Tottenham Hotspur ‘It’s getting boring!’ – Dier lauds record-setting Kane after late Tottenham winner at Crystal Palace Patric Ridge Last updated 1 year ago 23:26 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Crystal Palace Premier League The midfielder was full of praise for his Spurs colleague after the game with the striker having netted his 150th goal in club football Eric Dier joked that Harry Kane’s record-setting goals are “getting boring” after the Tottenham striker snatched an 88th-minute winner against Crystal Palace.Kane made amends for squandering a golden opportunity early in the second half with a superb header late on at Selhurst Park, with the 1-0 victory taking Tottenham into the top four in the Premier League.It also marked the England forward’s 150th goal in club football, and Dier was full of praise for his record-breaking team-mate. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “It’s getting boring isn’t it, he just keeps getting the records. But he’s a class act, he just keeps getting the goals at vital moments,” Kane told BBC Sport.”We like to leave it late here every year, we’re just really happy to get the goal. I think we thoroughly deserved it, we had so many chances.”Tottenham dominated throughout on Sunday, and only the fine form of Wayne Hennessey and unusual profligacy in front of goal from Kane prevented Mauricio Pochettino’s side going ahead much earlier.Kane, as ever, came up with the goods in the end, though, but the 24-year-old claimed he was unaware of the milestone his goal marked.”I didn’t even realise to be honest. I just want to keep scoring and help the team win games,” he said.”We left that very late. I thought it wasn’t going to be our day, because we had a few chances, especially me, and Serge Aurier had one at the end too, but we kept going until the end and eventually got our rewards.“We had a tough patch, with a few tough games recently, now we have to keep that momentum going.”While Tottenham’s performance certainly warranted a goal, it was harsh on Palace, who put in a determine backs-to-the-wall display.Already with a lengthy injury list to contend with, Roy Hodgson’s woes were compounded late on when defender James Tomkins hobbled off – Kane delivering the final blow moments later, and Patrick van Aanholt could not hide his disappointment.”We were right in the game until the end, so we’re very disappointed, there’s not a lot we can say,” the former Sunderland defender said.”Defensively we played very well as a team, but now we just have to look ahead to the next game.”
Manchester City Guardiola lauds ‘clinical’ Man City after brushing Arsenal aside again Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 07:24 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Arsenal v Manchester City Arsenal Premier League Arsène Wenger First-half goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane pushed the Premier League leaders a step closer to the title Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s mental strength after they recorded a second successive 3-0 win over Arsenal in the space of five days.Having beaten the same opponents at the weekend to lift the Carabao Cup, City moved a step closer to clinching the Premier League title with a clinical performance at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane scored in the first half as the runaway leaders restored their 16-point cushion over nearest rivals Manchester United in the table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Guardiola’s squad now need to win just five of their remaining 10 games to be crowned champions after what their manager described as an “amazing result” on the road.”Mentally we were strong. We were clinical. We scored three outstanding goals,” the Spaniard told BBC Sport.”After that it was not easy — the first 15 minutes of the second half we were poor. Still, it’s an amazing result for us.”We are out of the FA Cup and we have won the League Cup. Now it’s just two competitions, and you fight for one of them for 10 months. “These are the last steps to be champions; you keep going until the end. We have to win five games. We don’t think too much — now we play Chelsea. “Hopefully we have the desire to win, to be the best team in England. We forget that we are tired.”
