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Vidic faces fight for place

first_img Press Association Vidic is ready to return after missing two games with a minor injury suffered in the Premier League defeat by Newcastle at Old Trafford on December 7. Yet those two matches have both been wins, in which United have managed to keep successive clean sheets for only the second time this season. Jonny Evans and Phil Jones looked particularly untroubled at Aston Villa on Sunday. And whilst Vidic has been the cornerstone of United’s defence following his arrival from Spartak Moscow almost eight years ago, the Serbian has been plagued by injury since rupturing his cruciate ligaments in the Champions League to Basle in December 2011. With Rio Ferdinand now 35, Moyes is known to be on the lookout for central defensive reinforcements. Yet, even amongst his current squad, it seems Vidic will have to work to win his place back. “Nemanja is just about ready to play now,” said Moyes. “But we have five centre-halves. We can use Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and him. “There is competition for places there and you are going to have to play well to stay in the team.” center_img David Moyes has warned skipper Nemanja Vidic he cannot expect to walk straight back into the Manchester United team.last_img read more

Bellamy announces retirement

first_img Bellamy joined Cardiff on loan and then permanently to fulfil a dream of playing for them, and the narrative he wanted arrived as City were promoted to the Premier League. And, even though he was unable to stop them going straight back down in what has turned out to be his last season, he retires with satisfaction. In an interview given to Wales Online he said: “It’s been on my mind to finish playing for the last couple of years, but this time I’ve had to make a decision. I’ve had to listen to my body. “I guess over the years I’ve become accustomed to the pain from various injuries, but for the last three to four years I’ve been on anti-inflammatories every day. “I’m not sure my body will think that’s a wise thing in due course, but it kept me playing for that period. “However, the time has come to stand aside and say enough. My body can’t take any more. “When Cardiff got promoted, it was the sense of achievement with my home-town club that meant most to me, rather than being able to play another season in the Premier League. I had performed at that level for 12 years anyway, the goal of getting Cardiff up there meant more to me than actually playing there again myself. “But I spoke to Malky Mackay (the manager at the time) and he talked me around for one last challenge. I wasn’t sure I could offer too much.” Bellamy says there have been offers from both England and America, but is now planning on pursuing a coaching career. The 78-cap Wales international, who started out with Norwich in 1997, added: “I do have lots of business activities to keep me busy and I’m taking my full coaching badges. I’ve got A, B and C, I just need to do the Pro-Licence which will prepare me properly for management.” Bellamy has not always been regarded as the friendliest of characters during a career that also took in Coventry, Newcastle, Celtic, Blackburn, West Ham, Manchester City and two spells with Liverpool, but he claims the man the fans saw at the end of his time was a truer reflection of his personality. “I’ve been an angry young man at times. So much of my career was affected by injuries. Not just the well-documented surgery, but the hamstring pulls and other things. Injuries hit me hard and they always seemed to come at key times. Back then I didn’t understand my body as well as I began to do towards the end of my career,” he said. “But I think that anger I’ve displayed has been channelled into making me a better player. It gave me determination to get through those many injury problems. “I was always far more at ease with myself as a player during the last couple of years with Cardiff. “If truth be known, I got little enjoyment for large parts of my career. In hindsight, I needed to reflect more, be proud of what I did. Instead, I set myself unrealistic targets at times. “But in the last couple of years I’ve been more proud, able to step back, enjoy my accomplishments. Why? Because my mind was in a good place.” Bellamy retires with 169 career goals, a League Cup and Community Shield won at Liverpool and a Scottish Cup from his time at Celtic. Craig Bellamy has announced his retirement from football aged 34. The well-travelled Cardiff striker said on Thursday that his body “couldn’t take it any more”. Bellamy’s decision brings to an end a 17-year senior career, concluded with a spell at his home-town club. Press Associationlast_img read more

President Trump: FDA Approves Chloroquine to Treat Coronavirus for “Immediate” Prescribed Use

first_imgPresident Trump made an exciting announcement about drugs that have been showing great promise in treating and preventing the coronavirus. These drugs are anti-viral and not vaccines. President Trump says the medication being introduced, cholorquine is known as a malaria drug and has been around for a long time and it actually helps to prevent and treat the coronavirus. A French researcher revealed a very encouraging study and the President said the FDA has approved the drug to be made available immediately by prescription. Chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat the novel coronavirus, according to a renowned French research professor who has reported successful early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from being contagious in just six days.President Trump says he will have an exciting announcement today in conjunction with the FDA possibly about the drug.Chloroquine is effective in treating SARS, and investigative studies have found it will be an effective treatment and prevention for COVID-19. And it’s an anti-inflamatory.An acclaimed research professor in France revealed successful results of a potential treatment for COVID-19, the coronavirus, The Connexion reports.More information on possible treatments here.last_img read more

