Alexander-Arnold: “My other favorite team is Barcelona”

first_img“Klopp is amazing. All of him in every way.” Your coach, in person and on television: “He is the same person. You can see that he is someone who cares about the people around him. For his family, for his players, for the staff. He treats everyone the same, a captain or a young man. People probably she has a very emotional conception of him. This is somewhat true, but she knows how to control it in a way that is beneficial for everyone around her. She knows what to say, in what tone to say it and at the right time. “ Alexander-Arnold The Anfield Heat: “The first time they sang my song was one of the moments in which I felt the most pride in all my life.”Racism in soccer: “I feel it comes from a lack of education, from educating people to understand that we are all equal, regardless of skin color or gender. Discrimination is not acceptable in any way, because we all have the same opportunities to be able to do whatever we want. Why shouldn’t someone be able to go to a soccer field and express themselves because people feel that it is a problem that is a different color from theirs? It’s crazy. “Messi or Cristiano?: “For me, Messi”.Klopp: “He is incredible. All of him in every way. His management of men … As a person, as a coach … Simply incredible.” “I feel that Barça has the same values ​​and beliefs as Liverpool” A good player: “I never knew he would be a good footballer. In fact, now I don’t think he is a good footballer.”Don’t you consider yourself a good footballer?: “I haven’t reached my full potential. I’m still not where I can be, so there is no point in putting a label on myself. I still have a lot to improve. In childhood there were always indications that I would come, but I tried to play every game, I wanted to win it But I never thought I had to be a footballer. Only every day was it easier for me to win and be as competitive as possible. “ “I don’t sit in my room and dream of playing somewhere else” “Between Messi and Cristiano I stay with Messi”center_img Alexander-Arnold Alexander-Arnold Do others feel the same way?: “I think they understand what this club is about, the history, the tradition, the values. I grew up with it, I understood it from a young age. Although they taught me during my childhood and they did not.”Connecting the fans and the players: “The fans here are special and they love soccer players more than anything. If they fit the city and the environment we live in, if people accept it and feel at home … Liverpool is probably one of the easiest clubs in that sense, as soon as you get in you’re accepted. “Play chess?: “Sometimes, although probably not as much as people think it does. I played against Magnus Carlsen, if you have that opportunity you can’t refuse it. I lost, but it didn’t hurt. It’s not that I play daily, it was a hobby for when I was little and the weather was bad. “Liverpool’s smartest player: “Milner”. Klopp’s talks: “It will never sit you down with videos. I think at this level the players should be doing that on their own. If the coach tells you to do something and you don’t understand it, then you should go to the assistants, get the videos and understand it. What he does is keep our mindset one hundred percent. He makes sure the message is instilled in all of us every day to make sure we are the best. “problems from behavior in the quarry: “I wasn’t mad all the time, maybe I’m too competitive sometimes. I wanted to win so much that if I didn’t, I was obviously upset. He comes from a very young age.”Temperament: “It made me lose concentration in the match. I focused on my mistakes and if I committed a foul or a penalty that cost my team a goal … I was angry with myself and for the next five minutes you stayed out of the match As if your team were left with ten players. Temperament control is the same as practicing skill, passing, shooting … The mental side is as important as the technical side of the game. “Only player born in Liverpool: “It is something that I am very proud of and that also carries responsibility. I know that it is very difficult. It is likely that all the people who come to the stadium dream of being that player who is on the team in their city after having been a hobbyist in his childhood. “ Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold, a participant in the famous corner goal against Barcelona in the Champions League, has given an interview for GQ magazine in which He has stated that he is a fan of Barça and that he feels identified with his values. Even so, the winger has stressed that he has never thought of leaving Liverpool, his childhood club. In addition, he has spoken about racist episodes in football, on the figure of Jurgen Klopp or the temperament with which he had to deal in his time in the lower categories. Also to highlight, is a chess player in his spare time and had the opportunity to play a game with Magnus Carlsen.What teams are you fond of?: “I was a Celtic when I was little, but now because of the connection with Gerrard (Rangers coach) I am neutral there. I would say that my other favorite team is Barça. I feel they have the same values ​​and beliefs as Liverpool.”Will he always play for Liverpool?: “I can imagine it”.Play in Spain or in Germany: “It is not something I have thought about. I have always loved Liverpool, I have always encouraged it, I have always played for them, so I have no other reason to think about it. Now I do not sit in my room and dream of playing somewhere else. I’m a Liverpool player and I love this club more than anything. I love everything about it. I love the fans, the people, the city. So why would I think about that? “last_img read more

