first_imgPRAT IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD AFTER DERBY VICTORYCONTROVERSY REIGNS FOLLOWING DISQUALIFICATION$356,332 UP FOR GRABS AT END OF RAINBOW JACKPOTOHIO AT THE READY FOR THE GRADE I SHOEMAKER MILETEAM PRAT ON CLOUD NINE AFTER HISTORIC DERBY WINFlavien Prat won his first Kentucky Derby yesterday in historic fashion.In a tale right out of a Marx Brothers’ movie, the 26-year-old Frenchman crossed the wire second but after a lengthy review following his claim of foul against Maximum Security, who hit the wire first by 1 ¾ lengths, stewards disqualified him and moved Country House, ridden by Prat, into first.It was the first disqualification of a horse that crossed the wire first in 145 runnings of the Run for the Roses.“There were only three horses still open to ride when I hustled trainer Bill Mott for the mount on Country House,” explained Prat’s 65-year-old agent, Derek Lawson, who has been in the business more than 35 years.Told he’s paid his dues, Lawson sloughed it off with, “A lot of guys have, but I worked my way up. Flavien is the best rider I’ve ever worked with.“He didn’t care which horse we rode as long as he was in the Derby, but we only got the mount about four days before entries were taken (on April 30).”From the winner’s purse of $1,860,000, Prat’s share is $186,000, 25 percent of which–$45,000–goes to Lawson.As far as pre-race instructions, Lawson said, “We met with Mott Friday before the race and he said he expected the horse to be at the tail of the field and coming running late.  But when the gates opened, the horse broke well and put Flavien right in the race, so that changed everything. Then it was up to him. There were no specific instructions.”Prat and Lawson both were optimistic during the stewards’ viewing of the reruns, timed by one account to be 23 minutes.“It was fun for us,” said Lawson, who was in the winner’s circle area with Prat during the review. “We were going to be second one way or the other, and there was a chance we were going to win. We were joking about it, and he said, “Can you believe they’re taking this long? This is the best thing for us, because they are taking so long.“You want to ride the winner across the wire, but there are rules in racing. We’ve been taken down when we won easily, so we know the back and forth on this. That’s part of the racing rules. It happens all the time. It’s part of the game.“We didn’t celebrate too much last night. We went to Julien Leparoux and Florent Geroux’s neighborhood in one of their neighbor’s houses just outside of Louisville, opened a bottle of champagne and stayed awake until about 2 o’clock in the morning.“Then we drove to the airport and got a 7 o’clock flight from Kentucky back to LA. Mike Smith and Drayden Van Dyke were on the plane with us and we got in here at 9 o’clock. As Flavien was walking through the airport people were congratulating him because he had this great big bouquet of roses he was carrying.“Everyone was super-nice; a lot of women came over and wanted to have their picture taken with him. When he got off the plane this morning at LAX, everybody greeted him with a round of applause.”And justifiably so.PARTISANS SHARE VIEWS ON DERBY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY                             From President Trump on down, mainstream controversy reigned in the aftermath of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, a race that will live in infamy because of the disqualification from first to last of Maximum Security, the only time it ever happened in 145 runnings of the world’s most famous horse race.“The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby,” Trump tweeted, attributing the DQ to “political correctness.”There was no gray area. It was either yea or nay at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning, those in support of the stewards’ disqualification of Maximum Security, the 9-2 second choice in the Derby who crossed the wire nearly two lengths in front, or those who were steadfast in maintaining the horse’s number should not have come down.After scrutinizing replays for an interminably long 23 minutes, Maximum Security was disqualified for veering out sharply nearing the quarter-mile marker, moving the longest-shot in the race, Country House at 65-1, into first under Santa Anita’s leading jockey, Flavien Prat.“It was a bad call,” said three-time Kentucky Derby winner Victor Espinoza, who swept the Triple Crown in 2015 with American Pharoah.“If the horse had been trained by Dale Romans or Bob Baffert, it wouldn’t have come down,” said one source, speaking on the condition of anonymity.“I’m glad the stewards had to make that decision and not me,” said John Shirreffs, trainer of Giacomo, who won the 2005 Kentucky Derby at odds of 50-1.Conversely, there were those in support of the disqualification, none more so than trainer David Bernstein, who experienced perhaps the most controversial reversal in Santa Anita’s storied history of more than eight decades when The Wicked North was moved from first to fourth in the 1994 Santa Anita Handicap, then offering a purse of $1 million.Now 79, down to three horses “and lucky to have those,” Bernstein remains one of the most respected horsemen in California and assuredly among the most eloquent.