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Post by Arquitecto Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:07 pm

European champions Spain meet Italy in their Euro 2012 opener on Sunday, with both men expected to play key roles at PGE Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
Suarez, who has coached Spain and Inter Milan, helped his country win the tournament in 1964.
“I have to point out first that Italy is my home, but my heart is Spanish,” Suarez told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “These are two champions with a great sense of positioning and know how to pick the right moment to start a move. They both have experience and technique.
“They are similar players, but in my view Pirlo has more of a range, can spread the play more and seek the longer passes. It’s true Xavi gets fewer passes wrong, but that’s because he plays them short and at most will pass 20 metres to the wings, so there are fewer risks. Andrea aims for more difficult passes and that brings with it the risk of getting it wrong sometimes.
“At the end of the day, I think Pirlo is a more complete player than Xavi. Andrea strokes the ball better, which is why he’s also better with free kicks and scores a few goals. He’s also more determined in the tackle, whereas Xavi is light and just uses his positioning to defend,” concluded 77-year-old Suarez.


KEEP IN MIND I am not giving my opinion since I love both equally and are heroes to me alike. Just adding flame to the already fading embers of this lame discussion.

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Post by harhar11 Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:28 pm

Well if we are talking about complete midfielders, then neither of them comes close to Iniesta or Gerrard.

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Post by Rossoneri Ninja Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:54 pm

harhar11 wrote:Well if we are talking about complete midfielders, then neither of them comes close to Iniesta or Gerrard.

All of which are inferior to Bastian Schweinstieger :coffee:
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Post by jibers Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:59 pm

harhar11 wrote:Well if we are talking about complete midfielders, then neither of them comes close to Iniesta or Gerrard.

Ahhh Stevie G, Jack of all trades, master of non. Please don't put him in this list of all time greats.
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Post by jibers Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:00 pm

Arquitecto wrote:European champions Spain meet Italy in their Euro 2012 opener on Sunday, with both men expected to play key roles at PGE Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
Suarez, who has coached Spain and Inter Milan, helped his country win the tournament in 1964.
“I have to point out first that Italy is my home, but my heart is Spanish,” Suarez told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “These are two champions with a great sense of positioning and know how to pick the right moment to start a move. They both have experience and technique.
“They are similar players, but in my view Pirlo has more of a range, can spread the play more and seek the longer passes. It’s true Xavi gets fewer passes wrong, but that’s because he plays them short and at most will pass 20 metres to the wings, so there are fewer risks. Andrea aims for more difficult passes and that brings with it the risk of getting it wrong sometimes.
“At the end of the day, I think Pirlo is a more complete player than Xavi. Andrea strokes the ball better, which is why he’s also better with free kicks and scores a few goals. He’s also more determined in the tackle, whereas Xavi is light and just uses his positioning to defend,” concluded 77-year-old Suarez.


KEEP IN MIND I am not giving my opinion since I love both equally and are heroes to me alike. Just adding flame to the already fading embers of this lame discussion.


Inters Regista :bow:

He knows the risks seeing as he used to play those long balls to Facchetti
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Post by Babun Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:05 pm

Suarez :bow:
Thanks for pointing out Pirlo's technique to strike the ball :bow:
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Post by leemhuis Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:52 pm

harhar11 wrote:Well if we are talking about complete midfielders, then neither of them comes close to Iniesta or Gerrard.


