Martí: “Our priority is the League, that’s very clear”

first_imgHow is the team?What we have is the desire to compete again. Again a match, in this case of Copa. We will try to pass, although our main Competition is the League. We all have in mind Sunday. That It is very clear, but we cannot divert the attention of the Cup.Will it make rotations?This type of matches are for everyone to have minutes. Will something similar to the last qualifiers. It is very likely, they can Play many of those who have not had minutes.What does the equipment fail?We have failed in the last meters, we must correct it. We have trouble dialing.Are you worried about the rainstorm?We adapt, the field drains well, there will be no problem.How are the injured? Soriano is being tested. It looks like it won’t come for the game. Aday and Samu Sáiz either.How do you see Villarreal?It is a team that will fight to go far in the Cup. It will try to Get a good team. They have different schemes, but always together Many people inside. They have a lot of ball and a lot of arrival. If not We keep possession we will suffer. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 21, 2020last_img read more

Mbappé refuses to apologize

first_imgBeyond that it may be a sign that I could set course for Real Madrid The next course, the truth is that the German coach has problems. The frustrated sale of Cavani to the Atlético de Madrid, the birthday celebration of Neymar Last weekend and now Mbappé’s anger makes the technician more worried than usual. The PSG is carrying out a great campaign in their country, as they have accustomed us during the last years. However, in the last meeting before the Montpellier, scenes of tension were lived when Thomas Tuchel decided to replace Kylian Mbappé, who left the field angry. He recognized him at a press conference and as published L’Equipe, He gathered the staff to discuss the incident with them, explaining that “it is not necessary to feed journalists.” However, during that encounter with the players, Kylian Mbappé did not apologize to the coach for his behavior, although he admitted that perhaps it would have been too hard and that his intention was not to disrespect either Edinson Cavani or Mauro Icardi (It was a double change in which Sarabia and the French left the pitch).For its part, Leonardo did not want to make statements on the subject to dramatize a situation that happens from time to time in clubs full of stars who want to play everything. In any case, that Mbappé does not apologize to Tuchel, who is the one who decides which players play and which players do not, can generate a long-term problem. Flirt 1* Data updated as of February 4, 2020 7last_img read more

Agnelli to Lotito: “Does the ranking matter more than the health of your footballers?”

first_imgAs the coronavirus continues to kneel Italy, yesterday presidents and directors of Series A met by conference call, beginning to address the most imminent issues facing the emergency. It was decided to create four work tables on medical, sports, institutional and economic issues, also involving the Italian Football Federation, the Football Players Association and the media.The league made it clear with a statement the intention of wanting to end the season once the crisis is over, and the postponement of the Euro Cup, more and more likely, would allow you to use june to get it. Meanwhile, the teams discuss the need to train: the Soccer Association, today, attacked the clubs that continue to summon the players, and there were tense discussions during the Series A meeting. The general position is to suspend them for a weekobviously less quarantined teams than there are already six (Juventus, Inter, Sampdoria, Verona, Fiorentina and Udinese), with ten infected players (Rugani, Gabbiadini, Colley, Thorsby, Ekdal, La Gumina, Vlahovic, Cutrone, Pezzella and Depaoli).Several Italian media spoke of a face to face distance between the president of Lazio Lotito, who asked to resume training next week, and Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, who would have replied, according to the ‘Corriere dello Sport’: “You think more about the classification than the health of your footballers“More measures will be taken starting next week, but it seems difficult for the Italian teams to return to work before April.last_img read more

Ajax is also loaded to Huntelaar

first_imgKlaas Jan Huntelaar, if nothing changes, will stop being an Ajax player in Amsterdam on June 30. The Dutch capital club had to make the decision before April 1 on their contract and they have decided that the striker will not be able to exercise the clause that allowed him to renew automatically as announced by Voetbal International.The striker returned to Ajax in 2017 and this season has the team’s best scoring average with one goal every 93 minutes in the Dutch league. The one from Voor-Drempt has achieved 9 goals in the Eredivisie and one in the classification for the Champions League, where he has not played any matches. Nor in the Europa League. Voetbal International adds that, although Ajax has now made this decision, the club and the player are still in talks Because what they did not want from the ajacied leadership was that it automatically renew with the same conditions to try to negotiate a new contract.“For me there are three options, which are either to stop, or to continue at Ajax, or at another club,” Klaas himself said before learning about Ajax’s decision, publicly evaluating the withdrawal although, according to the Dutch press, Herenveen and Atlanta United They would be interested in him coming free from June and continuing his career. At Ajax, his renovation looks difficult since Ten Hag would have more options for the front as Lassina Traoré, 19 years old and newcomer from the subsidiary, who already has thirteen games in the first team and four goals.last_img read more

