Setién: “This is like a kid who is going to take an exam …”

first_imgQuique Setién appeared at a press conference to answer questions about the current situation of Barcelona, ​​focused on Thursday’s Leganes Cup match, at Camp Nou, the transfer market and the latest results and team image. – Can patience be key to Leganés?-Evidently, controlling the game is important. Our goal is to control the game. Avoid kickbacks. We understand that we will take the initiative a large part of the game, but we must control the options that the opponent has and minimize them. It will not be easy. They don’t have much to lose, they will play quietly. It is an important match.– Do you have the feeling that the emotional stability of the team is at stake this Thursday?-I can clarify that my emotional state and stability remains the same. It was a painful defeat that of Valencia because all defeats are going to be painful. And even if we win, you always have to improve. But emotionally we are stable.– What perspective do you have to end up signing a nine?-I’m delighted with what we have. We will not deny that it would be interesting for a player to come. But I always count on what I have and what comes, welcome will be.-Why does Carles Pérez have no place in his team, his departure is sporty or economical?– It is a shared decision and what I have spoken with the boy has been clear. I don’t usually talk about private conversations. I give my opinion and this is what it is.-Can there be two cheating games of Leganés and Levante?-Football always makes unexpected dribbles and this is always an option. That the expectations you believe are not as positive as you expect. Our goal is to improve and that everything we raise on the board is the pitch. We are clear about the path and the arguments. There are things we would like to see now and it is not easy to see. It is still early for it to be seen.-You said after the defeat that you didn’t know if they hadn’t understood you or if they explained themselves well. Have you talked to the players?-I think you clearly understand what I said. We carry six workouts. There are things that it is impossible for us to see on the pitch. We try to have good communication, but sometimes it is not easy to reach, understand people. It’s like a kid who is going to take an exam, you have to teach him how they did it to me. It is normal.– Is he being unfair to you?-I tell you really. I don’t usually wear out what they say right or wrong about me. I am clear about what I have to worry about. I don’t read or hear almost anything. I focus on what I have to focus on. And this is centered with the costumes. That is where I am. Then you do your job and I respect it, but I focus on what I have to focus on – Are you finding it harder to enjoy and reach the players?-It is getting easier than I thought. Yesterday we did a spectacular training. But you can always improve-If Barça does not sign, do you see the team competing for all the objectives?-I come from the mud and I have got used to working with what I have. If something comes, welcome be. But this club is ready to compete in everything.-Have you been able to talk to Bartomeu, what has he transmitted to you?– It is true that I have spoken with him. He has given me confidence, to give me time. It is a club with a dimension that I do not reach. In fact, I still don’t know people who are around to give me things by name. Bartomeu has told me to be calm and handle myself according to my convictions. But it gives me confidence.-What profile has to have the striker who comes to Barça?-I’m not going to get into these things or talk about them, they are internal. I am not the person to comment on this.-Do you think about the possibility of giving rest to the important ones this Thursday?It is possible that there is some change but we will not give clues to the rival. But I have not decided either.– The club advised to him that it would be good that Carles Pérez left if it did not have continuity in the first equipment?-Repeat. It is a conversation. I have talked to the club and the boy. You know what I have said, my opinion. And so does the club. And this has been decided.-How have you seen Arthur’s first game, it’s not yet ninety minutes?-The other day he played from the start and I think he had 55 minutes and did many things well. He lacks a bit of rhythm and will get better as he feels well. He is a magnificent player.Can you guarantee that nobody else will come out?-I can’t guarantee anything. These are decisions made by the club and are the best decisions for everyone. Nobody leaves if they don’t want to leave.Have you talked to Arturo Vidal?Nerd. I usually talk to the players but in this case I didn’t even know about their exit options.-Are you focused on the short or long term?– Having more time without the pressure of the results would be better. But we understand the difficulties of getting points while introducing concepts to see what you want. We know that there are urgent needs in a club like this and we are getting a lot of information for the players. There is a lot, a lot of work to do. But the intelligence of these players also helps a lot.-How much are you worried that the field factor is not so decisive?I never go quiet to the matches although it can be considered that there is a tendency that everything is easy. Leganés has complicated the lives of many teams. The Leganés is doing things quite well and is a team that what he does, he does very well He has improved and has another dynamism in relation to what he did two months ago. And it can give you a dislike. This will not be easy and I will try to explain it to the players.last_img read more

