Rivaldo: “I have not seen improvement in Barça since Setién arrived”

first_imgMajor ‘Messidependecia’ and planning criticismAs a result of these shortcomings, Rivaldo says that FC Barcelona is now more dependent than ever on the genius of Leo Messi. “Of course its importance has grown. Is that now the team’s dependence on its talent is gigantic. And it shows, because the rivals focus on stopping it and when it doesn’t play well, the block immediately gets stuck and doesn’t impose itself, ”said the Betfair ambassador.The Blaugrana legend did not forget the limitation of the staff culé, short of troops. “All this comes from poor club planning that worsened even more in January, with the departure of some players and with almost no reinforcements. Now Barcelona is paying even with problems to make a call. All this is not good for the club’s image, nor is it pleasant for the coaching staff and staff, ”he continued.“It would make no sense to sign Braithwaite and not use it”Precisely because of this planning and the tightness of the workforce, Rivaldo is clear that Braithwaite, the last culé signing, has to be a regular starter, even in the Classic.“You also have to use Braithwaite regularly. After all, don’t sign a 29-year-old player for 18 million euros just to be on the bench and play just a handful of minutes. Barcelona was authorized to sign because he was desperate without offensive options, so it wouldn’t make much sense not to take advantage of it, ”said the Betfair ambassador. Rivaldo, legend of FC Barcelona and ambassador of Betfair, He was worried about the Blaugrana game in the preview of the Classic against Real Madrid next Sunday. “Honestly, and after the last games of Barcelona, I have not seen any improvement since they threw Valverde and he brought Setién. The team can play much better because it has great players. In addition, his possession of the ball is not consistent, ”the Brazilian began to value in statements to Betfair.“With Setién in command, they now go out with the ball played from their area, taking risks, something they also do, for example, Real Madrid or Manchester City. But the really disconcerting thing about FC Barcelona is the absence of people who dare to pull from outside the area to surprise. Is that the team is trying to score goals only in the rival area, ” he added to his analysis Rivaldo. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 28, 2020center_img “Suárez’s absence weighs more than Hazard’s”The winner of the Golden Ball in 1999 believes that, in the face of the Classic, he will weigh Luis Suarez’s absence in FC Barcelona more than Hazard’s in Real Madrid. “First, because Suarez has no replacement right now in the squad. In Hazard’s case, I don’t think Real Madrid misses him, because he was not yet a differential player and had not adapted 100%, ”reflected the Betfair ambassador, sure that the Champions will pass more bill to Real Madrid .“Barcelona will arrive in better shape and more relaxed than Real Madrid, which will be more touched after falling against Manchester City,” in a match in which, according to Rivaldo, the lack of Real Madrid goal was noted. At his discretion, Zidane failed in the changes. “He was wrong to remove Vinicius while they were still winning, because my countryman was taking the game to the City area and relieving pressure on the defense of Real Madrid, ”continued his analysis of the Betfair ambassador.“Real Madrid has a problem with hitting”Rivaldo pointed out the weak point of Real Madrid: “Since Cristiano Ronaldo left the punch is one of his main problems, especially now that Benzema seems to have lost the good momentum of the start of the season. Barça has Messi to solve their problems regularly and in this type of matches it is crucial ”, He considered the Barca legend.Rivaldo described the Sunday Classic as “crucial” but “not definitive.” “It will not be because the two teams still have many points to lose against minor rivals in the remainder of the season, but of course, if Barcelona wins, they will have a comfortable mattress. In addition, I would put Real Madrid in a difficult situation, so it is time to press the accelerator so that there is land in between and leave the eternal enemy touched, ”concluded the Betfair ambassador.Rivaldo’s toughest moment in a classicIn addition, Rivaldo also spoke for the ‘Create your luck’ Betfair campaign of what was his toughest moment in a Classic. It happened in 2001 when, in the discount, they annulled a goal for an offside that did not exist. He would have assumed 2-3 and his hat-trick at the Bernabéu.“Of course no one can be happy after they annul a goal, especially a goal that was legal and that would have made us take that Classic. But it also would have been a hat-trick for me. It was difficult to manage all that, ”he began to explain.“That third goal was really late, so we didn’t have time to keep pushing to win. Luck is always a consequence of hard work, and if you don’t work your luck throughout the game, it probably won’t appear, ” ditched the ambassador of Betfair.last_img read more

