How Spurs will line up under Mourinho at West Ham with Alderweireld recalled

first_imgTottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking latest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTherefore Moussa Sissoko stands out as the best candidate to fit Mourinho’s style and do a job on the right wing.Up front, Harry Kane will no doubt lead the line in Saturday’s 12.30pm kick-off that will commence the 56-year-old’s highly-anticipated return to the Premier League.2 Mourinho arrived just hours after the sacking of PochettinoCredit: AFP or licensors TOTTENHAM fans are eagerly awaiting Jose Mourinho’s first line-up as manager with a number of players hoping to return.Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen sat out the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United that spelled the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s time in charge.2And the new boss’ first decision for facing West Ham that will certainly get the fans on side is to take Eric Dier out of central defence.The England international may still find a place in the midfield if Tanguy Ndombele isn’t fit to feature but, with Jan Vertonghen also a doubt, Alderweireld should step into the backline.Hugo Lloris’ injury will keep Paulo Gazzaniga in goal behind Davinson Sanchez.Two more decisions must be made in the full-back slots with Serge Aurier and Danny Rose most suited to Mourinho’s style, the Ivorian previously linked to Manchester United when the Portuguese coach was in the Old Trafford dugout.center_img If Dier gets the nod, there is an outside bet of Victor Wanyama starting alongside him to nail down the new manager’s defence-first philosophy.However Harry Winks is in undroppable form right now and fans can expect to see him at London Stadium.Fitting Dele Alli into the side may not be Mourinho’s priority despite playmaker Eriksen’s similar drop in form this season.The Spurs hierarchy might have already made up their mind on awarding the Dane a bumper new deal or not but a return to the pitch is vital if they are serious about him staying.On the flanks, Son Heung-min will comfortably make the side but Lucas Moura, Giovani Lo Celso and the injury doubt Erik Lamela could find themselves benched.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)last_img read more

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Kane labels Chelsea clash ‘the big one’ as Mourinho prepares to face former side

first_imgHARRY KANE labelled Sunday’s clash with Chelsea ‘the big one’ — as Jose Mourinho prepares to face another of his former sides.Kane admits Mourinho, the only manager other than Mauricio Pochettino he has played under in his senior Tottenham career, has brought the feel-good factor back.3 Harry Kane has insisted Jose Mourinho has brought the feel-good factor back to TottenhamA return to the top four is within their grasp over the festive period, with fifth-placed Spurs now just three points behind the Blues in the Premier League.Mourinho collected his fourth league win in five since moving to North London thanks to a last-gasp winner from Jan Vertonghen at Wolves on Sunday.And now England skipper Kane wants to keep that momentum going with a huge home clash against the Blues on Sunday.He said: “Absolutely. Next is the big one.“If we can win that and push into the top four, then we have fixtures over the Christmas period that we feel like we can definitely win. But I don’t want to say anything now and lose at the weekend!“Even before Chelsea lost 1-0 to Bournemouth on Saturday, we said it’s two important games.”Wolves were one point ahead of us. These two games were very important for momentum, going into that Christmas period.3 Spurs can leapfrog Chelsea in the table should they beat them on Sunday“We knew how much it meant at Wolves, with Chelsea losing on Saturday it meant even more.”At the moment we’re in a good spot — just one loss in five in the Premier League — but we’ve got to try to win next week and push into the top four and go on from there.”That one loss came against Jose’s former club Manchester United. And Kane is happy to learn from his new manager’s first-class pedigree, with Mourinho also winning three titles in two spells at the Blues.Kane, 26, added: “You know I got on very well with Poch and I respect him very, very, very much.“But Mourinho’s got his own style, his own way of doing things. For me, it’s about learning that way.“Obviously my top-level career has only been with one manager so for me it’s good to experience new things and see how different managers work.“Mourinho’s one of the highest level managers in our sport. Whenever a new manager comes in, everyone’s ready, wants to work, wants to impress.3LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer“But it’s important over this month — a busy period — and in January that we carry it on. It’s not just for an early period.“We’ve been feeling good. And we’ve scored goals in pretty much every game we’ve played with the new manager in charge so if we can get it right, grind out results like at Wolves throughout the season we’ll be OK.“For us, it’s about keeping building on our Premier League form. The Champions League has stopped now for a while so over this busy period we want to continue it.”Mauro Icardi’s model wife Wanda looks amazing as she takes part in some seriously sexy shootslast_img read more

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Fiji Sevens captain arrested for drunk driving

first_imgHe is being held in custody at the Nadi Police Station.Fiji TV reports that he was arrested at Malolo this morning.Mr Nasoko is the second Fiji Sevens player to be arrested in two months.Amenoni Nasilasila was charged with rape in December.last_img

