Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert

first_imgComert made 31 appearances for Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Everton were linked with a move for Comert back in January but a deal failed to materialise and Arsenal could look to capitalise by offering him a chance to play in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is keen to add a central defender to his ranks and Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the capture of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in a deal worth €25m.However, the highly-rated 18-year-old may end up staying at Saint-Etienne next season on loan from the Gunners to further his development, meaning Emery could sign another defender.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 CityArsenal are operating under tight financial restrictions this summer following their failure to finish in the top-four and Comert’s £7m price tag makes him a realistic transfer target.Although he is yet to be capped by Switzerland at senior level, Comert has captained the U21 side and scored twice in six matches.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 Eray Comert established himself as a first-team regular at FC Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is weighing up a move for FC Basel defender Eray Comert as he bids to bolster Arsenal’s defensive options ahead of the new season.According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are preparing a £7m bid for the 21-year-old and will send representatives to Switzerland for talks with Basel over his availability on Saturday.Comert rose through the youth ranks at Basel before establishing himself as a first-team regular in the 2018-19 season, making 31 appearances for the club in all competitions.A Switzerland U21 international, Comert has also spent time on loan at Basel’s Swiss Super League rivals Lugano and FC Sion over the past few seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link338Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Visiting Bears top Women of Troy

first_imgWind and unseasonably cool temperatures didn’t treat the No.13 USC women’s tennis team well, as the No. 9 Baylor Bears defeated the Women of Troy 5-2 Tuesday at Marks Stadium.The Bears (10-2) were USC’s third top-10 opponent in four matches and looked as good as advertised in their dual meet with the Women of Troy (8-5), capturing the doubles point and then rattling off three straight singles wins to clinch the victory.The Bears’ first doubles pair of Csilla Borsanyi and Lenka Broosova took advantage of a late break in the first doubles match of the day against freshman Valeria Pulido and junior Maria Sanchez to capture a quick 8-6 victory.After freshman Danielle Lao and sophomore Alison Ramos hit the Bears back with an 8-5 victory at the second doubles slot, an intense battle at the final doubles pairing decided the doubles point.Throughout a back-and-forth match, senior Sarah Fansler and junior Lyndsay Kinstler were unable to get ahead of the Bears’ pair of Nina Secerbegovic and Jelena Stanivuk and eventually dropped the set 9-7.With the doubles point in hand, Baylor began taking care of the singles points, first with a victory in the sixth singles matchup, where Kinstler was unable to hang with Baylor’s Karolina Filipiak, losing 6-2, 6-3.After Lao and Pulido also dropped their singles matches, the Bears had clinched their victory, and the fifth singles match between Fansler and Stanivuk was stopped with Fansler up a set, giving the Women of Troy their first point of the match.No. 21 Ramos would end up dropping her three-set affair with Secerbegovic at the No. 2 singles position 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3, leaving only No. 3 Sanchez with a chance to claim a final point for USC.Sanchez came through for the Women of Troy, posting a tough three-set victory over Broosova, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (5).The Women of Troy will next take to the courts against Arizona State this Saturday at noon in Tempe, Ariz.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USWNT vs. France

