PIERRE-EMERICK Aubameyang has ripped into Spurs over their Carabao Cup humiliation by Colchester – and Arsenal fans love it.Mauricio Pochrettino’s team were dumped out by the League Two side on penalties after a goalless draw, continuing their wretched form that has seen them slump to seventh in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura were the unlucky pair to miss from 12 yards as Spurs fell at the first hurdle of a competition that they reached the final of only seven months ago.2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had fun at Spurs’ expenseThey’ve also made a stuttering start to their Champions League campaign, chucking away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Greek side Olympiakos last week.And Aubameyang has joined in with the general good cheer amongst Gunners fans at the plight of their great rivals by “liking” a post from a supporter on Instagram that said: “Like if you’re laughing at Spurs.”The Gabon forward has made a brilliant start to his season, netting six goals in six league games during the Gunners’ solid if unremarkable first half-dozen games.Unai Emery’s team travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Monday looking to break their duck on a ground where they haven’t won in the league since 2006.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTottenham meanwhile are preparing to face Southampton as they attempt to kick-start their season.Following their shocking loss to the League Two side, Pochettino conceded that a lack of harmony within the dressing room is contributing to his team’s troubles.He said: “Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra. It’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad.”2Saturday Premier League preview including Sheffield United vs Liverpool and Everton vs Man City
most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itBut they prioritised the pursuit of other targets instead, with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy coming in.Prem rivals Manchester United have also been linked as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots a squad overhaul.The Norwegian boss knows that he is likely to miss out on the playmaker if Real come calling unless they offer him huge wages.2 Eriksen was forced to deny rumours that Vertonghen had slept with his partnerCredit: Instagram @chriseriksen8Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kane CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is a step closer to securing his dream move to Real Madrid with his representatives heading for talks this weekend, according to reports.The Tottenham playmaker has so far rejected all offers to extend his deal at the North London club to force through a move to Spain.2 Christian Eriksen is hoping to secure his dream move to SpainCredit: ReutersHis contract expires at the end of the season meaning Spurs will need to sell him in January or lose him for nothing.Tottenham’s worrying form that includes Tuesday’s embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich will do nothing to convince Eriksen that his future belongs at the club.There have also been rumours of unrest inside the dressing room after Eriksen was sensationally forced to deny that team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his partner.The defender was then spotted with a black eye which Eriksen DID give him… but in a training ground accident.Real Madrid are ready to take advantage and have been in close contact with his agent to put the feelers out over a new year switch.According to the Star, talks are set to progress this weekend when his agent jets to the capital to meet club representatives face-to-face.Real were heavily linked with a move in the summer transfer window.
3It goes on to state that the Premier League club are “currently investigating how much it would cost to lure him away” from the Dutch giants.Ziyech is under contract at Ajax until 2022 and would therefore command a hefty fee.But his form has not just caught the eye of Spurs, with both Arsenal and Manchester United previously linked.3 Christian Eriksen is still to sign a new contract at Spurs and looks likely to go at the end of the season – if not beforeCredit: Reuters TOTTENHAM have reportedly earmarked Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini as Christian Eriksen’s replacement.The Dane is out of contract with Spurs at the end of the season and looks set to leave on a free.3 Lorenzo Pellegrini has been earmarked as the man to fill Christian Eriksen’s boots at SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyBarcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with snapping up the 27-year-old.And according to Football Italia, £51million-rated Pellegrini is the man tasked with replacing Eriksen at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.But Spurs will have some negotiating to do – not only will Italian side Roma be desperate to cling on to him, but the player himself sees a future with the Giallorossi.The 23-year-old is only just back in training after recovering from a metatarsal injury.Eriksen has flitted in and out of the Spurs starting XI – and this has obviously been linked to his contract situation.ZIYECH AN OPTION TOOBut the player himself believes the two aren’t linked.Speaking to to Danish news-site BT, as reported by Sport Witness, Eriksen said: “I feel 100 per cent that Tottenham has complete confidence in me.”There is not that big a difference, except that I play a little less this year.”I don’t feel there is a connection between my contract situation and the fact that I haven’t played as many matches.”SunSport reported another option for boss Mauricio Pochettino is Ajax man Hakim Ziyech.According to 90min they already have a list of players to fill the void, with the 26-year-old Moroccan international “high on their wish list”.