UEFA Europa League AC Milan vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Ryan Kelly 20:43 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images UEFA Europa League Milan v Arsenal Milan Arsenal The Gunners are at a low ebb as they get set to face Gennaro Gattuso’s upwardly mobile Rossoneri side in Europe Crisis-stricken Arsenal head to Italy on Thursday to take on Serie A side AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.Arsene Wenger’s men are on a dismal run of form and come into the game against the Rossoneri on the back of four consecutive defeats, losing most recently to Brighton in the Premier League.Their hopes of achieving a Champions League finish – in the top four – have effectively been extinguished so the Europa League is now their only way of reclaiming a seat at the top table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp They come up against a Milan side that, conversely, are experiencing an upswing in fortunes, with Gennaro Gattuso finally discovering the formula for success at San Siro. Game AC Milan vs Arsenal Date Thursday March 8 Time 18:00 GMT / 13:00 ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 2 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position AC Milan players Goalkeepers Storari, G. Donnarumma, A. Donnarumma, Guarnone Defenders Calabria, Conti, Romagnoli, Gomez, Zapata, Bonucci, Abate, Musacchio, Antonelli, Gabbia, Bellanova, Rodriguez Midfielders Mauri, Bonaventura, Suso, Calhanoglu, Montolivo, Biglia, Pobega, Locatelli, Kessie Forwards Borini, Kalinic, Silva, Forte, Cutrone The hosts will be without the services of Andrea Conti and Luca Antonelli, while Ignazio Abate is considered a doubt. Other than that, Gattuso has a full complement of players ready to play at San Siro.Potential AC Milan starting XI: G. Donnarumma; Rodriguez, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Calabria; Biglia, Kessie, Bonaventura; Suso, Calhanoglu, Cutrone. Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey Defenders Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Mavropanos, Kolasinac Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Cazorla, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Nelson, Mkhitaryan Forwards Lacazette, Welbeck, Nketiah, Willock Arsenal will be without Nacho Monreal in defence as the Spaniard continues to recover from a back injury, while Alexandre Lacazette and Santi Cazorla are long-term absentees. As well as that, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible.Potential Arsenal starting XI: Ospina; Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers; Bellerin, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil; Welbeck.Betting & Match Odds AC Milan are favourites to win according to dabblebet, who price them at 11/10, while Arsenal are rated 23/10 to beat the Rossoneri. A draw is available at 9/4.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Arsenal arrive in Milan for the Europa League last-16 game at what may be their lowest point since Wenger took the reins of the club over 20 years ago. Not only do they have a point to prove, they are under serious pressure to go all the way in the competition but they have been handed a tough assignment in the form of Gattuso’s Rossoneri.Two months ago it would not have appeared to be as difficult a prospect, but, after enduring a slow start to his tenure, the divisive World Cup winner has seemingly cracked the code.Milan are unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions and, while the Gunners are on a four-game losing streak, the Italians have won their last five, beating the likes of Ludogorets and Roma.Gattuso’s men are currently thriving, with players such as Hakan Calhanoglu, Suso and Patrick Cutrone responding well to their new coach’s demands. As well as the aforementioned talent, they also boast the experience of Leonardo Bonucci, Ricardo Montolivo and Nikola Kalinic, so the Gunners cannot take anything for granted in Italy.Indeed, the north London men are a wounded entity and, given that their season now hinges on success in the Europa League, they must dig deep for a result, particularly away from home.
Arsenal Rodgers to replace Wenger? Merson will be ‘shocked’ if Arsenal don’t turn to Celtic boss Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 15:49 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Arsenal Celtic Premier League Premiership Arsène Wenger A summer change in the dugout is still being mooted at Emirates Stadium, and an ex-Gunner believes a former Liverpool boss will be handed the reins Brendan Rodgers deserves to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, says Paul Merson, with the former Gunner claiming he would be “shocked” if that appointment does not happen.A summer change in the dugout at Emirates Stadium continues to be mooted, with a frustrated fan base of the opinion that a fresh approach is required after 22 years of continuity.Wenger has helped to lift some of the pressure on his shoulders with back-to-back victories over AC Milan and Watford , but he is still scrapping to salvage a season which offers no guarantees of silverware or a top-four finish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp If Arsenal do decide to move in a different direction, then Merson believes a man who took Liverpool close to Premier League title glory prior to rewriting the record books at Celtic would be an ideal candidate to inherit the reins .The ex-Gunners midfielder told Sky Sports on Rodgers: “I don’t know why he doesn’t get the Arsenal job?“He fits Arsenal great. The nearest Liverpool have ever come to winning the league for a long, long time is when Brendan Rodgers was in charge.“He’s done nothing wrong at Celtic. To do what they’ve done, people can say it’s Scottish football and Celtic are head and shoulders above, but every team they played on that run treated it like a cup final, which is difficult sometimes – especially when you’re Celtic and know you’re better than everybody else.“But I think he now needs a change and needs to come back down [to England].“I’ll be shocked if he didn’t get a good job. I’d be quite shocked if he didn’t get the Arsenal job.”Rodgers, who took charge of Celtic in the summer of 2016, completed a domestic treble in his first season at the helm.He also oversaw a record-breaking 69-match unbeaten run and remains on course to secure more major silverware this season – with an Old Firm victory over Rangers on Sunday aiding that cause .Wenger, meanwhile, has Arsenal sat sixth in the Premier League, 12 points adrift of the Champions League spots and relying on the Europa League to offer them a shot at a trophy.
