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Vidic: Not As Hard As He Looks

Vidic: Not As Hard As He Looks

Nemanja Vidic has admitted that he was having problems settling into the Premier League after his arrival in January 2006.

The big Serbian needed a lot of time to build up his match fitness and initially he looked a bit suspect. However, in the 2006/07 season he emerged as the rock of a great defence and became a cornerstone.

His no-nonsense approach and extreme reliability finally brought the best out of the most talented centre-back of his generation: Rio Ferdinand. So we have reasons to be grateful.

"In truth, when I first arrived I found it hard and was not sure I could become a regular in the first team," Vidic said.

"I asked myself if I could make it in this league and at this club. It`s important to learn how to play here. If I had played how I used to play, I would not have succeeded, so I had to adapt.

"The game is different here, the referees allow the game to be more physical. It`s not easy to come to England and play well straight away - you need a couple of months to settle.

"Now when I play, I feel proud of what I have achieved over the last few years. To play for United and win trophies is a big thing and I am proud to be part of this team.'


So, even Vidic feels insecure at times. Good news for the rest of the world?

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Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday June 25 2008
Time: 8:56PM

Comments

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class defender IMO he carries Ferdinand, who when Vidic was injured looked suspect again, didnt you go through your worst defensive patch when Vidic was injured?
durks de rover
25/06/2008 22:09:00
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Vidic = Awesome. Enoguh said.
united4life
25/06/2008 22:13:00
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ps - durks, Ferdiand and Vidic cant be compared, its liek chalk and cheese. On the one hand, you have Ferdinand, the most silky and composed defender on the ball ive seen for some time, then you have Vidic a no-nonsense brick of a man that puts body and limb on the line whenever he steps out to the field of play. However, you put the two TOGETHER and they become the best CB partnership in Europe.
united4life
25/06/2008 22:16:00
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the sun claims that CR called OT to say he's reporting back to base for July 1st... probably he doesnt want to get punished for breach of contract...its not like he changed his mind from following his dream
alexpant
26/06/2008 19:45:00
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vidic = best CB in england no doubt about it
No1Yido
27/06/2008 21:49:00
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United4life, my point was more that Vidic gets the best out of Ferdinand who IMO is not great without him, however i dont believe Vidic needs Ferdinand to be as good as he is.
durks de rover
30/06/2008 12:54:00
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vidic is a beast.
wimp2k7
02/07/2008 11:05:00
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Nemanja also takes pride in his collection of musical dvd's, and wets the bed on international duty. In all seriousness though, great player.
Tantona
03/07/2008 08:44:00
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