We all heard the ugliest insult a top player Nicolas Anelka administrated to his national manager Raymond Domenech. France had one of the most criticized World cup campaign ever with player acting like fools or let’s say kiddos. They end up last of their group with no victories and to cover it all they had to do stuff to make the media happy.
First of all, certain members of the national team had a sex scandal affair with a young prostitute named Zahia Dehar, second, the biggest insult a manager could have receive on an international stage, then the player boycott not to play because Nicolas Anelka had to leave and finally they went out of the competition in the first round with the manager not shaking hands with the Host country.
The Zahia Dehar affair with Frank Ribery and Karim Benzema did leave the country with something to think about in case the boys wouldn’t performed as expected. And this is what just happened instead of focusing on their playing mistake involving the manager and the group response to his tactics. Actually, Nicolas Anelka response to his tactics. It’s doesn’t mean that he was a good manager anyway because Domenech shouldn’t have pick Anelka in the first play, Zahia Dehar would have been better to watch (:) ).
I decided to write this post because Anelka did irritated me during last weekend Barclays premiership when the defending Champions, Chelsea, lost to Manchester City and got Didier Drogba look like he was an average center forward you can get rid of at anytime.
If y’all remember one thing about the french campaign at the World Cup, Raymond Domenech critics of Nicolas Anelka was he doesn’t respect orders, the position he was given to play in which got him the famous insult as you can observe in the picture. I’ll pass on writing it again as i don’t want to irritate my readers.
To tell you, I have been a fan of Nicolas Anelka in his younger age because of his character, was athletic and will tell you what it is he doesn’t like straight away. It happened with Luis Fernandez, and certainly it’s the kind of attitude that never got him selected for the national team for a while. But sometimes, you have to take a look at yourself and step back to come back better and stronger.
Nicolas Anelka obviously never thought that way, his answer will be i quit your club or selection, i am too good i can find something else, elsewhere. His respond to his sending home while playing in this year world cup was the same and I quote :
“With Chelsea … I play in blue every weekend and that’s more than enough for me,” he said.
Common mate, that’s being too arrogant, he just had no pride wearing les Blues shirt as an English player would have craved for. That only shows the type of player Anelka is.
As soon as they fall on a small team and pounce them with goals, we think their Didier Drogba‘s partnership with Anelka is the greatest, but i am sure Drogba’s knows better. I have been analyzing Anelka’s game since and God this main do not know where to play. Not saying that he’s not a good player, he can hurt really bad, specially when unexpected, but overall he is predictable and make bad decision.
Anelka’s footballing brain is just below 3 on a scale 1 to 10 and i am being nice.
You tell him to play as the main striker and he will be your left winger, your right winger, even your central midfield leaving the opportunity to score to…hummm nobody. Making him play with Drogba at times, destroys Chelsea‘s performance as well as Didier Drogba’s performance and i don’t know why the manager stick with him sometimes instead of taking him off before the end of the first half. I got really frustrated on Saturday that a manager who is being paid millions of pound a year is not able to make the right judgment and decision and condemn even more his club by sticking with the plague.
I am an Arsenal supporter, we have our own problems too but i like watching beautiful the game, the best league in the World and some of the best players. But What happened to Didier Drogba on Saturday was unfair, he was just nonexistent on the pitch because he tried to cover Anelka’s hole who never covered his and on top of that disturbed Florent Malouda’s flank.
Result, no striker in the box, no goals and a good defense set up by the host team. Anelka, please stick to the rules or leave Chelsea, unless Drogba’s leave before then you can stay and play as you want, i wouldn’t care in the world. Common Drogba, You Are The Best Striker in the World at the moment.
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