Pochettino wants to win a trophy with Tottenham

first_imgTottenham is about to finish in the top four again in the English Premier League but Mauricio Pochettino knows that it is not enough to prove that they are a top club.The Argentinian coach knows that a trophy is needed to simply prove that the Spurs belong to the group of the world’s top teams and he sees it as the next step of his side’s development – and he claimed that he wants to win a trophy with his team as soon as possible to show how good they can be.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The former Southampton manager spoke about his side’s future and his personal goals as he said, according to TBR Football:“The first step is to be competitive and to reduce the gap with the top four.  And after 23 years it is the first time we have finished above all of the London clubs. But next is to win a trophy, although we are not a club which wins a lot in recent years.”last_img read more

Ronaldo boost for Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid have received a welcome boost in the return of Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward completed his first training session of the week, reports MarcaThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been out injured after being replaced at half-time with an ankle injury in Real’s 2-2 draw against Barcelona at the Nou Camp ten days ago.Head coach Zinedine Zidane had expressed his confidence that Ronaldo would return in time for Real’s Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev on May 26 and was hopeful on including him in time for their final La Liga game of the season on Saturday against Villarreal.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.More good news for Real is that their defender Dani Carvajal also returning to full training with the squad and is expected to start, alongside Ronaldo and co, in the Champions League final in 10 days time.Real won their final home game of the season against the lowly Celta Vigo 6-0 last Saturday to keep the pressure on city rivals Atletico Madrid in the battle for second place in La Liga.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp Animosity directed at Mesut Ozil has been disproportionate

first_imgLiverpool manager says that the animosity meted against Mesut Ozil has been blown out of proportion with unbalanced reportage.There have been controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s photograph with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan which attracted a lot of criticism that affected Germany’s World Cup preparation and performance.Klopp told Sport1 via FourFourTwo he believes the criticisms surrounding the Mesut Ozil’s subject is hypocritical.“This is a classic example of absolute misinformation and, of course, complete nonsense,” he said.“In politics, little things have always been blown up and big things pushed away in order to continue. Normally, intelligent people tend to hold back because it is not easy to say the right thing. I would count myself [among those people] too. All those who have no idea are very loud in these conversations.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I know Ilkay Gundogan very well, I know Emre Can and Nuri Sahin very well. I do not know Mesut so well, but I would like to take him home. I do not doubt these guys, at least about their loyalty to our homeland. The difference is that they just have one more thing [in their heritage]. Where is the problem? That’s beautiful.“Cultural diversity, we all thought it was really cool around the 2006 World Cup. I saw these fantastic commercials where the parents of Gerald Asamoah and Mario Gomez had a barbecue party together.“We all sighed for how great that works. And now two guys are seduced by politically quite intelligent people to have a photo, and then have relatively few opportunities to say what they want 100 per cent right.“That’s why I find this discussion hypocritical. Bad things happened because people were not informed properly. Even the media should not create a buzz around something like this every day. Just cool off and see the people behind it.”last_img read more

Mark Hughes impressed by Danny Ings

first_imgMark Hughes has hailed Danny Ings after the striker scored in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.Ings signed for Southampton from Liverpool on Deadline Day on a season-long loan, and he scored his second goal for the club at Selhurst Park and Hughes is pleased with his mentality.“He’s a good player. He’s got a lot of technical ability along with an eye for a goal which he’s always had in his career so it’s only early days.” Hughes told Sky Sports.“He didn’t train a great deal last week and he’s got a bit of an issue with a huge blister on the bottom of his foot that had to be numbed to allow him to play so he’s lacking a bit of match fitness.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“But goals are the lifeblood of strikers and he’s in a good place at the moment.”Mark Hughes then spoke of Southampton vital away win at Crystal Palace.He added: “They’ve got a lot of good players they can call upon but it was more about us being able to control the game for long periods.“Everybody is in a better frame of mind when you can win before an international break and we’ve been able to do it. That will help our confidence when everybody comes back in 10 days or so.”last_img read more

