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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Devote Your Education to Community Service

first_imgVice President Joseph Boakai has urged the graduating class of Nimba County Community College (NCCC) to devote their acquired education to community service as they walked out of the walls of the institution. VP Boakai’s admonition was contained in his commencement keynote address delivered at NCCC’s first convocation in Sanniqullie, Nimba County.Speaking on the topic “Devoting your Education to Community Service,” he called on the graduates to not treat his message as simple, trite or even mundane, but to accept it owing to the often mischaracterized weight assigned to virtues that undergird genuine service to community.“This is so because we have to realize the importance of commitment, diligence and patriotism as the ingredients needed for any society to develop and make progress,” he said.“You hold in your frame and fabric the capacity to make a difference in the mix of the turbulence that currently engulfs our political-economic landscape.”The VP reminded the graduates that their engagements only need to embody commitment, diligence and love for their country.“Our society is plagued by a long list of vices including greed, apathy, envy, theft, cheating, impatience, cynicism, ingratitude and worse, the resort to mob justice,” he said.In regards to these vices, Mr. Boakai cautioned the graduates to observe their roles as individuals belonging to a class, and be prepared to step forth and combat the contagious enticements of the aforementioned vices.“You stand today at a junction, projecting before you two paths from the forks of the road in your journey. The path you embark upon will be as critical to your very existence as it will be to the community in which you live and interact with your fellowmen.“Much like I have warned other peers of yours as they trooped out of the corridors of universities, let me similarly admonish you to not sit on your laurels, dose off in complacency or expect that now that you have earned a university degree, all things will come falling your way,” he told the graduates. He called on them to go forth with the right mental attitude, remaining true to the fine molding they have undergone in the classrooms and set fine examples as people who have acquired what was required of them.But should they do the contrary, Boakai warned: “Throughout all the years, all you have nursed is an aptitude for following the crowd and stooping for shortcuts and bypasses, settling for the ordinary; then of course your celebration amounts to naught, as far as the collective interest of society is concerned.” The NCCC’s first Commencement Convocation exercise, which started on December 8, was characterized by many activities beginning with the Faculty and Staff Night, the Students Class Night, the College President Tea Party and the Baccalaureate Service.The NCCC graduated 167 students who studied 14 disciplines including General Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Geology, Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Information Technology, Public Administration, Management, Accounting, Economic, Criminal Justice, Primary and Secondary Education as well as Gender Development Studies. 72 of the graduates come from the department of Science and Agriculture.The NCCC was established in 2010, but started full academic activities in 2011. It is run by the school’s president, Dr. Yar Gonway Donlah Gono.Dr. Gono said the school grew from 438 students to 1, 388, confirming the strong desire young Liberians have for education.The occasion was attended by high profile government officials and representatives from other colleges and universities around the country, including: Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh; Minister of National Defense, Brownie J. Samukai Jr.; the Director General of the National Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Michael Slawon; and the Minister of Post and Telecommunication, Dr. Federick Norkeh. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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