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19/02/2008 11:01

Papers: Kings of Lyon

Giggs: We'll be Kings of Lyon
Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United will be driven on by last year’s Champions League semi-final heartache. The Wales wing wizard, 34, will make his 100th appearance in the competition if he features against Lyon in the Stade Gerland. He admits he still thinks back to the devastating 3-0 defeat by AC Milan last May. But with a much stronger squad to choose from this year, he is sure United can banish that memory once and for all. "I think the players who experienced that disappointment in Milan will be helped by it. Milan weren’t really going for anything else and were able to rest players. This year we’ll hopefully be wiser."
Martin Blackburn, The Sun

Carlos Tevez tells The Sun that he is going to France to put his feet up: "We are ready," he says. "Let’s be clear — we are not going to France on holiday. We want to qualify."

Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Gilberto has warned United winger Nani to stop being so skilful. If he continues to show off his talents, he'll "get a bad kick", apparently.

New England boss Fabio Capello has backed the Reds to succeed in Europe, telling the Mirror: "If United keep their concentration and play to their best, they can go all the way in Europe."

The Daily Mail reports that no action will be taken against William Gallas after "television pictures clearly showed [the Frenchman] kick Nani". Referee Alan Wiley missed the incident but, having reviewed video evidence refused to condemn the Arsenal centre-back.

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