Amy Hooks Tabbed as LU Softball Head Coach

first_imgHooks played a pivotal role in the resurgence of Northwestern State’s program beginning in 2013, helping guide the Demons to their best three-year stretch in program history. During that time Northwestern State won a Southland Conference regular-season title, two conference tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA Championships in 2013 and 2014. The Demons finished no worse than second in the league standings during that run, while recording two 30-win seasons and a 40-win campaign. In all, Northwestern State won more than 100 games and posted a .658 winning percentage from 2013-15. Northwestern State won 93 Southland Conference games during Hooks’ six-year run in Natchitoches while posting a .588 winning percentage. “The athletics department and the community really get behind LU. There is a strong support structure in place from the department and I want to be a part of that,” added Hooks. The athletes also reaped the benefits of Hooks’ instruction. She helped produce 33 all-conference selections, including nine first-teamers, which includes a former league pitcher of the year. Although spending the previous six years in Louisiana, Hooks is no stranger to softball in the state of Texas. A native of Mesquite, Hooks played her collegiate softball at the University of Texas. A standout for one of the nation’s premier programs, Hooks graduated as the school’s all-time leader in home runs, while finishing second in program history in walks, fifth in runs batted in and sixth in runs scored. She also ranked among the school’s all-time top 10 in games played, started, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. “I would first like to thank Lamar University President, Dr. Kenneth Evans, and Director of Athletics Marco Born for giving me the opportunity to become Lamar’s next head coach,” said Hooks. “I’m extremely excited about this opportunity. Being in the league, I’ve been able to see LU for the past six seasons and they’ve always been competitive. When Marco gave me the opportunity to see the campus and the facilities it was a no-brainer. “I’m very pleased to announce Amy as our new head softball coach,” said Born. “She comes to us highly recommended. Amy is known for her ability to develop young talent, but she really separated herself during the interview process. She already has a strong understanding of the Southland Conference after spending the previous six seasons at Northwestern State. In addition to her success as a coach, Amy was also one of the all-time great players at Texas. We are proud to bring her back to the Lone Star State, and I’m excited for the future of Lamar University softball.” The Demons again qualified for the SLC tournament this past season, despite a youthful roster that consisted of 17 freshmen and sophomores and only two seniors. “I would also like to thank Donald Pickett for the opportunity to get into college coaching six years ago,” said Hooks. “His mentorship during that time has been very important to me, and I wouldn’t be here today without it. I also want to thank Greg Burke as well for allowing me to start my career.” BEAUMONT, Texas – Amy Hooks has been named as Lamar University head softball coach announced Director of Athletics Marco Born Wednesday afternoon. Hooks comes to Beaumont after spending the previous six seasons as an assistant at Northwestern State. A former All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year, Hooks guided the Longhorns to the NCAA Regional Championships all four seasons. Her playing days extended past her collegiate career as she also competed for the NY/NJ Comets and the Carolina Diamonds of the National Pro Fastpitch league.last_img read more

