Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by MOGG, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. MOGG

    MOGG New Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Has been compared to Pele and even Pele himselm said that some day he could be as good as he was........

    What are your views?
  2. Zitor

    Zitor New Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    My views: Don't touch Pele. Pele was King at 17, leading his team to become world champs. He is a legend. None will ever be as good as Pele was. No matter if Pele himself says it. Enjoy each good player as they are when you get to see them.
  3. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Don't ever take what Pele says about modern players at face value.

    Robinho first of all needs to gain weight otherwise he will be mercilessly thrown around in Europe except in Spain (his likely destination anyways)

    He looks very, very promising but we'll have to wait and see. Getting used to Europe takes some players time. The newly arrived Brazilans at Porto are still finding their feet and Diego, the player some see as the better of the 2 from their days at Santos together (between he and Robinho) has not fully got to grips yet with Europe.

    So the same may well apply to Robinho. Maybe in the next 3-5 years we'll see what he is to become.
  4. tpmazembe

    tpmazembe Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    The Midfield (S.Fla)
    If anyone's interested, here is 2 years worth of commentary on Robinho from those who have been following him. You'll notice the peaks and valleys in posters' perceptions, based on his form at the time. Worth reading The Guradian article linked at the end of the thread.
  5. Dominican Lou

    Dominican Lou Member+

    Nov 27, 2004
    1936 Catalonia
    Robinho has unbelievable skills but very inconsistent and very frail. He'll make a mind-boggling play and disappear for the next 30 minutes. He'll develop to be a solid player but nowhere close to Pele. Not even Rivaldo or Ronaldinho.

    Diego was definitely the better of the two. I'm surprised to hear he's not shining in Portugal yet.
  6. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Real Madrid
    If Pele said Robinho is good, then he probably is not very good. I respected Pele as a player, but he has a reputation of saying the wrong predictions. :)
  7. 0-Point

    0-Point Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    Quantum flux

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