Koke touched the ball and looks at the Bernabéu; João Felix did not train

first_imgAtletico returned to training after the day of rest that Simeone granted his squad after the match against Leganés. Several were the proper names in the work session. Koke was working with one of the recuperators of the Madrid team. He did exercises with the ball and everything indicates that he can play at the Bernabéu. He did sprints and races, with the ball, and it follows that he will soon enter the dynamics of the team. Koke did not play the first game of 2020 against Levante. Yes he did a few minutes in front of Barcelona in Arabia. He scored a goal but left the injured pitch. He did not play the Super Cup final against Real Madrid nor the other three subsequent games. The Atlético captain could not participate in the clash against Eibar, in the defeat against Cultural Leonesa or in the draw against Leganés. In these three games Atlético was not fine at the time of game creation and Simeone missed Koke. In these games it was Thomas who has carried the weight of the team. Sometimes supported by Herrera and at other times by Saul. The return of Koke is one of the news that Cholo is waiting for. The coach knows that the midfielder gives him creation in the middle and the team needs his return more than ever. João Félix did not work out with the group in the training session. He had individualized work and hopefully he will be able to measure himself at Real Madrid. Who was with everyone was Lemar. The Frenchman formed at the point of attack next to Morata in one of the exercises that Simeone put. Lemar has not played since last December 22 when he played against Betis in Seville. In other words, he has not played a game with Atlético for more than a month. And the club is negotiating its exit, so it will be necessary to see if the red and white shirt is dressed again.center_img Diego Costa, Trippier, Arias and Giménez did not exercise with their partners. They are the casualties that Simeone has.last_img read more

Mule: “It’s a matter of success”

first_imgLooking to Oviedo, Mula is clear that effectiveness is basic: “It is a matter of success and of being concentrated until the last minute. The team is very good, we are very plugged in and in the games it is seen that we are dominating and generating occasions. We are going points for small details, but the work is good. ” Regarding the rival, Oviedo, Mula stressed that “they have a great center of the field, have very fast ends and go well above.” For Mula “Oviedo is a direct rival. Both teams need the points and the need to win. ”Álex Mula arrived at Alcorcón in January after spending four months without a card in Malaga. Mula has taken a place in the eleven holder of Alcorcón “I am very grateful that they have received me and how they are behaving with me. I have managed to catch up with my classmates. I needed to play and have minutes and that is what I am having in Alcorcón. ” Mula acknowledged that “I have already paid a peck to peers as befits the new”. El Alcorcón visits this Saturday one of the most traditional fields of the Second Division, Carlos Tartiere. Both Alcorcón and Oviedo come to the meeting with the need to score points. The potters come from losing in 91 their last match against Deportivo after having dominated all the springs of the game against the Galicians. Álex Mula attended AS exclusively in the previous match. Mula moved us the situation of the costumes after the defeat in 91 against Deportivo de la Coruña “We were left with the good game we did. We were superior, we took the initiative of the ball and the chances. But this is football and the most important thing is the goal, and that was Depor. ” What hurt the team the most was that it happened in Santo Domingo “We are playing very good games, but it is hard for us to win. We have to be more effective in the face of goal, we are playing good games, the team is fine and we have to continue ”.last_img read more

Marcos Llorente: “I was not wrong coming to Atlético”

