Stefano Pioli, about Suso’s possible departure: “I trust him”

first_imgIn recent days, his name has been linked by a part of the Italian sports press to Rome, which seeks a right winger for replace Nicoló Zaniolo after the serious crusader injury suffered the last Sunday.Pioli appealed to the unit in the group and did not want to stop at the market of signings, highlighting that your total attention is on the crossroads this Sunday in San Siro against Udinese, which comes with a streak of three consecutive victories.The coach praised his group and surrendered to the technical push and mentally contributed by the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, incorporated for free at the end of December and that was already decisive last week with a great goal in the triumph harvested in Cagliari.“Zlatan is proving that it is an added value for this team, We are lucky to have him. He always wants to win, also in the training and this helps us improve. That is the attitude to play in Milan “, said. Stefano Pioli, Milan coach, said Saturday that he trusts the Spanish Jesús Fernández Sáenz “Suso” and that he has the “quality to be important” in your team, in a moment of uncertainty about the future of the extreme milanista.“Critics should encourage us, they should make us grow. Must face them with determination and with character, I believe in Suso, Suso has the quality to be an important player, “Pioli said during the wheel Press before the league match against Udinese.“There is no tension, the whole group is working in the best way, with great attention and commitment “, he added, when asked about whether market rumors may condition your workforce in these weeks.Suso, that plays in Milan since 2016, is one of the living more complicated moments of his career in Serie A and has been hard criticized for his hobby for benefits that are far from Your best level.last_img read more

Cherry: “We had bad luck with injuries”

first_imgCherry tree also commented on the injury of Morata, which was going through a good state of form: “Alvaro He is in a fantastic moment, he is a great player and we also need him for this season finale; hopefully as soon as possible, and well, he will recover to be with us during the next matches, “he said. “Today he started training with the team and hopefully it will be available as soon as possible; He is a great player and we need him right now. We had bad luck with injuries, but Diego already has a good recovery process and hopefully for the next few weeks it may be working “he said during the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the EFE Agency which was held in Madrid. 19center_img Enrique Cerezo, president of Atlético de MadridAssured EFE who have “had bad luck with injuries”, especially at this time of the season in which they cannot count on the strikers João Felix, Álvaro Morata Y Diego Costa, which returned to training on Wednesday 76 days after surgery for a cervical disc herniation and said he “needs”.last_img read more

Simeone: “The need to win sometimes makes you go back”