Unbelievable. Gerrard?????????????????? You must be kidding. And, though it's close I would take Pirlo or Xavi before Iniesta. They can control a team.
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Post by Blue Barrett Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:05 pm

harhar11 wrote:Well if we are talking about complete midfielders, then neither of them comes close to Iniesta or Gerrard.
Gerrard? You shoittn me? Laughing
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Post by Ali Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:13 pm

I would definitely consider Gerrard more complete than them ?
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Post by Onyx Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:34 pm

OT: That giraffe thought it was a tree? Laughing

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Post by The Franchise Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:44 pm

Pirlo scores more goals and free kicks...since when? lol

At be correctly factually if your going to make that claim.
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Post by BarcaLearning Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:03 pm

Idont rate Pirlo as high as some, but surely hes proven again hes like a god to Italy on the NT level....just scored another freekick, and his freekicks are class Razz Pirlo :bow:

Having said that I prefer Xavi of cos Very Happy
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Post by Be/\/ceCALI Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:28 pm

Pirlo is untouchable - still the best player in his position
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Post by iNFINITY9910 Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:52 pm

Pirlo is much better, IN MY OPINION... Razz
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Post by Valkyrja Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:54 pm

Zinedine Zidane believes Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is currently the best player in the world, eclipsing Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. The former France and Real Madrid midfielder saw Gerrard score twice against his old club in the Champions League during the week and said teams need players like Gerrard to be the "engine room" for the flair players to thrive, comparing the Liverpool captain to his former team-mate Claude Makelele.

"Is he the best in the world? He might not get the attention of [Lionel] Messi and Ronaldo but, yes, I think he just might be," Zidane said. "If you don't have a player like Steven Gerrard, who is the engine room, it can affect the whole team.

"When we were winning league titles and European Cups at Real, I always said Claude Makelele was our most important player. There is no way myself, [Luis] Figo or Raúl would have been able to do what we did without Claude and the same goes for Liverpool and Gerrard.

"He has great passing ability, can tackle and scores goals, but most importantly he gives the players around him confidence and belief. You can't learn that – players like him are just born with that presence."

2009 but...

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Post by Blue Barrett Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:05 pm

Yeah Lamps was actually 2nd best behind Dinho at a time. tongue
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Post by vizkosity Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:15 pm

Barrettinator wrote:Yeah Lamps was actually 2nd best behind Dinho at a time. tongue
lamp is amazing.

Gerrard is too injury prone lol....what's good of him these days
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Post by harhar11 Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:05 pm

That you guys find Gerrard inclusion so funny just proves my point. Gerrard was one of the most complete midfielders in the game in his prime but I dont rate him equal to any of the 3. I used him as an example to show that the most complete player is not always the better player..

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Post by The Franchise Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:39 am

Barrettinator wrote:Yeah Lamps was actually 2nd best behind Dinho at a time. tongue

In what alternate universe was this lol
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Post by buddytaller Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:13 am

I agree with the OP, Pirlo is a fantastic all round player, Xavi is close, but Pirlo is a different class all together, he can defend, give brilliant short and long passes, has a great shot and is a set piece specialist.
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Post by Blue Barrett Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:59 am

The Franchise wrote:
Barrettinator wrote:Yeah Lamps was actually 2nd best behind Dinho at a time. tongue

In what alternate universe was this lol
Errr.....where have you been? Laughing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_footballer_of_the_year

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_FIFA_World_Player_of_the_Year
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Post by iNFINITY9910 Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:02 am

The Franchise wrote:
Barrettinator wrote:Yeah Lamps was actually 2nd best behind Dinho at a time. tongue

In what alternate universe was this lol

For real is it?
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Post by billy_gr Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:59 am

Wow the downplay of Gerard in these forums.
At his prime days he was one of the most useful midfielders on could have in his team.

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Post by ELO Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:14 am

pirlo is certainly my favourite midfielder post Zidane. but i wouldnt argue over a Xavi Vs Pirlo comparison, both are great, its just peronal preference really... even Gerrard is worth to be mentioned imo
personally i would also throw wesley sneijder in the discussion.
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Post by The Franchise Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:44 am

Barrettinator wrote:
The Franchise wrote:
Barrettinator wrote:Yeah Lamps was actually 2nd best behind Dinho at a time. tongue

In what alternate universe was this lol
Errr.....where have you been? Laughing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_footballer_of_the_year

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_FIFA_World_Player_of_the_Year

Yes, now im convinced lol
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