“It certainly was not on purpose. I think I have my studs fitted on the leg, but it goes to the ball.” Vincent Kompany insists that there was no harm in his controversial challenge on Aaron Lennon in Manchester City’s defeat of Burnley on Saturday. Burnley boss Sean Dyche believed the city captain should have been sent out for his big challenge at Lennon in the first minute at the Etihad Stadium.
Lennon could continue on treatment and after that, he could play, but Dyche also revealed that the Clarets wing wanted to have two stitches in a wound on the thigh. Kompany said, “It was definitely was not on purpose. The things happening a somewhat blindside. I think I have my studs on the leg, but it goes to the ball. “I think I got it and luckily he was not hurt. That’s the most important thing.” City took advantage of winning 5-0 and keeping their place at the top of the Premier League.
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Burnley midfielder Aaron Lennon believes that his team can repeat last season performance and finish high up the table. He was speaking after Burnley won their first league game of the season and he said that this can be a turnaround in their season.
He admitted that they started the Premier League campaign badly and that they needed improvement. He believes that their participation in the Europa League has hindered their performance in the domestic league and that their elimination can be a blessing in disguise for them.
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Premier League new boys Fulham have gotten their first win of the season with a 4-2 victory over Burnley. Coach Slavisa Jokanovic would be excited that the team got the win, and would hope it would really kickstart more positive results this season.
The free flowing fast game saw six goals netted in all. Despite 12 players joining in the summer, the club was not able to get the results they hoped in the first two games. Jean Michael Seri got the chance to prove why he was one of the hottest properties in the transfer market this summer with a screamer. Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed a brace to make it 15 goals since he joined in February.
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England international Aaron Lennon has admitted that he has started enjoying the beautiful game after making the move to Burnley during the previous transfer window. The 31-year-old had struggled to gain regular gametime during the backend of his Everton career and there was a period where Lennon was hospitalised with depression concerns.
Despite this, he has managed to revive his footballing career and the winger admits he has made the right choice to link up with Sean Dyche’s side, he said: “Probably for the last four or five years, I was not enjoying my football but for the period since joining Burnley [in January], I am really enjoying it again. I wouldn’t have said that I’d fallen out of love with football, but I’ve been through long periods of not being involved in the squads.
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Burnley attacker Aaron Lennon has hailed Clarets boss Sean Dyche as one of the best he has worked with. The England international has played under the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Roberto Martinez during the course of his club career and believes Dyche deserves recognition in the same bracket.
Speaking after his playing experience at Turf Moor, he said: “One of his main qualities is getting everyone together. Everyone at this football club is together and I think that’s definitely down to the manager.He made me feel so settled in. He’s given me a lot of freedom in the way I play. He’s been brilliant for me.He has a bit of everything. I’ve worked with some really good managers, but I think the gaffer is definitely up there.” Continue reading “Aaron Lennon Hails Sean Dyche As One Of The Best”
Experienced winger Aaron Lennon has stressed that he had to part ways with Everton in January in order to enhance his chances of earning sufficient playing time. The 30-year-old had found himself under additional competition after the arrival of Theo Walcott, and this encouraged him to pursue a fresh challenge with Burnley, for whom he signed on a three-year deal.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the England international admitted that he wanted to play more regularly, and this urged him to switch clubs midway through the season, he said: “I want to play, like everyone else, each week, and obviously it had to come to the time where you start to look it at and think ‘I’ve missed a lot of football in the last year-and-a-half maybe it’s time to move on’. And I made the right decision. I enjoyed my time at Everton. They are a great group of lads and have some good quality players. People will be probably look at them on paper and think they should be higher or have done better.”
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Aaron Lennon says that the contribution of Jonjoe Kenny has been quite unbelievable so far this season. After coming through the ranks at Everton, Kenny became a professional in 2014. He has since then been on loan at Wigan and Oxford United. These have provided him with excellent experience. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the future candidates for the England right back position. It is not surprising that he has represented every set up of the England youth teams over the last few years. He is currently playing for the under 21 setup, for which he has made three appearances since his debut in 2017.
Everton had to go through a lot of poor form earlier in the campaign. This would be tough situation for any young player coming through the ranks, as they would be subjected to a lot of pressure while there is also the possibility of losing their first-team spot when a new manager comes to the club. However, Jonjoe Kenny has been the first choice at Everton even with all these difficult periods. He has managed to make 13 starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League, while there have been further appearances in the Europa League and the League Cup. So far this season, he has featured in 19 games with one assist to his name.
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Everton forward Oumar Niasse has shed some light on how Aaron Lennon helped him through some very difficult times at the club.
The Senegalese striker joined the Blues from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5million in 2016. He really struggled in the beginning failing to score in any of his first seven games. He had joined the Merseysiders during the middle of the season and Niasse found the unerringly lace of the Premier League too much to handle.
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Everton boss Ronald Koeman is looking forward to a positive performance in the Europa League following his side’s crushing defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The Toffees have had a tough introduction to Premier League football this season with games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the space of less a month.
Ahead of the Europa League clash against Atalanta, Koeman admitted that he would like to see a reaction from his players after they let themselves down in the second period of the Spurs game, he said: “Of course, after the weekend we need to react. The second half was not what we expect from ourselves. But the nicest part of football is that if you lose a game – if you are not happy with the performance – you get another opportunity in a few days and can show your reaction.”
Meanwhile, the Dutch coach also placed emphasis on playing an offensive style of football against Atalanta, who finished fourth in the Serie A standings last term, he added: “We will try to dominate the game – our intention is to play offensive football, to create opportunities, to score and we need to counter the strengths of Atalanta.” Continue reading “Ronald Koeman expects reaction from Everton players following crushing Tottenham defeat”
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed that James McCarthy and Aaron Lennon missed out on their pre-season friendly against Sevilla due to fitness concerns.
The duo have been heavily tipped to leave Goodison Park with Leicester City and Watford seemingly keen in their services. Koeman has been open about the club’s unfinished transfer business this summer, but he dismissed speculation surrounding the above-mentioned duo. The former Southampton coach highlighted that the pair were not physically ready to tackle the Andalusian outfit, who came away with a 2-2 draw from Merseyside.
McCarthy has fallen down the pecking order over the past year, and he currently faces the prospect of competing with the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Davy Klaassen, IdrissaGueye and a young Tom Davies in central midfield. Meanwhile, Lennon faces a quite similar prospect on the wings with Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen having brought him to add more quality in the ranks. Lennon has been linked with a potential move to Watford in recent days, but Marco Silva’s side are yet to make a formal approach for his signature. Continue reading “Ronald Koeman delivers update on Aaron Lennon following Sevilla friendly”