first_img36% ITM% Philip D’Amato32 14% TWO THUMBS UP FROM TEAM ASMUSSEN ON MIDNIGHT BISOU WORKMonster Midnight Bisou, undefeated in seven races this year, each a graded stakes, three of them Grade I’s, hopes to enhance her Horse of the Year credentials with a victory in the Grade I, $2 million Longines Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.With regular rider Mike Smith aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen, the four-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute worked five furlongs towards that goal at 6:45 Monday morning in company with Comedian, each receiving a clocking of 1:01.60.“It went brilliant,” said Smith, who has ridden the dark bay filly in 14 of her 18 career races, winning 10. “She really got over the race track nice; I love the way she handled the surface. She was happy and just cruised in 1:01 about as easy as you could do it. She left her company pretty handily.”Added Asmussen: “Perfect. I thought she looked very comfortable. I was extremely curious for Mike’s input on how she went over the race track because of his familiarity with her and the race track separately, and all reports were very positive.”Midnight Bisou has three wins and a second in four starts at Santa Anita, including victory in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 7, 2018, when trained by Bill Spawr.BLACKER HITS THE ROAD (NOT REALLY) FOR FIRST BREEDERS’ CUPDan Blacker is looking forward to this year’s Breeders’ Cup races more than most horsemen. It will mark the first time the 37-year-old trainer born in Oxford, England, competes in the championship event, having upstart Hit the Road primed for the $1 million Juvenile Turf at one mile on Nov. 1.Blacker studied at the University of Edinburgh before coming to the U.S. where he was assistant to Richard Mandella from 2007 to 2009, working with Grade I winners The Tin Man, Into Mischief and Dixie Chatter, among others.“Hit the Road came out of his win in the Zuma Beach (Oct. 6) as good as he went in,” Blacker said of the bay son of More Than Ready, who was making only his third start. “His weight is good, but his biggest asset, along with his talent, is his mind. He’s got the mind of an older horse.“He’s very smart, very laid back, and when you have a horse like that, they just do what they need to do, don’t expend any more energy than they have to.“He looks really good right now, and missing a start at Del Mar because he got sick was beneficial in his winning the Zuma Beach and setting up for the Breeders’ Cup.“Maybe that was a blessing in disguise, because he won the Zuma Beach off what might be considered a layoff (a span of more than two months), so he should be peaking for the Breeders’ Cup. I’m feeling really good about having a winning race over the course.“He hasn’t even been tested over the turf, having won both his races so easily.”Hit the Road, owned by D K Racing, LLC, Radley Equine, Inc., Taste of Victory Stables and Rick Gold, broke his maiden going a mile on turf at Del Mar by a length and a quarter, rallying from eighth in a field of 10, then came back to take the Zuma Beach by 2 ¼ lengths.D’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN CALIFORNIA FLAGPhil D’Amato, the training leader in stakes wins with four through 11 days of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, could add to that total Saturday when he sends out King Abner and What a View in the $100,000 California Flag Handicap for three-year-olds and up at 5 ½ furlongs on turf.Both horses are coming off a series of route races at a mile or longer, but D’Amato is optimistic that he is doing right by shortening them up.“Both have a lot of back class,” D’Amato pointed out. “They’re fresh and they both run their best races when they’re fresh. They’re training very well.”King Abner, a gray son of Hansen, last raced on June 29, a span of some 14 weeks, while What a View is coming off a seventh-place finish Aug. 18 in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap in which he set the pace until reaching the homestretch.The California Flag Handicap is one in the lucrative Golden State Series, restricted to California-bred or sired horses.FINISH LINES: Bob Baffert sent Eight Rings, romping six-length winner of the American Pharoah Stakes on Sept. 27, five furlongs in 1:01 this morning as he prepares for the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1. The son of Empire Maker worked in company with Qahira, who was clocked in 1:01.20. Also working for Baffert under Drayden Van Dyke was Improbable, a candidate for the $1 million Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile on Nov. 2. He went five furlongs in 1:01.20 . . . Breeders’ Cup Sprint candidate Engage went four furlongs for Steve Asmussen in 50.60, while Mirth (Filly & Mare Turf), front-running winner of the Rodeo Drive Stakes, went four furlongs on the training track in 50.80 for Phil D’Amato . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but be open for simulcast wagering Thursday in the Paddock Room, with free General Admission and parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Live racing resumes Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. 3 52% (Current Through Sunday, Oct. 13) 3 2 0 2 15% 15% MIDNIGHT BISOU IN ‘PERFECT’ DRILL FOR DISTAFF 47% 3 8 52% $107,204 40% 3 45% 40% 1 5 Tiago Pereira29 27% 2 14% 6 2 3 5 Geovanni Franco36 John Shirreffs10 54% 30% 3 5 1 $110,365 19% 3rd 4 8 33% Richard Baltas34 $282,339 3 2 3 7 5 22% Mario Gutierrez22 4 10 22% 6 $533,401 31% Peter Miller23 22% 40% $250,632 25% 13% 60% $574,538 Dan Blacker5 $317,330 4 3 2 4 29% $783,312 $33,832 Martin Garcia28 2 Simon Callaghan13 2 $606,424 26% 13 53% 1 6 $100,951 BAFFERT BREEZES EIGHT RINGS FOR BC JUVENILE 5 6 14% Evin Roman27 $65,343 $169,901 $138,851 21% 2 Craig Anthony Lewis11 60% 4 13% D’AMATO DUO SHORTEN UP FOR CALIFORNIA FLAG 13% $273,547 4 10% Jorge Velez52 10 56% 42% Flavien Prat41 1 Hector O. Palma15 Mike Smith23 2 2nd $185,149 Drayden Van Dyke38 15% 3 Doug O’Neill46 20% 9% 11% 1st Vladimir Cerin11 0 9 1 3 4 $162,157 8 $311,089 $235,272 5 2 $340,499 12 8 25% 4 22% 6 41% 7 62% 8 5 45% 45% 3 52% 3 4 Ruben Fuentes40 40% 1 $643,993 Money Won 3 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:Breeders’ Cup Memories: Lady’s Secret Wins the 1986 Breeders’ Cup DistaffWORK OUTS:Eight Rings (Outside) and Qahira (Baffert)Secret Spice (Outside) and My Journey (Baltas) 10/13/19King Abner (D’Amato) 10/13/19War of Will (Casse) 10/13/19Secret Spice (Outside) and My Journey (Baltas) 10/13/19Catalina Cruiser (Sadler) 10/12/19Higher Power (Sadler) 10/12/19Ollie’s Candy (Sadler) 10/12/19American Theorem (Outside) and Knifes Edge (Papaprodromou) 10/11/19Bellafina (Callaghan) 10/11/19 $122,288 8 55% 55% 18% 0 15% 13% 9% 43% 44% $21,953 3 J.C. Diaz, Jr.32 3 23% 9 7 30% Tyler Baze15 2 1 7 9 Abel Cedillo66 3 2 $191,613 5 5 $132,225 Win% Mark Glatt23 2 $163,996 2 14% $701,502 BLACKER EXCITED ABOUT FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP 0 45% 4 Bob Baffert24 $550,585 68% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 3 4 48% $353,713 4 30% $66,355 Vann Belvoir9 2 Rafael Bejarano38 3 John Sadler32 33% $227,262 4 40% 0 1 3 TrainerSts Jeff Mullins21 Ryan Hanson5 0 0 $237,453 Richard Mandella20 4 Edwin Maldonado20last_img read more

first_img2 The South Korean was coolest man in the stadium after running the length of the pitchCredit: ReutersMourinho said after the game: “Even before the goal, my son calls him Sonaldo after Ronaldo Luis Nazario.”The only thing that comes to my mind is the goal when I had the honour of being next to Sir Bobby Robson in 1996 when Ronaldo scored.”From the outside I had a feeling. I remember speaking to Sir Alex [Ferguson] about Ji Sung Park. Maybe it’s a cultural thing. They’re very coachable. The kid is fantastic. I’m very happy, so happy.” Those of a certain age will remember George Weah’s end to end wonder goal. Son’s is better. Lovely stuff— Adam Michie (@flicksandtricks) December 7, 2019 If Salah scores that Son goal he’d get a documentary on sky.— Greg (@gregnut1) December 7, 2019 SON HEUNG-MIN stunned Burnley to score an absolutely incredible goal of the season contender.The South Korean star picked up the ball on the edge of the box and beat EIGHT Clarets players to slot home a truly brilliant goal.2 Son Heung-Min beat EIGHT Burnley defenders to score a truly brilliant goalSon’s goal on South Korean TV. Hook it into my veins— (@ballsdotie) December 7, 2019 Goal of the year right there, what a baller. #Son— FPL_Enthusiast (@FPL_Enthusiast) December 7, 2019center_img This is one such goal which will talked about in years to come. Fans who witnessed this live will forever say I WAS THERE THAT DAY WHEN SON SCORED RUNNING FROM HALF WAY LINE.— Ankit THFC (@Ankit_THFC) December 7, 2019 Son, 27, picked up the ball on the edge of the box after a Burnley free-kick  was cleared.He then turned on the jets to streak past chasing defenders.After bursting through on goal, Son was the calmest man in the stadium to coolly finish and make it 3-0 to Jose Mourinho’s side.Fans on social media were quick to hail the brilliance of the Spurs ace.Tottenham and England legend Gary Lineker said it would be “goal of the season.”He wrote on Twitter: “Wow. Son has just scored one of the greatest individual goals you’re ever likely to see. Goal of the season, me thinks.”Speaking on Soccer Saturday Matt Le Tissier said it was even better than goal of the season.”Son has scored the goal of the season – he picks up possession about 90 yards out and he runs, and he runs, and he runs,” he said.”He goes through the whole of the Burnley defence before showing great composure. What a goal.”That’s the goal of the century!”It reminded a lot of fans of George Weah’s famous goal for AC Milan against Verona back in 1996.Adam reckons this goal tops that one: “Those of a certain age will remember George Weah’s end to end wonder goal.”Son’s is better. Lovely stuff.”Wow. Son has just scored one of the greatest individual goals you’re ever likely to see. Goal of the season, me thinks.