Round Of 16: Spain v Georgia

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Rodri is a top player of course.

But him getting man of the match in a game v Georgia (that Spain could have been by like 8 goals as their attack was on fire) when Williams and Yamal playing so well, is so stupid to me.

Save DMs getting MOTM in big tight matches, but give it to an attacker in a game like this...football really is getting boring :lol:
 

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Didn't mention him because his body doesn't seem able to handle it. Looked on an all time trajectory for a minute but he hasn't played nearly as much as Pedri or Gavi yet has missed two years at his age already.

Idk - isn’t this because Barca permanently ruined him by rushing him back from his knee op against medical advice and overplaying him.

They’ll do the same to the others.
 

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Idk - isn’t this because Barca permanently ruined him by rushing him back from his knee op against medical advice and overplaying him.

They’ll do the same to the others.
Nah same situation as Abou Diaby really, was a bit injury prone before but then had a very very nasty injury from a bad foul, iirc they had to remove part of his meniscus in surgery and he missed a full season in the process. Barca overplayed Pedri and Gavi but Fati was really unlucky more than anything.
 

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Nah same situation as Abou Diaby really, was a bit injury prone before but then had a very very nasty injury from a bad foul, iirc they had to remove part of his meniscus in surgery and he missed a full season in the process. Barca overplayed Pedri and Gavi but Fati was really unlucky more than anything.

Nah you’re wrong - the athletic did a whole piece on how Barca ****ed him over. Lemme find it wait
 

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Condensed version in video form @jones


There’s an article on it that goes deeper but I cancelled my subscription
 

jones

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Condensed version in video form @jones


There’s an article on it that goes deeper but I cancelled my subscription
Yea I read about that as well and I'm not buying the claims about Barcelona's physios being the worst on earth, the stories don't add up. Spanish media is overflowing with hit pieces on Barcelona and their training methods, many of which been debunked easily.

Not saying their physios don't make mistakes or that coaches haven't overplayed their kids. None of what we see there is nearly as bad as what Arteta is doing to Saka tho we're just lucky he's very durable. Even in the clip you posted they say Fati had a horrible injury and the niggles he had afterwards are because his body is overcompensating for it.
 

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Yea I read about that as well and I'm not buying the claims about Barcelona's physios being the worst on earth, the stories don't add up. Spanish media is overflowing with hit pieces on Barcelona and their training methods, many of which been debunked easily.

Not saying their physios don't make mistakes or that coaches haven't overplayed their kids. None of what we see there is nearly as bad as what Arteta is doing to Saka tho we're just lucky he's very durable. Even in the clip you posted they say Fati had a horrible injury and the niggles he had afterwards are because his body is overcompensating for it.

I don’t think it was the physios per se - I think they were basically pressured into releasing him for more training than his body could handle so soon after injury and then it all went south and he got compensatory injuries because his primary injury never healed.

I don’t think Cugat would have released info that would clearly damage his relationship with a huge club unless he was pretty pissed about how they handled his recovery.

This iteration of Barca have zero interest in making the right decisions for the long term. Overplaying young kids and rushing them back from injury is just another “lever” for them that they pull in desperation
 

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I don’t think it was the physios per se - I think they were basically pressured into releasing him for more training than his body could handle so soon after injury and then it all went south and he got compensatory injuries because his primary injury never healed.

I don’t think Cugat would have released info that would clearly damage his relationship with a huge club unless he was pretty pissed about how they handled his recovery.
It happens more often than you think, Müller-Wohlfahrt the Bayern and German NT head physio/doctor for 30+ years did that regularly.

Again it could well be they rushed him but a half torn meniscus is often worse than a full ACL tear plus everyone responds differently to injury and rehab. Either way it's a crying shame because he could have been Mbappe levels imo.
 

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