Apr 7, 2010

Maradona would have definitely scored

Maradona could have and would have scored that 4th goal yesterday. After all, dribbling past 3 players, shooting the ball , getting it back on rebound from the goalkeeper and again shooting it in the net(from a ridiculous angle) in 88th minute against an Arsenal team which had almost given up is no big deal for "El Diego". He has scored better goals and more important goals in his illustrious career. But Maradona wouldn't have waited for a second after getting the ball on rebound just so he could notice the gap between the legs of Almunia, Maradona wouldn't have waited one second to leave absolutely nothing to chance; he would have smashed the ball at the goal and WOULD have got his goal. Messi's first 3 goals yesterday - a super strike from zero available space, a composed box finish, or the arrogant chip will definitely be more talked about because of their importance or apparent beauty. But it's the 4th goal I have watched countless number of times since yesterday with a gaped mouth. Messi would never bang a ball in the goal from outside the box hoping for a scared goalkeeper or a slight deflection off a defender like say Ronaldo or Rooney. Messi in a way is like any other FC Barcelona player in believing that philosophy - have you seen those crazy Barca defenders who would rather pass or dribble the ball inside their own penalty area ( and boy can they pass & dribble) than clear the ball arbitrarily. Messi just takes it to another level.This strive for perfection makes him miss some goals which he would have otherwise scored if he had given LUCK some breathing space.After all, it's an imperfect world. But who will explain that to Messi. For him end does not justify the means. Any one of us will take "Hence Proved" any day. Maradona will take" Hence Proved" any day. Messi will not.Maradona is like us. Messi is not.

8 comments:

peacetoe said...

Excellent stuff. From Messi and from you.

Shashibhushan said...

Would Maradona have scored against Inter? I bet he would have.

Manan said...

Ah, you are also one of those. One not so good game and a team becomes mediocre and a god becomes mortal. I bet you wouldn't be saying that if Julio Cesar had not made that superhuman save on that brilliant shot.

Shashibhushan said...

Hey you are the one who started the hyperbole. I am just checking what it's like to be back on earth.

Richa said...

I didn't see the match and I am not a big fan as you know. I do get the free tickets to go see the matches. Oh well :P

But i loved what you wrote! Write more, stupid!

Manan said...

Thanks for loving it :) and you haven't seen a Barca match yet, so that don't impress me much. Ha.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I stumbled across your blog a while back and it is mind blowing.

I am not passionate about football, but I have seen a Barca match in real. Live at Camp Nou (Barca vs Zaragoza) and I have also seen the pomp that prevails on the streets of Barca. That's the only reason I saw the match. To feel that non-drug-induced-blood rush. So, I see where these words are really coming from!

Overall, really awesome bone-tickling and informative opinions on your blog! :)

Manan said...

i really envy you man! And thanks :)

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