Spurs stars fume at Pochettino’s ‘agenda’ claims after Colchester humiliation

first_imgTOTTENHAM stars are furious with Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs boss Poch has risked a major backlash after claiming his players have “different agendas” in the aftermath of his side’s humiliating Carabao Cup exit to Colchester.2 Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure after his side were dumped out of the Carabao CupCredit: Getty – ContributorA source close to a number of players said: “They feel Poch is the one with an agenda.“They are not impressed with him at all and what he said has not helped at all.”A growing number of Spurs stars believe Poch will go at the first opportunity, with Manchester United his preferred destination.An unsettled summer saw playmaker Christian Eriksen seek a move, while left-back Danny Rose looked on his way.Centre-half Toby Alderweireld is also seeing out the last year of his deal.The source added: “The players feel Christian was always being up front and honest about wanting to leave.“Some of the players feel that Poch does not like it if he doesn’t get his own way.”LATEST 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 summer2Captain Harry Kane told Sky Sports: “Obviously in the transfer window there were players who maybe wanted to leave.“So it’s never easy when you have a situation like that but now that’s closed.“Whoever is on the pitch has to give everything for the club.”Man Utd ready to move for unsettled Mauricio Pochettino and £32m buyout would be a bargainlast_img read more

Mourinho and Spurs stars face paycut as Levy places staff in furlough

first_img“We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.“We ourselves made the difficult decision to reduce the renumeration of all 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May by 20 per cent utilising, where appropriate, the Government’s furlough scheme.“We hope the current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system.”4Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’Meanwhile, Spurs have been fined £18,000 after Uefa blamed Jose Mourinho for delaying the Champions League match against RB Leipzig by three minutes.There are further worries for the capital club after Harry Kane announced he will not remain for the sake of sentiment.And there are fears Jan Vertonghen will leave on a free transfer this summer after he reportedly rejected a new contract amid interest from Ajax.Simon Jordan blasts Premier League clubs for putting non-playing staff on furlough and says footballers must take a pay cut 4JOSE MOURINHO and his Tottenham stars face a pay cut after Daniel Levy warned they will “have to do their bit” in the current coronavirus crisis.Spurs have become the second Premier League club after Newcastle to slash wages for non-playing staff.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates4 Daniel Levy has warned Jose Mourinho and his Spurs stars they face wage cutsCredit: PA:Press AssociationA total of 550 people have seen their salaries cut for two months.And some have been placed on furlough, which will allow them to claim 80 per cent of their wages from the government up to a monthly maximum of £2,500.But with some of world football’s top clubs also cutting back on player wages, Spurs chief Levy has warned the likes of Mourinho, Harry Kane and the rest of the players are next in line.4Mourinho pockets an incredible £290,000-a-week at the London club, while Kane makes £200k-a-week.Levy, who was the Prem’s best-paid exec last season with £7million, confirmed in a club statement: “The club’s operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future.“The Club has an annual cost base running into hundreds of millions of pounds.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.last_img read more

Boyd close to finalizing Broncos contract

first_imgPhoto copyright: Broncos Media.Broncos fullback Darius Boyd is hoping to finish his NRL career in Brisbane. The process of re-signing Boyd has taken a long time due to it being the last contract the 30-year-old will sign before he hangs up the boots. Both parties want every little detail of the contract to be perfect, and the Broncos are working around the clock with Boyd’s manager to get the deal done. There is no danger of Boyd going elsewhere, with the Australian and Queensland representative wanting to finish his career in Brisbane under the guidance of coach Wayne Bennett. Broncos CEO Paul White gave an update on negotiations, saying an announcement about Boyd’s future would be made in the coming weeks. “He’s very close [to re-signing]. We’re just finalising some of the finer details,” White said.”It’s a big contract for Darius and our club so we want to get it right. We’ve been comfortable with the process right throughout. “I’ve worked with Darius’s manager and with Darius himself. We’re getting pretty close. We’ll hopefully have an announcement during the next few weeks.”But Boyd is not the only signature the Broncos are chasing, with White revealing his club is always on the lookout for a last-minute buy heading into the 2018 season. It is a tactic that has worked well for the club in recent history, with star centre James Roberts joining the Broncos in December of 2015 after a contract bungle allowed him to leave the Gold Coast Titans. Roberts bolstered the depth in Brisbane’s outside backs, and now it will be the Broncos’ halves and hooker stocks that need reinforcing. Brisbane are struggling for depth in the halves after Ben Hunt departed for the St George Illawarra Dragons, while the club’s decision not to re-sign backup hooker Travis Waddell has left recently injured Andrew McCullough as the Broncos’ only recognised No.9. For those reasons Brisbane are sure to add players in the coming months as they try to form a squad capable of winning the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership. “I don’t really want to speculate on player recruitment other than to say that we’re always active in the market,” White said.”This time of year is a bit of a silly season. Clubs are recruiting players and some players get moved on.”If you recall over the last couple of years we picked up Adam Blair prior to the 2015 season and we picked up Korbin Sims late last year. “We remain active in the market all the time. Yes there are long-term strategies but there are also short-term opportunities so we’ll look to take advantage of whatever comes our way over the next few months.”last_img read more

