Pochettino slams Spurs for dumping game plan after wasting 2-0 lead in Greece

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO ripped into his Spurs flops after they threw away a 2-0 Champions League lead in the 2-2 draw at Olympiakos.The Spurs boss fumed as his players did not follow his game plan and rapped: “I feel disappointed. I wasn’t happy with our first-half performance, we had a plan and we didn’t respect the plan.2 Boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs did not show enough intensity or aggression as Olympiakos fought back for a surprise drawCredit: Rex Features2 Opening scorer Harry Kane admits Spurs should have done better off the ballCredit: Reuters”That’s what disappointed me the most. We conceded a lot of chances and the way we conceded the first goal was so painful.“We didn’t translate the aggression needed in these games from our 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.“I told them at half-time we had scored two good goals, but the performance wasn’t great.“Second half we realised and changed but conceded a very soft penalty. Overall the result is fair.”Harry Kane’s penalty and a thumping finish from Lucas Moura put Spurs on top in the space of four minutes.But Olympiakos hit back through Daniel Podence and Mathieu Valbuena, also from the spot.’GUTTED WITH A FEW PLAYERS’Poch added: “When we don’t show the intensity, the competition demands we struggle.“We can talk about scoring twice and playing better second half but this season we’re conceding a lot of chances and a lot of goals and we need to change that way.“And the only way to change is to be more demanding. Show me more performances like Palace — not like this.”It was Kane’s 15th Champions League goal in 20 appearances.WEDNESDAY’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RESULTSGroup AClub Brugge 0 – 0 GalatasarayParis Saint Germain 3 – 0 Real MadridGroup BOlympiakos 2 – 2 TottenhamBayern Munich 3 – 0 Red Star BelgradeGroup CDinamo Zagreb 4 – 0 AtalantaShakhtar Donetsk 0 – 3 Man CityGroup DAtletico Madrid 2 – 2 JuventusBayer Leverkusen 1 – 2 Lokomotiv MoscowThe England skipper said: “Conceding the goal before half-time changed the momentum and is disappointing. Second half was 50-50.“I still felt we could have done better on the ball but it’s a point away from home that we have to try and improve on.”And former Three Lions star Rio Ferdinand was more blunt – claiming Pochettino will be “gutted” at the display from some players.The Manchester United legend also accused Tottenham of failing to learn lessons from their run to the 2019 final.BT Sport pundit Ferdinand said: “Spurs will be kicking themselves, two up away from home you go and silence the crowd and then throw it away, show a lapse in concentration.MOST READ IN FOOTBALL THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”You’d think they’d take experience from last season and what they’d learned but they haven’t. I thought they were just slack and lax.”Pochettino will be gutted with a few individuals.”[Hugo] Lloris epitomised it, coming out all lacklustre. So yeah it was ‘Spursy’ really if you wanna put it like that.”last_img read more

