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Arsene Wenger compares Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid star Luka Modric

first_imgArsene Wenger compares Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid star Luka Modric Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Feb 2019 10:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link35Shares Speaking on beIN SPORTS, the former Arsenal manager said: ‘He is the outstanding player at Tottenham and the worry you can have for Tottenham is can they keep a player of that quality. I think he has developed extremely well.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He can score, he can deliver on set-pieces, he can give the final ball, he works very hard for the team. You do not find many players with so many qualities.‘He is the player that [Luka] Modric was before at Tottenham but he scores more goals.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEriksen moved to Spurs a year after Modric had departed north London for Madrid, signing in a bargain £11.5m deal from Ajax in 2013 and he has effectively filled the Croatian’s boots as the club’s playmaker.Since his arrival at Spurs, Eriksen has created more chances (518) in the Premier League than any other player following his debut in the competition, highlighting how influential he has been for Spurs.He has also scored 63 goals in 259 games and Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to keep him long-term as he plots a way to end the club’s trophy drought.Spurs qualified for the Champions League last-16 stage despite picking up just one point in their opening three group games and now have one foot in the quarter-finals following their emphatic victory over the Bundesliga leaders.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 Christin Eriksen has developed into a key player for Spurs (Getty Images)Arsene Wenger has hailed Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen as a complete midfielder and likened him to Real Madrid star Luka Modric.Eriksen delivered an excellent performance as Spurs thrashed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, supplying the assist for Fernando Llorente’s header late on after Heung-Min Son and Jan Vertonghen had also found the net.There has been plenty of speculation over the 27-year-old’s future as Spurs have been unable to reach an agreement with him over a contract extension to take him beyond his existing deal which expires in 2020.Real Madrid, who signed Modric from Spurs in 2012, are rumoured to be suitors of the Danish international and although Wenger sees similarities in their styles of play, he stated that Eriksen is a greater goal threat than the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner.ADVERTISEMENT”You do not find player with so many qualities. He’s the player that was Modrić before… but he scores more goals!”Wenger compares Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner. #beINUCL #beINWenger pic.twitter.com/kWhyGkCSMK— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) February 13, 2019 Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Dominica benefits from US, Caribbean Basin Security Initiative

first_img Share 71 Views   no discussions LocalNews Dominica benefits from US, Caribbean Basin Security Initiative by: – May 31, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Caribbean Larry Palmer and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit at the commissioning of the “P.B Lugay and P.B Royer”Dominica has become the first island in the Eastern Caribbean to benefit from the United States, Caribbean Basin Security Initiative after officially receiving two new interceptor vessels and maritime support package on Thursday.The official commissioning of the “Secure Seas” interceptor vessels took place at the Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth.Addressing that ceremony United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Caribbean, Larry Palmer said the commission of the two vessels is testimony of the continued partnership the US and Dominica share in keeping Dominica safe.“Dominica Coast Guard has been a strong partner and has taken an aggressive stance to keep Dominica safe from illicit narcotics trafficking and other threats to the region’s maritime borders. Your drug unit, your joint national intelligence councils and your financial intelligence unit work closely with our law enforcement agencies and we applaud your efforts in increasing cooperation and coordination to combat transnational crime”.Patrol Boat Lugay and Patrol Boat RoyerThe overall cost of the vessels, support package and equipment is estimated at US $1.74 million.The equipment includes a robust communication system, training and technical support, maintenance, repairs and spare parts and a heavy duty pick-up truck.Palmer said the interceptor vessels and the installed communications system will provide Dominica a distinct edge in “detecting, tracking and perusing suspects, and will facilitate operational efficiency between nations”.Prime Minister Skerrit and other officials boarding PB RoyerMeantime Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the vessels would serve as a deterrent to persons who are “bent on mischief”.Skerrit further described the technical advancement and speed of the vessels as one which could convert into a “sea planes”, warning “would be criminals” that with these vessels there will be no place to hide. The vessels; “Patrol Boat Royer” and “Patrol Boat Lugay” were named after deceased police officers who dedicated their lives to the service.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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No fixtures or sponsors’ information but GFF to kick off Elite League on Sunday

first_img… Ansa McAl pulls plug as ‘title sponsor’THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will kick off the third season of their ‘Elite League’, featuring ten of the country’s teams, with a double-header on Sunday, November 19 at the Leonora Track and Field Facility.According a release from the GFF, the third installation of the country’s premier football league, will see greater emphasis on player-oriented initiatives, will start with grand opening ceremony from 15:00hrs.Following that spectators will see the ‘Big Four’ winners – Fruta Conquerors face newcomers New Amsterdam from 17:30hrs, and defending champions Guyana Defence Force (GDF) tackle first-timers Western Tigers FC at 20:00hrs.The new season will see six of the top clubs added to the pool of elite teams following their receipt of their respective CONCACAF Club licences in September, including Western Tigers FC, Cougars FC, New Amsterdam United FC, Ann’s Grove FC, Den Amstel FC and Milerock FC.Ian Alves, Competitions Director of the GFF said the Federation is looking forward to a competitive season with the additional clubs and incentives, and that the players also have a responsibility to ensure this is realised.“In return, players have been asked to bring their best game on each match day in order to make the league attractive to the fans. We therefore urge club supporters and football fans in general to come out and experience Guyana’s highest level of football as we continue to grow and develop the league towards self-sustenance in the near future,” Alves said.This year, the winners will receive $5M, second-place $2M, third and fourth will pocket $1M and $500 000 respectively.Meanwhile, with regard to sponsorship, only Church’s Chicken was named. The previous two seasons were called the ‘STAG’ Elite League, but the GFF had downplayed the rumoured fallout between the federation and Ansa McAl, with president Wayne Forde telling reporters recently that they’re awaiting a confirmation from the Trinidadian company.However, Communications and Public Relations Officer, Debra Francis, when asked about Ansa McAl and STAG Beer’s involvement in this year’s league after plugging millions over the past two years, stated, “The question will be best responded to by Ansa McAl but they have not recommitted to the title sponsorship for the new season.”Francis also said that “the sponsors for the league are still being finalised, to the best of my knowledge, and will be released in due course”.Asked about the fixtures, the Communications and Public Relations Officer explained that it is still being finalised and will be disseminated upon completion.last_img read more

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