Fernando Hierro: “Lorenzo Sanz was our second father”

first_img-You signed for Madrid in the summer of 1989. When Lorenzo Sanz became President you already knew him by having been with Ramón Mendoza. How was that-As he was always very close with everyone and having been vice president for several years, we practically did not notice the change. Of course, in management we saw something that caught our attention. Despite Madrid experiencing severe economic difficulties despite the greatness of the club, Lorenzo had in his head to return Madrid to the highest in Europe. And boy did he get it.-It was a difficult time after the four leagues of Cruyff’s Dream Team and the drought in Europe.-True. In fact, in terms of money, Milan, Inter or the great English teams were unattainable for us. But Lorenzo had the audacity to believe in a winning project and bet on it. The madridistas will have to thank him eternally because he changed our history.-What was your secret?-Well, having the ingenuity to bring Roberto Carlos from Inter, Suker from Sevilla, Panucci from Milan and Seedorf from Ajax for a price that in today’s market would be classified as plum. Only Mijatovic, having to pay the clause to Valencia, was expensive in quotes. Then he also brought Karembeu through which half Europe stuck. And he signed Zé Roberto who was a great team player and Illgner who was the goalkeeper of the Germany team. I remember that Roberto Carlos was with Inter in a previous Bernabéu Trophy and we saw that it was going to be a machine. When Lorenzo signed him for only 600 million pesetas of the time we hallucinated. He seemed like an impossible player in our situation. Without going crazy, Lorenzo built a champion team.-What was the secret of that triumphant Madrid after several bad years, except for the league won with Valdano?-At the arrival of Capello. In Milan he had triumphed and his model gave the team a very competitive air. Capello laid the foundation for what came a year later with Heynckes. The secret is that we had a group that was a perfect mix of veterans, star signings from outside and youth squads. The best locker room I’ve ever been in. We were much more than a soccer team. We would meet to eat all the staff every two or three weeks. To make pineapple, to talk about our problems, our concerns. Everyone together. We were a family that played soccer.-Why was it so important to win the Seventh?-It was vital because Madrid returned to gain the respect of all Europe. Our past was unmatched, but there were already many years of waiting. In Madrid the requirement is maximum and you live up to date, it is not worth looking back. It wasn’t just the Seventh. Six months later the Intercontinental was conquered with the famous Goal of the Aguanís from Raúl. It had been almost forty years since we had won it. We believed in ourselves a lot and we were capable of everything. We reigned in Europe, in the world … Without the chemistry in the locker room and the good relationship with the club it would have been impossible.-He gives Lorenzo Sanz a lot of value for that achievement.-Of course, time puts everyone in their place even if they had to go through this terrible misfortune so that the youngest know what they did. He put Madrid back in the world dimension it had lost. Those three titles were achieved in the times when Milan, Bayern, United or Barça seemed to be ahead. With these three conquests, FIFA had no choice but to give us the title of Best Club of the 20th Century. That push was final. -The funny thing is that two years after the Seventh the team base was changed and they were able to win it again.– Yes, there was Lorenzo’s cunning with the signings. In summer Suker, Mijatovic and Panucci left, Seedorf in the winter market, Karembeu did not count anymore … And even so he made an almost new team since only Roberto Carlos, Redondo, Raúl, Morientes and I followed from the base. A very good national base came with Helguera, Iván Campo, Karanka, Míchel Salgado. And he brought Savio and Anelka. Another project won despite the economic difficulties we had. It seems like a miracle, but he made it happen.-And you almost missed the final in Paris.– It is that two and a half months before I broke the ligament of a knee in a League match against Betis. I talked to the doctors and they told me that if we made it through to the quarterfinals and the semifinals, I could go to the end. I prepared myself only for that purpose. My teammates knew how to respect my dream, because they eliminated none other than United and Bayern Munich. Vicente (by Del Bosque) He handled the squad’s resources very well and put out two heats in an impressive way. The Old Trafford game is still on my mind. I remember that five days before the final in Paris we played at the Bernabéu against Valladolid, in the last league game, and Vicente took twenty minutes to prove me. I did not feel well. I was honest and on the eve of the final I told him that he was not there to start.-But in the end he played …-Yes. We made a tremendous game against that Valencia that was scary. With Raúl’s 3-0 I was already sentenced the final and Vicente took the last minutes from me. Me and Manolo Sanchís. It was a detail that shows how the coach is also as a person. We were highly valued by the players.-Let’s go back to Lorenzo Sanz. How was the deal with you?-It was one of ours. One more. Always loving … and always demanding. For me he was a second father. Very human, he attended you in everything every time he saw us in training at the Sports City. He cared about everything. He was one of the group but be careful, if he got angry the walls could shake. But from inside doors. That he always respected. He was not facing the gallery. I define him as a great Real Madrid player and so he must be reminded.-Let’s talk about you. He won three Champions in the field and almost won the fourth as Zidane’s assistant.-Yes, I always say jokingly if I meet Morata that he avoided him. On the return leg of the semifinal with Juventus, at the break of the Bernabéu game we won 1-0 and we were in the final in Berlin against Barça. But Morata caught a ball in the second half and left us wanting …-Since we have named Zidane, how do you see him in this second stage?-Better than what is said. It looks perfect. What happens is that the end of his first stage was difficult to do a restructuring or a change when you come from winning three Champions in a row. It’s easy to say but tell me how you do it. But what he accomplished on the bench is unrepeatable. As a Real Madrid player, I consider that with Zidane Madrid are in good hands.last_img read more