THE Champions League returns to action this week with Tottenham welcoming the visit of Olympiacos for a crucial Group Stage clash.Here’s everything you need to know about the match:1 Spurs take on Olympiacos this weekCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhat time is the match on at?Kick off for the match will take place at 8.00 pm on Tuesday November 26th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.What TV channel is the match on?Virgin Media will be showing the match live in Ireland with coverage starting at 7.55 pm on Virgin Media Two after their live broadcast of the clash between Galatasaray and Club Brugge. This can also be streamed live off of Virgin Media Anytime.BT Sport will also be showing the match live with their coverage starting at 7.00 pm on BT Sport 2. Sky Sports Extra customers in Ireland will be able to live stream this off of the Sky Go app.What is the latest team news?Neither side has named their starting team for this week’s match as of yet but we will have the full team news for you right here when they do later in the week.What are the latest betting odds?Tottenham are the favourites to get the victory over their Greek opposition on Tuesday night at the price of 1/4.Olympiacos are 9/1 underdogs to come away from London with a win this week while the draw is priced at 9/2.How have both teams done in the competition so far?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 clubTottenham have the chance to secure their place in the knockout round of the Champions League with a win over Olympiacos on Tuesday night.Spurs are currently second in the table with seven points, five behind leaders Bayern and four ahead of third placed Crvena Zvezda.The Serbian side would need to beat Bayern Munich in the group’s other fixture to give themselves a chance to leapfrog Tottenham in the final game should Spurs fail to win this week.
JOSE MOURINHO has taken a subtle swipe at former club Manchester United by snubbing them in his list of potential top four candidates.The Portuguese boss, who was sacked by the Red Devils in 2018, has backed his own Spurs team and also thinks Sheffield United, Wolves and even Arsenal are more likely to qualifying for Europe’s elite competition.2 Jose Mourinho refused to mention Manchester United as top four candidatesCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe race for the Champions League is intensifying as Chelsea currently occupy fourth spot, two points ahead of Sheffield United, who have played a game more.Mourinho’s Tottenham then sit sixth, four points adrift on 37 points, while Everton, Man United and Wolves trail in their wake.Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are struggling in tenth spot, ten points adrift of the Blues having won just six games all season.But that didn’t deter Mourinho from including them in his top four candidates while completely ignoring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four, [the managers] they can say no, and I understand if they say no but the reality is that they are.”Not just because of the position that they are in the table, but because of the power and quality,”They arrive in this situation where in the eyes of everybody they should be more than happy, they are not more than happy.”Wolves bought an important player [Daniel Podence for £16.6m] to try to improve their situation.2LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids”Sheffield bought an important player [Sander Berge for £22m], they beat their record in the market to try to improve their team.”So it’s not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.”It’s not just about us. ‘It’s also about these two clubs who I have to say [are] fantastic.”Chelsea host Manchester United on Monday night, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knowing his team cannot afford to lose if they want to make the top four.Danny Rose talks about Jose Mourinho not giving him a chance at Tottenham after Newcastle loan escape
Kerevi’s 2016 Wallabies debut came at a time when Beale was out injured, prior to his departure for Wasps.That crossing of stars has left the pair with very little on field time together but that will, in all likelihood, change this year with Beale back on deck and Kerevi in career best form this Super Rugby season.The star outside centre was cut down by injury in the Reds’ loss to the Blues but prior to that he was the clear standout 13 in the competition and that was recognised this week, when he was named in the Super Rugby Team of the Year.”Kurtley is an exceptional player with an exceptional rugby brain,” Kerevi said.”We have been doing a lot of opposed stuff with the boys and trying different combinations in the centres.”For me, when I do train with Kurtley or train against him just seeing how he plays excites me.”I know he can bring that X factor to the backline and then we have guys like Israel Folau out back, Tevita Kuridrani and Henry Speight out wide that can finish off amazing tries.”Kerevi said the squad was happy to be past the fitness aspect of Bledisloe Cup preparations, as the team starts to hone in on how they will go about conquering the all powerful, all conquering All Blacks.”Here in Cessnock we have been training a lot with the team and the team shape,” he said.”it’s been really good to see how other boys play in the shape and see how they express themselves throughout the shape – it’s really exciting.”Injury has cruelled Kerevi’s young career to date.He cemented his spot as Michael Cheika’s go to outside centre after making his Test debut against England last year, only to have an ankle injury in the third Bledisloe Cup Test rule him out of the Spring Tour.Then, after starring for the Reds all season, the syndesmosis injury ruled him out of any June calculations.He is easing back into full contact this week but remains confident he will be fit and firing next Saturday.”I guess I don’t really reflect on it in a bad way,” he said of the injury sustained against New Zealand last year.”I took the opportunities that I got last year and brought it to this year.”I want to make sure I take every opportunity this year.”This group can change history and be part of it, that’s what excites me.”