LaLiga viewership rises by more than 48% in India post restart

first_imgMumbai: LaLiga Santander increased its international viewing figures by more than 48% on the first matchday (Matchday 28) following the restart of the league on June 11 compared to the average for the first 27 matchdays prior to the forced suspension of the Spanish league due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to international consultants Nielsen Sports, and based on the preliminary official viewing figures and estimates by the firm, international audiences during live games on Matchday 28 registered exponential growth. IANSAlso watch: Ambubashi Mela Begins; Kamakhya Shut till June 30last_img read more

The Latest: Italian soccer club Parma announces cost-cutting

first_imgThe International Cycling Union announced the new dates after consulting with race organizer Amaury Sport Organisation. The Tour could not start as scheduled on June 27 because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.The UCI also says the world championships will go ahead as planned from Sept. 20-27 and will be followed by the Giro d’Italia and the Spanish Vuelta. No official dates were given for those two major races.The UCI says prestigious one-day road classics such as Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège will be maintained at dates still to be defined.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Tracks receive a significant financial payout from NASCAR’s television contract, but that revenue has stopped without racing.Both NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports are hoping to restart the season May 24 with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. ___Novak Djokovic has been praised by the director general of the local health authority in Bergamo for his donation to help control the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.Peter Assembergs says “we never expected to see on our bank account a donation from such a prestigious person.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Parma has become the second club in Italy’s top soccer division to announce cost-cutting measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The medical commission has also recommended that when clubs resume training they do so in training camps with limited access and with strict screening protocols.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “we are working without rushing, but without stopping so we will be ready when the relevant institutions give us the go-ahead.”___Speedway Motorsports, owner and operator of eight tracks that host NASCAR’s top Cup Series, has laid off 180 employees and furloughed 100 as part of a company restructuring during the sports shutdown.Speedway Motorsports owns the Atlanta, Bristol, Charlotte, Kentucky, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Sonoma and Texas tracks. The coronavirus pandemic caused NASCAR to suspend the season just four events into a 36-race schedule. To date, Speedway Motorsports has had its races at Atlanta, Texas and Bristol postponed. The 1992 Olympics were the first that featured NBA players, and the Americans stormed to the gold medal. They won by an average of 44 points per game and were credited with jump-starting basketball’s global growth. The team was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.Full game replays will stream at and its apps for mobile, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku platform. First up is the Americans’ victory over Angola on Thursday night at 7 p.m. EDT.___Italian soccer will likely resume with the Serie A before the two lower divisions.The Italian soccer federation met with its medical commission and says it could consider a staggered start “with priority to Serie A.”center_img Assembergs says “reading among the donators the name of the best tennis player in the world … made me emotional.”The money will be used to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment.Djokovic, his wife and their foundation recently donated 1 million euros (about $1.1 million) to help hospitals in Serbia.___This year’s Tour de France will start on Aug. 29 and finish on Sept. 20 and will be followed by cycling’s two other major races. The club says its first-team players, coaching staff and the sporting director have unanimously agreed to take a salary cut amounting to a month’s wages.Juventus players and coach Maurizio Sarri agreed in March to forgo four months worth of salary.___With no NBA games to watch during the sports shutdown, the Dream Team’s historic romp through Barcelona will be rebroadcast in its entirety.The Olympic Channel will begin weekly streaming of the U.S. basketball team’s victories in the 1992 Olympics, when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird headlined the team. April 15, 2020 The Latest: Italian soccer club Parma announces cost-cuttinglast_img read more

