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Higuain prepares for fiery reception in Naples

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first_imgMILAN (AP):Gonzalo Higuain will face the wrath like that of a scorned lover when he returns to Napoli for the first time since his move to bitter rivals Juventus.The love Napoli fans had for Higuain swiftly turned to hatred following his transfer for an Italian-record US$100 million after scoring 36 goals last season to break a 66-year-old Serie A record.This is the first chance Napoli fans have had to vent their animosity at their former hero, as they were banned from attending the reverse fixture for security reasons. Higuain’s reception is expected to include a barrage of whistles and insults.”I don’t know what kind of welcome he will get,” Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said.”Normally, the Napoli fans are very generous. There have been moments of anger, but those derived from the jealousy of those who felt a bit betrayed.”With 71 league goals in 104 Serie A matches for Napoli in the past three seasons, Higuain’s popularity in Naples was beginning to approach that of Diego Maradona, his fellow Argentine who led Napoli to its only two league titles in 1987 and 1990.When the transfer was announced in July, Napoli fans publicly threw their Higuain shirts, banners, and scarves into the trash.All this adds spice to one of the most fiercely contested fixtures in Italy, which will be played twice in quick succession. The league match on Sunday is followed three days later by the return leg of their Italian Cup semi-final.Security has been stepped up, and it is partly down to safety fears that Juventus are not staying in Naples between the fixtures.Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon hopes all the focus will stay on the pitch.”Higuain will be honoured by Sarri’s words, but there is a match to be played, a post-match to manage well,” Buffon said. “Napoli-Juventus is too important an advert for Italian football to get lost in small or paltry matters, which don’t help anyone.”last_img read more

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WORLD CUP: Portugal’s hopes aided by extra rest for Ronaldo

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first_imgLeading the attack with Ronaldo is likely to be 22-year-old Andre Silva, who made his tournament debut last year at the Confederations Cup when Portugal finished third.Gelson Martins and Goncalo Guedes drifted in and out of the team in the last two years but made into the World Cup squad, as did veteran Ricardo Quaresma.Nani and Eder, whose goal in extra time sealed the Euro 2016 victory over France, were left out of the tournament in Russia.GROUP GAMESPortugal opens against Spain on June 15 and then plays Morocco on June 20 in Moscow, where the team is based. The Group B schedule will conclude against Iran on June 25.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric Soares (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica)Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Mario (West Ham), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv), William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon)Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas) Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding COACHThe softly-spoken Santos spent most of his career coaching clubs in Greece and Portugal, including Porto, Sporting Lisbon and Benfica, before being handed the Greece national team job in 2010.As Portugal was failing to advance from its group in 2014, Santos was becoming the first coach to lead Greece into a World Cup knockout phase.GOALKEEPERSRui Patricio of Sporting Lisbon should be starting in goal for another tournament after keeping clean sheets in the semifinals and final at Euro 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The five-time world player of the year is leading a squad that broke through to win its first major title at the 2016 European Championship.“Ronaldo is crucial,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said, “but we know that to win we need to play well as a team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSantos accepts that Portugal is not among the leading contenders for the title in Russia, even though there’s a familiar look about the squad. From the team that started in the final against France two years ago, only Nani and Renato Sanches will not make it to Russia.Here’s a closer look at the Portugal team: Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, center, passes the ball during a team training session, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Monday, June 4 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)Portugal has received assistance from Real Madrid in its quest for a first World Cup title, even though it plays Spain in the opening game.By allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to sit out less meaningful matches, Madrid’s management of the 33-year-old forward in the twilight of his career means he should not be worn out in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal The reserves will be Anthony Lopes and Beto, with Benfica’s Bruno Varela as a reserve option.DEFENDERSJust like at every major tournament since Euro 2008, expect to see veterans Pepe and Bruno Alves in command in central defense.Cedric Soares is preferred at right back, with Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro likely on the left.Jose Fonte and Ruben Dias will be Santos’ main replacement options in the middle of the defense.MIDFIELDERSJoao Mario and William Carvalho are expected to anchor the midfield again, with Adrien Silva and Joao Moutinho fighting for a spot as attacking midfielders along with Bernardo Silva.But Santos will be without Euro 2016 starter Danilo Pereira after the defensive midfielder sustained a partial tear on his left Achilles tendon while playing with Porto. He also didn’t call up Andre Gomes, who had a disappointing season with Barcelona.FORWARDSThis is Ronaldo’s domain. After a slow start to the season, Ronaldo has rediscovered his scoring consistency at Real Madrid since January. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Help our law enforcement agencies

