Inter, says Lukaku, is behaving very well with his players and is giving them all the facilities so that they can keep fit without problems during the running of the bulls. “They gave me an exercise bike because the players live in apartments in the center. I don’t have space to train and they asked the group who needed a bicycle or a treadmill at home. A lot of players asked for them and within two hours we all had a stationary bike at home. Also, my physio brings me food every day and I follow my strict diet. At twelve in the morning from the club they send someone with food and we can maintain our diet. I continue with my fish and my vegetables. Actually, I miss training and playing in front of the fans. Now I begin to appreciate what I have, “he admits. Romelu Lukaku is not taking too well the confinement decreed by the Italian government to stop the expansion of the coronavirus that has already claimed 3405 lives in Italy. The Belgian footballer was interviewed by former Arsenal striker Ian Wright and admitted having a hard time being locked up and above all, not being able to enjoy his son.“I almost went crazy yesterday. I can’t go out, I can’t train. I feel locked up and have been for nine days now. I miss normal life. Being with my mother and my son. With my brother. I think of everyone and it is sad. You cannot have contact with the people you love, “said the Belgian striker.Romelu misses her son, who left Lombardy and according to the HLN is in Belgium, but he also fears for his mother, who, being diabetic, enters the population at risk. “I have to be careful. My mother has diabetes so I can’t go and hug her. She doesn’t come out anymore. My brother and I told him immediately. Do not even think about it. He goes out to the garden and at night, after dark, he takes a little air but nothing else, “he said worriedly. Bad stage in Manchester and back at InterThe striker also had time to talk about football with Wright and they reviewed his time at United, where he never found the level he is showing at Inter. “Anybody can have a bad year and that is what happened to me at United. It was a difficult situation. I had to make a decision about where to go to learn and work with someone who really loved me. Ole wanted me to stay but I said no. He did not have the necessary energy. He deserves all the credit possible because he behaved like a man and helped me out. United are starting to do well because they are choosing the right players. Ole is doing a great job and the results are good. I wish you all the best. As a club they gave me some facilities to work that I had never seen in my life “, ensures about your old club.Italy admits, it could have come earlier after Juventus’ previous interest, but they say they are very happy at Inter. “The Juventus option was close but I preferred Inter and Conte. As a child I always looked at Adriano, Ronaldo and Vieri. Obviously, when Inter and Conte called me, who already wanted me at Chelsea and Juve, I wanted to try to see how I was doing, duck my head and work hard. Here in this area of Europe they are very different. We dine together two or three times a month and no one skips dinner. The team is good and the best we have as a whole. When you see how we play, you see that we all work. We are the ones that try hardest and the most aggressive. The coach convinces us to be able to play like this, “said the Belgian striker.
By Brigitte Dusseau | AFPNEW YORK – It is a tale of two cities. In one there is light, restaurants are open and the elevators work. In the other there is darkness, hardly any water and not even a $1 slice of pizza.This is the divide in Manhattan left by superstorm Sandy. The have-nots are the hundreds of thousands of people south of 39th Street who lost electricity when a power sub-station exploded in the middle of Monday’s storm.No showers, no toilets, hardly any mobile-phone signal, an Everest climb for those who live on the upper floors of apartment blocks.The only light in the chic streets of Greenwich Village and the East Village at night comes from police cars on patrol. No related posts. U.S. President Barack Obama comforts Dana Vanzant as he visits a neighborhood in Brigantine, New Jersey, on Oct. 31. Jewel Samad | AFP The privileged in northern Manhattan enjoy warm showers, watch “American Idol” on television and go to the bistro as if Sandy was a distant memory.Traffic lights work, the iPad remains a permanent fixture, the Metropolitan Opera reopened on Wednesday and the gloved doorman still opens the door.To add insult to injury, when the New York Metro restarts its limited operation on Thursday it will be in northern Manhattan.Mike Shannon works on Wall Street and lives in the East Village, both on the dark side. He has to go north to get food and other essentials. “Nothing is open where I live,” he said.Shannon has two dogs he has to carry down to street level to do what all dogs do.Clement Bodmer, a French tourist, sat in a café on the light side of Lexington Avenue using a plug to recharge his laptop.The apartment that Bodmer and his family have rented for the week is on the ninth floor and has no power or water. The family has a daughter in a wheelchair who has to be carried down.They go to the north for the toilets and to eat.Many people in the south have tried to get hotel rooms in the north or sought a room with a friend, or at least to take a shower. Hotels are now all full – except those without electricity, which are now cutting prices.At one 25-story building on Sixth Avenue, three quarters of the residents have left, according to doorman Nick.The building managers have given out pocket lamps and bottles of water and set up portable toilets. A member of the staff will accompany any resident who is too scared to climb the darkened stairs alone.Nick has warned those who leave that there is no point returning before Saturday.On the west side of Manhattan, the light starts again at the Empire State Building on 34th Street. Life is its neon-normal with traffic jams and crowded restaurants.But there are still reminders of the crisis and division.Sonja Kazma, a German tourist, said there was no electricity or hot water in her hotel.“Everything is dark,” she said.“I wonder why Americans can fly to the moon but they cannot fix electricity problems within a couple of days. This is incredible. I never expected it to be like that,” she said.“I want to get out of here as quickly as possible, I am really fed up with this,” said Kazma. Facebook Comments