10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde insists he’s happy working with Dembele

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde insists he’s happy working with Dembeleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists he’s happy working with Ousmane Dembele.The Dembele situation has also been an interesting one for Valverde to deal with but on this occasion, he was only concerned with discussing the Frenchman’s playing talents.”I have always considered him one of the best in the world, as I also believe Coutinho to be too,” he said.”We also have plenty more in the team of that profile and that’s why they are here.”He is coming off the back of two beautiful goals and we all hope that he will continue like this.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoBID IN: Arsenal make huge offer for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe

first_imgBID IN: Arsenal make huge offer for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have launched a bid for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe.TMW says Arsenal have offered €50m upfront plus further bonus fees based on appearances and success.Gunners boss Unai Emery is eager to add a new attacking midfield signing and knows plenty about Pepe thanks to his time in charge of PSG.The news of Arsenal’s bid arrives just 24 hours after it broke they had a mega offer rejected by AS Roma for Cengiz Under.Tied to LOSC until 2022, Pepe has stated he is ready to leave – but only after the end of this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoLyon midfielder Houssem Aouar: I had Liverpool offer at 16

first_imgLyon midfielder Houssem Aouar: I had Liverpool offer at 16by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon midfielder Houssem Aouar has revealed he could’ve joined Liverpool before turning pro.Aouar is a target for Manchester City after impressing in the Champions League this season.He said, “Before signing my first professional contract with Lyon in July 2016, Liverpool was interested in me. “I was really thinking about the decision I needed to consider things carefully, what was best for my development.”And I chose Lyon because it is the club in my heart and my goal was to succeed here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoReal Madrid Castilla coach Raul praises Rodrygo Goes after goalscoring performance

first_imgReal Madrid Castilla coach Raul praises Rodrygo Goes after goalscoring performanceby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid Castilla coach Raul praised Rodrygo Goes after victory over Rayo Majadahonda.Rodrygo Goes dropped down to Raul’s side after scoring with the first team in midweek against Osasuna.The 18-year-old continued his goalscoring form by netting the second goal in the 3-1 win, and Raul was asked a host of questions about Rodrygo after the game.”Rodrygo motivates himself,” Raul said.”From the beginning, the situation with him has been clear: he is a first-team player but when he can help Castilla, or Castilla can help him, he will come and play.”He has played at a high level [with Santos in Brazil and in midweek for Real Madrid] and has sacrificed himself, like all of his teammates.”[On Friday] he was training with us, and although we don’t know each other that well, every time that he comes [and trains with Castilla], he gives his all and everyone sees his potential.”He will be watching his progression and knocking down doors.”When asked about Rodrygo’s characteristics, Raul seemed to be lost for words.”Rodrygo has everything,” he noted. “He can score, join attacks, help back in defence… Today we asked him to do a lot of things he is not used to doing and he worked really hard.”In the first half we were far superior and in the second we were made to suffer, yet he was always willing to help.”I’m very happy with him and the whole team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoMason ​Mount: Chelsea youngsters helping each other

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mason ​Mount: Chelsea youngsters helping each otherby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Mason Mount believes there is a positive mentality within the Blues squad that is helping young players come through at the club.Boss Frank Lampard has made it his mission to integrate as many of the club’s youth products into the first team this season.The likes of Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi are enjoying extended game time.And Mount believes that all the youngsters help each other settle and adapt to the demands of being a first team player.”I tried to help Reece in his first start as much as I could but, me being only 20 as well, it’s only my second start,” Mount told reporters. “It’s weird. When you look around, there are so many inexperienced players in the Champions League, young players who just broke through this season.”It’s nice to have that around you where you can all help each other.” last_img read more

21 days agoAZ coach Arne Slot admits Man Utd unlucky with penalty call

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AZ coach Arne Slot admits Man Utd unlucky with penalty callby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAZ Alkmaar coach Arne Slot admits they were lucky to avoid defeat to Europa League opponents Manchester United last night.At the final whistle, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complained about Marcus Rashford being denied a penalty.And Slot said, “We have chased Manchester United where possible. We continued to play compactly in the phases that we had a harder time with and got tired. We kept playing football and could resist the temptation to boot the ball away. “We have given away few chances. We walked away a bit disappointed afterwards to the dressing room. But United could also have received a penalty in the final phase. We were lucky that the referee played on…” last_img read more

10 days agoOlivier Giroud warns Chelsea: I left Arsenal…

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Olivier Giroud warns Chelsea: I left Arsenal…by Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud says he’s prepared to leave Chelsea in January.Giroud has struck in both of France’s games this week, but is fed-up with his situation at club level.After France’s 1-1 draw with Turkey, he said in the mixed zone: “I cannot be content with what I have today in Chelsea. “I’m 33 but still have legs, a profile that will allow me to play a few more years of football. I feel good physically. “The priority is to stay in Chelsea, but if I’m forced to make a choice, I’ll do like the same as when I left Arsenal.” last_img

