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I`m not saying his job is easy, far from it.

But he DOES have that balkan mentality - and I mean he switches off sometimes.

Just look at this moment vs league leaders at that time:


0:23 - fails to track Zielinski which results in Napoli`s 1st goal.

Any way, I`m not trying to single him out or anything, but he seems to manage to minimize these moments occuring. Can`t wait to see his extension being official.
 

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Whenever I see Brozović, I think of meerkats. and I think it is pretty safe to say that he also has the work rate of a meerkat.

We would be fucked without him. And no amount of money would change that.
 

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It's so strange, I have such a love-hate relationship with him.

His job is very hard. Constantly running around, either to press or to always be availlable for a pass. He is very skilled, sometimes he looks trapped and somehow, someway, he weasles out of that situation with a cheeky pass or a dribble that caughts opps on the wrong foot.

When we lose the ball, I can't remember the last time Brozo didn't run like the wind to get back into his place. All in all, great player that holds the whole team together.

He has off days or minutes of mental lapses and I scream like opossums at the screen when he fucks around, but clearly it's because he barely gets any rest. I've said many times I'd rather see Brozo to get sold if big enough bucks come, but under Inzaghi he just might be having his best season to date.

He is not Pirlo, but I'm sure other clubs know how good he is.
I kind of agree only for me the hate was before spalletti moved his position and gave him some confidence? Back the the dude had those fuck ups a lot more and at times was not bothering to track back....
Now on the other hand the dudes a beast he has improved so much since then, he has cut back the carless passes and fuck ups soo much while also lifting the rest of his game. Yes he still has these fuck ups/lapses of concentrations every now and then but it s not in every game any more and now it mostly are truly just episodes. He also cut back his arm swinging and complaining on the field. On top of that he has a crayze work rate and seems to be a great guy for the locker room.

Yes he can still be an annoying but now its mostly cause we know he can do better when he occasionally fucks up, not like back in the day when the amount of fuckups and carlessness was just to much to take.
 

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I'd love to see Brozo to be more vocal, giving encouragement or not just being sullenly angry when something goes wrong, he just doesn't seem to have those qualities of a potential captain. If he was more like Skriniar, that'd be great, but I guess that won't happen
 

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You guys sound as if we’re talking about Zidane or Xavi or Lotar Matheus in terms of their importance for a team. Common guys, it’s fucking Brozovic. We’re okay with him playing and we’ll be okay if he decides to fuck off to the Premier League. Way worse things happened to our club in the past and we somehow survived
 

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You guys sound as if we’re talking about Zidane or Xavi or Lotar Matheus in terms of their importance for a team. Common guys, it’s fucking Brozovic. We’re okay with him playing and we’ll be okay if he decides to fuck off to the Premier League. Way worse things happened to our club in the past and we somehow survived
He is our second best player right now after Perisic.
Perisic, Brozovic, then Barella, Hakan, and Skriniar.
We can't let our second best player go for free. Simple as that.
 

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It's so strange, I have such a love-hate relationship with him.
Perfectly put, he does so many things well, then a lapse and he starts gesticulating like the inflatable tubeman.

It's frustrating because after 5 years he should be a leader and stalwart of this team, mentoring newcomers, etc.
 

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Perfectly put, he does so many things well, then a lapse and he starts gesticulating like the inflatable tubeman.

It's frustrating because after 5 years he should be a leader and stalwart of this team, mentoring newcomers, etc.
Brozo is constantly referred to as a figurehead in the locker-room, and is seemingly universally well-liked by everyone. Maybe because of, and not in spite of his quirky personality. That isn't negated by his gestures on the pitch, which, by the way, he does even when he's blaming himself for a bad pass or shot. It's just what he does.

There are different ways to be a leader, and if even if you think there's only the stoic, silent Zanetti type or the screaming, maneuvering Puyol type, his perfomances on the pitch are way more important than the aesthetics that go along with it.

I can't believe this is still a topic of discussion.
 

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Brozo is constantly referred to as a figurehead in the locker-room, and is seemingly universally well-liked by everyone.
so what? you think anyone invited Kahn over for beers after the game? Being an effective leader is not about popularity or being well-liked.

