Meeting between Mbappé, Tuchel and Leonardo, according to ‘Le Parisien’

first_imgThe relationship between Mbappé and his coach, Thomas Tuchel, is not going through his best moment. Last Saturday the last controversy was lived, when the player was angry because the coach decided to replace him against Montpellier with the game already sentenced. A situation that has been repeated several times this season. Tuchel tried to explain to Mbappé, who barely looked at his technician and left with a visible anger at the bench.Given this circumstance, Le Parisien states that this Sunday there has been a three-way meeting in Paris: Mbappé, Tuchel and Leonardo, sports director of the Parisian team. According to the French media there has been a climate of tranquility and cordiality between the coach and the French crack, although Le Parisien suggests that The relationship between the two may be at a point of no return. According to Le Parisien, Mbappé is angry because he believes that the gestures of the club are not later reciprocated by his coach. The PSG wants to make it the flagship of its ambitious project, which is the big star on and off the field. For that he constantly promotes him in advertising events. However, Tuchel’s changes create discomfort in Kylian, who does not understand why other stars of the team do always play 90 minutes. Meanwhile, Madrid is still waiting, attentive to these events. Mbappé continues to give the PSG long before the proposals to extend the contract ending in 2022. The white club knows that the only way to have any chance of signing the player is to not renew that contract. A renewal that is getting colder after the latest controversies with his coach …last_img read more

 

Tuchel, with the rope around her neck

first_imgOnce again Tuchel juggles to avoid conflict with her costume stars and at the same time maintain the confidence of President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, that his pulse would not shake if he had to choose between his stars and the coach. The German knows that this battle is lost. Tame the locker room It’s one of the most complicated tasks a coach faces when signing for the Paris Saint Germain. And if not, ask him to Unai Emery, that shortly after arriving had to deal with a conflict between Neymar and Cavani that haunted him almost the entire season. Now the relationship between the Brazilian and the Uruguayan has softened to the point of See the charrúa on Neymar’s birthday last weekend.Thomas Tuchel was not going to be less than the Spanish coach and he is feeling in his flesh the egos fight of the Parisian costumes. If this summer saw how Neymar, one of the pillars of the PSG project, openly negotiated his march to Barcelona, now he has to live with Mbappé’s Public Challenges when it is replaced. The most serious was lived last weekend when the German coach decided to replace the French star when his team won 5-0 at Montpellier. Mbappé showed his disagreement when he led the bench and Tuchel instead of pulling his gals as a boss he tried to reason his star, who despised the conversation twice. Some explanations that for many were out of context since the German gave more importance than the French deserved at that moment. Either respect or fear, the truth is that Tuchel it gives symptoms of being with the rope around the neck because of the leaders of the PSG costumes and another proof of this was the response he gave on Tuesday at the end of the victory against Nantes (1-2) when asked if this weekend’s Neymar party could take a toll on some players who jumped to the Beaujoire stadium last night. “Yes, but what can I do? If I leave without playing all the players who went to the party, tonight I have no equipment. It is like that. I can’t think about the party because otherwise we wouldn’t play. Luckily the game was not too intense, ”he explained.last_img read more

 

Piqué: “In recent years, the results endured the club”

