Setién: “The north wind I bring will be there every day”

first_img-The week went really well. It has been much better than I expected because when you appear in a new team, you always have uncertainty on how you will respond. I was surprised to see the attitude there has been to work, to accept some of the changes that each coach proposes when he arrives at a site and I am very happy about everything. From work, from the ability they have to understand anything you say. It has been all wonderful.-We have seen him chat a lot with Messi. How has the Argentine reception been and what is its predisposition.– It is true that I have spoken with Leo, as with all the players. But I have spoken with him as well as with Piqué, with Neto. We will not deny that he is a special player. With everyone I had a conversation at some point. This will be usual. I like to change impressions with the players, know what they think, discuss what we propose. Today there has been one thing with Arturo that we have explained in the dressing room and then he has applied it in training. The feedback we have to have with them must be absolute.-One of the things that has surprised is that he has already had Riqui Puig in training.-With regard to Riqui and all the players of the subsidiary, of course the opinion I have is that I have to get to know them. I know most but not intimately. Riqui is a great player as great players are in the subsidiary. Options are going to have them all. It is true that by circumstances he has trained this week with us and next week could be another. I do not look at the names but what they give me in training. Perhaps one day you may be surprised that one day a subsidiary player appears and starts playing.– Is there enough staff or need reinforcements?-As I said the other day, it is early to make decisions. I like to think things, not to move on impulse. The possibility you raise sometimes depends on luck. If you have an injury and you are going to protect yourself. We have given ourselves a margin to talk about signings and we are in them.-You have been well received, but the removal of Valverde has been somewhat strange. Has that unanimity bothered you?-Look, since we trainers choose this profession we know that it is a profession of risk and we are prepared for whatever comes. That is fair or unfair, it is not up to us. You focus on what you have to focus on, what it is to work on, and expect things to go well. We cannot control the interpretation of the rest. We are not the ones who decide.-You say that everything is wonderful but says that the costumes are comfortable. Has a good predisposition of the players been found?-the question is that I do not have a perspective of what has been working here in recent years. I do not know what was working here, I do not worry because it is not my business. What I propose when I get somewhere is to start giving them the guidelines that interest me and that I will try to integrate into their brain so that everything goes as we want. We propose things that have to be assimilated. Let’s see to what extent we can make it look fast on the pitch. That will give us the reference. I want to see if we can see in the matches what we explain in training. That is the way. But we will not have a clear reference until some games pass. If they understand or tell you only yes, yes Mr.Have you already assumed that you are really the Barcelona coach?He never called me a big one. I think everything has a process in this life and the truth is that I think humbly, I know what it costs to get things. I consider myself absolutely valid but I know that is not enough sometimes. The reality is that, for me, it has been an unexpected gift. I’m going to take advantage of it until I have to go. And I will try to do the same and put the same enthusiasm for things to go well for us. Sometimes it costs me. I wake up and say host: I’m going to train these players. You can’t be in a better place, that’s the reality.Before he made a reference to Arturo Vidal. What role do you reserve?Today I told you, when we played for a while, that the alignments of the two teams have nothing to do with what will be tomorrow. Nobody draw conclusions. Everyone has options to play. There are players with hierarchy who are on a higher step but I would like everyone to think that you have to win the position every day. He who does not play, then he must wait and I will talk to him. But this is day to day. That’s why sometimes I don’t like to talk about specific players. Valverde said that his virtue was that he was not very orderly. In your game, what kind of role can Vidal have? Is it okay for me not to be ordered?Without sticking to any particular player, we attach great importance to order. There are players who tend to get messy, not only Arturo but more. We need a balance because you have to have order to attack and defend. In the players that we consider to be shown images, we will do it. Be part of understanding this.Abel Ruiz has also trained these days. Do you favor it?I still cannot answer these questions. I don’t know the answers. It all depends on what enters my eyes. The personal circumstances of each are matters that do not concern me.Do you see Barça playing with fake nine?It’s fine that you have given so many options because they are all valid. Perfectly.– Do you see him in the role of center forward to Griezmann?