“It has been difficult for Cavani. He has been injured several times and that caused him to lose his rhythm. Meanwhile, the others did well. He is here with a good mood. I have a lot of confidence in him and in Walls. I think that the two will stay with us “, The technician explained. Atletico, meanwhile, is looking for a way to balance accounts, so that it can make room for staff spending to reinforce the attack. In addition to Cavani, Alcácer, Ekambi and Piatek are other options that are considered. Cavani, who ends the contract with PSG in June, wants to leave the French club. Cavani is one of the strikers who are on the list of Atlético to reinforce the squad in this winter market. The Uruguayan striker has several market windows being in the orbit of the mattress club. This time it seems closer than ever, although his club, the PSG, resists. Today Tuchel, coach of the Parisian club has publicly analyzed the situation of the Uruguayan, who has lost presence in the eleven after the arrival of Icardi.
With fewer followers, 700, but equally mythical, was the displacement to Vila-Real on February 1, 2004, once again with the permanence at stake. That meeting was decided by a striker who had just signed (as now De Tomás), Claudiu Raducanu, with a goal in the 89th minute. Such was the euphoria that at the end of the game, and when the Romanian went to celebrate with the stands, a fence gave and there was an avalanche.There will be 4,000 ‘wolves’ in CornellàThe reverse path to the parakeets to Vila-Real will be traced Wolverhampton Wanderers fans on February 27 in Cornellà, on the occasion of the round of the round of 16 of the Europa League. The English club has requested 4,000 tickets to Espanyol, so outside the visiting fish tank, you must resituate members to group all the ‘wolves’ who attend a continental afternoon. Not only is the Second round what next weekend starts at Espanyol. They are also the renewed illusions that have led to the arrival of Abelardo Fernández on the bench, the tie in the derby and the signing of Raúl de Tomás, with debut and goal in the Copa del Rey. The LaLiga calendar has wanted that awakening to coincide with one of the traditionally most comfortable trips for parrots, to Vila-Real, just three hours by road. And above, the schedule of the game, four in the afternoon, helps. So the stars have lined up to live a massive landing.He announced this Monday morning the club that already The ‘packs’ of tickets that were put on sale, with coach and location have been sold out in La Cerámica for only 15 euros. These are 1,425 seats and 22 buses (which will depart from Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Tàrrega), thick numbers that will be increased outside the official circuit, since there are hundreds of fans who acquire them on their own (mostly, in the same Goal where the bounded area for the visiting public is located) and that will be moved by private transport. So it is calculated that Around 2,000 followers will come to Vila-Real from Espanyol. This Sunday’s trip andVo directly to the one that was lived on the occasion of this same meeting, Villarreal-Espanyol, on March 7, 2009. So, with salvation also as a primary objective, The staff paid the cost of the coaches, which were 37 for the 22 now, which also pay the players. This mobilization is considered the most massive of parakeet followers in LaLiga, since brought together 2,500, a figure that will be touched now. What should not be repeated for the interests of Espanyol is the result, a 1-0 in which the great protagonist, things of destiny, was an immeasurable Diego López, then ‘groguet’ goalkeeper and now in Espanyol.