Lamar’s Ashworth Tabbed Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year

first_imgSeven members of this year’s selections are repeat honorees from past all-academic teams, including Ashworth, Wheeler, Mulrooney, Abilene Christian’s Shay Johnson, McNeese’s Rachel Palet and Stephen F. Austin’s Sophia Fondren. MF Megan Gordon Southeastern La. Jr. Clophill, England 3.85 Exercise Science CoSIDA Academic All-District/All-American selections and First Team All-Conference athletes who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named all-academic. D Megan Rickert^3 Houston Baptist Sr. Round Rock, Texas 4.00 Nursing F Blaire Laiche Nicholls Sr. Gonzalez, La. 3.95 Biology Pre Med Southland Conference All-Academic Teams are voted upon by the head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each school. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted upon by an awards committee which consists of one administrator from each member school. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To be eligible for all-academic distinction, an athlete must hold a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average through the semester prior to the sport’s championship, completed at least one full academic year at the nominating school prior to the current season, and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitions during the most recently completed season. Student-Athlete of the Year nominees must have hold at least a 3.20 GPA and have completed at least two years of athletic competition at the nominating school, including the current season. F Sammi Mayock Sam Houston State Gr. Round Rock, Texas 3.64 Crimnal Justice MF Abby Deakin* A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. Broomfield, Colo. 3.39 Business Marketing D Michelle Mulrooney*2 Abilene Christian Sr. Lumberton, Texas 3.59 Nursing A native of Manchester, England, Ashworth holds a 3.27 grade point average while majoring in nutrition and becomes the second-straight student-athlete to sweep the league’s top two awards after taking home Player of the Year honors. Now a two-time all-academic honoree, Ashworth was also named Forward of the Year after setting the conference record for assists in a single-season (17) and leading the league in shots (117) and shots on goal (69). F Lucy Ashworth*2 Lamar Jr. Manchester, England 3.27 Nutrition MF Shay Johnson*2 Abilene Christian Sr. Coppell, Texas 3.94 Communications Disorders Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown GPA Major F Jalen Donaldson Northwestern State So. Richmond, British Columbia 3.64 Health & Exercise Science MF Sophia Fondren2 Stephen F. Austin Jr. Frisco, Texas 3.95 Kinesiology GK Kayla Bomben Northwestern State Sr. Mississauga, Ontario 4.0 Health & Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy D Nicole Henry* Northwestern State So. Tomball, Texas 3.29 Industrial Engineering Technology F Keeley Ayala UIW So. Wichita Falls, Texas 3.48 Communication Arts Northwestern State leads the way with five honorees, followed by Abilene Christian and McNeese with four each. Lamar earned a trio of selections while UIW, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin all each had two selected. Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi each collected one all-academic spot. MF Jayden Wheeler^3 Northwestern State Sr. Rockwall, Texas 4.00 Elementary Education D Rebecca Adcock McNeese Sr. Bryan, Texas 3.97 Art Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown GPA Major MF Courtney Pawlik^ Sam Houston State Sr. Missouri City, Texas 4.00 Kinesiology GK Allyson Halliday^ Stephen F. Austin Jr. Spring, Texas 4.00 Secondary Education 2019 Soccer All-Academic Second Team 2019 Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year: Lucy Ashworth, Lamar F Havana Johnson McNeese Jr. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 3.79 Nursing D Ana Campa* UIW Sr. San Antonio, Texas 3.20 Criminal Justice Northwestern State’s Jayden Wheeler, Stephen F. Austin’s Allyson Halliday, Sam Houston State’s Courtney Pawlik and Megan Rickert of Houston Baptist earned automatic selections as members of the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. F Anna Watson McNeese Jr. Spring, Texas 3.22 Biology Pre Med MF Hadley Dickinson Central Arkansas Jr. Cabot, Ark. 3.35 Marketing D Natalee Henry Northwestern State So. Tomball, Texas 3.00 Industrial Engineering Technology D Brooke Lenz Abilene Christian Sr. Spring, Texas 3.91 Accounting MF Anna Loftus* Lamar So. Milton Keynes, England 3.48 Modern Languages 2019 Soccer All-Academic First Team FRISCO, Texas – Lamar forward Lucy Ashworth is the 2019 Southland Conference Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Thursday in conjunction with the All-Academic First and Second Teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. MF Rachel Palet2 McNeese Sr. Plano, Texas 3.91 Exercise Science D Mya Anders Lamar So. League City, Texas 3.81 Finance F Christina Arteaga* Abilene Christian Jr. Pflugerville, Texas 3.06 Management * Automatic selection; First Team All-Conference^ Automatic selection; CoSIDA Academic All-District2 Two-time All-Academic selection3 Three-time All-Academic selectionlast_img read more

