Mauricio Pochettino admits to ‘worst feeling’ of his time at Tottenham

first_img“The season so far?” said Mauricio Pochettino as he considered the question. “It’s strange because my feeling is the worst feeling I’ve had in the five years that I’ve been here. It’s the worst. But it’s the best start ever for the club in the Premier League. It’s strange, no?” Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Share via Email Topics Reuse this content The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebook At the end of a week in which his side conceded a late equaliser against PSV Eindhoven after a moment of madness from his goalkeeper and captain, Hugo Lloris, the Tottenham manager could not help revealing his frustration. The failure to beat the Dutch champions means that, despite seven victories from nine Premier League matches, Pochettino’s hopes of emulating last season’s run to the last 16 of the Champions League had all but evaporated before the clocks went back.Before the daunting task of facing Manchester City at Wembley on Monday, it was intriguing to hear the former Argentina defender’s assessment of the campaign.“I don’t know why, it is difficult to explain,” Pochettino said. “The circumstances, because many things happen; I am disappointed we are still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there at the beginning of the season. I don’t know, many things happened in the summer, many things that make myself not in my best mood or best humour. I know I always have a good relationship with you but my feeling is not the best feeling. I had better feelings in previous seasons.” Manchester City Glenn Hoddle: the genius who Spurs fans love like no other Share on WhatsApp Mauricio Pochettino Read more news Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest As he acknowledged, a new stadium is no guarantee of success – especially against the spending power of a team such as City.“I don’t have the answer how we are going to act when we are going to move there. It is easy to see in the last few years how we act in front of the market, how we act in front of everything and how the other teams were acting. That is the difference. Everything is not perfect but we are in a circumstance and a project that is completely different to another club, at the moment. But maybe when we arrive at the new stadium maybe we will be in the same project, have the same resources as different teams like Liverpool, Man City, United, Chelsea or Arsenal. The way we have been competing in the last few years, the frustration is massive because we have had less in every single aspect.”Tottenham conceded seven goals against Pep Guardiola’s side last season in their two meetings and will be up against opponents who have spent around £360m more on transfers and three times as much on wages since 2015. No wonder it feels a bit like groundhog day for their manager. Read more Pep Guardiola admits he was wrong to call Spurs the ‘Harry Kane team’ Pochettino laughed off suggestions he could replace Julen Lopetegui should the Real Madrid coach be sacked, so the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, will not be feeling threatened just yet. Pochettino’s five-year contract signed in the summer was a firm commitment as Spurs prepared to move into the newly refurbished White Hart Lane, but the delayed opening until the new year coupled with a lack of investment in the summer transfer window has not helped raise the manager’s spirits.He has overseen Tottenham’s transformation into serial qualifiers for the Champions League with limited resources in comparison with most of their rivals but finds them agonisingly short of truly competing at the top, mainly because of restrictions imposed on him by the stadium costs.“The circumstance that happened in the last years, I think the club is not focused completely in winning titles or winning games,” Pochettino admitted. “We have a lot of focus and you know very well when you are competing with sides, like we are in Champions League and Premier League, the most important thing is to fight in the same conditions as others.“But the club needs to be all focused in trying to win titles. Because today we need to fix other problems and different circumstances that happen that don’t help the team or the club to only be focused on winning titles. Sometimes people expect that we should be winning or we must win titles when the circumstances are not ideal. To go further, you know better than us.” Share on Twitter Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Alderweireld urges Spurs to take final step and win a trophy

first_imgToby Alderweireld thinks it’s time for Tottenham to take the next step in their development under Mauricio Pochettino and finally win a trophy.Alderweireld echoed the same sentiment as Pochettino, as they both believe it’s finally time for Spurs to break their 8-year trophyless run and lift a trophy after successive impressive seasons.Their last trophy came in 2008 in the League Cup when they beat 2-1 at Wembley, but finished runners-up behind Leicester City in 2016’s historic win.“It is even more positive that they do not see it as a good start for Spurs,” Alderweireld told Sky Sports News.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“That is the kind of level we have reached. We are never satisfied, we always try to improve, win every game and try to take that last step that everybody is talking about.“It is not easy, we work hard, but it does not come by night. There is a lot of work that goes into it, but we try to develop our game and be better every time.”last_img read more