Atlético decides this week the future of its employees

first_imgAnd there is a third group that is the most concerned and refers to the workers who right now cannot do anything. Atlético has more than 100 workers in its various stores, now closed. There is also an increasingly important group within the entity and its expansion plan and that of the Academy, which brings together all the rojiblancos teams. The Academy is closed, there is no activity, and this affects coaches, physical trainers, doctors, physios, utilleros … Atlético understands that there is a figure that exceeds 500 people among these groups that right now cannot carry out their daily activities.Atlético has been proposing emergency solutions, such as days off or vacations that these employees still had, but the alert status will last until day 11 at least and they will have to find some kind of solution. Nobody escapes that there is the possibility of doing some ERTE, although in Atlético he still does not want to talk about this. The entity wants to do the minimum damage to its workers and that is why they do not want to rush. Atlético will study this week the entire situation derived from the COVID-19 crisis. In the club they decided to be calm in the next days of the state of alarm decreed by the Government and the sights were set on complying with all the measures imposed to avoid contagions. The Madrid club closed all its stores and almost from the first moment imposed teleworking. Health as a primary objective. After this week, the measures will begin to be evaluated. Atlético groups its workers into three areas. The first, professional footballers. Here the Madrid entity will go hand in hand with LaLiga.The second group is the staff that can telework. Activity in the Metropolitan has stopped, but club collectives do work from home. In the social area they do it because many fans are contacting those responsible for the social area by phone or email to solve doubts. Tickets, future matches …last_img read more

Why are some clubs in a hurry than others with ERTE?

first_imgWhile the clubs meet among themselves to agree on strategies against the crisis, the majority also fight with their players at this time to ask them to collaborate as soon as possible and not in due time, as they demand. Some are finding facilities (Alavés), others seem to be going out charging (Barça) and some more have officially slipped it but have not yet communicated it with hair and signs to their dressing room (Saúl dixit). Soccer players are presenting battle. The captains have already made it clear to AFE, the last time last Friday and Saturday in two telematic meetings differentiated by category, which are in charge of helping anyone in need during these hard times. In fact, although the media focuses on Messi (one million euros for the cause) and other big stars, most are contributing with different donations. However, they do not swallow with the ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File).Many leaders believe that footballers only want to save time and negotiate a salary drop when they have all the data in hand: when the championship restarts, when it ends and what the losses have been. They are not very confident that FIFA can issue a general order, because each contract is a story, although they would do well to limit wages. However, the clubs consider that the footballers in Spain are playing with fire and that they are already being pointed out by public opinion, since Bundesliga professionals have lowered their salaries by 20%, German clubs in Europe help to the modest and the Juve players are going to save 90 million to their club in this break. And even so, there are presidents more and less uneasy about this supposed positioning in LaLiga, with the Second Presidents being the most in a hurry. The reason for this double speed is multiple. On the one hand, as a study carried out by Palco23, “The evolution of the business in the last five years in the clubs reveals the clear correlation of television money to the payment of wages, but the budgets reveal that there are clubs that could sustain their wage bill, while for others it is essential to survive” . Not everyone is equally stressed.In addition, the continuous changes that are taking place in the labor legislation influences. On March 27, a new Royal Decree was approved, which will be “automatically extended” the contracts of those professional athletes affected by an ERTE derived from COVID-19, either due to force majeure or due to economic, organizational or production causes. In this way, many clubs have understood that it is better to wait and reach an agreement to reduce the salary during the time without competing without affecting the premiums, the card or the image rights. Only to monthly income.The nature of the footballers’ contracts also counts. The clubs most in a hurry to clarify the picture are those that pay their income to players in 12 or 14 great equal payouts. Those who take it slower are those, like the older ones, who continue to pay with the old method: 12 more or less reasonable pay for the figures handled by an elite professional and two extras, usually at Christmas and June, where the bulk of the token is paid. These clubs see no problem waiting and readjustments are made based on summer pay.In short, all the clubs have fears, but some see their benefits at risk and others, simply, have short-term treasury emergencies. “We are talking about many solutions for what can happen and not for what is happening,” says a First Vice President. “There are clubs that do not want to pay and there are clubs that cannot pay. And soon we are going to have problems with the payments of player rentals, ”says the manager of a historic club of Segunda. Here is a party.last_img read more

