Pochettino hits out at ‘irresponsible’ football chiefs over pandemic

first_img “I understand that the economic aspect comes into play in football and is a deciding factor much of the time, but seeing everything that is happening, I think that in Europe, they managed irresponsibly and made late decisions.” Pochettino led Spurs to the Champions League Final last season before being replaced by Jose Mourinho in November. But he revealed he told his former players to do all they can to look after themselves and their families. “I told them that there is no need to be at risk and that football takes second place to health,” Pochettino told Radio Del Plata. “It seems good to me that measures have already been taken. It is the best way to try to control the virus until a cure is found.” On Thursday the Premier League announced that there would be no resumption of top-flight football in England until April 30 at the earliest, extending their previous date of April 4. Read Also:Pochettino wants Messi union at Newell’s Old Boys It was also agreed that the season would be extended indefinitely to ensure that the 2019/20 season was allowed to be played until a finish. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The ex-Spurs boss, who lives in Barcelona, has also revealed he has been in touch with his former players urging them to put themselves first and football second. The Premier League announced a suspension of games after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta contracted the virus a week ago. UEFA followed suit after a video conference call earlier this week. Pochettino Europe’s leaders should have acted far more swiftly to take protective measures. “They handled themselves irresponsibly and made late decisions,” he said. Troy Deeney desperate to finish Premier League season to ensure a “fair outcome”Advertisement Mauricio Pochettino has hit out at European football’s “irresponsible” leaders for being too slow to react to the coronavirus crisis. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

GHPL Week 15: Olympics pip Liberty, WAFA stun Berekum Chelsea

first_imgAccra Great Olympics bounced back from their loss to Hearts of Oak in midweek to edge Liberty Professionals 2-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium. Maxwell Quaye scored twice for Olympics while Elvis Kyei Baffour got the goal for Liberty.At the Golden City Park, Eric Asamany’s late goal for WAFA gave them a 2-1 over Berekum Chelsea. Stephen Amankona had given Chelsea the lead but Ibrahim Abukari levelled for WAFA.AshGold followed WAFA’s lead and got a 2-1 away win at Karela United. Diawisie Taylor opened the scoring for the home side after 65 minutes but Samed Ibrahim and Benedict Wobenu got two goals in response to pick up all the points.Techiman Eleven Wonders and Ebusua Dwarfs drew 1-1 on Techiman after Salifu Ibrahim and Moro Salifu scored for the home side and the away team respectively.At the Ndoum Stadium, Augustine Owusu scored twice for Sharks while Sulemana Mohammed got a consolation for Dreams FC in a 2-1 win for the home side.At the Nana Gyeabour Park, Bechem United and Aduana Stars drew goalless.On Saturday, Medeama beat Legon Cities FC 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium thanks to a brace from Prince Opoku Agyemang.On Monday, Inter Allies will face Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium while King Faisal host Hearts of Oak in Techiman.last_img read more