Ibrahimovic: “I wanted to mark and point to God in the background”

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic, after the premiere with the Milan shirt in the zero draw with Sampdoria, spoke in ‘Sky Sport’ of his return to Serie A after 2794 days: “I felt adrenaline, emotion, I have gone back 10 years. I wanted to mark and point to God in the background. The relationship with the fans is always beautiful, it gives me a lot of motivation.” On the rossoneri problems in scoring goals, the Swede said: “You can tell that we lack confidence and aggressiveness in the face of the goal, we have to understand what to do for the team to get its best face. I’ve only been here for four days, we’ll see . Confidence is lacking, yes. “ Zlatan seemed to understand well with Rafael Leao, who entered with him in the resumption: “I explained the movements he must do, all the experience. Now he has to suffer: the typhosi are not happy, the results are not positive. Let’s work and think positive “.last_img read more

Bopanna launches Tennis Academy on 36th birthday

first_imgBangalore, Mar 4 (PTI) Indias doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna today celebrated his 36th birthday by inagurating his tennis academy with a three-day clinic for players in the age bracket of 4 and 14. Situated in the bustling suburb of Yelahanka, Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy (RBTA) has four clay courts equipped with a mini-tennis option, a cinder track for training and fitness training equipment. The academy will officially open in the second week of April and will offer an extensive range of coaching programs. “Having learnt and played the game in India, where the focus is mainly on developing tennis skills, unlike abroad where I saw there was an equal focus on both fitness and tennis skills. I realized that there was a gap in our training and methodology which hampered the growth and abilities of our talent and that fitness was a key component in developing talent from a young age,” Bopanna said. “My endeavour and focus while conceptualizing the academy was clear, I wanted to create a truly international coaching experience which developed players to their complete potential while encouraging them to play the game and have fun while doing so,” said Bopanna. Former South African star and French Open winner Pietie Norval will play the role of Mentor-Coach and guide the coaching team at RBTA. “Our curriculum is focused on prioritising fitness for the child enrolled in the program to ensure that they are fit for any sport that they may chose to participate in, in the future. The curriculum is focused on developing overall fitness, building a strong foundation in techniques and tips on leveraging their game for match play success,” Norval said. RBTA has also roped in experienced fitness coach Yash Pandey, who has worked with several international sposrtmen as well as the Indian Davis Cup team, the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Sheffield United Football Club academy (UK) and the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. PTI AT AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more