Maybe because of, and not in spite of his quirky personality. That isn't negated by his gestures on the pitch, which, by the way, he does even when he's blaming himself for a bad pass or shot. It's just what he does.
it's a sign of immaturity and weakness. Everyone fucks up, you dust off and keep it moving, you don't overtly moan and complain to yourself or others (Lukaku and Barella)

There are different ways to be a leader
Agreed, from authoritative Effenberg, great communicator Kehl, level headed Maldini, ready to bleed Puyol, ultra competitive Ronaldo, to shag your missus John Terry.

But what they all had in common is they had the ability to rally/inspire in times of adversity. Now how will Brozovic guide his teammates through tough times when he's flailing his arms around? Ideally he'd look his teammates in the eye, chin up, chest poked out, and tell em "we good, we got this".
 

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so what? you think anyone invited Kahn over for beers after the game? Being an effective leader is not about popularity or being well-liked.
Maybe to that point, not everyone has to be a leader in a locker-room to be an integral part of it, although I'm sure Brozo is seen as one no matter how much you want to micro-analyze how much how far his arms go out laterally from his body when he plays football.
it's a sign of immaturity and weakness. Everyone fucks up, you dust off and keep it moving, you don't overtly moan and complain to yourself or others (Lukaku and Barella)
Ah yes, I'll just note how you're indirectly calling someone like Ibrahimovic - who does the same 10-15 times a match - inmature. I'm sure he's also not a leader in your mind.

Are you for a second doubting that Lukaku and now Barella were/are leaders in this Inter?
Agreed, from authoritative Effenberg, great communicator Kehl, level headed Maldini, ready to bleed Puyol, ultra competitive Ronaldo, to shag your missus John Terry.
Also, Ronaldo, in your mind; someone who doesn't moan about his teammates or gesticulate his arms. Alright buddy.
But what they all had in common is they had the ability to rally/inspire in times of adversity. Now how will Brozovic guide his teammates through tough times when he's flailing his arms around?
We just came from a Scudetto winning season and are the bookies' favorite to win it again. We've qualified for the next round of the Champions League for the first time in 10 years. This is with Brozovic as a crucial centerpiece.
He, and we, have been through tough times, we've seen it already, and both parties battled through it, seemingly. I don't know why you want to talk in hypotheses when you can look at what's going on right now instead.
 
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LeBron, Kobe, CP3, Jordan, all those great leaders that can get very vocals or even fight with their teamates to bring the better out of them (Hello MJ and Kerr), so I don't see the problem if Brozo waves his hands and gets pissed off here and there. He's one of the first to come congratulate scored goals. He's totally possesed by the result.
 

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Ah yes, I'll just note how you're indirectly calling someone like Ibrahimovic - who does the same 10-15 times a match - inmature. I'm sure he's also not a leader in your mind
he's a leader on account that he's the teams best player (PSG and Milan) and trophies accumulated over his long career, not because of his leadership qualities. He'd never be leader/captain of serial winning teams like Bayern or Real Madrid. Levels. And yes, he is immature.

Are you for a second doubting that Lukaku and now Barella were/are leaders in this Inter?
Because there's no one else. Is Kaku a leader at Chelsea? Was he a leader at Man Utd? Levels.

Also, Ronaldo, in your mind; someone who doesn't moan about his teammates or gesticulate his arms. Alright buddy.
He's not a great leader/captain but his experience, work ethic, competitiveness and winning mentality inspires. He doesn't moan and gesture then sag his head in defeat.

We just came from a Scudetto winning season and are the bookies favorite to win it again. We've qualified for the next round of the Champions League for the first time in 10 years. This is with Brozovic as a crucial centerpiece.
Because we were the best team in italy and second best team in our UCL group. The fact that we have to celebrate these two feats goes to show how we've massively under performed for all these years. Do you see RM or Juventus or Bayern celebrating group qualification? We should and can do better.

He, and we, have been through tough times, we've seen it already, and both parties battled through it, seemingly. I don't know why you want to talk in hypotheses when you can look at what's going on right now instead.
Answer this: why do you think Brozovic is not captain now, or up for the captain-ship next season? Instead it's the younger, less experienced and pouty Barella. What does that tell you about Brozo's leadership credentials?
 

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The real locker room guy is Kolarov, that's why Inter pays him, by Jove!
 

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LeBron, Kobe, CP3, Jordan, all those great leaders that can get very vocals or even fight with their teamates to bring the better out of them (Hello MJ and Kerr), so I don't see the problem if Brozo waves his hands and gets pissed off here and there. He's one of the first to come congratulate scored goals. He's totally possesed by the result.
Lebron? Nah, team jumping and dumping your teammates in is not leadership. Great player but not a great leader.

