Sherwood says Pochettino looks rumbled and Spurs should have beaten ‘average’ Inter

first_imgTim Sherwood claims Mauricio Pochettino was ‘rumbled’ for the first time as Tottenham manager on Tuesday night as his side were beaten by Inter Milan.Spurs looked comfortable throughout the Champions League clash at the San Siro and took a deserved lead early in the second half, but the hosts completed a late comeback to seal a 2-1 victory.It’s the first time Tottenham have lost three games on the spin under Pochettino.The manager lost his rag with the press following the game – accusing journalists of ‘disrespecting’ his players after they questioned why the likes of Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld were left at home for the tie. Spurs’ recent slump has led to speculation over Pochettino’s long-term future at the club, but Sherwood insists there is no cause for panic.“He’s doing nothing wrong,” the Premier League-winning former midfielder added.“He’s a fantastic manager and he’s going along the right lines, it’s just a difficult spell results-wise.“On the balance of play Mauricio would have gone into the dressing room and said, ‘you deserved more than that’.” Pochettino cut a frustrated figure after watching his side throw away victory at the San Siro “He would be irritated on the back of that,” former Spurs boss Sherwood told talkSPORT on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I was pleasantly surprised by how toothless Inter Milan were, I mean how average were they?“15th place in Serie A tells a story and I thought Tottenham would cruise to victory and when they went ahead I thought everything was great.“But Mauro Icardi got them out of jail with a wonderful volleyed strike and then they scored again another set piece, another headed goal, which seems to be the Achilles heel.“It’s very difficult when you’re sitting in front of the press. If Spurs got what they actually deserved, nobody is asking any of those questions, but that’s the nature of the press and you’ve just got to take it on the chin.“It’s the first time I’ve ever seen Poch rumbled at Tottenham.” 5 Serge Aurier played instead of Trippier at right-back Sherwood also defended the manager’s decision to switch up his starting XI, insisting Spurs showed plenty of quality against the Italian side and should take plenty of positives from their performance.“Sometimes you’ve got to rotate your squad, and he’s bringing in other international players,” he said.“They certainly did enough, Tottenham were a different level entirely to Inter Milan.“Alright, they lost the game, but sometimes you’ve got to take the result out of it, especially as a manager otherwise you drive yourself mad. 5 Pochettino bit back at the media following the loss 5 “You’ve got to look at the performance – Aurier did ok last night, Dembele and Eriksen ran the midfield, Harry Kane didn’t score again but his hold up play was decent.“Overall there were a lot of positives in that game and I think they will be looking forward to getting Inter at Wembley – they’re 15th in Serie A for a reason, because they’re bang average.”Listen back to Tim Sherwood on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! 5 Christian Eriksen put Spurs in the lead in the 53rd minute 5 But they suffered an all too familiar late collapse as Inter snatched victory last_img read more

