Chiefs need to be more clinical

Chiefs need to be more clinical

first_imgThe limping visitors will take a no-excuse approach into Friday’s match at Eden Park featuring two teams seeking to avoid twin losses to start their season.Both fell short in the South Island last weekend – the Blues beaten 41-34 by the Highlanders before the Chiefs conceded late tries in a 45-23 lesson from defending champions the Crusaders.Assistant coach Neil Barnes believes that score was unflattering and doesn’t want to alter much.”I thought the guys played well last week, as we were right in that game until the death. If we had taken our chances before that it could have been a different result,” Barnes said.”We reviewed the game and we’re happy with some of the performances hence we’ve rolled out a very similar group.”There could have been more changes but two players have been cleared of concussion symptoms – starting wing Sean Wainui and benched loose forward Mitchell Brown.The injury list is still in double figures, with two All Blacks – fullback Charlie Ngatai (knee) and lock Dominic Bird (shoulder) – scrubbed out from last week’s side while Test prop Kane Hames remains out with illness.Taranaki winger Declan O’Donnell has joined the squad to replace Tim Nanai- Williams after the Samoan international suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.”At the end of the day the strength of the team goes back to the 36th player you’ve got, and at the moment we’re using everybody,” Barnes said.”You don’t pick people you don’t trust, and we’re quietly confident the boys coming in are going to do the job for us.”Barnes is predicting a physical battle against a Blues forward pack which held sway when the teams met in a pre-season fixture in Te Kuiti.last_img read more

Weightlifting: now to the heavies!

first_imgThe 105kg men’s division will kick start the day’s activities.Gashe Heni is the only Papua New Guinean competing.The favorite for the event is Australian Zac Grgure.A short time ago, the seats were 95 percent empty but spectators are slowly moving in.The snatch category of the 105kg competition will start shortly.last_img

