‘Barkley has more talent than Alli or Lingard’

first_imgRoss Barkley has the potential to become a vital part of Gareth Southgate’s England team, according to Jamie Carragher.The Chelsea midfielder scored for a third consecutive appearance at the weekend, grabbing the second in a 4-0 rout of Burnley on Sunday , and Carragher believes that the former Evertonian can bring that form to the international stage.Comparing Barkley this season to his time at Goodison Park, the ex-Liverpool man spoke highly of his improvement. 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 he believes that in terms of raw talent he is superior to Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard, who were the key midfielders in Southgate’s side during their run to the World Cup semi-finals.“The stats show a difference. The big one is dribbles. We all love to see players dribble but football is a passing game and maybe two or three times a game you have the chance to go on a dribble,” he said on  Sky Sports . “It can’t be five times a game, and I think that was where he was losing the ball at Everton. Now he is making better decisions.”Also look at the distance covered, I think he’s fitter, stronger and maybe that is something to do with what we are seeing now at Chelsea.”He was really good for Everton but towards the end of his time there his decision-making wasn’t great. He dribbled when he should have passed, he passed when he should have dribbled, and the crowd got on his back and he found it difficult at times. Maybe it was the pressure of being the main man at Everton to create something.”He added: “This lad has got to become mentally stronger, but in terms of ability, you think of the players who played in that position in the World Cup – Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard – and maybe you could argue they are better mentally but they are not better ability wise.”If he becomes better mentally – as you would expect playing for a big team and achieving big things – I think he could become a must for the England team.”Barkley was left out of the England squad that travelled to Russia for the World Cup in the summer having made just four domestic appearances last campaign, but did feature against both Croatia and Spain in the Three Lions’ recent UEFA Nations’ League outings.last_img read more

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Cannes Film Festival: After Cinderella, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s black swan look is a downer

first_imgAishwarya Rai Bachchan’s beauty hit the world like a tornado last night when she walked the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Looking as if Cinderella had just popped out of our story books, the ravishing beauty donned a powder-blue Mario Cinco ballroom gown.And after sprinkling her fairy-tale magic wherever she walked last night, today saw Aishwarya sporting a look that was an extreme contrast.Also Read: Cannes Film Festival: How Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Cinderella story unfoldedAfter the majestic display of her royal aura, all eyes were bound to be on Aish’s look for her second day at Cannes, which did not turn out to be as resplendent as expected.While Aish’s historical ice-blue attire is everywhere for all the right reasons, her first look in a black gown on her second day at Cannes is quite disappointing.The blue-eyed beauty donned a black strapless gown by Ashi Studio, which dulled down the brightness she had spilled at the French Riviera previously.The pleated multi-layered gown was a sombre outfit for Aish to adorn after introducing us to her vibrant looks on the previous day at an event as dynamic as this.Picture courtesy: Instagram/aishwarya_forever_fanPicture couttesy: Instagram/bollywood_24x7_Add to that, a neon-blue eyeliner and orange lipstick, and you’ll want to revisit yesterday–so you can have the pleasure of soaking in the beauty Aishwarya blessed us with on day one. advertisementPicture couttesy: Instagram/aishwariaraibachchan Her latest look in the black gown got things wrong by going too bright on the makeup to balance the dullness of her outfit. The stunning actor failed to mesmerise us, and we’re sorry for saying this out loud.Aishwarya’s 16th year at Cannes commenced on a peppy note with her fluffy, refreshing look in a green Yanina Couture gown, followed by her expression of class in an ivory-white gown leading to the moment where she appeared like Cinderella making us fall head over heels in love with her.Also Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 16th year at Cannes Film Festival starts with a refreshing changeAlso Read: Step aside for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 2nd, Queen-like look at Cannes Film FestivalWhile the actor has begun the 2nd day in a not-so-great outfit, we are still anxiously waiting for her to grace the red carpet, because red carpets bring out the best in Aish.last_img read more

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