Second-half latest: Norwich 0 Chelsea 2 – Canaries rally but miss chances

first_imgKenedy put Chelsea ahead after just 39 seconds at Carrow Road and Diego Costa netted a controversial second on the stroke of half-time.Kenedy burst in from the left, dodged two challenges and fired into the far corner – his first Premier League goal.The 20-year-old Brazilian replaced the axed Baba Rahman at left-back, while Bertrand Traore was brought in by boss Guus Hiddink for his first league start for the Blues.There were also recalls for Oscar and Nemanja Matic, with Willian and John Mikel Obi dropping to the substitutes’ bench, where they are joined by Alexandre Pato, who was included in the matchday squad for the first time since his loan move.Traore might have made it 2-0 had he managed to control Eden Hazard’s pass, but his heavy touch simply nudged the ball into the arms of Norwich keeper John Ruddy, who was also able to tip over Cesc Fabregas’ free-kick.But the exciting Traore made amends by setting up Costa, who was in an offside position.The goal was allowed to stand after the Chelsea striker lifted the ball over Ruddy – his 10th goal in his last 14 matches.Chelsea, unbeaten in the league since Hiddink took over, have been well on top but were given a scare when Cameron Jerome headed over from Wes Hoolahan’s cross.And Jerome missed two glorious chances for the Canaries early in the second half.He volleyed wide from eight yards out after being found by Gary O’Neil’s cross and then contrived to volley against the top of the bar after Russell Martin had headed the ball back into the box.Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy, Fabregas, Matic, Hazard, Oscar (Mikel 60), Traore (Willian 60), Costa.Subs: Begovic, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Pato, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img Because of the political situation in Somalia, Buckley decided to shoot it in South Africa, which is increasingly being recognised as a favourable film production destination. “[The result is] a film whose entire cast is made up of refugees who fled to South Africa,” Jarjoura says. The film’s leading actors, Harun and Ali Mohammed, were illiterate when filming started. “They came from a family of 16 children who had fled war-torn Somalia to South Africa six months earlier,” Buckley says. “No they had the daunting task of memorising 19 pages of dialogue in front of a camera with a director who didn’t know how to say anything but ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in Somali. “And yet, five long shoot days later, we ended up capturing a little bit of these boys’ spirit. And a little bit of a forgotten country’s soul.” SAinfo reporter 17 January 2013 South African-set short film Asad, featuring Somali refugees living in Cape Town, has a fully stocked trophy cabinet but is looking to pick up one more award after being nominated for an Oscar in the “best short film” category. The film has already scooped up 13 awards from festivals around the world, including the Tribeca, Raindance and Los Angeles film festivals, for its portrayal of a Somali boy refugee named Asad. Shot in Paternoster on the Cape west coast, which was transformed into what looked like a traditional Somali fishing village, the story follows the lives of ordinary Somalis who fled their war-torn homeland. The film was a collaboration between American director Bryan Buckley’s Hungry Man Films company and Cape Town producer Rafiq Samsodien from The Asylum. Buckley decided to do the film after he worked with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Kenya in 2010, when he shot a documentary called No Autographs to raise awareness about increasing numbers of refugees. “Upon returning to the United States, we made it our mission to continue to tell their untold stories, to shed light on the people of Somalia and their unfathomable struggles,” Asad producer Mino Jarjoura sayd on the film’s website.last_img read more

I have framed photo of Bradman’s all-time playing XI: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgAustralia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott gets help from retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (left) as he signs autograph on a cricket bat at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai September 4, 2014. ReutersCricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that he has the photograph of the all-time Test playing XI, picked by Australian great Donald Bradman, framed at his home and he would always “treasure” it as the legend had included him in that team.”Coming back to the greatest compliment that I have received in my life was without any doubt was from Sir Don,” Tendulkar said while speaking at a sporting event organised by the Australian consulate in the presence of touring Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbot at the Cricket Club of India.”In 1994-95 he told his wife that my batting style resembles his batting style. It was the greatest compliment that I have received from him and the icing on the cake was when he picked me to be a part of his all-time Test playing eleven.”That was a special moment for me in life. I have the photograph of the playing eleven framed at my place which I would treasure,” he added.Recollecting the moment when he held Bradman’s bat that he used in the 30s-40s in his hand, Tendulkar said, “I remember in 2007, I was playing a match at Sydney where I actually got to hold Sir Don’s real bat.”We obviously had to be careful. I had to wear gloves and all sorts of things. But it was an exciting moment for someone who 30 years ago was checking the autograph of Sir Don to progress to actually hold his real bat that he used in the 30s and 40s,” remembered Tendulkar.advertisementThe 41-year-old sent warning signals to all the cricketing playing nations, saying that India were all prepared to defend their World Cup title next year, when the action unfolds in Australia and New Zealand.”I know that the World Cup will be played next year in Australia and New Zealand, and I have got some fond memories of 1991-92 tour when we played in Australia and New Zealand.Just a gentle reminder to everyone that the defending champions are ready to defend,” said the Master Blaster.The legendary batsman, meanwhile, reminded the youngsters to play the game in the right spirit.”You guys need to remember that you got to compete in the right spirit on the field and respect your opponents. I believe that sport teaches you a lot in life. It champions fitness, improves your health, improves your concentration level. You are able to focus longer and harder. I have also said earlier that something that sport teaches you cannot be learnt in classrooms or boardrooms.”Sport has also taught me whenever I had to face defeat, to get on to my feet again and compete in the right spirit,” said Tendulkar.last_img read more