Everything is more difficult without Valverde

first_imgThe statistics underline Valverde’s merits, without which everything is much more difficult for Madrid. While he is on the field, the partial scorer is overwhelmingly favorable: 31-4. Without it the data, although still positive, are less happy: 19-16. And now the Spanish Super Cup, a tournament that can finish picking up. The importance of Fede Valverde in this Real Madrid is such that its presence and absences are almost noticed. Without him in the Coliseum, Zidane’s team sweated seas in defense and saw his offensive flow diminished with respect to recent attacks. They saved the Courtois ballot and two isolated actions on Varane aerial balls, but those trees do not prevent to see the forest. The data indicate its importanceThat career for the sentence defines the impudence and power of a soccer player who even Zidane had gone virtually unnoticed. In fact, with Zizou himself he started 2019-20 without entering the plane to Vigo. Now Madrid is not understood without him, the eighth player in minutes (1,139) of the squad. Zidane pulled a manual topic in the press room to explain its substitution: “Everyone is involved. I have 25 players and they always play 11. In the end it is everyone’s question …”. center_img Fede entered the 70 ‘and his greatest merit was his Instant adaptation to the rhythm of the game and the commendable intensity of Getafe de Bordalás. He did not clash and began to cover the field, avoiding any possible disconnection in the final minutes. He provided eight passes (seven successful) or a clearing, but above all an assistance preceded by a spectacular gallop. In the discount he went to the rival goal like a rocket, gasoline was left over, and he ended up serving Modric 0-3, That accompanied very well and only had to push the ball to the net.last_img read more

Alberto, about his renewal: “Time will tell where I will be”

first_imgCertain uncertainty involves the future of Alberto Jiménez. The central contract ends on June 30 and nothing knows the protagonist himself of what will happen. “Time will tell where I will be”said the one from Fuerteventura in the press room. Yes, He already had a first meeting with Juan Carlos Cordero, the new sports director.“We sat down and explained my situation. I don’t get into those things, that’s for me representative. I have to be focused for Saturday and finish my best “, added the footballer, with a very good present. “I can’t say anything, you have to see everything, put it on a scale and see where it decants. With Cordero I only talked about how I was and little else, for the rest there are the representatives “he insisted. The defense was asked if he felt valued in the entity and by the fans. “People talk and always want the team to be fine. We can all have downturns, even personal ones like me because of what happened with my brother. I will not say anything to people, it is free to comment and I am calm. Within the club I have found myself comfortable many times, others not so much, but like everyone else in our work “he explained.Focusing on sports, Alberto knows that on Saturday comes an Elche who is in a very good moment of form. “We are working well, with strong training and with enthusiasm to make good point of the other day before a team of the high zone and that makes good soccer “, analyzed.In front, there will be a myth like Nino, much loved on the Island too. “Here is a legend and it will be a nice match for him and the fans. He is in a good moment, we must not let him score and keep them for another occasion. I saw it before Lugo and it’s very good. Our defense will have to do everything possible so that it does not have the day, “he said.last_img read more

LaLiga Santander Fest is a complete success and raises € 625,000

first_imgOne of the funniest was Joaquín Sánchez, the captain of Real Betis. “We are going to kick the virus that we are going to send to his house, which is fine”, while the former player from Valencia and Barça, Gaizka Mendieta, LaLiga Ambassador, He showed his amazement at the “impressive cast of artists and athletes” that formed the event.“I want to thank the professionals who make these eternal shifts and who take care so that we are all safe and sound. We know what a show of support is -when we get applause in a stadium- And now we have to be on the other side to support them because they are giving everything, “added the former che midfielder, along the same lines as Fernando Morientes, another of the organization’s Ambassadors.Participating artists:Antonio Carmona, Antonio José, Antonio Orozco, Ainhoa ​​Arteta, Beret, Cami, Danna Paola, Diogo Piçarra, El Arrebato, Juan Magan, Lang Lang, Lola Indigo, Lucas Vidal, Luciano Pereyra, Luis Fonsi, Manuel Carrasco, Miriam, Mon Laferte , Morat, Pablo Alborán, Pablo López, Raphael, Rosario, Sebastián Yatra, Taburete, Tini and Vanesa Martín. The macro concert ‘LaLiga Santander Fest’, Organized by LaLiga in collaboration with Banco Santander, Universal Music and the other sponsors, clubs and artists, it has been a complete success. Its objective was to raise funds to acquire medical supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic and it has been achieved. Until 22:00 hours, 625,108,476 euros had been collected. A significant figure and that may increase as contributions can continue to be made until 2:00 pm this Sunday. For more details, visit the Laliga website.The festival has been presented by Eva González and Toni Aguilar and has had the participation of countless artists and athletes, who have tried to do their bit in these difficult times.All proceeds from this beautiful initiative will be donated through the Banco Santander Foundation to help mitigate the effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, buying health materials and for the #SaldremosJuntos campaign promoted by Saúl Ñíguez along with various artists and athletes to help SMEs and the self-employed affected by this health crisis.One of the first footballers to appear was the captain of the Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, who said “there is no better place than home” to fight the disease and hoped that “football and music” will servecough days “to disconnect and have a better time”. Santi Cazorla joined the merengue defense, who assured that “among all” it will be possible to “make a huge donation”.last_img read more