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first_imgDear Editor,Of late, a lot of negative news has been appearing on the front pages of our daily papers about crimes allegedly committed by members of the Guyana Police Force, especially the recently enlisted officers. This brings into question the recruiting process, and maybe the training aspect they go through at the various Police training schools.Their behaviour or conduct surely does not auger well for the image of our Guyana Police Force. Whilst there will always be rogue cops, the numbers seem to be increasing of late.It may not be prudent for me to mention the specific cases, because many of them are sub-juice, but quick and decisive action must be taken in order for the public to regain and maintain its confidence in our Guyana Police Force.It is true that one swallow does not make a summer, and there are many dedicated Policemen and women out there. But it is also true that the image of the Force is ebbing.On a positive note, not only in ‘G’ Division, but in all other divisions, the presence of the Police is more evident: foot patrols, bicycle, motorcycle and other vehicle patrols. In ‘G’ Division, anytime during the day or night, you see the Police patrolling through the Essequibo Coast.The breathalyser test is also bearing fruit. We had been losing too many of our citizens because of the culture of driving under the influence of alcohol, not forgetting the many serious and damage accidents involving both the innocent and guilty.On the down side, unlighted bicycles are on the increase, along with pedestrians causing obstruction (jay walking). Stray animals are also on the increase. I am not sure if the Stray Catching Unit of the Guyana Police Force is still operable, or if this unit has ever worked in ‘G’ Division.Minibuses continue to operate without the fare structure being displayed; but, generally, the Police in ‘G’ Division are doing a reasonably good job.As law-abiding citizens, we must all show that we can, in our own little way, do something to help our law enforcement agencies. It is imperative that when we hear or see something, we say something; and in our own interest and safety, our help can be valuable to the Police.Sincerely,Archie W CordisFormer AFCCouncillorRegion Twolast_img read more

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Contenders for England’s goalkeeper World Cup conundrum

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first_imgHere, AFP Sports looks at the contenders to be England’s number one in Russia:Joe Hart (West Ham)He is, by a distance the most experienced of the quartet of ‘keepers in Southgate’s squad with 74 caps, but his career has been in free fall since England’s last major tournament.Hart was at fault for Iceland’s winner as the Three Lions crashed out in the last 16 of Euro 2016, as a familiar weakness down to his left was exposed by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.Despite being ousted from Manchester City by Pep Guardiola shortly after the Catalan’s arrival, Hart has remained Southgate’s number one during unconvincing loan spells at Torino and West Ham.However, having played in just one of the Hammers last 16 Premier League games after being dropped, Hart’s is hanging onto the number one jersey by his gloved fingertips.Jordan Pickford (Everton)Pickford has had an inconsistent first season at Everton after sealing a £30 million move from Sunderland to become England’s most expensive ever goalkeeper.However, at 24, he has time on his side. Despite just one senior international cap in a 0-0 draw against world champions Germany in November, he has plenty of international experience at under-21 level.A former under-21 manager, Southgate values the experience gained in youth international tournaments and described Pickford and Swansea defender Alfie Mawson as “the standout performers” of England’s run to the semi-finals of last year’s under-21 European Championships.Jack Butland (Stoke City)But for a horrific ankle break suffered as England won in Germany almost exactly two years ago, Butland may even have displaced Hart in time for Euro 2016.Instead, Butland didn’t return to first team action until April 2017 and has made only two England appearances since, including his only start in a competitive international last October.Despite a costly own goal in a 1-1 draw at Leicester last month, Stoke manager Paul Lambert branded Butland the “best goalkeeper in Britain.”Like Pickford, he also has a wealth of international experience at youth level, including two under-21 Euros.Nick Pope (Burnley)Pope is the new boy at international level on the back of a brilliant season at Premier League surprise package Burnley.The 25-year-old admitted on Tuesday he never believed he would make an England squad after being released by Ipswich Town as a 16-year-old and spending the majority of his career trawling through the lower leagues.“If we have a problem with any of our other goalkeepers it’s important that we find out more about Nick, and form-wise he deserves to be in the squad,” said Southgate last week.That seemed to suggest Pope’s lack of experience makes him a back-up option.But he is the man in form. Only Manchester United’s David De Gea, widely regarded as one of the world’s best ‘keepers, has a better save percentage than Pope this season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Goalkeepers Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Joe Hart and Jordan Pickford are all training with England this week, but at least one will miss the World Cup where only one can start © AFP / Oli SCARFFBURTON-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Mar 20 – Just three months out from the World Cup in Russia, England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted his “number one jersey is up for grabs” with four goalkeepers vying to start against Tunisia on June 18.Burnley’s Nick Pope has forced himself into Southgate’s reckoning with a fine season and is part of a four-strong group of goalkeepers for England’s final World Cup warm-up friendlies against the Netherlands on Friday and Italy on March 27 before Southgate names his World Cup squad.last_img read more

