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Sarri: Pochettino must win trophy

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes he and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino must win a trophy if they are to leave a legacy at their respective clubs.Pochettino has transformed Spurs into Champions League regulars and they remain well in contention for the Premier League title this term with only six points separating them and leaders Liverpool.His impact is even more impressive in the context of Tottenham regularly being outspent by their main rivals in the transfer market. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But Pochettino’s critics often beat him with the stick that Spurs have yet to win silverware under his stewardship, and Sarri says the Argentine will be aware of the need to deliver trophies as it is a reality he also faces.”I agree because he [Pochettino] is a very good coach, one of the best at the moment, I agree he has to win a trophy, I hope not this [trophy],” Sarri said ahead of Chelsea’s EFL Cup semi-final first-leg meeting with Spurs on Tuesday.”I think it is the same [for me]. Of course, Pochettino is at Tottenham from four years ago and I am here from six months and I think that here in the first season it is really very difficult for everybody.”For Pochettino, four years, for [Jurgen] Klopp, four years [without a trophy]. It was really very hard in the first season also for [Manchester City manager Pep] Guardiola, so here it is really very difficult to build up a very good team. You need time.”Spurs up next… #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/lsiwzCeg4l — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 7, 2019 Chelsea were completely outplayed by Spurs in a 3-1 reverse at Wembley in November, and Sarri says the aftermath of that humbling defeat helped him realise the gravitas of the fixture. “I saw my players in the dressing room after the match,” the Italian said. “They were destroyed, so I realised that the match against Tottenham is a very important match for the club, the fans and the players as well.”They needed only to realise why the match was so bad and it was really very easy because the video of the first 15 minutes was clear.”There was a big difference in mentality, aggressiveness and determination so it was clear. Clear for me and also for the players.”Sarri is convinced his side have since rediscovered their determination, however.”I think so because the level of determination is good, now we have to solve some problems, of course,” he added.”Sometimes during the match we were not able to have the right reaction to the difficulties to a negative situation.”In the last match we were not able to have the right reaction to a positive situation because after the second goal we conceded four shots on goal in two minutes, so we need to learn that we cannot lower the application in the defensive phase.”last_img read more

CBI court sentences 3 in Vyapam related case

first_imgNew Delhi: A special CBI court in Bhopal has sentenced three candidates of the Police Constable Recruitment Test (2013) to five years in prison in connection with a Vyapam related case. Naeem Ali, Ajaharuddin, and Kasim Khan had been selected through the PCRT in 2013 by using illegal means.The Central Bureau of Investigation had taken over the probe from Madhya Pradesh Police on orders from the Supreme Court and registered a case against the three. During MP Police investigation in the case, the middlemen who had helped the three pass the examination Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!had absconded. The state police filed a chargesheet in the case in April 2015. However, the CBI had traced the absconding middleman, who confessed that he had helped the accused candidates by arranging impersonators for them who sat for the examination on behalf of the accused. The probe agency could not trace the impersonators. After completing its probe, the CBI filed a chargesheet in the case in May 2017 against all the accused candidates and the three middlemen who were revealed during the investigation.last_img read more