first_imgSimeone appeared in the flash interview from Movistar LaLiga to give his first impressions on the agonizing triumph of Atlético against Granada. Triumph very suffered: “In the last League games we could not respond accordingly to what the team had been demonstrating, there was a lot of weight in the match, but the players solved it and I am very happy about it.”Koke came back, with an assist: “Yes, I’m happy for him and for the team. We were very agile for the first 25 minutes, we left very well, with pressure and presence in the rival field, but then we backed off and they started to grow. They are very good, they showed it, comes from moving to the semifinals of the Cup and they gave us a fight until the end. When you need to win, the minutes run slower. “Support hobby. “The people thing is extraordinary, they fill you with responsibility, with the need to get involved.”The next game, Valerncia, is Atlético alive in LaLiga? : “We are working and we are improving little by little”.In press conferenceSimeone: “The need to win sometimes makes you go back”-What is the game?There are quite a few positive things. We came from a not good time and we needed to win. That always generates responsibility, rather than pressure. We found an extraordinary stadium, gave us energy and the people of Atlético are behaving as in almost all their history, being close to their players, the club and understanding the needs of the team, encouraging. That generated 30 very good minutes, the start was important, we could play the game we wanted. From 30 we start to back off. In the second half, the need, the vertigo makes you go back… There were not many occasions, but there was a sense of danger because we didn’t solve our attacks, except Saul’s.-Correa remains the scorer.He speaks for himself, but beyond the goal, I see his work. It’s amazing, you can play in the band, forward … Beyond playing better or worse, you will never stop putting heart and we need that.-The difference between the first and second half is trust?First because the opponent began to grow, it was placed in our field, stealing, generating vertigo … When you fail a kickback, another, another, the minutes pass and you want to win. The team goes back and we had to defend ourselves in our field.-There were only two strikers on the list.And Lemar, and Ricard in B … There were people to occupy that place. We had Ivan (Saponjic), Lemar, Carrasco, Ricard …-They were legs or tension.The start was as we looked for it. The arreón, causing errors … In those 25-30 minutes it was seen that the team could hurt. Then there was a team that needed to win and had that responsibility …– Does the streak of injuries have an explanation? The first person responsible for everything that happens in the team is me. We have 16 injuries, counting Costa’s hernia, João’s ankle … Last year there were 45 and we finished seconds, it’s no excuse.– Koke returned and the team has won.Several things made me happy about him. His start of the game, the support of the people to a very important player who ended up healthy, that’s what made me the most happy.Diego Martínez: “The team did everything to score and could not be”-The 1-0 so soon has conditioned everything …In a field like this and before a strong team, error penalizes you a lot. We made one, we fit and the game went uphill. In the second part we had a lot of personality, we went boldly, we risked that they could score us against one, but the team is to be proud. Then came the Oblak stop. And it would have been a good brooch. The team did everything and could not be.– Soldier says they “don’t let them play” for the cards.I focus on the game, they are sensations from within, from the players. The team has tried until the end, has readjusted situations and with a goal against it got complicated. This is a game and it’s your feelings.-With three plants it has been better. Does that system convince you?We have been using it since last year, not based on the result but on what the party demands. With the goal against we were not adjusting well inside. In the second half, beyond the system, there was continuity between the lines, we recovered in the opposite field, we were able to get in, although with poor quality and little success, but there was the game where we wanted.-He surprised the initial eleven. Have you conditioned the Cup a lot?The eleven is to try to win based on our feelings. There are fatigue, players with a lot of accumulation and we can not lose players. We try with the data we have to make the eleven that brings us closer to winning and adjustments are made.– Aaron will be the goalkeeper in San Mamés?I don’t usually give alignments. We wanted to see Aaron in this context and so we have the two goalkeepers ready. We are with 30 points and in the semifinals.-Is it difficult to play without thinking about the Cup?I hope it does not affect, but we have to feed on the illusion and positive energy, I stay with the mental strength. If Atleti gets 2-0, the game is broken, but we’ve been inside for 90 minutes. We have missed that goal.-What do you think of the image?Very proud of the team. Come to Wanda before an Atletico and give this level, being at all times in the game, although with little success … They were better in the first part, but we have had personality and we are incorporating players for the cause before what comes to us.-Valóremos a Gil Dias.Everything you do is positive. He has been with us very little, he has barely trained and I thank him for his predisposition. Hopefully as soon as possible.– Is it the way to face the Cup?We won, enthusiasm and motivation we also had in the first part, but the Atleti was better. When you play against level rivals, there are factors at play and you don’t have to make mistakes.last_img read more

Oyarzabal: “In the last final of the Real I was not born”

first_img“This hobby deserves it after so long. Now we have a 90 minute title and this is something that has not been achieved for a long time. Now we have to finish the job, “said the forward from San Sebastian in statements to DAZN.“The last final of the Real? I was not born, that was a long time ago and that is why it is a day to celebrate. Thanks to all the support we have received during the week and now the most important thing remains. When we play that game we will think about it and now enjoy it, “he added.In addition, Oyazarbal explained that it’s his “happiest moment” since playing football. “These are very important moments and this represents a lot for the club. Things have come out and we have to celebrate it,” the Real Sociedad player insisted.By last, Oyarzabal showed no preference over the opponent in the final: Granada or Athletic. “I want to rest and prepare for the Camp Nou game because we already know what that place is like. May the best man win and we will fight the final against anyone,” he concluded.Elustondo: “A dream is fulfilled and I don’t say anything if we win a title”“A dream is fulfilled. To reach a final is to fulfill a dream and I no longer say anything if we win a title,” he said, exultant defending the Royal Society Aritz Elustondo after defeating Mirandés 0-1 in the Burgos countryside of Anduva . The player of the Real Sociedad Mikel OyarzabaHe was “very happy” after getting the pass to the final of the Copa del Rey and said that “in the last” he played the box ‘txuri urdin’ “was not born” and said that “32 years are many “. Speaking to EFE, the Gipuzkoan player has claimed that the realistic squad is “freaking”, with the fans moved from Gipuzkoa and “to see how it has developed” all the way that will take them to the final of the Copa del Rey to be played in the Sevillian countryside of La Cartuja.As soon as the match is over, Elustondo has explained that the game “has been tough”. “We knew we were coming to a field where we didn’t have to apply our usual game, but applying the other game has seen that we can also win, “he said.“You know that the result can be in danger in any action and that at any time anything can happen, but we were well behind, forward it has also been tightened well, we have taken advantage of the penalty, we have endured with 0-1 and we are very happy”, has described.He explained that at the break, when the realists already had an advantage on the scoreboard, his coach, Imanol Alguacil, has asked the royalists to continue playing “same” as in the first part.“We knew that they were looking for our backs at all times, that is why we had to be vigilant behind and then try to contact the strikers to make the goals. They have scored one and we are happy,” he described.Regarding Mirandés, he said that “It’s been a great year, as seen in the Cup, where they have eliminated very strong teams from Primera“, while in the League” they are also there. “” I think they have more than deserved to get where they have come, but only one could happen and this time it has touched us, “he said.On his rival preferences for the final, he commented that “it will be a match and it will be very difficult, so it is the same who arrives.” “Now is the time to think about the League and then the final will come,” it is finished.last_img read more

