JOSE MOURINHO has made good on his pledge to invite the ball boy who helped Tottenham beat Olympiacos to a team meal.Young Callum Hynes was lauded for “assisting” Harry Kane’s equaliser in midweek when quickly lobbing the ball back to Serge Aurier after it went out for a throw-in.4 Kane introduced the ball boy to the team4 Coach Mourinho caught up with HynesThe ensuing attack reached striker Kane via Lucas Moura, the England star finishing off the move to level the scores as Spurs went on to win 4-2.New boss Mourinho instantly recognised the importance of Callum’s speedy thinking and went across Tottenham Stadium to embrace the lad.Before Spurs’ game with Bournemouth on Saturday, the regular team meal featured Hynes as a special guest.Kane and Mourinho took the youngster around the table to meet the team.Callum then took his place at the end of the table before no doubt re-assuming his duties in the Premier League clash.The Cherries headed to North London on Saturday with Mourinho boasting a 100 per cent record from his two games in charge.4 Callum sat opposite Davinson Sanchez4 Toby Alderweireld was among those thanking the ball boy for his worklatest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD 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 permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic£1 FREE BET Try your luck with a free bet on any sport with LadbrokesAnd the Portuguese coach has been keen to implement a work ethic across the squad that includes the ball boys.As a former ball boy himself, Mourinho has previously remarked: “I even knew where the players wanted the ball for a corner, so they didn’t need to touch the ball.”Famously, he even sacked all of Manchester United’s youngsters for throwing the ball back too sloppily.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho praises ball boy at Champions League clash against Olympiakos
TOTTENHAM are reportedly plotting a summer transfer swoop for Bournemouth’s ex-Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.The 24-year-old centre-back is currently involved in a relegation battle with the struggling Cherries.1 Tottenham are plotting a summer swoop for Bournemouth’s Nathan AkeCredit: Getty ImagesAnd Football Insider claim Jose Mourinho is ready to pounce for the Dutch international should the South Coast club fail to beat the drop.Ake would provide an ideal replacement for Jan Vertonghen, who is expected to leave when his contract expires next summer.And Spurs believe they could land him for a cut-price fee if Bournemouth go down.The defender also counts as a homegrown player having left Feyenoord for Chelsea at 16.Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge after Ake moved to West London from his homeland.However, he has spoken previously of his frustration at being demoted to the reserves under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.After loan spells at Reading, Watford and Bournemouth he eventually made the move to the South Coast permanent in 2017 for £20m. LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerBut Spurs would likely face some serious competition to secure his signature.Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is believed to be a huge fan of the star and was linked with a move for him last month.The Blues reportedly also have a £40m buy-back option on Ake, which could put them in pole position ahead of their rivals.Harry Kane shares training video and insists he is ‘making gains’ after injury in huge boost to Tottenham and England
5TOTTENHAM fans are outraged the club’s non-playing staff are feeling the effects of the coronavirus crisis while the footballers continue to receive full pay.Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy cut the wages of 550 workers at the club for two months and furloughed others this week.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust hit out at the club and wants to see the players take a pay cutThe latter will be allowed to claim 80 per cent of their wages from the government up to a monthly maximum of £2,500.Levy, who was the Prem’s best-paid exec last season with £7million, confirmed in a club statement: “The club’s operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future.”And the move ensures that Levy will feel the heat of his fellow chairmen and chief executives at today’s video conference “shareholder” meeting between the 20 clubs.One chairman said: “He is a smart man but this wasn’t a smart move. It hurt the reputation of the entire league.