Pochettino gives backing to Soldado

first_img It is a match Pochettino’s side need to win after showing such poor home form this term and it comes against good friend Roberto Martinez, who the Argentinian has known since moving to Spain 22 years ago. “For me, he is a very good manager, a great manager, and we have a very good relationship,” the former defender said. “I admire him because when he arrived here to play for Wigan he made his career here and then went on to be a manager here and that is never easy. He has had an unbelievable career and I admire him. “His football style is very good and I think that we have similarities in our style. “He was one of the first Spanish managers in the Premier League and he made his mark here in England. “He’s good, Roberto, he gives a good image in England for Spanish people.” Press Association Misfiring Roberto Soldado retains the confidence of Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino, whose staff are creating training exercises to help get the Spaniard scoring again. His wait for a goal stretched to an eighth match in all competitions on Thursday, although the Spain international came close on a number of occasions and hit the post during the 1-0 defeat of Partizan Belgrade. Pochettino was impressed by Soldado in that Europa League tie and is working extra hard with the striker to get him scoring again. “We need to give him the chances to play again and keep him calm,” the Spurs head coach said. “A striker always wants to score but against Partizan he created chances pretty well and was unlucky in front of goal. Maybe next time he will score. “We work very hard at training and create the exercises for him to improve his finishing in front of goal, but he created many chances and he was unlucky not to score (against Partizan). “In football it’s always mental and emotions, performances, physical condition, all these things affect your performance, but his performance was very good. For me, he was unlucky with his finishing.” As impressed as Pochettino may have been, Soldado may well find himself dropped to the bench when they return to Premier League action on Sunday. Emmanuel Adebayor is closing in on a first-team return and in-form Harry Kane started from the bench against Partizan in what looked to be a move to keep him fresh for Everton’s visit. Having arrived last year to much fanfare, the 29-year-old has struggled to find the form which saw Spurs fork out £26million for his services. Soldado has managed just six goals in 34 Barclays Premier League appearances and has not found the net since September’s 3-1 Capital One Cup victory against a scratch Nottingham Forest side. last_img read more

Murray attempts to win doubles medal

first_imgHe and Australian partner John Peers play in the final of the US Open.They take on French duo Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.After that it’s an all-Italian women’s final, where Roberta Vinci follows her victory over Serena Williams by taking on Flavia Pennetta.last_img

Betfair debuts ‘Racing Post Live’ for Cheltenham 2020

first_img ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Seeking to deliver the best Cheltenham 2020 insights and engagement for punters, next week the Betfair Exchange will broadcast ‘Racing Post Live’ across all its digital platforms.Racing Post Live is a new interactive show developed by the rebranded Spotlight Sports Group, covering all major horseracing festivals throughout the calendar year. Hosted exclusively on the Betfair platforms, the show will see Racing Post and Betfair Exchange experts offer real-time insights, tips and reactions for every day of the Cheltenham Festival (10-13 March).Gethin Evans, Spotlight Sports Group digital marketing director, described the show as a key 2020 launch to showcase Racing Post’s interactive content capacity.“We are very excited to work on this innovative video proposition in partnership with the marketing team at Betfair,” he said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us as digital publishers, for Betfair as a real-time exchange education platform and for the sport of horse racing to get a true digital share of voice across our group, including the Racing Post and MyRacing channels. “We have a great mix of in-house talent and external guests to provide live insight at major race days and have some fun at the same time.”Racing Post Live will run throughout the flat and jumps season, covering more than 42 live race days and producing several Betfair Exchange educational videos, a key marketing initiative for the betting exchange in 2020.Harry Phillips, Betfair head of UK&I brand marketing, backed Racing Post Live as a great tool to inform and educate customers on racing dynamics. “The opportunity to partner on a pioneering live show across the biggest horse racing festivals is something that will help build awareness and education of the Betfair Exchange product,” he said. “We are working with the Spotlight Sports Group in-house production team to produce a true made- for-platform watch along for horse racing, which we hope drives further engagement in the sport going forward.”last_img read more