Iraola: “It’s hard to believe that there have been six goals in this match“The coach of Mirandés, Andoni Iraola, acknowledges being satisfied with the point achieved in time of extension. He admits that he could not easily develop the game by bands: “It is hard to believe that there have been six goals in this match. There have been few scoring chances and you finish 3-3. We were not bad in the first half, but more has been played to what Cadiz wanted than what we wanted. The opposite has happened to us in the first leg, which was Cádiz who won in the last minutes. He knows the point well. “He acknowledges not being able to develop his football by band: “We are a team that is very good in transitions. We generate many occasions, but with Cádiz it is difficult. We have powerful bands but their sides have been very well defensively, both Iza and Pacha (Espino), so we have run out of Many occasions”.Finally he claimed that anything could happen during the meeting: “The game was not settled anywhere. Since there have not been many occasions for either team. When it seemed that the last goal of Cadiz was going to be the tip, our two goals have come.” The cadist technician describes the encounter as strange. “The game on our part without being very well, more or less controlled, but we have lacked one against one. In the back we have improved, without being fresh we have made three goals. I do not know what happened, every time we They arrived was goal. You have to try not to throw a goal. Two shots from outside the area and a foul shot. “He did not dislike the defensive part despite the result. “Defensively we have not been bad. If we when we have it and we are winning and you end up in your area it costs them more work. They have made us three goals and we have to analyze it to see if there is a way to correct it, it is difficult but we must do it “.Restlessness. “There are symptoms that there are things that we do not improve. It was important to win to give us some peace of mind. Four goals the Numancia and three the Mirandés, there will be people who see it normal, I do not, if you want to be up they can not mark you.”As for the locker room he said that the players had been found “Be quiet and with low heads. They are incredulous because they don’t know what happened.”
LaBiga SmartBank Lightning climbing has just begun. Paco Jémez lives a positive moment after running the risk of losing his position on the bench. In just over a month everything has changed and now the Franjirrojos already add a seven-game streak without losing between Copa and Liga. The last good news has been the signing of Jorge De Frutos, what he arrives from Real Madrid Castilla after breaking his assignment with Real Valladolid. On the morning of this Friday, the end already he trained with the team to be present on Saturday before the Ponferradina. The Canarian coach expects other reinforcements from this winter market: for now, there is talk of another player of the Pucela, Alvaro Aguado.The presence of Fruit“We are going to take it to see the group dynamics and to see how we work. Then, if the file can be processed, it will give us a few minutes. It arrives in good physical condition. ”The match against Ponferradina “It’s a complicated and difficult game. They have the same points as us, although with one game less. But we are in a dynamic where we have to keep winning wherever we go. We are doing things very well and with that I think we can compete with anyone. ”The physical state of the equipment“The team has recovered well. I have no doubt that the team will be fresh tomorrow. The physical work has been very small, we have used these days to recover ”.The lineup for Saturday’s game“We try to combine the players knowing that we have several matches. We have to make rotations. Maybe from one game to another, we see changes. There may be a change tomorrow. We have too many games trying to combine. ”Ulloa’s condition“He is ready to play, but I prefer to leave until Monday and from there he will start training with the group. I want him to recover well. ”The presence of the canteranos“Not Saturday but for Thursday (against Betis in the Cup) possibly someone has his debut. For this match neither Fabian nor Dani are summoned because we understand that rival needs something else. I would like someone to debut because they are working well. ” * Data updated as of January 17, 2020
Spaniard Albert Ramos, Argentines Diego Schwartzman and Juan Ignacio Londero, Chilean Christian Garín and Serbian Laslo Djere gained their matches of the Cordoba Open, in Argentina, and certified for the quarterfinals of the ATP 250.Ramos was left with the Spanish duel after beating Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6 (4) – (7) 7 and 6-4.In fourths, his rival shall be Schwartzman, first head of sequence and quantity 14 of the world, that this Friday in the morning beat the Spanish additionally Jaume Munar 6-1 and 7-5.One other Spaniard who fell in the eighths was Pedro Martinez. The 22 yr outdated He misplaced to Djere 6-3 and 6-4. The Serbian will face the present champion, Londero, who eradicated his compatriot Pedro Cachín by a double 6-3.Additional, Garin beat Hungarian Attila Balazs by a convincing 6-3 and 6-0.In fourths, the Chilean will play in opposition to his compatriot Pablo Cuevas.The quarterfinals shall be performed from Thursday to Friday and Saturday would be the semifinals.The second version of the Cordoba Open, which is performed on clay, will finish this Sunday and the subsequent day will begin the principle draw of the Argentine Open ATP 250, which shall be held in Buenos Aires.
