"The relationship with the players is excellent, it is important to have a dialogue with them," the 41-year old added.
It has a decent record against Real Madrid with two wins and a draw in their last three games, the last of those being a 2-1 victory in the Benito Villamarin stadium. Nabil Fekir is fit to start and will probably play alongside Borja Iglesias and Sergio Canales. Enditem
The 2020 COSAFA is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2 to 17 in Durban, South Africa, while the AFCON qualifiers will resume in November.
It has been such a complicated summer for FC Barcelona that it is almost hard to know where to begin. Ronald Koeman takes over a side that is now without Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez, who joined Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Lionel Messi will clearly be the focus of attention after his summer request to leave the club, but Antoine Griezmann has to step up after Suarez's departure and Frenkie de Jong has to do the same in a side now without Vidal and Rakitic.
A month has passed since then and the game will be a good test of Liverpool's ability to defend their title after beating Chelsea a week ago and also of how much Arsenal have improved under Mikel Arteta. Enditem
The Rubronegro have remained in Ecuador ahead of Tuesday's clash in the Pacific port city of Guayaquil.
LONDON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City kicked off their Premier League season with a 3-1 win away to Wolves on Monday evening.
Yan, 20, faced his fourth-round opponent Aaron Hill after the 18-year-old had stunned six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan earlier in the draw, but only managed to claim one frame against Yan, who ranks 15th in the world.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- American Bryson DeChambeau won the 120th edition of the US Open Golf Championship held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York on Sunday.
He has been sidelined since September 2 because of a groin injury.
"I never imagined reaching these numbers. At Barca you have to constantly be performing at your best and I am proud to have been here as long as I have," commented Suarez.