Mallorca scores Juan Cruz

first_imgHowever, Juan Cruz’s operation is not the only one that Vicente Moreno has in mind. The technician knows that the permanence will be expensive and, therefore, think of other names to prop up a short template and in which practically throughout the year has had the same string of players. Exits to speed up signingsBefore entering, Mallorca must give way to several of its players. Trajkovsky Y Salibur they are two of the maximum indicated when not rendering as expected of them. The return of injury from Cucho Hernández close the door also to Abdón Prats Y Alex Alegría, who have not had the desired opportunities. Aridai Cabrera, meanwhile, he is already a new player of the UD Las Palmas. If everyone finally finds a destination, the board would have salary margin to incorporate level players. While the left side is the priority, Mallorca also searches the market for an extreme and a forward. The one chosen for the front position seems Rafa Mir, although there are already several LaLiga Santander teams that have been interested in the former Valencia. Mallorca is in need of reinforcements to face a second round of the championship in which they will seek to certify the permanence in the First Division. Among the needs, one of the priorities is to sign a left side, which gives oxygen to Lumor and helps while Baba is low. As AS has learned, the entity already works to incorporate Juan Cruz, Elche footballer which is being one of the sensations of the Pacheta team.center_img At 27, Juan Cruz is indisputable in the lineups and adds three assists in his 18 matches played. Mallorca’s intention is to sign it already in winter, although does not rule out postponing the operation until next summer. Side ends contract in 2021 and, although Elche has called several times at his door to negotiate the renovation, he has decided to reject it. At least for now, since His intention is to make the leap to First Division.last_img read more

El Rayo and Baraja meet again

first_img“The experience was negative regarding results, but very important in terms of learning. It became the most complicated situation I’ve experienced so far. A club that descended from Primera, with many problems internally. A veteran costume with very high expectations and then the result in the field said otherwise“Baraja confessed in ‘The Coaches’ Voice’.Some arguments that he developed: “The majority of the block had been in Primera for four years and getting off is complex. The team was not able to achieve the expected level. When you sign, you are convinced that your work is going to work and you will get the players to follow you. However, the results were not given. I discovered that in a difficult situation, because you are there, it will not improve. It depends on many other factors. “Baraja will be measured this Sunday to his past, although there is only one survivor of the squad who trained in the current Ray: Santi Comesaña. Of course, the reunion will be impossible since the midfielder continues his recovery, after going through the operating room because of a pubalgia. The Galician was holder with the Pipo in two games (Almería and Mallorca) and entered the list of one (Valladolid). The Pipo He had to pack up leaving the sixteenth-century Frenchmen at a point of descent. Exactly in the same position and with the same difference with respect to the danger posts as with its predecessor. Hence, they will bet on Míchel to channel the situation. The rest is history. After that adventure, Baraja went through Sporting (2017-19) and now has the reins of Tenerife since day 19, with four wins, two draws and three losses. The paths of Rubén Baraja and el Rayo will come back together. The current Tenerife coach will meet his ex this Sunday at Heliodoro. One night, no doubt, special for him Pipo, what He sat on the bench for thirteen games in the 2016-17 season. His balance then was thirteen points, reaping three wins, four draws and six losses, with 12 goals in favor and 14 against.That was a convulsed campaign by Vallecas. After the descent, Lightning kept the bulk of the seedling and recovered Sandoval as a coach, but soon came the problems in the locker room that resulted in fifteen points in thirteen days (four wins, three draws and six losses, with 15 goals in favor and 17 against). With the team in sixteenth position and at a point of decline, he decided to make a change in the bench.Baraja was chosen and its main supporter was the sports director Ramón Planes, with whom he had already agreed in Elche. There he had left the eleventh ilicitano cadre (he touched the promotion playoff) and he was offered the renovation, but the coach finally declined. His stage at the Lightning was marked by poor results, his unattended requests in the winter market and his decision to leave different heavyweights off the list, always using sports motives.last_img read more

