Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Stanislas Could Be Our Messi
There has been an ongoing debate on here about how we should use Stanislas. My contention has been that, being right footed, he should be used on the right, but one regular contributor, who I will not embarrass by naming, has maintained that Stanislas should be played on the left so that he can come in on his right foot, citing Messi as the example as the wisdom for this stroke of tactical genius by Zola.
Well after watching Messi's performance tonight against Arsenal, I have to accept I was wrong. If Messi can do it, why can't Stanislas? I mean Messi plays on the right and only has a left foot doesn't he? Quite why he scored the fourth with his left, coming in from the left, is beyond me mind you. Nor do I understand why, being left footed, he scored the second beautifully with his right. Nor do I quite understand why he spent much of the game playing down the middle. Nor indeed why, during that Maradonnaesque run, he dribbled with both right and left foot. Puzzling.
So yes, I have to accept that if Messi can do it, Stanislas must be able to do it too. So start him on the left and give him license to roam. What number does Messi wear? Let's assign that number to Junior and watch the boy rip the likes of Arsenal apart.
Sunderland? No chance with Junior Messi on the left for West Ham!
Come On You Lionel Blair-Stanislas Irons!
Posted by Hammersfan at 22:07