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Tuchel: We’re waiting for Paredes

first_imgParis Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has urged the Ligue 1 champions to hurry up and sign new players before the transfer window closes.Tuchel has grown impatient amid PSG’s quest to sign a midfielder, with the long-mooted signing of Zenit star Leandro Paredes yet to be completed.PSG have also been linked with Napoli midfielder Allan, though Carlo Ancelotti and the Serie A outfit are not prepared to sell. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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 Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Tuchel vented his frustration following Sunday’s 4-1 win over Rennes, highlighting the need for reinforcements after injuries to Neymar and Marco Verratti.”We’re waiting for him [Paredes],” Tuchel said. “I am told it is settled but here is not there. I’m worried. We need players! “Maybe even an offensive player since Neymar is injured. We are waiting for Leandro but he is not here.”Tuchel added: “It was already like this last summer but it is more serious with the injuries of Verratti and Neymar. “We cannot do a miracle. There are missing players in the middle. It’s January 27! It’s almost finished.””What can I say? We have goals in this club,” he continued. “To reach it, to have ambition in the club and for my players, we must recruit players.”No red card? You be the judge… #PSGSRFC pic.twitter.com/b2bY5ouHOP — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) January 27, 2019 Tuchel was not in a good mood, despite PSG’s victory as the German slammed VAR following a wild tackle on defender Thilo Kehrer.Rennes forward M’Baye Niang escaped a red card after a lunging challenge that caught Kehrer’s ankle in the first half – a yellow card awarded even after a video review.Tuchel was irate with VAR as the half-time whistle blew, with cameras catching him saying: “Go home, go home, take that [expletive].”The former Borussia Dortmund boss continued: “Why do we have VAR? Why do we have VAR? Why?”If it’s a penalty, if it’s not a penalty. If it’s a red card, not a red card. There’s no point looking at VAR anymore, it’s ridiculous.”last_img read more

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3 Iowa womens teams in Top 25 for 1st time since 98

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has always strongly backed its Division I women’s basketball programs, a trend that has dated back for decades.Fans from across the state had reason to celebrate on Monday, as three of their teams combined to achieve a milestone not seen in the state in 20 years.Iowa put three teams in the Top 25 this week for the first time since 1998. The Hawkeyes (4-1) lead the way at No. 14, followed by Iowa State (5-0) at No. 23 and Drake (7-1) at 24th.Support from both fans and their administration — along with almost coaching stability and a pair of seniors stars in Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton — has helped Iowa join Texas as the only states with a trio of ranked teams.Luke Meredith, The Associated Press read more