El Alavés will sell solidarity t-shirts to help the General Nursing Council

first_imgThose of soccer with sleeves and those of basketball without them to be able to be used in the parties. They are game. In fact, in the first two commitments of both teams in the Santander League, in ACB or Euroleague, the two entities will wear these kits to pay tribute to the health workers of a city especially plagued by the coronavirus. In addition to Vitoria, towns such as Labastida have had very serious outbreaks of infection. The hotel that usually plays host to most of Baskonia’s European rivals, the Gran Hotel Lakua, is now medicalized to cater for the less severe pandemic patients. A doctor on duty and 15 physios are responsible for assisting those affected. It is in this hospitality center that Alavés’ signings are also usually housed when they arrive in the city and have not yet found a fixed address for their family. That and the Jardines de Uleta, which is very close to the Mendizorroza stadium. Pitu Abelardo and basketball coach Velimir Perasovic, without going any further, preferred to settle there instead of looking for a house since their families resided in Gijón and Split respectively.In addition to this solidarity initiative, several players have contributed their bit by donating money to projects of doctors in the province, playing FIFA or Fortnine to raise funds or making an ongoing appeal through social networks to help the toilets and remembering that you do not have to leave your house in full confinement. In both cases, the two staffs have undergone an ERTE since last Friday (with retroactive effect to the date of the declaration of the state of alarm) and suffer a 70% reduction in their salary due to competitive inactivity and the lack of training. Josean Querejeta is the maximum shareholder of Alavés and the president of the basketball Baskonia. Although they are two independent joint stock companies, the synergy between them is unquestionable (they share a store, employees, a sports city and managers or managers). Therefore, the latest initiative presented involves both the soccer and basketball clubs. T-shirts from both clubs will be sold to raise funds for the General Council of Nursing, regulatory body of the 307,762 male and female nurses in Spain that watches over the safety of patients from its 52 provincial schools. The online purchase can be done from today. These are three different models in both the soccer and basketball elastic bands: children’s (35 euros), junior (35 euros) and senior (39 euros). In both cases, the shield, the mark (Kelme) and the legend OSI Araba, an entity that groups the hospitals and outpatients of the province, are screen-printed. They will be blue and white in both cases.last_img read more

Calabar excite at inaugural Wint/McKenley Classic

first_imgTHERE were brilliant performances on and off the track at Saturday’s historical Wint/McKenley Classic at Calabar High School.It was a great job by the organising committee as the entire meet was first class. Entering the environs of the Red Hills Road institution brought memories of the Penn Relays. The large crowd was in a carnival mood.The performances by home team Calabar High boys as well as Hydel High girls, brought great satisfaction for the large number of fans who turned out to be a part of history.Home boy Aykeem Francis became the first Calabar athlete to be crowned champion on the new synthetic track.Francis was a cut above his peers in the Open 400 metres hurdles, as he raced to a season and personal best 53.10 seconds to win.Andre Pickersgill of Cameron Blazers Track Club was second in 54.55 seconds, with Francis’ teammate, Damion Dixon, third in 55.94.Francis returned to close a double by taking the Class One 400 metres in 49.12.St Jago High’s Lerone Clarke was second overall in 49.34 seconds, with Calabar’s Avraldo Hoggart third with 59.60.World Youth 400m champion Christopher Taylor teased his many home supporters in the Class Two 400m.He shut it down in the last 100m, but was still able to clock 46.99 seconds, which was good enough for top spot.Brandon Heath clocked 49.65 seconds for second overall. Vere’s Romane Lindo was third best with 50.36.It was truly a Calabar show as Dejour Russell, Orville Dixon, Tyrone Bryan and Warren Barrett Jr had good wins.Russell, who won the Class Two boys’ 110m hurdles at Champs a year ago, started his season campaign in fine style, taking the event in 13.78.It was a clean sweep for the home team. Orlando Bennett (14.28) and Michael Stephens (14.39) seconds finished second and third, respectively.Dixon captured the Class One boys’ 1500m in 4:05.20, ahead of St Jago’s Thaleeito Green in 4:06.31.Brown won the Class One 110m hurdles in 14.44 seconds.EXCELLENT FORMBarrett continued his excellent form this season with double victory in the throws. He took the Class One discus throw with 51.14m and the shot put with a heave of 18.89m.Despite their coach playing down their chances of finishing in the top three at Champs this year, Hydel totally dominated the female section.In the girl’s 400m Class One, it was joint first place for Semoy Hemmings and Taquece Duggan, who both clocked 55.18 seconds.The Ferry-based team swept all 400m events. In Class Two, Abigail Brooks won in 58.64 seconds, while in Class Three, it was Jada Martin in 57.25 seconds.Hydel girls also had good results in the hurdles.Class Four athlete, Gabrielle Matthews, became the fastest girl in the age group so far this season in the 70m hurdles, winning in 10.99 seconds.In the Class Three 80m hurdles, it was Donna Ray Lee in 12.09 seconds, while in the Class One 100 hurdles, Trishauna Hemmings won in 14.68 seconds. Jada Campbell was best in Class Two, with 14.84 seconds.last_img read more