I became immediately concerned for our server space shortly after Marshall Scott wrote the following words on his look back at the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.Weeden finished with 399 yards, three passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown to Andrew Luck’s 347 yards and two touchdowns. I think I’m ready to say Weeden is the No. 2 quarterback in program history behind Mason Rudolph. By fractions. [PFB]Thankfully the servers held, and the reaction was actually [squints hard and stares into the distance] what is that … cordial? There were comments because there are always comments, but the discussion was good. One of the best responses I saw was this email from Kurt, who, like me, says Weeden > Rudolph.At QB, wins matter. You’re the captain of the ship. Stats matter at lots of positions, but wins are the measuring stick for greatness. For this reason alone MJ is the GOAT too. Dont @ me youngsters. Six championships, no finals losses, no game sevens either. Wins matter more than stats and longevity.I have seen a lot of QBs at OSU. Gundy was my first. I was 9. Now at 40, having seen 31 years of OSU football, I have concluded that wins matter. And memorable wins matter the most. Because of that Weeden is the GOAT at QB.Weeden in two years and one game went 24-3 with two of the program’s biggest wins ever, a Big 12 conference title and a BCS win against No. 4 Stanford. He had two seasons of 4200+ yards and had 34 TDs to 13 INT each year. His worst loss was at ISU(* forever). Also memorable wins at No. 8 ATM, UT, and the Route 66 at Tech. Probably had the best 2nd half debut at QB on national television until Tua. Rudulph had three losses in each of his three full seasons. His best win was vs. No. 5 TCU at home. His TD-INT ratio was better than BW’s but he only had one season with more than 4200 yards. Rudolph had a handful of not great losses. CMU (more **) being the worst. Stats are comparable, his wins aren’t.Mason was great. Heck, my parents named their new golden retriever puppy Mason. But he isn’t the GOAT.And if you ask me who Is No. 2, I’d say Zac. He did more with less talent overall and he had huge wins that changed the trajectory of the program. At Nebraska (their worst home loss EVER at the time), UGA to open BPS officially, and the best road win that put OSU clearly on the map, No. 3 Mizzou in Columbia.I love this. It’s a good reminder for those of us that go straight for the stats. Wins do matter, and Weeden won some monsters. The Rudolph truthers will point out that Weeden had Blackmon and a killer offensive line — both of which are true — but as Kurt pointed out, he very nearly won every single game he played at quarterback. There was almost no room for any improvement. I spent three years of Mason’s career hollering about how good he was, but even I can admit this … Weeden was (at least a little and maybe a lot) better as a quarterback for OSU. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. James Washington is eyeing a potential breakout year for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019. The second-year pro has been the talk of the locker room, namely of All-Pro wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, for his improvement between Years 1 and 2.He transformed his body during the offseason, coming in this spring an agile 15 pounds lighter than he was last year, and also says that he’s immersed himself in the playbook, trying to view the game “like a quarterback” does.While all of that work should aid him in getting on the field and in his attempted breakout, it’s his innate ability to make plays that made him a star at OSU, and that excites Steelers fans.Check out this impressive footwork and a contested grab a fan caught on video in the first week of training camp.James Washington vs Coty Sensebaugh pic.twitter.com/wcL7TTI956— OG Slim (@Jody_McFly) July 24, 2019And then Washington showed off his ability to get loose here.Nice move by James Washington to get separation in the open field and make the catch.#Steelers pic.twitter.com/48FfrtOrDw— Zach Metkler (@GZSports_ZM) July 31, 2019 And his impressive mitts here.That snag 🔥@JamesWashington pic.twitter.com/ik7sI2nCRU— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 31, 2019Training camp highlights do not always translate success on Sundays in the fall, but Washington has put the work in and is apparently a different player than he was when he showed up for training camp as a rookie.Washington’s progression is expected based on his timeline and his work ethic, according to Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin.“I think that can apply to any second-year guy,” said Tomlin. “That’s why we were always really comfortable expecting a big jump in consistency and performance from all of those guys.“This is not their first lap around the track. From an assignment standpoint, they’ve got a better understanding of what they’re being asked to do. They’re not learning things for the first time. They’ve got a sense from a conditioning standpoint the rigors of this process. So they come into it with more trained, professional bodies. “I think that speaks for him, Jaylen Samuels and anybody else that you could talk about in that class.”Now stronger, quicker and more experienced — and with the absence of Antonio Brown demanding targets — the door is wide open for Washington to make a splash in Year 2.But in true Washington form, he downplayed his desire to prove anything this fall.“I’m just taking it day-by-day and I’m trying to better than I was yesterday and that’s all I can do at this point,” Washington told Steelers.com.
