Gattuso: ‘Must create winning mentality’

first_img “Lozano is incredibly quick, he’s much sharper and more reactive lately, so I am giving him some more chances. He prefers the long ball and to have space to run into, but has to work more with the team and accept the shorter passes. “Napoli are a squad who in recent years always faltered when they got to the next step. They were mentally weak and that is what I need to work on. They must realise that they have to improve day by day, to keep getting stronger because potential is not enough. “We pass it around well, but when the time comes, even Insigne has to track back and help out. Many don’t like that, but they have to get over it, because this is how the team has to play right now. “Stanislav Lobotka is someone who can start the game, he’ll give you less balance in midfield, but more creativity. We’ve got strength in depth and different options we can look to in order to play the kind of football we want.” Barcelona are struggling in La Liga, so Gattuso was asked about his confidence going into the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16. read also:Gattuso: ‘I see football differently now’ “I don’t even know if we’ll get to August 7… I am focused on everything but that right now! I just want us to get better game by game because we cannot think of gifting results to our opponents. “When you hold back in the tackle and worry about the next match coming up, that is when you get it all wrong. We have to dive in every time and commit fully.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jose Callejon and a Lorenzo Insigne curler proved decisive at the Stadio San Paolo, around a temporary Henrikh Mkhitaryan equaliser. The Partenopei have won five of their last six Serie A games, so what is Gattuso’s secret? “There’s no secret. I am working with strong players and I need to remind them of that every now and then. I told them after the Coppa Italia, we have to talk less and do more action,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “Many of these players will be part of the squad next season and we have to create a winning mentality, thinking not individually, but as a team and of the team. “Lorenzo has the ability to take men on and can make the difference, but he needs the power in his legs to do that. He can’t always play, he keeps glancing over and doesn’t like being on the bench, but it’s for his own good. “He is very intelligent, he understands football and gets ideas quickly when we talk in training.” Chucky Lozano came off the bench again and his imminent departure from Napoli is no longer taken for granted. Loading… Gennaro Gattuso insists there is no ‘secret’ to his success with Napoli after a 2-1 win over Roma put them in joint fifth place. ‘We have to create a winning mentality.’ Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

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Cricket News Dimuth Karunaratne ton gives Sri Lanka crucial win over New Zealand in Galle Test

first_img New Delhi: Dimuth Karunaratne was dropped on 58 and survived a missed stumping opportunity as the Sri Lankan captain slammed his ninth century to help Sri Lanka get their World Test Championship campaign off to a great start with a six-wicket win against New Zealand in the first Test at Galle on Sunday. Karunaratne’s century helped Sri Lanka win a Test against New Zealand for the first time since 2012, having lost seven out of their previous eight meetings against New Zealand.Chasing a tricky 268, Karunaratne enjoyed a record-equalling opening partnership of 161 with Lahiru Thirimanne. The partnership with Thirimanne equalled the record for the highest opening partnership in Tests between the two countries. In 1991, John Wright and Trevor Franklin had also put on 161 for the first wicket in Hamilton.The opening stand was pivotal in Sri Lanka achieving the highest successful run chase in Galle, easily surpassing the previous best of 99. Resuming play on 133 for no loss, Sri Lanka required 135 from the remaining three sessions. New Zealand finally got their breakthrough when Thirimanne was trapped leg before by William Somerville. Given not out by umpire Richard Illingworth, New Zealand overturned the decision on review.  Kusal Mendis soon fell after taking on Somerville, hitting him for a four and a six from the second and fourth balls he faced. But when he attempted to slog sweep Ajaz Patel in the next over he ended up hitting straight to midwicket where Jeet Raval completed the catch. Angelo Mathews joined Karunaratne and the pair put on 44 runs for the third wicket to steady the ship.  Sri Lanka lost Kusal Perera after Karunaratne’s dismissal but Dhananjaya de Silva (14) joined Mathews and helped Sri Lanka knock off the remaining runs with two sessions to spare.New Zealand will be aiming to make a comeback by winning the second and final Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on August 22 as they look to avoid their first series loss since 2016 when they lost 1-0 at home to South Africa. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Dimuth Karunaratne scored his ninth Test century and 2nd vs New Zealand.New Zealand suffered their first loss to Sri Lanka since 2012.New Zealand has not lost a Test series since 2016.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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Josh Rosen trade rumors: Five potential destinations after Cardinals pick Kyler Murray

