Edin Džeko is the key to Manchester City’s future

first_imgEdin Džeko’s form this season can’t exactly be shunned as being below par, especially when you consider he plays for a team with that many super-stars, squad rotation is an inevitability, that has to be dealt with, writes givemefootball.comHowever, whilst the Bosnian can almost guarantee himself a spot in the international side no matter where he travels to, his impressive form doesn’t seem to make him a staple to City’s strike force.Recording 12 goals in 24 league appearances this campaign might not seem like such a feat when you look at Leagues current top goal scorers, however what does make it more impressive is when you look at his time spent on the pitch.There have been a number of games where Džeko has come on a substitute, and thanks to his calm, cool composure and precise finishing – as well as confidence in his own ability, has seen him slot the ball in the back of the net numerous times sheer minutes after gracing the pitch with his presence.His ability to provide pure class when invoked from the bench is over shadowed by his unfortunate habit of turning less admirable performances in when given starts, something you wouldn’t expect from a £27 million signing from Wolfsburg – a price tag that at the time looked to be more of a bargain than a rip off.Whilst his 13 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions might look on par with Argentinean duo Aguero and Tevez, who have 11 goals in 28 matches and 15 goals in 33 matches respectively, how can Mancini justify leaving out one of his top goal scorers this?A tactical edge could be one reason he is succumbed to be bench week in week out, with his large frame and decent ball control allowing a switch in tactical gameplay when he walks out onto the pitch – shifting from a quick passing game to a long ball game, Džeko the key component in this.Mancini did mention he is an “important player”, however he didn’t exactly play down the possibility of a summer exit for the Bosnian.If Mancini wants to start a plan for Premier League and Champions League glory, he is going to need players like Džeko in his squad – players who can find the net when it needs to be found.last_img read more

Lava launches Ivory S tablet with voice-calling feature and 4G at Rs 8,799

first_imgLava today launched the Ivory S tablet at a price of Rs 8,799 in India. The 4G-enabled tablet comes with dualSIM support and voice-calling feature. The Ivory S will be available to buy on offline and online stores.The Lava Ivory S 4G has a 7-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 X 800 pixels. The tablet sports a 1GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor powered with 1GB RAM. The Ivory S tablet comes with 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.The tablet comes with a 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash. On the front, the tablet carries a 3.2MP camera. The rear camera supports 1080p video recording.The Android Lollipop-based tablet packs in a 3000mAh battery. The tablet supports 4G connectivity on one SIM slot, and 3G/2G connectivity on the other.Commenting on the launch, Raman Sharma, VP and head of tablets and IT, Lava International said, “As per industry reports, India will have over 300 million 3G and 4G subscribers by 2018. With our vision to empower people to do more and be more, we are committed to drive the 4G adoption in India.””As one of the leading players in the tablet category, our endeavour is to provide world-class technology accessible to all and Ivory S 4G is a step further in that direction. In a burgeoning tablet industry, tactical differentiators are passe – it is all about discovering and experiencing the difference. And, our reliable products are testimony to that, which further gets reinforced by Ivory S 4G,” said Sharma.advertisementEarlier this week Lava had launched a budget 3G phone A79 at Rs 5,699 in India. The Lava A79 comes with a 5.5-inch display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card slot.last_img read more