Pep Guardiola takes swipe at Arsenal over ‘respect’

first_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValuePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? City only have two Premier League games to play before the visit of Zinedine Zidane’s men. They were well below their best against Arsenal but Guardiola pledged to learn from that performance and is confident his team will be ready for Real. “Part of the good work Arsenal have done, I give them a lot of credit for, what they did, how good they defended,” Guardiola told reporters on Monday. “We didn’t do it properly. We had enough chances to score goals and we didn’t do it. I just congratulate them, learn from this and prepare for Madrid. We move forward, it’s forgotten. “Now we are incredibly excited and incredibly optimistic about the game against Madrid, for the players we have. “We know if we play at a decent level, higher than we played against Arsenal, we’ll have our chance. If not, we’ll be out.” Next season will be Guardiola’s fifth at City, meaning he will have stayed at the club longer than his previous jobs at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola has taken a swipe at Arsenal Read Also: Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeat “I’ve never been five years in one club, to see if we will be able to maintain the levels that we have in the previous seasons,” he said. “In one world where everyone sacks everyone, for managers to keep doing the same job for a long time is so difficult. To be in a fifth season makes me so proud.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola took a swipe at Arsenal on Monday by admitting he does not respect them off the pitch. Guardiola’s side were knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage by Arsenal on Saturday as the Gunners won 2-0 at Wembley. Guardiola was impressed by Arsenal’s play under his former assistant Mikel Arteta, but he made a distinction in his thoughts about the north London club when it comes to their approach away from the pitch. Guardiola’s anger with Arsenal is thought to come from the role they played in the group of eight Premier League clubs perceived to have turned on City during their successful appeal against a two-year Champions league ban. The group wrote to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to try to ensure any attempt by City to delay their two-year ban while their appeal was ongoing was dismissed. City had their ban overturned by CAS earlier this month, but Guardiola told reporters: “The opponents always deserve my respect and credit, and Arsenal, they have it. “I have all the respect for what Arsenal are on the pitch – not much off the pitch, but on the pitch a lot. So I congratulate them and good luck against Chelsea in the final.” Meanwhile, Guardiola says he is “optimistic” as City prepare to resume their bid for Champions League glory against Real Madrid. City will host the Spanish champions in the second leg of their last 16 tie on August 7. Guardiola’s side hold a 2-1 lead from the first meeting in Madrid in February.center_img Loading… last_img read more

USC junior is first to swim Maui Nui Channel

first_imgUSC junior Becca Mann is the first person to complete the Maui Nui Channel swim, accomplishing the task in just under 21 hours.  (Photo courtesy of Becca Mann) “When it was totally dark, I turned onto my back and did some backstroke, and the stars were the brightest I’d ever seen because the moon hadn’t risen yet,” Mann said. “And it was just pitch black with all these glistening stars, and I felt like I could touch them because they were so bright and so close.” Whether she continues on to the Olympic trials or focuses on her studies, Mann hopes to continue to push herself to new heights both in and out of the water. “For this event, I just went into it,” Mann said. “I didn’t know how to train for it. I don’t even know how you can train for 20 hours … I knew that my body could do it because it was just one day of my life, and I’d spent so many hours in the water just training and pushing myself. I knew that I could physically do it; it was just going to be a matter of mentally conquering it.” Mann said she wants to take on the channel swim again one day, but she isn’t sure what else the future has in store for her in regard to swimming. Although she came up short at the qualifying event for the 10-kilometer race in next year’s Olympic Games, Mann qualified for the upcoming pool Olympic trials and is still deciding whether she will compete. After taking a year off from school to train for the Olympics, Mann has resumed her studies at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts as a screenwriting major.  “[My parents] were driving her to the practice, and I packed my bag and snuck in with her and joined the swim team, and I just never looked back,” Mann said. “I love swimming so much, the idea of my goals and reaching for them and challenging myself. It really allows me to push myself as far as I can go.” Despite the grueling nature of the swim, Mann said that for her, swimming distance feels less like a job and more like an adventure. Her swimming experience dates back to when she was 5 years old, when she ignored her parent’s concerns about pool safety and attended her sister’s swim class without permission. Junior Becca Mann became the first swimmer to finish the Triple Maui Nui Channel Swim Aug. 19. Mann, a former USC swimmer who turned pro last August, completed the historic swim in 20 hours and 53 minutes.center_img “[From Molokai to Lanai], I was swimming three times less than my normal speed,” Mann said. “So I was only going 500 meters every 20 minutes, and normally I can do 1.5 kilometers per 20 minutes, so that part was a real challenge. Just knowing that I was still 10 kilometers away [from the end], which I can normally do in two hours but would take me seven hours this time, was really hard to get through.” Since the event was Mann’s first swim at night in open water, she was able to experience the beauty of the nature surrounding her in a new way. The water grew progressively darker as she swam, and Mann was mesmerized by the phosphorescent light that appeared each time she took a stroke. Mann also harbors an interest in fundraising and aims to donate excess funds from each swim to organizations like the Navy Seal Foundation.  The Triple Maui Nui Channel Swim is a daunting 39.64 mile triangular route which begins at Maui and proceeds to Molokai, Lanai and then back to Maui. Although the swim’s distance far exceeds that of Mann’s usual competitive swims, the 10-kilometer open water event and the mile, Mann did not change her training regimen. Mann created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the paddlers, management and equipment required to ensure her safety during the swim. Although she was unable to raise excess funds this time around, Mann hopes to continue to raise awareness about the organization and its mission to keep the oceans clean through her platform as a professional swimmer. While Mann put in countless hours at the pool to physically prepare for the swim, she was surprised by the mental challenge it presented. The strong current, especially during the second stint from Molokai to Lanai, slowed her down tremendously and made her uncertain as to how much ground she could cover within each hour.last_img read more