Sam Seghers sets personal best at World Champs

first_imgSeghers clocked 51.35 seconds.This is an improvement from his time of 51.53 seconds set at the Pacific Games last month in the same event.“It’s pretty surreal. I’ve never done a comp this big in my life. It’s intimidating at times but it’s a great experience. The atmosphere is amazing, especially with a Russian in your heat,” said Seghers.His first 50m then saw a time of 24.93 registered before a quick second 50m of 26.42. The result was a new personal best of 51.35.Seghers said he his second half of the race was much improved and he felt good about it.“The first 50m felt too controlled but I ended up with a Personal Best. The Second 50 went really well and my dive felt really good”. “It’s one step closer to an Olympic Qualifying time and I’m pretty happy with that,” said Seghers.last_img read more

Sporting asks to postpone the duel with Zaragoza because of the flu

first_imgThis is the Sporting statement: “The flu has been installed in the Sporting locker room, where just ten players were able to train this morning with relative normality, even with some of them under the threat that they may also be a victim of it in the next few hours. This is the reason by which the rojiblanco club has asked the federal and LaLiga instances to postpone the meeting scheduled for tomorrow Friday (21 hours) in La Romareda, corresponding to day 22, with which the second round of the championship begins. If the request can be met, the team will travel preventively with all the players of its staff, which will be divided into two coaches, because the trip is done by road.The Sporting is trained this morning in Mareo (9.30 am behind closed doors.) After the session, the list of summoned for tomorrow’s meeting will be known. “ Sporting de Gijón has requested the postponement of this match Friday against Zaragoza in La Romareda (9:00 pm) corresponding to the 22nd day of LaLiga Smartbank as a result of an influenza outbreak that affects a good part of the workforce and that has caused that on the morning of Thursday just 10 players have been able to train normally.Preventively, and waiting for the request for postponement to be resolved, Sporting has announced that it will travel to Zaragoza with everyone the players of his squad, whom he will divide into two buses. last_img read more

Setién: “The north wind I bring will be there every day”