-Any proposal we make to any player will enthusiastically admit it. Luis’s absence is a problem because he is one of the best players in the world and that is a problem, but we will try to minimize his absence by taking advantage of other players.What would you prefer tomorrow, win by playing badly or lose by playing well?I always want to win. If I win playing badly, I will not be happy at home and I will never tell the players that the result is worth it. We are all smart and able to understand that if you play well you have more chances to win. That is my explanation. I will always try to make my team play well because that way I have more chances to win.-Beyond the club, have you noticed between the fans that are received with expectation for his speech and his radicalism and how he wants to return football to Barça?-I haven’t had time to notice much what they say. It is true that there are people from the club, the press, who seem to have liked me for how I understand the game. But I have not had time. I have 700 unanswered messages. I don’t give for everything and I don’t want to be distracted by things because the important thing is the work we do.– To a cruyffista like you do you look forward to debut against Granada?-Curious. It makes me very excited. We are looking forward to the first match. I usually go happy with the sites. My tour in Barcelona. There will be difficult moments without a doubt but the inner mood that one brings, that north wind that one has suffered, that will be there every day.What Barça should we imagine?I hope it is a Barça not over-excited but with an important stimulus to put into practice what we have worked during the week. This is going to notice and I hope it is not a day thing. It is true that then I would like the things we do well to be maintained over time. I don’t want us to go through the phases of seeing things comfortable. I want the stimuli that players have received to be maintained over time.Is it a pressure for you to take the leading team?Here the requirement is absolute, there is no going back. Be the first or fifth, you have to fight to win everything. It is the DNA of this club and the truth is that it is not usual for a team to reach a team that is leading mid-season.Have you reached the most demanding club in the world because it’s not only worth winning?The requirement is not imposed on me by the club, I impose it on myself. I already know where I am, but they are not going to have to draw my attention because I will come every morning to work hard and tell the players that we have to win. I will not feel that pressure. I feel it with myself. I will try to isolate myself from many things to avoid getting out of my way and suffer wear that will not help me. The important thing is that it is training. I know that I will receive criticism, win or lose. I have to be aware of convincing my players and see what we have worked on.Messi even said that Arthur has Xavi stuff. Can you be a key player?Arthur is an extraordinary player who understands everything. And as I said about Arturo, all the players here are extraordinary. To me where the work is going to be recognized is when the vast majority of the players give their best.Why do the rondo?I have told you that I have not touched the ball for six months but that I am going to go further. I really like to participate, but I feel football from within. I like being in the country, feeling them, transmitting the feelings you have. Participate in the rounds. I feel one of them. I know how old I am but I need that energy to feel good.– Is there Barça DNA?-We all know the meaning of Barça’s DNA, but you do not know what they are capable of or they are capable of what they can do in appropriate contexts. If the player is receptive and wants to learn, you might be surprised at what they are capable of. There are many people who surpass themselves. You just have to have the will to learn. Quique Setién spoke in the previous Barça-Granada, the match that will be his debut as coach of Barcelona. These were his opinions.-The Granada is one of the few teams that beat Barça in the first round.– I suppose they will want to repeat the game that went very well. It is possible that they give the level they gave there, which was very high. We wait for the best possible rival. You have to get in a situation. I understand that it will make things difficult for us and that it will not be an easy match. Like everyone Easy you can win sometime, but not always.– Should we expect many changes?last_img read more

MAN Reveals CitE Electric Truck Concept

Electric MAN eTGE 4.140 Van Debuts At IAA MAN CitE is a new kind of truck.One of the stars of MAN Truck & Bus at the 2018 IAA is the MAN CitE, an all-electric concept truck from the future, that breaks with the previous design of city trucks, as well as with the old-school design time frame (it was developed in just 18 months, instead of five years).The MAN CitE is designed for last-mile delivery tasks in city centers – this is why it’s low-entry, with all kinds of safety features and cameras for the surrounding environment. We also like the look of the truck, which is very modern.“Due to the fact that delivery drivers in urban areas can enter and exit their vehicles up to 30 times a day, the CitE has an unusually low entry height and especially wide doors; the co-driver’s door opens at the press of a button. The cockpit is ergonomic perfection, affording the driver an excellent panoramic view due to a low seat position and large side windows.Additionally, the CitE employs a 360-degree camera system to provide the greatest possible level of safety and to eliminate dangerous blind spots.” Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 22, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Cummins Reveals PowerDrive Plug-In Hybrid System Source: Electric Vehicle News The range of MAN CitE doesn’t need to be high – it’s just 100 km (62 miles), although when such vehicles enter the market at some point in the future (hopefully), it could be higher (batteries are getting more energy dense right?).MAN CitE.