- Yesterday's news report really scared me off. You know... the one with ``Rafa put his trust on Lucas to replace Xabi Alonso''. Initially I wanted to ignore it and let other people to contemplate the scenario. But as time passes, I think I must say my piece. I am scared of that prospect!
- Time and time again Lucas Leiva has been a disappointment. I don't know if he's performance during the pre-season should be taken as a barometer of how he could deliver to the team but to replace Xabi's is one hell of a mountain to climb, no matter how sure is Rafa with him and no matter how sure Lucas is with his own ability.
- I guess Lucas is one of the rare Liverpool player that is unfortunate to be lowly-rated by his own fans. It's not because of his hairstyle or the way he run. It's just the fact that he yet to show his pure English-style of footballing... you must bleed when you hunting for the ball, run like a crazy African-marathon runner and flew the opponents in the air with your tackling. Which none of it was evident in Lucas's game. As yet.
- But as I've written before, we have to put our faith in Rafa's decision. If he trusted Lucas more than the fans, so be it. But I hope it would not be something to be regretted by January.
11 August 2009
Lucas to replace Alonso? Are you sure Rafa?
The most lowly-rated player in the Liverpool squad by the fans.