Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson explains how Mikel Arteta will turn him into a top player

first_imgArsenal winger Reiss Nelson explains how Mikel Arteta will turn him into a top player Arteta has had an overwhelmingly positive response from his players since taking over in December (Picture: Getty Images)Reiss Nelson has heaped praise on new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for his unique drive and determination that has lifted himself and the entire squad.The former Manchester City coach has impressed players and fans alike since taking over from fellow Spaniard Unai Emery in December.While only winning three out his first nine games in all competitions, 20-year-old winger Nelson joined fellow teammates in praising the methods of the young Spanish coach.He told the Guardian: ‘Now is a great time to have him as a manager because he understands what I am good at. He’s going to give me the encouragement when I need it, and if I am not doing the right stuff he is going to tell me.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I have all my belief in Mikel and I think he is going to make me into a top player.’ Comment Mike StavrouThursday 13 Feb 2020 2:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Advertisement Advertisement Nelson cuts a much happier figure under new boss Mikel Aretta (Picture: Getty Images)Nelson, who spent a year on-loan at Bundesliga side Hoffenheim where he scored seven league goals, lauded the individual work Arteta does with players during training.He added: ‘You look at the likes of Sterling and Sané, and you see them before at their previous teams, they weren’t doing what they do now.‘I think that is credited to Pep [Guardiola], of course, but Mikel as well because they said he did a lot of one-to-one work with them. They are two top players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe young winger revealed Arteta relentless work ethic renders him an outstanding manager in the making.England Under-21 international Nelson said: ‘You can see it because Mikel’s drive is different. I haven’t seen a manager with that much determination to make individuals into better players.‘I was doing one thing with one of the players on the training pitch the other day. He came over and he showed me one thing to do and it is that little detail that is incredible.‘I think he has got a plan, and it is going really good.’MORE: Arsenal fans hail ‘best recruiter’ Matteo Guendouzi after Pape Gueye Instagram messageMORE: Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano keen on Premier League move as contract talks stalllast_img read more

New USC program provides support to elderly

first_imgThe USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the nonprofit Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s launched YouthCare on Tuesday, in an effort to provide resources to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia.According to the press release, this partnership is intended to help those in need and to change the lives of caregivers, students and patients. “Our mission statement is to unite generations toward a common cause of fighting dementia and Alzheimer’s’ disease to ultimately not only spread awareness, but also look for care solutions and the burden of caregiving,” said Jay Gopal, the director of caregiving programs at YouthCare.The program pairs undergraduate and graduate students from USC to work with and provide care to older adults with early-stage dementia. These students will work three-hour shifts once or twice a week, Gopal said.According to the press release, the time the students spend with the patients will create a better sense of community and foster close relationships. The program has recruited over 20 USC students to serve as caregivers. “YouthCare is an accessible way for students to interact one-on-one with older adults to understand the reality to put a face to Alzheimer’s and to work towards a solution,” said Sarah Wong, the president of the USC Student Gerontology Association. “The timely solution right now is to systematically treat the symptoms and that the future in caregiving will help as well.”YouthCare founder Nihal Satyadev and Gopal, both UCLA alumni, began a similar program at UCLA in 2015 called TimeOut @ UCLA, which also focused on respite care and support for older adults.Satyadev said that dementia caregivers in the United States face the problem of being unable to work for service providers that offer positions less than 10 hours per week. YouthCare offers the option to work three or six hours a week at a low rate per hour, giving a reassuring opportunity for those caregivers who are still seeking employment. “For caregivers, it’s really important for them to take a break from their stressful life in taking care of family members who have the disease,” Satyadev said. “Forty percent of caregivers who work with family members with dimensions are diagnosed with depression. We believe that this is a key mental health solution to decrease the rates of depression.”Being involved with YouthCare allows students to develop a geriatric service skill set by having real-life interactions and relationships with Alzheimer’s patients, Wong said. According to the press release, for the first time in history, about 20 percent of Americans will be in the age group over 65 in 2030. The number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to drastically increase from 5.5 million to 11 million in 12 years.last_img read more

