Jose Mourinho says that his & # 39; restless & # 39; team at Tottenham & # 39; pragmatic & # 39; had to be able to compete while looking back at critics of his playing style
Mourinho selected five defenders for Saturday night's game, with both Serge Aurier and young Japhet Tanganga making his debut for the north side London on the right.
As a result, they owned only 28 percent in the first half and there was criticism of Gary Neville's style.
The Sky Sports expert suggested that he wasn't sure that fans would be okay with the & # 39; pragmatic playing style & # 39; and this compared to the more & # 39; progressive football & # 39; from Jurgen Klopp.
But Mourinho defended the performance and pointed out how his team had improved after the introduction of Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso, explaining that they could not have played the full 90 minutes.
The Portuguese manager told the Evening Standard : & # 39; It helps to have [always] the mentality to win the next game. It doesn't matter which competition it is, how many injuries we have or what you are trying to be.
& # 39; To have imagination, to be creative, to try to build something that can make you believe you are you. can win the competition, just as we were convinced that we could beat Liverpool, so you create a winning mentality.
& You go for every game and you try, even if you need to be more strategic than philosophical. Philosophical is when you follow a certain philosophy and everything is in place to follow it.
& # 39; But another thing is when you're in trouble and you have to be pragmatic, creative and try to build something. That's what we did against Liverpool.
& # 39; We have tried to create something. Even the game plan, not just the way we started the game, but the overall game plan, we tried to be in circumstances to win. If I start the game in the same way as the last 25 minutes, we couldn't do it [maintain it]. (Erik) Lamela couldn't play 90 minutes that way, Giovani (Lo Celso) didn't have the intensity to play that game for 90 minutes.
& # 39; You should try to give the players that winning mentality even if you are in a difficult situation like us. And what we want to do. So [on Tuesday] we try again, we try to win again. & # 39;
ECB starts testing testosterone for players wishing to participate in the Hundred competition
- The new ECB's The Hundred competition will begin this summer
- ] Governing body is currently undergoing a review of its transgender policy
- It can now test the same policy of ICC and Australia on testosterone
The ECB intends to introduce transgender testosterone tests. women enter for the first time for cricket players who want to play in the Hundred.
The governing body last year launched an evaluation of its transgender policy prior to the first Hundred Women to be launched this summer and which is believed to be ready to fall into the policies of the ICC and Australia, who have worked testosterone testing for elite players for some time.
No transgender women have been selected by the eight franchises participating in the first 100 tournament this year, but the ECB wants clear guidelines on the issue of the issue to emerge in the coming years.
A transgender player was called Kent's player of the past year and has talked about her ambitions to play international and franchised cricket.
According to the existing ECB rules on the suitability of players for domestic cricket for women self-identified sex, without medical necessity for those who have switched from male to female to lower their testosterone levels.
As a result, anyone who identifies a woman can play women's landscapes or recreational cricket, but the ECB wants to introduce a separate criterion for elite cricket, including the Hundred, given the financial rewards and the premium on capital in games with a short form.
The new guidelines probably reflect the ICC for international cricket, where transgender players must continuously test a serum testosterone concentration of less than five nanomoles per liter for 12 months or more. The general range for a woman is 0.5 to 2.5 nmol per liter and for a man this is 10 to 35 nmol per liter.
The RFU uses testosterone testing with the same limit of five nanomoles per liter for adult rugby players at all levels, but the FA relies on self-identification for football. The ECB's rules for county and recreational cricket remain unchanged and self-identification is allowed because they are committed to ensuring that cricket is a socially inclusive sport.
& # 39 ;: Rb Leipzig chief admits they are struggling to compete with Manchester United in race to sign Erling Haaland from Salzburg
RB Leipzig & # 39; s football head , Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed they are struggling to compete with Manchester United in the race to sign Erling Haaland from Salzburg.
Yes, we met him. We are interested in the player, great interest & # 39 ;, he said to Sport1. & # 39; It is logically stated on it and is very open to moving. He would like to change clubs at the latest in the summer.
& # 39; Of course our club also has certain crash barriers and limits. And I've mentioned the clubs that compete, and there may be salary regions that we don't want to comment on. (The reimbursement) is still manageable, but the package does not only consist of transfer costs.
& # 39; It is the same cliche again: we can buy everything and we can get everything and we can do everything. Unfortunately we cannot, otherwise Haaland would already be with us. & # 39;
Three captains at the top, a young leader in waiting and two stars who help integrate new signings … Within the team hierarchy of Bayern Munich as they compete for awards in Germany and throughout Europe
- The changing room of Bayern Munich is revealed
- Manuel Neuer is captain before Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski
- Joshua Kimmich is the next in line despite Germany being only 24 internationally
- Thiago helps new acquisitions to establish themselves, while David Alaba helps young people adapt
Although they have endured some frustrating results this season, Bayern Munich Still one of the striking sides in Europe and a fascinating insight has been provided into the leadership structure of the club.