“A few of us simply don’t understand what Daniel was thinking.”Now the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) has hit out at their club’s leadership, calling on players and directors to make a further voluntary contribution “so that the most vulnerable do not bear too great a burden”.A THST statement said: “We have strongly recommended that the club explains the detail and nuance to supporters with far more clarity than it has currently, and we hope it will take that advice.”What has most angered fans, who care that their club does the right thing, is that an organisation that is perceived to be very wealthy is cutting staff pay and asking for government help while the most well-remunerated individuals under its umbrella maintain their earnings.”This anger is not exclusive to the Spurs community, but the club’s reputation as a wealthy and well-run business means it is in the spotlight.5″We are aware that no football club can impose contract changes on its playing or coaching staff without agreement with the respective unions, the PFA and LMA.”So the comment that THFC has chosen to cut non-playing staff wages while choosing not to cut playing staff wages is inaccurate.”But there is nothing to stop the club’s players making a voluntary contribution to ensure that the most vulnerable do not bear too great a burden.”And there is nothing to stop the club’s directors, including the chairman, making a further personal contribution on top of their 20 per cent wage cuts; points we have made directly to the club board and will continue to do so.”We have made it clear that this is a course of action fans would overwhelmingly support.”Jose Mourinho and his players are expected to take a pay cut after Levy warned they will “have to do their bit” amid these uncertain and unprecedented times.Mourinho pockets a staggering £290,000-a-week at the North London club, while striker Harry Kane makes £200k-a-week.The club’s statement added: “We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.Surely, players should be taking a cut. All kinds of people will go under and they will need all the help this game can give them.Harry Redknapp“We hope the current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system.”Ex-Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is shocked by the decision to hit the ordinary workers.He also called on Tottenham’s top earners — and all the Premier League big hitters — to donate a chunk of their salaries to help the NHS and the country.Redknapp, 73, said: “I can’t believe it. Surely players should be taking a cut. This isn’t for big clubs like Tottenham.“I thought the Government were going to pay ordinary people who are struggling and help small businesses who are struggling.“But you are talking here about a club where their players earn £10-12million a year.“Tottenham are owned by Joe Lewis, one of the richest men in the world, and his club are cutting the wages of all their non-football staff by 20 per cent. I can’t believe it.“Here is a club where the average player earns £80,000, £90,000, £100,000 a week.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong“And that’s average! Their top players earn £150,000 a week, maybe even £200,000 a week. Surely, players should be taking a cut.“All kinds of people will go under and they will need all the help this game can give them.”Tottenham told Sky Sports News in response: “We shall continue to work with the Trust in the interests of the club.”5 Daniel Levy – who earned £7m as Spurs chairman last season – cut the pay of 550 non-playing staff and furloughed othersCredit: PA:Press Association5
The limping visitors will take a no-excuse approach into Friday’s match at Eden Park featuring two teams seeking to avoid twin losses to start their season.Both fell short in the South Island last weekend – the Blues beaten 41-34 by the Highlanders before the Chiefs conceded late tries in a 45-23 lesson from defending champions the Crusaders.Assistant coach Neil Barnes believes that score was unflattering and doesn’t want to alter much.”I thought the guys played well last week, as we were right in that game until the death. If we had taken our chances before that it could have been a different result,” Barnes said.”We reviewed the game and we’re happy with some of the performances hence we’ve rolled out a very similar group.”There could have been more changes but two players have been cleared of concussion symptoms – starting wing Sean Wainui and benched loose forward Mitchell Brown.The injury list is still in double figures, with two All Blacks – fullback Charlie Ngatai (knee) and lock Dominic Bird (shoulder) – scrubbed out from last week’s side while Test prop Kane Hames remains out with illness.Taranaki winger Declan O’Donnell has joined the squad to replace Tim Nanai- Williams after the Samoan international suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.”At the end of the day the strength of the team goes back to the 36th player you’ve got, and at the moment we’re using everybody,” Barnes said.”You don’t pick people you don’t trust, and we’re quietly confident the boys coming in are going to do the job for us.”Barnes is predicting a physical battle against a Blues forward pack which held sway when the teams met in a pre-season fixture in Te Kuiti.
The 105kg men’s division will kick start the day’s activities.Gashe Heni is the only Papua New Guinean competing.The favorite for the event is Australian Zac Grgure.A short time ago, the seats were 95 percent empty but spectators are slowly moving in.The snatch category of the 105kg competition will start shortly.