“I thought it was well-deserved,” Bernstein said of the Derby decision. “I really believe that outside of the grace of God we’d have had a horrible spill in the Derby, because that horse (War of Will) almost clipped heels when you see it in slow motion, and the other horses would have fallen over him. It would have been terrible. But I feel as bad for Jason Servis (trainer of Maximum Security) as I did for myself.“Yes, Maximum Security did come out, was green, doesn’t know how to run yet and kind of got away from the rider. Prat was in the right place at the right time and got moved up.“It was just like when they gave Stuka the Handicap over me; he was out in the middle of the track and Laffit (Pincay Jr.) was just riding him to get what he could get.“But I was glad there was no accident yesterday because it certainly was a bad place to have that happen. No question it was controversial, because if a horse had clipped heels and gone down, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. It would have been obvious.“But now there’s a lot of speculation and conjecture, plus questions about how political it might have been, and how about the bettors who bet on Maximum Security? They took him clear out of the money.“At least I got fourth with The Wicked North, but from a million dollar purse, with $550,000 to the winner, I got $75,000. You talk about a kick in the teeth. When we went to dinner that night at The Derby Restaurant, the owners felt so bad for us they picked up the tab for the entire party.”But pro or con, safe to say the 2019 Kentucky Derby will be remembered in the same breath as both one of the most memorable and one of the most forgettable.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $356,332With a festive Kentucky Derby Day crowd of 21,450 on hand for mint juleps and tremendous racing, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $356,332 into Sunday.With $185,732 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Rainbow Six Jackpot pool reached $499,540, and although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 40 consolation tickets with six, each worth $2,496.80.With a nine-race card on tap today, the Rainbow Six begins with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:31 p.m. PT.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Bill Mott  discusses Country House. 5-05-19Shug McGaughey discusses Code of Honor after his runner-up finish in the Kentucky Derby. 5-05-19Mark Casse discussed War of Will following his game effort in the Kentucky Derby. 5-05-19XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on May 5th, 2019Boa Nova worked 3 furlongs (Meah) 5-04-19Gift Box worked 5 furlongs  (Sadler) 5-04-19 An Eddie Suprise worked 4 furlongs (O’Neill) 5-04-19Blended Citizen worked 3 furlongs (O’Neill) 5-03-19Sejo worked 5 furlongs (Sadler) 5-03-19Caribou Club worked 4 furlongs (Proctor) 5-03-19FINISH LINES: Bargain claim  Ohio, who upset favored  Catapult by a desperate nose in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile March 30, worked four furlongs Saturday in 49.80, after which trainer Michael McCarthy pronounced him at the ready for the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on turf May 27, Memorial Day. The Shoemaker is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event giving the victor a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 2. McCarthy also worked John Henry Turf Championship winner  Liam the Charmer five furlongs in 1:02.20 but presently had no race written in stone for the grass marathoner . . . Also working Saturday was Santa Anita Handicap winner  Gift Box for John Sadler, going five furlongs in a bullet 1:00.60 for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day . . .  Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday through Thursday, with live action resuming at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10. Simulcast racing is offered Wednesday and Thursday with free general admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.last_img read more

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, LAURA’S LIGHT, WINNER:  “This filly, she can do anything, long or short. Today, it looked like there wasn’t that much speed, so I put her close and it was perfect. She’s got a lot of heart.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, LAURA’S LIGHT, WINNER: “She’s a nice filly. We were pretty confident. We felt that she was the best filly in the race. The five (runner-up Lighthouse) put up a really good fight and was stubborn to get by. She’s proven now that she can go long or short, so we’ll take a look and see what’s next. It’s nice to have options.“Gary Barber wants to try the dirt at some point with her and well definitely consider that going forward.”GARY BARBER, OWNER, LAURA’S LIGHT, WINNER:  “In this game, you have ups and downs. I loved the way she broke her maiden so we bought her and she’s a really nice filly by a hot sire, Constitution. Getting a graded stakes win is what you want with fillies.”NOTES:  The winning owner is Gary Barber who resides in Los Angeles.last_img read more

