Trending: Carroll victim of armed robbery, Schmetzer gets Sounders job

ESPN FC’s Martin Ainstein keys in on Tottenham’s defensive mistakes in their UCL loss to Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley.

Here are the latest stories for Thursday.

WEST HAM: West Ham striker Andy Carroll was threatened by men claiming to be armed with a gun in an attempted robbery as he returned home from a training session.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino said he felt “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

LEICESTER: Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri praised Kasper Schmeichel as one of Europe’s best goalkeepers after the Foxes edged closer to the Champions League knockout stages.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale said his team must improve in both defence and attack after Wednesday night’s surprisingly dramatic 3-3 Champions League Group F draw at Legia Warsaw.

JUVENTUS: Massimiliano Allegri accused his Juventus side of being too gung-ho in their 1-1 Champions League draw with Lyon.

MLS: The Seattle Sounders took away the interim tag and named Brian Schmetzer as their head coach on Wednesday night. Schmetzer took over as the interim head coach after Sigi Schmid was let go in late July. At the time, Seattle was in ninth place in the MLS Western Conference and in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

ENGLAND: England’s players will wear black armbands bearing poppies when they play Scotland at Wembley on Armistice Day, the Football Association has said.

MAN CITY: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has said reports he provoked Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the aftermath of his side’s 3-1 win on Tuesday are “absurd.”

MAN UNITED: Memphis Depay may have to leave Manchester United to get his career back on track, according to Fenerbahce coach Dick Advocaat.

ARGENTINA: Despite welcoming Lionel Messi back into the national team fold from injury, Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza is still worried about his team’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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