Casemiro wanted to collaborate with Save the Children, that since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis has adapted its programs to this exceptional situation and cares for 2,000 vulnerable families through its emergency intervention ‘A tu lado’, a social project focused on giving financial, educational and psychological support to households with children who are at risk of exclusion.The Real Madrid midfielder affirmed this Friday that at the moment he does not think of being first in the League because he is only focused on “fighting” to beat the coronavirus. The international media of the white group surprised through a video call to the children attended by “Save the Children” during the confinement and responded to the questions raised by them as a children’s press conference.“Do we want to win LaLiga? We certainly want to win LaLiga and we want to win the Champions League. But I am not thinking about winning LaLiga, I am thinking about winning the fight against the coronavirus. I believe that if everyone does their part, that is the most important thing “The Real Madrid player said when asked if he wants to win the title. “The first game is against the coronavirus. It is a delicate moment for everyone. The moment is to win the game against the coronavirus,” he said. For the player of the white team, society lives “difficult and complicated” moments and expressed sadness at the situation that many people live. “We have to do our part, stay at home. It is a complicated and delicate moment. Each one has to do his own thing, help and follow the rules,” he added.Casemiro also told the little ones how his childhood was to try to show them the way to overcome difficult situations such as the confinement forced by the coronavirus. “My childhood was complicated and humble. Many times I had nothing to eat, I had no way to go training and I was walking seven or ten kilometers,” he said.In addition, he spoke about Zinedine Zidane and acknowledged that he looked at the French coach when he was little: “If I were not a soccer player I would be working in the world of sports. I love playing sports. I always had an idol who is Zidane. And he is my Coach. I always loved him as a player. It was a pleasure to see him play. My great inspiration was him. “Finally, he explained that when he finishes a game and lies in bed, he is always “calm” because he has done everything possible to sign a good performance. “Many times it is lost or won. But I sleep peacefully because I have given my best. In other aspects of life, we must always do it, give our best,” he said.
Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday confirmed the appointment of a pro-engagement academic as his new point man on Pyongyang, despite controversy over his outspoken support for cooperation with the nuclear-armed North. The confirmation of Kim Yeon-chul as the new unification minister comes days before Moon flies to Washington for a summit with President Donald Trump as he seeks to rekindle dialogue between the US and North Korea after a failed summit in Hanoi in February. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe dovish South Korean president brokered the talks process between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which led to their first landmark summit in Singapore last June. But at times security allies Seoul and Washington have appeared to diverge on their approach to Pyongyang, with Moon, a longstanding advocate of engagement with the North, regularly pushing inter-Korean cooperation projects. Moon faced a heavy backlash last month after tapping Kim Yeon-chul, chief of the state-run Korea Institute of National Unification, to head the unification ministry which handles inter-Korean affairs. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsKim, also a vocal supporter of dialogue with Pyongyang and Moon’s longtime confidante, has a record of challenging generally held views on highly emotive issues involving the North. In a 2010 newspaper column, Kim wrote that the shooting dead of a South Korean tourist by a northern guard at the North’s Mount Kumgang resort was a “rite of passage” that Seoul had to undergo in the early stages of cross-border cooperation. All South Korean tours to the North were suspended following the 2008 killing. Kim is also a vocal critic of sanctions against Pyongyang. Shortly after Seoul’s 2016 closure of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, where Southern firms used to be staffed by Northern workers, he told an interviewer that “sanctions and pressure was a failed approach”. Moon has been pushing for the resumption of both projects, but doing so would fall foul of the current sanctions system. In spite of the collapse of the Hanoi summit, Moon said last month that Seoul would consult with the US on ways to resume South Korean tours to Mount Kumgang and restart operations at the joint factory park. Moon is able to override opposition parties’ strong objections to Kim’s appointment as cabinet ministers do not require parliamentary approval.