More bad breaks for Jags with Gunter’s heart, Oliver’s foot

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone should be used to this by now.Marrone has endured a three-year run of daunting setbacks, a lengthy list that includes losing four left tackles, four tight ends and a starting receiver — most of them early — in 2018, and then losing his starting quarterback during the opening series last season.Now, the Jaguars are without five defensive linemen before they even put on pads in training camp. Rodney Gunter, signed in free agency to replace five-time Pro Bowler Calais Campbell, became the latest and most significant missing defender.Jacksonville placed Gunter on the reserve/retired list Monday, one day after he was forced to walk away from football because of an enlarged aorta. The team signed veteran defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to help fill the void.“It’s just an awful feeling, it really is,” Marrone said. “It’s just tough. … These are the things that are very difficult. Things come up that are out of your control and takes away what you love and what you want to do.”Marrone offered Gunter a position on his staff once “this very tough period calms down.” Gunter signed a three-year, $18 million contract in free agency after spending his first five years in the league with Arizona.“I told him, ‘Hey, get everything (settled). There’s a lot going on. We have all the support here for you. We don’t want you to feel like you’re left out alone,’” Marrone said. “That’s a credit to obviously (general manager) Dave (Caldwell) and Shad (Khan), ownership, to have that kind of understanding in a league at times that is business-oriented and, for lack of a better term, sometimes cutthroat.“I feel proud that we’re doing the right thing.”Marrone also announced Monday that tight end Josh Oliver broke a bone in his left foot while running a day earlier and will have surgery Tuesday. A third-round pick in 2019, Oliver missed 12 games as a rookie because of hamstring and back issues. He finished with three receptions for 15 yards.“You just chalk it up to being a bad break,” Marrone said. “He was in shape. He was doing really well. We were real excited. He’s devastated, obviously, because it shows that he put a lot of working in coming in.”The Jags signed oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert in free agency and have James O’Shaughnessy returning from a 2019 knee injury, so they have depth at that position.They’re running out of options along the defensive front, though.Veterans Al Woods and Lerentee McCray opted out because of the coronavirus pandemic. Second-year pro Dontavius Russell (hip) and fellow defensive tackle Brian Price (knee) were hurt in the opening days of camp and placed on injured reserve.Jacksonville also is without rookie pass-rusher K’Lavon Chaisson (hamstring) and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (contract dispute).“Some of these young guys that we have, have to step up, and we have to get them ready to go,” Marrone said, adding that the team could find help by signing players cut by other teams or via potential trades.Gunter saw several heart specialists in the last three weeks and was told if he continues to play football with his condition he could possibly rupture or tear his aorta, which could cause death or a severe stroke.He added that surgery was an option, but his aorta isn’t large enough to meet the criteria. So he walked away from football for now — quite possibly for good.Jernigan visited last week, signed Monday and was on the practice field an hour later in a No. 98 jersey — the same one he watched John Henderson don as a kid growing up in Jacksonville and nearby Lake City.“I was glad I was able to come out and start knocking the rust off a bit and getting acclimated to everything: the scheme, the climate, all that good stuff,” Jernigan said.Jernigan is the fourth defensive linemen to sign with Jacksonville in the last week or so, a string of injuries (along with a couple of opt outs) that have left Marrone in an all-too-familiar spot. Whether it’s bad luck or karma, Marrone said he’s never experienced anything like it during his nearly three decades of coaching.“Part of the challenge,” Marrone said.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 09:06 IST More Bad Breaks For Jags With Gunter’s Heart, Oliver’s Foot Marrone has endured a three-year run of daunting setbacks, a lengthy list that includes losing four left tackles, four tight ends and a starting receiver — most of them early — in 2018, and then losing his starting quarterback during the opening series last season COMMENTcenter_img Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TV First Published: 18th August, 2020 09:06 ISTlast_img read more

Otumfuo predicts 4-0 for Ghana against Zambia

first_imgThe Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has predicted Zambia will fall by 4-0 at the hands of the Black Stars.The Ashanti King made the prediction when he visited the Black Stars at their training ground on Wednesday ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Zambia on Friday.The players rounded up their intensive preparation for the cliff-hanger, Wednesday before their meeting with the Otumfuo.The king charged the players to silence the Chipolopolo side and their coach who was once the assistant coach of the Black Stars.Otumfuo implored the players to die a little for their country and not to be distracted by criticisms from few Ghanaians.The Asantehene will now watch the Black Stars during their training session on Wednesday at 4pm before delivering his confidence-boosting talk to the national team ahead of the crucial match. On his part, the Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan assured the king they will do their best to beat the Chipolopolo and ensure a third successive world cup qualification.The Stars need just a draw to book qualification into the last round of qualification.last_img read more


first_imgTwo Donegal stores were today placed in the Retail Excellence Ireland Top 50 stores list.Brennan’s Pharmacy Cardonagh and McElhinneys Department Store Ballybofey are the only two successful entries from the county.The winning stores were commended by David Fitzsimmons, the Chief Executive of REI, for their high standard of service, customer engagement, display, and innovation. McElhinneys had multiple triumphs this week as they also received an award for having one of Ireland’s Top 5 Websites.The overall winners will be announced at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards on Saturday, November 2.TOP 50 PLACE FOR TWO DONEGAL RETAIL STORES was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Brennan’s PharmacyMCELHINNEYSRETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELANDlast_img read more