Football: Guardiola issues title pressure warning to Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement 5qth2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2jtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehtu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7w6nWould you ever consider trying this?😱3mx2cCan your students do this? 🌚uicRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool have vastly enjoyed Christmas and Boxing Day as they sit unbeaten at the summit of the Premier League, six points ahead of the rest, with half of the season already through. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warns the leaders of the pressures at high altitudes, at the top.Advertisement Guardiola’s City have succumbed to two consecutive losses, making three in four games, as they slipped from first place to third in the Premier League, while Liverpool and Tottenham who were on their tails, have climbed above the defending English champions after Boxing Day. Now these results might be very interesting to show where this seasons’s Premiership might be headed, and while Guardiola demands change of dynamic in his squad, he warns the league leaders as they take pole position.The Spanish manager reveals when one is at the top, of course not without putting on stellar performances match in match out, how everyone expects you to win and how everyone reacts when these expectations are not met, and overall, how this is very difficult to do.Advertisement “From January, February last season people said, ‘The Premier League is over’. To live with that is not easy,” he said.  “Football is that you are able to win a lot of games and you are able to lose a lot of games. When I was at Barcelona for one period I lost four games in a row.”The City manager is confident about his players and their abilities that they would bounce back again from their recent setbacks and hopes to get back into the title race.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United are delighted to announce that Adam Rooney has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.The 6’4″ centre-back made his first team breakthrough at Eamonn Deacy Park in 2018.Eighteen-year-old Rooney enjoyed an impressive first season with the club’s under-17 team in 2017 before progressing to under-19 level in 2018.Rooney made his first team debut for United against Sligo Rovers in the EA SPORTS Cup in April.Alan Murphy handed the young defender a further five league starts following his appointment as manager in July and Rooney also enjoyed an excellent season at International Schools level, where he helped Ireland to victory in the Centenary Shield.United manager Alan Murphy told “You need only look at Adam and he just shouts potential. I’m very excited by the work we can do with Adam next year.“I feel the coming season is going to be a real breakthrough year for Adam. The way his football and philosophy goes, along with the way he plays the game.“Adam has many different abilities, he can be a tough-tackling centre-half, he can be a ball-playing centre-half and he’s very mobile. That’s just Adam Rooney in 2018, what will he be like in 2020?”2018 was an important year for Rooney’s development with the commanding centre-back making his first team bow and winning the Centenary Shield with Ireland, and Alan Murphy hopes he can continue to progress at Eamonn Deacy Park.“You just need to look at past Galway United players in Irish Schools teams. I’d go straight to Ryan Manning and look at the jump he made straight after being named Irish Schools Player of the Year.“That’s exactly what Adam can do and I think he’s only working at half pace with regard to his development. He has huge potential and ability.“It’s a big, big year for him in terms of nailing down a spot in the first team, really pushing on and becoming a leader at a young age.”last_img read more