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​​​​​​​Bersant Celina is one of three Manchester City youngsters on loan at FC Twente this season. The highly-rated winger talks to Sky Sports about impressing Pep Guardiola, growing up in the same youth team as Martin Odegaard and representing his beloved Kosovo… Pep Guardiolas Manchester City revolution is well underway at the Etihad Stadium, but there is another intriguing story unfolding some 400 miles away. Bersant Celina, Enes Unal and Yaw Yeboah are not household names like the senior stars at their parent club, but in the Dutch city of Enschede, home of FC Twente, they are already making a big impression.The attacking trio are regarded as some of the most exciting members of Citys next generation, and in the last few months it has been easy to see why. They have scored 14 goals in 11 games between them since completing their loan moves in the summer, and a club who flirted with relegation last season now occupy one of the European spots. Turkish striker Unal is Eredivisie top scorer with eight goals, but Celina, a skilful dribbler with a keen eye for goal, is arguably the more exciting prospect. He netted just 11 minutes into his debut against Heerenveen in September, and he has added three more goals and an assist since then. Watch some of Celinas best goals for Twente this season Everything is going perfectly, he says in an interview with Sky Sports. Its good to have Enes and Yaw here because we know each other and its easy to play with them because we already have an understanding. We help each other out all the time. Its a good thing.Im settled here in the city and the football club is amazing. Ive started off really well and hopefully that will continue. Its completely different to reserve-team football. This is a big league and there are a lot of fans watching the games. Im really happy with the opportunity. Why do City slip-up? Manchester City dominate games but their slip-ups give title rivals hope. Celina was handed the No 10 shirt on his arrival at the club. He has already impressed on both flanks and in central midfield, and Twente havent lost any of the seven games he has started. Hes fast becoming their key man, and hes enjoying the responsibility. I wanted to come here and be an important player, Celina says. So far I think I have.His technical style is proving a good fit for a league in which teams like to get the ball down and play. We play a lot with the ball so its good for me, he says. I had different options but I felt Twente were the team that wanted me the most. It was the best option. Im happy with my decision. Celina has been on Manchester Citys books since 2012 Celina joined Citys academy as a 16-year-old in 2012, and while Unal and Yeboah are yet to play for the first-team, Celina made his breakthrough under Manuel Pellegrini last season. There was an assist for Sergio Aguero on his Premier League bow against Leicester, and there were also three appearances in the FA Cup.Guardiola approved a new four-year contract for the youngster in May. It was a big show of faith, and City are monitoring his progress closely in Holland. They are watching every game, says Celina. Every one or two games they come to visit. They speak to us and see how everything is going. Its close contact with the club.Celina is relishing his first taste of regular first-team action, but his faint Manchester accent is a reminder that he still sees his future in the city he calls home. The 20-year-old has already had taste of working with Guardiola, impressing as a substitute against Bayern Munich in pre-season, and he is excited by the prospect of playing under the Catalan again. Celina (left) came on as a substitute in Pep Guardiolas first game in charge of Manchester City against Bayern Munich in July Pre-season with Guardiola was an amazing experience for me, he says. I learned a lot of stuff I didnt know before. I was really surprised by how much he spoke to the young players. He told me he knows Ive got a lot of skills but I dont always need to show it. Sometimes its better to play a simple pass, to use your ability in a better way.Celina has taken those lessons with him this season, and its not just Twente who stand to benefit. The youngster grew up in Norway and represented them at youth level, but he switched to Kosovo when they were granted FIFAs permission to play international friendlies in 2014.I was born in Kosovo but we managed to escape to Norway when I was two, just when the war was starting, he says. Kosovo gained independence from Serbia back in 2008, but it is only this year that their team gained full recognition from FIFA and UEFA. Celina has already won five caps, scoring once. He speaks passionately about representing his country. Kosovo supporters watch their sides 1-1 draw with Finland in September Im really proud and of course my family are proud of me for making the decision to play for them, he says. Its been really good so far. Its amazing with all the fans and how everyone is supporting us. We have talented players and a competitive squad. The passion is different to other teams because of what the country and what everyones families have been through.After his own