Gattuso: “With Barcelona we will play our options”

first_imgGennaro Gattusotechnician Napleshe assured that your team will have their “options” to pass the round against Barcelona, ​​commenting on the first leg of the round of 16 of the League of Champions scheduled for this Tuesday at the San Paolo stadium. “Barcelona is a great team, they can put us in trouble. U.S we have to prepare the game well and we will play our options “, Gattuso said, in statements to the Italian television “Sky Sport”, after the league duel won 2-1 against Brescia.The Naples played with low rhythms and went to rest with a 1-0 adverse, but traced in the resumption with a penalty marked by Lorenzo Distinguished and a great goal of Spanish Fabian Ruiz “It bothers me when it is said that it is easy to play in the team fields from the lower zone (in this case the Rigamonti de Brescia stadium). It is not truth. We gave them the first goal and then we had little determination. These things annoy me, “he said.The Italian coach, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti in December, He said he has “strong players”, but acknowledged that in the first Weeks I was worried about the lack of determination and confidence.“First we have to reach 40 points and then we will see (the Naples sum 36). There are 13 games left and to go to Europe you must make 27 or 28 points plus. At this moment the Europa League, with everything that happened to us, is something important, “he said of Naples, momentarily sixth in the A series.last_img read more

Van Persie: “If I were United, I would go for Cavani”

first_imgWithout going any further, Manchester United urgently needs a striker. Before the injuries, he arrived Ighalo as a patch, but facing the next course they need a nine guarantees. A former player red devils how Robin van Persie He knows it well and that is why he has recommended the signing of the Uruguayan, according to the English media: “Edinson Cavani. I would definitely go for Edinson Cavani.” In recent years the English team has not lived up to expectations and a safe bet would bring stability to a club where the atmosphere is not the most conducive lately. 9 Premier League* Data updated as of February 25, 2020 Cavani is now glad to have stayed in the French capital, as he said a few days ago. At 33, he knows that one last big contract is still waiting for him and Leaving without anyone paying for it will give you options to find a great club that can pay a high chip. Meanwhile, although it is not indisputable in the starting lineup, Cavani counts for Thomas Tuchel and already has seven goals and three assists in 859 minutes distributed among 19 official matches. As Van Persie says, he is a “born scorer.” The Dutchman, who has faced him, says that nine of the PSG would guarantee 25 points per campaign: “With him as a starter I would score 25 goals per season. I have seen him play. I have played against him and he is a born scorer. He lives from the goal and I would go for him.” Edinson Cavani was very close to signing in winter for Atlético de Madrid, but after not reaching an agreement with the PSG, the Uruguayan finally ended up staying in Paris. In summer, the footballer will be free and any team can take advantage of it at zero cost. Offers are not going to be missing and although the rojiblanco team seems favorite to take over their services, it will surely have a lot of competition. Flirt 1* Data updated as of February 25, 2020last_img read more