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 7, 2019 Son Heung-min has just dribbled 90 odd yards past 7 Burnley defenders like they were cones and the slotted home…Sensational goal! #TOTBUR #Son— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) December 7, 2019last_img read more

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min became the first player since Lee Cattermole in 2010 to be sent off THREE times in calendar year on Sunday.The Spurs star, 27, was shown a red card for a third time in 2019 after needlessly kicking out at Antonio Rudiger in the 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea.3 Son has become the fifth Prem star to pick up three red cards in a year3 Son picked up his third red card of 2019 in the 2-0 loss at home to ChelseaCredit: GettyNot since notorious hardman Cattermole in 2010 had any player been sent for an early shower so often in a single year.This weekend, Son lashed out at Rudiger in frustration after the pair tussled for the ball and was given a straight red.It was his second sending-off of the season having also been given his marching orders in the 1-1 draw away to Everton, although that was later overturned on appeal.The South Korean was sent off for his lunge on Andre Gomes – with the Toffees midfielder stumbling and subsequently dislocating AND breaking his ankle, leaving Son in tears.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal vs Chelsea scores this coming weekend and win £100Son was also shown red in his final Premier League game of the 2018-19 season, in May, in the 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth.The Tottenham winger kicked out at Jefferson Lerma after being crowded by a host of Cherries defenders, before shoving him to the ground.But his most-recent red saw him join ex-Sunderland star Cattermole in the history books for all the wrong reasons.In fact, only Franck Queudrue (Middlesbrough, 2002), Dion Dublin (Coventry, 1997) and Vinnie Jones (Wimbledon, 1995) have been shown three red cards in a single year in Premier League history.3 Cattermole was shown three red cards in 2010, including this clash vs NewcastleCredit: ReutersMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearSon will now miss Tottenham’s next THREE games for violent conduct.That means he’ll be out of Jose Mourinho’s plans for the busiest portion of the season, missing games with Brighton, Norwich and Southampton.Son will be available for the FA Cup third-round clash with Middlesbrough next month.José Mourinho says Son’s sending off ‘not a red card’ after the winger is dismissed for allegedly kicking out at Antonio Rüdigerlast_img read more

first_imgThe decisive actionIn the absence of five minutes to conclude the final, a bad control of Dani Carvajal led to a rapid counterattack of Atlético that managed to leave Morata completely alone. The 9 rojiblanco, with meters to run, undertook the race to the goal of Courtois. Fede Valverde was able to recover the position and made a strong entry behind the athletic striker to cut the play and avoid a certain decisive, even at the cost of being expelled.The arbitration recordFrom the beginning, the drafting of the arbitration record of the referee of the final, Sánchez Martínez, already showed that Fede Valverde would only receive a penalty match: “In the 116th minute the player (15) Valverde Dipetta, Federico Santiago was sent off by the next reason: Knock down an opponent thereby preventing a clear chance of scoring. “ The Competition Committee has imposed a penalty match against Real Madrid player Fede Valverde for the foul he committed on Atlético de Madrid striker Álvaro Morata in the Super Cup final disputed in Arabia. The action of the Uruguayan was the direct red card to avoid what could have been the goal of the triumph of Atlético, leading the end to extra time and subsequent penalties in which Madrid won the title.Uruguayan soccer player will fulfill the penalty in League against Sevilla this Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu (16:00 hours), just as it is established by Article 56.8 of the Disciplinary Code of the RFEF, which states that “the suspension by parties that is a consequence of the Spanish Super Cup regardless of its seriousness, will imply the prohibition of aligning (…) in as many (matches) as the sanction for the order in which they take place” .last_img read more

