Slaven Bilic moving West Ham training as injuries pile up

first_imgSlaven Bilic is taking drastic action in a bid to end West Ham’s injury jinx – by moving training grounds. The Hammers were due to relocate to their new Rush Green HQ, where they currently play under-21 games, at the start of next season. But beleaguered boss Bilic has decided to take training there from next Monday, despite the site not being completely ready, following a rash of injuries on the pitches at their current Chadwell Heath base. “The pitches are better there than here. We can live without the great dressing room, the kitchens and the free area for now.” New Zealand international Reid could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with West Ham awaiting the results of a scan on Friday. “It doesn’t look good,” added Bilic. “It’s one of those they tell you is four to six weeks, but it doesn’t look like small one. He slipped and felt it rupture. “Victor is out for four to six weeks. It’s a blow – we have had six injuries since the Everton game. Before that we had a full squad!” Ecuador forward Valencia is the closest to being fit and has an outside chance of making the bench against Stoke on Saturday. Bilic currently has six key players – Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Manuel Lanzini, Victor Moses and Winston Reid – on his casualty list. Payet and Valencia were hurt after heavy challenges against Everton last month but the other four have suffered muscle injuries, which Bilic has blamed on the training pitches. Winger Moses and defender Reid were this week ruled out until the new year with hamstring damage, which proved the final straw for the Croatian. “I heard a lot about the pitches here and they are not ideal,” he said. “With Reid’s injury, for example, they are slippery on the top but rock hard underneath, and it is a bad combination. “Over the time players have been moaning about the pitches, they are not happy. “We were planning to move next season, at the start, to Rush Green because of the quality of the pitches. “I decided on Monday next week, we will go. We can’t continue to risk this much on these kind of pitches. Press Associationlast_img read more

SWAN Urges Buhari to Probe Dream Team’s Atlanta Saga

first_imgThe body also called on the government to find out the reason why the National Sports Commission (NSC) was scrapped two months to the Olympics and why the sports minister now wants it back.In a communiqué issued and signed by the Communiqué Drafting Chairman, Mike Oboh, after SWAN’s September Congress in Abuja, the umbrella body for sports journalists in the country noted Nigeria’s dismal performance at the Olympic Games.It therefore called on the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, who believed the country was adequately prepared for Rio2016 to take full responsibility for the failure of Team Nigeria.The congress also agreed that the Presidency should probe the delayed arrival of the Olympic contingents kits to Brazil after seven officials of the sports ministry were in China for the purchase of the kits.The congress further noted that if the Kenyan government could still prosecute some of her officials for misdeeds despite winning 13 medals comprising six gold, five silver and one bronze at Rio2016, the Presidency should get to the root of the embarrassment caused the country when the Dream Team VI were stranded Atlanta.Team Nigeria paraded in track suits at the opening ceremonies of Rio2016 despite provisions were made for ceremonial dresses for the contingent in the funds released to the ministry by government.While calling for return to school sport, SWAN said that Nigeria should look beyond the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in four years time from now and prepare ahead for the 2024 Olympics.The body also demands that the government give a policy direction on the role sports should play in national development as well as demand an explanation on why the National Sports Commission was scrapped few months to the Games.It also suggested that henceforth, adequate attention be given to those elected into the various federations rather than the present manners of using those bodies as settlement for persons who are politically correct but lack what it entails to be on such boards.“The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) should also emulate their South African counterparts who depend on corporate sponsorship for their participation in the Olympic Games rather than become an appendage of the government.“The National Sports Trust Fund should be a profile for sports development as it has not been fully utilised for the good of sports in the country,” concludes the communiqué.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Also wants Presidency to probe late kits arrival to Rio2016Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Atlanta saga which involved the national Under-23 team getting stranded in USA ahead of the just concluded Rio Olympics.SWAN also wants the Federal Government to also probe the late arrival of Team Nigeria’s kits to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, stressing it was an international disgrace to the country.last_img read more

