The Brazilian World Cup victor was speaking to Goal ahead of the Champions League final where Cristiano Ronaldo will come up against Gianluigi Buffon as Real Madrid take on Juventus in Cardiff's Millennium stadium on Saturday.
There was plenty of talk beforehand about the merits of Lions' first-fives Jonathan Sexton , who started, and Owen Farrell , who began this match on the bench, but it's no exaggeration to say that 22-year-old Gatland was the best No10 on the field.
Then, the other quite talked about is obviously the 1998 final - Juventus's third Champions League Final in a row, which ended in a second consequent defeat in a final, this time to Real Madrid . The past few editions of European club football's biggest game have all involved either an underdog or a team - such as Inter in 2010, Chelsea in 2012 and, to a lesser extent, Atletico Madrid in two of the past three finals - with a more defensive, reactive outlook.
The only other player to reach those totals in a Game 1 of The Finals is Kobe Bryant, who had 40 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the Lakers' 100-75 win over the Magic to open the 2009 championship series. James is scoring 32.2 points per game , and grabbing 8.5 rebounds per game . "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". To be fair, playing the Warriors is a slew of pick-your-poison decisions.
Mahrez was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal last summer but opted to stay at the King Power and sign a new contract ahead of their maiden campaign in the Champions League. "I had a good discussion with the Chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I would stay for another year in order to help the club as best as I could following the transition of winning the title and in the Champions League".
The right-hander has given up 21 walks in 22⅓ innings this season. The Zona pitching had issues with starter Patrick Corbin charged with six runs on (five earned) on nine hits including three homers over five frames to absorb the loss. SEATTLE - Mark Reynolds and Nolan Arenado homered to back Kyle Freeland, and Colorado stopped a three-game losing streak with a win over Seattle. The Wildcats (37-20) will play DE in an elimination game.
Despite Zin Zan Brooke's comments about a lack of mongrel, Toby Faletau will probably pack down against Kieran Read. Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw joined compatriots Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour in the squad after England's Ben Youngs withdrew for family reasons, while James Haskell has replaced England team-mate Billy Vunipola.
Gatland cited Henry who, when in charge of the Lions' 2001 tour of Australia , supposedly made it obvious who his preferred players were. A late call-up to the Lions touring party after the withdrawal of Ben Youngs, the Clermont-bound scrum-half will be keen to show he is not just there to make up the numbers.
Fans will remember how the Spurs were crushing the Golden State Warriors until Leonard's ankle injury. Missing Kawhi Leonard hurt the Spurs , but the Warriors were too much of a powerhouse anyways. To get to our ultimate goal of winning the whole thing, weve got to be better on both ends of the floor.. The Warriors thumped the injury-plagued Spurs 129-115 in San Antonio on Monday to sweep the series 4-0 and book a place in the NBA Finals against the victor of the Eastern ...
Juve, Real and Chelsea all won their respective leagues on Sunday, and Zidane said for the time being, his team would simply enjoy their achievement. "It is the happiest day of my professional life by a distance", Zidane said after landing Madrid's first title in five years.
Ronaldo, after all, has saved his best for last. "I played at Juventus for five years and I've got good memories of that time ". The Portugal forward paced himself like never before this season, skipping several games so he could stay fresh and thrive in the final stretch.
After Granollers hit a delightful shot around the net post and inside the tramlines in the third set, Djokovic clapped and walked to the net to high-five his opponent. The match was suspended on Monday because of darkness after the players split the first two sets. Prior to the tournament, Rafael Nadal said he considers Paris his second home due to the past success at Roland Garros .
Hertha finished sixth in the past Bundesliga season to earn a Europa League berth. Leckie revealed it was a rumour that circulated in a newspaper last season that first alerted his management to possible interest from Hertha. When I first arrived here, I couldn't speak a word of German", he said. I was very happy afterwards because I felt that the club is really interested in me.
But we got depth in our roster. Based on how physical Game 5 was, the Predators and Ducks were lucky they didnt lose any more players. Fleury has always been up and down in the postseason, and thankfully his team is solid enough to earn him a fourth game win rather than go down 3-1.
But to this club, it means so much more. Juventus won the last of its two titles in 1996, while Madrid has won five since then to increase its record to 11 in the competition. Ramos scored a 93rd-minute equaliser in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid, leading to a 4-1 extra-time win which ended a 12 year Champions League barren spell.
This time there's a chance to achieve something yet to be achieved in 25 seasons of the competition. What's more, he'll have done it his way, shying away from expensive signings last summer in favour of a, dare it be said, Barcelona-like approach of trusting the club's academy players, the likes of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.