first_imgThe situation of Willian José, does not escape anyone, is much more delicate. The fruitless negotiation with Tottenham, and his attitude has left him marked. And now the Royal must work to redirect his position to the fans, the Brazilian being the first to step forward asking for forgiveness publicly. At the moment, Imanol has already punished him leaving him out of the call in two consecutive games. The Spurs have never seriously launched themselves for Willian José, whom they convinced with a succulent offer. Because his offers never approached even the minimum he requested La Real, who wanted to get 37 million from the operation (22 for the people of San Sebastian), since thinking about charging 70 million euros was a utopia. The first offer was ridiculous and then they have not reached more than 20 million. La Real felt that he could not accept any of these proposals, no matter how much the situation seemed irreversible because of the Brazilian’s position of strength.The player’s agents keep pressing until the end, moving it even among other clubs like the West ham and the Barcelona; but the former only wanted an assignment that did not accept the Real, and the second did not enter to value the offer. In the last hours, the agents have made another attempt in the Premier League offering Willian José to Manchester United, which would only value the option as assigned, something that the Royal does not contemplate, because it wants to make a return on its output, and not at any price. It doesn’t seem like a simple option, except on the last day of the market. The Donostiarras have not moved their position, and that Tottenham thought that the situation was so delicate that the Royal would have to rectify and claudize its need to sell it To avoid greater evils. It has not been like that, and without more contacts throughout the week, the English have had to break the negotiations. So Willian José, except last minute drastic turn that nobody dares to discard on the last market day, does not move from the Real, which at all times has defended its interests above the attitude of its player, to which if you finally end up staying you will have to re-integrate into the group. Because it is one thing to sell it, and it is quite another to give it away. Work is ahead. Before the demand of both players, the Real one was forced to listen to offers and negotiate for its exit. With Januzaj there was interest of the Rome, that only wanted it yielded while in San Sebastián they wanted a sale. There was no negotiation because the Roman team opted for the option of Carles Pérez, and the Belgian player’s agent did not present any offer in the terms demanded by the Royal. Faced with this situation, the Royal decides not to weaken by removing one of the players with the highest quality of the squad, and now it is up to Imanol to plug it in again so that its best version is seen, as the Oriotarra did in his first stage on the bench realistic, when he replaced Eusebio. Willian José stays. Adnan Januzaj stays. Case closed. After so much dizziness the partridge, one with less tino than another, in the end neither of them will move from the Royal Society in this winter market and will end this season dressed in blue and white. Another thing is what will happen in summer, when everything indicates that they will end their stages in San Sebastian. In the San Sebastian club they are tired of so much swinging, they consider that to play in the Real one needs a little more commitment, and not constantly be with the sword of Damocles on the table, threatening that they will have a good offer to leave.center_img But in this market, the San Sebastian club has definitely decided to continue counting on both players for the remainder of the season. There is no longer a material deadline to close your exits and look for possible substitutes. But the truth is that during much of this month of January, both Januzaj and Willian José have been more outside than within the Real. The agents of both players communicated their firm decision to leave the club, but they did it differently. Because while the Belgian was in front, the Brazilian decided to negotiate behind the back of the Real and press when he had an agreement with Tottenham refusing to play the Cup match against Espanyol.last_img read more