LURE STAKES QUOTES-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, RONALD R, WINNER: “I told Ron (Ellis) that there is plenty of speed in here and it sets up well for us on paper.  I had a rather smooth trip and I had alota horse. I had to back him up a little when we got to the inside, but once we peeled outside he made it easy and he had a nice turn of foot.  He did the same thing in his last two races at Del Mar.”TRAINER QUOTESRONALD ELLIS, RONALD R, WINNER: “When we claimed this horse, I told Jim (Harrison, part owner) that if we give the horse some time, he’d come back 100 percent. I give Jim the credit, because he went along with what I suggested and the horse is doing very well.  It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race and Drayden was confident he’d run well.”NOTES: The winning owner is Hotter Than H Racing, LLC.last_img read more

Man Utd refuse to give up on Christian Eriksen despite Spurs ace’s summer snub

first_imgMost 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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT 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 & kidsEriksen came off the bench in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford and is yet to start a game under Mourinho.Tottenham host Burnley tomorrow before heading to Germany to take on Bayern Munich.The Bundesliga giants hammered Spurs 7-2 in the reverse fixture – one of a series of poor results which cost Poch his job.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one2Man Utd could use Jose Mourinho favourite Matic as bait to land Spurs ace Eriksen in January transfer window MANCHESTER UNITED are plotting a January swoop for Christian Eriksen despite him rejecting them over the summer, according to reports.The Real Madrid target, 27, opted to play out his final season at Champions League finalists Tottenham amid interest from Old Trafford.2 Christian Eriksen can start speaking to foreign clubs in JanuaryCredit: ReutersBut The Mirror claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try to secure a cut-price deal in January to beat rival offers, with Spurs potentially accepting a £40m fee.He will have to work fast as Eriksen can speak to foreign clubs about a free transfer from the start of the year as he enters the last six months of his deal.Once a key figure for Mauricio Pochettino, the Danish international has struggled to find form this season as speculation about his future continues.And with Jose Mourinho starting to get the best out of Dele Alli in the No10 role, Eriksen could see his opportunities limited.United would offer him an escape route but there would be plenty of interest in the playmaker from abroad this summer.Juventus and Atletico Madrid have also been circling, with the Old Lady renowned for picking up bargain free transfers every season.last_img read more

Man Utd given major boost in Kane pursuit as ‘Real Madrid cool interest’

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S hopes of starting a bidding war for Harry Kane have been dealt a massive blow after Real Madrid pulled out, according to reports.The Spanish giants are reviewing their transfer plans after coronavirus ripped into their budgets, like so many other clubs around the world.3 Harry Kane has suggested he could leave Tottenham if they do not challenge for major trophiesCredit: PA:Press AssociationManchester United could be given a simpler task of signing the England striker, 26, who last week stunned Spurs fans by suggesting he could leave the club for others with more ambition to win trophies.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsAccording to the Mail, Tottenham could suffer a heavy financial burden when the season resumes because of outstanding payments on their new £1billion stadium, which opened a year ago.And if Kane does force through a departure, it would rock the club to the core, given he came through the youth ranks and several loan spells to become one of the most sought-after goalscorers in world football.The North London club have sold twice to Real in recent years, with Luka Modric heading to the Spanish capital in 2012 for £30million, before Gareth Bale followed for a then world record £85m.United were interested in both players at the time, but after the ill-feeling surrounding the departure of Dimitar Berbatov’s switch in 2009, chairman Daniel Levy was determined not to sell to Old Trafford again.The 13-time European champions Real also have their eyes on a move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe, who Zinedine Zidane is keen to work with, as well as United midfielder Paul Pogba.Jose Mourinho’s side are eighth in the Premier League table before the coronavirus-enforced break in the season, seven points behind Chelsea in fourth and are out of the Champions League after a 4-0 aggregate defeat to RB Leipzig.I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.Harry KaneThey face a huge battle to save their season after it resumes, but would have been thankful they didn’t have to face United before the enforced break, considering they were beset with injuries and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were hitting a rich vein of form.Kane said in a social media chat last week: “It’s one of those things, I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no. I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs.“But it’s one of those things – I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, I want to get better, I want to become one of the top, top players.“It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever – but it’s not a no either.”It prompted Gary Neville to suggest that his hint was very much deliberate, posing as a warning shot across the boughs of the Spurs board if they think they can keep him without grand ambitions.And their initial decision to furlough staff on the UK government’s scheme, which Spurs have now reversed, will not have impressed him.Neville said: “He’s a clever lad, Harry Kane, he’s not somebody I think would get caught out if he didn’t want to say something, so the little opening of the door that he left in that Instagram piece had something in it.3MAN UTD NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plans“I don’t think Harry Kane will have been that impressed with his club a couple of weeks ago with what they did.“He’s a good lad, a solid lad, I don’t think he’d have taken that particularly well and he was probably just poking them back.“In my mind, I think he’ll have been warning them to say just be careful, because I’m watching you and that’s not something we do.”3last_img read more

