EASILY the biggest defensive talent to emerge out of the last 5 or so years, already playing like a taller and faster version of Cannavaro. A great in the making.
Well said :thumbsup:Steph! said:I know that each season in each league brings its lot of talented young lads that are supposed to be the next best thing which somehow makes it impossible to distinct those whom will eventually manage to materialize the hype and those who won't... So what about Kompany then?
I remember when I first got to see him play, last summer against Wisla Krakow... something happened in front of my eyes that evening I swear, perhaps a miracle I don't know, but something definitely happened! In all honesty and as far as I can remember, I don't recall any fellow countryman of such young age making such a big impact on his debut year... since probably Enzo Scifo -and Lord knows those were other times altogether.
It's like Kompany was gifted, on top of his tremendous skills, with innate knowledge. On and off the pitch, he seems to have both the experience and maturity of an old fart it's barely believable. That's why he is unlike the others! As if this wasn't enough already, he's intelligent and has his head firm on his shoulders.
Despite all that, I hope he stays at Anderlecht for one or three seasons to come and then eventually signs with Juventus.
ALLEZ VINCENT! :star:
Steph! said:me I hope Vincent knows better.
I see you often post about African players and have good knowledge of them! are you yourself of african roots??gOD said:Same here, but the fact that Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Chelsea's thrid keeper, who is also an Anderlecht-product with roots in Congo, is Kompany's best friend makes me afraid that the rumours could be true.
No I'm notJacques_Terrac said:I see you often post about African players and have good knowledge of them! are you yourself of african roots??
Ich bin ein AfrikanerRIO said:Technically speaking, we all have African roots, so your answer to that question, Geert, should be YES.
I was wondering if Kompany was descended from Congolese anscestors, so am I to assume that is correct?