Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny won’t be surprised if World Cup winning team-mate Ademola Lookman attempts another ‘Panenka’ penalty despite the criticism he received for fluffing an injury-time equaliser at West Ham a fortnight ago.
Kenny is due to mark Fulham’s Lookman at Craven Cottage on Sunday and the pair have a rich shared history having both played for Everton and been part of England’s under-20s World Cup-winning side.
‘I really love him as a player – he’s brilliant,’ says Kenny, who is deputising at right-back for Carlo Ancelotti’s injured captain Seamus Coleman.
‘If it (the penalty) went in, he’s the best player in the world. Unfortunately for him, it never went in. He’s got that confidence to go and do that again and not be worried what people say.
‘He won’t really care what other people say about him as long as he’s performing and enjoying his football. It’s good to see him getting more game time at Fulham I think he fully deserves it for the kind of player he is.
‘I get on really well with Ademola and met him over in Germany when we played Leipzig twice as well. It’s nice when we see each other.
‘Winning the Under-20s World Cup was a big thing for both of us. He was a star of that team and the memories we made will last a long time.’
Ironically, both players spent time in Germany to further their careers with Kenny playing 34 times for Schalke last season on loan from Everton.
He says the tactical awareness of the Bundesliga has improved him as a player.
‘We spent a lot of time speaking about tactics. At half-time, it was very tactical about how we could get at the oppositions’ weaknesses,’ he revealed.
‘In the Premier League, there is a lot of back and forth and counter attacks, whereas over in Germany, it was about discipline and keeping in your shape and trying to use your strengths against their weaknesses a lot and trying to figure that out as quickly as you could.
‘Young English players can get game time over there and once that happens, it helps a lot. You need a run of games to get going. It’s hard coming in and out or coming off the bench. But once you get two, three, four games under your belt, it’s a lot easier to get into game mode.
‘It could have gone any better for me. The fans were unbelievable towards me as soon as I got there. The fans are very close to the club and they would come to training. You have fans nights where players go and sit with the fans or you go to bars where the fans go and you talk with them. It was a real family club, just like Everton and it fitted me perfectly.’
Everton have lost their last three games, coinciding with the suspension of Brazilian star Richarlison. He returns this weekend having scored for Brazil in a midweek World Cup qualifier.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out taking the Germany job in the foreseeable future and will rebuff any approach from his country's football association.
Klopp has been installed as one of the favourites to replace under-pressure Joachim Low in the wake of last week's humiliating 6-0 defeat to Spain in the UEFA Nations League.
It was Germany's biggest defeat in almost 90 years and their biggest ever competitive defeat.
Despite the German FA moving quickly to reassert their faith in Low ahead of next summer's European Championship, that hasn't stopped speculation about his successor.
But Klopp, who has led Liverpool to glory in the Champions League and the Premier League in the past two seasons, moved quickly to quash any link with the nations team job.
'Maybe in the future but now, no, because I have no time,' he said ahead of Liverpool's game with Leicester City on Sunday night.
'I also have a job - a pretty intense job by the way.
'I am not sure if anybody has asked me but if they don't know I have a job here at Liverpool - even if the weather is bad again!
'I like it and I am responsible for a lot of things here so I will not go and search for another challenge.'
Klopp, 53, is contracted to the Anfield club until 2024, having signed a new deal last December, but has made clear his intention to return to Germany when it expires.
Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has led the calls for Klopp to replace Low as manager of Die Mannschaft ahead of Euro 2020.
But Low received a vote of confidence from DFB President Fritz Keller the day after the loss in Seville.
В Кремле не собираются комментировать возможное трудоустройство глав институтов развития после их реформирования. Об этом заявил пресс-секретарь президента России Дмитрий Песков, передает «РИА Новости».
«Вы знаете, что какие-то кадровые вопросы мы никогда не анонсируем. И не будем это делать и сейчас», — сказал Песков, отвечая на вопрос журналистов о том, есть ли у президента какие-либо планы на руководителей тех институтов развития, которые сокращаются в соответствии с реформой.
В частности, речь шла о руководителе «Роснано» Анатолии Чубайсе.
Ранее источники сообщили, что в России планируется реорганизация структур институтов развития. Так, компания «Роснано» и фонд «Сколково» перейдут под управление ВЭБ.РФ
Кроме того, два близких к кабмину собеседника рассказали, что в рамках реформы институтов развития обсуждается уход с поста главы «Роснано» Чубайса, который руководит структурой с момента ее создания. По данным одного из источников, ему предложат другую должность, однако окончательное решение еще не принято.
Как сообщали источники , под управление ВЭБ.РФ поступят еще шесть институтов развития: Корпорация по развитию малого и среднего предпринимательства (МСП), Российский экспортный центр, Фонд развития промышленности, Российское агентство по страхованию экспортных кредитов и инвестиций (ЭКСАР), Фонд содействия развитию малых форм предприятий в научно-технической сфере (Фонд Бортника) и Фонд инфраструктурных и образовательных программ.
В понедельник, 23 ноября, премьер-министр России Михаил Мишустин подтвердил, что правительство запланировало реформу институтов развития. Часть из них передадут под управление ВЭБ.РФ, часть — ликвидируют, некоторые институты будут укрупнены. Другие стратегически важные организации сохранятся.
По словам Мишустина, сейчас в России существует 40 институтов развития, и за последние годы появились новые вызовы, которые требуют существенной корректировки их работы и перспективных планов. Он объяснил, что деятельность некоторых институтов «слабо увязана с новыми национальными целями развития», а их функции частично пересекаются с федеральными органами исполнительной власти и коммерческими организациями.
He usually presents a seamless cooking segment when he appears on This Morning, trying out his dishes for hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Yet James Martin's appearance on the magazine show descended into chaos on Monday, as he tried to prepare a bowl of soup and cheese straws for the presenters.
As James, 48, talked viewers through how to make the straws, Holly, 39, shouted over to alert the TV chef that his soup was boiling over.
Holly cried: 'You're soup, James, your soup!'
Meanwhile James quipped: 'I know what I'll be doing at the break, cleaning the hob!'
However moments later, Phil added: 'It's going again, there's not going to be anything left in that pan!'
Trying to take control of the situation, James then said: 'Back over to our soup, whatever we have left, yeah there's some there!'
However disaster struck again when he went over to his blender and then lid came flying off.
Holly joked: 'You're having a really good day aren't you?'
Unable to contain his stress, James playfully fumed: 'I've got a director in my ear saying I've got seven minutes, then six minutes, now I've got one minute apparently. Look at the state of this!'
However Phil soon added insult to injury by questioning James on what the 'skid mark' was in his soup.
Phil: 'In this soup I've just eaten, there was a brown skid mark. What was that?'
While an exasperated James, replied: 'I got up at 5 in the morning to come here!'
Later in the show Phil and Holly panned back to James in the studio kitchen as he continued to clear up the mess he had made while cooking.
Phil said: 'He's still clearing up!'
James added: 'There's nothing left to see!', while mopping away at the floor.