Zidane on the Barça crisis: “They will compete until the end”

first_imgVinicius and his work in defense: “Yes, but generally happy with all my players. It has quality, it is young, but happy.” Vinicius, character and confidence: “He has it. The fact that he doesn’t play doesn’t go there. I give confidence to all my players. It’s eleven every game, 18 and the rest are out. There are two things that bother me: the injured player and the one who doesn’t is summoned. The trust is total towards my players. And to all. ” Valverde: “He has to improve in everything. He is very young is a player who is showing that he has a place in Real Madrid, but he has to improve in everything and that will be so until the end of his career.”Jovic’s moment: “We are trying to make him comfortable in the team for six months here. And that is achieved by training. It is normal what is happening to him, it is part of an adaptation process, as happens to all players. You have to be patient, and then work, work and work. ” Hazard’s return: “We are happy to have Eden. He had a bad injury and now he is slowly improving. We are happy to have a player like him and many years.” Messes of Mbappé with Tuchel: “Everything can happen, because the players are not happy when they do not play, when they leave the field … but they are normal situations. You have to be as fair as possible.” Varane, great physical state: “Rafa is right and it is everyone’s feeling, that we are well physically, for the work we are all doing. But as always, as we play every three days, we are well and we want more.” Real and Osasuna: “The next game is the next one and it’s a final. We will have time, but there is no time for tomorrow. It is already.” Do you like Odegaard ?: “If I like it”. Varane, leader of the defense: “I think it is a logical, normal, natural process, it is a player who improves every day and every season and it has been shown that he has been in this locker room for more than 10 years, and since he arrived he is not impressed by the costumes or the players. He’s an important player like the rest of the players. ” How do you manage the minutes of your players ?: “It is a good question because in the end the management that I do and especially what I say, what I have to carry out. I have 25 very good players and I want everyone to play, it is true that some play more than others, but I want everyone to contribute to the team, to feel important. It is a bit my philosophy. In these seasons with 60-70 games we need 20-25 players And we must see that they also play with their selections. It is mentally complicated when they don’t have time for mental rest. “ The match against Real Sociedad, a final: “It’s a final. It’s not a quarter-final. It’s a final. They’re not going to lose. We have to be very plugged in from the first minute. They are very good and have shown it throughout the season. Play very good football and comes to do things well. ” The mess in Barcelona, ​​possible departure from Messi: “I am not going to comment on another team. It is a team that will compete until the end of the season. The good ones are always good. The rest is not interested. They are going to compete until the end.” Mbappé-Tuchel mess: “The same thing I am going to tell you. I am not going to comment on the other teams. I have enough here, with my own.” Changes in the derby: “The winners are the players who are on the field. I do not point to the players, when I changed it was not to point to the two players I took away. It is my job and in the end the players are the ones who change the matches. There is also no exaggerate that we play the first part badly, we play every three days and we always try to compete. Occasionally you have difficulties … “. Ronaldo once said: “Players play where they want” (Mbappé): “I’m going to answer the same thing to you, because it’s the same question. I’m not here to say what others are doing. Everyone does their job and I try to do mine here.”The return of Odegaard: “I am not considering anything. He is a player of ours and we are glad how he is playing for Real, except tomorrow. As always, he is a rival player and he will try to do very well for Real. We have to think about ours and in what we are going to do tomorrow. ” Will Hazard play tomorrow ?: “Tomorrow you’re going to see …” The weakness of Barcelona: “We are not going to take advantage. Barcelona will not have weaknesses. It will compete until the end of the season. We do not think about that, but not a minute. We are well. Happy, we must continue playing in the same way because we do not we’ve won nothing. It’s about that. You can be happy if you have something, but we don’t have anything. “Madrid’s unique speech: “I am not preparing anything. The only thing is that I am not going to comment on others. My answer will always be the same. It can be repetitive and heavy for you. You ask me what you want and I answer what I want too. Sometimes they tell me they can ask me, but it’s always the same. ” last_img read more