First scrimmage of spring lacks offensive firepower

first_imgOn Saturday, the USC football team kicked off its first spring scrimmage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Trojans are aiming to continue their early momentum from the early successes in spring practices.USC coach Lane Kiffin announced that sophomore Tre Madden will stay at running back for the duration of spring practice.Work in progress · Sophomore Tre Madden has been seeing time this spring at running back, although he was recruited as a linebacker. – Chris Pham | Daily Trojan“Madden did some special things,” Kiffin said. “The ability to stay up at 225 pounds with that forward lean, and then you see the speed from a big guy too.”Madden originally came to USC with the intentions of being a linebacker for the Trojans. During the 2011 season, he recorded 15 tackles for the Trojans. Offensively, the Trojan roster has endured woes during spring workouts. A full scrimmage could not be run because of the fact that offensive numbers were too low. Despite a low turnout because of injuries, transfers and players participating in track, Kiffin remained optimistic about the offense’s performance on Saturday.“The offense did a lot better than I thought they would have with the personnel out there, so that was good to see,” Kiffin said.Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee chose to forgo Saturday’s practice to represent the Trojans in the Trojan Invitational at Loker Stadium. Lee was victorious in the men’s long jump.Junior cornerback Nickell Robey, who would have competed against Lee, chose to attend football practice instead.“I made the right choice for myself by coming out here with my team,” Robey said. “I’m a competitor, so I’ll be a little disappointed. But this is for the team, so I had to put my personal problems out of the way.” Redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek is becoming more comfortable during spring practices.“I feel great and I feel very comfortable with my decisions and my reads,” Wittek said.Though his first pass was deflected, Wittek moved forward with a positive attitude.“He got his hand up in the passing lane and made a great play and was able to pick it off,” Wittek said. “I just put it behind me and said let’s move forward from there.center_img Many of the Trojans’ top performers were unable to participate in Saturday’s scrimmage because of numerous injuries. Redshirt freshman running back Javorious Allen (hamstring), redshirt sophomore quarterback Jesse Scroggins (hip), sophomore wide receiver George Farmer (hamstring), and senior center Khaled Holmes (calf) did not practice on Saturday. Tight ends Xavier Grimble (toe) and Randall Telfer (hamstring), both redshirt sophomores, did not practice, while redshirt sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey was limited. Redshirt freshman fullback Soma Vainuku injured his back during Saturday’s practice at the Coliseum.Kiffin believes that most of the injured players will return to practice on Tuesday.The Trojans will continue spring practice culminating in the annual spring football game, which will be held in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, April 14.last_img read more

No. 3 Syracuse cruises to 15-4 win over St. John’s as 10 players record points

first_img Published on March 12, 2016 at 6:02 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Syracuse head coach John Desko stood still on the sideline with his arms folded for several minutes. Already off to a hot start, the Orange added a fourth straight goal to begin the game. Desko unfolded his arms, clapped four times and re-folded them. St. John’s only had two legitimate possessions to that point, but it was back to business for SU.Within the next two minutes, Syracuse scored twice more. The Orange scored the game’s first six goals just 12 minutes in. No. 3 SU (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) didn’t take its foot off the pedal against St. John’s (1-5) and cruised to a 15-4 win over the Red Storm on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome as 10 different players recorded a point.After coming off back-to-back one-goal games, the blowout was a refresher. Syracuse displayed the style it desires, when ball movement trumps individual dodges to the net. Even without midfielder Matt Lane and attack Nick Piroli, who’s missed the past three games, the Orange spread the ball around.Late in the first quarter, already with a 6-1 lead, SU killed off two penalties simultaneously. A chant of “Let’s go Orange” filled the quiet Carrier Dome, but even that was more muted than normal as the game was already a blowout.Two minutes into the second quarter, Mariano stood on the sideline with both arms fully extended toward the ceiling. The Orange was already working the ball around to take time off the clock before the refs put on the shot clock.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA couple minutes later, Sergio Salcido threaded a skip pass from the top of the offensive zone to Jordan Evans who cut from the right wing toward the crease. After creeping behind defenders, Evans caught the ball and finished as his momentum carried him toward the goal. Even before Evans got the shot off, the crowd let out a collective “ooh” in admiration of the pass.All season Desko has preached that the Orange is at its best when its offense is balanced and protecting the ball. Even as SU cycled through its backups, Syracuse finished with just eight turnovers, its lowest total of the season.The Orange got back winning comfortably on Saturday, the way it won its first two games of the season against Siena and Albany. But in the next three weeks, SU will face No. 14 Johns Hopkins, No. 9 Duke and No. 1 Notre Dame. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more