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Month: May 2020

“Real Madrid is the best thing that could happen to Reinier”

first_imgMauro Lucius Graça Parente Carvalho (Brazil, 1960), known as Mauro Brasília since his time as a futsal player, a discipline in which he became world champion in Spain in 1985, opens the doors of his home in Rio de Janeiro to ACE. In an upper-middle class urbanization, between ping-pong or soccer matches, it teaches this newspaper where Reinier Jesus grew up and lives, 17, the new signing of Real Madrid, with which AS was also in Rio ( see photo below). He is accompanied by his wife, Suzana, as kind and hospitable as he is: his home is that of AS during the three and a quarter hours that the meeting lasts. When were you aware of Real Madrid’s interest for the first time?In December. Before we did not believe that a club such as Madrid had an interest in Reinier. When the news came to us it was a party because I want a team as big as Real does not happen to anyone.Who first learned that the signing could be done, you or your child?I. The first thing we did was talk to Reinier, over the phone because he was on vacation at the beach, and at first he got a little scared, but then he understood that the Madrid project would be the best thing that could happen to him.Did they celebrate it?At home, with my wife, my daughter and friends. With a lot of peace of mind, we didn’t have a big party.Do you remember your son’s famous photo at the Bernabéu in March 2018? The twists and turns of life.I was with the Brazilian national team and they went to the stadium. What a coincidence, because today is one step away from stepping on the Bernabéu lawn!You were there too some time later.Yes, in February or March 2019. I was delighted with everything I saw. José Ángel Sánchez (General Director of Real Madrid) treated us very well. It was a wonderful experience. I hope you are closer to all that now.Did Madrid call you to receive them or did you propose it?Our agent invited us to know that. We were also in the training centers of PSG, Arsenal and Manchester City.Which left them the best feeling for infrastructure and treatment?All are very beautiful facilities, with high technology and with very trained people. Valdebebas is an impressive thing, like the City’s training center, which is a city. In the Arsenal they have many interesting, new things that we are beginning to know in Brazil. In Europe it is already on another step. What team in Europe was Reinier from?From Madrid, especially since the time of Cristiano. He also has Zidane as an important figure, especially because he looks a bit like his playing style and height, with a very classic football. Then Madrid was always the team he followed and always watched their games. Then there were others from Europe, such as Borussia de Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Juventus … The best Milan too, and now with (Lucas) Paquetá, who is our friend. But Real Madrid was always the team he liked most.Who wanted to be young?Kaka. There has always been much talk that they have a very similar style. I showed him videos of Zidane, Van Basten, Guti, which is also a phenomenon and I really liked what he did. Reinier had these Madrid players as a reference. From Brazil, to Ronaldo ‘The Phenomenon’, Ronaldinho, Kaka. And now, Flamengo teammates like De Arrascaeta, Bruno Henrique, Gabigol …How was he as a child?It started late, with eight years. It was not early. He was always a very smart player for his age. When all the children ran behind the ball, he positioned himself in such a way that it reached him and he was ready. I observed that very early in him. It is one of his best qualities: intelligence, positioning in the field, reading the game … As a child he taught him to improve the technique, sometimes he even cried saying that he did not want more exercises, but it has been very good.And as a person?He was very calm, very obedient to parents. He never gave much work at home. He watched TV, played with his friends in the street …Tell us some mischief or anecdote.When he was 11, in 2013, we arrived in Fluminense in 2013. He went to do his first training and, when he left the field, brought a folder. I asked him what it was and he replied that the documentation for the registration. I asked him what they were asking for, he took out the papers and began to read: “The birth record, the school certificate, the identity card and 3×4 photos”. Then I asked him how many photos were necessary and he answered me several times “3×4”, until at my insistence he said “Papai, you’re a donkey, I’m telling you 3×4!”. He was very young and did not know that 3×4 was the size of the photo.How would you explain to Madrid players the type of player your child is?It has always been an attacker. In the middle, not the bands. And more midfielder than forward.But in his appearances with the first team of Flamengo only Gabigol improves the scoring average. Does your evolution lead you to be more midpoint or second point?I see him more as a midfielder, a 10. With Jorge Jesús he has played out of his original position, always ahead, between the defenders, by the tip, which is not where he likes it most. He likes to come back, facing the rival defense.last_img read more


