Scoring is AZ: Jozy at Alkmaar

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  1. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where are our posters in Netherland?
     
  2. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait a minute,I thought the Dutch liked cheese??

    Or are they saying he's not Gouda?

    :confused:

    :p
     
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  3. CDM76

    CDM76 Member+

    May 9, 2006
    Socal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any of our Dutch friends able to read-between-the-lines with Verbeek's quotes/comments?

    The translations are so bad. When I read the referenced article it just says Altidore's going to rest Thursday but when I read what the Dutch posters have put up it sounds like Verbeek's sending a message that he's still not satisfied with Jozy's commitment to training and fitness.

    I'm imagining something like this:

    Verbeek: "Jozy, you're doing better but with best possible fitness you will dominate.

    Jozy: "I'm working harder than I've ever worked."

    Verbeek: "Harder is not hard enough. You're still not at the level I expect."

    Jozy: "I'm sure I'll get there."

    Verbeek: "You will, immediately, or you will be watching soccer instead of playing it."
     
  4. Paganitzu

    Paganitzu Member+

    Aug 16, 2006
    New York City
    Club:
    PSV Eindhoven
    Verbeek once told the press that the only match preparation Altidore has is sleeping.

    Verbeek is not happy about that. Motivation issue I guess.
     
  5. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
  6. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dear Jozy,

    Quit f#cking around and get your mother f#cking $hit together.

    Regards,
    Every USMNT fan
     


  7. As a PSV fan you know it worked for Romario (famous quote "I'm a little bit tired"). But maybe Romario was alittle bit tired because of his extra field activities;):D
     
  8. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Member+

    Apr 29, 2010
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yikes...there's a lot of unflattering comments about his play under that article too, if my translator is in any way accurate.
     
  9. pablo85

    pablo85 Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Verbeek is just not happy with him at the moment.

    "I went for Altidore as a starter enough times"

    "When it comes to footballing, I'm not satisfied with him, as so for outside the field."

    But Verbeek is really direct, he is just saying what he thinks in a honest way. So don't take these words too serious, for foreigners it might look like he's had it with him but that's not the deal.
     
  10. Plainsburner

    Plainsburner Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope the coach thought that Altidore was the type to respond to public pressure. Sometimes I think coaches should keep a bit more in house, and not let the media get a hold of stuff like this. But whatever he thinks is the best.
     
  11. mitrita

    mitrita Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    NL
    It appears Jozy showed up to late for a pre-game video-analyses for the Austria Vienna game tomorrow.
     
  12. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice to see he has learned from his experience at Hull for showing up late
     
  13. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Indeed. Altidore is AZ's co-leading scorer across all competitions with Rasmus Elm, but everybody seems to hate his play.

    In any case, a disciplinarian like Verbeek will probably be good for him in the long run. I hope he reacts positively to this.
     
  14. juniorLA

    juniorLA Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    El Lay
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :( Sadly, still applies...
     
  15. Deeneaus

    Deeneaus Member+

    Aug 29, 2007
    America/Deutschland
    Club:
    Arminia Bielefeld
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We'll see.

    It seems no one knows what is going on anyway. :)
     
  16. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jozy is still showing up late, huh.
     
  17. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That sounds like a lot of the same problems he's always had. Not training hard enough, showing up late. I can't say I'm surprised, but I am disappointed. Not sure how many times I need to say, "I hope he learns."
     
  18. pablo85

    pablo85 Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    verbeek is a sort of a drill instructor, calvinist dutchman extreme. ex boxer.
    verbeek was always telling the press, altidore wasn't 100% fit, maybe it lasted too long and didn't do enough for it.

    but this is good for him. he will get his chance again. a coach like this at a young age is good for him, if he can educate him, he will reap the benefits for the rest of his career.
     
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  19. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree
     
  20. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Clearly,this is all Mike Bradley's fault.

    He spoiled Verbeek into thinking all Americans were soccer robots. :)

    And a post facto apology to Ives.I thought he was just throwing Jozy under the bus on his way out of Harrison.

    Guess not,huh?
     
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  21. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Well at least now if Jozy's playing time starts to dwindle we will have an actual reason why instead of us just guessing.

    Jozy makes me pretty mad sometimes. He is a professional footballer! He makes so much more money than most people who work 8 hours a day in their not so exciting jobs. Jozy is living his dream by being a professional footballer. How hard is it to show up to practice 3-4 times a week on time and actually try while he is there? That just makes me mad. I'd give up so much to have the chances Jozy is wasting.
     
  22. ChapacoSoccer

    ChapacoSoccer Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I think its harder than it seems. Those top level practices are by all accounts extraordinarily tough mentally as well as physically. tougher than games. I think this coach is demanding complete and total mental focus throughout the practice and games, and that is something that actually takes practice and learning. Jozy hasn't climbed that ladder, he's just been coasting on his talent by all accounts. He is not going to suddenly switch on, he is going to have to go through a painful learning experience on how to focus. I reccomend zen meditation. (only sort of kidding.)
     
  23. alky13

    alky13 New Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Manchester/NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He has been in the professional arena for 5-6 years now. At an age when he should be working every second of every day he is not. He is paid well. His life is football. From the minute he wakes up to second he goes to bed. There are no excuses for not being on time and working hard.
     
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  24. usry723

    usry723 Member+

    Aug 14, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do they have sheep in the Netherlands?
     

  25. I might say very delicious one's, Texel sheep. Make for good wool bedding textiles too.
     

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