Guus Hiddink: Pato close to Chelsea debut

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink said on 29 February that Brazilian Alexandre Pato could make his debut soon but that there is competition among the strikers. Mar 1, 2016

Claudio Ranieri: Norwich match will be harder than Arsenal

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said on 25 February that he wants his side to be very, very hungry when they play Norwich City at the weekend after the leaders lost to Arsenal following a last-gasp goal in their previous Premier League outing. Feb 26, 2016

Arsene Wenger laments team after Barcelona loss

Arsene Wenger was a picture of frustration following Arsenals 2-0 Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat to Barcelona on 23 February, describing his team as technically very average on the night. He also lamented their naivety in allowing the otherwise under-par La Liga leaders, who are now unbeaten in 33 matches across all competitions, to exploit them on the counter-attack in scenes that bore a resemblance to Monacos victory in north London last season. Feb 24, 2016

Watch Lionel Messi score incredible shot from behind the goal line

After formal training for Barcelonas La Liga match against Sporting de Gijon on 15 February, Lionel Messi astounded singer-songwriter Eros Ramazzotti with his goal-scoring skill. The Italian musician, who had performed in Barcelona on 14 February, joined Messi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and head coach Luis Enrique for a kick about, and suggested Messi shoot at a nearby goal - which had its goalmouth facing away from them. Feb 17, 2016

Nigel de Jong talks of ‘winner’s mentality’ after joining LA Galaxy

The LA Galaxy presented their latest acquisition on 16 February, in the shape of former Dutch international Nigel de Jong. The 31-year old midfielder negotiated a release from the final two years of his contract with AC Milan to come to the MLS club in Los Angeles that now features Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos among its roster. Feb 17, 2016