Arrasate: “Against Sevilla you have to defend with eleven players”

first_imgThe Osasuna coach, Jagoba Arrasate, said that against Sevilla on Sunday “there must be a defense of eleven players because we need everyone to defend.”After taking a leading role to the drawing that I can put and give importance to the fact of “defending together from above”, Arrasate has been “excited” about what is coming, since in a week the Navarrese team has gone from “great joy to great disgust” in a league “complicated in which this can happen.”At a press conference, the Basque coach of Osasuna He has valued a priori as “complicated” his visit to Seville on Sunday, while ensuring that “we face each game as an opportunity” to score points, so the reds, “Rather than looking at them, we must minimize our mistakes to be more competitive.”“Until the first half hour of the game the team did not dislike me in several ways because I think we dominate the game and we reach the area with some ease, but we make two very serious errors of execution and positioning, “said coach Rojillo about the tough defeat against Granada in El Sadar by 0-3, accepting that they made a” very weak and inefficient “match.For Arrasate Sevilla is a team “with different records”, so Osasuna will be safe “with different difficulties” before a Hispanic team that is developing a season “magnificent beyond yesterday’s game against Cluj”.“What bothered me most was the positioning with the ball, when it seems that you have the possession and do nothing, leaving spaces before an opponent who came to take advantage of that, “said Berriatúa to encourage his players to” lose their fear of the category, “because” if we are not 100% we have nothing to do. “ From what remains of the season, Arrasate knows that “complicated moments remain” with the difficulty that entails, so Osasuna must analyze the rest of the teams that he has left to face.“Outside the home we are yielding above what we thought and it is at home where we have to improve and the mental issue is important for this, “said the Basque coach.Of the possibility of Enric Gallego playing at Sánchez Pizjuán, Arrasate has said that you can alternate “the combination game with the direct game with the objective of winning in depth, winning that second ball, or playing in a rival field. ““Right now I don’t know where the chance of winning is, but for now I see it on Sunday, so we are going to get the best eleven”, Arrasate has said about which game is more important, if Sunday’s match against Sevilla, or the match they will play against Espanyol on Sunday March 8.“I don’t know if we play more comfortable right now as a proposal or response team”, the Basque coach has noted, to ensure that his team cannot lose “the essence”.Of the player who occupies the right back against the team led by Julen Lopetegui, Arrasate has said that it will be normal for Facundo Roncaglia to play, to give rest to a Nacho Vidal sanctioned for the accumulation of cards to which “it will be good to rest this week”.last_img read more

“I wanted my contract with Barça to continue”

first_imgThe Turk adds that Lionel Messi is the best player he played in his career. “It is not necessary to say anything else about Messi. He is the best player I have ever seen. I also admire Iniesta, for her field skills. In Atlético, Koke is a very important player. He has managed to be in the first team in Atlético and has become a leader. I was impressed with his growth, “he said.Arda Turan also praised Radamel Falcao, who was his partner in Atlético: “He is an exceptional striker. I said the same thing when I was injured. I talked to him a few times over the phone to sign for Galatasaray. Now he has to do what he has to do as a striker, scored goals and assists, he is one of the best in the world, I always help him. I invited him to my birthday with his family and we celebrated it together. I also helped Adriano when he was at Besiktas and Diego Ribas at Fenerbahce, “he said. Arda Turan has made statements about his future at the football level and emphasized the fact that he is still a player of FC Barcelona. “I am now a Barcelona player because of the contract. It was a mutual decision. I wanted to continue my contract with Barça. Probably I will continue playing in a foreign team next season, outside of Turkey but, if Galatasaray calls me, I’m ready to meet and without conditions. Galatasaray is the only club that I would not put conditions on, “he said.Arda Turan said that the league title with Atlético de Madrid is the most special trophy of his professional career. “Frankly it was an exceptional success for me. We won the league with Atlético against Real Madrid with Ronaldo and Barca with Messi. It was a fantastic season. We also got five or six drinks in Europe. I think that the beginning of this successful era is the Copa del Rey that we won at the Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid. It is special for me. It makes me proud as the victory against Islanda that we achieved with Turkey. The Copa del Rey is very special for me, “he said recalling his stage as a rojiblanco.From there he took Cholo Simeone, which Arda Turan considers very special. “Both Fatih Terim and Diego Pablo Simeone are very special technicians. Cholo never gives up. He is a leader and a person full of energy. He can convey his idea to his players in a very intense way. He is always able to motivate you. In my career, Terim and Simeone are the first. “last_img read more

