Report Atletico and Barcelona will go after Lozano

first_imgMexican forward Hirving Lozano has reportedly gone to the top of Atletico and Barcelona’s wishlist for next summer’s transfer window.We have already spoken a little bit about the talented Mexican forward Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano, the player who surprised clubs like Atletico and Barcelona last summer with his performance against Germany in the World Cup’s group stage. But Hirving has been delivering great performances in European football since day one at PSV Eindhoven, which is why there is a large number of European giants who are already considering on getting the Mexican player for the next summer transfer window. The only reason why Lozano didn’t leave PSV Eindhoven this summer, was because inside the squad they decided it wasn’t time for him to leave yet and they wanted him to be their most important player at the Champions League group stage this season. The Dutch champions are going to face Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Internazionale Milano with Hirving Lozano as the tip of the spear looking to score the goals.Hi guys! ??#PSVWIL— PSV (@PSV) September 1, 2018This second season in European football will be perfect for a club like Barcelona to make a final decision about the Mexican winger, they feel like he could be a great alternative for the time when Lionel Messi decides to retire from football and they are confident the player will respond accordingly to any challenge that presents itself to him at PSV. The Catalan club believes that Hirving Lozano is a perfect prospect for the future, his dribbling skills are one of a kind for Europe and they are aware that not many footballers in the world can do the things he does. And if that wasn’t enough to consider his status as a world-class superstar, Hirving Lozano can also score an elevated amount of goals during a whole season and this is yet another great reason for any big club to come after him. During his first season with PSV Eindhoven, Hirving Lozano scored 19 goals in his first 34 matches in all competitions and he has already scored 4 goals on his first 6 matches on this new season.Another goal for @HirvingLozano70 tonight? ?#PSVWIL— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 1, 2018David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Atletico Madrid’s interest.But FC Barcelona wouldn’t be the only club that is interested on signing Hirving Lozano for their club next season, as Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid has been keeping tabs on the Mexican player for over a year and they would also go after his services according to Diario AS. We’ve already heard from Simeone’s mouth that he doesn’t want to sign his son Giovanni Simeone for the Colchoneros, which leaves the option for another striker next season and the Argentine manager is very keen on Lozano to eventually replace Antoine Griezmann as the main man on the attack. Other major clubs that will be interested in Lozano next summer are Borussia Dortmund from the Bundesliga, Manchester City and Manchester United from the Premier League, as well as AC Milan from Serie A. But if Lozano leaves to another club in the near future, the player would like to give either the Premier League or La Liga a chance before any other competition.So far so good! Great night for PSV! ❤#PSVWIL 4-0— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 1, 2018Another thing we can’t ignore about the possibility of Hirving Lozano leaving the Dutch champions is the fact that his “compadre” Erick Gutierrez just arrived in PSV Eindhoven this season and he would love to play a lot more together with him. ‘Guti’ just arrived from Mexican club Pachuca and will take a little bit to adapt, this whole process won’t be the same if Lozano isn’t there to stand by his best friend’s side at least during the first couple of years. We are not joking when we say that Hirving Lozano seems destined to become one of the best players in the world very soon, the top clubs in European football are aware of the bright future ahead of this player and they don’t want to miss on the opportunity of having him in their ranks. Next summer we could have a battle between many clubs to sign the Mexican winger, who already is the best player from his country at the moment.Players such as Guillermo Ochoa, Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutiérrez have returned to their current clubs and will not play our next match ? ?? in Nashville, TN. #PasiónyOrgullo | #MEXTOUR— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) September 8, 2018Which club do you think Lozano will pick after PSV Eindhoven? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

I feel sorry for Kane – Barnes

first_imgLiverpool legend John Barnes says England’s lack of creativity up front makes him feel sorry for Harry Kane as he receives no quality support.Barnes believes that the lack of creative spark in England’s midfield is affecting Harry Kane as he struggled up front in their 2-1 defeat to Spain at Wembley on Saturday.“That is why I feel so sorry for Harry Kane,” Barnes told talkSPORT.“As much as he got the Golden Boot and is a fantastic goal scorer, we are not creating any chances for him.“It’s because the players we want to be creative are the ones who have too many touches on the ball and who dribble.”Barnes also slammed the FA’s obsession with players comfortable on the ball, saying it ruins creative midfielders.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I remember when this whole directive to get more comfortable on the ball started a few years ago,” Barnes continued.“What we did to promote comfort on the ball was start to get players who are comfortable on the ball.“I think we needed to develop players who could play one and two touch. In,stead we got players comfortable on the ball who could take 50 touches. So now we have players who can do that.“Look at [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, [Raheem] Sterling… they’re all very good dribblers. But we don’t have a creative player like Andrea Pirlo.“So, we either have defensive midfield players like [Eric] Dier and [Jordan] Henderson or attacking midfielder players who just dribble.”last_img read more

Berbatov Man United dont need a new ballplaying defender

first_imgFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones provide enough quality in defence for the club to feel the need to splash out on a new signingInterim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the board are expected to pursue another centre-back in this month’s transfer window.But Berbatov reckons that United have enough quality at the back and urged his old club to instead focus on developing the players they have right now.“I have said in this column before that United need a new ball-playing centre-back,” Berbatov told Betfair.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But the likes of Lindelof and Jones are now showing that they are more than capable of bringing the ball out so they don’t need anyone else.“Ole instead needs to focus on bringing the best out of the players already on the books and there have been some good signs there already, with Marcus Rashford looking very sharp and even Alexis Sanchez joining the party at Newcastle with an excellent assist.”United defeated Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday after goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku.last_img read more

