Iwobi: Ancelotti gives me pressure

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Alex Iwobi has revealed that Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti puts him under under undue pressure at the club.The Nigeria international believes his job is to provide assists rather than look to add to his own goal tally. Despite netting in each of his first two appearances for the club, the 24-year-old has not scored since and does not have a guaranteed starting role.“When he first came, unfortunately I was injured so my main focus was to try and get fit and be ready to be get back in the team,” Iwobi said.“Ever since I’ve been back, he hasn’t really put that much pressure with me to get goals. He has just said to make sure I am fit and ready to go when I am called upon. As of now, I think the role I am playing and he wants me is to help provide more goals.“Obviously it is nice to get a goal, an attacking player needs to get goals, but I feel he is more questioning me to create more chances and assist my team-mates, rather than get goals, particularly the way we have been working in training.”Tags: alex iwobiCarlo AncelottiEvertonlast_img read more

Newcastle star wary of Manchester United ‘game changer’ Fellaini

first_imgNewcastle United star Tim Krul has warned his team-mates they must be ready for whatever tactics Manchester United throw at them when they clash on Wednesday night.Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has been criticised for his style this season with West Ham boss Sam Allardyce saying he’d never seen them play so direct.But Krul believes his former national team boss just has a versatile side at his disposal and is wary about their multi-faceted squad of talented players.“Manchester United have some great quality players and we have to ready for any style they play in,” he told talkSPORT.“Obviously they have Marouane Fellaini in the team who changes the whole way they play.“You have to be careful because they have got world-class players like Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney, who can exploit us as well.”But despite their strong squad, the Toon shot-stopper is convinced he and his team-mates have a chance of claiming victory at Old Trafford.He added: “We will have a great gameplan to hit them and hopefully they will not be at their best and we can get the three points.”last_img read more

Volleyball Tripped Up At Valpo, 3-0

first_img Preview Watch Live Next Game: Story Links Box Score (PDF) ESPN+ Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Box Score (HTML) at Loyola 9/29/2018 – 7 p.m. VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Drake University volleyball team fell to Valparaiso, the Missouri Valley Conference leader, 3-0, Friday evening at Valparaiso.Valparaiso (17-2, 4-0 MVC) hit .316 to defeat Drake 25-11, 25-16, 25-18 in three sets. Drake (12-5, 1-2 MVC) struggled to match the Crusaders’ attack, hitting .041 in the loss, its lowest average this season. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) and Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas) tried to jumpstart the team’s hitters, with a combined eight kills on 16 attempts. Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) overcame a slow start to finish the night with eight kills. Caitlyn Smith (Marion, Iowa) registered a double-double with 11 assists and 11 digs.Valparaiso was paced by Lizzie Zaleski’s 12 kills on 20 attempts. Two other Crusaders recorded nine kills.Valpo used an 8-1 run early in the first set to take a 15-6 lead and kept that pace to clip the Bulldogs, 25-11, in the first set. The Crusaders limited the Bulldogs to -.073 hitting in the set as Drake registered just five kills and eight errors. Drake built up an early 7-5 lead in the second set, but Valpo countered with seven-straight points to flip the score and take control of the set. Drake was never able to recapture that early momentum as Valpo pulled away for the 25-16 set win. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the match, Drake was unable to slow the Crusaders’ attack. Valpo continued to convert, hitting .375 with 18 kills and just three errors in the third set to take the set, 25-18, and the match, 3-0.The Bulldogs continue their two-game MVC road trip Saturday evening at Loyola. The Ramblers began the weekend on top of the MVC standings, but suffered their first league loss Friday evening to UNI. First serve for Saturday’s match is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN+ Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more