How Mauricio Pochettino saved Lucas Torreira from further punishment after Arsenal’s draw with Tottenham

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira was shown a late red card against Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino may have done Arsenal a favour after the north London derby by saving Lucas Torreira from himself.The Gunners midfielder was shown a straight red card in the 95th minute of the game after a misjudged challenge on Danny Rose.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starTorreira left the field but was waiting in the tunnel to vent his frustrations to referee Anthony Taylor after the match.The Evening Standard report that this is where Pochettino stepped in, advising the Uruguayan is Spanish not to make things any worse.ADVERTISEMENT How Mauricio Pochettino saved Lucas Torreira from further punishment after Arsenal’s draw with Tottenham Phil HaighMonday 4 Mar 2019 2:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery were getting on well at the north London derby (Picture: Getty Images)Torreira will now miss Arsenal’s next three fixtures, against Manchester United, Everton and Newcastle, although he remains available for the Europa League clash with Rennes on Thursday.Despite the decision, which some felt was harsh on the 23-year-old, Gunners boss Unai Emery refused to condemn the referee after the game, although suggested mistakes were made.‘The referee’s personality today was good today. Mistakes can come, it’s difficult for them,’ Emery said in a press conference.‘VAR Is coming to help them.’MORE: Zinedine Zidane should replace Maurizio Sarri to solve ‘player power’ problem at Chelsea, says Robert PiresMORE: Gareth Bale’s agent hits out at ‘disgraceful’ Real Madrid fans over El Clasico treatment Advertisement Pochettino may have saved Torreira from himself (Picture: Getty Images)Pochettino was asked in the post-match press conference what he had said to Torreira, to which he replied he was, ‘only saying hello and how are you.’AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, reports now suggest that he did his best to calm the Arsenal man down after a heated contest and Torreira heeded his advice.last_img read more

Nadal Aims to be Perfectly Fit at Australian Open

first_imgAsked Thursday to assess his fitness level out of 10, Nadal said: “I don’t know. I am not that good with numbers.“I started about two weeks ago and I am taking small steps forward. I am making sure I am moving forward and it’s not a step backwards. I know I have time to be ready for Melbourne at 100 per cent.”Nadal, who won his 17th Grand Slam at the French Open in June, said he was happy with his progress but “still wants to prove himself in competitions”.The Australian Open starts on January 14.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title.A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his US Open semi-final in early September – his last competitive match.The 32-year-old Spaniard then had ankle surgery at the start of November to tackle the issue.last_img read more


first_imgMoville Community College celebrate All-Ireland successWE always knew Moville Community College senior girls football team were good – now here’s the pictures to prove it.The college girls have been crowned All-Ireland schools champions after an incredible victory over holders Christ The King College Cork in Dublin.The Donegal girls actually trailed their Cork opponents at the Oscar Traynor Complex by 3-1. But the Moville girls showed their true grit, stamina and possession football philosophy to come back and win 4-3!The girls were already Ulster champions after an 8-0 win over local rivals Carndonagh.But they proved to be amongst the very top in national football with their victory over Christ The King which had five internationals on their team.Meanwhile Donegal player Amber Barrett from Lagan Harps FC has been named in the Ireland U-17 squad which flew to Austria today to complete their UEFA European Championship Elite Phase qualifying group when they face Norway on Sunday at 1pm in Neulengbach. Dave Connell’s side’s final Group Two game against Norway on March 31 had to be postponed after heavy overnight snow as had the other tie between Poland and Austria.Poland only need a point against the hosts to qualify, while an Austria win would take them through as long as Norway do not beat Ireland. If Norway do win, Austria must beat Poland by three goals to pip them. ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS! MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GIRLS IN FINAL COMEBACK STUNNER! was last modified: April 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS! MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GIRLS IN FINAL COMEBACK STUNNER!last_img read more