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The optimistic conformity is installed in the Camp Nou

first_imgUndoubtedly, the fact of coming from a volcanic week in which the club has been in the wild because of the controversy between the star Messi and the technical secretariat has influenced the diagnosis. The idea of ​​giving a sense of false normality and of rebuilding the building before what lies ahead is urgent. In LaLiga, the team faces on Sunday a difficult test in the field of Betis. Barcelona is three points away from Real Madrid and they will no longer be worth hot cloths and is two and a half weeks away from resuming their participation in the Champions League with the knockout round of 16 against Naples.The mentioned elimination of Real Madrid, the LaLiga leader who visits El Sadar de Pamplona on Sunday, also influences the stage. As it happened in the past, Barça begins to console itself with the misfortunes of the eternal rival. Bad symptom.After the dismissal of Valverde, Setién works against the clock in a kind of preseason during the official competition to which the handicap of having an extremely short squad of players is added. The Cantabrian coach continues his crusade to return to the team the most recognizable hallmarks of his game and for the moment, that is valued more that the sporting march of a team that, exactly as it happened with Valverde a month ago, has fallen eliminated from another competition after making its best game in weeks. The previous time, in the Saudi Super Cup, the consequences were tremendous and said goodbye to the coach. Now, it seems that you have more patience and even some optimism.A patience that can be exhausted very soon if that improvement in the game does not come accompanied by an almost immediate improvement in results, because Barça has two nails left to stick to: LaLiga that led until the change of coach and the always complicated European card. For now and despite the elimination of San Mamés the recipe is that of an optimistic conformism. Barça dropped in San Mamés in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey and surprisingly, nothing happened … at least for now. It’s more, It was just the opposite of what you would expect when the Blaugrana team falls into a competition in which he has played the last six finals: it was accepted with some optimism, resignation and even, as coach Blaugrana said, “satisfaction.”After a week he convulses in the wake of Abidal’s statements and Messi’s response after Ousmane Demebéle’s injury a feeling of optimistic conformity that seemed banished long ago has been installed in the Camp Nou.The reading by the main levels of the club (manager, coach and players) coincides, at least publicly in vindicate a positive reading of a defeat that separates Barcelona from the title in which a priori it had more opportunities to achieve, more taking into account that Real Madrid had fallen by surprise in its stadium just before the Bilbao duel against Real Sociedad began.However, despite the elimination the coach said “leave satisfied” of San Mamés, the players praised the team’s game and said they are on the right track and both President Josep Maria Bartomeu, and Guillermo Amor, responsible for Institutional Relations of the club, they were optimistic and affirmed that “Playing like this will win many titles.” All of them, in addition, slipped between their arguments that Barça had been unfairly attached to the competition by “a team that has only once pulled into goal” and they complained to a greater or lesser extent about the performance of the referee who missed a possible penalty from Capa to Frenkie de Jong.last_img read more

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“The Premier is not suitable for Messi, it is not Cristiano Ronaldo”

first_imgIn this sense, he again compared the physical level of Cristiano Ronaldo with that of Messi and even ventured to say that the withdrawal of ‘10’ from Barça is approaching: “Ronaldo is a monster, but at 32, Messi is only one or two years old playing at the highest level. Even playing at Barça together with great players, you will not have the same rhythm or the same ability to haggle. I’m sure he knows the end is not far away. “All this comes to mind after the controversy preceded by the dissent between Leo Messi and Eric Abidal, which has unleashed all kinds of rumors, including the possible departure of the Rosario from Can Barça. Petit also got wet about this event: “Abidal has also had problems with Xavi, a legend of Barça. We are not used to Messi talking on social networks that way. It is usually very quiet, so you must be very upset. “ Emmanuel Petit, a World champion with the French national team and Premier League with Arsenal, He also had his way through the ranks of Barcelona after triumphing as a footballer gunner. However, This past culé did not care when charging hard against Leo Messi and a hypothetical signing for Manchester City, in declarations granted to the English media Daily MirrorThe former French midfielder claimed that the Argentine star would not be prepared for the intensity with which the English teams play: “Honestly, I don’t think it’s suitable for the intensity of England. He does not like to be locked up and kicked because in Spain he is protected. It would be a pleasure for English fans to see it, but I don’t see why a club like City, for example, would be the one chosen by Messi to move at age 32 or 33 “.At the age of the Argentine, Petit also appealed, remarking that the club led by Guardiola should have bid for him before: “If the City wanted to buy it, it should have tried a couple of years ago. Messi is not Cristiano Ronaldo. Physically, it is not the same machine. “last_img read more

