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Ivan Toney interview: Brentford striker on exceeding expectations, proving doubters wrong and competition with Marcus Forss | Football News

first_img Image:Brentford have won four of their opening 11 Championship fixtures  Image:Toney scored eight goals in just six games in October But it’s competition by name only, insists Toney.“If I can help him in any way then that’s the kind of person I am. If he scores a goal, I’m just as happy as he is for me. As long as we are both doing well, that’s all we can do. We bounce off each other and it helps. The manager has a choice to pick a striker; it’s me at the moment and it’s just up to me to keep my shirt.“As a striker, you want to score as many goals as possible and the more games there are, the more goals you can get. I’m excited for the next period and I just want to get more goals under my belt, as well as three points, to push us forward to getting promoted.” 1:58 Following news that Brentford had agreed a fee a few days prior, Sky Sports News travelled to Posh’s training ground to gauge Toney’s thoughts. “I want to play at the highest possible level – the Premier League,” he said. “I feel like my ability will get me there, whether it’s now, next season or whenever.”A short clip of the interview subsequently did the rounds in the increasingly volatile social media environment and what followed was a significant outpouring of vitriol, with his attitude and ability quickly called into question. It was mid-August and, with just weeks until the start of the 2020/21 campaign, speculation surrounding the future of Ivan Toney was beginning to ramp up.Peterborough had missed out on a place in the Sky Bet League One play-offs on a points-per-game basis and, having scored 26 goals in 39 games, the striker’s stock was at an all-time high. Scottish champions Celtic were among a host of clubs with a reported interest.- Advertisement – Toney stated his future Premier League ambitions in an interview with Sky Sports News in August – Advertisement – Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Middlesbrough. “People are going to have their opinions and just because it’s their opinion to have, it doesn’t mean it’s factual,” he says.“I see myself as a Premier League player. If I see myself as a Championship player, that’s not good enough. You have to aim higher and if you come just short then it’s not too bad. You must have high ambitions and high ambitions scare small-minded people. I’m excited to be in the Championship and I’m sure I can play a big part in taking Brentford to the Premier League.”When the dust had finally settled, the move to west London materialised on August 31, with the Bees forking out an initial £5million for his services, rising to a maximum of £10million including add-ons. Ollie Watkins was still on the club’s books at the time, though Toney’s arrival paved the way for his record-breaking move to Aston Villa.center_img Peterborough United striker Ivan ToneyImage:The 24-year-old scored 26 goals for Peterborough last season preview image 1:39 “It wasn’t much of a shock to the system, it was more excitement. When you are excited and you want to do something, you don’t really care how your body is. You look past that and just enjoy it,” he says.“I would never have thought I’d be in this position at the beginning of the season but I did believe in myself and I know what I’m capable of and it’s starting to really show. I’ve believed in myself, and the manager, all the staff and the players have helped me.“I feel like everyone is a team player; there’s no individuals or standouts. I know I’ve been scoring the goals but without them I wouldn’t have been able to score them. Everyone wants the same goal at the end, which is to get promoted.“It’s pretty much the same squad as last year, obviously taking out two players [Watkins and Said Benrahma]. I’m sure the whole team knows what it is like to be so close and then not make it. They don’t want the same heartache they had last year and we want to put things right.” Nonetheless, Watkins’ boots would take some filling. In his first season since moving in from the wing last summer, the 24-year-old had made the No 9 role his own, with 26 goals in 50 appearances. It represented a wholly daunting prospect for some.“I was just excited to take the challenge on because I like proving people wrong. Without blowing my own trumpet, I feel like I completed League One a few years ago,” Toney adds, with a smile.There were nerves when his first four games ended without a goal. But then one away at Millwall was followed by two against Preston, two against Coventry and two more against Sheffield Wednesday. Eight in six games in October saw him named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for October. Needless to say, the naysayers vanished.Even more impressive was the way he picked up where he left off last season, as if the six-month break before his Bees debut never happened. As he speaks to Sky Sports, however, it doesn’t take long to realise that his statement was somewhat misconstrued.- Advertisement – Meanwhile, jostling with Toney at the top of the Championship scoring charts is Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong. The pair were under contract at Newcastle from 2014 to 2018, though neither managed to break through to the first team on a regular basis. “I think we both have a point to prove,” Toney continues.“When I went to Newcastle, Adam was out on loan, but we did speak and said we should both be playing up front together. It was never to happen but he is a great striker who knows where the goal is, for sure.”There’s competition closer to home, though. Fresh from a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon last season, Marcus Forss has forced his way into head coach Thomas Frank’s plans and currently has four league goals from his eight appearances – all have which have come from the bench – which represents an incredible average of one goal every 35 minutes. Not to mention the fact he scored on his senior debut for Finland earlier this week, against world champions France, no less. Peterborough striker Ivan Toney– Advertisement –last_img read more