Atalanta pecks in attack leave Valencia wounded to death

first_imgThe meeting had already been animated, at the end of the break, when the Atalanta was going to hit with another of his pecks. This time in the boots of an Ilicic, omnipresent in all the offensive areas, who received the ball, held with the body and before the scarce exit of the Valencian defense placed the ball in the square to put the second before reaching the tunnel of changing roomsIt seemed difficult the second half to Valencia, close to a very painful blow, and more when Parejo still failed to gain control of the midfield. De Roon, Pasalic and Freuler were harassing the captain ché at all times, who was going to see more closely how the Swiss carried another gun at the bottom of the net. It was before reaching the time of shock, when Freuler received without opposition on the front, put it on his right boot and took the ball to the opposite post of Jaume.3-0, all Bergamo squeezing in Milan and the fourth blow that was going to come often, not before without a clamorous failure of Maxi after a great pass from Ferrán taking advantage of Gollini’s mistake. The Atalanta came out quickly against the counter, Ilicic offside let the ball pass and Hateboer stood alone against Domènech. His double and poker on the scoreboard after reviewing VAR for the position of the Slovenian. The lateral arrivals of Gosens and the Dutch, plus the constant unmarked movements of Pasalic, Papu and Ilicic had already left Celades mortally wounded.Cheryshev brought hope on the first ball he touchedBut the Champions League has moments of hope and these would be opened by Cheryshev. As soon as he jumped into the field, by an exhausted and guttural garrison, the first who touched the Russian from the front, crossed his shot to beat Gollini and give wings to Valencia. A dream of getting closer on the scoreboard that could have grown if Maxi Gómez was right to face, but the Uruguayan in a game of aim to forget, failed to the point that he left the ball behind so that Cheryshev again had the so much that this time the Italian goalkeeper stopped.20 minutes left and with the entry of Gameiro Valencia went for all. Without the success, yes, that had all the Atalanta during the game. Ferran and Gayà hurt by the bands, Gasperini was replaced with the entry of Zapata and Milanovskyi and the clash was rushing his last moments between Valencian center and Bergamass cons.All wrong, since the round of eighths had already taken much of itself. Where Milan and Inter made their fief a recognizable fort in Europe, now they are those of Bergamo who dream of reaching unthinkable goals in the old continent. Valencia, for the time being, has not been able to do so with them and is anxious for Mestalla to take them on volandas to turn around a more than complicated tie. Because this Atalanta is offensively a pecking machine that the ché have been able to see first hand. He has to catch up with Cheryshev and discount three weeks.DATA SHEET– OUTCOME: Atalanta 4-1 Valencia (Hateboer 15 ‘and 62’, Ilicic 41 ‘and Freuler 57’) (Chershev 66 ‘).– ATALANTA: Gollini, Tolói, Palomino, Caldara (Zapata 74 ‘), Hateboer, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens, Pasalic (Tameze 91’), Papu Gómez (Malinovskyi 80 ‘) and Ilicic.– VALENCIA: Jaume Domènech, Wass, Mangala, Diakhaby, Gayà, Kondogbia, Parejo, Soler, Ferrán, Guedes (Cheryshev 65 ‘) and Maxi Gómez (Gameiro 72’).– REFEREE: Michael Oliver. He showed Hateboer yellow in the Atalanta.– STADIUM: San Siro. Valencia must dream, more than ever, with a miracle in Mestalla. All after that in the first leg of the eighth Champions League he was beaten from San Siro by an Atalanta that showed once again that he has a unique offensive gunpowder (4-1). The goals of Hateboer, double, Ilicic and Freuler were fatal for a team that paid expensive absences in their defense and grabs the loophole that opened Cheryshev with his goal.Bergamo was a deadly trap for Valencia. No San Siro, no. Because Atalanta transferred its goalscorer efficiency from Serie A to the Champions League to overwhelm a cadre that paid expensive absences due to injury, more in some unusual centers (Mangala and Diakhaby) who never knew how to detect the pair of Ilicic and Papu Gomez Gasperini again gave a tactical lesson and his people left a very touched Valencia, which at times did not appear in the Lombard city.Initially placing Pasalic by Zapata, the Italian coach reinforced the center of the field to nullify Parejo’s dominance and in turn provide his attackers with more freedom of movement. His plan went perfectly, as he ran the 15th minute when Domènech had already made the stop of the day in a hand in hand with Ilicic and Papu Gómez had warned of his power in a foul from the front. However, the third time was the charm.In one of the usual two against one of the Bergamasks in the band, Papu put the center, Gayà arrived late to his mark and Hateboer only had to push the ball to the bottom of the net. The first to confirm that those of Celades seemed the beginners in this type of games and the debutants in eighths a machine with the spirit of Inter or Milan.Guedes cheered the game before Ilicic left it frozenIn those meetings the match continued, with Atalanta going one after the other with his entire team at the pressure of a Valencia who could not find Guedes and Ferrán. But it was to begin to appear these and the visitors find the occasions before an Italian painting that has little of catenaccio and much of suicide in defense. It was the Spaniard, what an appearance hers this season, the one that hit the wood in the first clear ché, and then the Portuguese made one of the rides that both yearned for in Valencia and on his Maxi pass only being stopped by the Lombard defender , first, and its centrochut brush the wood, then. Hateboer, double, Ilicic and Freuler were deadly to the chéCheryshev opened a slight hope with his goal as soon as he left the fieldcenter_img Photo: Reuterslast_img read more

