10 months agoEx-Monaco chief Campos can see Mbappe joining Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-Monaco chief Campos can see Mbappe joining Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AS Monaco sports chief Luis Campos admits he can see PSG striker Kylian Mbappe moving to Real Madrid.Campos worked with Mbappe at ASM.”Kylian represents champagne football, which we like to see and as a high level footballer I see him wearing the Real Madrid jersey because it is a club made to his measure, where the great players want to go,” Campos, who is currently working as a sporting director at Lille, told Telefoot.”In the future, I imagine myself attending a match at the Santiago Bernabeu and enjoying the show that Mbappé can offer. Nowadays, he is more decisive than Neymar and considering his age, he’ll be much better than Cristiano Ronaldo. I see him winning more Ballon d’Ors.” last_img read more

25 days agoMan Utd chiefs fear Eric Bailly facing longer out

first_imgMan Utd chiefs fear Eric Bailly facing longer outby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chiefs fear Eric Bailly won’t be seen until the New Year.The Sun says Bailly’s slow-moving progress from a nasty knee injury have left Manchester United officials in fear that the centre back won’t make a return to fitness until the New Year. Bailly is struggling to recover from a knee injury that has seen the 25-year-old sidelined for the duration of the current campaign, having picked up the knock during a pre-season outing against Spurs.The Ivorian underwent surgery in early August and club doctors were optimistic that the defender would make a speedy recovery.However, medical staff have been surprised at the length its taken for Bailly to recover. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day agoBarcelona keeper Ter Stegen: We’re not playing at our level

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona keeper Ter Stegen: We’re not playing at our levelby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen believes some things to address internally despite winning 2-1 at Slavia Prague on Wednesday.The German was at his best again for the Catalans, who just about escaped with the points.”We haven’t played at the level we wanted,” he said afterwards.”Luckily, we’ve taken all three points, which is obviously the most important thing.”But I think we need to talk about some things.”When pushed on whether the issue was tactical or mental, the goalkeeper didn’t want to let their secrets out.”I think that’s something we have to look at ourselves,” he said.”I won’t say it here because it’s more internal.”It’s not my thing. I’d like to speak to the players who were on the pitch first.” last_img read more

Video: USC Players Go Nuts When Pat Haden Introduces Clay Helton As Full-Time Head Coach

first_imgUSC players celebrate Clay Helton's promotion to head coach.YouTube/USCAthleticsClay Helton may not be the guy that USC fans and former players want, but it is clear that he is extremely popular with players on the team. This morning, Helton had his interim tag removed by athletic director Pat Haden. USC released video of Haden introducing Helton as full-time head coach to the team, and the Trojans went absolutely nuts. That’s a pretty awesome sight. Now, Helton and the Trojans have to shift their focus to Stanford, who they face in this weekend’s Pac-12 title. Stanford defeated USC 41-31 earlier in the year, when Steve Sarkisian was still coaching the team.last_img read more