first_imgMarcos Llorente has responded Monday to questions from fans on Twitter. The midfielder of the Atlético de Madrid has spoken, among other topics, about his double at Anfield, his Real Madrid past and how he lives in quarantine. – Marcos Llorente (@marcosllorente) March 23, 2020Feeding: “I finish before telling you what not as hehe: neither cereals nor dairy products nor ultra-processed”.Better performance as interior: “My objective is to contribute to the team, where the coach considers that I can be more useful.”In which position do you like to play the most?: “I always work to the maximum to be available when the coach decides, in whatever position”.What did you think when you were a substitute?: “Work and effort always have a reward. Our obligation is to train day by day and give everything, so when the opportunity comes we are prepared.”What caught your attention when you arrived at Atleti?: “From the first day the locker room, coaching staff and fans all go together, in good times and bad.”Locker room relationship: “The relationship is very good, really. There is a great atmosphere and it shows in the day-to-day work and in the games. We are a family.”Bib Number ’14’: “Without a doubt. I am aware that’ 14 ‘has been the number one of the greatest legends of this club and I take it as a great responsibility.” Support from Madrid fans: “I thank and value all the people who give me encouragement and affection every day. It is very important to feel that support, in the good and, above all, in the not so good.”Madridista past: “I give everything I have every time I wear this shirt, in every training, … My commitment is total, I think I have shown it. From there, I will always respect what everyone thinks.”Atleti’s interest to sign him: “I discussed it with my family and we considered that coming to this great club was the best option. And I see that I was not wrong in the choice.” 14 Definitely. I am aware that 14 has been the number one of the great legends of this club and I take it as a great responsibility. #CharlaConMarcosLlorente– Marcos Llorente (@marcosllorente) March 23, 2020Best memory with Atleti: “Those that remain to come …”.Stay linked to football after retiring: “I still have many years (I hope) until that moment, but it is certainly an option that I do not rule out. At the moment, to continue enjoying on the pitch.”Reference player: “Fortunately, I have always had my references very close, in my own family.”Companion with whom you get along best: “The truth is that the atmosphere is very good and I get along well with many colleagues. If I have to say one, it would be Mario Hermoso, because we have known each other since we were little.”Best goalkeeper in the world: “Oblak”.How did it feel to put on the Atleti shirt?: “A lot of hope and a lot of responsibility. A moment to remember.”First time in the Metropolitan: “From the first moment I have felt very good”. We have a top stadium. “Ritual before entering the field: “I always jump onto the pitch with my left leg.”Memories of Alavés: “I have the best memories of Alavés and his fans. It was a very beautiful year and, of course, a very important one for me. Mendi and Vitoria will always have a special place in my heart.”FIFA tournament: “I did what I could. The initiative has been great, we have had a fun time and, most importantly, we have helped raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus. That is everyone’s game today and we are going to win it.” I discussed it with my family and we considered that coming to this great club was the best option. And I see that I was not wrong in the choice. #CharlaConMarcosLlorente– Marcos Llorente (@marcosllorente) March 23, 2020First memory after finishing Anfield’s game: “I remembered all my family, who have always supported me at all times. And, of course, all the athletes.”What did you think when Liverpool scored 2-0?: “We knew that we were going to have our opportunities and we never lowered our arms. Faith is part of the DNA of this club. You always have to believe.”Message from your partner after the double at Anfield: “It was a real rush. She has always supported me, in good times and bad times.”How are you at Atlético?: “Very happy. The treatment I have received since I arrived has been impeccable, both from the club and from the fans. I am sure we still have great moments to live.”Simeone: “Live football with a lot of passion. He always transmits that intensity necessary to face every training session or match to the maximum.”Physical preparation in quarantine: “I try to follow a preparation plan as strict or more than when we were in competition. You have to take special care to be on top when it comes to competing again.” I try to follow a preparation plan as strict or more than when we were in competition. You have to take special care to be at your best when it comes to competing again. #CharlaConMarcosLlorentelast_img read more

Xabi’s pleas to sign for Arsenal the year he went to Madrid

first_imgCesc remembers that Xabi Alonso was begging him to go to Arsenal and that he supported his signing: “I remember talking to him throughout the holidays. He was writing to me asking what was going on. It was a shame because I think it would have been a great signing for the team. I think he was made to go to Arsenal.” However, the London club did not make the effort they expected to hire him and the player from Toulouse ended up signing for Real Madrid in exchange for 34.5 million euros, perhaps taking a more successful step in his career judging by how his things during your stay in the Spanish capital: “A couple of times like this I got frustrated for lack of push. I was so close … If the player is wanting to come, it is so easy to close the deal … I am not the manager and I see it from the player’s point of view When a player wants to go somewhere, it is easy. Under normal conditions it would have happened and Xabi Alonso was one of them. “ Cesc Fabregassoccer playerl Monaco, has told in a podcast called Arseblog the reasons why he left the Arsenal or why he signed for him Chelsea. But he also talked about what happened in the summer of 2009, when Xabi Alonso ended up playing in the Real Madrid. The midfielder confesses that what his friend wanted was to stop at Arsenal, and that he did everything possible to make his wish come true: “I was on the phone with Xabi Alonso all summer. He was dying to come. I was literally begging everyone to go to Arsenal. I really wanted to come and I did my best. I spoke to whoever had to speak, gave my opinion and thought it would be a great signing for us at the time. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 25, 2020 4last_img read more

