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Manuel Pellegrini Compares Jack Wilshere to Andrea Pirlo


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I hope Pellegrini can get the best out of Wilshere but I think the potential that was seen years ago will probably be just that.

But still a fit and on form Wilshere is much better for England than some of our reserve options.

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54 minutes ago, Spike said:

Well to be fair he is right. They do share similar characteristics. Just like a $1 wine and $10,000 wine, we know they are both the same thing but one is obviously superior.

This. Comparisons can be very vague. 

Most people assume that when comparing 2 players they are talking about them being at a similar level footballistically but this mentality pisses me off.

For example, UTC's Donald Millan reminds me a lot of Juan Roman Riquelme and I say this all the time. Sometimes I get laughed off because they "Riquelme is a lot better" when I was really just comparing styles. Both are Enganche's and play similarly but that doesn't mean I think he's at Riquelme's level. 

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Jack Wilshire honestly might be the most overrated player I’ve ever seen in my life.

Pirlo was probably the best deep lying playmaker in football, if not the best - definitely one of the best, and demonstrated it consistently year after year.

Wilshire’s got a decent range of passing and they’re both midfielders, and I think that’s where the similarities are. But he’s nothing like the consistent match tempo setting playmaker Pirlo was and he never will be.

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There was a good period of several years when nobody spoke about Pirlo and then he joined Juve; which then caused everyone to collectively circle-jerk over him for the rest of his career. Jack Wilshere had one good game and created a career from that.

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34 minutes ago, Spike said:

There was a good period of several years when nobody spoke about Pirlo and then he joined Juve; which then caused everyone to collectively circle-jerk over him for the rest of his career. Jack Wilshere had one good game and created a career from that.

Anyone who didn’t rate Pirlo at AC Milan is a fucking moron. His time at Milan was the best period of his career.

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