I’m not his father – Guardiola demands Mendy matures

first_imgPep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has the potential to be a top-class left-back but wants the defender to show more maturity, noting: “I’m not his father.”Mendy’s career since joining City from Monaco has been heavily disrupted by a series of injuries, the most recent of which has kept him on the sidelines for two months.But Mendy is set to return to action as City head to Burton Albion for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday, holding a 9-0 lead from the first leg. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? His availability will be a huge boost for the Premier League champions as they compete for honours on multiple fronts, with Guardiola having had to use Fabian Delph, Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko as makeshift left-backs in Mendy’s absence.The 24-year-old has become popular for his inimitable, inventive use of social media – racking up over a million Twitter followers – and while Guardiola is thrilled to welcome Mendy back he wants the defender to show more focus on his football.”I am delighted with Benjamin,” Guardiola told a news conference. “I am sad because we were not able to play him because of injuries but that sometimes happens.”The way he is training, the way he is in the locker room… you cannot imagine how much the people love him. I am delighted – I just want to use him more! That’s all.”I am not unhappy with Mendy [using social media heavily]. I am not here to change his mentality. His way, the way he lives… is what it is. When we bought him, we knew it.”So, when we are talking about training sessions, always it’s perfect but he is active on social media. He likes to be. It is what it is. “We try to convince him, but I’m not his father! [I tell him]: ‘Be focused on your job and what we have to do. You are young, and you can be one of the best left-backs, but it’s up to you.'”Eric Garcia is set to be one of a number of young players given a chance to impress by Guardiola, with his side in such a dominant position against Burton.The defender’s long-term City future appears assured but Guardiola indicated he is unsure whether or not the teenager would benefit from a loan spell.”I can count on him,” Guardiola said of the 18-year-old. “He showed me an incredible personality in the EFL Cup [ties against Leicester City and Burton], and especially in pre-season when he played with younger players.”It’s easier when you are a young player to come in and play close to Nico [Otamendi], or David Silva or Kevin [De Bruyne] – but play there with six, seven young academy players, and he was really the captain, and he guides and he leads in three hard games.”He was incredibly good. In the EFL Cup he was good. But he’s young. Is he a third, fourth defender, one more year in academy, or do we loan? We are going to decide in the next months what happens next season.”But I am incredibly satisfied, not just with the games but the way he trains, his behaviour, how polite he is, how he listens, how when he has doubts, he always asks myself, my staff, Mikel [Arteta].”He is so smart, so intelligent. He understands everything so quick. His physicality is not so strong, but he resolves situations by thinking. I like to work with intelligent people and he is one of them.”last_img read more

UCF QB McKenzie Milton Has A Message For Brandon Wimbush

first_imgUCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)UCF picked up a major quarterback grad transfer this morning, when Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush announced he would be spending his final collegiate season playing for the Knights.Wimbush’s decision to pick UCF seems to signal that McKenzie Milton’s availability for 2019 is very much in doubt. Milton was having another outstanding season at quarterback before breaking his leg in the regular season finale against USF.Whether or not Milton is able to play next fall, he seems pumped to have Wimbush in the fold. In fact, Milton already “liked” and commented on Wimbush’s Instagram announcement.“Let’s ride bra!!!” he wrote.Brandon Wimbush is grad-transferring to UCF, and McKenzie Milton approves. pic.twitter.com/DvK37GCqql— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 15, 2019Adding Wimbush makes UCF a better team. The former four-star recruit lost his starting role to Ian Book this season, but still boasts plenty of physical ability and big-game experience.Putting him in UCF’s high-octane scheme should do wonders for Wimbush, and he clearly has Milton’s full support, which also helps.Wimbush threw for 719 yards and 4 touchdowns during the 2018 season. For his career in South Bend, he threw for 2,606 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while rushing for 1,156 yards and 16 scores.last_img read more

Sophomore QB J.T. Daniels Wins USC Starting Job

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Daniels earned the starting role in his true freshman season and had a stranglehold on the job heading into 2019.In his second season with the Trojans, Daniels has to hope for more success. If not, true freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis could swoop in and take the job.Helton revealed the former three-star quarterback earned the backup role.QB1 pic.twitter.com/rLgK7QXrGP— USC Football (@USC_FB) August 21, 2019Daniels dealt with several injuries during the course of the 2018 season, including a concussion which kept him out of the game against Arizona State.He finished an uneven season with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He completed just under 60-percent of his passes for 2,672 yards through the air.The Trojans need more from their starter this season if they want to avoid back-to-back losing seasons. After failing to qualify for a bowl game, Helton’s job could be on the line this year.Stay tuned for the latest. JT Daniels talking to USC head coach Clay Helton.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 13: JT Daniels #18 of the USC Trojans talks to Clay Helton the head coach of the USC Trojans in the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The University of Southern California has its starting quarterback for the 2019 college football season.Head coach Clay Helton revealed the news after practice on Tuesday afternoon.So, who will be under center for the Trojans this fall?Sophomore quarterback J.T. Daniels earned the starting job after a solid camp this summer – much to the surprise of no one.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Umesh Yadav short on confidence, says Ashish Nehra

