Kluivert: ‘De Ligt has Juve regrets’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Patrick Kluivert has claimed that Matthijs de Ligt slightly “regrets” joining Juventus over Barcelona. Barca were among the favourites to sign De Ligt over the summer, but the defender eventually left Ajax for Juve. Nonetheless, Kluivert – now academy director at Camp Nou – believes his countryman would have been better off moving to Spain. “I didn’t personally try to convince him about joining Barcelona,” the former Milan striker told Mundo Deportivo. “I only told him about the positive aspects of Barcelona as a club and city. “We are obviously talking about a great defender and in the end he made a choice. I think he slightly regrets it now, but that’s the way it is. “In life, you must make choices, sometimes good ones and sometimes bad. You have to learn from your decisions.”last_img read more

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Italian on Mou’s Spurs staff

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Italian analyst Giovanni Cerra has been confirmed as a member of Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho officially took charge of Tottenham earlier today, and he will once more work with Cerra in North London. The Roman was technical analyst at Manchester United between 2016 and 2018 – a position he will again fill for the ex-Inter boss. Prior to that, he worked as lead visual designer for Chelsea from July 2013 to July 2016. His role as technical analyst entails turning scouting data and game plans into charts and images, making them easier for players to understand. However, little is known about him in his native Italy, where he has yet to work for a professional club.last_img read more

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Inzaghi: ‘Lazio deserved more in Europe’

first_imgSimone Inzaghi admits Lazio’s Europa League chances are “hanging by a thread,” but insists they “deserved six points against Celtic.” The Biancocelesti are practically out of the Europa League after a dismal run of results, throwing away leads against Cluj and Celtic (twice). They host CFR Cluj on Thursday evening and are already six points adrift of the Romanians, who are in second place. “It’s a Europa League game, where our qualification hopes are hanging by a thread,” confessed the coach in his press conference. “Until we are mathematically ruled out, we’ll do all we can to progress. It’s our own fault we are in this situation, but it’s also due to external factors, as against Celtic when it was 1-1, there was a clear penalty on Ciro Immobile that could’ve changed the match. “We also know that we really should’ve done better. We’ve been playing excellent football in Serie A and thoroughly deserve to be in third place. We could’ve had a better draw in the Europa League and our performances didn’t match the results. “Lazio have the quality to go through this group, but it’s looking likely we won’t. We were unable to get incidents to go our way, as a great team should. “We want to win every game. We deserved six points against Celtic and ended up with zero. Paradoxically, we only won against Rennes after our worst performance. “I would make the same choices going back, as the players weren’t always ready for three games in a week, so we had to rotate.” Felipe Caicedo came off the bench to score the winner at Sassuolo on Sunday, but he has a slight ankle problem and will need a fitness test. “I’ll try to field a competitive team, but also aware that we have another game coming up on Sunday. Marco Parolo and Danilo Cataldi will certainly play, while Manuel Lazzari has to sacrifice himself and push through, seeing as Adam Marusic is suspended,” explained Inzaghi. “I don’t know if Bobby Adekanye will start or come off the bench, but he will certainly have some playing time. He is young and has a lot of work to do. “Thomas Strakosha had flu yesterday, but it was already planned that Silvio Proto would be in goal tomorrow, as he is reliable.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Priyanka Chopra to deglam to play nightingale of India

first_imgPriyanka Chopra has never shied away from experimenting with her looks for her films. And in keeping with her record, the actress will now be seen in an all-out deglam avatar in Kunal Kohli’s Muqtassar. Muqtassar’s storyline is said to be set across three different eras-preindependence, immediately post independence and the current times.Therefore Priyanka, who plays the lead in the film, will have to sport deglamourised clothes-mostly simple yet bright-colored saris-to justify her character, which is said to be loosely based on poet and freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu.The first schedule for the movie has already been completed in London while Kunal is still hunting for a location for the second schedule. He has reportedly visited Chandigarh and a few other north-Indian cities for the same.last_img read more

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It’s raining cash in Punjab assembly poll rallies

first_imgAhead of assembly polls, it has been raining cash in Punjab as currency notes are being thrown during the candidates’ election campaigns.On Wednesday wads of notes were thrown in the air during poll rallies of at least two candidates — one each from the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) — in violation of the election commission’s guidelines.Currencies of Rs 100 and Rs 20 denominations were thrown in the air at a rally of Congress candidate from Ferozepur, Parminder Singh Pinky.The notes were thrown by Congress workers, evidently to celebrate the filing of nomination papers by Pinky soon after he came out of the Ferozepur sub-divisional magistrate’s office. Many rickshaw-pullers and drummers, who were part of the rally and even onlookers barged into the crowd and started picking the notes.A similar incident took place in Malerkotla in Sangrur district from where the wife of former DGP Izhar Alam is contesting on a SAD ticket. Alam, accompanied by wife Farzana, held a show of strength with a cavalcade of motorcycles, cars and SUVs. Amid party flags and posters of SAD, there were Rs 10 currency notes raining at the venue.last_img read more

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NU, Adamson eye title berths

first_imgMOST READ But closing out their semifinal foes is easier said than done. Especially on the part of the Lady Falcons.Adamson, which was never in the title agenda the previous season, is taking on UAAP heavyweight Far Eastern U in Saturday’s Game 2 of their semifinal duel at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe powerhouse Tamaraws are expected to pose an intense challenge to the Lady Falcons, who even trailed after three sets before clawing their way to victory in the last two frames, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8, in Game 1.National U should have an easier path to the finals. Jaja Santiago (No. 3) is expected to be NU’s tower of power as the Lady Bulldogs try to close out Arellano. —SHERWIN VARDELEONAdamson and National University, polar opposites in last year’s UAAP, are in a collision course for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference crown.Victories today against their respective rivals will pit them against each other in a best-of-five title series.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges FEU, Adamson battle for solo third; a win, finally, for either UE or UST ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH With the most dominant player in the active scene, Jaja Santiago, NU presents Arellano with more than just an uphill battle for survival.The 21-year-old Santiago said the Lady Bulldogs have set their sights on the title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View commentslast_img read more

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Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

first_imgMOST READ The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015. He was a key contributor during the 2016 championship season, coming off the bench to provide an offensive spark. He appeared in 79 games last season, averaging 5.7 points in 20.4 minutes.Felder was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He played in 42 games for Cleveland last season. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Richard Jefferson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP —CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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