The second wave of smart speakers is coming

first_img Continue Reading Previous Bluetooth mesh solution cuts time-to-marketNext New version of MIPI CSI-2 looks (literally) beyond mobile phones In case you haven’t heard, 2017 has already been dubbed “the year of the voice interface.” The year started out with voice activation front-and-center at CES in Las Vegas, and this remained so mid-year at MWC in Shanghai, which I recently attended. This appellation is further underpinned by the number of Internet and technology giants that are constantly joining the race to construct the perfect speaker-based personal assistant.Smart speakers in the U.S. Since the introduction of the Amazon Echo in 2014, this market has experienced exponential growth. Per audioxpress.com, in the US, smart speakers account for 30% of shipments in the home audio hardware category. Growth is expected to continue in the next few years, with projections of about 100M units by 2020, with 75% of US households owning a smart speaker.Last year, Google released its Google Home speaker. Since then, it has managed to pry away a share of the market, but is still far behind the Echo. According to the eMarketer US forecast for 2017, Amazon’s Echo speaker will control 70.6% and Google Home will reach a 23.8% share, while the remaining market will be portioned among smaller players, such as Lenovo, Harman Kardon, and LG.All the biggest names in technology are now competing for a small, circular piece of real estate on your coffee table (Sources: Reuters/Peter Hobson, Reuters/Beck Diefenbach, Reuters/Stephen Lam, and Harman Kardon) However, the situation is expected to change significantly now that Apple has announced its pricey, high-end speaker, the HomePod. Microsoft is also on the way to join the race, but not with its own speaker; instead, it will be launching a Harman Kardon device called Invoke, powered by Cortana. Another noteworthy entrance to this market, made earlier this year, is Lenovo’s Smart Assistant speaker, which will be a new host to Amazon’s Alexa. Users will now be able to choose a product that is powered by Alexa’s intelligent voice services, but in a device not made by Amazon. The sound system of the Lenovo speaker will also be by Harman Kardon.Chinese-speaking smart speakers open the door to a fifth of the world’s population Meanwhile, in China, Alibaba announced its entrance into the intelligent home speaker market with the Tmall Genie X1, as seen in this promotional video.The Tmall Genie X1It is expected to go on sale in August for the equivalent of about $75, which is much cheaper than the various US devices. However, there is already competition in China. One of Alibaba’s competitors, the up-and-coming online retailer JD, has already collaborated with iFlytek and — last year — released the Linglong Dingdong series of smart speakers.Chinese search engine giant, Baidu, together with hardware company, AiNemo, has built a slightly different take on the smart speaker. The device, called Little Fish, is powered by DuerOS, which is Baidu’s voice activation OS. Differing from all the other products discussed until now, this device comes equipped with both a screen and a camera. The intelligent robot can track the user’s face and use face recognition to authenticate online purchases. It can also display information and images in response to user queries.Baidu’s take on the smart speaker; with a screen and camera, it can track you around the room (Source: Baidu) This is somewhat similar to the newest addition to Amazon’s Echo product line, the Echo Show. The Show, as opposed to the Little Fish, cannot move, so it can’t track you around the room. You can’t even change the angle of the screen manually, so it’s much more limiting, but it’s the first U.S. smart speaker to have a screen. Thus, as we see more and more copycats of the original Amazon Echo, Amazon itself is moving on to new features.Will the assistants’ skill sets be the main differentiator? It’s still early in the game for this market, and already the similarity is astonishing. Except for slight design differences, there is hardly any diversity in the physical appearance of the devices. On the inside, there are some more interesting differences. The number of microphones varies from only two in the Google Home, which is the minimum for performing far field voice pickup, to eight in the Lenovo Assistant. The number and quality of speakers also varies, with upcoming offerings from Lenovo and Apple attempting to bring audio to a much higher level than Amazon and Google thanks to multi-channel tweeters, room correction, and audio beamforming.The variance is much more pronounced in the brains behind the speakers. The artificial intelligence (AI) platforms are not all equal when it comes to their skill sets and the tasks they can perform. Alexa has already acquired more than 15,000 skills, far more than any contender. Google Home, in second place, has a mere 378, according to Voicebot. This could be a very strong selling point and differentiator going forward.Another important aspect is the “smartness” of the underlying AI platform. The ability to be conversational, understand context, and answer follow-up questions, are good examples. This is a bit harder to measure than counting skills, but Google Assistant might be ahead of Alexa in this field. In general, search giants like Google and Baidu, which have access to enormous banks of data, have an advantage when it comes to deep learning, and this may give them an edge looking forward.Until now, the AI platform and the physical speaker have gone together, but that is about to change. Since Amazon and Google have already opened their services to third party devices, the design of the speaker hardware itself is open to anyone. With an adequate solution for far field voice pickup, any device can connect to the personal assistant of choice through their API and offer intelligent voice services. This opens up abundant opportunities for silicon and device makers to build smart speaker hardware to address any market niche. Apple, as usual, is keeping Siri in their own hardware.Creating a cost-effective low-power SoC solution Considering all of the points presented above together, I believe this marks the onslaught of the second wave of smart speakers. The second wave is the cycle in which device manufacturers struggle to reduce cost and reach mass market volumes, using the same few personal assistant platforms. To do this, they must find the optimum balance between features and user experience while maintaining competitive pricing. At the same time, the market leaders will attempt to enhance the skills and intelligence of their platforms and introduce new features (like screens and cameras) with varying degrees of success. As in the smartphone platforms war of a decade ago, this will lead to many variations that, in the end, converge into the consumers’ choice of the Darwinian fittest.Now that the market is thriving, many more will join. The Lenovo speaker and the Invoke will be especially interesting because they mark the beginning of the split between the voice assistant and the consumer product that enables it. If you want to learn how to voice-enable your own devices, check out the CEVA-X2 DSP core for multi-mic far field voice pickup; also CEVA’s Bluetooth (including BT 5) and Wi-Fi for ultra-low-power connectivity.Moshe Sheier is Director of Strategic Marketing, CEVA. In this role, Moshe oversees corporate development and strategic partnerships for CEVA’s core target markets and future growth areas. Moshe is engaged with leading SW and IP companies to bring innovative DSP-based solutions to the market. In his spare time, Moshe rides mountain bikes and practices Aikido. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Communications, Consumer, Industry, Medical center_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need him

