first_img“The other day, Vinicius Junior was flying a kite in São Gonçalo; today it is marked as the future of Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team.” With this entradilla, Luiz Felipe Castro presents his report in Tackle with the Madrid player, that this Christmas was in the humble neighborhood where he was born. Vini does not forget its origins or its philosophy, that Bold and Joy that Neymar coined in his stage at Santos and that the former Flamengo has been recorded. “I am this way and I will never lose my joy,” says the attacker to the magazine The smile always accompanies Vinicius, although he recognizes that sometimes this apparent fun conceals a high degree of nervousness. “I always seem to be calm, but I get very nervous inside. In my debut with Flamengo, for example, I was scared to death. I didn’t even want to touch the ball.”, reveals. Vinicius’s life has gone faster than his ID. His talent took him from the humble São Gonçalo and took him to Flamengo, where he used to play with boys two years older than him; debuted with the first team in May 2017, with 16 years, thus breaking the precocity barriers set by Neymar and Gabriel Jesús; days later he signed for Real Madrid for 45 million and his status escalated until he acquired popularity indexes little seen before in Brazil for a boy his age. “I let things happen naturally,” he says. With only 18 years he landed at Real Madrid and has lived in a ferris wheel. Lopetegui sent him to Castile to reach his “cooking point” and hardly counted on him; Solari hugged him to shake an apathetic and depressed Madrid and Vini he grabbed the challenge with determination until he was injured against Ajax; and with Zidane he is in the fight to gain a foothold (he is the 15th Real Madrid player in minutes, with 699 ’) although he has not yet met that version that excited the Bernabéu. In two seasons he has savored the honey of praise and the bitterness of criticism and mockery for its low definition. Vinicius already landed at Real Madrid warned about the pressure in a club where there are no grays. “Marcelo had already warned me: here, one day you are Pele; the other you don’t play anything,” he confesses. Vinicius, like any player of his generation, is connected to the networks. Everything comes to him, although he tries to isolate himself under his love of soccer video games: “I always have an eye on social networks, I control my account myself. The videogames? It’s nice to play with myself; I think I’m better at games than in real life. “, he jokes. After recharging batteries in São Gonçalo, Vinicius returned to Madrid the last week of December and faces optimistically this 2020 that starts this Saturday with the match against Getafe. The Brazilian is aware that, with Hazard injured, this must be his time.last_img read more


first_imgSOCCER: Former Manchester United star and current Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane has reiterated the importance of Ireland’s No.1 choice goalkeeper playing regularly club football.Shay GivenKeane was talking about the goalkeeping situation ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 double-header with Gibraltar and Georgia in the next few days.Given has admitted he will retire from the Republic of Ireland set-up after the Euro 2016 campaign. However, Given turned down the opportunity to be first choice at Championship club Middlesbrough in favour of re-joining old boss Mark Hughes at Stoke City.Given will be No.2 at Stoke and faces a battle on his hands to displace Jack Butland.That decision could put Given’s position as first choice No.1 at risk.Keane said, “I’m sure Shay is going there saying he’s going to fight for his place like he did at Villa the last few years. “There will be situations where players will turn up and they’re all not playing regularly.“That’s not ideal for us especially in a specialist position like goalkeeping.“I understand that but their mind-set when they sign for clubs is that they’re going to be playing football.“Shay has gone there believing he can challenge the young goalkeeper.“And if the young goalkeeper makes a few mistakes or there’s an injury, then he’s in.” KEANE: ‘SHAY’S IRELAND SPOT NOT A ‘GIVEN’ was last modified: September 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newssoccerSportlast_img read more


first_imgA key Consultant Psychiatrist post for Inishowen will be operational again in early April.The news has been welcomed by local Sinn Fein Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn.He received confirmation at a meeting with senior HSE officials at a meeting today. Senator Mac Lochlainn has made repeated representations to the HSE following the resignation of the previous Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Mansour last year.He said “I welcome this important confirmation. I had received numerous representations from concerned patients and local doctors about the impact of the loss of this post.“I want to acknowledge the efforts of the HSE’s Clinical Mental Health team in Inishowen to assist mental health patients in the peninsula this last while but it was vital to fill this post as soon as possible.“It is so important that those in our community living with mental health difficulties get the support that they need as speedily as possible and on an ongoing basis. “I have made repeated representations to the HSE over the last while and I welcome this good news”.Consultant Psychiatrist to be appointed for Inishowen region was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more