Comment Advertisement Tierney looked in agony as he walked off the pitch against West Ham (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has opened up on the ‘toughest time’ of his life recovering from the excruciating shoulder injury that has kept him out of action since December.The 22-year-old struggled with a hernia injury when he first arrived from Celtic but quickly impressed after returning to fitness – though he suffered a serious setback when he dislocated his shoulder during the Gunners’ 3-1 win over West Ham shortly before Christmas.Tierney has been working his way back from the injury and only just returned to first-team training in the last few weeks.The Scotland international told Sport Bible: ‘Mentally it was probably the toughest time of my life. In my head I was thinking, “I need an operation now.” I knew.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Three times in ten minutes, nobody’s shoulder should be going like that. So in my head as I was lying down I was thinking, “That’s me out for another few months”.‘I knew that devastation straight away and I think you can see it on my face.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Mar 2020 5:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Advertisement Kieran Tierney reveals details of horrific injury as Arsenal defender dislocated shoulder THREE times in ten minutes Tierney back in full training after months out with injury (Picture: Getty Images)With the emergence of 18-year-old wonderkid Bukayo Saka, Tierney may struggle to earn back his spot at left-back straight away.The full-back detailed the long road back from his serious injury, and the mental toughness required to keep moving forward.He added: ‘There is always ways you can improve yourself although it’s not on the pitch or with the ball, you are still improving yourself and your physique and every day you are injured. You are improving your mentality as well.‘I’ll be watching who is playing in my position, who I’d be playing against and how the team are playing so when I do get integrated back into training games it’s like second nature.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I know the way the team play, how they want to play and how the manager wants to do his things.‘It’s never ideal sitting on the sideline watching but I just want the team to win and be successful.‘Everybody loves going out and playing football but to be mentally tough and to deal with all these obstacles and hurdles that people throw at you, it’s the hardest part but when you get to the other side it’s the most rewarding part.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linksMORE: Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer links
Anthony Joshua has been spotted hanging out with the estranged wife of Man City’s Alegerian star Riyad Mahrez, The UK Sun revealed today. Heavyweight champion Joshua, 30, and 26-year-old Rita have been seen together twice in the past few weeks at a shisha bar and also at a party at a mutual pal’s pad. The pair first met last December when Joshua invited Rita to join him and pals at their table in a VIP section of the Tape nightclub in London’s Mayfair. Joshua is said to have “backed away” when he realised she was footballer Riyad’s missus. Recently, Joshua and Rita have been seen with friends at The Hart Lounge shisha bar in Southgate, North London. And on Friday night a source said: “Rita’s mad keen on AJ. She thinks they can be a couple. “She’s in touch with him via his circle of friends and loves going out with them, although she really only has eyes for AJ. Loading… Read Also: Lionel Messi reveals date for Barcelona training return He told The Sun in May that finding love now would be tricky as it would mean having to change his ways. He said: “I don’t know how easy that would be.” A spokesman for Joshua said: “Anthony doesn’t personally know Mrs Mahrez and has no wish to, now or in future. He’s disappointed that she or people around her have tried to use his name to generate publicity.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “She’s been telling people about him, although he has held her at arm’s length.” Another source said: “AJ has been on nights out where Rita is there. He’s ultra-cautious about her. He fears she’s targeted him for publicity as she’s trying to launch a music career.” Rita, living in a £2million mansion in Buckinghamshire, separated from Algerian star Riyad, 29, with whom she has two children, last year. Watford-born Joshua is single. He split from dancer Nicole Osbourne in 2016 and they have a son, JJ, four. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You
After the dust has settled in the 2018 Pan- Caribbean Martial Arts Championships, participant and instructor Troy Bobb revealed that he has received a greater gift than his gold medals.Troy Bobb and Niquann Fevrier display their gold medals as they met Cynthia RothrockWhen Bobb participated in the competition hosted by the Caribbean National Martial Arts Alliance last weekend, he took along 12-year-old Niquann Fevrier to Barbados, giving him a shot at meaningful exposure.There the young man proved himself to be a great student, capturing a gold in weapon form competition and a silver in open form competition. His performance has also shown that he has a great teacher.Sensei Bobb also copped three gold medals, respectively in self-defence, weapon, and open form competition.Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, Bobb noted that participating in the Caribbean championships is always important to him, since he has been doing so for countless years.“For me, competing since the age of six in martial arts until 45 this year, it’s a big achievement for me. All the years I’ve been involved, but I’m always trying to get youths involved and try as much to maintain the discipline in the sport,” Bobb stated.However, the Sensei went on to disclose that what was more meaningful than his continued participation is the opportunity to gift students with a platform to showcase their skill. He noted that taking Fevrier to the championships and seeing him excel has been a highlight of his tenure. He disclosed that he now wants to continue in this path.“…as to ensure the youths have reached the stage that I’m at right now, and still I’m always willing to share,” Bobb said.He will soon be given this opportunity, since he was quickly approached, after Fevrier’s success, with an invitation to participate at another Martial Arts competition in Barbados, from November 24.Bobb revealed that he is looking to take along a bigger national team to that upcoming competition.While in Barbados, Bobb and Fevrier got the golden opportunity of meeting martial arts movie star and grand master Cynthia Rothrock. In other positives coming out of the tournament, Bobb was upgraded to Junior Master Fifth Degree Blackbelt.