UAAP taekwondo: NU starts strong in title-retention bid

first_imgView comments University of the Philippines, meanwhile, took the top seed in the men’s division after scoring a close 4-3 victory over University of Santo Tomas and a 6-1 domination of Ateneo.UST and Ateneo also chalked up early victories in the women’s division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Golden Tigresses ran rampant against University of the East, 6-1, while last year’s Rookie of the Year Pauline Lopez led the Lady Eagles to a 4-3 win over UP.In the juniors division, UST snapped UE’s four-year reign and became the new rulers of the high school tournament behind MVP Israel Cantos. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Blackwater owner hoping for the best amid lockout fears Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ National Univesity put on a strong start in its campaign to retain the the women’s division title, dismantling De La Salle, 5-2, in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo tournament at Blue Eagle Gym.Sisters Rhezie and Rheza Aragon led the way for the Lady Bulldogs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bullpups, which lost to the Tiger Cubs via tiebreak, settled for second while De La Salle-Zobel completed the podium after edging out UE for third place. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Ramjattan backs Police in seawall shooting

first_imgFollowing the shooting to death of three suspected bandits at the Georgetown seawalls, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday threw his support behind the Guyana Police Force.On March 15, 2018, undercover ranks shot and killed Dextroy Cordis, Kwame Assanah and Errol Adams, on the Kingston seawalls after they allegedly attempted to rob a customer whom they had reportedly trailed from a city bank.Speaking on the sidelines of a Regional Seminar for National Drug Observatories,The black vehicle the suspects were using and which was reportedly driven by Kwame AssanahMinister Ramjattan expressed confidence in the work of Police ranks.“I am going to support my Policemen until such time that they are proven to have done something wrong,” Ramjattan observed, pointing out that the legal principal regarding the presumption of innocence is across the board.He noted that while he believes and supports the report given by acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, Government is committed to ensuring that the matter is fully investigated.“We are going to ensure that there be a complete, full investigation. We are waiting on the three statements from Mr Nigel Hughes. He called me and indicated that they are very fearful [but] we would like to complete the file and send it to the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] and I rather suspect that a coroner’s inquest will be ordered,” the Minister highlighted.He maintained that he is more inclined to trust the reliability and credibility of theReona Payne (now dead) and Orwain SandyPolice Force.Following the shooting, the Police claimed that they came under fire first and it was in defence that they returned gunshots killing the men. But last week, an ‘eyewitness’ Devon Lyte, who was reportedly working on a rooftop nearby, disputed the Police’s version of the story. However, he is yet to submit his statement on the matter. Following the surfacing of the alleged eyewitness, the acting Commissioner, David Ramnarine on March 29 declared that Lyte was never on the roof of the Guyana Softball Association on Carifesta Avenue, as he claimed. Ramnarine asserted that investigators were in possession of three key statements which indicated that the Devon Lyte, a labourer, was working on the ground floor of the said building at the time of the shooting on March 15, 2018. President David Granger has since announced that a probe was ordered into the shooting and a coroner’s inquest by the Director of Public Prosecutions will follow.GDF rank shootingMeanwhile, in a separate case involving the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank killed his partner, the Public Security Minister has indicated that while the situation was “unfortunate”, it was not a regular occurrence.“One swallow doesn’t make a summer,” he stressed. However, following the shooting, the GDF swiftly interdicted the accused, Captain Orwain Sandy, who shot and killed Reona Payne at First Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown following a heated argument between the two on Saturday last. He accused her of infidelity. The GDF Captain turned himself in at the Ruimveldt Police Station, and is awaiting formal arraignment at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the capital offence.A post-mortem examination was conducted on Payne’s body on Wednesday, revealing that she died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The woman was shot 14 times, 13 to her chest and once to her head, at close range.Meanwhile, detectives have since obtained an extension to hold the former soldier in custody while they await legal advice. This is expected to be given sometime today following which, Sandy is expected to be charged and placed before the court.last_img read more

