Alexandre Lacazette was gutted during Arsenal’s win over Southampton, reveals Laurent Koscielny

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette missed a glaring opportunity to score against Southampton (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette was ‘gutted’ after missing a glorious opportunity to make the game safe against Southampton on Sunday, according to Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny.The France international had already opened the scoring but failed to add to his tally later in the first-half when he scooped the ball over from point-blank range.Arsenal were indebted to goalkeeper Bernd Leno thereafter, who kept a rare clean sheet, as Unai Emery’s side recorded their third straight win to move into fourth place ahead of tonight’s match against Bournemouth.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 Arsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:03FullscreenArsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-bournemouth-unai-emery-press-conference-1871444/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Koscielny insists Lacazette is ready to make up for the miss this evening and was impressed by the reaction of supporters inside the stadium and his teammates who helped lift the former Lyon star’s spirits.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I liked how the whole stadium rallied around Alexandre Lacazette after he missed a big chance in the first half,’ said Koscielny.‘Supporting him like you did was very important to him and the team. We have to show solidarity and unity all the time. Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Feb 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link697Shares Alexandre Lacazette was gutted during Arsenal’s win over Southampton, reveals Laurent Koscielny Alexandre Lacazette couldn’t believe his miss against Southampton (Picture: Getty)‘He was gutted that he missed but your support & that from the boys on the pitch too helped him to get over it & refocus quickly.‘I told him after the game that he could’ve had a hat-trick. He will be hungry to make amends for the miss in the game today.’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 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Agent reacts to Sterling exit story

first_img “Raheem and his representatives have a meeting scheduled with Liverpool later this week, and we will take proceedings from there.” Sterling has two years left on his current deal but rejected a reported £100,000-a-week offer earlier this year and negotiations were put on hold until the end of the season. The reports have generally been viewed as another public relations disaster by Sterling’s camp, after a pre-arranged television interview in April in which the youngster claimed he was not a “money-grabber”. A dip in performance levels this season has not helped him, while the row over whether he was too tired to play in a Euro 2016 qualifier back in October also soured his relationship with England fans. And regular links with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Bayern Munich have led to accusations his head has been turned. However, former Liverpool winger John Barnes cautioned Sterling over making a hasty decision which could impact his long-term future. “Raheem has not achieved anything, he has not won anything,” Barnes told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Raheem has great potential but Liverpool gave him an opportunity and he should stay for a couple of years. Press Association “The time is not right for him to move, but if he wants to move the club should sell him. The manager cannot keep an unhappy player. “This idea of leaving one huge club to join another huge club does not sit well with me, but it is a modern era where the power is in the players’ hands. “Does anyone believe that if he goes to Manchester City he will be the first name on the team sheet or are they just signing him because they need English players? “If he goes to Manchester City, to give himself a chance of winning the league, he will not become a regular for them. We have seen it with players in the past like Scott Sinclair.” Raheem Sterling’s agent claims reports the Liverpool forward is set to the tell the club he wants to leave this summer have “been blown somewhat out of proportion”. Aidy Ward, the 20-year-old’s long-time representative, said he and the player were always scheduled to meet Reds officials this week and insists they will move forward from there. “The story has been blown somewhat out of proportion,” he said in a statement to talkSPORT. last_img read more

On the bright side: In his first season at Syracuse, veteran coach Donnie Henderson aims to turn the struggling secondary around