first_img-The week went really well. It has been much better than I expected because when you appear in a new team, you always have uncertainty on how you will respond. I was surprised to see the attitude there has been to work, to accept some of the changes that each coach proposes when he arrives at a site and I am very happy about everything. From work, from the ability they have to understand anything you say. It has been all wonderful.-We have seen him chat a lot with Messi. How has the Argentine reception been and what is its predisposition.– It is true that I have spoken with Leo, as with all the players. But I have spoken with him as well as with Piqué, with Neto. We will not deny that he is a special player. With everyone I had a conversation at some point. This will be usual. I like to change impressions with the players, know what they think, discuss what we propose. Today there has been one thing with Arturo that we have explained in the dressing room and then he has applied it in training. The feedback we have to have with them must be absolute.-One of the things that has surprised is that he has already had Riqui Puig in training.-With regard to Riqui and all the players of the subsidiary, of course the opinion I have is that I have to get to know them. I know most but not intimately. Riqui is a great player as great players are in the subsidiary. Options are going to have them all. It is true that by circumstances he has trained this week with us and next week could be another. I do not look at the names but what they give me in training. Perhaps one day you may be surprised that one day a subsidiary player appears and starts playing.– Is there enough staff or need reinforcements?-As I said the other day, it is early to make decisions. I like to think things, not to move on impulse. The possibility you raise sometimes depends on luck. If you have an injury and you are going to protect yourself. We have given ourselves a margin to talk about signings and we are in them.-You have been well received, but the removal of Valverde has been somewhat strange. Has that unanimity bothered you?-Look, since we trainers choose this profession we know that it is a profession of risk and we are prepared for whatever comes. That is fair or unfair, it is not up to us. You focus on what you have to focus on, what it is to work on, and expect things to go well. We cannot control the interpretation of the rest. We are not the ones who decide.-You say that everything is wonderful but says that the costumes are comfortable. Has a good predisposition of the players been found?-the question is that I do not have a perspective of what has been working here in recent years. I do not know what was working here, I do not worry because it is not my business. What I propose when I get somewhere is to start giving them the guidelines that interest me and that I will try to integrate into their brain so that everything goes as we want. We propose things that have to be assimilated. Let’s see to what extent we can make it look fast on the pitch. That will give us the reference. I want to see if we can see in the matches what we explain in training. That is the way. But we will not have a clear reference until some games pass. If they understand or tell you only yes, yes Mr.Have you already assumed that you are really the Barcelona coach?He never called me a big one. I think everything has a process in this life and the truth is that I think humbly, I know what it costs to get things. I consider myself absolutely valid but I know that is not enough sometimes. The reality is that, for me, it has been an unexpected gift. I’m going to take advantage of it until I have to go. And I will try to do the same and put the same enthusiasm for things to go well for us. Sometimes it costs me. I wake up and say host: I’m going to train these players. You can’t be in a better place, that’s the reality.Before he made a reference to Arturo Vidal. What role do you reserve?Today I told you, when we played for a while, that the alignments of the two teams have nothing to do with what will be tomorrow. Nobody draw conclusions. Everyone has options to play. There are players with hierarchy who are on a higher step but I would like everyone to think that you have to win the position every day. He who does not play, then he must wait and I will talk to him. But this is day to day. That’s why sometimes I don’t like to talk about specific players. Valverde said that his virtue was that he was not very orderly. In your game, what kind of role can Vidal have? Is it okay for me not to be ordered?Without sticking to any particular player, we attach great importance to order. There are players who tend to get messy, not only Arturo but more. We need a balance because you have to have order to attack and defend. In the players that we consider to be shown images, we will do it. Be part of understanding this.Abel Ruiz has also trained these days. Do you favor it?I still cannot answer these questions. I don’t know the answers. It all depends on what enters my eyes. The personal circumstances of each are matters that do not concern me.Do you see Barça playing with fake nine?It’s fine that you have given so many options because they are all valid. Perfectly.– Do you see him in the role of center forward to Griezmann?-Any proposal we make to any player will enthusiastically admit it. Luis’s absence is a problem because he is one of the best players in the world and that is a problem, but we will try to minimize his absence by taking advantage of other players.What would you prefer tomorrow, win by playing badly or lose by playing well?I always want to win. If I win playing badly, I will not be happy at home and I will never tell the players that the result is worth it. We are all smart and able to understand that if you play well you have more chances to win. That is my explanation. I will always try to make my team play well because that way I have more chances to win.-Beyond the club, have you noticed between the fans that are received with expectation for his speech and his radicalism and how he wants to return football to Barça?-I haven’t had time to notice much what they say. It is true that there are people from the club, the press, who seem to have liked me for how I understand the game. But I have not had time. I have 700 unanswered messages. I don’t give for everything and I don’t want to be distracted by things because the important thing is the work we do.– To a cruyffista like you do you look forward to debut against Granada?-Curious. It makes me very excited. We are looking forward to the first match. I usually go happy with the sites. My tour in Barcelona. There will be difficult moments without a doubt but the inner mood that one brings, that north wind that one has suffered, that will be there every day.What Barça should we imagine?I hope it is a Barça not over-excited but with an important stimulus to put into practice what we have worked during the week. This is going to notice and I hope it is not a day thing. It is true that then I would like the things we do well to be maintained over time. I don’t want us to go through the phases of seeing things comfortable. I want the stimuli that players have received to be maintained over time.Is it a pressure for you to take the leading team?Here the requirement is absolute, there is no going back. Be the first or fifth, you have to fight to win everything. It is the DNA of this club and the truth is that it is not usual for a team to reach a team that is leading mid-season.Have you reached the most demanding club in the world because it’s not only worth winning?The requirement is not imposed on me by the club, I impose it on myself. I already know where I am, but they are not going to have to draw my attention because I will come every morning to work hard and tell the players that we have to win. I will not feel that pressure. I feel it with myself. I will try to isolate myself from many things to avoid getting out of my way and suffer wear that will not help me. The important thing is that it is training. I know that I will receive criticism, win or lose. I have to be aware of convincing my players and see what we have worked on.Messi even said that Arthur has Xavi stuff. Can you be a key player?Arthur is an extraordinary player who understands everything. And as I said about Arturo, all the players here are extraordinary. To me where the work is going to be recognized is when the vast majority of the players give their best.Why do the rondo?I have told you that I have not touched the ball for six months but that I am going to go further. I really like to participate, but I feel football from within. I like being in the country, feeling them, transmitting the feelings you have. Participate in the rounds. I feel one of them. I know how old I am but I need that energy to feel good.– Is there Barça DNA?-We all know the meaning of Barça’s DNA, but you do not know what they are capable of or they are capable of what they can do in appropriate contexts. If the player is receptive and wants to learn, you might be surprised at what they are capable of. There are many people who surpass themselves. You just have to have the will to learn. Quique Setién spoke in the previous Barça-Granada, the match that will be his debut as coach of Barcelona. These were his opinions.-The Granada is one of the few teams that beat Barça in the first round.– I suppose they will want to repeat the game that went very well. It is possible that they give the level they gave there, which was very high. We wait for the best possible rival. You have to get in a situation. I understand that it will make things difficult for us and that it will not be an easy match. Like everyone Easy you can win sometime, but not always.– Should we expect many changes?last_img read more

