klc123 wrote:Forgive me if I am incorrect, but I believe that Panch has brought up the point of Messi been too greedy before.
It is difficult to come to a conclusion on that sort of debate. When Maradona scored against England in the world cup, no one was saying he was greedy, even though he obviously was, they were saying that he was the best player in the world, which was also evident.
In reality Messi has been greedy and obsessed with the goal a little bit lately.. Strikers and goal scores have to be greedy, but when the game is 1-1 and you have 2 men in a much better position not giving a square ball for an easy tap in is call greedyness man..
Its something thats been commented lately, how he's a little bit more anxious for scoring, and a bit more obssessed with scoring...
I'm not comparing him to other strikers, im comparing him to other versions of Messi, when he was still the best in the world, but he wasn't so goal obsessed.... Even earlier this season, he would know when to do those elegant plays where he left 3 behind, and when to give a pass for a teammate in a better position....
Now, its been comented and mentioned how he's more goal hungry in not the best of ways, some shots with no angle, with little opportunities of going in when Villa and Pedro are in the small box perfectly available...... that sort of thing
Don't get me wrong, no one can't touch Messi, but I do see him more "anxious" and trying to force goals a lot....Probably something that will wear off once he gets a hattrick soon or something... But he is more greedy than usual laately IMHO and i've seen comments about it aswel.. if you differ, i can respect that.
Making individual plays when you can leave 3 men behind is not greedyness, but taking a shot and trying to score youself when its very hard and you have open men on your side asking for it is being selfish and a little desperate for scoring..
Just today vs Bilbao, he faked out a defender towards the end beautifully dribbled all the way to the box, and instead of playing a deadly pass in, he decides to shoot for the keeper to make an easy save?
Apart from a few selfish plays lately, and 1-2 today, Messi was SUPER-MESSI today, that play where he left 3 behind and was tackled that wasn't called a pk would have been one of the best goals i ever seen..