The summer that Maradona almost ended in Marseille: “Would you come looking for my Ferraris?”

first_imgBefore the second meeting, Maradona hesitated to the press with a possible exit (he made a joke with the sponsor of the club Mars and ‘Marseille’) while Tapie harassed Ferlaino by phone to sell him to Maradona. “It drives me crazy. I called the Italian Federation to call UEFA, and the French Federation to calm Tapie down.” stated publicly the president of Naples. The second meeting was in Milan. Marseille went with everything. Maradona asked them the same salary as in Naples and Hidalgo promised that Tapie would give him double (€ 600,000 a month) and all his whims he asked for: a villa in an exclusive area, a garage for all his cars and even private security. Maradona looked strong and hesitated. “He threw the keys to the car at me and said” Will you come to get my Ferraris? “Tapie and I would have crawled on all fours if he had asked us to,” said Hidalgo in L’Equipe.With Maradona everything was fine but Ferlaino ended the story. “Maradona will stay in Naples as long as I want him to stay in Naples,” he said in this French newspaper, and Maradona never changed the ‘azzurro’ for the white and blue of the French team.Success for bothThe paths of Maradona and OM did not cross but both were successful. Diego won his second Scudetto with Napoli in 89/90 and Marseille became European champion in 93, before being relegated to the Second Division for arranging the pre-final match with Valenciennes so that they would not injure any player before the final. In 91, Maradona left Naples and in 95, Tapie left the OM, just when Diego returned to Boca. Diego Armando Maradona was able to leave Naples before 1991. In the late spring of 1989, Agent Michel Basilevich called the office of the recently deceased Michel Hidalgo, then sports director of Olympique de Marseille, to offer to sign 10. Hidalgo did not believe it, but the intermediary insisted and called Bernard Tapie, then owner of the Marseille, to tell him about it. Maradona, they assure, wanted to meet him.Tapie, a controversial character in France who has been a singer, actor, businessman, owner of Marseille and even a deputy and MEP associated with the left, was not encouraged. Basilevich bit him by calling L’Equipe to tell the whole story that this newspaper collects these days in chronological order.After a cover of this newspaper assuring that Maradona could land in Marseille, everything started. The first fear they had in Marseille, a city with a reputation for being dangerous, was the Neapolitan mafia. The good relationship between Maradona and Carmine Giuliano, a member of the Camorra, was known and that someone wanted to take Diego, who generated uncontrolled love between the Partenopeos, they believed that it could cause a rather difficult situation for them. Thus, confirmed his personal safety by an Italian contact that was never revealed, Hidalgo went to Italy with a premise: offer him whatever it was to Maradona.Negotiate with DiegoHidalgo arrived at Diego’s house ready to meet but on the 10th, according to L’Equipe, he had other chores and had the sports director waiting for hours while taking a photo session with his newborn daughter to sell it for solidarity purposes. “He came with us for about five minutes and left for an hour,” they say. When the session ended, they sat down to negotiate and Maradona was only interested in one thing: living well. “House, sea and pool, eh, Mr. Hidalgo?”, They assure that he answered. Maradona asked for player references and said he did not know any. Nor did he care. Naples loved him but he felt shut up. After the Camorra, the second fear of the people of Marseilles was Ferlaino, president of Nápoles and “owner of Maradona”. Diego assured that he would convince him to leave. last_img read more