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Press release:Lion electrifies: MAN CitE sets the benchmark in delivery of the CityAt the IAA 2018, MAN Truck & Bus is presenting the MAN CitE that has been designed specifically for city cargo traffic. The 15 ton vehicle is characterised by its ergonomic design with very low access, continuous level driver cab floor and easy accessibility. The low sitting position, generous glass surfaces as well as assisting cameras also provide an all-around safe view of the surrounding traffic situations for the driver and passenger. The new electric truck concept that was created in only 18 months sets the benchmark in work place ergonomics, safety and sustainability in city distribution transport.MAN will be showing the newly developed city truck at the IAA 2018Electric truck MAN CitE sets benchmarks in work place ergonomics, safety and sustainabilityMAN has developed the completely new CitE concept in only 18 monthsWith regard to the topics of traffic and life quality, cities facing increasing challenges. Until 2050, urban population will increase by 50 percent world wide. This growth means, in particular, more and more delivery and disposal traffic, noise, congestion and emissions. The result is more strict laws and guidelines. The providers of transport services must adopt their work processes to this and, at the same time, take account of the increasing demand for transport. How will goods be transported to the businesses in the city despite stricter noise and emission restrictions? How can accidents and collision damage be avoided in city traffic that is increasing in density. What can make the daily work of the driver easier when they have to get in and out of their vehicle dozens of times during their tour? With the CitE, MAN presents a distribution vehicle that is an answer to this.MAN CitE: Focus on ergonomicsThe entry on the drivers side is particularly easy and comortable on the 350 mm low step. Thanks to the level drivers cab floor slightly pulled in, the driver can take place on the seat and then swing their legs in. The completely level drivers cab floor provides maximum freedom of movement in the cab. The driver has a free passage to the passenger side. Here, with its large swivel sliding door that is opened electrically, CitE provides especially when parking in the second row the best working conditions.It opens over the complete width and height of the doorway. The co-driver’s seat folds up automatically and provides additional space for the passage. In this way, the driver can get in and out standing upright and without effort, without having to hold on to anything. This is an indispensable benefit for many deliver addresses per tour. When opening, the sliding door also only needs a little space to the side. This also allows unloading in narrow parking places or when stopping in second lines without any problems.The CitE is also a master of ergonomics when travelling. All displays around the driver’s workplace are in the direct field of vision. The display has been designed fully digital for the optimum visualisation of all information for the driver. The switches arranged logically according to how frequently they are used are easily reached from a normal sitting position, as well as the cup holder and stowage trays.The shelves in the immediate vicinity of the driver’s workplace are numerous more. This includes a holder in the middle area, behind which a cool box or a drinks box can be safely stowed. Behind this, on the back wall, the driver has a spacious storage available. On both wheel arches, the driver finds shelves, e.g. for a bag. A cup holder is conveniently located directly on the driver’s seat. Further down, a clipboard with shipping papers can be safely stowed. Above the driver there is also a large roof shelf with an open pulled-around compartment above the door. Another large shelf in the dashboard extends to the passenger side. Shipping documents also find a safe place directly on the dashboard. In the lower part of the door panel is a large bowl integrated, which can also accommodate 2 bottles (up to 1.5 liters of PET bottle). Above the door handle is an additional small open shelf. So that the driver can find his way easily even at night, the cabin is optimally illuminated for work. These include the cabin lighting as well as lighting for the shelves. A universal tablet / smartphone holder in the dashboard is available within the immediate sight and reach of the driver. This makes it possible to integrate a customized tablet or smartphone into the driver’s workstation in such a way that the logistical and goods flow-oriented processes are optimally integrated into the workflow. Detached from the vehicle, the device can be operated in the customer’s own network. USB charging sockets are provided immediately next to the holder. Thus, customer-related functions for the fleet, such as a digital delivery note, are optimally integrated into the workflow.The air conditioning of the CitE is designed for the particular requirements in city delivery traffic. The driver gets in and out many times per tour and is always on the move. The doors are opened frequently. Heat escapes in winter and cooling requirement increases in summer – this means an undesired loss of energy for an electric vehicle. For this purpose, the air conditioning concept of the MAN CitE applies a reduced cab air conditioning and instead of that, contact heat or ventilation through the driver’s seat. In the summer months, the heat and sweat is transported away by the ventilation, in the winter months, the