And I've never seen Jordan fuck up, get angry with himself and then sag his head in defeat. Never. He'd look his team mates in the eye, each and every time. He was the ultimate alpha and winner.
 

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he's a leader on account that he's the teams best player (PSG and Milan) and trophies accumulated over his long career, not because of his leadership qualities. He'd never be leader/captain of serial winning teams like Bayern or Real Madrid. Levels. And yes, he is immature.
So leadership isn't only solely based how you act or don't act on the field?! Whodathunkit.
Because there's no one else. Is Kaku a leader at Chelsea? Was he a leader at Man Utd? Levels.
So you're not discussiong what's happening at this club, you're in a hypothetical fantasy land.
Also, Lukaku has been the leader of the best ranked national team in the World for the last 2-3 years.
He's not a great leader/captain but his experience, work ethic, competitiveness and winning mentality inspires. He doesn't moan and gesture then sag his head in defeat.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not a great leader. Aha.
Because we were the best team in italy and second best team in our UCL group. The fact that we have to celebrate these two feats goes to show how we've massively under performed for all these years. Do you see RM or Juventus or Bayern celebrating group qualification? We should and can do better.
You could've just said you wanted to argue in bad faith.
Why the fuck are you comparing our situation - having come off one our worst periods in club history - with clubs that have achieved the exact opposite? You don't want to celebrate a Scudetto, essentially?
Also, what's the relevance? You said he wouldn't be able to guide a club through tough times, which I pointed out he already had, with us. Then why are you bringing up Real Madrid?
Answer this: why do you think Brozovic is not captain now, or up for the captain-ship next season? Instead it's the younger, less experienced and pouty Barella. What does that tell you about Brozo's leadership credentials?
Barella is Italian in a Italian-based project, and the captain's armband is part of sweetening the deal for his new contract. Also, by your own logic, his winning mentality (European Champion with Italy) should be enough for him to qualify.
I'd prefer Skriniar, personally, but that doesn't mean Brozovic isn't a leader, unless you think a club only consists of one leader, that being the captain? That's essentially what you're arguing.
 
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Lebron? Nah, team jumping and dumping your teammates in is not leadership. Great player but not a great leader.

And I've never seen Jordan fuck up, get angry with himself and then sag his head in defeat. Never. He'd look his team mates in the eye, each and every time. He was the ultimate alpha and winner.

What ? LeBron is viewed as one of the greatest leaders of all time 😂
 

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Excellent today again, is he playing for a new contract too:lol:
 

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Lebron? Nah, team jumping and dumping your teammates in is not leadership. Great player but not a great leader.

And I've never seen Jordan fuck up, get angry with himself and then sag his head in defeat. Never. He'd look his team mates in the eye, each and every time. He was the ultimate alpha and winner.
And yet Jordan was a gambling addict. Even great people have weaknesses.
 

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So leadership isn't only solely based how you act or don't act on the field?! Whodathunkit.

So you're not discussiong what's happening at this club, you're in a hypothetical fantasy land.
Also, Lukaku has been the leader of the best ranked national team in the World for the last 2-3 years.
Same best ranked national team in the World that has won nothing. Look, anyone can lead, like anyone can be a parent, doesn't mean they'd make an effective one. Ranocchia and Icardi case in point. We are Inter, a great club with a rich history, the expectations and level are very high here.

Barella is Italian in a Italian-based project, and the captain's armband is part of sweetening the deal for his new contract.
This is all true but doesn't mean Brozovic was in contention to take over from Handa. Imagine for a second we had a leaders like Cuchu, Zanetti, Eto'o, Cordoba, etc, do you think the idea of Barella being captain would be entertained by management?

Also, by your own logic, his winning mentality (European Champion with Italy) should be enough for him to qualify.
Nope. It's a collection of qualities. Even Spinazzola has a winners medal, doesn't mean he should be Roma captain.

I'd prefer Skriniar, personally, but that doesn't mean Brozovic isn't a leader, unless you think a club only consists of one leader, that being the captain? That's essentially what you're arguing.
Nope, i'm pointing out that Brozovic isn't a great/effective leader for this level. He'd be a great leader at Dinamo Zagreb probably.

And yet Jordan was a gambling addict. Even great people have weaknesses.
So? Didn't effect his performances on the court.

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