familys move to Norway back in 1998, Celinas career began in the youth ranks of Strømsgodset. He remembers it as a normal life but it included playing in the same boys teams as Martin Odegaard, the Norwegian prodigy who shot to global prominence when he completed his much-publicised transfer to Real Madrid at the age of 16 in 2015.I played with him for five or six years, we were very good friends, says Celina. He was so good that he obviously went up to the first team at Strømsgodset, but we always played together when we were young. He was a ridiculous talent and he still is. The way he was thinking about football and how smart he was on the pitch was unbelievable. Celina played with Martin Odegaard in Norway Celina is still convinced that Odegaard will fulfil his potential and become one of the worlds best players, but it has not been easy live up to such frenzied hype, and their contrasting predicaments suggest Celina has been fortunate to avoid the same kind of media attention.Im at Twente and Im focusing on doing everything for the club, but I think about my future as well, he says. Its a big motivation to get back to City and make the first-team. I want to go back to Manchester next season and hopefully stay there.Bersant Celina may not be a household name yet, but it feels like hes heading in the right direction. 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Air Jordan Cheap Wholesale . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . CLEVELAND -- Kevin Love didnt think anything unusual was going on Wednesday night. The scoreboard told a different story.Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-125.Love fell three points shy of the league record for points in any quarter, set by Golden States Klay Thompson, who scored 37 in the third on Jan. 23, 2015.As his point total grew on every possession and the Quicken Loans Arena crowd was on its feet each time shot the ball, Love just went about his business.Im not trying to be nonchalant about it, but sometimes when youre in it you dont necessarily feel it, he said. There was nothing out of the ordinary as far as our play-calling and our flow of the game. I just felt like guys were finding me.LeBron James recorded his 44th career triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, but thought Love owned the night.Obviously we had a huge hot hand, James said. That was lightning. We just kept giving him the ball and he kept knocking them down.Cleveland also set a franchise record with 20 3-pointers and showed no signs of being rusty in its first game since Friday.Love, who set a team record for points in a period, made 11 of 14 field goal attempts, including 8 of 10 on 3-pointers in the first quarter. He made his first six shots with five 3-pointers.Love didnt realize he was closing in on Thompsons milestone.I didnt know that was the record, he said. I wasnt really aware of it.Damian Lillard scored 40 points for Portland, including 25 in the second half.LeBron James coming downhill is a handful by himself, then you have K-Love on the opposite side -- and somehow, he got lost -- and he ended up getting a wide-open shot, Lillard said. You cant have that.James had his second triple-double this season. He also passed Guy Rodgers for 17th place on the career assist list.Clleveland, which made its first nine 3-pointers, led 46-31 after one quarter and scored 81 points in the first half, two short of the franchise record.ddddddddddddLove was 1 for 6 and scored six points the rest of the game, all in the third quarter. He made 12 of 20 shots, including 8 of 12 3-pointers.To get 34 points on this team, it says a lot, said Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue. The thing I liked the most was when he got going, our guys really looked for him.Love recorded his first 40-point game since April 14, 2014, with Minnesota. He scored a career-high 51 points while playing for the Timberwolves on March 23, 2012.STAR-STUDDED CROWDIndians manager Terry Francona, voted the American League Manager of the Year last week, and Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown were in attendance. Entertainer Wayne Newton was also at the game and congratulated Love as he came off the court.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Portland finished 1-4 on a five-game road trip. ... F Al-Farouq Aminu (left calf strain) missed his ninth straight game. Coach Terry Stotts said there is no update on his status. .... Stotts has 190 victories with Portland, tying him with Mike Dunleavy for fourth place in team history.Cavaliers: Loves highest-scoring game with Cleveland was 34, which came on Nov. 23, 2015, against Orlando. ...Clevelands record for points in a half is 83, set on Jan. 15, 1993. ... Tristan Thompson and Portlands Maurice Harkless received double technical fouls after getting tied up under the basket in the second quarter.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Host New Orleans on Friday, beginning a four-game, nine-day homestand. Portland is 4-3 at Moda Center this season.Cavaliers: Host Dallas on Friday. Love averaged 19.0 points and 14.5 rebounds in two games against the Mavericks last season. ' ' '

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