He added: “We showed during the season that we are more than capable. Even though (we’ve had) a couple of bad results, we won’t start doubting ourselves. “It’s down to us now and we have just got to make sure we are playing the way we’ve been playing throughout the season.” Manager Andre Villas-Boas made the expected changes after the 4-1 defeat against Inter in the Europa League last Thursday, which still saw his side progress to the quarter-finals on the away goals rule. Wales international Gareth Bale was suspended for the European tie against Inter, and Sigurdsson felt fatigue should not just be used to explain why Spurs failed to deliver the required performance on Sunday. “I don’t want to be making excuses, but the 120 minutes probably played a bit of a part from Thursday night and also the travelling, but we could have played better even if we were tired,” he said. Sigurdsson feels the Spurs squad can regroup over the international break. “We would have liked another game in a few days to make things right and get another three points on the table, which is important, but maybe it is a good thing because we can go away and reflect on what we have been doing in the past few games and make it right,” he said. Press Association Spurs dropped to fourth in the Barclays Premier League after a lacklustre display at White Hart Lane against Fulham was settled by a goal from former striker Dimitar Berbatov. It was a second-straight league defeat, and allowed rivals Arsenal to close the gap to just four points, with a match in hand and far superior goal difference. The Iceland midfielder, though, claims Spurs must concentrate on getting themselves back in form over the final eight league games, and he said: “We just need to pick ourselves up, stay together and perform well until the end of the season. It (a top-four finish) is in our hands and we are in a good position to make sure we get the Champions League spot.” Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson insists Tottenham are not about to start doubting they can qualify for the Champions League.
Facebook Twitter Google+ CICERO — Coming off a 2017 sectional title, Cicero-North Syracuse lost 33 seniors. But it was the new seniors who stepped up on Friday night in C-NS’ season opener to beat Christian Brothers Academy, 47-6. Conner Hayes threw four touchdowns, Shy’rel Broadwater caught three, and Jaiquawn Mcgriff ran for two and scored one after an interception. It got the Northstars off to a 1-0 start, a record Hayes said C-NS should aim for every week. Published on September 1, 2018 at 1:44 am Contact Max: [email protected] Comments
The B&H football team gathered yesterday in Innsbruck, where they will play a friendly match tomorrow with Egypt. At the first roll call, most of the invited players responded to coach Safet Sušić, but the only injured player Zoran Kvržić cancelled.Samir Muratović is also at the gathering at hotel ‘Austria-Trend’, who on Wednesday will retire. ‘’I am really happy that I will finish my career in the jersey of the national team’’, said Muratović.‘’I have made many friends on the team and they are like family to me. This generation of players succeeded in achieving great success with the qualification to the World Cup, and in some way the dream for all of us who have played for the national team has been fulfilled’’, said Muratović.The Egypt-B&H match will take place tomorrow at 18:30, and the only training before the match is scheduled for toady at Stadium ‘Tivoli’ at 17:30.(Source: Fena)