Zidane: “The costumes are screwed but not touched …”

first_imgZinedine Zidane analyzed in Movistar’s flash interview the hard defeat against Manchester City that complicates Madrid’s pass to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The white coach lamented those final ten minutes where the team left the match and sent an optimistic message for the return.Is the dressing room touched ?: “It is not, no, we are screwed for losing, but we know that the tie is 180 minutes and whatever happens is like that. Even if we had won. We did the most difficult scoring the goal and in ten minutes we scored two goals” .Without Ramos on the return: “Well, this is football, we can’t change it. We have to keep the positive. In such a result there are not many positive things, we played a good game except the final ten or fifteen minutes. Now we have to go there and win if we want to pass. “What happened in the last ten or fifteen minutes?: “Nothing, they are mistakes and you pay the mistakes. It’s that. But mistakes are part of football and that’s it.”Loss of solvency in the Bernabéu: “Today it has not been possible. We have given everything in the field, we have lacked ten more minutes of concentration. It has been a very physical and even match and in the end we paid it.”Kroos. Did you have any physical problems?: “No, no, none, technical decision”.Afterwards, the Real Madrid coach appeared before the media in the press room of the Bernabéu.Balance: “With the game we did, it’s complicated. We all know badly, with the game we lost like this.”In the play of 1-1 was there a push to Ramos? What did the referee tell you?: “He told me that there was nothing, that he has not seen anything, that there was no push. In the end nothing changes, the referee decided like this and that’s it. What bothers me is what we did, playing well and that in Ten minutes from the end the game changes. With the game we made and the mistakes at the end … This hurts because we don’t deserve this. In the end it’s football and you have to be 90 minutes very, very concentrated. Especially with this kind of equipment ” .Atmosphere in the dressing room: “Today, even winning, we have to play around. And losing the same thing. We have to go there to win. We know the situation. We lose an opportunity here but there is another one to change. Sunday? We have another opportunity. It’s a great match and we have now to recover well and make a great game. “ Has Madrid been better than City? “I do not know, there were two good teams in the field. Then, you can give your opinion. We had our opportunities and they in the end because of us a little. We scored at our worst moment. Then it went well and in the end, the ten or fifteen minutes from the end have been bad. In fact, they could have scored a third goal. “Changes: “The game is what it is. We put the goal in the worst moment of ours and after the goal we were better. Then, in the end we lacked concentration. Then they are mistakes. But I don’t think we should make more changes. The opponent is very well and have had their opportunities. “Do you understand the fans, who leave saying that they do not come to the Bernabéu on Sunday to the Classic? “I wait for the fans on Sunday, to come to help the team and move that forward. In football you can’t control everything. You can watch the Levante game or another. We give everything on the field. It’s a bad run, but you have to take this out anyway. Sunday is an opportunity to change. “The cause of the downturn of the last minutes: “It’s not physical downturn, it’s more concentration because in the end we made mistakes and mistakes are part of football. The only thing is to look at it, try to analyze it well. I can’t tell you anything else. The ten minutes of the end have been very complicated, but not before”.Why this bad streak? “I do not know. For three or four months we did very well and now there are three complicated games. But it is a bad run. You have to be more united and strong and keep working. And I say: Sunday I see it as an opportunity to change this”.Kroos did not play by technical decision. “He is a very important player but the option today was this. When I say that he is technical he is nothing against Kroos, that he is doing well. I have players and I chose.”The fact of playing the lap outside may come in handy: “If we want to pass the round we have to go there and win and Madrid is able to do that. We are happy to play at home, always. The only thing is that today in ten minutes they have been complicated.”How do you expect the return ?: “We’ll see, we know what we have to do. You have to go there and win to pass. But even with a result in favor today the same thing would have happened. The tie is 180 minutes and nothing changes.”What do you think right now? “It’s a bad result, it’s two games in a row losing. It’s a bad run because when we play badly we can understand it, but today it wasn’t the case. We didn’t deserve this defeat.”How will you face the turn? Are you almost lost? “We have to play and think we can qualify. We have nothing else in mind and that is what we are going to do on the lap.”last_img read more