You can look at Oklahoma State’s 36-30 defeat to No. 12 Texas on Saturday through two lenses.The first, that of a pessimist. The woe is me crowd. The yeah, throw this season in the dumpster crowd.This crowd was not a fan of the play-calling against the Longhorns. This crowd took umbrage with that now-infamous fake field goal. This crowd … is calling for Dru Brown to see more reps.Full disclosure: this crowd might just be the worst.Then there’s the lens of an optimistic. This view may have a shade of orange in its prescription. In this crowd, some may be prepared to dub Spencer Sanders an all-timer. This crowd didn’t hate the fake field goal, despite the unusual circumstances. This crowd actually thinks Oklahoma State, a team that may have been an onside kick recovery away from a massive upset, might be a good football team.(OK, I give. This crowd is definitely me.)It’s incredible just how much a narrative can shift, isn’t it? Last year, against Iowa State, Oklahoma State was arguably a dropped Tylan Wallace deep ball — which he rarely ever does in any circumstance — from a Cyclones comeback. Instead, the sky began falling. And it kept falling.Last season was a cautionary tale that sometimes an early narrative can actually be right. It turned out, OSU last season was just an OK football team. Nothing special. Six regular season wins, six regular season losses. The definition of average.Is a loss to Texas the same warning sign? Despite that feeling in your gut you got when the clock read all zeroes on Saturday night, I don’t believe so. This much-maligned defense gave up only 36 points — two weeks removed from mighty LSU (heavily sarcastic air quotes) gave up 38. (LSU won, alas.) That questionable play-calling? It’s Mike Gundy and Sean Gleeson — two brilliant offense minds who uncharacteristically left points on the field. And oh, the talent level? On both sides of the ball, OSU has the horses to not only rebound and reclaim momentum in Big 12 play, but to reinforce that feeling you might have stashed away just below that Texas knot, that one that tells you that, perhaps, this team isn’t last year’s team. This team has moxie, spunk.And by golly, this team, despite a deflating Texas loss, is pretty stinkin’ good. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Posted on April 14, 2010June 21, 2017By: Dr. Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Member, MHTF Editorial CommitteeClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Maternal Health Task Force is looking to those working in maternal health to comment on the recent findings published in the Lancet that suggest a dramatic reduction in global maternal mortality.Dr. Jeremy Shiffman has a particular interest in the political dynamics of health and population policy-making in developing countries.I asked Jeremy to comment on the potential implications, in terms of political priorities, of the recent Lancet publication.His response:I think an equally interesting question is what caused the drop – if the drop is as great as is reported – and especially the relative role of factors connected to human agency such as advocacy, government maternal health interventions and donor support for projects vis-a-vis factors connected to socioeconomic structure such as shifts in women’s educational levels, urbanization, diffusion of knowledge, etc – and the interactions between structure and agency. The maternal health field tends to emphasize agency over changes in socioeconomic structure but I think we really need to consider the latter as well if want to make sense of this. All of this presents a major research agenda and I predict people will be coming out of the woodwork to promote their favorite explanatory factor.From what I’m hearing this report is going to get much attention and may have political implications (scientific and epidemiological discoveries frequently elicit political reactions, however much scientists/epidemiologists wish they would not). It will be interesting to observe how this unfolds. It may function like a Rorschach test: what people say about the findings may reveal some of the deeper beliefs, values and interests they embrace.For more from Dr. Shiffman, click here to listen to a podcast of his recent presentation on Issue Ascendance in Global Health: The Case of Newborn Survival.Let us know what you think! Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on June 3, 2010October 16, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Earlier today I posted a guest blog post from Dr. Fatouma Mabeye on a recent meeting in Benin of midwives from West and Central Africa. The goal of the meeting was to explore the role of midwives in preventing and treating fistula—and to discuss the use of Foley catheters to treat new fistula cases. Dr. Joseph K. Ruminjo, Maternal Health Task Force Editorial Committee member, is an obstetrician-gynecologist and the clinical director for the Fistula Care project, managed by EngenderHealth and supported by USAID. I asked Joseph to share his thoughts on the post. Here is what he had to say:Immediate catheterization for select fresh fistula is one of the four key prevention interventions for fistula. The other three are family planning, use of partograph, and appropriate Cesarean section. Together, these four interventions make up the key prevention interventions of EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Project. Building on the work done by Dr. Kees Waaldijk, when it comes to catheterization, the following are important considerations:– What is the process for selecting appropriate cases or those that are most likely to succeed?– What is the actual percentage of that selection that will then go on to heal spontaneously? A sub-group of these do not heal completely, but the fistula becomes small enough for quicker and simpler repair.– What does all of this translate to in terms of cost-effectiveness and safety? For instance, you might need to have the catheter in-dwelling for many weeks; in most but not all facilities, this translates into the woman being an in-patient for all those weeks.– With regard to training midwives or any other health personnel to do the actual catheterization (rather than the case selection) there is no great mystery to the procedure; indeed, most midwives will already know how to do a safe, clean, urethral catheterization for women from their midwifery training.– Foley’s catheter was mentioned in today’s blog post, but the catheter need not specifically be Foley’s. Dr. Mabeye’s post was very useful and informative. It provides a good analysis of the important role catheterization can play in treating new fistula cases.Share this:
World Cup ‘They were too tall!’ – South Korea loss blamed on Sweden’s height Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 02:45 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Sweden v South Korea South Korea Sweden Shin Tae-yong repeatedly pointed to an apparent disadvantage in terms of height as he assessed his side’s defeat in their World Cup opener Shin Tae-yong felt Sweden’s height advantage was key in South Korea’s 1-0 World Cup defeat in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.A second-half penalty from Andreas Granqvist gave Janne Andersson’s side all three points and sent them joint-top of Group F with Mexico, who beat defending champions Germany a day earlier.Clear-cut chances were few and far between but Sweden were good value for their victory, with South Korea failing to muster a shot on target. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Shin blamed much of the loss on the fact his players could not match their opponents’ physically, even though each side managed two headed shots in the match.”The Swedish players are very tall. We prepared to play against tall players and, rather than contact, we focused on height,” he explained.”After the first half we felt we would adjust and that in the second half we would be able to find chances. They did adjust very well; it’s a pity they gave away a penalty.”Among the 32 teams, I think they [Sweden] are tallest or one of the top two. They will be a real threat because of their height.”Granqvist scored from the spot after a lengthy VAR review, with referee Joel Aguilar initially deciding Kim Min-woo had not fouled Viktor Claesson.Shin was frustrated to concede the penalty but accepted the right decision was eventually made.”I think we have to follow what the referee decides,” he said. “Of course we could say it’s regrettable, but he [Claesson] was caught.”We agree that it was a good call.”A defeat against Mexico in their second match on Saturday could see South Korea’s exit from the tournament confirmed, and Shin expects a difficult test.”They were very fast, very skilled, they’re a tough team so they are going to be a formidable opponent but we’re going to look over the match with Germany, analyse it and find our way to deal with the Mexico team,” he added.