Varane: “Ramos finds stimuli every day …”

first_imgModels: “I am inspired by players like Pepe and Sergio Ramos, defenders like me, and Cristiano Ronaldo: he is an example for any soccer player. I learned a lot from them: for example, Sergio Ramos has taken the winning mentality. Find stimuli every days, he always wants to win, even in training. He has experience and never loses the right motivation. “ The Madrid: “Being a Real Madrid player means having little margin for error. We have to know how to defend above, to pressure the rivals, and this leads us to have 50 meters of field behind us: that’s why we have to have the maximum concentration” .Hazard: “He is integrating well, he has an impressive talent. Playing with him is a pleasure, in the field it makes a difference.” Raphael Varane is living his ninth season at Real Madrid. The French central, one of the veterans of the white team despite being only 26 years old, is going through a great moment in a personal way. In an interview in DAZN, published in Italy, Varane talks about his referents, his goals, about Cristiano and Messi, about his idolized Zidane …goals: “The goal is always the same: winning everything. Winning always makes you want to try those emotions again and show that you can compete for the title. What I won is more than a dream: having won so many drinks is more than I expected “.center_img Face Messi: “Lionel is a special player, with him you cannot defend as you do with others. It requires a lot of attention, you have to defend as a team: you cannot afford to leave spaces.”Zidane: “He is a great example for me. He is very calm, always stays positive and believes in himself.”Future: “Every year here is a great challenge. I’ve been at Real for eight years and at the beginning of each season it’s like starting from scratch: I restart to do my best.”last_img read more

ATHLETICS: DONEGAL’S MARIE WINS NATIONAL ADVENTURE RACE SERIES

first_imgDonegal athlete, Marie Ní Bhaoill, has the won the National Adventure Race Series, following her win last weekend at the Achill Roar race.  Marie, based in An Spidéal in county Galway but originally from Gaoth Dobhair, competes for Conamara-based triathlon club, TríSpórt, and has such a commanding lead in the series that she has the overall victory wrapped up with two races still to go.Marie re-entered competitive sport this year for the first time in 13 years, following the setting up of TríSpórt, and since then, she has won races all over Ireland, and has proved conclusively to the be strongest female cyclist in the west of Ireland.  Six members of TríSpórt participated in Achill Roar, amongst them Marie’s husband, Pádraig Ó Diorráin, who finished sixth and who is now fourth in the overall adventure race series.TríSpórt, which now has 56 members, has had an incredibly successful year since the club’s formation in February.  Among the members are three of Ireland’s finest female athletes; Joyce Wolfe, who this year set a new Irish Ironman record and won a European Duathlon Championship gold medal; Derval Devaney who finished third in her age group at the recent Ironman Ireland 70.3 race in Galway; and Marie Ní Bhaoill. “We’re delighted with such progress over such a short period of time,” said club co-founder, Rónán Mac Con Iomaire.  “Last weekend alone, we had a victory in Achill, a second place finish at the Clogherhead triathlon, a third place finish at the Clifden 10k, and a total of 21 athletes racing in different events.”“We are extremely grateful to our main sponsors, TG4, who have given us the opportunity to develop the club, along with other sponsors such as Cogaslann Agatha, Velotec and Údarás na Gaeltachta.”ATHLETICS: DONEGAL’S MARIE WINS NATIONAL ADVENTURE RACE SERIES was last modified: September 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more