Maxi finishes off an Eibar fight

first_imgGoals1-0, 26 ‘: Maxi Gomez Valencia will travel to Saudi Arabia with the duties done in the League. A goal by Maxi Gómez gave him three points that bring him closer to the area where he aspires to live at the end of the course: the Champions League. Arrived at the equator of the championship, the black and white are located four points from Seville and only one from Atlético (the rojiblancos with the duel against Levante still pending). This after a morning of football in which Eibar showed that Mendilibar has taken the measure to Valencia, a team, the gunsmith, who forced Mestalla to start 2020 asking for the time.In recent times Valencia was missing a groundbreaking striker, a matchmaker. The last of that lineage was Simone Zaza, who by Mestalla had more charisma than goal (although he signed 19 in 59 games). Now Celades has Maxi Gómez, who has character and punch. The charrúa asserted with an impeccable finish the black and white technical superiority. Wass was very guilty of his success, which placed the ball on his forehead with a surgeon’s precision. So Maxi Gómez, who came from the infirmary, scored his seventh goal. For them, he only needed 12 shots. Good cover letter for the trip through Saudi Arabia.Eibar raised in Mestalla the party that circumstances left him. Mendilibar is not exactly left over and the casualties of people like Kike García or Orellana are accused by a team like the gunsmith. Even so it was seen that he had a plan, which was to stop Parejo and prevent Rodrigo or Ferran from having spaces, based on high pressure, and he got to have his moments in the game – in truth his was almost the entire second half – and also his chances. To highlight a failed clearance by Gabriel Paulista that was not a goal by the crossbar, two shots of Pedro León and Charles, repelled with popcorn by Jaume Doménech, who has won the place to Cillessen.The Valencia sinned of not finishing off the task when it had to do it. But after the goal of Maxi Gómez there were more requests for action by the VAR than openwork occasions. Carlos Soler claimed a penalty for Cote and Maxi Gómez, for zancadilla del gijonés. Valencia football was thick, like the atmosphere that was breathed in Mestalla, a stadium that has been infected with the affinity of its Grada Joven. The flashes of Ferran Torres and the will of Kevin Gameiro were enough to reach the goal of ché tranquility. Unlike. Eibar, who perhaps lacked to really believe that he could tie, forced Celades to take Kondogbia out of Rodrigo. The end was none other than tie the three points. With them he adds 31, which is eight more than last year, when he managed to finish fourth.Balance. “In the second part, the ball catchers have disappeared”Match Balance: “We have had options because we had you arrive in the second part. When it is 1-0 you always have options. In the first half, they have been better, we line up a little behind, they have made their game. With Rodrigo and even squeezing. In the second part, we have climbed the line and complicated the situation. They have had options but playing differently, with a more direct game. That’s why they took Gameiro out. “He has been seen arguing with the fourth referee: “No, discuss, no … talk. I’ve been great with him. I’ve had a good feeling with him. The only thing in the second part, the ball bouncers suddenly disappear. A band ball came out and you had to go to look for it. This is soccer too. You play with 30 balls today, you don’t play with just one. “Celades: “I understand that Garay asks for two years of contract”First round closure: “One of the objectives set internally was to end the first round undefeated in Mestalla. We are pleased to have achieved it. ” Suffering in the last minutes: “When you don’t close the game against any team, it’s normal for you to suffer in the last minutes. And even more the Eibar, which does not need much elaboration to make danger. We played a very good first hour and we had clear chances. We haven’t hit the last pass, in the definition. Regardless of this, I think we have managed the last minutes well. ”Eibar tactical change in the second half: “In the first part we have put them in difficulties. In the second it cost us more. We understood that, as a result of the result, they were going to take more risks. But they always go well up. In the second part, without having the fluency of the first part, we have reached the door but we have not been able to score goals. ”How is the costumes facing the Super Cup ?: “He hasn’t given us time yet. The best medicine is to win the previous match. We are going to play the Super Cup with a good dynamic. Now, to face the Super Cup in the best way and with the maximum illusion ”.Ferran Torres, to the Absolute ?: “With these young boys, you have to go step by step. He is playing at a good level. The best for him is normalcy. I worry that tomorrow I will train and prepare my best ”.Would you have signed on September 11 to finish the first round as you finished it ?: “I don’t put notes, I’m here to work and to try my best. We are happy for how we are. My joy is to work with these players every day. ”Jaume instead of Cillessen: “We have made this decision like any other. There is nothing preset we are guided by sensations. Let’s go on the go. We will decide. ”The first time Jaume wins the goal debate: “It does not mean that we are not happy with Cillessen. This does not mean that it is forever. Depending on the situations, we will make decisions. Not only goalkeepers need confidence, all players. We are very happy with the goalkeepers we have. ”Is it ungrateful not to be able to give minutes to some who used when there were many injured ?: “Not being able to play players who deserve to play is the most difficult task as a coach.”Garay, stand-in. Has the negotiation of your renewal influenced you ?: “He has not played for a technical decision, has not influenced at all. When there is a situation like this, the ideal is that it does not last long and that all parties are satisfied. ”Do you understand that the player can ask for two years ?: “Of course, it is permissible for everyone to look for their interests.”Changes too late ?: “Can be. We have been talking about changing the system, as we have done in the end. But we were afraid to neglect the bands by their side centers. But I remain that the three changes have gone very well ”.Cheryshev and Gameiro have left before: “I do not know”. ChangesMichelangelo Atienza (64 ‘, Sergio Álvarez), Pablo De Blasis (70 ‘, Inui), Gameiro (71 ‘, Maxi Gómez), Quique (81 ‘, Charles), Kondogbia (82 ‘, Rodrigo), Cheryshev (88 ‘, Coquelin) CardsReferee: Alejandro José Hernández HernándezVAR Referee: Alfonso Javier Álvarez IzquierdoCharles (61 ‘, Yellow) Wass (76 ‘, Yellow) Paulo Oliveira (83 ‘, Yellow) Paulo Oliveira (90 ‘, Redlast_img read more

Rome asks for Peter

first_imgThe Spaniard ends contract in June, but Chelsea does not let him out easily and the clubs did not find an economic agreement. In recent weeks, they also asked about the ambitious canary Vissel Kobe Japanese the Inter Miami and the New York City FC. Rome is very close to announce the signing of Carles Pérez (which will be transferred without repurchase option, but with the right of first refusal for Barça), although its directive continues looking for reinforcements for the front. In recent days, the Giallorossi have contacted with Chelsea by Pedro, which is considering a change of air.The exazulgrana he has barely started four times in this Premier League and I would not see with bad eyes an adventure in the Serie A. In Italy they affirm that the arrival of Carles would not exclude another incorporation, although according to AS the Pedro option could know, at the moment, it seems complicated For the capitals.last_img read more