Bale or Isco, Zidane’s great doubt to measure himself to the City

first_img(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCBbjFdIwEA (/ embed) Real Madrid trained for the last time before receiving Manchester City (Wednesday 26, 9:00 pm. Movistar Champions League). Zidane has the already known casualties of Asensio and Hazard, which began its recovery process last Monday. The Belgian underwent a first session to begin to reduce the fissure that occurred before the Levant. Both the club and the player are waiting to decide if a conservative treatment is operated or carried out, something that he already did with the injury that occurred on the fifth day of the league against PSG last November. Rodrygo, Altube and Javi Hernández were also trained with the first team. Mariano, meanwhile, completed the third session since his return. Things being that way, Zidane must choose the eleven that faces the whole citizen The coach’s doubt lies in two players who, a priori, are the ones who will make Madrid play in one way or another. The soccer players are Bale and Isco. If he plays Welsh, the logical thing would be that the system to be adopted by the French coach was a 1-4-4-2, with Bale acting on top with Benzema, while the center of the field would be composed of Casemiro, Modric, Kroos and Valverde.If, on the contrary, the chosen one was from Malaga, Madrid would reinforce its center of the field before a team that usually moves the ball quickly in that area. It would force Guardiola to reinforce his environment, leaving a striker, in this case the chosen one could be Sterling, since he comes out of injury, being Agüero or Gabriel Jesus the men chosen to form the tip of the attack. Although for options, Guardiola has a wide offensive repertoire with players like Mahrez, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva.It is also possible that Vinicius is acting next to Benzema. The good moment of the Brazilian player before a defense that he can overcome with his dribbles and diagonals could be considered an option for the white attack.If you want to go to the Bernabéu to enjoy the excitement of Real Madrid live – Manchester City Here you can check the available tickets. See tickets.last_img read more

Hazard, successfully operated in Dallas of his right ankle

first_imgEden Hazard has already been operated on a fissure in the distal fibula of his right leg, injury that has already caused two periods of leave this season and that will take you out of play until the end of it. The objective of the Belgian is clear: 100% reach the European Championship next summer, which begins for Belgium on June 13 in St. Petersburg against Russia. Hazard has been intervened at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, in the state of Texas, in the southern United States. The person in charge of carrying out the operation has been the renowned Dr. Eugene Curry. The Belgian traveled to the Americas on Wednesday, accompanied by his father, Thierry, and by the head of the white club’s medical services, Niko Mihic. The key point of the operation was on the titanium plate that the player has been installed since June 2017, when he was operated by an ankle fracture. That plate has been giving him problems this course: he was injured before the PSG in November and the club opted for a conservative treatment, but after his return only lasted two games, suffering a new injury without even needing to be hit; the problem occurred itself in a badly given heel. The persistence of his ankle problems recommended going through the operating room, although he will probably not be able to play Madrid again this year. Madrid did not report on the interiors of the surgical procedure, although In these cases it is usually customary to replace the plate with a new one.The estimated withdrawal time after the operation is between a month and a half and two to re-train with your colleagues; then he would have to get in shape, which would lengthen the wait until two and a half months or three months. The Belgian, who went yesterday to the NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleand Pelicans and exchanged shirts with Luka Doncic, formerly of the white team’s basketball section, will remain admitted until he is discharged, after which he will return to Spain to begin his recovery. Madrid hopes that it can participate in the last days of LaLiga and that it will be available for a hypothetical Champions final which, right now, seems very distant after 1-2 in the first leg of the Champions League against the City at the Bernabéu.last_img read more

PSG players mock Haaland after moving to quarters

first_imgPSG broke the Champions League round of 16 hex and went to the next round after defeating Borussia of Dortmund 2-0. The Parisians advanced from round, but the image was produced at the end of the meeting, when the players posed in a photo imitating Haaland’s gesture when he scores a goal. In fact, on the first goal that PSG scored, Neymar celebrated by imitating the Norwegian Dortmund striker. And just after the end of 90 minutes, all the members of the squad, with a smile in between, decided to make this gesture as a joke to the two goals that Dortmund’s scored in the first leg.last_img read more

