Samora Machel wrote:
CIC I think you are a tad unfair on our Paul
To be honest I expected more from him given the reputation he came with. I will be first to admit caling him out for his performances in the CL champions league at juventus where he left me underwhelmed and his euro performances. I think at one point I even started a thread asking when does he ever play well.
However having watched hima fair bit at United for his first season he has done well. He has played well and I compare to one bonafide star I saw with my own eyes. Didier Drogba. I remeber him being slated by every man and his dog in his first season to that time he got a red card and chelsea fans hated him. He later settled and became for me chelseas most important player in history though many of their fans favour that donkey Lampard. Some say Henry's first season at arsenal was no great shakes either though I was either a little immature and/or immature football wise not to remember his first season. I admit I only started supporting arsenal because there was a time they had an almost black team so my knowledge of them cat compare with die hards. Ronaldinho struggled a bit at barca. My main defence of Pogba is because I know what motivates some of the critics
Just my thoughts
For what its worth I feel he needs stop al that dabbing nonsense
If he ap
lied himself totally with his size he would be unplayable. I feel he has a bit of balotelis disease of being half arsed about things
My guy, I was pissed off with Pogba at the Euros, esp when I saw players like Sissoko stepping up. I know Pogba is relatively young, I know there is the first season syndrome, etc. But I tend to judge players on technical ability first. I have watched him from his Juve days and I'm not convinced he has it in him to be a great. He can be a very good player with experience, confidence, etc. But his technique is not top notch.
While there is a possibility that Pogba's critics could be motivated by race, we all know about the blame the black man syndrome, but there is only one way to shut up the critics. I didn't see that many racists complain when George Weah was winning World and European Player of the Year awards. If Pogba's critics are all about race, why is Kante getting so much love?