first_imgArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need himby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has ruled out a January move for Mesut Ozil.The German has fallen out of favour as of late and missed Wednesday’s EFL Cup quarter-finals with Tottenham, with Emery citing “tactical reasons” behind the decision.However, the Spaniard insists Ozil remains important to his plans.He told reporters: “I want every player with a good mentality to help us. He can give us his quality and his characteristics. We need Mesut Ozil.”Every player wants to play and help the team when we need them. The frustration is the same for everybody when they haven’t played a match.”I have told him what we need from him. He has the commitment to help us and the quality and the characteristics to help us when the team need him on the pitch.”Tomorrow he is in the 18 players in the squad.”When asked again on whether Ozil’s future lies at Arsenal, Emery said: “Yes, why not?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Googlebred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

first_imgATWATER, Calif. – Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all.Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its progress Monday during a rare peek at a closely guarded testing facility located 120 miles (193 kilometres) southeast of San Francisco. That’s where its robots complete their equivalent of driver’s education.The tour included giving more than three dozen reporters rides in Chrysler Pacifica minivans travelling through faux neighbourhoods and expressways that Waymo has built on a former Air Force base located in the Californian Central Valley city of Atwater.The minivans smoothly cruised the roads — driver’s seat empty and passengers in the back — at speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph). By contrast, the Waymo-powered minivans that have been driving volunteer riders in the Phoenix area still use safety drivers to take over control if something goes wrong.But Waymo’s real goal is to get to the point where people in cars are nothing but passengers.Waymo CEO John Krafcik told reporters that the company will be making some cars and freight trucks totally driverless fairly soon, though he didn’t provide a specific timetable. “We are really close,” he said. “We are going to do it when we feel like we are ready.”Since Google began working on self-driving cars in 2009, dozens of established automakers such as General Motors and Ford Motors have entered the race, along with other big technology companies, including Apple and ride-hailing service Uber. The competition is so fierce and the stakes so high that Waymo is currently suing Uber , alleging that one of its former managers stole its trade secrets and took them with him when he joined Uber in 2016 as part of an elaborate scheme. The trial in that high-profile case is scheduled to begin in early December.Waymo is hoping to infuse its technology into ride-hailing services such as its current partner, Lyft, and big-rig trucking companies. It also intends to license its automated system to automakers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobile, which is already using it in 100 Pacifica minivans.last_img read more

