Pochettino defiant after Chelsea’s derby triumph

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino stood by his team selections this week following the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.Pochettino left a number of players out for Spurs’ midweek loss against Monaco which ended their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout phase.He seemingly prioritised the derby at Stamford Bridge, where Premier League leaders Chelsea stormed back to win after Christian Eriksen had put the visitors ahead.Asked if he had any regrets about his decisions, Pochettino said: “No regrets. I think you (the media) are very focused on rotating players and the names. It’s about the squad.“If it’s a different result against Monaco then I don’t think you ask. Regrets? No regrets.Victor Moses netted Chelsea’s winner“We are competing in the Champions League and Premier League and to be competitive sometimes you have to give a rest to players.“Never regret, because we are professionals and try to make the best decision for the team and if you lose then accept the criticism.”Tottenham were excellent in the first half but Chelsea levelled with a fine strike from Pedro just before the interval and went ahead courtesy of Victor Moses’ goal six minutes into the second half.“After that game, you feel proud. We came from Monaco and that was tough to be out of the Champions League,” Pochettino said.“I think the answer of the players was clear. It was the right mentality and a good performance, but we lost.“If you analyse the result, 2-1 for Chelsea – congratulations. But if you analyse the 90 minutes, we played well.“We played very well for 44 minutes and conceded a great goal from Pedro. If you analyse the whole game, we deserved the minimum of a draw,“It’s easy to explain; they were clinical in front of goal and we weren’t.” See also:Chelsea top after beating Spurs againConte savours Chelsea’s derby victoryChelsea v Tottenham player ratingsBoss Conte hails Chelsea transformationConte backs Blues keeper Courtois  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt State’s late run falls short, eliminated from postseason play with loss to Sonoma State

first_imgArcata >> Thursday night was ‘Blackout Night’ at Lumberjack Arena, unfortunately for the Humboldt State women’s basketball team, the Sonoma State Seawolves made the plays down the stretch to turn out the lights on the Jacks’ postseason chances.Sonoma State held off a fourth quarter rally to down HSU 62-51, ending Humboldt State’s bid to be the eighth and final team in the upcoming California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament.Entering Thursday’s game, Sonoma State (13-12 overall, 9-10 …last_img

Weatherization Training Center Doubles in Size, Triples in Training Capacity

first_imgOne encouraging symptom of the Weatherization Assistance Program’s stimulus-funded expansion is the recently upgraded Weatherization Training Center at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport.The $100,000 improvement project – which, a recent Associated Press story points out, took about five months to complete and will be paid for through state-administered federal funding programs – includes two dedicated, multimedia-equipped classrooms; two similarly equipped classrooms that can be used for weatherization training; a weatherization tactics lab; a weatherization diagnostics and energy conservation lab; and office space for instructors and support staff.The enhancements have almost doubled the 24-year-old center’s floor space, to 16,000 sq. ft., and will help significantly increase the number of trainees the facility can accommodate each year, from about 300 to more than 1,000, PCT’s president, Davie Jane Gilmour, told the AP.Added training center director John Manz: “It’s an outstanding facility. It’s arguably the best in the U.S.”The demand for well-trained weatherization workers is there, notes Gilmour. Largely as a result of increased federal funding – and mandates – for programs that improve energy efficiency in residential buildings, more than 29,000 housing units in Pennsylvania alone are expected to be weatherized over the next three years.last_img read more

Three suspects arrested over killing of BJP worker in Amethi

first_imgThree suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of a BJP worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district two days ago, the police said on Monday. Director General of Police O.P. Singh said there was a local-level political rivalry between the deceased, Surendra Singh, 50, and the father of one of the accused. “We have arrested three persons. After the incident was reported, as many as seven people were taken into custody and they were thoroughly quizzed,” Mr. Singh told reporters here. “Among the seven people, there were three who were linked with the incident.” Amethi Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said those arrested have been identified as Ramchandra, Dharamnath and Naseem, while two persons are absconding. Irani’s close aideSurendra Singh, a close aide of newly elected Amethi MP Smriti Irani, was shot when he was sleeping in his house at Baraulia village, 25 km from the district headquarters, on Saturday night. The former village head was referred to a Lucknow hospital, but succumbed to injuries during treatment. “The incident is a result of old enmity. There was tension between the slain ex-pradhan and Dharamnath since the last panchayat election,” the SP said. Both were preparing for the coming panchayat election that is likely to be held later this year, police sources said. The DGP said a .315 bore countrymade pistol and a blood-stained towel had been recovered from Ramchandra, whose motorcycle was also used in the incident and is yet to be recovered. The officer said the towel had been sent for forensic examination. “In unveiling the entire case, the police have examined circumstantial evidences and electronic surveillance,” he said. Mr. Singh said Atul Singh and Waseem, who are on the run, have been traced to Delhi and Lucknow.CM’s direction The arrests come a day after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the DGP to take effective action in the case. Ms. Irani, who met the deceased’s family in Amethi on Sunday, had alleged that her aide was killed so that the constituency could be “terrorised, disintegrated and bowed down”.last_img read more

Now pro-Tamil groups ask BCCI not to send team to Sri Lanka for T-20 World

first_imgProtests in Tamil Nadu against Sri Lanka took a new turn with Tamil chauvinists on Tuesday demanding that the Indian cricket team not be sent to the island nation for the forthcoming Twenty-20 World championship.While Yuvraj Singh was making a comeback in international cricket after his battle against a rare germ cell cancer representing the Indian team in the second T-20 match against New Zealand, Tamil protesters held a demonstration outside the Chepauk stadium in Chennai on Tuesday evening.The protesters also disrupted traffic near the stadium.Pro-Tamil groups have also issued a warning to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) against sending the Indian team to Sri Lanka.Mainstream political parties in Tamil Nadu have not taken a stand on the matter so far. DMK chief M. Karunanidhi had earlier said that sports and politics should not be mixed.last_img read more