Arsenal starlet Oxlade-Chamberlain: Self-confidence always important | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will never suffer from a lack of confidence.The Ox’s cocksure attitude can help the transition into life among elite footballers.

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will never suffer from a lack of confidence.

The Ox’s cocksure attitude can help the transition into life among elite footballers.

As does an upbringing in a football family. His father Mark was also an England international and his Uncle Neville a professional footballer.

“You have to have that confidence otherwise you won’t go anywhere,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain.

“If you don’t believe in yourself, no-one else will. But you also have to keep your feet on the ground, realise it is a very hard league and that you cannot take your foot off the gas at any time.

“In one moment, it can go from being good to being bad.

“You have to make sure it doesn’t happen so you have to approach every training session and every game in the same way. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll keep my head down and keep working.”

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Man Utd delay NYSE stock float | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United have delayed plans to float on the New York Stock Exchange.

Manchester United have delayed plans to float on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Daily Mail says United have temporarily postponed their flotation on the New York Stock Exchange amid market fears caused by the Eurozone crisis.

The Glazer family, who own the club, are believed to have been spooked by the volatile US markets – forcing them to reconsider their £193million flotation in New York.

The plan had been to begin trading United’s shares from early August, but this has been put on ice.

Advisers at the club are reassessing the plan to list the company’s shares after another dismal week in the eurozone, causing the markets to slide.

Kompany: Man City success never guaranteed | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Vincent Kompany insists there’s been a lot of hard work behind Manchester City’s success.

Vincent Kompany insists there’s been a lot of hard work behind Manchester City‘s success.

Kompany admitted it had not always been plain sailing at the Etihad Stadium, but relished the challenge of leading the side.

He said: “I have never denied that this can sometimes be the hardest team in the league of which to be captain; but like I said I am all about responsibility and challenge.

“This Man City project was probably one of the most difficult projects in Europe to be part of and so far we have all done a good job even though a lot of people said it (success) wasn’t going to happen so quickly.

“I like the kind of characters that we have in our team; I like the challenges we have ahead of us. Now is the time to build the culture of winning we are in the right time; we are in the right moment.”

Man City defender Kompany proud of captaincy | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany is proud to be club captain.The Belgian has just signed a new six-year deal with City.

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany is proud to be club captain.

The Belgian has just signed a new six-year deal with City.

“My family is happy and there are so many more trophies to win at this club that is why it makes it so special.

“I take it with great pride that I have been chosen to be captain and lead this team. Especially in England, more than other competitions, being the captain has got a lot more responsibility involved with it.

“I thrive on responsibility – the more I get, the more I perform; I am at the right club because I have built something here already.

“I can’t wait to get started again. I am really excited about the season ahead.”

Liverpool boss Rodgers upbeat after Roma defeat | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was satisfied with his players after their defeat to AS Roma in Boston.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was satisfied with his players after their defeat to AS Roma in Boston.

Liverpool looked slick at times against opponents that boasted a significant fitness advantage and there were more glimpses that his methods are beginning to sink in.

“I have to say I was very pleased,” said Rodgers. “There were real positives in the game. Roma are ahead of us in their preparations and I was very impressed with them but this was step up and just what we needed.

“Once we get our top quality players back, the England players who have only just returned from holiday, you will see another step up.

“It was good to see the younger lads get some minutes under their belts. It was a really positive experience.”

Real Madrid winger Di Maria delighted with preseason goals | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria is delighted to be already amongst the goals in preseason.Di Maria struck twice in their friendly win at Real Oviedo this week.

Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria is delighted to be already amongst the goals in preseason.

Di Maria struck twice in their friendly win at Real Oviedo this week.

“Our aim for this year includes the three competitions, so we hope we can win all three of them,” said Di Maria.

“I hope I can continue to develop, achieve my aims and to have a positive, injury-free season.”

Barcelona admit new signing Edgar Ie out three months | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Barcelona have confirmed new signing Edgar Ié is out for three months after undergoing foot surgery.The former Sporting Lisbon midfielder only signed for Barca last week.

Barcelona have confirmed new signing Edgar Ié is out for three months after undergoing foot surgery.

The former Sporting Lisbon midfielder only signed for Barca last week.

Edgar and Agostinho Cá joined from Sporting on four-year deals.