Going down South

first_imgCarnatic music is part of an unbroken tradition of classical music in Tamil Nadu.  In order to revive its legacy, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha are up with Chithirai Music And Dance Festival. The three-day festival aims to showcase a wide range of dance performances and vocals in Tamil by traditional and contemporary composers.S Sowmya, Kunnakkudi Balamurali Krishna and Priya Venkataraman will be dedicating the festival to other Tamil composers.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Sowmya will be dedicating her performance to M M Dandapani Desikar, S Ramanathan Koteeswara Iyer, Arunachala Kavi, Ambujam Krishna, Periasami Thooran, Thevaram and Tiruppavai.Krishna  will be presenting his vocals dedicated to T M Thiagarajan, Madurai T.Srinivasan, Papanasam Sivan, Nilakanta Sivan, Gopalakrishna Bharath, Kulasekara Alwar, Arunagirinathar and Ramalinga Vallalar.Venkataraman, known for her adherence to the classical style of traditional Bharatanatyam will be dedicating her performance to Thirunyana Sambandar, Tanjore Quartette,Subramanya Bharathi, Madurai Kavi, C.Rajagopalachari and Madurai T.Srinivasan.When: 18-20 AprilWhere:  IGNCA Auditorium, CV Mess Janpathlast_img read more

Drones to detect mosquito larvae on roofs of highrises

first_imgKolkata: The state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department is mulling to use drones for detecting mosquito larvae particularly at roofs of high-rise buildings in the urban local bodies. A preliminary demonstration about the effectiveness of using the technology was undertaken at Ward 82 in South Kolkata on Friday afternoon. State Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim and the department’s Principal Secretary Subrata Gupta was present at the time of the exercise. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe drone was used to capture footages of roofs of some high-rises to find out whether any garbage or water accumulation is there. “We were satisfied with the footage captured by the drone and suggested certain improvement in the software so that it can serve our purpose. The private company that has developed the technology made a note of the same and will accordingly work for the same,” a senior official of the Municipal Affairs department said. It may be mentioned that the state government has a database of all the high-rise buildings in the city and its urban areas in the state in terms of their holding numbers. “Our plan is to capture the footage and then connect it with our Geographic Information System (GIS) which will track the problematic building as per its holding number. As soon as we locate the building, we will slap a notice to it for taking up cleanliness with immediacy. We have made it clear to the agency that their technology should meet our requirements,” the official added.last_img read more

Ray changed Soumitras handwriting style during Charulata

first_imgKolkata: Actors change their weight and look to become a character in a movie, but Soumitra Chatterjee had to alter his hand writing style to suit the profile of his character in Satyajit Ray’s 1964 classic Charulata. Ray also explained to him the evolution of Bengali script before shooting of the award-winning film began, Chatterjee, a Dadasaheb Phalke award winner, said. “When Manikda (as Ray was called by his friends) told me I would have to change my hand writing suiting the profile of the character of ‘Amal’ in the film, I was initially taken aback. He said there will be shots of me scribbling and writing on paper. Those will be close shots and hence there remained very little scope for camera tricks,” the actor said at a programme held here recently. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash Bengal”Under his tutelage, I used to buy reams of papers and practise. After several months, I could change my hand writing style. Perhaps I am the only actor in the world to have gone through such an experience,” he said. Chatterjee, who acted in as many as 14 Ray movies, revealed this, when asked about his fondness for sketching and calligraphy at the programme where his first book on paintings and annotations was launched. “Manikda then taught me the evolution of Bengali script. What it had been and what it was now, how the words changed over the years, what was the role of Rabindranath Tagore and later writers in changing Bengali scripts,” said Chatterjee, also a veteran stage performer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe legendary actor, who turned 84 on Saturday, said he had done more than 300 films in the over five-decade long career, but barring one or two occasions, he did not have any serious argument with any of his directors. “I often wonder when I read about this actor having major show down with that director in newspapers, or hear about such incidents. I wonder why should this happen,” he said. Describing director as the ‘spearhead’ of a film, he said actor and director are collaborators and not rivals. Recalling that at the beginning of his career, he used to research about the possible background of a character he would portray in a film, Chatterjee said: “I still try to understand the surroundings and social and economic standing of any character I portray. In my earlier days I used to prepare the family tree of my character.” Chatterjee, whose book of paintings Chhobi o Chhaya was released on Tuesday, said: “I am not a professional painter. But I had come in close contact with many painters in my student days and used to see paintings in exhibitions.” Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore, whose paintings had encouraged him, Chatterjee said: “I used to be inspired by his history of doodle, I liked the way he sketched figures.last_img read more

Rain to play spoilsport on Saraswati Puja day

first_imgKolkata: The City of Joy will receive light spells of rain on the day of Saraswati Puja due to western disturbances, predicted the Alipore Meteorological Department on Thursday.”There is a possibility of light rainfall in Kolkata on Saraswati Puja. Due to western disturbances, all the districts of north Bengal will also receive some amount of rainfall which will reduce the temperature in the area,” said Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director general of Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe further stated that apart from rainfall occurring in certain areas of Sikkim and Darjeeling, there is also a possibility of snowfall in high-altitude areas on February 8 and 9.While some areas in South Bengal will also witness light spells of rain, almost all areas of North Bengal are set to receive light to heavy rainfall.In Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, and Birbhum there is also a possibility of hailstorms accompanied by thunder. The temperature will also rise slightly in the state for the next few days from February 8.”The western disturbances are causing a hindrance to northern winds and hence, the temperature in the city will keep on increasing. The minimum temperature will be somewhere close to 16 degrees Celsius,” Bandyopadhyay said.The weather condition is set to get back to normal after Saraswati Puja and it is likely to be dry with no signs of rainfall as predicted by the Alipore Meteorological Department.last_img read more