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Fully embracing Ayo’s system doing wonders for UST Tigers

first_imgUST started the game with an 8-0 spurt and that caused a ripple that turned into a massive wave the Fighting Maroons had no chance of getting over.The Growling Tigers were merciless in the third quarter mounting a 76-46 lead and that was enough to take the fight out of the Fighting Maroons.“The coaches never got tired of us, one small mistake and they will immediately guide us on how to do it right,” said Zamora in Filipino. “Coach Aldin just told us that we should just lean on the system once we play.”UST’s 30-point lead got trimmed down to 14, 83-69, with 1:59 left after Will Gozum’s basket capped off UP’s 19-4 run but that scoring charge proved to be a futile attempt at taking the game away from the Tigers’ grasps.Cansino said they’ve finally managed to transition everything from practice into games, and it’s all been part of the trust their coaches have given them.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Things are looking up for University of Santo Tomas after its subpar start in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “We’ve finally adapted the system, we’ve brought what we did in practice to the actual game,” said Cansino who has averaged 16.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in UST’s past two wins. Perasol knows UP has what it takes to win but ‘we’re still scattered’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Growling Tigers opened the season with 1-4 slate but bolstered their bid with to two straight wins to end the first round.UST won by an average of 14 points in its past two games, including the 86-72 mauling of University of the Philippines, and the players credit that good run to their familiarity with head coach Aldin Ayo’s system.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’re finally getting to implement coach Aldin’s system. Before, our practice sessions everything been really smooth but once we’re in the game everything seems to fall apart,” said star rookie CJ Cansino in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Cansino filled up the stat sheets for the Growling Tigers with 16 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals while getting substantial help from Ken Zamora who had 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from deep. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Unemployed mother slapped with larceny charge

first_imgA 26-year-old mother of four was slapped with a larceny charge and appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that Sandra Griffith between the period November 15, 2017 to December 12, 2017, she stole one gold chain valued $500,000, a pair of gold earrings valued $40,000 and one yellow and white gold ring valued $250,000, all property of Keon Howard.The unemployed mother of four young children pleaded not guilty to the charge read to her. She was released on $75,000 bail.last_img read more

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“Dull Christmas for us” – rice farmers

first_imgOver 300 rice farmers in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and from the island of Wakenaam in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) flocked the gate of the Hack Rice Mill in Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast demanding their payments.Farmers are concerned over the long delay in receiving payment from millers for paddy purchased since September and some even earlier this year. After a commotion erupted in front of the main gate of the rice factory, its management was forced to meet with the frustrated rice farmers.According to the farmers, they were there as early as 06:00h on Friday and were trying to get the attention of senior management of the rice complex but no one was willing to speak with them. One farmer said the group decided to protest and make noise outside the entity as they demanded to see the manager for their payments.The owed farmers said the manger eventually met with them and agreed to give them payments between $50,000 and $100,000 until full payments are available.The farmers said they have their monthly bank installment to meet and the cash given to them in some cases cannot even meet the required payment.Speaking with Guyana Times, a mother who was also outside the factory protesting, said it is not easy for her to financially manage her home. She said she has to finance her children’s education, which is a very expensive exercise. One is at one the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), one is at the University of Guyana, and the other is writing the Caribbean Examination Council next year.Some of the other women who were also on the protest line said they are single parents and are depending only on their meagre earnings from the rice industry for their survival. “It will be a dull, dull Christmas for us,” one woman said.last_img read more

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Cop struck down while directing traffic

first_imgA male traffic rank who was on duty on WedThe injured rank lying on the roadway as his colleague calls for helpnesday afternoon at Eccles, EastBank Demerara, was struck by a female driver.The incident was confirmed by Traffic Chief Linden Isles, who told this newspaper that the rank was not seriously injured.Isles was unable to say whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident.last_img

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Regal Masters win T20 Masters Softball title

first_imgPlaying in sunny conditions at the Everest Cricket Ground on Sunday, the finals of the Ink Plus, Crown Mining Supplies and Elegance Jewellery & Pawn Shop T20 Masters Softball Cricket tournament saw Regal Masters defeat RR Masters by 27 runs to clinch the title.The newly crowned champions, Regal MastersRegal, sent in to bat on a hard pitch and sluggish outfield, saw Guyana’s former First Class player David Harper played a stroke filled innings of 48, which included 5 fours and 1 six; while Mahendra Arjune hit a watchful innings of 41 in his 76 run partnership with Harper.The only batsman to hit double figures was Erick Thomas, who made 12 as Regal climbed to 134-7. Troy Kippins (8) and Eon Abel (1) were quickly removed by Dharam Persaud, while Raymond Harper removed Mahase Chunilall (8) to leave the powerful Regal Masters in a slump at 18-3.Then came the partnership, as Harper and Arjune unified and played a smart and controlled innings, before the latter fell to Rudolph Mayers, leaving Regal at 94-4. RR Masters was led with the ball by Raymond Harper, who took 3-26, and Dharam Persaud, who supported with 2-23.Later on in the innings, RR Masters were sent in to bat, needing to score at 6.75 per over for an upset win; but they could only muster 108, with Arjune claiming 3-5 in his only over of the game. Scoring for the Masters were Khemchan Dindyal, who counter-attacked with a pugnacious 54 before he was forced to retire hurt.He added 58 with the left-handed Suri Kumar, who struggled to get the ball off the square in his quiet 17, as he soaked up 22 dot balls. In his innings of 54, Dindyal kept hopes alive by targeting Parasaram ‘Bimbly’ Persaud, destroying him by taking 20 from the over before he retired. When Arjune dismissed Kumar at 83-3, it triggered a dramatic collapse, and five wickets tumbled for six runs. Not long after, Regal Masters were crowned the new champions.Twelve teams competed in the tournament which carried a top prize of $100,000, while the runners-up won a trophy and $25,000.last_img read more

