Monthly Archives: May 2020

Neymar: “I would have liked to play with Zidane and Ronaldo”

first_imgIn the interview he briefly reviews the best players against whom he has measured himself, being Sergio Ramos the most prominent defender of all those he has faced. “I respect him very much for everything he is in football”explained the Brazilian, who also He acknowledged having played “with three series: Piqué, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos”. He also acknowledged that his secret to throwing penalties is “not to fear the goalkeeper”, a quality that no attacker “must lose.” “I already faced many great, giant goalkeepers,” said the forward São Paulo, “One of whom I have always been a fan since I was a child is Marcos (Palmeiras historical goalkeeper). I was able to face him and score a goal. I keep that memory with love”. The compliments to Vinicius and Rodrygo were not the only headlines that Neymar left in his interview in Balloon support. The Brazilian attacker He acknowledged that he would have liked to share costumes with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: “There have been many great players that I would like to have played with. Romario is one of them, Ronaldo, although I played in his farewell with him, Zidane or Ibrahimovic“explained the PSG striker. The 10 Parisian, who is promoting his five football tournament, was also encouraged to make a team of 5 players with players born outside Brazil, Among those are Leo Messi and Eden Hazard but not Cristiano Ronaldo. “Messi, Suarez, Mbappé, Pogba and Hazard” they were the ones selected by Neymar, who also encouraged to make a retreat team set up by Xavi Hernández, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham and Thierry Henry.last_img read more

Sergio, King Midas of the quarry

first_imgSergio Gonzalez has become a real King Midas of the quarry. Since he began his career on the benches the Hospitalet de Llobregat technician has discovered talents in the Spanish and in the Valladolid. The last to debut with Sergio has been Salisu. The central, polled by Valencia before the loss of Garay, It is one of the revelations of LaLiga. The defender has played 2,126 minutes between League (2006) and Cup (120) of which he has played 23 of 24 starting from the start. Before Salisu, Sergio gave the alternative to players like Bailly, Pau López or Joan Jordan. The 43-year-old coach began his career on the benches at the branch of the Spanish which he led in 17 games in the 2013/14 season before making the jump to the first team in 2015. The parakeets were trained in 62 games with which he reached the semifinals of the Cup. Among the players he made his debut are Eric Bailly, Rubén Duarte, Joan Jordan, Pau López and Raíllo. The Costa Rican defender played five games with Espanyol before leaving for Villarreal for 5.25 million euros and with a record of the subsidiary. Ceramics would go to Manchester United in 2016 in exchange for 40 million euros. The left back played his first game in the highest category of Spanish football against Valencia in 2014. The Almeria signed for Alavés where he is the starter. Joan Jordan played in the subsidiary of Espanyol until Sergio decided to alternate the subsidiary with the first team in the 14/15 and 15/16 seasons and then rejoin their paths in Valladolid. Jordan then signed for Eibar and Sevilla. Raíllo began his career in Primera with the parakeets in August 2015 before Getafe and then went through Ponferradina to reach Mallorca, a team in which he is the owner. One of the players who has stood out the most since he debuted with Sergio González at Espanyol is Pau López. The Spanish international played his first minutes in LaLiga with Espanyol in February 2015 and then went out to Tottenham, settled again in Cornellà, go to Betis and sign for Rome in 2019 for an amount close to 30 million euros with variables . Sergio’s second chapter on the benches and in which he also takes values ​​from the quarry is in Valladolid. The coach adds 80 games after catching the team in Second in the absence of eight games and not only qualified for the playoff but also climbed to First. Under his baton they have stood out Waldo, extreme that debuted with the Valladolid in 2018 and with which he has played 11 games in the 19/20 and Miguel de la Fuente, striker of the subsidiary that has played five games, two of LaLiga and three in the Cup, in which he has given two assists.Two debuts of white canteranosSergio has in his curriculum the debut in First Lucas Vázquez and Marco Asensio. The Galician arrived at Espanyol in 2014 to do a mili season in Primera with the parrots before returning to Madrid in 2015. The same way followed a season after Marco Asensio. The Balearic highlighted in Cornellá scoring four goals and giving 15 assists in the 2015/16 season and then returning to Madrid.last_img read more

