‘I should have just Cruyff’d him!’ Ben Foster acknowledges his error after Watford’s loss to Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement ‘I should have just Cruyff’d him!’ Ben Foster acknowledges his error after Watford’s loss to Arsenal Aubameyang moved onto 18 goals for the Premier League season (Getty Images)Speaking to Sky Sports, Foster said: ‘We’re absolutely gutted in there. I’ve said sorry to the lads and to the fans. I think I should have just Cruyff’d him to be honest with you but it’s not really my style!AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Daryl’s played the ball back to me and I’ve just tried to just drag it onto my left and hit it out wide and before I know it he’s bloody on me, God he’s fast. Fair play to him, he’s absolutely rapid.‘I was walking off the pitch there speaking to Bernd Leno and he said ‘it’s not your fault, he’s too quick!’ and I totally agree, it’s a good goal to be honest.‘With hindsight with players like Aubameyang, you’ve got to just get rid as quick as you can, you know he’s gonna be on you, it’s not the time to mess about. Just shell it even if it goes into row Z.‘I’m definitely not a modern goalie, I’m happy to put it in row Z, they can’t score from row Z. I just thought I’d probably had a little more time than I did and got a bit slow and lazy with it.‘Lesson learned, next time I’ll put my boot through it.’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 Ben Foster apologised to Watford’s fans after his mistake against Arsenal (Getty Images)Ben Foster has joked that he should have attempted a Cruyff turn after he was caught out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.The veteran goalkeeper received a back-pass from Daryl Janmaat and took a touch before looking to play the ball out from the back and initiate an attacking move for his side.However, Foster took too long to release the ball and his attempted clearance was blocked by Aubameyang with the ball deflecting into the back of the net after ten minutes.That goal proved to be the winner and Foster admitted that he was guilty of underestimating just how quick Aubameyang is, stating that he felt he had more time to clear the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 10:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link349Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Gallas, Saha, Others Confirmed for Yobo Centenary Game

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeFour more top players from Europe including William Gallas, Louis Saha, Tim Howard and Steven Pienaar have been booked on the flight to Port Harcourt for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game, the befitting testimonial match planed to mark the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from football on May 27.Yobo’s associate and former Super Eagles player, Waidi Akanni, confirmed yesterday that plans for a befitting testimonial was on course with the quality of players who have confirmed their presence in Port Harcourt.“It is becoming very exciting the number of top players who have confirmed their readiness to be in Nigeria for the Yobo testimonial. I can assure you that before that date in May, more top players are going to be unveiled,” stressed Akanni. Gallas is a former Chelsea and France defender, who helped the Blues win back-to-back the English Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho in 2005 and 2006. He is also a former Arsenal, Tottenham and Perth Glory (Australia) player who called time on a glittering career after 84 caps for France. He retired from the game two years ago.Saha, Yobo’s former teammate at Everton is also a French former professional footballer. Saha was capped 20 times for the French national team. He moved over to Goodison Park after four and half years at Old Trafford.Also, Everton and United States of America goalkeeper, Tim Howard is also listed for the Garden City football fiesta.Howard is an iconic figure in U.S. soccer, especially after his epic performance in the 2014 World Cup, when he delivered a 15-save effort in the round-of-16 defeat against Belgium.He has also been a mainstay for the Toffees, logging more than 400 appearances in all competitions.The 36-year-old signed a four-year contract in 2014 with the intention of staying at Everton until the 2018 World Cup but has endured some shaky performances this season and recently lost his spot in the starting lineup to Joel Robles.The fourth player to also confirm his presence in Nigeria to honour Yobo is another Everton and South African star, Steven Pienaar. He was captain of the Bafana Bafana, until October 2012.Earlier, Yobo’s former Everton teammate Wayne Rooney and African greats Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, plus a host of other international football personalities have all shown interests in honouring the Ogoni-born star who amassed 100 international caps, scoring seven goals in a career that spanned 13 years.He featured at three FIFA World Cups and six AFCON tournaments, leading Nigeria to victory in his last outing in South Africa.Some of the corporate bodies who have indicated their support for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game include, Sifax Group, NICON Insurance and Beko Electronics Ltd.The testimonial game which is being put together by the Joseph Yobo Foundation in partnership with the Rivers State Government will be an occasion to celebrate a worthy son of the state who had a distinguished career.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The ‘Brady Miracle’ busts up bookmakers

first_img StumbleUpon Stamford Bridge to host the inaugural five-a-side SBC Global Championship May 15, 2018 Submit Share A night of high drama, saw New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady carry his team from a 25-point deficit to Super Bowl LI glory this Sunday.In what many have called the greatest Super Bowl final of all time, ‘Touchdown Tommy’ stepped up his game to win his fifth Vince Lombardi trophy with US media crowning Brady the GOAT (greatest of all time).However, the stream of Brady tributes has not been shared by bookmakers who were stung by the Patriots victory.Speaking to the Las Vegas Journal, Nick Bogdanovich William Hill Vegas Sportsbook Director stated that ‘in-play had been the killer’, as Super Bowl LI went into overtime and punters backed the Patriots.By the start of the 4th quarter, some Vegas bookmakers would offer odds ranging between 15/18 –1 on a Patriots comeback giving punters a real underdog incentive.“Any time a real good team gets down in any sport, it’s always bad. And you magnify it on the Patriots in the Super Bowl. They had infinite opportunities to take them on the money line, to take a little to make a lot.”  Bogdanovich detailedWatching the Super Bowl action in the UK, Steve Baumohl, VP Trading at Redzonesports could not believe what he was witnessing.“Forget blowing the 28-3 lead, it was the last 4 minutes where this game was won and lost. After a truly outstanding 29 yard catch by Julio Jones on the 22 yard line, Atlanta would have had the game won if they just continued to run the ball, drain the clock and at worse kick a field goal. But Matt Ryan allowing himself to be sacked at the 38 yard line 2 plays later coupled with the flag on the next play, swung the momentum beyond all logic. ”“At halftime most of the UK market had New England at 9/4 to win the game, whilst redzonesports.com had them at 11/4, a price we’d still stand behind now. But despite being on the wrong side of one of the greatest ever sporting comebacks, it was a sensational moment to witness and can only help elevate the appeal of the game even further in the UK.”“History will remember the Patriots comeback and the ‘Brady Miracle’, the scale of which will no doubt evoke memories of the miracle of Istanbul. But there’s no denying that the Falcons played a large hand in this result. “ Related Articles Argyll Entertainment – Bold Eagles save bookmakers from another Brady Super Bowl payout February 6, 2018 Philadelphia aims to halt Patriots for first Super Bowl triumph February 2, 2018 Sharelast_img read more