Quique Setién is in a hurry to make his first signing profitable. Only in this way can it be understood that the Cantabrian coach decided to summon the former Leganés player when he only exercised one day with his new teammates and barely seventy minutes. Nevertheless, Setién believes that the Danish, at 28, has enough experience and knowledge of LaLiga to be able to perform from minute one. It remains to be seen if he will start as a starter against Eibar -in principle at the site of Ansu Fati- or he does it starting as an alternate and entering the second part. What seems clear is that Setién is not willing to miss out on any party he has available to use Braithwaite. In total, it’s 14 LaLiga and the first of that short list will play this Saturday.Apart from the great surprise of the inclusion of Braithwaite – although the presence on Tuesday of a Champions match may be another reason for the inclusion of the Danish, in order to give rest to one of the strikers-, the other proper name is the young left side of the subsidiary, Sergio Akieme, who first enters a list of the first team and it will be the alternative to Junior Firpo, which from now on will start after Jordi Alba’s injury to Getafe last weekend. Setién, who has three injured in his squad – Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembélé and the aforementioned Jordi Alba – only has 16 players from the first team, and that adding to the new Braithwaite incorporation, so it has had to resort, apart from Akieme, to Ansu Fati to complete the call.He also has the handicap of having two players on the edge of the suspension – the central Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti-, so if they see a card against Eibar they would miss the Classic. So, it remains to be seen if the Cantabrian coach reserves an important player, thinking about the Naples Champions League game on Tuesday, or if he decides to put the most competitive team at his disposal.The 18 summoned for the match against Eibar are: Ter Stegen, Net, Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Umtiti, Junior, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Rakitic, Arturo vidal, From Jong, Griezmann, Messi, Braithwaite, Fati Y Akieme.
The Croatian follow seeing possible raise titles despite the bad feelings: “Maybe other years seemed quite betterr and in the end it could not be. Let’s see if we can now turn all this around. If we chain three good games we will be full. “ Rakitic also referred to mixed zone to injuries and sanctions that are ballasting Barça: “We have one short template, but this was already known by those responsible. The solution is what it is. Those of us who are going to join forces because we have a very important match in the round“.“We knew it was going to be very difficult, it’s hard to play against a team that closes so much. Made a mistake and they scored, “he said.” With very little be us punish very strong. It is difficult to attack a team that is locked with eleven players. We must be very confident and prepare well for the return. I am convinced that we will have a great game in Barcelona. “ Sergio Busquets, second captain of Barcelona, threw a poisoned dart to the directive after the draw of his team in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions. He did it in statements to Movistar Champions League after receiving the award to best player of the match and to know that he will not be able to dispute the return for sanction: “We are not a very wide staff, the planning has been thus unfortunately”.Further, added: “We like to play more insidewe have players more important inside … We knew we were running risk facing the back with me and with Semedo, we have also had the Vidal expulsion. In the first part, they were fresh and have raised a line of four and another of six. We have tried, it could not be and in an action of bad luck they have put us 1-0 in a slip of Junior, they did not deserve it “.
Neither the coronavirus crisis has given a truce to the cargo crushing machine that Espanyol has become thanks to Chen Yansheng. In fact, the health alert, having suspended LaLiga at least temporarily, has done is to accelerate a decision scheduled for the end of the season.Agustín Filomeno has ceased this Friday to be the commercial and marketing director of Espanyol, as advanced by Voz Perica and has been able to confirm AS, just 17 months after taking office, in October 2018, and after having signed the last subscription renewal campaign (in which the fall of members from the previous summer was repaired to some extent) and having tried to promote the Espanyol brand with, among other measures, the opening of a store on the Rambla in Barcelona. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 13, 2020 The figure of Filomeno was closely linked to that of Roger Guasch, who was fired as corporate general manager last December, and who signed him personally for the club after they carried out those same tasks together since 2014 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. José María Durán, the general director resulting from the departure of Guasch, has been the executor of this latest cessation of duties.At the end of 2019 he was also relegated from his functions as sports general director Óscar Perarnau, reinstated in the technical secretariat and giving all the power of the area to the director of professional football, Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete.Also, in this same season Chen Yansheng, president and owner of Espanyol, has disregarded two coaches, David Gallego and Pablo Machín. And all this, waiting whatever (whether it is played or not) of the outcome of LaLiga.