Ecuador thinks of asking Jordi Cruyff to suspend his contract

first_imgEcuadorian football manager Carlos Galarza will request support from Directory of the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) to propose to the Spanish Jordi Cruyff and Antonio Cordón that they temporarily suspend the contract that they maintain in Ecuador.“Due to the crisis due to the pandemic of COVID-19, I will ask the Board for support to propose to the coaching staff of the senior team and Sports Management, the sensitivity to temporarily suspend by mutual agreement the signed contracts “, published the manager.Galarza is part of the FEF Board of Directors, which he chairs Francisco Egas, and was recently appointed as president of the Arbitration Commission.Cruyff signed his contract with the FEF as Ecuador’s absolute coach at the beginning of the year, while Cordón did so last December as sports director.Journalistic sources assured that this Monday, there will be a virtual meeting of the FEF Board of Directors and that Galarza will take the opportunity to formalize his proposal before his other colleagues. For his part, Jaime Estrada, vice president of the Board of Directors, recently indicated that, although Egas was endorsed for the hiring of the technical staff, the FEF exceeded financially.“The crisis we are going to enter is considerable, because there will be no America Cup. The idea is that the playoffs will be played in September, because we are already losing the money for March, because we will no longer play at home, “Estrada told reporters.Cruyff arrived in Ecuador last January to start a process with a view to the South American qualifying rounds for el Qatar World Cup 2022 and for the Copa América that they will jointly organize Argentina and Colombia.However, the coronavirus pandemic led to the decision of the South American Football Confederation (CSF), which suspended the Copa América for next year, while FIFA did so with the playoffs temporarily.Cruyff has not yet been able to develop a training with his directed potentials and, due to the world crisis caused by the coronavirus, he recently moved to his residence in Spain.last_img read more

Manu Carreño: “Leadership is the usual state of ‘El Larguero”