Paco Jémez: “I haven’t talked to the president for three months”

first_imgLaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 1, 2020 The market“If we didn’t have tomorrow’s game, I could talk about the market. It’s not worth it. The important thing is not what happened. I try not to worry. I want everyone to assume their responsibility. I think it would be a mistake to divert attention to the market. What the club has done in winter is your problem. “The lack of midfielders“We will try to fix it as we can. We still have people and it is a place where we can have more combinations. All our extremes could play half-point. There are if we have more possibilities, although with the injuries of Santi Comesaña and Jorge Pozo. Find a solution for a extreme is already more difficult. I worry less as soon as we lose more players in the midfield. “The rise“When it comes to setting the goals, you have to be very responsible. It is true that from the beginning we have suffered many casualties and others, such as Embarba or Alex Moreno, have left. We have acquired some players and surely no one will leave saying that objective is different, I now focus more on the good feelings that the team is giving, I still think that with this group it is worth believing it, if I would not believe it, I would have resigned We continue going forward, we still think that we are a great team, a great group. I have to recognize that I like to work in a different way and do many things more cautiously and in a more sensible way. I think we can fight to ascend. “Competitiveness in Second (in relation to the low of Cádiz and Fuenlabrada)“You have to be very cautious when handling the objectives. It is very difficult that in such a long season there is no downturn in each team. I think we have made a very good January. We can look forward to the future with optimism, but very cautiously, we don’t have to lose our conviction in your people, I think we are convinced that we have a template to get into the promotion positions, nobody is going to be promoted here, look at the Depor, he won five consecutive victories, something that the first have not done. “Low“We have Miguel Morro with discomfort. For the rest nothing new.” Rayo has six games in Second without losing, but against Mirandés he wants to win again after adding two consecutive draws against Ponferradina and Extremadura. The Franjirrojos closed the market with the arrival of Yacine Qasmi, which will compete to win the position to Ulloa, and with the Lass farewell, which goes to Lugo and Piovaccari, who returns to Cordova. Nevertheless, Paco Jémez refused to answer questions about the market and was annoyed by the work of the board in this issue: “You have to call the president, sit him here and ask him these questions. I have not talked to him for three months”, said. Here, the rest of the press conference:Mirandés“It is a team that plays with intensity and takes good advantage of its virtues in a very heavy field. You have to play very well with them and you have to match them in intensity and enthusiasm in the desire to win. This week on all we have tried is that the people focus on the importance of getting all three points. “center_img The physical state of the equipment“He has recovered well. Losing a Cup qualifier as we lost it does not hurt you but quite the opposite. We won in many things. We have made a great Cup competition and in that aspect we have come out reinforced. Physically we have recovered and in principle we have done a fantastic workout. “last_img read more

Correa and Saponjic, the only strikers on Koke’s lap

first_imgSimeone has summoned 18 players to face Granada tomorrow. The Argentine coach has had to make bobbin lace to form the list since he has several casualties in all the lines. Although he has also been able to include Koke. The Atlético captain has been discharged after losing the last five games due to a muscle injury. His return is a relief for Cholo who has had trouble organizing the cast of summoners for whom he has had to call Manu, Ricard and Toni Moya, three players of the subsidiary. In defense Felipe is low for accumulation of reprimands and Giménez is still injured. In addition, Trippier was operated by a pubalgia this week and Arias is still convalescing due to muscle problems. Saponjic and Correa are the only strikers in the call, since João Félix, Morata and Diego Costa are low due to injury. Atlético faces the duel against Granada in need of adding three by three. The rojiblanco team is sixth, out of the positions that give access to the Champions League.last_img read more

