Andreas Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, three of the best players on the face of the earth (FIFA/UEFA’S opinion though). I wouldnt have agreed more, what I know I will disagree about come January 2013 is the eventual winner. Trust me, Messi would win but I don’t really think Messi is the best player in the world. Yea he has been smashing records here and there and I respect him for that. Like I also said in my last post, Iniesta and Xavi make Messi tick. If he is so great, why hasn’t he won anything with the Argentine national team? Abeg dont give me the U-20 world cup and Olympics gist. Naija sef get Olympics, it doesnt mean Kanu or Okocha were better than Eric Cantona and David Ginola.
I really don’t know what the criterion is for picking the best player of the year any more. Infact I lost interest in the awards since 2006 when Fabio Cannavaro was named player of the year ahead of people like Andrea Pirlo even if Zidane did his chances no good after the Matterazzi incident (Though accepted Canavaro’s team won the world cup). In 2010 Messi won it, and I am still thinking what major highlight he had that year. Barca didnt win the Champions league, Argentina were eliminated in the quarter finals of the world cup. A Wesley Sneijder should have won it in 2010. Agreeably Messi deserved it in 2009 and 2011. And now Messi will win this year’s award after only just winning the Copa Del Rey with Barca (if hin like make he score 200 goals). That will make it four straight years? hmmmmmmm.
My clear choice for the award is Andreas Iniesta but we all know the race for first and second is between Ronaldo and Messi. I would love Ronaldo or Iniesta to win it but you willl say I said this; Messi would be crown the best player in the world for a record 4 times.
Is it time to let Arsene Wenger go? Only time will tell. Oh and Rafa the Gaffer (Benitez) has extended Chelsea’s chance of a victory in all competions since October. I fear for my darling team (Man Utd). Must we always concede goals? Just two clean sheets in the league this season. Glad Vidic is back but would he be as sharp as he used to be?
Welcome to the best month of the year. Thanks for your time, have a blessed week.