Originally Posted by joeb_uk
Is it that overhyped though? Do people actually rate him at the top level? Most people I know, think that he doesnt perform at the top level. I havent heard anyone say he has performed greatly at the highest level often enough.
He is rated as the top striker by most people. Why Barcelona would be ready to pay a unbelievable amount of money if he wasn't that good?
The number of times he delivered in big match just this year :
- a goal in madrid in CL against real (and what a goal).
- a goal against ireland in dublin (and what a goal) to qualify France for world cup.
- a goal against Juventus in CL
- the freekick for the goal of Arsenal in the final.
Give me any other current striker, and I'll give plenty of big match where they didn't show up this year.