Atlético-Leganés Simeone: “I was bitten as a player; people are critical”

first_imgFirst with work. You have to look for alternatives and solutions in the decisions that I have to choose what you see best for the team. We have a week to find calm and I have an important staff, we will recover some guys, which will be good for us to have more competition and we must introduce ourselves on Saturday with the intention of winning the game.Do you notice a change in energy?The people today were extraordinary again. You are responsible and excited, because the team came from after matches outside after making an important Super Cup. We played two games out in a row that didn’t go well, with two losses, but people are always fine. I have no doubt that at other times these games were lost and the positive atmosphere of the people meant that we could have a competitive second half.Do you think there are doubts about your figure?I am always very respectful of what people think. It was my turn to be whistled in my second stage, where it was not right and everyone can touch it, since people come to see their team win. When the results do not come out, it is normal for people to get angry and that makes us responsible. You have to take solutions.There seems to be anxiety in the team.It is normal that after two defeats in a row and playing at home the team goes out with necessity and acceleration, that there are times that makes you choose badly and be blocked. It happens to all the teams in the world and to us also in the first part. Already in the second there was more calm, at the first play there was a chance to score and there were more options for associative play.How have you seen Cuellar’s attitude?I did not see what the goalkeeper of the rival team did and when I turned around Germán told me that he had been expelled. We are here to try to solve the game, not set the guidelines for the rhythms of the game. We do not value what the opponent does.What do you say to people who don’t believe in Simeone?I can’t tell the agent anything, you have to prove with facts and not with words. Do the words are gone with the wind.Are things forgiven that others would not?I don’t believe it, what will they forgive me? The match: “Stability is not given by names. It happens to generate the attention of playing as in the second half. ”Trust Issue: “The first thing is work. And then I choose what I see best. We have a week to regain calm, which is necessary in football. I have an important template. On Saturday we will introduce ourselves (at the Bernabéu) with enthusiasm to win. ”Lack of energy: “People excite you, compromise and hold you accountable. We came from two games outside that didn’t work out for us and the audience was fine. At other times, these matches were lost. We were able to win in the second half. ”Doubts with Simeone: “I am respectful of everyone. I was beaten because I was not well in my second time. People are critical when the team does not win. I have to find solutions. ”Anxiety: “It’s normal that we go out with acceleration. And that makes us choose wrong. It happens to all the teams in the world. In the second part we were calmer. We had a chance soon and it helped. ”Afterwards, the technician appeared in the press room.“The change does not go by names, but by the intention of playing”“I have no doubt that at other times these games were lost,” said Simeone. The Argentine coach was disgusted with the bad streak that the team is going through. “You have to look for alternatives and solutions in the decisions that touch me.”They could not get the victory.Once again in the first half we couldn’t play the game we wanted. The second was closer to what we were looking for with some dangerous situation and the feeling that there was the possibility of winning the game. We are left with that, with continuing to work for the stability that names don’t give you. In Eibar we started as the second part of today and the same thing happened to us as in this first time, so they do not go by names but by the intention of playing as in the end.How do you recover confidence?last_img read more