a day agoAjax defender Joel Veltman: Chelsea looked really good

first_imgAjax defender Joel Veltman: Chelsea looked really goodby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Joel Veltman was left frustrated with defeat to Chelsea.Chelsea won the Champions League tie 1-0 thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s goal. “A messy game, it was waiting for a mistake or lack of attention from a team. Ultimately, it fell to us,” Veltman told NOS. “We were sloppy a few times, so they could counter and so you get that in British football. We also knew that from the games against Tottenham Hotspur, how it can go.”Chelsea just looked really good. They put us under pressure, we didn’t really get into our game. You hear of course sometimes: Chelsea is less, but they have plenty of money and plenty of good players. You could see that a couple of time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: Crystal Palace 2 Spurs 0

first_imgConnor Wickham scored his first goal in more than two years as Crystal Palace compounded a miserable week for Tottenham with a 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round win at Selhurst Park.Wickham had not started a match for Palace since November 2016, thanks largely to a long-term knee injury, but he needed just nine minutes to score his first goal in 799 days as a Spurs side featuring eight changes started slowly.Palace kept the pressure on and won a penalty that ex-Spurs winger Andros Townsend converted after 34 minutes, and when Tottenham won a spot-kick of their own at the other end Kieran Trippier blasted it well wide. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Spurs improved in the second half with Erik Lamela on the pitch but, in the absence of the injured Dele Alli and Harry Kane, Mauricio Pochettino’s men – who were knocked out of the EFL Cup semi-finals by Chelsea on Thursday – lacked the cutting edge to prise Roy Hodgson’s determined Palace side apart.@ConnorWickham10[1-0] #CPFC pic.twitter.com/UjZqJMEvbK— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) January 27, 2019Oliver Skipp fired well wide for Spurs before Palace broke down the right and Jeffrey Schlupp ghosted into the danger zone before unleashing a shot that Paulo Gazzaniga palmed away, only for Wickham to bundle in the rebound with his knee.Things worsened for Spurs when Kyle Walker-Peters used his arm to push a cross away from Wickham’s head and Townsend rifled the ensuing penalty into the left side of the net.Three minutes before half-time Patrick van Aanholt kicked out at Juan Foyth in the Palace box, but Trippier hooked his spot-kick comically wide to the left of Speroni’s goal.Fernando Llorente forced a good save from Speroni with a low shot on the turn as Tottenham made a bright start to the second half but the Spaniard should have done better when Eric Dier teed him up at close range and he fired tamely at the goalkeeper.Lamela and Lucas Moura ensured Tottenham dominated possession and arrived in good positions throughout the second half, but Llorente’s misses were made to feel all the more glaring as the comeback failed to transpire and the absence of Kane loomed large.What does it mean? Spurs continue to falterThis was Tottenham’s third defeat in four matches, following their EFL Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea and Premier League reverse against Manchester United. Pochettino’s side now face three crucial home games in 12 days to turn their form around.Townsend torments TottenhamAndros Townsend has been in great form this season and he showed his old club what they gave up by selling him three years ago with an all-action performance and a clinical penalty kick.Sleepy Sanchez lets Eagles inTottenham defender Davinson Sanchez failed to track the run of Schlupp when he burst into the box after nine minutes to tee up the goal from which the visitors never recovered.Key Opta Facts: – Crystal Palace have reached the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since the 2015-16 season, when they went on to reach the final.- Spurs have lost three of their last four games in all competitions – as many as in their previous 22 games combined.- Andros Townsend’s last two FA Cup goals have been penalties scored in the fourth round – in 2014-15 for Spurs against Leicester and today for Crystal Palace against Spurs.- Excluding shootouts, Kieran Trippier became the first Spurs player to miss an FA Cup penalty since Tom Huddlestone in February 2010 against Bolton.- 26 of the last 28 teams to eliminate Spurs from the FA Cup have been in the top-flight (Leicester in 2005-06 and Leeds in 2012-13 the exceptions).- Spurs have only failed to score in two of their last 21 FA Cup matches – both against Crystal Palace (0-1 in February 2016, 0-2 today).What’s next?Palace face Southampton at St Mary’s on Wednesday in the first of three matches against sides in the bottom half of the Premier League table, while Spurs entertain seventh-placed Watford at Wembley. read morelast_img read more

Video: LSU Student Resists Arrest After Allegedly Vomiting On Fellow Fans

first_imgAn LSU resisting arrest at a game.An LSU student is in a bit of trouble after Saturday’s contest.According to Baton Rouge police, a woman needed to be forcibly removed from LSU’s Tiger Stadium after resisting arrest on Saturday night during the team’s home contest against Ole Miss. The woman, who was identified as Renuka Koritala, had allegedly vomited on other students before police sought her out. Here’s more, via WAFB:Just after 10 p.m., officers were called out to the stadium in reference to a complaint about an LSU student, Renuka Koritala, 20, vomiting on other students in North Section 227. When officers arrived, Koritala allegedly began to run away. When officers were finally able to catch her at a stairway, she kicked one of the officers in his right knee, causing him to fall.There’s actually video of the alleged incident, via another fan who was in the stands.Schemed too hard. pic.twitter.com/1SnbIrItV8— Emily Dupre (@emily_dupre) October 23, 2016Police reportedly found marijuana on the woman. She’s been charged with three separate crimes in the incident.[The Big Lead]last_img read more