Javi Sánchez: “We have to take advantage of our options”

first_imgWhen you were offered the chance to come to Valladolid, did you think about it a lot or did you see it as a way to advance your career?The truth is that I felt very lucky, very grateful that this club was interested in me, there were more teams, but I opted for the project and the confidence they showed in me.How do you see the future? Would you like to return on loan next season or would you be prepared for the challenge of staying in the first Madrid team?I do not rule out any of the two options, but now I only think about finishing the season, I want to finish well, without injuries and feeling important in this team.Do you dare to give a result?No idea, I hope it is good for us, in the end Madrid has points to spare and it is sure that it will take many other matches. What has this Real Madrid that started badly, which seemed to be not, but always ends up fighting for titles?Madrid is Madrid, in the end it has world-class players. It seems that there are sections of the game in which it seems that you dominate him, but in any minimal failure, in any error, he penalizes you.How can you beat him?With maximum humility, maximum illusion. It is a very difficult game, they are going to make things very complicated, but surely we are going to have some moment of the game in which we have our option and hopefully take advantage of it.What is it like to be in Ronaldo’s club?Well, it is an illusion, they bet on me, came with the maximum possible desire and with the intention of helping the team to the fullest. Do you understand the position of Lunin and Jorge de Frutos having left this winter market?Yes of course. We are players that we have to play because we are young. We all have the illusion of playing and I understand your position of looking for minutes in another team.From the outside how have you seen the team?Well, confident, he knows what he has to do. It is true that we are not going through a good time, but I sincerely see the calm team, who knows what they have to do at all times. We have a very clear objective, which is salvation, and that is why we will fight.And Real Madrid is coming … you will not be on the field, it has not been called, but in the same way I suppose it will be a special match for you … After five months in Valladolid, he was finally able to debut in Copa against Tenerife, happy?Happy for that long-awaited and expected debut. It was a game in which, in the end, we did not get the victory, so I am left with a bittersweet taste: happy for the official match debut and sad for the defeat, for the elimination.Maybe he came a little right at the end of the game as a result of long time no play?Yes, in the end in the last 20 or 25 minutes the gas ran out, but I gave it my all for the team, so I ended up happy.Of the three players that Real Madrid had yielded to Real Valladolid is the only one who has decided to stay, I imagine that with the intention of ending the injuries and having continuity …Yes, of course, especially to see if they respect my injuries. Let’s see if I’m lucky enough to focus this second part of the season without injury, calmly and see what happens. The truth is that I am looking forward, looking forward to it.There was talk in December that you also thought about going out …Well, I was calm, I was coming from an injury, I had been injured for a long time, I talked to the coach, he gave me the confidence to have continuity and told me to assess the possibilities and, in the end, I decided to stay. The truth is that I was very clear that I wanted to stay. Whatever happens is a very special match. We play against Real Madrid and we know the difficulties that this type of game has. We are going out with all the desire of the world in our field and we want to give a great joy to the fans.last_img read more

Six arrested by the video of Victor

first_imgThe National Police have arrested six people linked to the dissemination of the video of an intimate and sexual nature of the former coach of Málaga, Víctor Sánchez del Amo, who was removed from office by the club following those images.To the person from Puente Genil (Córdoba), who was arrested for posting the aforementioned video on Twitter, five more detainees are added, who allegedly spread the video through the WhatsApp messaging network, they have informed Efe police sources.The Cybercrime Group of the Provincial Police of Malaga carries out the investigation of the dissemination and, in addition to what is published on Twitter, they found traces of diffusion of the video through WhatsApp. The Malaga technician claims to the entity headed by the Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani to declare the dismissal void, a compensation of 600,000 euros for moral damages and readmission to his job.Sánchez del Amo was fired on January 11 by Malaga through an official statement in which he said that the dismissal of the technician was based “on disciplinary causes, in accordance with applicable regulations”. The Madrid man, who was removed from his duties four days earlier, on January 7, had previously reported to the police that he was being victim of harassment and extortion.last_img read more