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Rapatona and Hekari in for heavy clash

first_imgThis is the first of six games to be played by each team as the Telikom National Soccer League moves into the championships stage.With the transfer windows open this week, Rapatona is looking to pouch players from other franchise to boost their campaign.Top team Hekari is a class act with quality players, finishing on top and unbeaten in the confederate round robin stage of the competition.Hekari boasts top national players David Muta, Koriak Upaiga, Wira Wama and rising stars in the likes of Emmanuel Simon, Otto Kusunan, Papalau Awele and Ismael Pole at the goal mouth.But a little push and shove in the right places may force them out of their comfort zone.Rapatona certainly will push the referee’s temperament to reach for his pocket in what is expected to be a dicey clash.The match kicks off at 2pm and is certain to entertain the followers in the nation’s capital and we can expect some heat on and off the field.Top team in this champion’s league will be the minor premier and scores a place in the TNSL 2015-2016 season grand final and also qualifies for the OFC Champions League.The third and fourth placing will not be played but the teams will be awarded the prize money as per the national league point’s ladder.last_img read more

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Gladbach-Cologne, suspended by Sabine, will be played on 11-M

first_imgThe Bundesliga match between Gladbach and Cologne, suspended this past Sunday due to the Sabine storm, already has a new date. As announced by the German league federation (DFL), the twenty-first day of the maximum German competition will be played on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Gladbach’s Borussia Park, coinciding in this way with the round of 16 of the Champions League. Borussia Dortmund will visit PSG that same day, but since neither Gladbach nor Cologne are playing European competition there were no problems when it came to setting the match in the middle of a Champions League day. The entries remain valid.last_img

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Billie Jean King, in favor of tennis coaching

first_imgKing additionally argues that this new measure would assist to offer extra prominence to the coach’s determine, because it occurs in different sports activities. “We would like extra coaching and we have now to see extra coaches. If they’re in the stands, no person is aware of who they’re. Take a look at sports activities in america. They discuss coaches on the college and different skilled sports activities as in the event that they had been gamers. We’re not doing this for our sport and we’re dropping columns, time and means. “ Tennis legend Billie Jean King expressed his place in favor of coaches with the ability to give instructions to their gamers throughout tennis matches, one thing that’s at the moment prohibited in the competitors.In statements collected by the BBC King, he confirmed himself in favor of coaching after the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis held subsequent week has allowed coaches to offer instructions to their gamers through the match. “I’ve all the time been in favor of coaching on the courtroom. Take a look at baseball. They’ve a primary base coach and a 3rd base coach. Coaches make these indicators, squeeze their nostril or make these indicators. It’s wonderful for individuals. They make documentaries about them. It’s a narrative to advertise our sport and the whole lot we will promote is nice, clearly. “last_img read more

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Hazard and Bale, against Celta

first_imgBale is also among the 19 players called by Zidane, but Rodrygo does not enter for the third consecutive League game. Regarding the last game against Osasuna, Lucas Vázquez is called off and there is also a change in the goalkeeper that goes as third goalkeeper. Zidane has called the youthful Toni Fuidias. Altube, the goalkeeper who usually goes with the first team, will play in the morning with Castilla in visit to Rayo Majadahonda for Belman’s injury, which this week was operated on a rupture of the internal meniscus of the right knee. Eden Hazard has entered the call of Zinedine Zidane for the League match tomorrow (21:00, Movistar LaLiga) against Celta. It is the first list in which the Real Madrid coach includes the Belgian 82 days after injury. Hazard had been training with the group for two and a half weeks, but his coach opted for prudence. To the derby he arrived very fair and then he did not summon him for the commitments before the Real Sociedad and Osasuna. Zidane was already advancing in the press conference that gave midday the inclusion the return of the end: “It is time for me to return with the team. Physically you are ready to be with us.” In addition to those mentioned, the other players that remain outside the call are Nacho Y Brahim by technical decision; Asensio Y Mariano, injured Y James, fresh out of an injury from a blow to the hip he suffered in the Cup match against Real Sociedad.Call of Zidane for the match against CeltaGoalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Toni Fuidias.Defenses: Carvajal, Militao, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Mendy.Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco.Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Jovic and Vinicius.Real Madrid-CelticThe Santander League 24th day.Stadium: Santiago BernabeuDay: Sunday, February 16Time: 9:00 pmTV: Movistar LaLigaReferee: Alberola Rojas (Castilian-Manchego committee).VAR Referee: Munuera Montero (Andalusian committee).last_img read more

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Sergi Roberto breaks: between three and four weeks off

first_imgBad luck seems paid to Quique Setién’s team. In this 2020 the bad news is falling one after another. To the operation of Luis Suárez and Dembélé, the injury of Jordi Alba and now that of Sergi Roberto was added, in both cases it is also a break in the adductor of the right leg and the withdrawal time is similar, hovering between three to four weeks off.But in the case of Barcelona, ​​each injury is a true blow to the sports project, because of having such a short staff. In fact, today Setién only has 14 players of the first team to travel to Naples, since the four injured, it adds that the Danish striker Martin Braithwaite can not play the Champions League. Obviously we are facing a simply dramatic situation and those responsible are inside the club. Right now Sergi Roberto has a very difficult presence in the face of the knockout round of the Champions League against Naples. Totally discarded for the first leg and with very few options for the return, which is played on March 16 at the Camp Nou, when the three weeks off.Everything indicates that Reus will not return to the pitch until after the selection stop, that is, at the beginning of April, missing a minimum of six games: four of the League (Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Mallorca and Leganés) and the two of the Champions League against Naples. In principle, the right wing will be covered by Nelson Semedo, but the problem is that the versatility of Sergi Roberto made him a perfect player to cover any patch on the team.last_img read more

