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the one on the right not the one in the middle. ;)




Arsene Wenger: “Eboue did his groin because he played like Garrincha (the legendary winger who starred in Brazil’s 1958 and 1962 World Cup-winning teams) on the right side. He didn’t stop going forward.”



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numerodix said:
well he doesn't look that much like him, are you sure you have the right picture? :lala:
no he doesn't look like him, also Eboue is a bit bigger, but it's the style of play that is similar, although as Eboue does it from defence maybe he is even better? :dazed:
 

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This is ridiculous..

you don't become Garrincha from one day to the other. Garrincha was a monster, a giant. It takes some time for someone to become a Garrincha, even for Garrincha himself it took sometime.
 

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What, another wannabe? :rolleyes: I've seen dozens of players being announced as "the new Garrincha" (remember Dener?), "the new Pele", "the new Zico"... it's apparently very easy to be the "new" <insert-superstar-name-here>. None of these "new versions of legends" lived up to the overblown expectations, and many of them couldn't handle the pressure and gradually disappeared.

If this Iboue is anything like the other players who were touted as "the new Garrincha" or "new Pele", his form will sooner or later plummet and his career will fall apart like a wet biscuit. That's what usually happens to these promising "successors" to all-time superstars. Apparently the pressure to follow a legend's footsteps weighs very heavily on one's shoulders. ;)

The best thing that can happen to Iboue is to NEVER be compared with Garrincha again. Don't do that to the poor guy, it's too cruel.
 

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Garrincha said:
What, another wannabe? :rolleyes: I've seen dozens of players being announced as "the new Garrincha" (remember Dener?), "the new Pele", "the new Zico"... it's apparently very easy to be the "new" <insert-superstar-name-here>. None of these "new versions of legends" lived up to the overblown expectations, and many of them couldn't handle the pressure and gradually disappeared.

If this Iboue is anything like the other players who were touted as "the new Garrincha" or "new Pele", his form will sooner or later plummet and his career will fall apart like a wet biscuit. That's what usually happens to these promising "successors" to all-time superstars. Apparently the pressure to follow a legend's footsteps weighs very heavily on one's shoulders. ;)
Did those players have such an excellent teacher like Wenger, as Eboue has?
 

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Did those players have such an excellent teacher like Wenger, as Eboue has?
Yes, many of them did, and it didn't help them. I'm not questioning Eboue's or Wenger's qualifications. It's just not wise to put this kind of pressure on a player's shoulders.
 

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Roy Race said:
Next: Wenger on the deficiencies of Domingas da Guia compared to the real defensive maestro, Toure......
come on Roy, Wenger is not an Xtra-time poster, he doesn't have to point out defencies of others to praise someone.

if anything it is a wonderful compliment to Garrincha being likened to Eboue.
 

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I'll try and pick a sh*t player off grêmio and say he's the new george best.
 

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:wallbang: Eboue doesn't have 10% of Garrincha's skill and this is where all comparison ends...

Or did Wenger mean to compare Eboue to Garrincha, the XT poster? :googly: ;) :D
 
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