first_imgRamos has never been a substitute with Zidane. How is it different from the rest ?: “Good question is this. The most important thing is that Sergio is our captain, our leader, our reference … He plays better this way, nobody is interested in the bench if he is there. I have to make decisions. He is very important for all players. I was a substitute three or four times (laughs). “Hazard, with a specific plan ?: “No. He has had two or three weeks of specific training with everyone. He is ready and he wants to be with us and play in this final stretch.”Bouquet Renewal: “I see it well. I always want Sergio with me, with us.”Seven goals in three games. Are you worried about defensive intensity ?: “No. It means that the last three games we did a little worse. Our duty is to give 100%. With the ball we know we have many resources and we can hurt the opponent.”Rodrygo, out of three of the last four lists: “The moment, if you look at it like that, is bad. But we know that he is an important player for us and when they are all there is a call. He is all the time. He is 18 years old and has shown why he is here.”Mourinho said he has nothing to prove. You?: “What I want to do and what I do is give 100% of what I have inside as a coach. That is what interests me.”Is this a consciously prepared moment as peak season ?: “Now we know that the most complicated is coming. Every game is going to be more difficult. We know what we play. We can still improve yet.”Sterling does not discard Madrid for the future. Would it fit ?: “I don’t know. I can’t tell you about a player that isn’t mine.”Mendy is aware. With what lies ahead, do you ask players to have more head in games like tomorrow ?: “In the end all players know what there is. The player has to play, not think about what will happen. I also don’t look at that much as a coach, but the players are prepared to give 100%. ” The Levant has demonstrated its strength at home: “Of 29 points they have 20 at home. It shows the game we are going to have in their field: complicated and difficult, we are going to have to be prepared to make a great game.” The season is played in 15 days: “We are the day to day, from the first we started the season. We think about the next game, nothing more. And the next is tomorrow against Levante.”Ramos, in the preselection of the Games: “If he wants, I’m going to support him. It’s very nice to play for his country and also a player like him with what he has done.”Do you remember the time of last season before arriving ?: “We have to be focused on what we do every day. The rest we don’t control. Do you know what will happen tomorrow? No. All you can do is give 100% every day, just like in life. situation is as always. In March and April everything is played. We know that. But I do not look beyond tomorrow. “Live with your decisions (Bale, Isco, Marcelo …): “There are a thousand things and everyone can comment. All players are important. Yes, I live with my ideas. It is said that one dies with them. I live with my ideas and it will always be like that. What I do is a passion. Not everyone can say that. Many people have to work to live in something they don’t like. I can be wrong, but I give it my all. “last_img read more

first_imgThis club of billionaires is closed by Chelsea, with 1008 million, and Manchester United, with a total of 1007 million euros. Paris Saint-Germain is the one on the brink of entering the club of the wealthy, surprisingly, with 979 million euros followed by Atlético de Madrid, with 836 million euros.Calcium does not provide its first member until position 10, where Juventus appears with 783 million euros and the Bundesliga until 12, with Borussia Dortmund, which has a staff value of 756 million.What are the ‘cheapest’ equipment?The upper part is as interesting as the lower part to check who has the least valued assets in the market. The red lantern goes to Paderborn, with 37 million euros, followed by Lecce (38), Union Berlin (46) and Leganés (51). Toulouse marks the club of 100 million worth of which Granada, Osasuna, Metz, Genoa, Alavés, Eibar, SPAL, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Mallorca, Nimes, Stade Brestois, Hellas Verona, Amiens and Dijon are left out. Liverpool dominated Europe last season and this one, was heading towards the Premier League until the coronavirus pandemic has forced to stop the competitions. Atlético was able to prevent them from revalidating the European title but even so, their good level has made their players revalue themselves and become, according to a CIES study, the Most expensive squad in the world beating giants like Real Madrid or Barcelona, ​​who usually occupy the top of these classifications.According to CIES, Liverpool’s squad is valued at € 1405 million, being the most valuable team in England and the top five European leagues. In second place is Manchester City with 1.361 billion euros followed by Barcelona, ​​with 1.17 billion euros and Real Madrid, which stays just at 1100.last_img read more