Gor, KCB RFC battle for SOYA best team award

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia have been crowned the 2017 KPL champions. Photo /RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will battle it out with KCB’s Rugby 15s team for the Team of the Year Award at next month’s Sports Personality of the Month Award.K’Ogalo put up a spirited fight to win their record 16th league title with four games to spare will battle out with the Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup champions KCB, the Kenya Under-19 Cricket team, Kenya Police Hockey team and the Strathmore University Handball team in the men’s Team of the Year award. Apart from clinching the league title, Gor Mahia won the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup in Tanzania by beating arch-rivals AFC Leopards 3-0 in the final in Dar es Salaam and went on to play English Premier league side Everton, losing 2-1.For KCB Rugby Club, they had a successful season after winning all the three major rugby 15s titles; Kenya Cup, regional Enterprise Cup and Impala Floodlit under coach Curtis Olago who has also been nominated for the coach of the year award.They claimed both titles with sweet victories over Kabras Sugar. They won their fifth Kenya Cup with a 36-8 victory over the sugar men in the final before repeating the feat in the Enterprise Cup, rallying from 10 points down.KCB Captain Curtis Lilako leads teammates in celebrating lifting Kenya Cup.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe Bankers went for their fifth Impala Floodlit title, beating Impala Saracens 18-17 in the final. KCB also produced the highest number of players (13) to the Kenya Simbas team that won the Elgon Cup and finished second in Rugby Africa Gold Cup besides taking part in Hong Kong Cup of Nations.Another contender is the national Under-19 Cricket team that qualified for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup set for January 2018 in New Zealand.Their historic qualification put Kenya a once cricketing powerhouse but now struggling to reclaim its lost glory on the world map once again. The qualification also marked the beginning of Kenya’s journey to recovery after years of poor performance internationally.During the Africa qualifiers the Kenyans put up a spectacular performance that will not be easily forgotten.Having lost to Uganda in the first round, many had written them off and given the ticket to the Ugandan side that seemed stronger based on the huge victories they had registered in the championship. However, Kenyans put up an electrifying show to beat Uganda by seven wickets and within the required overs and qualify for the World Cup.The team also whitewashed Ghana and Botswana in the qualifiers.Part of the action during Kenya Police and Eastern Company’s final match at the African Club championship on January 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKenya Police Hockey team bagged continental silver after losing to Egypt’s Eastern Company in the men’s final of the Africa Cup for Club Championships.The Strathmore University Handball team were crowned the Regional (EA) University Champions, lifted the National University title, won the National Super Cup and finished 1st runnersup in the National League.-Women teams-The women’s Sports Team of the Year nominees is headlined by the Kenya Lionesses who will fight it out with the national women’s volleyball team (Malkia strikers), the women’s cricket team, Telkom Orange Hockey team, Kenya Prisons and Kenya Pipeline volleyball clubs.Kenya Lionesses eliminated Morocco in the quarters.The Kenya Lionesses reached the Main Cup quarter-finals of the HSBC Sevens Women’s World Series Qualifiers, their best performance after lifting Bowl at last year’s qualifiers held in Ireland.The team bagged silver at the Africa Cup Sevens Championship held in Tunisia and as well qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games despite missing the World Cup slot to South Africa.The Malkia Strikers beat Egypt by straight sets to finish top in the Africa Zone Five World Championship Qualifiers to book a slot to take part at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon where they won silver after losing to Cameroon in the final.The women’s cricket team won Regional Championship title after beating Uganda and also participated in the Kwibuka Tournament where they reclaimed the cup.Telkom Orange, will be looking to reclaim the award after having a stellar season that saw them win a record ninth Africa Cup for Club Championships title and they are currently chasing a 20th women’s league trophy.Telkom Orange ladies celebrate winning their fifth consecutive African Hockey title and the ninth overall. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKenya pipeline on their side retained the Kenya Volleyball Federation league title after beating all the teams at the play-offs by straight sets including arch rivals Kenya Prisons. They also reached the quarter-finals at the Africa Club championships which were held in Tunisia in April where they lost 3-2 to PrisonsMen’s Sport Team of the YearGor MahiaKCB RFCKenya U19 Cricket teamStrathmore Handball teamKenya Police Hockey teamWomen’s Sports Team of the YearKenya Pipeline (Volleyball)Kenya Prisons (Volleyball)Women’s national Cricket teamWomen’s national volleyball team (Malkia Strikers)Women’s national rugby sevens team (Kenya Lionesses)Telkom Orange (Hockey)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more