first_imgHere’s what you need to know:What time does the USA vs. France match start?The match kicks off 3 p.m. ET at Parc des Princes in Paris.How to watch or stream the USA vs. France game?Fox will broadcast the USA vs. France game. It can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app. It can also be streamed via fuboTV.How many times has the U.S. played France?France and the United States have played against each other 23 times. While the Americans have the advantage with an all-time record of 17-3-3 against the Les Bleus, the U.S. is winless in its last three games against France (2L-1D). The Americans gave up three goals in each of those two losses after holding France scoreless in their prior three meetings.Who is the France player to watch?Amandine Henry: The midfielder is known as one of the world’s best distributors from central midfield. She sets the tempo for France, and is unlike many players when it comes to her strengths in regaining possession and setting up attack. Henry has scored two goals with one assist in the four matches she’s played in this tournament. The U.S. will have to figure out how to match her tempo and stop her in attack. AMANDINE HENRY! 2-1 FRANCE! 🇫🇷Big players come through in big moments, and France’s captain just gave the hosts the lead in extra time. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/EzYzdSnsrO— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 23, 2019What are three Opta facts to know?The U.S. is unbeaten in its last 14 Women’s World Cup matches (11W-3D), winning the last nine in a row. The Americans could become only the second team ever to win 10 consecutive Women’s World Cup matches, joining Norway which reached that feat between 1995 and 1999.France has won 17 of its last 18 matches, allowing a total of eight goals and scoring multiple goals in 15 of the 18 games.Megan Rapinoe has been directly involved in 12 goals in her 15 appearances at the Women’s World Cup (six goals, six assists). Since the start of the 2011 tournament, only Carli Lloyd (13) has had a hand in more World Cup goals for the USWNT other than Rapinoe.PredictionUSA 1, France 0France will put up a big challenge for the U.S. The Americans will have to play a completely different game than they played against Spain in the round of 16 if they want the chance to advance to the next round.One question that could determine the outcome of Friday’s game centers around Alex Morgan’s effectiveness and health. Entering the tournament, she was expected to carry the U.S. She scored five goals against Thailand in the group stage, but she had just one touch in Spain’s box in the last game, marking just the fifth time in 46 appearances since 2017 that she has had one or fewer in a match. The U.S. is coming off a hard-fought win against Spain in the round of 16, while France barely got past Brazil. Friday’s match is expected to be one filled with intensity and one that will test the Americans. In recent matches, France has limited USA’s attack. Over the last five meetings against France, the U.S. has scored one goal in four of them and zero in the other match. Only Alex Morgan (1), Carli Lloyd (1) and Mallory Pugh (2) have scored against Les Bleus since the beginning of 2015. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match It’s the most highly anticipated game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup as the defending champion U.S. faces host France in the quarterfinals Friday.On paper, this match seems more fitting for the finals rather than the second round of the knockout stage. The teams rank first and second in goals, expected goals and expected goals against in the tournament.last_img read more

Georgia’s birdie blitz retains Hampshire Rose

first_img17 Apr 2013 Georgia’s birdie blitz retains Hampshire Rose European number one Georgia Hall has retained the Hampshire Rose with an eight-under par score for 36 holes – and a five shot winning margin. The 17-year-old England international had scores of 70 and 68 in the prestigious scratch event at North Hants. Her afternoon round included eight birdies, two of them in the last three holes. Georgia, from Remedy Oak in Dorset, won this event last year at the start of a 2012 campaign which took her into the top five in the world amateur rankings. Her fine form, which won her the British girls’ championship, has continued into this year with two gold medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and now, this latest success. Her closest challengers were the Surrey pair of Inci Mehmet, from the England Golf Performance Squad, and Lizzie Prior, who both finished on three-under par. International Amber Ratcliffe took fourth place, while English stroke play champion Alex Peters shared fifth with girl internationals Shelby Smart and Olivia Winning. Olivia provided one of the highlights of the day with the low score of the event: a six-under par 67 in her morning round. Meanwhile, Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire had a hole in one at the first – her tenth hole – during the morning round. Leading scores North Hants Golf Club Par 73, SSS 73, CSS 74 74 138 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 70 68 143 Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) 74 69; Lizzie Prior (Burhill) 72 71 145 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 72 73 147 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) 73 74; Shelby Smart (Knowle) 71 76; Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 67 80 148 Charlotte Thompson    (Channels) 76 72; Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 71 77 149 Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 77 72; Lucy Goddard (Mid Herts) 73 76; Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 73 76 150 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 73 77; Emily Royer (Chart Hills) 72 78     151 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 78 73; Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 74 153 Aimee Ponte (Royal Guernsey) 76, 77; Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 76 77; Ella Ofstedahl (Mill Green) 74 79last_img read more

