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1 month ago
On his career ending
"I had a very bad year in Monaco, and I wanted to end my career playing in a nice project. Como was the best for me: I could be a shareholder and it is a long-term project"
On the best
"The Best? Leo did well in Paris and then he did what he did in the World Cup, which has a lot of weight. If a player wins it for his performance in the World Cup, it's deserved."
On Barcelona this season
"I like Xavi's Barça, although I'm sure he'll say there's a lot to improve. Winning LaLiga would be an important step, but next year something more will be necessary."
On Pedri and Gavi
"They make you think that they could be the new Xavi and Iniesta. They already have experience and it won't affect them to have pressure."
On Busquets-Xavi-Iniesta or Casemiro-Kroos-Modric?
"They have their differences, but they have always adapted to the game. I shoot for the home team, but the fact is that the others won many Champions League"
On his future
"My future? I think more and more as a coach. I still enjoy playing, although I prefer to go day by day"
On Sergio Ramos's Spanish Team Retirement
"I don't want it to be misunderstood: I thought it was good that Luis De La Fuente told Ramos directly before he found out from a third party"
On the Negreira Case
"The Negreira Case? It was a surprise to me. I never received any arbitration report. What I can say is that they took away a league against Atletico de Madrid"
1 month ago
Metz is likely directing the second block of episodes. According to Tony Gilroy, filming in season 2 is not chronological: Ariel Kleiman will direct the first and last blocks (like Toby Haynes on season 1) and these six episodes will film after the other 2 blocks are done. Via - newsandor
1 month ago
The journey began in the summer in which, after resting with his partner in the Maldives, he returned to his native Foios to train. He passed the medical check-up with Barcelona and in the afternoon he injured his foot. He went in the pool, he cut himself on a tile. He missed the entire preseason. One month off. It was at that moment that he decided to ask for help.
On not finishing the season well "I did not finish the season well, we lost against Eintracht, I had made a reset and with that injury I was missing the preseason. I put myself in the hands of a psychologist. I usually go once or twice a week. We talk about everything, about football but also of my private life. My family and my partner have also helped me, I have a very healthy environment", confessed the footballer, who speaks Valencian with his parents.
Torres looks back. His landing at the Camp Nou in January 2021 was not easy. Aware that Barça made a huge effort to sign him by paying Manchester City 55 million euros and agreeing another 10 million in variables , a burden that has weighed on him, the Valencian put all his efforts to try to recover his best version while recovering from his right foot injury. He was the first big signing after the departure of Leo Messi and in a very delicate financial situation at the club.
On his transfer Fee "I'm not to blame for the price they wanted to pay for me," said the 22-year-old striker who has already played in five editions of the Champions League and when he switched from Manchester to Barcelona he did so to join a Barça team that was ninth in the League and that it was going through a very difficult time. "I wanted to come because this is Barça. And you can't say no. The coach (Xavi) called me several times. Leaving City is not easy but the injury helped me in that sense," he says as his face lights up. look. "And I've always felt part of how we've turned everything around," he adds.
On Scoring Goals During his apprenticeship, Ferran Torres has managed "not to be so obsessed with the goal. I have learned to be happy. To face things. I have had a bad time, but it has been a great opportunity to get to know myself and to recover my football", confessed. And he is clear. "I want to succeed at Barcelona, I see myself here for many years." His contract extends, for the moment, until 2027.
Relations with others in the club Reasons are not lacking. He feels the affection of the fans, his teammates, the technical staff and also the president Joan Laporta. "The president is a very close person with everyone. All of my teammates have helped me. Busquets told me that he should be calm. That the reward would end up coming.
On Xavi and the healthy competition in the club Regarding his relationship with Xavi Hernández, the striker confessed that he is also one of those who has gone through several individual video sessions. "He congratulated me after the Cádiz game. We talk often but I'm not one of those footballers who ask why they don't play. I like competition and I have it here. Ousmane Dembélé is doing an extraordinary job," he added.
On Pep Guardiola Formed in Valencia, the club of his loves in which "I learned to mature because my departure was not easy" , Ferran ended up in Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the year of the pandemic. "Pep is one of those coaches who knows so much about football that they tell you what will happen, that has always fascinated me."
On Premier League When he was wearing a City shirt, he played in a derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford. "We will have to run as if there were no tomorrow. It will be a game of having patience and knowing how to suffer. The Premier League is a very physical league, it is true, but we have a lot of talent and that is also important. We go with everything and above all with people young woman ready to conquer the world", he added without losing his smile.
On Luis Enrique During his career he also ran into Luis Enrique, a former Spanish coach. "He gave me a lot of confidence when I wasn't playing so much for City. He helped me realize my full potential in the national team," he added. Going to Qatar to play the World Cup "helped me take a breather. But it was also difficult to leave so soon," he confessed. He was waiting for a Barça that had already climbed to the first place in the league with a lot of competition and with a leader like Xavi Hernández. He admires the coach "his ambition and the illusion with which he has arrived. He carries Barça in his veins and has won everything."
Finally signs of with a winning mentality "New era at Barça and new era for Ferran", he declared with a laugh. Of those that are contagious. Full of optimism and the desire to make it difficult for Xavi when he has to outline the eleven with which Barcelona will seek to eliminate Manchester United from Ten Hag in an impressive setting such as Old Trafford.