Aware that his recovery could not stop, He left Valdebebas that March 12 loaded with everything necessary to turn the living room and garden of his house into a makeshift gym. There, together with his brother Igor, he works in long daily sessions during quarantine. Her knee is strong, ready for the next step.SensationsIn the last month the recovery became more enjoyable because much of the work was done on the grass and with the ball in between. Gone were the long sessions of up to eight hours in which there was only physical therapy, gym and pool. Instead, small typical recovery problems also appeared. Beyond the knee, the rest of the muscles in the injured leg also start from scratch after such an operation. That caused minor annoyances and that is why Marco has been so cautious. It will also be now, when the sensations in his first training sessions will be key to set a date to return to a squad. One of his goals for the year, the European Championship, has been postponed to 2021 and now he only thinks of being useful for Zidane in the final stretch of the season.The other key section is the mental one. In that, those who know him well assure that he is a new person. He has learned to value everyday things much more and it has also helped him to see who was at his side. In these months, in addition, he has taken care of the diet in detail (he has even lost weight). He hopes to return even better physically and with a version strengthened psychologically. Asensio is back. 251 days ago, life put Marco Asensio to the test. More than 35 weeks. Eight long months of work in the shade, traveling through a tunnel where the light begins to appear. His left knee, the one where he suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the external meniscus on July 23, 2019, now it is OK. There have been many hard moments in which two hopes always appeared: the moment to return with the rest of his teammates in the Valdebebas training sessions and the moment to set foot on the grass at the Santiago Bernabéu.Asensio, finally, is ready to face the first of them. The Balearic found the confidence necessary to return to the sessions with the rest of his companions when the confinement by the coronavirus ended.Since Manuel Leyes operated on him at the Cemtro Clinic in Madrid on August 7, doctor and patient agreed on a maxim: set weekly goals. Among them, the Balearic agenda was very close to the time to try the group when the team had to go home due to the positive for Thompkins coronavirus, Madrid basketball player. That happened last Thursday, March 12, just a few days after entering the week of March 16 to 22, which Marco saw as key to go one step further.
Joan Laporta gave an interview in Gol, in which he reviewed all the news of FC Barcelona and hinted that every day it is clearer about showing up at June elections 2021. The former president from Barcelona also spoke of Xavi, to whom he has entrusted the future of the Camp Nou bench once he considers himself ready and was very critical of the club’s economic moment. For Laporta, Barça has become “the club of three trillion” and has defined the situation as “very precarious”. “Xavi must say when he is ready” “I’m getting more excited every time” Laporta Elections: “It is a project that I am excited about, that I keep in mind. I am bringing together people and professionals I trust because you have to think carefully about how to reverse the financial situation of the club. I would like to make a proposal to do so. The club has a very Precarious at the moment, it has become the club of the three trillion: a trillion income, a trillion expenses and a trillion debts. Unfortunately, as it looks, it may not reach the trillion income. a credible, feasible proposal. It is worrisome and a sports project must be carried out that will enlighten and improve what is happening now and improve the institutional image of Barça. I am excited, but I will decide at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. “Are you clear if it will be presented?: “Every time I am more excited, each time I gather people who motivate me more. I am quite advanced.”Election date: “It must be in June 2021. I do not foresee an advance. Those who are now need to hold on because the situation is very complicated and if they left it now, they would see the whole situation that has caused this indebtedness and this precarious situation.” Xavi: “He has very good manners, surely he is doing very well and gaining experience. He has to be the one who decides, that he looks at when he is ready to train. He will be a great soccer coach. As a player already he lived for this, it is what he likes the most. He will surely do it well. “Is Xavi ready yet?: “I must