Pair’s stunning play takes Northants ahead in foursomes

first_img Northamptonshire’s Callum Farr and Ben Jones played stunning golf this morning to set up their team’s 2-1 win over Yorkshire in the second day foursomes at the English Boys’ County Championship.Farr, an England boy international, and Jones, who represented England at U16 level, had five birdies and two eagles on consecutive holes from the fifth at Cumberwell Park Golf Club in Wiltshire.It took them from all square after four to five up after 11 holes and well on the way to winning their match 4/3.Northamptonshire’s other foursomes point was provided by Robin Williams and Charlie Salter, who won 2/1.However, Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown and Charlie Thornton kept up their winning ways, taking the other match 4/3.In the other match Wiltshire, like Northamptonshire, bounced back from their defeat of yesterday to take the upper hand in their foursomes against Hertfordshire.They won two of the three matches, courtesy of Tom Stagg and Dom Burgess (4/2) and Jamie Cooper and Joe Retford (2/1).Hertfordshire’s Danny Daniels and Jon Hopkins maintained their winning form, taking their game 2/1.Click here for full scoresCaption: Callum Farr (left) and Ben Jones (image © Leaderboard Photography) 24 Aug 2016 Pair’s stunning play takes Northants ahead in foursomes last_img read more

Summer at the Library Focuses on Mind and Body Fitness

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Timberland Regional Libraries Healthy minds and healthy bodies make children happy learners. This year, “Summer at the Library” focuses on health and fitness. Programs will offer fun for all ages – birth through teens – and all interests.Many popular performers will be back, with shows tailored to the fitness theme. The list includes: magician Jeff Evans, “Zaniac” Alex Zerbe, juggler Rhys Thomas, storyteller Chris Fascione, ventriloquist Vikki Gasko Green and steel drum musician Ian Dobson. Always a hit, “Reptile Man” Scott Peterson returns with his traveling zoo of cold-blooded creatures. “W.E. C.A.R.E Sports” has a new line-up of fun fitness programs. Summer reading is all about healthy minds and healthy bodies at TRL this summer. Photo credit: Timberland Regional LibraryThrough physical activities – games, sports and creative movement – summer readers will try new things, work in teams and experience activities from other cultures.Youth Services Coordinator Kendra Jones has overseen library summer reading programs in Vancouver and Tacoma, Washington. She is a true believer:“We absolutely know, from years of research, that summer reading programs improve reading skills,” Jones said, adding, “strong reading skills help children become more confident learners.”“When children read during the summer,” Jones said, “they are more likely to remember what they learned the previous school year. Library summer programs are so much fun, kids learn naturally. It’s not unusual for summer readers to actually fall in love with reading. That,” Jones added, “is the ultimate life-changer!”Each branch of the Timberland Regional Library offers fun programs for kids that will keep them learning and engaged throughout the summer. Photo credit: Olympia Timberland LibraryThe health and fitness emphasis ties in nicely with the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. It also sets the scene for a sports-related “Timberland Reads Together” (TRT) this October. Readers throughout the TRL district will read and discuss “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”Check TRL’s online calendar regularly throughout the summer for all library programs listed by county and by library. All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public.last_img read more