Philippa ready to face Pacific lifting cousins

first_imgOver the last five months she  has been concentrating on improving these numbers for Port Moresby. Luisa Peters, an established member of the Oceania Weightlifting Institute training under legendary coach Paul Coffa, is well known for her impressive lifting skills in the region who will soon learn about another talented Cook Islands lifter in Phillippa Woonton. “I really wanted to be part of the Cook Islands team traveling to the Pacific Games in 2015, so when I was advised that I had been approved to be a part of the team my year was made!” “I am very lucky to have so much support in Canberra from the local Crossfit and weightlifting community and with their support I am ready to take on the competition for the Pacific Games.” The two female weightlifters from the Cooks are sure to make regional lifters stand up and pay attention. She competed in the 75kg category and a few weeks later also competed in the ACT state champs, winning the event. Inspired by her outcome on the lifting platform, Philippa made contact with Weightlifting Cook Islands. Despite only taking up the lifting game little over three and a half years ago through Crossfit, Philipa has already made her mark on the lifting platform. Philippa, daughter of former Cook Islands Prime Minister Dr Robert Woonton, says making the Team Cook Islands weightlifting team has made her year. The 29-year old learned the basics of Olympic weightlifting movements through Crossfit and lifted in a number of competitions. With each successful lift, Philippa began to think about taking things a step further and become a national representative in weightlifting. The Rarotonga born and raised athlete currently resides in Canberra, Australia where she has been living for seven years. For the first time in history, the Cook Islands will have two female weightlifters to lift the national flag on the lifting platform. “It was at that time where I wondered to myself whether representing my own country was a far-fetched idea or not,” says Philippa. “I have been very fortunate to be coached by Australia’s Commonwealth Weightlifting Athlete, Kylie Lindbeck, who has been my coach since the very start. “What a way to make my debut among our Pacific Islands cousins at the Pacific Games in PNG!” She competed in her first weightlifting competition in February 2013 where her efforts qualified her to compete in the Australian Nationals 2014. The upcoming Pacific Games will be Philippa’s debut as a national lifter and international athlete. Currently in competitions, Philippa snatches 70kg and cleans 90kg.last_img read more

Solomon Islands football coach impressed with PNG player

first_imgFoster played for Malaita in the semi-professional 2016 Telekom Solomon National League competition in Honiara.He is a current PNG Kapul and played for Lae City Dwellers in the 2015-2016 Telikom National Soccer League in Port Moresby.Foster is back in the country after Kingz bowed out of the competition, finishing fourth on the ladder which was the best finish for the team.Masalo said that Foster has been an outstanding player, one of the most consistent players for the Club and looks dangerous every time he touches the ball.“Michael brings a different element to the team and has been described as a real threat for opposing teams.“His wealth of experience and confidence is invaluable for a young inexperienced Kings side,” Masalo said.The coach added that Foster commands respect from his fellow Kings team mates, not through spoken words, but through his playing style and attitude to training and the match games. The Club stood tall against big teams and came very close to qualifying for the Oceans League for the first time.Unfortunately a few unlucky errors cost the team crucial games resulting in the team finishing fourth out of nine teams.   In his 15 games played, Foster scored seven goals and assisted with countless more goals playing a striker/attacking mid-fielder role.Masalo said he could have scored more but missed a few games through the PNG Kapuls training camp in Moresby and later a Kapuls tour to Malaysia for international friendlies against Iran and Malaysia.He confirmed that the Club will push hard to secure the services of Foster again for next season.last_img read more

