Mourinho: I ‘ll Not Repeat My Past Mistakes at Spurs

first_img“I realised I made mistakes,” he said.“I’m not going to make the same mistakes. “I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”Mourinho, who would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to, added: “”I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season.“I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that.”The 56-year-old’s time at Manchester United came to an end last December with the club 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Mourinho had also reportedly fallen out with £89m signing Paul Pogba and was criticised by fans towards the end of his tenure for playing dull, defensive football.The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s departure from Old Trafford continued his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.“When I don’t win I cannot be happy and I cannot change that,” Mourinho added. “That is my DNA.“I hope I can influence my players, because if you are happy losing football matches it is very hard to be a winner.“Sometimes you have to work with people you don’t love and work well. I have principles that I cannot change and one of those is that I don’t think I can change.”Mourinho spent nearly £400m on 11 players during his two years at Manchester United, but believes he has already inherited a quality squad at Spurs.“The best gift for me, I don’t need players,” he added. “I am happy with the ones I have.“I just need more time with them. I know them well from playing against them, but you never know them well enough.”The 56-year-old takes charge of a Spurs side that are 14th in the Premier League with just three league wins all season.However, he is confident the club’s fortunes will soon turn around and they will be back challenging at the top of the table in the near future.He said: “We cannot win the Premier League this season, but we can win it next season. Not will, but can.”Despite Tottenham’s poor start to the season, Pochettino’s departure on Tuesday had come as a surprise to many with the club having reached the Champions League final – where they lost to Liverpool – just six months earlier.Mourinho paid tribute to his predecessor, saying: “I have to congratulate him for the work he has done.“This club will always be his home. This training ground will always be his training ground. The door will always be open for him.“He can come when he wants. When he misses the players, when he misses the people he worked with. The door is always open for him.“He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again. He will have a great future.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New Tottenham Manager, Jose Mourinho, insisted yesterday that he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career.last_img read more

Women’s soccer returns home after tough road loss

first_imgUSC will look to get back to its winning ways as it takes on Washington State Thursday at McAlister Field for a 3 p.m. kickoff and Washington Sunday at 1 p.m. Cal capitalized on virtually every opportunity from start to finish, scoring three times on 10 attempts. Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking has 9 goals so far this season — the second most on her team after junior forward Tara McKeown. She also has four assists. ( Yannick Peterhans / Daily Trojan) “I think we’re going to take it one game at a time and work on things we need to work on going into the postseason,” Hocking said. “We’ll be fine.”  USC will have the week to try to hit the reset button before facing two of the highest ranked teams in the Pac-12. Washington State ranks No. 4 and Washington comes in at No. 2 in the conference. “I didn’t think we matched the competitiveness they brought to the game,” McAlpine said in an interview with USC Athletics. “As such, they were able to capitalize on all the mistakes that we made.” This has been a trend for the Trojans in games where they have fallen behind. No one doubts the Trojans’ talent and skill, but at times it seems as though USC’s competitive play takes a while to get going. The Trojans have won their last five matches against the Cougars and their last three against the Huskies, but the team’s focus is on the present.  The No. 7 USC women’s soccer team is preparing for its final home games of the regular season against No. 18 Washington State and No. 12 Washington.  “We’re not playing the best we can,” she said. “After the Cal loss, I think that was kind of a wake up call for us. We’re not there yet, we need to work on a lot of things to get where we want to be.”center_img Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking said the loss to the Bears should kick the Trojans into high gear The Trojans are coming off a disappointing 3-0 loss to Cal Friday in Berkeley. It was USC’s first loss to the Bears in two seasons and the first time the high-scoring Trojan offense has been shutout this season.  There are no cakewalks in the Pac-12 this season. It has been one of the tougher years in the conference’s history, with all but one team boasting a record over .500 and eight schools ranked in the Top 40 according to RPI rankings.  The Trojans switched goalkeepers in the second half, as head coach Keidane McAlpine brought in former Pac-12 Keeper of the Year redshirt junior Kaylie Collins to replace sophomore Anna Smith. Collins saw her first action since suffering an injury in August and allowed two goals in the second half as Cal padded its lead on its way to the upset win.  Hocking said it will be crucial for USC to approach the remainder of its schedule one game at a time instead of looking ahead to the playoffs.  “For the rest of the season, we’re just really focused on each game,” Hocking said. “Taking each game one game at a time, and really focusing for the Washington State game.” The Trojans have struggled this season on the road with an overtime win, an overtime tie and now a loss in six games away from McAlister Field. USC will be happy to be back at home where it has been dominant, outscoring opponents a combined 11-5. The race for the Pac-12 championship may be out of reach for the Trojans, who have two losses already in conference play and are looking up at a terrific Stanford team holding first place. Still, USC’s confidence in its future success has not wavered.last_img read more

