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LEO MESSI SCORES HIS FIRST GOAL FOR PSG pic.twitter.com/loIXhBzESC
— CBS Sports Golazo (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 28, 2021
LEO MESSI SCORES HIS FIRST GOAL FOR PSG pic.twitter.com/loIXhBzESC
What a wonderful goal. Classic Messi and Messi asked for the 1-2 return pass with the weight of his own pass. Mpabbe looks unselfish and smart.Watching the clip, you can see that all three forwards made great coordinated movements that shredded the defense. Recently the French press has been horrible, apparently trying to divide the locker room. After this match, the fans are going to see the real value of adding Messi to the team. When those 3 are playing opponents will be unable to double team anyone. Adding Messi means lots of 1v1s for all three.Frank might start watching matches again!
Bob, I watched the whole match and also the one before with Ajax against Besiktas the champion of the Turkish league..I agree with you that was a nice typical Messian goal. The problem is that moment City's defense played 1v1 against a front line of Mbappe, Neymar and Messi. One of the Golden Rules is that you should always have more one more defender than attacker. Here it was 4v4 or perhaps better put slightly 3v4 in favor of PSG. Obviously, City that was the better team but messed up at that particular moment not able to stop the counter from back upfield properly which City had been doing the whole very well....I was not impressed with Mbappe the whole game. Obviously, Mr. Turbo has difficulty playing in small spaces, made bad passes is not a smart player and couldn't do anything the whole game. The reason was that City lines or linies were only about 5-6 meters apart. It was nice to how City played, very tight and organized, not to mention the ball possession. For if you to put Hot Rod , Mbappe out of commission is to give him no space and chance to get a ball due to City's possession play.Messi didn't do anything the whole game, like Neymar. Near the end of the first half, I had to remind myself that Neymar was out on the field and had to look for him ,like I did with Messi....The problem with Messi now that he's left Barcelona is that he lacks a presence as player out on the field, unlike a Pele or a Cruyff or Beckenbauer. I have to figure out where is at on the field. Messi ,to me , is a great goal scorer but he is no Maradona, Cruyff or Pele, sorry he lacks that presence. This is why Messi was great Barcelona for they build the team around him, this is why Zlatan left Barcelona. You look at Messi with Argentinian NT and he's basically been a failure. This would never happen with Cruyff, Pele, or Maradon for they were the top on any team they play.As far as I'm concerned, Messi didn't even have to play for he bring anything to the team up until the time he scored. They should bring him in as a sub, and let him get that one Messi moment where he scores. Maybe that is how Messi can last 'till he's 40, for he has to do is pick that moment..... NEXT POST
Obviously Frank, for you, Messi is a lightweight who doesn't do anything on the pitch except to score a goal and do a 90% Houdini. For all the so-called savvy you express about the game, unless a player controls the game as seen through your eyes the knit-picking agenda starts. Team possession controls the game and the players that consistently do deliver at the right moment spend lots of time exploiting that moment. Then, there are those rare moments when icons like Pele, Maradona, Messi, CR7 et al seize that moment by themelves and you will always find something to knit-pick about their performance.
BG, maybe you need to try and read my opinions again. I'll help you out a little. So, describing Messi as a great goal scorer and that Barcelona (Guardiola) designed the team around Messi and not Zlatan, in your eyes ,means that I consider him to be a lightweight . Or for example, my suggestion that he can be put in as a sub, not wasting all that energy for playing the whole game for he'll score anyway, would rather say that he's not a lightweight for he can score almost at will.Messi is a 'great' player but he is to me not a 'GREAT' player like a PELE,CRUYFF, MARADONA and I sort of stated some reasons for that...I explained why Neymar, Mbappe, Messi, were not often to be seen on the field for they had difficulties created by City by playing as a tight unit ,giving away no space , nor time and most importantly City allowed PSG little time with the ball possession.... I stated an important fact of how to stop good players by the tactics City applied. You might call it nitpicking because I tend to go a little deeper into my explanation of the game for there are readers who appreciate a little insight about the game. This is the way I look and study the game and it follows that I express my opinions on soccer in a manner to reach those who have some intelligence about the game and create some discussion on certain points and strategies. It's obvious I can sense your frustration for this could be a little over your head and I therefore suggest to not read my comments.
Bob, PSG is not a team, they just rely hopefully for an outburst by one of the 3 on top. City needs to get some good attacking wingers that are able to penetrate to the endline. The flank attackers were stopped in the opponent's third each time and even attempt to penetrate. Debruyne and Grealish looked bad out there. DeBruyne has not played well since he's come off his injury, he's not the same player, something is missing in his game. Grealish is build like tank and moves like one, he can only go inside which is so predictable of him...He looks good playing in England from midfield on but he has one real BAD habit which is in the opponent's third on the flank he always receives the ball to his feet, standing still and like a tank he has difficulty moving from a dead stop position.... Grealish has the flexibility of billiard table...he should play more near midfield for he's no creative threat on the flank. Every ball he receives comes to his feet while standing still and then he proceeds to go laterally inside, where my cat sitting in a wheelchair could guard him.....The problem with City is that they need a player like Lewandowski as a moving striker, Sterling playing in the middle up front doesn't have it when playing on the continent, although perhaps not in England; but regardless I'mn not a Sterling fan for I don't think he's good enough for City.....