Reinier will sign for six and a half seasons with Madrid

first_imgThe signing of Reinier Jesus (17 years old) by Real Madrid is waiting for him to reach the age of majority, on January 19, to pass the protocol medical exams and to sign the signatures in the contracts. As AS has learned, the agreement is for the remainder of the season and six more. Yet the date of recognition and the release clause have not been set that the midfielder will have, fringes that will not be a problem.Real Madrid and Flamengo agreed days ago Reinier’s termination clause payment, from 30 million euros after the player himself requested in his recent renewal to reduce the figure to facilitate a future departure. 80% of the sum, 24 million, will go to the Brazilian entity, while the family will pocket 10% (3 million) and its agent, the remaining 10% (3 million). The plan of the white club is that the young soccer player join Castilla next month, after the Pre-Olympic dispute, which will take place in Colombia from January 18 to February 9. The player and his environment are excited about this roadmap presented by Madrid to finish the training little by little. In fact, until the Madrid project arrived, the idea was to go to an important but second-row team in Europe, with conversations in recent dates with Borussia Dortmund, Ajax or Everton.The appeal of having Raúl as coach and getting to know when he goes up to train with the first squad to Zidane, another myth of the ball and now of the board, has been decisive for the election of Madrid. Other greats like City (Reinier’s father visited the facilities of the English club after having passed through Valdebebas), Liverpool, Arsenal and PSG they tried the signing of the new Flamengo pearl, whereby the Atlético made a survey and Barcelona has not shown direct interest.Preparation process: language and housingThose around Reinier are in conversations with different people in Spain to start designing their new life. Some of them are looking for a house in Madrid for the family, who has started studying Spanish.Reinier’s father, who lived in Spain for three years, the mother and sister, 15, have received Spanish classes at home since last week. Reinier, with the same teacher and through the internet for being concentrated with the U23 of his country, too. The goal is to speak to Madrid in Spanish when the time comes to address your new hobby.last_img read more

Extremadura resorts to the expulsion of Pinchi against Alcorcón

first_imgLaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 7, 2020 In the images, on which the club is based, you can see how first Pinchi touches the ball until you move it a few meters, and then it is the midfielder of the potter’s frame who steps on the foot of the Barca striker. From the Almendralejo club you expect That this resource prosper and thatThat the player may be under the command of Manuel Mosquera for the next League match. Friendly FridayIn sports the team was returning to work today afternoon After enjoying two days of rest. Within the work plan for these days, and taking into account the league stop, the Catalans They will play a friendly against Aceuchal, set of the third Extremadura this Friday. The crash will be in Francisco de la Hera at eight in the afternoon With free admission for fans.center_img Extremadura has filed an appeal for the second yellow card, and the subsequent expulsion, received by Óscar Pinchi in the clash of last Friday before the Alcorcón. At the start of the second part, the Barca player bid for a ball with Boateng, finishing the latter on the ground and hurting from an entry of the Barca striker.last_img read more

