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Realistically, I don't want either Messi or Ronaldo to win it next season. I'd like it if Falcao, RVP, or Zlatan won next season.
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Lampard and Cole to Manchester United?
Modric to Chelsea?
And of course Bale is headed everywhere...
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I didn't even watch the video, but I would say that Iker Casillas and Neymar are far and away the most overrated players in the world. People act like Casillas is far and away the best keeper in the world, but the truth is that people only think that he's amazing because he plays for Madrid and Spain. He's a top five or ten keeper, don't get me wrong, but he's not No. 1. I think Cech deserved the spot in the World XI, but Neuer's younger and probably has more upside, so Neuer's probably No. 1.
People like Victor Valdes and Torres are expected to be poor, so they're not even overrated at this point.
Modric is so overrated.
Reus is, even with all of his performances, probably a spec underrated.
Balotelli's just an enigma.
Ibrahimovic is finally getting the credit he's due, so he's good on that front.
I think that Mata's actually a spec underrated. Even with his performances this season, a lot of people don't always give him the credit that he's due. He lacks the supreme pace and goalscoring ability of someone like Reus, which is a problem at times.
It's not a long video. Balotelli, Pique, Scott Parker, and Neymar are the ones mentioned.
It's kind of a stupid list in my opinion, thinking about it. Balotelli gets a lot of pub for being a nutcase, but I think the only reason he was mentioned is because some moron gave him a vote in the Ballon d'Or. Is Scott Parker talked about enough to be overrated? Neymar isn't even in a top league, so all the hype he may get doesn't really matter at all.
Pique is a fair name to talk about, but I think the theory of defenders/keepers getting pulled up by their team shouldn't apply to field players.
Scott Parker, as you said, never gets talked about, so that's a bad list.
Pique hasn't been terrible, but he hasn't been that good the last 12-18 months, and if some idiots hadn't put him on the World XI, no one would be talking about him.
Yeah, but have you heard the level of hype that Neymar's gotten? Some people act as if he's already the next Messi. So many people magically believe that he'll be in the top three players in the world, but the problem is that staying in Brazil has stunted his growth. We saw in the Olympics that because Neymar doesn't have any experience against good defenders, he looked totally lost when he played against some in the Olympics.
The guy in the video said Hummels or Kompany was more deserving of being in the World XI. But considering the list was entirely Barca or RM, save for Falcao, it's obviously slanted.
Wasn't the next Messi supposed to be Hazard? Yeah, but hype isn't the same as performance. And you can't really overrate or underrate natural ability, it's what you do with it that makes you overrated or underrated. He's certainly OVERHYPED though, but that's his fault for staying in Brazil until after the WC or whatever.
Reus could be the next Messi, however. :P Well, no one's ever going to score on the level of Messi again, but that's not the point.
Neymar has underperformed against good defenders though, so he's both overrated and overhyped.
[QUOTE=FrostyMouse;3246278]There's no denying that Parker's made some questionable plays at times, but he's not the worst player on Spurs. [/QUPTE]
Bale? He gets a lot of hype, but I don't think he's overrated.
Long time since I last posted here...
Messi won, no surprises, bye.
Don't take that as gospel, but Koen was really championing the guy for a couples years when he was at Lille and then there was someone who said this. I believe it was Zidane, but who knows.
He did, I remember it as well. He still talks him up constantly. He probably wants him to move to Madrid soon.
I never thought that much of Hazard, although I was happy that we got him instead of United or City. Plus, Hazard's only in his first season in England and he only just turned 22 on the 7th of January, so he has time to grow. He'll never be a goalscoring machine, but once he adjusts more to the more physical play of the Premier League, I think that things will work out better for him. He's actually been a lot better recently and he scored a lovely curling effort from 30 yards today. Realistically, Hazard will probably never become a superstar, but superstars are primarily strikers and not CAMs; the only CAM to really be a superstar in the last decade was Lampard, and it's doubtful that Hazard will ever be as good as Lampard was at his peak. Hazard is not a winger, regardless of whether someone tells you that he is.
Now, I really wanted us to try to make a move for Reus last season, but that didn't happen and now if we were to try to buy him off Dortmund, he's at least 40m+.
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