Eastern Naval Command Intra-Command Sports Begin in Calabar

first_img“We have converged here today to witness the sports competition, speaks volume on the readiness of the service to develop capacities of personnel and make them fit to do their respective duties efficiently.”He said the ENC has already keyed into the fitness policy of the Nigerian Navy headquarters.“The desire for all personnel to be physically and mentally fit informed the Naval Headquarters to introduce the Body Mass Index Scale as a measure of fitness to be sure that all personnel are fit to undertake normal routine operations and activities. Body Mass Index is based on your height and weight to ascertain if one is in a healthy weight,” Adeniran said.The FOC said at the end of the weeklong event, the Command would be fully prepared for the Nigerian Navy Inter Command Football, Swimming and Tug of War competitions which will be staged soon at the instance of the Naval headquarters.The state’s Deputy Governor, who was represented by Dr. Alfred Mboto, Special Adviser Security, Governor’s Office, commended the ENC for enhancing the mental and physical fitness of its personnel.The deputy governor said the ECN has contributed immensely to the peace, security and prosperity of the state, and the Niger Delta region.“It is not a coincidence that the Command has produced many athletes that have done well in state and national sporting events.”“To the competing athletes, the Games can be a spring board to an even brighter future. Therefore, express yourselves, perform gallantly and uphold fair play in your quest for medals,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bassey Inyang in CalabarThe Eastern Naval Command (ENC), flagged off a five-day Intra-Command Sports competition as part of its preparations for the upcoming Nigerian Navy Inter Command Football, Swimming and Tug of War competitions.Addressing participants at the opening ceremony of the week-long event, on Monday at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Cross River State, the Flag Officer Commanding, FOC, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral David Adeniran, said aside from preparing its sportsmen and women for the national competition, the Intra-Command sports competition would keep navy personnel with the command fit to perform their professional duties.last_img read more

Mariam Pashinyan: Digitain – Yerevan ‘DigiTown’ to nurture Armenia’s top talent

first_img Digitain and LSports double up for simulated tennis roll out June 30, 2020 SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets July 14, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Mariam Pashinyan – DigitainThis October, industry platform and systems provider Digitain announced that it would establish its ‘DigiTown’ enterprise hub in its hometown of Yerevan Armenia. Digitain market research lead Mariam Pashinyan details to SBC the importance of the start-up directive to help Armenia nurture its fast growth tech and IT sectors. ________________SBC: Hi Mariam, can you detail to SBC readers the ‘DigiTown’ start-up complex, and why it is such an important directive for Digitain as an industry and technology stakeholder? Mariam Pashinyan (Digitain Market Research Analyst): Ultimately, our goal with DigiTown is to turbo-charge Armenia’s already vibrant tech sector. As one the region’s leading software companies, we’re greatly invested in seeing Armenia staying at the cutting-edge of tech innovation.We hope that DigiTown will help play a vital role in helping young entrepreneurs turn their visionary ideas into reality. In addition, we also hope the project will secure international investment for Armenia, growing its economy while further reinforcing the country’s position as an emerging technological powerhouse.SBC: As a tech group, Digitain’s roots were founded in Yerevan in 2004. How has Yerevan’s tech scene flourished since Digitain’s inception? MP: The change we’ve seen since our inception in 2004 has been momentous. In that time, Yerevan’s tech scene has transformed from outsourcing to a fully-fledged R&D generating industry. We’ve now reached a point where that tech can be integrated domestically, with half of all our revenue generated in our home market. Key to this has been the establishment of several education and technology centres that have been key towards developing Armenia’s tech scene.For us, the support of such organisations has helped us reach 18,000 software developers, which has been integral to our growth. But it doesn’t stop there. In such a rapidly growing economy there is still significant demand for talented professionals to work for the 1,100 tech companies in Armenia. Indeed, market revenue reached 922,3 million USD in 2018, a 20.5% growth from 2017. We certainly hope DigiTown will help fill that gap!SBC: As a tech incumbent, how will you asses and qualify DigiTown’s start-up prospects – this must be an intriguing dynamic for Digitain management?MP: A lot has changed since Digitain was founded, and today’s tech startup scene has reached a new level in terms of product diversity, opportunity and markets. Since then, the Armenian tech sector has continued to emphasise the attractiveness of its business and investment climate.The country is ranked highly by the World Bank and other international institutions because of its ‘open-door’ foreign investment policy and tax exemptions for small businesses. We’re confident that DigiTown will further boost Armenia’s investment potential even further, where we’re set to offer rent-free working space for selected start-ups and foreign companies.As a consequence (and when it comes to assessing the start-up prospects), we have a precise framework of assessment criteria in place to accurately measure the exact benefits that the project brings to Armenia’s tech scene, as unfortunately, we can’t support them all.SBC: Tech and software development are critical components of Armenia’s economy. Will DigiTown’s capacity and innovations be shared with the wider Armenian business community? MP: The growth of any industry largely relies on the collaboration of relevant stakeholders. The majority of Armenian tech companies are happy to collaborate openly to drive tech and software development, which we’ll be looking to do.The importance of the tech industry here cannot be underestimated given it currently represents 7.4% of Armenia’s GDP. We hope that DigiTown will benefit every area of the tech and business community, generating significant revenue in turn for our fellow industry partners.SBC: Following a year of further industry consolidation, heading into 2020, why should all sector incumbents support new enterprise… what is the overriding benefit? MP: In short – it benefits the entire Armenian IT sector. There will be several exciting opportunities for collaboration between participating companies, resulting in the creation of innovative new products and services. Increased foreign investment is another major advantage that DigiTown is no doubt set to provide – and overseas funding is critical to the health of any economy. DigiTown will also create a welcome influx of professional talent and experience from abroad, giving Armenia’s exciting tech startups the qualified workforce they need. Submitlast_img read more

