Thursday, February 16, 2012
Never Looked Like Scoring
Continental club football is great. It shows a club where they really stand. Being a big fish in a small pond is one thing but what about against your peers? That's what it comes down to. The hype of the domestic league where you can brush aside fair to middling teams means shit if you can't mix it against the boys from your continent.
Out there in the unfamiliar. Where the pitch isn't what you're used to, the match officials use a different rule book and the partisan home crowd you're used to is missing.
It's when players get caught out. The lazy habits that bring success domestically count for nothing on foreign soil. You gotta stand up and be counted or roll over and die. And if you roll over and die then perhaps you're at the wrong club.
Or you just ain't as good as you think you are.
But am I talking about Arsenal or Persipura?