Tottenham hopeful of completing new stadium move ahead of season run-in in April

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first_imgAdvertisement Mauricio Pochettino has been hopeful that Spurs would play at their new stadium before the end of the campaign (Getty Images)Should Spurs indeed be back at White Hart Lane for April, their first game will either be against Brighton, managed by former Tottenham player Chris Hughton on Sunday, April 7 or the following weekend against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, April 13.That would depend on whether or not Brighton successfully overcome Championship side Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-final on March 17. Should the Seagulls win that game, their semi-final would be scheduled for either April 7 or April 8 meaning their match with Spurs would have to be moved.As well as Brighton and Huddersfield, Spurs also have to play West Ham at home on April 27 and Everton on the final day of the season on May 15. There is another home game with Crystal Palace to be played too after that was rescheduled following their own progress in the FA Cup.Spurs will be hoping to play Champions League football at their new stadium as well depending on whether or not they can avoid a capitulation against Borussia Dortmund in the last-16. They hold a 3-0 advantage from the first leg ahead of the return tie in Germany on Tuesday.Before Spurs’ game against Leicester City last month, Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘My wish is to play at the new stadium before the end of the season.‘We’ll see what happens. My gut feeling is that it’s going to be tough but my wish, my hope and my dream is to finish this season playing in the new stadium.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Tottenham are hoping to move into their new ground in April (Getty Images)Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful that Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the north London derby will be their final home game at Wembley this season as they seek to move into their new stadium in April, according to the Evening Standard.Spurs had originally hoped to be in place at their new 62,062 all-seater capacity for the Premier League game against Liverpool in September, however, issues with the safety systems in place inside the stadium has resulted in numerous delays.There is a growing sense of optimism within the club, though, that their long wait to move in will be at an end next month, which would mean Spurs fulfilling their final five home games of the season at their new stadium, as well as potentially a Champions League quarter-final.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpurs still have to stage two test events at the stadium before they can host a match there but they plan to do so before the end of this month with Spurs not scheduled to have any home games until the start of April. There is also an upcoming international break which gives Spurs time to do the tests.ADVERTISEMENT Tottenham hopeful of completing new stadium move ahead of season run-in in April Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Mar 2019 11:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey warned Arsenal transfer could ‘destroy’ his career

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first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 May 2020 10:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Comment Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey warned Arsenal transfer could ‘destroy’ his career Thomas Partey has been warned against joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has been told to snub a move to Arsenal this summer.Ghana international Partey, who has a buy-out clause of £45million, has emerged as one of Arsenal’s top targets ahead of the summer transfer window.Mikel Arteta is keen to bolster his squad at the Emirates at the end of the season and Partey, who has made more 150 appearances for Atletico, is highly-rated.The 26-year-old is keen to join Arsenal but has been told to stay at Atletico by former Ghana midfielder Nii Lamptey.ADVERTISEMENTHe told Ocean 1 TV: ‘There are numerous offers coming for Thomas Partey but his career will take a nosedive if he doesn’t choose his next move well.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The country and league he will pick will determine his future. I will advise him to stay in Spain rather than going to England or Italy.‘Per style of play, he can move within Spain and join another top club rather than focusing on the financial gains to move out of the country because that can be suicidal. Mikel Arteta is keen to bolster his squad at the Emirates this summer (Picture: Getty)‘Sometimes, decision making can destroy your career. My move to England was a wrong one for me.‘Aston Villa was a wrong move because their style of play was not going to suit me. If I had gone to France or Spain at that time, it would have helped my career more than going to England.’Partey had impressed before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, helping Atletico knock holders Liverpool out of the Champions League.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta sends warning to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal transfer targetsMORE: ‘It wasn’t right’: Mikel Arteta takes dig at Unai Emery’s Arsenal career Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

AFCON 2019: Rohr Sets S/final Target for Super Eagles

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first_imgFemi SolajaSuper Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that his target for the 2019 African Nations Cup is at least to reach the semi-final of the tournament.The Franco-German tactician, who has just qualified Nigeria for the Nations Cup with a match left just as he did for the Russia 2018 World Cup was the special guest at a Sports Editors’ Roundtable, tagged ‘Peak Breakfast with Rohr,’ held in Lagos on Friday. Gernot Rohr Organised by HS Media Group, owners of the HotSports brand and sponsored by Friesland Campina, makers of Peak Milk, the official Milk of Super Eagles, the event was an interactive session between Sports Editors of selected national dailies, broadcast and online media organisations on current issues in Nigerian football.While speaking on the programme streamed live from the HS Media’s Studio to a global audience via YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, Rohr avoided making a categorical statement of winning the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon.The Coach maintained, “…it is the dream of every team at the competition to win the title, but it will not make much a sense to make a promise because other teams are also in the tournament to win.“We have a good chance to get to the semi-final at the 2019 AFCON but we can’t be sure to win. It’s a young team, we should be realistic but once we reach the semi-final then winning the title is no longer far from us,” he continued.When asked the team he would like to avoid in Cameroon 2019, he said he was happy Zambia did not qualify for the tournament because they are one of the strongest team in the continent.The Franco-German is also praying to avoid Cameroon, the host nation when the draws of the continental tournament holds next year.Speaking on his team captain, John Mikel Obi who is yet to play for the team after the Russia 2018 World Cup, Rohr said: “Mikel told me after the World Cup that he wants to take a break and after then he also had an injury that was why he was not invited to the squad.“However, he is still the team’s captain and once he is ready to come back, he will still have a place in the team,” he added.Rohr also seized the opportunity of the interactive session to clear the air on his perceived apathy against players of the Nigerian Professional Football League, saying poor organization of the league and lack of adequate training facilities are reasons home based players find it difficult to break into his team.The well attended session is a regular feature in the series of the media event which has in the last ten years featured national team coaches such as the late Amodu Shuaibu, who qualified Nigeria for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Samson Siasia and late Stephen Keshi, who won the African Nations Cup in South Africa in 2013.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more