Paco Jémez: “This is my most difficult year as a coach”

first_imgFUTURE “We want to finish the championship, but with zero risk for everyone” -This is not your first extreme situation, you have already experienced an earthquake in Mexico. EPIDEMIC “This teaches us that we are more vulnerable than we think” BALANCE -That earthquake also took the lives of many people. This teaches us that we are much more vulnerable than we think and much more stupid than we think. The moral is that we should enjoy our life more, which is spectacular. There are people who have died overnight. This should serve to help us more. The pity is that this happens and people forget.-Bukaneros put up a banner in support of the toilets in Infanta Leonor and Vallecas is showing solidarity.-It makes me proud, but it doesn’t surprise me. I know the people of Vallecas: humble and always ready to help. It is in your genes. It is a reason for satisfaction that is seen in the rest of Spain.-What is your assessment of the season so far?-It has been marked more by the extra sports than by the sport. We would like to be higher, but we have games ahead to achieve our goal. It has been a very bumpy campaign in everything and we can still fight to get into the top six. If we finish LaLiga, we will continue with the same idea. The team had a good dynamic and now everything stops suddenly. That makes the championship equal again.-Diagnosed Rayo fear of winning, why is it happening?-I can’t find any explanation. This team had to have won many more games, although it is true that it has lost few. Rayo has the potential to earn more and be higher. It costs him and I take some of the responsibility as a coach. We will continue working.center_img “The course has been more marked by the outside than by the sport” -How are these days being put at home?-We are living a situation that we had only seen in the movies. Every day I talk to Dr. Beceiro, in contact with the players in case they have symptoms, and with Cobeño, so they can keep me up to date. So far so good. Julio Muñoz (physical trainer) He has given them a planning, knowing what they have at home, so that they move a little and do not lose the general tone.-What guidelines have you given to the squad?-There are some who live in houses with a garden and others, in an apartment. We have told them to do sit-ups, self-loading … although it doesn’t make much sense. This is going to take a long time.-If LaLiga returns, would they need a preseason?-It will depend on how long we are unemployed, but if it were extended from four to six weeks we would already need a preseason to start.– It is spoken of the physical effects, and the psychological ones?-It is a new situation to which we have to adapt, due to force majeure. We have also given them these habits to keep them entertained at home, but we are talking about soccer when that is not really important, but to stop the coronavirus epidemic and emerge victorious from something that, at first, we had not taken very seriously . -This break can serve to recover Comesaña and Pozo.-All the teams are in that position. It is time that the injured can take advantage to recover, but we do not know how much. For them it is good because they did not expect it.– How it is seeing the winter signings?-I value them all very positively. They have fitted the team very well and we hope that, in this final stretch, they will bring us numbers and game. Of course, in terms of assists and goals, I am very demanding. We must continue working and improving. I still think there is a very good group and I am proud to be their coach.-The problem is that Embarba’s shadow is long: Rayo has lost 26% of goal.We knew that his loss would do us great harm. They have paid ten million for him, which is worth his numbers. To get them back you have to bring players of their level and those cost eight, ten or twelve million. This in football is pure mathematics. -How is a day in Paco’s life during this confinement?-I’m home alone. My daughter is a stone’s throw away, but I can’t go see her. She lives in Madrid and, in a sensible act, she has not gone to A Coruña, where my wife and my other daughter are. My mother and brother are in Córdoba. So I have everyone scattered. I call them every day and if they are well, I adapt to anything.-And what activities do you do?-I do sports at home, I had some gadgets and I have prepared a makeshift gym. And thank goodness we have the internet and books! The day you go to the supermarket you take the opportunity to stretch your legs and breathe clean air. This is the closest thing to being in prison.-Do you agree that the clubs do the tests?-I thank LaLiga and Thebes for caring about us, but I see it unnecessary to undergo tests that should be kept for people with symptoms. If we get sick, we have our doctor, who will guide us.-Do you think that LaLiga will resume?-No one knows the timing of this. Many jobs can be done from home, but we can’t get 40 together in a locker room. The Euro Cup has been suspended and we are already looking at the medium-long term. We have to get the short film out of our heads. If then we have to make an effort and play in the summer, it will be done. No problem. We want to end the season and we will do everything possible, but in conditions of zero risk for everyone. If you finally cannot, you will have to find solutions that surely will not be liked by anyone. -It was an ‘annus horribilis’: the animation strike, the sanction for the insults to Zozulia, the Advíncula Case, four serious injuries …-It’s being complete, yes. It has not been that perfect year in which everything blows in favor. Upside down. But far from complaining, we have worked. That is why I give so much importance to what the team is doing and the possibilities it has. We will fight against all odds.– It is being your most difficult season at the helm of Rayo?-It’s the most difficult since I started training.-He confessed that he had no relationship with the president, is there anything new about it?-There are no changes.last_img read more

