After a seven-match winning streak in the league they have lost four of the last five and suddenly their place in the top four is under threat.
He added, "We have Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, who are there, and have always been there. And what I need to do is go the extra mile and surpass them and that's going to be the biggest challenge for next year, I need to surpass one of them in order for me to finish in the top-three next year."
The Greek leg of the torch relay will then run for eight days before the flame is handed to Tokyo 2020 in Athens on March 19.
Palace rallied and were back on level terms in the 75th minute when Zaha, collecting the ball on the left, turned Montoya inside out and then unleashed a powerful shot past helpless Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.At the end of the games, Veracruz sarcastically applauded their opponents who they claim reneged on a promise to respect their strike.
Another side who have been top at Christmas, in the 1999-2000 season, Leeds have also been second at the same point in 1993-94 and fourth in both in 1997-98 and 2001-02. Financial mismanagement saw them drop to the second tier and the side who reached the semifinals of the Champions League in 2000-01 are still in the Championship. They are favorites to come up under the charismatic Marcelo Bielsa, though.
Harry, 35, the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Meghan, a former actor best known for her role in legal drama Suits, 38, met in 2016.
Having been the youngest player to come through Wimbledon qualifying, 15-year-old Coco Gauff stunned five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round in straight sets, belying her ranking of 313.
Chelsea face German giants Bayern Munich, while Paris Saint-Germain, who impressed in the group stage and will be trying to avoid a fourth successive last-16 exit, will take on Borussia Dortmund.
"The task is going to be difficult because we have an opponent that are the reigning champions," said Atletico director Clemente Villaverde.
Top at Christmas in inaugural 1992-93 season, the Canaries have been through the ringer since. This season they are back in the top flight after winning the Championship but involved in a relegation battle.
"PSV's board decided this morning to end its cooperation with chief coach Mark van Bommel," the club said in a statement.
The good-natured Dong remembers well Ferguson's thoughtful act for what was the striker's first Christmas in Britain.
He left the club in 2008 to return to Chinese football, and retired aged 30.
"Definitely a big win for us," Brogdon said. "We really wanted to send a message to the elite teams in the league and get some respect. We've had some big wins but this is the biggest one."
"The performance was really, really good... You can't control a game away from home much more than that," said Potter.
The young Dong joined a squad containing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Ruud van Nistelrooy and he still talks glowingly of manager Ferguson.
"And although they may have some physical limitations, their kind of concentration, their seriousness... that passion actually moves me."
Another side who were fourth on Christmas Day, it was 2003-04 for Saints, but they have been down since. Formed into a solid Premier League side who developed then sold academy players under Pohcettino, they are flirting with relegation this season.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty, 23, rose from the relative anonymity of 15th in the world at the end of 2018 to top the rankings a year later, winning the French Open and the WTA Finals along the way.