- Dec 12, 2007
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- Fav. Players
- Clarence Clyde Seedorf
To be fair Ronaldo played on the wing in the Premiership, where they're more likely to foul you, whether it be a body check, clip in the legs, or a cruncher from behind. Mainly because the game is so quick and you get away with more. Ronaldo's a freak. He's so complete that he would excell in any league.
Well Ronaldo would be a star in any league. No denying. My point was tactically he'd be used in the shevchenko #7 striker role in italy. And Messi IMO would excell in a role similar to Kaka.... #10 behind 2 strikers in italy
You may get fouled a lot in england but you completely miss my point. Premier league is the league where pacey wingers are most prosperous cause it's a fast counter attacking league. I mean does ANY team use a centralized formation in england?
Italian teams play slower, compact, tactical. DONT GIVE UP THE COUNTER is there philosophy. Watch teams play and the back 7 NEVER come out. Now Ronaldo is amazing but when they are sitting w/ 3 deep on a back 4, whats he gonna do all outwide. If he manages to beat the side midfielder and FB he'll be fouled hard. He really will have a lot harder time from that far out (we're talking side midfield like in a 4-4-2) cutting in....
It's a subtle difference in way football is played in all leagues is my point. World class player can play anywhere, it's just the small changes they'd make to where they line up to make them do best.
In england, coaches would rather play theo walcott cause he's fast. In Italy they'd rather play a 34 year old Patrick Vieira cause of his tactical prowless