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Griezmann, fewer goals and more substitutions than in Atleti

first_img2015-1626813 2016-1725912 Griezmann’s performance at Barça is not as expected. Exceeded half of the course, It has not yet adapted to the automatisms of the Catalan team and its connection with Leo Messi has not finished flowing. In addition, his little participation in the game is recriminated.So, It was not too surprising that Quique Setién decided to change the French striker in the last two games of Barça, the transcendent meetings against Naples (scored the goal of the tie) and Real Madrid, although it was also replaced in the previous match against Eibar, with the meeting already resolved.In both cases He left the pitch to give entrance to Ansu Fati, considered the new jewel of the Barca quarry. Before the Italian team the substitution took place in the 87th minute and, in the Classic, in the 81st. The amateur culé is not used to his coaches changing the stars of the lead in vital matches. Especially if the score is adjusted. Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have been untouchable in these cases.The numbers of Griezmann in the first 26 days of the League: SeasonOwnershipsSubstitutionsGoals In the past course, however, Simeone had only replaced him in 3 games. The average indicates that the French added 8.6 changes during the first 26 days of the League at the orders of the Argentine coach. At this very moment of the course, Between Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién they have sat him 10 times on the Barça bench after starting the start.On the other hand, in the facet scorer of Griezmann with Barça there is a decrease regarding its contribution in the mattress set. This season he has 8 goals in LaLiga and at this point of the previous year with Atlético de Madrid he added 12; in 2017-2018 he had 15; in 2016-2017 he accumulated 12 and in 2015-2016 he had scored 13, one less than he presumed in 2014-2015, in which he made 14. The average is 13.2 goals in the first 26 days during his stage as a striker. In the absence of 12 days for the end of LaLiga, Antoine Griezmann, which is not responding to those expected in Barcelona, It has been replaced 10 times between Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién, while in his previous five seasons at Atlético de Madrid under Diego Simeone accumulated an average of 8.6 substitutions in the first 26 days played.Thus, the number of substitutions Griezmann is experiencing during his first course of Barça It is slightly higher than the one experienced in Madrid. In the 2017-2018 season, for example, in the absence of 12 matches the world champion with France had been replaced 8 times. In 2016-2017 it had been changed 9 times; in 2015-2016 it had 8 changes and in 2014-2015 it had accumulated 15.center_img 2017-182. 38fifteen 2019-2024108 2018-1926312 2014-1518fifteen14last_img read more

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“It is strange, LaLiga preaches that it sanitized the economy and asks ERTE”

first_imgThe Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) has issued a new official statement this Sunday to confirm the position of its associates in the current crisis that Spanish football is experiencing due to the effects of the coronavirus. The footballers’ union does so after the meetings, via telematics, which it has held with the First and Second captains in the last two days, after failing to reach an agreement with LaLiga during the four meetings held in seven days and once. that the employers have urged the clubs to initiate more ERTE as an urgent solution to the problems caused by inactivity.David Aganzo, president of AFE, will meet again tomorrow afternoon with the head of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, and on Tuesday both institutions will meet by videoconference with Luis Rubiales (RFEF) within the Follow-up Commission created by the Federation to debate measures, schedules and aid for Spanish football.This is the full statement from the union:“After the meetings held by the Association of Spanish Soccer Players with captains and representatives of the first squads of the First and Second Division clubs, These groups want to express the following:1.- First and Second Division footballers want to state that being aware of the situation we are experiencing, we affirm that in all meetings held, the first concern and demand is health, and that The competition must not be resumed until authorized by the health authorities. 2.- Regarding the competition schedule, it is subject to the decisions of the health authorities. A decision will be required from AFE for this purpose. Everything is conditioned to individual health and the protection of public health, that of all the citizens of this country.3.- The return to the competition, which means a return to the playing fields and our changing rooms, will require a protocol that determines the existence of a risk prevention coordinator and pandemic specialist, that guarantees health safety to all operators operating in the field of football.4.- As for the ERTES, it is strange that from LaLiga they support them, Taking into account that the economic control, and the well-balanced economy preached from the employers, in relation to the clubs, has not been a mattress for a temporary situation of two months, being aware that the competition has been suspended and not canceled. And considering that the clubs themselves and the players individually are reaching agreements when it comes to wages. What footballers are not going to do is stop guaranteeing our labor rights5.- To finish, Those of us who sign this document today are so committed to this society that we want to make it clear that a return to competition should not be done without an express decision by the authorities, Well, it’s not about the footballer, but about his entire environment. And in this sense, if we have to carry out an initiative in the Congress of Deputies, we will. Health should be everyone’s business. “last_img read more

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