Lakers beat Spurs, hurt draft lottery chances

first_imgSAN ANTONIO – A win that left Lakers coach Luke Walton encouraged left some Lakers fans discouraged.The first-year coach saw his young team overcome injuries and their season-long learning curve to beat the more seasoned San Antonio Spurs, 102-95, on Wednesday at AT&T Center.“They’re having fun,” Walton said. “We’re trying to build momentum into this offseason.”As for the discouraging aspect? After securing their second consecutive win and third in the past 13 games, the Lakers (23-55) “trail” the Phoenix Suns (22-56) by one game for the league’s second-worst record. So, the Lakers have a 46.9 percent chance of retaining their top-three-protected draft pick instead of 55.8 percent. The Lakers almost coughed up a 26-point lead – they squandered 19-point advantages against Charlotte (Dec. 20) and Miami (Dec. 22) – but they hung on with additional double-digit scoring efforts from Larry Nance Jr. (15), Julius Randle (11) and David Nwaba (10).What else perpetuated suspicions about the Lakers tanking to improve their draft picks odds? After missing the past nine games as a healthy scratch, 37-year-old Metta World Peace played 17 minutes. He scored five points on 2-of-5 shooting.“There wasn’t anyone else to go to,” Walton said. “Not being a knock on Metta, but we are trying to play younger players right now. You look down the bench and San Antonio has big, strong defenders. And to me, I love the opportunity to play Metta. He’s been so good all year for us. He works his tail off in practice. He never complains about not playing. So if I get an opportunity to get Metta out there, I love taking advantage of that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s a unique situation. Our players’ jobs are to go out there and win. They did a great job of that,” Walton said. “It’s a lottery anyway. They’re going to need some luck from the basketball gods. We’re going to keep playing, which is best for our team.”The Lakers played at their best despite a depleted roster. Second-year guard D’Angelo Russell sat out after having apparent soreness in his left knee. Rookie forward Brandon Ingram had eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in 10 minutes in the first half. Ingram is on minutes restriction to deal with the tendinitis in his right knee, which he called “sore.” After logging 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting, guard Jordan Clarkson missed the fourth quarter because of a left knee contusion that he thinks will heal before Friday’s game against Sacramento.While Ingram and Clarkson downplayed their injuries afterward, the Lakers downplayed fan angst over the lottery implications. Forward Thomas Robinson said he received angry messages from Lakers fans on his Twitter account over the victory. At a nearby locker stall, Clarkson insisted “a win for us is always good.”“I don’t listen to what the fans say,” said point guard Tyler Ennis, who started in Russell’s place and had a team-high 19 points and six assists while going 8 for 14 from the field in 39 minutes. “If I went out and tried to lose on purpose, they’d have a problem too. We have to go out there, try to win as much as we can and let everything else handle itself.”So, the Lakers stormed to a 31-14 first-quarter lead. While the Lakers shot 59 percent from the field, the Spurs shot 27 percent and missed all seven of their 3-point attempts. The Lakers widened that gap to 40-14 with 10:34 left in the first half after going on a season-best 17-0 run.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Bennett far from satisfied with England