Yet the visitors were not to be overwhelmed as they set about counter-attacking at a crucial point in the contest. As a result, runs started coming easily for them. Root blocks the fifth delivery, which is slower. "After Tamim got out, Mushfiqur fell the next ball", he said. "The ankle is OK it is more of a calf issue", Root said.
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Bad or even average possession teams so rarely win the Cup now. Pekka Rinne closed his eyes and went back to a happy place. Jake Guentzel scored 10 seconds into the period. He made 37 saves in Game 2 . That rookie: Jake Guentzel. This is his first year pro, coming out of college, where he's not used to playing the National Hockey League schedule, and the demands of that physically, not to mention a long playoff run.
It's taking what the game gives you", Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said. "But you have to put those things behind you and focus on what you can control". The Pittsburgh Penguins took home a 4-1 win Wednesday in nearly the exact same fashion as their Game 1 win. Pittsburgh was outshot throughout the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Woods can be seen stumbling and swaying through a sobriety test before being arrested. I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office for their professionalism .
The Former US Champion who will face Andy Murray in the next round of French Open also had had many injuries during his whole career. World number one, Murray, beat the Argentine to win Olympic gold last August but these two go way back with some heated battles over the years - especially in 2008 and 2016.
The conditions this time will be a little different. "I played at Juventus for five years and I've got good memories of that time ". Big games are won by teams with the greatest attacking quality, and when it comes to the crunch, Cristiano Ronaldo is more likely to score the crucial goal than Gonzalo Higuain.
It is what it is. Durant played well in his first Finals trip but didn't have the help he has now with a two-time MVP in Curry, one of the league's best two-way players in Thompson and a do-it-all demon like Green. The Golden State Warriors picked up a 113-90 win thanks to Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and a big second half. His presence also forced James to work on the defensive end, sapping some needed energy he needs on offense if Cleveland is going to keep up with Golden State.
It's about the Golden State Warriors versus the Cleveland Cavaliers ". But calling LeBron's night a disappointment just underscores how impossible his job will be against this version of Golden State. They feared that no other team in the National Basketball Association could match up with their scoring and their starpower. But he is the most important player in the series , especially how the Warriors deployed him in Game 1 .
Still, Baywatch isn't getting as much help from overseas, opening in just a handful of global markets earning just $873,000 so far. The fifth installment of the "Pirates" franchise stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Javier Bardem as the villainous Captain Salazar.
Saina, ranked 11 in the world, defeated Japan's Haruko Suzuki 21-15, 20-22, 21-11 in a women's singles clash that lasted 69 minutes. Read Also: Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach quarterfinals In the semi-finals, World No.
But after the game , Durant said, "Tonight, I thought we could be a lot better than we were tonight". The Cavaliers can find solace in the fact that despite what looked to be an off shooting night for their team - 34.9 percent from the field - they still were able to hang around with Golden State shooting from beyond the arc.
We aren't here to visit Cardiff - we came here to win and take that trophy back home. The final carries with it a bewildering array of potential milestones and intriguing personal subplots. Coach Zinedine Zidane will nearly surely deploy the 4-4-2 formation he's used ever since Gareth Bale got injured , meaning that Isco will be the one starting behind Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo .
So, while not giving up a shot in the period, Nashville managed to get only one goal, from Ryan Ellis 8:21 into the period. After two games in this series , the defensemen have added two points, while the top line has failed to add a point.
He may not be out there long if the Warriors decide they need more mobility against Thompson, who is almost averaging a double-double and shooting 60 percent while creating plenty of extra possessions with his offensive rebounding for the Cavaliers .
He also struggled early in the Champions League , scoring only twice in his first eight games, but ended with eight goals in his last four matches, becoming the first player to break the 100-goal mark in the competition. We play different roles. "The team is in a sweet spot and we have to take advantage of that", Ronaldo told Real Madrid TV this week. "I think that in every final both teams go out there from zero", Ramos explained.
Last season they set an National Basketball Association record with 73 regular-season wins and were up 3-1 in the finals on the Cavs before James led them back for the organization's first championship. Kevin Love grabbed 21 rebounds and scored 15 points, while Tristan Thompson was held scoreless and to four boards. He's LeBron James . He can, you know - you guys know what he can do.
We know what the British & Irish Lions will be sporting for the Test Series in New Zealand but the hosts' gear has been a closely guarded secret. Told predominantly in the words of those who were there, on both sides, the book recreates the atmosphere of the day in spine-tingling fashion and is the ideal hors d'oeuvre for this year's tour.
The game has the user (you) playing a grasshopper as the batsman while you face a team of snails as your opponent. "It's a great place to play cricket", said Karthik, who didn't feature in an ODI since 2014. There's a bit of swing and immediately things change and you can see the way the game progresses. In both the games they were confident. The BCCI, however, have failed to adhere to the MoU thus far and made it clear that they will not restore relations with the PCB until they get ...