11 things we loved this weekend: Kante, Babel, Kane, Suarez, Batshuayi & more
Tottenham and Chelsea players grabbed our attention over the weekend, alongside former Liverpool and Arsenal men.
There are few who enjoy the international break, but the Nations League has already offered some brilliant moments so far.
Here is our pick of the action on and off the field, with a shout out to one very sweary Scotsman in the Scottish Football League.
We all get a bit nervous before a big game. Five-year-old England mascot Ben Williams is no different. Thankfully he had Kane by his side.
Football is brilliant. pic.twitter.com/2w3jNYUa6X
— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) September 9, 2018
Just watch and listen in all its glory. (Maybe with your headphones on if you’re at work.)
Some gloriously audible Ayrshire swearing after Alloa's second goal yesterday. We truly do not deserve the Scottish Professional Football League pic.twitter.com/uxgdWgziSx
— Jamie (@Sinclair1875) April 23, 2018
Yes, he still plays football.
A point-blank shinner via a blast from the past. Welcome back to the scoresheet, @Ryanbabel.
— SOCCER.COM (@soccerdotcom) September 9, 2018
The France national side, along with 80,000 supporters at the Stade De France, serenade Kante. Magic.
Quand le Stade de France reprend la chanson de N'Golo Kanté avec les Bleus 😍 pic.twitter.com/i6cJGQxaFI
— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) September 9, 2018
When footballs aren’t ricocheting off the post and into his face, the Chelsea striker can get on the scoresheet for his national side. Batshuayi’s brace against Scotland saw him notch up this decent record.
Michy Batshuayi with Belgium. 🇧🇪
19 games, 5 starts
10 goals, 1 assist
692 minutes played, 1 goal every 69 minutes.
— MichyStyle🦇 (@MichyStyle) September 9, 2018
Question marks over Guillermo Ochoa’s position in goal for the free-kick, but the rest is pure class from the former Liverpool striker.
Luis Suárez put on an incredible show in #MEXURU tonight.
— #ThankYouDeuce (@JogaBonito_USA) September 8, 2018
There’s a reason Didier Deschamps sticks with Giroud: the striker keep on scoring goals. He’s now France’s third highest top-scorer, surpassing Zinedine Zidane.
Giroud goal v Netherlands 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/xhU1jFqPQh
— CFC (@CFCGallery) September 9, 2018
The Dane’s brace saw off Wales. This one is the pick of the bunch. A kiss off the post and in. Lovely.
The teenage sensation strikes again.
This video tribute was played at half-time to the veteran midfielder.
Unlike his team-mates, he’s not a fan of scoring by tika-taka style.