How Athletic Bilbao has kept tradition alive

first_imgThe Spanish La Liga club has only used players born in the Basque Country or “formed locally”, and they have never been relegated to a lower divisionSpanish La Liga side Athletic Club Bilbao was founded 120 years ago, in 1898.After the 1911 Copa del Rey, the team was accused of fielding ineligible foreign players, and so they decided only to use local ones.The Basque Country team only uses players born there or “formed locally”, which makes everything more difficult but it’s a great tradition.“This football club becomes part of our identity from the second we’re born,” says U16 coach and former footballer Jon Solaun told The Irish Times.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“Any boy born within a 60km radius of here is showered with Athletic balloons and gifts; maternity wards are plastered in red and white.”“I was born in Bilbao and to put on this tracksuit and represent this club is everything to me. I know the boys feel the same pride. We all feel like a piece of history here as a family,” he added.“It’s incredible for the kids to be around one another and watch each other grow through the categories as both people and players. When a Lezama kid pulls on the red and white in San Mamés, we all feel a great sense of triumph.”“We’re all living the dream. Every person in this complex has a season ticket. If the first-team play away, the kids will train then go home and put on their Athletic pajamas to watch the game with their family,” he explained.“The coaches have a meeting point in town where we watch the games together. We’re all members of the Athletic family and have our own culture and identity.”last_img read more

Inzaghi fancies Lazios Champions League chances

first_imgSimone Inzaghi is confident that Lazio can still sustain the chase for a Champions League spot ahead of their showdown with SPAL.Lazio suffered a massive 3-0 home defeat to rivals Inter Milan and would be hoping to get things right against SPAL“We lost a game that was very important for us. We lost it by a wide margin and that should not have happened,” said Inzaghi in his Press conference via Football Italia.“Up until the first goal, it was a very balanced encounter and we had done well. Inter ultimately deserved the win, but we weren’t world-beaters before that game and we’re not worthy of the scrap heap now.“We have to look at what these lads have achieved over the last couple of years, finishing fifth and fourth in Serie A, with an Italian Super Cup on the shelf and a Coppa Italia Final.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“Some people might say that after fifth and fourth, we can give up on the Champions League, but I don’t. I still firmly believe in our chances and so do the players. It’s what we are all working towards.“Too often in Rome, opinion lurches from one side to the other with no sense of equilibrium. We are fourth in Serie A, second in the Europa League in a very tough group and the lads are doing a great job.“We analysed what happened, all took our share of the responsibility and now focus on SPAL, a very well-organised side and dangerous opponents. We can’t afford to get this one wrong.“SPAL’s statistics show how strong they are, including a victory here against Roma last month, so we mustn’t make the same mistake.”last_img read more