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Sharapova publishes her phone to speak to her followers

first_imgNot solely did I simply get a 310 quantity (good day cool cats🌴) however I’m sharing it with you — Textual content me! 310-564-7981. For actual. Inform me the way you’re doing, ask me questions, or simply say good day 👋🏼 Any nice recipes welcome too 😉#neighborhood pic.twitter.com/JNCuGzJXRS– Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) April 3, 2020“Actually. Inform me the way it goes, ask me questions, or simply say good day ???? Any nice recipe is welcome too, “provides the Siberian in her message that ends with a” please do it. “ The Russian Maria Sharapova He has launched a peculiar manner to be linked along with his followers and has supplied a phone quantity to alternate textual content messages with them, promising to reply everybody. On her Instagram, Sharapova, 32, who introduced her retirement on February 26, encourages her followers to achieve this.“I’ve tried to discover a manner to keep in touch with all my followers as a result of final week I had a good time making a video convention with 150 of you,” says the Russian. “I liked that chat and I want I used to be extra linked to the followers as a result of we’re all going by means of confinement. I would like you to write me what you assume. I go away you a phone quantity and you’ll ship me any message that can go instantly to my cellular, the identical one which I’m taking now. I’ll reply you, “he provides within the video.last_img read more

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Rosell announces that he will not be a candidate for the presidency

first_imgRosell, by the way, supported the remodeling of the Board of Directors that Josep Maria Bartomeu has recently implemented (“Barto is stronger than people think,” he says). And he denied that the new Board has a rosellista scent: “It is a falsehood, unprofessional journalists who misinform and do not contrast. Barto has made his decisions alone, and all the managers who follow, were already. If I had influenced, as an example , I would have tried for my friend Silvio Elías to continue on the Board of Directors. It should surprise me that this sector of the press says that, but unfortunately it doesn’t surprise me. All of them ‘casually’ with the same message as if it were a mantra, coordinated by someone superior, and in all the media that have always been against it, from 2010 until now. Many of them, means that with our arrival to the Barça presidency lost their privileges. What I do not know how to decipher is if that media sector when it uses the adjective “Rosellista”, is it a negative or positive adjective? … ha ha ha. Although it was an open secret, the official confirmation of the protagonist and In the interview with Mundo Deportivo, Sandro Rosell, president of the Barça club between 2010 and January 2014, confirmed that he will not be one of the candidates in the 2021 electoral process: “I promised my mother that while she is alive I would not present myself, and I hope that my mother lives 150 years. In addition, it is necessary to know how to turn the page and not last forever in charges…However, no one escapes that Rosell’s voice will be as important as that the candidate who is blessed by the former president will rise like the foam in the polls. In permanent war with Jaume Roures, Rosell says he wants Barça away from media interests. A message to those who relate the candidacy of Víctor Font with Roures: “I follow all the news with great interest. The only thing I want is that no candidate represents the media or economic interests that have always wanted to control the club to invoice and earn money at their expense, as has happened at some past stage. I will not support whoever represents media, economic and / or political interests, and when the time is right and if the partners want to listen to me, I will openly denounce who represents them (those media interests) so as not to vote for him. “last_img read more

