Alli ended a 15-game goal drought when he scored in the 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday and has been given a glowing endorsement by his boss.Pochettino said there is no other player in the world at Alli’s age who can match his achievements, despite the rival claims of the likes of Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Marcus Rashford.“When you compare him, Dele Alli, 21 years old, with all the players in the world, not only in Europe, in the world, I think he is the best,” the Argentine said.“In his age, in his form, assists and everything. But, and I don’t understand why, there is still that feeling (to criticise him). For me, Dele Alli, for his age, is the best. That’s it.“Tell me one better than him, a 21-year-old, all that he achieves. Tell me one. A current player. Maybe you can find similar or better than him?”While Alli’s displays have come under scrutiny from fans and the media, Pochettino said his opinion is the one that matters most“I promise you, I am the most critical person with my players,” said the Spurs boss. “But it is difficult to criticise Dele.“The most important for him is us, if we criticise him. If we are not happy with him, that is what is important for him and we never criticise him.”It is not clear whether Alli will feature in Tottenham’s FA Cup tie at Swansea on Saturday.The midfielder was suffering with a tight groin after last week’s win but is fit and has been named in England’s squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.“He played a lot of games, international games,” Pochettino said. “Now, we will see for Saturday because in the end, he’s going to play for the national team, and they are not machines.”Kane has suffered lateral ligament damage in his right ankle and is expected to return to training next month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 16 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Dele Alli as the best young player in the world as he rejigs his side to cope with the absence of the injured Harry Kane.The 21-year-old Alli has been criticised for some inconsistent performances this season for a Spurs side chasing a top-four spot in the Premier League and in FA Cup quarter-final action this weekend.
Christian Benteke celebrates his goal for Liverpool against Southampton 1 Jurgen Klopp may still be waiting for his first win as Liverpool manager, but fans are pretty happy with what they’ve seen.The Reds went close to picking up three points but were held 1-1 by Southampton at Anfield, though Christian Benteke gave supporters hope with a fine header.Benteke, a £32m signing in the summer, has had his start to life on Merseyside interrupted by injury and supporters are hoping this means the big Belgian is now over his spell on the sidelines.His name was trending on Twitter straight after the game and with Chelsea up next, his goal scoring return appears to have come at the right time.
Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office is inviting businesses to get involved in this year’s Donegal Business Week.Running from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, Donegal Business Week is a great opportunity for Donegal businesses and start-ups to learn from, listen to and network with leaders in their field.The week includes a series of events, seminars, talks and workshops to help businesses of all shapes and sizes get ‘Business Fit’ this year.Get ‘Business Fit’ during Donegal Business Week…. Emmet Rushe of Rushe Fitness puts organisers and participants of Donegal Business Week through their paces at the launch this week. Taking place from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, Donegal Business Week has a host of events, seminars, talks and workshops to help businesses of all shapes and sizes get ‘business fit’ this year. Check out the range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegalA host of thought leaders and industry experts will visit Donegal for the week-long event, sharing their knowledge and top tips with business people in the county. The week begins with a not-to-be-missed marketing workshop with multi-award winning speaker Geoff Ramm, who has challenged entrepreneurs across six continents to look deeper, think smarter and create better.On Monday, 7th March, Ramm will host ‘Marketing – More Than A Leaflet’ in The Radisson Blu, Letterkenny. This event is an energised and entertaining workshop, which promises to arm participants with the tools they need to gain more customers.Tuesday, 8th March focuses on the critical issue of finance for business, with a series of presentations from organisations and agencies that help raise finance for businesses. Taking place in An Grianan Hotel, Burt, this event also gives attendees the opportunity to have a one-on-one appointment with a key advisor.Image Two:Food for Thought…. Pictured at the launch of Donegal Business Week is Liam Ward, Director of Services, Donegal County Council, alongside participants and organisers of this year’s event, including Eve–Anne McCarron, The Food Coast, (Donegal’s Good Food Initiative), Richard Finney, The Counter, Martin Hernandez, Sage Restaurant, and Linda McClean, Mallow Mia. Donegal Business Week includes a host of food related events for producers, chefs, restaurants, cafes, hotels and accommodation providers.On Wednesday, 9th March, ‘Making Donegal Famous For Food’ takes place in The Donegal Brewing Co., Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon. This event is open to anyone working in food related businesses in Donegal, including producers, chefs, restaurants, cafes, hotels and accommodation providers. Key speakers include Alastair Dobson from A Taste of Arran in Scotland, who will share his experience of working collaboratively with other partners to develop his business and enhance the food reputation of the Isle of Arran.Thursday 10th March focuses on ‘Wellness at Work’ and takes place in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar. A number of speakers, including nutritionist Paula Mee and fitness expert Pat Divilly, will advise businesses on how to foster a healthier and happier workplace.Donegal Business Week culminates with the 20th Donegal Business Awards, which take place on Friday, 11th March at 12.30pm in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey. This event is open to the public and the guest speaker is Padraig O’Ceidigh, the Connemara man synonymous with Aer Arann. Tickets are available from www.localenterprise.ie/donegal.Speaking at the launch of Donegal Business Week, 2016, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, said; “Business Week provides businesses across Donegal with an annual opportunity to gain unique insights from other business owners and practitioners. It’s also a great opportunity to make new contacts and network with other businesses and relevant support agencies and organisations.”Adding to this Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal’s LEO said: “We’ve put together a jam-packed schedule of events this year, covering everything from marketing and digital marketing, to exporting, accessing and managing finance, food and creative business development, as well as HR and Wellness within your business. It’s an exciting time to be doing business in Donegal and we want to acknowledge the support of our partner agencies, organisations and businesses who all contribute to making Donegal Business Week a great success. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the local businesses that take the time to present during the week, sharing their experiences and invaluable insights.” Places at the week’s events are strictly limited, so check out the range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or contact LEO on 074 91 60735. Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020THE INVITES ARE OUT FOR DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK 2016 – WHY NOT GET INVOLVED! was last modified: February 17th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Business Week