We lost two points at Leicester. Instead, he has been infuriated by the mistakes, both individual and collective which, in his opinion, have handed goals to the opposition. Clinton Njie was added from Lyon two weeks ago but the forward has yet to feature as he lacks fitness. The opponent can score or we can concede a chance if they deserve to but not because we give them possibilities, like Leicester, like Manchester United, like Stoke.
The manager sends his team out for Saturdays late kick-off at home to Everton in need of a tonic, after the opening-day loss at Manchester United and draws against Stoke City and Leicester City.
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The manager remains relaxed and optimistic about the season ahead, particularly if the club can add the players he wants before Tuesdays transfer deadline. I am optimistic about the future. This is not about signing a player, this is about competing much better and this is our focus now to compete.
The club on Friday completed the signing of the South Korea forward Son Heung-min from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee believe to be in the region of 22m, and on a five-year contract subject to a work permit, but there has been frustration among sections of the fanbase at how Pochettino has been left to begin the season with an unbalanced squad.
You need to be strong, focused and never switch off.
Mauricio Pochettino has blamed basic errors from his players and not the clubs shortcomings in the transfer market for Tottenham Hotspurs stuttering start to the season.
It is true that individual errors are killing us, Pochettino said. If we have two points after three games, it is not because we have a lack of players or we dont sign one striker or one goalkeeper, it is because we make some mistakes, like at Leicester or Stoke, after we were 2-0 up. They lost at United through Kyle Walkers own goal.
With Emmanuel Adebayor banished to train with the development squad and Roberto Soldado eventually sold to Villarreal, Harry Kane has been the lone available, established striker. If we add some real quality players, I think our balance is better and if we only fix [the errors], it will be a great season.
Tottenham have also tried and, so far, failed to prise Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion, while they have experienced similar difficulties in their move for the Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama. Come on, we scored and then we switched off. But he said the upturn has to come from improved levels of concentration.. Tottenham threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Stoke while they conceded the equaliser at Leicester 90 seconds after they had scored. Never in football can you switch off for one second. Pochettino wants to add bite to his midfield options.
It has been easy to make the connection between the holes in the squad and the poor results but Pochettino refuses to do so. Njie, who had an injury at Lyon in pre-season, will not be available against Everton.
Today the world has lost a great football manager but even more sadly a great man – AARON RAMSEY
Tribute: Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs played with Speed for Wales and against him in the Premier League
Tragic. A hero – DAVID OLEARY
One of the best: Speed made friends wherever he played during his long career
He is a legend in football and what he achieved with Bolton Wanderers was fantastic – KEVIN DAVIES
Top player whose seamless move into management tells us everything you need to know about him – ALAN PARDEW
So sad to lose someone so special to football, friends, fans, family. We waved at each other a couple of days ago dropping our kids off at school. Words cannot begin to describe how sad I feel at hearing this awful news. Gary Speed was one of the nicest men in football and someone I am honoured to call a team-mate and friend. I am devastated. A good friend. A son, a father and a husband. I am numb – MICHAEL OWEN
I am totally devastated. He always had time for the young lads and helped them feel good about themselves – STEVEN TAYLOR
We signed on the same day and played in the same youth team. I can’t believe what’s happened – DEAN SAUNDERS
My first day at Leeds he went out of his way to look after me and help me settle in. Ill miss you Speedo. Heartbroken – JOHN HARTSON
My first PL game was against him, he showed me in that game what British football is about – XABI ALONSO
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs led the tributes to his former Wales team-mate Gary Speed, who has died at the age of 42.
United front: Speed made his name in football at Leeds in the 1990s
Champion: Speed (front of bus, second right) won the First Division title in 1992
Updated: 00:03 GMT, 28 November 2011
The reaction from all football fans has been the same – shock and sadness – SHEFF UTD FANS ALLIANCE
People are just stunned. We cuddled each other – BOBBY GOULD
Pride of Wales: Chris Coleman, Gary Speed and Dean Saunders watch Ryan Giggs train in 1995
Sadly missed: Speed’s playing days ended at Sheffield United before taking up the managerial role with Wales
Overwhelmed: Former Newcaslte team-mate Shay Given was in tears ahead of kick-off in the game between Swansea and Aston Villa (below)
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The world has lost a great man. I saw John Hartson earlier and I said “have you heard about Gary?” The big man just cried and cried. Rest in Peace mate – TIM CAHILL
We have lost our manager, leader and an extremely great person whos inspired us all in the last year – ROBERT EARNSHAW
Gary was a great friend, the ultimate professional and will be sorely missed by everyone – STEVE HARPER
Great footballer, my condolences and sympathies to his family – ROBIN van PERSIE
Stunned: Tributes have flooded in from former team-mates for Speed
Bright future: Wales had jumped up the world rankings under Speed
He had that aura about him. It goes without saying my thoughts are with his family at this tremendously sad time – RYAN GIGGS
He was so fit – he was one of those players who would stay behind all day in training. Why! Why! Why! Ill miss him so much – ROBBIE SAVAGE. A sad day – SIMON GRAYSON
I am totally devastated. I spoke to him on Saturday morning
Because the stadium was inside the evacuated area, the club relocated the news conference of coach Juergen Klopp ahead of the Ruhr derby against Schalke to another facility.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) Authorities have defused an unexploded World War II bomb close to Borussia Dortmund’s stadium after evacuating the area.
