Christian Pulisic not giving up on Dortmund comeback

first_imgBut after halftime Dortmund was blown away — Son Heung-min making the breakthrough with a volley from Jan Vertonghen’s cross, before the Belgian and Fernando Llorente added further goals towards the end.It leaves Dortmund up against it ahead of the return match March 5 in Germany, but Pulisic — who had little impact on proceedings at Wembley — is confident Lucien Favre’s men are not out of the tie.We go again in Dortmund.— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 13, 2019When asked if he still had belief, the American told reporters: “Of course. This team’s going to believe until the end.”We’re going home now, there’s no reason why we can’t score three goals at home. We’ve done it before. Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic isn’t giving up hope of advancing in the Champions League, despite his German side losing, 3-0, in the first leg of their last-16 tie with Tottenham.Dortmund traveled Wednesday to Wembley for their first meeting and looked set to guarantee a tight tie on the evidence of the opening 45 minutes. “We’ve just got to go and we’ve got to be positive and go in with a good mindset into that game.”But for Spurs, their second-half performance and result against a team like Dortmund is a timely boost going into a crucial period of the campaign, according to Hugo Lloris.”At this time of the season, this kind of performance gives you a lot of confidence for the rest of the season,” he said. “Especially as we’re entering a really important period for the club, where everything is played, and playing like that against Dortmund, it’s very good for confidence.”last_img read more

Timberwolves injury updates: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague, Robert Covington out for rest of season

first_imgCovington, on the other hand, has missed the Timberwolves’ last 34 games to a right knee bone bruise he initially suffered Dec. 31. He was preparing to rejoin the team, but faced a setback and will need more treatment before he can return. The Timberwolves enter Thursday’s game against the Hornets with a 32-39 record, sitting 10th in the Western Conference and 9 1/2 games back from the eighth-place Thunder. Rose has been dealing with elbow pain, forcing him to miss the team’s last four games due to soreness and swelling. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a “chip fracture and loose body” in his elbow.  NBA wrap: Joel Embiid leads 76ers to comeback win over Celtics Teague has also missed Minnesota’s last four games. However, he has been playing through a left foot injury that he suffered in December. He will be reevaluated in three weeks after receiving an injection to treat chronic inflammation. Teague will wear a boot as he recovers.  Related News The Timberwolves will be without three key players for their last 11 games of the season. Guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague, as well as forward Robert Covington, will miss the rest of the year due to their respective injuries, the team announced Thursday.last_img read more