first_imgEngland raced out to a 22-6 lead at halftime but could only manage seven points in the second, with execution an issue for Bennett’s side after a remarkable five forward passes were called throughout the encounter.Gareth Widdop had a mixed evening at five-eighth before shifting to fullback late in the clash with Bennett opting to test out George Williams in the halves leading into the side’s clash with France in Perth next week. “I thought we lost our way in the second half with the football in particular,” Bennett said after the win.”These games are difficult because you’re expected to win and nobody knows by how much. For us, a part of our journey is to be consistent and it’s not good enough. “We’re not a good enough team where we can turn it off and turn it back on. “We’ve got to keep it on all the time and did until half-time and then lost our way.”England skipper Sean O’Loughlin dismissed talk the side went into the second half with a complacent mentality after racing out to a 16-point advantage at the break. “We came in pleased at halftime but like Wayne said we lost our way and we’re disappointed,” he said. “I don’t think it was complacency, the boys were trying. We just weren’t nailing the passes or making the right decisions.”Both Bennett and O’Loughlin praised the efforts of Lebanon following the game, who will face heavyweights Australia next week in Sydney after a spirited effort in defeat.”I thought they played with a lot of energy and tried really hard, they had good structure and their ball control was good,” Bennett said.”Without a lot of star players in their team it was a credit to them.”Meanwhile, Bennett was tight-lipped over Robbie Farah’s biting allegations that marred the second half, with England winger Jermaine McGillvary placed on report in the 43rd minute. “It’s hard for me to make a comment,” Bennett said.”From where I’m sitting I can’t tell if he bit him or not.”McGillvary was unavailable for comment post-game with the match review committee set to decide if the winger is charged in the coming days.last_img read more

