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The Secret Of Nani's Surprisingly Superb Display

The Secret Of Nani's Surprisingly Superb Display

Nani was given a second league start in 2010 against Hull City and he did not disappoint. Poor performances have become par for the course for him but not this time: he had a hand in two goals and could have had more assists but for sub-standard finishing by Owen and Park.

He was always available, usually made the right decisions - a welcome sight, if unexpected. But what's the secret? It all came out of the blue, after all.

Well, not really: Nani had a good game against Burnley, too, he played especially well in the first 30 minutes of that game. He's lost some confidence after that but lasting the full 90 minutes clearly did him the world of good.

Besides, there's a healthy amount of desire to prove himself. He might have realised that unless he improves his performances very, very soon he'll be out of the club which is something he would not relish, I guess.

Another element must be his preference to play on the right side of midfield. His ability to cut inside and shoot makes him a valuable pick on the left as well but he is clearly more comfortable on the right but that spot has been occupied by Antonio Valencia throughout this season and as the Ecuadorian has enjoyed a good, solid debut campaign so far, Nani is unlikely to usurp him.

So, yes, this superb display might be nothing more than a little glitch in the succession of disappointments for Nani but hope springs eternal. I still have not given up on him because he has the talent. Obviously, Hull were poor and against opponents of greater quality the Portuguese might just fail again. But he managed to be terrible against teams no better than today's Hull City - and anyway, we're in no position to give up on a player who has plenty of pace and skill. Because even if we conclude that he won't be good enough for us, in the current climate we'll have to sell him for a reasonable amount of money...



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Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday January 23 2010
Time: 8:11PM

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I said to my pal who went to match with me (hes a Hull City fan) that Nani was crap, he turned round at end of game and said that I was talking crap!! Nani had a good game but I still dont think this will last the course
niteworlok
23/01/2010 21:31:00
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^^ why not? he was very good in his first season too so we know he is capable, we just need him to prove it. he has been far better then park thats for sure, even when playing bad he would be more valuable then park as he can to the unexpected
Reddevils4ever89
24/01/2010 01:09:00
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I'm not gonna get my hopes up as he has disappointed me too many times. But what will be interesting is if Fergie gives him another start against City. I honestly believe that Nani is the kind of player who needs others to have faith in him to perform and if fergie drops him again after a good performance it will dent his confidence massively. I really am rooting for him though, it would be a shame to see his talent wasted because he couldnt cease an opportunity.
tuscan3000
24/01/2010 02:03:00
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I'm so extremely happy with Nanis performance!!! This is not a single game... this is his game and true potential... And to be fair... everyone has seen this before! If Nani plays like this I would make Valencia play on the left hand side in an instant, since Valencia is a terrible crosser of the ball (he might get this right soon). Nani is a great crosser and shoots well, so he might contribute with goals... something Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes and Anderson don't! Nani needs confidence... that's all
Tnt original
24/01/2010 08:01:00
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Keep on putting in the same performances and no one will question him and I hope he starts against city with valencia,it will be very interesting to see how it works out.
Antriksh (abmtd)
24/01/2010 11:17:00
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