Álvaro Cervera: “It is a greater measure that we have to abide by”

first_imgFurther, the coach considers that playing behind closed doors was not a solution because the fans were going to concentrate in the same way on the outskirts of the stadium. “In football there was the possibility of playing behind closed doors, but even so, there would not be people in the venue, but outside yes. We all had in mind that there was a possibility and in the end it has happened. It is a greater measure that we have to abide by as it is. “ After hearing the news that the competition in the First and Second Division is paralyzed during the next two days, there have been many reactions. Álvaro Cervera, Cádiz coach, He has also expressed his opinion on the matter at a press conference before the club’s media. The mister understands that it is a social emergency situation and that every measure is important to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.Cervera has been preparing all week for Sunday’s match against Rayo Vallecano despite the fact that they considered the suspension of the day very likely. “We have been training all week as if we were going to play on Sunday, but in everyone’s head, we saw that this could happen. As the days passed, more things were closing, basketball, the mass events stopped being called as well. “ The coach has insisted on the idea that they are not facing a vacation, but rather a complicated situation in which one must remain calm. “What you have to do is not take it as a vacation, it’s a hiatus. We will continue preparing for when the competition starts again. Now we have to be calm with our people and try to avoid any problem. “Regarding the established action protocol, Cádiz has reached the agreement to rest the weekend and continue with training to avoid losing the routine“We stopped for the weekend and will continue planning next week for two Sundays. We are a group of more than 30 people, we must be calm and not disperse. Try not to contact people who may have the virus to be as far from the focus of the problem. “In the sports part, Cervera affirms that this stoppage can benefit certain players due to their injuries or overloads, but being a social situation, the concern does not stop. “Sportsfully it gives you time to think, to recover touched players, to rest overloaded players … but this is a social thingSo we are all very aware of what may happen because it is a forced halt due to a very worrying issue and we have to take it that way, but in sport it frees us a little bit of that.last_img read more

UEFA cancels hotel reservations at Euro venues

first_imgIn order to release dates from the calendar, UEFA has decided to suspend the international dates of national teams, for which it will request the permission of FIFA. The Euro-Cup play-offs that were due to take place at the end of the month will be canceled, as well as the friendlies in March and June. There is a favorable and majority vote of the 55 European federations to dispute the Champions League with the Final Four format and has also closed the Europa League in the same way, as this newspaper advanced. In the event that the coronavirus does not remit and the championships cannot be closed, UEFA will consider qualifications at the moment of suspension for the purposes of classification for the next edition of continental competitions. UEFA has begun to cancel in block the hotel reservations that it had in the twelve cities that host the Eurocup, among them Bilbao. It is the first unequivocal symptom that he has decided to postpone the tournament. Euro 2020 was due to start on June 12 in Rome, but will now take place in 2021. The organization chaired by Ceferin has a priority which is to conclude the current European competitions. This requires leagues across Europe to restart, but WHO cannot guarantee a specific date to stop coronavirus, which also does not have the same progress in all the territories of the continent. The deadline will be set for June 30 to finish the courselast_img read more

