This is a bit of an unfair criticism at the Academy. You can't expect the scouts to be able to foresee how a kid is going to turn out much less the club being able to convince everyone involved in a kid's life to believe in the project considering only 1~10% of kids actually make it to the senior level, all the while battling it out with other football clubs.
A great center forward doesn't come along often. They're actually very very rare.
I'm not criticizing KdB at all. It's the same with the Salah injury. Both could at least cheer the team on as they went off the pitch.
Safety is safety but if the desire shines through, it will show in one way or another.
The game summed up during the KdB clash with Rudi.
KdB could have played through the pain or urged the team on and it might even galvanized them. Instead he was crying whilst leaving the pitch.
Rudi was playing with a mask because of his broken jaw from the Real game.
One side just wanted it more and it showed.
Messi wins it I think but Italy came from not even qualifying to the World Cup to winning the Euro so that's huge.
2 blue teams Champions of Europe, Jorginho and Emerson with the double, happy for everyone.
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