The Leganés had advanced to Bacca if the RFEF had let him sign

first_imgLack of time in JanuarySources consulted by As confirm that Leganés worked on the incorporation of a striker since Monday, February 10, when Barça first communicated its interest in Braithwaite. Although the Cucumber entity had serious doubts that the RFEF would authorize the signing, an attempt was made to close a substitute for guarantees in case Las Rozas reconsidered and ended up accepting Leganés’ request. The company was not simple, especially considering what it had cost to find some spare part for En Nesyri even with the winter market open. Bacca’s case, however, offered an alternative that did not occur with the window open. The signing of Alcácer by Villarreal took place on the afternoon of January 30, with just 36 hours for the market to close. There was no time for the parties involved to negotiate then. Now, however, there was that margin. And the pact was quick and simple. Everything was channeled shortly after the signing of Braithwaite was official, driven by Bacca’s desire to have the minutes that Javi Calleja cannot give him now. A panorama that now remains in mere stage of stone cardboard. Meanwhile, Leganés has almost 100% ruled out signing a free player because of the short adaptation time that reinforcement would have and because most players in this situation are far from the physical form that high competition demands in the middle of March . The Leganés had a principle of agreement with Villarreal and Carlos Bacca for the 33-year-old Colombian forward to become Martin Braithwaite’s replacement after obtaining permission from the Spanish Federation (RFEF) to sign a substitute. The draft agreement between all parties was a transfer until the end of the season in which the Madrid would assume the entire salary that was left to pay the player. Ram emoluments are one of the highest in the Yellow Submarine. The agreement between clubs would have included an explicit agreement so that Villarreal promised not to look for any replacement, something that the Yellow Submarine accepted. This was transferred from Butarque to the RFEF. In this way one of the arguments put forward by the agency was canceled to deny the Lega an extraordinary period of signings. There would not be a continuous loop of teams taking off players competition. The circle would have ended with Bacca’s departure to the Leganes. The news, advanced by the Cope Chain and contrasted by As, would have meant an injection of optimism for a Leganés who, After the departure of En Nesyri, first, and that of Braithwaite, later, he has lost a gigantic offensive potential. Both added 10 goals in the League of 18 that the team has scored. last_img read more

The Bolivian soccer league is suspended until March 31

first_imgThe soccer league in Bolivia was suspended until March 31 after the announcement of new government measures transitory of the country to face the coronavirus, reported on Monday the Bolivian Football Federation.“Prioritizing the health and well-being of all the actors that make up Bolivian soccer, suspension until March 31, 2020 of all championships is determined (professional and amateur division) in its different categories that are disputed throughout the national territory, “states a statement from the federation.It also ratifies its “commitment to fighting the pandemic” and is available to all future measures, according to the bulletin.Bolivian football federation I had already arranged for the games to be played without an audience since last Thursday, mostly corresponding to day twelve of the Apertura tournament, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Bolivia, where there are eleven confirmed cases. These determinations are added to those already assumed by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), that announced last week the suspension of the matches of the Copa Libertadores scheduled between March 15 and 21.FIFA also announced that the South American qualifying matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which were scheduled from March 23 to 31, are being postponed.The Bolivian team had to play its first commitments on March 27 as a visitor against Brazil and at home against Argentina on 31, matches that were postponed.The transitional president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, announced on Sunday the new measures that the country will take to deal with the coronavirus.Among the new determinations is the prohibition of all kinds of cultural, sports, the operation of bars, cinemas, gyms, amusement parks, night events, among others.last_img read more