Spain expects rivals of the weekend qualifiers

first_imgCilic, who received 5 singles and one doubles in 2018 till profitable the first title since 2005, is main a younger staff. Borna Gojo, who debuted towards Andrey Rublev and Rafael Nadal in the 2019 finals, ranks second in Croatia. Nino Serdarusic has been chosen by additionally the debutante captain Vedran Martic. Mate Pavic and Ivan Dodig will take the expertise to doubles.Sumit Nagal leads India, which arrives with Leander Paes, 46, which has a report of 93 video games received.Fognini, hopes to proceed the undefeated Italian towards Korea. LOrenzo Sonego, Gianluca Mager and Stefano Travaglia may debut in the clay of Cagliari. Simone Bolelli completes the Corrado Barazzutti staff.The 235 in the world, Duck-Hee Lee, is the participant with the greatest rating in Korea and can absolutely search to present the bell together with his third victory in Davis Cup.Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka and Tommy Paul be a part of Bob and Mike Bryan on the Mardy Fish checklist in Honolulu. Uzbekistan is led by Denis Istomin, 165.With out David Goffin, Belgium will characteristic Kimmer Coppejans, 152, and Ruben Bemelmans, 226, earlier than tops 80, Marton Fucsovics and Attila Balazs in the clay of Debrecen, Hungary.The highest 60 Pablo Cuevas and 96, Dennis Novak, will lead their nations, Uruguay and Austria, in Graz. Andrej Martin and Jiri Vesely will do the similar for Slovakia and the Czech Republic in Bratislava.SETTLEMENTSIn Zagreb: Croatia-India.In Debrecen: Hungary-BelgiumIn Bogotá: Colombia-ArgentinaIn Honolulu: United States-UzbekistanIn Adelaide: Australia-BrazilIn Cagliari: Italy-KoreaIn Dusseldorf: Germany-BelarusIn Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan-NetherlandsIn Bratislava: Slovakia-Czech RepublicIn Graz: Austria-UruguayIn Miki: Japan-EcuadorIn Stockholm: Sweden-Chile. The highway to the Davis Cup finals in Madrid (November 23-29) begins this weekend with out Spain, already categorised. To the champion and the different three semifinalists (Russia, Canada and Nice Britain), along with the two company (Serbia and France), they are going to be joined by twelve extra nations that go away the qualifiers. The 18 groups will enter the draw to be held subsequent Thursday at the headquarters of the Worldwide Federation in London (5:00 p.m.). These of Sergi Bruguera shall be one of the collection heads in the draw, one thing that didn’t occur in 2019.Two of the twelve qualifiers of the qualifying part shall be this weekend, Italy-Korea in Cagliari and Japan-Ecuador in Miki shall be performed with out audiences, behind closed doorways, on account of the coronavirus epidemic.The dangers of contagion and the need to keep away from potential instances have led the Worldwide Tennis Federation, along with the respective federations to make this resolution, and each the one that’s disputed in the Circolo de Tennis Cagliari, as in Miki’s Bourbon Beans Dome, can solely be adopted by followers via tv.Marin Cilic, 36 of the world, returning to the Davis Cup for the first time since profitable the title for Croatia in 2018, Fabio Fognini and Kei Nishikori, though the latter doesn’t seem in the video games after the draw, they’re the most engaging names of a squad from which they’ve fallen, the Australian Nick Kyrgios, the Chilean Christian Garín, and the Argentine Guido Pella, amongst others.last_img read more

