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Monday, 15 February 2010
RYAN BABEL (ENIGMA)
what do you think of RYAN BABEL ?
personally i am still unsure of him. i would like to try and explain what i think of him at present. BABEL was a big money signing at a very young age which may have been a weight on his shoulders which makes expectations so high, i think young foreign players need time to settle in to a different country with different cultures etc.
as far as RYAN'S performances have gone i have felt he has had some great games and some not so great games. i think his lack of consistency in his performances has to do with RAFA'S consistency in selecting him. i have seen RYAN play a great game then he has been substituted or dropped for the next match, now for me this does nothing for a player's confidence especially to a young player.
but now that the transfer window has closed we have seen BABEL getting some game time coming on as sub in some recent games and hoefully puting him in RAFAS plans once again.
personally i think RAFA doesn't play him that often because BABEL is a very attack minded player and his desire to work and defensive side of his game are questionable, and RAFA always sets his team out to be very hard working and in my opinion bordering on defensive making BABEL a luxury.
i think BABEL will have to change his attitude to get a regular game in this team because of RAFAS attitude, because i don't see RAFA changing his style of play.
i do think he is a luxury type player but he is a dangerous player who can do something out of nothing.
if i was playing him i would like to see him out wide either flank i think he would be a danger as long as you have back up behind him ie. AURELIO on the left or CARRA on the right to give BABEL that freedom to attack also i would like to see him playing just behind TORRES with GERRARD playing deeper in the centre of midfield.
problem is i am not RAFA and time will tell if he is going to get a chance to make an impact here.
thanks for reading.