Irene Aguiar: “ERTE is a legal tool that Las Palmas can host”

first_imgThe legal advisor, attached to the Iusport management, and expert in sports law and Sport management, Irene Aguiar, attends the Diario AS to shed a little light on the current legal questions regarding the application of ERTE in the world of football and the expiration of contracts, as well as the particularity of the case of UD Las Palmas, being the The only professional club in La Liga that guarantees 100% of the salary of its employees and footballers.In the beginning, many clubs did not want to join an ERTE or did not see it as necessary, however, every day a new club comes out requesting its application. Was it inevitable given the economic and legal uncertainty?Of course, we must bear in mind that ERTE is the tool designed to safeguard these circumstances, which are superfluous, unpredictable, which affect football and all industries equally. What happens here is that the losses are large and indeterminate and the uncertainty does a lot of damage, because in a certain scenario you can make your forecasts, but here it is not known if the competition will be suspended for one, four or six months, or if not resumes. Therefore, the exact losses are not known either.It has also been attributed to a bad management of the clubs, as if they should have money in cash to survive these months without competition, but the best management could not imagine this scenario. By managing your accounts well, you can think of a reduction in your income, different scenarios, etc; However, you never imagine the complete cancellation of your income. A pandemic is not expected by anyone, so ERTE is the lawful tool that clubs can welcome, like any other company, if they want to survive this situation.Is the figure of the Bankruptcy Law in professional clubs completely discardable due to this crisis?We could get to see it, yes. In general many are going to be in great difficulties and it is possible that some have serious problems to survive if the situation is prolonged. There are clubs with very few resources and it will seriously affect them.At the local level, UD Las Palmas is, for the moment, the only team that has requested it, ensuring that it will maintain 100% of the salary of its players and workers. Why before they could not accept it and now it is understood that yes under this formula?The issue is that it can be difficult to justify that you have a real need to apply it, if you are going to keep wages, so it is possible that at first they thought that it would not be approved. After all, it is debatable. Of course, it depends on more variables. It is one thing for you to do the ERTE on non-sports personnel, suspend their contracts and to that you add a supplement that reaches 100% of the salary. To understand it better, we put figures: a worker who receives € 1,000, the unemployment benefit he receives is € 700 and the club puts him € 300 to complete his salary. This mechanism is compressible taking into account the number of workers that a club has. You can afford 100 € 300 salaries, but not 100 € 1,000. However, a different thing is if you make a reduction in working hours and complete 100%, because in practice you are paying the entire salary. Now, the agreement with the footballers what you can take into account are other variables such as the duration of the competition and what is being guaranteed is the total to be received annually. By this I mean that now instead of ending in June, the league can end in August and there are already 3 more months of salary that the club did not have and have been able to reach agreements to receive what was agreed in 12 months .And why is it taking so long for the labor authority to respond?The truth is that the labor authority has a maximum period of five days to resolve and authorize it. Right now the administrations are overflowing with the amount of ERTE´s that are being presented. At the moment three have been approved in La Liga, which are those of Barca, Espanyol and Alavés, due to positive silence, which means that the five-day period has expired and is understood as authorized. Normally, if you have not already been authorized, you at UD Las Palmas must be on the fall.Despite joining ERTE, from the Gran Canaria club they predict losses of between 2 and 3 million euros just for this two-month hiatus, are we legally entering an uncertain time of how to manage television contracts, sponsors, etc?Audiovisual rights are expected to be saved, but many other issues. The sponsorship leg is going to be very touched. Hopefully all other contracts will be renegotiated. The sponsor will need it because they have lost their activity, they may have had many losses, they will not have as much return as in normal circumstances, etc.The logical thing in these cases is that the club also plays its part since the relationship between them is close. As stipulated in the contract, the possibility that one of the parties may have to take charge of a force majeure cause or not, can be taken into account, this must also be taken into account.And in the field of fan subscriptions?Surely many clubs choose to return part of this income to their fans by not being able to go to the stadiums until next season, although they are not obliged to have ceased the activity due to a greater cause, the wording of this link of the club with its subscriber to know if the return is mandatory or not. In any case, if a part is returned, we can speak of a 10-20% loss of a club’s income, to which must be added merchandising sales, normal tickets, etc.Player rights and transfers The League is negotiating with the AFE the economic cut