Postecoglou reveals ‘transfer plan’: ‘Yoris replacement + 1 MF + 1 DF’…”We’re doing everything to keep Kane”

Celtic manager Enze Postecoglou will take charge of English Premier League side Tottenham starting next season.

Tottenham announced the appointment of Enze Postecoglou on Saturday via their official website. He has signed a four-year contract. The announcement concludes a tumultuous search for a new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked last season. 안전놀이터

While his appointment has only just been officially announced, Postecoglou has already had a hand in Tottenham’s transfer market policy. Postecoglou already has a list of players he wants.

According to the UK’s Mirror, “Postecoglou’s transfer policy philosophy is: ‘Get rid of players, get rid of players, get rid of players. Postecoglou is ready to sign several players to reshape the Tottenham squad,” reports the Mirror.

According to the outlet, there are three players in particular that Postecoglou has his eye on. He’s looking at goalkeeper, midfield, and defense.

The first priority is to find a replacement for veteran goalkeeper Hugo Joris. One player Postecoglou wants is Brentford’s David Laya. Three other players are on Postecoglou’s radar, including Leicester City midfielder James Maddison and Wolverhampton defender Maximilian Kilman.

The biggest problem the next Tottenham manager will have to solve. Harry Kane. Kane has been heavily linked with a move away from the club. Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs chasing Kane.

Postecoglou is adamant that Kane will not be allowed to leave. “Postecoglou will do everything to keep Kane at the club,” the Mirror reported. He has said this to friends and acquaintances.”

Fighting the Overseas Wave-Waka…Hwang Sun-Hong Ho’s battle for survival as a frontline striker

With China hosting the Hangzhou Asian Games and two away trials this month, Hwang Sun-hong’s squad is facing a battle for survival up front.

Hwang Sun-hong, 55, head coach of the Asian Games soccer team, called up three long strikers who can be categorized as target men in his June call-up: Chun Sung-hoon (Incheon), Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon) and Park Jae-yong (Anyang).

All three are proven goal scorers in the K League.

After returning from the German Bundesliga, Chun was named the K League 1 April Young Player of the Month after scoring three goals in four games in April, while Ahn and Park burst onto the scene in K League 2 with six goals (tied for second) and five goals (tied for fourth), respectively. This compares to the reality that most players in their age group struggle to get playing time for their clubs.

If we look at his recent performances, Ahn is a step ahead of the pack, not only in terms of goals, but also in terms of assists (3).

In particular, Ahn tasted goal against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November last year in the Hwangsun Hongho, and he also made his mark in the Doha Cup in March, opening the scoring for Oman and the UAE.

It’s interesting to note that Ahn, who is one step ahead of the game, is not relaxing, saying that he needs to “play better”. He’s determined to prove himself once again in the two exhibition games against China on the 15th and 19th, but he’s also aware of the invisible competition from overseas and wild cards.

That’s because the list of players who have been called up to the squad is long. National goalkeeper Oh Hyun-kyu, who won three trophies in half a year with Celtic in Scotland, is the first choice, while Oh Oh-hoon (Shimizu) is also eligible for the Asian Games.

The catch is that both players have already completed their military service with the Korean Armed Forces Athletic Corps, so it’s hard to know if their teams will allow them to play in the Asian Games. If they are denied, a wild card could be used. 스포츠토토

Hwang’s options will likely depend on the June results. If the trials confirm the competitiveness of the existing three players, the wildcard could be used for a position other than frontline striker. The defense line, in particular, has a lot of resources that may not play for their clubs.

“Up front is a position with a lot of variables,” says Hwang, “so we’re considering a wildcard. We’re looking at about 10 players, including other positions. We have plenty of time to decide on the final roster, so we’ll be cautious.”

‘7th in WAR in both leagues’ Kim’s value soars, beats out MVP contenders…defense tops the list

San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim’s stock is rising as he continues to dominate the offense.

He’s a favorite to win the Gold Glove this season, and he’s also expected to receive votes in the MVP voting. He is at the top of the NL in WAR, a uniform measure of a player’s value.

On June 6 (ET), Kim started in the No. 8 spot in the lineup against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park and went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and an RBI in a 5-0 sweep.

Two days after going 2-for-2 against the Cubs on April 4, Kim recorded his 10th multi-hit game of the season, raising his average to .251 (44-for-175) with five home runs, 19 RBIs, 23 runs scored, 11 doubles, and a .742 OPS.

