Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has said Phillipe Coutinho has to adjust to Lionel Messi’s role in the team.
Valverde was speaking to the media, after their 1-0 win over Valencia, in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday night.
Messi set up Luis Suarez to head in the winner with 67 minutes played.
Club-record signing Philippe Coutinho started the match from the bench, but was introduced around the hour-mark.
“It’s true that Coutinho played on the centre because sometimes Messi likes playing on the right side,” Valverde said.
“If that happens we have to readjust a bit. Our idea is Coutinho should play on the sides, when Messi plays in the centre, but he can play everywhere.
“It’s true that for Liverpool he used to play on the left but for Brazil he used to play on the right side. He can suit any place forward,” he added.
Ekweremadu: FG reacts to IPOB’s disgrace of ex-Senate President in Germany
Senator Ekweremadu, who was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival as a speaker and special guest of honour at the event organised by the Ndi-Igbo Germany community, was beaten up and publicly humiliated.
Dabiri-Erewa in a statement on Saturday described the incident as an embarrassment to the country.
She stated that some of the culprits who perpetrated the act had been apprehended and called on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure they faced the consequences of their actions.
The statement reads, “It is also shamefully pathetic that an event which was nobly put together by the Ndi-Igbo community in Germany whose members make up the majority of Nigerians living in Germany, to amongst other things provide a forum for the Diasporans and various stakeholders to network and to facilitate a better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses, ended up in such a disgraceful manner.”
She appealed to Nigerians to be of good behaviour wherever they find themselves “because such incidents tarnish the image of the country.”
FG reveals date for indefinite closure of Enugu airport, gives reason
A statement on Saturday in Lagos by FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said the closure is to enable the Authority carry out major repairs on the runway.
“The closure would address existing safety and security concerns at the airport,” the statement said.
It added that the closure of the runway would take effect by 12:00 a.m. on August 24.
She said a date to reopen the runway would be communicated in due course.
Yakubu further said, “FAAN remains committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort of airport users in the country.”
It would be recalled that the immediate past Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had said during his recent ministerial screening that the airport would be closed down because of the state of the runway.
He also said the airport might be downgraded, sparking controversy as different personalities and groups urged the government against the move, citing the importance of the airport in the region.
Shehu Sani reacts as IPOB members attack Ekweremadu in Germany
Senator Ekweremadu, who was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival as a speaker and special guest of honour in an event organised by the Ndi-Igbo Germany community, was beaten up and publicly humiliated by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Reacting, Sani condemned the attack.
The former lawmaker noted that the agenda of those that attacked Ekweremadu cannot be achieved through violence or assault.
Sani on his Twitter page wrote: “The attack on Senator Ekweremadu in Germany stands unreservedly condemned.
“Whatever is the political or philosophical agenda of the people that attacked him, the strategy of physical assault or violence cannot lead them to success.”
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB had owned up on the attack on the former Deputy Senate President.
IPOB said the attack serves as a warning to Nnia Nwodo, Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano and others to stay away from any public event abroad unless they want to be humiliated.
Arewa2 days ago
Yari runs to court as EFCC seals Abuja mansion
News3 days ago
New minimum wage: NLC breaks silence in delayed implementation
Crime3 days ago
Fake policeman nabbed with stolen car in Anambra
News3 days ago
Reps summon DSS, CBN, NNPC, Customs, issue warning to heads
Arewa3 days ago
Boy, 15, fakes own kidnap, demands ransom of ₦500,000
News3 days ago
El-Zakzaky fires back from India, says Buhari govt lied
Arewa2 days ago
NDLEA talks tough over Gombe farmers inducing labourers with hard drugs
Education2 days ago
Nigerian Universities to be shut down from Monday as workers embark upon warning strike