first_imgAlexis Trujillo, coordinator of the Betis technical secretariat, believes that not having played the derby against Sevilla due to the stoppage of the coronavirus has hurt the Verdiblanco team. “After having achieved an important victory against the one who was the leader of the championship, which reinforces a lot, At Sánchez Pizjuán there were conditions that could be favorable for us: the losses of Fernando and Gudelj and that it was behind closed doors. That was a great advantage, it was a good time to have been able to play it. But health is above all and this nightmare, unfortunately, has made us confined and we must continue working so that when it can be disputed it is in the best possible state. ““I have been fortunate to be able to play many derbies, what am I going to tell. It is special, different, you put your soul into the field. Our team had that spirit of revenge because in our stadium we could not give the fans a joy. Against Real Madrid we won and you saw the atmosphere in the city and everyone was excited to be able to face this match. Unfortunately this virus has paralyzed everything. I am positive and I believe that the championship will be resumed and finished, for that strict daily controlled guidelines have been set. The players train like this, they send their temperature controls every day and in that aspect the medical services, the technical staff and the nutrition team are working very well and hopefully when we return it will be in the best possible state, “added Alexis. The person in charge of the green and white technical secretariat considers that the work of the players during the confinement will be essential: “You have to see there the good work done by the body and the physical trainers and the order and discipline of the players. When the championship is delayed, the games will surely be played more closely and with the temperatures it will be a greater handicap. The professionalism of the group, the good work of the technical staff and the nutritionists will be very noticeable. Obviously, playing every three days which is one of the options and with a high temperature requires an extra effort for the players ”.The canary praises the behavior of the footballers in this break: “Our players are doing their job very well. They are being controlled very well. We have a group that has shown humanly to be good and supportive and Professionally, there are players who perfectly know the demands of Betis. Now we are in a position in the table that none of us like. “Alexis considers that the green and white objective in this final stretch is to climb positions: “There are many games left. With the teams that are in the positions that we would like we have an important difference. In football anything can happen. In this abnormal situation, the teams that make the most sacrifice and are prepared can take more advantage. Hopefully we are one of them, we can cut the distance and reach the last days being able to have options to fight for something positive and leave the name of Betis as high as possible ”. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 6, 2020last_img read more

first_imgIker Casillas, former Real Madrid international goalkeeper, stated this Wednesday that lthe best stop of his entire career was the one he made to Arjen Robben during the final of the World Cup in South Africa, which Spain won against the Netherlands in 2010.That was Casillas’ choice when asked by an amateur on the official Champions League Twitter account, in which the Spanish goalkeeper answered other questions related to his career.“I choose stops that are decisive in the end. Like the one in the World Cup final in South Africa. That hand in hand with Robben, not for the spectacular but for the moment. And then the 2002 final in Glasgow (of the Champions League that Real Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen), those final minutes. “Casillas explained how the seconds before his action against Robben were, in the 62nd minute of the final, when the scoreboard was 0-0 between Spain and the Netherlands.“At that time what I tried was to preview what he could do. He had been my partner at Real Madrid and he already knew more or less what his skills were. I tried to give him a little more left side to try to dribble around, but then he decided to shoot at goal and I was able to get the right foot out quickly, “he said.By last, He chose between one of the two great titles he won with Spain: lto Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria or the World Cup in South Africa 2010.“It is a good question. The difference from 2010 to 2008 is great. It is true that for us there is a beginning, which is the Euro Cup in Austria and Switzerland where we managed to pass the penalty shootout against Italy (quarterfinals). From there, everything else came, “he explained.