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The Chelsea defender spoke about his improvement, saying "Italy is a very competitive league, where most of the teams wait for you. It’s like after uni when you go to do a master's. Italy is like that for defenders. Defend, get into position and they are perfect tactically. They also work a lot on the physical aspect, so I think it’s great for defenders to play in Italy."
The French manager has told the starlet to learn from Theo Walcott. Wenger said "I think his place is here. We like him. I personally rate him as a player and I hope that he will show that he can have a stable position in the team until the end of the season. This season I think he has been similar to Walcott. He has not got rewarded yet. But he is in a similar position because he has worked really hard."
The versatile player has said "I think we'll be challenging this season - we've still got that belief and it is even stronger after working with this manager, and the players over the last few months, I think we've got a fantastic squad, that is ready and capable of challenging."
Hugo Lloris has been hailed by his manager, with the Spurs coach saying "He is a fantastic goalkeeper, one of the best in the world. Today in the second half he was brilliant again. I have not changed my opinion about him, that he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he showed in every action today he is top quality, one of the best."
The Argentine defender said "Aguero is one of the best players in the world inside the box due to his finishing and his all-round quality."
The former midfield player spoke about the magnitude of the game, saying "City already have the characteristic mechanisms of a Guardiola team. They want to have the ball, like we do, and they pressure when they don't have it. There is no better match than this for a football supporter."
The Manchester City defender said on facing Messi, "It doesn’t scare me, no,” Stones told reporters. “I think you have to play against the best to see how you can deal with it and it always brings the best out in you as well."
Portuguese defender Pepe has said "I hope the club call me first to resolve the contract situation. I am calm, people in the club know that this is my home. I have already said that I expect to be with Madrid until the last second. My goal is to retire here."