Lopetegui: “The players miss the tactical talks”

first_img* Data updated as of April 5, 2020 Sevilla made public on this atypical Palm Sunday a talk between President José Castro and first-team coach Julen Lopetegui. In it, the protagonists analyzed how they are living these days of confinement. “I am at home, always being responsible, taking advantage of the time in the best possible way. Being in touch with the boys, with the whole world of the club and wishing and hoping that all this nightmare ends as quickly as possible. The oldest son is in Madrid, with teleworking, so in that aspect we are fine, “explained Lopetegui.The machinery in Seville is far from being stopped and José Castro was in charge of confirming it: “Since the morning doing many conferences with the CEO, with the vice president, with the executive committee, etc. I also talk to Monchi every day with him, to see how things are going. Trying to have meetings with UEFA and LaLiga to see how this can start again. I also walk an hour a day because if you don’t imagine … “. Regarding the first squad, Lopetegui wanted to put the value on the responsibility of his players and the involvement they have had to adapt to the peculiar circumstances they have had to live through this season. “We are trying to ensure that they have a daily routine of taking advantage of time both at the physical work level and so that they have time a day to think about football, on technical-tactical issues. We are also aware of their emotions, in permanent contact with them. The boys are very professional and have a very good disposition. “ The anecdote came when he confessed what his pupils have come to miss: “It is a very good wardrobe and many of them tell me that they would never think they would miss a tactical talk. Every cloud has a silver lining”.José Castro is in love with Holy Week in Seville and this year he intended to continue with the tradition of taking Lopetegui to a balcony in La Campana, the starting point of the official race, to contemplate the processional parades of some of the days of the week, something the Basque coach is aiming for next year: “I had a tremendous illusion, so next year double illusion, we will take revenge. I am in love with all these traditions and now we will ask everyone to end this nightmare soon. “center_img LaLiga Santanderlast_img read more

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Madrid aims to cut € 75m in staff salaries

first_imgReal Madrid is not in the red and it is managing to navigate the coronavirus crisis that also plagues the world of soccer. But whatever happens with the competitions, the entity looks beyond June 30. There is money in the piggy bank, from the surplus of previous years, but one of the intentions is not only to lighten the long payroll of 37 contract players, there is also an economic component: lighten the wage bill. This campaign has been 284 million euros in soccer salaries … It is necessary to cut in the cards and several are the names underlined by the entity. Adding up all those chips, Madrid aims to cut around 75 million euros. Part of those wages would be replaced by newcomers, although they would not be as high. Madrid would also save out there. Odegaard was winning € 3.5M (plus a € 50,000 bonus for each official game with the first team) before its last extension, last summer before leaving on loan to Real. His salary was improved and conditions that will improve even when his return to Madrid this summer is officially confirmed. Achraf he went to Borussia Dortmund with one of the lowest salaries of the first white team (€ 3m gross), but it will improve you too.A model of wage containmentMadrid has been a very content club in salary mass expenses. Their personnel expenses together with the rest of the entity’s workers (in Madrid the figure exceeds 800 employees) stand at 52% in relation to total operating income (before disposal of fixed assets). This is what the ECA (Association of European Clubs) calls the Efficiency Ratio and recommends that it not exceed 70%. The Madrid Nor was he in danger of the salary limit imposed by LaLiga for 2019-20, which in the case of whites was € 641M. According to its budget, the entity spent € 456M on the salaries of all its workers and although other factors (social security, bonuses, commissions to agents …) are taken into account, it was still far from that barrier. Therefore, Madrid had a mattress. Among other things, to haggle an ERTE at the moment. The problem comes now, because those operating expenses continue to plummet due to the COVID-19 crisis … Brahim, in the Cup match against Real this season.JOAQUIN CORCHERO ARCOScenter_img The first, in red and within a circle, is that of Gareth Bale. The Welshman is the best paid, his salary represents € 29 million to the entity (his net record of 14.5 million plus taxes), and sports is indicated by Zidane. It is a walking luxury. A very similar situation to James. The Colombian improved his contract before leaving on loan to Bayern and now it costs € 16.4M per campaign. Two footballers that Zizou has removed from the main table. Between them, they ‘consume’ € 45.4M of the budget. Bale’s salary could go, like communicating glasses, to Paul Pogba’s pocket if Zidane’s wishes are fulfilled. It is the great signing by hand, despite the pandemic. But the Welshman will make his departure very expensive. His agent, Jonathan Barnett, hinted at it his way in AS: “Gareth loves Madrid and the city, his history at Real will end with another Champions and perhaps another contract …”.With James the entity refuses to let it go for free, but his contract ends in 2021. It is now or never and its emoluments reduce potential candidates for a very fine bouquet. There are more situations in which their sports presence is not commensurate with the cost to the club. The most obvious is Mariano. Madrid tried as active and passive as it came out last season. The player’s salary has been € 8M gross this campaign … for just 65 minutesWhich is the only thing Zidane gave him. Case very similar to that of Brahim. The Marseillaise took just 170 minutes; the file of Malaga is about € 7M gross. Figure on the same scale as it is Odriozola, now on loan at Bayern. A place in the squad that Achraf will now occupy, in theory. Finally, there are two more cases of players who have left on loan and have a difficult time staying: Dani Ceballos (€ 6M gross) and Vallejo (€ 4M).last_img read more

