Manager Alex Ferguson on Berbatov;
“He’ll bring a bit of composure to our attack,” the boss told MUTV. “He’ll be a good focus for the team in terms of points of attack.
“It’s a fantastic piece of business by the club. We’ve signed a very clever player; great vision, balance, he’s a good finisher and he has presence. That’s not just in terms of his height, he’s got an overall presence about him.
“He’s a big game player, there’s no question about that. His performances against us in the last couple of years have been very good. And given the fact our young forwards will be playing alongside a 27-year-old, it gives us that little bit more experience in a vital area.
“Of course [goalscoring has been a concern]. But we’ve got Ronaldo to come back and now we’ve got Dimitar Berbatov, that gives us a great array of talent.”
(source: man united official website, 02/09/2008)
Friday, 6 June 2008
Love, Perfomance and Life!
Last season in different occassions I heard from Alan Shearer and Tony Adams that there were players who need to be loved in order to get out the best from them.
Shearer, the former Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle star, was talking in the famous BBC One/Two matchday highlights program -Match of the Day; where he is the regular pundit.
In the show Shearer mentioned that Jermain Jenas was not performing well at Newcastle because he was not loved. At the moment Jenas is doing well at Tottenham Hotspars because he is loved (he needs to be loved).
Also Jenas' teammate, Dimitar Berbatov, was another player whose performance needs to be boosted by love. When Berbatov is loved, he plays very well according to Shearer.
Tony Adams, assistant manager at Portsmouth FC, (once on tv -skysports(?)) said that Glen Johnson who plays at Portsmouth is doing well at the moment because he needed to loved -something which he lacked at Chesea!
These comments might be true or might not, but in my own view I think it is true that 'love' is an important component in everyday life (not only in sports as Shearer and Adams have pointed out).
Human beings naturally do react positively to love being shown to them by others.
That is why I said this yesterday; give love as much as you would like to be loved!
Posted by MOSONGA RAPHAEL at 14:59 0 comments