Aston Villa boss Dean Smith denies tunnel row with John Terry as & # 39; bulls *** & # 39; in the aftermath of the defeat in Southampton, leaving them only one point above the Premier League relegation zone
& # 39; When you see a man who drinks himself dead to escape reality … & # 39 ;: John Fury reveals depths of despair, son Tyson sunk in depression before a miraculous comeback … and says & # 39; Gypsy King & # 39; Donald must go and visit Trump in the White House!
- Tyson Fury played a stunning performance to beat Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas
- The British boxer has come back from depression and addiction in just two year
- Fury & # 39; s father John was on Good Morning Britain on the journey of Tyson
- He also said he had to visit American President Donald Trump in the White House
Tyson Fury & # 39; s father John Fury opened the low point reached his son during his boxing hiatus with depression and addiction for his astonishing return to the ring.
Speaking with Good Morning Britain Fury Snr. admitted he squeezed himself & # 39; in the progress that Tyson has made over the past two years, and said that the heavyweight star must accept the invitation from Donald Trump to visit him in the White House.
Fury, nicknamed the & # 39; Gypsy King & # 39 ;, was Saturday night in Las Vegas in inspired form when he stopped Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch, when the American corner in the towel.
I will be honest with you, I am sat here today and I continue to pinch myself because where he two years ago, there was actually no hope & # 39 ;, said John Fury at GMB.
"He was so low, he went so far back that I didn't think he would ever come back. A light switch just went on and off, but here we are today.
"It was a dark time when you see a man drinking himself dead to escape reality, he ate all kinds of food in the bucket load and he did it for you.
& # 39; When your son no longer cares for [about] what you think, a father and a parent, it's time to worry. & # 39;
However, Tyson managed to get his life back on track after a period of depression after his victory against Wladmir Klitschko in November 2015.
After the first fight against Wilder, which ended in a shared decision-making in December 2018, Fury received the victory he longed for in the spectacular style at the weekend, beating his opponent twice in a dominant display.
& # 39; I immediately spoke to him on the phone from the BT studio and congratulated him on what he had done, how proud I had been, & # 39 ; John continued.
"I see the joy in his face, his life is now complete. And now there is a difference with him.
"When he first defeated Klitschko [Wladimir]his body language was not great. But this time he is at the top of the world, he is exactly where he should be. & # 39;
Even US President Donald Trump responded to the & # 39; big fight & # 39; and said he would invite Fury and Wilder to the White House – the move Fury Snr. approved from.
& # 39; That's not good for anger! And I am a big fan of Donald Trump, it was a great trip and see where it ended.
& # 39; And what a great point to bow and meet him at the White House! & # 39;
John McGinn is going to train on grass for the first time this weekend because the Aston Villa star is making positive progress on the broken ankle that has kept him out of operation since December
- ] John McGinn has been out of action since breaking his ankle on December 21
- The rehabilitation of the Scot went well and he hopes to return to action
- Tyrone Mings also resumed training after missing the game Tottenham
Aston Villa Midfielder John McGinn is making positive progress in his return from injury, according to manager Dean Smith.
McGinn's rehabilitation is going well and he is about to train on grass for the first time this weekend as he gets closer to a return to action.
"John McGinn has ridden on the AlterG (treadmill without gravity) at 85 percent body weight," said Smith for Saturday's game against Saints.
"He wants to run on the grass come the weekend. His return will be viewed daily to see how he continues his rehabilitation. & # 39;
There was also good news elsewhere Tyrone Mings The defender missed the defeat against Tottenham with tonsillitis, but he has resumed training and is expected to be restored to the starting line against Southampton.
Meanwhile, Keinan Davis will start Monday after training hamstring problem.
& # 39; No, he's fine, & # 39; said Smith about Mings. & # 39; He had a hint of tonsillitis and trained again on Wednesday. It was unfortunate. He has been a big player for us, so it was hard to miss him on Sunday.
& # 39; He will be ready for Southampton on Saturday. He has the qualities to be a true leader and he is still growing in that role. & # 39;
Smith was asked about the team's vote after the heartbreaking defeat to Spurs, who won the game 3-2 thanks to an injury-time strike by Son Heung-min after a defensive foul by Bjorn English.
& I think the way it came about makes it difficult, & # 39; said Smith. "We once played so well, especially the first 30, 40, 45 minutes then, to make a big mistake and admit it in the last minutes, it's always hard.
" Like me said, we were on the winning side of games at the last minute earlier in Villa Park. No matter how disappointing it is, you go further. We can get a lot out of the performance of the game. We came in the next day and did our debrief and knew what to work on to improve.