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CSD threatens Fuenlabrada for circumventing confinement by doing fat checks

first_imgHe Higher Sports Council (CSD) has threatened by letter to sanction the Fuenlabrada after the azulón club has authorized its footballers to go to Fernando Torres to individually carry out a fat analysis by the new nutritionist hired at the request of José Ramón Sandoval.The news, unveiled by AS yesterday Sunday, has caused the discomfort of the CSD and this threat of sanction that today the Cadena SER has been made public and AS has been confirmed. The agency has contacted the Azulona entity by letter first thing in the morning, while the players were already passing those fat controls. The document states that they could be sanctioned.AS has witnessed this morning that the mechanism that was disclosed yesterday in this newspaper had been launched. The players waited in their cars in the Fernando Torres parking lot and entered the interior one by one, where this fat control was done individually. No footballer has come into contact with others and they were notified by phone when they had to enter the compound.At 8:30 in the morning, these controls had already begun and stopped shortly after the CSD communication. The club has ordered to stop them, but the initiative has also come from the players themselves, fearful that, by continuing them, they could be sanctioned individually. Hardly half a dozen of them have passed them. No one in the club formally contacted either LaLiga or CSD. before executing these analyzes because it was understood that it fell within the assumptions established by the new conditions of confinement, those preceding the hibernation of the economy that was set just over two weeks ago. In this regard, it should be noted that the lawyer who advises the club is Javier Tebas Llanas, son of Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga. Tebas Llanas was already an advisor to the entity before being promoted to Second.In the CSD they say that initiatives like this one from Fuenlabrada or the threat of returning to the training sessions of the Real Sociedad respond to LaLiga’s attempts to pressure the government to facilitate, as soon as possible, the return to work of the 42 First and Second templates. Club reactionFaced with threats from the Higher Sports Council to Fuenlabrada for evading confinement, the Madrid club has made the following statement:“During the morning, a communication was received in which the Higher Sports Council warns that Royal Decree 463/2020 does not allow the opening of sports facilities to the public.The CF Fuenlabrada wants to clarify that at no time has it opened its sports facilities to the public and that it has complied with Royal Decree 463/2020 and with the highest standards of sanitary protocols. However, due to institutional consideration and in order to clarify the situation with all the guarantees, the scheduled weigh-ins have been provisionally suspended. “last_img read more