Veritas Forum held on empathy

first_imgUSC hosted the Veritas Forum discussion yesterday night in Town and Gown. This year’s forum, “Neighbors: A Campus Conversation on Race, Empathy and Faith,” featured guest speakers, Dr. Jody Armour of the Gould Law School and visiting speaker William Tate, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.Veritas Forums are hosted by campus student organizations across 70 campuses nationwide. The forums aim to engage students and faculty members in a dialogue about life’s hardest questions in the context of both faith and Jesus Christ.Though Veritas is a Christian organization, it explores how an individual’s faith might affect their perception on various academic topics.“Many of the students who attend are not Christian,” Varun Soni, dean of religious life at USC, said. “This year’s theme of racial justice and empathy is an important national conversation for all of us to have regardless of our individual faith affiliations.”Typically, Veritas Forums aims to foster academic discussions between one professor who identifies as a Christian and one professor who does not.The Forum invites a diverse group of students who are Christian and non-Christian.  Non-Christian groups on campuses are often invited to present the first questions during the Q&A portion of the talks as well as supply additional reading materials for the presenters.Laura Ziesel, West Coast regional director of the Veritas Forum, explained why she believes Veritas is an important component for college students.“We are convinced that these conversations are important to the well-being of students, and that knowing how to have hard conversations in the face of significant differences is a culture-changing skill,” Ziesel said.Each year, student planning teams and presenters work together to decide the discussion’s theme.  This year, USC undergraduate students Saharra Griffin and Rachel Victor, as well as graduate students Magadalene Ante Christian Brown and Abigail Jia Er Kang decided the theme for Veritas.In an opening speech, Soni discussed the timeliness of the Verita’s topics for discussion.“Given the recent events in Ferguson and the release of the film Selma, this is a timely conversation for all of us to have, but the reality is that a conversation about racial justice in the United States has always been a timely conversation since the birth of our nation,” Soni said.Questions regarding religious discourse among the black community included the opinion of prominent black female rapper, Azealia Banks, who has compared “black Christians to “Uncle Toms.”Armour asked Tate about [the harmed groups whatever they are]’s relationship with the Bible.“Why should someone from one of these harmed groups find comfort and solace and salvation in this Book [the Bible]?,” Armour said.Tate responded that the issue largely came down to the historical context in the Bible.Furthermore, he contended that the Bible does not identify slavery as a widespread issue but was something acquired in the United States during the 17th, 18th and 19th century.  This being said, the scripture was inaccurately used to defend injustice all across the United States.Dean Soni presented the final portion of the forum by asking both presenters to speak directly to the students about ways in which they can think about and practice empathy.The Veritas Forum closed with a benediction by civil rights activist the Rev. Cecil Murray of the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement.Editor’s note: Saharra Griffin is the news assignments editor at the Daily Trojan.last_img read more

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords speaks at USC

first_imgFormer Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, a U.S. Navy captain and astronaut, spoke about the intersection of public service and faith at Town and Gown on Sunday evening.The event was hosted by the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life as the 14th annual Carmen and Louis Warschaw Distinguished Lecture. In attendance were local California politicians, including Congressman Ted Lieu of the 33rd District of California and the mayor of West Hollywood, John D’Amico.The event began with a welcome by the co-director of the Casden Institute, Steve Ross, and an introduction to the speakers by the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Dean Steve Kay.“For more than a decade, this lecture series has allowed us to impart a message that politics is not necessarily separate from faith, and in fact, that the tenets of Judaism have in so many cases impelled great politicians to work even harder to create the change they believe is necessary,” Kay said.Kelly, who was the commander on the final flight of the space shuttle Endeavor, spoke about the assassination attempt made on Giffords’ life on Jan. 8, 2011, while she was visiting constituents in Tucson, Arizona.“When Gabby entered Congress in 2007, I thought I had the risky job. I’d flown 39 combat missions. I’d flown two flights into space already at that point in my career. But as it would turn out, Gabby is the one who would nearly lose her life serving her country,” Kelly said.Giffords had been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, serving three terms as the representative of Arizona’s 8th District. She was the third woman in Arizona history to be elected to Congress. From the beginning of her career in the House, Giffords set her focus on illegal immigration and health care reform. After the attempted assassination, she officially resigned from office to focus on her recovery process.Since the shooting, Giffords and Kelly have founded a political action committee, Americans for Responsible Solutions, in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. The PAC supports gun control measures at the federal level.Kay complimented the strength Giffords has demonstrated through her continued dedication to political reform.“Congresswoman Giffords has chosen to make her own pain secondary to showing compassion for people who have been victims of gun violence and being proactive to protect those who may be in the future,” Kay said.Though Gifford has recovered some of her ability to speak, write and walk since the shooting, it is still difficult for her to do so. At the end of her husband’s explanation of their journey through the recovery process, she briefly addressed the audience.“It’s been a long, hard haul, but I’m getting better. I’m working hard on lots of therapy – speech therapy, physical therapy and yoga, too – but my spirits are strong as ever. I’m still fighting to make the world a better place,” Giffords said.Community members, alumni and current students also attended the event. Jacob Lokshin, a freshman studying history and international relations who attended the lecture, was interested in the role Kelly has played in Giffords’ life and recovery.“He’s a really interesting guy, and I was really fascinated by all of the things he’s done in his life, especially all the stuff about him in the military. It was really interesting to hear about him,in addition to the way he works with Gabrielle Giffords and obviously all that she’s accomplished,” Lokshin said.Hearing Giffords speak also impacted Kealia Hudson, an undecided freshman.“It was really inspiring when she came on. I teared up a little bit. I’m honestly still processing it,” Hudson said.last_img read more