The Bryan brothers, to the rescue of the United States in Davis

first_imgTwins Mike and Bob Bryan return to the Davis Cup and will probably be the important exponents of the United States workforce which is able to face on March 6 and seven in Honolulu, towards the Uzbekistan workforce in the first qualifying spherical of this competitors.The US Tennis Affiliation (USTA) launched final evening the listing of gamers that can signify the nation in this qualifying spherical for the last part of the Davis Cup 2020 that will probably be performed once more in Madrid. The large information was the return to an official listing of the Bryan brothers, in one of their final participations in this competitors earlier than their withdrawal.The North American workforce will probably be accomplished by Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka and Tommy Paul, all of them positioned in the ‘top-100’ of the ATP rating. Mike and Bob Bryan return to this competitors after in 2017 they introduced that they’d not return to it, to make method for brand new gamers. They began in 2003, and shared gear with Andy Roddick. Since the starting of their profession each have achieved a complete of 118 titles, together with 16 Grand Slam, 4 Nitto ATP Finals and one Olympic gold in London 2012.The captain of the American workforce and former participant, Mardy Fish, has declared in the official media of the USTA itself that the Bryan brothers “need to win, though additionally it is anticipated to be a recognition of his profession in the Davis Cup. “Figures equivalent to John Isner, Sam Querrey or Jack Sock have left a brand new and proficient technology of tennis gamers who study and advance by leaps and bounds. Exactly, the final to enter the ‘Prime-100’ has been Tommy Paul, who rose to quantity 70 in the previous few weeks. All of them will combat subsequent March for the United States to attain the last stage in the Magic Field.last_img read more

Felipe: “If I had to choose one from Liverpool it would be Firmino”

first_imgIs it possible to beat Liverpool? “Of course. They are dangerous for the attack and for the understanding of the three above. ”Player to highlight Liverpool. “I would stay with Firmino. He is a very intelligent player. He is one of the most dangerous players for me in Liverpool. “Klopp, the best in the world. “I’m at Atlético de Madrid, I have to say Simeone but Klopp is one of the greats. Look a lot for how the football player is one of the top ”. Felipe Monteiro will be one of the biggest countermeasures today to stop Liverpool’s offensive game. The Brazilian defender is being the rojiblanco reinforcement that is offering more performance since he arrived last summer. He analyzed the match against Liverpool in an interview on TVE:Diego Costa’s return. “He is happy. He has always been important in all the teams he has been in … he will not play at the start but if he does he will help us a lot.”last_img read more

The coronavirus ‘attacks’ Juve-Inter and two options are considered

first_imgThe game, set for March 1, has to be played at Allianz Stadium in Turin but the coronavirus will cause the authorities to take precautions. The Federation will meet this morning to organize in front of this episode but, according to the Italian press, they do not consider the suspension of the match between Lombards and Turin and open two stages: play in Turin behind closed doors or move the game to a neutral field.The ‘Derby d’Italia’ seems key to decide the title. Today, Juventus sends 60 points to Calcio, one from Lazio and six from Inter, which has one less game for the suspension of their home game against Sampdoria. The coronavirus is altering the daily life of Italy. Tonight the third death was confirmed because of this disease, an old woman residing in the region of Lombardy, the contagions have already reached the hundreds and in the north, where the most affected regions are, the closure of schools has been decreed and universities until the end of February.Transalpine football is also being affected by this outbreak of Covid-19 and after suspending four Serie A matches, several more Serie B matches and all amateur football, now, Juventus-Inter is at risk, one of the matches that Scudetto will probably decide.last_img read more

Marchisio explodes against those who skip the prohibitions by the coronavirus

first_imgThis Sunday morning, Giuseppe Conte, Italian Prime Minister, signed the decree that tries to avoid more infections of coronavirus in Italy and that puts 16 million people in northern Italy in isolation, considered the main focus of Covid-19 in Europe.Trips have been banned with few exceptions, movements of people with a fever above 37.5 degrees, the closure of work centers, schools, kindergartens and universities, any type of public event and large crowds and bars and restaurants will only open from 6 to 18 h. Conte asked its citizens for “responsibility” but not everyone is complying with the rules. Thus, Claudio Marchisio wanted to focus on these irresponsible people who play a possible contagion.“You leave the red zone. The school is closed and you go out with your friends out there at night. You can’t stop skiing … When you look at this picture, don’t you feel like crap? “ The former footballer posted on Instagram next to a photo of a transalpine health worker forced to sleep at her desk, since her permits, vacations or libranzas are suspended.last_img read more

Obi Mikel ignores his salary to flee the coronavirus

first_imgSeeing that the league kept going, The Nigerian midfielder has terminated his contract by mutual agreement with his club, Trabzonspor, giving up the remaining months of his salary. I still had one more year of contract, but he has not hesitated to travel to London (city where he lives with his family since his time in Chelsea) to meet yours.Not all fans have taken the news well, criticizing that it left them lying in the middle of the season (he was the undisputed starter), but footballers of the stature of Radamel FalcaoColombian striker from Galatasaray, have publicly supported their decision: “Life is more important than soccer.” Now Obi Mikel, at 32 years old, is free and looking for a team for the next campaign. The player already criticized the Turkish league before the match against Istanbul Basaksehir, encounter for which it was summoned in which it did not play: “There is more to life than soccer. I don’t feel comfortable and I don’t want to play soccer in this situation. Everyone should be at home with their families and loved ones at such a critical time. The season should be canceled as the world faces a turbulent moment. “ John Obi Mikel has left his job because of the coronavirus crisis. The disease affects the entire planet, but despite this, there are competitions like the Turkish Super League that continue (now behind closed doors). The measure has not convinced the soccer players too much, who see how the rest of the tournaments have been suspended until the pandemic is controlled, but in the case of the Nigerian the decision has been drastic.last_img read more