PROCMURA Reaches ‘Vulnerable’ Communities in Bomi

first_imgPROCMURA-Liberia Chapter’s Anti-Ebola Taskforce Committee over the weekend reached out to vulnerable and most Ebola affected communities’ in Bomi County, with food and non-food items.The items included household disinfectants, several bags of 25kg rice,  buckets with faucets, powder soaps and vegetable oil, among others.  Beneficiaries included residents of Dorleyla and Dimen towns on the  Bomi/Monrovia highway. Dimen Town is the home of celebrated cultural icon, the late Bai T. Moore.     Though there were no reports of Ebola outbreak in Dimen, nearby Dorleyla Town was affected, killing at least 19 persons during the height of the outbreak last year.Dorleyla’s town chief,  Imam Mohammed Jalieba,  and Pastor David Kollie as well as the head of a women’s organization,  Famatta Dorley, expressed gratitude to PROCMURA-Liberia.“Your gifts have revived our lost hopes.  Therefore, we will distribute them for the benefit of all including those mostly afflicted by the EVD last year,” residents of the two towns assured the PROCMURA leadership.PROCMURA officials informed the beneficiaries that their plights have not been forgotten, and  therefore urged them to make good use of the donations.Dr. Benjamin D. Lartey, who led the distribution committee, said the fight against the EVD in the sub-region would succeed only when those in the fight come together to kick the EVD out.He called on the leaders to take the lead in the fight by spreading the necessary awareness and education to complement the Liberian government’s efforts.“This is not the time to score victory against anyone, but to collaborate by forging together in our fight to score victory against the deadly Ebola by driving it from Liberia and the Mano River Basin,” Dr. Lartey asserted.He also called on the people to take ownership of their communities for the protection of the populace against Ebola.PROCMURA is an acronym for Pan-African Christian Organization and it is dedicated to Christian constructive engagement with Muslims to witness, establish mutual tolerance and collaboration towards peace and peaceful co-existence for the holistic development of the human family. It was founded in 1959.It is established in 20 African countries and is  visible in an additional 10, the officials said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LETTERKENNY’S 400TH BIRTHDAY – FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council are planning to mark commemorations surrounding the history of the town by coordinating a series of events over the coming weekend that will focus on the theme of family friendly entertainment.The events on Saturday June 4th will concentrate on providing free entertainment across the town. The day kicks off with guided historic walks around various locations that are key to the development of Letterkenny. There will also be individual guided walks of the St. Eunans Cathedral and Conwal Church by Father Eamon Kelly and Reverend Stewart Wright respectively.The afternoon will see live traditional music in the market square by An Crann Og and the Campbell Fiddlers. Set in an informal location in the heart of the town the music will encourage all to stop by and appreciate traditional culture at its best. The day continues with a Pet Show in the Vestry Hall and storytelling in the Donegal County Museum featuring Sharon Aicken reading stories from Liz Weir and Roald Dahl, with lots of audience participation.A number of performances of the excellent “Echoes of Time” in an Grianan theatre will also occur throughout the day. The evening will also see an organ recital by Raymond O’Donnell at the Trinity Church on the Main Street at 8pm, another free event open to all the community.The Sunday of June 5th will focus on a Family Day in the Bernard McGlinchey town park, commencing at 1pm until 5pm. The added highlight of the day will see a display of sword making from Charlie Gallagher and his men, with fighting displays and finishing with a tournament where only the best swordsman will prevail.The park activities will be augmented with an Ecumenical Service for St. Columba at Gartan Abbey at 4pm and a night of Baroque music with the Donegal Chamber Music Society in Conwal Church at 8pm. It is hoped that the weekend will encourage more people to visit the town and appreciate the rich history associated with the area.Friday June 3Letterkenny – It’s About time with Kieran Kelly: Letterkenny’s origins as a town from 1611 Cara House, 7.30pm.Saturday June 4Guided Historic Walks of Letterkenny Leaving Celtic Cross, Cathedral Square at 11am and 2pm. Booking through Donegal County Museum on 0749124613 Storyteller Sharon Aicken reading stories from Liz Weir and Roald Dahl County Museum at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.Echoes of Time: modern adaptation on the origins of the town. An Grianan Theatre, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.St. Eunans and St. Columba Cathedral Tour: the history behind Donegal’s only cathedral. St. Eunans Cathedral, 3.30pm.Conwal Church Tour: reputed burial place of Letterkenny’s founder Sir George Marbury. Conwal Church, 4pm. Organ Recital with Raymond O’Donnell from Galway Cathedral Trinity Church, 8pmSunday June 5An Crann Og/The Campbell Fiddlers: Live traditional music Market Square, 1-4pmPet Show with Donegal Pet RescueVestry building, St.Conals 2pmFree Family Fun Day: pipe bands, live local entertainment, bouncy castles, face painting, traditional family games, sword fighting and sword making displays, magician, crafts fair and more.Bernard McGlinchey Town Park, 1-5pm.St. Columba Ecumenical ServiceGartan Abbey, 4pm.Baroque PerformanceConwal Church, 8pm.LETTERKENNY’S 400TH BIRTHDAY – FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 4th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkenny 400last_img read more