not say it, it must be him, who knows much more about football than me and is very smart. When they made the proposal he said no and it seemed very prudent. I heard him say a few words and thought he knew what he was saying well , who was aware that he needed time. “A president close to the players: “I had some soccer players who were, apart from their talent, great people and architects of the successes we had. Perhaps by age I could be their older brother. That was how I gained their confidence. I was with them, they knew that I was going to be there for if they needed my advice, my help. I felt privileged, they admitted me into the sanctuary (that’s what they call the dressing room). “Difficulties of being president: “There are times when you must make decisions that are of some importance and fortunately there is a Board of Directors where the president tries to guide decisions. Sometimes you have to make them in your closest environment. You always have a person with whom to comment on a decision”. Reference chairs: “I had my own style, which was forged based on what I have seen. From each president I met I valued their qualities and tried to learn from them: glamor, bravery … I had a good relationship with everyone. I was in UEFA, in FIFA, had positions there and I think I liked it. This has been shown to me later. “Florentino Pérez: “We had our styles, but we always maintained institutional harmony and even a good personal relationship. He always behaved like a gentleman from different positions and as competitors. Differences were always overcome with civility and harmony. I remember that I went to a person’s funeral relevant in the Real Madrid universe, Pedro de Felipe, and I wanted to keep a discreet position. Florentino’s personal assistant came to me and said he wanted me to sit next to him. He even insisted. He said: ‘I want the enemy close.’ “More presidents of Madrid: “Calderón was and is a brave man. I very much doubt that there is a braver president than Calderón. He had a good relationship with both of them.”Does a president have to know about soccer?: “You have to know, but also know how to delegate to those who know more. There you have to do an exercise in humility. I have played and I have been competitive. The rivalry against Madrid was favorable for us in my time in the presidency. There was a lot of competition. I started to watch games with Rijkaard, with Cruyff, with Pep and I realized that I knew a tenth of what they knew. The ball was still left-wing and they criticized the right-back. “ Laporta, on the elections Laporta “The financial situation of the club is very precarious” Teams you like: “The City in the Premier. That Pep continues to succeed … I am very happy for him. I also really like Real Sociedad, I am happy for Aperribay, who is a magnificent president. He has a very well-compensated team, Oyarzabal, Odegaard, I love Merino and Zubeldia. They are doing an extraordinary campaign. And then I look at players: Muniain, Williams, Yeray, Bartra, Joaquín, Canales, Sevilla, Getafe, Jorge Molina … Also Villarreal, Cazorla, Valencia, Parejo , Antonio Puertas, Joao Félix, Lucas Pérez, I follow Celta for Óscar. I have always liked soccer, I enjoy it. “Costumes: “They have their rules, their dynamics. You have to delegate to those who know more about soccer than you, you are there so they know that if they need help, you will provide it.”Relationship with heavy weights: “It is important. They have to believe you and generate complicity. Everything you say to them you have to be able to fulfill because the player is very intuitive, a very smart person who lives in a dynamic of permanent competition, of an accelerated rhythm. It is important that they see you setting the tone, that you know how to make a joke at one moment and be serious about another. That they know you and that you follow what you say. “Ronaldinho: “We met him shortly before at the presentation of a documentary about his career. Unfortunately, afterwards the Paraguay thing happened. I have been in contact with relatives of Ronaldinho and Roberto and they were telling me how the issue was going. I sent them a message from love and support. I do not know how all this was managed. It was a pity. The Catalans do not like to see him suffer. “How do you quarantine: “We are seeing Barça a lot. The Clubs and the derbies are playing on the club’s television. We have seen the finals, national team matches … My children like to see what football was like before. See Pelé, Brazil ’70, Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ against England, Diego’s goal like Leo Messi to Getafe … We laughed seeing Messi’s goals, it took us a day. He is the best in football history ” .