Eibar rules out applying an ERTE to its workers

first_imgThe economic crisis of the clubs that live up to date and need income regularly, are the ones that most bear the blow. So, Barcelona, ​​Atlético de Madrid and Espanyol have already announced that they will present an ERTE to reduce expenses.Nevertheless, the eibarresa entity does not find the ‘water around the neck’ economically, although sporty in the fight for permanence (it is two points from the relegation posts). In terms of money, Eibar is the second club with the least net debt (in the ‘box’ it has more than 40 million euros), only behind Athletic Club (187 million), with data as of June 2019.Economic solvencyEibar, which has always been characterized by not spending more than it has, has saved in its 6 consecutive seasons in the First Division. That allows it to be the second club with the best net debt, which is the difference between the money in the treasury and the commitments to pay. In the highest category, as of June 2019, they only had a balance in favor of 7 of the 20 clubs: Athletic Club, Eibar, Real Madrid, Leganés, Celta, Sevilla, and Villarreal. The rest carried debts. Eibar’s spending budget for the current season (2019-2020) is 52 million euros, of which the majority (37 million) will go to sports personnel, while only 2 million will go to non-sports personnel. Since 71% of the expenses will go to the footballers, and members of the coaching staff of the first team, the most reasonable thing would be that in case the club had to ‘tighten their belts’, it would be for those who win the most, the players.In this regard, the AFE (Association of Spanish Footballers) sees more logic, in the case of financial hardship of a First club, lower salaries for professional footballers instead of applying an ERTE that affects all workers.For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, The Gipuzkoan club had foreseen a profit of 20 million euros before taxes, which mainly come from transfers. Eibar has already secured 20 million extraordinary income without waiting for the end of this campaign, since comes from sales made in the summer of 2019, when he obtained money from four footballers: 14 million for Joan Jordán (Seville), 8 million for Rubén Peña (Villarreal), 4 million – before he had to pay 2- for Marc Cucurella (Barcelona, ​​who later transferred it to Getafe), and one million for Pablo Hervías (Valladolid ).Eibar depends on television rights, and in its budget for the 2019-2020 campaign it plans to enter 46 million for the retransmission of football matches. This amount represents 88% of ordinary income (52 million), although the percentage falls compared to total income (73 million).This dependence on television money from the Gipuzkoan club has two faces. On the one hand, it means that has fewer resources to obtain money through other channels (partners, tickets, advertising) than other entities. However, that weakness could paradoxically turn into a fortress.And it is that, whenever the league ends -even in July-, with which the television commitments would be fulfilled, Eibar would receive almost all the money provided for retransmissions. It could stop receiving box office revenue if the matches were held behind closed doors, without an audience, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.But other clubs, especially the most powerful ones, which have larger stadiums, a greater number of subscribers and fans, would be the most affected by the ‘closure’ of football. And the longer the break lasts, the worse. Thus, the FC Barcelona museum, which is now closed by COVID-19, billed 57 million in the 2017-2018 campaign. That figure exceeds Eibar’s total budget (53 million) for the 2019-2020 season.Escalante’s BirthdayOn the other hand, Gonzalo Escalante turned 27 on Friday March 27. The Argentine midfielder celebrated his birthday confined at home. The Eibar rules out applying an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File) to its workers due to the coronavirus. Although the COVID-19 has stopped the First Division league, as well as the lives of almost everyone, the Gipuzkoan club does not intend to apply economic measures that harm its 200 employees.This has been expressed to footballers and members of the coaching staff of the first Barça squad. In this regard, one of the captains of the Eibar team, Sergi Enrich, said last Tuesday that the staff is calm about it. “The ERTE issue is a sensitive issue that affects the entire society in general. Eibar has given us tranquility and confidence. We are very grateful, because it is a complicated subject. The most important thing is everyone’s health, which right now is the priority. That no more people are infected, and that everything is for the better, “said Sergi Enrich.LaLiga has estimated at 670 million euros the cost of not finishing the current season (2019-2020) in the highest category (both for television rights and for the ticket offices of the parties). For this reason, the president of the professional soccer club association, Javier Tebas, insists that the league championship must be ended.last_img read more

Xavi, yes ‘soccer’ to Neymar: “It would be a spectacular signing”