Interestingly enough, the next in line, even though he is only 24 years old, is Joshua Kimmich.
The German international, who can play in midfield or right back, seen as a potential future captain for both club and country.
Last weekend, Kimmich was involved in a heated exchange with teammate Jerome Boateng during Bayern's 6-1 win against Werder Bremen, with David Alaba having to intervene.
Kimmich is good friends with many of the younger members of the Bayern team and had a strong desire to win.
Behind him is Thiago, who takes care of the integration of foreign players into the team and David Alaba, who helps young people to settle down.
The will of Leon Goretzka, Niklas Sule, Serge Gnabry and Javi Martinez follow. The new players do not play a major role in the procedure.
Boateng is now one of the longest serving members of the Bayern team and is respected by his teammates, but is described as a loner.
Bayern is currently in fifth place in the Bundesliga as they advance to the final 16 of the Champions League, where they will compete against Chelsea.
Hans-Dieter Flick is currently Bayern & # 39; s interim head coach after the departure of Niko Kovac.
& # 39; I hope I haven't lost my speed & # 39 ;: Sir Mo Farah competing at 10,000 meters for the British star of Tokyo 2020 makes a stunning return to the Olympic Games
- Sir Mo Farah will participate in the 10,000m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
- Farah has won double gold at each of the last two Olympic Games for Great Britain Britain
- Farah won the Chicago Marathon in 2018, but decided to return to the Games
- The 36-year-old had significant successes during his marathon race
Sir Mo Farah announced that he & # 39; back on the job & # 39; has been and will strive to compete at the 10,000 meter Olympic Games next year.
Farah won double gold at each of the last two Olympic Games, with a length of 5,000 and 10,000 meters crowns in London and Rio, but shifted his focus to the 2017 marathon.
Farah won the Chicago Marathon in 2018, but has decided to return to his old stomping terrain, saying on his YouTube channel: & # 39; The big news is that I will be back on the track next year at the 10,000m in Tokyo.
I hope I haven't lost my speed, but I will train hard and see what I can do. & # 39;
The 36-year-old had considerable success during his time at the longest distance, in particular taking 37 seconds off the European record with a time of two hours, five minutes and 11 seconds during his triumph in Chicago.
indicated last year that he would reverse his decision to withdraw from the track competition if he thought it would improve his chances of winning another Olympi.
& # 39; Winning the Chicago Marathon was fun, third place in London was OK, it was good. It has been a learning curve for me, & he continued.
& # 39; (But) next year I decided, Tokyo 2020, that I am back on the road. I'm really excited to race on the track again and try it on the 10,000m. & # 39;
Farah apparently manages conflicting emotions over the last year, admitted that he missed the regular competitions of track racing, but also repeated his repeated ambition to win the London marathon.
An eighth finish in October in Chicago may have been the catalyst for his change of heart. A week earlier, Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda Farah & # 39; s inherited 10,000 m crown at the World Championships, and the Brit will now see if he can reappear on a field he once ruled.
Speaking with Virgin Evans, he explained: & # 39; I decided after Chicago, not immediately, but it was in my mind.
& I watched the World Championship in Doha. I look at the 10,000 meters and watch other races, and some of you get excited.
& # 39; You see people winning medals for your country and such, and you ask yourself. I almost had the feeling that I had to be there. & # 39;
The news comes just a day after UK Athletics has announced that it has had an independent review conducted on its dealings with Farah & former coach Alberto Salazar , and now Nike Oregon Project mothballed.
The American, who worked with Sir Mo Farah from 2011 to 2017, was banned from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for four years in October for violations of the code, but this month announced that he would dispute the sanction at the Court of Arbitration for sport.
Farah has never failed a drug test and has always been strongly denied that he has violated anti-doping rules.
The independent assessment, led by sports law lawyer John Mehrzad, is expected to publish its findings & # 39; in or around the spring of 2020 & # 39; on a series of specific questions regarding UKA's response to allegations against Salazar in 2015 and 2017.
Wales fans could still be faced with a debilitating trip to St Petersburg to face Russia after they were RUNNING to compete in Euro 2020, even if a ban on sporting events of four years is imposed
- Investigators from the World Anti-Doping Agency found inconsistencies in data
- The independent WADA assessment committee recommends blocking Russia
- But Euro 2020 is not affected even if proposed sanctions are supported
- That means that Wales fans still have to travel if they go to pole B of the euro
- Andy Murray's career in tennis looked at a serious doubt this time last year
- The Scot was toiling with hip problems despite having undergone surgery
- Murray then underwent hip resurfacing surgery and made a return
- Anthony Van Dyck is ready to compete at Hong Kong International races
- The Aidan O & Brien-trained horse will be the first Derby Winner to compete
- There are a number of European contest entries
- Mario Mandzukic seems to be leaving Juvents in January after losing his place
- The attacker has not had any first team this season so far appear
- Manchester United wanted to sign Mandzukic during the summer period
- United States is expected to bid on Mandzukic in January but will face competition
- Simon Mignolet insists that he made the right choice by leaving Liverpool in August
- The & # 39; keeper says Jurgen Klopp favored Alisson in the matter of how well he played
- He says he would rather play in Belgium than win the English title as a replacement & # 39;
Wales supporters will still go to St. Petersburg must travel if the Ryan Giggs team takes Russia under fire during Euro 2020 next summer.