Oblak: “An individual player may get anxious”

first_imgIs that final fight the result of pressure?It is the result that if things do not go out and you insist… For the players it is difficult, we want to solve games, win and it becomes complicated. We are aware that we can do more and we can win games. We are in a streak in which things do not come out, we have chances and the ball does not enter. You have to work with humility.Have you stopped sneaking the message from Simeone?In the locker room there is no talk of the coach. We talk to him because we are all to improve and play football as the fans like it. We are not dating and we want to give the fans a joy, hopefully we will soon.Then, the Atlético goalkeeper went through a mixed zone.What happens to the team?We are on a less good run, the last results were bad, but I think the team has never stopped fighting to get better results. Good streaks of victories and bad of defeats and draws arrive. We are at a time where things do not go as we want and the players and the coach are the first to want things to go forward. I hope now comes a winning streak that we all need.What has Simeone told you in the dressing room?I had to talk to the television, if they had spoken in the locker room I had not entered. There is not much to talk about, all of us can improve individually and as a group and only if we are together can we move things forward. No player can lower their arms, we are in January and there is a lot of season left. We have to be united, work and improve.Is it the worst moment of your arrival? Who is more responsible?We are all responsible, we are working day by day. The coach tries to get the best out of the team and lately things don’t come out. There were games where we played well and the ball did not enter, in small details the matches change and the victory passes to defeat. The most responsible are all the players and together with the coach we want to improve.The fans say that you are the most positive of the season.I respect the opinions of the fans, but we are a team. We have started the season well with three victories, then we lower the results, when December comes we live on a good run again and it is something that can happen. We are a new team and we have not had continuity to be at the top of the table. This season is not easy for any team and any game gets complicated. In the second round those who are down are very complicated, fight to the death to stay in First. Is the football problem more important or is there anxiety?When things do not go out, the team does not have players with as much experience as before and some anxiety can enter a particular player. There is pressure to win, which I love. We are here to win, bring vitories and make people happy. It is a healthy pressure that is removed with victories.From the goal do you see a lack of personality?This year is when we have changed more players and at times of the game you can see that there are very young new players without much experience. There is a transition, but we all want to win, all players have quality to be in this club and you have to get the personality that everyone has. Perhaps because of the pressure they don’t take it out and enter the games with some nerve, that’s why we start a lot of lazy matches and we go from less to more when the fear is removed and that shouldn’t happen. Everyone has quality to be here.How can they turn the situation around?With work and humility. Do not lower your arms, do not talk much and do the work in the field. Outside you can say many things, but if things do not apply do not change. Give everything you can, you always have to have intensity and desire to win. With showing that the results change, the good streaks arrive and the victories and important points.Felipe: “I have no doubt about Simeone, it’s not his fault”What happens to the team?Speaking of today, in the second half we improve, but we must continue working. There is nothing about anxiety, there is no negativity, it is like that, they are difficult matches and now we have to work to improve.Was it the worst game of the season?I don’t classify it that way. A matter of expectations, we made a bad first time, in the second time we improved. Football is like that, you have to think about working and try to improve as quickly as possible. This competition is not waiting for you, the next game is difficult.What is missing most to the team?We came from two very hard eliminations and today we had a chance. In the first part we were not well, the second we improved a lot, but we missed the goal. We must give more, we know that we are missing things and now we can only think of the next game as an opportunity.Have you forgiven the yellow one?I knew I had four cards, but I only think about the game I am playing, not what will come. I do my best to help the team, regardless of what I have to do. Now I can think about the next game, but during today’s game I only think about the game.Are there any doubts about Simeone?I have no doubt. It is not Simeone’s fault, the team is united and it is not a matter of finding guilty parties or pointing out names. It is a young team, we have only been together for six months, everyone knows what is failing and we must improve. We have to be united, we are a team from the utiliers to the players and that is football, there are good times and bad times. We are united, we are an intelligent team and we want to grow and improve many things. We will continue that way. Oblak, as captain of Atlético, he attended the microphone of Movistar + to analyze the 0-0 against Leganés.What is your assessment of the encounter?We are disappointed, we have not got the three points and things did not go out and when they do not come out you have to be humble and do your best to improve individually and as a group. Only then will the results arrive and we will go up in the table …last_img read more