UIW (5-19, 0-14 SLC) and Northwestern State (3-22, 0-14 SLC) round out tonight’s slate with a 7 p.m. tipoff. Abilene Christian (15-12, 7-7 SLC) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (8-16, 5-9 SLC) were scheduled to battle tonight but dangerous road conditions forced the teams to move the game to Thursday at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Abilene Christian* – 7 p.m. Week nine of league action begins at 6:30 CT tonight when Nicholls takes on McNeese in Lake Charles and Sam Houston and New Orleans tipoff in Huntsville. The Colonels took the first meeting against the Cowboys 85-80 in Thibodeaux on Jan. 10. The Bearkats and Privateers are meeting for the first and only time this regular season. Saturday, Feb. 24UIW at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 1:30 p.m.Houston Baptist at McNeese* – 3:30 p.m.Central Arkansas at Abilene Christian* – 4 p.m.Lamar at Stephen F. Austin* – 6 p.m.New Orleans at Nicholls* – 6 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State* – 6 p.m.* – Conference Game • See You in Katy: Not a single team had clinched a spot in the 2018 Southland Confernece Basketball Tournament heading into Saturday’s games. Following the results, five teams with at least 11 wins have booked their tickets to Katy: Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State and New Orleans. Lamar could be the next team to earn a berth with a win Wednesday over Houston Baptist paired with a McNeese loss to Nicholls.• In Colonels Control: After a one-point victory over Sam Houston State on Wednesday followed by a four-point win past Central Arkansas on Saturday, Nicholls remains in first place and controls its own fate toward a Southland Conference regular season championship. Two weeks are left in the 2017-18 season as the Colonels search for their first title since 1998.• Hear Them Roar: Southeastern Louisiana clinched its 14th-straight trip to the Southland Conference Tournament with a 68-54 win over Abilene Christian. The Lions ride a five-game win streak into Saturday’s game at Northwestern State; this is their first five-game win streak since Feb. 13-March 3, 2006. SLU now owns 12 Southland Conference wins this season, the second most in program history (13, 2004-05).• Pursuing Perfection: Stephen F. Austin plays its next three games at home, hosting Central Arkansas on Wednesday, Lamar on Saturday and Abilene Christian next week. The Lumberjacks hold a 14-0 record in Nacogdoches this season. SFA and Sam Houston State are the only teams undefeated at home in conference play.• Wild, Wild Wednesday: A battle toward the top takes place Wednesday in Huntsville as Sam Houston State welcomes New Orleans at 6:30 p.m. for their lone meeting of the season. Nicholls looks to remain the league leader, traveling to Lake Charles, La., to face a McNeese squad fighting for a spot in the tournament.Schedule:Wednesday, Feb. 21Nicholls at McNeese* – 6:30 p.m.New Orleans at Sam Houston State* – 6:30 p.m.Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin* – 7 p.m.Northwestern State at UIW* – 7 p.m.Lamar at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls sits in the driver’s seat heading into the final two weeks of Southland Conference regular-season action. The Lumberjacks seek revenge on Central Arkansas (13-14, 7-7 SLC) at 7 p.m. after the Bears squeezed a 100-92 win in Conway on Jan. 24. Lamar (17-11, 9-6 SLC) is closing in on being the next team to clinch a berth in the Southland Tournament. With a win tonight at Houston Baptist (6-21, 2-12 SLC) and a Nicholls win over McNeese, the Cardinals will claim a spot in the tourney. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. Additional Storylines: The Colonels (18-9, 12-2 SLC) lead the league with their eyes on their first Southland championship since 1998. Southeastern Louisiana (18-10, 12-3 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (22-5, 11-3 SLC) remain in the mix for the championship title and the No. 1 seed at the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament in Katy, Texas. Sam Houston State (17-11, 11-4 SLC) and New Orleans (14-12, 11-4 SLC) trail right behind in the standings. All five teams clinched a spot in the Southland postseason Saturday.