Olam achieved his educational ambition by graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation at the 48th graduation of the PNG University of Technology in Lae.This achievement came after being selected to play for the semi-professional Intrust Cup competition for the 2016 season with the Hunters. Olam was a courageous person who handled both studies and footy at the same time while in Lae in the last few seasons.In the past two years, he played for the Snax Lae Tigers and then went on to play for the PNG PMs 13 against Australia at the end of last year.This week the young talent was not on coach Michael Marum’s list for the away game against the Mackay Cutters in Brisbane. He instead flew into Lae to receive his degree.Olam is so far the highest try scorer for the Hunters.
Ernesto Valverde, coach of Barcelona, spoke at the press conference at the first game of the year at Can Barça in which the Catalans play the winter championship against Espanyol.Because of being a derby and debuting Abelardo, what game do you imagine?We look a little at what Espanyol has done in recent games, but also on Abelardo’s career and how he raised the games with us. They are in a difficult situation, but in a derby you play with your heart and you have to know how to play it. They are in a complicated situation and they are going to try to give it a boost. For us it is an important match. We want to win by the emotional component it has.Messi and Suarez arrive later.Like the rest, they took a job to do on their vacation and the three of them have arrived, Leo, Luis and Arturo. We will decide.What does a low with Ter Stegen represent?It is true that he comes with some tendon problems and we contemplated that he could stop. Tomorrow will not be available and for the Super Cup it will be difficult too. He will return after the Super Cup.What impact can Vidal have?I know that this has been discussed but it is a difference in criteria. I don’t think it should have an impact on sports. That will not be now, it will be before. I’m interested in sports. He trains well.Does the Super Cup condition?Nothing. There is enough margin until Thursday. And margin for the trip and what awaits us there. And tomorrow’s game is important to us. You have to go one hundred percent because they play a lot.The club admits interest in Dani Olmo. Where do you see him?He is a player who has already been here. A good player but he is in another team and I do not speak of conjecture. Is a great player.What are the purposes for 2020?Everyone who asks for what they want in the letter to the Kings, but is asked for what is to come, not for what was before. We want to win games and win titles to make our club bigger.Do you keep the idea that nobody will come?Aleñá has left. I thought that if it happened it wasn’t going to be so soon but he had a chance to leave because his contract said so. He had a clause he could leave. Now we have one less but I don’t think of any more output. I don’t have to think about it.To what extent can it affect the sport of Arturo Vidal?Let’s see, I suppose that in contractual matters there will always be a difference of criteria. That will be solved, but internally. Here we meet Arturo, he is the same as always and that’s it. I don’t see any problem. Are you worried about the Arthur case?Not being there is a setback. I will not deny it. Let’s see if he recovers. I would not like it to be like the previous year, that it was hanging out. We need it one hundred percent.Is it a failure to win nothing?Everyone can interpret failure as he sees fit. Those who have to play every Sunday have to think if you can win, draw or lose. As I think about it, you always have to give one hundred percent and take everything to the extreme to try to get something. That is the basis of success. Always try Win or not win. Whether something happens or not that is intangible. But trying and playing it is already a success.How can Abelardo influence?Of course, when there is a change of coach you always look for a revulsive. You want to change a trend. If there is a change of coach is that the results have not been the best. They are going to try to do things with a different idea. Abelardo has experience. He took Alavés in a more difficult situation and brought him forward.Is it possible for Ter Stegen to have surgery?I do not know. I’m not doctor. But we have not spoken in those terms. Our idea is that the discomfort will subside. We have not gone to that extreme.Would you like to save Espanyol?Of course I would like to continue in Primera el Espanyol. And if it will save the category, I don’t know. If the last one goes, he has to make many points to save himself. But there are five points of difference. The last game hurt them but there is room for things to happen.Will managing emotions be basic?We’ll see. It is about emotionally the teams are on par and manage to control the intensity that is in rivalry matches. So in the football issue, the one that generates more will be the one who takes the game.Do you think that Barça was the best team of the decade?You always think that the club where you are is the biggest. I fail to count the titles of each and the importance given. This decade has been extraordinary for the club and the idea is to improve, but the bar is high.The last seasons, after the break, Barça has cost. Why is that so and if they are prepared?Last year we won at Getafe and we won well; and the previous one we drew in the Cup. Let’s see if we repeat what happened last year.How do you see Neto?He has a great attitude. Both training every day and when he has played. We have no doubt with him. We see involvement and trust him.
