Dest leaves Ajax concentration in Qatar due to tension in the Middle East

first_imgUS Ajax defender Sergiño Dest left this Thursday the concentration that your team is doing in Qatar during the break wintry, since he was not “comfortable” because of the tense climate in the Middle East area following the recent attacks between the United States and Iran.“Sergiño Dest asked the club if he could leave the training camp of Ajax in Qatar. He did not feel comfortable. Ajax understands your request and he consents to it, “the Eredivisie champion said on his website. In this way, the 19-year-old side, born in the Netherlands but who chose to play with the United States internationally, To return to to Amsterdam to train with the teams of the lower categories.This Wednesday, Iran launched missile attacks against two US military bases in Iraq, in response to the assassination of the General of the Iranian Armed Forces, Qassem Soleimani, by the US Army last week.last_img read more

Sterling, to AS: “The Zidane thing is not flower, but formula”

first_img“I do not want to be favorites in the European Championship. Spain a team that is always a challenge” 10 England has a great team for the European Championship this summer. Does the tournament arrive at your best personal moment?It is a good opportunity for us. In general, watching our players, but especially in the lead: Sancho, Rashford, Kane … They are players who are playing very well, but not only that, they are also leading their teams as examples. That’s why it’s a good time for England, but we also need to prove it in a great tournament. The World Cup went well, but I think we have improved since that much, especially in the attack, which is now more talented. Now we need to make a name for ourselves and the European Championship is a giant dream for me and my country, so it is something I am fully prepared for, as for any other tournament.In which position of favorites would you put England?I do not want as favorites. I hope nobody puts us as favorites, but when the day comes we are there.And to Spain?In summer you can not leave the ball too much because it seems that they will never lose it and you do not want to go home soon and start the preseason. They always have a good team and good players continue to appear over the years. It is a team that is always a challenge. According to Transfermarkt, he is the second most expensive player in the world (€ 160M), tied with Neymar and only surpassed by Mbappé (€ 200M). What is missing to be at least on the podium of the Golden Ball or win the Player of The Year in England?Especially last year, he speaks for himself that we won poker in England and then no player of ours will take the Player of the Year. It was given to a Liverpool player that I think he had a fantastic season, but … It happened in previous seasons, when Touré participated in 20 goals as a midfielder. Or with Agüero, who has been here since 2011, scores incredible goals and has never won. I think these players are not treated the same as those of the other teams in England and the world. De Bruyne was amazing the first year we won the Premier. Whenever we win something they give it to the rival team. It is the kind of thing that does not depend on us, but still we continue.JAVIER GANDUL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Sterling poses with Real Madrid and Manchester City shirts for AS in Manchester.JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) Is it something you think about?Everyone can see it. It is impossible that we win the Premier four or five times without the Player of the Year. This year Liverpool will win and surely the MVP will be some player of his. We are not treated with the same respect.Madrid loved him and there are still rumors about it. How do you receive them?It’s something you can see all the time, but I’m a City player and I’m enjoying the moment, even if things have not gone as planned in the Premier. We have a great opportunity in the Champions League, although I still say that Madrid is a fantastic club, in a country with incredible weather. But I repeat: I am very happy in the City. Would he be in his eleven?Insurance. 100%And you, by level, in Real Madrid?(Laughs). It’s one of those things … Now I’m in the City and I’m very happy, but I also say that Madrid is a fantastic club. When you see the white shirt you know exactly what the club represents, it’s huge. Although I have to say that I have a great contract with the City (until 2023) and I have to respect it. But it is a fantastic club. Accompanied by two members of your agency, Colossal Sports Management, Raheem Sterling (Jamaica, 25 years old) receives AS at the luxurious Lowry Hotel, the same one in which Mourinho lived in his stage in Manchester. Until his injury, Raheem was the top goal generator (20 goals and 6 assists) of his club, which prohibits this newspaper from questions about the UEFA sanction. Risueño and confident of arriving at the Bernabéu, analyzes the tie, among other topics, during a talk of about an hour. This is the first part… Where was he during the draw?We had gathered at the training center to watch the raffle, something we always do and it’s a lot of fun. We reacted well when we knew it was Madrid. You know it’s a great club, but also a challenge and, so I’m sorry in the Champions League, if you want to do it right, it’s best to play against the best teams. And there is no better challenge than Madrid.That Madrid was worse than today. Have you followed its evolution?Yes, but I say from the heart that both then and now, always, will be a difficult game, regardless of whether they are in good or bad time. Just for the atmosphere, the historic Bernabéu … And especially now that they are doing very well. But I also have total confidence in our team. And, if we have the day, I think we can win.Zidane has been key in the improvement, but I don’t know if he knows there are those who say he is basically lucky. They call it ‘The flower of Zidane’. How do you see it?I think winning the Champions League many times, especially in a row, is very difficult. Flower? I don’t think it’s luck, but definitely formula. Some people have that winning mentality and he wins anyway. I would say that it is something that he has probably developed in his great career as a player and now as a coach, so he keeps this winning touch. I do not think that when you win it is luck, but a winning mentality. The goals are good at the end. Are you aware that Madrid too?Yes, we know how difficult it will be. It is probably one of the most important tests of our careers. I think it is a great year for us in the Champions League because the Premier has not gone as planned. This is our chance to go out and show what we are made of. Today there are not many teams that can stop us.Which Madrid player would sign if he had a team?To Modric. I’ve played against him a couple of times, especially with Croatia, and I don’t know, just the way he floats … It’s very nice to look at. 7 He said in the past that “anyone’s dream of growing up is to look at the shirt of an outside team in a sunny country.” Would you like to play in Madrid one day?(Laughs). How do I answer this question? Is the camera recording live or just taking pictures? No one knows what awaits him in the future. I am a player who is always open to challenges, but he is currently in the City.He had a problem in Spain-England of 2018 with Ramos, who said he had not stepped on it. Did they talk or apologize after the game?It was a match and we both tried to win for our countries. He knows he stepped on me, but he is one of those who … He didn’t think it was missing and I do, things that happen sometimes. Love was not lost. He is a player whom I admire for everything he does. He is a true role model and an icon, someone you listen to when he speaks. At the end of the game everything was fine, with love. “Playing in Madrid? No one knows what awaits him in the future. I am a player who is always open to challenges, but he is now in the City” In addition to Brahim, is it related to any Real Madrid player?No, but I have seen Isco or Marcelo a couple of times on vacation. If I see Brahim putting something good on Instagram I say “keep it up” or “good luck”, but not continuously.last_img read more

End of the voluntary quarantine of the Inter players

first_imgYesterday was Last day of strict quarantine for Inter Milan players. It has been fifteen days since his match against Juventus, where there are three players with Coronavirus, and, although the situation is not going to be much different than it has been in recent weeks, hay little details that will change your day to day. Starting today they can go down to throw the garbage or take the dog for a walk without leaving more than 200 meters from home. Routines that although they did not have the greatest importance before, now become the only time of day to take a little air. What still it is early to know, it is the date they will return to training normal in the sports city. The end of this voluntary quarantine for Inter footballers, coincides with the signing of a new decree in Italy. A decree ordering the closure of all non-essential productive activities, which causes the country to become even more paralyzed, as advised by Chinese experts who arrived in Milan three days ago to help combat this new virus. In addition, in Lombardy, any type of outdoor activity has been prohibited. You can no longer go running even on your own, the parks have been closed and police controls have been intensified. Today, from our balcony overlooking San Siro, you cannot hear the usual traffic on a weekday. The sound of cars and motorcycles has been replaced by the sound of ambulance sirens.last_img read more