Blades: “Pitar in the Santiago Bernabéu is sometimes difficult”

first_imgA good point: “The truth is that we have competed very well. With the 0-1 the field becomes very large. With the second part we have believed it and although they have put us 2 to 1 very fast we have made offensive changes and we have deserved the draw “. Great substitutions: “In Valencia we got a cross with the changes and now it was expensive. It seems that football owes us one after some hardships.”Hobby: “Almost from the hotel there were people cheering. Thank them and we have another final on Saturday.”Protests: “I claimed a bit of everything. I was losing a bit of a claw, I have four cards and I did not want to hook Carvajal. I saw the entrance and Bale has no option to play the ball, entrance from behind … Against Granada they expelled us to two players for less than this. Pitar Santiago Bernabéu is sometimes difficult. “Other assistance: “Well one more. Fedov has a lot of goal and has come to help us these six months. Now to celebrate and see if more arrive”last_img read more

Mario Suárez: “I would not care to play in July, but with the fans”

first_imgEPIDEMIC Mario Suárez, 33, punctually goes to his phone appointment with AS, worried about this situation that we are now experiencing. In the background you can hear their little ones, who want to play Frozen. Having time for yours is, without a doubt, the most positive thing about confinement.-How is your day to day?-This situation is incredible: it looks like a horror movie in which we are the protagonists. We don’t leave home, but we don’t get bored. Children are my alarm clock from eight to nine, we have breakfast together, I do my exercise hour and the rest of the day I spend with them, doing homework, drawing, inventing games, reading … When they fall asleep we can have a more quiet time my woman and me.-And it gives you time to study your Master in Sports Management …– Captain Alberto did it and I found it interesting. I go to the Garrigues Study Center on Thursday afternoons and now we continue online. There are also the president of Zaragoza, Cristian Lapetra; the general director of Albacete, Jorge Buergo; former soccer players Leo Franco, Juanjo Camacho and Borja Fernández; player Amanda Sampedro; the Olympians Silvia Soler, Jorge Díaz … The first thing is my career, I still have several years left, but it is good to train and grow.-What physical and nutritional plan have been imposed on you?-The club has sent us a schedule and a bicycle for those who did not have it. In addition, I have rented a treadmill and materials such as dumbbells, rubbers, a bosu … Nutritionally, we must eat vegetables, fruits and salads, reduce the intake of carbohydrates … “This teaches us to value more what we have” -And would you play without an audience?-We play for and for our people. We have a hobby behind that has paid its subscription for the whole year and doing it without an audience is nonsense. In addition, if there is a risk for viewers, there is also a risk for us, although less. I guess that decision will ultimately depend on Health and the Government.-These days talk about ERTE and salary cuts.-We have not been asked either one or the other. If LaLiga is suspended and Rayo has losses, I understand that it would also affect us players. It would be logical. But this now is talk for talk. Rayo is a viable club. They put it to us as an example of economic viability in my course.-Sport is showing solidarity in this great crisis.-I want to highlight the initiative of our fans, which raised almost € 35,000 for the Infanta Leonor Hospital. It is admirable. That speaks highly of our country, our society and our hobby. They give everything for us and we must give it for them, for the neighborhood and for the shield. Vallecas goes out of its way for the others. The club has also manufactured and donated material for the toilets. Any help is appreciated. “Vallecas goes out of its way for the others” -Who do you have contact with?-The mister called us all, also the doctor and the delegate. We have a team chat in which we talk about how we are doing and we each take it. There is a very good wardrobe. Hopefully we’ll see you soon.-Do you have a close case of coronavirus? The other day on Twitter he asked for measures …-The closest thing has been the death of Lorenzo Sanz because I have a very good relationship with his sons Fernando and Paco. On Twitter, I show my concern, I am not talking about politics or anything like that. I want this to end as soon as possible, that people stop suffering and dying and that the measures that have to be taken, even if they are difficult, are taken.-You played in China and Italy, other epicenters of the pandemic.-I spoke to the president of the Guizhou in China and a couple of translators and they had a very bad time. From Italy, with Valero, Godín and El Chacho before he came. There they had become very serious already, they only went out to buy and to the pharmacy. We had that example, we could have gone ahead and skipped steps. It is a complicated situation for us and for those who must make decisions, but we will come out and make it stronger.– Will LaLiga resume? -It’s all in the air. The main thing is health. Hopefully all this happens and we can finish the competition, fight for the playoff and move up with Rayo. I would not care to lose vacation and play in July. We are privileged and, if I have to sacrifice days, I would. SOLIDARITY -He launched a question from a Curro Canete book that I ask him today: What is life trying to teach me at the moment?-To value what we have, to enjoy each moment and our loved ones, not to worry about nonsense or things that do not depend on us … To think about the present, without looking beyond. It’s a shame something like this has to happen to figure it out.-And what about 2019-20?-The first lap was below expectations and on the second we started well. We must go to the top in what remains and win, we have not yet chained three victories. There have been positive things, like the three months without losing and that we do not fit much. The negative is that it costs us to score, we need many occasions.-How have you seen yourself?-I missed the preseason due to a soleus injury. I came back with the ankle without being or performing well, so we decided to stop. Then I have picked up the rhythm and now I feel good. The coach brings me closer to the area and, for the moment, I have three goals and one assist. I try to help the team, leaving my skin for this shield.-He’s already one of the captains.-With Alberto’s injury and Embarba’s departure, Trejo, Tito and I were left. We are proud to wear the bracelet. I feel loved by the club, the fans and the dressing room. Here I have lived things that I never lived. Lightning is special.last_img read more