immediate heat is pleasant through the seat and relieves the musculoskeletal system. When the weather is cold, an additional steering wheel heating warms the drivers hands.MAN CitE: All-round safetyWith a city delivery vehicle, safety means, in particular, unrestricted view over the surrounding traffic and other road users. Direct eye contact with cyclists and pedestrians is particularly important for the driver in order to assess situations correctly, e.g. when making turns. MAN has considered this criterion consequently with the design of the CitE. The very low window surfaces all-round provide the driver with a maximum direct view to the outside. Thanks to the low sitting position, they have a viewing contact with pedestrians or cyclists at eye level. To provide them with a free view over the traffic light systems and signs mounted high, the windscreen field of vision is high on the passenger side. As the view to the front and sides is not only important in dense urban traffic, but also what is happening around the vehicle, the driver in the CitE 18 is also provided with a 360 degree birds-eye view camera system. A panoramic view from the birds-eye view around the entire vehicle is shown on the large central display of the integrated entertainment and navigation system. Pedestrians or cyclists as well as other obstacles such as parked vehicles and thus when driving slowly and manoeuvring, are always in the view of the driver. Being an effective measure against accidents that are caused by blind spots, the CitE is also equipped with a new mirror replacement system. In doing so, camera on both sides of the vehicle provide live images on two displays installed in the field of vision of the driver and thus reduce the blind spots. At a glance, the driver can assess the complete situation that would otherwise require a rear-view, wide angle and kerb mirror. Depending on the daylight, the camera technology used permits a high-resolution representation of the surroundings so that the driver has a better view at night and with variable light conditions. Moreover, the limitations are reduced compared with a mirror, e.g. fogging up, dirt or being blinded by the sun. This increases safety additionally and, at the same time, reduces the probability of collision damage and thus repair costs.MAN CitE: Fully-electric through the cityMAN has consequently designed the CitE as electrically driven city delivery vehicle. As the diesel drive train with a combustion engine over the front axle is no longer required, this permits the design of a low-floor vehicle with very low floor and maximum freedom of movement for the driver in the cab. The drive of the CitE is taken over by a centrally arranged electric motor from the eMobility module of MAN. The lithium ion batteries are located under the vehicle frame and enable a range of at least 100 kilometres – sufficient for a day tour in city delivery traffic. The chassis is completely cladded which increases safety for other road users additionally. Moreover, this guarantees a better protection of the batteries in event of an accident. The clear goal of the CitE was, despite its individual concept with standard superstructures, that it could still be equipped with conventional constructions. Basically, the CitE can therefore be considered for all superstructure applications typical for city delivery traffic; the main focus however, is the dry freight bodies for the distribution of products and goods to small businesses. The MAN CitE is also equipped with special design tyres from Continental. The tyre study Conti e.MotionPro matched specifically to the layout of the CitE is equipped with a specially manufactured tread and with its distinctive blue stripes on the side wall and blue groove bottom on the tread, fits perfectly to the design of the CitE.MAN CitE: Impossible made possible!Being a vehicle concept, the MAN CitE is not only a completely new approach with many innovative ideas that deviate from the conventional vehicles. With its creation, the developers even took completely new paths. As at the beginning, it looked like the project requirements could not be implemented. A completely newly developed drivable electric truck that is consequently designed for the requirements of city distribution traffic should be developed in less than two years – normally a project that takes five years, from the first sketches to revealing the finished vehicle. It was quickly clear to the development team that this is only possible with innovative approaches of the work organisation. They found the solution in the software development sector, with their comparatively short product development cycles. In doing so, agile work methods were the key to control complicated projects flexibly, keep the bureaucratic effort as low as possible and to build up less flexible rules. A cross-functional team was drafted on this basis that, with the agile scrum method, organised their work flexibly and dynamically. Reviews with project participants at regular intervals accelerated the decision processes significantly. Using this agile approach, the MAN CitE could thus be implemented in a period of only 18 months and finally presented ready to drive at the IAA 2018. This success is the exceptional performance of a highly motivated team that, with the MAN CitE, have set new benchmarks for safety, work place ergonomics and sustainability in city distribution traffic. MAN will initially present the CitE to the public at the IAA 2018. With respective positive response and queries, the production of further vehicles on the basis of the MAN CitE is a possible option. See Also Mercedes-Benz Delivers First 10 eActros Electric Trucks read more