Originally Posted by Tsarevich
Roman, your choice is your choice and I respect that but, to me, Milevsky hasn't achieved enough to warrant such a high level of credit. Coupled with the fact that his arrogance appears to be greater than his actual football achievements, I am still waiting before I can admire him. Perhaps it's my trips to watch him play for Dynamo-2 in the past where you sit really close to the players that has put me off him.
However, that penalty against the Swiss was something special. But can you imagine what people would think of him now if that had gone wrong?
There's a very thin line between arrogance and confidence. Milesky I beleive is living on that line. Be it a good thing or not is debatable and has no infuence on me in his case. I admire him not for his attitude or work ethic or personal beliefs/opinions, but footballing skills...
As I already said, being such a big man, to have the ability to control, hold and take on people is pretty impressive...
There are many players I admire for different things:
- I like Tymoschuk for his hard work. Ok, he's not the most technically gifted player, he does make mistakes sometimes, he's pretty average constructively, but he compensates that with his enourmous will to fight, concentration and dedication.
- I like Rebrov for his contribution in building Dynamo's reputation as one of the strongest eastern european teams and establishing it as one of the CL regulars
- I like Cafu for his attitude. You will never see the guy being angry or shouting at someone. He always has a smile on his face and has a lot of respect for his partners and opposition.
- I like Roberto Baggio for the way he managed to shut his critics up after that horror 1994 WC final... He got so much stick for mising taht penalty and it looked his career was over. But he proved everyone he was still a top class player and even fought his way back into Italy's NT.