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Zidane Downplays Madrid Move for Pogba

first_imgZinedine Zidane has played down speculation linking Real Madrid with a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Zidane said in March he knew Pogba personally and likes him “a lot” before adding Madrid could be his next club “when his experience in Manchester comes to an end”.Pogba had also added to the doubts surrounding his future by saying that “all players dream of playing for Real Madrid”. But ahead of his team’s La Liga game at home to Villarreal today, Zidane appeared to downplay the chances of Pogba moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.“I said Pogba was a good player but I could say the same about other players,” Zidane said at a press conference yesterday.“I know him but nothing more. If you ask me about Pogba, I say he is a very good player but he plays for Manchester United.“At the end of the season we will see which players come here, and who leaves, but I did not say ‘We are going to sign Pogba,’ nothing like that. I will not say anything until the deals are done.”Madrid sit third in La Liga, 18 points behind champions Barcelona and with little hope of catching Atletico Madrid in second.Zidane’s team have delivered a series of underwhelming performances, most recently in a 0-0 draw with Getafe and 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.“I was very angry the other day, so were the players, they didn’t enjoy it either,” Zidane said. “Sometimes nothing goes your way.”Madrid fans have vented their frustration towards a number of players, in particular Gareth Bale, but Zidane said supporters cannot assume anyone will leave.“The season is what it is but the fans must think about next season. There will be changes but many of these players will stay,” he said.“The fans will be the same, and most of the players too so we must stick together. We are going to have time to prepare for next season. Until August 31 anything can happen, so it will be a long summer.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Zinedine Zidanelast_img read more

First Math Expo for primary schools held

first_imgThe Education Department of Georgetown hosted its inaugural Mathematics Exposition and Fair for primary school pupils with the hope of pushing more of them to have an interest in that subject area.Primary school students marching from Woolford Avenue to Queen’s College for the Mathematics Expo and FairThe event commenced with a walk from the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) Hall on Woolford Avenue to the Queen’s College auditorium for the official programme.District Education Officer Adrian Elgin explained that the main focus of the Mathematics Expo and Fair is to raise the level of awareness that Mathematics is not a subject that should be dreaded.“We are trying to lay an impression that it is not as difficult as they say, as well as to build an awareness to let the world know that mathematics is not as difficult as they say it is. It is across the board children have a problem with mathematics; because I am responsible for the subject at the Primary level, I am working with them,” Elgin said.“We have 28 schools, so they would have made projects, they would have made teaching materials, and it is there for when the children get there they will see what it is like. The concepts will be explained to them”, he added.Georgetown District Education Officer Adrian ElginThe District Education Officer further stated that teachers from those 28 schools participating in the event were tasked with ensuring that they make the exposition as fun and understandable as they could.“They have games, they have teaching materials; so we have teachers at each of the booths, so that when the children get there, concepts will be explained to them. Each booth has one teacher from the school, who will be explaining the concepts to the students when they get there. This idea came from the Science Fair initiative, because I thought that we can have a Mathematics one.”With regard to a ‘special needs’ school being included in the list of participating schools for the Mathematics Exposition and Fair, he added that even children who do not benefit from the regular classroom teachings on a daily basis need to be exposed to mathematics.last_img read more