Big talk award
It’s never wise, of course, to heap too much pressure on young shoulders, but that doesn’t stop some folk:
(3) “This guy is a phenomenon. He is the number one of number ones. He is the Messi of goalkeepers. He is a goalkeeper who can mark an era. He reminds me of Dino Zoff.” – Former Roma goalkeeping coach Roberto Negrisolo on Alisson. (2) “I am really sorry to have to say this and put so much pressure on the lad, but he is the nearest thing I have seen to Bobby Moore for years.” – Garth Crooks mislaying his mind over Liverpool defender Joe Gomez. (1) “As a footballer, he’s reaching towards the level of George Best.” – Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, on ... Raheem Sterling.