Dele Alli threw a tantrum after being subbed as Tottenham were left clinging to their Euro hopes. Loading… His mood failed to improve by the end of the match as replacements Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele failed to find an equaliser for Spurs. It was a frustrating evening all round in north London as Mourinho’s men relied on captain Hugo Lloris to keep them in the tie with several standout saves. Mourinho added: “You can look at it and see two perspectives. One is this amazing group of guys who tried everything. Another is you see how we are at the moment. “The other team played with Werner and bring on sub after sub. This is our situation and it is like being in a fight with a gun without bullets. We did what we could do. “You have to look at our situation. If you want to make an exercise of football, you can think of a Champions League game for Barcelona without Messi, Suarez, and Griezmann or Liverpool with no Mane, Salah or Firmino, but they still have Origi. “The result is 1-0, not 10-1 – the result is open, it’s as simple as that. “We would not be the first team to lose the first game at home and win the tie away. “The thing that keeps me confident in the spirit, the mentality of my players.” Spurs will need to show the kind of guts that helped them turn things around against Ajax in last season’s Champions League semi-final if they are to progress. “We have to give a lot of credit to Leipzig, they press very high and are a very good team. Read Also:Dele Alli apologises for immature coronavirus joke “We have to stay positive, not give up, not try to find excuses, and fight to the end. We are not really happy, but we have to deal with that. Let’s hope we can create another story.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Taking his lead from the time his manager memorably lost his cool and hurled a crate of drinks into the Old Trafford turf, the midfielder launched his water bottle as he approached the bench. Alli then unlaced his left boot and angrily slammed it on the ground before putting his head in his hands. The England star slung his boots, then a bottle when he was hooked as Spurs lost their Champions League last-16 first leg to Timo Werner’s penalty. But boss Jose Mourinho said: “I think he was angry with his performance, not me. I think he understands why I took him off – and the team improved.” Alli was tasked with deputising for the injured Harry Kane and Son Heung-min upfront against the Bundesliga side. But he suffered a disappointing night as Spurs struggled to fashion many clear cut chances in the first leg of their last-16 tie. And the 23-year-old’s misery was compounded when Timo Werner struck the winner from the penalty spot after Konrad Laimer was brought down by Ben Davies. Mourinho reacted to Leipzig’s away goal by subbing both Alli and Gedson Fernandes, but it was the former’s response that caught the eye. Promoted Content10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?
Femi SolajaFollowing the ‘successes’ recorded at the African Athletics Championships in Asaba, strong indications emerged last night that Nigeria intends to bid for the hosting right for the World Athletics Championships to hold in 2025.The President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau at a World press conference held yesterday in Asaba said the country is very much in strong contention to stage the games in 2025 following the gains of the African elite event which would be rounded up tomorrow in Asaba. The quest to stage the global event was fuelled by the decision of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) President, Sebastian Coe to allow an African city to stage the event on the continent and going by the permutations, five countries including Nigeria are in the running to stage the global event.This was the reason why the AFN boss, Gusau, decided to throw Nigeria’s bid into the ring.“With the gains of what we have done here (Asaba 2018), we have all it takes to stage the global event in 2025 and perhaps any other major sporting event on a large scale,” the AFN boss assured last night at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba.Thisday sports reliably gathered at the ongoing championships that other countries that will vie to host the event asides Nigeria are South Africa, Kenya and Morocco. It is however not clear if Asaba will contest or try to edge out Abuja whom the Sports Ministry intends to put forward as the country’s city to bid for the global event.Meanwhile, after four days of intensive competition among the 52 countries that competed for honours at the ongoing African Championships, the CAA Asaba 2018’s flag would be lowered this evening with Nigeria still in touching distance to catch up with South Africa on the overall medals table.As at last night, both countries have 10 gold medals each but the ‘Rainbow Nation’ have more silver and bronze medals to their advantage. More so, Caster Semenya who will be competing in the 800 metres female final looks set to pick the gold just as they hope to win in the 4×400 metres relay final tonight.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Heart of Lions could not roar against Hasacas, while Accra Hearts of Oak won away at Amidaus despite a building feud in the clubAccra Hearts of Oak closed the gap on Asante Kotoko after beating Amidaus Professionals 1-0 at the Tema Park. Owusu Bempah got the lone goal for the Phobians in the 2nd minute. Hearts have been “on fire” since Friday after coach David Duncan was sacked. But they put the fracas behind them to ensure they left Tema unscathed.AshGold also applied the brakes on Asante Kotoko after posting a 2-0 victory at the Len Clay Stadium. The win left the top three teams clustered at the summit. Kotoko have 24 points, Hearts have 23, while Ashgold have 22.Heart of Lions surprisingly lost to struggling Sekondi Hasacas after tasting a 1-0 a defeat at the Kpando Park.Berekum Chelsea posted a 1-0 victory against Bechem United to stand tall in the derby match at the Golden City Park.Sulley Mohammed increased his tally to five goals after netting the second goal in King Faisal’s 3-0 win over New Edubaise United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. Bottom placed Inter Allies stunned Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium after Herbert Addo’s boys managed to record a 1-0 win.Wa All Stars recovered from their poor outings to beat Ebusua Dwarfs 1-0 at their own backyard.Medema Sc worsened the woes of Aduana Stars by pushing them to the relegation zone with a 1-0 triumph on Saturday.The league returns on Wednesday with the week 12 fixtures at eight centers.