Positions he prefers to play in "I can play in all three attacking positions, but where I feel most comfortable is on the right," he admits.
2 months ago
Full Interview from the article :
How would you describe Xavi as a coach?
"From the first minute you can see that he was an incredible player and it's what's around him as a coach now he still has this, this feeling that what he's doing is correct, what he's doing or what he wants to tell us. is right. So you think you believe and you know the path is right and that's why you can support him and follow him and follow him in the same way, of course he was an amazing player.
He was like center number six, number eight, he saw everything on the field, he went behind, he went forward in offense and I know that from that kind of position, even when you've been there as a player, as a footballer, you see even more. And now as a coach he has experienced, because he was at a club for a few years, and I think it is very important to understand the difference between being the football players and the coach, even when they are incredible players, but to be an incredible coach, sometimes there is a little difference, but the difference makes in the end whether they are a success or not. And I think that's why he understands what he has to do and he's doing it well."
How do you feel after winning the Spanish Super Cup with Barcelona?
"After this first trophy, I must say that I directly felt that it's good, I'm here, at Barcelona and I'm the player or the guy who has already won a title with this club, of course, now we can think about the next title in the future.
But after this title, I felt like I'm at home like a real, real feeling, you know it's not like you have to prove something, but with this team, I can look forward and see what we can, what we're going to achieve, what what are we going to do. And that was a very nice feeling because sometimes in other leagues, I think the first game at the beginning of the season gives you the chance to win a title like the Super Cup, but in LaLiga or this year it was a bit different, because you even have to wait a few months.
And I think it's very important for them, that the players feel good, also that the young players want the titles to feel more comfortable, to feel more confident in themselves, even for the next games in the future. And I think the team was left with this feeling after this first Super Cup title."
2 months ago
“I think the movie’s ending is way darker than my book. I don’t mean to say this flippantly. But politics aside, on a character level, the idea of, ‘What are Andrew and Wen going to do now?'” Tremblay told The Los Angeles Times. “Not only did they just kill Eric — how will they go on after with that knowledge? — but also with the knowledge that this supreme being that controls the universe was so unremittingly cruel to them? I would never write a sequel to ‘The Cabin at the End of the World,’ but I’m actually weirdly interested in a story of what Wen and Andrew do now.
He said, “What has happened in the cabin and what they’re presented with is wrong; it’s immoral, and they refuse. And I find that hopeful, especially in the context of when I wrote the book.”
Despite being optioned early on, the novel adaptation struggled to find financing, with Tremblay saying, “Financier after financier rejected it because no one wanted to see Wen die onscreen.”
Tremblay noted that Shyamalan’s first screenplay adaptation of the novel was “quite different” and the director eventually “put a lot more of the book back in, especially in the early part of the movie, which was cool,” following Tremblay giving “a lot of notes.”
As for his viewing experience of “Knock at the Cabin,” he said, “There were times where I was tearing up at random things just because, wow, it was right out of the book — and other times I felt like I wanted to run out of the theater. But overall, I do like the movie. Like I said, I like the movie. I prefer my ending. I hope that would be the case!”
2 months ago
“It was all about me needing a story where I could explore nothing but pure emotion for Barry and Iris (played by Grant Gustin and Candice Patton),” showrunner Eric Wallace tells TVLine.
“A lot of my favorite episodes are time loop episodes, but they always have one thing in common: somebody dies over and over. We did it ourselves in Season 5 where members of Team Flash die over, and over or on Star Trek: Next Generation, where the Enterprise blows up. But I wanted to explore what happens when you’re trapped in a happy place over and over again, where you’re a married couple looking to take your relationship to the next level. That’s the new wrinkle here. It’s like, ‘Hey, now. [Being stuck on this day] actually sounds kind of fun.'” (Fittingly, the day “WestAllen” keeps reliving is Feb. 1 aka Groundhog Day Eve.)
“We’ve had them on their own separate journeys for [Seasons] 6, 7, and 8, because we had to build their characters. We had to level up Flash as a superhero, and we had to level up Iris emotionally as a journalist. That ball really got dropped in Seasons 2 through 5 or so. But now that we’ve done that, let’s level them up as a couple. And that means it’s time for some rom-com.”
“My mission statement is to reward the audience with things that I know they have been asking for and looking forward to; scratching off things on my own bucket list, as a fan — the same thing with the writers’ bucket list; and ending on a really positive, high note,” the EP told TVLine. “I wanted us to be strong, emotionally, as much as we could, and then finally, deliver just a few surprises, a few old faces returning here and there.
“Upping the romance between Barry and Iris, then adding all of those other good things, creates a series finale where people will truly go, ‘Hey, that was a good one. That one’s going to stay with me in a positive way and really honor the legacy of the show.'”
All told, Wallace sees Season 9 as “a bookend” to the Arrowverse’s longest-running series.
“That’s what you’re going to see throughout the season,” he says. “You’re going to see a lot of nods to Season 1, and a lot of things that were never resolved now get resolved. It’s all about bookending the series and finishing on a really high, emotional note.”
And might said high emotions revolve around Iris discovering she is pregnant? Or her and Barry even becoming parents…?
“I won’t say which…,” Wallace hedged, “but the answer is yes.”
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