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#play it down

# play-it-down - Monday 1 July, 2019

England star Bronze says she doesn't believe Neville's 'best in the world' claims

The England manager believes his right-back should win this year’s Ballon d’Or, but the Lyon star refuses to agree with the compliment.

# play-it-down - Friday 18 January, 2019

'We have no doubt' - Barca unconcerned about player ineligibility accusations

Levante will lodge a complaint over their Copa del Rey tie, but Ernesto Valverde insisted he was right to pick Chumi.

# play-it-down - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'When I play I'm Luca, not Zidane' – Zinedine's son distances himself from legendary father

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane handed his son Luca his first start in the 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal.

# play-it-down - Monday 14 May, 2018

Salah says he's not consistent enough yet to be compared with Messi and Ronaldo

‘Their performance level is stable. Yet, I need to maintain my high performance level for many seasons’

# play-it-down - Friday 5 January, 2018

'Pure speculation' - Brighton manager Hughton denies bid for Celtic's Dembele

‘There hasn’t been any communication between the two clubs. Hence he is a name, along with lots of other names.’

# play-it-down - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Kane 'focused on Tottenham' after earning a draw against 'the best team in the world'

The Spurs striker has played down talk of a possible move to Spain and hopes his side can kick on in the Champions League.