first_imgThe Josh Rosen era in Arizona is likely over after just one season following the Cardinals’ selection of Kyler Murray.A year after trading up to make Rosen their apparent quarterback of the future, the Cardinals spent the first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft on two-sport star Murray. While Murray, also taken in the first round of the MLB Draft last year, is set to be tasked with revitalizing the fortunes of a 3-13 team, Rosen’s future looks in some doubt.SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Day 1 winners & losers | Day 2 mock draftTwo potential suitors for him also took quarterbacks in the first round as the Giants picked Daniel Jones and the Redskins selected Dwayne Haskins.So what landing spots remain for last year’s 10th overall pick? Here we look at five possible destinations.Welcome to the @AZCardinals, @TheKylerMurray! pic.twitter.com/UeFY2ZhMKu— NFL (@NFL) April 26, 2019DolphinsThe Dolphins have reportedly been doing work on Rosen and watching his tape. They passed on a quarterback in the first round and acquiring Rosen would accelerate their rebuild. However, with Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert set to be in next year’s draft, whether they would want to do that is open for debate.ChargersPhilip Rivers has hardly shown any signs of slowing down, but the issue of finding the man to follow in his footsteps becomes more pressing with each year. Neither Tyrod Taylor nor Cardale Jones can be considered a long-term answer, and Rosen would be under no immediate pressure to step in were he to land in LA.MORE: Cardinals set new NFL precedent in drafting Kyler Murray PanthersThe Panthers would, on the surface, be something of a left-field destination, yet Cam Newton’s shoulder problems have been well-documented and they have been connected with West Virginia’s Will Grier in the draft. Rosen would likely represent a more dependable insurance policy.RaidersHaving opted to keep and make use of all three of their first-round picks, the Raiders were clearly not prepared to spend premium capital to acquire Rosen. However, after doing their due diligence on Murray and Haskins in the pre-draft process, it can be argued they are not completely sold on Derek Carr. The question is whether Jon Gruden would view Rosen as an upgrade.PatriotsHaving traded away the perceived long-term successor to Tom Brady when they dealt Jimmy Garoppolo in 2017, the Patriots are still without a player capable of taking the reins when Brady eventually calls it an incredible career. Seemingly not wanted by the Cardinals, who better to mentor Rosen and help him rediscover his self-belief than Brady and fabled head coach Bill Belichick?last_img read more

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What channel is Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on today? Time, schedule for 2019 rivalry game

first_imgOne of the many rivalry matchups available Week 14 of the college football season is No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State, a reliably high-scoring affair with the Cowboys looking to spoil the Sooners’ playoff hopes.The Bedlam Series has been a reliable source of drama in recent years, with close games in each of the past two meetings and plenty of points. What channel is Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on today? TV channel (national): FoxLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State caps off a college football triple-header Saturday on Fox. The first of those games, No. 2 Ohio State at No. 10 Michigan, is one of the biggest games on the schedule alongside No. 5 Alabama at No. 16 Auburn.Joe Davis, Brock Huard and Bruce Feldman are on the call for Fox’s broadcast.Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Nov. 30Start time: 8 p.m. ETOklahoma has a huge 88-18-7 win in the all-time series against Oklahoma State, though the Cowboys won twice in a four-year span beginning in 2011. Still, that gives the Sooners a four-game win streak over their in-state rivals.Week 14 college football schedule (top 25)GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 13 MichiganNoonFox, fuboTVNo. 3 Clemson vs. South CarolinaNoonESPNNo. 4 Georgia vs. Georgia TechNoonABCNo. 5 Alabama vs. No. 15 Auburn3:30 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRutgers vs. No. 10 Penn State3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network, fuboTVNo. 12 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Minnesota3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 14 Baylor vs. Kansas3:30 p.m.ESPNOregon State vs. No. 14 Oregon4 p.m.Pac-12 Network, fuboTVNo. 16 Notre Dame vs. Stanford4 p.m.Fox, fuboTVTulane vs. No. 25 SMU4 p.m.ESPNUTexas A&M vs. No. 2 LSU7 p.m.ESPNNo. 23 Iowa State vs. Kansas State7 p.m.FS1, fuboTVColorado vs. No. 6 Utah7:30 p.m.ABCFlorida State vs. No. 11 Florida7:30 p.m.SEC NetworkNo. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State8 p.m.Fox, fuboTV MORE: Watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Last season, unranked Oklahoma State scored a touchdown to cut No. 6 Oklahoma’s lead to 48-47, but a failed 2-point conversion and failed onside kick allowed the Sooners to avoid a second loss, which was crucial to eventually reaching the College Football Playoff semifinal.This year, both teams are ranked. And with both teams still being in the Big 12, there’s sure to be plenty of offense on display in Stillwater.Below is all the information you need to watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full Week 14 college football schedule.WEEK 14 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadlast_img read more

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