Route 42 bus drivers protest M&CC’s relocation

first_imgRoute 42 (East Bank Demerara) bus drivers came out during Monday morning peak hour to protest the Mayor and City Council’s (M&CC’s) decision to relocate vendors to their park.The minibuses parked at “No Parking zones” and obstructing vehicular traffic on MondayThey held a protest that started on Brickdam, Georgetown and stretched all the way to Lombard Street, where bus drivers were fussing through the paved corridors to secure a spot as soon as one departed from their location.As part of the Council’s decision, the bus park which was designated to the drivers was cordoned off with steel barricades, preventing the drivers from entering the area. It has been indicated that this spot would be used to facilitate vendors from the Stabroek Market Wharf, which since 2016 has been in a deplorable state. Efforts are now being made to effect repairs to this wharf after sections would’ve collapsed about two weeks ago.Many drivers and vendors who operate at the wharf area have indicated that there should have been proper arrangements for their accommodation, and the idea for the relocation should’ve been reviewed thoroughly to address the downsides and other shortcomings.Speaking with this publication, the drivers said they have been the target of the City Constabulary and Police officers, and are usually arrested after voicing their opinions and distresses.Some of the concerns raised include the fact that drivers have no official space to operate, and as such, they are forced to utilise the roadway, causing major traffic buildup at peak hours. At Brickdam leading into the ferry stelling, the one-way path is being used as a dual lane and is incapable of holding all of the minibuses.“You see, this is a one way and when we can’t get through from where we used to, then we got to drive through this madness. We using the road to park now, but we can’t help it,” one of operator explained.He noted that during rush hour, many drivers also utilise the Lombard and Hadfield Street intersection to load their buses.Moreover, when fire trucks are deployed by the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) on Water Street, it takes them ages to manoeuvre through the buildup of buses and successfully exit the chaos.“If somebody house burning down and they call for help, how they getting out from here if we can’t even get out? This is a real mess City Hall create here,” said Murray (only name given) as he uttered his concerns.Some street merchants who vend along the roadway posited that they are facing significant losses as well, since the buses are parked in front of their stalls.“The Mayor and the Government need to sit and think about what they’re doing. When you look at it, just to house some vendors, you’re putting so much people through this inconvenience, and in so many ways! Look at how these men have to work; and through all this traffic,” a Brickdam Street vendor explained.The operators stated that efforts were made in the past to contact the Town Clerk Royston King, but to no avail.Meanwhile when contacted, the Ramp Road hire car drivers stated that they were approached by the bus drivers to organise the protest. However, their issues were resolved, and they were given a space to operate after finalising that they would pay a weekly fee of $1500.last_img read more

