Strömberg: “The tie is 60-40 for Valencia”

first_imgHow is life going to a Atalanta legend that comes quite a lot for Spain?Yes, I don’t speak Spanish yet but I go to Tenerife a lot because we have a windsurfing and kitesurfing club in El Médano and there my daughter and her husband live with my four-year-old grandson. I am between Bergamo and Tenerife but I also travel throughout Europe because I work on a television channel with rights to the Champions League and the Premier League.Which Atalanta is better, the one of its time or the current one?In my time we were very strong, but this Atalanta is the best of all time. They will play anywhere, without fear, and they play the same way. They never go out to defend themselves. They leave with a high head, strong leg and are always true to their style anywhere. Atalanta’s greatest achievement to date in Europe was to reach the semi-finals of the Recopa in 1987-88, when the team played in Serie B. And you were the captain …The Atalanta and the city of Bergamo are very close, in my time and also now. That was a fantastic thing. All the teams that played that Cup were first division, the winners of the Cups of their countries, and all were eliminated. We were still in the competition being Series B. We went through rounds and in the end we lost against the Belgians of the Mechelen, who later became the champion. They had a great team with a great coach. Sometimes we have agreed by commenting matches and he agrees that they had some luck in that tie. We were very close to reaching the final. But it was a great experience and a great adventure. All Bergamo was very happy and still is what we did. There was a huge party in the country. It was a very sporting game, with the two twinned hobbies. It was a shame not to go to the final but everyone still remembers that tie because it was a great night.You played many of your 186 games in Serie A during the 80s and 90s. Was that the best league in Europe?Yes, it was the best league. There was never a championship like in those years. As of 1984 they were the best players in the world in Italy. The biggest attraction, obviously, was the best Maradona ever, but there was also the Milan of Sacchi, with the Dutch, a fantastic team; Inter of the Germans … We were able to make a good result against them.And already withdrew it was done tifosso from Atalanta …True. I still live in Bergamo, my three children are from here, I also have grandchildren. And yes I am very fond of Atalanta.And what do you think of the game being played in San Siro?We are a bit upset that the game is played in Milan. It is a shame but if we wanted to have a stadium in order we had to do this. Atalanta has already been playing there all the Champions League and well, we hope that the works of Atleti Azzurri d’Italia end from May to October. However, I think that in the match against Valencia we will reach 50,000 or 60,000 fans in San Siro. How do you see the tie against Valencia?Valencia is a favorite, obviously. Because Valencia has done much more in Europe than Atalanta. Valencia is a team that won Real Madrid 1-0 until the 95th minute but in the end they tied it. He also beat Barcelona … In Mestalla he is really strong. It is true that all the rivals of the hype were difficult, like Liverpool, Bayern … With Valencia, Atalanta has some option. I think the tie is 60-40 in favor of Valencia.But Atalanta comes to the tie in form …Yes, it is a great opportunity for the team and for the club. Atalanta plays well. They are not afraid of anyone. They go out to win the matches in any field. I think that in Valencia everyone will believe that it will be an easy tie but I don’t think so because Atalanta is doing a very good game in Serie A.What player fears of Valencia?Well, I know them all but I haven’t studied them in depth. I am focused on Premier matches and Tottenham-Leipzig. I will study them after the first leg.What can I bring Florenzi to Valencia?You can play sideways and also ahead. He is a great boy and a very good player who can contribute a lot.Will he be in the match?Well, I won’t be able to because I do Tottenham-Leipzig for TV but I hope to be in Valencia in the second leg.The greatest idol of tifossi of AtalantaGlenn Peter Strömberg (Goteborg, 1960) is the player who has played the most Atalanta shirt. A total of 186 sometimes he put on neroazurra during the eight years (from 1984 to 1992) that belonged to the Bergamasca squad. He was the eternal captain of the Atalanta ship in both Serie A and Serie B. Next year, If Papu Gómez continues at the current pace, he could beat him since he has 220 games in Atalanta.Strömberg arrived at Atalanta from Benfica, after winning the Portuguese league, but a few years before he had risen to fame with his fellow Goteborg after lifting the Uefa Cup, in 1982, after beating a giant in the final Period, the Hamburg. He played in Calcium in his golden age and had Caniggia or Evair as partners.ATALANTA B.C ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>TYPE WITH THE STROMBERG T-SHIRTATALANTA B.Ccenter_img Precisely playing in the Serie B came one of the most remembered successes of the rival of Valencia this Wednesday. It was in the 1987-88 season. Atalanta disputed the European Cup Winners Cup, after being runner-up in the Coppa of Italy, the previous year. With a team in which all were Italian except the Swedish Strömberg, they planted in the semifinals of the competition, when they were eliminated by the Mechelen, in the end champion.Strömberg was also 57 times international with Sweden, disputing the World Cup in Italy, in 90. Once retired, the Swede established his residence in Bergamo and today is another Bergamasco. At the Atalanta Stadium, the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Gewiss Stadium) is a true idol, Uno di noi for the tifossi. In several games they have taken a typhoon with the Strömberg shirt, with the number 7 he wore during the eight seasons he defended his shirt.last_img read more

