Bill2 wrote:Nani - moved from Cape Verde when little brought up by aunty, parents not around. Has 15 siblings
Anderson - Dad died when Anderson was 14
Bebe - brought up in a shelter
Zaha - one of 8 siblings, moved from Ivory Coast when 4
All talented, but is there little surprise when you consider the above that they didn't have the mental application to survive at OT.
One word, haphazard.
Bill, I'm sorry mate but I haven't so much bollocks talked in a long time.
Where a person/athlete comes from often spurs them onto greater heights.
And that shite with Nani is garbage, my best mate comes from Cape Verde & lived in the same part of Lisbon as Nani. He's proud of his roots, he doesn't class himself as Portuguese, rather Cape Verdian. He's a good bloke from a good family with a decent job.
And so what if Nani had 17 siblings, Patrice Evra had 25 siblings another 2 died in child birth. He's originally from Senegal and had to fend for himself as a teenager while playing in Italy.
Other examples I'll give you are Tevez & Maradona came shanty towns & they're proud of their roots but were inspired to escape.
Half of LVG's Ajax squad were immigrants from colonies living in the worst parts of Amsterdam but everyone of those players were inspired to become legends. Go read about Zalatan's childhood, he was a petty thief as a kid, living in a tiny flat with an alcoholic father scarred by the Bosnian War is Zalatan short of confidence???
Roy Keane came from one of Corks roughest areas his all his family were unemployed, & yet he's the most driven man to play for Mufc.
Btw Ronaldo's dad was an alcoholic.