Access Bank Makes Extra Donation to UNICEF, Takes Charity Shield to…

first_imgGMD/CEO, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe (2nd right) and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II (3rd right) presenting the Access Bank Charity Cup to the Captains of the two teams that played final of the Access Bank Cup, Babangida Hassan (4th left) and Adamu Atta (right), at the Guards Polo ground in Windsor, United Kingdom…last weekendAs part of its continued support of UNICEF, Access Bank Group, along with 5th Chukker, hosted the ‘Access Bank Polo Day’ at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor, United Kingdom last SaturdayThe annual event is the climax to the high-profile Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament, which is in its ninth year and is aimed at reaching out to and highlighting the plight of vulnerable children and orphans and internationally displaced persons. Based in Kaduna, it is the biggest charity polo tournament in Africa and stimulates support for the work of the UNICEF and Access Bank initiative across Africa. This year, the bank donated an additional N10million to UNICEF for its campaign against HIV/AIDS among Nigerian children.A new introduction to this year’s was the Emir’s Cup in honour of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who was in attendance in Windsor throughout the afternoon. For both polo games of the afternoon, the emir made a ceremonial throw-in to begin each game.The first game for the Emir’s Cup was between local team Delaney, patroned by Damian Duncan, and Keffi Ponies, patroned by Ahmed Wadada.It was a tightly fought game with Diego White for Keffi Ponies scoring the first goal, followed quickly with a return from Damian Duncan for Delaney.By half time the score was at 3-3 but Delaney quickly stormed ahead with a beautiful goal set up by Pite Merlos for Duncan to score taking their lead to 7-4. Keffi ponies came back strongly in the final chukka scoring two goals to take the final score to 7-6, with Delaney winning.For the second game of the afternoon, the Access Bank Charity Cup, guests were treated to something very rare in polo. Not only were all four members on the field of arguably the best polo team in the world, Adolfo Cambiaso’s La Dolfina, but they were also joined by Cambiaso’s son, Poroto (Adolfo Cambiaso Jr) and his daughter Mia Cambiaso.It was a fantastic game, showcasing the incomparable talents of the greats of Pelon Sterling, Pablo Macdonaugh, Juanma Nero and Adolfo. The teams were made up of Adamu Atta playing alongside Mia Cambiaso, Adolfo Cambiaso and Juanma Nero for Access Bank Fifth Chukker and Babangida Hassan alongside Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, Pelon Stirling and Pablo Macdonaugh.There was great team work from both teams, with flashes of brilliance from the young stars. It was another tightly fought game with the final score finishing at 4-4.Group Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe explained the reasons behind the bank’s continued support for the Fifth Chukker UNICEF initiative.“We are conscious of our role as a change agent in Nigeria that can help institute socio-economic development through responsible business practice and environmental considerations,” he said. “In addition, we are continually seeking ways through which more resources can be pooled towards supporting the children. We are part of the community and as such should support its wellbeing.”Emir of Kano, Sanusi II, made the prize giving to the teams to bring an end to a very successful day for Access Bank and Fifth Chukker, at one of the most beautiful polo clubs in the world.Since the UNICEF/Access Bank initiative started, it has rebuilt two schools in Kaduna and, kept more than 8000 students in continuous education, while at the same time developing new school blocks and a computer literacy building all in a more secure and friendly school environment.The communities surrounding the schools are being supported with bore-holes for water, and sewing and grinding machines to secure employment and stimulate economic and social development.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Unikrn teams up with Betgenius to optimise esports betting product

