first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Pep Guardiola sat with his arms folded, frustration clearly building inside him. The Manchester City manager was fielding another question about the seemingly uncertain future of Sergio Aguero and could not disguise his displeasure. “I spoke 10 times about that. Ten times. You know my opinion,” Guardiola said, snappily. “He is so happy. I am so happy. We are happy. 10 times I answer. No more please.” Unfortunately for Guardiola, there’s little hope of the Aguero talk dying down. Not when the striker is fuelling the conversation himself. Aguero had just scored two goals for the second straight game in City’s 5-1 win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup on Wednesday when he addressed his future at a club where he is regarded as a great. Despite proclamations from the club that it wants him to stay, Aguero said he has yet to receive such assurances in person. “One thing is that the club officially says it and another thing is to tell me,” Aguero said. “My intention is to stay. The club can say what it wants but in June they will have to meet with me.” Aguero’s future is shrouded in doubt because he lost his place in the team to new signing Gabriel Jesus, a 19-year-old Brazil striker. For four straight games, Aguero started among the substitutes, getting a few minutes here and there as his new teammate slotted seamlessly into City’s attack and scored three goals. It was an unusual situation for Aguero, one of the world’s most highly regarded strikers. He only got his place back in City’s team because Gabriel Jesus broke a bone in his foot against Bournemouth, which will rule him out for most of the rest of the season. Aguero’s future will likely be sorted out in the offseason, and he won’t be satisfied with starting the 2017-18 campaign as City’s second-choice striker. The return of Aguero, however, has coincided with some strong attacking showings from City, which have scored 10 goals in their last two games entertaining victories over Monaco in the Champions League and then Huddersfield. Aguero is working harder off the ball, something Guardiola has demanded of him, and demonstrating his typical potency in front of goal. “It’s (getting) much better and that makes me confident,” Guardiola said. “We are far away from the first game in the Premier League.” That was against Sunderland at Etihad Stadium, and City needed an 87th-minute own-goal to scrape a 2-1 victory. Seven months later, the teams meet again tomorrow, with City in third place and Sunderland in last. It will be a good yardstick as to City’s progress under Guardiola. “We are in a good moment now,” said Guardiola, whose team is unbeaten in eight games, “but we have to repeat every single game, again and again.”last_img read more


first_imgJacó has a fun, new place to hang out and get great food and drinks. Rancho Sanata is now open 150 meters south of the Municipality and across from Morgan’s Cove. The restaurant is run by the local Madrigal Díaz family, so stop by and say hello. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and offers a wide variety of food, including chicharrones prepared daily, fresh seafood, smoked pork chops del Rancho, and ceviche, all at reasonable prices. You can reach the restaurant at 2643-4234.Tomorrow night, Graffiti will be celebrating its two-year anniversary and the opening of Urban Awol. Santos & Zurdo are an electronic fusion project based in Costa Rica. They will be combining the Indian sounds of the sitar with funk and blues, mixed in with electronic beats from a sequencer called a Groovebox, along with drum and bass, house and others. Not only have they participated in numerous international festivals including Burning Man in Nevada and Moonshine Fest in El Salvador, but they have played shows in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama. Here in Costa Rica, they participated in Festival Nacional e Internacional de la Guitarra, Transitarte, Mundoloco and Festival Nacional e Internacional de las Artes.  The McKee Project is still in the first stage of its new project “I brake for animals,” with the stickers for the cars already being a big hit. More and more people, not only from our area but also from other parts of Costa Rica, are asking for them. The second stage of this great project aims to include those who spend the most time driving: taxi drivers. They are offering those cab drivers who wish to be a part of the project a starter kit, with two free “I brake for animals” T-Shirts and 100 free business cards with the name of the driver, the number of the dispatch and of his vehicle, his cell number and of course our slogan. Even though the taxis cannot have any stickers or other advertisements posted on them, giving the passengers the card and wearing the T-Shirt will help spread the message. As a bonus, we are also starting a list of all pet-friendly taxis, which we will be recommending to both locals and tourists in all media.U.S. artist Crystal McLaughlin designed the T-shirts and stickers and they are awesome. To get one, contact Katja Bader at info@mckee-jaco.com.christina_truitt@yahoo.com Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more