Bordalás: “Zidane’s leadership is outstanding”

first_img-Bordalás only needs a big win. Is there a thorn left?-I care to add points and meet the objectives. If you win a big and then you don’t meet, nobody will remember. It is not a thorn, it is very difficult to win these teams. This year Mallorca beat them and is in a delicate situation. There are surprises, but it is difficult.-What was missing in previous games?-Contra teams of this size you have to make a perfect match because mistakes are paid dearly. We have made good matches that were decided by details. Even if you are playing well, they have players so good that in any action they can hit you.-Is it easier or harder to prepare a match against Real Madrid?-They have more records and you can neutralize a player very well, but if you neglect others, anyone can surprise you.– Can you overcome what was done in 2019?-It will be very difficult, but I am one of those who do not set limits. I am very demanding and rigorous. Last year is history and we will try to complete a great season. There are many teams with more possibilities than us and our mentality is very ambitious. We have excited a great hobby.-What role will that hobby have on Saturday?-It is a day to enjoy. Getafe has earned everyone’s respect with the numbers we have made in the last two seasons. The teams play against Getafe with caution and the role of our fans is essential. The team has won the admiration with their behavior.-The numbers of this European Getafe are only available to the big ones.-It’s not easy. Getafe level teams have paid the effort to play three competitions. Last year it happened to Villarreal with a template made for it. We are handling it well with a barbaric illusion and mentality. What we are doing has great merit. It is good news for national football and for Madrid.-Let’s go back to Madrid. Do you see him ready to snatch LaLiga from Barça?-I see you at an even level. At Camp Nou, Real Madrid deserved the victory. He is always a candidate to win the title. It does not surprise me and I would not dare to give a favorite.-The market opened. A middle and center or something else?-I always tell the president that we should try to improve the level of the workforce. If we want to continue growing we cannot stand still. If there is a possibility for players to improve and make us more competitive, go ahead. That will make us bigger as we have seen examples.-What do they seek?-The team needs help in some position. In the middle and also in band. Something different that gives us speed and verticality. We are seeing alternatives of some versatile player to help us. We are in three competitions and if you do not do well you can take a toll. -Play who plays are top-level players. The one that adapts to the responsibility and the requirement of Real Madrid pays it and ends up leaving. Not only have to have qualities, but compete with a very high level of demand that only the big ones have.– Do you change your plan to play with two strikers or ends?-We have the references of the last weeks. They can always surprise you. They come using a 4-3-3 that in defense becomes 4-1-4-1. The players you use for this particular game may vary.-You will not change and will continue with your strikers.-The trainers try to get the most out of the template we have. We found this drawing and the team is very comfortable.– Does any Madrid player especially bother you?-They are all magnificent. Benzema has shown them for many seasons despite the doubts it generated at some point. You can not be so many years at Real Madrid if your performance is not outstanding. He appears and has a lot of mobility, is able to do everything right in attack. Bale is another critic who has tremendous potential and strength. Hit, overflow, head … And so most of his players. -Start 2020. How did you find the team?-We have had more vacations than any team because they won it. They were responsible and only one came a little out of weight. They know they have a great responsibility and we are prepared. For a match as beautiful as playing against Real Madrid, one of the biggest teams in the world.-How do you see this Real Madrid?-It has changed for the better, with many records and it has improved markedly in its intensity level. Fede Valverde appeared who has brought them work, physicality and verticality and others are reaching their best level. They are candidates for everything as always.center_img -What role has Zidane played in this resurrection?-I think he is an outstanding leader. He knows how to handle a locker room like Real Madrid, he has won what almost nobody and for me is a reference. Real Madrid has been really good.– Would Zidane be different here and Bordalás in the Bernabeu? -I’m a coach of Getafe and that’s what I think. We each have our personality and the way we interpret football. I have respect and admiration for Zidane.-What Real Madrid expects?last_img read more

