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Zinedine Iniesco

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  1. laura90 liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in 17. Mateo Kovacic   
    There's no option to buy, Florentino Perez isn't stupid. I don't like what deals like these says about the club tbh. In regards to Kovacic, he seems like a good player who could possibly become great if he had any above average passing ability, which he doesn't really. 
  2. Blue-in-me-Veins liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in James Rodríguez   
    To those disparaging James arguably unfairly, this one's for you.
    James has largely been a "flop" in Madrid because Perez, as Football savy as he is... decided to purchase him without any truly justifiable grounds. Since BBC always plays in Madrid come hell or high water, James can't play in his best positions. There are some reasons that arguably come down to his attitude and work ethic, but that wasn't always a problem.
    When Bale got injured in late 2014 and Ancelotti played a 4222 with James and Isco on the sides, James was imperial. I remember his pressing and tracking back was very energetic, committed, and intelligent in movement, and the way he found passing lanes and looked and moved to become a passing option to his team mates was incredible, along with his passing itself. He was playing as a right midfielder of sorts. 
    During his first year, especially the first half, James was impeccable in the sense that he was playing at the top of his abilities. 
    Now, he has no real dribbling abilities (but he can handle the ball very well and has good agility), his right foot is non existant (and thus his left foot is extra prodigious to compensate) and can't beat players per say (he's not slow), but other than that he's very capable and can play RAM, CAM, LAM all very well. With Ancelotti he even played in a 433 as a LM competently.
    I suggest you look up his 14/15 matches against Atletico, Barcelona, Liverpool, Villareal, Granada for example to get a grip of how good he was everywhere. 
  3. Blue-in-me-Veins liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in James Rodríguez   
    To those disparaging James arguably unfairly, this one's for you.
    James has largely been a "flop" in Madrid because Perez, as Football savy as he is... decided to purchase him without any truly justifiable grounds. Since BBC always plays in Madrid come hell or high water, James can't play in his best positions. There are some reasons that arguably come down to his attitude and work ethic, but that wasn't always a problem.
    When Bale got injured in late 2014 and Ancelotti played a 4222 with James and Isco on the sides, James was imperial. I remember his pressing and tracking back was very energetic, committed, and intelligent in movement, and the way he found passing lanes and looked and moved to become a passing option to his team mates was incredible, along with his passing itself. He was playing as a right midfielder of sorts. 
    During his first year, especially the first half, James was impeccable in the sense that he was playing at the top of his abilities. 
    Now, he has no real dribbling abilities (but he can handle the ball very well and has good agility), his right foot is non existant (and thus his left foot is extra prodigious to compensate) and can't beat players per say (he's not slow), but other than that he's very capable and can play RAM, CAM, LAM all very well. With Ancelotti he even played in a 433 as a LM competently.
    I suggest you look up his 14/15 matches against Atletico, Barcelona, Liverpool, Villareal, Granada for example to get a grip of how good he was everywhere. 
  4. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The Mourinho Thread   
    Like i heard someone else say, the league is a marathon not a sprint, and there are different circumstances surrounding different situations, have not been watching chelsea lately but ffs, there has to be patience, with a new coach or a clear change in tactics one should start making real judgements by late jan early feb.
  5. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The Mourinho Thread   
    Like i heard someone else say, the league is a marathon not a sprint, and there are different circumstances surrounding different situations, have not been watching chelsea lately but ffs, there has to be patience, with a new coach or a clear change in tactics one should start making real judgements by late jan early feb.
  6. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    Opinions differ for various reasons but i believe the majority want to see Casillas as the 1st choice keeper.
    I think im going to write a bit of a long post so bare with me.
    First of all the Spanish media and the fan base make a big deal out of this, they specially did so with Mourinho because most fans, AND the media considered it a political/power move from mourinho considering his history as a manager and in real madrid. But i do think that in the bottom line he was not comfortable or satisfied with Casillas' behavior and output.
    Now with Carlo it has stopped being an argument about the man doing this, and more about the goal keepers, of course the media and fans are thinking about Casillas' legend and status and want to see him start but if this has happened with both mourinho and carlo, its simply because indeed Lopez is providing good enough evidence that he can bench iker.
