MAN CHILD (Ibra) vs CHILD KINGS (Xavi and Iniesta)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as a player, is a “MAN-CHILD”.
On the “outside”, he is a big MAN, with “monster” game and skills. Ibra as a player is “HUGE”, larger than life.
On the “inside”, Ibra is a CHILD. He is a spoiled, petulant “prima donna”. He is obviously a huge talent. But would you put him “in charge”. Would you make him “king” of a club, give him much “power”?
Ibra had “issues” with “authority”. His own opinion was the “highest” authority.
Why did Barcelona get rid of Ibra? On paper, he was the perfect top striker to go along with Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, like Luis Suarez is today for Barcelona.
Ibra, when he was at Barcelona, criticised Iniesta and Xavi for being “childlike” and pathetically passive in their approach to “authority” and the “adults” in charge.
Ibra is right. BUT Iniesta and Xavi are “CHILDREN” you would TRUST to make “KINGS” of club management and “adult” leadership.
Would you TRUST Ibra to manage a club? Would you make Ibra a “king” of a club? Be the “adult” responsible and in charge?
Xavi and Iniesta are-were CHILD CRUSADERS who GREW UP to probably become MANAGEMENT and AMBASSADORS for their club, who is “more than a club”. They would “GROW UP” to become “more than players” on a team that is “more than a club”.
Has-will Zlatan ever “grow up” to become an off-field “king”.
Xavi and Iniesta will become CHILD-KINGS. Ibra as a player is a MAN, who a top club would not be trusted to be made “KING”.
The best example is FRANZ BECKENBAUER, “Der Kaiser” as a player, coach and management for club and country, a man who headed the Hosting of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Can you picture Xavi and Iniesta performing the “kaiser” role for Barcelona and Spain? But Ibra?
What kills me is that Xavi and Iniesta actually WON things. A World Cup, Champions Leagues and La Ligas. Iniesta scored the winning goal in extra time of a World Cup Final.
What exactly has the “man-child” Ibra done to talk “smack” about the “Child Kings”? Winning Ligue Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun does not count for much.
I still like Zlatan the “man-child”.
I am not much of a Barca fan. (go Valencia!)
But all props to the BARCA “CHILD KINGS” ZAVI and INIESTA !!!