Rumson Teen Sailing Standout in Frostbite Series

first_imgModinsaid golf was his first love upon moving to the area with his family as achild, a sport he was ready to pursue full-time when his family joined theRumson Country Club. “It’ssomething that I can do all year round and enjoy for a long time,” Modin said.“You don’t have to be super strong or athletic to have fun and be competitive.Unless you want to go to the Olympics or something.” Frigid temperatures that chill the Two River area provide the perfect stage for the club’s Frostbite races, a cold weather series that allows local laser boat captains and others from around the Northeast region to navigate a course within the Navesink River. The Monmouth Boat Club is on the Navesink River in Red Bank. Photo by Chris Rotolo Thoughthe series is opens to sailors of all ages, no competitor has stood out moreduring this 2018 season – which runs November through March – than PatrickModin, a 17-year old Rumson native who attends the Marine Academy of Science& Technology (MAST) on Sandy Hook. “It’s myfirst time competing and will give me a real understanding of where I stand(among national and international competition),” Modin said. “I’m reallyexcited for it because it will allow me to test all of my skills and everythingI’ve learned.” But itwas at the club where he discovered sailing, and a natural feel to being at thehelm of a vessel in the local waterways. The eventis scheduled to take place Dec. 26-30, where 650 sailors ages 8 to 18 from 20countries and 28 states, will race boats like Optimists, Club 420’s and Lasers– like Modin’s – in Miami, Florida. Modinsaid he was attracted to the sport because anyone can do it if they’re drivento put in the time and effort. Monmouth Boat Club’s Frostbite races are open to sailors of all ages as they navigate a course within the Navesink River. Photo courtesy Monmouth Boat Club “It cameto me pretty easily, but I’ve been working at it at for a while now and notjust out on the water,” said Modin, who added that he’s put in numerous hoursof reading about strategy and tactics and studying the nuances of the sport ofsailing. “I love the complexity of it, and I enjoy the work. I’m still gettingbetter.” Modinsaid an Olympic appearance would be a dream come true, but for now his sightsare set on the revered Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, the largestyouth event of its kind in the United States and South America. Henkel said an abundance of scenic locations, like the two rivers and the Sandy Hook Bay, are what make the area one of the best in the country to sail. For more information about how to join the Monmouth Boat Club visit monmouthboatclub.org. TheMonmouth Boat Club, located at 31 Union St. in Red Bank, was founded in 1879and has sailing groups for all ages, genders and experience levels. There arecurrently 186 members. “He’sreally beyond his years. He’s very skilled and knowledgeable about the sportfor a kid his age…Plus, he only weighs about 130 pounds, which is a majoradvantage when going up against an old guy like me,” Westfield native, fleetchampion and series organizer, Chris Henkel, said in a Dec. 2 interview withThe Two River Times. “It’sjust beautiful and peaceful place to sail. I’ve sailed in a lot of places, butthere aren’t many that match this. We’re on the Navesink today, on either sideof you are these incredible mansions. Where else can you sail and see BonJovi’s house,” Henkel said. Accordingto Modin, there are currently 99 boats registered to compete in his division.Modin will have a few more weekends of races on the Navesink before heading forwarmer climates, though he said the Shrews- bury River, which is more wide openwith lower banks, is a more exhilarating ride. RED BANK– When the frost begins to bite, it’s a sailor’s delight for a few brave membersof the Monmouth Boat Club. last_img read more

CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC QUOTES – SATURDAY JANUARY 30, 2016

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES JOHN HILVERS, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “It means a lot. We won this race with one of our homebreds several years ago, Norvsky, and that was very exciting then and this is very exciting now.” KENNY BLACK, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “This horse is real quirky. I’ve always thought he’s a better horse when he has something to run at. When he’s sitting second like that, he’s better than when he’s in front because he ducks and dives and jumps. He’s way better on this grass course than Del Mar.“It has nothing to do with the footing. It’s the inanimate objects at Del Mar: tire marks, the totalisator board, the patches on the turf course going into the first turn; he jumps everything, stops, ducks and that’s how he got beat the one time they accused Kent of standing up too soon. He was looking at the tote board, made a right-hand turn down the lane and hit the brakes. Here, he doesn’t have all that, plus, he’s more mature . . . This was only his 10th out.“Buddy (the late Bud Johnston) has had his horses here in the same stalls since 1953. They’ve been in the same barn at Del Mar since it was built (1937). This is a tradition with Old English (Rancho). Mr. Johnston was so good to me, so be able to win a stake like this is the start of a new era. Me and the family are moving on, so this was cool to win our first stake together.“This is my biggest win, for sure. I think the biggest I ever won riding was 250 (thousand), so this would tie that, but this means a lot more. They all mean a lot, but they mean a lot more when you’re training,. When I was riding, we definitely took it for granted because it happened a lot more regularly. But when you’re training, you just appreciate it a lot more.”(Before the race, Black said: “Kent knows what’s he’s doing, he’s won a few more of these than I have. He knows this horse. I always thought he was better when he has one to run at.” KENT DESORMEAUX, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “He made hard work of it; I had a firm hold. I was surprised to see him accelerate again at the quarter pole. Kenny told me in the paddock that it’s not hot air; he’s never had this horse doing so well. He’s had some issues but the issues are no longer and he sure ran like it. I was surprised. They’re not supposed to have anything left when they pull like that.” MARY HILVERS (daughter of Bud and Judy Johnston), WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “I grew up with this. It’s amazing. Obviously, when we lost dad so unexpectedly and suddenly, there were questions on whether we’d be able to keep it going. My son, Johnny, has done such a fabulous job. It’s a family thing: my husband, my daughter, it’s a family thing and we really want to carry on my dad’s legacy and my grandmother’s.“Mom is at my house in Sanger. I drove down this morning and it was a little too long for her. I have to go back up tonight. She can’t do that eight-hour turnaround trip, but she’s watching. I guarantee it. She’s excited right now. It means a lot and I’m looking forward to an outstanding 2016. We’ve got a lot of good, young horses coming up. I’m excited for my mom. I wish I would have made her come with me today. I tried to get her to come.”center_img             NOTES: The winning owners are Sal Berumen, Robert Riggio and the Elwood Johnston Trust, et al. TRAINER QUOTES -30-last_img read more

