Renew Messi is still pending

first_imgWhat I feel for this club goes beyond any signature. ” Surely that declaration of eternal love for Barça expressed by Messi on December 2 just after receiving his sixth Ballon d’Or is the only reason for the fan to have peace of mind at this stage of the explicit disagreement between the captain and the directive presided over by Josep Maria Bartomeu. The contract that Messi signed until June 2021 includes a clause by which the Argentine could leave the Barça club for free this summer. It is difficult to think of a Barça without Messi next season, it would be a Dantesque scenario that could take everything ahead. But the differences cannot be hidden. Usually inactive on social networks, at least to send weighty messages, Messi has already intervened twice this season to mark distances. On February 4, and after an interview that the technical secretary, Eric Abidal, granted to Sport, to point out that “many players were neither satisfied nor worked much” with Valverde, Messi shook him on Instagram: “Honestly, I don’t like doing these things, but I think everyone has to be responsible for their tasks and take charge of their decisions. The players of what happens on the court (…). Those responsible for the area of ​​sports management must also assume their responsibilities and above all, take charge of the decisions they make (…). When it comes to players, names should be given because, if not, we are all getting dirty and feeding things that are said and are not true ”. Just two weeks later, another mess shook the locker room normal. Messi appeared as one of the victims of the I3 Ventures scandal, according to which players from the first squad, including the Argentine crack, were attacked from accounts created with the supposed approval of the club. Messi and the captains listened to Bartomeu’s explanations in the locker room, but he should not have seen it very clearly. “It’s a little weird”, He slipped in an interview with Mundo Deportivo. The controversial management of ERTE has been the third encounter in just two months. To clash with Messi now, in addition, is not to do it with the team’s crack, the six-time Ballon d’Or, and the player with the most titles in the history of the club. It is to do it with the captain. And not a straw captain.last_img read more

Bayern take Havertz, the jewel that all Europe claims

first_imgHis incorporation to the German soccer giant already has the approval of the Bayern leadership and the coach Hans-Dieter Flick, but faces the usual financial hurdle. Havertz has a contract with Leverkusen until 2022 and his current club does not plan to give away his jewel, which he has valued at 115 million euros. Given the starting price, it’s all a matter of negotiating and waiting to see how the coronavirus crisis affects the next transfer market. According to reports Sky, the midfielder prefers to continue growing in Germany and his wish is to play for Bayern Munich starting next season. At just 20 years old, he broke into the Bundesliga with a sensational campaign in which he scored 17 goals and distributed 4 assists; the season ended as third top scorer of the championship, second only to Lewandowski and Alcácer, which earned him his first call with the German team. Kai Havertz’s fate begins to become clear. The young midfielder of the Bayer Leverkusen, one of the most projected footballers on the current scene, is coveted by all the greats of European football. Since last summer it has been on the agenda of Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Bayern, Liverpool, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs. With so much and good to choose from, it seems that Havertz has already done so.last_img read more

“Lautaro must stay three more years at Inter before going to Barça”

first_imgIn the interview, Crespo also praised the talent of his compatriot Paulo Dybala, Juventus Turin striker. “He has incredible quality, he must follow (the coach, Maurizio) Sarri and he will become one of the greatest”, considered Crespo, who played in Italy with the shirts of Parma, Lazio, Inter Milan, Milan and Genoa. “This is his first season as a fixed starter. It is little to decide to change your life and go to Barcelona. You need at least three years to complete your growth, then you can think of a change of team, “he continued.Lautaro, 22, scored 16 goals in 31 games this year and his high performance sparked the interest of several European giants. He has a contract with Inter until 2023, with a termination clause set at 111 million euros. Former Argentine player Hernán Crespo considered this Monday that his compatriot Lautaro Martínez should stay at Inter Milan “at least three years” more, to complete its growth before considering the option of changing teams. “I tell him that he must stay at Inter, without a doubt. The reason is simple. He did well in Argentina with Racing Avellaneda, came to Inter and was a substitute for Mauro Icardi in the first season and is now a fixed starter “Crespo said in an interview with the Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport”.last_img read more