first_imgXavi Hernández gives this Sunday an interview with La Vanguardia, one of the first after saying no to Barça last January when the azulgrana club dismissed Valverde like first trainer of the azulgrana group. Xavi gets wet. He reiterates his desire to train Barça, to work with Puyol and Jordi Cruyff and to sign players capable of unbalancing and making differences like Neymar. These are the most prominent topics that he attacks in the interview.His ideal Barça if he trained now: “Much of the squad seems extraordinary to me. Starting with the goalkeeper, who seems to me the best in the world; Jordi Alba, for me, is the best left-back in the world; Piqué, the best center-back in the world; Busquets, best midfielder defensive player in the world, and Messi, the best player in the world. And, if you add Suárez, De Jong and Arthur, they seem to me footballers to win ten more years at Barça. The base is very good. Neymar: I don’t know if he would fit in for the social issue, but footballically I have no doubts that it would be a spectacular signing. Barça already has a game inside … but they lack extremes like Bayern does. They don’t need many new ones: Jadon Sancho, Serge Gnabry… “ Who would I work with at Barça: “I would like to work together with people in whom I have confidence, with whom there is loyalty, and who are very valid people. There cannot be anyone toxic near the dressing room. We are talking about Carles Puyol, who was captain of Barça, and Jordi Cruyff, Very good businessman and with a lot of experience in the technical secretary. I am very team, I do not want to decide alone. Here, we make the decisions with the staff … it is a horizontal structure, of consensus. Although then the last word corresponds to me.With which directive would you feel most comfortable at Barça: “Obviously I would like to be very in tune with everyone. In the locker room there can be no negative, toxic, and the medical issue is important … everything has to fit in. I would like to enter with people from my surroundings to form a good team. It would not be definitive, but I insist that I would like to have total attunement. I do not know if this ideality can occur … I have nothing against anyone, what is more, I do not have a bad relationship with Bartomeu, I get along well with Laporta and Víctor Font and I We are friends, I will be with anyone who loves Barça well.Play in the national team and feel like a Spanish or Catalan independence movement: “Playing in the National Team was a pride. I have never hidden. The political issue and injustices burst me, but it has nothing to do with it. All my life I wanted to go to the Spanish National Team and I am very honored. Of course I have no nothing against Spain, Spain has given me a lot. And it has treated me very well. What seems to me an injustice is that people have not been able to vote in a legal referendum. It lets people decide their future, which also it manifests itself peacefully. I have only spoken in this regard. In favor of the freedom of the people, not against Spain. “last_img read more

Trejo talks about his future: “I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do”

first_imgAll that made Boca continue to have a privileged place in the heart of Trejo, so he does not rule out returning at some point: “If Riquelme calls me and tells me that if I want to return, I don’t even think about it. I say yes ten times before I finish the sentence. It is something I would love. After I left, I only stepped on Boca’s court once. I was in the gallery and I was very homesick. Step on the locker room? Ugh, I don’t know, everything is removed. I would go crazy”. Chocota He wanted to clarify the reality of his departure and summed it up in one sentence: “If I could go back I would follow what I think and would not listen to people from outside.” Óscar Trejo ends contract with Rayo Vallecano at the end of the season, so his future is, right now, a mystery. “I just finished in June this year. I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do.”, confessed the attacking midfielder in an interview with the Argentine program ‘Fútbol sin spots’, where he also reviewed his career and revealed who his idol is: “Neither Messi nor Cristiano. Tevez! I have always followed him and would love to play with him. When I was a boy he came up to me and He signed me a shirt that I have hanging in Santiago del Estero. “ Trejo began to stand out in the lower categories of Boca Juniors, team with which he debuted on July 3, 2005. His premature departure left him with a thorn. “I regret how I left. I was ill advised At that time, there was a person who told me that I would not have opportunities and that if I signed a power of attorney he would bring me to Spain. At only 17 years old I had to make a tremendous life decision. Already here I told my old woman that I thought I was wrong, but it was late. That person did not fulfill anything he told me“, narrated the Argentinean about his beginnings.last_img read more

Health approves LaLiga plan and COVID-19 tests

first_imgIrene Lozano has personally informed the presidents of the sports organizations of the compliance with one of the basic points of the Vian Pacta, and the Ministry of Culture and Sports itself has published a note in which it states that “Health maintains the structure and phases of the protocol presented by LaLiga”.About the coronavirus detection tests, the note from the CSD establishes that they may be carried out in accordance with the ministerial order of April 13 “, which means that the team doctors will be able to proceed and analyze the impact of the virus on the templates as of this Monday. The Higher Sports Council has formally communicated to LaLiga, the Federation and the AFE that the Ministry of Health has approved the protocol presented by the clubs to return to training on the dates published today by this newspaper. Now the ministerial order that will go into the details is missing, and that is very possibly official this Friday.last_img read more