    I think that both Carlo and Mourinho have both in part benched Casillas for political reasons, but it is true that Iker has been in a bit of a decline over the past few seasons, and when looking at traits, Diego Lopez is a more complete goalkeeper than Casillas. Iker is all talent, reflexes, speed. When you get older you may start losing that.
    All in all the rumor is that Casillas will be used in CL games and Copa Del Rey while Diego will be used in La Liga games, this is happening because the coaches want to instill the firm fact that madrid must not let politics over run its football, and also because Iker is no doing enough to win the role over a very in form diego lopez.
    The rumor is that Iker could leave even by winter if his situation doesnt improve due to this being a WC year, but i doubt that since Del Bosque has so much faith in the hierarchy.
    I think that if Diego Lopez keeps this going then Iker may vary well end up leaving, and Madrid will either stay with Diego for a few years, or sell him and Replace him with a guy like De Gea.
    So the whole world isnt pointing fingers at carlo because it's a different man doing the same thing. Problem is Mou tried to bench the biggest Spanish pillars such as Ramos and Casillas when his power was dwindling due to the sporting and (other) failures while in madrid.
    Carlo starts clean slate with Zidane. If they have done this its because they want to gives games to Diego Lopez AND Iker, or leave one of them with ZERO if they dont perform.
    Either way this is not pointing well for iker, and if iker leaves it seems confusing to me what we would do with diego, as it would be a perhaps good move to go for De Gea.
    This is no longer Mourinho vs Casillas, its now full on war between Lopez and Casillas, as it should be, fact is that Mourinho had planned doing something like this for a long time apparently.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1qc98m-vo
    As a Madrid fan my self, i love iker but i want to see a change in scenery. I want De Gea here, i also want Arbeloa, Pepe, and Khedira to gtfo, heck even Benzema if he doesnt perform. Only worry is that it looks like his replacement would be Suarez and i dont want that kunt in madrid.
    I think that by next year atleast 2 of the names i mentioned will have left.
  7. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    Opinions differ for various reasons but i believe the majority want to see Casillas as the 1st choice keeper.
    I think im going to write a bit of a long post so bare with me.
    First of all the Spanish media and the fan base make a big deal out of this, they specially did so with Mourinho because most fans, AND the media considered it a political/power move from mourinho considering his history as a manager and in real madrid. But i do think that in the bottom line he was not comfortable or satisfied with Casillas' behavior and output.
    Now with Carlo it has stopped being an argument about the man doing this, and more about the goal keepers, of course the media and fans are thinking about Casillas' legend and status and want to see him start but if this has happened with both mourinho and carlo, its simply because indeed Lopez is providing good enough evidence that he can bench iker.
    I think that both Carlo and Mourinho have both in part benched Casillas for political reasons, but it is true that Iker has been in a bit of a decline over the past few seasons, and when looking at traits, Diego Lopez is a more complete goalkeeper than Casillas. Iker is all talent, reflexes, speed. When you get older you may start losing that.
    All in all the rumor is that Casillas will be used in CL games and Copa Del Rey while Diego will be used in La Liga games, this is happening because the coaches want to instill the firm fact that madrid must not let politics over run its football, and also because Iker is no doing enough to win the role over a very in form diego lopez.
    The rumor is that Iker could leave even by winter if his situation doesnt improve due to this being a WC year, but i doubt that since Del Bosque has so much faith in the hierarchy.
    I think that if Diego Lopez keeps this going then Iker may vary well end up leaving, and Madrid will either stay with Diego for a few years, or sell him and Replace him with a guy like De Gea.
    So the whole world isnt pointing fingers at carlo because it's a different man doing the same thing. Problem is Mou tried to bench the biggest Spanish pillars such as Ramos and Casillas when his power was dwindling due to the sporting and (other) failures while in madrid.
    Carlo starts clean slate with Zidane. If they have done this its because they want to gives games to Diego Lopez AND Iker, or leave one of them with ZERO if they dont perform.
    Either way this is not pointing well for iker, and if iker leaves it seems confusing to me what we would do with diego, as it would be a perhaps good move to go for De Gea.
