That is certainly the case for England who are in the middle of playing three big matches in consecutive weeks at Twickenham against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand. It is a key series of fixtures for Stuart Lancaster with the Six National just around the corner and the prospect of a home World Cup now under two years away.
England played their first full match in seven months at the weekend as they came from behind to beat Australia at Twickenham. It was a good result, but it was a far from convincing display from the team with a number of players struggling to impact the game for long periods. England will expect to improve on that display against Argentina on Saturday before they face the ultimate test against the All Blacks the following weekend.
By Farhan Daw: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has spoken of life at Anfield and of his title ambitions.The 26 year old claimed despite the 2-0 loss away to Arsenal last weekend, the Championship is “marked” for Liverpool who have not won a League title since the Premier League was re- branded in 1992.
Since returning from a 10 game suspension, Suarez has struck six goals in five games forming a formidable attack with Daniel Sturridge. Speaking to Sport 890, a Uruguayan radio station he highlighted his happiness at Liverpool and the possibility of them winning their first ever Premier League title:
“In the team we are all really excited, and looking forward to a good season. We have been at the top so far, and we are still aiming at the top – we still have momentum and we can believe that the top spot is marked for us.
By Farhan Daw: Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has hailed “Sir Arsene Wenger” heaping praise on the 64 year old and the way he runs his team.
“He is really something,” he said. “I love him. He is Sir Arsene Wenger for me.”
Nevertheless, in spite of his admiration for Arsenal’s philosophy, the German went on to say that he prefers “fighting football”. He highlighted having a high work rate is very important and expects his team to switch between defence and attack as quickly as possible.
“I love it when I read after the game that we ran more than the opponent. If somebody tells me after the game that we ran 10km more than the opponent, that’s good.
By Dale Money: Jimmie Johnson has grabbed the points lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, putting forth a dominating performance sunday at Texas Motorspeedway,managing to collect maximum points.
This must feel like a case of deja vu for Jimmie it was only last year at this time he had a 7 point lead with two races to go,it didnt go excatly as the five time champion would have liked however, losing that title to Brad Keselowski.
“I hope history doesn’t repeat itself,” Johnson said. “That is the perfect example of this thing isn’t over until it’s over. Last year we had eight great races and two bad ones and didn’t get the championship. … There are two very important races left.”