Dortmund’s city government said the 250-kilogram (550-pound) British bomb was defused Thursday afternoon. The bomb had been unearthed after authorities evaluated aerial photos ahead of planned construction work, and a 250-meter (820-foot) radius around the site was evacuated.
Unexploded ordnance from WWII is still frequently found in Germany, and that regularly results in temporary evacuations such as Thursday’s.
“The top five are the top five, and why not a club like Tottenham to get in there?” he added.
“But in the end history plays a part and investment plays a part. Liverpool have amazing investment.
“In my first season we were almost there, in my second season we did it and in my third season if you are close, you can always do it.”
Jose Mourinho insists his relationship with Roman Abramovich is “back on track” after the disagreements that led to his Chelsea exit in 2007.
The champions begin their defence of the title with a home game against Swansea City on Saturday and their first away game is against Manchester City, last season’s runners-up, on August 16, which can be seen on Sky Sports.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said: “In my first period, my personal relationship (with Abramovich) was very good but professionally we had some interferences and a bit of a disagreement with some ideas.
Mourinho first arrived at the London club in 2004, winning the Premier League in his first two seasons, only to fall out with the Russian and leave in September 2007.
After returning two years ago, the Portuguese finished third in his first season before returning to the summit in May and says harmony is restored as he goes in search of a fourth league crown this weekend.
Chelsea are looking to become the first team to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2009 and Mourinho believes the usual clubs will be pushing them hard.
“In this moment we don’t have this problem. Arsenal are a fantastic club with great players. When I left Real Madrid to come here, Mr Abramovich asked me to fight for titles.
. And Man United with everything – the history, the players, the investment. Chelsea (were) four times champion in the last decade.
“Man City is a squad to love and a club with two Premier Leagues in the last four or five years
He was not scoring goals, but he was always getting involved in almost every goal opportunity for Argentina. Clearly if the Argentinian team is going to get back to its glory days their captain needs to score, but he will have a great cast around him for 2014.
Messi will have with him players like Mascherano, Angel di Maria, Benega, Biglia, Augusto Fernandez, Sergio Agero, Gonzalo Higuan and Cristian Alverz. Some of the best names in the team are Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany, Vermaelen, Nainggolan, Lukaku and Mirallas.
You can never count out the Italians in international competition and next year will be no different. Brazil is down to number 9 in the world rankings as of July 2013, but if you think that will mean much by the world cup, then you have another thing coming. Also joining him are very talented veterans like Maggio, Aquilani, Pirlo, De Rossi and bright young star Mario Balotelli.
As the World Cup picture begins to take shape, it becomes a lot easier to see which teams are the ones to watch in the biggest stage in international soccer competition. Spain
Spain is the defending champion and ranked number one by FIFA and with good reason. A team of youngsters is enough to get the Germans to the semi-finals, but when you add Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Beck and the rest of the squad they just become too dominant.
Colombia is not a team with a lot of history in World Cup matches. The audience world-wide dwarf the audiences for the Super Bowl, the Major League Baseball World Series and the NBA Finals combined; even with those audiences only 32 teams will make it to the World Cup and here are the ones that you need to tune in to watch.
If you are playing in South America, and you have LionelMessi in your squad then you automatically become one of the favorites to win it all. The team was mostly young in 2010 and they got really close to the finals. Belgium has never won the World Cup and they will probably not be able to beat the top names on the list this time around, but their team is young and extremely talented; they are so talented that I would not be surprised if they reach the semi-finals and if they win it all in Russia in 2018. A healthy team is almost unbeatable. They have a team that may not have a Messi or a Ronaldo, but they are a team that others fear. Think of Gotze, Ozil, Marc-Andre, Hummels, Muller, and Schrrle. They still have players that could make a big difference like Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder.
If you feelsurprised by Belgium being on the list, then you have not been paying much attention to soccer lately. That was club play, but it shows you that Germany is a force for a reason.
