I’m not bothered by Pogba comparisons – Clifford Aboagye

first_imgFormer Ghana youth star, Clifford Aboagye, says he is not bothered by the constant comparison of his career path to that of France’s world cup winning midfielder Paul Pogba.Aboagye and Pogba shared the podium in 2013 after he was named the third best player of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, with Pogba winning the best player.Seven years on, Pogba is one of the biggest players in world football while Aboagye is on loan at FC Tijuana in the Mexican league.But, the former Inter Allies and Granada star feels he has done great for himself since that tournament in Turkey.“To be frank, it hasn’t been frustrating,”he said in an interview with Muftawu Nabila“I got the opportunity to go to Europe even though I didn’t get the opportunity to showcase my talent to the world.“Thank God I have a lot of years ahead of me, that is what I have to concentrate on, rather than thinking about the fact that because I played the same tournament with Paul Pogba and the likes, so I think have to be there.“Of course it is positive to think you can really make it to the top, but the comparison is not for me,” he concluded.Aboagye made ten appearances and scored one goal in the now truncated 2019/20 Mexican league season.last_img read more

Jimmy Garoppolo ‘obviously a little frustrated’ with lackluster preseason debut

first_img“Yeah, obviously a lot of excitement,” Garoppolo said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “Anxious to get out there and everything but nothing too crazy. It’s something I haven’t done in a year obviously, so got to knock the rust off and everything and thankfully we have a short week this week so we can bounce back quickly but it’s the first step of getting back into it.” Despite being replaced by C.J. Beathard after three drives, Garoppolo is just glad he got all the nerves out early. Related News Julian Edelman injury update: Patriots receiver passes physical, practices for first time in 3 1/2 weeks Jimmy Garoppolo’s preseason debut didn’t go exactly as planned.The 49ers quarterback failed to impress in his first game back from his season-ending ACL injury last September as he went 1-for-6 for zero yards and an interception for a lousy 0.0 passer rating in Monday’s 24-15 win over the Broncos. Melvin Gordon staying ready, says he’s ‘just waiting on the call’ Julio Jones’ agent headed to Atlanta to talk new Falcons deal, report says “Obviously a little frustrated but it’s the NFL,” Garoppolo said. “Unfortunately, we don’t get to play the whole game right now so I only get so many plays. You wish you could be out there for more so we could bounce back. But it is what it is. It’s preseason right now, so we just have to take it in stride.”Even though the outing wasn’t pretty, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan is still convinced the exposure did Garoppolo plenty of good. “Yeah, of course,” Shanahan said. “He’s had a year off football, and before that he only played about eight games total. The more he can play, the better. I wish we could have kept him out there longer today but you risk everyone else too, so I had to get those guys out of there.”Garoppolo, 27, was traded from the Patriots to the Niners in 2017 and then signed a five-year contract worth $137 million with San Francisco last year before tearing his ACL in Week 3.The Niners will visit the Chiefs on Saturday before wrapping up exhibition play at home next Thursday against the Chargers.last_img read more