Mourinho comments shed light on wantaway Eriksen’s future in North London

first_imgTottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking NEW Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho suggested that he would have sold wantaway star Christian Eriksen, had he been in charge of Spurs in the summer.Eriksen is one of a number of the club’s stars, including Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, that are out of contract in the summer.4 Jose Mourinho likened Eriksen’s situation with that he faced at Chelsea when Arjen Robben wanted to leave4 How Tottenham could line up after a shake up from the Special OneAnd speaking on one of his appearances on Sky Sports this season, Mourinho said: “I don’t like to keep players that don’t want to stay at the club.”I think it is always really difficult. I am not thinking about the economical perspective, I mean from a motivational point of view.”We sold Robben to Real Madrid, Chelsea didn’t want to or need the money. But he didn’t want to be there and wanted to go.”There are some moments where motivation affects performance and it is difficult to keep players happy when they have other dreams.”Tottenham failed to offload Eriksen in the summer.With the Dane reportedly dreaming of a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.Only Manchester United showed any concrete interest.And with Daniel Levy reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival, the 27-year-old stayed put.4His performances have been regularly criticised this season – with fans believing that his heart isn’t in it any more at Spurs.Eriksen has featured regularly this season despite poor form and transfer speculation – but was left out of the starting XI for what turned out to be Mauricio Pochettino’s last two games in charge.Mourinho was also asked about whether Spurs would be a difficult side to manage this season, to which he said: “I think they showed clearly the group is fantastic with lots of young and English players.”Of course, they were very close to making history. Once more, they kept their best players, brought in Ndombele and Lo Celso.4LATEST 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 wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year”I thought they would be ready for that challenge (for the title).”The Special One’s first game in charge will be a London derby against West Ham on Saturday.And his first home game will be Tottenham’s crunch Champions League clash with Olympiacos next Tuesday.last_img read more

Jimmy Butler’s week: A baby, a Heat debut and a first win

first_imgPriority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. When they arrived for work Tuesday, Butler was beyond energetic.“He was running around in shootaround like it was a playoff game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.Butler is going through all the new-dad issues: Jagged sleep cycle, juggling training time with family time, fussing over the new mom and new baby — all that happening while he was waiting to get his first Heat season underway.Obviously, he has no complaints.“I started looking a life different a long time ago, but I definitely look at it way differently now,” Butler said. “I feel like every time I leave the house, every time I hop in the car, any time I do anything I’m like, ‘Yo, I’ve got to make it home.’ And I look forward to having that feeling for the rest of my life.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Getting the distinction of being the last Miami starter to be introduced — a role that Dwyane Wade held for the majority of his Heat tenure, the honor that typically goes to the player deemed to be the face of the franchise — Butler has finally gotten onto the court with his new team.The debut went well: He scored 21 points, made his first four shots and the Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 112-97. And afterward, he was going home to his newborn daughter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“All good things,” Butler said. “We won. Obviously, I’m a father. But I’m blessed beyond measure. I get to play basketball with some incredible guys, for an incredible organization. Life is good right now.”The baby’s name is Rylee — pronounced the same way that Heat President Pat Riley pronounces his last name. Mother and baby are both doing perfectly, Butler said. View comments What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?center_img Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ ONE: Ramon Gonzales out to make amends after hydration mishap Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES “I know I can handle it,” Butler said. “It’s fun. Hell, I get to be a dad and I get to hoop.”Rylee, however, has no grasp yet on when the NBA season starts. She was due in mid-October. She didn’t arrive until Oct. 23 — which was opening night for the Heat, and that meant her dad was going to have to wait a few days to get onto the floor.And as the days of waiting went on and on, Butler started to suspect Rylee would pick opening night for her debut of sorts.“I just had a feeling that God was going to show me what’s truly important in life,” Butler said.The Heat more than held it down without him: They were 2-1 in the three games Butler watched from home to open the season.ADVERTISEMENT Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) goes to the basket as Atlanta Hawks center Damian Jones (30) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Miami. Miami won 112-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI— A late-arriving baby. A delayed Miami debut. A lot of lost sleep.Jimmy Butler’s first official week with the Heat was certainly one he won’t forget.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 31, 2015A rushing touchdown from running back Marion Grice sealed up the win.Here’s Sunday night’s game, by the numbers:39A 39-yard reception from John Brown was the signature play of the game for the Cardinals offense. The ball was a bit underthrown, possibly on purpose, which allowed Brown to slow down and rise up for the catch.2.1The Cardinals running game struggled to get going. Andre Ellington had 9 rushes for 19 yards, averaging only 2.1 yards per carry.3Mack only had three tackles in the game, but he was a humongous factor. He had two sacks and put Palmer under constant pressure, whether it was Jared Veldheer on the left or Bradley Sowell on the right, nobody could contain him.11The Cardinals had 11 tackles for loss, including three from Calais Campbell.4David Johnson had four rushes and four receptions. He had far more success in the pass game, averaging 10 yards per catch as opposed to -0.5 yards per carry.61Momah had three receptions for 61 yards. – / 25 A second half comeback from the Arizona Cardinals backups, highlighted by a game-winning drive, lifted the team to a 30-23 win over the Oakland Raiders.While the first-team offense struggled mightily for the Cardinals, the defense did not. The Raiders couldn’t take advantage in the first half, scoring 15 points on five field goals.Quarterback Carson Palmer had a rough first half, with two interceptions and the Raiders tremendous pass rusher Khalil Mack dominating the Cardinals offensive line. Palmer was consistently under pressure and wasn’t able to get in rhythm with his receivers. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires #AZCardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah be like, “get off me man!”#AZvsOAK | #SNF pic.twitter.com/iqiNUcxCx3— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 31, 2015 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling #AZCardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah did what?#AZvsOAK | #SNF pic.twitter.com/HDsLYcDE7Pcenter_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo His two interceptions put the Cardinals defense in bad positions, but they continued to step up and keep the game close. Great performances from the secondary, particularly a couple of big plays from safety Tyrann Mathieu repeatedly had the Raiders settle for three-and-outs and field goals.A 15-3 score at halftime could have been much worse for the Cardinals and they took advantage.  An interception from rookie cornerback Cariel Brooks was returned 81 yards for a touchdown that got the Cardinals right back into the game.After that, a 12-play, 80-yard drive from backup quarterback Drew Stanton produced a touchdown and that was followed by another touchdown drive of 10 plays and 59 yards from quarterback Phillip Sims.The Raiders tied the game up at 23, but an end of the game drive from quarterback Logan Thomas was the difference. The hero of the drive was tight end Ifeanyi Momah, who had two catches where he refused to go down. Those extra yards Momah got kept the Cardinals alive and put them in field goal position. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) evades Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong (57) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more