Lardín: “Chen will know about football when he is many years old”

first_imgThat is why, he points out, that “those who rule” must always assume their share of responsibility. For example, if you end up confirming the decline (“if LaLiga resumes, we will have trouble saving ourselves“, he predicts). And at the top of the hierarchical pyramid is the president and owner. “Chen (Yansheng) is not a soccer man, he will begin to know when he has been linked to soccer for many years. But he is the owner of the club““Durán will not make budgets contingent on savings”It’s that simple, says Lardín, who estimates that the club “this year has not lived up to it”, when signing in winter what he did not sign in summer, “and many and very valuable days have been lostHowever, he says of the current director of professional football, Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete, than “he will do a very good job for Espanyol if they give him time“And in a very similar line it is expressed about the CEO since last January, José María Durán, with whom he already coincided at the time of Joan Collet in the presidency. “Durán is a soccer man“Unlike Chen,” who knows the dispatches very well and is very well connected. It is not going to make budgets contingent on saving money, but on making a template that saves money by winning games“sentence. “I don’t see myself going back to Espanyol. It’s the reality. As the club is structured, it is impossible that I can return“Direct as usual, Jordi Lardín He expresses himself without detours or circumlocutions when asked about the club where he made his debut in First as a player and of which he was first coordinator of the youth team and later, sports director between 2016 and 2018. “I don’t think my departure was motivated by sports issues“he shoots, in an interview with the Juvenil 1991 for the space ‘La caula perica’. “The team was saved,” he argues, about that dismissal that he accepted as a soccer man but did not understand. “I had a very bad time“He admits. He points out that many attribute Mario Hermoso as his best signing (he reached zero cost and Espanyol ended up receiving 12.5 million from his sale to Atlético de Madrid), but he is especially proud of having shielded youth squads like Marc Roca, Óscar Melendo, Aarón Martín or Marc Navarro. Although the reinforcements could have been more extensive, especially in the summer of 2017: “We speak with Borja Valero, Éver Banega, Albiol, Mariano was walking through the Cornellà box… They are footballers who wanted to come, “says Lardín,” but the club’s financial situation did not allow it. “last_img read more

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The 10 best players at the 2014 World Cup: Liverpool target, Arsenal signing and more

first_imgThe World Cup reaches its conclusion this weekend – with both matches LIVE on talkSPORT – and alongside it comes the traditional awards.This tournament has undoubtedly been among the most memorable, featuring incredible matches, unbelievable goals and stunning individual performances, but who has been the best?It is a question with a million answers, but Bloomberg Sports have attempted to answer it, with their BSports Rating index.Click the arrow to see who comes in at number one.Who do you think has been the best player of the World Cup? Comment below… 10 10 10 10 8. Keylor Navas – Costa Rica – Average rating 80.31 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – This World Cup has been one for excellent goalkeeper performances and few have been better than Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican ‘keeper was his country’s hero on a number of occasions and rightly features in this top ten. 1. James Rodriguez – Colombia – Average rating 83.84 – In the eyes of many James Rodriguez has been the star of the tournament. His six goals is likely to see him crowned top scorer, while he is among the favourites to win the player of the tournament award. 6. Arjen Robben – Netherlands – Average rating 80.87 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – The leading light of the Netherlands, Arjen Robben played a huge role in dragging his country to the semi finals. Now seen as a senior figure in the Dutch camp, Robben has undoubtedly been one of the stars of the World Cup. 7. Bryan Ruiz – Costa Rica – Average rating 80.58 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – While his team-mate starred in goal, on the pitch Costa Rica’s best player according to Bloomberg Sports was Bryan Ruiz. While his time at Fulham was largely uneventful, on the world stage Ruiz has been memorable. 5. Xherdan Shaqiri – Switzerland – Average rating 81.50 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Perhaps a surprise entrant in the top ten, Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri certainly made an impression during his country’s relatively brief stay in the tournament, and has been linked with a move to Liverpool. 10 10 9. Alexis Sanchez – Chile – Average rating 80.06 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Arsenal’s latest signing was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the tournament, with his attacking threat embodying everything that was good about Chile. 10 10 10 3. Thomas Muller – Germany – Average rating 82.82 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Germany’s silent star, Thomas Muller’s scoring record at World Cup’s is nothing short of sensational. Ten goals in two tournaments, few would bet against him breaking the scoring record – currently held by his team-mate Miroslav Klose. 4. Lionel Messi – Argentina – Average rating 82.25 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – On the precipice of delivering his country their first World Cup for 28 years, Messi has been by far Argentina’s best player and one of the top performers in the tournament. 2. Karim Benzema – France – Average rating 83.24 – Click the arrow to find out who is number one – Another surprise inclusion, the Frenchman enjoyed a stunning start to the tournament, but faded as France’s challenge petered out. 10. Neymar – Brazil – Average rating 79.94 – Click the arrow to find out which player is rated the best at the 2014 World Cup by BSports – The hopes of a country were pinned on his slender shoulders and he certainly delivered before being cruelly ruled out with a fractured vertebrae. 10last_img read more

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