Bale does not change

first_imgHe was not called up in the next game, against Málaga, and was a substitute against Athletic. Bale, then, became an accessory: substitute in the great European nights of last season as against PSG, the first leg against Juve, against Bayern (he did not play a minute), or in the final of the Champions against Liverpool, where he came out and raised his voice. On the field (he scored two goals) and outside it, with a uñtimatum to the club: “I need to continue playing and that has not happened this season. Now I need to sit down with my representative this summer to make a decision. ” In the end the one that was marked, unexpectedly, was Zidane …Goodbye to Zidane, return and … life remains the sameThe relief lasted for Bale nine months, which took Zidane to return. The coach returned with fixed ideas for the future and one of the most clear was that in his next Madrid he would not have the Welshman. To try to make a box with it, Zizou He began to make room for him at eleven, but he was tired of his shipwrecks again. He left without minutes in the last three games (Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Betis) after defrauding again against Rayo and starring in a new controversy (he did not return on the bus with the rest of his teammates). “What I have done this weekend with Bale is clear,” said the Frenchman after the loss at Anoeta (3-1). The story that follows is known.In the last preseason, Zidane had the departure of the Welshman (“If he leaves tomorrow, better”), but in the end he had to swallow the toad and have him on the roster. He tried to make a clean slate and a new account and, at first, it seemed that the situation could be redirected. In the first three games, Cardiff gave an assist in the victory in Vigo (1-3) and rescued Madrid with a double against Villarreal (2-2), but … Groundhog Day: injuries, trouble and Bale , to the bench. Slowly, what seemed like a problem being solved, took a turn. A successful move by Zidane (he was not called up for Madrid’s first meeting in the Champions League in the first meeting of the Whites at the Bernabéu in this competition against Bruges to give him rest) bothered Bale. He was late to the stadium: the game started at 18:55 and he agreed at 18:59. That same month of October he left with his team and returned injured. He did not play in a month and went back to the Welsh team. There and after qualifying to play the final phase of Euro 2020, he again starred in a controversy: Bale was jumping with happiness with a banner that put “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order Wales” (“Golf. Madrid. In that order”), something that unnerved Real Madrid, who dedicated a loud whistle to him in the next game he played at the Bernabéu, against Real (3-1).Athena Pictures & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Athena Pictures (Getty Images) Against PSG, in the first leg of the Champions League, the relationship between Zidane and Bale began to be definitively broken. The Frenchman left him on the bench on the most important night until then of the season and That bothered the player, as revealed by his national team.or. His passivity caught the attention of the wardrobe. Bale was caught on camera yawning on the bench. Afterward, he was slow to take off his tracksuit to enter the field. And, finally, he did not answer Ramos’ call at the end of the game to thank the Bernabéu for his support. The Welshman began not to hide his disconnection gestures. In Butarque, as a substitute, he went to the locker room while the first part was being played, he reacted very timidly to Cristiano’s first goal at Juventus Stadium and in the break from the return against Juve, where he started, he responded with A smile when the Portuguese crack, at the break, asked for more aggressiveness. Zidane left him on the bench for Lucas Vázquez …FELIPE SEVILLANO & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FELIPE SEVILLANO (DIARIO AS) Gareth Bale with Real Madrid is groundhog day. The Welshman, one more season, is costing Zidane and Madrid more than a headache, a hole in his pocket. Bale is a Ferrari parked in the garage. He is the best paid, his salary represents € 29 million to the entity (his net record of 14.5 million plus taxes), but he is almost outlaw in sport. A conflict that is not new. Except for the first season of Zidane, when he arrived at Madrid in January 2016, Bale’s seasons always respond to the same pattern: he starts toned, he is injured, trouble comes and he is just pointed out by the coach.Zidane’s arrivalZidane and Bale’s early days seemed to herald a relationship of wine and roses. The Frenchman came to the rescue of a deserted Madrid in January 2016, after Florentino Pérez reached for him as a lifeguard after the dismissal of Rafa Benítez, and met Welsh in full form and commitment. In the first two games of Zizou As a white coach, Bale scored four goals (hat-trick against Depor) and assisted. But in the second match, against Sporting (a goal and a goal pass), he was injured in the soleus. This first setback with Zidane had him seven games away. He returned to an optimal level, six goals in 14 games and with nods to his coach: “I hope Zidane will continue here for a long time,” Bale said on April 9. Seven days later the first displeasure came for the coach. Bale ended the game against Getafe with muscular discomfort and still moved the next day (granted as a break by the coach) to Cádiz to watch the Spanish Golf Open and play 36 holes (two full courses) on two exclusive golf courses. the province, Finca Cortesín and La Reserva. An escape that surprised first and later annoyed Zizou when he learned that the Welshman was resenting days after his annoyances was left out of the list for the vital league game against Villarreal. The newcomer from Marseille fought the matter and continued to trust Bale to finish the season with the title holder (he played the 120 minutes of the Undécima final against Atlético). His visits to the infirmary have continued to leak (he did not travel to play the Super Cup because of the flu and then he injured his ankle) and in the final stretch of the season he became a residual element again. Zidane does not have Bale. Nor did he play the last Clásico and against City he only gave him 15 minutes. Nor does he see him as a shock: in Villamarín’s defeat (2-1), before the break, he didn’t even send him to warm up. And now, once again, it is back on the market although it will house its outlet. The Groundhog Day. 2016-17 seasonBut the fly was already fluttering behind Zidane’s ear and the relationship with the Welshman began to undergo a significant erosion from the following campaign. Since then, every year is a tracing. Bale started plugged in in 2016-17. Starting in the first three games of the season, he contributed two goals and two assists. But soon the physical problems started. On September 14, 2016, he faced Sporting de Portugal and had to withdraw in the 67th minute with a blow to the hip that made him lose a game, against Espanyol. He returned and managed to connect: he played 11 games, all 11 as a starter, five goals and three assists. The turning point came later …Zidane became suspicious of Bale’s attitude in April, after missing two games due to edema in the right soleus (Sporting and Bayern, in the quarterfinal round of the Champions League). The footballer insisted on playing the Classic despite the doctors advising him not to accelerate. It only lasted 35 minutes on the field (Madrid lost 2-3). Bale showed that he was not fully recovered from his injury and retired with discomfort in the left soleus after requesting the change. The injury was to the other leg, overloaded as a result of not supporting the right foot well due to lack of confidence. The determination of the Welshman, together with Zidane’s controversial management of the case (whenever he returned from an injury, he relegated who shone in his absence: Lucas, Asensio, James …), led him to relapse (eight games away). “He told me he was fine,” said the coach. Bale did not play again until the Champions League final, in his native Cardiff, where he was a substitute …2017-18 seasonThe 2017-18 season started after a first summer with the name of Bale being the main protagonist of the transfer market. Mourinho, coach at the time for United, was courting him all summer until he gave him a kind of ultimatum. “I can’t buy you because you don’t talk,” he told her when they met in the locker room tunnel before a game in July. Before the European Super Cup, he made one last attempt (“If Bale is on the starting line, I will fight for him”), but the Welshman stayed at Madrid and his season was practically a carbon copy of the previous one. He started at a remarkable level (three goals and four assists in eight games), but fell again. He suffered his umpteenth problem in soleus and relapsed weeks later. He missed 14 games due to injury. Then it was a Ferris wheel and everything broke, paradoxically, on February 14.last_img read more