England v Croatia: Three key battles in World Cup semi-final

first_img0Shares0000Leading by example: Captains Luka Modric (left) and Harry Kane have been the stars for Croatia and England © AFP / Adrian DENNIS, FRANCK FIFESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jul 10 – Youth faces experience when England’s young guns and Croatia’s old guard face off in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final in Moscow, with the prize of a return trip to the Luzhniki Stadium for the final.England have not reached the last four for 28 years and have only once before reached the final, when they won the World Cup on home soil in 1966. Croatia have never gone beyond the semis, but after matching the achievements of their much-revered 1998 side, a richly talented generation’s luck may have turned in time to land the biggest prize in football.AFP Sport looks at three key battles that could decide where the game is won and lost.Jordan Henderson v Luka ModricLuka Modric and Jordan Henderson meet again just over six weeks on from the Champions League final © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKYJust over six weeks on from Liverpool’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Henderson has his chance to exact revenge on Modric and extend his incredible run of 30 matches without defeat in an England shirt – the longest unbeaten run for any player in England’s history.Henderson’s leadership, discipline and distribution as Gareth Southgate’s deepest-lying midfielder has been key to allowing Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli to get forward and score goals in Russia.However, that midfield faces its toughest test yet with Modric in the form of his life at 32.Modric has played defence-splitting passes, scored goals and dictated the rhythm of the game during three man-of-the-match performances in the four games he has completed at the World Cup.After a third Champions League success in as many years, Modric has even been touted as a Ballon d’Or candidate should Croatia go all the way.Harry Kane v Dejan LovrenToo good: Harry Kane has an excellent scoring record when facing Dejan Lovren © AFP / Glyn KIRKFacing the tournament’s top scorer brings back bad memories for Lovren. The Liverpool defender was replaced after just half an hour into a 4-1 defeat by Tottenham in October after being run ragged by Kane.It was a performance that many believed would end Lovren’s career at Anfield. But he fought to win back Jurgen Klopp’s confidence at club level and has marshalled a Croatian defence that shut down Lionel Messi and Argentina in the group stages.In total, Kane has scored five times in five meetings with Lovren and will look to seal the Golden Boot by adding to his six goals already at the World Cup.Kieran Trippier v Ivan PerisicComing of age: Kieran Trippier has been one of England’s standout performers in Russia © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVTrippier has been one of the breakout stars of the World Cup. Nicknamed the “Bury Beckham” for the similarities in the quality of his crossing to the former England captain, Trippier is rivalling Neymar and Kevin De Bruyne for creating the greatest number of chances at the tournament so far.Southgate’s 3-5-2 system with another natural right-back, Kyle Walker, in the back three has allowed Trippier to get forward at every opportunity. But his defensive capabilities will be examined up against Perisic.The Inter Milan winger has scored five times in his past 11 appearances at major international tournaments and is the one player in the Croatian attack with the pace to stretch the England defence.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Soldado tried to kick the ball into the crowd at his unveiling in Spain, then this happened…

first_imghttps://twitter.com/VillarrealCF/status/633357803357343744//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Roberto Soldado misses the Villarreal fans when kicking balls into the crowd 1center_img It looks like Roberto Soldado still hasn’t found his shooting boots.Having left Tottenham for Villarreal after two unsuccessful seasons, the striker was greeting his new fans and attempting to give them a couple of footballs.Except he appears to miss his targets.SOLDADO: ‘I LOST MY CONFIDENCE AT TOTTENHAM’It will be a familiar sight to Spurs fans, with the striker scoring just one Premier League goal last season. However, many supporters were actually sad to see the 30-year-old leave as most could see his obvious quality and if there was one player the White Hart Lane faithful wanted to come good, it was the Spaniard.Sadly, goals were not regular enough.last_img read more


first_imgA DERRY man facing assault and criminal damage charges has been warned to stay away from witnesses in County Donegal.Thomas Kelly, from 13 Knockena, Whitehouse, Derry, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault causing harm and criminal damage at Churchview Street, St Johnston on September 22, 2013.Garda Alan Harrington told the court that an arrest warrant had been issued for the accused man after he had failed to appear at a previous court hearing. Garda Harrington told the court that Mr Kelly had been to St Johnston on four or five occasions over a two week period and this was a breach of bail conditions that he should have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the alleged female victim and her mother.Judge Kelly warned the 27-year-old to sign on at Buncrana Garda Station every Wednesday and to have no contact with two named individuals.The Derry man was released on bail.DERRY MAN ON DONEGAL ASSAULT CHARGE WARNED TO STAY AWAY FROM WITNESSES was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assault chargeDerryLetterkenny District CourtSt JohnstonThomas KellyWhitehouselast_img read more