Rubén leaves Athletic halfway

first_imgCardsReferee: David Medié JiménezVAR Referee: Alfonso Javier Álvarez IzquierdoCap (12 ‘, Yellow) Unai López (18 ‘, Yellow) Nestor Araújo (22 ‘, Yellow) Yuri (26 ‘, Yellow) White Ruben (72 ‘, Yellow) Íñigo Martínez (82 ‘, Yellow) Kevin Vázquez (92 ‘, Yellow Garitano wanted to intervene and changed the drawing in 66, with Muniain on the left and Williams between the band and another tip, to agglutinate inside and unload outside. But the anxiety did not stop. A center of Muniain by the band hit Beltrán’s arm, half turned, in one of those usual plays in football. Penalty scored by Raúl García (sixth goal this year, fourth from 11 meters). Villalibre, again with minutes to claim, launched a mincemeat before Sergio but Aidoo took it out and in 94 Raúl García wanted to trace exactly the same postcard as Aduriz before Barça: a Capa and Chilean center in the same sector as the Donostiarra, But he did not achieve his purpose. In this football it is not worth deserving to win the points, you have to bring down the other boxer. Celta was sent a notice from Palma a few hours before appearing in San Mamés. Mallorca strolled surprisingly against Valencia on his island and ceded his place in the wagon of those condemned to the descent. How to assume that tremor? Well, enduring as you can with a Eurocopa goalkeeper, leaving the tackle in the hands of Rafinha and taking advantage of the little that was put to shot. Athletic was a whirlwind of occasions and rhythm (it had three marches more than the enemy), stripped to very inconsistent sides, but as it was failed by that wall called Sergio, he became overexcited and wanted to score the second goal of the comeback without Do the first. They did not chew the game enough, they became excessively vertical and only took one point. Lions have gotten stuck with four straight draws that make them add up, but distance them from the European goal.The lions began with the usual verve and authority, and only found a Vigo snort. Garitano gave the attack on the left to Ibai, who had been thinking about his possible exit to Espanyol all week. They have all fallen down that shore: Muniain, Córdoba, until Yuri in some afternoon … There are no candidates and it’s time. He was collecting a few centers on that side that put the pupils of Óscar García Junyent in evidence. Muniain is a capital player for his coach and, even with no more rhythm than half an hour in the Cup against a Third, he lay down in the midpoint, with Williams on the right and Raúl García in the nine, that is, the usual roles. Murillo, back to LaLiga, almost got into his own door and Muniain had a header but he didn’t know how to hit. The monologue only broke sporadically with a Celtic who tried to deal with the storm.Finally Aspas appeared that attracts rivals and ends up filtering goal passes like nobody else. On the second, he focused on Rafinha, who in the front of the area fired a shot that touched Yeray and was poisoned in such a way that Herrerín could not even reach it. The lions were too excited, messy, as if they lived in the 88th minute, when they were half an hour away from looking for the comeback. There were several phases with rifirrafes and entries that the referee discontinued as deserving of a card. Yuri and Raul were upset, cursing the floor, kicking the ball … that seemed to house a spicy overflow. Goals0-1, 55 ‘: Rafinha, 1-1, 75 ‘: Raul Garcia ChangesVillalibre (66 ‘, Ibai Gómez), Cheikh paper (67 ‘, Santi Mina), Denis Suarez (78 ‘, Rafinha), Lekue (81 ‘, Williams), Joseph Aidoo (87 ‘, Brais)last_img read more