Roma insist on Pedro and offer him 3 seasons

first_imgOther interestedAccording to the information, Betis has already contacted its agent Antonio Sanz to take an interest in your situation. And Pedro would also have received another important call, that of his friend Xavi, his former partner at Barça and today coach of Al sadd, Qatar, a place where Pedro could sign a more succulent contract economically.Uncertain futureA few days ago, Pedro confirmed his departure from Chelsea in a statement on Cadena SER: “I am going to finish my contract. What will happen regarding my future will be seen, but at the moment it is not important since we do not even know when We will go back to train and compete, “said Pedro referring to the current situation of confinement by the coronavirus.Then he had to qualify on the Chelsea website, to leave open the possibility of a new renovation: “I’ve seen a lot of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I spent here, which I appreciate, but I’d like to tell all the fans just that my current contract is coming to an end, but I still have to Talk to the club. I don’t know if I’ll continue playing here or not. That conversation is yet to come. But I haven’t signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea. I have a contract, my wish is to be able to stay here, but obviously we don’t know what It will happen. I have to talk to the club and let’s see what happens. “ A few days ago the interest of the Lazio and today, La Gazzetta dello Sport, points to Rome. The relationship between club and player is not new, it was already published in January that the Roman team was awaiting the future of the Tenerife player, they even tried it for the winter market but an agreement was not reached with Chelsea and in the end they signed Carles Pérez. However, this summer, Rome will return to the charge as published by La Gazzetta: “Paulo Fonseca wants experienced players for his project and it is known that he likes Pedro very much. They hope to convince you with three years contract at the rate of 3 million euros per season, plus some performance bonuses that could make the offer even more attractive. “ Pedro Rodríguez, 32 years old, continues to have a good poster in the European market and there are already several clubs that have been interested in the Tenerife winger, who contract ends June 30 after five seasons at Chelsea.last_img read more

Atlético will hold a small preseason in San Rafael

first_imgBefore LaLiga returns, Atlético will almost certainly pass through Los Ángeles de San Rafael. This has been revealed by the Cadena SER: that from the coaching staff the transfer to the place where the rojiblancos always base their preseason from the physical plane is highly valued, there where the ‘Professor’ keeps the specimens from his private laboratory (The fearsome It costs, the golf courses …). After two months, no matter how much work the players have done, always supervised and supervised by the physical trainer, with two sessions a day, it is not the same and it is necessary the stage in Segovia to recover the optimal tone to start the competition. May 15 is the scheduled date for the return of common training, in addition, as revealed by SER Both the club and the coaching staff appreciate that the squad is concentrated in Los Angeles de San Rafael to avoid possible sources of contagion and lead the usual Spartan life in the Segovian mountains, where the constant is the shoelaces. After two summers ago the rojiblanco club decided to change Segovia for Italy to carry out its preseason and it was a disaster with almost 50 injuries the following season. An aspect that this season, except in the months of December and January, in which muscle injuries were concentrated again, has been controlled. Past that peak, all valley. But it is that last summer Atlético returned to Los Angeles de San Rafael to cement their season. Like now.last_img read more