Vice President launches National Sports Talent Search Portal

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) The Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu today launched the National Sports Talent Search Portal, a government initiative to unearth sporting talent from every nook and corner of the country. Under the initiative, a child or his parents, teachers or coaches can upload his bio data or video on the portal. The Sports Ministry will select talented players and impart training to them at Sports Authority India centres. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday made a mention of the portal launch during his Man ki Baat radio programme. Speaking on the occasion, Naidu said that the provision of infrastructure and training facilities and establishment of academies would be critical to India becoming a strong sporting nation. “We need to create good infrastructure for sports in all states and nurture sporting talent from an early age. Across the length and breadth of the country, we need more training academies and coaching centres to turn our young men and women into sports stars and role models for succeeding generations,” he said. “Barring cricket and hockey earlier as team sports, our success in sports events is sporadic and more on account of individual effort and excellence, rather than any state patronage and encouragement. That must change. Be it Sania Mirza, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, PT Usha, Milkha Singh or Abhinav Bhindra, all of them did themselves and the nation proud through perseverance and tenacity,” he added. Talking about the Portal, Naidu said, “The platform of National Sports Talent Search Portal will be a game changer and enable the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Sports Authority of India select the best. “This initiative will not only help in identifying the best talent, but will also provide a level playing field to all the applicants and create a competitive environment.” As one-seventh of humanity, there is no dearth of talent in our country, especially with more than 450 million youth. In fact, we are overflowing with talent but in order to harness it, we have to put in place a robust system to spot and nurture talent, and develop world champions.” Naidu also praised shuttler P V Sindhu for winning the silver medal in the World Championships yesterday. “Sindhu has shown that India can compete at the highest level. She should not feel disappointed (despite the loss in the final). She has proven that she is a role model for the future generation.” Sports Minister Vijay Goel said he hoped the initiative will go a long way in unearthing talented children in the country. “It has got a big boost to sports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the National Talent Search Portal at his Man ki Baat radio programme. The message has gone to all over the country. He also praised the Sports Ministry,” Goel said. “Today, the Vice-President launched the programme. I feel it is great achievement of the sports ministry. There will be transparency in this portal and we will get more talented children through this portal,” he added. He said the ministry has also decided to introduce 1000 scholarships of Rs 5 lakh each for eight years. Asked about Indias best performance in the Badminton World Championships in which P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won a silver and a bronze each, he said, “Women have gone ahead of men (in sports). Whether it was in Rio Olympics or in badminton, women have been doing better than men. “I am a bit said because India could have the first badminton world champion had she (Sindhu) won. But I will say both Sindhu and Saina Nehwal gave their best and there was nothing lacking from their end.” He said all the stakeholders, including the Indian Olympic Association and National Sports Federations, should play their roles for the development of Indian sports. “States will have to play a big role in the development of sports in the country. Sports is a state subject and we are bringing the subject in the Concurrent List (of the Constitution of India). “IOA and NSFs will have to work with more responsibility, it is not that you will become office bearers and after that you will not work. All the stakeholders will have to work there own job.” Goel refused to give any hint on whether hockey wizard Dhyan Chand would be named a recipient of Bharat Ratna, the countrys highest civilian award, this year. “It is the prerogative of the Prime Minister to name a Bharat Ratna. I understand that whatever decision will be taken, the Prime Minister will take it. We (Sports Ministry) have no role in this decision. Whatever role is there, that is for the Prime Minister.” PTI PDS AH PDSadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Spurs’ Champions League campaign is nearly over, says Mauricio Pochettino

