Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 31

Thread: Most overated player to have played for Barca?

  1. #16
    Senior Member
    tacticvarium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1,686
    Neymar for sure

  2. #17
    Moderator
    Alik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Barcelona
    Posts
    7,866
    Quote Originally Posted by Devils View Post
    Cesc Fabregas by a long shot.

    Context is important, as he was hyped as the player who would carry Barca's midfield as Xavi and Iniesta entered their final years. Totally failed and even had the Camp Nou turn on him.

    Easily the most overrated and over-hyped midfielder of last decade.

    Nobody will ever remember Cesc Fabregas for his quality except for the Arsenal fans who idolize him as their teenage sensation.
    Fabregas was "unlucky" to be compared with Xavi and Iniesta. He was unlikable for being the "rotten apple" in the dressing room, but I would say he was better than all our current midfielders. And he will be remembered better than all of them at this rate.

  3. #18
    Senior Member
    tacticvarium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1,686
    Cesc would have been praised as a new Xavi/Iniesta under current~recent few years midfielders depth at Barca.

  4. #19
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,025
    I'm going to say Jordi Alba, his link up play with Messi was his saving grace but that cutback has been sussed out now by most teams. Majority of the time he's a liability and loses his cool very fast.

  5. #20
    President of FC Barcelona
    DonAK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    30,932
    Quote Originally Posted by tacticvarium View Post
    Cesc would have been praised as a new Xavi/Iniesta under current~recent few years midfielders depth at Barca.
    That Cesc would be the best midfielder in this team. If he's overrated because he didn't reach the heights of Xavi or Iniesta then almost every midfielder in the World is overrated.


  6. #21
    Villarato!
    Wolfe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    8,305
    Cesc is a guy who played a striker out of necessity in a European title winning team. Dude got so little respect for being as malleable as he was in the time he played. While clearly being most comfortable in a Wenger team, he was quality.
    People are boring.

  7. #22
    Valverde Cultist
    Messigician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    4,448
    Fabregas was pretty good, just didn't fit our system.

  8. #23
    Senior Member
    Neymessi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    5,316
    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    That Cesc would be the best midfielder in this team. If he's overrated because he didn't reach the heights of Xavi or Iniesta then almost every midfielder in the World is overrated.
    Not a big deal being the best midfielder in this team, many okayish midfielders can be the best here but he was quality.
    RESULTS CAN BE MISLEADING. LOOK DEEPER

  9. #24
    Senior Member
    Catta's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,108
    Prime Cesc would currently be the best midfielder in the world, maybe only second to De Bruyne.

  10. #25
    Senior Member
    JohnN's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    1,092
    I can't see anyone but Coutinho being the answer to this question.
    Pique didn't come back as the best CB in the world, but he has performed consistently (to a certain degree ) for many years.
    Cesk was a really good midfielder, who under different circumstances would flourish in Barca too. But he proved his level over the years, even if it wasn't what people expected initially.
    Neymar, love him or hate him, is a top talent and did prove his worth some times, even though other factors have limited him.
    Jordi, is on decline and people forget he was unbeatable at some point.

    Coutinho, was expected to be a top class player. And he has proven, in two teams, that is mediocre, even low level compared to older generation players, number 10. He can only play an obsolete role, in a level that doesn't justify using him.

  11. #26
    Senior Member
    tacticvarium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1,686
    Quote Originally Posted by Catta View Post
    Prime Cesc would currently be the best midfielder in the world, maybe only second to De Bruyne.
    I agree. Moreover, that golden generation of Spain was truly magical. I am very grateful I was able to witness and enjoy that era when my passion for football was at its peak.
    Last edited by tacticvarium; 11th April 2020 at 09:00 PM.

  12. #27
    Senior Member
    serghei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Forum de Amigos - Tactical Ops. Office
    Posts
    21,537
    Coutinho is a good call. Has proven that his mentality is nowhere near good enough to play for Barcelona. Almost all players that played for us were, ability and technique wise, well-equipped to succeed. But the difference lies in the mental area. And Coutinho is among the worst to have ever played for us, considering what was invested in him.

    Quaresma is another good call. Also an obscenely talented player who wasn't smart and professional enough to cut it at this level. Some of Pep's transfers as well, that Ukrainian defender from Shakhtar was a dud. So was Hleb.
    Last edited by serghei; 12th April 2020 at 07:11 PM.

  13. #28
    Senior Member
    George_Costanza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    3,998
    Emmanuel Petit
    I have a bad feeling that whenever a lesbian looks at me they think “That’s why I’m not a heterosexual”.

  14. #29
    Senior Member
    JerseyAddict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    4,368
    Quote Originally Posted by George_Costanza View Post
    Emmanuel Petit
    Great call.
    Andres DON Iniesta is the only player in football's history to be Man of the Match in a Champions League final, EURO final and World Cup final.

  15. #30
    Valverde Cultist
    Messigician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    4,448
    Quote Originally Posted by George_Costanza View Post
    Emmanuel Petit
    Seen this rhetoric thrown around alot.. why? He was good