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Thomas and his challenge: “I hope I can be more than Gabi or Tiago”

first_img-Many see in you the new Gabi, Tiago, players of that hierarchy …-When I arrived, they were already here, playing at a high level. I learned a lot from them, but they have different things from me. They won many titles here. I’m starting, but I hope I can be more than them.-Has a renewal offer on the table …-My agent is trying to fix things with them. You never know each other’s future. I want to enjoy football and you never know where each person can end up.-It doesn’t seem very determined to stay …-I want to take advantage of all the minutes I have and you never know where a person or a player can end up. You can’t say you can be here or there. You always have to enjoy and, wherever you are, you have to do your best.-They say that the Premier has a very good sign …-It is always something positive, because when you listen to that it makes you feel that you are doing things well and motivates you to do better. I give one hundred percent where I am, I will continue doing it because I am like that.-Within not much comes an exciting tie against Liverpool …-As I said before, Atlético always has difficult teams. Everyone thinks we are below them, but it will be decided in the field. You have to do a good job before this tie and surprise people who don’t trust us.-In LaLiga they are five points from the big two …First you have to be focused on us. You don’t have to look at the table, there’s a lot of work, you have to get the most points and then let’s see where we are.-Atletico does not score goals and the club is looking for a scorer. Do they need reinforcement?It depends on the coach, it depends on the team, they know what is best for the team. I trust those we have. In addition, in the last matches we are scoring goals. More goals will arrive. And luck will change. Sometimes we have had many occasions and we have not marked by bad luck.-That is, it’s all about the streaks ….We will continue working. When you mark one, you have to try to make two. All players must make goals, defenses, means and strikers. You have to work as a group. – What balance does of the first part of the season?-I think it was not easy, since there are many new players. Starting over with players who have just arrived is always difficult. But I think we have done a good first part, although sometimes we have found ourselves wrong. But as I said, it is not easy to start with players arriving from other teams.-The team has gone from less to more …-Yes, we are getting better every time. We are working hard, we have to forget what happened behind and we have to move on. It is the mentality that the team has.-Simeone said it’s a year of transition and criticism rained …-People know that what the coach said is true. Although the fans want to win and I am a fan more. We are professionals and we try to win every game.-Atletico is alive in all competitions and has a very nice year ahead …-It is an exciting year and we must seize the opportunities we have. But you have to go game by game and we will try to make everything go as expected.-They start with the Spanish Super Cup, a maybe smaller title, although I don’t know if you share that. In addition, it is played abroad …-I always have fun playing. I don’t care where and how to play. It will be a beautiful game, you have to play it and win it, which in the end is the main thing. We want to do a good job and for sure this will help us much later. -But I don’t know if for the Atletico costumes this Super Cup is an important title …-For me, as a player, all titles are important. And I think it will be the same for the rest of the teammates. All titles are very important for the president of this club and for all the fans of Atlético.-The Barcelona is a rival that always resists them …-At Atlético always have difficult teams. And it is not the first time we have to play against them in a tie. Our intention is to try not to make the mistakes of LaLiga and we will try to win to play the final.– Will they play especially motivated against Barcelona?-We always face the matches with maximum intensity. We have a game that will be complicated, but against Barcelona we have always come out to win, whether in the preseason, in LaLiga or in the Cup. Our intention is to always win.-Front you will have an old acquaintance, a Griezmann who started lazy in Barcelona, ​​but who seems to have gone to more …-We know that Griezmann is an excellent player, who has a lot of goal. At first it is normal for a world to cost you when you reach a team that is made, but I think you are doing things well, with peace of mind and I see you much stronger now.-Griezmann left, but many new ones arrived. I don’t know if you have been surprised by any of the signings …-Yes, Felipe has surprised me a lot. And not only me, but also the club and the Atletico fans. I thought it was going to be one more, but it has proven to have a lot of level and can be here quietly with us. -The one who seems to have not yielded all that was expected of him is João Félix. How do you see him?-João Félix has an important role in the team. He has to assume many responsibilities. We are here to try to help you, just like the coach. He knows it’s not easy, he’s a big team, but he has to go from less to more.-But do you see him as a different player, with a special gift?-Of course, he is a player who has quality, he is a boy who is learning a lot. I see him with good eyes and he will be one of the best.-You are already a permanent holder in Atlético …-Everything depends on the job. Sometimes I assume more responsibilities than I owe, but it is time to grow as a player and as a person. I think I have to try to work like this, taking advantage of everything I have and trying to be a big player here.-Do you notice when you are already an important player in Atlético?-Yes, when a player feels important, it shows in games, in everything and that helps me and people see it from the outside. It looks like I feel more comfortable and loved here.DANI SANCHEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Thomas, during the interview with As.DANI SANCHEZ (DAILY AS) -It seems that some of the newcomers, like Felipe or Trippier himself, have been playing at Atlético for a long time …-All are playing very well, they have the help of the master, the teammates and so they feel more comfortable. It is true that it seems that they have been playing here for a long time and this makes the team grow faster.last_img read more

