César Caneda: “Overcoming Zubizarreta are major words”

first_imgBeing competitive, a compact block. Attacking from the first defense and defending from the first striker. We try to play a combinatorial football although we adapt to the circumstances. In Second B you have to adapt by noses.Are you still excited about these games?Yes, all the matches. And this is very special. We have the most beautiful profession in the world. And I enjoy every game. We are authentic privileged. The question of when I’m going to retire is being asked continuously for four or five years. The day I see that I play little or that the physicist no longer responds to me, I will leave it.More than 20 years ago, you were an international under-20 …Yes. Now that we play against Valencia, I remember that I shared Selection with players like Farinós or Albelda.Counting the National Team, you have 850 matches. Zubizarreta holds the record, with 902, in all international categories and competitions. Will Caneda overcome it?That is already big words. The important thing is to enjoy what you are doing at all times. Valencia plays tomorrow against a 41-year-old center: César Caneda.Yes, I’m lucky that the coach trusts me a lot. How do you get to be playing even with my age? Well, training well, respecting breaks, taking care of meals … A little of all that and with some luck.The Cup puts him back in focus. With Mirandés, you scored the goal against Espanyol that gave the pass to the semifinals of a Second B team …That was one of the most beautiful things that football life gave me. A huge joy. But football is day to day. You don’t live from the past. And now we have another nice challenge.The champion arrives … but in low hours.Yes, I saw that Sunday lost 4-1. They will come wanting to make a blur and a new account, to take revenge. You never know. If they arrived after winning, they would be in good dynamics. And now they may want to recover from defeat.How can you beat Valencia?last_img read more

‘I have signed for Watford’, claims Marseille defender Brice Dja Djedje

first_img Has Marseille defender Brice Dja Djedje signed for Watford? 1 Watford have signed Marseille defender Brice Dja Djedje…according to the player.The Ivory Coast international has told French newspaper L’Equipe he is set to complete a £4million move to the Premier League and pen a four-year contract with the Hornets, and will now link up with his new team-mates on their pre-season tour of Austria.“I had other proposals, yes, even a German club, but I preferred to sign for Watford because this is a good club,” 25-year-old Dja Djedje said.“I will find some former players of Ligue 1 and because it allows me to set foot in the Premier League.”The right-back says he is looking forward to working with new Hornets boss Walter Mazzarri, whom he claims was interested in signing him when in charge at Napoli.“I feel with him [Mazzarri] I can continue to progress,” he added.“He wants to play his 3-5-2 team, this is a system that suits me well because we played in a slightly similar way with Marcelo [Bielsa].”Watford are yet to officially confirm the transfer, but have been busy reshaping the squad for life after Quique Sanchez Flores, who left the club at the end of the season after keeping the Hertfordshire club in the top flight and also taking them to the  FA Cup semi-finals.New manager Mazzarri has already landed young Liverpool winger Jerome Sinclair, Belgium international Christian Kabasele and forward Isaac Success, as well as Colombia international full-back Juan Camilo Zuniga on loan from Napoli.last_img read more