Messi, the savior of Bartomeu

first_imgMessi, Messi, Messi, Messi … One more time, four times Messi against Eibar. Four goals for each of the four days he was unmarked. His fifth poker in LaLiga, although the most remembered was in a Champions night against Arsenal. His thirty-sixth hat-trick in the history of the iron-handled competition over a decade ago. But, above all, what impresses Messi already at this point in his career is his way of driving the mood of a volcanic club from the grass.Definitely, It can be said that Messi has paved a very difficult week for Josep Maria Bartomeu. First, he pacified the meeting of the captains when the president tried to explain himself by the mess of the social networks that threatens not only to advance the electoral period, but to internally divide the executives who until now have been related to the president. “It’s weird,” the Argentine admitted in the interview he gave Mundo Deportivo. But He did not set a tense meeting on fire. On the contrary, he placated her. Exactly the same as in his statements, where all his messages were positive. And then came the match. When the stands were divided between Bartomeu’s handkerchiefs and the cries of “Bartomeu, resignation” and “directive, resignation”, which in turn were answered by another sector of the stands with protests, Messi took a magic goal from the top, 1-0. Right now at Barça, Messi is the only one who agrees with everyone. The fans were happy. Not only because their goals ended with internal goals. Also because they showed that face the most important week of the season, with the matches against Naples in San Paolo and against Madrid at the Bernabéu. At the moment, Messi has already prevented from talking about the directors account more than Tuesday and the priority is football. 10last_img read more

The next Madrid project

first_imgBut the center forward is missing, Lewandowski, Luis Suárez or Cavani That is able to make 30 goals per season. That position has been covered in Madrid by Cristiano and Benzema in the last decade, and now only by the French, but it is proving that it is not enough. More names will have to come out for the near future, but the one that hits the most now is that of Haaland, which in the next winter market, that of 2021, you can leave Borussia with a clause of 75 million. It’s a good chance.Along the way are names like those of Reinier, Jovic, Asensio, Rodrygo, Brahim and company. footballers who can still hit the table and break into world stars or at least serve as complement players … Together they form the next Madrid. In the offices of the Bernabéu one works at that short-medium term. And it is done with the serenity that gives the policy of young signings that has been followed in recent years. The problem is that you have to replace, or make a transition, about a team that has been able to win Four Champions in five years. An almost impossible job. There are young people who are showing that they have projection to be part of an eleven guarantees. The two sides are covered with Achraf. He has this season of assignment in Borussia Dortmund, where he is being one of the stars (even in the Bundesliga, as happened in the past with Carvajal in Leverkusen). The Moroccan is now 21 years old. And Mendy, how difficult is putting Marcelo this season, is now 24. For him it would be the other side, the right.Possible eleven to five years seen … In the center of the field Casemiro (28) seems to have fuel for five years. And with him Valverde (21) will be much more shot at the highest level. The good news for Madrid is being Odegaard, now figure of LaLiga by the hand of the Real Sociedad after a time of uncertainty and several assignments to the Dutch League. You have now Odegaard twenty-one years.In the front there seems to be many more unknowns, and they are the positions that give titles because that is where the potential offensive is. Vinicius (now 19 years old) will definitely be done as a player by then. But in the Madrid strategy there is a code name, it is that of Mbappé. He has a contract until 2022 with the PSG. More and more signals are emitted from there that he is not at ease. And the road map of the white entity is to undertake its signing in the summer of 2021, when only one contract is subtracted and it is a necessity for the PSG to sell it or let it go for free the following summer.INA FASSBENDER & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Haaland, in Borussia.INA FASSBENDER (AFP)center_img Do an exercise that could do any sports director of an entity. Do it with the template of Madrid. With so much player, up to seven, that are or exceed 30 years (Modric (34), Ramos (33), Benzema (32), Marcelo (31) and Bale, Kroos and Nacho (who are 30), what will the short-term type team be like, in four or five years? By then, any of those players who exceed the thirty They would have a hard time being a starter. Even Hazard, doubly operated from ankle And now with 30 years, I would have a hard time.last_img read more