first_img Betgenius: Spare change… how will the increase to five subs affect football trading? June 4, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Betgenius: The sound of silence… What impact does an empty stadium have on trading? May 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Rahul Sood, UnikrnUpdating the market, industry technology and data systems provider Betgenius has informed that it has entered a ‘landmark agreement’ with esports only competitive platform Unikrn.The partnership will see Betgenius provide Unikrn with in-play betting provisions and optimised market prices for thousands of esports markets including lead titles League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty and Overwatch tournaments.Moving forward Unikrn’s operations will utilise Betgenius’ data services and technology to boost its betting capabilities as the company seeks to expand its dedicated esports platform.Partnership stakeholders have detailed that the collaboration will seek to create ‘best-in-class’ experiences and engagement for users allowing for better esports market analytics, content, as well as pre-match and live betting markets.Jack Davison, MD of Betgenius, commented on theUnikrn: partnership “We are delighted to be partnering with Unikrn, the most renowned and innovative operator in esports, to facilitate its state-of-the-art live betting experiences and help grow the regulated market.”Further to technical betting provisons, the Unikrn – Betgenius partnership will place ‘integrity in esports’ at the forefront of its current and future development. Both Betgenius and Unikrn management detailed that they wanted to set ‘the industry standard’ with regards to player protections and product integrity.Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn, welcomed the betting developments: “There is no doubt that legal, regulated wagering is a blossoming frontier in esports and we are proud to offer our customers with not only the most engaging product on the market but also the most secure. This could only be achieved by partnering with a leading supplier with the utmost integrity. Betgenius was the clear choice.”The partnership comes as the second big piece of news for esports operator Unikrn this week. Earlier, the bookmaker revealed ‘UnikoinGold’, its very own cryptocurrency which will be on the Ethereum blockchain following its launch in just under three months.last_img read more

Sky Bet and Fast Withdrawals allows customers access to immediate payments

first_img Share Customers of Sky Betting & Gaming and Barclays are the first ever to have money paid out to their cards immediately, thanks to the world-first innovation for winnings, Fast Withdrawals.The company has worked to fundamentally transform the existing 2-5 day wait that customers experience when withdrawing their winnings, with Fast Withdrawals taking just a matter of seconds.Head of Payments, Andy Sacre, who also led on the introduction of Apple Pay back in August 2016, said: “We’re really pleased to deliver a product that allows customers to access winnings quickly and securely. Slow withdrawal times is a key grievance for our customers and always ranks highly on industry research on what matters most to customers. It’s a first step in what we expect to be an exciting period ahead for us.”Sacre adds: “In today’s fast-paced payments space, we needed to close the gap on how long it took banks to credit winnings to customers. We put the customer first when coming up with the idea and it’s a great step forward in trying to solve what’s been an age old problem for our industry and in the wider FinTech space. The feedback from our customers has already been overwhelmingly positive.” Submit DCMS demands further ‘proactive steps’ to protect punters during lockdown April 21, 2020 Share UKGC – Credit ban applies across all technology verticals June 10, 2020 Related Articles Revolut suspends all UK gambling payments April 17, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Wellington High School Daily Bulletin: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

first_img*Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Tuesday, November 11 – Pittsburg State.Thursday, November 13 – Fort Hays State.Follow us on Twitter. Monday’s lunch: Taco soup, tortilla chips, fresh broccoli, chilled pears, snicker doodle. *There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older. Friday’s lunch: Chicken Pattie, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beats, pineapple tidbits, hot roll/jelly. *Any sophomores or juniors interested in taking the PSAT, please see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office by September 25. *Any student who was unable to attend last Wednesday’s Stuco meeting and would still like to be a part of Stuco, please see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 today to receive important information regarding this year’s council. *There will be a Back to School dance tonight at WHS following the football game.  Admission will be either a box of tissues or five dollars. This dance is just for WHS Students- no out-of-town dates. *The first Crusader Creator Art Club meeting will be Sunday, Sept. 7 @ 7 pm in the 3D art room, enter through the front patio door.  Please bring your weekly schedule so we can decide when our weekly meetings will be held. If you cannot attend but are interested in being a member please see Mrs. Groom this week. Today’s news: *Movie club will be showing “Brian’s Song” on Tuesday September 9th at 7:30 pm. Make sure to bring some tissues! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments *If you need to purchase a student ID, please stop in the office today. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014:This week’s schedule: Friday• Football @ WHS vs. Augusta• Pep AssemblySaturday• JV Tennis @ Conway Springs 9:00last_img read more

