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Sunday, 16 November 2008

SIGN OF QUALITY

"The first sign of quality is consistency."
- Arsene Wenger


I totaly agree with Arsene's vieuw. Beating one of the top teams in Europe is great, but if you can't repeat week after week this performance... - you are not a top team, you are just a "good" team and... certainly not a team who's going to win the championship.

It is important to reconize it and be aware of it.

Consistency is another key of true succes. I've seen a lot of clubs, journalist and fans being "bluffed" by some players or clubs.

A player who plays very well one game and scores a goal but can't repeat this performance two, three, four times in a row is not a top player, is not a star.. he is just a good player not more. You can include him in the team but certainy not make him a player where you build your team around... and certainly not pay him a "star" salary.

"Star"salary comes only when the player can shows his "magical" consistency game after game.

To win a championship or cup, I've always gave my preference to a player who is consistant, even if he is a little bit lesser talented than a player who can once in a while produce some magic. This type of player is going to play well five or six times in your season... but let you and the team down twenty or twenty-five games, because he's not consistant.

The ideal are players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Berbatov, Teves, Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes, Makelele, John Terry, Canavaro..ect. They have it all: consistancy and talend.
A key to consistancy: Great positive mental attitude.
- Coach De RIDDER