Pele salutes ‘excellent’ Kane

first_img The 21-year-old’s Roy of the Rovers rise shows no signs of abating, with the Spurs forward being rewarded for his exceptional form with a first senior international call-up on Thursday. Kane’s 26-goal tally has seen him brought into the England squad for the upcoming matches against Lithuania and Italy, boosting his burgeoning reputation even further. His performances in the Premier League have caught the eye of many across the world, including arguably the greatest player of all-time. Pele has been impressed, but warned both club and country against pinning their hopes solely on him or any one player. “I think he is an excellent player – he could be a good one for the English team,” Pele told Press Association Sport. “What is important is the team work, I think. You cannot win games with individual players. Always it was like that. “When you have excellent players, sometimes the team doesn’t work, you need a good team ethic. “I am going to give one example – in the Brazil team at the World Cup in England, we had at that time the best players. “We played the World Cup here but we lost, then in 1970 in Mexico we had an excellent team. “Our individual players were not the best, but we won the World Cup with the team, not the individual players.” Pele has joined Harry Kane’s growing list of admirers as the Brazilian great says he has been impressed by the “excellent” Tottenham striker. Few are better placed than the three-time World Cup to talk about success, especially when it comes to scoring goals, and the all-time great had some words of wisdom for Kane. “First of all, he has to take care of his physical condition,” Pele said, speaking on behalf of SUBWAY in one of their London restaurants. “A lot of young players forget to look after themselves. “I used to say, ‘God give me the gift to play football, to do something’, but you must always be in good shape. “That is one thing, and tell him never think he can be the best. Always he has something to learn. That is my advice.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Women’s basketball: Badgers fall short to Hoosiers, extend losing streak to eight

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (5-16, 0-8 Big Ten) couldn’t outlast Indiana (15-6, 5-3 Big Ten) in their game at the Kohl Center Sunday resulting in a 78-54 loss.The Badgers hung close for three quarters and were even able to snatch the lead in the third, but eventually succumbed to the Hoosiers’ onslaught in the final period of play. Wisconsin found themselves fighting from behind in the second half after concluding the first down by six. But with the aid of a couple of three pointers from guards Roichelle Marble and Suzanne Gilreath, the momentum changed hands.Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldWomen’s basketball: Wildcats await reeling Badgers in EvanstonThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team could be looking at an 0-9 start in the Big Ten as they Read…It was still anybody’s ballgame as the final minutes of the third quarter ticked away, but Indiana had already begun their charge. They scored five straight as the Badgers tiredly stumbled, unable to retaliate as they had done so zealously all period long.By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, Wisconsin had completely lost its touch. The Badgers ended up only scoring three points while the Hoosiers poured in 21. Among their mistakes, Wisconsin could not limit their fouls. They committed a season-high 27 that forced Indiana to the line 18 times in the fourth quarter alone.Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldWomen’s basketball: Struggling Badgers look for turnaround win against solid Indiana teamThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team (5-15, 0-7 Big Ten) will play their second straight game at home Sunday as they Read…The theme of inconsistent scoring persisted for Wisconsin, as only junior guard Cayla McMorris reached double figures. An encouraging sign for the Badgers going forward, McMorris, their leading scorer on the season, was revitalized in her efforts. She scored 13 points going 6-13 on the day.Turnover disparity manifested itself accordingly on the scoreboard. Indiana scored 20 points off of Wisconsin’s 17 turnovers, while the Hoosiers only gave the ball away seven times.Considering the major midseason slide they’ve been on, Sunday’s loss was yet another poignant reminder of the potential that this young Badgers squad has.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma reveals the mantra to his successful batting

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 1m5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs79udirWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eopx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1yWould you ever consider trying this?😱vsa2Can your students do this? 🌚1pqngz0Roller skating! Powered by Firework From being a mediocre middle order batsman to becoming Team India’s primary choice for opening in Test cricket- it is no doubt that when Rohit Sharma is in form, stunning knocks will follow. The heavy hitter ended the year of 2019 as the cricketer with the most runs scored in ODI. Along with success in limited overs cricket, he has established as a brilliant Test player. Now, Rohit talks about the very thing that helped him to achieve success- keeping a cool head.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPIn a recent interview, the 32 year old credited being an opener in the red ball cricket worked as a catalyst as he improved his game.The big positive was opening the batting in Test cricket. I was not worried about scoring runs, only about getting that opportunity. And whatever happens with that opportunity, I wanted to take that in a positive way and stay in the right frame of mind.” Rohit told reporters.Advertisement Despite facing an exit in the semi finals in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Rohit had an amazing spell in the tournament, scoring an astonishing five centuries from 10 matches, and was the highest run getter with 648 runs. The most important out of the five was obviously the one against Pakistan- a swashbuckling 140 off 133.The Mumbai Indians skipper memorized the match from Old Trafford: “I know it is a World Cup game, a game against Pakistan, a high pressure game and all that. But for me nothing changes, every game remains the same—whether I play the top team or the lower, bottom team.”Advertisement “I try and stay calm against all opposition. It helps me make good decisions. It allows me to perform, do what I want to do.” he added.Opening up for the Men in Blues in the Test series against the Proteas back in October, Rohit scored over 500 runs in the series, including a blistering double century in the third test. And as the man himself says again, all of this came out of being level headed on the 22 yards.Rohit continued- “If you are cool, calm and composed, the performance will come. That is what I was trying to do before the South Africa Test series and it helped me a great deal. Staying that way helps me. I try and do that every time.”Also read-Rohit Sharma reveals Test success followed after he stopped overthinking his red ball battingRohit Sharma: New Zealand series will be ‘different’ because of the bowling attack we have now! Advertisementlast_img read more

Irish Blog — Bombers win opener on Ireland Rugby Tour

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers are currently traveling the roads of Ireland on Rugby tour.The team, which has been raising money to help offset the costs, left last week from Nelson.LVR Vice Principal Frank Marisco, who is with the team on the tour, is going to blog the tour for The Nelson Daily.Here’s his first contribution.Tries by Connor Butler, Sean Hickson, and Daigan Cairn, with a pair, along with Kevin Lewis kicking one penalty and two conversions, led the Bombers to a 27-5 in their opening game of the tour.Maverick Seed and Jake Lock had great games and were very impressive in all aspects of the game, especially tackling. The man in charge of Youth Development Rugby for Leincster Province was there and he was surprised and impressed by our level of skill and fitness. It was blustery and windy but a nice day. After the game the boys were treated to soup and sandwiches at the Balbriggan clubhouse. Today we are on the pitch for a training session with (coach) Mr. Joyce after a tour of the new Aviva Stadium. Tomorrow we head for Galway and expect to play a much stronger team there.last_img read more