Actually, I've been saying that too, only I'm often way more critical.Roberto Gallo said:
The funny thing is, before the competition started, I said that Diego was overrated. He's a very good player and all, but he's not NT material (I mean pro NT) yet like some people say, he's not in the level of Kaká and Ronaldinho Gaúcho, or even Alex. Some of them even put him in the starting eleven....and now, the same people will say that he is crap.
Dagobert and Nilmar easy qualified? Don´t think so, the good good ones were far between. Hell I would even play Marcel instead of Dagoberto.end3r7 said:No shame, just that the coach decided to go with media hype instead of going with the good footballers.
I've been watching Diego for awhile now, and I simply take back everything I said aobut him when he was 17, thanks to the media HE NEVER DEVELOPED AND HE NEVER WILL.
Paulo Almeida, Diego, Maicon, Wendell, Edu Dracena (I missjudged him also), Marcel :yuck:
Robinho, Elano were fairly disappointing also. :groan:
A horrible call up, but still he could make a decent team
We would have easily qualified...
So what people can´t change opinions? I never thought he was NT yet, he was maybe a bench option for me. I always said Ronaldinho > Alex > Kaka > Diego, hell even JP that plays in a different positionRoberto Gallo said:The funny thing is, before the competition started, I said that Diego was overrated. He's a very good player and all, but he's not NT material (I mean pro NT) yet like some people say, he's not in the level of Kaká and Ronaldinho Gaúcho, or even Alex. Some of them even put him in the starting eleven for the pro NT....and now, the same people will say that he is crap.
Edu Dracena and Paulo Almeida are other examples of overrated players and they showed this in the competition.
yeah Diego organized it very well the diving competition we can count on our fingers the number of good passes he gave. His prime example is receiving the ball doing a 360° like Zinho running a bit waits for defender and then falls.Roberto Gallo said:I think that Diego has a sense of organization that is rare in players at his age, and has good technique. That is the reason that I'd put him in my starting eleven, if we can't count on Kaka.
I don't think that Carlos Alberto is better than him, maybe he's more skilled in dribbles and stuff but as a playmaker, he lacks the ability to dictate (did I just made this word or it really exists) the rythim of the team.
Anyway, if we had Kaká, I'm almost sure we'd go on.
Well... actually defeat can be a very educational experience, IF the player is capable of looking at what he did wrong. Brazil's squad in the '93 Qualifiers only managed to "gel" into a team after losing to Bolivia, and I firmly believe that the historical defeat to Bolivia was key to our triumph in 1994. The long suffering in the 2001 Qualifiers also taught humility to our team: all the players understood that they had to fight for every ball if they wanted to win anything, otherwise they would fail... France and Argentina had to learn that SAME lesson during the 2002 WC itself, and it cost them dearly. Big defeats (like yesterday's flop) can be a very, very important lesson for a young player, if that player has a good head on his shoulders.Dribble&Trix said:I´m in big grief over this,
a big opportunity to gain experience
for the new generation is gone.