Pre-applications for eligibility for up to $25,000 in free home rehabilitation is due Friday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — People who live within the target area in the graphic above from A Street to G Street and from H Street to 15th Street, could be eligible up to $25,000 in grant money to rehabilitate their house. But the Sumner County Economic Development Commission needs your help – rather quickly. This applies to homeowners and landlords alike.People within the target area need to fill out a pre-application for such a grant by this Friday and have it returned to the SCECD office at 123 N. Jefferson in Wellington. See application here.Wellington is vying for a $385,000 Community Development Block Grant which is a federal program that provides money for housing assistance. If Wellington is successful it will receive money that will go specifically to a target area specifically for home rehabilitation.“People within this area will qualify for home repairs whether it be new roofs, windows or other constructional needs,” said Stacy Davis, Sumner County Economic Development Commission Director. “If we are successful procuring this grant then it will be a five year program in which other areas of the community would become eligible.”But first things first. Wellington needs to obtain the grant first. And it needs is a certain number of pre-applications to demonstrate to the grant committee that it is eligible.The grant is due on August 31. The grant writer, at no cost to the taxpayers, wishes to submit the Wellington application on Monday.A CDBG committee was formed earlier this year when it was determined that Wellington was indeed in need of housing rehabilitation. The City of Wellington has determined that if awarded the grant, they are planning to allocate funds to landlords who rent to low-to-moderate income families.Of this award money, each home may be able to receive a maximum of $25,000 per rehabilitation. In addition to this the Landlord must commit 25 percent of the final cost of rehabilitation. For example, if a home is need of $30,000 worth of repairs, the landlord could be required to commit 25 percent of that final price ($7,500) and the grand would assume 75 percent of the rehabilitation costs of $22,500.This pre-application is asking for a commitment from the landlord that he or she would be willing to commit a number of houses in need of rehabilitation and can and will commit 25 percent of the repair cost. This pre-application is not a binding contract.Actual applications will be solicited from interested landlords when a grant is awarded. This is only to judge commitment and willingness to participate, Davis said.So far the response has been slow, Davis said. Postcards have been delivered to each home through the City of Wellington office.If you have any questions, contact Davis at (620)326-8779.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Mbappé: “I have to be inspired by the career of Cristiano”

first_img“Juventus is a strong team and is shown by the finals he played in recent seasons. They have always lacked something to make a difference, and now they have it thanks to Cristiano. He is the player that makes you win the important things. This year Juventus is among the favorites, but there are also the usual ones, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Liverpool, “he said.In the PSG, Mbappé shares the costumes with players like Neymar Júnior or Icardi, with whom he developed a good relationship not only in the field. The explosive trident of the Parisian club already accumulates 51 goals this year (21 Mbappé, 13 Neymar and 17 Icardi).“Neymar is a great player, with whom I have a good relationship off the field. He lived two difficult seasons, but he is recovering his best level. It’s good news for Paris Saint Germain fans and those who love football“, he declared, before surrendering to Icardi.“Mauro is one of the best strikers in the world, but he arrived with humility, determined to help the team. He does not think of anything else to score when he is in the penalty area. He has already scored a lot, proving that he is an important player for the PSG. We have a lot of affinity with Icardi, we have complementary play styles. The important thing is to continue, “he continued.However, the one that surprised him most in the PSG was the Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti.“Verratti is a phenomenon, it seems obvious to me. He is the player that has impressed me the most since I was in the PSG. It’s great and it’s an incredible luck to have you on my team. I’m proud to play with him, “he admitted. The French Kylian Mbappé, striker of Paris Saint Germain, said that every Gallic player of his generation He grew up with Zinedine Zidane, current coach of Real Madrid, “as an idol” and acknowledged that he wants to have a career similar to the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.“If you’re French, you obviously grow up with Zidane as an idol. Then another idol was Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom I have already been lucky enough to measure myself as a rival, also with the national team, “Mbappé said in an interview published Wednesday by the Italian newspaper” La Gazzetta dello Sport. ““Then I loved the great Brazilian players, like (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) Pelé, (Ronaldo de Assis Moreira) Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Nazario or Ricardo Kaká.. To my fans I want to give the message of a boy who believed in his dream, giving his best, trying to overcome his limits and leave a mark on my sport, “added the 21-year-old world champion forward.The French striker explained that for the future of his career he is inspired by what Cristiano Ronaldo achieved, because now “It’s late” to follow in the footsteps of Argentine Lionel Messi and play his entire career in one club.“It’s too late for me to do a career like Messi, I would have had to stay in Monaco. Without taking any merit from Messi, now I have to be inspired by the career of Cristiano“, said.And it is that Mbappé has a deep admiration for CR7, which he considers as the right player to return the Champions League to Juventus this season.last_img read more