TOTTENHAM VS MAN UNITED

first_imgTOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWEIRELD, WIMMER, ROSE,DIER, DEMBELE,SON, ALLI, ERIKSEN,KANERASHFORD, MARTIAL, LINGARD, MATA,SCHNEIDERLIN, CARRICK,ROJO, BLIND, SMALLING, DARMIAN, DE GEAUNITED (4-2-3-1)Both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have much to play for. In all probability Spurs have to win their remaining eight games and hope Leicester, seven points clear at the top of the Barclays premier League, slip up. And United are a point outside the top four with seven to play in their chase for a top-four finish.Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw at Liverpool last weekend, with Harry Kane earning a point with an equaliser, his 22nd Premier League goal of the season. Spurs have now recovered the most points from losing positions this term (19).But Spurs have dropped points in three of their last five games, winning only twice. United, meanwhile, have won four of their last five league outings, including last Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford.Rumours persist that United could be close to sacking manager Louis van Gaal – and that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a favourite to replace him.When these teams met at Old Trafford in August United won 1-0 with an early own goal from Spurs’ Kyle Walker.And history suggests a United double; Tottenham have entertained them 23 times in the Premier League, winning just three and losing 12. United last lost at White Hart Lane in May 2001. In the subsequent 15 years they have won eight and drawn six – including the last three and four of the last five.Spurs miss Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie while there are tests for Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen.United, meanwhile, are without Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney and test Daley Blind.last_img read more

Wright, Perry set sights on Olympics

first_img Jamaica’s female beach volleyballer, Kai Wright, said their fifth place finish at the Norceca Beach Volleyball tour in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on the weekend resulted from their passion and determination and believes she and partner, Danielle Perry, will make it to Rio this summer. Wright noted that Perry lives abroad so regular practice is not possible and tournament like these play an important role in their preparation. However, the main reason they went to the Dominica Republic was to gain experience and practice. “The main purpose was to prepare for the third round of Olympic qualifiers, get selected for the Pan Am Games, get practice, see other teams and get some experience going into the third round. “The tournament was very challenging. Every team played us competitively because we were the underdogs. Nobody expected anything from us, much less to get a big placing, so they came at us really hard. But we played real hard, worked together and achieved fifth place and it shows the passion we have for the sport,” said Wright. “My partner is from Florida so we don’t get to practice together much, but she is very passionate, she is very determined, she goes hard and plays really hard, she is very motivating, so I have a tremendous partner. Over the weekend we learnt a lot about each other playing wise and we are just working as a team,” she told The Gleaner. She thinks they are strong enough to seriously compete for a spot in the Rio Olympics when they travel to the Casova Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic third round qualifiers in El Salvador next week. “The more we go and represent and play the more the results are coming, it means our performance is getting better every time and that is what we aim to achieve,” she surmised. “We are very prepared, we have camp where the overseas players come down and we train every day, two times for the day. Hopefully we’ll go to the third round and be ready mentally and physically and I am very confident we can reach the Olympics,” said Wright. “We have one week before we leave for the third round and we’re looking to qualify and put Jamaica on top. We want to pave the way for the younger volleyball players, so we will work hard, play hard and qualify for the Olympics,” she promised. VOLLEYBALL:last_img read more