Russia Russia Will be able to compete in the tournament, even if a four-year ban on sporting events comes into force amid a scandal doping that has shaken athletics in the country.
That means that if Wales goes into pool B of the euro on Saturday, when the draw is made in Bucharest, they face Russia in St. Petersburg, Denmark in Copenhagen and top seeds of Belgium in one of those host cities.
Researchers of the World Anti- Doping Agency noted inconsistencies in laboratory data obtained from the Russian anti-doping agency in January and WADA & # 39; s independent compliance review committee recommends prohibiting Russia from hosting for four years and participating in major international events.
PA news agency understands that next summer's European Football Championship – for which Russia has qualified and where St. Petersburg will act as one of the 12 host cities – will not be affected, even if the WADA Executive Committee and the Court of Arbitration support the proposed sanctions.
That's because the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS), which sets out the rules for anti-doping violations, does not define UEFA as a & # 39; Major Event Organization & # 39 ;.
The definition states that Major Event Organizations are & # 39; continental associations of National Olympic Committees and other international multi-sport organizations that act as governing bodies for every continental, regional or other international event & # 39 ;.
Because UEFA only deals with one sport, it is not treated.
Shock news has reportedly turned the Welsh FA to red with regard to the possibility that the Principality replaces Stadium St Petersburg as one of the 12 host cities of UEFA
Russia is excluded from the 2020 and 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Summer and Winter Games, although individual athletes can compete independently & # 39; where they can demonstrate that they are in no way implicated by the non-compliance & # 39 ;.
The International Olympic Committee welcomed that aspect of the CRC report and insisted on the most severe sanctions against those responsible for manipulating data on drug testing, and described the attempts to conceal positive findings. if & # 39; an insult to the worldwide sports movement & # 39 ;.
The code covers some world sports championships, so there will also be serious questions about Russia for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
A FIFA statement on Tuesday reads: & We await the final considerations of WADA's executive committee on this issue until a possible material decision is taken by FIFA. FIFA has permanent contact with WADA and ASOIF (the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations). & # 39;
The relevant laboratory data relate to a period from January 2012 to August 2015. WADA researchers found that & # 39; hundreds & # 39; positive findings in a version of the Moscow laboratory data obtained from a whistleblower in 2017 were missing on a date obtained in January 2019, which was requested under the terms of the reintroduction of Russia in September 2018.
WADA & # 39; s Compliance Assessment Committee has indicated in its recommendations that the date & # 39; neither fully nor completely authentic & # 39; used to be.
WADA investigators discovered that the positive findings had been removed and that attempts had been made to hide this removal, which the CRC described as & # 39; an extremely serious case of non-compliance with the requirement to Provide an authentic copy of the Moscow date, with various aggravating features & # 39 ;.
If the WADA Executive Committee's recommendation at its meeting in Paris on December 9, and Russia disputes it, then the Court of Arbitration for Sport will make a final decision on the issue.
'I'll compete in major tournaments without having to worry': Andy Murray 'not thinking' about his hip after career-saving surgery … but admits Australian Open will be huge test
Former world tennis No 1 Andy Murray said He can finally play without worrying about his hip following career-saving surgery in January, but expects next year's Australian Open to be the biggest test of his progress.
The 32 -year-old looked at the far or ending his career at the start of the year but returned to singles action at the ATP Tour in August following resurfacing surgery, and won his first trophy since 2017 beating Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp last month.
Having played only one match in Britain's run to the last-four of the Davis Cup Finals in Spain last week due to a major issue, Murray is hoping to build up his fitness ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2020.
"I know I'll be able to compete in major tournaments without having to worry about it," Murray told reporters ahead of a documentary release on his injury problems in the last year.
"I" played three-set matches and some long ones recently, but the best of five is an extra hour, hour-and-a-half on top of that so I'll find out in Australia.
'At the beginning, you're thinking about it (hip) after every movement you make and that's not a good way to go into competing but now I'm not thinking about it when I'm playing. "
Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray is also scheduled to play in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia starting Jan. 3.
"I was asked what would be a success in Australia and I don't know how I'll perform," Murray added.
