Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit blasts Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele

first_imgArsenal legend Emmanuel Petit blasts Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele Jose Mourinho has been left frustrated by the Spurs midfielder (Picture: Getty)‘When he is very motivated, fit and ready, with his mind and body, and when he has the ambition to perform well, he becomes a top player.’Gunners hero Petit added to The Sun: ‘This is a new country, a new culture and new football for him. A new way of playing with new physical and mental demands.‘He used to play with huge pressure at Lyon but he was protected. He has a lot of qualities right for French football but sometimes he used to rest on those types of things.More: 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‘You cannot do that in England. If he wants to be a top player he needs to perform well every game.‘Every player has the right to a bad game now and then. But you don’t have the right not to give 100 per cent.’Like Mourinho, Petit has also questioned Ndombele’s physical condition and said: ‘Is he overweight? He looks a little bit. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 10:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link279Shares Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele has struggled in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has blasted Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele.French midfielder Ndombele joined Spurs from Lyon last summer in a club-record deal worth more than £50million.But the 23-year-old has struggled to live up to his price-tag, failing to impress Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, who publicly criticised him before the Premier League season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.Mourinho questioned Ndombele’s fitness and attitude and Arsenal hero Petit said: ‘He received the same criticisms at Lyon.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘We all know the potential of Ndombele. I like this type of player and I used to watch him in France.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He was not regularly a top player. Sometimes he could play a beautiful game — then three days later be average.‘He is not consistent enough. He doesn’t play well with any regularity. He has quality but I agree with Mourinho in that Ndombele could do much more. Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit (Picture: Getty)‘But his body language does not help him. He needs to improve physically. When I see him I think “Come on, you can do more than that”.’Despite struggling at Spurs, Ndombele has emerged as a target for Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain.Reacting to the speculation, Petit said: ‘When I saw that I couldn’t believe it.’MORE: Jose Mourinho hijacks Manchester United’s transfer move for Diego GodinMORE: Alan Shearer sees Harry Kane leaving Tottenham next year in a hunt for trophiescenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse’s chances against No. 2 Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Coming off another conference road loss, Syracuse (15-7, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 2 Virginia (21-1, 10-0) at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Last season, desperate for a resume booster, Syracuse won 66-62 against a then-No. 9 Virginia team. Find out if our beat writers think Syracuse will repeat last year’s heroics again.Matthew Gutierrez (19-3)Maybe next yearVirginia 70, Syracuse 54The Cavaliers are on a tear. Syracuse, not so much. While SU stayed in contention last month in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers are since much improved, riding a 61-36 win against Top 25 team Clemson, a two-point victory at Cameron Indoor and a 10-point win over Louisville. The best part of Saturday afternoon, aside from seeing one of the best defenses this century, should be a good Carrier Dome environment.Sam Fortier (17-5)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo more magicVirginia 58, Syracuse 38It might be closer than this because ACC teams have been tough at home this season, but Syracuse enters this game as cold as it’s been all year and Virginia, the best team in the country, has never been hotter. Virginia showed in its impressive close-out of the Orange over winter break that it can handle the pressure, unlike in years past. Syracuse has desperation on its side, but Virginia has perimeter shooting and the pack-line defense. Give me the Cavs.Tomer Langer (16-6)Pack it inVirginia 64, Syracuse 44Virginia has the ability to stifle even the strongest offenses in the country, as it did in wins over Duke and North Carolina. Syracuse is on the opposite end of the spectrum in having one of the worst offenses in the league. The Orange has shown little to no ability to actually create any offense. Against the pack-line, I don’t think that’s going to change. Comments Published on February 2, 2018 at 1:51 pmlast_img read more

Former GK leading Dunoon’s ambitions

first_imgFormer Dunoon Technical goalkeeping hero-turned-coach Gregory Hall said he will be looking to make this season a successful one for the 1998 Manning Cup winners. This follows their 2-1 win over Papine High in the ISSA-Flow Manning Cup football competition yesterday at the Papine High School field in St Andrew.Renaldo Alridge, formerly of Kingston College, sent the home team ahead with a sizzling bicycle kick in the 11th minute.Oneil Williams then drew things level with another outstanding goal which came directly from a corner kick in minute 21 before Marvin Henry clinically dispatched a penalty in the 34th minute to hand Dunoon the 2-1 win.Hall, an All-Manning and national youth goalkeeper, has spent the last three years at his alma mater, taking them to consecutive semi-final appearances in the Under-16 Colts competition.”It was a stout-hearted effort from these youngsters. We deserved this win. Optimistic is the word all the time. We stick to the game plan, we have a brilliant set of guys,” he said.hard work”I am a former Dunoon player, I know what’s it all about to be there, we (Dunoon Technical) won Manning Cup already. Yeah, it’s hard work, it’s dedication and we are gonna put in the work going forward,” he stressed.Hall kept goal in the 1988 Manning Cup final against Charlie Smith, which Dunoon lost. They were, however, winners in 1998.Meanwhile, Papine coach Philip Robinson said: “We played well enough to win the match. In the second half, we basically camped out in their half but we just couldn’t get the ball into the back of the net.””I think we still have a good chance to go through to the second round, even though this result will make it hard,” he admitted.YESTERDAY’S RESULTS:ZONE CInnswood 2, St George’s 1Ardenne 1, Denham Town 1Eltham 4, KTHS 0ZONE BHydel 5, Cumberland 1Haile Selassie 1, Greater Portmore 0Dunoon 2, Papine 1ZONE FJonathan Grant 1, Excelsior 0Vauxhall 0, Norman Manley 0Spanish Town 3, Ascot 0last_img read more