Barça comes out of chaos alive

first_imgHe finally changed the dynamics of Barça after leaving alive a duel as chaotic as thrilling in which the Blaugrana knew how to overcome Betis twice to win 2-3 and follow the wheel of Real Madrid. Barça is still alive.The last novelty of Setién to try to find the effect of changing that negative dynamic away from home was to rehearse a 4-4-2 with Arturo Vidal as half a point to respond to a Betis who went out to make life impossible for Barça at the exit of the ball. With Barça living on the wire, Messi appeared again at the last moment to throw away the last foul of the first part that Busquets turned into a goal after lowering the ball with his chest. After a chaotic first part, the good news for Barça was that it came out alive after skidding on each corner. The good news for Betis is that it had already detected the weaknesses of the Blaugrana defense. The team that was able to turn madness into rationality would take the game. ChangesSunrise (56 ‘, Junior Firpo), Arthur Melo (56 ‘, Vidal), Loren Morón (61 ‘, Borja Iglesias), Joaquin (69 ‘, William Carvalho), Tello (85 ‘, Guido Rodríguez), Rakitic (88 ‘, Griezmann) Betis’ bet was based on the fact that Barça’s defense was a Russian roulette. With Piqué sanctioned, Umtiti had to play yes or yes and as a left back, Alba gave up his position to Junior. Barça was an invitation to chaos and there Fekir accepted the stake and destroyed the Blaugrana defense, which was a fair. Four minutes into the game, the Frenchman stole a ball from Semedo, got into the kitchen and his shot was blocked by Lenglet. Clear penalty that transformed Channels.Next, Barça reacted by De Jong, who supported by Messi was the only one who accepted Fekir’s challenge. Three minutes after fitting 1-0, the Argentine attended the Dutchman to tie the game. It was the moment when Barça should feel the owner of the game. He had overcome the initial crisis and from then on it was a matter of patience. But not even for those that Barça knew how to calm the game, which remained mounted on a Russian roulette of nonsense. The turnovers were constant, also causing both Sergi Roberto and Busquets to play the red running backwards in a scenario that was reopened for the Fekir show, which took advantage of another loss of Vidal to score 2-1. Goals1-0, 5 ‘: Channels, 1-1, 8 ‘: Frenkie De Jong, 2-1, 25 ‘: Nabil Fekir, 2-2, 47 ‘: Busquets, 2-3, 71 ‘: Clement Lenglet CardsReferee: José María Sánchez MartínezVAR Referee: Carlos del Cerro GrandeClement Lenglet (4 ‘, Yellow) Sergi Roberto (28 ‘, Yellow) Vidal (31 ‘, Yellow) Emerson (35 ‘, Yellow) Mandi (46 ‘, Yellow) Busquets (56 ‘, Yellow) Guido Rodríguez (72 ‘, Yellow) Nabil Fekir (75 ‘, Yellow) Nabil Fekir (75 ‘, Red) Clement Lenglet (78 ‘, Red But the beginning of the second part was more of the same. Madness in both areas without anyone being able to control the game. Barça had more continuity, but missed the completion of Messi, who has long fought with the goal despite continuing to play film. The Catalans alternated their dominance phases with turnovers that generated local kickbacks.To try to put order, Setién gave entry to Arthur and Jordi Alba and Barça began to encircle the goal of Joel. In the absence of success in the goal, Messi remained excellent in the assists and after throwing a foul, Lenglet scored a header that began to decide a game that Fekir could decide to see a double card in ten seconds. As great as unconscious. But not to leave the dirt alone in the transit of glory, Lenglet was ejected three minutes later. Ten against ten and Umtiti of only born center with Busquets helping him to carry out a party that demonstrates that Barça is still alive.last_img read more

