Tammy Opens Door for Future Nigeria Talk

first_imgAccording to the youngster after his hat-trick against Wolves on Saturday, there have been much discussions over his international future but he’s currently focusing on his Chelsea career.“Yes, I have heard the talk. I have not really been focused on that yet. I think when the time comes, the times comes. It is about focusing on Chelsea and hopefully scoring goals and getting victories,” the Chelsea number nine was quoted as saying by Football.London.“We never know. You can never say never, whatever comes first really. I just have to keep full focus on Chelsea.”This will come as good news to the Nigeria Football Federation who have been trailing the player’s development for a couple of years with the aim of capturing his services ahead of the England.Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has said that Chelsea’s transfer embargo did not force his hand to play young forward, Tammy Abraham, who has surged to the top of the Premier League goal scoring chart on same seven goals as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.Abraham is set for his Champions League debut against Valencia at Stamford Bridge tonight, while for Lampard it will be a first match in the tournament as manager.With Chelsea currently banned from bringing in new players, Lampard has relied heavily on Abraham and fellow youngsters Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori.But the Blues boss said he always believed the time was right for Abraham, who had spells on loan with Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa, to be handed his chance with Chelsea this term.“I never had clear expectations for him, only the fact that I believed in him and trusted in him,” Lampard told reporters yesterday.“I know a lot has been made about the ban giving young players opportunities but I felt the time was right for Tammy to have his opportunity at this club anyway, because of the quality he has got.“I’m really delighted that he has got his goals. I think there’s even more to come.“He’s in a good place, a place that just requires him to sustain and improve even more and I think with his mentality and the way he is every day I hope to see that.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * Lampard banks on him to deliver on UCL debut for Chelsea tonightThe fight for Tammy Abraham’s international future between Nigeria and England is far from over after the player’s decision to leave door open to the three-time African champions.Abraham, 21, told reporters that he hasn’t closed the door on representing Nigeria despite his two caps for the Three Lions.last_img read more

Phil Mickelson predicts big year for himself, Tiger Woods

first_img“I just think that both myself and Tiger are going to have a really, really good year this year.”Mickelson will play in the same group as Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele in the opening two rounds of the Genesis Open this week, while Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are grouped together at Riviera Country Club. And he thinks there could be more to come in 2019 and wouldn’t be surprised to see his longtime rival Woods, 43, add to his huge list of honors. Phil Mickelson believes it could be a fruitful year for himself and Tiger Woods after the five-time major champion’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am triumph.Mickelson, 48, sealed his 44th PGA Tour victory with a record-tying fifth Pebble Beach victory Monday. Mickelson said: “Even today, if I play my best, if Tiger plays his best, it’s good enough to win on any week,” Mickelson said, adding, “The challenge is there are so many great young players and so many great players in the game today, that it takes our best to win. Related News Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson closes out win on Mondaylast_img read more

“The Croods” held over for a second week at The Regent

first_imgWhen: Friday, 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Opening week debut! The Regent will be showing the movie on its opening weekend across the nation. Rated: PG. Length: 1 hour 32 minutes. This week at the Regent Theater: “The Croods” (Movie trailer is below). Movie Synopsis:The Croods tells the story of the world’s first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Cage) didn’t already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Reynolds.) With Guy’s help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive – each other.(c) Paramount.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 86%. Audience review: 95% approval.Other movies this week: Thursday: Charlotte’s Web – 2 p.m., Friday: Gremlins – 2 p.m.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:March 28 The Croods (Held over for second week).April 5 — Jack – The Giant Slayer.last_img read more