Post by fletchabey on Sept 8, 2013 9:01:54 GMT
Sept 7, 2013 23:22:39 GMT @ausred88 said:
He does though, so maybe you should accept you have some misconceptions. Even in the years where he wasn't shit hot or starting regularly he contributes plenty. I've brought this up time and again in the him and Tony V comparisons, you'd expect a player like Tony who hugs the touchline and crosses it to have a lot higher assists than him. He simply doesn't though. Nani is just way more likely to put it on a plate, Tonys more hit and hope.
In regards to some of the other players mentioned, it is from Nani time here, so Silva has only been here 2 years for example. Bale, at least in the last couple of years, was not directly creative. Really not many assists, though that says a bit about the rest of the Spurs squad, probably. Hes been more of a flashy goal scorer. which makes me wonder if Real are actually better off with him than Ozil, but thats for another thread.
Anyway back on to Nani, I remember a year or two back there was a bit of a myth about him being much worse on the left, when you actually looked at the stats and performances, the difference was negligible. It the last couple of years we've just rarely had him and Tony V both fit and firing at the same time so the situation hasn't really arisen. So I'm not fussed, just get Kagawa Nani and RvP on the pitch plus who ever is in most form out of the rest. I care less about positions than getting the right players and giving them some freedom.