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Latino market sits, a shell of its former plans

first_imgTresierras Supermarkets and the owner of the property did not return several calls seeking comment. Just a few minutes’ drive away from the empty building meant to house Tresierras, another Latino supermarket has been packing in the parking lot at Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road. The 38,000-square-foot Vallarta supermarket opened last month at the location, becoming the shopping center’s new anchor tenant. Juan Palos, who works at a laundry in the L-shaped strip mall where Tresierras was supposed to open, said he thinks Tresierras did not want to have its new store compete with Vallarta. “The Vallarta got more power, so the people they chose Vallarta is better,” he said in broken English. Tresierras Supermarkets is a family-run business that already has a location in Newhall, along with four other Southern California locations. After submitting its permit application in February 2006 to build the interior of the store, Tresierras got the permit application back from the city to make revisions, Read said. But the company never followed up, and the permit expired. The company can still re-apply for a permit, Read said. At a May 2005 groundbreaking for the full-service supermarket, the company said its new Santa Clarita location would open in November of that year. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The building sits empty, a vacancy that has left a shopping center without its anchor tenant. The Tresierras supermarket at 23780 San Fernando Road was supposed to open in November 2005. But the nearly 30,000-square-foot building meant to house the Latino market is only an empty shell, with dirt for a floor. Tresierras submitted a permit application nearly a year ago to build out the interior of the store, according to city documents. But the company never followed up with needed revisions to the plan. “It expired without us actually issuing a permit,” said Bill Read, assistant building official with the city. “And at this stage in the game from what I can tell from all the records that we have, they simply stopped the process for whatever reason.” last_img read more

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Sale of B.C. hydroelectric project boosts Fortis Q2 profit to $720 million

first_imgAnalysts had estimated $2.06 billion of revenue and 57 cents per share of adjusted earnings, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv. ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canadian utility company Fortis Inc. says the sale of its share of a B.C. hydroelectric project helped boost its second-quarter profit to $720 million — nearly three times what it had in the same period last year.However, adjusted earnings and revenue for the Newfoundland-based company were below analysts’ estimates.The quarter included a $484-million after-tax gain on the sale of a 51 per cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric project in British Columbia.- Advertisement -Fortis says its net profit attributable to common shareholders including the unusual item amounted to $1.66 per share, up from $240 million or 57 cents per share in last year’s second quarter.Excluding the Waneta Expansion sale and the impact of natural gas derivatives, Fortis had $235 million of adjusted earnings, or 54 cents per share, down from $251 million or 59 cents per share in last year’s second quarter.The electric and gas utility company’s revenue was $1.97 billion, mainly from businesses in Canada and the United States, up from $1.95 billion a year ago.Advertisement Companies in this story: (TSX:FTS)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Video: All square in Paris

first_imgCheck out the highlights of the last time PSG played Barcelona in the Champions Leaguelast_img

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‘A man you can trust’: Koscielny sends World Cup best to France

first_img“He’s a man on whom you can count and I told him that if he wants to he’s more than welcome to pay us a visit,” said Deschamps.“It was a good idea and I’ve shown the letter to the players. There’s everything in there from a man who knows what an international tournament calls for,” said Deschamps.The French Football Federation have made what Koscielny said in the letter public.“The main thing is to get along with each other, all together, players and staff,” he wrote.“Everyone has to fight and go the extra yard for his teammates, team spirit is key.”“The whole nation is behind you and will cheer you on. This support, energy, pride and passion will carry you just as it did in Euro 2016,” said Koscielny, who was part of the France side that lost the final to Portugal.“This year, I’ll be on my sofa, watching on the TV and I’ll be your No.1 fan,” promised the player.The news cast an even poorer light on the 23-year-old Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who refused to be a World Cup standby player as the France squad assembled at their Clairefontaine training centre.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s injured defender Laurent Koscielny has sent a letter of encouragement to the France World Cup squad © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSCLAIREFONTAINE-EN-YVELINES, France, May 23 – Ruled out of the World Cup with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has written a letter of encouragement to the France squad, national coach Didier Deschamps said on Wednesday.The 32-year-old, who has 50 France caps, was stretchered out of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid two weeks ago.last_img read more

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