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“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


Govt taps into Treasury for $6.4 billion

first_imgThe coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), six months into its second financial year, has already tapped the treasury another .3 billion, in addition to the 0 billion Budget for 2017.Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Friday tabled the first financial paper for 2017Parliament sitting on Friday where legislators heard of monies being withdrawn from the Treasuryfor a period outlined between January 1 and December 31, 2017.The Financial Paper, No 1/2007, as presented by the Finance Minister, details the expenditure being divided into $143.6 million to be used on recurring expenditure to be used by the Ministry of the Presidency and the Finance Ministry.Of that allocation of $143.6 million, the document detailed, $130 million will be utilised by the Finance Ministry, not only for recurring expenditure, but the money also provides for the establishment of a Special Purpose Unit to manage the reform of the sugar industry.According to the Financial Paper, “this amount ($130 million) includes provision for employment costs, utilities, professional and legal fees, advertisements, office space, and operating supplies, furniture and equipment.”This money has been represented as subsidies and contributions to localFinance Minister Winston Jordanorganisations.Meanwhile, provisions have also been made for the Department of Innovation and Education Reform, housed in the Ministry of the Presidency.The Financial Paper outlines the additional spending on this department. One of the glaring increases for this department is the more-than 700 per cent increase in employment cost for its contracted employees – up from an originally voted provision of $899,000 to more than $6.3 million.This department is also slated to receive, under Capital Expenditure, in excess of $3 million for the provision of furniture and equipment.Another of the beneficiaries of the largesse supplementary provisions from the national coffers is the Public Infrastructure Ministry.While some of the provisions represent inflows from foreign-funded projects, in excess of $1.4 billion were taken from the national coffers in order to meet expenditure related to the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at $300 million, a final payment on the rehabilitation of the MV Lady Northcote, in addition to money “to meet the increased cost of vehicle.”Other projects for which Government has expended additional sums of money relate to the construction of highway overpasses to be constructed at Houston, Eccles, Peters’ Hall, Diamond, and Providence East Bank Demerara.According to the Financial Paper, “this supplemental request is premised on the fact that the government has successfully completed negotiations with the IDB to utilise uncommitted balances that would have been cancelled as at March 31, 2017…The final disbursement date has consequently been revised to December 31, 2017.Another $160 million have been allocated for repair to the sinkhole project in the vicinity of the Kitty Pump Station.Other projects to benefit from the allocations include several of the large road repairs and construction, and the upgrade of the power grid at almost $2 billion.It was explained in the Financial Paper that the provision represent an inflow from the IDB to facilitate the payment of mobilisation advance and other areas under the programme, including the supervision of civil works and management of the project.The bond and advances were supposed to have been paid in 2016, according to the Finance Minister, but this did not obtain.last_img read more