Are South American footballers the best?

An excellent article on the impact of South American players on the English Premier League.


Different. Definitely different. Sometimes different can mean better. And in this case I have to agree.

When Alexis Sanchez is dispossessed in the final third his attitude is very different to what we are used to seeing in English football. The same goes for Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero and as of last season Luis Suarez. When they lose the ball they do not throw their arms up in disbelief or stand there looking at the sky nor do they look to the bench and they certainly do not look to other teammates for help. They chase, they graft, they work and they do not stop.

Because when Alexis Sanchez or Angel Di Maria loses the ball when they are 3-0 up, unlike many others they chase after it as if their life depends on it.

The harsh truth is that not very long ago their life did depend on…

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