first_img Published on August 30, 2012 at 3:44 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Related Stories Hidden wounds: After a slew of unpublicized injuries derailed Syracuse last year, the program makes adjustments to stay healthy in 2012Multiple fronts: Ashton Broyld gives Syracuse a new offensive weapon who can attack defenses from a variety of positionsIn the clear: Marcus Sales enters the 2012 season refocused and rededicated to football following his season-long suspension’The new Temple’: Coming off a 9-4 season and bowl victory, the Owls are looking to prove they’re here to stay in their second go-around in the Big EastBack on the warpath: Florida State poised to return to championship discussion behind swarming defense Donnie Henderson has a ring.It may not be easy to tell from the way he acts and how he never wears it out in public, but he definitely has one.“He’s not that type of person (to brag),” strong safety Shamarko Thomas said. “He’s just a down-to-earth person. He just wants to teach us like he teaches them, and he will never say he has a ring over us.”Henderson earned a Super Bowl ring with the 2000 Baltimore Ravens as an assistant defensive backs coach. During that stretch, he coached the likes of Chris McAllister, Rod Woodson and Ed Reed. He parlayed that successful stretch into the defensive coordinator job with the New York Jets from 2004-05.During those two seasons with the Jets, Henderson’s defense lined up in practice every day against an offensive line coached by none other than Doug Marrone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe relationship that developed between the two for those seasons with the Jets served as a launching pad for Henderson’s arrival to Syracuse in February as the defensive backs coach.“That’s the No. 1 reason I’m here,” Henderson said. “Let’s be honest, it’s because of Doug Marrone. My relationship with him and my relationship with him as far as football coaches, No. 1. We’re on different sides of the ball. We’ve shared the camaraderie, so make no mistakes about it — it’s because of Doug.”Still, a relationship alone isn’t enough to get a coach a job. Marrone’s decision to bring Henderson on to his staff is fueled as much by his prowess as a defensive coach as it is by their friendship.“All of the coaches obviously bring a lot to the table, or they wouldn’t be here,” Marrone said. “Donnie’s had a great track record not only as a defensive coordinator but, more importantly, as a defensive back coach — players that he’s coached and he’s developed.And again, it’s a great relationship for myself.”In the 1999-2000 season, the Ravens boasted one of the NFL’s all-time great defenses during their Super Bowl run. That team featured a pair of Pro Bowlers in McAllister and Woodson in its secondary, but a player Henderson coached two seasons later is the one who leaves the Orange’s defensive backs most awestruck.“When he told me he coached Ed Reed, I was like, ‘Dang, you can turn my game into that?’” Thomas said. “So it’s very good that we’ve got him in here because he’s teaching us things that we’ve never seen here on the field.”In the 2002 NFL Draft, Baltimore selected Reed with the 24th pick of the first round. During his rookie season, Reed had five interceptions. And in 2004, he set the NFL record with a 106-yard interception return for a touchdown.Henderson is now using Reed’s playmaking ability as an example for his current players, who grew up watching Reed do the extraordinary on a regular basis.Now, Henderson hopes Syracuse can eventually have a player with similar ability to Reed’s in the secondary. Last season, SU had a tendency to surrender the big play in the passing game last season.Henderson hopes to reverse that script this year. He expects his secondary to be the one making the big plays.“The way coach Henderson’s system is, he just makes sure he puts you in the right place to make plays,” cornerback Keon Lyn said. “It’s just on you to make those plays.”Freshman defensive back Wayne Morgan already feels he has grown exponentially as a player in the lone summer he has spent with SU.Henderson taught his players that on deep balls, they should play the role of the wide receiver: focusing on catching the ball. The importance of having the insight of a Super Bowl-winning coach is something that’s not lost on Morgan.Aside from playmaking, Henderson’s biggest focus during training camp has been fostering greater chemistry within his unit. Marrone had similar ideas for the team as a whole, and that’s why the Orange spent a week of training camp 80 miles north of Syracuse at Fort Drum going through military-style training.In addition to daily football practices, SU spent the week working with the soldiers to learn the importance of teamwork, leadership and communication.While the Fort Drum experience was a unique one for everyone involved, it held a special place in Henderson’s heart.From 1992-97, Henderson was a safeties and defensive backs coach at Arizona State. For three of those seasons, Pat Tillman was a linebacker for the Sun Devils. Tillman went on to play briefly with the Arizona Cardinals, but he cut his NFL career short to serve with the U.S. military in Afghanistan.While deployed, Tillman was killed in friendly fire.Henderson always had a deep appreciation of Tillman’s life, but the week at Fort Drum gave him an even greater understanding of what it was like for him post-football.“I don’t know if I could compare being at Fort Drum with that situation, but I did get a strong feeling, a strong appreciation of what our troops do,” Henderson said. “It just makes you take your hat off to them.”Tillman’s story reminds Henderson of just how small football is in the grand scheme, but it’s still his life.It’s his only focus, just as it must be for the Orange to succeed this season. Henderson has his work cut out for him in trying to transform a secondary that was repeatedly beaten last season.“Last year was that team,” Henderson said. “… The thing that I’m going to try to get them to do is just be fundamentally sound and play with consistency. And here’s the bigger one: You’ve got to play with confidence.“I don’t believe one play can win or lose a game, but I believe one play can win or lose a guy.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Boys selected for U16 international against Wales