With the bats coming together, San Diego remained in fourth place in the NL West with a 28-32 record. Their lead over the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks has shrunk to seven games, and they are still four games back of the third wild-card spot, the Milwaukee Brewers.

San Diego jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on Gary Sanchez’s two-run homer and Ha-Sung Kim’s two-run double to left field with runners on first and second. On a 3B1S count, Kim pulled a five-pitch, 88.9-mph body sinker from Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks and lined it past third baseman Patrick Wisdom for a two-run double down the left-field line, driving in pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter.

San Diego, which made it 4-0 on Jake Cronenwirth’s RBI single in the third, added a run in the bottom of the eighth on Carpenter’s sacrifice fly to center field.

Kim struck out swinging in his second at-bat of the game in the fourth, and in the seventh, he led off with an infield single that bounced off the pitcher’s foot and moved to third on a single by Brandon Dixon and a grounder by Luged O’Dowd, but Fernando Tatis Jr. was thrown out at second base.

In the eighth inning, they had runners on first and third with one out, but again failed to score.

After proving his worth again with a multi-hit game and an RBI, Kim ranks seventh in both leagues in Baseball-Reference WAR at 2.8.

He is behind Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco (3.7), Texas second baseman Marcus Simien (3.4), Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (3.3), Toronto shortstop Bo Bichette (3.1), Cubs starter Marcus Stroman (3.1), and Los Angeles Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani (3.0).

In the NL, he’s third behind Acuna Jr. and Stroman. Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman, the 2020 NL MPV and NL Player of the Month in May, is seventh with 2.6, and teammate outfielder Juan Soto is ninth with 2.3. Last year’s NL MVP, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, is outside the top 10 at 2.3. In other words, Kim’s performance is objectively higher than the big MVP hitters.

If we were voting for an MVP right now, Kim would get a lot of votes.

Of course, his 1.7 defensive WAR leads the league. That’s 0.3 higher than the next best player, Toronto outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (1.4). Overwhelming.

Kim’s defense has already proven to be one of the best in the majors. “When I first came to the major leagues, I didn’t think about the Gold Glove,” he said in an interview with The Athletic. “Now that I’m in my third year, I’m thinking, ‘I can win the Gold Glove. If I work hard and do my part, I can be rewarded,” he said, expressing his desire to win the award. 메이저사이트

According to The Athletic, “Kim leads the majors with a Defensive Run Save (DRS) of +13 while playing three positions.

Fellow third baseman Manny Machado said, “He doesn’t play any position. He’s the kind of player you want to be your best defender wherever you play. This is definitely going to be his year,” said fellow third baseman Manny Machado, predicting a Gold Glove win.

They even tested him for foreign bodies… 2 wins. Cuban substitute lefty. He was that bad.

Cuban left-hander Roenis Elias picked up his second win of the season with an inning-eating performance.

Elias started the game against the KIA Tigers on June 6 at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field and pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits (one home run) with two strikeouts. He earned his second win of the season in a 2-1 victory. Romero has made a successful transition to the closer role.

From the first inning, he was on fire. He retired the first three batters he faced. In the second inning, he gave up a single to Kim Sun-bin, but Lee Woo-sung made a good throw to first baseman Kang Jin-sung for a double play. In the third, he gave up a single, but Shin Beom-soo struck out and Ryu Ji-hyuk grounded into a double play.토토사이트

In the fourth inning, a changeup to the first batter, Park Chan-ho, was misplayed and led to a solo shot to left. He then gave up an infield single to Socrates, but got the next batter to ground out to end the threat. A strikeout in the fifth and a single in the sixth ended the inning. The KIA bats were unable to solve the clue.

The seventh inning was the most critical. Kim Sun-bin and Lee Woo-sung were hit by consecutive singles. With runners on first and third, Byun Woo-hyuk induced a grounder in front of the pitcher and threw directly to the catcher to get the runner at third. Shin then struck out swinging to end the threat. He finished the game with 108 pitches. The SSG fans on the first base side of the field applauded loudly.

There was also a particularly interesting scene. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Kia asked the umpires to inspect Elias’ glove for foreign objects. The umpires took a closer look and confirmed that there was nothing wrong with it. It was a testament to the power of Elias’s ball.