first_imgTHERE are a lot of sore heads in the Rosses today after Naomh Muire took the Intermediate Championship crown in Letterkenny on Sunday. Jacksonsmediatv was there to capture the occasion.Click play to watch   DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAOMH MUIRE’S CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WIN was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAOMH MUIRE’S CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WINlast_img read more

Forever Young 6 Piece 18″ Clip in Human Hair Extension Blue Hi-Light – all good.

first_imgReplacement great no squabbling Soft hair and easy to manage. Clips in with minimal effort for a great look. My 15 year old daughter wanted to dye her hair blue, i bought her these as a compromise and she is over the moon with them. They are very realistic and blend in with her own hair. All her friends thought she had dyed her hair as they look so realistic. Highly recommend, really good quality, have lasted me for months and blend really well with the hair. Really worth the money great extensions. My 8 year old daughter loves these hair clips and wore them on holiday. They stay in really well and give great flashes of colour. She swam and played in the pool with them in and they dried really well. Will definiely look to buying different colours. Geat price for a great product. Lovely clip in hair extensions. Great for fun to change up your look or to add abit of colour to plain hair. I love these, they feel lovely and soft and natural. I have straightened mine a few times, you can style any way you like. Im going to be buying more colours ☺. Sent me replacement as first time seemed defective. Replacement great no squabbling. My 15 year old daughter wanted to dye her hair SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-09-09 20:31:02Reviewed Item Forever Young 6 Piece 18″ Clip in Human Hair Extension Blue Hi-LightRating 4.4 / 5  stars, based on  14  reviewscenter_img It’s a nice blue colour and the delivery was really quick. The only down side is the extensions are extremely thin. Delivered really promptly and seem exactly as pics bought for a charity event so only tried a couple on. My only observation would be they are quite fiddly/hard to get out of your hair without taking several strands of your own with it. They’ll be great for my event tho. I cut them abit and straightened them abit, all good. Here are the specifications for the Forever Young 6 Piece 18″ Clip in Human Hair Extension Blue Hi-Light:6 pieces streaks 18″ long REAL HUMAN HAIR cliping extension to add highlights, extra volume and length.The hairs are silky and soft, specially selected for European market.The hair can be dyed, curled or treated just like your own hair.The colour is blue. Wore to a birthday party everybody loved lush. Great price for the quality. The only annoying thing is that the clips are white and my hair is black, but if you place them just right they are invisible. Reviews from purchasers :Fantastic ☺ Posted on September 9, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags Forever Younglast_img read more

Cartoon: The Worm Has Turned

first_imgLast week’s flurry of Twitter DM spam from hacked or phished accounts wasn’t the first instance of that and won’t be the last.As long as people are willing to trust their Twitter log-in information to third parties – and don’t look carefully at URLs before they log into websites – and as long as a small number of bad actors want to pee in the social media swimming pool, this kind of thing will continue happening.And it’s not just the log-in-here-and-we-will-steal-your-password.com’s of the world you have to worry about. Legitimate third-party services whose security isn’t up to snuff could be compromised, and your credentials could be stolen from them. Twitter’s use of OAuth is a big step forward… although the rash of Mobster World spam shows that that isn’t a perfect solution either.Apparently there’s no substitute for ruthlessly and constantly policing your own feed, thoroughly investigating services before you sign up for them, double-checking the URL every time you are about to enter info into a form, and regularly purging your OAuth settings of services you no longer use.Also, to be safe, change your password regularly… you don’t have to be obsessive about it: every three hours or so should be enough. And because erring on the side of caution is always a good idea, fake your own suicide and change your identity at least once a year.And you thought Twitter was going to be fun? Slacker. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… rob cottingham More Noise to Signal. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Cartoons#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more