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Solskjaer urges Man Utd to find cutting edge

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first_imgA lack presence up front for a team that sold Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan last month was obvious in last weekend’s dismal 2-0 defeat at West Ham and the midweek penalty shoot-out win over minnows Rochdale in the League Cup.“We need to score more goals, definitely. We are working on improving the relationships, the pattern, the understanding,” Solskjaer told reporters.“We started at one end with the foundation. We have done great defensively, but of course we are not happy with the return going forward.“We wouldn’t mind a few goals from set plays and midfield. The forwards are always going to produce goals.“Of course when we let Alexis and Romelu go, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the next time we recruit, we will be looking for some creativity and goals.”Making goals even harder to come by is the fact that Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are injury doubts for Arsenal’s Premier League visit to Old Trafford.If neither forward recovers in time, that leaves 17-year-old Mason Greenwood to lead the attack for United.– Long-term thinking –The departures of Lukaku and Sanchez were no surprise, but Solskjaer says United did not just want to bring in a stop-gap replacement like Fernando Llorente, who has gone to Napoli, or Juventus’s Mario Mandzukic.“We could not get the striker we wanted,” Solskjaer said.“It was time for Romelu to go, he knows that. He didn’t want to be here, so what is the point in having players who don’t want to be here?“But there is no point in getting players you are not 100 percent sure about. You need the right player who is going to stay for the long period.“That is the long-term thinking I need to show. This is not about my reputation, it is about the club.”United go into the match with the Gunners in the bottom half of the table after picking up only eight points in their first six games.Leaders Liverpool and Manchester City in second place are already 13 and eight points clear of them respectively, but Solskjaer believes the rest of the top four can be caught.“The top two last season were too far ahead from the rest of us,” he said.“We should be in and around the next places. Chelsea are going through a similar period to us, rebuilding, then there are Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, loads of teams wanting those positions.“That is where we will be in and around. We should still be a top four side.”0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to show a killer instinct in front of goal © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 30 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday urged Manchester United to show a killer instinct against Arsenal after scoring just 10 goals in their eight matches in all competitions this season.Since their 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea on the opening day of the Premier League campaign Solskjaer’s struggling side have failed to score more than once in any match, and they welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Monday in miserable form.last_img read more