to the soccer players without reaching any type of agreement. One of the criticisms made by the footballers’ union is that, if the League has been carrying out an economic control of the clubs for years, how is it possible that the sanitized teams are not able to endure one or two months without income and that they put on the Spotlights on the footing of footballers for not wanting to lower their wages?The fact that clubs cannot cope with two, three or four months without competition does not mean that they are not healthy. I understand that the economic control of La Liga has nothing to do with this, because it is impossible to foresee that all income in one fell swoop, especially when we talk about companies with the particularity that the wages of their workers are very high amounts. .Sports clubs, unlike a normal company, can bear that up to 70% of their budget is borne by the salaries of footballers. It is not argued that they have to maintain the level of spending with income at zero. When you remove one of the legs, the balance breaks.It is normal that from AFE the interests of the players are defended, now, I think that in these special circumstances everyone should row in the same direction and, if the footballers do not understand that lowering their claims, there will come a time when the Discussion will not be about reducing 10 or 30% of my salary because there will be no club to go to.In this sense, the clubs have the frying pan by the handle, since they can unilaterally decide to carry out the ERTE.In itself, the clubs can do what you say, although it is not to be expected and, in fact, it is not what we are seeing. What are taking place right now are negotiations, since the relationship between club and player is based on good faith and cordiality and, in the end, the clubs have a bit of family. The footballer has to be comfortable or they end up leaving. You have to think that they are still an asset of the club, so they maintain that good relationship and it is not normal that these negotiations occur.Another issue regarding footballers is that they have been opposed to extending their contracts beyond June 30, despite the FIFA recommendation.FIFA suggests that contracts be prolonged, but does not bind because it cannot enter labor law. Nor does it have the capacity to determine the duration of a contract. If the player has signed a contract until June 30, no one can compel him to extend it. This can only happen by mutual agreement between the club and the player. Accepting otherwise would be accepting slavery.What FIFA has done, with good judgment, is to propose it. It also depends on how the footballer’s contract has been signed, if it says that it is until June 30 or if it is until the end of the season, so in the latter case there would be no problem.Here one of the questions to solve is to see how all the leagues are coordinated for the teams that have players on loan outside their national competition. Therefore, joint solutions are being sought, but it will be frankly difficult. UEFA, for example, has already given Belgium a hint that, if they end the season unilaterally, their teams may not compete in Europe next season. What is convenient is that all come to an agreement.And what can happen regarding the transfer windows?What is envisaged is that a modification of the regulation of the transfer of players statute will be carried out, which will allow, in turn, the national federations to modify their transfer windows. Not that FIFA is going to change this period. I say this because each national federation establishes its soccer player registration periods twelve months in advance and, in addition, it must do so when the season ends. Right now what happens is that we have a period that begins on July 1 because the season ends, in theory, on June 30, however, the competition is prolonged and it cannot happen that while the league is being played they are open the signings and the federation cannot change these regulations right now. What FIFA will do is change the regulations so that each national federation can modify, consequently, the end date of the season and the transfer window so that it takes place at the end of this league course.Not knowing how the disease will evolve in each country, FIFA cannot unilaterally designate market dates.In the health field, it would be understandable that there are players who do not see with good eyes to return to work under these circumstances and this added pressure, would they have any legal argument not to train with their teammates until everything happens?When there is serious and imminent risk, that is, it can be denied when I think you are at risk, but this situation has to be objective.The player can not stop training for the simple fear of being infected by the virus, but if there were other members of the staff infected, there we could enter another field.Economic impact on the stateOnly professional football is one of the drivers of Spain’s gross domestic product, representing 1.37%, with 185,000 direct jobs. Is it up to all sectors to help each other overcome this situation?Yes, they are demonizing the clubs a lot for the ERTE and for the mere idea of ​​resuming soccer, but it is an industry that moves a lot of money and many families depend on this activity to continue their employment. We all have to row for soccer to survive and come back. There is a false dichotomy between health and economics, but there is no choice. These are two aspects of the same balance that have to subsist if we want to maintain the system with which we have been living for so many years. One does not exist without the other.last_img read more

