Yes it’s correct. In January I had options, not only from Spain, but January is peculiar because the half of the season remains and there you need a quick adaptation. I preferred to finish the season in Nantes and my agent (Cristian Benavente’s agent is Adrián Calviño, from Wasserman) also saw it that way; When the season ends, we will analyze the options and a decision will be made. The truth is that the experience of this season is being positive for me, I consider that I am reaching my soccer maturity.Do you think your style would fit LaLiga well? Yes, the truth is that I would like to return to Spain at some point. My last experience there was in Castilla, then I went to England, three years in Belgium, Egypt, France and now, why not? It is the country where I was born, my family lives there and it is a good option.In fact, it would not need adaptation …The truth is that I grew up playing Spanish football so, as you say, the adaptation would be easier. I see myself identified with this game so direct and touch. I like to be in contact with the ball to reach dangerous areas and I try to enhance that quality. In ‘La Fábrica’ I spent many pleasant moments and I met great players like Melero, Lucas Vázquez, Morata, RDT, Llorente … Cristian Benavente (Alcalá de Henares, 1994) attends AS from Madrid, where he is confined with his family. The current Egyptian Pyramids player, on loan at Nantes, is the only former Zidane-trained Madrid player to have played this season against Mbappé. The Peruvian was in Madrid until 2015 and experienced the premiere of Zizou on the bench and the start of Odegaard at Castilla. Now, he would be close to returning to the Spanish competition for the next campaign. But neither does he forget the Copa América 2021 with Peru.How would you define your current stay in France? He had Zidane in Castilla, the best difficult teacher. Truth?He is the ideal coach for Madrid. If he has won three Champions it is for a reason. In that season he continued at Castilla and I thought it best to go out to England and he was the first one who called me to say he was delighted with me. I really appreciated that detail. In the end you get used to it, at first you freak out. He has a soccer personality that imposes by the class he showed as a player.By the way, did the arrival of Odegaard impact you? He is a very quiet boy, we did not listen to him in the locker room. As I speak English, I did have conversations with him and I already saw that it was going to be very good. Great left-handed, good driving and passes into space. He will end up playing for Madrid because he manages time like nobody else and is different. He is very left-handed and perfectly managed what he wants to do.Can you imagine him with Mbappé in Madrid?Yes. I imagine it at the club. It gives me the feeling that Mbappé wants to go to Madrid. He has not renewed with PSG and if he wanted he would sign a 10-year contract. In France we all think that Mbappé will go to Madrid. My opinion is that he wants new challenges and it gives everyone the feeling that he wants to go to Madrid and that Madrid obviously loves him. I had never seen Mbappé in person and the first time was in the Parc des Princes. It has the innate physical conditions to continue succeeding. As soon as it starts, you don’t catch it and if it maintains the level it will be inherited from Cristiano and Messi.You know him well. Do you think Zidane helps that much?They are both French and communication is very important when you come to a new club and if your coach speaks the same language it is great. We are in the perfect context for him to sign for Madrid.How much does Mbappé cost?It is worth a lot, but now with all this the market is going to go down. It is Top 3 of the most expensive, the price is set by the market and I imagine it will decrease.Do you think they miss Cristiano?Perhaps last year Madrid did miss Cristiano. Now they are learning to live a little without it and they are taking more responsibility. Madrid can live without a scorer.How about Haaland?He is a born scorer. At the moment, it marks in all the equipment. Along with Mbappé, he is one of the most promising players.By the way, did you have the option to play with Spain?There was an option to play with the inferiors of Spain, but it was quite clear to go to the South American with Peru. From that I already had experience there and fell in love. They live it in another way. I was amazed at how Peruvians see their team. When I see the shirt I am representing a lot of people and all the fans of the teams support you. Being all together is the most beautiful thing.I imagine your goal is to be in the next Copa América in 2021, right?Of course. I have it in mind. I have a lot of communication with the coach and he is very attentive to how we are working. He was on the shortlist and I am in contact with him. Delighted with him, he is the best possible coach for Peru.Which player surprises you the most?I am very close to Luis Abram. Not only because of sharing agent, but because he is a spectacular person. He is a very good left-handed central defender and his season in Vélez was top. I hope to see you soon in Europe and that we can enjoy you. Incidentally, Heinze is a great coach with his own personality.And what about Advíncula?It is a motorcycle. No one beats him there. I follow him a lot in Rayo and hopefully they will go up to the First Division.Would you like to retire in Peru?I was an absolute international with Peru being in the bottom of Madrid and that marked me. I would love to play in Peru and live there. The truth is that I have it in mind. But before Peru, I would like Spain.By last. I would like you to make us a ‘promise’ … Both you and Mbappé have options to come to Spain. If this is true, we will make a draw for AS with the shirts of both of us. Do you sign it?Come on! If next year I play against Mbappé in Spain I ask him for the shirt and we do a draw (laughing).A supportive entrepreneur: “I threw myself into the pool and I am doing very well”Your lesser known side … Tell me.My sister and I founded Elevenhost. It is a vacation rental management company, decoration, reforms. Now we are focused on corporate rentals helping in the health and food sector, which is what it is about. I feel great satisfaction.There are few players like that …My sister studied tourism and we wanted to do something between the two of us. We jump into the pool and it’s going great. The company will do a year in little. Very happy to have other projects. I love the level, the passion and the stadiums in which I am playing. I am on loan from the Egyptian Pyramids and I still have two years of contract with them. It was a macro project and the truth is that they make it easier for me to go out to other European clubs. In Egypt I met Ramón Díaz, mythical of River, and I had a great experience. I only have words of thanks to the club.I have learned that he had many options to come to Spain in January, that there were several interested teams. What finally happened?
