Romelu Lukaku sends class message to Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Ian Wright interview

first_imgRomelu Lukaku sends class message to Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Ian Wright interview Comment by Metro Romelu Lukaku reflected on his Man Utd career in an interview with Ian Wright (Picture: YouTube)Romelu Lukaku insists he wishes ‘nothing but the best’ for his former club Manchester United and has praised manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an interview with Arsenal hero Ian Wright.Belgian striker Lukaku completed a £75million move to Old Trafford from Everton in 2017 but endured a mixed couple of seasons at United before leaving last summer.Lukaku scored 27 goals in his first campaign for the Premier League giants, helping Jose Mourinho’s United finish second in the league and reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.But the forward struggled during the 2018-19 campaign and was then sold to Inter Milan, where he is once again flourishing under former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s a club that gave me aplatform that I’ve never seen in my life, so for me to be disrespectful aboutMan U or any other club I played for in England I think is a bit childish.‘I think I went past that stage of talking back to people. I wish them the best and have nothing but respect for them.’Lukaku also says Manchester United manager Solskjaer wanted him to stay ahead of his move to Italy.He added: ‘One bad year can happen to everybody in their career. It was just done for me.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You know what happened behind the scenes, it was just done. For me, it was done.‘It was a difficult situation where for myself I had to make a decision where I have to go somewhere where I can learn other aspects of my game and work with somebody that wanted me as well.‘Ole wanted me to stay, but I told him I was over. I didn’t have the energy.‘All credit to him because he’s been a man and he helped me make the move away.’MORE: Gary Neville trolls Jamie Carragher over Premier League and Champions LeagueMORE: Arsenal make Aubameyang transfer decision as Manchester United prepare £50m bid Skip Ad PLAY Advertisement Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Mar 2020 8:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares About Connatix V67539 Top articles Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1/1 Full Screen Skip 1 min. story Read More Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement / Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveDespite being let go by Manchester United, Lukaku insists he holds no ill feelings towards his former club and wishes them ‘nothing but the best’‘They’re going the right way because they’re bringing in the right players,’ Lukaku said in an interview with Arsenal and England legend Wright.‘Ole is doing a good job and the results are going for them. I’m wishing them nothing but the best. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Coming Next SPONSOREDlast_img read more


Bradley’s ‘Queens Court’ aids Orange with mental, physical toughness

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm Ange Bradley wants to make sure her team has a physical edge. The edge is ingrained on Tuesday. When in her court, she determines a queen. The coach has spent her fair amount of time this season working on schemes and positioning, but realized a fault in her coaching after a loss to unranked Kent State. ‘I think I got a little too soft in working more systems with so many returning players,’ Bradley said. ‘The mental toughness piece is the piece that we’re still working on finishing. That comes from tough, demanding Tuesday practices.’ With Tuesday comes a familiar solution to the fault: her court.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The practice Bradley is referring to is the weekly tradition that has become known as Queen’s Court. The practice style, which Bradley instilled since accepting the head coaching position three years ago, has become a trademark for the SU players and something to expect after a lackluster performance. The practice focuses on the physical aspects of the game and pairs players up in limited man situations, highlighted by one-on-one matches — like a game of one-on-one basketball. Junior forward Heather Susek playfully recalled memories of the practice before Wednesday’s practice, but knows of the emotions that surface when Queen’s Court commences. ‘Everyone gets a little frustrated,’ Susek said with a laugh. ‘Sometimes there is yelling at each other, but at the end of practice, we all come together.’ The practices — which Susek said are the hardest of the week — are usually on Tuesdays and are tools Bradley can use to make sure her team doesn’t get too complacent. The practice starts by ranking the players, one through 24, with one being the most talented player in the eyes of the coaching staff. Then the players are matched up based on their rank. The one seed matches up against the 24th seed, and so on and so forth. In the end, the queen is crowned: the best player every Tuesday. The two players compete for 30 seconds, with the winner moving up and the loser moving down. The Queen’s Court is the field where the No. 1 player starts, and the cellar is where the worst player plays. ‘It’s basically a mini-tournament,’ Bradley said, ‘Like what you would have at the NCAA championship or the basketball championship.’ After playing a couple rounds, the queen is determined by the winner in the top court. Then another court begins immediately. The players team up with the top players in their court and play a couple rounds of two-on-two. The process is then repeated, with the top eight seeded players being split into two teams of four for the final match. Susek said the intense practices lead to quite a number of heated exchanges and are the closest practice gets to a game-like situation. Said Susek: ‘It really got us to compete against each other and know exactly what it means to bring that to the games.’ Bradley said the team has done the practice many times this year. One of the reasons for the increased intense practices figures to be because of the Orange’s early-season loss to unranked Kent State. The 2-1 overtime lose was the first time SU lost to an unranked opponent since Oct. 25, 2007, when Cornell beat Syracuse, 3-2. Sophomore back Iona Holloway said the team uses the practice as a tool to keep the players levelheaded. Even if it routinely is one of the most hectic field hockey sessions, week in and week out, across the nation. ‘This year I think what we are working on is not expecting anything,’ Holloway said. ‘When we lost to Kent State this year, that was absolutely not what was expected to happen. Perhaps we were expecting to just win.’ After watching her team lose to fourth-ranked Princeton over the weekend for the team’s third loss of the year, Bradley figures she will use the practice even more this season. Two of SU’s losses were to opponents ranked higher then them, but the Queen’s Court sessions will still be used to keep the players on an edge. For as long as the team’s true queen, Bradley, wants for it to last. ‘It’s just competition and going at each other every day in practice,’ Bradley said. ‘We use it on Tuesdays — when we are furthest away from games — to create that competitive spirit and mental toughness of going after each other and competing.’ [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more


Dreher back on the course for Stage III of Q-School

first_imgDreher begins the five round tournament on the course’s Legends Course, and started her first round today at 9:17 a.m. ET.She began her tournament on the first hole in group #37, along side P.K. Kongkraphan of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, as well as Lacey Agnew of Jonesboro, Georgia.It’s a big weekend for Dreher, who is playing for her second straight LPGA membership, earning her first membership at last year’s 2011 Q-School qualifying tournament.- Advertisement -Players who finish the tournament within the top 40 rankings, as well as those tied for 40 place receive LPGA memberships for the 2013 LPGA Tour season. All other players competing in Stage III will receive Symetra Tour Memberships.last_img read more