& # 39; The (winter) vacation did us good. It showed the way we got out of the trap against Spurs, going straight into a team that goes for the top four. & # 39;
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho crawls on Aston Villa Assistant John Terry while the former Chelsea duo meet in Villa Park tunnel before competition match
- Jose Mourinho embraced John Terry before Tottenham opposite Aston Villa stood
- The couple are good friends and their past goes back to their time in Chelsea
- Terry led Chelsea to three Prime Minister League titles under Mourinho
The pair's legendary history dates back to when the Portuguese manager first joined Chelsea in 2004, and together they won three Premier League titles during the two spells of Mourinho in the club.
And before his Tottenham team stepped out of Villa Park, Mourinho crawled behind Aston Villa's assistant head coach and the two shared a warm embrace.
Terry who played 492 games in the heart of Chelsea & # 39; s defense during 19 seasons at Stamford Bridge, has always considered Mourinho to be his favorite manager during his time at the club.
And also as three Premier League titles, Terry won the FA Cup and three League Cups together.
Their paths have since taken them different paths with Mourinho how manager of Chelsea & Tottenham's local rivals, with Terry just retiring at the start of his coaching career in 2018.
39-year-old Terry works under the helm of Dean Smith, who was asked before their game with Tottenham if he would pick up the brain of the former England international for knowledge about his former manager
Smith replied: & # 39; I have been picking JT's brains for the past 18 months!
& # 39; JT has been his captain at Chelsea twice and they have won many trophies together. They have a deep respect for each other. JT speaks openly about the admiration he has for Jose as a coach and as a person when they were in Chelsea.
& # 39; But the dynamics are different now. He sits on my couch and he sits behind me and gives me pieces of information that I need.
& # 39; We will try to map the demise of one of his former coaches. & # 39;
Another of Mourinho's former Chelsea stars Frank Lampard was already in the opposite dugout for both the Portuguese coach and his close friend Terry.
During the game, Toby Alderweireld scored on both ends, Fore Heung Min-Son scored just before half time to place Tottenham 2-1.
Bjorn Engels scored after the break to equalize for Aston Villa.
& # 39; I think they will lose one game & # 39 ;: Liverpool legend John Barnes believes that the side of Jurgen Klopp will not mimic the invincibility of Arsenal by remaining unbeaten throughout the season of the Premier League
- John Barnes believes Liverpool is not going through the Premier League unbeaten season by thinking that they are Arsenal & # 39; s accomplishment of 2003-04
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After having played 25 league games this campaign, Liverpool must still be on track to match the remarkable achievement of Arsenal from the 2003-04 campaign.
However, Barnes believes that the team of Jurgen Klopp will slip away at some point during the next 13 games.
Barnes, who played for Liverpool between 1987 and 1997, told Bonus Code Bets : I think they the whole season can go undefeated, but I don't think so. I think they will lose one game, but in the end they will still win the title comfortably.
& # 39; Ultimately, it is not important that Liverpool goes unbeaten, it is important to win the competition. I don't see them fall short against Norwich this weekend, but they are beating before the end of the season and that's fine.
REMAINING FIXTURES OF LIVERPOOL
Saturday – Norwich (off)
– 24 February – 24 February – 24 February West Ham (home)
29 February – Watford (off)
March 3 – Bournemouth (home)
March 1945 – Everton (off)
21 March – Crystal Palace (home)
4 April – Manchester City (road)
11 April – Aston Villa (home)
April 18 – Brighton (road)
] April 25 – Burnley (home)
2 May – Arsenal (off)
9 May – Chelsea (home)
17 May – Newcastle (off)
& # 39; No matter how well your team is doing, because it's the kind of competition where something can happen and a shock result can hit anyone, upper or lower half.
& # 39; I cannot predict which games they will lose, but I think they will be beaten this season. & # 39;
There are still a number of tests for Liverpool as they face the season without defeat.
For example, next month they are faced with rivals Everton away, while in April they travel to the Etihad Stadium take on Manchester City.
In May, Liverpool organizes Arsenal, which is determined to prevent its opponents from equalizing their historic success. Liverpool is also host to Chelsea in their last home game of the season.
Liverpool could also break the record of Arsenal with 49 undefeated games, with the Merseyside club playing 42 games without defeat.
Regardless of whether they remain unbeaten, Liverpool almost certainly seems to win the title for the first time in 30 years – they are currently no less than 22 points above Manchester City, which are second.
& # 39; He sat behind me and gave me bits of information & # 39 ;: Aston Villa boss Dean Smith about how assistant John Terry will help defeat the old brain Jose Mourinho against Tottenham
- ] John Terry played for six years under manager Jose Mourinho in Chelsea
- Now the former defender works with Dean Smith in the Aston Villa dugout
- Terry and Mourinho will face dugouts for the first time on Sunday
During his 19-year career with the Blues, Terry worked for nearly six of them, winning three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups.
Now working as one of Smith's assistants, alongside Richard O & # 39; Kelly, Terry and Mourinho will cross swords for the first time in opposition to dugouts when Spurs goes to Villa Park on Sunday.
& # 39; Hopefully the combined brains of myself, JT and Richard can overcome Jose.
