10 months agoHuddersfield midfielder Philip Billing: No-one giving up here

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing: No-one giving up hereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town midfielder Philip Billing insists no-one is giving up on Premier League survival.The 22-year-old Dane was gutted by the 1-0 defeat at Fulham which leaves Town with a massive mountain to climb to avoid relegation back to the Championship.”We can’t be too disappointed (for too long) because we have another game coming up and we have to recover and get ready for that, and hopefully the fans will stick with us and support us at home,” said Billing ahead of facing Burnley.”It’s a strain (being where we are), but nobody ever told us it was going to be easy in the Premier League.”Last season we survived and I don’t see why we can’t again, taking every game at a time we just need that one game to turn it around and get that win. Once we get that anything can happen.”Right now it seems it’s hard, but we have to show some character and just keep being positive.”I know we can’t just keep saying that, but that’s the truth, you can’t come into training and just be negative and thinking we are going to get relegated – we have to keep believing to the last game of the season and that’s what we are going to do.” last_img read more

10 months agoDeparting Bayern Munich veteran Robben flattered by Inter Milan interest

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Departing Bayern Munich veteran Robben flattered by Inter Milan interestby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeparting Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben is flattered by interest from Inter Milan.Robben has been linked with Inter in recent days.“Really?” joked the Dutchman, who turns 35 later this month, in response to a question about the Nerazzurri.“I’m very proud and happy [to have received offers]. The last few weeks have been quite busy, especially for my father, who’s my agent, but it’s nice to hear that clubs are interested.“For me, the future is still open, I’m still waiting. I want to wait and focus on getting fit, getting back into the team and playing my football.“I don’t know when, but of course I have to make a decision. I won’t wait until the end of the season because I have a family and I have to plan ahead a little bit.“But I repeat, I’m privileged and I feel grateful that clubs are showing interest.” last_img read more

9 months agoArsenal demand major fee from Juventus for Ramsey Jan move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal demand major fee from Juventus for Ramsey Jan moveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are demanding a major fee from Juventus if they want to sign Aaron Ramsey this month.The Mirror says Arsenal have told Juventus that it will cost them £18m to sign Ramsey this month.The Gunners are refusing to allow Ramsey to leave on the cheap during the transfer window, even though the Wales star has already agreed to join perennial Serie A champions Juve when his contract expires at the end of the season.Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said there is no money for permanent buys this month only loans, but believes it will leave his squad stretched if he allows the 28-year-old to move to Italy without a replacement midfielder being brought in.And with Juventus pushing to recruit Ramsey now to boost their chances of winning an eighth successive title and lifting the Champions League again, the Gunners have slapped a high price on the player’s head. last_img read more

a month agoJuventus boss Sarri insists he believes in Dybala

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri insists he believes in Dybalaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri insists he believes in Paulo Dybala.Dybala is yet to make any starts for the Bianconeri this season but did come on against Atletico Madrid for their 2-2 Champions League draw.Sarri said, “If I didn’t think he was ready, I wouldn’t brought him on at a decisive moment. Maybe he’s not yet at the top of his game, but he’s able to give us a hand.“In the future, I see (Federico) Bernardeschi becoming a specialist midfielder and not a winger.“However, right now I need him in attack. We’ll help him do his best: he’s a player with great quality.” last_img

a month agoReal Madrid boss Zidane: Eriksen or Van de Beek?

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zidane: Eriksen or Van de Beek?by Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hinted he expects a new midfielder to arrive in January.Before today’s clash with Sevilla, Zidane was asked about Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.”Eriksen or Van de Beek? That is something for the club,” said Zidane. “The club is the way it is. We are the ones that are here and we will compete with what we have.”On Sevilla, he added: “We play against the league leaders and you have to go to win. There is nothing else. This is what you face at Madrid. We had one tough game in Paris and now another one to improve against Sevilla.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoJuventus boss Sarri: Being top means little now

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri: Being top means little nowby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri feels they’re far from top gear after victory over Inter Milan.Paulo Dybala and substitute Gonzalo Higuain secured Juve victory at San Siro, despite a Lautaro Martinez equaliser from the penalty spot.“Overtaking at the top means little right now. The most significant element is that we played well, with character and determination against a side that had won every game so far,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.“We started well and had the right approach in a fiery atmosphere, so that’s a good sign.”He added: “I think this team has already made important steps forward in its passing. What we need to work on is dominating the match, having territorial supremacy, pressing better and more, taking away any attacking initiative from the opposition so that we can spend our whole time in the opposition half.“This squad is accustomed to defending much deeper, but they are adapting and we’ve seen definite improvements in that sense.“I feel we can still improve a great deal more. It’s a gradual process, the team has strong individuals and so much strength in depth. It means at the moment we can get results, even if we are not playing at 100 per cent.” last_img read more