Goals1-0, 26 ‘: Maxi Gomez Valencia will travel to Saudi Arabia with the duties done in the League. A goal by Maxi Gómez gave him three points that bring him closer to the area where he aspires to live at the end of the course: the Champions League. Arrived at the equator of the championship, the black and white are located four points from Seville and only one from Atlético (the rojiblancos with the duel against Levante still pending). This after a morning of football in which Eibar showed that Mendilibar has taken the measure to Valencia, a team, the gunsmith, who forced Mestalla to start 2020 asking for the time.In recent times Valencia was missing a groundbreaking striker, a matchmaker. The last of that lineage was Simone Zaza, who by Mestalla had more charisma than goal (although he signed 19 in 59 games). Now Celades has Maxi Gómez, who has character and punch. The charrúa asserted with an impeccable finish the black and white technical superiority. Wass was very guilty of his success, which placed the ball on his forehead with a surgeon’s precision. So Maxi Gómez, who came from the infirmary, scored his seventh goal. For them, he only needed 12 shots. Good cover letter for the trip through Saudi Arabia.Eibar raised in Mestalla the party that circumstances left him. Mendilibar is not exactly left over and the casualties of people like Kike García or Orellana are accused by a team like the gunsmith. Even so it was seen that he had a plan, which was to stop Parejo and prevent Rodrigo or Ferran from having spaces, based on high pressure, and he got to have his moments in the game – in truth his was almost the entire second half – and also his chances. To highlight a failed clearance by Gabriel Paulista that was not a goal by the crossbar, two shots of Pedro León and Charles, repelled with popcorn by Jaume Doménech, who has won the place to Cillessen.The Valencia sinned of not finishing off the task when it had to do it. But after the goal of Maxi Gómez there were more requests for action by the VAR than openwork occasions. Carlos Soler claimed a penalty for Cote and Maxi Gómez, for zancadilla del gijonés. Valencia football was thick, like the atmosphere that was breathed in Mestalla, a stadium that has been infected with the affinity of its Grada Joven. The flashes of Ferran Torres and the will of Kevin Gameiro were enough to reach the goal of ché tranquility. Unlike. Eibar, who perhaps lacked to really believe that he could tie, forced Celades to take Kondogbia out of Rodrigo. The end was none other than tie the three points. With them he adds 31, which is eight more than last year, when he managed to finish fourth.Balance. “In the second part, the ball catchers have disappeared”Match Balance: “We have had options because we had you arrive in the second part. When it is 1-0 you always have options. In the first half, they have been better, we line up a little behind, they have made their game. With Rodrigo and even squeezing. In the second part, we have climbed the line and complicated the situation. They have had options but playing differently, with a more direct game. That’s why they took Gameiro out. “He has been seen arguing with the fourth referee: “No, discuss, no … talk. I’ve been great with him. I’ve had a good feeling with him. The only thing in the second part, the ball bouncers suddenly disappear. A band ball came out and you had to go to look for it. This is soccer too. You play with 30 balls today, you don’t play with just one. “Celades: “I understand that Garay asks for two years of contract”First round closure: “One of the objectives set internally was to end the first round undefeated in Mestalla. We are pleased to have achieved it. ” Suffering in the last minutes: “When you don’t close the game against any team, it’s normal for you to suffer in the last minutes. And even more the Eibar, which does not need much elaboration to make danger. We played a very good first hour and we had clear chances. We haven’t hit the last pass, in the definition. Regardless of this, I think we have managed the last minutes well. ”Eibar tactical change in the second half: “In the first part we have put them in difficulties. In the second it cost us more. We understood that, as a result of the result, they were going to take more risks. But they always go well up. In the second part, without having the fluency of the first part, we have reached the door but we have not been able to score goals. ”How is the costumes facing the Super Cup ?: “He hasn’t given us time yet. The best medicine is to win the previous match. We are going to play the Super Cup with a good dynamic. Now, to face the Super Cup in the best way and with the maximum illusion ”.Ferran Torres, to the Absolute ?: “With these young boys, you have to go step by step. He is playing at a good level. The best for him is normalcy. I worry that tomorrow I will train and prepare my best ”.Would you have signed on September 11 to finish the first round as you finished it ?: “I don’t put notes, I’m here to work and to try my best. We are happy for how we are. My joy is to work with these players every day. ”Jaume instead of Cillessen: “We have made this decision like any other. There is nothing preset we are guided by sensations. Let’s go on the go. We will decide. ”The first time Jaume wins the goal debate: “It does not mean that we are not happy with Cillessen. This does not mean that it is forever. Depending on the situations, we will make decisions. Not only goalkeepers need confidence, all players. We are very happy with the goalkeepers we have. ”Is it ungrateful not to be able to give minutes to some who used when there were many injured ?: “Not being able to play players who deserve to play is the most difficult task as a coach.”Garay, stand-in. Has the negotiation of your renewal influenced you ?: “He has not played for a technical decision, has not influenced at all. When there is a situation like this, the ideal is that it does not last long and that all parties are satisfied. ”Do you understand that the player can ask for two years ?: “Of course, it is permissible for everyone to look for their interests.”Changes too late ?: “Can be. We have been talking about changing the system, as we have done in the end. But we were afraid to neglect the bands by their side centers. But I remain that the three changes have gone very well ”.Cheryshev and Gameiro have left before: “I do not know”. ChangesMichelangelo Atienza (64 ‘, Sergio Álvarez), Pablo De Blasis (70 ‘, Inui), Gameiro (71 ‘, Maxi Gómez), Quique (81 ‘, Charles), Kondogbia (82 ‘, Rodrigo), Cheryshev (88 ‘, Coquelin) CardsReferee: Alejandro José Hernández HernándezVAR Referee: Alfonso Javier Álvarez IzquierdoCharles (61 ‘, Yellow) Wass (76 ‘, Yellow) Paulo Oliveira (83 ‘, Yellow) Paulo Oliveira (90 ‘, Red