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Cucho’s Farewell: “Watford wants to count on me”

first_imgThe attacker narrates how the injury prevented him from being able to choose a club, despite the fact that, in the first instance, he did not lack proposals: “There was Espanyol, Betis, Valladolid … But after the injury almost everything fell and the only one left was Mallorca. Anyone does not do that, rarely in the First Division an injured player is hired and I am very grateful for that. “ The ‘Cucho’ Hernández has given an interview on the Toque Sports program in which he has practically confirmed that he will not continue in Mallorca and will return to Watford, club that owns him, to earn a place in the Premier League. “They have given me incredible confidence. I recently had the opportunity to renew and when you do it is because they want a project with you“, recognizes the forward.However, the Colombian footballer goes further and explains Watford’s plans with him: “They have let me know that they intend to count on me for next year. I’m not confirming anything, but there is that interest and that possibility of being there. I am very grateful and after several years belonging to Watford it is time to wear his shirt. Now I am in Mallorca, the injury cut everything and prevented me from seeing options. Mallorca was always there despite the operation“ Finally, he spoke of the U-20 World Cup in which he regrets not having been able to give his best level, despite scoring a hat-trick: “I was very frustrated for not being able to do what I wanted to demonstrate, although I had the opportunity to take part. Although we could go much further I have a good memory“last_img read more

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Series A: Government approval to train 4-M

first_imgThe Emilia Romagna region ordinance, which allows individual sessions also for team sports starting this Monday, caused a domino effect that has caused the Gibierno to change his mind, whose intention was to leave football at least until day 18. Today many clubs will officially communicate that their players, from May 4, will be able to use the fields of their sports cities for individual training, respecting safety distances (a player in each half of the field with several work shifts) and without being able to access the changing rooms.The road to resume competitions is still long. The president of the Italian Football Federation will meet these days with the Technical-Scientific Committee, with which he will discuss the medical and logistical protocol that would discipline the restart of the king’s sport, from group training to matches. It will be a decisive meeting for the future of Calcium. Series A went one step further to train again. The position of the regions forced the government to change its plans: According to the ‘ANSA’ agency, the Sports Minister, Vincenzo Spadafora, asked the Technical-Scientific Committee of Civil Protection “To reconsider the possibility that the training guidelines for athletes of national interest also include team sports.” And this Sunday, the Minister of the Interior has sent a circular that lengthens the go-ahead for individual training throughout Italy: “Individual sports activity is also allowed for team sports athletes, in public or private structures, respecting the interpersonal distance of at least two meters.”last_img read more

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Curry-less Warriors blown out by Mavs 114-91

first_img Jimmy Butler tipped in a basket with 1.2 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 despite playing without Derrick Rose. Butler scored 28 points and Aaron Brooks had 29 points to help Chicago win their third in four games. Rose was scratched an hour before the game with right hamstring tendinitis. Nik Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds. The Orlando Magic rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-93 and J.J. Redick scored 26 points. Austin Rivers added a season-best 22, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 122-117. Also Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 94-80, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 94-91, the L.A Lakers downed the Boston Celtics 112-104 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver 110-103. BEATING THE BUZZER DALLAS (AP): The Golden State Warriors flopped without Stephen Curry getting blown out for just their second loss of the season behind 23 points for Dallas’ J.J. Barea in a 114-91 victory for the Mavericks on Wednesday. Curry missed his first game of the season with a lower left leg bruise. But the Warriors (29-2) still have the best 31-game start in NBA history, a game better than four teams. Klay Thompson, the other half of the Splash Brothers, couldn’t make up for Curry’s absence, going 4 of 15 for 10 points. Ian Clark led the Warriors with 21. Zaza Pachulia had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 and eight boards for the Mavericks, who won their fourth straight game without injured point guard Deron Williams. The Mavericks went up by 30 at 83-53 on a 3-pointer by Wesley Matthews, who had 13 points. The Warriors, who fell behind for good with eight minutes left in the first quarter, didn’t get closer than 17 after that. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs routed the Phoenix Suns 112-79 for their 19th straight home win to start the season. San Antonio successfully rang out an eventful 2015 that saw them add Aldridge in free agency after being bounced from the opening round of the play-offs and open the season with a franchise record home winning streak. The Spurs also extended their franchise record home winning streak to 28 straight games dating to last season. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points, Manu Ginobili added 13 and Tony Parker had 12 points and seven assists for San Antonio. Tim Duncan missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, but he wasn’t needed in a game where Aldridge, Leonard and Parker all sat out the fourth quarter.last_img read more