Militao: the most expensive defense in white history to incognito

first_imgI was looking for Madrid with the 21-year-old central youth similar to the one he hit on the table with Pepe When he hired Portuguese for 30 million euros, in the summer of 2007, Everyone thought it was a lot of money for a central. Then, Pepe marked an era in Madrid, the origin of the winning streak of recent times by signing dupla with Ramos (Varane, was his substitute). With MilitaoFor now, history is being written in a different way. He has only been able to play 12 games since he landed in the Bernabeu. Militao is, by far, the most expensive defender in the 118 years of history of Madrid. It cost 50 million euros. They follow in this classification their own Pepe, Coentrao, Danilo and Odriozola. All of them were paid 30. It is Militao, in addition, the sixth defense that has cost more in international football after Van Dijk (90, to Liverpool), Laporte and Mendy (both 70, both to City), and Walker and Stones (both 55, both to City). Not even Tite, who is demonstrating an unwavering faith in Militao (at least, more than Zidane has) since he first called him in September 2018, he sees him as an efficient right-back. “Militao has played 25 games at the center and is consolidating in that position. (…) I prefer central. As a side, in the last part of the field, I would have difficulties “, said the coach recently. Militao has distributed its efforts in the last seasons between those two positions, the side and central, but it was as central as dazzled to be signed by Madrid. It cost 50 million euros, arrived from Porto.center_img Right side.It was precisely Pepe’s return to Porto that moved Militao to the right side. He already has experience in that position, where he worked in 15 meetings last season with the Dragons. Three of those matches were high-flying, the double showdown of Champions eighth against Roma and the quarterfinal against Liverpool. With Madrid debuts in that position. He already had to play a few minutes on the left side, however, against the Spaniard in the League. Mendy was expelled at the end of the match and Militao entered by Vinicius to cover that gap. Now, the losses of Nacho and Carvajal and the winter sale of Odriozola put Militao back in the shop window … and in need of demonstrating, as happened with Pepe, that Madrid was not wrong with him.last_img read more

Morata: the break forgets his injury

first_imgÁlvaro Morata is ready to play again with Atlético. The Madrid striker was injured in the Champions League second leg against Liverpool last March 11 at Anfield. Morata was touched, so he only played 18 minutes, in overtime, against the English team. He made the final 2-3 and retired injured. Later the medical tests to which he was subjected ruled a muscle injury in the hamstrings and the estimated time of discharge was between four and five weeks. The competitions have stopped due to what happened for the COVID-19 and this has been very good for the Atlético forward, who has had all this time to recover from his injury. For the Simeone team It would have been very difficult to have played the decisive stretch of the season in both LaLiga and the Champions League without its starting striker and the team’s top scorer. Morata was injured on the third and fourth day of the championship. He was unable to play against Eibar and Real Sociedad due to a knee problem. Already in the second round of the league tournament he ended up hurt in the derby against Real Madrid played at the Bernabéu. That is why he did not play against Granada on matchday 23, but then he already reappeared against Valencia and played against Villarreal, Espanyol and Sevilla. Against the Andalusian team, he ended up with discomfort in one buttock, which meant that he was unable to start with Liverpool. Morata has had time with this break to go solving all these muscular problems that were diminishing him in the last days.The striker is vital for Simeone. He has played 32 games (23 in the LaLiga, seven in the Champions and two in the Spanish Super Cup). Has scored twelve goals (eight in the championship, three in the Champions and one in the Spanish Super Cup). And distributed three assists, one in each competition. In total, 2,303 minutes of play. On the return from this break Morata will already be in full physical condition to play the last leg of this exercise. A relief for Cholo.last_img read more

Zidane resumes the ‘sudoku’

