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Zouma - If Kurt's Happy, I'm Happy!


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Another good signing from Emenalo.

 

Zouma was a Mourinho signing*

 

 

* A player in a good run of form is known as a Mourinho signing. When a player is later out of form, or fails to show ability, it is known as an Emenalo or board signing.

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Just goes to show this nonsense with Mourinho not playing the youth players.

 

If you're good enough, you're in. He shown that with Varane at Real, now he's showing it with Zouma. Kurt's gonna be a top, top player.

 

Maybe so, but both Zouma and Varane had massive reputations, cost considerable sums of money for their age (thus having a certain pressure to play/develop them) and were playing first-team football before Mourinho had them.

 

Mourinho's history with actual academy players is very, very different.

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Maybe so, but both Zouma and Varane had massive reputations, cost considerable sums of money for their age (thus having a certain pressure to play/develop them) and were playing first-team football before Mourinho had them.

 

Mourinho's history with actual academy players is very, very different.

As has been pointed out many, many times, which of our academy have been good enough? Matic, who Jose bought back. RLC possibly, and he is now being integrated in to the 1st team. Any others? Bertrand possibly, but not really when he was here.

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Another thing I will say for him in his favour is that he seems to have a very good mentality off the field as well. Far too many young players (ours included) if you look on their Instagram you can see them with their flash cars, haircuts, clubbing etc and trying to look hard/gangsta/whatever but Kurt's gives the impression of a man who grateful for what he's earned and is humble with it. Definite future captaincy material and I'll predict he'll captain France to a World Cup at sometime in the future.

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A succesor to Marcel Desailly as the papers claim?  He's still a long way off from Desailly's leadership and classiness on the pitch though.  However, Zouma's quick pace, anticipation and determination will put him in good stead for the rest of the season.  Feel sorry for John Terry if he gets dropped for Zouma as I think Terry & Zouma will be an excellent central defensive pairing.

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As has been pointed out many, many times, which of our academy have been good enough? Matic, who Jose bought back. RLC possibly, and he is now being integrated in to the 1st team. Any others? Bertrand possibly, but not really when he was here.

 

psst Matic was bought and put straight in the first team under Carlo. Never was in our academy.

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