- May 15, 2007
I get what you're saying, I think it's gonna be somewhere in between ddg and expectationsYep but the danger is that it places unrealistic expectations on Henderson, which is just setting him up to disappoint if he does become #1.
I've seen people say "Henderson would have claimed that" about crosses I've absolutely seen Henderson leave to his CBs when playing for Sheffield United. If people start imagining he's some sort of god in this respect just because De Gea isn't then they'll be disappointed.
Same things with the impact they imagine he'll have on set-pieces. We saw that illustrated perfectly in the game against Southampton where De Gea got injured. While De Gea was on the pitch people were complaining that he was staying on his line for corners in a way Henderson wouldn't, then Henderson comes on and does exactly the same thing. They have it in their head that he's commanding, so every incident where De Gea isn't becomes one where Henderson would be.
I do hope he gets a run. The weird thing is it could be something like an injury or a knock which means Henderson has to go in and it's make or break for him