His fastball (38 pitches) topped out at 150 mph and averaged 147 mph, and his changeup (38 pitches) had a sharp angle. He also threw 31 curveballs, which were effective against a KIA lineup that was loaded with triples. Most of his pitches were well placed in the strike zone. The lead SSG wears a Cuban express wing.

‘Multi-hit + 4 RBI for the first time in 16 games’ Captain Oh Ji-hwan ends LG’s 4-game losing streak

LG Twins captain Oh Ji-hwan (33) once again saved his team from a four-game losing streak.

Oh started at shortstop in the No. 7 spot in the lineup against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome on June 6, going 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and one run scored to lead LG to a 9-1 victory. After snapping a three-game losing streak, second-place LG (33-1, 20-0) remained one game behind first-place SSG Landers (33-1, 18-0).

LG dropped all three games of its home series against the NC Dinos on Feb. 4-5, its second three-game losing streak of the season. LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop was more disappointed with the strength of the batting lineup than the mound. Before the game against Kiwoom, Yeom said, “When the team was good, Kim Hyun-soo and Oh Ji-hwan played the role of solvers. Kim Hyun-soo, who hasn’t been good lately, will be given about three days to regroup.” “Oh Ji-hwan’s batting may have been affected by physical factors. We placed him in the bottom of the batting order.”

After batting .298 with 14 RBIs in 13 games in April, Oh slumped in May. He hit just .222 with six RBIs in 23 games in May. The slump continued into June, but this day was different.

After grounding out to the second baseman in his first at-bat in the top of the second inning, Oh came up big in the top of the fourth inning with a 1-0 lead. He lined a double up the middle against Kiwoom starter Eric Yokishi. He then scored the team’s fourth run on a sacrifice fly to center field. Rookie Kim Bum-seok recorded his first career RBI. 스포츠토토

In the top of the fifth inning, with the score 4-0, Oh showed off his ability to make accurate contact, dropping a pitch to the right of the left field fence. LG extended its lead to 6-0. For Oh, it was his first multi-hit game in 16 games since March 18 against the Jamsil KT Wiz.

Oh also had a multi-hit game against the Changwon NC on April 2 to end the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. At the time, LG traveled to Changwon after losing all three games of a home series against the KIA Tigers from April 28-30. In the NC, where the team was facing a four-game losing streak, he hit the game-winning hit in the top of the seventh inning with the score tied at 2-2, leading LG to a 5-3 victory.

Behind Oh’s big day, LG starter Casey Kelly gave up five hits and three walks in five innings against the Kiwoom bats, but held them to one earned run with his excellent command to earn his sixth win of the season (3-3). He lowered his season ERA from 4.24 to 4.07.

After the game, Oh said, “I’ve faced Yokishi a lot and it paid off. I’ve been struggling at the plate lately, but I’ve been thinking that I can contribute in other areas like defense and baserunning. I’m hoping that today will help me get better, and it feels good to be a part of the solution,” he laughed.

Man City re-signing? Gundogan’s agent says “nothing has been agreed with any club”

Manchester City and Ilkay Gundogan have reportedly reached an agreement on a new contract, but his agent says nothing has been agreed.

City are just one step away from the ‘treble’. In the league, they pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Arsenal, and in the FA Cup final, they lifted the trophy with a 2-1 win over Manchester United. Now, if they win the Champions League final against Inter Milan, they will become the second English club to win the “treble” after Manchester United’s 1998-99 treble.

The victory over United was crucial to City’s quest for the treble, and Guendouane was at the center of it. Gundogan joined City from Dortmund in the summer of 2016 and was Pep Guardiola’s first signing for the club. He struggled with injuries and acclimatization early on, but quickly established himself as a key midfielder.

Guendouane has been a consistent player since the 2017-18 season. He played around 30 EPL games each season, anchoring City’s midfield. City won the league title in four of the last five seasons, from 2017-18 to last season, thanks in large part to Guendouan.

This season was no different. Guendouane started all 31 league games and helped City pull off a thrilling upset over Arsenal at the end of the season. It didn’t end there. Starting in the FA Cup final against Manchester United, Gundogan scored a multi-goal performance and was a key contributor to the win.

With the Champions League final still to come, City are keen to re-sign Guendouane. Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on social media on Friday, “City’s offer to extend his contract is still valid. It is until the summer of 2024, with an option for a one-year extension. It was already proposed two weeks ago. We are waiting for Guindoan’s final decision.”