Wretched West Indies against the ropes

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Another wretched batting collapse left a deflated West Indies hanging by a string against Australia and staring another humiliating defeat in the face after only two days of the pivotal second Test. Under severe pressure after Australia piled up a daunting 551 for three declared in their first innings, the Windies displayed little character in reply, and their innings lay in ruins at 91 for six, on a chastening day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. There were initial hopes the tourists would banish the nightmares of the Hobart first Test, when opener Rajindra Chandrika, who made 25, and partner Kraigg Brathwaite, who got 17, added 35 for the first wicket. But West Indies lost wickets in clusters. Three tumbled for 15 runs to leave them tottering on 50 for three, and after Jermaine Blackwood, who struck 28, and Darren Bravo (13 not out) put on 32 for the fourth wicket, the Caribbean side lost another three wickets for a single run in the space of 15 deliveries, to crumble again. The damage was done by left-arm spinner Nathan Lyon (2-18), along with fast bowlers Peter Siddle (2-19) and James Pattinson (2-36), all of whom picked up two wickets apiece to wreck the Windies innings. Left-hander Bravo, who has faced 75 balls in a defiant knock, will carry his side’s fight on the third day along with debutant all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who was unbeaten on three. Captain Steve Smith had earlier punched his sixth century of the year and 13th of his career with an unbeaten 134, while Adam Voges, at age 36, notched his fourth century of his debut year, as Australia built on their overnight 345 for three. The right-handed Smith, unbeaten on 32 at the start, struck eight fours in an innings lasting 177 balls, while Voges counted 12 fours off 166 deliveries, to follow up his brilliant unbeaten 269 in Hobart. Together, they posted 223 in an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership as the Aussies added a further 206 before declaring an hour before tea, with West Indies all but deflated. Fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who bowled just four overs on Sunday, finished with two for 97.last_img read more

13 championship events for Gibson McCook Relays

first_imgThe prestigious and exciting Gibson McCook Relays, slated for Saturday, February 27, will see the 4×200 metres Girls’ Open and the 4×200 metres for Class One and Two boys upgraded to championship events.These events will be part of a stellar cast of 13 mouthwatering championship showpieces inside what is expected to be a jam-packed National Stadium.The three events have been added by the organisers due to their prominence at the IAAF World Relays in recent years.Local appliance and furniture retail franchise Singer expressed delight with being drawn as sponsor of the 4x100m Institution Men’s Championship race, an event that could see Racers Track Club kingpins Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and other members of their institution square off against other top-level challengers.Besides Singer, 12 other championship marquee event sponsors were named last Thursday at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, ahead of the Gibson McCook Relays’ 40th staging.Advanced Scales and Equipment snapped up the 4x100m high school boys’ Class One Championship, while the 4x100m High School Girls’ Under-19 Championship will be sponsored by Consumer Brand (Oral B).Beverage brand Lucozade will sponsor the 4x100m High School Boys Class Two Championship, while for the girls, Wisynco will sponsor the 4x100m High School Under-17.EVENT SPONSORSThe 4x400m High School Boys’ Open went to SOS Foods Limited and the girls’ equivalent went to CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, while Grace Foods will be the sponsor of the 4x400m Institution Men’s Championship.The 4x400m Institution Men’s Championship will be sponsored by Grace Foods, 4x400m High Schoolgirl’s Open by CIBC First Caribbean, and the 4x400m High School Boys’ Open sponsored by SOS Foods.Jamaica Biscuit Company and Consumer Brands (Head and Shoulders) selected the Boys and Girls’ High School 4x800m Open, respectively.There were 42 sponsored events for the Gibson McCook Relays, which is one of the most prestigious relay meets in the world.It began in 1976 in honour of Kingston College founder Bishop Percival Gibson and was later renamed after Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Candidates move to calm supporters in Mountain View

first_imgThe PNP and JLP candidates for Eastern St Andrew, Fayval Williams and Andre Hylton have moved to bring the confrontation between their supporters at the Mountain View Primary School under control. “We understand that about 25 persons clad in orange showed up to vote but questions were raised about where they lived, but we went down and sorted out the situation and calmed tempers so that they could be allowed to vote in peace,” Williams told The Gleaner. For his part, Andre Hylton said that he has heard of the incident and that his team is on the ground managing the situation. “We heard of an incident at the Mountain View Primary but my team has gone down there to address the situation and to maintain calm,” he said. ST ANDREW EASTERN CANDIDATES JLP: Fayval Williams PNP: Andre Hyltonlast_img read more

