Ernesto Valverde, coach of Barcelona, spoke at the press conference at the first game of the year at Can Barça in which the Catalans play the winter championship against Espanyol.Because of being a derby and debuting Abelardo, what game do you imagine?We look a little at what Espanyol has done in recent games, but also on Abelardo’s career and how he raised the games with us. They are in a difficult situation, but in a derby you play with your heart and you have to know how to play it. They are in a complicated situation and they are going to try to give it a boost. For us it is an important match. We want to win by the emotional component it has.Messi and Suarez arrive later.Like the rest, they took a job to do on their vacation and the three of them have arrived, Leo, Luis and Arturo. We will decide.What does a low with Ter Stegen represent?It is true that he comes with some tendon problems and we contemplated that he could stop. Tomorrow will not be available and for the Super Cup it will be difficult too. He will return after the Super Cup.What impact can Vidal have?I know that this has been discussed but it is a difference in criteria. I don’t think it should have an impact on sports. That will not be now, it will be before. I’m interested in sports. He trains well.Does the Super Cup condition?Nothing. There is enough margin until Thursday. And margin for the trip and what awaits us there. And tomorrow’s game is important to us. You have to go one hundred percent because they play a lot.The club admits interest in Dani Olmo. Where do you see him?He is a player who has already been here. A good player but he is in another team and I do not speak of conjecture. Is a great player.What are the purposes for 2020?Everyone who asks for what they want in the letter to the Kings, but is asked for what is to come, not for what was before. We want to win games and win titles to make our club bigger.Do you keep the idea that nobody will come?Aleñá has left. I thought that if it happened it wasn’t going to be so soon but he had a chance to leave because his contract said so. He had a clause he could leave. Now we have one less but I don’t think of any more output. I don’t have to think about it.To what extent can it affect the sport of Arturo Vidal?Let’s see, I suppose that in contractual matters there will always be a difference of criteria. That will be solved, but internally. Here we meet Arturo, he is the same as always and that’s it. I don’t see any problem. Are you worried about the Arthur case?Not being there is a setback. I will not deny it. Let’s see if he recovers. I would not like it to be like the previous year, that it was hanging out. We need it one hundred percent.Is it a failure to win nothing?Everyone can interpret failure as he sees fit. Those who have to play every Sunday have to think if you can win, draw or lose. As I think about it, you always have to give one hundred percent and take everything to the extreme to try to get something. That is the basis of success. Always try Win or not win. Whether something happens or not that is intangible. But trying and playing it is already a success.How can Abelardo influence?Of course, when there is a change of coach you always look for a revulsive. You want to change a trend. If there is a change of coach is that the results have not been the best. They are going to try to do things with a different idea. Abelardo has experience. He took Alavés in a more difficult situation and brought him forward.Is it possible for Ter Stegen to have surgery?I do not know. I’m not doctor. But we have not spoken in those terms. Our idea is that the discomfort will subside. We have not gone to that extreme.Would you like to save Espanyol?Of course I would like to continue in Primera el Espanyol. And if it will save the category, I don’t know. If the last one goes, he has to make many points to save himself. But there are five points of difference. The last game hurt them but there is room for things to happen.Will managing emotions be basic?We’ll see. It is about emotionally the teams are on par and manage to control the intensity that is in rivalry matches. So in the football issue, the one that generates more will be the one who takes the game.Do you think that Barça was the best team of the decade?You always think that the club where you are is the biggest. I fail to count the titles of each and the importance given. This decade has been extraordinary for the club and the idea is to improve, but the bar is high.The last seasons, after the break, Barça has cost. Why is that so and if they are prepared?Last year we won at Getafe and we won well; and the previous one we drew in the Cup. Let’s see if we repeat what happened last year.How do you see Neto?He has a great attitude. Both training every day and when he has played. We have no doubt with him. We see involvement and trust him.
The Trophy Stall at Bourda Market, which is one of the leading trophy and engraving entities in Guyana, continues to make good on its many promises.Trophy Stall, through its Managing Director, makes good on promises to sponsor Nand Persaud Sprint Classic Horse Race meetThe entity with outlets now in Bourda Market, City Mall and South Road, through its Managing Director, Ramesh Sunich, has made a significant contribution to the Nand Persaud Karibee Rice Mega Sprint Classic Horse Race meet, which is slated for this Sunday. The event, which is organised by the company’s Sky Plus Promotion Group, is slated for the company’s Number 36 Village, Macedonia Estate, Corentyne, Berbice racing facility.The Trophy Stall has consented to donate the Champion Jockey and Champion Trainer trophies along with other incentives for other outstanding participants on the day.There are seven races carded for the day with over $4 million in cash, trophies and other incentives up for the taking. The event will see the horses running in a straight line on Guyana’s only grass track.So far, over 40 horses have been entered, and a number of other sponsors are on board. Among them are ANSA McAL under its Stag Beer brand, Republic Bank, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, NTN, Prem’s, retired jockey Abdul Latiff, and businessmen Deo Persaud, Jaikaran Sergobin and Jaikishan Persaud among others.The feature is for animals classified D and lower over four furlongs for a winning purse of $400,000 and trophy, which will see the likes of TNT and Isn’t She Charming powering for the attractive purse.The other events are for horses classified H and Lower for a take-home prize of $260,000 and a trophy over three furlongs.The race for three-year-old animals has a winning purse of $200,000 and a trophy; it will be over a distance of three furlongs while the two-year-old animals will race for four furlongs with a top prize of $200,000 and a trophy.The K Class and Lower animals will have at stake a first prize of $140,000 and a trophy over three furlongs.There is an event for male animals classified L and Lower over a distance of over four furlongs. The top prize will be $100,000 and a trophy while the L class event for female horses over three furlongs also has a first prize of $100,000 and a trophy. (Andrew Carmichael)