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Malaysia Tourism hosts Visit Malaysia 2020 Roadshow in India unveils new logo

first_imgMalaysia Tourism launched the much-anticipated ‘Visit Malaysia 2020’ campaign in Asia with a 3-city roadshow in one of its top 10 source markets, India. Driven by the zeal to build awareness and bring the latest developments in Malaysian tourism to the forefront, ‘Visit Malaysia 2020’ Roadshow promoted Malaysia as a destination of excellence with special focus on MICE, Weddings and Film tourism segments from India. The India roadshow series began in Amritsar on July 21, followed by Mumbai on July 24 and Hyderabad on July 27. 37 co-participants from Malaysia comprising 16 travel agents, four product owners, nine hotels, three airlines and five others visited the three cities in India to network with the travel trade and interact with travel media. Malaysia has experienced a huge influx in the number of Indian tourists, registering a growth of 15.5% from January to May 2019. As of 2019, the country has received nearly 3 lakh tourists from India. The purpose of the roadshow was to highlight India’s position as one of the most prominent markets for Malaysia. The Mumbai edition of the roadshow began with an inaugural address, followed by informative destination as well as product presentations by Sepang International Circuit, Legoland Malaysia, Desaru Coast, Lexis Hotel Group, Mega Water Sports and Tropical Charters and Genting Highland. In addition, a detailed presentation cum briefing on the visa process was also conducted at the roadshow. It was revealed that Malaysia has extended its e-visa exclusively for Indian tourists and plans to keep updating the procedure of visa application and processing to make travel hassle-free for Indians. The campaign logo of ‘Visit Malaysia 2020’ was launched at the Mumbai Roadshow held at St. Regis. Comprising widely recognised wildlife icons of Malaysia: a hornbill, a hibiscus (locally known as bunga raya) and the wild fern drawn in the vibrant colours of the national flag, the logo is an artistic blend of Malaysian hospitality as well as its culture and heritage. It has been designed by Alfred Phua Hong Fook, a graphic designer from Melaka. Visit Malaysia 2020 will focus on ecotourism, arts and culture and welcomes tourists from all over the world to experience the best of Malaysian hospitality. This year, the campaign tagline ‘Truly Asia’ is aimed at portraying Malaysia as a complete reflection of Asian warmth, culture and heritage. Speaking at the event, Razaidi Rahim, Deputy Director of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board said, “The Indian market is one of the top 10 markets for Malaysia. Last year, Malaysia got more than 600,000 Indian visitors. This year we are looking at 70,000 arrivals and next year, we hope to have 80,000 tourist arrivals from India.” He revealed that the top travellers are from Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) segment, followed by leisure, travel, MICE, weddings and students. Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Director, Tourism Malaysia – Mumbai said, “We are happy to host Visit Malaysia 2020 Roadshow in Mumbai because this will enable us to do a quality networking with the travel trade fraternity and to boost Indian tourist footfalls to Malaysia.” At the roadshow, newest additions to Malaysia’s diverse tourist attractions were revealed which included the Desaru Coast – an integrated beach destination spanning 3,900 acres, Sea Life – an interactive aquarium in Legoland Malaysia boasting 13,000 fish and 120 other water species on display as well as Superpark in Avenue K, My Best Box in Berjaya Times Square, Futureland Fun Zone in Sunway Pyramid, the Rift in Mid Valley Mega Mall and Skytropolis in Genting. Malaysia currently enjoys better connectivity with India. 238 flights between the two countries are flown by airlines including Malindo Air, Malaysian Airlines and Indigo. Malaysia Tourism aims to bring a large number of Indian tourists to its shores in the coming days.last_img read more

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