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CES 2019 Its all about the games and AI

first_img 8K very much a focal point this year at CES. Consumers will find brighter pictures sharper contrast and richer blacks. 8K is becoming more and more consumer economical and Europe, YouTube to name a few are already rolling out 8K content. Any size you can think of can now become reality..but at a price. Samsung – The Wall can be built to any custom size this one pictured is 219” comprised of Micro LED panels the TV can be built to pretty much any specification as long as you have the money. LAS VEGAS — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology’s biggest trade event gets underway.There you go peeps! Official. iTunes on Samsung smart TVs in over 100 countries. #ces2019 #lifeofacameraguy pic.twitter.com/oXnh0NpE3J— Nick Blakeney (@CameraGuyNick) January 7, 2019BRING ON THE GAMESEnough about self-driving cars. A big contingent at the CES 2019 gadget show would rather hear about better video games.Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang got a big round of applause Sunday night when he told a crowd at the Las Vegas tech conference that he’d spend more time talking gaming than autonomous driving.The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker’s computer graphics technology is used in both industries. But it was his unveiling of a new gaming-oriented graphics processor that elicited the biggest cheers.Huang also detailed how his company’s advances in artificial intelligence and a graphics technology called “ray tracing” are helping to generate ever-more-realistic scenery in popular games like Anthem and Battlefield V.This year’s CES is less focused on autonomous cars as last year’s, though there’s ongoing buzz about self-driving innovations. Ride-hailing service Lyft says after launching a self-driving Las Vegas taxi service at last year’s CES, it’s now had almost 30,000 paid rides.A CENTURY-OLD CES FIRST-TIMERYou wouldn’t expect to find the maker of Pampers and Bounty paper towels at the world’s largest technology conference.But here’s consumer goods company Procter & Gamble at CES 2019, showing off heated razors and a toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence. (Sorry if you were expecting self-changing diapers.)Procter & Gamble, which was founded more than 180 years ago, said it’s the first time it has been an exhibitor at CES. The company said it needs to infuse technology into everyday products to keep up with what customers want.Among the goods on display: a waterproof Gillette razor that heats up to 122 degrees; an Oral-B toothbrush that tells you if you’re missing areas when brushing; and a wand-like device called Opte that scans the skin and releases serum that covers up age spots and other discoloration.Counter top dishwasher that uses only a gallon of water and can plug into a simple wall plug. No biggie… My younger self is crying: “Where was this when I lived in my shoebox apartment!!!” #CES2019 #lifeofacameraguy pic.twitter.com/Nav8XfPpMV— Nick Blakeney (@CameraGuyNick) January 7, 2019Although some of the products have been sold in test runs, pricing hasn’t been set yet. But expect to pay a lot more than the ordinary stuff currently on drugstore shelves.center_img ___Follow @Gadget_Guy and @CameraGuyNick from Breakfast Television on CityTv for more on CES.AP reporters Matt O’Brien and Joseph Pisani contributed to this report.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Not many people know that Im brother of Ayushmann Aparshakti Khurana