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The Spanish tour takes shape: venues, format, donation, Nadal …

first_imgThe Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) outlines the main points of the tour that can happen in Spain as quickly because the restrictions imposed by the Authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic permit it. In precept, the alert standing will final till Might 24. This nationwide tour for top-100 tennis gamers with six stops (there will likely be one other 12 checks for these situated between positions 90 and 500 of the ATP and WTA world rankings), would happen so long as the worldwide tournaments and the inflow of public could be topic to the foundations that had been issued. However in the meantime, sources from the RFET confirmed to AS that there are already some confirmed venues and that they mentioned final Friday points such because the competitors format and donations from the gathering. This newspaper has additionally realized that the chance that the Spanish primary and two on this planet, Rafa Nadal, take part within the tour isn’t dominated out. Madrid (Membership de Campo, presumably), Valencia (Membership Valencia) and Lleida (Membership Lleida) are the already confirmed venues, and there are 4 different potential ones that may select, in the meanwhile: Seville (Actual Membership de Tenis Betis), Marbella (Puente Romano ), Huelva (Membership Centenario) and Manacor (Rafa Nadal Academy). This final location could be the important thing to a potential participation of Nadal, who has not but mentioned sure, however has additionally not confirmed that he won’t be in any of those tournaments.Concerning the format, it could be a primary group part with eight tennis gamers divided into two teams and subsequent crossings from the semifinals, though some kind of workforce system can also be being studied. And part of the proceeds would go to the hoispitales of the areas by which it’s performed.last_img read more

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ON footballers ask for help for non-professionals and players

first_img“We’re speaking about skilled soccer players, who present their companies in change for a wage, though in lots of circumstances their employment relationship is hidden below verbal contracts with out registration with Social Safety”, Juanjo Martínez assures earlier than this case of uncertainty and in some circumstances, as he himself factors out, “additionally of abuse”. Therefore his request: “We request that, initially, the State Administration take steps to make clear the contractual state of affairs of the soccer players in these classes. As for the RFEF, we ask that you simply make clear the doubts as quickly as doable and that they’re inside your competence. Lastly, rwe ask each establishments to make an financial effort to help the footballers of the Second Division B, Third Division and Girls’s Soccer, in order that an financial merchandise is hooked up to the settlement during which they’ve taken half, along with LaLiga, which, on the one hand, is meant to compensate the lack of wages produced after the suspension of the competitions, and, on the opposite, pays the bills of the assessments previous to the beginning of the group coaching, the one ones that assure the entire safety of the return to the competitors. Each measures, each compensatory help and assessments, should attain all footballers within the aforementioned classes, as a result of, no matter the kind of license they’ve, they’re all professionals. “For all this, Futbolistas ON requests that, “though lots of the issues to which we refer are as a result of mismanagement of the golf equipment, the shortage of safety is actual and it will generate an vital battle. To deal with it, we take into account it important to create a selected desk for monitoring the implications of the COVID-19 disaster. “ ON footballers has despatched a letter to the Larger Sports activities Council and the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation to convey the priority of the footballers of the Second Division B and Third Division and the footballers of the First Iberdrola, Iberdrola Problem and First Nationwide, for the “uncertainty skilled by society on the whole and soccer particularly”. The letter, signed by the union president, Juanjo González, and addressed to Irene Lozano and Luis Rubiales focuses on the truth that some competitions similar to girls’s competitions have been suspended and others such because the aforementioned Second B and Third aren’t but identified. when are they going to have the ability to end. “It sows every kind of doubts in regards to the length of the contracts.”The letter, to which AS has had entry, denounces that “Many golf equipment within the three classes are already notifying their players of their casualties or informing them that they won’t obtain wages from the date of the suspension of the competitions, regardless of not having requested the corresponding Employment Regulation File (ERTE)” . On this approach, Footballers ON focuses on the truth that contracts whose length is till June 30 or much more if the competitions had been lengthened are being breached.ON footballers, who’ve a particular presence in non-professional soccer, additionally level out “the query of whether or not the Second B and Third Division Blended Commissions will open within the common timeframe, as they’re the important instruments for environment friendly claims on their wages, and , the place acceptable, if the wages accrued after the suspension of the competitions could also be claimed, within the occasion that the membership has not requested an ERTE attributable to drive majeure “. And he provides: “As a consequence of the truth that many golf equipment are neglecting their obligations on this crucial state of affairs, lYou / the soccer players are questioning if the switch interval will adapt to the current context and from what date they’ll signal the brand new contract. “last_img read more

