Greenwood offers grovelling apology after England Covid shame

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Mason Greenwood offered a grovelling apology after his Covid-19 hotel shame and admitted he let Gareth Southgate down. Greenwood, 18, and Phil Foden, 20, were thrown out of England’s squad for meeting girls at a hotel after Saturday’s 1-0 win in Reykjavik. Before boarding a private plane flying them back to Manchester, the duo were hit with a £1,360 fine by Icelandic authorities for the coronavirus breach. Foden first issued an apology and now Greenwood has followed by promising it was a “lesson I will learn from”. He said: “Having now had the chance to reflect on what’s happened, I can only apologise to everyone for the embarrassment I have caused. “It was irresponsible of me to break the COVID-19 protocols which are in place to protect players, staff and the public. “In particular, I want to apologise to Gareth Southgate, for letting him down, when he had shown great trust in me. “Playing for England was one of the proudest moments in my life and I only have myself to blame for this huge mistake. “I promise my family, the fans, Manchester United and England that this is a lesson I will learn from.” Both players had made their international debuts in the Nations League win – Foden started the game and Greenwood came off the bench – but will miss tonight’s clash with Denmark and possibly another three games as punishment. Their clubs did not hold back when condemning their actions in brutal statements. A comment from United said: “Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood over this situation.” City followed up: “It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate. “His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international.” Reports from Iceland, including from newspaper DV, suggested the two girls posted photographs of the players on Snapchat. The squad were exempt from Iceland’s quarantine procedures but still had strict rules to follow and were not allowed to meet any person outside the bubble. read also:Shamed Foden snapped showing bum to girls he and Greenwood smuggled into team hotel Foden and Greenwood met Icelandic model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, and her 19-year-old cousin Lara Clausen. Nadia revealed she had been chatting to Manchester United forward Greenwood before England travelled to Reykjavik. A video later surfaced showing the girls on the phone to the footballers as they planned their route into the hotel. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Freshmen trio leads defense

first_imgWhile it is impressive enough that the Wisconsin women?s hockey team leads the WCHA in goals against average, it is even more impressive they have done so with three freshman defensemen.The three first-year blueliners ? Malee Windmeier, Anne Dronen and Olivia Jakiel ? combined with three upperclassmen have given up an average of just 1.27 goals per game in league play.The freshmen attribute much of their success to the teaching and leadership of the upperclassmen.?The senior and junior defensemen are all great leaders,? Windmeier said. ?They have been really helpful teaching us how to play at this level and showing us what it is to work hard. Most importantly, I think all of the freshman defensemen are a really hardworking group.??Emily (Morris) has made sure that we keep our heads up,? Jakiel said. ?Sometimes freshmen won’t get a lot of playing time, and she has made sure we have a positive attitude. She has taught us to work really hard at practice and to keep pushing each other.?While the scoring numbers for this group may not stand out ? Jakiel only has four points and Dronen has yet to record a point ? these young blueliners excel at their main task: keeping the puck out of the net.?We have a saying on our team,? senior captain Emily Morris said. ?Defensive zone is our house, and it is our job to defend it, so no one should score when we are out there. While it is fun to get a goal once in a while, our primary job as defensemen is to get the puck to our forwards and keep the puck out of our net.?Head coach Mark Johnson believes, however, that the scoring will come with more experience.?We certainly believe that when they gain some experience and develop a little confidence, they will become a part of our offense,? Johnson said. ?That is what we are missing from what we had last year. Our defensemen last year created offense, so as these kids improve and play more, we will ask them to do the same thing.?Windmeier, who played forward for two years in high school, has 11 points on the season and is the freshman defenseman most likely to immediately contribute to the offense.?Malee has been on the power play a little bit, and she has the skills and the talent to contribute on special teams.? Johnson said.To help with offense, the defensemen will need superb conditioning, an area in which all freshmen said they need to improve.?The biggest change from the beginning of the season to now would be my conditioning,? Jakiel said. ?Over the past few months I have gotten stronger, which I needed to do because the game is a lot faster at this level.??We are quite happy with the way that they have progressed, and the big thing is they need to continue with that progression,? Johnson added. ?When they are in the summer and get into their conditioning programs, if they work hard there is going to be a big difference from where they are as freshmen and where they can be as sophomores.?Besides conditioning, each freshman believes he has a specific aspect of his game that he needs to work on.?I need to improve on my stick skills and my shooting,? Dronen said. ?But most importantly, I need to become familiar with how each individual plays on the team, so we can start clicking like the last two national championship teams.?Although each player has a different role, they all share the same attitude about the UW hockey program.?Spending every day with the team is fantastic,? Dronen said. ?You make about 20 best friends in the first week here, and I just couldn?t ask for a better experience.??The program here is fantastic,? Windmeier added. ?Whether it is the coaches or your teammates, everybody just works really hard and has fun, and hopefully we will accomplish our goals.?last_img read more