However, nothing has been agreed yet.

Guendouan’s agent told Romano exclusively: “Nothing has been agreed with City. Also, nothing has been agreed with any other club, the recent news is not true. Guendouane is focused on the Champions League final 안전놀이터.”

Kim Min-jae-Kim Young-kwon A-match without ‘2 KIM’… Klinsmann, “Opportunity for new players”

The national team will have to make do without Kim Min-jae (Napoli) and Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan Hyundai) in defense.

The South Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, announced a 23-man roster on Friday morning ahead of a pair of friendly A matches in June. South Korea will play Peru and El Salvador on June 16 and 20 in Busan and Daejeon, respectively.

Compared to the March A-Match roster, the biggest change is in the defense. In March, Klinsmann had just been appointed when South Korea played Colombia and Uruguay, and the Korean Football Association (KFA) selected the roster based on the roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, so this June’s A-Match roster is effectively Klinsmann’s first.

The seven defenders on the roster are Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Lee Ki-je (Suwon Samsung), Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Ahn Hyun-beom (Jeju United), Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka), Kim Joo-sung (FC Seoul), and Park Ji-soo (Portimonense). Ahn is earning his first national team call-up, while Seol Young-woo has played zero A matches and Kim Joo-seong has played one A match. 먹튀검증

Existing core defender Kim Min-jae is scheduled for basic military training in June. Kim Young-kwon was injured in a K League match. The Korean national team will have to deploy a defensive Plan B for the two friendlies.

“As a national team coach, it’s difficult to deal with military training and injury variables,” Klinsmann said. There will be a lot of changes in the defense from March. I want to continue the continuity of the national team’s tactics, but it will be difficult in June,” said Klinsmann.

“Injuries to existing players can open doors for other players. It’s my job to bring out the best in new players. I’m sorry for the players who didn’t make the squad due to injury, but I hope the new players do well.”

Klinsmann traveled to Europe during the season, including Italy, to meet with European players, including Kim Min-jae. “Kim won the Italian Serie A,” Klinsmann said. It’s a proud moment for me as a Korean coach. It will be an incredible memory that he will never forget,” he congratulated Kim.

‘Hermann KKKKKK’ Yankees beat Dodgers for second straight day

The New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight day to extend their winning streak to two games 안전놀이터.

The Yankees won 4-1 on Friday (May 5) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Yankees started with a lineup of Glavier Torres, Anthony Rizzo, Giancarlo Stanton, Willie Calhoun, DJ LeMahieu, Jake Bauers, Isaiah Keiner, Palepa, Kyle Higashioka, and Anthony Volpe.

The Dodgers’ batting order was Mookie Betts-Freddie Freeman-Will Smith-Max Muncy-J.D. Martinez-David Peralta-Miguel Vargas-Chris Taylor-James Outman.

The score remained 0-0 until the sixth inning. It was the Yankees who broke the tie. In the top of the seventh, back-to-back singles by Bowers and Kainer-Palepa put runners on second and third with no outs and an infield grounder by Higashioka scored the first run.

The Dodgers tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the seventh on Martinez’s solo shot to left. In the top of the eighth, the Yankees put runners on second and third with a walk to Rizzo, a double to left-center by Stanton, and a grounder to second by Cabrera to regain the lead, 2-1. The Yankees took a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth on Wolf’s two-run homer to left.

Yankees starter Domingo Hermann pitched 6⅔ innings of four-hit ball (one homer), one walk and six strikeouts to earn the win. Wolff was the only player on the team with a multi-hit game, including a home run.

Dodgers starter Bobby Miller pitched well, allowing two runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts, but didn’t get much help from his offense.

Last Booster for Hangzhou–‘Minus 2G’ ERA of 0.96, NC’s Young-Gyu Kim

For left-handed reliever Kim Young-kyu (23-NC Dinos), it’s been an unfortunate “Game 2” of giving up big runs.

Kim pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Thursday to earn his eighth hold of the season. He has allowed one run in six and one-third innings in his last seven games. Lowered his ERA to 3.92 (9 runs in 20 and two-thirds innings) from 4.34 before the game. The game was notable because it was a “washout” game after two previous blowouts.

