Diego Martínez: “What gives me the most anger is the expulsion, Barça doesn’t need it to win”

first_imgI congratulated my players because we have been very focused. We lacked a bit of precision. We have defended very well and we have bothered Barça-Has it influenced playing with one less?I found it very rigorous. In the same minute Vidal has gone without yellow. It is very hard and annoys me for my players. Barcelona doesn’t even need these grants.Are you going happy despite the defeat?The result must be assumed. The team has played with soul. But what causes me the most anger and hurts is the expulsion. Where has the equipment failed?In attack we have been able to do things better, but it would be very unfair to point them out. Every time a Barça player catches it, everything is extremely difficult.Have you noticed many differences with this Barça de Quique Setién?We expected a club with the ball and pressing up. They make all the walls at the first touch and play very precise. If Barça has its day it is unstoppable.Has Germán been irresponsible with that entry?I have not seen it, but I insist that it hurts me the most is that next week we lose it.In the press conference on Saturday, he commented that they were going to Camp Nou to do things they didn’t want, what did he mean?I didn’t want to be so much without the ball, but Barça forces you to always be in a low block. What rating do you make of the match?last_img read more

Lampard tempts Cavani: “I played against him, I love it …”

first_imgBut Atlético is not the only one who pretends to Cavani. Days ago the interest of Tottenham de Mourinho appeared, which is not being able to count on Kane due to injury. The Portuguese coach would welcome the arrival of the charrúa. But he is not the only one in England. Frank Lampard has also expressed his devotion to Cavani, knowing that he could soon lose Giroud, who is also looking for minutes. Inter is behind. Cavani is one of the men with more suitors in this market. The Uruguayan scorer has seen how he lost his place in the PSG and asked to leave. For Atlético, it is the number one objective in this January market. For Simeone it has already become an obsession. The Uruguayan’s name has been repeatedly linked to Atlético in several windows. Cavani has asked to leave the PSG and the Madrid club’s offer seduces him but, for the moment, there has been no agreement between clubs. Moreover, Leonardo, sports director of the Parisian club, yesterday affirmed publicly the existence of a red and white offer by the striker, but that he did not reach his pretensions to let him go. Lampard has publicly expressed interest in Cavani in the previous clash against Arsenal. “He is a great soccer player, I played against him and I always loved his mentality and his attitude and, obviously, his goal statistics speak for themselves,” he acknowledges. The race for Cavani is open and PSG, with Leonardo’s words, comes to publicly acknowledge that there will be an auction for him.last_img read more

La Gazzetta: “Donnarumma, goodbye to Milan without renewal”

first_imgIt is true that Milan is building a team that is committed to young talents and Donnarumma is the perfect example of this, with extensive experience under the sticks despite his 20 years of age. However, they may have to choose between staying with him or bringing other footballers, since he currently charges six million euros and a renewal in which it is suspected that he would receive an increase, would jeopardize the team’s salary cap. Also, Raiola and Gazidis do not fully understand each other (Ibrahimovic will not continue on the team), so there are many options for the doorman to explore the market. The Premier League made easier with Pep Renew, a very complicated option If there has been speculation that Donnarumma would play in any team other than Milan, that is the PSG. It would be the perfect replacement for Keylor Navas and there it has supports like Verratti. In case of re-negotiation, this time its price would be somewhat lower than when they offered 20 million more Areola, since being close to the end of his contract would make the operation cheaper. It is estimated that the transfer could be estimated at 20 or 25 million euros, although the club in the French capital would have no qualms about holding out until 2021 to take it away at zero cost. Gianluigi Donnarumma’s future should be resolved this summer. His contract expires in 2021 and Milan must decide whether to renew or sell him before the next season begins to benefit from the situation. Meanwhile, the goalkeeper has already started studying English to stay entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. La Gazzetta dello Sport, under the headline “Donnarumma, goodbye to Milan without renewal: Premier or PSG?“, explains the possibilities that the Italian has from now on, assuming that he will pack his bags to go live abroad: The Italian newspaper puts on the table the teams that could interest you the most, emphasizing that it would be better than De Gea in the Macnhester United or what Ederson in the Manchester City, to those who would improve both by age and quality. However they explain that “Pep’s way is easier”, arguing that given the situation of Paul Pogba in England, the relations between its representative, Mino Raiola, and the red devilsThey are not the best. They discard the Liverpool, who already has insurance like Alisson in their goal, and they remember Raiola’s relationship with him Everton from Ancelotti after the transfer of Moise Kean, although it seems a remote possibility that he plays in Goodison park in the future.PSG still interested Premier League* Data updated as of March 19, 2020 A series* Data updated as of March 19, 2020 99last_img read more

Liverpool fined for flares at Anfield against Atlético

first_imgA party on that March 11 that this week the same Klopp again referred to excuses, like another bandage on his defeat, arguing that the coronavirus crisis affected him in the preparation for the meeting. “We won on Saturday and we thought ‘there are two wins left’; on Monday we found out what there was and it was difficult …”, he declared. Three weeks later, Liverpool’s game against Atlético in Anfield continues to hurt. And not only because the defending champion of the Champions League cost him the elimination of the tournament, or rather, the fact that he added 2-3 from the return to the 1-0 rojiblanco of the first leg, goal of Saúl, with the following regrets of Klopp (“I do not understand Atleti but he is a fair winner”) who have been receiving replies and criticism all this time. Now it will also affect his pocket: UEFA imposes a fine of 3,250 euros (2,838 pounds) for lighting flares by his followers before and at the end of the match played at Anfield on March 11. Meanwhile, incidents that occurred during the first leg three weeks earlier have resulted in Atlético being fined 24,000 euros for blocking public halls. Other Premier clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Wolves, Celtic and Rangers have also been fined by UEFA for their matches in Europe just before the competitions stopped (four games from the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, in fact, Juve-Lyon, Bayern-Chelsea, Barça-Naples and Manchester City-Real Madrid have been postponed without a return date).last_img read more

The eleven essentials in the calls of Vicente Moreno

first_imgGoalkeeper Reina has played 26 of the 27 games to date and only one was a substitute for Fabricio. The central Valjent is the only player in the squad to have played every league minute. The midfielder Febas He has been a starter on 18 occasions while in the rest of the games he has occupied a place on the bench, going out to play in most cases, since only in three games he was left without going out. Another fixed midfielder in the coach’s plans is the Galician Dani Rodríguez, undisputed starter in 26 games and on a substitute occasion. Six footballers from Real Mallorca have been present in all 27 league calls without fail. Reina, Dani Rodríguez, Febas, Valjent, Pozo and Cucho Hernández (the last two since joining) do not fail on the Valencia coach’s call-up lists. In addition, there are five other players who have only been absent due to injury or penalty. None of the eleven has missed any appointment for technical or tactical reasons. Apart from these four fixes, two other footballers have always been in the squad since their arrival. One is the Cucho Hernández. The Colombian striker was loaned to Mallorca last summer but in the midst of recovering from surgery. Since discharge, he has been on all charts for 12 games.The last case is from Alejandro Pozo, reinforcement of the winter marketHe and that since his arrival on the island entered the call in the 8 games he has had.Other players fixed on the schemes of the Majorcan coach are Save Seville with three absences for injury or penalty, Slime that a call for sanction was lost, Kubo that upon arrival did not enter the first two lists, Budimir with two fouls for sanction and injury, and finally Junior Lake, also absent due to injury on two occasions.You could say that these are the 11 essentials of Vicente Moreno.last_img read more