Odegaard, star numbers

first_imgMartin Odegaard (21 years old) is one of the revelations of this League. It is because of the feelings he has been leaving on the field in his performances with the Royal Society, where it is assigned by Madrid; but also by numbers. The data indicate that he is, along with Messi and Luis Suarez, the most influential footballer in the League: he has participated in 24 plays that ended in a goal so far in the League, according to InStat data. He is tied with the two Barcelona players, although it is more decisive for his team, in relative terms. The 24 goals of the Real in which he has participated represent 65% of the total, while in the case of Messi and Suárez are 46% of those that Barcelona has materialized. Although it is the least frequent: it participates in goal plays 1.2 times per game; Messi, 1.4; and Suarez, 1.6. In addition, Odegaard is presented as a decisive player when it comes to getting the ball to the final meters of the field. He is the player of the championship that has sent the most shipments to the area, 189, of which 106 reached his recipient successfully, a success rate of 56%. Among the ten players who pass the most to the area, only in LaLiga, Trippier and Parejo (55% each, although with fewer shipments) approach the effectiveness of the Norwegian. It easily surpasses others like Messi (45%) or Navas (46%). Today he will have in front of the player with the best percentage of the 20 that have sent more shipments to the area: Kroos, with 59%, although with an amount significantly less than that of the Norwegian (121 in total, 71 good).center_img Another of the sections in which it stands out is in the finalization passes. This is told by InStat in two cases: a pass to the teammate in a goal position or a pass that exceeds a rival defensive line of three or more players. Odegaard has achieved it on 90 occasions, only surpassed by Messi (143) and with much advantage over the third, Jesús Navas (65). The first Real Madrid player in this regard is Benzema, with 47.As for goals and assists, the Norwegian also has an outstanding contribution: he has four goals and five assists. In this section of goal passes you can also see the first places: it is eighth, three of the leader (Messi).Such is its performance this course that InStat places as the best offensive midfielder so far this year (valued with a score index that the statistics company obtains studying minutes played, goals, assists, passes, fouls, disputes, dribbles …) Odegaard gets 309 points, being the only one that exceeds the 300 barrier. In the Top-10 there are three players with whom the faces will be seen today: Kroos (2nd, 299 points), Modric (8th, 289) and Fede Valverde (9th, 287). The next course, the four could be white.last_img read more

Simeone: “I trust my players a lot and the stadium will explode”

first_imgHow is Diego Costa?It is improving. He is growing, training enthusiastically, he is among the 19 concentrated players and has the opportunity tomorrow to play the game. Have you been thinking about this game since the draw?They know us forever. We go game by game trying to solve what lies ahead. After the Valencia game we have worried about tomorrow’s game and we find a great team, very well trained by a different coach, with many alternatives in the game and he has been creating it in the years he has been in the club. Despite the departure of Coutinho, who seemed to be leaving the team, it was the opposite, he was empowered.Do you see similarities with Klopp?In nuances possibly yes. In intensity I remember his Borussia Dormtund who was a similar team, also in Liverpool with that competitiveness. In the teams that show us the characteristics as coaches. Then the potential given by the players increase the characteristics. This Liverpool will remain in history because they have superior records to all admired. They are more intense, direct, changing and generate admiration for me as a rival. What do you say to the fans?What I always comment. It is a game in two stages and I have no doubt that double match there is a 50% chance. There is no difference, it is a match and in a match everything is possible.Have you prepared the game as against Madrid or Barcelona?We prepare the matches in the same way, whether the opponent touches us. To a certain rival who has a power, we always try to plan the game with the attitude of winning whoever touches us.Do you like to get covered?I am very respectful of opinions, they have to be. Criticism makes us improve and I don’t appreciate how we would like to arrive. I trust my players a lot, the stadium will explode, they have a vibrant stadium that will make us suffer when we go, but tomorrow the same thing will happen in Wanda and I trust my players a lot.They are given few options.Let everyone wait or think what you can imagine. What counts are the facts. The words serve to generate previews, but then it is a match and in a match it can happen.Can you motivate pessimism?I do not see pessimism. I see optimism, emotion. There is going to be a stadium to burst, the players really want the match to come and I see what I like best, which is optimism.last_img read more

