Harry Kane gives honest opinion on Spurs’ Champions League hopes following winless run

first_imgHarry Kane gives honest opinion on Spurs’ Champions League hopes following winless run Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 3:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Advertisement Kane is hoping Spurs can go on and win the Champions League this season (Picture: Getty)More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘For us it was important to stop the losing streak,’ Kane added. ‘At this point it might give us a little boost with a big game in the Champions League and then Southampton.‘Over the last week we have put ourselves under pressure but we have done it in the past and every game is a big game.’Last season Spurs were knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus at the round-of-16 stage.Will Spurs finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Kane scored a penalty against Arsenal on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Harry Kane is hopeful Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday will help the club’s Champions League hopes.Spurs had suffered back-to-back defeats to Burnley and Chelsea prior to the draw against the Gunners, with a serious chance of their season derailing at the final hurdle.They have now followed these two recent defeats up with a draw against Arsenal, continuing their run of three games without a win heading into a crucial stage of the season.However, Kane believes a point against Unai Emery’s side will go a long way in their quest of finishing the campaign strongly.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It was another good derby, a passionate one, it had a bit of everything,’ Kane told the BBC. ‘In the first-half we were disappointed; we created a few chances but were not clinical enough.‘The second-half was just about fighting for the team and club and we did that and we got the goal we deserved. Towards the end of the game it went a bit crazy.’The England international also expressed his opinion that while it may only be a point in the Premier League, the performance could help them to go a long way in European competition.Spurs host Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday as they look to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.last_img read more

Sebaste mayor’s brother surrenders .45 pistol

first_imgOn Saturday night (April 25, 9 p.m.) agun-firing incident on Esparagoza Street, Barangay Poblacion near MayorRecopuerto’s house was reported to the Sebaste police station. Ge Jasper turned over to the police a.45 pistol with three bullets, unlicensed, said Grande. From what he had so far gathered,according to Grande, there was some kind of quarrel before bursts of gunfirewere heard. According to Sebaste police chiefMajor Anthony Grande in a report forwarded to the Police Regional Office 6, hismen checked 30-year-old Ge Jasper Recopuerto at his house as part of the policestation’s “Tokhang Kontra Armas Luthang” on April 26, Sunday. According to Grande, policemenimmediately checked Esparagoza Street. However, though they managed torecover three spent bullet shells on the street, there was no one there anymorefor the cops to arrest or question about the reported incident, according toGrande.center_img ILOILO City – A younger brother ofMayor Gaseva Recopuerto of Sebaste, Antique surrendered his .45 pistol to thetown’s police. Now, the Sebaste police station is ina dilemma. With no one coming forward to testify, filing a complaint such asfor alarm and scandal or illegal discharge of firearm would be difficult, saidGrande. He lamented the hesitance of people tocome out and become witnesses. The recovered spent bullet shells andthe .45 pistol would be analyzed, said Grande./PNlast_img read more

MLAX : Syracuse intends on altering shot selection, break ‘bad habits’

first_img Comments The frustration and regret sets in immediately.As soon as Bobby Eilers takes a high shot, he knows the opposing goaltender is going to make the save. The goalie barely moves. His stick stays in one spot, and the ball lands right in the head of the stick.One poorly placed shot is a mistake. But several high shots are detrimental to Syracuse’s chances to win games.‘You need to keep changing it,’ Eilers said. ‘Coach will tell you as soon as you come to the sideline, your linemates will tell you. You know right away, as soon as you took that shot, it’s a bad shot. You know you have to change it up.’Throughout the Orange’s last game against Villanova, an 11-10 loss, SU’s shooters rarely changed it up. They took high shots all game long, sending the ball right at the goaltender’s eye level for plenty of easy saves. The No. 14 Orange (4-3, 2-1 Big East) begins arguably the roughest part of its schedule starting with its game against No. 8 Duke (8-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., at 4 p.m. Sunday. Changing the plane on shots will be critical for Syracuse to turn its season around.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the setback against the Wildcats, SU head coach John Desko was at a loss for words. He couldn’t explain why his players repeatedly fired high shots. Desko said they talked about it during the game, but it didn’t result in smarter decisions.Outside of taking the shots himself, there wasn’t much Desko could do.On Tuesday, Desko said the problem is rooted in the ‘bad habits’ of several players, which makes it especially difficult to change the way they shoot. The head coach said when the team spoke about it at halftime against Villanova, the players said they would never take a high shot again.Then they continued to fire high shots in the second half.‘That’s frustrating. It’s frustrating for the players, it’s frustrating for us,’ Desko said. ‘We had some very good opportunities and to lose the game by one and have those kinds of shots, those are some bad habits there.’The Orange’s poor shooting has been magnified with two losses in its last three games. And when Syracuse loses games by one or two goals as it did to Villanova, the importance of changing up the angle of those shots can’t be ignored.The Orange had the chance to tie the game at 11 with 55 seconds left against the Wildcats as JoJo Marasco sprinted toward the crease and quickly stopped to shoot. But he shot high, and Villanova goalie Dan Gutierrez stayed in one spot in the cage to make the save.Midfielder Ryan Barber said it can be tough to really think about a shot before taking it because of how fast the game moves. That means in practice, Desko and the SU coaches have to repeatedly remind the Orange’s shooters to try different shots to constantly keep the goaltender guessing.‘I think that’s why he’s been drilling it into our heads so much just because it’s such a fast-paced game,’ Barber said, ‘and there’s not a lot of time for thought, so there’s a reason he drills it into our heads.’In Syracuse’s last four games, opposing goaltenders are making an average of 12.75 saves per game. It started at St. John’s, where the Orange barely won 9-8 to avoid a huge upset loss. Red Storm goaltender Jeff Lowman was a force between the pipes at times, making several stellar stops, but SU’s shooters also gave him plenty of easy saves.As SU starts the second half of its schedule Sunday, taking better-placed shots is going to be a key focus, as it is a problem that could keep costing Syracuse wins.‘In practice, we’ve been trying to change planes, too,’ Eilers said, ‘but we just need to really, in the game situation, change the plane of that shot and get that goal because we’re making every goalie look like an all-star at this point.’[email protected] Published on March 28, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more