Messi unfairly blamed for Argentina’s woes – Stoichkov

first_img “In South Africa [at the 2010 World Cup under Diego Maradona], they had a great team and where did it end and why? No one asks it. “Later in Brazil, Argentina reached the final and when [other players] have clear opportunities, the fault lies with Messi and Messi loses. “In the Copa America, they have lost two finals on penalties. And again, Messi cannot win, but what do we do with the players who failed and Messi assisted them? They are hiding.” Nevertheless, Stoichkov does not think all is lost for Argentina ahead of Qatar 2022. “Sooner or later the glory of Messi will end,” he added. “Then we must value everything that was done in football. read also:Messi’s numbers which frighten Mallorca “I believe that in 2022 in Qatar this Argentine national team will have the last great opportunity to win the World Cup in its history. “With Lautaro Martinez, with Paulo Dybala, with the last campaigns, I imagine, by Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria. There is a very competitive team.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now Barcelona great, Hristo Stoichkov, has revealed that Lionel Messi ‘is always unfairly blamed’ for Argentina’s failures and that his team-mates are guilty of “hiding” on the biggest stages. Despite sweeping the board during a glittering career with Barca, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi has never lifted a major honour with Argentina. There were a succession of near misses during the past decade, with Germany beating La Albiceleste after extra time in the final of the 2014 World Cup, before Chile prevailed on penalties in the 2015 Copa America and Copa America Centenario showpieces. The 2020 Copa America was due to start on Friday but has been put back 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is likely to be Messi’s final tilt at the big prize. Speaking to Argentinian station Radio Villa Trinidad, Stoichkov said he felt the 32-year-old had shouldered an unfair share of criticism over the failures of his national team. “To see a friend happy, like Leo, and to stop him suffering so much for not being able to win a World Cup, I would change my Golden Boot, which I got at the 1994 World Cup, to see Messi world champion,” said the ex-Barca forward. “Always when he loses, Messi has the blame and they never talk about those who are next to him and fail. Loading… last_img read more

B’ville swimmers gain pair of wins at SCAC meet

first_imgHaving earned its first victory of the season on Oct. 8 against Syracuse City, the Baldwinsville girls swim team did even more special stuff when it ventured to Syracuse’s home pool at Nottingham for last weekend’s Salt City Athletic Conference championships.Kali Sacco would win twice for the Bees, starting with the 200-yard individual medley, where in two minutes, 17.60 seconds, she did enough to hold off Fayetteville-Manlius’ Lindsay Mathews (2:18.13) for the top spot.Later, in the 100 backstroke, it was Ashley Konz’s turn to find the win column, her time of 1:00.71 just ahead of the 1:00.97 posted by Cicero-North Syracuse’s Kate Gucciardi. Konz also finished fourth in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.74. Tags: Baldwinsvilleswimming Sacco, in the 100 freestyle, finished in 58.69 seconds, well clear of Thompson’s 1:01.64, while in the 500 freestyle Burke claimed first place in 5:52.90 to the 5:57.44 for Liverpool’s Sophia Russo.Konz returned in the 100 backstroke, her specialty, and tore to victory in a season-best 1:02.90. And in the closing 400 freestyle relay, Konz, Sacco, Burke and Sauro won in 4:10.02 to the Warriors’ 4:10.35, with that same Bees quartet going 2:03.06 in the 200 medley relay to Liverpool’s 2:01.06.Liverpool won 60-34, overcoming Sacco’s 2:24.20 in the 200 individual medley as the Warriors’ Delaney Gellert won in 2:21.85.  Burke, in 2:12.55, was second to Russo (2:10.43) in the 200 freestyle.After the league meet, B’ville would host F-M, the first-place side in the SCAC, on Tuesday for its last regular-season home meet.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Sacco also finished fourth in the 100 freestyle in a season-best 56.90 seconds, helping Konz, Clare Burke and Madeline Sauro to fourth place n the 200 medley relay in 1:59.92, the first time they dipped under the two-minute mark in that event.Burke was fifth in 2:10.42 to go with her seventh in the 100 butterfly in 1:08.06, capping off the league meet by pairing with Konz, Sacco and Sauro for a third-place time of 4:04.85 in the 400 freestyle relay.Before all this, B’ville hosted Liverpool last Tuesday night. The Bees swept both of the sprint titles, starting with Konz going 26.64 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle to beat out Liverpool’s Kaitlyn Thompson (27.08) for the top spot.last_img read more