UEFA denies that August 3 is the deadline to end the Champions League

first_img“UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin is reported to have told ZDF in Germany that the Champions League must end before August 3. This is not true. The president was very clear in not setting exact dates for the end of the season. UEFA is currently discussing all options for completing the domestic and European seasons with the European Club Association and the European Leagues in the working group established on 17 March. The main priority of all members of the working group is to preserve public health. After that, it is to find calendar solutions to complete all competitions. Options to play games in July and August if necessary are currently being studied, depending on the restart dates and the permission of the national authorities. ” UEFA issued a statement in which it denied words from its president, Aleksander Ceferin, in which he would have set August 3 as the deadline to finish the Champions. “This is not true,” reads the note, which also acknowledges that the options to play in July and August are being valued, but without a deadline as published.This says the official note:last_img read more

Report of the loan players: surprises and disappointments

first_imgUros RacicThe two transfers that the young Serbian midfielder has experienced they seem to be too small. Last year at Tenerife was a real sensation and this season is indisputable in the revelation team of the Liga NOS, Famalicao. There are 29 matches that the footballer has played, 22 of them as a starter, including the momentous semifinals of the Portuguese Cup against Benfica. His good performance well serves to draw the attention of the club to which he belongs, but its short-term future seems difficult to turn black and white for the same reason that it has not found a place in the last two years: Kondogbia and Coquelin and the tough competition that would take to count minutes. Despite this, the market will mark his possible return as several Premier clubs have tempted Kondogbia. In any case, it has appreciated and aroused the interest of several clubs in the Portuguese league and Valencia could use it in operations such as Diogo Leite’s to lower the cost.Contract expires: June 30, 2022. Alex WhiteThe 21-year-old attacker has failed to claim ownership at Zaragoza but has settle like a shooter from the bench leaving good feelings, his 24 games played, although only six as a starter, thus they demonstrate it. At 21 he is at a key moment in his professional career, his contract expires next summer 2021 and Mestalla’s offices must decide whether to renew the link or not. Versatile to play on both bands, his future will be determined by what happens with Ferran TorresIf he leaves he may have a chance, but if Foios’ player renews it, it will be much more complicated.Contract expires: June 30, 2021 Alex CentellesIt is being earned that, at a minimum, he will be taken into account from Valencia for the coming season. The left side plays with Racic at Famalicao and, like the Serb, is also entrenched in the eleventh place of the seventh place in Portugal. Like Jordi Alba and Juan Bernat, the Valencian is a winger converted to winger at the Valencian Academy who mixes offensive power with good defensive skills, in fact Marcelino already took it off preseason. The player seems to have a difficult time making a hole at Valencia with Gayà indisputable and Lato who will return on June 30However, his current performance is enough for the club to rethink his situation.Contract expires: June 30, 2023.GONZÁLEZIRANZO & nbsp; (DAILY) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>CENTELLES IN A WORKOUT LAST YEARGONZÁLEZIRANZO (DAILY) Toni LatoThe loan in which you have more confidence for next year, but the most unsuccessful loan of the current season. Without minutes at PSV, he arrived in Pamplona with the confidence of Jagoba Arrasate, but in the first two months he was injured and just a week after he became a footballer again – he was a starter against Sevilla – the break came for COVID-19 to, again, cut his continuity. The youth squad has proven to have skills but has not found the place to display them, the idea of ​​the club is for him to return next year to occupy the position that he himself wanted to leave this year: be the alternative to Gayà. And although he has all the ballots for that to happen, competition has arisen.Contract expires: June 30, 2023 Playing for Valencia is a dream for many footballers who, even signing for the club, still do not comply. The entity of Turia has managed by means of transfers to exploit the talent of great players who have later been able to shine in the team, this was the case among others with David Silva and Paco Alcácer, But he has also sought loans for footballers that he signed and have not met expectations. This season they are six players seeking to claim on other teams and take advantage of the course to demonstrate that next year they can have a place on the campus. Some of them have managed to attract the attention of the football scene, others, however, have not even been able to count on many minutes. Alex CarbonellValencia signed this young midfielder just a year ago together with Jorge Saénz and Manu Vallejo and as with them, he let the season end in Córdoba after his departure from Reus due to the administrative problems of the Catalan team. Without making a lot of noise or hogging many light bulbs, He left on loan to Fortuna Sittard of the Eredivise and has established himself as a rotation player there. Raised in ‘La Masía’ and with DNA Barça, the absence of replacement for Dani Parejo leads us to think that the next preseason will have the opportunity to prove its worthcenter_img ALEX BLANCO WITH EL ZARAGOZADAILY Jason RemeseiroThe 25-year-old right winger goes through a season irregular under the orders of Bordalás. Until Christmas he had played practically everything and was a fixture in the starting lineup, in fact from Getafe it transpired that the azulones were preparing an offer to keep it owned. However, since December 1 its presence has been diluted to the point that he has not played in LaLiga since that date. The remaining eleven days will be key to claiming and re-gaining the trust of the club in which he is on loan. His possible return to the capital of Turia will be marked by the future of Ferran Torres, because if he leaves there will be a vacancy in his position, in any case the former Levante is a player who It has market value.Contract expires: June 30, 2022.DAILY ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JASON WITH THE GETAFEDAILY Jorge SáenzAnother complicated transfer and that is not giving the expected result, the central today is the fourth defender at Celta de Vigo and has barely played five games. Conditions are not lacking, under-21 international, 1.90cm tall, fast, good aerial game and one of the best defenders of LaLiga Smartbanck last season, but he has not been able to exploit them in Vigo where a debut in which he was sent off has weighed him down. In addition, since Oscar García arrived on the bench He is the only outfield player who has not had minutes, so it seems that he lacks the coach’s confidence. It still remains another loan season at Celta, Valencia wanted to play it back after Garay’s injury, but ultimately did not pay the 3 millions of the penalty clause.Contract expires: June 30, 2024. DAILY ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>LATO WITH VALENCIADAILYlast_img read more