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Liverpool, Man City meet for first trophy

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Barely four months after arriving at Liverpool, Juergen Klopp could turn a season of transition into one of silverware and keep up the club’s strong tradition in the English League Cup. The first trophy of the English season is on offer when Liverpool face Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday. Fuelled by cash from Abu Dhabi since 2008, City are starting to make a habit of reaching title matches at Wembley Stadium. That was once the case for Liverpool, too. But the Reds – England’s dominant force in the 1970s and ’80s – have fallen on hard times over the past decade, during which time they have collected only one trophy: A record-extending eighth League Cup in 2012. Four years without a title is too long for a team of Liverpool’s heritage, but a successful era might just be around the corner under the popular Klopp, who has made a big impression since replacing Brendan Rodgers in October. A DECADE OF SUCCESS Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has compared the club’s situation to that of Chelsea, which won the League Cup in 2005 – their first season under JosÈ Mourinho – to spark a decade of success domestically and in Europe. “I remember for Chelsea a few years back, it was the League Cup they won and after that they managed to win a lot of trophies,” Mignolet said. “It gives everybody a confidence boost when you win your first trophy for a long time. “For this young group of lads, I think it could be something that pushes us on to be even hungrier for trophies.” City are bidding for their fifth trophy since 2011 and first of a possible three this season in manager Manuel Pellegrini’s last year before being replaced by Pep Guardiola. City is six points off the lead in the Premier League and took a big step towards the Champions League quarter-finals by beating Dynamo Kiev 3-1 on Wednesday. The teams last met in November, when Liverpool beat City 4-1 away. Klopp’s tactics of pressing from the front, giving City’s defence and deep-lying midfielders no time on the ball, worked perfectly and the margin of victory could have been bigger. An attacking trio of playmakers Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana were the chief protagonists of Liverpool’s big win at Etihad Stadium in November, with their relentless hounding of City’s ball-playing defenders causing errors. While mindful of that, Klopp may still choose to go with a different front line as Daniel Sturridge is fit after a long run of injuries. Klopp has previously spoken of his frustration over Sturridge’s injury problems, saying he needs to play through his problems, while critics say the England striker needs to toughen up. “To say a player doesn’t want to play is the biggest disrespect you could ever say to a footballer,” Sturridge said. “I don’t think anyone will understand how much it means to me to play football.” The Liverpool loss was one of a number of heavy defeats sustained by City this season, but captain Vincent Kompany’s recent return from injury has boosted the team ahead of a busy end to the season. There are also eight games in the Premier League this weekend, headlined by Manchester United playing Arsenal. After two weeks off, Leicester should be refreshed at home against Norwich tomorrow as the unlikely Premier League leaders look to revive their title challenge that stalled with a loss at Arsenal last time out. Leicester have a two-point lead over second-place Tottenham, who are at home to Swansea on Sunday. Third-place Arsenal are also two points behind, while Man City are in fourth place. While their title rivals are all competing in Europe and have congested schedules, Leicester can focus solely on the Premier League strengthening their bid for perhaps the most unpredictable league title victory in the history of English soccer. With Man City not in Premier League action, Man United can trim the gap to the top four to three points by beating Arsenal. Anything other than a win could see United passed by Southampton (at home to Chelsea) and West Ham (at home to Sunderland), who play tomorrow. ATTACKING TRIOlast_img read more

