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.
A summer of heat and sun is becoming the summer of love with engagements at one Donegal hotel having TREBLED on last year.It’s not just ice-cream and prosecco sales rising in the best summer since 1976, romance is top of the agenda too.And forget about ‘Love Island’ – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ when it comes to couples declaring their adoration for each other at the Shandon Hotel & Spa at Marble Hill. “The number of bookings at the hotel involving marriage proposals has gone through the roof,” said Shandon Hotel & Spa resort General Manager Carolynne Harrison.“Last summer we had around one every week; now it’s one every other day and of course we always put on a special welcome when we get a call saying a surprise proposal will be taking place during a couple’s stay.“I think the warm weather since May has something to do with it. It really has been an incredible summer for businesses along the Wild Atlantic Way here in County Donegal.“We’ve had to double orders for champagne and prosecco since the summer season began. “I think the good weather must just increase the desire to celebrate something and the increase in the number of engagements is all part of that.“And of course there’s simply nowhere better on our ‘Love Ireland’ than the most beautiful place on the island right here in Co Donegal.”The Shandon Hotel is now practically booked out until the end of August, with advance bookings for the autumn at another record high.“The season is no longer the summer months, it’s all-year-round now as more and more people come to Ireland on holidays, but in particular to Donegal,” said Carolynne.The 4-star Shandon Hotel & Spa recently spent €2M on an extension and refurbishment and now has 68 rooms. Summer of sun creates ‘Love Ireland’ at top Donegal hotel The Shandon was last modified: July 30th, 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)