Another reason Germany may take it all is that they are still loaded with young players that will keep them winning for a long time. They have one of the best keepers in history with Buffon who is now 35 but is still expected to be the keeper next year. This will also be the biggest international event for Neymar and the entire countrys hopes are on his shoulders. As of July of 2013 the country isranked number 3 in the world ahead of the continents powerhouses Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. That bad history could disappear nextyear as they have what experts call their best team in the countrys history. They could pull a surprise win, though the odds are not in their favor. They have never won it all; in fact they have not even qualified since 1998. The one thing to remember however is that as good as the Spanish team is never has a European team won a World Cup played in the Americas.Brazil
A lot of people are saying that Brazil is not what it once wasand to a certain degree they are right. The reason that is important is that both teams went with their first squad to it and the Confederations Cup was held in Brazil, just like the World Cup 2014 will be.
Another reason the home team will be one of the better ones to watch is that their style of play is one of the most entertaining ones. Brazil is full of experienced and young superstars and they just beat Spain in the Confederations Cup Final. There is no real weakness in the team and the home fans will not have to go that far to cheer for them.. It is no wonder that they are the favorites to win every game, but the question in peoples minds is how they will get to the World Cup. Other players to watch include Luiz Gustavo, Hulk, Filipe Luis, Marcelo and Daniel Alves.
The Netherlands is the country that has been closer to winning the title without ever doing so. Some of the players for Spain now include Xavi, Iniesta, Mata, Casillas, Torres, Villa and others. Some say that Messi did not do much in the 2010 edition of the World Cup, but I saw it differently. They have a generation of players with international experience and they are not afraid of the big teams.
Some of the players that soccer fans around the world will recognize are Mario Yepes, Pablo Armero, Fredy Guarin, Abel Aguilar, James Rodriguez, Camilo Zuiga, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Carlos Bacca and Luis Muriel and of course Radamel Falcao. European soccer is known as effective and strong, but Brazilian play is almost like a dance on the field. The rest of the team has international playing experience so coach Alejandro Savella will have plenty to choose from.
Other Teams With A Chance
Though the Spanish team number onein the world today, I believe that if a European team is going to win the World Cup in South America, then that will be Germany. Today they have a lot more experience and Bayern and Borussia Dortmund made the Real Madrid and Barcelona look like amateurs at the Champions League. As of 2013 they are number 5 in the world and they were the runner ups on 2010
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In the past couple of seasons, Borussia Dortmund have returned to prominence after winning the Bundesliga title in back-to-back seasons.
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Their secret relationship was revealed when closed-circuit TV footage of the pair kissing in a car park was broadcast in Holland last year.
Happy smiles of the couple
The bride appeared in a white dress while Van Nistelrooy wore a beige suit
Ruud van Nistelrooy married his longtime girlfriend Leontine Slaats
Wesley Sneijder and his wife Yolanthe posed for photographers after their ceremony in Castelnuovo Berardenga
Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart and Sylvie
Arjen Robben married Bernadien Eillert in June 2007
Dutch World Cup star Wesley Sneijder married TV presenter Yolanthe
Arjen Robben played as a winger though he often classified as the forward. The handsome man appeared in the UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2008.
The happy ending of Sneijder and Yolanthe
Wesley and Yolanthe in the Tuscan village square of Castelnuovo Berardenga
Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart and Sylvie
Hundreds of fans cheered as the couple arrived at the Catholic Church
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Wesley Sneijder, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Arjen Robben and Rafael Ferdinand Van Der Vaart are Dutch football players that fans all over the world love so much. The famous players also attract public attention because of their romantic weddings.
Although a soccer fan website was set up for the wedding, the couple refused to allow a webcam or any media in the church.
Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart married Sylvie in October 2005 and became a father in May 2006 when son Damián Rafae was born. The bride looked very beautiful in fashionable white dress while the Dutch midfielder, 26, chose a hideous pale blue shiny suit.
Ruud van Nistelrooy married his longtime girlfriend Leontine Slaats on Saturday July 10, 2004 at the Heesch town hall in the southern Dutch province of Brabant near his hometown. The bride appeared in a white dress while Van Nistelrooy wore a beige suit.
Arjen Robben and Bernadien Eillert
Bernadien Eillert married her school sweetheart, etherlands Football player Arjen Robben, on June 2007 in Groningen. The two met ach other at high school at the Kamerlingh Onnes.
They locked their lips by a sweet kiss. People often think about these men as the heroes on football ground, even their excellence and handsomeness may make the hearts of many girls break up. On his official website, Van der Vaart listed the meeting with his wife in March 2003 as one of his greatest moments.
The romantic wedding of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Leontine Slaats
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The footballer Wesley Sneijder married model and Dutch TV presenter Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen in the Church of San Giusto Clemente in Castelnuovo Berardenga about nine miles from Siena