“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


Dont Look To Biosimilar KnockOffs For Lower Drug Prices

first_imgDon’t Look To Biosimilar Knock-Offs For Lower Drug Prices Companies have been marking up the prices of their brand-name drugs before patents expire to eke out the most money they can. But this isn’t just affecting those drugs: it is dragging the entire marketplace toward higher costs, because knock-offs set their value just below their brand-name counterparts. The Wall Street Journal: Valeant Forms Committee To Determine Drug Prices The Associated Press: Merck Beats 1Q Profit Views With Tight Cost Controls This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Meanwhile, Valeant has formed a committee to set drug prices and Merck beats expectations with its first quarter — The Wall Street Journal: Knockoffs Of Biotech Drugs Bring Paltry Savings Generic drugs have long delivered huge savings over their brand-name counterparts. That isn’t likely to happen, though, with knockoff versions of some of the expensive drugs on the market today. Rival versions of so-called biotech drugs, called biosimilars, are just starting to be released, and health insurers and drug-benefit managers say they expect them to cost nearly as much as the brand-name originals did for years. (Rockoff, 5/5) Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., which has come under heavy fire from politicians because of dramatic price increases for its drugs, said it had formed a committee that will be responsible for those prices going forward. “Valeant has made mistakes in how it priced its drugs in the past, and we are committed to ensuring those mistakes are not repeated,” said new Valeant Chief Executive Joseph Papa, who took the reins of the company from Michael Pearson. (Becker, 5/5) Merck posted an 18 percent jump in first-quarter income, beating Wall Street expectations, as reduced spending on marketing, administration and research easily offset lower medicine sales outside the U.S. The second-biggest U.S. drugmaker on Thursday raised its 2016 financial forecasts. “We are off to a promising start this year,” CEO Kenneth Frazier told analysts on a conference call. (5/5) last_img read more