“Little Zidane”, “New Zizou”, “The next Zidane”
Samir Nasri’s nicknames, preposterous and premature, were heaped upon him not just because he possesses raw talent and vision, but because he shares a basic story with Zidane: Algerian parents emigrate to Marseille, build “street cred” while playing ball.
Let’s be clear, there is only one Zidane, and Nasri needs to demonstrate much more than an ill-timed headbutt to enjoy more substantial comparisons. But anything’s possible, right? After all, he’s only 23…
His 2 goals vs. Fulham this weekend were absolutely ridiculous. The second and game-winner will surely stand as one of this season’s best.
Goal 1: “cool, calm, and collected…”
Goal 2: “That is why people pay money to watch football.”
I’m reminded of a goal he scored in a Champions League match against Porto last year, as if he was dribbing amongst cardboard cutouts. I quite enjoy the fact that the play-by-play is in Arabic…
(Cautiously detatching myself from Cesc, one game at a time… Love is a fickle thing!)
Top of the table, Gunners, if only for a week!