Africa delivers its Golden Ball today: Mané, Mahrez or Salah

first_imgIn the Gala tonight, in addition to all the winners, some of the greatest legends of African football of all time will also participate. The presence, among others, of Djorkaeff and Mido is expected.The complete list of applicants is as follows:Player of the year:Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City)Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool)Player of the year:Ajara Nchout (Cameroon and Valerenga)Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and Barcelona)Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa and Beijing Phoenix FC)Young Player:Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Borussia Dortmund)Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria and Villarreal)Victor Osimhen (Nigeria and Lille)Coach of the year:Aliou Cisse (Senegal – Senegal)Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia – Esperance)Women coach of the year:Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)Desiree Ellis (South Africa)Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)National team of the year:AlgeriaMadagascarSenegalWomen’s national team of the year:CameroonNigeriaSouth Africa Today the Golden Ball of Africa will be known at the Gala that the African confederation celebrates in Murghada (Egypt). From the initial list of 25 players, among which were Achraf Hakimi, the Real Madrid player on loan from Borussia Dortmund, and Thomas Partey, from Atlético, have been the three finalists. The Madrid player is a candidate for the best young man of the year, along with Chukwueze, from Villarreal.On the podium are the star of Manchester City, the Algerian Mahrez, and the Liverpool duo formed by Mane, from Senegal, and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah. The last two have just raised the title of Club World Champions and are the current champions of Europe, as Mahrez led his country, Algeria, in the title of the Cup of Nations of Africa. Among the female Golden Ball candidates The three finalists are Nigerian Asisat Oshoala, Barça player, South African Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroonian Ajara Nchout.In addition to knowing the best player and the best player in Africa today, the name of the best coach of that continent will also be known and the one of the best African team, for which Madagascar, Senegal and Algeria compete, which is the favorite.last_img read more

Robert Moreno breaks his silence: “I would do it all the same”

first_imgMoreno acknowledged being “sad” about how the situation went and that “although I have not spoken to Luis Enrique again, I hope that one day we can speak again, because personal issues are above anything. I wish I could maintain my relationship with Luis Enrique. One of the things I’m glad is that I didn’t react when everything happened, because anger would have made me wrong. “Moreno, who also worked with Luis Enrique in Barcelona, ​​a team he is a member of, said: “I was not surprised that Xavi rejected Barcelona’s offer to train. Xavi is a very intelligent guy who is in training and must start training with his conditions, which now did not occur. Sooner or later he will coach Barça. I would have done the same, but I am not Xavi, I had to take advantage of my opportunity in Monaco. “He is happy in Monaco, which is a team “that came to look for me for what I showed those daysThey told me that with what I had suffered, I had to be willing to prove that they were wrong with me and I told them that they were not wrong. “FinallyHe considered Quique Setién’s style ideal for training Barcelona and praised Abelardo, the Espanyol coach who said that “He is a very good person and that does not abound in this world and it’s as important as being a good coach. “ Robert Moreno, former coach of Spain and current coach of Monaco, broke his silence with an interview granted to RAC 1 in which He acknowledged that “he would do it all the same” in reference to the succession of the events that precipitated his dismissal as coach and a hard attack by Luis Enrique, with whom he had collaborated for 9 years.Brown acknowledged that “it is true that I was selfish and I thought about my future because acting otherwise would hurt me, but one thing is the professional and another personal relationship. “ In this sense He pointed out that “it is false that he did not speak with Luis Enrique during the period in which he departed from the National Team. What happens is that In this world, if you like it, you can say what you want that nobody will believe anything bad about you and if you fall ill, you are always under suspicion. “last_img read more

Gonzalo Villar: “I felt that Rome was betting more on me”