When football takes you to the most polluted country in the world

first_imgJavi Sánchez, physical trainer of the Bashundara Kings Despite the climatic handicap, Óscar Bruzon and Javier Sánchez have discovered a “noble” country in which people “share everything even though they have nothing.” 44% of the population lives in extreme poverty. This is why Bangladesh has up to eight million child laborers. “Seeing them work on the construction site or picking up trash breaks your heart. With the little they earn, many support their family,” says Sánchez, who assures that knowing the reality of other countries has helped him grow personally. “There are many people whose life is an exercise in survival, but in Bangladesh there is also an incipient, young and university population that will be in charge of developing the country in the coming years, “adds Bruzon. Successes based on an exercise in integrity, since Bashundara Kings had to overcome the obstacles of a Federation related to Abahani Limited, the club that dominated local football until the landing of Bruzon in Dhaka. “They have not given us any ease in terms of calendar, breaks, trips or Cup draws. We have accumulated matches in the rainy season, but we have managed to overcome all obstacles with work and determination,” acknowledged the Galician in Migrantes del Balón last August. “The field of the penultimate match we played was a potato field. But not only that, is that it did not have the official measurements! Meters were both long and wide, but the Federation has more power than the club and we had to play“Javier Sánchez details about the last trick against ‘the kings’.’Born to win’. It is the motto of a club that has become a continuous tribute to its claims. When Asian football had to pause because of the coronavirus, Bashundara Kings was just three points behind the league lead. ‘Los reyes’, which last season established the record for consecutive wins in the Bangladesh Premier League (14) debuted in March in the AFC Cup, the Asian ‘Europa League’, where they thrashed (5-1) the Maldivian TC Sports Club. Now everything is different: “Normally, going to the supermarket you risk your life three or four times. If it is not for a car, it is for a motorcycle. If not, for a ‘rickshaw’ -bicytaxi typical in Asia-. Now there is nobody. People are afraid of the virus“Javier Sánchez reveals from his confinement in Dhaka. Win regardless of who weighsBashundara Kings was founded in 2013 and belongs to Bashundara Group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Bangladesh. The club, whose main objective is “to involve young people in national sport to eradicate social ills”, rose to the highest category in 2018 and, already with Óscar Bruzon on the bench, he was proclaimed league champion in the year of his elite debut. “They offered us a new project, including modern training facilities, a stadium whose works are finished before the end of the year and a loyal fans and young people who are already seeing us as the country’s hope to compete in the international context,” he details. the Vigo coach, who it also conquered the Independence Cup in 2019 and the Federation Cup in January of this year.Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is classified as “unhealthy”.Javi Sánchezcenter_img “The field did not have the official measurements. There were meters both long and wide, but the Federation has more power than the club and we had to play” Bangladesh is the most polluted country in the world. Its water contains chromium, a carcinogen, and the air is classified as “unhealthy”. Acoustic pollution is also a problem: “If you get into a traffic jam you can have a bad time. The noise is constant. You go crazy,” says Andalusian Javier Sánchez from Dhaka. “The water is not worse than what you find in other Asian countries, but I don’t plan to drink it either. It causes heartburn or ulcers … There are many people who take antacid. I have had gastroenteritis in two years here, but little else“adds the physical trainer of Bashundara Kings, reigning champion of the Bangladeshi Premier League.Javier Sánchez, from Huelva by birth and canary by adoption, arrived in Bangladesh from the Galician coach Óscar Bruzon in the summer of 2018. “We are lucky to live on the outskirts of the city. It is a green area, more virgin, but Poor air quality is also noted. Until you adjust, you feel like your lungs are not filling and you have trouble breathing. The air is not pure, but you get used to it “, details the Andalusian, who also highlights the poor visibility:” When we travel by plane, dust clouds are appreciated. You don’t see much further. “Prolonged exposure to air as unhealthy as Dhaka can lead to respiratory and skin conditions. Bashundara has unexpectedly found a sporting benefit:” The air is denser and teams from outside are it’s hard to breathe. “last_img read more

Rodionova defends Thiem: “It is your money, you can do whatever you want with it”

first_imgFollowing Ibbou’s letter, a number of tennis gamers have come to Thiem’s ​​protection. One among these gamers has been the Australian Arina Rodionova, 152 within the WTA rating in singles and 69th within the doubles rating. Rodionova doesn’t see a egocentric place within the Austrian’s choice. “It is an unpopular opinion, however right here we go. I feel everybody wants to depart Dominic Thiem alone after saying that he doesn’t want to offer cash to the bottom ranked gamers. No matter how a lot cash you have made in your profession and this 12 months (everybody retains counting their cash), it’s your cash and you can do whatever you want with it. “ 2/2 it’s his cash and he can do whatever he desires with it. It’s not his fault decrease ranked gamers (🙋🏽‍♀️) aren’t making “sufficient” cash. It’s ITF’s screw up and their job to repair it, he shouldn’t be hated trigger he is good at tennis and doesn’t want to share his cash with us IMO– Arina Rodionova (@arinarodionova) Could 10, 2020For Rodionova, the culprits for this distinction in earnings between low-ranking gamers and large stars are organizations just like the ITF, who he asks to discover a resolution. “It is not their fault that the decrease ranked gamers don’t make ‘sufficient’ cash. It is an ITF mistake and it is they who should repair it. He shouldn’t be hated as a result of he’s good at tennis and doesn’t want to share his cash, “mentioned the Australian. Dominic Thiem is once more the main target of present affairs on this planet of tennis after his statements on the finish of April, by which he said that “I don’t see why giving cash to low-ranking tennis gamers, many are usually not professionals.” An opinion disagreeing with that of an excellent a part of the circuit that did help Novak Djokovic’s proposal serving to decrease rating gamers with their lack of earnings on account of lack of competitors because of the coronavirus pandemic.One of many final voices to talk out on Thiem’s ​​choice was Algerian tennis participant Ines Ibbou, who wrote an open letter to the Austrian tennis participant by which I mentioned that “we do not ask you for something, solely respect for our sacrifice”.center_img Very unpopular opinion however right here we go. I feel everybody must get off Dominic Thiem’s again about this entire factor of him not wanting to offer cash to decrease ranked gamers. No matter how a lot he made in his profession and this 12 months (everybody retains counting his cash) alongside, 1/2– Arina Rodionova (@arinarodionova) Could 10, 2020last_img read more