SMC bags Bulacan airport project No horror movie can beat that.All Saints’ Day reminds us of our connection to the Church in Heaven or the Church triumphant. We honor the many canonized saints as well as those whom we can only, for now, hope to know. Saint John the Evangelist in the book of the Apocalypse or Revelation tells us that the crowd of those who washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb cannot be numbered (cf. Revelation 7:9). For some time I have held that a great number of Saints were so humble they prayed while they were on earth for the grace of going uncanonized after they died.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealThat is not to say the canonized were less humble. One who truly loves God and neighbor has not the narcissism to speculate whether or not one will die with canonical colors. A saint is not a like a student who fancies that his education is gauged in honorific grades rather than in a deepening love of learning.The saints remind us to go, as they did, for the prize of faithfulness to God in the face of adversity that is eternal friendship with Jesus Christ. What does that look like? St. John in Revelation uses the image of a wedding banquet to describe the new heavens and the new earth where all the saints will go. But there is more to heaven, St. Paul tells us: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9).” Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system LATEST STORIES MOST READ Over the Last Supper, in St. Luke’s account, our Lord tells the apostles: “You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel (Luke 22:28-30).”MORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateMORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatePart of the destiny of the saints is the administration of realms that the Lord entrusts to them. The Church, the Body of Christ, addresses saints as patrons. St. Philip Neri is the patron of animals, St. Francis of Assisi is the patron of the ecology, St. John Bosco is the patron of the youth and so on. We ask for the intercession of the saints because the Lord has entrusted the different realities of our lives to them.We know the saints help us draw closer to God. According to the Gospel of St. John, shortly before Jesus’ death, some Greeks requested an audience with our Lord through St. Philip, who in turn told St. Andrew about their plea (cf. John 12:20-22).All Saints’ Day means, in the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, “looking at the shining example of the saints to reawaken within us the great longing to be like them; happy to live near God, in his light, in the great family of God’s friends. Being a saint means living close to God, to live in his family. And this is the vocation of us all.”All Souls’ Day is a reminder that we, the Church militant, are connected with the Church suffering in Purgatory, which is a route to Heaven for those who were forgiven while on earth but were unable to go through the temporal punishment due to sin or to gain plenary indulgence for the remission of punishment. Why do we Catholics pray for the eternal repose of the souls of our loved ones and the souls of the forgotten? The Pope Emeritus gave a stirring explanation in his encyclical “Spe Salvi”:ADVERTISEMENT “The souls of the departed can, however, receive ‘solace and refreshment’ through the Eucharist, prayer and almsgiving. The belief that love can reach into the afterlife, that reciprocal giving and receiving is possible, in which our affection for one another continues beyond the limits of death—this has been a fundamental conviction of Christianity throughout the ages and it remains a source of comfort today. Who would not feel the need to convey to their departed loved ones a sign of kindness, a gesture of gratitude or even a request for pardon?”“Now a further question arises: if ‘Purgatory’ is simply purification through fire in the encounter with the Lord, Judge and Saviour, how can a third person intervene, even if he or she is particularly close to the other? When we ask such a question, we should recall that no man is an island, entire of itself. Our lives are involved with one another, through innumerable interactions they are linked together. No one lives alone. No one sins alone. No one is saved alone. The lives of others continually spill over into mine: in what I think, say, do and achieve. And conversely, my life spills over into that of others: for better and for worse.”“So my prayer for another is not something extraneous to that person, something external, not even after death. In the interconnectedness of Being, my gratitude to the other—my prayer for him—can play a small part in his purification. And for that there is no need to convert earthly time into God’s time: in the communion of souls simple terrestrial time is superseded. It is never too late to touch the heart of another, nor is it ever in vain.”Read Next Everything, human life no less, comes to an end. That is the message of the holy days from the end of October to the second of November. The question is, “To what end shall we come?” The answer depends on the truth of a man’s faith, the holiness of his life and on God’s judgment.The mummies, vampires, zombies, white ladies, monsters and ghosts we pretend to be at Halloween or the Eve of All Hallows (Saints), remind us of the reality of hell, the end of those who die in enmity with God. 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