Kroos rectifies: “I see logical to give up part of the salary”

first_imgToni Kroos He wanted to clarify his words about the voluntary agreement reached between Real Madrid and its players to lower the salary by 10% if the competition resumes and by 20% if no more is played. The midfielder posted: “It may not have been translated correctly or some may not want to understand it. From the first moment, my opinion you know me well, is this: If we can help workers and areas in the club, it makes sense to give up part of our salary, something that has been verified today “. These statements are preceded by those made by the German midfielder on the SWR podcast about a possible drop and which caused great controversy: “A drop in salary is like a donation in vain or for the club. I am in favor of paying the Full salary and everyone doing sensible things with it. Everyone is asked to help where it’s needed, and there are many places where it’s needed. “ Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer, supported Kroos’ words regarding the drop in wages: “Lowering the salary is either lost or donated to the club. I am in favor of everyone doing sensible things with their salary Many of these footballers earn a lot of money and should contribute, but I am sure that the vast majority are willing to help, if they have not already done so. “center_img It is possible that it has not been translated correctly or that some do not want to understand.From the first moment, my opinion you know me well, is this: if we can help workers and areas in the Club, it is logical to give up part of our salary, something that It has been verified today.– Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) April 8, 2020last_img read more

In Roland Garros the works continue and have never stopped

first_imgRoland Garros’ works continue and have never stopped. That is confirmed by L’Equipe the common director of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), Jean-François Vilott. The event had determined to undertake a sequence of reforms in its amenities and though at first it was revealed that the operators had stopped working resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, work continued regardless of the decree of the state of alert and continues to be being carried out. out in the Forest of Bologna, with the concept that all the pieces is prepared in case the event is performed on the dates that the FFT introduced in its day, from September 20 to October four of this yr.“The work never stopped. From the first confinement choices, we requested our two corporations (Vinci and Cimolai) to implement sanitary safety measures that might be utilized in the constructing”says Vilott, who refers to the meeting of the roof of the foremost monitor, the Philippe Chatrier, which was accomplished in early February however isn’t but totally operational. “It opens and closes, you have to make changes, however it works”, he provides earlier than guaranteeing nuances: “The workforce has been considerably lowered since solely between 30 and 50 day laborers work in such a big place. Some FFT staff, in addition to service suppliers, to make sure security, are additionally current with masks, gels and all the required protections. “ Assist Paris hospitals and French tennisThe FFT made obtainable to the Public Help of the Hospitals of Paris the amenities of the Nationwide Coaching Middle, empty since the starting of the confinement. There, sufferers with coronavirus are handled underneath the supervision of the Federation itself, which manages logistics and makes obtainable one among their medical doctors. On the different hand, the Government Committee of the sports activities establishment authorised on Friday a help and restoration plan for the French tennis system and related sports activities, which can mobilize a complete of 35 million euros. It would serve to assist golf equipment, coaches, gamers (together with professionals), staff and event organizers.last_img read more

The Peruvian league will not resume before next July

first_imgThe Opening Tournament It has been suspended since the general and mandatory quarantine was decreed in Peru on March 16 when the first six days had barely been disputed, so the other thirteen dates are still pending, in addition to all the Clausura Tournament and the Bicentennial Cup.Likewise, the second division championship was scheduled to start in May, so the uncertainty regarding its celebration has led to the Coopsol Sport to terminate the contracts of all its staff and to Sport Chavelines to suspend payments.In that context Lima Alliance, which is managed under bankruptcy administration to pay off its historic debt, has proposed a three-month salary reduction for all its workers, including soccer players.Two weeks ago the Professional Football Sports Association (ADFP), which groups the first and second division clubs, sent a letter to the FPF to ask for financial aid during this crisis, but Lozano indicated that they cannot specify anything until they have a horizon of when soccer can resume.Although Peru was the first country in Latin America to enact the general and mandatory quarantine, when it had barely registered 71 positive cases of COVID-19, The emergency currently has its health system on the ropes after 445 people have died and more than 16,000 infected have been detected in the last five weeks. The Peruvian league will not resume before July and when it does it will probably be behind closed doors for the rest of the championship, as anticipated this Monday the president of the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF), Agustín Lozano.“By no means will it be in the months of May or June,” he warned the station. RPP News Lozano, whose institution organizes the first and second division tournaments.The head of the FPF explained that up to ten different ways of organizing the rest of the season are considered, which depend on the moment and the conditions that the Government sets to gradually lift the quarantine decreed since March 16.However, Lozano almost took it for granted that the resumption will be done with games behind closed doors, because the Government has already anticipated that it will not allow large concentrations of people until next year.“We have ten different scenarios to resume League 1, each with different positions that will depend on the recommendations or health requirements,” said Lozano. “The ones that come closest are those of playing behind closed doors respecting all the venues or a single venue that would be Lima in different stadiums,” he added.To resume soccer in July, the FPF president acknowledged that The response of society to the first measures that soften citizen immobilization will be very important. “If you do not know how to manage or control because collaboration is not ideal, it is impossible to think that facilities will be given to other sectors of the country such as soccer,” he added.last_img read more