Those pointed out by Barça in the defeat at Mestalla

first_imgThis was the performance of the Barça players in the defeat at Mestalla. From Jong: Disastrous at all levels. The Dutchman this week put a 6 in an interview with Sport’s teammates, but if he is honest and reviews his match against Valencia, he could lower the average by two or three figures at least. Without soul or game, your contribution is simply sterile. And his arrival from the second line is as illusory as it is hopeless.Arthur: His return to ownership after two months served to verify that the Brazilian is without filming and that he lacks resources in his game. The Brazilian made a sterile possession, without deep passes or offensive sense. His game does not happen of the simple civil servant, to fulfill the script and little more. Zero imagination or efficiency.Messi: The game is desperate and bitter. And that is the worst news for a player who can go free this summer if he decides. Apparently he is the only one able to knock on the door in the team. He tried in every way: with free throws, head, cross shot, dry shot … but this time nothing came out. If all this together with a sticky Coquelin and some unproductive partners, we have the perfect cocktail to explain Leo’s anger.Griezmann: The French is still lost. He is not clear about his position in the field and finds no offensive solutions. Little participatory in high phase, his game is as disappointing as it is frustrating. A center and a pass to Messi are his offensive balance.Ansu Fati: One of the few who were saved from the general disaster, especially from the second part because before the break his presence was anecdotal. Sometimes it seemed that the game was a little too big, but his attitude was commendable at all times. He had in the first minute of the second part a very clear opportunity to score after a great pass from Messi, but the ball went a little deflected.SubstitutionsVidal: It revolutionized the game, at least for intensity and testiculin. He tried to throw the team and even participated in the game with plays at the first touch. The Chilean showed his face.Rakitic: He was in the field.Collado: He left with the game already decided and the team broken. Ter Stegen: Spectacular. The German goalkeeper prevented Setién’s team from leaving Mestalla with a sack of goals. He stopped a penalty to Maxi Gómez, avoided a goal in Piqué’s own door, cleared a powerful ball from Maxi Gómez, sending it to the crossbar, also halted a Coquelin shot and continued his deployment of powers until the final whistle. In the goals he could not do anything. In fact, in the first one a teammate, Alba, deflected a ball that was going outside.Sergi Roberto: He is not comfortable in the new role that forces him to deploy Setién as central. Misplaced and outdated, his game is so lacking and is so pigeonholed that he no longer climbs the band. It’s wrong, but the board of the Cantabrian coach is not helping you at all.Pique: His worst game this season. He made a book penalty, almost marks on his own door after a disastrous clearance by Sergi Roberto, and a clearing so defective that he was close to causing a kickback was marked.Umtiti: French is a shadow of what it was. Slow, heavy, flawed, without ideas and insecure. His game is simply a cluster of nonsense. Too bad, Lenglet must be in order not to be a holder.Sunrise: Match to forget his, especially because Valencia’s first goal came after an unfortunate rebound to a shot that went outside Maxi Gomez. He did not understand Fati when he fell in his band. In any case, he never fainted or lost his face to the game, giving away an interesting center and dropping his traditional connection with Messi.Sergio Busquets: The only one who seems to have understood the new coach’s booklet at first. Perfect in the combination, at the start of the ball and in the aids. Always at the first touch and with discretion. The problem is that their peers seem to be still trying to crack the new code.center_img LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 25, 2020last_img read more

Say hello to Priscilla Aguirre the artist behind HolaLola

first_imgHolaLola is a brand that’s captivated the essence of Costa Rica. It’s one of the country’s most recognizable brands Costa Ricans and popular with foreigners and locals.I visited the HolaLola store this week and talked with Priscilla Aguirre, the artist behind the brand.Aguirre was born and raised in born and raised in San José. She initially studied graphic design at the University of Costa Rica, but later changed to painting thanks to her mother and aunt.She then created a design agency, La Cabeza, with her husband. They worked for several clients over the course of 15 years, including Papaya Music. Her work involved design and tourism and she realized she wanted to make products related to Costa Rica. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesBut who is Lola?When they were transition from having the agency to creating the brand, they adopted a little kitten they called Lola. Lola was always very independent and dazzling. She spent a lot of time out exploring and when she came home to eat she was always greeted with the phrase: Hola Lola. Then they thought it would be a sticky name for the brand.By 2013, San José was a flourishing city, so Aguirre decided to make her first designs about capital and wanted people to see some of the city’s nature. Inspired by the work of Miroslav Sasek, she began to create designs that would help people feel more part of Costa Rica. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesHer San José products were featured in the 2013 Book Fair and they were a success. That’s how HolaLola was officially born. Then people started asking for products from other provinces and her offerings grew.“People liked to see themselves reflected in those drawings,” Aguirre said.Then came more specific designs and products and collaborations with other brands like Coral Bahia tennis. HolaLola also started producing products such as umbrellas, bags, soaps and cushions. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesWith each new design, Aguirre seeks to exemplify the country without having to name it. She wants the brand to be more about the sensations that traveling through the country generates.Today, apart from having an official store and selected distributors, they sell their products in the United States and other online platforms. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesAguirre said that there are still many things to illustrate and explore in Costa Rica. She ’s about to launch a full 2019 agenda that comes with lots of details.“It is very nice to see how people proudly take the products for gifts or as a different souvenir and tell people the stories they lived in those places that are illustrated,” Aguirre said.Whoever wants to see all the products up close can go to their store in Barrio Dent. It’s a paradise that’s happily illustrated in Costa Rica, by a lover of travel and tropical life.Learn more in our 2016 video about Aguirre, who illustrated The Tico Times’ book “Love in Translation” that year: VIDEO: Holalola captures Costa Rican life with wit and whimsy Our Weekend Arts Spotlight is brought to you by the Jason Babchuk Gallery/W22 Galería.“Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at alex@ticotimes.net.Ivannia Alvarado is a communicator and inveterate traveler. Photography captured her world about a year ago; she found in this art the perfect medium to communicate, report, create awareness, but most of all, demonstrate that life’s not that bad if you can look at it. She also works in production and development of content related to culture and the city. Instagram: @ivacaminando. Facebook Commentscenter_img Related posts:5 questions for a Costa Rican musician and artisan 5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer 5 questions for Costa Rican street artist MUSH 5 questions for Costa Rican painter Man Yu Funglast_img read more