first_imgThe first thing is that we are very lucky to continue working. Then we have done what the authorities have told us. On TV and radio we hardly see each other. We talk more than ever on the phone and Whatsapp. Telephone meeting and from there the editors, filmmakers, documentary makers, work from home. I go to the set to present directly with a limited technical team. And the whole day goes through the telephone contact. And the same radio. I do the program from my house with the producer. I haven’t seen many of my colleagues in days and we have to think that only then will we recover normality. The radio has always had some privacy, magic because it is not seen. We have made radio in so many places. I always say from the central studies of Cadena SER in my house. You miss the study, the colleagues, the hustle, the guests … Assuming this we are doing well.What is being the hardest part of your confinement?Not being able to see the family. That is the hardest thing. Not being able to hug your father, your mother. Always be aware that they are well. Be very careful not to catch or spread because you do not know if you have it and you are asymptomatic … This in addition to seeing the tragedy. The cold data of each day. We must always be optimistic, but we still have …In the case of TV, how will it affect? Now there are video calls for everything. The new format of four sports He was betting more this season on the live connections of journalists from the newsroom and now directly from home. I think it’s okay for the editor to connect from home. It is another way. Video calls and connections have multiplied. We all comment that there will be a before and after this. I am sure that what we used to call teleworking now we see as something really effective and practical. When this happens, hopefully soon, maybe teleworking will be pulled much more, perhaps family life can be better reconciled with work.When does LaLiga return?Phew! Who knows! The important thing is not to put dates. I don’t understand every time Javier Tebas comes out saying that he will return at the end of April, May, the first of June, when we know this is absurd. It is true that soccer must return and that it is an industry, like so many others, that must recover. But this goes for priorities. And right now the priority is to listen to what Health says and save as many lives as possible. Soccer must wait for its moment. Like the rest. You have to come back yes. When I don’t know. What we have to ask is. Better that he return without an audience in the stands or not return if there is no audience? There are so many questions … And even if there is no public, will they all be safe? What if there is a case among footballers? That is the question that no one answers today. If we continue with this progression, maybe it could be played in the summer if Sanidad turns the traffic light green, but nobody responds. We will see.What do you think of the perpetual and systemic confrontation of the Federation, LaLiga and AFE?The fans are very tired. They don’t deserve this daily sainete. Everything should be much easier. There should be a will to reach an agreement and I think there is not. It happens because Thebes had many competencies that did not correspond to him, but he assumed them due to the neglect of functions in Villar’s time. Now the sparks fly. And in the middle is the AFE. The main loser is soccer and fans. Now we have much more serious problems in this country, but in football, if no solutions are found, it is obviously because there is no will to understand.How long in The spar?Until half past one tonight. (Laughs). I am strong and young and the team has years ahead. It is true that it is a great effort to combine television and radio, but time will tell. Until today I cannot be happier to share Mediaset Deportes Cuatro and Cadena SER. Good people, good professionals and with the bosses betting on this team and that is the most important thing.Message to your listeners.It is time to be united and we should listen to those who tell us. We are a generation that has lived without great problems, until now we have not had a great historical situation that stopped a country, that stopped the world. And also what I say to myself. Have patience, be strong and hope that the radio will be your company. We are doing well. And if the radio company is of any use to them, El Larguero will be there to get out of this together.Radio as therapy.Yes sir. In The spar. There we will pass consultation. From 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Each night. The pulse of Spanish radio for sports nights continues in style. This is how Manu Carreño, director of The spar from Cadena SER, who talks to AS about the EGM data that places its leading program with 773,000 listeners. Pulse with The Partidazo COPE, the role of the media in the alarm state and the return of the competition they also focus interest until reaching a conclusion: radio as therapy.Congratulations on EGM. The spar return to leadership.We are very happy with the data, with seeing that we do a job that compensates and seeing The spar leader, but above all for keeping the SER listeners company. We always work to be the leading program.Exclusive information and audios help.Yes. In the case of the audios of the meeting between Rubiales, Tebas and Aganzo, we asked them to the Federation and it passed them to us with authorization to issue them. News and exclusives are a priority. Like Casillas’s or Cholo and the Monkey Burgos, which will separate at the end of the season. Like so many others. We bet on entertaining, but the big bet is information. When we count something, he goes to mass.Were you worried about the previous wave? What has changed?It is still the same program. With a lot of information, good vibes and protagonists. We try not to fall into euphoria when we win six to zero or when the result is not so bulky. We have been at SER for a few years and with the peace of mind that at the time of Sports Carousel we were always leaders and at the time of The spar practically everything has gone very well. I think you shouldn’t come up when you’re leading, which is the usual state of The spar.Are you obsessed with data?I always say that I live more concerned with the daily program than with the data. And on television the same. It is a question of a trajectory and sustained leadership, data that is important, that satisfies, but that sincerely has never been an obsession. The fact of being in SER and knowing that it is the leading team means that you are not obsessed with data either. But neither now nor before. We are calm and we have no motto beyond making a good program every day. It is the same we will have tonight. It is about doing a good job and with this the data simply arrives.How do you see the pulse with The Partidazo from COPE?I respect the competition, I wish him the best and, at the same time, that he does a little worse than us, but I think about my program. We all want to win and only one wins. The results are worth to us right now. I am very happy at SER with a team that by talent, projection and age is the team of the present and the future of sports radio. Pacojó, Garrido, Gallego, Romero, Meana, Talavera, Laura Martínez, the commentators … We are a happy family at SER. We will have better and worse moments. That is what worries me.Due to the alarm state the AIMC canceled the second wave of the EGM. What do you think?So many activities stopped that this is the least important. The important thing is to continue making radio. The data, if it is not now, will be later. I have never criticized EGM, but this always happens with the referee. It is easy. The rules of the game are the same as always and we all accept them in general. If we don’t like the rules, I understand that we don’t like them now or ever. You will like them more or less, but they are the ones we have.What role does sports radio play at the moment?This country has always been and will be very radio. Now more than ever. The media must be more sensitive. Every day there is a cold death toll. And behind a family. You try to inform, it is the right thing to do, but you know we play the role of accompanying. We have the feeling of always accompanying and now you also have the feeling that there are more people listening to the radio. And it will be reflected in the data.How does the alarm state affect you in your day to day?last_img read more

Bale looks back

first_imgSix years ago, Gareth Bale starred in what is probably his best move as a Real Madrid footballer. The Welshman started a spectacular race, broke the sprint to Bartra, took several meters in a matter of seconds and defined to give the Copa del Rey to his team. An unforgettable goal, which has been very present throughout the day. The confinement has caused many fans to remember the play in networks And even Marc Bartra has talked about it on Instagram with Iker Casillas. It only remained to appear the great protagonist and he has done it on his Twitter account. The Welsh footballer has published on his social network the video of the move along with the text “just six years ago today”, accompanied by the emoticon of the champions trophy and mentioning Real Madrid. Bale is not the footballer of the first white squad who interacts most with the club on his social networks, but on the anniversary of his best move, he did not want to be left behind and remembered the goal he gave Madrid the 2013-14 Cup.The final was played at Mestalla and had the great absence of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ángel Di María scored the first goal of the match in the 11th minute and Bartra was precisely in charge of tying the contest already in the second half. In 85 ‘, the Welshman starred in the sprint of his life, enough to beat Pinto and win another trophy with the white elastic. This was recalled by Bartra: “You go from glory to shit in 15 minutes. I scored the first goal and thought it was going to be one of my best games. It got hard as balls. He was very fast. “last_img read more