first_imgGerard Piqué appeared at a press conference to analyze the meeting on Tuesday against Naples, corresponding to the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, and discuss the convulsive current situation of the Blaugrana club, despite the fact that the team has recovered the leadership from LaLiga Santander. -The Champions League returns in a special scenario. Are there any motivating elements?-It is the first time we have come in an official match to a historic stadium. It is different lake. When you are a footballer you like to try new things. Naples has improved a lot in recent games. The season did not start well, but it will be complicated. They have won Liverpool, Juventus. You have to be alert to avoid scares.-The game comes after weird days. What analysis do you do?-We try to do our job and the important thing in this club has been the results, which in recent years have endured the club. We know the responsibility we have. We know that the waters do not fall so calm if there are no good results. But the game is important enough to think about other things. You have to be focused, know the virtues they have. It is a very important week.-Messi said that with the current level is not enough to win the Champions League.-Other years we have reached this stage of Champions more favorites or more left over and we have not won. We may not be the most favorite but being Barça, we have possibilities. The most important thing is to go step by step. We have first touched the Naples. First you have to pass this tie and we’ll see. In recent years there are examples that you arrive well at this time and then you lack oxygen. The same in May or April we are like a shot. This competition is very seasonal.– That his name came out as an objective of the accounts, did it bother him? Did the explanations convince Bartomeu?-I wouldn’t know if it bothered me. I do not care. In the end, social networks are uncontrollable. Everyone says what they want. As I see it, I believed it that at least he didn’t know it because when we had the meeting he was touched. But it is something that has come out, has exploded, has been fixed. Anything other than the ball and football will hurt us tomorrow and for the future.To what extent can you forget? We will never forget it. There have been two very hard blows in the history of the club and in our trajectories. But I firmly believe that from the big defeats you can learn and look to the future. Whatever comes, we will know how to face and throw it forward. Each tie is a world, but we have learned things. Be sure of that.Maradona or Messi?Everything has been said. A unique player in the history of football, who gave much in the history of sport, who went through Barça and Naples and will be remembered forever. But if you ask me between Diego and Leo, I have lived it up close and I keep Leo’s regularity and the magic he does every day.An issue like social media angry at the locker room. He called a journalist puppetPuppet is pucinelli. And there are on all sides. Pucinellis are on many sides and puppets are all in some aspect. But in that case it was obvious. It is not a message to this directive. This directive has its most similar people who give them information and give them that feeling of protection. And that’s fine. Everyone does it and it’s normal. The issue is that when certain lines are passed you have to step out and that is what I wanted to do. But regarding the anger of the locker room, I’ve told you before. These are things that happen in a club so big, I had no idea. You have to focus on football that is the important thing.Does it require a bit of tranquility, since the club does not help them?In the end, I think it is giving too much importance. We focus on what we can control, what happens on the pitch. The rest is noise and when you go through moments of weakness, the noise is greater. But it is part of the sport. We know the responsibility we have because if the equipment works, it has already been shown that the numbers don’t matter. What people want is to see Barça win and that is in our hands. Let’s try.Have you seen Messi especially motivated?I haven’t been able to talk to Leo about playing here. I imagine he will be happy to play in a new stadium for him, but the most important thing is the classification. The history of the stadium is fine, but if we don’t get a good result, nobody will be happy.Do you see Messi in Naples?I guess it’s hard to ask him who owns his future. I would like him to retire here.Do you say the results hold the club?I do not put myself in if it is well managed or badly managed, that will be said by the partner. Moreover, I have no information on whether it is well or poorly managed because one thing is what comes out in the press and another is what exists. But it is clear that if the results are not good then there is noise. ”Is it the most important week?Each match marks the following. Tomorrow’s result will influence Sunday. Two weeks ago we were six points from Madrid and if we had not won there then the scenario would be different. Each match marks the following. Winning tomorrow will serve for next Sunday. Hopefully it is one more step.last_img read more

 

Casemiro: “In 15 minutes we backed down, lacked intensity”

first_imgAfter the game, Casemiro appeared before the cameras of Movistar Champions League after the defeat of Real Madrid against Manchester City by 1-2, in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. The explanation is clear. We did 75 spectacular minutes and then we didn’t have the intensity, the control of the game, we backed down, and they are a great rival, they arrive twice and they mark you. There is no excuse, we have a complicated game against Barcelona over the weekend. You have to start thinking about it.How can this affect the Classic?The City is already past, you have to think about Barcelona, ​​rest, a complicated game is coming. We have made mistakes that we cannot make, we cannot make mistakes in the future. It was 15 minutes in which we did not do things well.Ramos complains about the tie, says Gabriel Jesus pushes him.The VAR is for that, if you have not seen it we cannot say anything. He says he has felt a push … That’s what the VAR is for, to help football.How does this go back?First you have to think about Barcelona, ​​we know that the game in England will be very difficult. But you have to think about Barcelona. Is the tie lost?The tie is not, if there is a team capable of tracing this is Madrid. But I think it has been key that we did 75 spectacular minutes, against a great team, and 15 minutes in which we did not do what we should do. And they traced us. It is not finished, but there is a lot of work ahead.How do you explain it?last_img read more

 