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Florida up in space race

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first_imgPALMDALE – Hopes to build NASA’s next manned spacecraft in California dimmed with Lockheed Martin’s announcement that the Crew Exploration Vehicle will be assembled in Florida if the company wins the competition against the Northrop Grumman-Boeing team. Lockheed Martin officials said that locating the final assembly and integration operations near the launch operations at Kennedy Space Center would provide much greater efficiency in the flow of testing and operations leading to launch. As many as 400 people could be employed assembling and testing the spacecraft. “The point of final assembly and testing for each mission will be critical to the viability of NASA’s CEV program and the ideal location to do that is here in Florida adjacent to the launch site,” said John Karas, vice president of space exploration for Lockheed Martin. “Florida has an extremely talented existing work force with the skills, experience, dedication and track record to meet the challenges and requirements of NASA’s human spaceflight program. They also have facilities that can support the highly specialized work that the new Crew Exploration Vehicle will require.” Florida officials are offering an incentive package valued at $45.5 million to the winning contractor team to conduct the assembly work in their state. The incentives would cover training, transportation infrastructure, facility improvements and equipment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The Northrop Grumman-led team will not disclose its assembly site, saying the information is sensitive while the competition is going on. Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have production facilities at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale. Northrop Grumman’s partner, Boeing, also has operations at Plant 42. “Our challenge with keeping our aerospace programs has always been that we start a couple of yards behind because of the cost of doing business in California,” said state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster. “I’m certainly disappointed with Lockheed’s choice, but we have to keep putting on the best business case we can.” The California Space Authority, which is coordinating the state’s efforts to attract CEV work, is in talks with both teams. The substance of those talks are not being discussed publicly at this time because of the competition, but there is still room for optimism, said Eric Daniels, the authority’s director of government relations. “We feel that California is still very much in play and that California still has something to offer,” Daniels said. California officials are still talking with the Lockheed Martin team and have hopes that they can either convince the company to change its plans or get other pieces of the work. “We’re not saying uncle. We’re not giving up,” Daniels said. The Crew Exploration Vehicle will transport up to six crew members to and from the International Space Station and up to four astronauts for moon missions. NASA wants the CEV to begin its flights as close as possible to the planned 2010 retirement date of the space shuttle fleet. Proposals by the two teams are due by March 20. NASA will select one contractor team sometime this year to develop the spacecraft. NASA estimates it will cost $104 billion to return astronauts to the moon by 2018. The Apollo program spent the equivalent of $165 billion in today’s dollars from 1961 to the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. NASA referred to the new moon plan as “Apollo on steroids.” The plan calls for placing four astronauts on the moon’s surface instead of two, as during the Apollo days. Astronauts would be able to stay on the moon’s surface for four days to a week, compared with the three-day stay of Apollo 17, the longest. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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CAN YOU HELP THIS WOMAN FIND DAD MISSING FOR 35 YEARS?

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first_imgA mother-of-two is hoping that her 35-year search for the father whom she last saw when she was just six months old will lead to a long-awaited reunion.Sharon Brogan Anabraba, 50, originally from Sunderland but who now lives in London, is eager to find a man named Peter Flanagan, who she strongly believes has Irish roots and might be from Donegal.As a result of years spent in care in the northeast of England between the ages of five to 17, Sharon completely lost touch with her father. But she is optimistic that a renewed appeal will help to locate her dad and give her a sense of identity.“I’ve been searching for 35 years to find my father, I’ve been to Ireland to find out what I can but I had no luck,” she told The Irish Post. “I don’t know much about him, but I do have the details that my mum shared with me before she died.”Sharon’s mother, Sylvia Brogan (née Johnson), died last year at the age of 84.Before she was put into care Sharon lived with her mother at 5 Marley Crescent, Southwick in Sunderland. “She told me that he was slightly younger than her, so maybe he’s early 80s,” she said. “He had black hair and was tall, I know that’s quite a common characteristic but it’s what I know.”Whilst she’s eager to find her father, start learning about her Irish heritage and meet relatives she never knew about, Sharon is treading carefully in her appeal.She said: “He may have a family now, who knows, I don’t want to disrupt that. But it would be good to finally meet him and put a face to the name. I have kids of my own so it would be great to find my father.”Peter worked for Murphy’s construction company during the 1960s fixing pipes in Middlesbrough and Sunderland alongside his brother Felix and a friend called Eddy McTiernan.During this time, Peter lived in Middlesbrough near a park close to the town centre and frequented a pub called The Queen’s Head. “I know it’s a long shot but I’ve been searching for so long, maybe this time it’ll work.”CAN YOU HELP THIS WOMAN FIND DAD MISSING FOR 35 YEARS? was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Harry Redknapp confirms on talkSPORT Birmingham have made John Terry an offer

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first_imgBirmingham City have offered John Terry a contract, Harry Redknapp has confirmed to talkSPORT.The ex-England captain is available on a free transfer this summer having ended his 22-year association with Chelsea.He is understood to have interest from Premier League sides Bournemouth and West Brom, but Redknapp hopes to convince the veteran defender to drop into the Championship.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Thursday, the Blues boss said: “I’d love to have him at the football club.“He’s a fantastic captain and a great leader.“We’ve made him a good offer and we have done the best we can. It’s up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham.”Terry made only nine appearances for Premier League champions Chelsea last season, but Redknapp insists the 36-year-old still has plenty to offer.“He could play for anybody still. He has got a couple of good years in him,” Redknapp.“He played for me the other week in Michael Carrick’s testimonial. Fergie had the 2008 Champions League-winning team, I had an All-Star team, and I had John at the back with Jamie Carragher – I would have them two together all day long. They were fantastic.“I had a chat with him and said to him to come in – he’s doing his coaching badges – have a year or two and who knows what he wants to do in the future?”last_img read more

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DONEGAL GOLF GREENS HELP McGINLEY SINK THREE HOLE-IN-ONES!