first_imgHUNDREDS of Crvena Zvezda fans sneaked into Tottenham’s home end for the Champions League match – despite being banned.Uefa stopped the Serbian side from selling tickets to their own fans as a punishment for racist chanting.1 Crvena Zvezda fans were out in force for the Champions League group stage clashCredit: Getty – ContributorThe visitors were allocated just 200 Category 1 tickets – which are seated in hospitality areas rather than the away end.Spurs did not put their tickets on general sale to ensure that they were not purchased by Crvena Zvezda supporters.Members that joined the club less than a month ago were also unable to get access to get the tickets. Spurs expected to have stacks of empty seats as they were struggling to sell tickets.Due to the lack of interest in the fixture, the club allowed season ticket holders to purchase up to three additional seats.But the Serbian fans still managed to find a way into Tottenham’s new £1billion ground.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH 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 returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutTravelling fans were out in force to cheer on their side as they looked for their fourth successive win.But their evening got off to a nightmare when Harry Kane opened the scoring after just nine minutes.Son Heung-min doubled their tally just seven minutes later to put Mauricio Pochettino’s side in cruise control, with the South Korean scoring again just before the break.Mauricio Pochettino admits he could get Spurs axe… but he won’t go grey worrying about itlast_img read more

first_imgIT came as a shock to many.But Jose Mourinho has returned to the Premier League as Tottenham manager.6The North Londoners brutally axed fan favourite Mauricio Pochettino last night.And Mourinho was installed in the manager’s chair less than 12 hours later ahead of this weekend’s trip to West Ham.The Special One won three Premier League titles with Chelsea.And he led Manchester United to the Europa League in 2017.Spurs fans are now sure to be feeling confident about their chances of a trophy this season.And Mourinho could be tempted to dip into the transfer market this January for top-class reinforcements.However, there is plenty of quality to be found already at the club.Here, SunSport looks at five players who could thrive under the Portuguese tactician’s wing:TOBY ALDERWEIRELD6 Jose Mourinho wanted Toby Alderweireld at Man Utd and could convince the defender to sign a new dealCredit: Getty ImagesTHE Belgian defender is expected to leave Spurs at the end of the season when his contract expires.But the arrival of Mourinho could signal a U-turn in Alderweireld’s thinking.The centre-back, 30, was a top target for Jose at Manchester United.And Alderweireld is sure to be made Tottenham’s first-choice at the back, leaving one of Jan Vertonghen or Davinson Sanchez to partner him.He possesses all the qualities Mourinho wants in a defender, and could end up saving Spurs a fortune on a replacement if he extends his deal.DELE ALLI6 Mourinho could mould Dele Alli into the next OscarCredit: ReutersTHE former MK Dons wonderkid has suffered a spectacular fall from grace this season.Alli, 23, has been axed by England boss Gareth Southgate and also struggled to get into the Tottenham side under Pochettino.However, he is perfectly suited to the No10 role if Mourinho decides to go with a 4-2-3-1 formation.Jose famously axed Juan Mata to make Brazilian workhorse Oscar the main playmaker during his second spell at Chelsea.And all of Alli’s aggression on the field could be harnessed in a similar way to get him back to the top of English football.LUCAS MOURA6 Lucas Moura could see more action on the wingsCredit: Getty ImagesDESPITE scoring the winner which sent Spurs to last season’s Champions League final, Lucas has never been able to nail down a regular place in the side.But Mourinho loves proper wingers, and may not hesitate to make Lucas his leading man on the right flank.The Brazilian, 27, is blessed with pace, technique and an eye for goal.Mourinho will be sure to nurture him and also look to improve his work rate.Then Spurs will have their very own Willian, who famously snubbed a White Hart Lane switch in 2013 to link up with Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. ERIC DIER6 Eric Dier could find success as a holding midfielder under the Special OneCredit: PA:Empics SportTHE Special One will always switch up his tactics for the big games.And Dier, 25, could be the biggest beneficiary if Mourinho decides to deploy an anchorman in a 4-3-3 system.Dier is strong, athletic and good on the ball, making him ideally suited to protecting the defence in crunch fixtures.Like Alli, Dier has also been left out in the cold by England.And a resurgence in form could see him earn a recall for Euro 2020.RYAN SESSEGNON6 Mourinho could place his trust in young left-back Ryan SessegnonCredit: Getty ImagesFORMER Fulham star has made just two appearances after joining Spurs in the summer.But the left-back spot could be his for the taking now Mourinho’s in town.Most 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 returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubDanny Rose and Ben Davies have both failed to make the role their own this term.And Sessegnon already provides a solution without Spurs having to spend a single penny.Playing the 19-year-old would also lay to rest claims that Jose does not place his trust in youngsters, although the two-times Champions League winner has indicated he’s ready to work with Tottenham’s highly-rated academy.How Jose Mourinho could line up Tottenham with Atal, Dybala and Fernandes joining Kane and Son in formidable sidelast_img read more

