Posts Tagged ‘benitez

09
Dec
08

Football news

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Ramos is hired as Real Madrid manager for 6 months as Schuster is sacked.

Liverpool have rejected Babel’s request for a loan move back to Ajax.

Allardyce continues his Sunderland pitch, claiming he knows what Sunderland needs.

Benitez has stated that Robbie Keane is not for  sale.

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07
Dec
08

Benitez loses patience with Robbie Keane.

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After months of patience Rafa Benitez finally left Robbie Keane on the bench.

I was one of those who were very optimistic about the signing of Robbie Keane.

He’s resume speaks for itself.

Everywhere he has played, he has scored plenty of goals, and he has played at plenty of places.

However the deciding factor in why he is not scoring could be the environment.

If you break it down, the two places Robbie Keane has scored the least goals has been at the two biggest clubs he has played at.

He struggled to score goals at Inter Milan, and now he is struggling to score at Liverpool.

It has been at the less glamorous clubs that Robbie Keane has really flourished.

Basically it seems as though he thrives in an environment where he is one of a few stars.

When you put him in a star studded line up, Keane almost constantly has a look of nervousness, as he tries to prove himself.

Therefore is Keane really as good as we think.

This has happened to many strikers before, who we thought were great players when they were the only star.

When you put them in a star studded line up, goals go dry.

An example is before going to Man United, Forlan had an amazing goal scoring record.

His arrival at the star packed Man U, proved fruitless.

On Saturday Benitez sent on an unknown Moroccan (El Zhar), and left Keane on the bench.

Benitez said: “It wasn’t easy to leave him on the bench, but I had to do what is best for the team.”

Apparently a few Liverpool players are not enjoying Keane’s style of football, describing it as selfish.

Once again reiterating the small team syndrome, because being the goal star at a small team, you are used to being depended on to score and come up with something.

It will be very interesting to see how Keane’s Liverpool career progresses.

By TC

 

 

 




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