Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett saluted a “solid” effort from his team after they edged their FA Cup third-round clash 2-1 against League One rivals Fleetwood.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk praised the courage of his players as they set aside a stuttering promotion push to dump Brighton out of the FA Cup.
Teenager Adam Idah is targeting more Premier League action after his hat-trick fired Norwich into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Dani Carvajal hailed the performance of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in Real Madrid’s 3-0 LaLiga victory at neighbours Getafe.
Ralph Hasenhuttl praised teenage goalscorers William Smallbone and Jake Vokins after they fired Southampton into the fourth round of the FA Cup in a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield.