When the mouths of the many populating the soccersphere engage with their brains, it’s commonplace for us outsiders to hear generic comments that we were already aware of.
Stating the obvious is a field in which most footballers specialise in; here are some choice cuts from this summer, starting with Liverpool legend and Sky Sports expert, Jamie Carragher.
“…the chances of finding someone like him (Luis Suarez) are very slim.”
Absolutely correct Carra, to uncover one of the finest players on the planet across the previous three seasons in their price range, let alone convince him to sign for the Reds is indeed ‘very slim’.
Enjoy the Champions League while it lasts folks.
“In football, you never know. Anything can happen. One day you’re in one team and the next you can be in another.”
Thanks Edinson Cavani for that cliché-riddled assessment of the basics of transfer deals.
Chapter two of the Uruguayan’s tell-all textbook goes on to explain that in order to move from on club to another, sums of money are typically required to change hands.
“They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better.”
A full, frank and, above all else, brutally honest assessment of Brazil’s shortcomings against Germany from calamity-magnet and stand-in skipper David Luiz.
Sticking a microphone in the Paris St Germain man’s grill in the immediate aftermath of the result was probably a bit cruel, but half a glance at the scoreboard would’ve told us heaps more about who was superior on the day.