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Re: 2012-2013 Discussion Thread for La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, etc

Originally Posted by Purple Aki View Post
For anyone who says he hasn't performed at a WC, the lad is 25.

Twenty fucking five. He was 23 in 2010 during that WC and he was 19 in 2006. He hasn't even hit his prime now, never mind when the next WC rolls around.
Maradona was twenty five when he did this:

I always find this argument stupid as well. Yes the team was fairly average but so were most teams at that tournament. No team stood out and it was one of the weaker world cups team wise so yes they were average but still one of the best. Also the team was built around Maradona and in set in SA.

Messi didn't have the team built around him, home advantage (continent) and teams around them were actually amazing (Spain, Germany). Maradona wouldn't have shone either under these conditions.
What research have you done to indicate that it was one of the weakest world cups team wise? Looking at the squad lists, it seems to me that Italy, Brazil and Germany all look pretty damn good on paper back then. And having a team built around you means nothing when you don't have the quality to back you up otherwise Van Persie would have guided Arsenal to the title last season. The difference was that Diego was so freakin talented that he actually could have gone to a team like Liverpool and made them challengers.

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