Ángel Torres: “How will clubs that use an ERTE justify their transfers?”

first_imgThe Federation has communicated the teams that will play European competitions. What do you think?They have made a list that no one has asked for. They have no competition. UEFA has extended the deadline for requesting their license and they are the best behaving.And that in their day they had it with you for refusing to play in Milan …Then they congratulated me on that brave decision. UEFA, the Secretary of State for Sport and almost everyone except our Federation.What would be your solution?You cannot start a competition without having finished the previous one. UEFA has suspended the Euro Cup and is ready to do the same with its competitions. Everything is easy for the leagues to finish.What if you can’t play again in the medium term?We want to play and we have all the dates. You win and lose on the field. When the authorities decide. If LaLiga ends today we are fourth, there are no more. UEFA will not allow any team from federations that have not finished their competition to play their competitions. In Europe it is played at the invitation of UEFA, but here some enlightened have not heard anything.Is it true that you will request a tiebreaker if LaLiga is terminated?That is false. If there is to suspend a League that is the one of the next season.Are you still ruling out ERTE even if this situation continues?We are not going to do an ERTE in any way and I do not understand that there are clubs that use it.Why do you think it has happened?I prefer not to criticize colleagues who have done it, but it is nonsense. We did not go to bankruptcy, but there is a regulation that we all approve as the solution to the problems from which soccer came. Five years later, they already want to resort to public aid and take these measures.What reasons are there? None. Especially to act in such a hurry. Ten days after being stopped, ERTE was already being used.Will you take other measures?We do not want to harm any employee. We are a healthy club.What losses have you estimated?It is difficult to know. It would be more serious if more games cannot be played. We are not a big box office club because we have the almost complete stadium with the subscribers who would have to return the part corresponding to the games that they are not going to enjoy.You are making very brave decisions.Refusing to play in Milan seemed crazy and in the end everyone agreed with me. Not lowering wages or performing an ERTE is a matter of consistency. We are healthy and will honor our commitments.Have they caught your attention?Look, I don’t shut up even under the water and I go all the way to defend my own when I think I’m right. Everyone should do what they want, but it is nonsense for football clubs to use public measures designed for other sectors that are having a very hard time.You would start playing behind closed doors. How do you see it?Playing behind closed doors is unfair to fans who pay and are excited about soccer. I don’t like it, but it is the least bad solution. At least the fans will be able to watch it on TV and disconnect as far as possible from the disease, stop talking about deaths to watch a game. I just want it to be played if there are guarantees for everyone and I repeat that the important thing is health and Getafe will do what the Ministry of Health orders.How could you play from June 30 with players who end their contract?The contracts are signed seasonally, they do not have an expiration date of June 30. I understand the concern of those who have many transfers, but it would be the minor problem.How is the summer market considered in these circumstances?We cannot rush. I do not expect a very busy market. Tell me how clubs that are turning to ERTE will justify making large disbursements in the summer. They have it difficult.Have you made decisions on loan and renewals?Cucurella is already ours and there are three other players on whom we have a purchase option. Contract only ends Antunes. I’m just concerned that some of our important players will be taken away.And the coach?Bordalás has two more years of contract and there is nothing that makes me think that he will not be with us next year. He was the first to stand up to UEFA and refused to travel to Milan. Discard making an ERTE and criticize those who use it. It attacks the Federation harshly for its list of teams that will compete in European competitions. And there is room to talk about the market and the future. Ángel Torres talks to Ace with no hair on his tongue.last_img read more