The controversial Steaua president orders to train again: “At home they don’t do what they should”

first_imgNow as you collect O Jogo, Becali, wants his staff to abandon confinement due to coronavirus to train in the open field, always following the WHO’s instructions: “We are not training, but we will return. The law says that you have to keep a meter away and that there cannot be more than fifty people in the same space. That means that they cannot be in the locker room, but they can exercise in the field. If we give them training plans to do at home, the players won’t do it. Are they going to do this in a twenty-square-meter apartment? “ The Romanian president is convinced that if they consult the footballers they will give the go-ahead despite the fact that the chances of contracting coronaviruses would be much higher than if they were locked up at home: “We are not going to train with the ball because it requires contact. It is only physical training. The players will understand this decision. If they greet each other, we stop and send them home. We will simply ask them if they want to train outdoors or in a house with twenty meters squares. We will abide by the law. Players will stay six meters away and eventually go home immediately. Everyone will shower at home. “Finally, Becali assured that he will help control the pandemic by having a company dedicate itself to manufacturing 5,000 protective suits and masks a day to donate to hospitals that need them: “I spoke to the largest factory in Romania and told them to stop doing what they were doing and to make non-stop masks and protective clothing. I am going to buy it and deliver it to hospitals. They will make 5,000 a day.” George Becali is the President of the Steaua of Bucharest, and out of Romania He is best known for his controversial statements, such as those he made when his team was framed against the Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Europa League: “They are so bad I will cut my head if they mark us”.last_img read more

Italy imagines a tennis without ball boys or technicians and with a small audience

first_imgBinaghi will strongly suggest to the ATP to prepare the Italian Masters 1000 between September and October, earlier than or after Roland Garros is held in Paris, and was keen, if obligatory, to prepare it without ball boys and behind closed doorways. “The concept is to play the event in Rome between September and October within the new season on the bottom. If not attainable, we may manage the event in Cagliari in November, in Milan in December, or maybe an occasion divided between Turin and Milan, with a males’s and ladies’s event, and then finals in a single venue. It might be a good union between two cities shaken by the virus. With a purpose to play the event, I might additionally settle for it to be behind closed doorways, “he added.The Masters 1000 in Rome, of which Nadal was 9 occasions champion, recorded in recent times a outstanding progress of spectators on the fields of the Foro Italico and established within the 2019 version its absolute file: 224,360. And it’s that Binaghi believes that tennis is a specific sport, which doesn’t put gamers particularly hazard as a result of it’s performed open air and without contacts. “We’re the most secure sport on the well being stage. They can’t deal with us like sports activities in groups, with contacts or on indoor courts. I would really like those that govern us to grasp it,” mentioned the FIT president. “Locker rooms closed, benches on reverse sides of the courtroom, cleaned with disinfectant gel at each change of area. Tennis can and ought to resume competitors as quickly as attainable,” he concluded. The coronavirus pandemic will mark a “earlier than and after” for tennis in accordance with the Italian Federation of this sport (FIT), whose president, Angelo Binaghi, predicts “not less than a yr” with video games without ball boys or technicians on the courtroom and a small variety of spectators.With competitors paralyzed and most uncertainty about when and how it may be resumed, the FIT is getting ready a collection of choices to restrict as a lot as attainable the financial damages to its motion, though being clear that tennis postcoronavirus might be fully completely different. The ATP and WTA set the final cease of the competitors on July 13, after the cancellation of the 134th version of Wimbledon was introduced on March 31, one thing that had not occurred since World Struggle II.“For a yr or two nothing might be like earlier than. Gamers should accumulate their balls and towels, they will be unable to take their teaching employees to the courts. The general public will enter and sit individually, with masks and disinfectant gel for everybody, “is the thought of ​​Binaghi, unfold on the official web site of the FIT.” It is going to be a high quality system. I would really like tennis to be awarded for its distinctive traits, “added the president of the Italian Federation, who is obvious that it’ll take sacrifices from everybody earlier than tennis can return to regular.Some sacrifices that Binaghi is keen to make to be able to resume the competitors “as quickly as attainable”. Italian tennis will get the overwhelming majority of its earnings because of Masters 1000 of Rome, which is organized in Might on the clay of the Foro Italico and whose present champion is Spanish Rafael Nadal, and the ATP Subsequent Gen, which takes place in Milan in November on an indoor observe. The Roman event has been postponed till a date to be determined as a result of pandemic whereas, for now, the Subsequent Gen in Milan, by which the eight greatest under-21 gamers on the earth are measured, is scheduled for 10-14 November within the Lombard capital.last_img read more

