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I think that the tactics is what kills Spanish players when playing in Italy. It takes them more than a season to get used to the different tactics, and Mendieta was only there for a season but he failed so miserably that Lazio offloaded him. Before Mendieta went to Lazio I thought he was a world-class right midfielder, much better of a player than David Beckham, but he was misused by Zaccheroni and the fans did not get behind him at Stadio Olimpico. I will never forget the match when Mendieta had a horrible game against Milan, and was substituted after about 70 minutes. As soon as the fans saw him walking off the pitch, they started to boo and mock his name to no end. The amount of slander and booing that Mendieta recieved must have been unbearable, and watching a few tears run down from Gaizka's eyes made me feel sorry for him. I wish fans would not be so harsh on their new players. :depress:
 

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Dude, he was not that overrated. He was the best right midfielder in the world during 2001 when Valencia reached the Finals of the CL. He was the captian of the side and was simply amazing.
 

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He was not overrated at all before he joined Lazio. The fact is that the Serie A is the toughest league in the world. Most players do have trouble adapting to it.
 
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