Tom Huddlestone confesses that there will be some nerves among the players of the Derby County this weekend but on the other hand he believes that it can also be a good thing. The Rams nor round off their daily campaign of Sky Bet Championship on Sunday and that so with a do-or-die situation with the West Bromwich Albion at the venue of Pride Park Stadium.
Men of Frank Lampard are in a battle for 3 days for the spot of final playoff beside Bristol City and Middlesbrough. At present, Derby County are on the 6th spot on the table, 1 point ahead of the Boro and 2 points ahead of Bristol, and also with a superior difference of goal to both. A win over the Baggies (who are already into the playoffs) would definitely seal that top-6 finish. But a defeat or a draw could very well open the door for their other rivals. No matter what the result will be, the afternoon is definitely going to be tense as well as exciting at the Pride Park.
Derby County have faltered on the way towards promotion since the turn of the year and currently sit outside the promotion spots on 7th position. The excellent start to the season is looking distant as the club have failed to win their last five matches.
Frank Lampard is beginning to feel the pressure with last weekend humiliating 4-0 defeat at Aston Villa the latest in a series of three defeats in a row. The Villans ran a 4-0 lead in the first half as Derby players looked shell shocked. Tuesday gives the club another opportunity to close the gap to the last playoff position with the visit of struggling Wigan to Pride Park.
County Derby midman Tom Huddlestone stated that the ref of the game Simpson Jeremy has made an apology for sending him off the game against Nottingham Forest previous period. Huddlestone was expelled for an additional bookable offense in the end phases of the Rams’ goalless draw at the Ground of city in March. The England global was yellow-checked for a foul on Forest’s Lee Tomlin in the 78th moment and grabbed another alert three minutes after the fact after he was punished for a handle on a similar player.
Derby debated the choice at the time and Huddlestone uncovered that the issue had received some conversational attention with Simpson since. “Despite everything, I don’t think mine was a red card previous period,” said the 31-year-old man. “To be reasonable, that ref has made an apology to me double from that point forward as of now. I revealed to him he was a couple of months past the point of no return.
Derby County saw their six-match unbeaten run in the Championship brought to a premature end by a resurgent Aston Villa side that defeated them 3-0 at home.
The Rams came into match with so much confidence, going unbeaten in their last six league outings. That unbeaten run included wins over fellow promotion favorites, Sheffield United and just relegated West Bromwich Albion, as well as a well-deserved draw on the road at Middlesbrough.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his side received a very good wake-up call after they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday. The north London giants had gone into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Manchester United on the road but their performance against Watford was far from impressive.
Speaking after the defeat, Pochettino highlighted that he was disappointed with the team’s application on the playing field and feels the team cannot concede for the title with such performances, he said: “It is so painful to concede two goals like this, it is so painful because the first half looked like a friendly game. I am very disappointed, very disappointed because if you want to be a contender…it is so difficult to understand because I thought we controlled the game in the first 45 minutes. We conceded two goals that if you want to be a contender you cannot concede. It is the beginning and it is a very good wake-up call for everyone.”
The representative and father of Fernando Llorente have confirmed that the Spaniard won’t be extending his contract with Tottenham Hotspur. The 33-year-old has a poor debut season with Spurs where he struggled for goals as well as gametime and he is now said to be eyeing a fresh challenge with Napoli said to be interested in his signature.
Speaking to Calcio Napoli 24, Llorente’s father said that his son would be honoured to play for a club of Napoli’s calibre but so far, he has not received any approach from the Naples outfit. He added that the marksman has no plans of extending his Spurs contract whatsoever with his existing deal due to expire in 12 months’ time.
Derby County midfielder Tom Huddlestone said that his team needs to remain focus if they want to get a place in the play-off. They have been struggling for form since February and have yet to win a game since then.
Tom Huddlestone said that there is still hope for the team and that they need to believe that they can make it. He said that the players have been fighting hard all season and that it would be a disappointment to miss the play-off now. Read More
Everton are breaking new grounds under new boss Farhad Moshiri. They have just posted a record turnover, meaning things are going well at Goodison Park financially. However, the Merseyside Blues have been urged to tow the path of Tottenham Hotspur and build the club into a top tier side.
The Toffees posted £171.3 million in turnover and a post-tax profit of £30 million. The club also recorded 66 percent increase in sponsorship and advertising revenue. The record breaking shirt deal with SportPesa and sleeve sponsorship with Angry Birds means they will better the £15.4 million they earned in the 2017 financial year.
Derby County striker Darren Bent is praising Tom Huddlestone for his efforts in the team. They played together at Tottenham Hotspur but they are yet to line up together at Derby as Bent remains sidelined.
The midfielder moved back to the Rams this summer from Hull City following their relegation to the Championship. Huddlestone left Derby back in 2005 as a rising youngster. After his time in the Premier League, he returned to the club, where he has been impressive ever since. Read More
After having spent 4 seasons with Hull City, Tom Huddlestone has reached the end with the English Premier League club which recently suffered relegation after having finished at the 18th spot during the season of 2016-17.
Hull City will now have to compete in the English League Championship without Tom Huddlestone as he joined Derby County for a fee of €2 million on a 2 year long contract.
The English midfielder has been performing with Hull City since 2013 and during this time-lapse of 4 years, Huddlestone appears to have developed a close relationship with the fans, players, technical staff and just about everyone that plays any kind of role in the club and he made it clear just how impactful they have been for him after penning an emotional goodbye letter which read:
“I have to say a massive thank you for the past four years. It’s been a bumpy ride along the way but enjoyable none the less. From a haircut on the pitch, to an FA Cup final, to European games at the KC. All experiences we won’t forget. The fans have been excellent with me, you are what make a football club what it is. Read More