The Spaniard ends contract in June, but Chelsea does not let him out easily and the clubs did not find an economic agreement. In recent weeks, they also asked about the ambitious canary Vissel Kobe Japanese the Inter Miami and the New York City FC. Rome is very close to announce the signing of Carles Pérez (which will be transferred without repurchase option, but with the right of first refusal for Barça), although its directive continues looking for reinforcements for the front. In recent days, the Giallorossi have contacted with Chelsea by Pedro, which is considering a change of air.The exazulgrana he has barely started four times in this Premier League and I would not see with bad eyes an adventure in the Serie A. In Italy they affirm that the arrival of Carles would not exclude another incorporation, although according to AS the Pedro option could know, at the moment, it seems complicated For the capitals.
LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 1, 2020 The market“If we didn’t have tomorrow’s game, I could talk about the market. It’s not worth it. The important thing is not what happened. I try not to worry. I want everyone to assume their responsibility. I think it would be a mistake to divert attention to the market. What the club has done in winter is your problem. “The lack of midfielders“We will try to fix it as we can. We still have people and it is a place where we can have more combinations. All our extremes could play half-point. There are if we have more possibilities, although with the injuries of Santi Comesaña and Jorge Pozo. Find a solution for a extreme is already more difficult. I worry less as soon as we lose more players in the midfield. “The rise“When it comes to setting the goals, you have to be very responsible. It is true that from the beginning we have suffered many casualties and others, such as Embarba or Alex Moreno, have left. We have acquired some players and surely no one will leave saying that objective is different, I now focus more on the good feelings that the team is giving, I still think that with this group it is worth believing it, if I would not believe it, I would have resigned We continue going forward, we still think that we are a great team, a great group. I have to recognize that I like to work in a different way and do many things more cautiously and in a more sensible way. I think we can fight to ascend. “Competitiveness in Second (in relation to the low of Cádiz and Fuenlabrada)“You have to be very cautious when handling the objectives. It is very difficult that in such a long season there is no downturn in each team. I think we have made a very good January. We can look forward to the future with optimism, but very cautiously, we don’t have to lose our conviction in your people, I think we are convinced that we have a template to get into the promotion positions, nobody is going to be promoted here, look at the Depor, he won five consecutive victories, something that the first have not done. “Low“We have Miguel Morro with discomfort. For the rest nothing new.” Rayo has six games in Second without losing, but against Mirandés he wants to win again after adding two consecutive draws against Ponferradina and Extremadura. The Franjirrojos closed the market with the arrival of Yacine Qasmi, which will compete to win the position to Ulloa, and with the Lass farewell, which goes to Lugo and Piovaccari, who returns to Cordova. Nevertheless, Paco Jémez refused to answer questions about the market and was annoyed by the work of the board in this issue: “You have to call the president, sit him here and ask him these questions. I have not talked to him for three months”, said. Here, the rest of the press conference:Mirandés“It is a team that plays with intensity and takes good advantage of its virtues in a very heavy field. You have to play very well with them and you have to match them in intensity and enthusiasm in the desire to win. This week on all we have tried is that the people focus on the importance of getting all three points. “ The physical state of the equipment“He has recovered well. Losing a Cup qualifier as we lost it does not hurt you but quite the opposite. We won in many things. We have made a great Cup competition and in that aspect we have come out reinforced. Physically we have recovered and in principle we have done a fantastic workout. “
Simeone has summoned 18 players to face Granada tomorrow. The Argentine coach has had to make bobbin lace to form the list since he has several casualties in all the lines. Although he has also been able to include Koke. The Atlético captain has been discharged after losing the last five games due to a muscle injury. His return is a relief for Cholo who has had trouble organizing the cast of summoners for whom he has had to call Manu, Ricard and Toni Moya, three players of the subsidiary. In defense Felipe is low for accumulation of reprimands and Giménez is still injured. In addition, Trippier was operated by a pubalgia this week and Arias is still convalescing due to muscle problems. Saponjic and Correa are the only strikers in the call, since João Félix, Morata and Diego Costa are low due to injury. Atlético faces the duel against Granada in need of adding three by three. The rojiblanco team is sixth, out of the positions that give access to the Champions League.
