Álvaro Cervera: “The players are incredulous because they don’t know what happened”

first_imgIraola: “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.”last_img read more

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Fourth time lucky: England finally won a World Cup penalty shootout against Colombia© AFP Mladen ANTONOVSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 4 – They were made to go all the way to the dreaded penalties, but this time England emerged victorious from the spot against Colombia to spark belief the 2018 World Cup really could be the Three Lions’ time to shine.Sweden await in the quarter-finals in Samara on Saturday after edging out Switzerland 1-0 thanks to Emil Forsberg’s deflected effort in a 90 minutes to forget in Saint Petersburg. Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned on Tuesday at the World Cup.Fourth time lucky for EnglandEngland’s history with penalty shootouts gave their fans little cause for optimism after Yerry Mina’s stoppage-time header prevented them from reaching the quarter-finals in normal time.However, England boss Gareth Southgate’s meticulous preparation for penalties paid off as for the first time in four attempts at the World Cup, England emerged victorious from the spot.With Sweden to come in the last eight, and Russia or Croatia to follow in the semi-finals if they make it that far, England have a golden opportunity to finally end 52 years of hurt.Front runner: Harry Kane extended his lead in the race for the Golden Boot© AFP FRANCK FIFEFor once England could at least start a shootout with full confidence that one of their takers would find the net.Harry Kane extended his lead in the race for the Golden Boot from the spot to open the scoring in Moscow and was just as deadly with England’s first penalty in the shootout.Kane has now scored all four of his penalties in Russia and moved two clear of Romelu Lukaku in his quest to be the first English top-scorer at the World Cup since Gary Lineker in 1986.Unspectacular Sweden march onThey edged the Netherlands out of qualifying, beat Italy in a play-off, finished above Germany and Mexico in their group and now have seen off Switzerland in the last 16.Yet, few watching Sweden’s 1-0 win on Tuesday would say England have much to fear in the quarter-finals.Sweden were clumsy in possession and stodgy in attack. The chances they did create, they spurned, with even Emil Forsberg’s goal coming from a deflection.But opponents have struggled for rhythm against Janne Andersson’s men, whose run to the last eight for the first time since 1994 is no fluke. They are tight, organised and own a work ethic that is matched by their stamina. England cannot afford to be complacent.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more