even you can't say you honestly believe this Bananas. Your telling me that title deciding matches are just as big and vital as those random top of the league V bottom of the league matches in October? Get the fuck outta here
As for the Ibra stuff no one has ever said he was a bad player just that he needed to step up more at times. Which frankly he does. Stats do tell a story but it's only half of that story. Frankly I'd take someone like Falcao over him any day of the week.
Now go ahead and tell me how Im a Liverpool fan and because of that I don't understand what football is :sid:
Also, when discussing players' credentials for being considered among the World's best, form in the Europa League is completely irrelevant.
Is this because the UEFA Cup has teams of differing levels of ability, matches in which one team has more of an incentive to win than the other and some matches with absolutely no impact on anything? Sort of like a league.
If you remove the #1 and some of the #2 seeds in the Champions League, the standard between the two competitions is pretty similar. Besides, it's pretty rare for Ibra's teams to meet many of those #1 seeds in the same tournament.
I'ma be called an ELITE IBRA HATER after this post, but I don't care. I don't hate the guy at all, I just can't class him among the greats. With that said, I know a lot of people like to throw his consecutive league titles in the faces of people who argue against him. Let me break down these league titles right now;
Ajax - Didn't follow it, I'm in no place to judge here.
Juventus - They fucking cheated! Those titles aren't even real anymore. So stop saying he won nine or whatever titles in a row.
Inter - Juventus and Milan cheat. Juventus get relegated and lost so many key players (ironically to Inter) and Milan get points deducted. Inter profited from this. Calciopoli wiped out all their rivals. Had Roma had not a mini rebirth under Spalletti, Inter would have probably won the title by February during this period.
Barcelona - He moved to a team that was in a special period. He got dropped in the second half of the season. He was not key to their success at all.
Milan - I don't want to take too much away from this victory, as I feel they did well. But we must realise that this season was the beginning of the Inter slide after Mourinho left.