17 days agoMerson insists Man Utd attacker Rashford no natural striker

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Merson insists Man Utd attacker Rashford no natural strikerby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson insists Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford is no natural striker.Rashford has been told he needs to get in the box more, with United having scored just nine goals in eight Premier League matches this season, and having won only two of those games.”He is not a natural centre forward,” Paul Merson said on Sky Sports.”He hasn’t got that instinct. You need a goalscorer. He is not a natural goalscorer like Ian Wright or Gary Lineker.”You have to get in the box if you are a real centre forward.”Merson added: “You can’t sell goals. (Romelu) Lukaku was a goalscorer – he might not chase the full-back down but he puts the ball in the net and that is what it is all about.” last_img read more

11 days agoBarcelona signing Pedri happy to focus on Las Palmas

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona signing Pedri happy to focus on Las Palmasby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona signing Pedri insists his only focus is with Las Palmas.The 16 year-old first teamer signed for Barca in August, though remains on-loan with Las Palmas.”First I have to think about the Depor match before leaving with the National Team. We have to take out the three points anyway and then I’ll think about the National Team. The (U17) World Cup is a goal,” said Pedri, who is grateful to Pepe Mel for giving him his senior chance.He added: “I know it is not easy to bet on a 16 year old boy and he did it.”My father has always told me that the important thing is humility, if the head is lost, the player is lost. You have to follow that closely.” last_img read more

Here’s The Pac-12 Tournament Bracket, Schedule For Tomorrow

first_imgPAC-12 tournament bracket schedule.pac-12 tournament bracket scheduleThe 2016 Pac-12 Tournament tips off tomorrow from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.Here’s the bracket for the tournament, which features Oregon, Utah, Cal, and Arizona as the four top seeds.pac-12 tournament Here’s the schedule for tomorrow’s games:No. 8 Washington vs. No. 9 Stanford, 3 p.m. E.T. on Pac-12 NetworkNo. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Washington State, 5:30 p.m. E.T. on Pac-12 NetworkNo. 7 USC vs. No. 10 UCLA, 9 p.m. E.T. on Pac-12 NetworkNo. 6 Oregon State vs. No. 11 Arizona State, 11:30 p.m. ET on Pac-12 NetworkThe top four seeds in the tournament play their first games of the tournament on Thursday.More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>last_img

Howard backs Pulisic to succeed at Chelsea

first_imgU.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard believes that his international team-mate Christian Pulisic will be a hit at Chelsea. Pulisic sealed a £58 million (€64m/$73m) move to Chelsea this week, with the 20-year-old set to stay at Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season. Howard knows what it takes to succeed in the English top flight, having spent 13 seasons in the Premier League with Manchester United and Everton.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And the 39-year-old, now with the Colorado Rapids in MLS, thinks that Pulisic can become another American success story in England. “The Premier League presents its own trials and tribulations, it’s a rough-and-tumble league, it’s up and down, but he’s shown to be pretty strong even though he’s not the biggest guy in the world,” Howard told ESPN FC. “I think his talents will lend themselves very well to the way Chelsea play football.”The Blues may be one of the Premier League’s most high-profile sides, but Howard believes that the experience Pulisic has gained at Dortmund will serve him well in his next career move. “It is a massive club, but he’s played for a massive club already,” the goalkeeper said. “Dortmund is no slouch, and he went there under Jurgen Klopp and he’s grown up there and learned a lot of his trade in the Bundesliga.”The amount Chelsea paid Dortmund more than tripled the largest transfer fee ever paid for an American player, which is partly due to Pulisic’s performances for the U.S. national team. Pulisic has scored nine times in 23 appearances for the United States, and carried the team through their ultimately unsuccessful campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Howard saw those performances firsthand, and insists that Pulisic is ready to live up to his huge price tag. “He’s played a big part for the U.S. national team, so as much as the price tag is massive, which it is, he’s ready to perform.”last_img read more