Quote Originally Posted by rfU View Post
Zanetti and Emre were injury prone not average.
I sort of liked Cristiano Zanetti but he was a limited player. He was no Di Biagio or Almeyda, just to mention two similar players we had who were better but not world class.

With Emre I never got the hype, good on the ball, average passing for his role, decent dribbling but nothing great, his shooting was awful and this was a time where you needed midfielders to shoot more and he lost the ball too easily at times because he was fragile and physically weaker than his competition. He was a great prospect when we signed him at an early age, had one solid season, but he never really improved. David Pizarro was a humongous upgrade over him, only shame was that Mancini couldn't take advantage of it.