Yeah, when yer get a specific technique that a professional hasn't got in his repertoire he becomes the same as the rest of us - mediocre at best!!A luxury we almost couldn’t afford that day!
As I said elsewhere, he was a player I admired, with exceptional technique on the ball. However, in that instance, exceptional technique wasn’t the order of the day.
This sub appearance against West Ham was his only competitive match under Pep, he went on loan to Sevilla a few days later.
Think it might have been the back end of Pellegrini’s last season. 3-0?
Yeah he came on as a sub against Sunderland in Pep’s first game. Pep wanted him to stay but Samir wanted guarantees about starting games, as he said at the times because he was 30, I think, Pep couldn’t give him that and as they say the rest is history, he moved on. Pep said he rated him but it wasn’t to be. Didn’t he and Yaya come back over weight that pre season and that go down well with Guardiola at all.
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