Cristiano will not return to Madrid

first_imgIn Italy speculates on the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid, but the chances of the Portuguese returning to the Santiago Bernabéu they are absolutely and completely null. “It does not fit into the Club’s sports policy,” say top Madrid sources. Madrid has a great memory of Cristiano and its president, Florentino Pérez, has high esteem for him “But his time has passed and the sports goals are different,” confirmed the same sources. Several Italian media, and with greater intensity ‘Il Corriere dello Sport’, published in Rome, have been speculating for days with the return of Cristiano, 35, who still has two contracts left with his team, Juventus, in which he wins 31 million euros and in which enjoy a flat tax rate of one hundred thousand euros for your advertising revenue, which also represent tens of millions annually. The theory in Italy is that Juventus wants to reduce payrolls due to the economic impact of the coronavirus, and that would put Cristiano on the market for 60 million euros, 40 million less than what he paid to Real Madrid for CR7. If so, of course their destination “will not be Madrid,” they emphatically insist on Concha Espina.Mbappé’s number 1 priority remains, and they do not give up the PSG striker although they are aware of the difficulties involved in such a signing. But if Madrid is considering hiring a crack, the position is for the young Frenchman, for whom they are willing to wait at the Bernabéu offices. Meanwhile, the profile of players followed by the White Club is the one that has been seen in recent times with the additions of Vinicius or Rodrigo, young players with great projection.last_img read more

Mourinho encourages Dele Alli and congratulates him by keeping a safe distance

first_imgPremier League* Data updated as of April 12, 2020 A few days ago, the coach of Tottenham, José Mourinho, He was heavily criticized for taking three soccer players to Hadley Common Park for training. You could see Davinson Sánchez running alongside Ryan Sessegnon, although he was also with the Portuguese coach Tanguy Ndombélé. However, Mourinho has already apologized for not respecting the safety recommendations to deal with the coronavirus and judging by the latest events, it seems that he has already learned his lesson. And the coach lives only five minutes from the house of Dele Alli, who was 24 years old. That is why he approached, accompanied by the two members of the coaching staff with whom he currently lives, Nuno Santos (goalkeeping coach) and Ricardo Formosinho (tactical analyst), to greet and congratulate the midfielder, that although he had also been criticized for partying after the Premier League, He celebrated his anniversary at home alone, as shown in the prank photos he posted on Instagram.Mourinho stayed across the street keeping the safe distance (remember that in England you can go outside once a day following a series of rules) and Alli came to meet him shirtless. After a five-minute talk, Mourinho stopped to take some photos on his return, according to The Sun.last_img read more

Leagues self-imposed finish local tournaments on July 31

first_imgEuropean leagues are committed to finish their competitions on July 31 and thus leave August free for continental tournaments, as agreed in a telematic meeting between UEFA, the employers of its associated federations and the Association of European Clubs (ECA).However, They also agreed to leave the weekends of August free in case any of the leagues cannot finish the domestic competition. before the end of July. During the week, the Champions League and Europa League are scheduled to take place and, according to SER, nor it is ruled out that the qualifying rounds from the quarterfinals can be played in a single match.This Thursday There will be a meeting of the executive committee of the highest continental body in which the dates will be outlined and the thorny question of which teams from each federation will play the European competitions will be discussed. in the event that their leagues do not end. UEFA prefers that each country establish the criteria, but if there is no agreement, its ranking will apply. The Spanish Federation has already announced that if the deadline set by UEFA arrives without the championship having ended, it will respect the provisional classification of that moment. At your discretion, if they did not play again, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Seville and Real Sociedad would be the Champions teams. If the UEFA ranking were applied, Real would be left out and Atlético would enter. According to L’Equipe, this theory UEFA is no longer as blunt as at the beginning with the federations that end their championships. At first it threatened Belgium not to enroll teams from that country in its competitions if it ended its domestic league. Now he admits that there may be leagues that do not end and does not rule out respecting the classification at the time of suspension as final, for the purposes of their tournaments. Of course, what does not seem willing to admit UEFA is that the Cup finalists play the Europa League, as Rubiales claims, if the final of the country’s tournament does not take place. UEFA intends to give priority to the best classified in the League (in Spain, now same, Valencia, which would leave Athletic out).The next UEFA executive committee after tomorrow’s is scheduled for May 27.last_img read more