first_imgWhat did Rome say to make it so clear?Petrachi, the sports director, and Paulo Fonseca, the coach, talked to me and gave me a lot of confidence. I already thought that enough confidence was that a club like this, which can sign any player, decides on a boy who was playing in the Second Division. They gave me their confidence in person and I started to accept this project.What does Fonseca want from you?It has a style very similar to what we do in Spain. He likes to get the ball well played from behind and have the initiative. What he really asks me is what I like to do. There will be no problem with the style. We want possession and I like to be close to the ball and have it for a long time. That way of playing is going very well for me and what I want is to adapt to Rome as soon as possible so I can quickly help the team.His position is not one in Rome, not long ago they have lost a legendary referent like De Rossi.It is clear that he is a legend for all giallorossi. But I want to offer the best version of myself here. To talk about De Rossi is to make it a legend, I don’t like to compare. It wouldn’t do me good to start comparing myself to him. I will be the best version of Gonzalo Villar.He debuted, had a few minutes before Sassuolo. What do you already perceive of Italian football?Everyone wants to play and the league is growing a lot. It is a very tight championship, as is happening in Spain. We come from a couple of defeats and we only think about recovering today against Atalanta. He is a very complicated opponent, the next rival of Valencia in the Champions League. Poses a very cheerful football, makes many goals. The Gasperini team is at a very high level, but it is a very important match for us. Here anyone can beat you, there are no great goals. We are going to have to fight. And in his post, there is always talk of the hardness of playing in the midfield in Italy.There is quality. It is true that it is a fairly physical league, but I want to show that I can be an important piece in the scheme.Have you already been told what a Roman derby is?Yes, but I have the thorn of not being able to live it live. It was played a week before my signing was closed. I look forward to telling you first hand.You, Abel Ruiz, Roger Ibáñez … Three very young signings. It is a clear message from the club.Not only us. Justin Kluivert, Zaniolo were already on the squad … The team is rejuvenating, but also the most experienced veterans are on top so we can adapt quickly. The mix is ​​very good to achieve the goals that the club has.That should be in the top four.Yes. We are three points away from Atalanta and with that objective in sight this game is very important, we will give it our all.AS Roma ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Gonzalo Villar, during his debut with Roma.AS Roma The most surprising thing about his departure from Spain is that Valencia had part of his rights. Didn’t they bid for you or was it more your decision to go to Italy?They had the option, but the decision was mine. As the expression says, there are different degrees of love and I felt that Rome was betting more on me. I felt that Rome was betting on me stronger than Valencia and I made the decision. I am grateful to Valencia because they showed interest in repurchasing me, but the ideal thing for me at this time was to come to Rome for the bet they made for me, but I wish Valencia the best.What has been Pacheta for you?I owe it all. Since I arrived at Elche, he has behaved like a father with me. And not only when things were going well but also when I was wrong. With 20 years you are very young … He took me and said ‘you don’t play for this for this and for this’. When I was wrong I said it to my face. I kept working. This year everything went great, but the previous year was more difficult for me, I had a small injury … He was with me and I will always be grateful.Rome has legends, but Elche, too … How has it been to share costumes with Nino?The summary is that if the goals are dropped in games, imagine in training … It’s crazy. They fall out of your pocket. He has just become the top scorer in the history of the club, what else can be said…And how close have they taken their new adventure?I have commented with friends. I am from Murcia and the truth is that there has been a bit of a bombshell. That a boy there signed the Rome … The amount of messages received was crazy. I thank you. With my friends I have already commented on what it means to live this dream so young. We are delighted I really like languages, so I’m going to get the interpreter to learn fast. My parents came with me to sign, but I will not be alone. I am lucky that my best friend is studying in Teramo, very close to Rome. I will have company and it will be easier.He was in the last U21 contest and the Games are also at the end of the season. Can the requirement of Series A help?I was in the last two calls of the U21, a very nice group is being formed. At the Selection level, what I think is to try to be summoned in the next one in March. The Games would be something very nice, but that would be the decision of the technicians. What I have to do is earn a place in each training.center_img How have been your first days as a Romanist?With great enthusiasm. I was officially introduced a couple of days ago and it has been all very beautiful. It’s amazing to be here with 21 years. It was one of the goals I had as a child. Now I want to become an important player of a historical such as Rome.Leave Elche, where he was one of the benchmarks in his demarcation of the category, to make a very large demand jump.Yes, it is a big jump, but I consider myself very prepared to face it. I was enjoying Elche a lot, with my team that I am very grateful to, but I wanted to take that leap and now I have to prove that I am qualified for it.How was your transfer made?The first news came to me in the middle of December. My agents told me that Rome had been following me with both Elche and the National Team and that they were very interested in signing me now. I told them to see how things went and in January everything rushed. It was a tough month of negotiations, but Rome bet heavily on me and here I am.In his presentation he said that he lost pounds during those days due to the tension in the negotiations.Yes, especially in two or three key days for it to close. I was very nervous. I lost my appetite a bit and lost a couple of kilos.last_img read more

Mallorca suspends first team training “until further notice”

first_imgFootballers will follow training guidelines ordered by the coaching staff from their respective homes.The vermilion club, likewise, leaves it up to each player the possibility of being interviewed by the media, requests that will be handled by the press department, as it is a “delicate” situation, according to a spokesman.Mallorca had to play this Saturday against FC Barcelona at the Son Moix stadium and next week they were going to visit the Villarreal field, but both games, and all those corresponding to matchdays 28 and 29, have been suspended due to the Covid pandemic- 19. Mallorca announced this Sunday that it is suspending the training of its first team “until further notice”, in order to comply with the recommendations made by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to stop all activity due to the coronavirus crisis.The Balearic club was one of the few members of LaLiga that had maintained its training schedule and, in fact, the players exercised all this week under the command of coach Vicente Moreno.last_img read more