Abilene Christian Extends Men’s Basketball Head Coach Joe Golding
Terms of the contract will not be released, but the extension takes the place of his conract, which was extended after the 2016-17 season. Golding is the fourth-longest-tenured head coach on the ACU staff behind men’s tennis head coach Hutton Jones (currently in his 23rd season),women’s soccer head coach Casey Wilson (in his 12th season) and softball coach Bobby Reeves (in his ninth season). Golding himself became a media darling during the tournament’s first week when the national storyline was about him coaching the game against Kentucky with a rip in his suit pants that occurred when he and associate head coach Tanner embraced in a memorable hug in the final seconds of the win over New Orleans in the conference tournament title game. ACU has already added talented prep standout Airion Simmons out of Parkview High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, who is ranked by some scouting services as one of the top five high school players in the state. The Wildcats are also in the mix for several outstanding transfers to help fill out the 2019-20 roster. Golding – who took over the program in 2011 when ACU was still an NCAA Division II member – led ACU to the greatest season in the 98-year history of the program in 2018-19 as the Wildcats won the Southland Conference Tournament title and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Playing as the No. 15 seed in the Midwest Regional in Jacksonville, Florida, the Wildcats lost to No. 2 seed Kentucky in the first round, but still finished the season 27-7. “When you get an extension like this, it’s a direct correlation of having really good players and a great staff,” said Golding, who was voted the Southland Conference Coach of the Year. “This staff has been together for a while (led by associate head coach Brette Tanner in his seventh season) and I believe it’s the best staff in our league. I’m proud they are being rewarded as well. This program has never been about me and never will be about me. It’s about the players who have left a legacy and the current players who will continue that legacy and the culture we have built.” The Wildcats lost three senior starters off last season’s team heading into next season: forward Jaren Lewis (Southland tournament MVP), point guard Jaylen Franklin (all-tournament at the Southland tournament), and forward Hayden Farquhar. But the Wildcats return starting shooting guard Payten Ricks as well as other key players in Trey Lenox, Damien Daniels, Joe Pleasant, Kolton Kohl, Tobias Cameron and Clay Gayman, and Hayden Howell will return to the squad after redshirting in 2018-19. Earlier this month, Golding was also selected the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 23 Coach of the Year, and he was also selected as one of the national finalists for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award. Golding led the 2018-19 Wildcats to a program-record for wins in the regular season (25) and conference wins in a season (14), and the Wildcats tied the program record for wins in a season with 27, tying the mark set by the 1979-80 team. That made the goal for 2018-19 simple: get to the conference tournament and play for a championship. ACU started the season 7-0 and never looked back, running out to an 11-2 non-conference record that led to a 14-4 conference record and runner-up finish. “Joe had a remarkable year and is very deserving of this contract extension,” ACU director of athletics Allen Ward said. “I look forward to working with him as we build upon this year’s championship season. I highly commend Joe for what he did to prepare his team throughout the year, but especially during the final few weeks of the season. The team’s commitment and dedication to finishing the task was extraordinary. That’s a credit to Joe’s leadership, the love he has for his players, and the respect they have for him.” The Wildcats finished second in the league in the regular season and beat No. 3 seed Southeastern Louisiana in the tournament semifinals and No. 4 seed New Orleans in the championship game to earn the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. ACU went 6-2 in the final eight games of the season – including six straight wins that secured the No. 2 seed in the tournament and the two tournament wins. Not even the loss of the two starters in late February could slow the train. ACU responded to their departure by winning four of their last five regular-season games to clinch the double-bye in the tournament. All of that led to the tournament championship win, the berth in the NCAA Tournament and the matchup against Kentucky, the greatest college basketball program in the history of the game. ACU parlayed the experience into national media attention the likes of which the athletics program hasn’t seen in its near-100-year existence. “I’m grateful to (ACU president) Dr. Phil Schubert and Allen Ward for their continued trust in me to lead this program,” Golding said. “I’m excited about the future of ACU men’s basketball and I’m honored to to be the head coach at my alma mater. I fully trust the leadership of Allen Ward. He has been an incredible mentor to me in his eight months here and I believe his vision for men’s basketball. My family and I love Abilene and the lifestyle we have established here. This has become home for us (wife, Amanda, and sons Cason and Chase) and we are thankful for the university’s commitment to us.” ACU’s landmark 2018-19 season was the continuation of the 2017-18 season that saw the Wildcats post the program’s first winning regular season (16-15) since 2007-08. The Wildcats qualified for the first NCAA Division I postseason game in program history, playing at Drake in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com (CIT) Tournament. “I’m very proud of Joe and the kind of program he and his staff have built over the years,” Schubert said. “I appreciate his leadership of the staff and players and the character he exhibits on a daily basis that influences every aspect of the men’s basketball program. This historic season and ACU’s appearance in the NCAA Tournament will have an incalculable impact on the university, and I look forward to watching Joe coach his team in that tournament again very soon.” Courtesy of Abilene Christian Athletics Media RelationsABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian men’s basketball coach Joe Golding, who just completed his eighth season, on Wednesday agreed to a five-year contract extension with the university that will keep him on the Wildcats’ bench through the 2023-24 season. “I’m excited about the future of ACU basketball and the impact it can have on ACU,” Ward said. “Our first experience with NCAA March Madness and the incomparable notoriety the university received is evidence of just how powerful Division I basketball can be for a university.”