& # 39; JT has been his captain at Chelsea twice and they have won many trophies together. They have a deep respect for each other.
& # 39; JT speaks openly about the admiration he has for Jose as a coach and person when they were in Chelsea.
& # 39; But the dynamics are different now. He sits on my couch and he sits behind me and gives me pieces of information that I need.
"We will try to plot the demise of one of his former coaches."
Smith offered an insight into Terry's role during competitions and added: "He is connected to the analysts above. We have a bird's eye view, as well as his own eyes.
& # 39 I always say that you get a feeling in the game and my feeling can sometimes be different from that of Richard or JT. I want to know what they think.
& # 39; It gives me the opportunity to taking things through my mind and processing the information before we make decisions. & # 39;
During his nearly five-year stint in his first leadership position at Walsall, Smith was lovingly known as & # 39; ginger Mourinho due to his tactical insight, planning and being able to get the best out of players.
While jokingly admitting that he & # 39; is not so ginger & # 39; now, Smith is proud of the name and legacy he feels he has left at the clubs he is involved with
& # 39; Every club I've been to, Leyton Orient, Walsall, Brentford, who were part of my travel and coaching experience, I learned a lot from them, "said Smith.
"My job is to leave a club in a better place. I feel that I have done that for every job I have been to. I have left it in a better place. Certainly at Walsall we built them up, and at Brentford.
& # 39; It's not just tactical, there are a lot of man management skills because every player is different, they all sometimes need a different message to make it to get the best out of them.
& # 39; For me it's about getting to know them, getting to know me, having a lot of respect for each other and knowing which buttons to press. & # 39;
Sports stars post beloved snaps with their other half while David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry celebrate Valentine's Day in style.
Sheffield United: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O & # 39; Connell, Baldock, Berge (Lundstram 31), Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McBurnie, Sharp (Mousset 74)
Subs: Verrips, Jagielka, McGoldrick, Osborn, Retsos
Objectives: Sharp 45, Lundstram 84
Bournemouth: Ramsdale, A ., Smith Ake, Rico, H. Wilson (King 72), Billing, Surman (Solanke 88), Gosling, Fraser (Stanislas 84), C. Wilson
Subs: Boruc, S. Cook, L. Cook, Stacey
Target: C. Wilson 13
Pep Guardiola insists that John Stones misses out on the English Euro 2020 team, as his defender does not struggle for playing time
- John Stones & # 39; place in the Euro 2020- Gareth Southgate's team is under threat
- The defender was the first choice at the World Cup but has recently had a hard time
- He has this season only 10 Premier League starts for Manchester made City
- Pep Guardiola, however, said he can't take that into account in his line-up decisions
Stones, one of the first names on Gareth Southgate's team sheet when England reached the semifinals of the World Cup two years ago, struggling for form and trust in Etihad Stadium and has this only 10 Premier League starts in the season despite a long-term injury to Aymeric Laporte.
After being disassembled by Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace on January 18, he has only had two short appearances as a cup replacement, behind Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho and 19-year-old Eric Garcia in the pecking order.
Guardiola is sympathetic to Stones' fight with Harry Maguire, Joe Gomez, Tyrone Mings and others for a place in Southgate's 23 this summer, but insists that he should put City's interest first.
& # 39; I hope John goes with the national team. I am human and suffer when my players suffer, "said the city manager before Sunday's home game with West Ham.
" I want to make decisions that he likes, but I have to make decisions to be honest with me. He has good points and some have to improve. I know it's not easy for him.
& # 39; Of course I want all my players selected for the national teams in the euro, but I have to think about every game and make decisions about tomorrow and day after day. Not for the future.
"They have to play here as well as possible and then go to the national team. I chose Eric and the reason is that he played very well in the games. "
Rafael Nadal cruises to straight puts victory over John Millman in US Open first round to meet with wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis
- Rafael Nadal looked dominant in his first round of US Open competition in Arthur Ashe
- The Spaniard drove a straight sets victory over the Australian John Millman
- Millman had caused a shock defeat over Roger Federer in the last year's event
- Nadal will now be confronted with another Australian, Thanasi Kokkinakis, a wild-card entry
Second-seeded Rafael Nadal looked dominant in his first-round US Open-game and beat Australian John Millman 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Nadal, who is unbeaten in the first round of the US Open, may have had a reason to worry about Millman, who upset last year Roger Federer in the fourth round on Flushing Meadows.
But the 60th Australian could not compete with Nadal from the baseline. The Spaniard covered his workmanlike victory with a clean forehand winner.
The next for Nadal is another Australian, Thanasi Kokkinakis, a wildcard entry at location 203.
& # 39; It is very special to be back in this night session at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, & # 39; told Nadal ESPN after the win.
& # 39; I am very enthusiastic, with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, but two hours and ten minutes was tough.
"He was hard, his movement was great, he showed last year what he can do if he plays well and it was a game that I had to respect.
" I am very happy with the victory, and thank you very much for the support. & # 39;