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO returned to the first club he ever played for as speculation continues to grow about him joining either Arsenal or Manchester United.The former Tottenham boss was visiting Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys where he came through the youth set-up and played for between 1989 and 1994.3 Mauricio Pochettino returned to his first club Newell’s Old Boys after his sacking from TottenhamCredit: Twitter3 Mauricio Pochettino is enjoying a return to Argentina after being let go by Tottenham and was presented with a framed shirtCredit: TwitterOn his arrival he was greeted by current members of staff of the club and was presented with a framed shirt.While Poch was enjoying a trip back home, talk is ongoing in England about the potential of him taking the big jobs on the other side of North London or in Manchester.Arsenal recently sacked Unai Emery and the South American is one of many names who appears to be in the frame for the vacancy.Meanwhile, pressure continues to mount on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United after his side picked up just two points from games against promoted sides Sheffield United and Aston Villa.But it is not just Premier League teams who are being linked with the ex-Spurs man.Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in bringing him to their clubs if Zinedine Zidane or Maurizio Sarri lose their jobs.It appears Poch could soon have the pick of the top teams in Europe and it will be a case of which one he feels fits best.3 Mauricio Pochettino is being linked with Arsenal and Manchester United as speculation mounts over his next jobCredit: TwitterACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLATEST MANCHESTER UNITED NEWSGossipCROWD 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 permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe 47-year-old only took up management 10 years ago with Espanyol, before moving on to Southampton in 2013.After a single season down on the south coast, he joined Spurs and guided them to successive top four finishes and a Champions League final.Nobody yet knows what he will do next, but it seems all the biggest sides in Europe will be fighting over his expertise.Pochettino must pay Spurs £12.5m if he takes another Prem job this season amid Arsenal and Man United linkslast_img read more

first_imgTwice fired by Al ThaniJuan Ramón Muñiz knows what it is to be fired by Abdullah Al Thani. In the summer of 2010, the Sheikh of Qatar bought 96.8% of the shares held by Fernando Sanz. The first thing he did was to say goodbye to Muñiz who had saved the team from relegation to Second against all odds and with the second lowest budget in the category (€ 25.7 million) and despite having another contract year. The Portuguese Jesualdo Ferreira was hired instead. Almost a decade later history has been repeated. The case is pending resolution in the Courts.Getafe is still waiting for AntoñínAs it is known, Malaga rejected a proposal by Getafe by Antoñín, 1.5 million euros. But there are many possibilities for the Malaga striker to become part of the Madrid team. It would remain to be determined, in the event that the operation was closed in this winter term of signings, if the player would go immediately to Pérez Muñoz or could end the season in La Rosaleda already as assigned.Antoñín will renew his contract automatically until 2023 on June 30 for having played (and exceeded) the 10 games (counting as a game to participate in at least 45 minutes). In addition, its current termination clause, three million euros, will become six.Regardless of this situation, Manolo Gaspar, the sports director, is negotiating with the player to accept a professional contract. Abdullah Al Thani is punishing his disastrous management as president of Malaga with the unanimous rejection of the fans and countless complaints. Among them is that of Juan Ramón Muñiz, who decided to denounce the club after being dismissed last April 14 after a defeat against Extremadura in La Rosaleda. The Asturian coach had to fulfill season and a half of contract. And that is what he claims.The view is scheduled to be home today in Malaga. On May 28, the act of conciliation was established prior to a lawsuit in this type of situation. As there was no conciliation, Muñiz filed the lawsuit in the social courtMuñiz’s lawsuit is not the only one Abdullah Al Thani must face. In fact, they accumulate. The lawsuit with the BlueBay hotel remains pending resolution. There is also the criminal complaint of the APA (Association of Small Shareholders) in which the City Council appeared and is waiting for the plaintiff to file a motion for reform after the judge denied the intervention of the club. We cannot forget the demands presented by Caminero and Joaquín Jofre (former sports director and former legal advisor). Or the Jony case.last_img read more

