About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino urging Walker-Peters not to be hard on himselfby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has urged Kyle Walker-Peters not to be hard on himself.Pochettino has pointed Walker-Peters towards mistakes made by his more established team-mates after an error in his first Champions League start let in Ousmane Dembele to give Barcelona the lead in their 1-1 draw.”I was so happy with his performance,” Pochettino said. “Look what happened against PSV, Toby (Alderweireld), or Juan Foyth the other day (against Arsenal) or Trippier in the City game, or Barcelona the same with Hugo (Lloris).”All the players can struggle sometimes but the most important thing is to see the big picture and he was very good.”For me, what pleased the most in his performance was that from the beginning he started very well, he suffered in this action, and then we conceded but he played really well.”I am so happy and so proud of how he managed the pressure. I am very pleased and I (think) very highly of him.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Sessegnon set for new Fulham dealby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteven Sessegnon has committed his future to Fulham with a new contract.Sky Sports News is reporting that Sessegnon is on the verge of signing a three and a half year deal.The academy graduate is the brother of first team left back Ryan Sessegnon.He plays at right back and is very close to joining up with the first team.Steven will get a chance to show what he can do against Oldham in the FA Cup, while he may get league action if the side do not buy a new right back in January.
Bournemouth determined to keep hold of Chelsea target Wilsonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are determined to keep hold of Callum Wilson this month.The Mirror says Bournemouth are ready to dig in their heels and shatter Chelsea’s hopes of landing Wilson this month. Jermain Defoe’s 18-month loan to Rangers helped free up the money for manager Eddie Howe to sign Dominic Solanke from Liverpool for £19million and take Nathaniel Clyne, also from Liverpool, on loan.Letting Wilson leave in the same month as Defoe would leave Howe short of options up front despite Solanke’s arrival.Maurizio Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola confirmed the Blues’ interest in the player a fortnight ago when he said: “Callum is doing well and is of interest not only for us but for many.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Souness insists Pogba should’ve been sent off in Man Utd winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Graeme Souness says Paul Pogba should’ve been sent off during Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Tottenham.The France international set up Marcus Rashford for the winning goal in the first half.But there are claims he should have been sent off for a late challenge on Dele Alli.Pogba’s left boot made contact with Alli’s knee as the ball came across the pair.Souness said, “I think it’s a red card. Sorry Jamie (Redknapp), I disagree with you. It’s a red card. Not one ounce of doubt in my mind. Not one ounce.“He knows what he’s done. Let’s start with what Jamie’s saying. You step over it and use your strength to keep the player away.“But look where the ball is and look where the foot it. When you’re doing that your studs are generally always aiming towards the ground.”
Napoli coach Ancelotti happy to beat Sassuolo in Coppaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with their 2-0 win over Coppa Italia opponents Sassuolo.Arkadiusz Milik scored one and set up the other for Fabian Ruiz for the round of 16 triumph.“There are four to go, even if the next is very tough and exciting. We’ll end up playing Milan twice in three days between Serie A and the Coppa, so that will be a strange one for me,” Ancelotti told Rai Sport.“The Coppa Italia is one of our objectives for this season and we’ll give our all. With the squad at our disposal, we have to fight it out on level terms with everyone.“If we won’t take first place in Serie A, as we are a little behind in the table, then we can still fight for second. We had the right approach this evening and you never know after a winter break how the team will react.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid fullback Trippier: Cholo will help meby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid fullback Kieran Trippier is happy playing for coach Diego Simeone.Trippier has settled quickly since his summer move from Tottenham.He told BT Sport: “Atlético is an incredible club, I am happy to be part of it.”I had seen Atlético in the Champions League over the years and sometimes in LaLiga. And also the players who were here and also Simeone, a world class coach.”The coach has something to help you and a lot personally.”I always wanted to play abroad just to experience something different, and it was time.”
Juventus midfielder Ramsey eager to become fluent in Italianby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey is eager to become fluent in Italian.The former Arsenal star is keen to embrace the local culture.He said, “Yes, of course. It is massively important. All the team meetings are in Italian; the majority of the players speak Italian.“But it’s not just for football reasons. When you go to a restaurant or fill up your car, some people don’t speak English.“It’s important to speak their language and really commit to putting yourself into their culture and to understand it.“It might take me a bit of time – I have picked up a few swear words on the training ground – but I am learning and hopefully I will be able to speak it one day.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth star Wilson ready to grasp England chanceby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Wilson is ready to grasp his chance if called upon during England’s qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic.Harry Kane has firmly established himself as England’s leading striker.But Bournemouth star Wilson insists he will be firing if Gareth Southgate needs him.”When I get here – train well, wait for my opportunity, be patient,” Wilson said. “Harry is a great player.”I’m not saying I want to kick him out of the team, but with injuries, things that happen along the way, you have to be ready to grasp the opportunity, whether it is one minute, 20 minutes, the opening whistle.”It’s not just thinking: ‘Harry is going to play’. Anything could happen and I have to be ready to come on and make a difference. I am fully focused.”
Manhattan leads Iona 39-37 at halftime of the MAAC Championship game. If the Jaspers hang on, Iona, the no. 1 seed, will be relegated to an NIT berth and Manhattan will head to the big dance. As in any conference title game with an NCAA berth on the line, the action is intense in this one. For a brief moment in the first half, things got a little too intense for Iona star A.J. English.English got tangled up with a Manhattan player near the baseline and proceeded to drill his adversary in the face with forearm. Take a look: English is lucky he was only assessed a flagrant for that infraction. At first glance, that looks like it could have warranted an ejection.