first_imgIsco:It’s one other recurring wager by Zidane. The person from Malaga at all times appears to be in difficulties however, equally, he performs a excessive share of the necessary video games of the season. That features the final two important video games Madrid performed earlier than the break: earlier than him Metropolis and the Barcelona. Isco was, actually, the starter with Zidane in the final two Championships gained by Madrid … Valverde-Casemiro:It’s Zidane’s seat belt. You will need to determine whether or not to proceed to make use of it. Which means meting out with a participant between Modric (who nonetheless has stripes at 34) and Kroos. The constructive half, that both one, Kroos or Modric, performs with extra freedom and shines extra with a lot assist. Zidane was not having complexes when it got here to placing that double pivot. He made that call after Paris’ 3-Zero win on September 18. Since then, Uruguayan and Brazilian have fashioned collectively in all the necessary matches which were performed this marketing campaign: in the first derby League (0-0), in the decisive match of Istanbul with the crew on the ropes in Europe (0-1), 2-2 towards PSG of the Bernabéu, at 1-1 and 0-Zero towards Valencia and Barca in the League, in the two video games of the Tremendous Cup and in the final league derby gained.Overcoming the distances, that robust midfield leg (with Casemiro and Valverde) recollects the one which Capello organized with Emerson and Diarra or, later, Mourinho with Xabi Alonso and Khedira. Valverde It has been Zidane’s nice discover this season. ANDs the Pogba he needed and he has wager on it forcefully till it has labored for him. The Uruguayan has ended up agreeing with the French. He has began 18 video games and the crew has misplaced none. All wins besides six attracts. With him on the subject the aim stability is 42 in favor and 6 towards. And, with out him, 22 for and 17 towards. It’s indeniable.GABRIEL BOUYS & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP) The drums of the competitors are already echoing on the horizon and with them the sudoku for Zidane returns. Past the headache of organizing the de-escalation, structuring an uneven and progressive coaching plan,The French coach ought to solely modify many issues in the midfield and in the assault of his crew for the return to the enjoying fields. There are a number of choices i had slopes. Some issues that he had tried all through the season and others that he needed to show for the remainder of the season. These are, broadly talking, the sizzling spots that Zidane handles. Asensio and Hazard:In the beginning crew that Zidane had imagined at the starting of the season there was a trident: Asensio, Benzema and Hazard. Asensio’s damage throughout the preseason in the US truncated his plans. Then the Belgian’s damage ended up twisting them. Now Zidane has to determine whether or not to wager on the two of them in the the rest of the marketing campaign. Each will rejoin the self-discipline of the group in these three or 4 weeks of labor till the competitors begins in mid or late June. They’re out there. With Asensio and Hazard the aim would return.“Hazard and Asensio will contribute the objectives that had been misplaced with Cristiano’s departure,” it was once mentioned from inside the membership to justify Cristiano’s departure. Primarily based on the figures, Mallorcan and Belgian added 28 objectives in 2017-18 (11 and 17 respectivamente) and 27 objectives in 2018-19 (six Asensio, 21 Hazard). A aid for Zidane.JAVIER BARBANCHO & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JAVIER BARBANCHO (REUTERS)center_img The issue for Zidane is that, since he won’t dispense with the common trivot in any case, placing Isco in the crew means dropping depth by one in every of the bands. With Isco, Vinicius smells like a bench.CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) Marcelo or Mendy:Mendy had been Zidane’s different massive wager this season. Now it’s as much as you to determine whether or not to proceed betting on him. Marcelo was serving to him quite a bit with the perspective he’s having by not complaining in public about his substitution. In actuality, Valverde and Mendy have quite a bit to do with the crew, this season, being setting defensive data (the downside is that they had been lacking a aim, lower than two per recreation on common). That is confirmed by the incontrovertible fact that the white crew had left the door to zero in 51% of the video games that had been performed earlier than the break and that they left a historic file (13 objectives conceded in 22 days).SUSANA VERA & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>SUSANA VERA (REUTERS)last_img read more

English Premier League Standings

first_imgP W D L GF GA GD Pts1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 47 27 20 532 Tottenham Hotspur 25 13 9 3 45 19 26 483 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 39 22 17 484 Manchester City 25 14 5 6 47 26 21 475 Manchester United 25 11 8 6 32 22 10 416 West Ham United 25 10 9 6 38 29 9 397 Southampton 25 10 7 8 33 24 9 378 Everton 25 8 11 6 46 34 12 359 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 32 36 -4 3510 Watford 25 9 6 10 27 27 0 33 P W D L GF GA GD Pts11 Stoke City 25 9 6 10 24 31 -7 3312 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 26 30 -4 3213 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 33 35 -2 3014 West Brom Albion 25 7 8 10 23 32 -9 2915 Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 29 41 -12 2816 Swansea City 25 6 9 10 24 33 -9 2717 Newcastle United 25 6 6 13 26 44 -18 2418 Norwich City 25 6 5 14 28 48 -20 2319 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 30 49 -19 2020 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 20 40 -20 16last_img read more