Re: 2012-2013 Discussion Thread for La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, etc
I had the same theory when Torres and Rooney had bad spells at the sametime. They were both playing top level football for a long time by their mid-twenties. Obviously injuries don't help, and Fernando definitely looked a different player when still at Liverpool, for a long time he was not the same. Somehow many UK pundits totally forget this and often makeout he was superman until he came to Chelsea, and then fell apart. They hardly ever bring up his injury problems and the fact Liverpool were so reliant on him they would often rush him back. He was already struggling, then had the pressure of a massive fee on his shoulders. Look at the pressure Rooney has been under, for over a decade already, when he is supposed to be coming into his prime only now. Michael Owen is another example, look at when he had his best spell.
Last edited by Jobberwacky : 08-27-2012 at 12:45 AM.