And what we have to do at FcbFanDrivel this evening is to solve the proof of Riemann Hypothesis. Only Sir Alex Feguson could describe beating FC Barcelona as “solving the Xavi-Messi-Iniesta problem”, which kind of makes us want to dial the pest control hotline. Mourinho had a go at it by trying to eliminate them from the equation altogether, but the stupid referees kept getting in the way.
Yes, Leo Messi indeed, stop gaping. Leo’s interviews have always struck us as “I’m trapped! I’d rather be kicking a ball around!” rather than “Here’s my expansive views on Social Order!” Who knew the football genius is a closet Emerson, capable of spewing words to be preserved for posterity? Not us. This is all rather unsettling. Next thing you know, there will be Busi-never-dive videos on YouTube, optimistic press-conferences from Guardiola and flying pink elephants. Pinch us before it’s too late!
This is all very new to us. Usually, when we want to hear outrageous conspiracy theories, we watch a Mourinho press conference. Here’s unexpected competition from Lucescu, the coach of Shakhtar, somehow implicating the King in a conspiracy to award Madrid the Copa del Rey just because his poor Royal Highness wanted to see the game from the stands, and Madrid happens to be the team of the Crown, whatever that means.
“We didn’t play with a lack of intensity. You can’t just go out there and kick everything that moves” – Javi Marquez (Espanyol)
You can’t? B-but, why ever not? Don’t let the thought of red cards faze you, you can always complain about it in the post match press conference.
This always get us. How can you be the next Messi when you’re about the same age? You can be another Messi, like Messi, not the next Messi when he’s still around at large. And like we’ve already established, Messi is at an age where he can very well be the next Messi himself, so that’s that.
“I have been approached by clubs like Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and City, but Pastore wants to stay” – Zamparini
Now either Zamparini has multiple personality disorder or he likes making contradictory statements just to see if anyone is paying attention. And sad enough as it sounds, we are. First,Pastore claims he is ready to leave, and then Pastore claims he is staying, then Zamparini says he is shopping for a Pastore replacement, next he encourages all big clubs to start making “crazy bids”, and now it’s all back to square one? Good God, people, make up your minds!
“There is a big difference between Barcelona’s Messi and Argentina’s Messi. When Messi plays in the Seleccion he is not the same player” – Pele
And thus spake the Brazilian Legend about the Argentine Prodigy.