Official ExChelsea star John Obi Mikel joins Middlesbrough

first_imgMiddlesbrough have announced the shock signing of ex-Chelsea star John Obi Mikel on a short-term dealThe Nigeria captain, who featured at last summer’s World Cup in Russia, previously spent 11 years at Chelsea in the Premier League before leaving for Chinese club Tianjin TEDA in a free transfer in January 2017.But Mikel had been keen to return to England with his girlfriend, Olga Diyachenko, and their twin daughters still living in London.This had allegedly captured the interest of Crystal Palace along with a number of Championship clubs.But in the end, two-time Premier League winner Mikel has agreed to a shock move down at Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.Tony Pulis’ side are currently fifth in the standings and, crucially, in a playoff spot and Boro will now hope Mikel will be able to aid them in their bid for a return to the Premier League after nearly 10 years away from the English top-flight division.“I’m pleased to get him in. He is a man with a lot of experience and quality,” Pulis told the club website.“He has a winning mentality and he wants to be here be a part of what we are looking to achieve.”Boro have also signed Rajiv van La Parra from Huddersfield earlier in the month in a season-long loan deal.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Mikel managed six goals and 13 assists in 372 appearances for Chelsea across all competitions during his 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge.The Nigerian midfielder won two Premier League titles for the club along with three FA Cups, an EFL Cup, Community Shield, Champions League and the Europa League.Now Mikel will be hoping to make his mark at the Riverside Stadium after making only 31 appearances in the Chinese Super League for Tianjin TEDA, which also saw him claim three goals and three assists.The 31-year-old could make his debut for Boro in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round match against Newport County.🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆Pretty much says it all 👊Facts and photos from @mikel_john_obi’s career so far ➡️ https://t.co/9vIdr7gYoB #UTB pic.twitter.com/JTOOJ2bAKJ— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 24, 2019last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of March 24 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of March 24, 2019:Full-Time Assistant Principal at Woburn Street SchoolFull-Time Dining Room Supervisor at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Delivery Driver at PODSFull-Time Residential Solar Site Surveyor at Vivint SolarFull-Time Site Assessment Technician at SunrunFull-Time Digital Marketing Manager at Security Innovation, Inc.Part-Time Barber at TJ’s Barber ShopFull-Time Branch Manager at Reading Cooperative BankFull-Time Clinical Behavioral Specialist at May InstituteFull-Time Business Development Manager at KochFull-Time Associate Director, IT Platforms at Charles River LabsFull-Time Business Acct Exec 3, SMB Direct Sales at ComcastFull-Time Toddler/Preschool Teacher at Abundant Life Christian Learning CenterFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Logistics Coordinator at RigakuFull-Time Shipping & Receiving Associate at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Delivery Driver at PODSFull-Time Buyer II at SymboticFull-Time Mgr 2, SMB Direct Sales (Advanced Svcs) at ComcastFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Warehouse Receiver at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Warehouse Employee at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Wireless Retail Sales Associate at SprintFull-Time Regional Credit Department Manager at Standard ElectricPart-Time Store Manager at Bridgestone Full-Time Enterprise Account Executive at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Global Account Executive at SOVOS CompliancePart-Time Dog Groomer at A Pet’s ReflectionPart-Time Summer Help at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Sous Chef at Glendale Senior DiningPart-Time Preschool/Pre-K Teacher at Tender Learning CenterFull-Time Events Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Lab Technician I at Charles River LabsPart-Time Youth Select Coach at Wilmington Youth LacrossePart-Time Process Development Intern at Analog DevicesFull-Time AV Project Manager at Red ThreadFull-Time Service Coordinator at Closet Factory BostonFull-Time Food Service Sales Assistant Rep at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Union Process Operator at DSM Resins & Functional MaterialsFull-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Entry Level Associate/Manager at Serur Group Financial ServicesPart-Time Homemaker at Associated Home CareFull-Time Chemical Machine Operator at LubrizolPart-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time QA Sampler at CutisPharmaFull-Time QC Inspector (2nd Shift) at CutisPharmaFull-Time Senior Microbiology Lab Tech at Kelly ServicesFull-Time Licensed Practical Nurse at CareOneFull-Time Hairstylist at SupercutsFull-Time Laborers at Art of the EventPart-Time Crew Member at McDonald’sFull-Time Haul Truck Driver at Benenvento CompaniesFull-Time Loader Operator at Benevento CompaniesFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedExFull-Time eCommerce & Digital Marketing CoordinatorFull-Time Flatbed Truck Contract Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Grill Cook at Cafe Services Inc.Part-Time Cargo Van Delivery at OptimaFull-Time Driver at Northeast Air Solutions(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Xiaomi to slash Poco F1 price bring Game Turbo mode soon Top