Atletico left the field without concentration, although his game improved after the breakSimeone’s show their impotence against a very tidy Eibar Atlético de Madrid dipped his knee in his visit to Ipurua (2-0) in a poor performance of the mattresses, unable to find a ray of light against Eibar, and overwhelmed by the lack of play in a duel, the first of the second round, which was marked by heavy rain.The rojiblancos are still hurt after their defeat in the final of the Spanish Super Cup and left ‘touched’ of Ipurua. Atleti improved his game in the second half, but it didn’t help to change his luck. The first part and the strength of the Eibar ended up condemning their intentions. There was no miracle, or Oblak stops preventing a new defeat, the third of this season in the League.Atlético had a bad start, without intensity and at the mercy of Mendilibar’s pupils. The direct game of the Blaugranas dwarfed the mattresses from the beginning, good proof of this was the shot of Pedro León at five minutes. Five later came 1-0 with a dose of suspense, after Esteban Burgos finished off in a doubtful position.The referee annulled the goal for offside, but the VAR changed its decision and allowed Burgos’s shot, with the sole and free mark, to rise to the scoreboard. The reply was positive, but it took time to arrive. Joao Felix was the first to try his luck and Correa followed in his footsteps with another somewhat loose shot. Ángel Correa regrets a missed occasion against Eibar. Image: EFE Vitolo added his name to the list of occasions, but none ended up disturbing Dmitrovic’s goal. In fact, the reaction appeared in the final quarter-hour before an Eibar always well planted, with the solidity of his stadium and the hunger that his opponent had not shown.Everything changed in the second half, but neither did Atlético’s goal. Arias had a sensational volley at 51 minutes and Morata headed a center of Saul with 20 left until the end, but it was not the day. Not even Lodi could score with a cross shot in a more comfortable position, although later the action was canceled out of play.Simeone sends a message to the club Joao Felix also kept trying but his impotence and gestural language speak for him at this time of the season. His youth and lack of charisma generate more anxiety than good performance and Simeone ended up replacing him ten minutes from the end by the youth player Sergio Camello.This was not the only player of the subsidiary that played against Eibar. Simeone also gave minutes to Oscar Clemente, who debuted with the rojiblancos, sending a message to the box in the absence of troops. None of them had the opportunity to frighten even the reinforced cement of Eibar at the edge of their area.To make matters worse, the effort of the locals was rewarded in the 90th minute with a violent shot by Edu Expósito at the exit of a corner. Oblak did not reach the ball, which entered tightly to the post, and signed the triumph of the Basques, who catch air with respect to the relegation zone. On the other hand, the Atleti lets out another train and gives free way to Real Madrid and Barça so that they continue to open the gap in front of the table.DATA SHEETEIBAR: Dmitrovic; Tejero, Burgos, Bigas, Cote; Edu Expósito, Sergio Álvarez, Pedro León (Cristóforo, min. 74), Inui, Orellana (De Blasis, min.80); and Sergi Enrich (Charles, min. 87).ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Oblak; Arias, Felipe, Savic, Saúl; Thomas, Herrera (Lodi, min. 73), Correa, Vitolo (Clemente, min. 87); Joao Félix (Camel, min. 83) and Morata.–GOALS:1 – 0, min. 10, Burgos.2 – 0, min.90, Edu Expósito.–REFEREE: Gil Manzano (C. Extremeño). Yellow card Saul (min.59) and Savic (min.86) in Atlético and Burgos (min.62) in Eibar.–STADIUM: Ipurua. 6,429 spectators.
In this regard, he highlighted the role of the coach in defining the “philosophy” of a team. “There are two points that I think are important: A club must have a philosophy about what football they want to play and represent. That’s why you hire a coach you trust, “he added.On the other hand, the former soccer player, who arrived at Bayern last November to replace Croatian Niko Kovac, he praised the possibility that the German champion managers discuss the staff issues, and that it is possible to “speak everything openly”.The coach was not involved in the recent signing of the German team, goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, from Schalke. “They didn’t ask me, but of course I knew it was going to be signed. It was an issue that affected next season and I didn’t necessarily have to get involved either, “he said. Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said that a coach must have the “right to veto” over “new additions and reinforcements” in football teams, emphasizing the Technicians’ responsibility to “implement” the philosophy of each set and determine their “game.”“It is important to evaluate which players should complement or strengthen the eqexisting equipment. In my opinion, when it comes to new additions and reinforcements, the coach must have the right to veto, “said the coach of the Bundesliga leader to the German newspaper ‘Sport Bild’.