Real Madrid aims for an Exit Operation of € 121M

first_imgFor the second consecutive summer, in the offices of Real Madrid he will send the “let them out before entering.” In the current Zidane squad there are no free chips, all 25 are occupied, and to them we must add those of the 11 on loan. You can also discount that of Areola, who has a hard time following, despite that being his wish, in 2020-21. Nor is it decisive: the case is that for reasons of space and money, to sign you first have to sell, being able to be around, according to the values ​​of the specialized Transfermarkt, the 121 million collected. eleven Also according to the appraisals of Transfermarkt, the club could get about 121 million euros in sales: 32 for Bale, as many for James, 16 for Lucas, the same as for Odriozola, 13 for Mariano and 12 for Nacho. In addition, these marches would make room for arrivals without jeopardizing the salary limit: around 75 million euros would be released … AS has said that the idea of ​​Madrid is to give between four or five casualties, without counting on loan. They will be in the Bale market (you don’t want to go), James (Mendes listens to offers for him), Lucas Vázquez, Mariano (will not facilitate your goodbye) and possibly Odriozola (Achraf is expected to give his go-ahead soon) and Nacho. With the latter, a club man of those who no longer abound, it is intended to decide together. This course he had been playing less (641 minutes, with injuries; the 22nd of the team) and the incorporation of a central defender is sought to ensure relief, with Dayot Upamecano (21 years) among the favorites. A breather for the wage billAs the coronavirus has shaken the established order in soccer as it was known, it is difficult, also for the actors of this game, to predict how the next transfer window will work. Even the dates are not fully established. Transfermarkt, In its recent update, on April 8, it has already shown a great decrease in the figures: Madrid has devalued 191.5 million, 17.73%, due to the pandemic.last_img read more

