Robinho’s replacement, Guti and Sneijder.

Robinho has thrown away the famous White Jersey in exchange for money but who is now going to replace him

Robinho has thrown away the famous White Jersey in exchange for money but who is now going to replace him

OK, the question that has been looming over Real Madrid’s hierarchy is that who is going to replace Robinho from the current squad. After giving it a thought, I think there are few players in the current squad that could possibly make up for Robinho’s absence but still it is a big loss considering that Real Madrid did not sign a replacement for him.

As much as I hate to admit it, but Robinho was the wing wizard for Real Madrid, his magic feet could do some pretty nifty tricks which could easily beat defenders.

Robinho's seven step over move and his lightning will be missed at the Bernabeu

Robinho’s seven step over move and his lightning will be missed at the Bernabeu

 

Anyway, I was playing my usual FIFA 08 on xbox 360 (which has not burnt by the way, YET) as FIFA 09 is not out yet. And I noticed something. Yeah, I do notice a lot things don’t I. I usually play with a 3-4-3 formation and play with the opponent at the LEGENDARY level which is like the most difficult one and I beat Barcelona (by far the strongest team, very unfair player rating in the game I have to say).

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I beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou with Real Madrid (one of the weakest teams, unfair again), and I noticed that which players can Schuster possibly use. Don’t get me wrong, I know FIFA 08 is just a game.

Anyway, as I said I use the 3-4-3 formation, specially since the day Schuster became the coach as I love attacking football. Good old fashioned G- force, heavy duty, pile driving aggressive football.

I use Van Nistelrooy in the middle of the attacking trio, he usually plays at the centre of opponents box and I let Robinho (who has left Real Madrid) and Robben play on the either wing where they take on defenders and bomb the opponent’s goal.

Now as being a true Real Madrid fan, I have stopped playing Robinho in my side, as he is a traitor, that is for sure, I mean look at the way he just turned away from Real Madrid. And Even Chelsea, last time I checked, Robinho made a statement this week that he will show Chelsea that Chelsea should have paid more for him to sign him from Real Madrid.

Just a Jerk, anyway, back to his replacement issue. I then used Higuain, and I gotta tell ya, that was a bad decision, I rely heavily on pace and ball control, Higuain had none. So I switched to someone I do not like as a player in real life and neither do most of the die hard Real Madrid fans because he played for Barcelona, none other than Javier Saviola.

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And Boom I found it (in the game that is), he had pace and just the right kind of ball control I was looking for to cut in on defendersand leavethem eating my dust. I did not want someone with the control of Zidane, as that would be too much so I think Saviola should, would, could be given a chance in the real life as well.

He is not that bad a player, He has showed it in the past that he can be of use to any team. The main problem is that Real Madrid is such a big club, every player is expected to have somehting no one has in the whole of Spain, no not Spain, not Madrid, but the whole world.

And if you look closely, Every player in the current starting line up for Real Madrid has something no other player has in the whole wide world.

To sum up Robinho’s replacement issue, I think there is none in the current squad that can do it. Robinho’s talent is unquestioned. But realistically speaking, I would go for Drenthe to play over there, or may be even push Raul, though he does not have pace, but his work ethic would be very useful especially when back tracking to defend the Real Madrid goal which Robinho rarely did.

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Moving on to , the next headline and that is , Guti also does not like Robinho now for the obvious reasons.

Guti did not like what Robinh said about Real Madrid

Guti did not like what Robinh said about Real Madrid

Guti believes that it was not that serious an issue which Robinho took so seriously, may be it was but then again, there is not a single club on the planet where itdoesnothappen.PlayerslikeRobinhoare