    This is no longer Mourinho vs Casillas, its now full on war between Lopez and Casillas, as it should be, fact is that Mourinho had planned doing something like this for a long time apparently.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1qc98m-vo
    As a Madrid fan my self, i love iker but i want to see a change in scenery. I want De Gea here, i also want Arbeloa, Pepe, and Khedira to gtfo, heck even Benzema if he doesnt perform. Only worry is that it looks like his replacement would be Suarez and i dont want that kunt in madrid.
    I think that by next year atleast 2 of the names i mentioned will have left.
  8. Rapkun liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    A few months ago i came to this forum and i gave my view point on mourinho, i think its still accurate but it was a bit negative lol, i will give my assessment of him here again in a more light hearted way. I have a blog i havent updated recently due to time constraints but here is an article i wrote about his time in madrid.
    http://therealmadridzone.blogspot.com/2013/06/mourinhos-legacy-bringing-mourinho-to.html
    Now on to my opinion.
    The only thing i really like about mourinho is his personality in a sense. A bit of a baddass (in a sense) but thats about it.
    Mourinho is not a tactical genius, he is a reactive coach. if he is left with 10 men he will try to fix that, if he sees an opportunity to exploit something, for example send balls on the top to get a guy like lukaku to exploit a shaky defender like sergio ramos or marcelo he will do it. He has always been a counter attacking specialist, you will not see what i call "total football" from him.
    The dutch and catalans interpret it as possession football, but i interpret it as intense pressing football where the whole team attacks and defends together. ( player like ozil is not ideal for this). You will see this kind of football from dortmund and bayern. They can play both possession football and counter attacking football very well, they are complete, total. (in a sense)
    I call it total football because of what klopp says here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PPcx_rnyzc
    This football takes time to produce, but if done well, and with time, it is amazing. Hence dortmund 4-1 bayern 4-0 against madrid and barca respectively. They sent a message.
    Mourinho on the other hand likes to counter, but in madrid he didnt do a good job at making a balanced team. We never had a competent right back, midfield, centre back partner ship, and the 3-1 part consisting of benzema, ronaldo, di maria, and ozil was very very unbalanced.
    Since his tactics are a bit limited he fails ironically because he tends to sit back and counter, well when other teams park the bus, he has had problems time and time again throughout his career at braking them apart, limited football. Guardiola is correct when he says "he with the ball controls the game". Problem is, mou is allergic to it. (in a sense)
    He also has a personality that can cut his time in places short as we have seen in the past with chelsea and now madrid. I explain this more in my blog.
    Mourinho in MY opinion is overrated. Due to time constraints ive only been able to watch chelsea-madrid, chelsea- hull, bayern- chelsea, from chelsea this season, but you can already see again that you are not going to see total football from him.
    But this is england..in time he can probably set up something good.
    I place my bets he will have a more successful time in chelsea than madrid, better atmosphere for him, and more balanced team than what madrid had at the time.
    Winning is what counts, but hes never done anything revolutionary, and his time in madrid leaves him in evidence as aside from barcelona, madrid failed almost every time it faced a true opponent, and only won 1 relevant trophy in 3 years and the most expensive side in the world. - the la liga trophy.
  9. bluephoenix liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    edit: sorry my bad, coentrao stays in madrid, not going to united.
    The premier league is more exciting to me than ever.
    Tottenham looks exciting, so does arsenal with ozil, chelsea with mourinho, united...Im going to have to wake up earlier lol.
  10. Kojo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    I edited my most recent reply
    I edited my most recent reply, it has my reply to what you edited.
    Madrid is the hardest job in the world. Florentino Perez is an economical master mind but when it comes to football he is a moron.
    If i ever meet Perez face to face, this is what i could do to him.

    Perez always makes a mistake, usually because they dont have correct footballistic foundations.
    This is why madrid has failed time and time again under him.
    His latest giant mistake is mourinho, he brought the wrong man for the club, the bets were too high, you dont bring an actor like mourinho to the biggest soap opera in the world without expectations of fallout if everything goes wrong, and it did.
    But the truth is that perez put his faith in mourinho and gave him the power NO MANAGER HAS EVER HAD IN MADRID, and mourinho failed.
    About barcelona, most of the league match losses and cl losses throughout the 3 years, had the faulty foundations mou built in the team, written all over it.
    I dont think barcelona is really a gigantic problem, they have also been a bit overrated, a calmer coach with better ideas would have been more successful than mourinho i think. You are correct that some jobs need different managers, this wasnt the right job for mou or the right acquisition from madrid.