Neither Rapinoe, nor Press, nor Parris … the MVP was Alexia Putellas

first_imgThe National Team finished the SheBelieves Cup on the right foot. He demonstrated the quality he has with his football and with his victories against Japan and England he found that he is already at the level of the best. In large part it was thanks to Alexia Putellas. The Barcelona midfielder was La Roja’s guide on the field of play, which helped her to be named the best player in the tournament.This time it was not Megan Rapinoe, neither Christen Press nor Nikita Parris nor Saki Kumagai, considered the best players in the world. The MVP was for the compass of Spain and Barça. Alexia, at 26, is in the prime of her career. A brilliant career that started early. He soon applied as a starter at Can Barça and also went to the absolute with La Roja. She was the youngest of the veterans, and still stood out. Years later and at her young age she is already one of the team’s leaders and the one that has played the most matches with La Roja. In the SheBelieves Cup he worked hard against Japan, he was key to getting the United States out of the game and against England he came out after the break to revive Spain. And he achieve it. He took the reins of the team and also scored the goal the victory. The best Alexia was on the field. This was recognized by the members of the organization who consider it the best in the tournament. The heart of La Roja.last_img read more

 

Five of the COVID-19 cases in Espanyol are footballers

first_imgWhat also unknown, as in the vast majority of cases, it is the focus of infection. Espanyol began the month receiving Atlético de Madrid in Cornellà (1-1), the following week he trained every day except Tuesday and visited El Sadar to face Osasuna (1-0) and last week, after two sessions at the Ciudad Deportiva, the team was concentrated in Navata (Girona), in a mini-stay that did not last even 24 hours, since it was suspended earlier than expected precisely due to the coronavirus alert.The team’s activity had already been postponed before these positives were known, and even before the state of alarm was decreed, for 15 days. In any case, the contagion would not have to have occurred in a group, it could have been outside the work environment.As happened in the cases of Alavés and Valencia, the other two LaLiga clubs that have positive results in COVID-19, the members of Espanyol are receiving messages of encouragement, among others, of former colleagues. Such is the case of Hernán Pérez. “Protect my family and friends and all those people who need you,” he wrote this Wednesday. Or of Leo Baptistao: “I come to leave my positive energy and much encouragement for my colleagues and friends.” Prudence, respect and patience. The one that will be needed to overcome the 14 days of home isolation, a regime even stricter than the confinement that the rest of the country is going through, which the six members of the first squad of Espanyol who have tested positive on COVID-19, as announced by the parakeet club on Tuesday night.In no case does Espanyol have plans to make the names of the six infected infected public, unless it is they who disclose it quite naturally, but sources from the entity insist that they are well, with mild symptoms and recluses, naturally, in their respective homes. It is specifically about five footballers and one member of the technical staff. Various Uruguayan media They assure that one of those affected by the coronavirus is Leandro Cabrera. But from the club they neither confirm nor deny any proper name. They simply avoid entering into all sorts of speculation.last_img read more

 

Federer “devastated”

first_imgRoger Federer has reacted to the suspension of Wimbledon 2020 by way of its social networks. The Swiss tennis participant, champion eight instances on the All England Membership, has written that he’s “devastated”, hooked up to a GIF during which he says he has no phrases to precise what he feels. At 38, he was one in all his final probabilities to get his 21st Grand Slam and develop variations with Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.On August 6, the tennis participant will flip 39. At that age, though near turning 40, he’ll face in 2021 what could also be his final main match on the grass. Nevertheless, age additionally takes its toll on Federer, who hasn’t raised the trophy in London since 2017. Actually, in 2019 he didn’t obtain any Grand Slam and at Wimbledon he escaped in a dying closing towards Nole. His final was, in 2018, the Australian Open. Anyway, Federer shares the choice made by the group given the vital second on the planet because of the unfold of the coronavirus. In one other tweet, the Swiss responded to a follower, saying that combating the virus is a precedence and that a very powerful factor is well being and household. Nonetheless, sportingly talking, the pandemic has brought on an ideal setback for Roger, who already goals that the physicist will permit him to struggle with the most effective as soon as this example is overcome.last_img read more

 

#JaVotes2016: ‘I am not afraid’ – 53 year-old vendor

first_imgAt the corner of Law Street and High Holborn Street in Kingston Central,  Irele Bromfield, caters to early bird Election Day workers at her stall. The 53 year-old braved the anticipated tension to sell ripe bananas, biscuit and other items. “I’ve been out here from 6 o’clock this morning. I am not afraid,” she said, while standing beside her stall in the community of South Side. “I want Andrew fi win cause he’s better for the young people and better for me,” she added.last_img

 

Morgan scores Leicester winner – Reggae Boy’s goal puts club seven points clear in title race