first_imgIPL 2019: Umesh Yadav short on confidence, says Ashish Nehra2019 IPL: Ashish Nehra feels Umesh Yadav’s low confidence and average form in the 2019 IPL is a result of not playing regularly in the Indian team. Yadav last played for India in the Test match against Australia in December 2018.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 28, 2019UPDATED: April 28, 2019 22:29 IST Yadav has taken 8 wickets from 9 games in 2019 IPL conceding 315 runs.( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSAshish Nehra said RCB bowler Umesh Yadav is low on confidenceYadav has taken 8 wickets from 9 games in 2019 IPL conceding 315 runsNehra said not playing in the Indian team regularly affected Yadav’s confidenceFormer India pacer Ashish Nehra feels not playing regularly for the national team has dented Umesh Yadav’s confidence and its impact can be seen in the ongoing IPL where he has conceded almost 10 runs per over in nine games.The 31-year-old fast bowler played his last Test for India against Australia in December while he dawned the national ODI jersey in October. He was also overlooked for the World Cup squad and even failed to make it in the list of standby players.”Umesh is short on confidence especially because of the way he has performed in the last 4-5 months. He hasn’t been playing for India. He is not a part of the World Cup, it’s not easy for any cricketer to take that. He is not even in the standby,” Nehra said after RCB’s 16-run loss to Delhi Capitals here on Sunday.”That definitely must be playing on his mind. He is someone who has always been good. He has plenty of skill and talent. He bowls really well with the new ball, last year that was the mantra of his success. He should look to make a comeback in the Indian team and he knows what he has to do for that,” Nehra added.Yadav has taken eight wickets for RCB in nine games, conceding 315 runs at an economy rate of 9.59.Talking about RCB’s loss, Nehra lamented that his fast bowling unit was not up to the mark. After restricting Delhi to 151 in 18 overs, the pace duo of Umesh and Navdeep Saini leaked 36 runs in last two overs helping Delhi set an above-par target of 187.advertisement”I don’t think it was a 188-run wicket. I feel we could have bowled much better. Compared to Bombay, Bengaluru it was an easier wicket to bowl on. Bowlers missed the trick especially the way Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav bowled the last over. 36 are too many runs. Anything more than 160 batting second on this wicket is tough,” Nehra said.Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra, who bowled an excellent spell of 2/ 29, said the reason behind the team’s success this season lies in the middle order performing well.”Last year a lot of our players were injured especially our fast bowlers. This year we have a very good middle order, that was one place where we were lacking. We a good blend of experience and youth,” Mishra said.Delhi Capitals, earlier known as Delhi Daredevils has reached the playoffs after six years. The finished last in 2018.”The team atmosphere is very good. The players are bonding well with each other. We have kept everything simple. We have tried to commit fewer mistakes. “The spinner also credited coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly for the team’s success.”Dada and Ricky Ponting joining the squad has been huge for us. Both are aggressive but handle the team very calmly which is very important for the team,” he said.Also Read | Deepak and Rahul Chahar: Brothers separated by fate, united by one dreamAlso Read | IPL 2019: Unadkat credits Steve Smith’s backing for match-winning spell vs SRHAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow 2019 IPLFollow World CupFollow Umesh YadavFollow Ashish NehraFollow Navdeep SainiFollow RCBlast_img read more

UEFA launches online streaming portal, aims for young fans

first_imgUEFA launches online streaming portal, aims for young fansUEFA’s new streaming portal will show highlights of weekend matches in the Bundesliga in TV markets including Britain, Italy, Russia, Spain, the Middle East and Africa.advertisement Associated Press NyonJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 18:38 IST Liverpool won the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. (AP Photo)UEFA says its new online platform to stream soccer games will show German league matches next season.The governing body of European soccer says www.uefa.tv is “giving viewers greater access to live and on-demand video content,” including Champions League highlights.More streaming services are expected to launch in an effort to reach younger fans worldwide.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says “the digital landscape is evolving and we need to be in a position where we can anticipate and respond to these changes.”UEFA’s portal will show Monday highlights of weekend matches in the Bundesliga in TV markets including Britain, Italy, Russia, Spain, the Middle East and Africa.Archive of classic Bundesliga and Champions League matches involving German teams will also be available.UEFA will show live games from its youth, women’s and futsal competitions where there is no broadcast deal.It says the site will complement and not compete with TV channels.Also Read | EPL 2019/20 fixtures out: Manchester United v Chelsea tops opening gamesAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Nextlast_img read more