"I'm not expecting to win the tournament (Australian Open) but if I can play a five-set match and get through and have no ill effects on the hip … that's success. "
Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck takes on the challenge of Aidan O & Brien at Hong Kong International races
Aidan O & # 39; Brien-trained Anthony Van Dyck will be the first Derby winner to participate in the Hong Kong International races when he appears in the Longines Hong Kong vase on December 8.
Anthony Van Dyck tries to end the year at a high point after an unfortunate third to Bricks and Mortar in the Breeders & # 39; Cup Turf.
O & # 39; Brien won the vase in 2015 and 2017 with Highland Reel.
Anthony Van Dyck, son of Galileo, is about to lead an R&E Brien attack on Hong Kong international races alongside stablemates Mount Everest , which is also in the vase, and Magic Wand, the recent winner of the Mackinnon Stakes in Australia, in the shorter cup.
Other European entries in the Hong Kong Vase are Roger Charlton & Aspetar, Charlie Fellowes & Prince of Arran and William Haggas trained Young Rascal and Willie Mullins trained True Self.
Sir Michael Stoute has left Zaaki in the Hong King Mile.
Entries for the biggest day of the Hong Kong racing year include Japan-trained superstar Almond Eye and Deirdre, who are the Nassau Stakes landed on Glorious Goodwood after spending the summer in Europe.
The home team in Hong Kong is led by established group 1 artists Beauty Generation, Exultant and Aethero, the rising star sprinter of the sprint department.
Beauty Generation, Mr. Stunning, Exultant and Glorious Forever completed an unprecedented Hong Kong clean-sweep in the four international races last year and the quartet is engaged to defend their crowns.
Beauty Generation in the Mile and Mr. Stunning in the Sprint will attempt to match the legendary Miller Good Ba Ba record of three consecutive wins at the meeting.
Andrew Harding, executive director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Racing, said: The Longines Hong Kong International Races are firmly embedded in a select handful of the biggest international racing occasions.
& # 39; We are delighted that the quality of the selected runners is consistent with our many years of dedication to deliver outstanding sporting performance. & # 39;
Borussia Dortmund & # 39; to compete with Manchester United for frozen Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic & # 39;
United are favorites to sign Mandzukic in January after missing their signature in August, but they are not the only club interested in its services.
Dortmund has now entered the battle because they want to strengthen their forward line after a bad start to the season in which they were in sixth place in the Bundesliga .
According to the German newspaper, Kicker, Dortmund will submit an offer for the 33-year-old, who only has 18 months left for his deal with Juve.
The striker used to play for the fierce rivals of Dortmund, Bayern Munich, who twice won the Bundesliga in two seasons with the club.
Mandzukic was frozen from this season after he was considered surplus to requirements by the new Juve boss Maurizio Sarri.
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The Croatia international still has a first appearance in 2019/20 and seems to be leaving the club in January.
Mandzukic had hoped to leave during the summer transfer period, but after a move to United did not come about, a switch to Qatar also broke out.
As a result, he was forced to look from the sidelines for the last three months because Juve is at the top of the Serie A table.
It means that the time of Mandzukic with Juve, who has produced four national titles in many seasons, seems to have reached an anti-climactic end.
& # 39; If I could fight for my place, I might have stayed & # 39 ;: Simon Mignolet reveals that he had left Liverpool because he thought Alisson would return to the team, no matter how well he played
Simon Mignolet has revealed that he has left Liverpool because he didn't believe he could compete with Alisson for a starting point.
The 31-year-old left the Reds in August to sign for £ Bruges after six years for a deal of £ 6.4 million. in Anfield, and he claims that the time was right to move on.
The Belgians joined the Reds of Sunderland in 2013 and enjoyed regular football in the first team until Alisson's arrival from Rome in 2018; a deal that was arguably the catalyst for Liverpool's recent success.
& # 39; If I could really fight for my place, I might have stayed. But if I had reached the goal if Alisson had sustained an injury, I would be allowed to push ten shots out of the box & # 39 ;, Mignolet told Het Belang van Limburg (via Sport Witness ).
& # 39; Then Alisson was immediately able to reclaim his place. And even if he pushed the ball into his own goal, he would still keep it (his place in the starting XI). What sense did it make for me? & # 39;
The men of Jurgen Klopp won the Champions League last season and are currently eight points free from Manchester City in the Premier League table, but Mignolet insists that he does not regret leaving the club .
& No, because I knew the possibility existed. I didn't think once: & # 39; S ** t, now Liverpool is in the Premier League race and I'm gone.
& # 39; Of course I could have stayed with Liverpool to earn my money, challenge for the league title and the Champions League, & said Mignolet.
& # 39; However, as long as you are not on the start XI yourself, a price feels different. So I'd rather play in the starter at Club Brugge than grab the English title as a replacement in Liverpool. & # 39;
Mignolet has played 12 teams for the Jupiler Pro League club this season, conceded only five goals and played eight outs.