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Choudhury apologises for England U21 red card

first_imgHamza Choudhury has apologised for his rash challenge that hospitalised Jonathan Bamba during England’s Under-21 Euro clash opener with France.The young Lions were leading 1-0 at the time of the sending off, but the 10 men conceded two late goals, losing the game which jeopardises their chances of reaching the semi-finals.The 21-year-old apologised to the France bench immediately after injuring Bamba’s ankle, with the Lille winger, while not suffering a fracture, will miss the rest of the tournament with severe bruising, it was confirmed on Wednesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Describing the dismissal as the worst moment of his career, Leicester midfielder Choudhury said: “I just want to let everyone know that I know I have let them down. I just want to get that message out there and really apologise.”I remember that the ball was there to be won but, honestly, watching back it looked like I was over-aggressive. It wasn’t malicious and I didn’t want to hurt him whatsoever.“I saw the ball and tried to take it but I mistimed it. I don’t think I have ever felt worse in my footballing career than I do right now. I have let the lads down, I have let the country down. I understand playing at this level comes with a certain pressure.”Choudhury is now suspended for Friday’s must-win match with Romania and will have to wait to discover if he will be banned for a second match.The Foxes man has clearly been distressed by the tackle but said that his team-mates have been really supportive.“I will go back and think about it,” he added. “The next time I get in that situation, I won’t make that tackle. Right now, I am just upset.”The lads were brilliant with me to be honest; they picked me up off the floor, they told me to keep my head up. But right now, I can’t. I just can’t. It’s a really difficult time.”The young midfielder’s only other red card of his career came three years ago, while on loan at Burton Albion.last_img read more

Parks, bikes and beer – Why we love Amsterdam

first_img 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More 8. Amsterdamcenter_img Though Amsterdam may be recognized foremost as a hedonist’s heaven, the indigenous design scene beckons with its cutting edge awesomeness. While we appreciate seeing the modern aspects of this capital city, we are Americans and need to see Ye Olde things too. Here is our Amsterdam travel guide that melds the best of both worlds.PLAYExploring the city by bicycle is an absolute must. Bike City located in the heart of the trendy Jordaan district are reliable and reasonably priced and ready to disguise the tourist in you with only traditional Dutch bikes on offer.We are also big fans of the canal tours because, hey, it’s Amsterdam and they have canals. But avoid the big touristy boats and check out these small boats that can get to areas the big boys can’t.  You can’t come to Amsterdam without exploring  the Rijksmuseum. Go there to peruse the great Dutch old masters.In Amsterdam for a while? Take a 15 minute train ride to the charming Medieval town of Haarlem and visit De Jopenkirk which is a beer hall in a former church.SHOPOnce you’ve mastered the pedaling, head straight to SPRMRKT, Amsterdam’s most prestigious concept store for an awe-inspiring selection of homegrown and German menswear labels including Aviatic and Helmut Lang. Avant garde clothes may not be your thing but it’s still worth checking out to see what is happening in the  Dutch menswear worldLocated within retail hotspot the Nine Streets , the Hartenstraat strip is also noteworthy for innovative menswear stores. Cycling along the busy strip you’ll find heritage footwear and accessories as well as cobbling and tailoring services at Sir Max, and smart and quirky European menswear at Lock Stock & Barrel.EAT & DRINKFor a forward-thinking dining experience, head to De Kas near the amazing Frankendael Park. Translating in English to mean greenhouse, the huge arboretum houses some of the freshest organic produce in the city. Dishes vary each day depending on what looks good in their very own garden but expect a veg-heavy rural Mediterranean vibe.For something to sink your teeth into, the menu at Greetje modernizes traditional Dutch cuisine almost beyond recognition. Willfully commit carbocide with bread and meat-flecked goose fat and lashings of steaming stamppot, a potato and vegetable mash. (you win a prize if you use the word ‘boterham’ whist ordering during one of your dining experiences)Despite the city’s many nocturnal prospects, The Manual suggests a civilized nightcap at Bar Oldenhof. We appreciate this gentlemanly spot for their craft cocktails, micro brews and oak paneled clubby atmosphere.  Boozy bicycle ride back to the hotel optional.SLEEPWith a bevy of design hotels on offer, selecting an unobtrusive yet suitably stylish pitstop can be a little daunting. The Manual recommends The Exchange on the buzzing Damrak strip, where experimental design meets contemporary white space in a happy, affordable union.  Each of the 61 rooms comprises a tailor-made design cultivated by graduates from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and the results are utterly inspiring. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities last_img read more