Cricket News Harmanpreet Kaur given ICC honour, named captain of Women’s World Twenty20 XI

first_imgNew Delhi: Harmanpreet Kaur, whose captaincy has come under the scanner for dropping star batsman Mithali Raj in the semi-final of the ICC Women’s World T20, has been appointed as the skipper for the ICC Women’s World T20 XI. The list includes Harmanpreet’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and legspinner Poonam Yadav, along with several star players from West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A selection panel comprising former players and commentators Ian Bishop, Anjum Chopra and Ebony Rainford-Brent, journalist Melinda Farrell and ICC’s general manager – cricket, Geoff Allardice, picked up the team on the basis of the players’ performances in the tournament.Read More |Harmanpreet-Mithali ‘spat’ throws us back to these top fights in IndiaThe list includes Australia star Alyssa Healy, who was named the player of the tournament and star all-rounder Ellyse Perry. West Indies’ Twenty20 star Deandra Dottin also features in the side along with England’s leading pacer Anya Shrubsole. There is only one Pakistan player in Javeria Khan while Bangladesh’s Jahanara Alam is the 12th player.Read More |Sourav Ganguly to Mithali Raj: ‘Welcome to the group’Australia won the ICC Women’s World T20 title for the fourth time when they defeated England by eight wickets in the final at North Sound, Antigua on Sunday. However, the appointment of Harmanpreet as skipper comes at a time when there are reports of an alleged ‘spat’ between Mithali and Harmanpreet.Dropping Mithali raises questionsA lot of eyebrows were raised when Harmanpreet decided to drop Mithali for the semi-final against England. India suffered a collapse of eight for 23 and lost the semi-final by eight wickets. Speaking after the game, Harmanpreet said the decision to bench Mithali was taken for the team. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. One game doesn’t decide whether we are a good team or a bad team.Read More |Mithali Raj’s manager lashes out at India skipper Harmanpreet KaurHowever, following then result, there were reports of an alleged ‘spat’ within the team. Mithali’s manager Annisha Gupta dubbed Harmanpreet Kaur “manipulative, lying, immature and undeserving” as captain. The controversy has snowballed with the Committee of Adminstrators (CoA) demanding Mithali’s fitness logs. The CoA also sought an explanation as to how the minutes of the meeting regarding the team selection for the semi-finals was leaked to the media.ICC Women’s World T20 playing XIAlyssa Healy (Australia), Smriti Mandhana (India), Amy Jones (England, wicketkeeper), Harmanpreet Kaur (India, Captain), Deandra Dottin (Windies), Javeria Khan (Pakistan), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand), Anya Shrubsole (England), Kirstie Gordon (England), Poonam Yadav (India), 12th player: Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh). For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Kotoko gets cash from Kenpong

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko board member Kennedy ‘Cappuccino’ Agyapong  has yet again demonstrated gross benevolence to players and management to the Porcupine Warriors.The business tycoon made a special cash of ¢6,000 to the team when the later called on him at his plush Airport Residential area house in Accra yesterday.The cash donation   was in fulfillment of the business magnate’s promise to give the Kumasi-based club a financial support to take care of  its logistics.The  players and  management members expressed admiration for the beautiful architectural design of the businessman’s house,starring  veteran Stephen Oduro to remark “This is indeed magnificent.Boss, if  you allow me sleep in your boy’s quarters, notthe main house o, and I die today, I believe I will go to Heaven.”Striker Ahmed Toure in like manner said “Ei! so we such a house in Ghana, it looks like a house in abroad. I have travelled extensively, but this house is something else.”The duo’s  expression threw the entire team and their host (Kenpong) into wild laughter. Coach of the side, Mas Ud-Didi Dramani thanked the businessman, also known as Kenpong for his continued support for the Club saying, “You have always been there for us.“You have demonstrated you are  the true sons of our great club. You just promised us on our way to Togo at the Tema Motorway a few days ago when you were on a motorbike for a business errand, and here we aretoday fulfilling your promise.“Like I said, we are very grateful, I believe we coming to you wonderful abode will inspire the players including we the managementto strive to become like you. It is good they have come to see the house of  the gentleman who has been supporting the club all thesewhile. We thank you.” Mr Agyapong, who is also the president and the CEO of  Kenpong Group of  Companies admonished the players to take their career very serious if they want to make the impact in life.“I started from a humble beginning, but perseverance, tenacity of purpose and the grace of God brought me this far. Don’t joke withwhatever you are doing, I don’t joke with my work, if I put my hand to work, I make sure it is executed to the fullest. “This is just a token for your minor expenses, you will hear from me at the right time, I wish you good luck, and I said keep focused, that is the only way that will help you achieve excellence,” he added.He later led the team in their bus to his offices at Airport West for a facility visit.last_img read more