Neymar, Lukaku…yes you have talent, but please make way as both of you are really not good enough to make this team. I’m sure all of you are surprised to see that headline, but it’s true…they didn’t make the team. To be honest with you, with the money they are making at their new clubs this season, Neymar and Lukaku could probably buy their own teams.
It’s incredible how much money was spent on players during the summer transfer window. How are clubs going to sustain these kinds of hundred million dollar transfers? How do the smaller clubs with limited budgets compete with these top clubs?
On the positive side, it’s great for the players. Milk it for what it’s worth players; make as much money as you can. When I played, we got paid measly amounts of money while the owners drove around in luxury cars, had big-ass homes, and were basically stealing the money away from us. The owners got away with this because we weren’t allowed a players union…we had no rights. Some players got injured and were left to fend for themselves and had to do the rehab at their own cost. Some players didn’t even have enough money to buy a home or car…they lived day to day.
It’s ridiculous what these owners did to us. Now granted this was in South Africa where in Africa anything goes and still does to this day. But what would life be without a little bullshit on a daily basis?
Anyway, I will continue my “Antonio” rant regarding the above in a later newsletter. If you want to see “The most expensive XI possible in world football” click the link.