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Klopp era starts at Liverpool

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):With his charm, quips, tactical insights and beaming smile, Juergen Klopp made quite an impression when he was presented as Liverpool’s new manager last week.Comparisons were made with Jose Mourinho’s arrival in English football a decade ago. Liverpool fans spoke of Klopp as a saviour.However, it will be results on the field he’ll be judged on and the Klopp era at Liverpool gets off to a potentially tough start tomorrow with a trip to Tottenham, who thrashed then-leader Manchester City 4-1 in their last home game in the Premier League.The international break has at least given Klopp some extra time to adjust to his new surroundings. He was pictured on a night out in Liverpool city centre on Friday, a few hours after his first round of interviews, and took his first training session on Tuesday with nine players who weren’t involved on national-team duty, including Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and James Milner.The serious business begins this weekend.How long will it take for Klopp to deliver the “full-throttle football” he is promising? Can he make Liverpool more solid at the back? What will his attack look like, with Sturridge, Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Coutinho and Adam Lallana all competing for places?Danny Ings won’t be in the attacking mix, not for most of this season anyway. British media reported yesterday that the striker will be missing for six months after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury. Liverpool have not officially confirmed the injury.Games will come thick and fast for Klopp over the next three weeks, on average one every three or four days across three competitions the league, the Europa League and the English League Cup. That will likely stretch his squad and give him a chance to see who is worth keeping ahead of the January transfer window, when he may reshape the team.Liverpool are in 10th place after eight games, but only three points off the top four. Spurs are a point and two places ahead.CITY INJURIESThe international break did no favours for league leader Manchester City, with Sergio Aguero and David Silva – two of the team’s star players – both getting injured on duty for their countries and set to miss tomorrow’s game against Bournemouth.Aguero was in tears as he was being carried off on stretcher playing for Argentina last week and his hamstring injury appears serious. He said he is hopeful of being back for Argentina for their November 13 game against Brazil, but that “the injury must be let to recover a bit so there is no relapse.”It gives an opportunity for fellow striker Wilfried Bony, who has struggled to make an impression at City since his January move from Swansea – scoring just two goals in 19 games.Silva injured an ankle playing for Spain against Luxembourg.City holds a two-point lead over Arsenal and Manchester United.HOT SANCHEZArsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is arguably the form player in the Premier League, having scored nine goals in his last five games for club and country – including two in the stunning 3-0 win over Manchester United in the last round of the Premier League.last_img read more

