McTominay: Champions League was a tough watch

first_imgScott McTominay says that he is proud of Scotland team-mate Andrew Robertson’s Champions League title with Liverpool, but the Manchester United midfielder admitted the Reds’ win was a “tough watch”.Robertson and Liverpool lifted the Champions League title on Saturday as the Reds topped Tottenham 2-0 in the finale.The Scottish fullback started and went all 90 minutes as an early Mohamed Salah finish from the penalty spot and a late Divock Origi clincher sealed the club’s sixth Champions League title. 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? McTominay, a Manchester United academy product, says he takes pride in seeing one of his countrymen shine on the biggest stage, but his Scotland team-mate’s achievement was the only positive from Saturday’s result.“I’m a Man United man through and through so I can’t lie it wasn’t easy, it was a tough watch,” McTominay told the Herald. “But it was still good to see a fellow Scotsman on the pitch and beautiful to see what he’s gone through from 2012 to now.”Robertson is set to join up with Scotland in the coming days, having been given a break to recover from Liverpool’s Champions League run.The defender has served as Scotland’s captain, having earned 29 caps for the team since making his debut in 2014.McTominay says his team-mate’s achievement will serve as inspiration for the rest of the team going forward.“It’s amazing for him and we’re relishing getting him back and hopefully kicking on in a Scotland jersey,” said the 22-year-old midfielder, who made 16 Premier League and three Champions League appearances for the Red Devils this campaign.“If that’s not inspiration for the whole team right there I don’t know what is.“He’s done incredibly well and that’s my aim – to be replicating something like that winning big trophies and hopefully playing in major tournaments in the future with Scotland.”Scotland are set to host Cyprus on Saturday in a Euro 2020 qualifier before visiting Belgium on June 11. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift stories won’t stop even after 20 years: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgVirat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift stories won’t stop even after 20 years: Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar said whoever started stories of a reported rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma could not be a well-wisher of Indian cricket.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 13:50 IST There are reports of rift between India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfter India’s World Cup exit, there were reports of a rift between Kohli and RohitBefore the West Indies tour, Kohli dismissed those rumours in a press conferenceGavaskar said this story was unlikely to die even 20 years laterIndia captain Virat Kohli quashed rumours of a reported rift with Rohit Sharma before the team departed for the tour of West Indies but Sunil Gavaskar said the story was unlikely to die down for decades.Soon after India’s defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, emerged stories and reports of differences between Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma.It was said the Committee of Administrators would probe the rift between the two Indian batting superstars and some sections even reported the possibility of a split captaincy. Some felt Rohit Sharma could make for a better captain in the shorter formats.But hours before leaving for a tour of the US and West Indies, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri addressed the media and sought to put these rumours at rest.But former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, writing for Sportstar, said no matter what either Kohli or Rohit said, this story would continue to do the round for years.”Virat and Rohit can shout from the rooftops as much as they can but this story won’t end. Every time Rohit fails there will be those who will nod their heads knowingly and wink, hinting he deliberately got out,” Gavaskar wrote.”Whoever starts such stories is definitely not a well-wisher of Indian cricket. More often than not it’s a frustrated player in the squad who gives wings to stories like this. His envy and jealousy harm the team. Then of course it suits some administrators to play their own game of politics.”advertisement”For the media it’s manna from heaven and so while it can be suppressed when the cricket is on, the rest days between games is where the story gets fanned further. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are professionals and they will put their heads down and go out to win matches for India but the story won’t stop even 20 years later,” Gavaskar wrote in his column.Rohit Sharma is yet to speak on the issue but a cryptic tweet soon after Kohli’s press conference had fuelled further speculation.Also Read | It is disrespectful: Virat Kohli on reports of rift with Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Virat Kohi posts photo with his squad’, fans notice Rohit Sharma’s absenceAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more