From the Back Pages, February 25: José Mourinho’s striker remarks overshadow Chelsea’s Turkish trip

José Mourinho has reacted angrily after reports emerged in France of the Chelsea manager making disparaging remarks, delivered in what he apparently considered to be a private conversation, over the quality of the forwards at his disposal. (The Guardian)

Monday, 24th February 2014, 9:05 pm
From the back pages

Robin van Persie reckons the Champions League is so wide open this year that 10 of the remaining 16 teams have a chance of lifting the trophy. (The Independent)

ARSENE WENGER believes the three-horse title race which contains Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea will go right down to the wire and could be decided on the final day of the season. (The Express)

As Arsenal prepare to face Stoke, Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been told to expect a hostile reception next time he travels to the Britannia Stadium. (Daily Mail)

Wayne Rooney determined to forget domestic league form as striker eyes Champions League trophy ahead of Olympiakos test. (The Telegraph)

Harry Redknapp has hit back at critics of his management at Queens Park Rangers, claiming that those behind the scenes do not realise how hard it is to be a manager in the Sky Bet Championship. (The Times)

Jos Buttler has admitted trying to tap into Kevin Pietersen’s fountain of knowledge before he left the international arena. But the big-hitting keeper-batsman knows Pietersen has left behind ‘ big shoes to fill’ as England set off in their new era in the Caribbean this week. (The Mirror)