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

first_imgSATURDAY, DECEMBER 5ARSENAL 3 SUNDERLAND 1Arsenal ended a run of three games in the Barclays Premier League without a win to move into second place. Draws against Tottenham and Norwich and defeat at West Brom had threatened to derail the Gunners’ title bid, but they responded when Joel Campbell finished Mezut Ozil’s through ball. Olivier Giroud put the ball into his own net to bring Sunderland level, but the Frenchman responded with a goal at the other end before Aaron Ramsey’s late third.GOALS:-ARSENAL: CAMPBELL 33; GIROUD 63; RAMSEY 90. SUNDERLAND: GIROUD OG 45.CHELSEA 0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1Glenn Murray’s late header gave Bournemouth a famous win at Stamford Bridge and put more pressure on Chelsea manager JosÈ Mourinho. Murray’s 82nd-minute winner moved Eddie Howe’s side out of the relegation zone. They also became the first promoted side to beat Chelsea at home since Charlton in April 2001.GOAL:-BOURNEMOUTH: MURRAY 82.MANCHESTER UNITED 0 WEST HAM UNITED 0Having lost on their previous seven Barclays Premier League visits to Old Trafford, West Ham held Manchester United to a goalless draw – the first time these teams have drawn in Manchester since 1984. The visitors had the better chances in the contest, hitting the post twice in quick succession through Mauro Zarate, followed by Winston Reid’s header.GOALS:-NONE.SOUTHAMPTON 1ASTON VILLA 1Aston Villa were denied a first win in the Barclays Premier League since the opening day of the season. Oriol Romeu’s equaliser earned Southampton a draw after Southampton were punished when defender Joleon Lescott turned in a corner. But the top-flight’s bottom club, Villa, could not hold on as Romeu stabbed in a shot from a corner for the leveller.GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: ROMEU 73. VILLA: LESCOTT 44.STOKE CITY 2MANCHESTER CITY 0Manchester City were knocked off the top of the Barclays Premier League by a vibrant Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Marko Arnautovic scored twice early on, with Xherdan Shaqiri creating both. Arnautovic nudged home Shaqiri’s cross for the opener and then finished off a perfectly weighted through ball from his teammate to send City into third place for the first time this season.GOALS:-STOKE:ARNAUTOVIC 7, 15.SWANSEA CITY 0LEICESTER CITY 3Jamie Vardy failed to score for the first time in 12 Barclays Premier League matches, but a hat-trick by teammate Riyad Mahrez saw Leicester City back on top of the division. Mahrez headed the Foxes in front after five minutes and fired in calmly for his second, although he seemed offside. Swansea’s Ki Sung-yueng headed against the bar after the break, but Mahrez finished an incisive counter-attack to seal his first-ever hat-trick.GOALS:-MAHREZ 5, 22, 67.WATFORD 2NORWICH CITY 0Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo both scored as Watford earned a deserved win over struggling Norwich. Captain Deeney converted a spot kick, his fourth goal in six games, after strike-partner Ighalo had been fouled by Alex Tettey. Nigeria’s Ighalo, who gave Norwich’s defence huge problems, added a second in added time when he slotted in his ninth goal of the season.GOALS:-WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 30; IGHALO 90.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1Tottenham wasted a chance to keep pressure on the Barclays Premier League’s top four after letting a lead slip at West Brom. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were ahead after 15 minutes when a Toby Alderweireld pass was converted by Dele Alli. But West Bromwich Albion levelled before the break when James McClean’s header finished off a neat move.GOALS:-WBA: McCLEAN 32. TOTTENHAM: ALLI 15.SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 LIVERPOOL 0Gorgi Wijnaldum earned Newcastle United an invaluable three points against Liverpool, with one shot deflected into the visitors’ net for the first and a neat finish confirming the victory, only the Magpies’ third of the season. Liverpool, who had won seven of their last eight games, were poor. Alberto Moreno was wrongly denied by an offside flag as Jurgen Klopp suffered a second defeat in 12 games.GOALS:-SKRTEL 0G 67; WIJNALDUM 90.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgSpurs extend home dominance SAN ANTONIO (AP): San Antonio immediately bounced back from a rare loss and beat Denver 101-86 on Saturday to extend their franchise record for consecutive home wins to 26. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points for the Spurs, who maintained their eight-game lead atop the NBA’s Southwest Division. San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Boris Diaw had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won all 17 home games this season to add to the final nine of the previous campaign. Denver’s Nikola Jokic scored 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Shah banned after failing doping test ISLAMABAD (AP): The International Cricket Council has provisionally suspended Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah for a positive drug test. The ICC says in a statement yesterday that a sample provided by Shah on Nov. 13, when Pakistan played an ODI against England in the United Arab Emirates, contained chlortalidone, which is on the World Anti-Doping Authority’s list of prohibited substances. Shah could challenge the suspension and apply for the test of his B sample within seven days. The 29-year-old Shah has taken 76 wickets in 12 Test matches and 18 wickets in 15 one-day internationals.last_img read more