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Aparshakti Khurana believes the many film-goers are still oblivious to one key fact of his life: that he is the brother of Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana. The 31-year-old actor, who started his career as a radio jockey and later became an anchor on Indian television, made a successful switch to films with 2016 blockbuster “Dangal”, featuring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim and Sanya Malhotra. He followed up with films like “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, “Stree” and most recently “Luka Chuppi”. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Unlike his big brother Ayushmann, who made a debut as a lead hero with “Vicky Donor” in 2012, Aparshakti has mostly played supporting parts in the films, but he is fine with it. “Whenever I meet people, they call me Bittu of ‘Stree’ or Omkar of ‘Dangal’. And I believe not many people know that I’m the brother of Ayushmann. When they do get to know that we are brothers, then sometimes they are shocked and sometimes they say ‘Yeah, you sound so similar’ or ‘you look similar’. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary “I think it happens also because we both share different space. His space is completely different than mine. I have had a different journey than he had,” the actor told PTI. Aparshakti says that his career trajectory is also not similar to other Bollywood star kids or brothers, who have almost always been launched as a lead. “My journey is different from other star brothers, kids or sisters. I think that is one of the main reasons that people don’t question me on this. So far, the media and the audiences have not really roped me into the ambit of nepotism. “No one has really come up and said that I have been launched by someone. I’m still playing the friend of a film’s hero. No star kid has ever done this role but I have done it in five films.” The actor says he does not believe in planning anything and he just goes with his gut when it comes to making decisions. “There was a time in my school and college days when I really used to plan and they never shaped up, both at the personal and professional front. And I think whenever you plan things and they don’t happen, then you feel heartbroken. I have stopped planning things. I have stopped planning life, be it personal or professional,” he says. “I don’t really sit down and think like ‘I’ll do these things now.’ I just do things the way I want to do and the way they come to me,” he adds. After “Luka Chuppi”, the actor will be next seen in “Jabariya Jodi”, “Street Dancer” and “Kanpuriye”.last_img read more

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Senate rejects Prez Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

first_imgWashington: In a stunning rebuke to Donald Trump, a dozen Republican senators broke party ranks and sided with Democrats to terminate the US President’s declaration of a national emergency on America’s border with Mexico. In a 59-41 vote, 12 Republicans joined every Senate Democrat on Thursday in a rare move to block the president’s effort to divert billions in funding to build his long-promised border wall without congressional approval. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangThe Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the emergency, arguing that the president had exceeded his powers in trying to build a border wall over Congress’ objections, the New York Times reported. Following the vote, President Trump tweeted, “VETO!” Trump slammed the vote, calling it a “Democrat-inspired Resolution”. “I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country,” he said in a tweet. “I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!” Trump said. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: TrumpCongress needs a two-thirds majority of both chambers to override a presidential veto, which is viewed as unlikely in this case. “Never before has a president asked for funding, Congress has not provided it, and the president then has used the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to spend the money anyway,” said Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee. Trump had sought to frame the vote publicly as not only a declaration of support for his border security policies but as a sign of personal loyalty, the report said. “It’s pure and simple: It’s a vote for border security; it’s a vote for no crime,” Trump told reporters before the vote, which he declared on Thursday morning on Twitter to be “a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!”. But he could not overcome concerns among Republican senators about the legality of redirecting USD 3.6 billion from military construction projects toward the border wall, even after Congress explicitly rejected the funding request. “I believe the use of emergency powers in this circumstance violates the Constitution,” said Senator Jerry Moran, Republican from Kansas, in a statement. “This continues our country down the path of all powerful executive something those who wrote the Constitution were fearful of,” Moran was quoted as saying. The Republican senators who stood by Trump insisted that there was an immigration crisis at the southern border and that the order was well within the jurisdiction of the National Emergencies Act, which gives presidents wide-ranging latitude to declare a national emergency.last_img read more

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13 killed in Nashik road accident

first_imgMumbai: Thirteen people, including five women and two children, were Monday killed and three injured when a truck overturned on their tempo on the Mumbai-Nagpur Highway in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district, police said.The accident took place in Malkapur at around 2:15, an official said, adding that the deceased were brick-kiln workers who were returning to Anurabad village after buying groceries. “The truck driver lost control after a tyre burst, following which the vehicle veered and fell on top of the tempo, crushing it. Thirteen passengers of the tempo died instantly and three suffered grievous injuries. An accidental death case has been registered and probe is underway,” Superintendent of Police Dilip Patil Bhujbal said. The truck, which had left Kutch in Gujarat on May 18, was ferrying 400 bags of salt to Nagpur, the official said. Among the dead, five are from Anurabad, six from Nagzari and two from Bhusawal, he added. A team has been formed to nab the driver who absconded from the spot, the SP said.last_img read more