DPS plans new changes for the spring semester

first_imgThe Dept. of Public Safety has undergone some dramatic changes in the past year and officers say the rebranding will continue.Patrol scooter · A Dept. of Public Safety officer’s T-3 motion vehicle parked in front of the Ostrow School of Dentistry on Wednesday. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanBeginning Jan. 1, all armed DPS officers — those who are Police Academy-trained and can issue arrests — will begin wearing blue uniforms rather than the tan and green ones the department currently dons.John Thomas, who will mark the end of his first year as DPS chief this January, said blue uniforms are standard for law-enforcement agencies and thus easier to order. They also help create uniformity within the department and will feature an official USC Dept. of Public Safety patch as opposed to the current uniforms, which feature the university seal.“It’s really hard to get consistency when you have a two tone uniform with the green and the tan,” Thomas said. “One of the things that was important to me was that we as a department be perceived by students and the community in a more professional manner and I wanted to rebrand the department in such a way where when people see DPS officers they’re not seeing what they’ve become accustomed to because we’re going in a new and better direction, trying to be more customer-focused and community-oriented.”As part of his efforts to shift the role of DPS in the community, Thomas chose to add more supervisory personnel administrative staff and create two deputy chief positions at the beginning of this academic year.“When I was selected as chief, one of the things that was clear to me was that we needed to reorganize the department, but also in that reorganization we needed to add more administrative support and more supervisory oversight to our officers working in the field to provide,” Thomas said. “We want a better quality product for the people that we serve, which is primarily students.”Deputy chief John Adams previously worked at UCLA before beginning at USC this fall. Adams has worked closely with leadership on The Row to ensure that students safely engage in recreational activities and make an effort to drink responsibly. Adams meets with leadership from the Greek community every Monday to debrief and review incident logs from the previous week.“When I came on board, I saw the issue and went directly to those leaders in that area to talk with them on a regular basis and it’s worked out very well,” Adams said. “We have a nice mutually collaborative environment. I can get their opinions and bring them back to the chief.”With input from student groups, Thomas and Adams came up with the idea of a party response car, which is currently a group of three officers tasked with responding to all calls about parties or noise complaints.“We have designated these as the officers we expect are going to build a relationship [with students],” Thomas said. “They are going to be the ones that respond to noise complaints and loud music complaints and all those other issues so that students get used to dealing with the same individuals.”Thomas also emphasized the need to work with students on future measures.“The only way we’re going to be successful in this is if we put together policies that have student input,” Thomas said. “Students made it very clear that the administration can put together policies but if [students] don’t have a buy-in and it doesn’t make sense to them and it’s not collaborative, students are just going to find a way to go around it. We don’t want that — we want it to be successful, we want students to have a buy-in and a sense of knowing that we appreciate an respect their input.”Deputy Chief David Carlisle, a past captain of DPS, assumed his new position as part of the reorganization at the beginning of the school year. Carlisle said that this fall’s Thursday night football game — the first non-Thanksgiving regular season Thursday game in USC history — proved how out-of-hand parties can get when students do not comply with university policies.“The need for those types of dialogues and the improvement in policies and relationships was emphasized on our first Thursday night home game where the university said there would be no tailgating and yet there was unlimited tailgating on The Row,” Carlisle said. “It pointed out the fact that sometimes the message isn’t getting across and how things can get out of control in regards to obeying the rules of conduct here at the university.”Now that football season is over, however, officers will no longer be responsible for managing thousands of non-USC students on campus, in the Coliseum and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Thomas said he suspects and hopes that there will be fewer parties and alcohol transports in the spring semester. In this case, DPS could use its resources elsewhere, such as through adding another officer to the party response team or preparing more for spring events.“We immediately see students are buckling down and are more focused in a lot of ways toward what they have to do to graduate,” Thomas said. “But it’s busy for us on another front because we have to start planning for commencement and [the Los Angeles Times] Festival of Books and the Special Olympics this summer.”Though several large events are slated for spring, DPS has also seen an unusually large number of high-profile guests this fall, including former President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus, all of whom required increased security and collaboration with federal officers.Moving forward, DPS must also find a way to adapt to USC’s continuing plan for expansion of the university’s properties. USC recently acquired the Verdugo Hills Hospital in the Glendale area. Now, the hospital is looking to USC for public safety services in an area don’t they normally respond to.“That is a challenge in terms of personnel and in terms of communication such as radios,” Carlisle said. “As [USC] expands so may DPS’ role in providing the same level of service to those far away facilities.” Follow Kate on Twitter @km_guarinolast_img read more

Champions League quarter-finals draw made

first_imgIn a repeat of last season’s final, runners-up Atletico Madrid take on title holders Real Madrid.Two teams who knocked out Premier League opposition meet as the conquerors of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, play Barcelona – who got the better of Manchester City.Monaco, who beat Arsenal in the last-16, have Juventus – while Porto go up against Bayern Munich. There’s no Premier league teams involved following Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City’s exits.last_img