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Vucinic draws Maradona parallel

http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/7899074/A-stroll-through-Italy's-Serie-A

Mirko Vucinic has been hailed as the 'Maradona of the Balkans' by AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti.

The striker has been in excellent form in helping the Roman club re-open the Serie A title race as well as qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The Montenegran international said: "The boss has exaggerated a little in his complement but I do know my own worth.

The 25-year-old, who is still part-owned by Lecce, has been handed a new role on the left wing and he believes he is finally finding his feet in the capital and winning over the demanding Giallorossi fans.

He explained: "I have had some whistles but I have tried to block them out.

"Sometimes fans have to understand that a player is putting all his heart into it even if he isn't playing well.

"I am only 50 per cent Roma's but now I hope to become 100 per cent."



Looks like Spalletti is finally starting to gain faith in Mirko, even though the comparison may be a bit much at this stage :pp.

I love how Mirko has no cockiness what so ever.
 

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Well I dont think hes as good as Diego ;) but he is finding his atmosphere in this club now.
 

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I love how Mirko has no cockiness what so ever.>>>

Well outside the field yes, I love his humble style and that he never complains about anything. But on the pitch he needs to be cocky, have self esteem and maybe more egoistic in some occasions. I´ve only seem him play for Montenegro 1 time, but that time he showed all that , and he needs to be that player for Roma to, everytime he goes out to play.
 

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I love how Mirko has no cockiness what so ever.>>>

Well outside the field yes, I love his humble style and that he never complains about anything. But on the pitch he needs to be cocky, have self esteem and maybe more egoistic in some occasions. I´ve only seem him play for Montenegro 1 time, but that time he showed all that , and he needs to be that player for Roma to, everytime he goes out to play.
The more he'll play, the cockier he'll get;)
 

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I love how Mirko has no cockiness what so ever.>>>

Well outside the field yes, I love his humble style and that he never complains about anything. But on the pitch he needs to be cocky, have self esteem and maybe more egoistic in some occasions. I´ve only seem him play for Montenegro 1 time, but that time he showed all that , and he needs to be that player for Roma to, everytime he goes out to play.
Vucinic himself answered this, he explained why he struggled to adapt in the past:

“The fans sometimes have to understand there are certain moments when a player playing for the team of his heart doesn’t play well.

He is a nice guy with a big heart, his emotions has affected his performance. That's why I am positive once he hit his best form, he will be one of those banned weapons of mass destruction. :pp
 

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LOL, he's a really good player but c'mon. How could his coach say such a thing>>>

Well they´ve said Montenegro are the Brazilian of the Balkans, they´ve said the same about Kroatia. Don´t take it so god damn seriously.
 

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I love how Mirko has no cockiness what so ever.>>>

Well outside the field yes, I love his humble style and that he never complains about anything. But on the pitch he needs to be cocky, have self esteem and maybe more egoistic in some occasions. I´ve only seem him play for Montenegro 1 time, but that time he showed all that , and he needs to be that player for Roma to, everytime he goes out to play.

But can he be "cocky" on the field with Totti there? He is more "cocky" in that respect for Montenegro because he knows he is the leader on the NT.
 

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He is more "cocky" in that respect for Montenegro because he knows he is the leader on the NT.>>>

Yes he can! And he should be! Just because Totti is there doesn´t mean he can´t claim some space and spotlight at times. He has all the elements to do so.

I don´t know how many NT-games you´ve played so far (would be interesting to hear more about Vucinic in those games if you´ve seen them), but in the game against Sweden he was 100% concentrated in every situation fighting like a lion beliving he could dribble anyone at any time and the swedish commentators were RAVING about him, just like they did in the Real game (same commentator, Glenn Hysen, old swedish football star, played for Fiorentina and Liverpool). That Vucinic has only showed up on occasions in Roma. We need him more often!
 

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Vucinic is an ok player and I find it disturbing that Spalla, if he did, called him the Maradona of the Balkan. That is bad for both Maradona and the Balkans really.
 

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He is more "cocky" in that respect for Montenegro because he knows he is the leader on the NT.>>>

Yes he can! And he should be! Just because Totti is there doesn´t mean he can´t claim some space and spotlight at times. He has all the elements to do so.

I don´t know how many NT-games you´ve played so far (would be interesting to hear more about Vucinic in those games if you´ve seen them), but in the game against Sweden he was 100% concentrated in every situation fighting like a lion beliving he could dribble anyone at any time and the swedish commentators were RAVING about him, just like they did in the Real game (same commentator, Glenn Hysen, old swedish football star, played for Fiorentina and Liverpool). That Vucinic has only showed up on occasions in Roma. We need him more often!

Vucinic has played in 4 games for the national team and has scored 1 goal in each of them (4 goals in 4 games).

Yeah, if he could play like he did against Sweden for Roma, the fans wouldn't complain anymore.

And as for Vucinic being an 'ok' player, I beg to differ. If he is 'ok', I don't want to see who is below average.
 

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He seems to have finally got over his injury and managed to score some important goal for Roma this season. Yes, he's a decent player but we shouldn't get carried away.

I'm not sure about the 'Balkan Maradona' comments anyway. :pp
 

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Spalletti is a nice guy, he always praises his players when they are doing well.

As for Vucinic's confidence, he's slowly getting it back this year. When it comes to dribbling, he's always been confident even when he couldn't pull it off due to the physical problems at the start, now he looks like he's ready to take on any defender and try to make fun of him in the process. ;)

He still doesn't really look confident in his finishing though, which is a problem.
 

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Forza Vuci! Let's see the throat slash celebration vs. Milan! :excited:
Gotta admit Demandred, he looked pretty confident vollying that strike against Madrid off the crossbar!
 
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