How do judge and define world class players? (A reply to Darren’s article) by Eddie
Well that didn’t take long did it? After the game I pointed out how I was waiting for some people to blame Ozil BECAUSE I knew they would lay the blame at his feet.
This article is a response to the article earlier about Ozil. We can go on all day and we’ll never come to a conclusion on this topic, so we lost a game in which Ozil alongside Lacazette and Leno were the only ones who played and fought like they needed a win. We got zero points and now we’re back to discussing Ozil isn’t world class?
First, how do you define a world class player? There are world class players out there but they all have times and seasons, they pick form and drop form. The two players the whole world can vouch for to be world class for sure and can depend on are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. They’ve been the only players delivering every weekend for the past ten years or so. Even at that they can’t do it all alone, they lose games but you don’t see their fans ranting and saying all sorts of stuff about them and saying they’re average players.
How do you judge players just because the team loses? How do you go on writing and poking down a player for the failures of others?
Lionel Messi despite how influential he is, needs top players, he has them all over the pitch surrounding him, making his work easier, he’s free to do what he knows how to do just because he’s certain he can look back and his teammates will make stuff easier.
Messi alone wouldn’t win the game against Manchester United if he didn’t have those world class players to ease the pressure off him. Messi alone wouldn’t have destroyed Arsenal years ago if he never had world class players behind him easing off the pressure and making his life easier. You want to kick a man down and blame him for the incompetence of others?
Ronaldo had world class players all over the pitch at Madrid, each one doing their jobs so he can do his, Ronaldo has good players at Juventus and he’s world class, tell me why you don’t see fans calling him shít just because they lost to a certain young Ajax team? You want to kick a player and always blame him? Ronaldo did all his best, got Juventus to the Quarter Finals, tried his best against Ajax but had his teammates all playing poorly and everyone depending on him like he’s some god, he alone wouldn’t mark, he alone wouldn’t defend, he alone wouldn’t assist himself to score goals, he alone wouldn’t run with the ball all the way to the touchline, whip a cross in and run into the box to go head in his own cross. You think a player can do it all on his own?
Messi is god-like but Messi ain’t no god, Messi would tell you that having Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Villa, Neymar, Suarez, and others in his team made it all easier for him to enjoy himself on the pitch.
Talk about kicking a man for the stupidity of others, Sanchez was world class before he left us, tell me why he didn’t stay and choose to do it all by himself? Why did he see the chance to escape from the likes of Mustafi, Xhaka, Iwobi, Kolasinac, and others. Why did he jump at the chance to escape from that terror?? Wasn’t he world class? He scored goals and tried his best but we still ended up in the Europa league didn’t we?
So I ask again, how do you define a world class player? Will you surround Messi with the likes of Iwobi, Xhaka, Mhiki, Jenkinson, Elneny and Mustafi and expect him to tear the league apart?
Will you Surround Ronaldo with those players and expect him to do all the work?
Will you surround Hazard with those players and expect to win the EPL?
We make use of Silva, DeBruyne for examples, here’s an honest question will those players switch places from playing with that City squad to playing with this Arsenal squad?
Ask yourself, if you were a professional footballer will you switch teammates the quality of City, Barcelona, Madrid,Bayern, PSG, Chelsea to come play with the boys at Arsenal.
Ozil is with us, so because we can’t get to the UCL, because we can’t win the league, it makes Ozil an average player, It makes Ozil a bad player?
This team is the definition of poor at best, Ozil has nothing to do with this. You might as well use the facts next time before saying stuffs.
Once again, how do you define world class players and what kinda teammates do the play with?