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March Madness Crib Notes Welcome To The Elite Eight

Half the Final Four will be set by the end of day Saturday, and it’s a very good bet one of the schools left standing will be named “Kentucky.” As for the other, the battle between Wisconsin and Arizona for the right to emerge out of the West is probably the best matchup of the entire tournament thus far.Here’s everything else to keep an eye on as the Elite Eight gets underway:No. 1 Wisconsin (39 percent win probability) vs. No. 2 ArizonaLocation: Los AngelesWhen to watch: At 6:09 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Arizona 94.5, Wisconsin 93.6Upset probability: 61 percentPlayer to watch: Frank Kaminsky, WisconsinIn a world where the FiveThirtyEight power ratings ruled all, this matchup would be happening in the Final Four, as Arizona and Wisconsin were Nos. 2 and 3 (respectively) in our pre-tournament team rankings. Instead, the selection committee placed the Wildcats sixth in its S-curve list, handing them the No. 2 seed out West and putting them on a collision course with the Badgers in the regional finals.Don’t let the seedings fool you: Our model favors Arizona by about 2.2 points on the Staples Center’s neutral floor. (Which is, in actuality, slightly less than neutral for Wisconsin due to the effects of travel distance.) We’re not alone, either; of the five different computer ratings that go into the FiveThirtyEight model, only ESPN’s Basketball Power Index ranks Wisconsin higher than Arizona, while the consensus line in Vegas also gives the edge to the Wildcats. So, in an interesting twist, it would be a clear upset if the No. 1 seed advances to the Final Four.And how does Wisconsin pull off said upset? It won’t be by creating havoc with takeaways on defense. Wisconsin ranked 327th out of 351 Division I schools in turnovers forced per possession, and 319th in steals per opponent possession. Nor will it necessarily be through a barrage of 3-point shooting — the Badgers are solid from long-distance, but it’s not the crux of their game plan. The Badgers play a great style for a favorite; they’re big, and they score well inside, hit the defensive glass hard and rarely commit fouls or turn the ball over. But what happens when they’re the underdog?One of the only things about Wisconsin that profiles well for creating the kind of variance necessary to boost one’s upset probability is their trademark slow pace. The fewer the possessions in the game, the fewer chances for Arizona to exert its talent advantage. And it’s more than possible that the Badgers dictate the pace against the Wildcats and grind out the win. (They did force a UNC team that averages nearly 70 possessions per 40 minutes to play, and lose, a 60-possession game Thursday night.) Whatever they do, as underdogs — seedings be damned — they’ll have to shake things up somehow. No. 1 Kentucky (87 percent win probability) vs. No. 3 Notre DameLocation: ClevelandWhen to watch: At 8:49 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Kentucky 99.7, Notre Dame 87.9Upset probability: 13 percentPlayer to watch: Karl-Anthony Towns, KentuckyCan Kentucky be stopped en route to 40-0? That’s a question 29 teams have tried — and failed — to answer in the affirmative so far this season. Notre Dame will become challenger No. 30 on Saturday, and the FiveThirtyEight model isn’t very optimistic about its chances, either. Our latest calculations say the Wildcats have a whopping 87 percent probability of dispatching the Fighting Irish just like all the other pretenders to their presumptive crown.For a little perspective on 87 percent probabilities, our model also gave Kentucky an 87 percent chance of beating West Virginia in the Sweet 16, and we know how that turned out. I even called the Mountaineers Kentucky’s “sternest test yet,” which, in a sense, was true — the Wildcats boasted rounded-off win probabilities of 100 percent and 94 percent in the tournament’s first two rounds — but just sounded silly after UK doubled up the score on WVU. Now both Las Vegas and our model have the Wildcats favored by about 11 points against Notre Dame, and somehow that feels too low.What little hope the Irish have rests on their efficient offense, which actually ranked better nationally this season (according to KenPom.com) than Kentucky’s. The Irish are a great shooting team that can knock down spot-up jumpers all over the court, and they also excel in the transition game. Kentucky usually possesses an air of unbeatability, but even it could fall to a hot shooting night from downtown, like the one Ole Miss almost used to stop UK’s winning streak in January. More than perhaps any other trait, good 3-point shooting is a great way for underdogs to engineer upsets.But before the Domers get too carried away, Kentucky’s defense boasts the best KenPom rating in the country, and the team is at its most effective when shutting down (you guessed it) spot-up jumpers and transition chances1According to Synergy data., meaning Notre Dame’s best hope plays right into the hands of Kentucky’s dominant defense. And at the other end of the floor, the 100th-ranked Irish defense looks downright porous next to the Wildcats’ No. 6 ranked offense. Even more than the team’s ability to execute offensively, Notre Dame’s upset chances might depend on whether it can punch above its weight on defense and slow down the Kentucky attack.Most likely, that won’t happen. Kentucky probably won’t win by 39 again — West Virginia’s risky playing style opened it up to a big blowout if things went sour — but it would be a tremendous shock if Kentucky isn’t penciled in as the Midwest’s Final Four representative by the end of the night.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. read more