Ferdinand wants to end RonaldoMessi debate Theyre ridiculous talents

first_imgRio Ferdinand reckons it’s a blessing to live in the era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who he believes have long since booked their spots as one of football’s all-time greats.The iconic duo have been the ruling forces in world football for over a decade now following record-breaking careers, which has seen them both collect five Ballon d’Ors and reach feats that were previously unimaginable.Although the long-held debate as to who is the best out of the pair has continued to generate many arguments among players, coaches, pundits, and even fans.Messi himself gave a very revealing interview on his relationship with Ronaldo at the end of last month, where he confessed that his respect towards the Portuguese and expressed his belief they both remain the world’s best.But Ferdinand, who was teammates with a young Ronaldo in his early days at Manchester United, believes people should stop comparing the pair and instead simply relish what they’re witnessing.“We are blessed that we are in the presence of these two amazing footballers and it doesn’t matter if you think one is better than the other at this stage,” the ex-defender told Goal.“They are both just ridiculous talents and what puts them so far ahead of everyone else is their mental strength. That area of their game never ceases to amaze me and separates them from everyone else. It is something I marvel at, definitely.“To consistently want to do what they have done at that level for so long is not something many people have and, when you throw in their talent, it’s an incredible combination.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The joy for us as viewers is watching this incredible battle between two great players who are clearly being driven on by the fact they are playing in the same era of the game.ROME, ITALY – MAY 27: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Manchester United FC and Lionel Messi of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Barcelona and Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico on May 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)“If Ronaldo scores a hat-trick one night in the Champions League, you just know Messi will follow up the next night with a hat-trick of his own or some kind of crazy goal that only he can score.“It’s great TV and we should relish it. I think these two have definitely been driven on by each other and we have seen examples of how this works in other sports as well.“Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal are examples of two incredible sporting talents that have had to go to the next level and the next level because they are pushing each other on.“It was the same when (John) McEnroe and (Bjorn) Borg were at the top of tennis. They have always had someone to compete with. Muhammad Ali with Joe Frazer and George Foreman pushing him is another example.“What Ronaldo and Messi are doing is just amazing, but I’m not surprised to see Cristiano at this level. From the moment we saw him at United, all of us in the dressing room said he was going to be the best player in the world and that is what he became.“What’s amazing with these two is they have not just been the best player in the world for one or two years, which was the norm up to this point. They have been the best players in the world for 10 and 12 years, which is ridiculous.”MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 23: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid greets Lionel Messi of Barcelona prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 23: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid greets Lionel Messi of Barcelona prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)last_img read more

Jumpin Junction Announces New Owners

first_imgThe Millers say they plan to continue that community outreach and the same fundraising events: “We really want to be a part of this community and we feel that Jumpin’ Junction is a good way to that. We completely plan to continuing to support those events.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Jumpin’ Junction opened in 2010, in Kenai and has worked with various charities and organizations around the Kenai Peninsula. Kevin and Michelle Miller took over the business earlier this week, and said they plan to expand on what has been built over the past 7 years. Kevin: “We’re look forward to building on what Lauri has built, being part of the community and continuing to expand on what she has developed here.” Previous owner Lauri Kapp announced on Monday, that she has sold the business to a couple she believes will continue to “segue the legacy of the company into the local community.”last_img read more

Week In Review 22632

first_imgMonday 2/26Audio PlayerJennifer-0226.mp3VmJennifer-0226.mp300:00RPdSoldotna Mayor Responds To Kenai River Water Listing, Legislature Is Looking At Potentially Borrowing $1 Billion To Pay Oil Debt, Brewery Owners Worry New Bill Could Hinder Potential For New Business Thursday 3/1Audio Player03-02-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm03-02-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdEfforts To Clean Up Oil Spill In Kodiak Hampered By Inclement Weather, Walmart Raises Minimum Age To Purchase Guns And Ammo, Fred Meyer Joins Other Big Retailers On Tighter Gun Restrictions, Alaska Lawmakers Weigh Gun Protective Orders Friday 3/2Audio PlayerJennifer-0302.mp3VmJennifer-0302.mp300:00RPdSenate Bill Seeks To Crack Down On Abandoned Boats, Alaska’s Iditarod Sled Dog Race To Begin Amid Turbulent Year, City Of Homer Looks At Allowing Marijuana Establishments On The Spit, State Senate Has Proclaimed April As Sexual Assault Awareness Month Tuesday 2/27Audio Player03-02-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm03-02-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdKenai Fire Captain Attending ARFF Response Training, Sen. Sullivan Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Combat Opioid Epidemic, Derelict Building Collapse Allows Fuel Spill Near Kodiak, Sullivan: Debate Over Violence Must Be Broader Than Gunscenter_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 2/28Audio PlayerJennifer-0228.mp3VmJennifer-0228.mp300:00RPdReport Shows Alaska Was Among States Compromised Before 2016 Election, An Anchorage House Member Has Introduced A Gun Bill, Anchorage Man Sentenced In Federal Court For Cyberstalkinglast_img read more