World Championships Medals Table

first_img1 Kenya 6 3 2 112 Great Britain 3 0 0 33 Jamaica 2 0 1 34 Cuba 2 0 0 25 United States 1 3 5 96 Germany 1 2 2 57 Ethiopia 1 2 0 38 Poland 1 1 3 59 Canada 1 1 2 410 Colombia 1 0 0 110 Czech Republic 1 0 0 110 Eritrea 1 0 0 110 Spain 1 0 0 110 South Africa 1 0 0 115 Pr Of China 0 2 1 316 Netherlands 0 1 1 2last_img

Exciting boxing at Bruising gym’s anniversary show

first_imgA large crowd, which included the Custos of St Andrew Donna Parchment-Brown, was on hand at the Stony Hill Primary and Junior School in Stony Hill last Saturday night to participate in Bruising Gym’s seventh anniversary boxing show.There were seven bouts featuring boxers from Bruising Gym going up against boxers from the St Thomas Boxing Club, Port Antonio gym, G. C. Foster Gym, and the Stanley Couch Gym. The exciting Bruising team, coached by Carl Grant, emerged victorious, 5-2.The standard of boxing was good, and the most exciting bout was the last one on the card, between light heavyweights Omar Campbell and Yovan Panton. Eighteen-year-old Campbell from Bruising gym is a promising young boxer who has represented Jamaica overseas as a youth boxer. He has now graduated to the Elite Open Class and showed on Saturday, in his win on points, that he is a boxer who deserves special attention.Satisfied crowdPanton definitely came to fight and challenged Campbell from the opening bell. He used his jab to good advantage and mixed this with hooks to the head and body. Campbell seemed surprised at his opponent’s early aggression, but fought back with a two-fisted attack that drew cheers from the crowd. There was non-stop action, and the crowd loved it.Another exciting bout was the all – Bruising Gym bantamweight contest, between Sanjay Williams and Dwayne Creary. It was action all the way, but the more accomplished and fitter Williams was always a step ahead of his opponent and drew loud cheers when he was declared the winner.In other bouts, Kirkpatrick Heron from Port Antonio defeated Cory Clarke from Bruising Gym, who retired in the third round; James Douglas from Bruising Gym defeated Joel Wedderburn on points; Ricardo Carter from G. C. Foster outpointed Bruising’s Kenry McDermott; Damion Fuller from Bruising outpointed Seantoine Johnson from St Thomas; and Michael Gardener from Bruising Gym won a unanimous decision over Akeem Sinclair of St Thomas.last_img read more

Mico top Intercol netball rally

first_imgMICO University College’s senior netball team, with natio-nal senior players Jhaniele Fowler Reid and Vangelee Williams in their line-up, sent an early message to their rivals after topping the Intercollegiate Netball Rally on Saturday.In the final, they turned back last year’s winners, G.C. Foster College A, 8-4, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) indoor netball court.A prelude to the intercollegiate open competition, which begins tomorrow, the rally also showcased several players who represented Jamaica at the Netball World Cup a few months ago and it was no surprise that there was a good turnout of spectators.There was also no surprise about the four top teams in Mico A, G.C. Foster College A, University of Technology (UTech) and UWI A advanced to the semi-finals after being unbeaten in the preliminary stage of the competition.It was close going in both semi-finals as national player, Stacyann Facey led G.C. Foster’s charge and they squeezed out a 4-3 win over UTech, with nationals Khadijah Williams and Althea Byfield on their roster. In the other semis, despite ace shooter Fowler-Reid not being at her best, Mico got by the Thristina Harwood-led UWI team 8-6 to set up a repeat of last year’s final.A close battle was expected, but Fowler-Reid found her shooting range and Mico raced to a 4-1 half-time lead, before the team added four more goals to race to an easy 8-4 win.Heavy showers and persistent lightning, which had caused two stoppages early in the competition, forced the matches to be switched to the indoor court.last_img read more