Barça ‘fishing’ in Zubieta

first_imgBarcelona look at Zubieta again to reinforce their quarry. The Catalan club has ‘fished’ again in the realistic quarry by signing one of its last pearls, a 14-year-old attacking midfielder named Dani Rodríguez, who played in the txiki cadet team of the txuri-urdin structure, as reported in its Wednesday edition of the Noticias newspaper in Gipuzkoa.He is the most outstanding player of the generation of 2005 in the quarry of Real Sociedad, an attacking player who can act on the inside in the attacking position or on the wing. Born in the Gipuzkoan town of Astigarraga, his quality had not gone unnoticed by the leading teams on the continent and there were already several European clubs closely following his developments. Barcelona, ​​through its scout in Gipuzkoa, former realist player Juanan Mentxaka, I had very good reports from Dani Rodríguez, and she had contacted her parents a long time ago, always putting Real on notice of this situation. In the realistic club they have tried to convince them not to leave the Zubieta structure, but finally Dani Rodríguez will follow in the wake of many other guys from Gipuzkoa who left the province to go to the Masía, such as Mikel Arteta, Yanguas, Oier Olazabal … among others.Curiously, this movement contrasts with another that has just closed Real Sociedad to reinforce the cadet team of its quarry. Because the San Sebastian club has taken over the services of Dani Díaz Gandara, a 13-year-old left-handed midfielder from Santander (generation of 2004, one after that of the realistic cadet who leaves for Barcelona) who arrives from Racing de Santander, who has given him the letter of freedom for not wanting to accept the proposal of the Santander club to land at Real Madrid, which He intended to take over his services and had reached an agreement with Racing Santander. A strange move by the Cantabrian club that Real has taken advantage of to take over the services of a footballer intended by Real Madrid, and for which Barcelona itself had also shown intent. Díaz Gandara’s family has opted for the Real’s proposal that their son finish his sports and academic training in Zubieta.last_img read more

Atlético wants to renew Adam

first_imgAdán is one of the Atlético players who ends his contract this coming June 30. The rojiblanco keeper will disassociate himself from the entity of the Wanda Metropolitano although the intention Atlético is to renew. Adan has played two seasons in the rojiblanco team, always in the shadow of Oblak, and in the athletic direction of Atlético they are satisfied with their work and with their behavior in the team. Despite not playing much, Adam has not offered any problems, always in good spirits and loved in the locker room of the Simeone outfit. It is true that he has not had much fortune when he has played either, but there is no complaint about him.Atlético’s idea is to renew. He is 32 years old and will have to sit down and talk to the rojiblancos leaders. Various names have been associated with Atlético in recent weeks. It has sounded Marko Dmitrovic, Eibar goalkeeper, which has performed so well in the Basque team. And also José Sá, the Portuguese keeper of Olympiacos. But Atlético’s first intention is to talk to Adam and offer him renewal. In the club they understand that it is best for him to follow, since he knows the club, the Spanish LaLiga and is an experienced goalkeeper. Adam has hardly had participation in the two seasons he is wearing a red and white dress. Oblak is for many the best goalkeeper in the world and has barely left him minutes. Adam played five games last season. He played in the Copa del Rey, the competition that Cholo reserved for him to play. In the first round, he played both matches against Sant Andreu and played the next round against Girona, where Atlético was eliminated. And he played one of LaLiga, the last game of the year, against Levante. In total, he conceded six goals. Four from Girona (one in the first leg and three in the Wanda Metropolitano) and two against Levante.In this campaign he has played even less, since Atlético was eliminated in their first cup match against Cultural Leonesa. Atlético fell in León 2-1. He had previously played a few minutes in San Sebastián in a league game against Real Sociedad due to Oblak’s injury. He has barely played 144 minutes this season. At Atlético he has played seven games and conceded eight goals.The goal is not one of the positions that most concern Atlético for the next campaign, aware that he has Oblak and a substitute for guarantees like Adam. Atlético is not willing to spend any significant financial amount to reinforce the goal. Renewing Adam is the goal, although time and negotiations will tell if it is feasible or there may be complications.last_img read more