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Ja’s women delighted with championship record

first_img “We knew we had a solid team so it was all about arranging the team the right way. We went out as a team, we did wonderfully. I don’t think we could ask for anything else,” added Fraser-Pryce, who also commented on Jamaica’s win in the men’s 4x100m. Only Beverly McDonald, with six, has won more medals in the 4x100m at the World Championships, while this was Jamaica’s 13th medal in this event at the World Championships. Campbell-Brown was also thankful for the result. “I think it was good. We are happy for the result. This is my second time running the first leg. I ran it way back while competing at the World Junior Championships a long time ago. It felt okay. The objective was to come out here, get the baton around, and ensure we got the win,” said Campbell-Brown, who played down her leg and applauded Morrison’s and Thompson’s efforts. –  André Lowe SOLID TEAM BEIJING, China: Jamaica’s women went into their 4x100m final at the IAAF World Championships yesterday hunting the world record, but are certainly not complaining about what they left with – another gold medal and the fastest time ever recorded at the event. After a bullet-start from Veronica Campbell-Brown, who was starting a relay for the first time since the 2000 World Junior Championships in Santiago Chile, the Jamaicans consolidated in the middle legs with youngsters Natasha Morrison and Elaine Thompson holding the advantage before releasing Fraser-Pryce on anchor. The 100m gold medallist raced across the line in 41.07 seconds, two hundredths of a second faster than the old championships record that they themselves set at the last installment of the championships in Moscow, Russia. The United States were second in 41.68, while Trinidad and Tobago claimed their first medal in this event in 42.03 – a national record. “I feel good! We ran a championship record and it’s just wonderful that we came out here as a team and were able to accomplish this. We are really excited! Yes! We thought about the world record but it didn’t happen. Maybe next time; however, we are satisfied with what we got tonight and look forward to more,” said Fraser-Pryce.last_img read more

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Charlie set to go on goal spree

first_img Today’s games Group A St Catherine vs Calabar Clan Carthy vs Tivoli Group D Charlie Smith vs Penwood St Andrew Technical vs St Mary’s College Group E St Jago vs Wolmer’s Kingston High vs Mona Group G Kingston College vs Jose Marti Waterford vs Campion College (Home teams named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.) Charlie Smith High will look to maintain their perfect run when they face lowly Penwood High in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup Group D, today at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, starting at 3:30 p.m. The Charlie Smith team has won all four games in the first phase and will now start the return round. Having beaten Penwood 5-0 in the first game, ‘Charlie’ should have little problem in winning at home today. A win for Charlie would push them a step closer to the next stage, and they are fully aware of that. Charlie Smith lead the group on 12 points from four games ahead of Holy Trinity (8), St Andrew Technical (7), St Mary’s College (7) and Penwood – without a point. Coach of Charlie Smith Jerome Waite said his team would be looking to notch another victory. “Well, the game means a lot as winning would put us one step away from a spot in the second round,” Waite told The Gleaner yesterday. “Making the next round is the test for the team to see where we are. The team is not playing badly, but decision-making and other things need to improve,” the veteran coach who guided Charlie Smith to the final last year said. In another crucial game today, Calabar High, lying in second position on eight points, travel away to third-place St Catherine (7). Jamaica College, who are idle, lead Group A with 13 points from five games.last_img read more

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Abrahams is champion tipster

first_imgVeteran racing analyst and commentator Howard Abrahams (IRIE FM) has emerged The Gleaner/CTL champion tipster for 2015, topping the standings with 259 winners to capture the $80,000 prize money.Taking control from mid-year, Abrahams finished 13 clear of closest rival Jimmie of THE STAR, who in turn was four clear of Francisco’ Linky’ Mills (Cable News Network) in third on 242. Mills held off a wall of tipsters, including Tony Chadman (News Talk), Kirk Kong (Track & Pools), RJR (Patrick Anderson), Sports Globe (Collin ‘Pebbles’ Blair) and the 2014 champion Orville Clarke (The Gleaner) for the $20,000 third prize, as Jimmie picked up $30,000 for second.For the third consecutive year, the wagering section of the competition had no winner. All tipsters finished in the red with a minus quantity, Chadman coming out best of the 15 media tipsters with minus $6.950.00 The unclaimed prize money will be carried over to this year.Meanwhile, RJR won the sixth and final bi-monthly category, coming through on the final raceday of the year to nab Chadman on the wire by a single winner (44-43) for the $20,000 prize.last_img read more

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