Police record increases in rape, robberies

first_imgAccording to statistics released by the Guyana Police Force on Friday, for the month of June, 2018, there has been a nine per cent decrease in serious crimes, but an alarming nine per cent increase in rape cases, along with an eight per cent increase in robberies.There was a 25 per cent decrease in murder, but a two per cent increase in robbery-under-arms where a firearm were used. There has also been a 28 per cent decrease in robbery-under-arms where instruments other than a firearm were used; and there has been a five per cent decrease in robbery with violence; a 21 per cent decrease in robbery with aggravation; a 30 per cent decrease in larceny from the person; a three per cent decrease in burglary, and a 10 per cent decrease in break and enter and larceny as compared to the same period last year.The GPF recorded some 12 domestic murders, while it seized 67 illegal firearms.On June 9, a Berbice businessman was arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old. Reports are that the businessman was at home alone when the child’s mother sent her over to his house. It is still unclear what the child was sent to the house for. However, the girl’s younger brother reported to his teachers that the businessman had, on numerous occasions, touched his sister’s private parts when she visited his home.Following this information the boy provided on what occurred, teachers questioned the girl, and the Police was called in. The girl was taken to the Skeldon Hospital, wheare it was confirmed that she has been sexually molested.Meanwhile, on June 12th, 18-year-old Etzer Hope of Mazaruni, Region Seven, was charged for raping a 17-year-old girl, and was subsequently released on $200,000 bail.On June 20, Tovanie Simmons, a mother of four, lost her life after her ex-husband Imran Lyte knifed her to death because her friends allegedly taunted his newfound lover. He subsequently committed suicide. It was reported that Simmons was visited by her ex-husband and his sister, and they were sitting at the table having a discussion when he started stabbing Simmons. In a bid to escape, Simmons jumped from the veranda into the yard, but Lyte went after her. He reportedly caught up with her and continued stabbing her. After stabbing her about 18 times, he ran away.On June 6, Jainarine Seetaram reportedly used a hammer to murder his wife Bindmatie and their daughter Surujdai Khan, while his 11-year-old son witnessed the incident. The man later committed suicide.Traffic ManagementIn respect to traffic management, there was a 4.3 percent decrease in fatal accidents recorded at the end of June 2018. Serious, minor and damage accidents have also been decreased by 17.1; 32.4 and 18.4 percent respectively.Speeding accounted for 25 of 44 fatal accidents during the period January to June, while DUI accounted for 6 of those deaths. Additionally, the Police recorded 7 deaths due to inattentiveness of the driver. During the reporting period, some 19 pedestrians were killed, while 12 pedal cyclists along with 5 motorcyclists and 10 occupants of cars lost their lives.A total of 10,236 speeding cases were made out during the period, forming a fraction of the 44,170 traffic offences for the period. Some 1,868 persons continued to drive while under the influence, and 938 minibus drivers continued to disregard the law and overload their buses.For the month of May, the GPF recorded a seven per cent decrease in serious crimes along with a 4 percent increase in the number of reported rapes.It was also reported that 55 illegal firearms have been taken off the streets. According to the Force, as it pertains to traffic management, there was an 7.3 per cent decrease in fatal accidents recorded at the end of May, 2018.Two brothers of Fellowship, West Coast Demerara: Sherman West, 28 and Shalum Alim, 19, lost their lives on June 26 after they attempted to overtake a stationary minibus when it suddenly swerved out, hitting them before causing a collision with a second minibus which was travelling south.last_img read more

DONEGAL DISABILITY CAMPAIGNER VOWS TO CONTINUE WORK AFTER ATTENDING CONFERENCE

first_imgLetterkenny man Frank Larkin has vowed to work against disability hate crimes in Donegal and across Ireland.Frank LarkinMr Larkin has just returned from Budapest where he attended a training event and conference on hate crime with my particular focus being on disability hate crime.There were people from 14 European countries participating and Frank says the depth of experience and expertise was invaluable. “The training element concentrated on such things as Data collection and verification, Categorisation of incidents and Bias Indicators, Reporting Hate Crime, Media Monitoring, Victim Support, Models of Cooperation between civil society organisations, Police, Local authorities and government and how advocacy can help to combat hate crime,” said Frank.The speakers at the conference included Paul Giannasi, Police Superintendent from the UK ministry of Justice & Joanna Perry, Hate Crime Officer OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).Frank added “One of the most useful things in the conference was in learning that there are ways in which you can have the likes of disability hate crime dealt with despite there being no legislation that specifically deals with it in this country.“The most important thing for me is to implement the training and deliver it to civil society organisations as a whole so that we can ensure that the issue is dealt with as there tends to be a rise in disability hate crime and all other hate crime in times of austerity.” And he vowed “I will continue to work with the Gardaí at local level and hope that appropriate steps can be taken to ensure that hate crimes are made visible.“My hope is that it can be dealt with appropriately with the recommended guidelines until such time as it is dealt with by appropriate legislation.”  DONEGAL DISABILITY CAMPAIGNER VOWS TO CONTINUE WORK AFTER ATTENDING CONFERENCE was last modified: March 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DISABILITY HATE CRIMEdonegalFrank Larkinlast_img read more