“Messi is a giant, I love it, but my father is soccer”

first_imgDiego Armando Maradona (20-9-1986, Naples, Italy) is the eldest of the five children recognized by the former soccer player and current coach of Gymnastics and Fencing of La Plata and at AS we have interviewed him to get to know him a little more and to know his opinion of many issues related to his father.First things: how are you and your family in Naples and how are you managing the confinement?Well, both my family here in Italy and Argentina. And we are carrying it like almost everyone else, meeting quarantine rules, trying every day to invent something that makes it easier for us to be home and praying that this will end soon.Tell us first hand what the situation is like in Italy.We are going through a very difficult time, because many people are dying, but the worst is happening as you know in northern Italy, Milan, Bergamo, Turin … those of the south were lucky, in quotes, that the pandemic did not attack us So much because we lock up on time. Last week we had our peak and now it looks like the curve is going down. We have to remain disciplined with the rules and not relax. Exiting now would mean taking many steps back.Like your father, you have also been a footballer. Give us a summary of your career.From nine to 17 years old I played in the lower categories of Naples. Then the club had an economic-financial crash and I had to leave. I was in the Genoa U19, in the inferiors of the Italian team, they said that I was doing well, but afterwards it is as if the light had been turned off and I did not have the character to continue progressing. I started wandering around smaller teams, but the love of soccer made me play until last year, when I had to leave it because it required a lot of sacrifice and the injuries no longer respected me as much. It was a very hard decision, because those of us who love soccer never accept withdrawal. I also played beach soccer, but my head was already being a coach … “Messi should not be judged when he retires on whether or not he won a World Cup, but on everything he gave us in the years he played” … I was going to ask you about your present and future projects and what you do.Football is stages and now I am very excited to be a coach and to go further than I could as a footballer. I have been at the Real Casarea School for two years, with boys from the year 2008, and the experience is being magnificent. And at the same time I work on a radio here in Naples, which has made me discover a wonderful world and one in which I have a lot of fun, because with coaching it is not enough to live. My dream is to become a coach of a professional team and I will do everything possible to achieve it.I have two curiosities Diego: when did you find out that he was Maradona’s son and what did you feel when you found out and when you had him in front of you for the first time?Look, I had the bad luck of not being with my old man for many years, but on the contrary, my old woman and his family always told me the truth, they never hid from me that he was my father, I knew it since I had the use of reason , and the best thing is that they raised from love towards him, never with rancor. When I had it in front of me for the first time it was shocking, imagine after so many years having the greatest footballer by your side. But the ‘shock’ lasted half an hour, then when I talk to him I do it with my father, not Maradona. I assumed it right away and our relationship is magnificent after more than three years. I am very proud to be your child.How do you get your last name Maradona and live in Naples?Well, what am I going to tell you. I was born and raised here and never had a problem. People love me, they ask me about my old man, they take pictures with me … People know what my last name is and what it entails, but I feel very proud that they love me and appreciate me because I am Diego not because I am Diego Maradona .Has the last name Maradona given you facilities or has it been a burden for playing soccer?It has been a weight more for people than for me. I was born with this surname, but legs run, people play soccer. But it is true that it was a disadvantage, I always tried to compare with my ‘old man’ in everything he did on a court, he did not go honest with me, he always expected more from me: if I played a game of six one day , It was bad; if he did excellent, it was normal. I always had to make it excellent because my last name is Maradona, and there is no one who makes every game excellent, nobody. “Being called Maradona has been more of a burden for people than for me. But it is true that it was a disadvantage, I always tried to compare myself with my” old man “in everything I did on a court” “It is not easy being Diego Armando Maradona. He had his mistakes, but he knows it, he does not need anyone to tell him” This one was waiting for me. Look, many idiots changed the words that I always said and I will be very clear once and for all: Messi is a giant, I love him, much more than Ronaldo (Cristiano), but much more, and I argue with people when they compare him with my old man, because terrestrials do not compare to aliens. I also get angry when they mess with him in Argentina, ‘leave the kid alone’, I tell them, because we have to enjoy him, because after my old man he is the greatest in the history of football. I have a lot of love and admiration for Messi, and for me he does not deserve the criticism he receives. Although I would love to see him, Messi does not need to win a World Cup to be bigger, he is huge, and I will not judge him when he retires, and people should not do it either, in case he won a World Cup or not, but for everything that he gave us in the years he played, so he made us enjoy soccer. Now, comparing him to my ‘old man’ does not hold up, because Diego Armando Maradona is so great, he is soccer. And I don’t say it because he is my ‘old man’, but because I talk to people and he cries when he refers to him, because of how he played, what he did on a court. My ‘old man’ is not going to be matched or compared to anyone else.If I had to make a top 3 in history …My ‘old man’, Messi and Johan Cruyff, not Pelé. Because, along with Diego Armando Maradona and Lionel Messi, Cruyff was the only one who was able to do something new in football, first as a player and then as a coach.Does he talk about soccer with his father?Yes, very much, we watch many football matches together and we debated. In addition, he is a coach, my dream is to be one too, so we have many conversations about football out there.center_img What opinion do you have of the debate that is installed in the world of soccer about who is better, if his father or Messi, and what do you think of the Argentine of Barcelona? The Bernabéu applauded his father after scoring a great goal with Barça against Real Madrid, in a League Cup Classic. Has he ever told you if he had the opportunity to play for Madrid?In Italy it is true that he rejected blank checks from Agnelli, from Berlusconi, but he never told me that there was not even an opportunity to play for Madrid. We chatted a lot about his time at Naples, because Barcelona’s, although my old man did well there, that serious injury he had weighed heavily on him. Also, what am I going to tell you as a fan of Naples … I’m glad that Barcelona ended soon and came here to make it even bigger, because also if it hadn’t happened that way, I wouldn’t have been born.What impacts you the most when you read, hear or see something from your father’s past: everything he was able to do as a footballer or the extra-sports stories he starred in?Of course, sports. But I am his son, not a judge, I am nobody to tell my ‘old man’ if he did wrong or right. He is very smart and aware of everything he did, and whether he did it right or wrong. I challenge anyone to find someone who is not wrong. I understand him, because it is not easy to be Diego Armando Maradona. He had his mistakes, but he knows it, he doesn’t need me to tell him. He does need and deserves to be told that he was the greatest in football history.What do you remember as the best moment in your father’s football life?I was a newborn, but they say that 1986 and 1987 were my father’s most glorious years, with the World Cup with Argentina and the Scudetto with Naples. Later, the other soccer moments that my ‘old man’ could have in his life were stolen by FIFA, with the World Cups of 1990 and 1994, which I think would also have been won by the albiceleste.I ask about Juan Román Riquelme. How do you see him as vice president of Boca and how do you see the relationship with his father, after they loved each other so much later they fought?What I am going to do as vice president of Boca does not matter to me, because I am a fan of River, so I want it to go wrong. Now, what he did as a player is indisputable, because he was great. But as a person I never liked him, and more since he turned against my ‘old man’. “I am very excited to be a professional coach and go further than I could as a footballer” Why do you think Ancelotti’s Naples didn’t work?Because there was no connection between the locker room and the coaching staff, that was the big problem. The first year was very good, because Naples was second, unfortunately behind Juventus, a team that I hate, but which is one step above the rest. But this year things started badly, with many problems in the locker room and how to manage the situation, and I did not expect that from a coach like Ancelotti. And then, from a soccer point of view, Carletto tried to play in a way that was difficult with the players he had. I, in that, am of the Bielsa style: you must play according to the style of players you have and not change your mind, and, above all, be convinced of what you do and convince your footballers.Do you like Gattuso’s Naples?Gattuso seems to me a very good coach. Everyone talks about the motivational part that permeates the players, but it is that in all the teams he has been in he has done well, and that is because there is technical-tactical work behind it, and in Naples he is showing it . In football you also need luck and I hope you have it in Naples.Thank you very much for having attended us.To you and greetings to Spain.last_img read more