Inaugural Southland Conference Academic Symposium Concludes
FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference hosted its inaugural Academic Symposium on Thursday with more than 60 administrators from the league’s 13 member institutions gathering with NCAA staff here at the league’s office. Discussions from the full-day symposium included a detailed overview of the NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP), strategies for improving student-athlete accomplishments in the classroom and on the path to eventual graduation, and a comprehensive review of the new NCAA Division I Academic Performance Fund and its qualifying standards that begin in the 2019-20 academic year.Participants included athletic compliance officers and academic support staff members, as well as provosts, faculty athletic representatives, senior woman administrators, registrars and certification officers. NCAA staff members Eric Brey and DeAnna Wiley engaged the attendees in an active “APP Bootcamp,” a presentation that provided better understanding of the program, proven best practices and strategic plans for ideal academic outcomes. Meeting attendees were also focused on the start of the new NCAA Division I Academic Performance Fund in 2019-20 that will reward institutions for strong academic performance and high graduation rates. Breakout sessions were also conducted to allow administrators to analyze their own select APP data, report their ideas for success and propose thoughts on overcoming certain challenges. GEN: Hear what attendees of the inaugural Southland Conference Academic Symposium had to say about their experiences. ?? #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/DzlPrKWVu8— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) June 13, 2019 “The first Academic Symposium was a tremendous success, and we greatly appreciate the enthusiastic participation of our member institutions,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “Academic improvement and graduation success remain paramount among the Southland’s goals for its athletic programs and our participating student-athletes, and this event was laser-focused on enhancing these outcomes. We look forward to seeing this meeting grow in the future with even more participation from our membership.”The Academic Symposium, organized by Southland Associate Commissioner Thomas Samuel, originated as a proposed concept from the Conference’s strategic plan, approved by the league membership in 2018.
SAN PASQUAL STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
JOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, MIDCOURT, WINNER: “With him you never know how he is gonna perform coming out of the gate. He could go either way. Today he wanted to run,he broke not very quick, but when I encouraged him to go he wanted to do his own thing. I wasn’t going to take him out of his race so I just let him run and cruise around.“When I took the lead and was able to open up one or two lengths that was the key for him. We were in a good spot and in great shape all the way around, to be able to control the race that was enough for him. I started celebrating but I didn’t want to be too excited so early because its horse racing anything can happen but we got the job done. He’s a really talented horse in his own way. I have confidence in him because John Shirreffs has done an amazing job with him and it makes my job much easier to know that John is going to have him ready to go into the race.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SHIRREFFS, MIDCOURT, WINNER: “Victor wasn’t sure if he was going to go to the lead or sit off the pace, but the horse put himself in the race and if he wanted to run that way, he didn’t want to take him out of it. Yes, it is gratifying to see him make the lead, relax and finish like he did. He’s been a project, but a good project. We’ll stay home and run in the Santa Anita Handicap (Grade I, 1 ¼ miles on March 7).” LEE SEARING, OWNER, MIDCOURT, WINNER: “We bought this horse and you don’t anticipate that he’s not gonna want to train. Yes, we gelded him but at the same time, John, Victor and the grooms have done a marvelous job. If you can go back to the barn and you see what exactly John has done and how he has treated him. The little quirks and things that make him different it is no wonder the horses continue to improve.“He’s got that big stride and he may run with his head up and you would like it down a little further, but it doesn’t matter with this horse. This horse really wants to run, he wants to fool around at the barn, I mean he’s a real goofball, but he just wants to run now. This horse can turn out to be a star.”(On the Santa Anita Handicap): “I’ve only started one horse in my life in the Santa Anita Handicap and the horse was a long shot. Whether the one time we ran in the Kentucky Derby or the times we ran in the Breeder’s Cup, Santa Anita Handicap would be really fun. I’ve been doing this a long time. It’s fun to buy these horses and see, you know some of them don’t come along, but this one looks like we are moving right along.”NOTES: The winning owner is C R K Stable LC.