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Bad bounce costs Lakers

first_imgTORONTO – There was no law of physics that could explain what happened with 12.8 seconds left in Friday’s game, when Toronto’s Chris Bosh missed a free throw so short that it somehow bounced off the front of the rim perfectly to Anthony Parker. On their 12th night away from home, playing their third set of back-to-back games, all while enduring their longest trip in 17 years, the Lakers had to accept that such bounces always seem to veer in the direction of the team that needs them the most. “I couldn’t even see if Lamar went to Parker’s body or not and really boxed him out or just went to the boards,” Jackson said. “That was a critical rebound. It changes all the dimensions of what you’re going to do on the next sequence.” After meeting with reporters, Jackson walked into the locker room and found Odom sitting at his locker. He asked one question, “Did you put a body on Parker?” and got into a box-out position as they talked. “Perfect bounce,” Odom said. “For him.” Parker made the second of two free throws – the Raptors went just 15-of-26 from the line – for a 95-92 lead. Bryant missed his 3-pointer at the other end and the Lakers now need a victory Sunday at Cleveland to break even on this trip. “The more years you’re in the league, you kind of learn how to make the ball bounce your way,” Bryant said. “You learn how to get up for certain games, how to attack teams. You become more of a cerebral player. That just comes with experience.” The Lakers went into the fourth quarter down 72-65, put a lineup of Odom and four reserves on the floor and wound up trailing by 12 when Bryant returned for the final 8:36. Bryant was kicked in the left leg and went down briefly but stayed in the game after a timeout. He scored 10 points in the fourth, but the Lakers made their run with Brian Cook, Smush Parker and Maurice Evans hitting consecutive 3-pointers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They caught up to the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter Friday, erasing what had been an 11-point deficit with 5:41 to play, only to have the road catch up to them in the final minutes of a 96-92 loss, dropping the Lakers to 3-4 on this eight-game trip. There was still a chance for the Lakers to tie on their final possession. Kobe Bryant faked Jorge Garbajosa into the air, pulled up from beyond the 3-point arc, and watched his jumper hit the front of the rim and bounce out. center_img “Just a touch short,” Bryant said. It might as well have been the theme of the night for the Lakers, who are 4-8 in their past 12 games. No play hurt more than Parker’s rebound. If Lamar Odom had grabbed the ball, the Lakers would have had a chance to win or tie trailing 94-92. Instead, Bosh short-armed the free throw only to have it bounce right to Parker. All Lakers coach Phil Jackson could do on the bench was sit with his arms crossed and stare in disbelief. last_img read more

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Italian giants identify Southampton striker as prime summer transfer target

first_imgItalian giants Lazio are allegedly interested in offering Southampton striker Graziano Pelle a return to Italy.Pelle settled seamlessly at the south coast club after a £9m summe move from Feyenoord, scoring nine goals in his first 12 games under Ronald Koeman.The goals have dried up since and the Italian is yet to register for the Saints in 2015, but did score in the 1-1 draw with England on Tuesday night.According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A Champions League chasers have identified Pelle as a prime transfer target, although the 29-year-old may have to take a pay cut.Pelle could replace German striker Miroslav Klose at Lazio, whose future is uncertain amid rumours of a move to the Premier League. Graziano Pelle 1last_img read more

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Clark County economic development group selects new leaders

first_imgThe Columbia River Economic Development Council, the Vancouver-based nonprofit business recruiter and jobs promoter, has selected its 2012 leadership team.William Dudley, attorney with Landerholm P.S., was elected chairman of the CREDC’s board. The following officers also were elected: James Short, director of facilities for WaferTech, vice chairman; John McDonagh, publisher of the Vancouver Business Journal, secretary; and Lisa Goecke, certified public accountant and shareholder with Perkins & Co., treasurer.Eric Fuller, president of Eric Fuller & Associates, will serve as the CREDC’s immediate past chairman of the board.Beginning this year, the CREDC board chairman, vice chairman and immediate past chairman will serve for two years rather than one year. Additionally, the cities of Camas and Washougal will each have a board seat instead of sharing one.To put the new Clark County Economic Development Plan into effect, the CREDC’s board “must have comprehensive representation from Clark County localities and industry sectors,” Dudley, the nonprofit’s incoming chairman, said in a news release.The following people were elected to first-term positions as CREDC board directors for 2012-2014:o Robert Baker, president, Tetra Pak Materials.o Dave Bennett, CEO, Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery.o Joe Foggia, president and managing partner, Christensen Yachts.o Steve Horenstein, managing member, Horenstein Law Group.o Bill Hutchinson, vice president, Harder Mechanical Contractors.o Andrew Jones, vice president, PacTrust.o Ralph Parker, vice president, Underwriters Laboratories.o Kathleen Sego, Sego’s Herb Farm.o Victor Winkler, president, MetroMetals Northwest.The following individuals were elected to second-term positions as CREDC board directors for 2012-2014:o Mark Fleischauer, senior vice president, JH Kelly.o John Marck, president, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas.The Columbia River Economic Development Council — launched in 1982 — comprises members of the private and public sectors and promotes job creation and capital investment in Clark County.last_img read more

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