Samir Nasri: What I like about Rooney
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri was bursting full of praise for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney in a recent interview. The Frenchman, who is currently top of the DBS Football poll as to who your player of the season is, was speaking to the News of The …
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri was bursting full of praise for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney in a recent interview. The Frenchman, who is currently top of the DBS Football poll as to who your player of the season is, was speaking to the News of The World, when he said that United’s star striker is a “nightmare for a defence”, and “the archetype of the modern striker”.
“What impresses the most about [Wayne Rooney] is his first touch, his ball control. This gives him the ability to beat a man or turn towards where the play is.”
“He likes running from deep and can do a lot of damage. He’s also their first defender, which is a nightmare for a defence. When he loses the ball he’s prepared to sprint 40 meters to win it back.”
“And then he either wins it back or fouls you, so you know you have to get rid of it, because he gives a dig.”
“The amazing overhead kick he scored against Manchester City underlines all his qualities.”
“Timing, risk-taking, a good eye, and technique. He has it all. He is the archetype of the modern striker.”
Nasri’s praise for Rooney simply highlights how well the Englishman has turned his season around from crushing off-field allegations leading to poor form to getting back into his groove. He is once again threatening the best of defences with his creative, cutting passing and movement just behind Chicharito at the head of the team. Nasri was able to help Arsenal to victory over United last week, but the Red Devil’s remain in the driving seat, with a crucial game against Chelsea this week end.
Nasri and Arsenal will surely be watching the game in anticipation with hope for their frail title bid, whilst admiring the qualities of Rooney in the United side.
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