    This is why carlo has been brought in, and he is starting off very good. A calmer person with different ideas.
  11. Kojo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    Also i would like to say Ozil has an amazing final ball.Probably the best in the buisness.
    -Final Ball
    -Vision
    -Free Kicks
    -Corner Kicks
    -Crosses
    he is a goal making machine if in the right system. But the beautiful game has more substance than what we might see sometimes. That is why you will see very few great players with the "AM" title, that were as limited in a package as he is.

    Edit: As long as arsenal defends well as a team and has a good midfield when it comes to defense then ozil could be good. But overall Mesut is not so great organizing play from deep, or defending, 3 main reasons he leaves madrid are, bale arrives, ozil's downfalls, and also the fact that we dont play a formation where he can shine the way he used to any more in madrid.
    Ozil was irrelevant to madrid, and now hes at arsenal where he could thrive more than he ever did i think.
  12. Rapkun liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    A few months ago i came to this forum and i gave my view point on mourinho, i think its still accurate but it was a bit negative lol, i will give my assessment of him here again in a more light hearted way. I have a blog i havent updated recently due to time constraints but here is an article i wrote about his time in madrid.
    http://therealmadridzone.blogspot.com/2013/06/mourinhos-legacy-bringing-mourinho-to.html
    Now on to my opinion.
    The only thing i really like about mourinho is his personality in a sense. A bit of a baddass (in a sense) but thats about it.
    Mourinho is not a tactical genius, he is a reactive coach. if he is left with 10 men he will try to fix that, if he sees an opportunity to exploit something, for example send balls on the top to get a guy like lukaku to exploit a shaky defender like sergio ramos or marcelo he will do it. He has always been a counter attacking specialist, you will not see what i call "total football" from him.
    The dutch and catalans interpret it as possession football, but i interpret it as intense pressing football where the whole team attacks and defends together. ( player like ozil is not ideal for this). You will see this kind of football from dortmund and bayern. They can play both possession football and counter attacking football very well, they are complete, total. (in a sense)
    I call it total football because of what klopp says here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PPcx_rnyzc
    This football takes time to produce, but if done well, and with time, it is amazing. Hence dortmund 4-1 bayern 4-0 against madrid and barca respectively. They sent a message.
    Mourinho on the other hand likes to counter, but in madrid he didnt do a good job at making a balanced team. We never had a competent right back, midfield, centre back partner ship, and the 3-1 part consisting of benzema, ronaldo, di maria, and ozil was very very unbalanced.
    Since his tactics are a bit limited he fails ironically because he tends to sit back and counter, well when other teams park the bus, he has had problems time and time again throughout his career at braking them apart, limited football. Guardiola is correct when he says "he with the ball controls the game". Problem is, mou is allergic to it. (in a sense)
    He also has a personality that can cut his time in places short as we have seen in the past with chelsea and now madrid. I explain this more in my blog.
    Mourinho in MY opinion is overrated. Due to time constraints ive only been able to watch chelsea-madrid, chelsea- hull, bayern- chelsea, from chelsea this season, but you can already see again that you are not going to see total football from him.
    But this is england..in time he can probably set up something good.
    I place my bets he will have a more successful time in chelsea than madrid, better atmosphere for him, and more balanced team than what madrid had at the time.
    Winning is what counts, but hes never done anything revolutionary, and his time in madrid leaves him in evidence as aside from barcelona, madrid failed almost every time it faced a true opponent, and only won 1 relevant trophy in 3 years and the most expensive side in the world. - the la liga trophy.
  13. Rapkun liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    A few months ago i came to this forum and i gave my view point on mourinho, i think its still accurate but it was a bit negative lol, i will give my assessment of him here again in a more light hearted way. I have a blog i havent updated recently due to time constraints but here is an article i wrote about his time in madrid.
    http://therealmadridzone.blogspot.com/2013/06/mourinhos-legacy-bringing-mourinho-to.html
    Now on to my opinion.
    The only thing i really like about mourinho is his personality in a sense. A bit of a baddass (in a sense) but thats about it.