Gonçalo, the last of the active Guedes saga

first_imgGonçalo has become the last of the Guedes saga that is still active. His father retired a long time ago, but his brother left him later this year. After trying his luck in the lower categories of Belenenses, Amadora, Benfica and Leira, with which he went on to do the preseason with the first team in the First Division, Joao hung up his gloves a few months ago to dedicate himself to the family business, to the pharmacy that the Guedes have in Benavente. Joao was a goalkeeper and with only 26 years old he decided to leave after making his last stops in his town team. “I did it for fun and for sports, but I have a lot of work and I have had to leave“Joao says as he takes a gap in his pharmacy to answer the phone.” We have a lot of work because of the pandemic, it’s incredible. And that Portugal has not been much affected, “admits the oldest of the Guedes, trained with the degree of Pharmacy and Institutional Relations. East of Lisbon, about 50 kilometers away, is Benavente, the town of Los Guedes. There Gonçalo, the Valencia player, maintains all his roots. Benavente is the place where the winger is lost whenever he can, the Portuguese municipality where he gave his first kicks to a ball. It was not strange that Gonçalo learned to kick rather than to walk. His father, Rogerio, was also a soccer player. “Modest, but with talent and a lot of goals. He became a scorer of tournaments in the area,” says Joao Maria, Gonçalo’s older brother who kindly attends to AS. Rogerio did his part so that the two brothers could enjoy their passion. In fact, the father lived through some difficult years. While Gonçalo knocked down the door of Benfica, Joao Maria played in Belenenses. “My father went crazy from one place to another, from one sports city to another and, on top of that, he worked. My mother also worked to help out at home, “says Joao. Rogerio Guedes, Gonçalo’s father, top left, in his stage as a player.Image provided by Joao Maria Guedes. Joao Maria and Gonçalo Guedes, in the lower categories of Benfica.Image provided by Joao Maria Guedes. Gonçalo Guedes and Joao Maria Guedes, currently.INSTAGRAM GONCALOGUEDES15 Gonçalo was growing and leaving behind that “Boy especially good at math and mental computation”. “He was intelligent and a good student, but he was the terror of the teachers because he had a lot of energy. He never failed a course, although later he had to opt for football “, says Joao, who fondly remembers his brother’s character: “Gonçalo has practically the same friends that he had in the nursery. It is a very hard core that gets together whenever it can “.” It is usual to see him nowadays on the streets of Benavente with his longtime friends. He is a humble, affectionate, simple and accessible boy. Right now all the boys in our school are looking at him. Everyone wants to be Gonçalo Guedes in our town, he is the idol of the people “, says Joaquím Ganhao, the sports director who saw Gonçalo born and who has some 200 children under his tutelage.The Guedes brothers lived many experiences together, but they will be left with the thorn of never having been able to share costumes, nor have they faced each other on a professional level. “It is clear that I would have loved it, but I am very happy for my brother’s career. He has fulfilled his dream and we are very proud, “says Joao Maria as he remembers” the afternoons and afternoons “that were spent in the home garden playing on the lawn: “In the beginning, we played on the street. Then we moved and went to a bigger house with grass and we played a lot against each other. I was a goalkeeper and he was a forward, so we could use those training sessions. Gonçalo never had an idol in his childhood, he only thought about enjoying himself. “ Gonçalo knocked down the door very soon and Benavente was too small for him. Joaquím Ganhao, sports director of the modest Portuguese club, says that the Valencia winger never got to play any official match with Benavente as they did not have teams for such young children. “Gonçalo always had to play with older kids and he could only play friendlies with our jersey. It was in an Easter tournament when Benavante invited Benfica. We confronted them and from there he got attention and they signed him. At just six years old! “Says Ganhao.”His signing for Benfica was great news at homeBut at the time we didn’t think it could go that far. My parents only wanted their children to play sports. In fact, we also did horseback riding and swimming, in addition to playing soccer. “, says Joao Maria. But soccer and ball were always present in the Guedes’ home. “My father was also a delegate for Benavente and we lived in a house next to the soccer field. We spent all day playing. Gonçalo attracted attention because he was very thin, but very fast and competitive. He highlighted his creativity to overcome rivals in one on one, “recalls Gonçalo’s brother, only a year and a half older than Guedes. Joao and Gonçalo are currently separated by distance, but their treatment is daily. Joao does not miss a game of Valencia and closely follows his brother. The eldest of the Guedes admires the little’s capacity for sacrifice. “He is very strong mentally. He has shown it with the injuries he has suffered because he has always turned the situation around. He does not give in to external pressure and only thinks about getting up again and again. He is a true survivor and how he has been recovered from injuries attests to this. He is very happy at Valencia because he is in a large and historic club. Also, the city is fabulous and I am very happy, “says Joao.last_img read more