Internationale nyheder

Alderweireld 'honoured' by statue petition

Sky Sports - søn, 14/06/2020 - 10:36
Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld says he is "honoured" by the online petition to replace the statue of former King Leopold II in Antwerp with one of the Belgian defender, although he thinks it is a bit far-fetched.

Premier League fans preview the restart, part 2: Man City to Wolves

Guardian - søn, 14/06/2020 - 09:01

Fans have their say on the run-in, the lockdown, and what they missed most – and least – about football
Part 1: Arsenal to Liverpool

This is the first time we’ve had a fully fit squad this season, with Laporte and Leroy back. And the various changes should suit City: Pep’s cerebral and intensely detailed brand of football should be easier to implement given the lack of emotion in the fixtures, and the ability to make five subs. That helps the bigger clubs.

Related: Premier League Project Restart: the key questions answered

Related: Premier League fans preview the restart, part 1: Arsenal to Liverpool

Continue reading...

Toby Alderweireld: 'I will not sign the petition for my own statue'

Guardian - lør, 13/06/2020 - 23:30

Residents of the Tottenham defender’s home town of Ekeren have collected hundreds of signatures in the hope of seeing a likeness of the Belgium international, but he will not be signing himself

It is not beyond the realms of possibility that Ekeren, just outside Antwerp, may soon house a statue most people can get behind. Toby Alderweireld could not believe his ears when he heard several hundred local residents had signed a petition to erect a memorial to him in place of that to the former king of Belgium Leopold II, who oversaw atrocities in Congo from the late 1880s to 1908. The defacement and subsequent removal of Leopold’s likeness, which was targeted during the wave of protests following George Floyd’s killing in the United States, has left a vacancy where it stood in the town centre.

“I was laughing,” Alderweireld says of his reaction to the idea, which had gained more than 800 signatures by Friday afternoon. “I thought it was some kind of joke, that people are actually signing the petition.

Related: Hugo Lloris: ‘We finished the season on our knees. You don't have time to recover'

Related: Dele Alli laments 'betrayal' after one-game ban for coronavirus video

Continue reading...

Kane vs Fleetwood: Golf shootout

Sky Sports - lør, 13/06/2020 - 22:48
Spurs and England striker Harry Kane might be an avid golfer, but does he have what it takes to beat one of the world's best players?

Jose: Spurs must adapt to empty stadiums

Sky Sports - lør, 13/06/2020 - 14:46
Jose Mourinho has emphasised the importance of his Tottenham players getting used to empty stadiums as they prepare to resume their Premier League campaign against Manchester United on Friday Night Football.

Lloris: Spurs did not recover from CL final loss

Sky Sports - lør, 13/06/2020 - 09:20
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris says their struggles this season stem from their inability to recover from losing the Champions League final to Liverpool.

Kane returns but Spurs lose to Norwich

Sky Sports - fre, 12/06/2020 - 22:40
Harry Kane was among four players who returned to the Tottenham side for a friendly against Norwich - but they lost 2-1 to the Premier League's basement club.

Hugo Lloris: ‘We finished the season on our knees. You don't have time to recover'

Guardian - fre, 12/06/2020 - 22:00

Goalkeeper stays in contact with Mauricio Pochettino and believes Spurs’ difficult season is due to exceeding potential in recent times

Few footballers do melancholy quite like Hugo Lloris. To him, the highs are but fleeting, including the ultimate one of lifting the 2018 World Cup as the captain of France. “I don’t want to say that I’ve forgotten about it but, for me, it belongs in the past,” he said in February 2019.

The Tottenham goalkeeper and captain gave his World Cup replica to Mauricio Pochettino, his club manager at the time, who kept it on display in his office. So where is the trophy now Pochettino has left Spurs and been replaced by José Mourinho? “I think it’s somewhere in the building,” Lloris replies. Wait, what?

Related: Dele Alli laments 'betrayal' after one-game ban for coronavirus video

Related: Premier League Project Restart: the key questions answered

Related: Harry Kane says Tottenham have to be near-perfect to finish in top four

Continue reading...

Mourinho tops lockdown coverage over Klopp

Sky Sports - fre, 12/06/2020 - 18:30
Jose Mourinho has received more online media coverage during lockdown than any other manager, according to an analytics platform that monitors online data.
Udgiv indhold