    Mourinho is not a tactical genius, he is a reactive coach. if he is left with 10 men he will try to fix that, if he sees an opportunity to exploit something, for example send balls on the top to get a guy like lukaku to exploit a shaky defender like sergio ramos or marcelo he will do it. He has always been a counter attacking specialist, you will not see what i call "total football" from him.
    The dutch and catalans interpret it as possession football, but i interpret it as intense pressing football where the whole team attacks and defends together. ( player like ozil is not ideal for this). You will see this kind of football from dortmund and bayern. They can play both possession football and counter attacking football very well, they are complete, total. (in a sense)
    I call it total football because of what klopp says here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PPcx_rnyzc
    This football takes time to produce, but if done well, and with time, it is amazing. Hence dortmund 4-1 bayern 4-0 against madrid and barca respectively. They sent a message.
    Mourinho on the other hand likes to counter, but in madrid he didnt do a good job at making a balanced team. We never had a competent right back, midfield, centre back partner ship, and the 3-1 part consisting of benzema, ronaldo, di maria, and ozil was very very unbalanced.
    Since his tactics are a bit limited he fails ironically because he tends to sit back and counter, well when other teams park the bus, he has had problems time and time again throughout his career at braking them apart, limited football. Guardiola is correct when he says "he with the ball controls the game". Problem is, mou is allergic to it. (in a sense)
    He also has a personality that can cut his time in places short as we have seen in the past with chelsea and now madrid. I explain this more in my blog.
    Mourinho in MY opinion is overrated. Due to time constraints ive only been able to watch chelsea-madrid, chelsea- hull, bayern- chelsea, from chelsea this season, but you can already see again that you are not going to see total football from him.
    But this is england..in time he can probably set up something good.
    I place my bets he will have a more successful time in chelsea than madrid, better atmosphere for him, and more balanced team than what madrid had at the time.
    Winning is what counts, but hes never done anything revolutionary, and his time in madrid leaves him in evidence as aside from barcelona, madrid failed almost every time it faced a true opponent, and only won 1 relevant trophy in 3 years and the most expensive side in the world. - the la liga trophy.
  14. Kojo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in The English Football Thread   
    i think hes worth it as long as you have the right team around him.
    During his time in madrid, everything was very unbalanced, yet due to the talent level madrid managed to survive a bit, but the midfield problem was put in evidence almost every time madrid faced a top class opponent.
    Ozil has counter attacking philosophies in his veins, due to his silky movements and skill one might believe he prefers possession football, but i think he thrives in counter attacking football, he is more of an ss type of player, could maybe even play false 9 if he had a shot that was worth a dam.
    Arsenal will have to get a better defense midfield imo.
    The truth is that during his time in madrid, when the team was down, he never really came out with a performance that gave madrid a train ticket to paradise.
    Im talking about a game changing performance like messi vs arsenal or ronaldo vs porto, if the team was down ozil was down, hes a very special player in this sense. He also has horrible shooting skills in my opinion, he has pretty bad defending skills which is one of the reasons he is leaving madrid. He even got benched for it in his last ever game for madrid. THE LAST IMAGE MADRID FANS WILL FOREVER HAVE OF HIM, IS OZIL LEAVING THE PITCH IN ANGER AFTER BEING SUBSTITUTED.
    -bad defending
    - horrible shot
    - doubtful stamina
    but if you put him in a team that defends well, a potent midfield with good ball recovery men, then it could work.
    Ozil's father said about 2 years ago that he wanted hi son to be in a team that was molded around him, well lets see if wenger can do what he must to get the most out of ozil.
  15. Peace. liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Oscar   
    God dam god dam god dam.
    This is why i want to see him in the middle.
    Hes been tracking back to defend, has been good in the counters, and provided a good assist.
  16. Stingray liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Juan Mata   
    Replying to Stingray from the page behind, i have seen documentaries about spain where the NT's physio team helped iniesta GREATLY for example when it comes to the mental aspect during the 2010 world cup.
    About Mata, the lack of the 4-2-3-1 that del bosque has used all these years had its effect, along with fatigue. The brazilians came in with alot of energy and momentum, and i really think del bosque did a mistake not playing martinez @ midfield. Its been shown throughout the tournament, the problem at midfield.
    According to toni grande, which is the 2nd coach to spain, they replaced fabregas with mata because they needed more directness and pace, and that almost worked out for them today.
  17. Peace. liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Oscar   
    God dam god dam god dam.
