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Ibrahimovic brands Balotelli & Barcelona average

The PSG striker has hit out at his former employers and one-time Inter team-mate, after the Manchester City forward was linked with a move to play in La Liga.

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krazykombatant4237d ago

LOOOL. Still butthurt with pep and mad that his bf got shakira preggers???

I'll end this comment with that hilarious bit from his book

“(Guardiola) was staring at me and I lost it. I thought ‘there is my enemy, scratching his bald head!’. I yelled to him: ‘You have no balls!’ and probably worse things than that.

“I added: ‘You are shitting yourself because of Jose Mourinho. You can go to hell!’. I was completely mad. I threw a box full of training gear across the room, it crashed to the floor and Pep said nothing, just put stuff back in the box. I’m not violent, but if I were Guardiola I would have been frightened.”

Yi-Long4236d ago

.... and he MIGHT be right, we don't know yet, Balotelli is still very young.

However, At least Balotelli is playing in the best and one of the most difficult leagues in the world, while Zlatan is only playing 'Mr. Superstar' in the mediocre Serie A and now in the mediocre French League in a team that was bought together to win a title.

The best players have to show and proof it on the biggest stage and in the best leagues. Messi has done that. Barcelona has done that.

Zlatan hasn't. He's been tapping and heading in goals against 36 year old fat and slow Italian defenders who play for piss-poor teams. There are only about 2 or 3 teams each season in the Serie A who actually go out and try to play football and manage to do so at a reasonable level. The rest of the teams are mostly just there to be slaughtered by those top teams.

You could argue the same about Spain's league btw, but at least there the other teams also have quality players, a proper attacking attitude, and the technical and tactical ability AND will to actually go out and WIN a match, as opposed to the Italian habitof going into a match with the purpose of NOT LOSING.

Zlatan has always been catching the headlines because of his immature behaviour and his big mouth, and some seem to go along with the notion he's 'brilliant' cause he's a good big strong technical striker.

He's nowhere near brilliant.

Guys like Bergkamp were brilliant. Bergkamp went to a (then) very average, boring team, and brought something special, lifted them up, made everyone around him play better, showed his brilliance every week for years. And most of all, he didn't behave like a 'diva' while doing it.

Bergkamp proofed himself in the best league, and he didn't do it by just going to the best team in that league, which is EASY. He did it by going to a lesser quality team, and made them better.

krazykombatant4236d ago

Last I checked those slow, fat italians trashed the all powerful and unstoppable prowess of the English.

Don't make the Italian league to be something it isn't, as much fanfare the people make of the premier league until just recently there has been only 1 team that really gets the end result and that has been ManU. Just because it looks close doesn't change the fact that Man U almost always win the league.

Straightupbeastly4236d ago (Edited 4236d ago )

The Italian league is arguably the most balanced top league in Europe right now. Maybe not so much when he was with Inter and they were so dominant, but it's never been easy regardless. And if teams are playing not to lose, shouldn't that make it harder for you to score goals? That's the whole point isn't it?

And history has proven that most players that move to the prem get inflated stats. I remember Robinho sucked in la liga then dominated the prem arguably the best player. now he's back to average in Italy.

Anderson84235d ago

you talk a lot of cr@p sometimes friend

KingPin4235d ago

balotelli average, i agree.

barcelona average, you must be tripping on some hard drugs there.

im a madrid and united (among other various teams) supporter and i can tell you the barca team of the past 4 years are far from average.

however, replacing players like xavi, iniesta and messi is going to literally be mission impossible and to change the style of the play to accomadate how newer players play, is going to take away from what made barca so great.