‘I hope Real Madrid miss Ronaldo’ – Busquets

first_imgBarcelona star Sergio Busquets has said that he hopes Real Madrid suffer after selling Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.Ronaldo completed a sensational €112 million (£99m/$131m) move to Juventus in the summer and made his debut for the Italian side in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Chievo.A five-time Ballon d’Or winner, the Portuguese has been a thorn in the side of Barca over the years, netting 18 times against them in 31 Clasicos and helping Madrid to a raft of titles, including three successive Champions Leagues. 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! Busquets hopes that the Santiago Bernabeu side will hurt from selling their star man, although he suspects new head coach Julen Lopetegui will find a solution.“I hope they miss him and notice the lack of goals,” he told El Pais. “But I know his coach and he will make Madrid more of a team.”Meanwhile, the 30-year-old spoke highly of team-mate Lionel Messi, who was Ronaldo’s great rival for the nine years he spent in La Liga.“To have Leo in the team solves almost everything because he unbalances opponents, scores goals and creates them,” he said. “The more time the ball is at his feet, the better and more advantage we will have.“It’s logical that our game has to go through him. It’s not being dependent on Messi, it’s being smart and taking advantage of the best player in the world.“When I’ve got the ball, I try to find him. Sometimes, too much. But I prefer to take the risk.”Busquets also spoke of the departure of Andres Iniesta, who has already made a spectacular impression at Vissel Kobe in the J-League.Asked if the veteran will be missed this season, he replied: “Clearly. But not only as a player, but in the dressing room because like Carles Puyol, Xavi and Victor Valdes, he was a captain, a guide. “I think the most difficult moment will be when Leo leaves, our generation is almost all the same age and we could finish almost at the same time. Better not to think about it and enjoy the moment.”Barca began their season with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday, with Messi netting twice.last_img read more

Nokia X71 aka Nokia 8.1 Plus with triple camera, Snapdragon 660 leaked ahead of April 2 launch

first_imgHMD Global is expected to announce a brand new Nokia phone in Taiwan on Tuesday, April 2. The company sent out invites for a launch event where it is rumoured to announce the Nokia X71. Now, there seems to be some confusion whether the Nokia X71 will be named Nokia 8.1 Plus or Nokia 6.2, but for the sake of staying in line with most recent reports, we will be going with Nokia 8.1 Plus. The upcoming handset is expected to come with a punch-hole display, triple cameras and a Snapdragon 660 chipset based on new reports.The Nokia X71 aka Nokia 8.1 Plus was spotted on Geekbench last week, revealing that the mid-range smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset. Additionally, the benchmark listing mentions 6GB of RAM and Android Pie software running inside what is expected to be an Android One smartphone.The upcoming Nokia phone is widely expected to be HMD’s first phone with a punch-hole display of around 6.22 inches. Past renders have suggested a hole in the display on the top left side to house a selfie camera. Interestingly, while past renders have suggested dual rear camera, newer reports now claim triple cameras for the Nokia X71 or Nokia 8.1 Plus. Nokia X71 sketch courtesy NokiaPowerUserNokiaPowerUser reported based on a “dependable” source that the Nokia X71 will come with triple rear cameras. As per the latest leak, the triple camera setup will include a 48MP primary camera, a 2MP secondary camera and a third camera with a 5MP sensor. The leak doesn’t specify the types of lenses being used, but we expect an ultra wide-angle lens to be part of the configuration. Notably, the leakster told NPU that the Nokia X71 will not be called Nokia 6.2, which once again leads us to believe it will be called Nokia 8.1 Plus.advertisementThe report by NPU backs the Geekbench listing when it comes to the Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. However, the latest report claims the Nokia X71 will sport a 6.4-inch display rather than a 6.22-inch screen. This will come with a FHD+ resolution, which isn’t surprising. The handset is also said to house a 3,500mAh battery.If HMD Global indeed announces the Nokia X71 on April 2, we won’t have to wait too long to find out the official specs and design. We might have to wait a bit longer to know whether it will be called the Nokia 6.2 or Nokia 8.1 Plus.ALSO READ | Nokia X71 aka Nokia 8.1 Plus with 48MP camera to launch on April 2last_img read more