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first_imgIt must be all the practise he gets on Donegal’s greens which have helped one golfer score the week of his life.Paul McGinley hasn’t hit three hole-n-ones like his brother!Some golfers wait a lifetime for an ace, some golfers never hit one but the brother of one of Ireland’s best-known golfers has done it three times in less than a week.Michael McGinley, the brother of last year’s victorious European Ryder Cup captain whose mum and dad hail from Donegal, tamed the par threes at the world-class Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Michael is a regular on Donegal’s greens and often plays with brother Paul and dad Mick.He lives in the United Arab Emirates where he works in the duty free industry.He got the ball rolling on February 12 when he sank his approach to the fourth hole.Just over 24 hours later, he repeated the feat at the par three fifth and, incredibly, four days later he made it a hat-trick of aces at the eighth. Three hole-in-ones on three separate holes at the same course. The odds for such an achievement are said to be 75,000,000/1.Michael plays off a plus-one handicap and is well known in amateur circles in Ireland.“It is an amazing feeling. I had a hole in one when I was 15 years old and haven’t had one since,” McGinley said. “To have three in six days is just incredible and something that I will definitely never forget. Achieving two holes in one in two days was something special, however the third really is unbelievable.”DONEGAL GOLF GREENS HELP McGINLEY SINK THREE HOLE-IN-ONES! was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgolfhole in onePaul McGinleylast_img read more

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Pochettino says he will look to ‘refresh’ Tottenham squad in January window

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first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he has ‘no regrets’ over not bringing in any new players during the summer transfer window, but has hinted he could freshen up his squad in January.Earlier this year, Spurs became the first club in Premier League history not to make a summer signing since the transfer window’s inception. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Pochettino has hinted at January arrivals at Tottenham “We have one more point than last season and I am not happy about that because we are fifth in the table and the ambition is to be on the top.“At the same time we are realistic and with all the circumstance we suffered in the summer, with the World Cup and the players that arrived the week before the start of the season, the challenge was bigger for everyone.“We kept fighting and we are very close to the top of the table.“We are happy but we are trying to improve, trying to be ambitious and be top of the table.”Pochettino added that the club will not change their ethos to please supporters and was adamant he will not make pointless signings during his reign in charge. 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND After a slow start, January signing Lucas Moura has practically been a new signing for Tottenham this season anyway 3 LIVING THE DREAM 3 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.comcenter_img The club faced criticism for their inactivity when the team suffered a small slump with back-to-back defeats to Watford and Liverpool, yet Tottenham have still amassed a joint club-record of 18 points from their opening eight games.And Pochettino has again defended the club’s decision not to add any new players to his squad over the summer window.The Argentine did suggest, though, that he and his management team are always looking to strengthen their squad and will look to ‘refresh’ his team when the transfer window reopens.“It was difficult to achieve the player we needed,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s London derby against West Ham.“That was impossible. I was happy and am happy with the squad that I have, 25 players.“We tried to sign and but we could not achieve what we need or what we want. I think one thing is to make clear; all the coaching staff, managers, always want to improve the squad. “Of course we are always trying to improve our squad because football is dynamic. Every six months you need to do something to refresh and to wake up. That is the history in every single club.“We have no regrets, we are happy. When we started the season with three games that we won and we were up at the top of the table people were talking in a different way, ‘Oh how clever are Tottenham because they keep all the squad from last season’.“After we lost some games all the alarms started to make a big impact in the perception. But I need to remind everyone that this is our best start after eight games, it is the best start in the Premier League for Tottenham. REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “If you can not achieve what you need or want, because you need to sign because you need to make people happy or act like all the clubs, I think that is not common sense,”said the Argentine.“We showed that we are not populous…it is easy to say that we are going to sign three players and, oh look, the people are happy because we signed.“If we don’t need the players who are available to sign then why are we going to sign (them). That is the point.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Spurs sit just two points adrift of joint Premier League leaders Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea moving on LATEST last_img read more

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