first_img20 Aug 2015 Boys selected for U16 international against Wales England’s U16 boys begin their 2015 international series next week against Wales and will aim to repeat last year’s clean sweep against the other home countries. The match against Wales takes place at Radyr on 26 and 27 August. The team is Harvey Byers and Angus Flanagan of Surrey, Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire, Luke Kelly of Lancashire, Thomas Plumb of Dorset, George Saunders of Hampshire, Taylor Stote of Somerset (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), and James Wilson of Durham. The match against Scotland will be played at Dalmahoy on 26-27 September and the match against Ireland follows a fortnight later on the weekend of 10-11 October at Templepatrick. The teams for these will be announced later. The players: Harvey Byers, 16, (Walton Heath) was in last year’s winning team against the Wales U16 side. This season his results include a top 20 finish in the English U16 boys’ championship for the McGregor Trophy Angus Flanagan, 16, (St George’s Hill) was runner-up in the South Eastern junior championship, tied seventh in the Scottish U16s and tied 19th in the McGregor Trophy. Harry Goddard, 15, (Hanbury Manor) tied third in the RB German Junior Masters,  was sixth in the South Eastern junior championship and tied 13th at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.   Luke Kelly, 16, (Ashton-under-Lyne) tied 17th in the McGregor Trophy and 21st in the Scottish U16s. He also had a top 20 finish in last year’s North of England U16 championship. Thomas Plumb, 16, (Sherborne) was fifth in the South West Counties U16/U14 championship and tied 20th in the Fairhaven Trophies. He tied 10th in last year’s South of England boys’ open George Saunders, 15, (Meon Valley) tied third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and has had a string of consistent results this season. Taylor Stote, 16, (Burnham & Berrow) tied 26th in this year’s English U18 boys’ championship for the Carris Trophy and shared 12th place at the recent Scottish U16 boys’ stroke play. James Wilson, 16, (Tyneside) tied 10th in the Scottish U16 boys’ championship and shared 37th place in the McGregor Trophy.last_img read more

Highlands explodes past Trail Allstars at Little League Championships

first_imgTrail Allstars watched Highlands score 10 runs in the final two innings to dump the host squad 12-5 at the BC Little League 9-10 Baseball Championships Tuesday at Andy Bilesky Park.The loss dropped the Trail Allstars record to 1-3.Hastings Allstars lead the standings with a 4-0 record after pounding Beacon Hill of Victoria 20-2.White Rock and Highlands are tied for second at 3-1 with Trail in fourth with Beacon Hill.Nelson’s Bryce Sookro singled in Noah Quinn for the first run for Trail. Sookro then scored as did Will Doerksen to give the hosts the early 3-0 lead.Highlands scored a single in the first and third before exploding for three in the fourth frame and seven runs in the fifth.Quinn took the loss on the mound for Trail while Jed Decooman was the pitcher of record for Highlands.Sookro, Darren Issel and Seamus Boyd of Nelson all finished with one RBI.Trail meets winless Dunbar Wednesday to conclude the round robin part of the tournament.In other games, White Rock faces Beacon Hill and Hastings meets Highland.The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday with the two winners advancing to the final Saturday.last_img read more

Prince Albert Raiders re-assign winger to Nelson Leafs

first_imgThe 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson played last season for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 squad last season, finishing the season with 53 points.Prince Albert coach and GM Bruno Campese played his minor hockey in Nelson before going on to a successful career in the WHL.This is the second player Campese has sent to the Leafs.Earlier this season, towering defenceman Cody Paivarinta was sent to Nelson to develop for another shot at the WHL. The Abbotsford native has five points in seven games with Nelson.Nelson plays three games this weekend, two at home Friday (Castlegar) and Saturday (Spokane) before completing the set Sunday in the Sunflower City against the Rebels. The Nelson Leafs appear to have landed another diamond in the rough compliments of the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.The Raiders have re-assigned 16-year-old left winger Dylan Williamson to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise after the Calgary product played in five exhibition games.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT TICKET PAYS $272,515

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017)–With first time starter Tavasco Road winning Friday’s eighth and final race, Santa Anita’s popular Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six, with a total pool of $299,497 was hit. One lucky winning ticket was thus worth $272,515. There were 34 consolation tickets that each paid $260.40.The winning ticket was purchased through Elite Turf Club’s Maryland-based hub for an as-yet undetermined amount.With sunny skies forecast, Santa Anita will offer fans a nine-race card on Saturday, with the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes highlighting the program. For scratches, track condition updates, late changes and complete morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com.First post time is at 12:30 p.m., admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more