Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Situation Hleb made Clichy reject Madrid move

Speaking to Arsenal's club magazine, Arsenal left back defender Gaël Clichy (24) has said that he decided not to join Real Madrid this summer because of the experience of Alexander Hleb at Barcelona:

"It proves that sometimes leaving for another big club is not always the right decision. When you move you have to be sure that the club really wants you. You want to know, not necessarily that you'll be playing all the time, but that you're part of it.

Of course it's always a big challenge. I came from France to England and it was hard for the first year. You don't lose time as such, but when you go away you have to learn the language and a new type of life, meet new team-mates, and it is always going to be dif­ficult so you have to weigh up the positives and the negatives and when you feel you're ready, then you go."

read more of the interview here


Read more:
Hleb regrets leaving Arsenal for Barcelona
Stuttgart wants to make Hleb loan permanent

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well thats the only positive thing about Hleb joining Barca. This kid is very good

i_love_boobs_and_barca said...

Offtopic: Can someone tell me why does Pep insist on Chygrinsky? Why is he so special? Has anyone seen him play? Is he a Barca-type CB?

Sune said...

Yea I'm actually surprised he didn't go. He's one of the best in a highly demanded position, and with the new Gibbs, it seemed Arsenal could afford to sell this guy

Andréssibraviqué said...

Finally Hleb did prove to be useful for us... Clichy is one good LB & I'd rate him one of the best in the business, possibly above Abidal, Evra & even Clichy; though his two mistakes last season cost Arsenal 4 points & his injuries a lot more. But with Real Madrid it would have been very difficult for us and other La Liga clubs. I'm so happy he didn't move from Arsenal :)
P.S. Never say Hleb has been useless again

Andréssibraviqué said...

even Ahley Cole* I meant. sorry

Anonymous said...

Yes, Chygrynskiy is Chygrynbauer.

Letho said...

@Sune: Gibbs just sucks for the moment, man. I saw his last game and he was nowhere in defensive of offense. Worst player on the field. Maybe he'll be better in a few years, but there was no way in hell that Arsenal could have sold Clichy without getting a new dencet leftback.

Letho said...

saw a few mistakes in my typing, sry for that:)

*Defense
*Decent

tero said...

Gibbs got the starting place just because Clichy was injured.I don't rate Gibbs super talented either

LCB said...

OK, but in LWF - Henry > Hleb, in RWF - Messi >> Hleb, in CM - both Xavi and Iniesta > Hleb.

But Clichy > Marcelo.

Thats all.

Anonymous said...

lol thank you Hleb for sucking so much in Barca thus preventing a great defender from joining shit madrid

Iason said...

My favorite LB along with Lahm. I hope we get one of those two one day. Lahm suits the Barca profile perfectly but Gael Clichy is taller and younger.

lawrenzo loves barca said...

well,Hleb was not barca material and he is never ready to learn to adapt but all the same i'm glad he didn't join madrid because he is technically better than Marcelo and arbeloa combined.i can see Henry running over them come classico when we humiliate them big time.

Anonymous said...

Sure Clichy, but a footballer's dream is also to lift as many trophies as possible, so one day he tells his kids and grankids stories of how in Hleb's case he won the 'treble'. Is winning a trelble possible with Arsenal? As for lefbacks, I rate Lahm as the best in his position, but I personally think Maxwell has the potential to surpass even Lahm.

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