Athletic passes eighth in the agony of penalties

first_imgSince he was in the same field as a month ago, this time before Intercity, Athletic applied the same recipe: a strong start. And he mixed the Las Llanas formula against the Sestao River: a deep pass from Iñigo Martínez for the race, in this case Williams was then Yuri, to define against the rival goal. The line-up did not give rise to speculation: many of the main actors went out to the franchised fief. All but Dani García, Muniain and Yuri. He missed the absence of an Unai López who is sanctioned for Saturday against Espanyol, so he was vaccinated against the brake of fatigue.The goal stunned Elche for a few moments, but very few. These people, perhaps boosted by the previous rounds and the desire of the Pacheta meritorious to look into the eyes of the second most successful team in the Cup in history, soon removed the grief and began to braid plays judiciously. In one of these, Milla rehearsed the shot from the crescent of the area and had to deny Herrerín with the right mitten. Pacheta has its ranks perfectly organized and with clear ideas. Jason delved into the Balenziaga area, which claimed too much and allowed a great center, which headed completely alone Fidel. The new Copa format was about to run over the most lazy and clueless Athletic of the Garitano era. Although the deriotarra coach does not relax even in a jacuzzi, his team should not have understood clearly the message that came from the lineup, with very few roosters resting. Perhaps seeing Elche, with unusual players in Second, he assumed that with a task of dressing it would suffice. But it was not so, the small fish grew and almost ate the LaLiga whale. After the draw to one in the regular time and being paralyzed, he felt the extra time, they won the lions in the penalty lottery and blessed that there is no VAR, because Herrerín took a couple of steps in the shot of Iván Sánchez, the fifth, and it must have been repeated. The 3-3 was reached in the penalty shootout. The drama was growing. Yuri and Dani Calvo were amazed. Also Vesga, who adjusted it very well to the post. And Tekio threw it out. The world came over him, thinking he was the villain. It was a bitter brooch on a great night all over Elche. The match went on extra time and continued to move the Garitano pieces. Williams was again the battering ram and Raúl García went to the right wing. Not even in the supplement did Elche give up its football principles. The panorama was to recalculate the route and go for the shortest. Villalibre had his own, but it was taken out by a San Román that was growing in the face of possible penalties. Núñez finished off a corner by touching the post and since there was no way up close, and Iñigo Martínez tried to surprise the goal goal almost from his own area. Elche ended up attacking in an enemy area. The epic peeked out her window, but on the penalties she ended up kneeling. After the break, he stayed in the Cordoba locker room, almost an unfair routine in recent times, whenever he plays because he had five calls away, and the disposition of the offensive front was changed. Muniain left for the midfielder, which Williams went to the right, Raul Garcia got nine and Lekue ran for the left-handed end. A score more in line with what has been seen in the League.In the last half hour a Bilbao monologue began. The franjiverdes are elegant in dealing with the ball and blunt when it comes to cutting off the rival danger, they do not go around with rails, Raúl García was half lost between two waters, neither in front of the band nor in the back. His first shot was in 67 and encouraged him to do three in four minutes, one of them near the post of San Román after downtown Balenziaga. The thing painted in extension and they launched their last challenge the locals, with Iván Sánchez progressing on the right, yielding to Folch, who focused only to the heart of the area for an Oscar Gil who wanted to place it and did not need an obvious shot. The stopped ball is a torture, the greatest weakness, for the lions: 15 corners and they didn’t even tickle. No auctioneer is found when the balls go to the area. Pacheta: “I don’t want to give prominence to the penalty, only to the great game of my team”Great team match, swim to die on the shore: “Today he won’t be able to do anything with me because of my team’s feelings. It’s a game in which I have seen my players grow. I am extremely proud and excited about what this team does. Athletic has 24 Copa del Rey. There are two or three children who have played and made a master’s degree, they are going to give us a lot until the end of the season, their performance has been of the highest level, it does not give us the machine yet to finish to the fullest, that is why we have ended up so tired. We compete honestly and loyally, it has been a battle that I am very satisfied with, it is the feeling I have, we had it in the 85th minute (Oscar Gil’s chance) We have to congratulate Athletic because they have been better in computing global. We defended well because although they had more possessions, they didn’t have great chances. “Herrerín advanced in the penalty of Iván Sánchez: “That’s what the VAR is for. That’s why we have to impose the technology. We have to incorporate it. If it’s ten or twenty centimeters, you have to leave it. If it’s true that it’s only one meter, repeat it. It was a risk to play with children. It was a risk to play with boys of the soccer base, but what I am going to say of his party. My feelings are of hardness “.It hurts to fall eliminated or fail both chances in the batch: “I am not going to charge against that action. If so, I should have repeated it. It is the most normal thing in the world, but the truth is we have had it to pass. Also they, with whom St. Roman saved her. sensations that my team is growing. When Juan Cruz could not play because of fever, three options appeared. “Mood of Yacine, Tekio and Iván Sánchez, who failed in the penalties: “Everyone has been vindicated. Penalties can be ruled out. Everyone has done the job they were supposed to do. World championships are won and lost because of these situations. I cannot claim anything from my players.”Attempt blocked. Óscar Gil: “We had it and against rivals of this nature you can not fail. In the 88th minute Oscar arrived very tired. Nacho Pastor, Mourad and he have made a master’s degree, with two balls. I’m excited for what I see. Now I still have to see how far the machine gives us. There are many hungry players that come from Second B and make us this game. “Change the chip: I hope we don’t pay for this fatigue: “Thursday’s training will be different to recover players. This defeat strengthens. Those who have played know that they can be protagonists in LaLiga. Pere Milla and Mfulu are growing, the three extremes are changing, Manolo is the most important player I have, Nacho Pastor and Mourad are giving us things. Now we have to train little and recover a lot. “A lot of tiredness and side effects: “In the 90th minute we had three players to change. We arrived just because Athletic demands you a lot. And this rival, more. On the bench we were about to ask for the fifth change. The effort has been fat and I hope not to pay it. Moral injection is important because everyone has realized that he can play. “Hobby Behavior: I am not able to discern what I give more importance: “I have been here almost two years and soon we get communion from the stands. People know what they have in their hands. We have received ovations several times tying or losing. 14,000 spectators have come. , and it has been a party, cheering and without insults. You have to enjoy it. Nacho Pastor and Mourad are knocking at the door, like Oscar Gil who is already an important player. If you have to fall before a large team, so be it. We’re sad for the tie, but excited for everything I see from this group of guys. “Garitano: “We had him lost, but this team never gives up”The Athletic Club coach of Bilbao, Gaizka Garitano, acknowledged, after overcoming the Cup qualifier against Elche in the penalty shootout, that his team was on the verge of elimination, but indicated that his players never give up. “The penalties are a lottery. We could win or lose. No one wins easily. We had almost lost it, but it is no accident. This team never gives up,” said the Basque, who declined to comment on whether his goalkeeper came forward in any of the key releases. Garitano said his team started the game well, but acknowledged that Elche was better in the first half. “Then we have owned the game, but we have trouble scoring,” he explained. As for the aspirations of his team in the Copa del Rey, the coach said that Athletic will play “butt” the tournament “because it is a very beautiful competition.” “These matches are like that and nobody wins easily. I think we deserved to pass, although I also congratulate Elche, who has played a great game,” said the Basque coach.last_img read more