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A lack committed to Valverde 40 years ago generated national debate and changed the law of football

first_imgAlthough West Ham won thanks to a goal from Trevor Brooking and knowing that the team’s deed was more than important considering the category in which they competed, the protagonists in the media were the next day Paul Allen and Willie Young. No one explained that this rule could be like that and that the youngest player in the history of the FA Cup at that time had been deprived of the most important day of his career without punishment according to the consequences that would have had the play resolved with a shot.The debate in England was served and that led to the rules of football changing and dictating that an entry behind a player who faces the rival goal without opposition must be sanctioned with a red card. At least, in the case of Allen (and not Morata) he ended up raising the title. Álvaro Morata ran just to face Thibaut Courtois when Fede Valverde He decided to interrupt the play with an ugly entry from behind disregarding the ball that cost him the red card. The rest, they already know. Now let’s change the protagonists, the moment and the stage. May 10, 1980, end of FA Cup in England, confrontation between Arsenal Y West ham united.In this case, the 17-year-old Paul Allen would play Álvaro Morata, running without opposition only to the goal, while Willie Young, the central Arsenal who would serve as Valverde, I made an entrance from behind at ground level that cut the action just before it entered the area. At that time, West Ham already won 1-0 despite belonging to the second English division. The referee, after witnessing the play, quickly took the yellow cardboard while Young ran his hand through Allen’s hair as an apology. The victim did not even complain about the decision even though he had faced only Patt Jennings, which It probably would have been goal. But there was no complaint from the player. And is that the regulation at that time dictated that in a play of that style should only be sanctioned with a yellow card, unlike what is done now, which is to indicate an expulsion, without discussion.last_img read more

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Time proved Castillejo right

first_imgA series* Data updated as of February 9, 2020 7 Both last summer and January, in Italy he rumored about his possible goodbye. Proposals were not lacking, but the end always discarded them having clear their objective: to succeed in rossonero. Your agent, Manuel García Quilónhe declared to Calciomercato.it: “We will not listen to offers from other clubs: Castillejo will stay in Milan, where he is very happy.” Few believed him, but in the end it was like that. In Italy it is said that “il tempo è galantuomo”: time is a gentleman and, if you are right and patient, it will reward you. Samu Castillejo had a lot, in Milan. Arrived from Villarreal In the summer of 2018, he had to wait a year and a half to prove all that is worth. In his first season he barely added eight meetings as a starter and this course began in a similar way: only four games in the initial eleven in 18 days of A series. With the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, many hierarchies have changed. Pioli He drew a 4-4-2 to exalt the characteristics of the Swede and the right band, where he reigned Suso, became the garden of Castillejo. The Malaga has become an untouchable holder and the Cádiz left to Seville, something unthinkable a year ago.In the last six games, the former Villarreal has always left the start, signing a goal, two assists and outstanding performances in both phases, praised by the Italian press that defined him “the best rossonera surprise of January”. The Milailani thus added five wins and one draw, qualifying for the semifinal of Italian Cup (which will be played with the Juventus) and getting back into the fight for European positions.“Samu is returning to his level and must take every opportunity”said Pioli, who will have a fundamental test tonight: before the Inter, we will understand how far your new Milan can go. And Castillejo, meanwhile, points to his first Derbi della Madonnina as a starter.last_img read more

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João Félix loses 10% of its value; Lemar continues its fall

first_imgThe rest of the players who lower their price are Koke (from 70 to 60), Morata (from 50 to 45), Savic (from 35 to 32), Blacksmith (from 22 to 20), Llorente (from 30 to 20), Diego Coast (from 25 to 18), Vrsaljko (from 20 to 15), Arias (from 18 to 15), Saponjic (from 3 to 1.5) and Adam (from 1.5 to 1). On the opposite side of the scale are Renan Lodi, Felipe and Ángel Correa, three of the great protagonists of the rojiblanca season. The Brazilian side adds to his potential (he is 21 years old) the amount of minutes he is having on his arrival at the club (he is the sixth player in the squad with more 2,380 minutes), increasing its value from 25 million to 35.Felipe for his part began as a secondary actor, but is currently one of the best players in Atlético this season. Despite his seniority (30 years) the great performance of the Brazilian has made him one of the great centers of Europe and has grown from 25 million to 32 (He had already risen five in December compared to his signing). Finally Ángel Correa, who had one foot outside the club in the summer, is currently the most fit player in the mattress attack. His 7 goals and 8 assists have led him to increase from 35 million to 40. In addition to Oblak and Saúl, Giménez (70), Thomas (50), Trippier (35), Carrasco (28), Beautiful (25) and Vitolo (18) They maintain their market value. The Atlético squad has not come out well of the new calibration on the market value that has carried out Transfermarkt. A common practice every few months of the website specialized in establishing the right price of the players and that has reduced the price of 12 of the members of the rojiblanca workforce, increased that of three and maintained that of the other eight. João Félix is ​​one of those cases which has lost value since the last estimate, dating from the month of December. After signing for Atlético from Benfica for the amount of its clause (127.2 million), its market value reached 100 million, taking into account its age, the price of the transfer and its potential. However, the injuries, the little offensive production and the little participation he has had in recent months has led him to lower his value to 90 million, the second most expensive of the workforce tied with Saul and behind Oblak (100) two of the players who keep their baggage. The Portuguese at 20 years still has a lot of room to recover that lost value. More complicated it has Lemar to return to its highest peak, the 70 million he reached in his signing for Atlético. In December 2018, five months after the transfer, the Frenchman dropped from 70 to 60 million. I would descend to 50 in February 2019, 40 in June and 30 today. A loss of 10 million in each recalibration that has meant that at present its value is less than half that less than two years ago in its signing. last_img read more

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Scandal in Greece: Olympiacos would be demoted

first_imgNow the middle of Greece SDNA reports on this occasion that an investigation by a member of the Greek Code of Conduct has concluded that There are reasonable suspicions against the club and its president. It even points to three games from Olympiacos and one from Panathinaikos, at that time rival of the Piraeus club, like the rigged.Marinakis, also owner of the Nottingham Forest of the Championship, could be disqualified for life and Olympiacos sentenced to pay a fine of three million euros. The Olympiacos is close to being relegated to the Greek second division and its president and owner, Evangelos Marinakis, suspended for life by match-fixing scandal. The investigation dates back to a February 2015 league game: Olympiacos-Atromitos (2-1). The match was investigated at first but then the Greek Football Federation decided to close the case.last_img read more

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