Mauricio Pochettino sees ‘nothing wrong’ with Tottenham Spurs’ struggles

first_imgManager Mauricio Pochettino has accepted the recent criticism of his Tottenham Hotspur side following their early exit from the Champions League but said he saw “nothing wrong” in his team struggling to cope with their demanding schedule.Tottenham were dumped out of Europe’s elite club competition after Wednesday’s group stage loss to French side Monaco and their woes were compounded on Saturday as their 12-game Premier League unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea. (Also read: Chelsea end unbeaten Tottenham’s start, stay top of league)”If you want to criticise that (we were knocked out of the Champions League) then okay, I accept that. It is a little bit tough, and after Monaco I said maybe we cannot cope in both competitions,” Pochettino told British media.”But I think there is nothing wrong. We are in a good position in the Premier League.”You saw a very different performance between Monaco and Chelsea – that happens because to be fresh to play in both competitions is difficult. We need to learn about that and start to win games.”Midfielder Moussa Sissoko has struggled to establish himself at Tottenham since his 30 million-pound ($37.51 million) arrival in August and Pochettino suggested the France international has yet to meet his expectations.”If you sign a player and you expect something, and you do not find what you expect…Football is not about money,” Pochettino said.”Of course he (Sissoko) needs to work hard and show in the future that he deserves to be involved in the team.”advertisementSpurs, who have won just one of their last 10 games in all competitions, are fifth in the table after 13 games and host 19th-placed Swansea City on Saturday.($1 = 0.7997 pounds)last_img read more

Declare Abhinandan Varthaman’s moustache national moustache: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

first_imgAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, on Monday demanded that Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s ‘gunslinger moustache’ be declared the ‘national moustache’. He also said that Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded for his bravery.Addressing the lower house of Parliament, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded and his moustache should be made ‘national moustache’.”Abhinandan Varthaman’s moustache became the talk of the town after he returned two days after he was captured by Pakistan when his MiG-21 crashed in the country.Congress Lok Sabha leader, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded and his moustache should be made ‘national moustache’. (file pic of Abhinandan Varthaman) pic.twitter.com/0utFf61wwlANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019Abhinandan Varthaman was captured after the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) violated the Indian airspace and shot down his MiG 21 aircraft in an engagement at the Line of Control (LoC).The Wing Commander was released by Pakistan two days later “as a peace gesture”. Addressing a joint session of the National Assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the India-Pakistan situation should not “get out of hand” and announced that Abhinandan Varthaman will be released.Abhinandan Varthaman was released on March 1, 2019.Reacting to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s demands, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that he looks forward to seeing all his friends in the Congress sporting “Abhinandan taches”.The Congress wants India to have a national moustache’. I look forward to seeing all my friends in the Congress sporting Abhinandan taches https://t.co/XCg38R6IsRadvertisement Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 24, 2019PM Modi big salesman, Congress failed to market product: Adhir Ranjan ChowdhurySpeaking in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind’s address, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “very big salesman” while, he said, “the Congress failed to market its product in the Lok Sabha polls”.Targeting the Modi government, Chowdhury said the country is reeling under drought, but the government is not worried. He said BJP MPs did not take steps to alleviate miseries of the people as they think PM Modi will do everything.”They think that praising Modi is sufficient, he will help them sail through [Modi baba par lagayenge],” he said. Adhir Chowdhury also reminded the NDA members that several infrastructure projects were initiated by the Congress governments.Adhir Chowdhury said several major public sector undertakings (PSUs) were also set up under the Congress rule. He alleged the BJP government renamed several schemes initiated by the Congress government to benefit the poor.Also Read | IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his men and machines in SrinagarAlso Read | Ganga and ganda naali: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on motion of thanks, dares Modi govt to jail Rahul and SoniaAlso Watch | Someone must have killed Sohrabuddin, police should find out culprit: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhurylast_img read more