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP): After a fourth successive 1-0 victory sent Leicester into a seven-point lead, some giddy fans started to unfurl Premier League “champions” scarves in the King Power Stadium. Although there are still six games remaining after yesterday’s gritty win over Southampton, celebrations are already under way in this unassuming central England town. When you’ve experienced the roller-coaster of emotions endured by followers of Leicester, it is little wonder they can’t wait for the unlikeliest of Premier League title parties next month. Exactly a year ago, Leicester braced for relegation while stranded seven points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League. The standings yesterday showed Leicester seven points clear at the right end, looking down on north London teams Tottenham and Arsenal, and Manchester rivals City and United. “We must stay with our feet on the ground because … all the matches are very, very tough, very difficult,” said the former Chelsea manager, whose target for the season was simply avoiding relegation. “We believe in what we’re doing. We believe it’s a magical season. We believe next season it will not be the same.” For now Ranieri is focused on securing Champions League qualification with a top-four finish. That seems a certainty for the first time in Leicester history with Manchester City 15 points behind in fourth place and 21 points to play for. Manchester United, English football’s most successful club with 20 championship crowns, remains 16 points adrift of Leicester in fifth place after beating Everton 1-0 in yesterday’s other game. After a 10th goalless first half in 15 league matches at Old Trafford, Anthony Martial lifted the atmosphere by scoring from United’s first shot on target in the 54th minute. The France forward turned in Tim Fosu-Mensah’s cross from close range. “Today was not our best form because I think we were not fresh enough,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. It was a day to forget for Everton, which remains 12th and was booed off by their own fans. “We are a club that there has been a bit of a change of generation,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. “A lot of players have come in, but incredible young talent needs know-how and lessons and to develop. “The frustration we all have is we can see the quality we have in our squad and we can’t really gain some sort of momentum.” – AP GREAT ESCAPE TOUGH MATCHES Leicester captain Wes Morgan secured yesterday’s victory with his first goal of the season on the eve of the first anniversary of the start of the great escape. It was the April 4, 2015 triumph over West Ham that sparked a startling resurgence. Six of the final nine games of last season were won as Leicester not only beat the drop, but gained the confidence that has been carried into this season. April 4 is also the birthday of the Thai retail tycoon who has owned Leicester for six years and will surely be the first chairman in the club’s 132-year history to lift the English top-flight trophy in May. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was serenaded by his players yesterday with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” greeting his pre-match arrival in the dressing room. Outside the stadium, fans were treated to free beer and doughnuts by him – adding to the joyful atmosphere. But like so often in recent weeks it was a nervy 90 minutes on the pitch as Leicester ground out another slender win and top-scorer Jamie Vardy went a sixth game for his club without scoring. Leicester defender Danny Simpson had a lucky escape when his raised right arm blocked a shot in the penalty area and no spot kick was awarded. Compounding the grievances for Southampton, the seventh-place team fell behind in the 38th minute when Morgan met Christian Fuchs’ cross to net with a powerful header. “I’ve been getting a lot of stick because I haven’t scored all season,” said the defender, who battled through a cold to play. “The boys, to keep them quiet, to shush them up is fantastic.” The mission for manager Claudio Ranieri now is to quieten all the title-talk.last_img read more

 

Spurs held; Leicester closer to title

first_imgLONDON (AP):Leicester are one victory from becoming one of the unlikeliest champions in English football history a year after nearly being relegated from the Premier League.The path to the trophy became clearer yesterday after closest challengers Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion, giving Leicester a seven-point lead with three games remaining.Tottenham went ahead through a messy own goal in the 33rd minute. Craig Dawson tried to stop Jan Vertonghen getting on the end of Eriksen’s free kick but instead managed to move the ball over the line with his stomach while on the ground.The equaliser came in the 73rd minute when Gardner whipped in a corner and Dawson climbed above Eric Dier to power a header into the right net this time.Leicester’s first chance to seal the first top flight title in their 132-year history comes on Sunday at the home of record 20-time champions Manchester United.Even if Leicester fail to win at Old Trafford, manager Claudio Ranieri can be handed the title if his former club, Chelsea, beat Tottenham next Monday.Leicester would have to wait until the final day of the season to receive the trophy when they play at deposed champions Chelsea, who are 29 points adrift in ninth place.Ranieri’s team of bargain signings and even castoffs is on course to become the first maiden title-winner since Nottingham Forest in 1978 by completing the greatest transformation of a team in the post-1992 Premier League era.Although Spurs look set to miss out on a first title since 1961, they are close to qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in six years with their highest finish since 1963.”We are very young and we need to use this experience for the next few seasons,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino saidlast_img read more