Messi the ‘cherry on top’ of Barcelona – Spalletti

first_imgInter boss Luciano Spalletti believes Lionel Messi is “the best” and is looking forward to the challenge of facing Barcelona’s star man in the Champions League.The Italian outfit were beaten 2-0 at the Camp Nou by a Barca side missing Messi through injury, with Rafinha and Jordi Alba the scorers in a comfortable win for the Blaugrana.However, the Argentine superstar has seemingly made a miraculous recovery from a broken arm to be in contention for Tuesday’s return date and has travelled with Ernesto Valverde’s squad to Milan. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! And Spalletti feels that the prospect of facing the Catalan giants and Messi is a great test for his side, who sit second in the group – just three points off Barcelona at the top – and has called on his players to show their quality against a top-class opponent.”We can play against anyone and perform the same way,” he told reporters at a pre-match press conference.”The team is doing well, and this is truly the chance to see if we can play evenly against anyone. When we talk about Barcelona, we are talking about the highest calibre of opponent in this game. They have a team mentality and Messi is the cherry on top. All the kids ask for his jersey when they dream of being a footballer. He’s the best.”The 59-year-old also discussed a potential starting berth for Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan, signed from Roma in the summer, as he returns from injury.Spalletti added: “He’s a complete player, he needs to be evaluated carefully because he’s had injuries, he can also be a defensive midfielder, that is where he started. When we moved him further up at Roma there was a lot of criticism from the media, but then all the criticism disappeared.”last_img read more

This is how Apple iPhone 11 will be different from iPhone XS

first_imgIt has barely been four months since Apple introduced its three new iPhone models-the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max-that rumours about the company’s next generation of iPhones have started doing rounds on the internet. And while the previous round of rumours talked about the processor and the display, the latest reports talk about the camera that the Apple iPhone 11 is likely to sport.Word is that Apple’s iPhone 2019, or iPhone XI as it is being called, will come with a 3D camera sensor at the back. This sensor will be supplied to the Cupertino, California-based company by Sony, which, at the moment, is working on its next-generation 3D sensors after getting interest from customers including Apple.Sony is already supplying camera sensors to major tech companies including Apple, Samsung and Google. However, according to a report by Bloomberg, the new 3D camera sensors will power both front and the rear cameras.Apple is already using 3D sensors with TrueDepth camera in the front camera of its iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. However, these phones use a technique called ‘structured light’ to capture more detail in the images. Sony’s 3D sensors, on the other hand, will use a different technique called Time of Flight (TOF), wherein the camera sensor will send out invisible infrared pulse and measure the time taken by the light to bounce back to recreate the image. This technology, in turn, would help the cameras capture more accurate and detailed images.advertisementInterestingly, the TOF technology hasn’t been tested yet. However, Sony has already started distributing the toolkit to developers for developing apps that utilise the chip’s advanced technique for communication, and it will start the mass production of the chip in late summer in order to meet the demands of the smartphone companies.Apart from the rear camera, Apple is also likely to give make changes to the iPhones front camera and processor. The iPhone 11 is also expected to come with the company’s A13 chipset. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 11’s front camera setup is likely to come with a new flood illuminator feature that would improve FaceID by reducing the impact of invisible light from the environment.ALSO READ: | iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: Crazy good phones at crazy high pricesALSO READ: | Apple won’t release a 5G iPhone until 2020ALSO READ: | iPhone XR is Apple’s best iPhone yet, but here is why people are not buying itlast_img read more