Jose Mourinho must get tune out of Spurs stars who downed tools for Pochettino

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO knows he has to get a tune out of the players who downed their instruments under Mauricio Pochettino.And the new Tottenham boss has already told Dele Alli he wants the England midfielder to be himself again.5 Jose Mourinho must find a way to motivate Tottenham’s underachieving starsCredit: Getty – ContributorDele’s injury-hit 2019 has seen his statistics and contribution slump, although goals against Watford and Everton recently have suggested he might be regaining confidence and form.But it was Mourinho’s training ground conversation with one of his prize assets — asking Dele if it was him or his brother — that signalled his hands-on approach.It was a trademark Mourinho gambit, not dissimilar to him telling Frank Lampard in the Chelsea training ground showers that he could prove he was the best midfielder in the world.Footage Spurs have put out on their social media accounts has been similarly telling.Mourinho appears to be making a point of showing affection and warmth towards Dele, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Eric Dier.Asked about Dele, the response was instant — and signalled he will restore him to the more attacking role that brought 46 goals in his first three seasons at the club.Mourinho said: “He is potentially a fantastic player. Now I have to create a tactical situation he is happy with, give him the right dynamics and prepare him physically well. He has had important injuries and he is not on the top of his form.“I cannot expect him to play at West Ham — if he plays — and go there and be man of the match.5 Jose Mourinho wants to restore Dele Alli to his brilliant bestCredit: Getty – Contributor“But he needs to go through a process that will bring the real Dele back because the real Dele is the one who in the last few years has impressed us all.”The focus on Dier, who has become something of a forgotten man since he was diagnosed with appendicitis last December, was equally significant.Mourinho, as he did in his stints at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, wants to be the Pied Piper of the Tottenham group.He even claims to not be fussed about the title of “head coach” rather than “manager” — an issue that became a divide between Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy.Mourinho said: “There are no ‘managers’ in modern football. In reality, who is the manager of any football club?“It’s a title but what’s a title? We are part of a structure. We don’t work alone.“We need other people and it depends on the way the club is structured.“You have a president or a chief executive and you have you have assets to develop.5 Eric Dier’s form and confidence has suffered since being diagnosed with appendicitis in December last yearCredit: PA:Empics Sport“What I am is the head coach.“Nobody else will decide which team is going to play. Nobody will decide when I’m going to train or give them a day off. That’s my responsibility.“But if you think in modern football that you are all-powerful, you are in trouble.”As for what Mourinho can deliver at Spurs, there was a slight dig at the Pochettino legacy before his mission statement.He added: “The fans must be happy. The players must be happy and I must be also happy.“This is a process. I’m going to try to make some tactical ticks, if you can say that, not incredible changes.“I’m not going now to try to be Einstein but I’m going to try to make the players play the way I want them to play.“Offensive football, yes, but winning matches, not offensive football where you don’t win a match for ten or 11 months.5“Yes, attacking football. But you are not going to see Harry Kane playing left-back, that’s for sure.“I would not go so far as to say I am reinventing myself.“But I’ve thought about my career and my evolution.“I try to define new targets for my career.“I was very selective. I had to say no many, many times to a few clubs, good clubs with some very interesting projects.“But I always thought to myself I have to be strong enough to wait for something that really motivates me.5LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year“One thing is the passion you have for football.“Another thing is to feel that you have the right challenge, the right situation in your hands ahead of you.“This was something that really motivates me.” Jose Mourinho meets Son and Tottenham players in first training session at the clublast_img read more

5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean

first_imgCosta Rica’s National Police rescued five more green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) weighing up to 150 kilograms last week in Moín, Limón, on the northern Caribbean coast. The rescue was a success story for a more aggressive patrolling strategy on the coast that has seen some success in saving the endangered turtles and protecting their eggs.The five female sea turtles were found tied and on their backs near the mouth of the Moín River along the beach with the same name, according to a July 22 statement from the Public Security Ministry. Allan Obando, National Police chief for Limón, said that there were no arrests in connection with the poaching.Green sea turtles can weigh up to 320 kilograms (700 pounds). The creatures nest on Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches from July to October and are often poached for their meat and eggs. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Green listed green sea turtles as endangered.The turtles, which weighed between 120 and 150 kilograms, were sent to the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo for care, where two others also recently have been taken. Police have rescued at least seven of the ancient reptiles so far this year from poachers who capture them for their meat as they come ashore to lay their eggs.One of the five was released on July 22, according to social media posts from the Jaguar Rescue Center and Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata. Encar García, the center’s biologist, told The Tico Times that two more were released in good condition Monday morning. The remaining two and a third, which arrived at the rescue center on July 3, remain in serious condition, she said. These three turtles suffered harpoon wounds that punctured their lungs, an injury that keeps the animals from regulating their buoyancy. Without the ability to dive and rise, the sea turtles cannot feed themselves in the wild. Obando told The Tico Times that the rescue of the turtles last week is a direct result of a two-pronged approach from the National Police, Coast Guard and volunteer groups that patrol the beaches. The first half of the strategy is improving prevention. Better coordination with volunteers, other law enforcement agencies, like the Coast Guard, and the community have given police the information they need to take action. Judicial Investigation Police rescued a 120-kilogram green sea turtle tied up in a private home in Limón thanks to a tip from a neighbor this month, for example.“If they see boats or cars in the area they let us know. They’re our eyes on the beach,” Obando said.The police chief said that the second half of the strategy was to increase their physical resources at the beach. Four full-time police officers now patrol the beaches in Moín, where conservationist Jairo Mora was killed in an altercation with poachers on May 31, 2013. With officers on the ground, law enforcement can act more quickly to save the turtles before they are sold for meat.Obando said that the strategy is responsible for the protection of an estimated 1,000 sea turtles this season, and a hatchery program in coordination with law enforcement has released 400 baby green sea turtles. Another group of hatchlings is expected to be released next week, he said. Five female green sea turtles weighing between 120 and 150 kilograms rescued by police on July 21, 2015 near Moín beach in Limón. (Courtesy Public Security Ministry) Facebook Comments Related posts:Following threats, poachers allegedly attack sea turtle conservationists in Costa Rica, Sea Shepherd says Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggscenter_img Informo con beneplácito la liberación de 2 de las 5 tortugas rescatadas anoche en Moín. Las otras bajo cuidados. pic.twitter.com/02qdad7Zv4— Gustavo Mata Vega (@gustavomatacr) July 22, 2015last_img read more