What Christian Pulisic told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Chelsea’s Europa League final vs Arsenal

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic were teammates at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)‘We have bantered about that already. I have told him ‘you can score one goal in the Europa League Final, but you can’t win. That’s it!’ he told the Evening Standard.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Pulisic was tipped to be a signing with the future in mind, he could have a key role to play at Stamford Bridge immediately should Eden Hazard move to Real Madrid.The United States international is confident that he can hit the ground running in English football, though, and admitted that he will be leaning on Aubameyang for advice.He said: ‘I knew that he’d do well in this country. He did it in the Bundesliga. He is just a guy that will always score goals. He will work hard and find that right spot. He is what a great striker can do.‘Does seeing how well he has done in the Premier League give me the confidence I can do the same? Yes, absolutely.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‘It’s going to be great for me because I will always have a guy like him to take advice from and to learn from.‘It’s great to still have that relationship even though we are not going to be friends when we play against each other.’Pulisic took a back-seat at Dortmund this season following Jadon Sancho’s remarkable emergence, although he still provided four goals and four assists in 20 Bundesliga matches as the club finished second to Bayern Munich.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Christian Pulisic has joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has told Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that he is not allowed to win when the two clubs meet in the Europa League final next Wednesday.The pair were teammates together at Borussia Dortmund but they will be rivals next season after Pulisic completed a £58m move to join Chelsea back in January.Pulisic, 20, will be an interested spectator when his new team take on Arsenal in Baku, with Chelsea looking to add a trophy to their third-place finish in the Premier League.Arsenal’s leading goalscorer this season Aubameyang is likely to be the biggest threat to Chelsea’s defence on the night and Pulisic has said that he is allowed to score so long as Arsenal lose.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 May 2019 5:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares What Christian Pulisic told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Chelsea’s Europa League final vs Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Report: In NCAA-mandated interviews, Syracuse athletes voiced academic advising concerns, dissatisfaction with facilities

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 7, 2017 at 12:48 am Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.educenter_img At the first University Senate meeting of the semester, a faculty committee overseeing student-athlete experiences presented a report regarding the academic and athletic environments SU provides to its student-athletes.Rick Burton, a professor of sport management and Syracuse University’s faculty representative to the NCAA, presented the Faculty Oversight Committee Annual Report Wednesday afternoon in Maxwell Auditorium. The report detailed athletic academic advising, athletes’ interactions with coaches and their feelings on facilities. It is unclear how many athletes expressed certain sentiments, because the report is based on anonymous testimonies.The committee, which consists of faculty across several SU schools and colleges, conducted NCAA-mandated exit interviews in May with SU athletes completing their eligibility at the university in December 2016 and May 2017. Summaries from those interviews were included in the report discussed Wednesday.“The athletics department’s mission is to create and foster a culture of academic and athletic excellence which prepares student-athletes as leaders in our global society,” SU Athletics said in a statement to The Daily Orange. “We are proud of the success of our student-athletes, which is highlighted in the University Senate report, and we continue to address the concerns brought up by our student-athletes.”Findings from the interviews implied that some coaches made racially insensitive comments to players regarding the way they presented themselves. The report states: “Coaches should be reminded again of race sensitivity and that commentary about clothing, braided hair or other forms of self-identification may be construed as racist or racially insensitive.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe report states that SU student-athletes “remain desirous” of mental health support on campus. The university will hire a full-time therapy counselor for athletes this semester to address that issue, according to the report.The report also found “many” athletes feel their sports are full-time jobs and struggle to balance them with their schoolwork. Additionally, the committee is “not new” to hearing reports of athletes being “forced into majors they did not want,” according to the report.The report includes a student-athlete’s suggestion that advisers in the Stevenson Educational Center in Manley Field House communicate “more often and more fully” with college advisers due to “conflicting advice.” The committee also suggested, in the report, an audit of athlete tutoring for upper-division courses after at least one athlete reported that their tutor wasn’t helpful.Athletes also commented on SU’s athletic facilities during the exit interviews, saying they are “less than what they see/imagine exist” at other Atlantic Coast Conference schools, according to the report.Athletes specifically pointed to Manley as also being “less than,” per the report. Volleyball and tennis athletes also pointed out in interviews that the two teams share a locker room, per the report.“Many (athletes) feel we have too many teams working on not enough equipment,” the report states.Additionally, one athlete suggested in an exit interview that athletes in a particular sport developed poor eating habits because coaches criticized their bodies, per the report. The report states those comments “may suggest the ongoing need for coaches to more closely consider their language.” It also suggests utilizing a nutritionist for athletes.The Faculty Oversight Committee reports each year to the chancellor on concerns regarding student-athletes and its own work in supporting athletes. All Division I athletic universities have similar positions for faculty members. The committee also monitors the academic performance and environment of student-athletes, per the report.Members of the committee will meet Monday with Mark Wheeler, SU’s associate athletics director for compliance, to “review the University’s compliance system and recent performance,” per the report.Faculty Oversight Committee Annual Report – 2017 by Michael Burke on Scribdlast_img read more

RTU Coach Fumes at home match ban

first_imgHead Coach of Real Tamale United Mohammed Gargo says he is not pleased with the Ghana Football Association’s decision to suspend his team from playing the rest of their premier league games at the Tamale Stadium. The decision by the GFA to suspend the premier league returnees was arrived following two separate cases of violence exhibited by the management and supporters of Tamale based side during their premier league games with Aduana Stars and SC Medeama. But Coach Mohammed Gargo disagrees with the decision and says it’s unfair.“If you look at what is happening to RTU, i don’t think it is fair to ban us from playing at the Tamale Stadium”. He told JOY Sports“A similar incident happened in Kumasi during the Kotoko, Lions game, why is Kotoko not banned? But why with RTU is all over the country”.“They are making us work tirelessly for nothing and when you talk you become the number one enemy because you stand for the truth, i mean is not fair for something like this to happen in Ghana football”last_img read more