“If we had not passed that round of the quarterfinals of the Euro Cup, neither the World Cup nor the next Euro Cup would have arrived. It was a decisive moment in Spanish football. Whatever it is to win a World Cup outshines the rest. They are different moments but at the same time very important “, he pointed out.“You have to be very restrained for football to return”The exguardameta Íker Casillas, candidate for the presidency of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), considered that it is necessary to be ‘very restrained’ to make the decision to return the competition. “I am quite optimistic about life in general, I have always liked to see the glass half full, but right now I think you have to be very restrained when making a decision like that. I am convinced that all the people who are in different positions worldwide are always thinking about the quality of football and the fans, “he said. “But right now I think that there will be a few months in which it will take a certain calm and a certain calm to know when and when everything begins to establish itself as it was before. It is taking slow, safe and firm steps, especially for the good of the people.“He said. On his aspiration to preside over the highest body of Spanish football, he commented:” From a distance I have been aware of everything for a long time. But it is true that right now the main thing is to be able to have this cure, to be able to have it under control, above different levels “.“The decision was made a few months ago but right now everything is so stopped that you have to wait for events and see how everything unfolds.. Right now this is secondary and the main thing is to insist that people be consistent and listen to what they tell us, “he added in the online solidarity marathon #YoMeCorono organized by Carlos Latre and which aims to raise funds to find the vaccine against the disease.Asked about how he is handling the situation caused by this disease, he said: “I am a little scared but confident with the people who are aware of everything. I am convinced that they are doing everything possible to keep the world population calm.. It is a new situation for everyone, first time. We have to listen very well to the people who are in the front row fighting against all this. ““In Portugal the state of alarm is not, it is that of emergency. It has some nuance different from Spain but still the people are quite consistent and almost everyone is responsible, they stay at home, “he declared. He also spoke of the unity his country is experiencing, similar to the one that took place during the celebrations after the conquest of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa:” Since I remember We have rarely seen an entire country, all of humanity, so close together and so eager to live and help as we are right now. “Ten years ago we had to do it in a happy way, Madrid was a show. Now we are seeing the opposite but we continue to see that unity that we have. It is a pity, a misfortune what is happening. But still we see that the union is strength and I think we are going to have to pull it more than ever“he opined.last_img read more

first_imgOns developed its incidence: “I suggest not to begin enjoying the Australian Open, since we performed it this 12 months … We might begin from Indian Wells, the place everybody stopped. It could be the fairest factor for the opposite Grand Slams, for the rating factors and for every little thing, “she stated from her house, the place she entertains herself amongst different issues making movies with Tik Tok, the primary Arab tennis participant to attain the quarterfinals of a significant, who was coaching earlier than the event with the Spanish Alejandro García Cenzano.Jabeur believes that if the sport is performed once more ultimately, it is going to be, on the earliest, “in September”. “Let’s say we even began in July, what in regards to the different tournaments? What in regards to the different Grand Slams if we are able to play two or three a 12 months and simply skip the opposite? Is it truthful for the factors and for the opposite gamers? displays, earlier than acknowledging that “everybody has misplaced many issues.” In today of confinement, the place tennis gamers are very energetic in expressing their concepts about the way forward for tennis, Ons Jabeur has had one that’s not less than curious, in addition to fascinating, though it’s doubtless that it’s not as properly obtained because the one which Federer’s proposal had a few potential union between the ATP and the WTA. The 25-year-old and 39-year-old Tunisian from the world, who had a exceptional efficiency on the final Australian Open (reached the quarterfinals), thinks that “It’s not a good suggestion for the season to resume this 12 months.” “Let’s begin in March subsequent 12 months,” Jabeur stated on the vodcast. Tennis Legends, by Eurosport.last_img read more