Eriksen ‘could become Spurs great’

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first_img Glenn Hoddle and Paul Gascoigne have wowed the fans in previous years, while Vertonghen believes he will soon be bracketed alongside modern greats such as Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart. “He can reach their level, 100 per cent,” the Belgium international said. “I know Luka and Rafael better as they’re playing in my era, but I know the reputation of Hoddle and Gascoigne and I think Christian can be one of the better players Spurs have ever had.” The only thing lacking from Eriksen’s game last night was a goal, with Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado doing the damage in one of the best displays of the Mauricio Pochettino era. It was a result Newcastle found hard to swallow, with full-back Massadio Haidara highlighting Chadli’s goal seconds after half-time as key. “We are very disappointed because I know we can do better – we made things difficult for ourselves,” he told the club’s official website, www.nufc.co.uk. “The result is not what we wanted. “The second goal was very important in the game – for both teams. It changed the game. “Tottenham scored it and after that it was very difficult for us. We kept hope and tried to score but could not do it.” The Denmark international, with three goals in his last six matches, pulled the strings as Spurs triumphed 4-0, earning a two-legged semi-final against third-tier Sheffield United and the praise of former Ajax team-mate Vertonghen. “As a playmaker, I think he can be one of the best in the Premier League,” the defender said. “I’ve played with him since he was 16 or 17, so probably for six or seven years now. He’s improving every season. “In the end of his Ajax days, I think they were a bit critical because his stats weren’t as good as they should be, they said, but I think he shows now that he can score and get assists as well – and he’s a very hard worker. “He’s in first (for training) and he’s on the pitch until the last minute and I’m a big fan of his and I’m happy I convinced him to come here. “We had good contact when he was still at Ajax and we always kept in touch. “They (Tottenham) obviously asked me what I thought of him and I was very positive, and I think I did my job to convince him to come here.” Eriksen’s impressive performances in the lilywhite shirt have seen him become a fans’ favourite at a club synonymous with style. The 22-year-old arrived in the summer of 2013 among the flurry of transfer dealings in the wake of Gareth Bale’s record-breaking move to Real Madrid. Eriksen has so far proved the pick of the bunch and, after a slow start to this campaign, is beginning to show his potential once more, impressing in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup quarter-final against Newcastle. Christian Eriksen can become one of the Barclays Premier League’s best playmakers and go down in Tottenham folklore, according to team-mate Jan Vertonghen. Press Associationlast_img read more


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first_imgFormer USC men’s basketball center Dewayne Dedmon has signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to USA Today.Slam dunk · Former USC center Dewayne Dedmon’s rim-shattering dunks were impressive, but he never developed an intricate post game. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanDedmon decided to forego his senior season and enter the NBA draft even after the arrival of new head coach Andy Enfield, whose high-speed offensive system could have capitalized upon Dedmon’s skill set.In his junior season, the 7-footer averaged 6.7 points while leading the 14-18 Trojans with 7.0 rebounds per game, 2.1 blocks per game and 1.1 steals per game, impressive for a big man.But foul trouble limited Dedmon’s effectiveness, as he committed the most personal fouls (93) of any Trojan last season while playing only 22.3 minutes per game.Before Dedmon even stepped on the court for the Trojans, former USC coach Kevin O’Neill predicted the Lancaster, Calif. native would be a first-round pick in the NBA. That prediction didn’t prove true — Dedmon went undrafted in June’s NBA Draft after being ranked 74th among ESPN draft expert Chad Ford’s list of 2013 prospects.Dedmon is considered to be extremely raw, especially on offense, as he didn’t begin to play organized basketball until he was 18 years old. He grew up a Jehovah’s Witness and obeyed his mother’s wishes that he focus on his religion rather than sports, despite his impressive height. He transferred to USC after playing one season at Antelope Valley College.Though his ascent to the NBA is inspiring, it hasn’t always been smooth: Dedmon and backup center James Blasczyk were suspended from the team near the end of the 2012-13 season following an alleged fight in Spokane, Wash.The Warriors burst into the spotlight during the 2013 NBA playoffs when they upset the Denver Nuggets in the first round before falling to the San Antonio Spurs in the conference semifinals. Dedmon will compete with players such as David Lee, Andrew Bogut, Jermaine O’Neal, Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights for a spot in the frontcourt.Follow Aubrey on Twitter @aubreykragenlast_img read more


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first_imgSars booked their place in the decider by defeating West Tipp kingpins Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-22 to 0-15.Ritchie Ruth got the only goal in the Semple Stadium clash.The Mid Tipp outfit are now a step closer to win the Dan Breen Cup for a third successive year – a feat they haven’t achieved since the 1960s. Kiladangan advanced to Tipp club hurling’s big day by getting the bett of Killenaule on a 2-16 to 0-13 scoreline.Joe Gallagher scored both of the North Tipp champions goals.Next Sunday’s final is a repeat of the 1938 decider, which Sars won 7-7 to 2-2.last_img