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Arrizabalaga discusses Real Madrid rumours

first_imgAthletico Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga revealed that he tried to not listen to the rumours that were linking in with a move to Real Madrid back in January as he was still recovering from injuryThe 23-year-old was rumoured to have been close to joining Real in the winter transfer window before agreeing on a seven-and-a-half-year contract at Bilbao with a reported release clause of €80m.During the time of the speculation surrounding Arrizabalaga’s future, he was also nursing a Metatarsal bone bruise that saw him miss seven of Bilbao’s fixtures in a near three-month layoff period and he insists that his main focus at the time was returning to full fitness.“In the end, when you’re injured and you have hubbub going on, well… I didn’t think about the long term. I was focused on recovering well to get back playing and focusing on my future. I didn’t think so far ahead, I had much more immediate things to worry about.” he told Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Zinedine Zidane had publicly revealed his admiration for Arrizabalaga back in January, but then ruled out any move for the Spain international in favour of keeping Keylor Navas as his number one for the rest of the season.But for Arrizabalaga, the Frenchman’s comments were of little importance to him.“They’re the words of a coach who wasn’t my coach at the time. I tried to isolate myself from all the noise. It was a time when there weren’t LaLiga games and there weren’t many other signings either so it was in the press a lot. I tried not to think about everything they were saying,” he said.Arrizabalaga is Spain’s second-choice goalkeeper for the World Cup this summer behind Manchester United’s David de Gea.last_img read more

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Sevilla boss I wont look at the La Liga table

first_imgPablo Machin will not be looking at the league table after Sevilla took the top spot from Barcelona on SundayLos Rojiblancos are the surprise leaders of La Liga on 16 points after the opening eight games of the new season following Barcelona and Real Madrid’s recent struggles.Goals from Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder in Sevilla’s 2-1 win against Celta Vigo sealed their place at the top of the league standings for the international break.However, with Barcelona awaiting them for their next fixture on October 20 at the Camp Nou, Machin is taking nothing for granted.“We are positioning ourselves at the top of the table, we are effectively taking advantage of the opportunities we generate,” Machin said on FourFourTwo.“But we know that there will be moments of doubt, that they will get better because we know what we are capable of, if we continue like this we will be up in the table.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“But the season is super long and we must be calm, if you do not look at the table it does not give you vertigo.”Sevilla have now won their last six games in succession, which also includes a 3-0 thrashing of Real last month, across all competitions.Una imagen vale más que mil palabras 🙉 Gracias a todos los que nos ayudáis en el día a día para que podamos daros esta alegría a [email protected] los sevillistas. Disfrutad pic.twitter.com/qvxGDsUlQU— Pablo Machín (@pablomachindiez) October 7, 2018last_img read more

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