OOOOOO Ospina, the family man. By Charles Veritie.
First of all let me make it clear I am not writing about Ospina’s ability as a footballer and whether or not he should be at Arsenal. I know we Arsenal fans are strongly opinionated about his place at Arsenal. I am not writing about this. This means lipping your view in the ‘comments’ as to Ospina’s place at Arsenal is 100% off subject here.
If you want to publish your views on his football ability by all means do so but not here the subject of this piece is David Ospina Ramírez the person – human being, husband and father. The family man.
I am writing this after the match against Columbia but I want to go back in time to before the match when the result of course was not known.
Before the match Ospina was on the horns of a footballing dilemma that no one could wish for. Either way life was about to kick him in the guts no matter the result of the game. To rephrase Tony Adams famous line ‘win or lose we are on the booze.’ For Ospina, it is ‘Win or lose, its lose, lose, lose.’
The Ospina Dilemma.
If the result of the match proves to be England 2 Columbia 0. Ospiona loses his last chance to win a World Cup medal but may be if Arsenal say ‘Gracias y adios amigo’ he still has the possibility of a transfer to an English club, following the path of other Arsenal Goalies.
If Columbia win in normal time, then Ospina’s chance of a World Cup medal is still on but transfer to another English club – unlikely because of the reaction of the English fans. ‘He stopped England from winning.’
If the game goes to penalties and England (as happened as we now know) win, I would think Ospina will get a transfer to another English club. However he will have lost his chance of a World Cup medal. In 2014 when Columbia reached the quarter final, Ospina was the goal keeper.
However if Columbia win on penalties then Ospina over night becomes the most hated footballer in England.
As we know he is not liked by ‘Arsenal fans’ but how would you have liked to have been in his boots both before the game and now after the game.
Cech chose Arsenal because his family is settled in London, for all we know about the ‘man’ Ospina, this may be true for Ospina.
To quote Tony Adams again ‘Play for the name on the front of your shirt.’ By this he meant ‘Arsenal’ and the fans will play for the name on the back of shirt.’ Ospina always, always gives his all. There is no slacking from him. For this reason alone he deserves our full support.
Now with 3 first team goalkeepers Ospina must be concerned about his future at Arsenal. Life for him is a gut ache at the moment. He doesn’t deserve this agro that life is dumping on him.
Win or lose we support our team, and by that I mean all our players not just some and attack those we don’t like.
Would you like to have life dump you the way it has Ospina, when you have always given your best, and be kicked by those who know you when you are down? Of course you would.