Asamoah Gyan is confident he can better his season’s best of 13 League goals but is refusing to be drawn on how many goals he expects to score.The Sunderland star is back to England on club duties after he got a week off. And he has returned to base determined to add to his goal tally.“I have loved every bit of my first season in England even though here the tackles are tough and the referees offer very little protection,” he told KickOffGhana.com.Despite that lack of protection, Gyan says he is enjoying playing as the main man upfront and is determined the goals will continue to flow.Gyan’s thirteen goals for Stade Rennes last season was his highest since his move from Liberty Professionals to Europe in 2004.“Obviously I would love to score more goals. I am on 10 now but for me the priority is not how many I score is how much I help my team to win and my general contribution to play.” Source: Kickoff.com
Image Courtesy: Diema SportAdvertisement A bizarre incident happened in the Bulgarian efbet League this Sunday in the match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Slavia Sofia, where the Ludogorets midfielder Wanderson ran off to kiss his wife in the stands after scoring a goal, which was already ruled out because of being offside and the game already resumed!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Diema SportThe clip was upoladed by Bulgarian football writer mshumanov to his Twitter account @shumansko. Watch the video below-One of this weekend’s funniest moments in Bulgarian football: 😘 Wanderson scoring for Ludogorets against Slavia, then celebrating by kissing his wife in the stands, without realising his goal has been ruled for offside. To top it all off, there was NO offside 😂 pic.twitter.com/EtXjsJGpteAdvertisement — mshumanov (@shumansko) August 26, 2019Advertisement The 31 year old Brazil born Bulgarian international managed to tap in a volley from inside the box by Dan Biton, and ran off to the sidelines in celebration, went near the stairs with his hands up high as his wife came down to give him a kiss.Unbeknownst to his attention, the goal had already been ruled out for being offside, and the Slavia keeper Galin Ivanov already shot the ball down the field as the game had already resumed.The match ended in a 0-0 draw at the Ludogorets Arena in Razgrad.Ludogorets are the current defending champions of the Bulgarian league, and are currently in 2nd place with 15 points, behind Levski Sofia in the league table. Slavia Sofia occupy 8th position in the table, with 9 points to their names.Ludogorets are travelling to Maribor, Slovenia on 29th August to face NK Maribor in their second leg of Europa League play off match, after a goalless first leg last week. Advertisement
TRAINER QUOTES PETER EURTON, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: Did you see how he came out of the gate? He broke too fresh, and that was good. He’s just good right now. He’s the best he’s been in so long. Gary hustled him a little bit and then he kind of let him fall back.”“He’ll probably run next at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 7 in the Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs).” TYLER BAZE, COASTLINE, SECOND: “I had a beautiful trip. I didn’t really know how much he would eat the dirt, but I watched the replays from his dirt races and it looked like he had handled dirt in the face just fine. I really kind of let him run his race. I wanted to be patient with him going from six and a half down the hill to seven eighths, I think the distance is never a question with him, but I wanted to make sure I timed it right – especially when I had to thread the needle through a haystack. He ran really good.” JOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, CALCULATOR, THIRD: “I had a good race, he [Calculator] had his shot and he was a little bit aggressive on the back side. That’s my only regret but overall, we had a good trip. He’s a good horse and he’s going to improve anyway so I’m happy with that race.” GARY STEVENS, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: “It was the best he’s ever broken. I’ve been aboard him in a couple of workouts in the mornings, before his last race and again last week and there have been a few times that he’s wanted to go after horses in front of him and I’ve let him. What I found out is that he’s not only a great stretch runner but he’s a good turn runner. And that wasn’t the case last year. With a little time off and the addition of blinkers he seems a lot more focused.“He’s running on the turn so he’s gaining ground and doesn’t have to work so hard in the stretch. It gives me a lot of confidence. I knew at the half-mile pole that they were all in deep water and that’s a pretty good feeling.”“Pete’s got him figured out.” NOTES: The winning owners Lee and Susan Searing of Rancho Cucamonga who race as C R K Stable.