Nasri is far better in the Platini role
November 25, 2010
Good enough to have it known as the Nasri role.
So we are on a low ebb at the moment, if Spuds was not bad enough, we get humbled by a poxy pub team from Portugal who caved in a mountain to build their stadium.
Fair play to the lad who got both their goals, nicely done son… credit where it’s due.
Cesc done his good hammy, whilst the bad hammy looked to be getting better, this injury jinx does not seem to be subsiding, but how good has Cesc been since he got back from his first injury bout of the season?
Not at his overall best for my money, great here and there, pretty poor at other times, give him the rest of the year off and let him rest up for the final, important push in the New Year.
Nasri will surely be asked to step back into the middle and dictate matters in the “Platini Role” as I like to call it… with Rosicky as back-up.
The Platini Role – for those who are too young, and only know that name as a hated Football politician, wrong, he was also the best player on the planet in a former life, and much like Cesc, played the central free role, he had no pace, but he had supernatural vision and the killer eye for running into space to poke home goals from deep.
He was utter class as a player, the term “elegant midfielder” was almost coined just for him!
I touched upon Nasri in a post a week or so ago, for me he has far more explosive pace and trickery than Cesc and Platini put together, his vision is maybe not up there, but he has the ability to open more space for players around him by committing defenders to tackle him as he trys to dribble past them.
I swear the lad is going to score a Maradona goal sooner rather than later, every time he seems to try and beat a man one-on-one he glides past them with consumate ease, he just cannot be taken.
He certainly has the skills to pay the bills.
Rock on Villa Park.
They will give us a torrid time on Saturday, but they will leave space, they get forward in numbers, so the likes of Theo and Nasri should be well positioned to capitalise on any sharp counters.
Monsterous two games coming up… really is make or break almost, the Wigan League Cup game being the more important for me, not going to get too cocky anymore, I have faith in this team, and that has not faded whatsoever, but maybe we all need to be a little more chillax about this season.
Take it as it comes.
There will be thrills and spills a plenty, tears of joy and madness…. through it all, we will close the season as winners or losers as a team, but the love for the club from us will never die.
We know that, so ride the wave without fear… the season will, somehow, work it’s way out from this slump.. maybe not immediately, but it will.
Keep the emotions, but also keep the faith!