JDF hunt Senior Cup win against Trelawny FA

first_imgTitle-holders Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will attempt to make it win number two when they take on Trelawny CA in the second round of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium starting today.The matchup will be one of three in Zone A. The others will see St Ann playing host to Hanover at Noranda Bauxite and St Catherine CA hosting St James at Windalco.Over in Zone B, Boys’ Town will entertain St Elizabeth, St Mary will be at home Kensington and Kingston and St Andrew CA will play away to St Catherine CC.Zone C will see Lucas hosting Kingston, Clarendon travelling toUWI and Manchester welcoming Westmoreland.Meanwhile, in Zone D, Police entertain Portland and St Thomas will be at home to Melbourne.JDF seek third titleThe army men, who are seeking a third successive hold on the crown, will enter the contest following an eight-wicket win over St Catherine CA at Up Park Camp last weekend.Trelawny, in the meanwhile, will be seeking to bounce back after going down by nine wickets to Hanover CA.”Based on out last outing, and the result from the Trelawny game, we are looking to take full points from match,” said Mark Gray coach of JDF.”We will, however, not be complacent and intend to bring all our experience and quality to the encounter.”Trelawny, according to manager Chester Anderson, are also optimistic.” I am hoping that for us it was first game blues and we will improve against the JDF,” said Anderson. “They’re a good team, but if we can improve on our outfield performance we can put up a good showing,” said Anderson.last_img read more

Stokes launches scathing attack on Samuels – In new book, England all-rounder says Jamaican ‘lacks respect’

first_imgLONDON (CMC): England all-rounder Ben Stokes has launched a scathing attack on West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels in the newest twist of a lingering feud between the two players. In an extract from his book ‘Firestarter’, the 25-year-old cricketer added fuel to the flames of an already strained relationship by labelling Samuels as disrespectful and “lacking manners”. A feisty rivalry which began during a Test in Grenada last year escalated during the World T20 final in Kolkata earlier this year. “Marlon Samuels lacks respect. You get that if you have spent any time with him on a cricket field. Marlon’s conduct after West Indies’ victory over us in this year’s World Twenty20 final showed a total disrespect for the game,” said Stokes, in his autobiography, Firestarter: Me, Cricket and The Heat of the Moment. “Without removing his batting pads, Marlon walked into a press conference, sat down and placed his feet on the desk. Totally lacking manners.” The two have been at loggerheads since Samuels gave Stokes an infamous send-off by saluting him after his dismissal in the Grenada Test. The feud further escalated during the World T20 final in Kolkata when the pair went face-to-face in the middle. “It didn’t require him to give me a character assassination bizarrely claiming I am some sort of ‘nervous laddie’ to help me form the opinion that I do not like him one bit. I believe in the saying ‘respect the game’. I don’t think he respects the game,” said Stokes. “Yes, he played an unbelievable innings but, because of our personal history, it stops me short of saying he’s a good player. Team players are the good players in my eyes.” Samuels, who scored 85 not out, was later fined for using abusive and offensive language directed at Stokes. The incident occurred after teammate Carlos Braithwaite hit the bowler for four successive sixes in the final over to seal the victory. In his book Stokes has admitted that the feud was ignited as a result of comments he made to Samuels when West Indies were reduced to 14 for three. “His mannerisms got me involved with Marlon. I was at mid-off and, in my enthusiasm, found myself creeping in from my position and I noticed that Samuels, at the non-striker’s end, was walking around like the big easy. I couldn’t resist,” Stokes confessed. “‘You’ve got a bit of a swagger on here, Marlon, considering you’re 14 for three,’ I said. ‘Shut the f*** up, you little bitch,’ came the reply.” RESPECT THE GAMElast_img read more