first_img Close Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/0:25Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Xiaomi’s most successful flagship smartphone to date Poco F1 will soon get a price cut in India. The company has announced that the 6GB RAM+ 128GB storage model, which many believe it to be perfectly configured marquee phone, can be bought for Rs 2,000 less next week from March 25 to March 27.This means the Poco F1 (6GB RAM+ 128GB storage) can be bought for Rs 20,999 against MRP: Rs 22,999 on Flipkart and mi.com. Most of the Xiaomi fans would have already bought this model by now, but others who are still looking for a true premium phone, which doesn’t cost a bomb, then the Poco F1 is the one for you. Poco F1 (6GB RAM 128GB storage) model to get price cut for limited time in IndiaPoco India/Twitter (screen-shot)Having used the Poco F1 (review) Armoured Edition for more than a month, have to say, it’s a beast with long-lasting battery life. Also, the camera is also good, especially the video taking capability is exceptional. Thanks to Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) feature, you can get balanced video even if you wobble/shake during the recording.Furthermore, the company has announced to release a firmware update soon to further improve the gaming experience on the Poco F1. It plans to release a dedicated Game Turbo mode that will offer user best user-experience with performance boost so that graphics-rich games play flawlessly and buttery smooth on the phone. Poco F1 Game Turbo mode will enhance user experience on the phone.Poco India/Twitter (screen-shot)For those unaware, the Poco F1 flaunts a sturdy polycarbonate shell on the back with a dual camera and a fingerprint sensor below it. On the front, it flaunts a 6.18-inch full HD+ display with iPhone X-like notch on the top housing an advanced 20MP camera with an IR sensor for face unlock capability. It can even work in a dark environment.Under-the-hood, it houses Snapdragon 845 octa-core, Qualcomm’s most powerful and fastest processor to date and it is backed by the Liquid Cool technology and the newly introduced DSP architecture with AI performance that’s three times higher than the previous generation. Supported by up to 8GB LPDDR4x DRAM, Poco F1 can render the most demanding games at high FPS for an unparalleled gaming experience, the company claims.As far as the camera is concerned, it comes with feature-rich 12MP (Sony IMX363, F1.9, 1.4μm) + 5MP AI dual camera, Dual Pixel Autofocus, HDR, Multi-frame Noise Reduction, more than 200 AI scene detection, AI Beautify and AI portrait mode. Poco F1 comes with powerful Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU and a big battery.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaOn the front, it features equally impressive 20MP sensor with 1.8μm pixel size, 4-in-1 Super Pixel, F2.0 aperture, HDR, AI scene detection, AI Beautify, AI portrait mode and Infrared illuminator + infrared camera for the Face Unlock feature.Poco F1 comes with big 4,000mAh battery, which is enough to last a whole day if not more under mixed usage. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It currently runs on Android Oreo 8.1-based MIUI 10 OS.last_img read more

Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalised mosques

first_imgSri Lankan Muslims attend a prayer at the Jumha mosque after a mob attack, in Minuwangoda on 15 May. Photo: AFPSri Lanka’s minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks.Police said security would remain tight over the weekend for a major Buddhist festival as well as the 10th anniversary of the ending of the country’s decades-long Tamil separatist war.Clerics said some of the damaged mosques cleared out glass shards and other debris and conducted services with attendance at a high level.”We had about 450 to 500 people,” M. I. M. Siddeeque, the trustee of the riot-hit Kinyama mosque in the worst affected North-Western Province told AFP by telephone.”There were six soldiers outside the mosques and many more police at the top of the road.”Siddeeque said his mosque was cleared of the debris, but windows, furniture and the public address system were yet to be replaced.In the town of Minuwangoda, the faithful packed the first floor of the two-storeyed Hujjaj mosque to pray even though repairs were yet to begin.Local residents said Buddhists and Catholic priests were also present as a sign of solidarity with Muslims community.Police said there were no major incidents although sporadic clashes were reported from a handful of places.”Police are firmly in control and the situation is fast returning to normality,” a senior police official told AFP. A nationwide night curfew was lifted Thursday.The riots came three weeks after suicide bomb attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo, killing 258 people. The April 21 attacks were blamed on a local jihadi group.This weekend Sri Lanka celebrates Vesak which marks the birth, enlightenment and the passing of the Buddha over 2,500 years ago on Saturday and Sunday.The most important Buddhist celebration coincides this year with the country marking a decade since ending a 37-year-separatist by annihilating the entire leadership of Tamil Tiger guerrillas.The head of the Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed 10 years ago Saturday while the government declared an end to the war a day later.President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are due to attend several ceremonies in and around Colombo on Sunday to pay tribute to over 28,000 security personnel who died during the nearly four-decade-long war.The minority Tamil community too is expected on Saturday to pay tribute to their war dead, including Tiger rebels at low-key ceremonies in the northeastern district of Mullaittivu where the final battles were fought.Army chief Mahesh Senanayake said security forces will not obstruct any war remembrance by the Tamils. Under the previous regime, any war remembrance by Tamils was outlawed.last_img read more

Are Tolls Coming to the BWParkway

first_imgBy Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFROTraveling along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and I-270 could come with a toll if President Donald Trump and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have their way.The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Governor have signed an agreement to consider transferring ownership of the BW-Parkway from Uncle Sam to the state of Maryland or install toll lanes but such an agreement would have to be approved by Congress.A photo for the exit to the Baltimore Washington Parkway. (Courtesy Photo)Completed in 1954, the 29-mile federal highway is a road, park and monument all in one. The parkway, which is lined with trees and prohibits big trucks, is dedicated to former Prince George’s County lawmaker and Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman and it ferries thousands of cars between Washington D.C. and Baltimore daily. But in recent years, the aging roadway is better known for its many accidents and interminable backups.Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke signed the agreement earlier this month to consider the transfer to Maryland.  Governor Hogan signed the document June 22 that calls for a study to determine if installing tolls or transferring the roadway would be “an appropriate use of this Federal resource.”While Hogan has enjoyed support from Democrats, this move couldn’t have come at a worst time. He is certain to be challenged on the proposal by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). The Hogan administration has promised to work with Maryland’s Congressional delegation on a bill that would transfer control of the parkway to the state either as part of a sale or trade of property to the Maryland Transportation Authority.The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is part of a $9 billion effort proposed by Governor Hogan to install toll lanes around the state. He also wants to install tolls on the Capital Beltway in Maryland and on Interstate 270 up to Gaithersburg. The tolls would pay for the multi-billion dollar expansion.In what could be a traffic nightmare on a corridor often plagued by accidents, Hogan also wants to widen the road with additional lanes in each direction. Maryland officials have crafted plans to add privately operated toll lanes on the parkway and 270.The public has several opportunities to weigh in on the BW Parkway and I-270 proposals:July 17Eleanor Roosevelt High School.7601 Hanover ParkwayGreenbelt, MD 20770.*************************************************July 24Central High School200 Cabin Branch RoadCapitol Heights, MD 20743.*************************************************July 25Thomas W. Pyle Middle School6311 Wilson LaneBethesda, MD 20817last_img read more