hard to lift

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Pochettino will have had to work hard to lift the Spurs dressing room and Bournemouth must hope that morale-damaging result against Juventus will aid their hopes of claiming the scalp of another big-six club following their wins over Arsenal and Chelsea in 2018.
He said:"The National League trophy is a hard-fought affair, and the team have prepared and fought hard to lift this trophy so early, having only been beaten once.
Dawood, and Shiraz tried hard to lift the moral of their teammates through excellent smashing and effective blocking.
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Public Authority for Sport's Acting Director General Humoud Al-Fuleiteh has vowed to work hard to lift the international suspension on the remaining sports activities in Kuwait.
I have to work hard to lift the team as high as possible.
It was wrapped tight around the drum and was hard to lift out.
Earlier, the already-qualified Pliskova lost in straight sets to Jelena Ostapenko in her final White Group match, and admitted it was hard to lift herself for the dead rubber.
An Arab media outlet reported on Monday that the ISIL terrorists were trying hard to lift the Syrian Army troop's siege on their last stronghold in Badiyeh (desert) in Eastern Hama and flee towards terrorist-held regions in other provinces.
I thought it would be really hard to lift it off the bottom but the real fight was when it was in mid-water.
The lads aren't too disappointed, though, it hasn't been too hard to lift them because we know we competed so well in both games.
We're trying hard to lift him and give him some words of encouragement.
IT'S HARD to lift yourself if you're an Albion fan right now.