The mystery of Kroos

first_img(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ygI6g_CWM (/ embed)It is a mystery, although this course already had an antecedent for this situation, although partial: Kroos was one of the two slaughtered by Zidane in the rest of the derby at the Bernabéu, in which he started out with five means and only Benzema in tip . After a poor first half, Marseille withdrew the German and Isco and gave entry to Vinicius and Lucas Vázquez to extend the team by the sides, which gave good result: victory by 1-0, goal of Benzema.The fact is that Zidane has done relatively well without Kroos this season, which could motivate his decision to bet on the other four means. In LaLiga he did not play against Mallorca due to injury and Madrid relented (1-0), but then reserved it against Eibar and Osasuna and in both cases the whites won and shoneThey scored eight goals and left a good impression. Nor did he play at the Unionists’ house in the Cup (1-3), nor in Bruges in the Champions League (1-3).When Zidane was asked about his motivations to leave Kroos out of eleven in a duel of this caliber, the technician was not especially explicit, beyond stating that he had a plan and the Germanicist did not enter: “There was no injury or discomfort, it was a technical decision. He is a very important player but today’s option was this. When I say it’s a technical decision, it’s nothing against Kroos, who is doing well. I have players and I chose “. With the numbers in hand, it is true that the German is a key piece: he has played 2,543 minutes of 3,360 ‘, 76%; he is the seventh most used player by Zidane this course.While it is true that his participation at the orders of Zidane had been declining as the seasons went by at Real Madrid: in 2015-16 he played 81% of the minutes with the Frenchman; in 2016-17, 76%; in 2017-18, 64%; and in 2018-19, 52%. This course had recovered tone and prominence, but its substitution before the City supposes an unexpected slowdown without too much explanation. The question now is: Will he repeat the substitute in the Classic or will he return to eleven in a game in which Madrid plays life in LaLiga? Real Madrid, a few weeks ago an oil raft, is now a crusher, the dwarfs grow to the white team: he has lost five points of the last six in LaLiga against Celta and Levante; He has lost Hazard, his star signing of the course, probably for what remains; he needs a miracle in Manchester after falling 1-2 in the first round of the Champions League against City; and said meeting left surprising news, the substitution of Toni Kroos, one of Zidane’s strong men since he reached the white bench. Without news of physical problems for the German, the logical bet became that Zizou reserved to Kroos to settle the game in the second half, especially in case Madrid got ahead and needed to sleep the duel. Conditions that were given, but the white preparer preferred to enter Bale rather than the German; then, with 1-2, Lucas Vázquez and Jovic entered in search of a miracle. Zero minutes for Kroos.center_img It was especially surprising that the Marseilles coach gave up German in a match against an opponent like English, a specialist in tame the ball and against which a technical midfield was necessary first of all, capable of discussing possession before Pep Guardiola. Zidane chose Casemiro, Valverde, Modric and Isco before Kroos; Malaga once again entered the eleven in an important game, as he has been doing since late December. He justified the bet, he was one of the best in Madrid and scored the only white goal.last_img read more

Arranmore man to go the extra 26.2 miles for the Irish Heart Foundation

first_imgDenis O’Donnell is set to embark on a trip halfway around the world to take part in the Tokyo World Major Marathon.Arranmore man Denis has taken on the challenge in memory of his mother Frances who passed away last April, while also raising vital funds for the Irish Heart Foundation.“Training has been challenging with the rough winter, but you still have to get out and do it,” Denis told Donegal Daily. This will be Denis’ tenth marathon in total, and his fourth World Major marathon. There are six World Major marathons; in Japan, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York – and Denis hopes to complete them all.In fact, the London World Major was the first marathon Denis ever completed in 2015.“I caught the bug after that! I loved the buzz and the atmosphere,” he says.So far, Denis has ticked the New York, Chicago and London World Majors off his list, and hopes to have all six completed in the next couple of years. “I’d like to do all six, that’s been the target since I started running.“The Tokyo marathon will be the toughest one yet weather wise due to the humidity and altitude.“I wasn’t big into fitness as a child or adult, it’s been in the last seven years I have progressed from the treadmill at the local gym, to doing local 5k and 10ks. When I got into it I started thinking more about what I was eating and started tweaking things.”Denis is the driving force behind Arranmore’s Darkness into Light walk, which raises vital funds for Pieta House.Last year, Arranmore DIL raised a whopping €4,400 for the charity when 150 people took part in the event. This year marks the third year the walk will take place on the island. “Running brings about other things, it can bring everyone together,” Denis says.“Darkness into Light became the whole community’s thing and everyone has a part to play in it. It brings everyone out at a crazy time in the morning and everyone gets a really good buzz from it,” he added.So far, Denis has raised a fantastic €2,200 for the Irish Heart Foundation. To contribute to Denis’ fundraiser, you can follow the link below. Each donation is greatly appreciated:https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/tokyo-marathon-in-aid-of-irish-heart-foundation Arranmore man to go the extra 26.2 miles for the Irish Heart Foundation was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:arranmoredenis o donnellIrish Heart FoundationMarathontokyolast_img read more