“In Norway only Haaland and Odegaard are discussed …”

first_imgÁlex Craninx, Molde footballer and former Madrid player “You don’t have to leave Madrid, they have to kick you out. The club told me to wait, but I was psychologically blocked” -He regret?-It is always said that you don’t have to leave Madrid, they have to kick you out. The club told me not to rush, to do the tour, but I was blocked, psychologically stressed. I put a lot to go pierced. And Sparta and Madrid are two very different worlds. From having it all to a modest Dutchman. It was very drastic for me. And then see that in Madrid that year all the goalkeepers were injured. I was in Holland but my head was in Madrid. I was thinking, “What if I had stayed?” I rushed in and didn’t make the decision well. They are experiences from which you learn. -In the Mold coincided with Haaland. That 17-year-old is now the nine most sought after in Europe …– I do not believe it looking a year and a half ago, when he was with me. You saw energy and passion, but this evolution is inexplicable, amazing … The move to Salzburg, Borussia … freak out. Now all the greats want it. It is an amazing progression.-They say in Molde that he spent some time getting sick, he hit the lug (it grew ten centimeters) and when he returned it was another.-When I arrived he was already a starter, although they did tell me about that change. He grew very fast and that caused back injuries, he was unbalanced. The teammates told me that when they brought him up to the first team … he didn’t put in one (laughs). But Solksjaer asked for patience with him and after two months he started to score goals, goals, goals and even today.-He also shared costumes in Factory with the other fashionable Norwegian, Odegaard.-In Castilla it was difficult but he arrived at 16 years old to play in Segunda B, there are very cunning players. You were going to the Amorebieta field and since he was a 16-year-old boy they were going for him. The boy thought “damn, I didn’t come here for this.” It is normal that it cost him. Now he is trained mentally and physically and this year he has given recitals.-In Norway can you imagine them together in Madrid?-They are the topic of conversation in the country, it is something daily (laughs). Not so much from Madrid as there is a lot of faith in seeing them together in the National Team, they are the benchmarks. Making the decision to leave Real Madrud is never easy and it was not easy for the Belgian goalkeeper either. Alex Craninx (Malaga, 10-21-1995). He went from doing the preseason with Zidane to having a bad time in the Netherlands. Now he has found his way in the Norwegian mold, where he has won his first league and will play the Champions League preview. With his Malaga accent, he talks from Norway with AS …– the uncertainty by Coronavirus is total, but that League that has won with the Mold is not in danger, right?-No, it’s ours (laughs). We finished before the crisis. It is my first title, last year we played the Europa League and now it is time for the Champions League preview. It was a good year and I broke my face and then a finger … I am learning English because it happened to me in Holland that it made it difficult for me to adapt. I came with another chip to Norway. Now we are waiting for events but the season has not split us in two because we were in preseason, in theory we started on June 15.-He left Valdebebas for Holland … why?-I had been in Castilla for two years without regularity and I needed to find myself. In Madrid I was valued and trained with the first team … I had to go back to the American tour and I had a contract, but I was overwhelmed. I made the decision and one day before leaving for America I went to Sparta in Rotterdam. -He had to take a step back before going forward …-I remember being that summer, after the year at Sparta, at my house in Malaga. I had to make a decision and in Spain I had little, a couple of subsidiaries and a Second B club. I looked a year ago and I saw myself almost in the Madrid first team and now this. It was a very strong change. I knew I was at the point where I was either going forward or my career was ending. The opportunity came out of Molde, a team that was fighting for the championship and I saw it right. Clear the mind and grow again. So it was and I’m at a good level, I renewed for three more years. El Molde is a very salesman and is committed to young people. I fight to keep taking steps forward. Luca Zidane, Yáñez, Kiko Casilla and Craninx, in the preseason of Real Madrid in Montreal.PEPE ANDRES -From Norway to Belgium. Do you notice your compatriot Courtois already settled in Madrid?-The Madrid goal had been debated for many years. Casillas, Diego López, Keylor … Courtois held and has given a great level.“Do you sit at the same table as Oblak and Ter Stegen?”– You have resolved very well to be under the spotlight. For me it is on the same level as Oblak, Ter Stegen, De Gea and Neuer. They are the best goalkeepers for their teams. For example, you can’t put Oblak at Barça and do the same job as Ter Stegen, because he doesn’t contribute to the game the same. But in Atlético, for example, he helps with his great aerial game and his enormous reaction under sticks. That has given Atleti a lot. Madrid have much more counterattacks, two against one, and Courtois is very good there. You can sit perfectly at the same table as them.– I suppose that now what Álex Craninx asks for is a little tranquility to be able to see his family, right?-Yes, I have a family in Belgium, I have a relative with coronavirus, my brother is in Madrid and I have business there, part of my family is in Fuengirola … I am more aware of what is happening outside of Norway than what is happening here . Next week I have it free because we have been working for a long time in groups of five and ten, but I will not be able to go see them. Now it’s your turn, you have to suffer and wait for normality to return. Craninx, with the lower categories of Belgium.DAILY ASlast_img read more


DONEGAL MAN’S GENEROUS OFFER AFTER CHILDREN’S TV’s STOLEN FROM HOSPITAL

first_imgA big-hearted Donegal man has donated a number of televisions to a children’s hospital after he heard how TVs and children’s games had been stolen from the unit.Sick children’s televisions were stolen from the hospital.The man, who only wanted to be known as Philip, contacted Today FM radio station to alert them of the situation.The man revealed how he has a niece at Temple Street Hospital in Dublin for the past sixteen years. Only recently the man was told by nurses how televisions, children’s video games, air filters and even remote controls are stolen on a regular basis.The man contacted the radio station to donate a number of televisions to St Michael’s Ward after hearing about the thefts.He has also appealed to anyone who was in a position to donate items to the hospital to do so.The man revealed how nurses had informed him how security wires attached to the items had often been cut. And the man revealed how unfortunately, it was sometimes the parents of the ill children who had been blamed on the thefts.“It doesn’t say a lot about the human beings who are doing this that they would take away the items which are often the only things which the children have.“I just wanted to donate these itms and hope that other people would perhaps do the same,” he said.DONEGAL MAN’S GENEROUS OFFER AFTER CHILDREN’S TV’s STOLEN FROM HOSPITAL was last modified: July 21st, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalhsopitalstolenTemple Street HospitalTVslast_img read more