The supporters clubs of the Community of Madrid create their ‘white channel’

first_imgThe Peñas Federation, located precisely in the community most punished by COVID-19, In this way, it aims to help alleviate the long hours of confinement at home and alleviate as much as possible the frustration that fans have as the days go by. For a soccer fanatic not having soccer is terrible and even more if it is the team of his loves. Something like this has never happened and at least the wait until the competition resumes will be less desperate for the white supporters. The circumstances generated by the serious health crisis derived from the coronavirus It is making the different groups react by seeking to make confinement and the inevitable restrictions generated by the state of alarm more bearable. Thus, the Federation of Madrid Supporters Clubs of Madrid, chaired by Luis Cáceres, It has taken a good initiative that will allow supporters from all over Spain to make the quarantine more bearable. That is why they have opened a communication channel in TELEGRAM (Telegram.Canal. Federación.Peñas) that will allow downloading all kinds of content related to Real Madrid.In this material there are historical parties that can be seen complete (finals of the European Cup, the King’s Cup, the famous European comebacks of the 70s and 80s …), as well as documentaries (from the time of the Bernabéu, the Quinta del Buitre, the Galacticos…), on historical stars of the team, vintage interviews, and even download in PDF sports newspapers, magazines or books whose content is focused on the past, present and future of the Madrid entity.last_img read more