In 20 appearances this season, Kim has pitched 16 games without allowing a run. He finished 80% of his appearances without giving up an earned run, but his ERA fluctuated in the 4-run range after the two big losses. Coincidentally, both games were against LG Electronics. He gave up four runs in the first inning against Jamsil on April 19 and three runs in the first inning against Changwon on April 2. With seven runs in just two games, 77.8% of their season total (nine runs) came in LG games 먹튀검증.

If you take out the two big games, his season ERA is 0.96 (two runs in 18 and two-thirds innings). That’s as good as any left-handed pitcher in the league, but when you add in his two LG starts, the picture changes. It’s encouraging to see that he’s lowered his ERA to the low 3s from a high 6s in mid-May. His batting average (0.178) and walks allowed per inning (WHIP-1.11) are both excellent for the season. As he gains experience, he’s becoming more competitive.

Kim Young-gyu was named to the preliminary roster for the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) announced in late April last year. There are 24 left-handed pitchers in total. Among the specialized bullpen resources, Baek Seung-gun (SSG Landers), Kim Jin-wook (Lotte Giants) and Choi Ji-min (KIA Tigers) stand out. With so many young left-handers in the league, the competition has intensified. When you look at the individual stats, Kim Young-kyu has his own ‘strengths’. He’s a hard-throwing left-handed bullpen arm that tops out at 150 mph. He has pitched 63 innings for four straight years, starting in 2019. His Inherited Runner Scored Percentage (IRS), a bullpen metric that tracks inherited runners, is as low as 21.4% (3/14) this year.

In an interview with this publication in April, Kim said, “I have no experience with the Taegeuk mark. It’s natural for every Korean player to want to wear the national team jersey. I’m greedy.” Since then, LG Electronics has suffered two major blunders that greatly deteriorated his personal performance, but he has gotten back on track and significantly lowered his detailed indicators. On the fourth day, LG Electronics restored its pride with a ‘sulshin’ to showcase its competitiveness.

‘Here we go’ Benzema confirms move to Al-Ittihad…and Ronaldo foe

After 14 years at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is heading to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad.

“Benzema has signed the main documents to become an Al Ittihad player,” transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano reported on social media on Friday, adding, “Here we go”. This is Romano’s signature phrase for definitive information.

메이저놀이터“The deal is valid until 2025, but it includes an option to extend the contract,” Romano went on to explain.

Benzema will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. “Our captain, Benzema, has agreed to end a spectacular and unforgettable time as a Real Madrid player,” the club said in an official statement on Thursday. Benzema, whose contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season, has decided to part ways with the club rather than extend his contract.

“Benzema has received a €400 million ($563 million) offer from Saudi Arabian champions Al Ittihad for a two-year contract starting in January,” ESPN reported on Jan. 1. “Benzema was initially reported to have agreed to a contract extension with Real Madrid earlier this month, but the situation has changed.” “Benzema’s future could lie with the Saudi club,” said Spanish outlet AS, adding, “The deal with Al-Ittihad is in its final stages. Real Madrid are also expected to formalize Benzema’s move,” said a source close to the deal. Benzema’s departure to Saudi Arabia was also reportedly confirmed when it was revealed that “Benzema asked Ronaldo what life is like in Saudi Arabia.”

Benzema’s arrival at Al Ittihad will see him play alongside his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, who parted ways with Manchester United last November ahead of the World Cup, joined Al Nasr in January.

Saudi Arabia is planning Vision 2030, an economic and social reform project, and one of its goals is to host the 2030 World Cup. It is hoping to win votes by co-hosting the tournament with Egypt and Greece. To that end, Saudi Arabia bought Newcastle United and will sponsor the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and Club World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. For the same reason: to make their domestic leagues more competitive. Clubs in their own leagues are using their “oil money” to pursue world stars, like Al Nasr, who bought Ronaldo. Al Hilal, who are chasing Lionel Messi, is a prime example, but several former stars have been linked to Saudi teams, including former Spain internationals Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who have been linked with Barcelona.

Benzema has scored 354 goals for Real Madrid, second only to Ronaldo (450) in the club’s history. His 648 appearances for Real Madrid are fifth all-time behind Raul, Iker Casillas, Manuel Sanchis, and Sergio Ramos.

“Benzema will say goodbye to the Real Madrid fans and then leave for Saudi Arabia,” Romano reported.