Miguel Delaney on Conte's brutal training drills and Man City joining Europe's elite
The football journalist is in the studio for episode 23 of the Betway Insider Podcast to discuss the Champions League and more...
Miguel Delaney joins host Tom Bowles and Adam Drury - standing in for resident tipster Alan Alger - for episode 23 of the Betway Insider Podcast.
The football journalist - who writes for ESPN and several other publications - discusses:
- Why Tottenham's defeat to Monaco in the Champions League is not just down to their temporary move to Wembley.
- Whether Leicester City's victory over Club Brugges was really a continuation of their Premier League title-winning 'fairy tale'.
- If the Foxes performance will reinvigorate their domestic campaign.
- What he means when he says the Champions League has become a 'two-tiered' competition.
- Why winning the Champions League does not have the same sense of quest as it did during the nineties.
- Pep Guardiola and how his main objective before he leaves Manchester City is to make them more like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
- Why City supporters should finally embrace UEFA's elite club competition.
- Whether the Premier League should do more to help English clubs in Europe, as Jose Mourinho suggested this week.
- How suited Leicester and Tottenham are to navigating both competitions.
- The insight he gleaned into Antonio Conte's training methods - and how he was spared having to actually do them.
- Whether he is surprised at the egos in Chelsea's dressing room buying into Conte's methods so readily.
- How a post-Euro 2016 hangover is stopping most clubs from being at their peak just yet.
- The work Ronald Koeman has done at Everton and what Shane Long's camp told him about the Dutch manager.
Miguel also talks about his life as a football journalist in Quick Questions, while Alan - via Adam - reveals his Wise Al predictions and bet of the weekend.