The telematic blackboard

first_imgThat is what the members of a course that has started from abruptly. Just when it was going to start, over there March, I know declared the state of alarm in Spain. Each and every member of the current generation had to return to their homes to scrupulously follow the confinement that the Government requires. The FEF solution, in view of the events, was to follow the classes electronically, online.In addition to former Spanish players, the FEF course gives the opportunity to do it to foreign they have made a long career in our country and meet the access requirements. That is why this year they are among the students some like Lauren, Duscher, Catanha (played with Spain), Ibagaza, Etoo or Rafa Márquez.Just as it happens with PRO, they are also working on telematic way during these days those who are doing the UEFA GK B License-Diploma course destined for futures goalkeeping coaches. Miguel Ángel Spain, in charge of this area in lower categories of La Roja, is the one who teaches the subjects.The FEF he doesn’t stop at his idea of train the best coaches. In recent years, the enormous value of the technician trained in Spain has been recognized worldwide. Several of the most powerful clubs in Europe They have recently seen a list of technicians go by who set the bar high: Guardiola, Benítez, Luis Enrique, Valverde, Emery, Lopetegui, Quique Setién, Marcelino … Those who come from behind, those who start today, hope to follow that successful path. At the moment, they have to, given the circumstances, telematically. The 20 students that this year they face the course of PRO coach of the FEF they are living an unexpected experience: learn the trade from telematic way. The coronavirus crisis has altered, but not slowed, a training That consider vital so that they can develop, if they deem it appropriate, the technical professionor in the future.They are not students of any kind. Is about renowned former players, in some cases stars that have been everything in the world of soccer. There are world champions or of Europe like Fernando Towers, Samuel Etoo and Rafa Márquez, in addition to many others who have played in the National Team or for long years in the elite. For a few days the course started, all of them scrupulously connect an hour to follow classes online. There are different subjects and the coordinator is Pep Sansó, director of the Coaching School.The course of the FEF has a special format and is reserved for players with more than 7 years in First or more than 150 games between UEFA and FIFA competitions. A minimum of 7 of these players must request it in writing to be performed. With this modality it is possible take courses A and B at the same time. Then I just would be the PROAlthough for this they must first practice for a time in training categories.Since 2003, year in which the course was inaugurated, have gone through the FEF some of the best current coaches, with special mention for Guardiola, Luis Enrique or Pochettino. One of the last generations saw the bulk of the world champions in 2010 (Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Víctor Valdés, Capdevila, Puyol …), in addition to Raúl. Many are already training and begin to show as future coaches of the highest level.last_img read more

Simmons shines in opener but Gayle, Bravo fail

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Superstar opener Chris Gayle made an inauspicious start to the Pakistan Super League with a failure but Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten half-century to propel Karachi Kings to a seven-wicket victory in their opening game of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gayle’s Lahore Qalanders managed just 125 for eight off their 20 overs, with the West Indies left-hander scoring just six.He perished to the fourth ball of the game, holding out too long on off-spinner Shoaib Malik with the score on six.Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan top scored with 37 from 31 deliveries, while Sohaib Maqsood struck 22, to be the only two batsmen past 20.West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo also failed to get among the runs, scoring a run-a-ball 14 before he was bowled by paceman Mohammed Amir in the penultimate over.Simmons then took command of the game for Kings, hammering an unbeaten 62 to guide them home with 25 deliveries remaining in the run chase.The right-hander faced 46 balls and counted eight fours and two sixes and put on 109 for the third wicket with Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan who made 51 off 35 balls with three fours and three sixes.Their stand pulled Kings around from a dangerous position of four runs for two wickets in the second over.Bravo proved expensive with his two overs of medium pace, conceding 27 runs and going wicketless.In the second game of the day at the venue, Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell took three wickets but his Islamabad United crashed to a 24-run defeat to Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi.Batting first, Zalmi tallied 145 for seven with opener Tamim Iqbal stroking a run-a-ball 51 with three fours and a six.Sammy, the West Indies Twenty20 captain, scored just ten before he was run out with three balls left in the innings.Medium pacer Russell claimed three for 31 from his four overs but then had no such luck with the bat, falling for a run-a-ball 12 as United crawled to 121 for nine.last_img read more

Bravo pulls out of T20 squad

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): Left-hander Darren Bravo today became the third player to pull out of the troubled Twenty20 World Cup squad. Following the high profile withdrawals by Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine last week, the West Indies Cricket Board announced that Bravo had also opted out of the squad in order to be available for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Regional four-day championship. In a letter sent to the Board, Bravo said while he was “very grateful and humbled” to be selected, he preferred to focus on developing his game in the longest format. Selectors will now mull over yet another replacement after having to find alternatives for Pollard and Narine. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was named to replace Pollard while today, the board said that Barbados off-spinner Ashley Nurse had been chosen in Narine’s absence. Nurse has played four Twenty20s for West Indies and 60 overall.last_img read more