Durant says he needs to be more ‘poised’ after 3rd ejection this season

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? With over a minute left in the game, the one-time league MVP figured in a verbal spat with notoriously temperamental center DeMarcus Cousins, resulting in both players being thrown out of the game.READ: Curry hobbled after Warriors roar back on PelicansFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Speaking to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, the 29-year-old forward said he had to compose himself better, but felt the latest ejection was “pretty quick.” Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I got to be more focused, I got to be more poised. I can’t let anybody take me off my game,” he said.“I’ve been in the league too long. Especially somebody like Cousins, we know that he’s feisty, we know that he’s emotional. We know that he plays that way, so I can’t get involved in that. That’s who he is; I got to be me.”Durant is currently leading the league in ejections during the 2017-2018 NBA season, while Cousins is the only other player with more than one.Still, Durant makes sure that his outbursts won’t cost the team a victory, by not putting himself in any danger of getting tossed in the early stages of a game.“It’s late in the game. Every time I get ejected, I make sure it’s late in the game,” he said. “I’m not messing up like that in the first or second quarter—make sure it’s late in the game if I want to do something.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Since joining the Golden State Warriors last year, NBA fans have seen a feistier and more confrontational version of Kevin Durant.His aggressive side was once again on full display on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) when he got ejected against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center—his third disqualification in 18 games.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prior to this season, Durant only had one ejection in his first 10 years in the league.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Vitali Klitschko and Erik Morales win election to Boxing HOF Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Exclusive – ‘He really lost it’! Find out the rare occasion Wenger blasted Arsenal stars

first_imgtalkSPORT were treated to a rare glimpse inside Arsenal’s dressing room as Highbury hero Ray Parlour revealed the day manager Arsene Wenger finally lost it with his Gunners side.The Frenchman is known for calmly musing over his team from the dugout– a far cry from ex-rival Sir Alex Ferguson’s famous tetchy touchline temperament.But ‘Romford Pelé’ Parlour, a three-time Premier League winner during a prolific 14 years with the north London club, dished the dirt on a rare case of the hairdryer treatment from the veteren Gunners boss, which came midway through an infamous 6-1 defeat to soon-to-be champions Manchester United in 2001.“Arsene Wenger was quite a quiet man in the dressing room, completely different to a character like George Graham,” the former England midfielder told Matchday Live.“He would tell the players to recover and reflect on the first-half performance, and five minutes before we were going out for the second-half he would say what we had to do better, simple as that.“There was only really one time he lost it, and he really had a go, when we were playing Manchester United at Old Trafford. We were 5-1 down at half-time.“At the time, Arsene and Ferguson were having a bit of mind games in the press and it was a really poor first-half performance from us, it could have been seven or eight – Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were absolutely flying.“That’s the only time he ever really lost it with us, most of the time he’s a calm character.“I heard he had a bit of a go at the team after the Anderlecht game last week [where the Gunners threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at the Emirates], he wasn’t too happy with that performance defending-wise.”The Gunners have struggled at the back so far this season, having followed up that Champions League capitulation with a Premier League defeat at Swansea, where they again squandered a lead to eventually lose 2-1.And Parlour believes the current Arsenal squad lack the defensive know-how to see out vital wins.He added: “The players have to sort [their defensive performances] out between them, you can’t keep looking over to the manager.“Arsene didn’t have to tell us that when we go in front we had to defend, I think we just did it automatically.“I played with the likes of Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit, who wouldn’t let you get out of position, so it isn’t down to coaching, it’s down to the individual players to know when to defend at times.“That’s what the Arsenal team probably don’t have at the moment, they want to go forward all the time – which is what they did against Anderlecht – and you can’t expect to do that and keep clean sheets.”last_img read more