The CSD expresses its support for AFE to improve the situation of footballers

first_imgHe Higher Sports Council (CSD) has expressed all its support to the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) in the face of reaching agreements to improve the situation of the players in the face of the health and economic crisis caused by the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic.CSD and AFE have jointly addressed a dialogue around the situation that soccer players are going through on COVID-19 and, specifically, those who may be “in greater difficulty due to their low income.”As Europa Press learned, the Director General of Sports of the Council, Mariano Soriano, has telephoned this Monday to the president of AFE, David Aganzo, and he reminded him that dialogue “is the best tool to reach agreements”.Thus, Mariano Soriano has asked for “a plus of generosity” to the different groups involved in the employment situation of soccer players to carry out agreements that “serve as a model” for other sports. “The Council will fully support this dialogue process,” Soriano told Aganzo. In the conversation between the CSD and the AFE, the impact of the extraordinary measures was also analyzed. that the Government has approved in economic matters to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, and that they also directly affect sport.In this sense, They have talked about the simplification of ERTE as a tool to avoid layoffs, especially in the case of athletes and workers with low incomes, and the lines of guarantees and credits made available to companies and the self-employed to alleviate the lack of liquidity caused by the stoppage of competitions.Also, CSD and AFE have valued in a “very positive” way the different solidarity initiatives that from the world of sport in general, and soccer in particular, they have emerged to support the fight against the pandemic, and they have decided to continue the dialogue to design solutions to this “so delicate” moment.last_img read more

Rousaud, the Dolphin that has lasted four months

first_imgHe is the 31,011 member of the entity and a director of Barça since July 2015 when Bartomeu proposed that he join his team. Since January he was institutional vice president of the club and was the consensus man of the board to lead the continuation candidacy. He is also vice president of PIMEC, member of the Chamber of Commerce and acknowledges that Factor Energía had a VIP box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.Rousaud with the economic vice president Enrique Tombas, have been the main victims of the purge that has been carried out by the president of the club Josep Maria Bartomeu because he argues that he has lost confidence in them as well as in the managers Josep Pont and Silvio Elias. Emili Rousaud (Barcelona, ​​1966) is the CEO ofe the Factor Energía company, which he founded with 33 years when no one gave a euro for new companies that entered the electricity sector. He created the first independent electricity marketer in Spain and now has a turnover of around 400 million euros. The company’s business plan foresees that this figure increases to 1,000 in five years. Your company has 300 direct and 700 indirect employees.last_img read more

Cristiano returns to training where he started in football

first_imgFootball player Cristiano Ronaldo has held in the last few hours some sessions of training at the Choupana del Nacional Stadium, club that plays in the second Portuguese and from where the Portuguese player made the jump in 1997 to Sporting de Portugal. The island press in Funchal, where Ronaldo has been for a month due to the coronavirus pandemic, published some photographs of Ronaldo on Thursday. doing ball exercises in the company of others.The most outstanding photo is one in which the Juventus footballer of Turin is seen kicking balls at a goalkeeper and hurrying his fitness, since next week he is expected to return to Italy.Cristiano Ronaldo has in Funchal, along with his children and his partner, since last March 9, after leaving Italy because of the Covid-19.The player, a native of Funchal, started as a child in his neighborhood team, CF Andorinha, and later, he played in the lower categories of Nacional, a team that alternates the Portuguese first and second divisions; and whose base football fields are named after Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more

Semedo, bottom of the clauses in the Barça squad

first_imgIn a very soccer instinct, Nelson Semedo made the decision to leave Barça last spring. His substitution at Anfield on the day of 4-0, fattened with the siren calls of Jorge Mendes, who warned him that Simeone was crazy about his bones, formed an explosive cocktail that ended in Abidal and Ramon Planes’ office with the request going out to Atlético de Madrid. Barça reminded him that he had a termination clause of 100 million euros (the smallest in the entire squad, yes) and that he could go the same place that Atlético had been claiming the Antoine Griezmann clause. Barça played poker, because it would have sold Semedo for a figure between 40 and 50 million. But Atlético was not willing to reach those numbers and paid about 25 million for the transfer of Kieran Tripper from Tottenham.The summer ended, then, with Semedo at Barça. And with two asterisks. The first, ownership was ‘guaranteed’. So much so that Valverde announced the passage of Sergi Roberto to midfield (perhaps thinking of Rakitic’s goodbye). And the second, during the season was going to face a contract improvement. Until November, that was the approach. However, Semedo, despite being listed and being a Barça-level player, has also not finished taking the final step to be indisputable. The Portuguese has begun to enter the pools of player that could enter barter. One places him with options to go to Manchester City, which in exchange would give Barça to Cancelo. And meanwhile, in Heliopolis Emerson has begun to flourish. If Barça frees up the extra-community space (Vidal and Arthur can leave), it could have a place in the squad. That option, however, is difficult according to admit sources from the Catalan club. With 111 games at Barça in three seasons (one of them unfinished), Semedo has proven to be a useful and level player. But not a determining side. In fact, he has barely given 10 goal passes in three courses, a very normal and very low figure compared to a player who cost the same as him, a decade earlier that yes. Daniel Alves went from 100 assists at Barça. The fact is that in a club that has ceased to be a finalist with players like this Barça, it opens a door to a transfer or, who knows, if the option to which Semedo (if he gives the green light, yes) reduces operations with the PSG (Neymar), Inter (Lautaro) or Tottenham (Ndombélé). The bottom of the clauses does not have his future assured in Barcelona.last_img read more