Tunisia coach says his team is feeling pressure

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Panama to make World Cup debut against strong Belgium team African teams have made a disappointing start to the World Cup. Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria have lost their first matches. Senegal plays Poland on Tuesday.On the other hand, Maaloul said England players are having to contend with higher expectations. That’s why he expects the match in Volgograd to be tight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tunisia’s Anice Badri runs with the ball during a game of handball during a training session for the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Tunisia play England in a group G match in Volgograd, Monday June 18. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)It’s daunting enough for a smaller country with less of a track record to take on a team like England. But Tunisia’s taking pressure to another level.Coach Nabil Maaloul has said ahead of Monday’s opening match against England that his team is carrying not only the hopes of 12 million Tunisians but also those of Africa as a whole and of the Arab world. ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. Eagles color analyst Mike Quick told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Tuesday that the team’s fortunes have changed and that optimism is building in Philadelphia.“Everybody is very excited here,” Quick said, “because the last three games this team has kind of caught fire. And the quarterback, Nick Foles, (is) having an outstanding month.“The team’s flying right now. And the defense is coming around. So, right now the mood here is one that everybody is optimistic about where this team is going.”Quick said Foles should be up for consideration for a Player of the Month nod. He added that the former Wildcat still hasn’t officially been named the Eagles’ starter, just that he gets the starting nod on a week-by-week basis.“(Kelly) likes to keep everyone guessing,” Quick said.Just hours after Quick said that, however, Kelly named Foles the starter for the rest of the season.The analyst also threw his support behind the first year head coach.“Every week, I’m more and more impressed with the way he runs things,” Quick said. “His approach to the games week in and week out — the way he prepares his team — it’s a little bit different than what I’m used to. But, as time progresses, I think he’s growing on people.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact He said not all the players took to Kelly immediately; they had to learn entirely new systems on offense and defense, and Quick said the drills Kelly had players running were “unconventional.” But, the analyst said that reluctance is starting to disappear.“Winning is the cure-all,” he said. “Winning is a panacea. And because these guys are winning football games now, they’re all kind of getting in line with the things he’s asking them to do.”The Eagles started out the season 1-3, and they also lost their first four home games. They finally got their first home win last Sunday over while facing the Washington Redskins.Quick attributed that incompetence at home to the team still trying to adjust to Kelly’s system. It also didn’t help that the team was still trying to figure out which quarterback was best prepared to lead the offense, as they have also tried Michael Vick and Matt Barkley at the position.“Guys are just really getting a feel for what they’re being asked to do, and getting comfortable in doing the things they’re asked to do in both these systems — on the offensive side and the defensive side of the ball.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The 7-4 Arizona Cardinals head to Philadelphia Sunday to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, who are on a three-game winning streak and tied for first in the NFC East. Both teams will be looking to take the next step toward a playoff berth.The Eagles (6-5) started out slowly under new coach Chip Kelly, who replaced Andy Reid, and have struggled at home this season. However, the team has seen a resurgence under second-year quarterback Nick Foles, a University of Arizona product. Comments   Share   LISTEN: Mike Quick, Eagles Color Analyst Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more