first_imgMauricio Pochettino said Tottenham do not deserve to qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds after they failed to translate a dominant performance at PSV into victory.Spurs were 2-1 up and coasting only to lose Hugo Lloris to a 79th-minute red card after a charge outside his area and foul on Hirving Lozano. The 10 men would concede a late equaliser to Luuk de Jong to leave the Spurs manager admitting it was “nearly over” in terms of progress from the group. His team have taken only one point from their first three games.Pochettino was unhappy at the decision to show a straight red card to Lloris while the Slovenian referee, Slavko Vincic, also disallowed a first‑half Davinson Sánchez effort for offside against Harry Kane. The Spurs striker did not look to be interfering with play. Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest news Share on WhatsApp Mauricio Pochettino Champions League Read more PSV Eindhoven Topics Share on Facebook Reuse this content European club football Tottenham Hotspur Share on LinkedIn But Pochettino said his team only had themselves to blame. He lamented their lack of clinical edge in front of goal and how they took their foot off the pace in the closing stages, suddenly slowing the tempo and losing their aggression up front.“If you don’t win this type of game it’s difficult to deserve to qualify,” Pochettino said. We completely dominated and we had the chances to kill the game. We need to be more aggressive and score more than two because you can always concede when the result is tight.“It’s not difficult to analyse the game. That’s the reality. We didn’t deserve [it]. We didn’t force it and that’s why our feeling is so bad. It was under control, we were playing well and the PSV fans were disappointed. But we played to keep possession [towards the end] and not to be aggressive in the last third.“In football you cannot allow your opponent the time to be alive. If you do, you pay. When you play so much better and dominate the game and create the best chances, if you cannot kill the game and it’s open, you can concede.”Pochettino refused to blame Lloris and he preferred to complain about the decision to dismiss him. “In my opinion, no [it was not a red card] but we can’t blame the referee. Why should Hugo apologise? No. One day, when I was young, I made a big mistake and my manager said to me: ‘You don’t need to apologise.’ Only those on the pitch can make a mistake. Anyway, it wasn’t a mistake – it was an action and a sending-off. It can happen in football.”Tottenham finish their Group B campaign with the return against PSV at Wembley, another home tie against Internazionale and a trip to Barcelona. “It is nearly over,” Pochettino said. “We only have one point. It will be very difficult. We need to win the three games we have to play and also have some results that help us.”The midfielder Christian Eriksen said: “It feels like a defeat. We should have finished the game off with all the chances we created. A few mistakes led to their equaliser. The referee didn’t want to give us a goal, it was a proper goal [by Sánchez]. I know Harry wasn’t offside. Everything went against us. With the referee today, anything could have happened. It went against us but we should have finished the game off – we made it difficult for ourselves.“There are not many games to play in the Champions Leagueand we threw it away. We played good football but if you can’t finish the game off then every game is going to be really tough. It was a must-win and we didn’t get the win. Our hopes of qualification are very far off.” Hugo Lloris sees red as PSV thwart Tottenham in Champions League draw Share on Twitter Share via Emaillast_img read more