The bet of Klopp and ‘Lewy’: € 50 if he scored 10 goals in a training

first_imgPlay under Guardiola: “When Pep arrived at Bayern everyone thought he would play without 9. I thought he would have to play differently. I learned a lot of Pep. I talked a lot with him about tactics and for me it was something new. I knew that if I was able to playing with Guardiola, with his way of thinking and his ideas, would be good for me. In modern football it is impossible to play without a striker. We have not seen him for several years. “Possible signing for Manchester United: “I spoke with Sir Alex Ferguson two years after signing for Dortmund. At that time, I really thought about leaving for United. Because it was Ferguson and Manchester United. Dortmund told me no. It was the first time I thought about leaving because, think about it, a call from Sir Alex Ferguson for a young player is something impressive. It was a special day for me. “Arrival of Flick by Kovac: “The players have more confidence when they know what the coach is asking for. The communication is much better. I still believe that we will play and win the Champions League final.”To play: “Now, everyone knows a lot about tactics. Before a game you can’t say: ‘Today, I’m going to try this.’ It’s impossible but if your body knows the movement, the technique … will appear at the necessary moment.”Play forward: “You can play very well. Give a good pass or a great center but, if you want to score every game you have to change your mindset. And it’s not a click:” Ok, now I’m going to score. “I think 70% is more head that skill. Not everyone can play forward. “Age: “I want to keep playing for a long time. I don’t feel like I’m 31 years old and I work to stay in the top level for five or six more years. I don’t want to be a striker who stays 90 minutes in the area waiting for the ball. I don’t like to touch the ball only 10 times per game is not enough for me, those games seem the most difficult to me, sometimes you have to be patient and you only have one in 90 minutes and you have to be ready, but I like to be part of team, of the game. I want to move and not only wait for the ball. It is what leads me to look for spaces, receive and find my teammates. I can still do everything but I also do it so I can shoot from a distance. “Routines and concentration: “Everything you do before a game is important. Routines and hobbies also because they help you reach a high level of concentration. The brain receives information that something important is coming. A psychologist asked me what I was doing and I said I didn’t know. But before the game I was more focused. I usually wear my left boot before the right one, for example. “ Klopp: “He’s an incredible guy. No matter what I tell you, you believe it. Everything comes from his heart. I used to have a lot of problems with my body language since it was always the same during matches and during training. Sometimes, you have to be more pissed off. I thought I was never going to get it. I had to change and I did it with Klopp. He told me he never knew if he was happy or pissed off. Nobody likes to change things about himself but he knew that it would make me a better player and that I would make a leap in my career. “ Robert Lewandowski is living his best year at the scorer level. An important statement if you consider the excellent level of Polish for almost a decade that has always kept him among the best points of the continent. The forward is shining at Bayern this year (38 goals in 32 games) and reviews with The Guardian his entire career in an extensive interview.The Polish explains the decisive role played by Jürgen Klopp in his career to transform him into the great scorer who is, narrates his third goal of poker to Real Madrid and also, as it was to be under the command of Pep Guardiola. Poker at Real Madrid: “If you score four goals for Real Madrid in a semifinal, it’s something special. You never forget. The best goal of the four? The third. I didn’t have much space. I saw that the ball was coming towards me, Pepe coming from the Xabi Alonso right from the left I didn’t think much I just wanted to do what I can do best: score goals You never have much time If you think too much, it’s a mistake You have to do the first thing that comes to mind If you think hard, the defense covers you. “To train: “When you practice shooting you can think: ‘It does not matter, it is in training’. But no, if you concentrate during training, it will surely be easier during a match. If you have 20 chances in training and you score 20 goals, sure that during the match you will be closer to scoring “Bet with Klopp: “In Dortmund I bet with Klopp that if I got ten goals in a single training I had to pay € 50. In the first I got three or four. After just over a week, I scored seven or eight. In three months, I already got Score each training more than ten goals. When this happened several weeks Jürgen told me: “It’s over. This is too much. I’m not going to pay you more. “That’s my mentality. It’s what helps me and makes it better.”last_img read more

Iker Casillas asks the CSD not to advance the FEF elections

first_imgIn this scenario, the president of the CSD awaits the advice of state lawyers. Once you have the legal opinion requested, it will be sent to the renewed Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) so that it is also pronounced. But in any case both reports are not binding and It will be Irene Lozano herself who will decide whether to grant the electoral advance requested by the president of the RFEF. She has the last word, the final one.The last opinion on the matter has been that of Juan Luis Larrea, an authorized voice since he was the last president of the RFEF before Rubiales. “As the Assembly is mounted, Casillas has it very difficult,” he told the Cope in Saint Sebastian. Boxes has requested Higher Sports Council (CSD) that does not authorize the electoral advance in the Federation, as requested by its president, Luis Rubiales, which aspires to reelection. The Secretary of State for Sports, Irene Lozano, received directly the request of Iker Casillas, who had already anticipated his wish in a first personal conversation that both had at the beginning of the month in the CSD.The other candidate, Luis Rubiales, has also contacted the CSD just to the contrary, to approve the requested advance. Rubiales refers to the advances granted to fourteen federations between 2010 (requested by the Winter Sports Federation) and 2019 (Badminton).last_img read more

Álvaro points to eleven against his ex

first_imgIf all that is part of yesterday, Álvaro García today is also news. The Competition Committee has punished Isi with two matches after his expulsion against Elche, for which the doors of ownership open for the Andalusian. The winger points eleven against his ex and would return to the starting team, something that it had not happened since the day of Oviedo, five days ago. However, that would not be the only change to which Paco Jémez would be forced, since the central Milic is also low by sanction (five yellow). The game against Cádiz appears and all eyes are on him. Álvaro García takes center stage for his past and also for his present. The extreme utrerano, 27 years old, He played in the Cádiz team for three seasons (2015-18) and experienced the promotion to Second. It was precisely in the yellow ranks and under the orders of Álvaro Cervera that he began to emerge, to the point of becoming the most expensive signing in Rayo history. The franjirrojo club paid around five million in this operation.last_img read more