Rehydrating after maximum exertion

first_imgThe Olympics will be held in Brazil this year. Despite the fears of side effects from the dreaded Zika virus, Jamaicans will be not only going to Brazil, they will be glued to television and radio stations during the Games, following in great detail the fortunes of our stars, who are expected to dominate the track and field section of the Games by winning the most gold medals.We didn’t get to be the ‘Sprint Capital’ of the world by chance. A significant reason for our dominance is rooted in the annual competition known as ‘Champs’. This annual ritual ensures that every schoolchild with talent is discovered and nurtured by coaches hoping to ensure that their charge goes on to not only secure points and bragging rights, but hopefully to become a future star who will regale a fawning public with stories about ‘who discovered me’.At my high school in the 60s, Wolmer’s Boys’, every one of the 600 enrolled boys had to enter at least one event in the eliminations for Sports Day. Thus raw and unexpected talent (mainly speed) was discovered and encouraged by House captains with an eye on winning on the day.Sports Day was also used as a trial for ‘Champs’. That same mindset now dominates the methods used to select the participants at ‘Champs’.Unfortunately, as Jamaica becomes more and more successful at sprinting (and now throwing) the quest to be the best seems to become the be all and end all of school. Sports and the financial benefits associated with excellence now trumps excellence at reading, writing and arithmetic.The recent innovation known as the Digicel Grand Prix provides financial benefits to schools and children who compete in weekend events in the months before Champs. This has resulted in our children competing almost on a weekly basis for points, which will add up to produce winners who are well rewarded.Unfortunately, this innovative method of incentives has forgotten that the participants are children, whose immature bodies are now stressed to unforeseen levels, resulting in what seems to me to be unprecedented levels of injuries that may derail the future potential of some of our more talented children.This incentivised desire to win at all costs is having a detrimental effect on our youngsters. Last Saturday’s well supported Gibson/McCook Relays is a case in point. I was shocked to see children running at maximum exertion in relays one or two hours apart, while open-mouthed reporters regaled the successful ones with unabashed praise, as if children performing multiple events in a 12-hour span is normal and should be encouraged.Years ago, the organisers of ‘Champs’ revised the number of events a child could enter after the great Lindy Delapenha, of Wolmer’s and Munro College, entered and did well in either eight or nine events.That limit has been further reduced by the governing body of ‘Champs’, ISSA, who apparently realised that these Games are for children!What I want to highlight in this article is the importance of refuelling after maximum exertion, a medical fact that can reduce the possibility of season-ending injury in children who are performing more than once in a 12-hour period.The three lines of defence after maximum exertion are fluid replacement, carbohydrate replacement and protein replacement.Drinking 16 to 24 ounces of fluid for every pound of weight lost in training or competition is strongly recommended. This fluid replacement will help to get the body of the child back in balance, remembering that sweat contains electrolytes (sodium, potassium and magnesium) therefore sports drinks are mandatory.During training and competition, the young athlete is relying mainly on stored carbohydrate fuel in the muscle, liver and blood to energise working muscles. Thus refuelling right after competitions (or exercise) can also decrease the chance of getting an injury. The muscle becomes a sponge ready to soak up and store needed ingredients for the next event.To complete the re-energising of muscles after training or competition, protein should be ingested in addition to the carbohydrate and fluids.A good rule is to eat or drink a healthy snack within 15 to 30 minutes of the event or hard training session and again two hours later. It is now well established that by adding protein to carbohydrate and fluids after competition, the body stores even more energy and recovers better than consuming carbohydrate alone.Athletes will find it hard to eat solid food after a hard workout or competition, so here are some suggestions for recovery fuel with at least 50 grammes of carbohydrate and 10 grammes of protein, necessary for maintaining good competitive health:(1) Eight ounces of orange juice and one small low fat yoghurt; (2) Eight ounces of Gatorade and one Power Bar; (3) eight ounces of apple juice and one peanut butter sandwich; (4) Twelve ounces soy milk and one ripe banana.These combinations are inexpensive and if consumed in the 15 to 30 minute window after competition can minimise the chance of injury while at ‘Champs’ or one of the other multi-event meets.last_img read more