“There will always be a future, but there will be no other Rafa Nadal”

first_img“The other day I noticed the discuss between (Serb Novak) Djokovic and Murray. They have been chatting as in the event that they have been having espresso. Folks additionally worth these moments, “mentioned López.When referring to his new job as director of a match, in his case the Rely of Godó, Ferrer mentioned: “I’m actually having fun with the expertise. Change, since you are on the other aspect. You’re no longer the participant. You need to discover one of the best for the membership, and in addition for the gamers. However it was not troublesome. I’ve a good relationship with most of them. “About him Mutua Madrid Digital Open wherein each will take part, Feliciano López mentioned: “We additionally wish to ship a constructive message to the world of tennis. That, even whether it is stopped, we’re nonetheless right here. As well as, you’ll be capable of see the participant at house, in a nook, and within the middle of the sport. “Ferrer mentioned about it that he has been coaching. “And I don’t have volleyball within the Play. Neither in tennis nor within the Play”he mentioned with a chortle. “This week I will begin coaching if my son leaves me,” he added.On the right way to keep match throughout confinement, López mentioned: “I’ve a spinning bike at house, some dumbbells, not a lot, but to help myself a little it’s value it. I’ve misplaced weight, like two or three kilos. You lose muscle mass. I’m skinny. “Ferrer replied:” I do ‘full’ sport, but I can’t cease consuming. “López added that doing sports activities at house “serving extra to clear the thoughts than anything, to not compete once more, but to clear the thoughts. “When describing your very best participant, Ferrer indicated that he would have the serve of Karlovic, the appropriate of Federer (second Nadal), Wawrinka’s one-handed backhand, Djokovic’s two-handed backhand, Federer’s volley, Nada’s psychological powerl (“It’s unimaginable to have performed in opposition to Nadal and say other than him”, he specified), Thiem’s ​​physique, Monfils’ showmanship, the remainder of Djokovic and Murray alike (later Nishikori and Nadal) and the hand of Marc López.For Feliciano López, the perfect participant has the Karlovic serve (and Marc López, between laughs), Federer’s proper (“generally higher Nadal’s,” he added), the reverse to a hand of Wawrinka, the two-handed backhand of Djokovic and Murray, Federer’s volley, Nadal’s psychological power (“I’ve not seen anybody remedy the moments of rigidity like him,” he defined), Ferrer’s personal physique, Monfils ‘showman’ abilities, the remainder of Ferrer, Djokovic and Murray and the hand of Marc López. Former tennis participant David Ferrer He affirmed this Sunday, throughout a discuss with Feliciano López, that “there will always be a future” in Spanish tennis, but added that “There may be not going to be one other Rafa Nadal.”Within the discuss between the 2 on the social community Instagram, with López as host, Ferrer identified: “There will always be a future, but there will not be one other Rafa Nadal, nor behind him a technology of tennis gamers just like the one within the final 20 years. ““An instance is all of you. Bautista, Carreño, Davidovich, Alcaraz, Carlos Gimeno, Munar, Carlos Alcaraz has nice potential. He’s a considerably completely different participant as we speak. He’s educated by a humble man like Juan Carlos Ferrero and that’s vital. “Feliciano López agreed and mentioned: “There may be not going to be a Nadal, nor a Ferru.”Referring to the present state of affairs of confinement, Ferrer mentioned: “I don’t have time to get bored, I’ve every part tremendous sq.. Routine is crucial; I do a little sport. ““Once you watch the information or the newspaper you don’t see any constructive information. I left it a week in the past as a result of I used to be twitching. I’m upset, and I discover it. After which there are the group chats, I wish to get out of, but I can’t. I already know that it’s a drama, I already know that we’re struggling, but there is a level once you say I’m going to get pleasure from this as a lot as I can being with my household. I will not cease being comfortable, “added Ferrer, now director of the Open Banc Sabadell in Barcelona.Feliciano López mentioned about it: “I’ve a arduous time fascinated about what the long run will be like, if tomorrow we are able to exit, when, in what means. It’s what I discover most troublesome to hold. The uncertainty of not realizing what will occur kills me. ““Positive, they’re bombarding you all day with destructive information … We have now sick family, others who’ve handed away, and also you add to that that every one the information is destructive. We have now to attempt to do constructive issues and lead a constructive life. I like these talks a lot, “mentioned López.Ferrer and López agreed to acknowledge the emotionality of the documentary about (the British) Andy Murray and harassed that one thing constructive concerning the confinement is that athletes now look nearer. “You’re identified extra. And on that aspect it’s constructive. That you recognize what Rafa, Murray, Djokovicâ do,” mentioned López, who directs the Mutua Madrid Open.last_img read more