Winter departure to Ibiza without network

first_imgIt would cost to find a player from Barcelona I don’t know Ibiza, but not in the way they will find it this afternoon at the stadium Can Misses (19:00, DAZN). Cold, humidity, wind and threat of rain to face a match without margin of error to the YOU. Ibiza from Pablo Alfaro, one of the roosters of the Group 1 of the Second B that aspires to give the bell to the new Barça de Setien, who travels without Messi, Piqué or Busquets.The new format of the competition, which is decided to a single game in its first rounds, brings bad memories to Barcelona that knows that it will not be able to rely on Ibiza and its artificial turf field filled up to the flag and in which stands have been installed Extra for the occasion. The academic Barça who pursues Setién will have to take the challenge of the premises very seriously (follow the match live on As.com). Unknown. In his first lineup, Setién disoriented his most loyal fans by betting on a midfield with Rakitic, Busquets and Vidal. Given the competition, which Arthur he already had minutes, which Jong Frenkie is already available and that Riqui Puig He did not disappoint the confidence that was placed in him, he could perfectly change the entire media line of the Blaugrana team for the occasion with a midfield with these three stylists.In defense, everything points to the goal rotation with Net by Ter Stegen and side changes with the entries of Semedo and Juner. How Central, Umtiti and Lenglet, since Piqué has stayed at home. Already in the lead, the role will be for the home, Ansu and Carles Pérez, together with Griezmannalthough there Vidal I could lend a hand.last_img read more

Ferrero on Zverev: “He was disrespectful to his team”

first_imgAs well as, the Spanish considers that these kind of attitudes might be extrapolated to the remainder of the NextGen, since they’ve too many distractions to achieve success on the degree of nice titles: “Incomes some huge cash if you end up younger could make you dizzy. Proper now, the participant’s setting and function are key components. They’ve too many distractions off the sphere. I see them having enjoyable on Instagram and never fascinated with tennis like we did again then. To beat Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic, Zverev and the others should enhance off the sphere: from dietetics to bodily preparation. “Now you may take word, phrase of champion … In accordance with the final declarations of Juan Carlos Ferrero about his expupil, Alexander Zverev, It doesn’t appear that the connection between Valencian and German was essentially the most passable. On the podcast three identical, the one who was primary on the earth for eight weeks in 2003 spoke of sure disrespectful attitudes of the German in the direction of his teaching employees, in addition to lack of high quality of their exercises.“He had lots of ups and downs in a sport and I believe that’s why he nonetheless couldn’t win a grand slam. In coaching, for instance, he spent three hours on the observe, however he didn’t carry out greater than an hour and a half. There have been protests, stops , anger and distractions. At that second, We’re in battle due to their lack of punctuality and their lack of respect in the direction of group members, even his father helped me so much, “stated Ferrero.last_img read more