20 April 2011

VIDEO - Players coming to the team hotel in Valencia

Zubizarreta: "We further strengthened them"


Andoni Zubizarreta, professional football team manager of Barca, made brief remarks before leaving to fly to Valencia.

The former Barcelona goalkeeper is proud to witness a final in the same place and won a 21 years ago: "He's sure to be a feast of football which will see an extraordinary environment," he said.

For 'Zubi' the possibilities for adding a new title winners of the team enough to "do the usual set, go upstairs to look for the opposition." Asked what team it is better clásico butler, the former Barça goalkeeper is clear: "As seen on Saturday in the league we better ourselves, but this is a final and we will see, usually is decided by small things," said. But think tonight only "a title dispute" and if you win "very well, but if it loses to rival congratulate you," he said.

About Mestalla, said he looks like a wonderful setting for hosting a final and has no doubt that the grass will be in good condition. 'Zubi' provides an onset of "tense and difficult match tension held in the last few hours" but notes that "as we make our football will have more chances to win." (via SPORT)

Team travels to Valencia


FC Barcelona travels to Valencia, where tonight will play the final of the Copa del Rey at the Mestalla. The arrival is scheduled for 12 hours.

The day of the final one that has begun for the azulgranas has already arrived very early. The team has left the Nou Camp at 10 am , and take the plane, an Airbus 330 that will carry 261 passengers , including 30 amateurs and about 40 journalists, in addition to players, sponsors and managers, to drive to Valencia at 11 hours.

Barça expedition , led by the president Sandro Rosell and the entire Board, will land at 12 noon in the city which will host the final in Madrid.


Once there, the first team will head to the Westin hotel, where lunch and where you will stay until just before game time (21.30 hours). Remember that the team will return on Thursday at noon at Barcelona. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Florentino Pérez thinks of Del Bosque if there is debacle


Real Madrid president has already filed differences with the Spanish coach after his traumatic departure from the club blanco eight years ago.

Florentino Perez already has a plan in case the project `Mourinho" just blank: Vicente del Bosque. A real blockbuster, considering that in its first stage as Real Madrid president Florentino dispensed technical services Salamanca the day after winning the League. Of that for eight years and during this time the relations between them have been completely broken up last March, when Real Madrid decided to grant

Forest condition honorary member of the white club with Rafa Nadal and Placido Domingo. Was how to bring about a rapprochement and smooth over the future in mind. Florentino and Del Bosque has already spoken and the coach knows that the president would be willing to publicly acknowledge the mistake to dispense with his services. Florentino knows that the continuity of Mourinho is almost a pipe dream if Real Madrid complete another season in black and Del Bosque is one of the few figures that will serve as a screen before a crowd that considers the Salamanca as one of yours. Florentino also perpetrated by the return of another of the 'victims "of that decision, Fernando Hierro, who wants within the sports staff. Hence the decision of the former footballer to leave his post at the RFEF.

Florentino Valencia arrived yesterday on a flight that led to the directive and a group of politicians and businessmen `top", some invited by the president.


Valdano, vetoed in the concentration

The Madrid is like a continuous soap opera, so it is not surprising that the club's general director, Jorge Valdano, be banned from the team hotel in Valencia players. For this exhibition, will only sporting director Miguel Pardeza, and the president, Florentino Perez, to support the players. Valdano not spoken to Mourinho and the Portuguese do not want to be close to their players. (via SPORT)

Gerard Piqué denies that provoked the Madrid players


he FC Barcelona central Gerard Pique put in place to whom they accused of causing the players of Real Madrid in the tunnel last Saturday.

The information released by 'Marca' during this Tuesday via their website Piqué put on the lips of phrases like "españolitos, and you've earned your Spanish league, they give you!" or "españolitos, now we are going to win the Cup of your King!". The central social networks used to deny categorically these accusations. "I want to communicate that information has now come over me in half sports totally false and I never said such nonsense," wrote Gerard Piqué.

The central response could not be more blunt. Soon after, he released another tweet Piqué which called on the world to match this miétrcoles: "See you tomorrow at the party of Spanish football."

Gerard Pique put out a fire that was not so, according to his words. Simply, it was a flash in order to heat as much as possible the final of the Cup will star Barca and Real Madrid at the Mestalla. (via SPORT)

Mourinho reviewed the status of lawn Mestalla

Mourinho was found that the grass is much shorter than last Saturday at the Bernabeu.

Jose Mourinho, coach of Real Madrid, stepped on the lawn, accompanied by his assistant Mestalla Aitor Karanka to check their status, they arrive at the stadium of Valencia, just before the official press conference the final of the Copa del Rey.

Mourinho was found that the grass is much shorter than last Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, where the grass was high and was not irrigated in the minutes before the game or at halftime.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) yes water the pitch at Mestalla, a lawn that presents a perfect condition to dispute the final of the Copa del Rey to face Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Way of the press, Mourinho greeted warmly by Hristo Stoichkov exbarcelonista present at the Mestalla to discuss the party to a communication medium. (via AS)

Víctor Valdés started Twitter

Barcelona's goalkeeper Víctor Valdés is now on Twitter: @1victorvaldes

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Website: http://www.victorvaldes1.com/