10 months agoBrighton midfielder Solly March on Chelsea defeat: We had nothing to lose

first_imgBrighton midfielder Solly March on Chelsea defeat: We had nothing to loseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Solly March from positives from defeat at home to Chelsea.March pulled a goal back for the Seagulls after first-half strikes from Pedro and Eden Hazard, and Hughton decided to focus on his team’s second-half reaction, as they created chances to equalise against the Blues.March said, “We had nothing to lose. We wanted to get at them and show them that we were better in the second half.“We did that after the break and we won the half. But at the end of the day it wasn’t good enough, so we’re a bit disappointed.“I think we looked okay at times, but perhaps we tried forcing it too much with our final ball and when we got into the final third.“We will work on that for the next game and hopefully we will improve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Silva to release Holgate for loan

first_imgEverton boss Silva to release Holgate for loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is ready to release Mason Holgate for loan.The Mirror says Everton are considering letting Holgate leave on loan in January.The 22-year-old is down the Goodison Park pecking order under new manager Marco Silva.Everton favour a six month move over a full-time switch unless a big offer comes their way.Fulham, Derby County and Sheffield United are all considering their positions. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez coy about interest in Groningen winger Doan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez coy about interest in Groningen winger Doanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is coy about their interest in FC Groningen winger Ritsu Doan.The Japanese youngster has been linked with a January move to the Toon.Asked directly about Doan, Benitez refused to rule anything out.”Normally we do not talk about players with the media,” he said. “But in this case I tell you that we are not even able to talk about it. We must first have a meeting (with the club management). Then we see what our targets will be. People ask me about Doan, but we do not yet know who we want to get.” last_img

10 months agoLiverpool defender Alexander-Arnold loves the FA Cup

first_imgLiverpool defender Alexander-Arnold loves the FA Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he loves the FA Cup.The Reds meet Wolves in the third round today.“We’re going there to win,” said Alexander-Arnold, 20.“It’s not a free hit against Wolves. It’s a chance to win a trophy – and everyone at Liverpool wants to win things.“We’re not going there to get knocked out. We want to win. It becomes a habit.“I remember Steven Gerrard’s goal against West Ham. It was a great final and a great day for the club.“We’re all trying to get back to those days again – and hopefully that will happen this season.“Liverpool is a great club with a massive history, and the players who are here now must carry that responsibility.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWim Kieft: Ajax playing Real Madrid just at right time

first_imgWim Kieft: Ajax playing Real Madrid just at right timeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Holland striker Wim Kieft believes Ajax will be facing Real Madrid just at the right time.The two teams will meet next month in the Champions League round of 16.After Madrid’s defeat at home to Real Sociedad, Kieft said: “The way Real Madrid plays … There is no tempo, there is no joy in playing, there is no willingness, it always starts with willingness.”If you see with what ball pace is played by Real Madrid, then it is for Ajax to hope that they can match this level, because then you have a very good chance.”Real Madrid are painful to watch.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn sets season target

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn sets season targetby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn insists a top ten finish is within their grasp.The Saints have gone through major changes as Ralph Hasenhuttl took over as coach last season. Gunn told the Mirror: “We ­definitely want to aim for the top half of the Premier League.“Having a younger squad is ­something the ­club and the manager have progressively changed. We’re a fresh, athletic team and that’s the way the manager wants us to play – fast, pressing high and with energy. The manager is very enthusiastic.“It’s really good to see and I think it rubs off on the lads. It’s ­infectious.“It’s big for the fans as well, they want to see a team with ­enthusiasm, desire and he definitely forces that on us, makes us show it and provide it on the pitch for the fans.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoBayern Munich boss Kovac full of admiration for Tottenham and Pochettino

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich boss Kovac full of admiration for Tottenham and Pochettinoby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has spoken of his admiration for Tottenham rival Mauricio Pochettino.The Bundesliga champions are in London for Tuesday’s Champions League Group B clash with Spurs and Kovac is impressed with the Premier League side.Pochettino has turned them from Europa League also-rans into European Cup finalists and that has not gone unnoticed by the Croatian, who admits coming to watch a Spurs game three years ago.”It is a very, very positive development,” the Croatian said. “In 2016 I was here and they were in the old stadium, I was here to watch Tottenham against Swansea, the flair was different, the stadium was smaller, but the atmosphere was strong.”You can see what it means when you have a good coach, a good manager.”In my opinion Tottenham have a very positive light in European football, they are now able to compete with the very big teams, even if it didn’t look that way seven or eight years ago.”They have continuity, he was given time and he has done a great job and that is an example for others.”It is definitely going to be a game with level footing, when you look at the players from both teams they are all world class from different countries.” last_img read more

23 days agoBrighton youngster Steven Alzate called into Colombia U23 squad

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton youngster Steven Alzate called into Colombia U23 squadby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton youngster Steven Alzate has been called into the Colombia under-23 squad for two friendlies.Head coach Arturo Reyes included Alzate in his list for fixtures against Peru on October 10 and 13 in Lima.Alzate was born in London of Colombian parents, reports The Argus.He has made no secret of the fact that he would love to play international football for Colombia. last_img

21 days agoEvans insists Leicester due big things under Rodgers

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Evans insists Leicester due big things under Rodgersby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJonny Evans insists Leicester City are on their way to big things under manager Brendan Rodgers.With Rodgers, Leicester have emerged as serious contenders for a top-four place with defender Evans playing a key role in their push for a Champions League spot. “We always aim high and we’ve got ambitions to really try to achieve something this season,” said Evans to the Mirror.“Before the season started, our aim was to break into the European places and that’s something we’ll try to achieve.“One of the biggest changes Brendan Rodgers has made is changing the mentality, giving the lads belief.“He’s a very positive manager. He’s obviously got his tactical abilities too, and we’re learning from him every day. He’s always challenging us on that side and giving the lads the confidence to go and express themselves.“He’s very demanding but in a way that all the lads are responding to him. But the biggest thing is that you have to believe you can achieve something and that’s something he’s trying to give to us as players.“Football can change so quickly. We won the league and then finished seventh the next season.“So it’s very difficult to predict what’s going to happen. But we’ve got great owners who are backing the club in a tremendous way. They’re very ambitious and that filters down from the top.” last_img read more

18 days agoPablo Machin named new head coach of Espanyol

first_imgPablo Machin named new head coach of Espanyolby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePablo Machin has been named new head coach of Espanyol.The former Girona and Sevilla boss takes over from David Gallego, who was sacked on Monday.Machin had been out of a job since leaving Sevilla in March and will be presented at the RCDE Stadium on Tuesday morning.Espanyol are currently in 19th position in LaLiga Santander and haven’t won a home game all season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img