    This is why i want to see him in the middle.
    Hes been tracking back to defend, has been good in the counters, and provided a good assist.
  18. Peace. liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Oscar   
    God dam god dam god dam.
    This is why i want to see him in the middle.
    Hes been tracking back to defend, has been good in the counters, and provided a good assist.
  19. Peace. liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Oscar   
    God dam god dam god dam.
    This is why i want to see him in the middle.
    Hes been tracking back to defend, has been good in the counters, and provided a good assist.
  20. Zinedine Iniesco liked a post in a topic by El Guaje in European Competition thread   
     
    That same midfield that absolute destroyed the Bundesliga? That same defense that completely shut out Barca over two legs? That same slow attack that scored 7 (each one better than the last) goals against Barcelona? A team that now has a manager that has started a dynasty at Barca and contains potentially one of the greatest german talents of all time in Goetze
    My friend, I'm very happy the likes of yourself does not manage a club as your close minded underestimation of a club that practically dominated last season, is very irrational.
  21. nachikethas liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Chelsea Kits thread   
    I havent back tracked at all so i dont know if anyone else has mentioned this but...
    I find to be the chelsea training jersey to be superior to any of these other kits, dear mother of god is it exquisite IMO. i think ill get it, its actually half the price of the home kit which i have to say i dont particularly like.
    Also i dont want to sound like im sponsoring them on purpose, but if you can see the watermark of soccerpro on the bottom right of the picture, thats actually the best place to buy a jersey from if u live in the US ( maybe somewhere else as well) as u are given free shipping in the us on orders above 65 and REAL low prices, they are authentic as i have bought gifts for others there, but instead of costing 90 dollars, they have the home kit for 80 dollars.
    Im not gonna get free shipping on the training jersey lol.

    Those lines that run across the chest/arms are probably ment to differentiate between training and jersey, but i like those lines considering they remind me of the Adidas style back in the mid 2000's. Actually my favorite national jersey ever ( im wearing it right now actually) has these factors.

  22. Zinedine Iniesco liked a post in a topic by LucienDillonCFC in Chelsea Kits thread   
    Got the home kit for my birthday recently, The only football shirt ive bought with long sleeves and with this british weather i can wear it more often!!

  23. SinineUltra liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Isco   
    Dam these blue moon people have lost their screws.... Some are putting rocky videos for motivation, ffs.
    Disgusting.
  24. SinineUltra liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Isco   
    Dam these blue moon people have lost their screws.... Some are putting rocky videos for motivation, ffs.
    Disgusting.
  25. Tomo liked a post in a topic by Zinedine Iniesco in Edinson Cavani   
    ^ Hi im Rafa Benitez
    Its nothing personal son of a bitch.
    Since Chelsea has not much more momentum strikers to lead the line (if any other) in their sight, Cavani imo will be a matter of days.
    Here are some stats.
    Some stats on Cavani.
    In Serie A Cavani had 33 Apps and scored 29 goals, 4 assists, and received EIGHT yellow cards.
    In all competitions hes had 41 Apps and 36 goals with 6 assists and Thirteen yellow cards.
    His passing rate is 79 Percent which is good for a forward. Normally it is the players who play the more safe passes in the center back positions who get the highest percentage in this area.
    In that respect he has a better overall stats sheet than lewandoski, falcao, for example for the 12/13 season, this is considering though that Falcao started like a rocket and decreased a little bit, lewandowski was as concurrent as cavani as far as im concerned.
    He gets a healthy average of below 1 offsides per game. Only lewandowski has less with 0.8 in the quick search comparison ive made.
    He also has a good a very healthy dispossession stat. Falcao and Lewandowski receieved practically 2 more per game. And is also better in the turnovers.
    Also has atleast 1 long ball per game.
    Cavani is the most inform striker in europe, has great passing and can score with the head, long shots, tap in, etc, and can really hold his own with the ball not getting dispossed. He is good against offside traps, and he also has good work ethic.
    He also has two good feet and great positional awareness being able to move around the box.
    Hes a healthy striker this man. Many other clubs would go after him if they really needed him, and im surprised i havent heard about them going for him as strongly.
    Despite the price, chelsea is going to acquire ( if he does arrive) the world's top striker of 12/13.