He finally changed the dynamics of Barça after leaving alive a duel as chaotic as thrilling in which the Blaugrana knew how to overcome Betis twice to win 2-3 and follow the wheel of Real Madrid. Barça is still alive.The last novelty of Setién to try to find the effect of changing that negative dynamic away from home was to rehearse a 4-4-2 with Arturo Vidal as half a point to respond to a Betis who went out to make life impossible for Barça at the exit of the ball. With Barça living on the wire, Messi appeared again at the last moment to throw away the last foul of the first part that Busquets turned into a goal after lowering the ball with his chest. After a chaotic first part, the good news for Barça was that it came out alive after skidding on each corner. The good news for Betis is that it had already detected the weaknesses of the Blaugrana defense. The team that was able to turn madness into rationality would take the game. ChangesSunrise (56 ‘, Junior Firpo), Arthur Melo (56 ‘, Vidal), Loren Morón (61 ‘, Borja Iglesias), Joaquin (69 ‘, William Carvalho), Tello (85 ‘, Guido Rodríguez), Rakitic (88 ‘, Griezmann) Betis’ bet was based on the fact that Barça’s defense was a Russian roulette. With Piqué sanctioned, Umtiti had to play yes or yes and as a left back, Alba gave up his position to Junior. Barça was an invitation to chaos and there Fekir accepted the stake and destroyed the Blaugrana defense, which was a fair. Four minutes into the game, the Frenchman stole a ball from Semedo, got into the kitchen and his shot was blocked by Lenglet. Clear penalty that transformed Channels.Next, Barça reacted by De Jong, who supported by Messi was the only one who accepted Fekir’s challenge. Three minutes after fitting 1-0, the Argentine attended the Dutchman to tie the game. It was the moment when Barça should feel the owner of the game. He had overcome the initial crisis and from then on it was a matter of patience. But not even for those that Barça knew how to calm the game, which remained mounted on a Russian roulette of nonsense. The turnovers were constant, also causing both Sergi Roberto and Busquets to play the red running backwards in a scenario that was reopened for the Fekir show, which took advantage of another loss of Vidal to score 2-1. Goals1-0, 5 ‘: Channels, 1-1, 8 ‘: Frenkie De Jong, 2-1, 25 ‘: Nabil Fekir, 2-2, 47 ‘: Busquets, 2-3, 71 ‘: Clement Lenglet CardsReferee: José María Sánchez MartínezVAR Referee: Carlos del Cerro GrandeClement Lenglet (4 ‘, Yellow) Sergi Roberto (28 ‘, Yellow) Vidal (31 ‘, Yellow) Emerson (35 ‘, Yellow) Mandi (46 ‘, Yellow) Busquets (56 ‘, Yellow) Guido Rodríguez (72 ‘, Yellow) Nabil Fekir (75 ‘, Yellow) Nabil Fekir (75 ‘, Red) Clement Lenglet (78 ‘, Red But the beginning of the second part was more of the same. Madness in both areas without anyone being able to control the game. Barça had more continuity, but missed the completion of Messi, who has long fought with the goal despite continuing to play film. The Catalans alternated their dominance phases with turnovers that generated local kickbacks.To try to put order, Setién gave entry to Arthur and Jordi Alba and Barça began to encircle the goal of Joel. In the absence of success in the goal, Messi remained excellent in the assists and after throwing a foul, Lenglet scored a header that began to decide a game that Fekir could decide to see a double card in ten seconds. As great as unconscious. But not to leave the dirt alone in the transit of glory, Lenglet was ejected three minutes later. Ten against ten and Umtiti of only born center with Busquets helping him to carry out a party that demonstrates that Barça is still alive.