Jose Mourinho ‘regrets becoming Spurs manager’ claims Arsenal legend Merson
And Merson believes he can already see similarities in his behaviour towards the end of that spell.He added: “Things seem different now. It’s starting again, isn’t it? All the issues he had at United. He’s having them at Spurs now.”I don’t think it will work for him there. That Southampton game was like an end-of-his-Old-Trafford-reign performance.”2 Merson believes it will not end well for him at TottenhamCredit: Getty – ContributorDanny Rose talks about Jose Mourinho not giving him a chance at Tottenham after Newcastle loan escape JOSE MOURINHO already regrets taking the Tottenham job and hasn’t improved them at all, according to Arsenal legend Paul Merson.The Portuguese boss was appointed just 12-hours after Mauricio Pochettino was axed towards the end of November.2 Jose Mourinho looks like a man full of regret claims MersonCredit: AFP or licensorsHe has guided his side to ten wins in 19 appearances and has closed the gap on fourth-place Chelsea to just four points.Recent wins over Manchester City and Southampton have given the club a welcome boost but Merson remains far from convinced over Mourinho’s impact.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamWriting for the Daily Star, he said: “I said when he went there it would give them a lift and there would be a charm offensive – and he was all smiles for a while.”But everyone knew it wouldn’t last, didn’t they? He’s gone back to being Grumpy Mourinho again. And I don’t see how he’s improved them at all. Not one bit.”He looks like he’s thinking: ‘What have I done coming here?’ You don’t see him high-fiving ball boys now do you?”Mourinho is only there to get them into the top four. I can’t see Daniel Levy wanting to win the FA Cup but not get back into the Champions League.”But it’s not really working, is it? Chelsea are in the driving seat to finish fourth and I can’t see Spurs catching them right now.”They are a very lucky football team at the moment because they’ve been ripped to shreds in their last two matches but still managed to win.”Mourinho was out of work for 11 months after leaving his ill-fated role as Manchester United boss.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids
Mourinho leads virtual training session on exercise bike as stars self-isolate
5JOSE MOURINHO joined in with a virtual training session as his Tottenham players continue to self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic.The fate of the Premier League and other major divisions remains up in the air as the deadly COVID-19 bug continues to sweep the globe.5 Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho gets involved in a virtual training session5 Spurs stars work out fro their homes as they self-isolate⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesWith the UK on lockdown and ordered to social distance by remaining indoors for all but essential travel, sports stars are having to find makeshift ways of staying in shape.Romelu Lukaku recently revealed Inter Milan delivered exercise bikes to all players who did not have one in a bid to keep them fit.And Spurs appear to have the same idea, as they shared a video online of their players being put through their paces with sharp sprinting and squatting drills.Manager Mourinho is seen keeping up on an exercise bike and having a stretch.Mourinho’s rival, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, admitted during this uncertain time it is hard to push and motivate his players.He told Chelsea TV: “It is very difficult at the moment because we have got nothing concrete in front of us.”We have seen that things can change very quickly, so we can only go by the dates we have been given but daily or probably weekly we are looking at it saying, ‘Well, how do we train? What does it look like?’5Most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring'”The last thing I want to do when the players are in this position is to try and push and push and push [them] for no reason.”Motivation can be slightly put to the side.”I think the motivation at the moment for everyone is how their families are, how their relatives are, how we all see the outside world, and sometimes the realisation probably that there are things which are a lot more important than football.”5 Frank Lampard admitted during this uncertain time it is hard to push and motivate his playersCredit: AP:Associated Press
Real Madrid ‘set sights’ on Kane after striker warns Tottenham he may quit
TOTTENHAM could face a battle to keep hold of star man Harry Kane with Real Madrid considering a move for the unsettled striker.Kane has admitted he could leave Spurs if he feels the club aren’t progressing, which has put Europe’s top clubs on alert.2 Kane has admitted there will be life after Tottenham, with the club needing to improve to keep himCredit: PA:Press AssociationAccording to Spanish publication Sport, Madrid president Florentino Perez has “set his sights” on the England captain.Tottenham have continuously struggled for silverware, losing the Champions League final to Liverpool last season and Kane is keen to win major trophies, at Tottenham or elsewhere.The 26-year-old recently admitted: “I love Spurs and I always will but if I feel we’re not progressing as a team or not going in the right direction, I’m not someone who would stay just for fun.”I’m an ambitious player, I want to become a top player.”Kane has been at Spurs since 2004 and has already become the third-highest goalscorer in the club’s history, with 181 goals to his name.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has a big rebuilding job on his hands in the summer transfer window and convincing Kane to stay will no doubt be his priority.According to the Daily Mail, chairman Daniel Levy has set a £200million asking price for the striker, in a bid to put off interested clubs.2MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Madrid will be hoping to boost their attacking options, with main man Karim Benzema turning 33 this year and summer signing Luka Jovic failing to make an impact so far.If a move abroad doesn’t interest Kane, there will be plenty of interest from Premier League rivals including both Manchester clubs, who have the financial power to secure a deal.Champions League football could play a key factor in Kane’s decision, with City currently banned for two seasons and both United and Spurs uncertain to reach the top four.Gary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenham