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Chambers puzzled, disappointed at non-selection for World Championships

first_img Plagued by injury over the past three seasons, this has been the healthiest Chambers has been since 2010, when he clocked 44.54 seconds and was the second fastest Jamaican that year behind then clubmate Jermaine Gonzales, who set a National Record of 44.40 in Monaco. The return to health and the gradual improvement of his times, he hoped, would have been good enough to get him on the team to Beijing, a goal he had set for the current season. “I am very disappointed that I didn’t get selected,” he said. “Up to a few days ago, in my mind I was going to the World Championships based on my performances. After the team was selected and the addition with the NACAC guys and I wasn’t on the team, I was very disappointed because at this time Jamaica has a really good chance at a medal in the four by four and if I was on the team, based on my performance, we would have a really good chance at a medal.” He said, though, that not being selected has only served to fire him up for next season when Jamaica will be sending a team to the Olympics in Rio, Brazil. “It gives me more motivation towards next year. Every single time I step on the track next season, I am going to remember that I need to win the trials to make sure that I guarantee my spot on the team to Rio. So I am going to be training smart and hard next year,” he said. Chambers, who turned pro during his junior year at university, returned to the USA last year to complete his degree at Florida State University. He missed his graduation on August 8 so that he could compete at the NACAC Championships. “This season, I compromised so much for track. Going to school and doing track didn’t allow me to spend any time with my family. It was worth it because I ended up going to NACAC and getting a season’s best. I am back in 44 shape again. It’s been years since I last ran 44 because I have been injured, but it’s time now to get back where I was and go after the national record. I have the talent, experience and everything I need to go after that record,” he said. Return to health It was a puzzled Ricardo Chambers who spoke to The Gleaner yesterday after Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China, was named Monday night and he was not on the roster. Chambers, who has a season best time of 44.93 seconds, set during the semi-finals at the just concluded NACAC Senior Championships in Costa Rica, was expecting to be a member of the strong mile-relay team in Beijing. He had finished third at the National Championships in June, but was disqualified because of a lane violation. Still, he believed his performance in Costa Rica, where he won bronze in finals in 45.27, would have ensured him a spot on the team. “I am really puzzled why I am not on the team. Because of my performances during the last part of this season, I would have assumed that I would have been selected for the four by four,” he said. “I know that I was disqualified at the national trials for stepping on the line, but according to the rules, the first three are selected, but the next two are at the discretion of the selection committee, so I am not sure. “It is puzzling to me, but I give God thanks for remaining healthy this season,” he said.last_img read more

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Thompson in line to extend Ja’s run in 200m

first_img OTTEY’S BRILLIANT RECORD Ottey has a brilliant record in the event. In addition to her two gold medals, she has a silver and three bronze medals. If justice is ever done, she might get Koch’s 1983 gold. The East German, like all her compatriots from the 1970s and ’80s, were found to be beneficiaries of a state-organised steroid-boosting programme. Fraser-Pryce is bypassing the 200m at the 2015 World Championships; however, her 2013 win earned her a couple of distinctions. She is the first locally training athlete to win the World 200m. Second, she is the first winner not to have attended Vere Technical High School. Thompson could be second on both counts. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. If Elaine Thompson wins the 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, she will extend a long history of Jamaican success. The women’s 200m has given Jamaica more medals than any other individual discipline. A win for the University of Technology sprinter would match gold-medal runs by Merlene Ottey, Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB), and Thompson’s training partner, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Ottey won twice, in 1993 and 1995, with VCB and Fraser-Pryce winning the last two titles in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Gold for Thompson, Sherone Simpson, or VCB would, therefore, give Jamaica three wins in a row. That’s a feat no other country has ever accomplished. East Germans won the first two titles thanks to Marita Koch, who beat Ottey in 1983 and Silke Gladisch in 1987. Together, with Bev McDonald and Merlene Fraser, who were second and third in 1999, Ottey, VCB, and Fraser Pryce have won 12 medals for Jamaica in the curved sprint.last_img read more

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