- Dec 19, 2020
Playing scared in the biggest game of his career. Not a major upgrade on what we have already
1st.Rumours starting to float about a move to England again. I would love it if United signed him. You just can't appreciate how great Denzel is until he plays for you. He has no technique, no dribbling skill, hardly looks like a footballer when he first touches a ball and somehow he ends up with 2 assists and a goal after 90 minutes.
Also think his constant overlapping would give Antony a much needed 3rd (okay let's be fair, 2nd) dimension.
I'd probably be disappointed if he didn't believe this.I'm 99% sure Van Gaal himself is convinced that it was entirely because of him that the Pep tiki-taka side came to be.
Of course, I know how shite they were for a while there, it's just a little bit of a funny example of eternal doom and gloom considering what they became pretty soon afterwards.You might want to do your research of the Rizigier and Zenden years.
I think he may have meant the Barca of the late 90’s to the early turn of the millennium that went all in on Dutch players like the de Boer’s, Kluivert, Overmars, Van Bommel, Cocu, Zenden, Reiziger, Davids and Bogarde who all struggled to live up to expectations.
I'm pretty sure Van Bommel was about a decade later than the rest, around 2008 or something?I think he may have meant the Barca of the late 90’s to the early turn of the millennium that went all in on Dutch players like the de Boer’s, Kluivert, Overmars, Van Bommel, Cocu, Zenden, Reiziger, Davids and Bogarde who all struggled to live up to expectations.
It was the Ronaldinho signing that turned things as they’d struggled for years before until Rijkaard came in and I think were trophyless for 4-5 seasons, I’ve always said that I believed it was Ronaldinho and Rijkaard who saved the club and laid the solid foundation for Guardiola as Rijkaard inherited a mess and struggled initially but turned it around to win the CL within a couple of years.
You may well be right, I had it in my head he was around the same time or the year after Ronaldinho but never worked out. I remember him being linked with United a lot before signing for Barca but I never rated him really.I'm pretty sure Van Bommel was about a decade later than the rest, around 2008 or something?
You must not have watched the right games then. He's probably our most important player in the last 2 year period. Though, granted, his lows are very low at timesWatched a few Netherland games. I don’t understand a single bit why people here rates him so high! Same as I don’t understand one bit why Antony caused so much and why we chased Mount. That kind of opinions is always labeled ridiculous here.
But Denzel was fantastic in our last Euro's (think he was our top scorer in the 2021 tournament) and almost single handedly beat USA in QatarProbably, euro and World Cup games only. And also some inter milan games.
Probably due to LVG’s tactics. I always found his side the no-go zone. He stayed and moved along the byline like linear actuator up and down. All attacks on that side start and stop in five seconds no matter which side start the move.But Denzel was fantastic in our last Euro's (think he was our top scorer in the 2021 tournament) and almost single handedly beat USA in Qatar
He was wank (can I say wank?) in the CL final last year though, I can imagine that sticks out a bit,
So the perfect signing for Erik. Dutch/Eredivisie experience, good at the international level, and available from Inter for a highly inflated price. I don't mind this kind of player profile as he can give you some flexibility as a RM or RB and frankly every player is potentially an upgrade over Antony right now, the price is just prohibitive.By far far far the best performer in our National side for about 3 years now already.. Rarely see him for Inter though