Hughes included in England squad
Hughes could come back into the side at number eight at Murrayfield in the absence of Sam Simmonds, who will miss the next two rounds with a shoulder injury.Wasps forward Hughes has been sidelined for six weeks, but came through a demanding training camp last week.Head coach Eddie Jones has also named prop Joe Marler and backrow forward James Haskell in a 29-man group for the Calcutta Cup showdown after the duo served suspensions.England recorded victories in their first two matches against Italy and Wales as they attempt to become the first team to win the tournament outright three years in a row.England squad:Forwards: Dan Cole, Charlie Ewels, Jamie George, Dylan Hartley (captain), James Haskell, Nathan Hughes, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury, Joe Marler, Chris Robshaw, Sam Underhill, Mako Vunipola, Harry Williams.Backs: Mike Brown, Danny Care, Nathan Earle, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Gabriel Ibitoye (apprentice), Jonathan Joseph, Harry Mallinder, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Denny Solomona, Ben Te’o, Anthony Watson, Richard Wigglesworth. Photo Getty Images. Caption: England number eight Nathan Hughes
“I went out at night; I didn’t want Ramos to start like this …”
Darío Silva acknowledges that Ramos made him a strong marking outside the field: “He controlled me, I saw that he controlled me to see if I continued for my house. I entered for my house but of course then at the roundabout I turned, I waited for a little while … When I saw that the lights were on in the house, I already knew that it had gone up, that I was going up the stairs, so I would go out in my car and leave. The next day he saw me and said: ‘What a pestilence you have, you can see that you went out last night!’ ‘I didn’t, I was at home now, before I left, I took a drink.’ And I always cheated him, trapdoors. “ Darío Silva, former player of Sevilla, Málaga and Espanyol, among others, stars in the next program of The Movistar Others. It will be broadcast on January 7 (10:00 p.m.), but Movistar + has offered an advance where the former leader He talks about his relationship with Sergio Ramos, with whom he agreed in Seville from 2003 to 2005, and how he tried to keep him from the “dangers” of the night.“He was young, I went out at night. I didn’t want him to start that way. Let’s see the night, maybe alcohol, women because women are more and more beautiful when you’re famous … “, begins by explaining Darío Silva. “He wanted to stick to me and I said no. I said: ‘I can’t, we can’t go out, I’m not going out.’ ‘How not? If everyone is going to leave.’ Sure, I had to take him to House”, says the Uruguayan, who in addition to being a partner was the oficial official driver ’of the now captain of Real Madrid who at that time had no driving license.
Fede San Emeterio: “In Granada you will have to match the intensity”
LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 12, 2020 When analyzing the game, San Emeterio said: “It will be complicated by the push they have at home” and development: “It will be a match similar to the one here, a very physical match, closed in terms of occasions, individual struggles. We have to go thinking about what we have to go 100% to match intensity. “ Fede San Emeterio, Real Valladolid player, returns to Los Cármenes, stadium where last season he managed to ascend with Granada, team that keeps “a great memory” Y does not deny that it is “a special match, I left there very good friends, many people dear for the year so special that I spent there. ”The midfielder is sincere in stating that “We were all surprised by its performance. A little less for meeting them from last year, for the dynamics, but they were reinforced well and the truth is that it is a great season for them, surprised a little because no one expected him to be as he is, “he analyzed the Nasrids:”It is a very compact team, they play as a team, they all go to one and at home they are a little stronger “ Y He denied that it could take their toll to be immersed in the Cup: “First professional teams are prepared to competeWednesday weekend they also have a good closet bottom and we will face the game as a final. “ The player also gave his impressions on the fight for the descent: “We focus on ours which is what we can change or improve because we cannot do anything about others. We look at the classification, but we do ours, to continue adding to reach the objective “, He acknowledged that the distance of +8 would have been signed at the beginning of the season: “To have this rent we would have signed it, we are in a comfortable situation, in quotes “ Y He denied that they make them on the points of salvation: “I don’t know how many points he will be, I have not done kabbalahs and I think the team either, we are focused on what may come next weekend. These three points will be as important as the final three, the sooner we get the points to be saved mathematically, the better. “ On a personal level, Fede San Emeterio claimed to be “very happy, I have had sections playing more, less, but I feel very comfortable with my teammates, coaching staff, with everyone and very happy because the collective is doing very well and that makes everything much better “ Y appreciated the arrival of Matheus to a saturated position: “It has been very well coupled, very fast and the more people there are better for the team, which is what we all owe. It’s true that another partner in the midfield, but raises the level and competence in the workforce and for us much better “ and defined him: “He is a pretty dynamic player, with ball it is offered well, also in defense Y it is quite complete. “