first_imgThe president of the board of directors of Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has announced that he will hold talks with German club stars such as Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer or Jérôme Boateng to review their contracts. “We have some players who still have a year and a half of contract. With them we are going to start talks,” Rummenigge said in statements to the German press.“These players made great merits in Bayern, no matter if it’s David Alaba, Thiago, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martínez, Thomas Müller or Manuel Neuer. Logically we will carry out the conversations with the greatest sensitivity before making decisions”he assured. Big investments of the Bavarian club in the transfer market are expected next summer. Bayern is negotiating with players that make up the German team such as Leroy Sané (Manchester City) or Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) and it is estimated that the club will exceed 100 million euros in signings.“Bayern is not interested in breaking a new record, but there is no transfer market only for Bayern, but for football in general. And from experience we know that this transfer market only goes in one direction in terms of prices and pace “up. But what worries me more than the issue of transfers is that of wages. It’s dizzying,” said the 64-year-old former player.Therefore, Rummenigge recommended investing more in young players. “We have to bring players like Alphonso Davies to Bayern. Not all young players can become starters, but the one who manages gives a lot of satisfaction,” he said. Davies arrived from Vancouver at age 18 and a year later he was already a starter.last_img read more

first_imgNicknamed ‘El Bisonte’, Luis Suarez has a player profile that closely resembles Angel’s, being very fast, with great capacity of unmarking and remarkable success in the face of goal.Getafe would receive ten million for the transfer of Angel (33 years) to Barça. With that money he will go for Luis Suarez. The Colombian has a market value of 4.5 million, a price that will rise until the end of the season. Luis Javier Suárez Charris, known soccer as Luis Suárez (not to be confused with the Uruguayan striker of Barça), is Getafe’s goal for the next season as soon as the signing of Angel for Barcelona crystallizes.Luis Suarez, a 22-year-old Colombian nationalized in Spain, plays striker in Zaragoza yielded by the English Watford and is the third top scorer of Second with 14 goals, after Stuani (20) and Yuri (16).The club azulón would continue its continuous line of betting on the Second Pichichi and how good result has given him in recent years with the signings of Jorge Molina, Ángel and Jaime Mata, in addition to Enric Gallego, although this one only lasted four months in the equipment when being yielded in January to Osasuna.last_img read more

first_imgHe January 31, 2018 A long journey began, implausible in today’s football. Since that day Until July 2, 2019, 517 boxes passed in the calendar where Daniel Levy did not make a single transfer. What’s more, in the 2018 summer market, Tottenham were the only team in the five major leagues that did not sign any new players. Now, Kane, his reference, claims a sports project, which was stopped for more than a year. The reason? Construction of the new stadium.The recently released Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is already part of the history of the club, but for it to have great nights, a template of guarantees is needed. Mauricio PochettinoIn his day, he already claimed it after losing the Champions League final against Liverpool: “We have competed with a team that has been assembling for four years to play finals. If Tottenham hadn’t prioritized the stadium and not spent zero pounds on transfers … Hopefully this is the start of something big for the club. “However, since then there has been a change of coach, second-row signings, losses like Eriksen and a disappointing season.REUTERS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on its opening day.REUTERS Real Madrid as a mirrorFlorentino Pérez and the Board of Directors of Real Madrid approved the financing of the remodeling of the Santiago Bernabéu, which will reach a total cost of 796.5 million euros. That is, somewhat less than the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but an amount high enough to condition the entity’s economic future. Perhaps for this reason, the president has changed the transfer policy in recent years, without going into exorbitant figures except for a few exceptions such as Eden Hazard’s.Unlike Tottenham, Madrid have paid for young talent such as Rodrygo, VInicius, Reinier