The Government of Italy proposes to close all stadiums for a month

first_imgThe scientific committee wanted by Prime Minister Conte will disseminate the advice to citizens in the next few hours, applicable to the whole territory and not only to the red zones, the sources of contagion: it is requested to keep a distance of two meters, avoid hugs, stay at home for people over 65 and for those who suffer from fever, and also cancel for a month “any type of demonstration, also sporting, that does not allow maintaining distances”.Most likely, according to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, is that This measure leads to play all the matches of the football championship behind closed doors until April, in all fields of the country. With Juventus-Milan postponed and the debate on the new date of the six games postponed last day put on the table, Government recommendations on the coronavirus emergency could close the entire Bel Paese sport to the public for a month.last_img read more


Oyarzabal: “Soccer is not just about soccer players”

first_imgThe Eibarrés player advocates not playing behind closed doors, but he also points out that what they say from La Liga and the Federation will be followed. “I am not an expert in this, and the person who has made the decision is supposed to know more than the others. But my opinion is that if people do not come to the field, they will go to a bar to watch the game and they will continue contact, because No one has said to stay at home. But not because we are footballers, we must take our option more into account, there are people working on this and they know much more than we do, and their opinion must be respected. ” What is clear is that the Cup final, which seems to be postponed until May 30, cannot be played behind closed doors. “In the end, the fact of playing a final after so many years and that it is played without our people and that of Athletic, is not to the liking of anyone, much less the fans, who are the ones who feed this. Everyone he is with the idea of ​​playing with the public, “says Oyarzabal.The Real footballer also valued as very positive the victory in Ipurua, the first that Real had achieved in First at the home of Eibar, the native town of Oyarzabal. “In the end we knew where we were going, how Eibar plays and what it exposes, so we were serious at the back and did not give up chances, playing behind their back and being more direct.” And he recognized that it is a positive thing to have different styles and that all players know how to adapt. “We know that in the end, for the year to be a good one, there will be games in which you must change your style and your way of playing, and we have already done that because they are places where they press fast and seek to attack you after being asked.” La Real is fourth after this match day in Ipurua, that is to say that it is a very serious candidate for the positions of Champions League with eleven matchdays to go. “Now we are happy, it is always good to be on top, and the less there is left for the end of the year, the people are happy and the team is confident and believing in what it does, now the most important and complicated part of the season remains.” Real Sociedad got into Champions League positions with nocturnal and treachery. He did it after beating Eibar in Ipurua in the first game of La Liga behind closed doors as a preventive measure due to the coronavirus crisis. Mikel Oyarzabal, the captain of Real against the gunsmith team, talks about the option of playing without fans in the stands. “It was a very strange feeling, the fact of playing without an audience and without people, listening to everything that is said on the field, with two or three other people on the field, has been different and rare, and I personally do not like it , because football is not only for footballers, but for everything that surrounds it and the fans. I understand that whoever has decided has been for the good of the sport, but I don’t like it, “he said on Cadena SER .last_img read more


Nadal approaches his hard court clay records

first_imgThe suspension of the ATP circuit till June 7 is a severe blow for a lot of tennis gamers and particularly for Rafa Nadal, who confronted the American tour with the Masters 1,000 of Indian Wells and Miami with an additional morale after successful the title in Acapulco.In line with ATP, Nadal would have made it to Indian Wells and Miami because the tennis participant with the perfect hard court successful share of the previous 52 weeks. And it’s that on this floor Nadal amassed within the final calendar 12 months 90.5% of wins with a steadiness of 38 wins for four losses in 42 video games. The ATP offers much more credit score to Nadal’s achievement, as of his 38 wins, 11 have been towards High-20 rivals. On hard court Nadal exceeds 86% of Novak Djokovic and 81.1% of Roger Federer in these final 52 weeks. On this interval Nadal has conquered the titles of the Canadian Masters 1,000, the US Open, and the Acapulco Match. This share may be very near the report that Nadal has on clay, the place Manacorí has ​​a formidable 91.8% of video games gained on clay. The truth is, the ATP factors out that Nadal has improved the share of victories on quick observe on this calendar 12 months by 12 factors in comparison with the one he has on this floor all through his profession.However, Nadal seems because the fourth participant with the very best share of victories amongst lively tennis gamers with 78.1% of video games gained throughout his profession on all surfaces, surpassed by Novak Djokovic (present and historical past first with 84.3% wins), Roger Federer (present second and third in historical past with 83.5%) and Andy Murray (Present third with 78.2%), which leaves Nadal out of the historic High-10 of share of victories in an inventory wherein legends like Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg or Jim Courier additionally seem.last_img read more