Former Arsenal team-mates lead tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after tragic death in car crash

first_img Read More Read More Read More Full Screen Former Arsenal star Sol Campbell wrote: ‘Devastated by the news of my old team mate Jose Antonio Reyes at Arsenal. What a player. My condolence goes out to his family and friends ! Rest in Peace. Big lost.’The club’s official Twitter account put out a statement, reading: ‘Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019. Rest in peace, Jose’ Read More Phil HaighSaturday 1 Jun 2019 1:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link78Shares Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More About Connatix V67539 Top articles Another Gunners hero, Ray Parlour, added: ‘So Sad. team mate of mine and great talent RIP Jose.’ PLAY SPONSORED Coming Next 1/1 AdvertisementAdvertisementCesc Fabregas posted an emotional tribute on Instagram: ‘My first great friend in the world of professional football, my roommate, who always wanted to sleep with the air conditioning even at -10 degrees.‘A humble guy who always had a smile on his face, great footballer and great person. I could not wake up today in a worse way.I will never forget when you and your family welcomed me at your home in my first Christmas in England when I was alone and was 16 years old. I will never forget our tennis football matches in the gym before and after workouts.‘Our connection in the field was also special, since it was always easy to find yourself between the lines so that you could later mark the differences. I always say that you have been one of the greatest talents in our football and I know that I am not wrong. 2 days ago I was talking about you in an interview, it might be a sign, who knows, to remember you, my great friend.‘I will never forget you, we will never forget you. Always in our hearts. Rest in peace Jose Antonio Reyes. Love you very much.’Arsene Wenger, who managed Reyes at Arsenal, wrote: ‘I am devastated to hear the terrible news about Jose. To his family and friends, all support from everyone in the Arsenal family. He will remain forever in our hearts.’Freddie Ljunberg, who also played with Reyes in north London tweeted: ‘Numbed by the news about my former team-mate, Jose Antonio Reyes. Gone far too soon, my thoughts are with his family and friends.’ 1 min. story Former Arsenal team-mates lead tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after tragic death in car crash Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Jose Antonio Reyes starred for Arsenal from 2004-07 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Friends, team-mates and fans have written tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after the news of his tragic death in a car crash at just 35-years-old.The former Arsenal, Sevilla and Real Madrid striker was killed in a crash in Spain on Saturday morning with the football world hit badly by the horribly sad news.The Spaniard was most recently playing for Extremadura in the Spanish second flight, after spells at Espanyol, Cordoba and in China with Xinjiang Tianshen Leopard.Reyes is best known in the UK for his time at Arsenal from 2004-07, during which he won the Premier League, FA Cup and a runners-up medal in the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Comment by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE / Advertisement Advertisement Skip Abou Diaby offered his condolences to the Reyes family: ‘Very sad to hear the news about José Antonio Reyes. An amazing player and a wonderful team mates. My thoughts are with all his family and friends. Rest in peace.’ Reyes was just 35-years-old at the time of his death (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry tweeted: ‘I’m devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes. Wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being. I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time. #takenfartoosoon’ Arsenal fan Piers Morgan offered his sentiment: ‘Desperately sad & shocking news… José Antonio Reyes, whose crucial late season goals helped Arsenal become the ‘Invincibles’ in 2004, has been killed in a car crash aged just 35. RIP.‘The Invincibles, one of the greatest teams in football history, with José Antonio Reyes among them. This is such a sad day for José’s family, his former teammates & all Arsenal fans.’ MORE: Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes dies in tragic car crashMORE: Arsenal have contacted Thomas Meunier over summer transfer but Man Utd remain keen on the full-back Arsenal veteran, Robert Pires, wrote: ‘Devastated to hear the very sad news about my dear friend Jose Antonio Reyes. Rest In Peace.’ Skip Adlast_img read more

10 year old Table Tennis prodigy Hansini to represent India in Sweden

first_imgImage Courtesy: TOI/DTNextAdvertisement q69sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2aabmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Enp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pxobWould you ever consider trying this?😱5b1Can your students do this? 🌚1e4Roller skating! Powered by Firework From the iconic Sathiyan Gnanasekaran’s decorated career, to the Young Manav Thakkar gold medal achievement in the 2019 ITTF Challenge, several table tennis players have represented and made India proud at the world stage. Now, the role is upon a 10 year old kid. Say hello to M Hansini, the Indian table tennis prodigy who is set to represent her country in Sweden.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TOI/DTNextM Hansini, the 10 year old paddler from the city of Chennai will be appearing for her maiden International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) junior circuit event. She is participating at the Swedish Junior and Cadet Open, which is being hosted at Orebro, Sweden from 19th to 23rd February.A student of Class V, Hansini made the headlines last year at the UTT 81st Senior National & Inter-State Table Tennis Championships-2019, hosted in Hyderabad. The youngster secured a bronze medal in the cadet girls’ singles category.Advertisement At the junior circuit event, she is competing in the junior girls’ singles category. Placed in group 8, Hansini will be competing alongside other young table tennis prodigies around the globe, namely the teenage sensation Naomi Pranjkovic from Germany, Amy Marriott from England and Hannah Holgersson from the host country.Seeded as India’s no. 1 in the U-12 category for the upcoming year, Hansini was scouted by none other than Muralidhara Rao. In a recent interview, Rao revealed that Hansini’s talent was discovered at the SDAT AKG Table Tennis Development Centre in Chennai.Advertisement “One day Hansini came to watch her cousin play in the academy. I gave her bat asking her to play and the way she was returning the ball impressed me.” Rao told reporters.Having trained big table tennis names such as Sharath Kamal Achanta and K Shamini, Rao was quick to detect Hansini’s skills. He continued: “As table tennis expert coach, I felt that this girl has potential to make it big so I asked her mother to put her in the academy. Soon she proved it by becoming U-10 champion within one year and then clinched U-12 title too.”Rao also added that Hansini is being prepared for the 2028 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles, California, United States.“We are targeting 2028 Olympics and we look at Hansini as one of the strong medal prospects,” the coach concluded.Also read-Meet Shashini Puvi, the 6 year old Indian Chess prodigy whipping up a storm!10 year old Indian kid Dani PK scores ridiculous goal straight from the corner kick! Advertisementlast_img read more