or Odegaard taking into account the lack of control of the transfer market and the already contemplated investment of his fief. Even Kylian Mbappé, called to move hundreds of millions in transfers, is not ruled out and work is already underway on a possible future operation. As the youth grow and show signs of becoming world stars, the club continues to pay for the stadium. A complete contrast to Tottenham, which quarantined signings for 517 days and now makes even its own footballers doubt … A huge investmentOf course, the investment made in the new stadium has prevented the increase in spending at the Tottenham offices. On April 3 it was inaugurated in a match against the Crystal Palace, after 22 months of works and a total of 850 million euros invested in it. It also debuted in a brilliant year, with the Champions League final and the classification again for the maximum continental competition. But the spurs needed fresh air in the template and wardrobe. They arrived Lo Celso, Sessegnon and NdombeléBut the injuries took their toll once again. So much so that Pochettino was removed and Mourinho took over the bench.The arrival of the Portuguese did not empty the infirmary and Bergwijn or Gedson Fernandes, winter signings, so far, they have not been able to give a twist to the situation. Thus, Kane has publicly launched to ask Daniel Levy a qualitative leap, questioning even his stay in London. While the winter reinforcements led one to believe that the club’s economy was already at a prosperous enough point to find large reinforcements, the coronavirus crisis puts it in question again. Tottenham was not reinforced in time and now pays the second mortgage on his stadium: the doubts of the players.DYLAN MARTINEZ & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has already experienced a Champions League semi-final.DYLAN MARTINEZ (REUTERS)center_img “I’ve always said that if I don’t feel like we’re going in the right direction, then I’m not someone who sticks around just doing it“. The words of Harry Kane in an interview on Sky Sports they rumbled throughout Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, perhaps because of their statements. The great star and flagship of the project left its continuity in the air for the first time in the club that saw it grow. A project that began to falter in winter 2018 …last_img read more

first_img“Then I threaded and took the ball to my left, and I had a taking pictures angle. I reached for the second stick to my much less expert legAs a result of I’m right-handed, I’m not left-handed. However my dad at all times insisted that I observe that shot, and in the top he at all times stated to me: ‘When are you going to attain a aim on the far submit?’ And simply in one ultimate it got here out! “He crushed the aim, no person higher than him, its creator, to elucidate it, what he felt, what he noticed, why he did that and never the opposite.”These kinds of objectives occur when you are in full inspiration, that you have full management of the scenario. Within the image of the scenario I knew I used to be on my again, and my aim was to attempt to flip my again, however flip round to have a taking pictures angle. And when I flip round, I sense in my head that all the gamers are going to go that manner, and that’s when I come again once more and all the gamers cross. It’s a scenario that happens when you are at your peak of inspiration” Instantly, yesterday, Saturday, whereas Atlético started coaching to adapt to the brand new actuality of soccer underneath the coronavirus pandemic, it’s as if the clocks had gone again eight years. On Twitter had been Trending Matter names from that evening of Could 9, 2012. The primary a surname, Falcao, legend. His first huge claw in Europe as a rojiblanco (months later, in opposition to Chelsea, the second would come, in the Tremendous Cup) gave the rojiblancos their second Europa League in two years, Simeone’s first on the head of the rojiblanco bench, the primary of the seven titles that in eight years have raised him because the coach with essentially the most in the historical past of the membership. A Falcao that will be remembered in statements on RCN that evening in which he performed touched by a magic wand. “They had been two groups from the identical nation. They got here in useful, the Athletic it had been an excellent season. We had been rising as a staff because the season wore on, “he started remembering.” The condiments that fueled that ultimate. “The rivalry,” spicy issues “, a preview of what the sport would later be on the sector. A recreation that from the start was the Atlético, who in half an hour would solely have one title. Falcao’s. He remembers it eight years later. “I do not forget that we had been in our subject, defending. We recovered the ball and Diego threw the ball. I used to be alone and tried to attend for the staff to accompany me. And already inside the realm, it simply happens Diego and makes me a diagonal to take the mark. I used to be left one on one with Amorebieta, and I assumed that if I faked it, it might have a taking pictures angle “.last_img read more