Sporting activities News of Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Resource: Ghana Soccernet
Former United states of america global Freddy Adu says he was a far better player than Angel Di Maria for the duration of their time at Portuguese club SL Benfica.
Adu joined the Eagles as a environment-beater in 2007, same yr Di Maria arrived from Rosario Central.
Now 31, the attacker experienced the planet at his feet, having acquired comparison with Brazil legend Pele due to the possible he exhibited at the age of 17.
Having said that, he could by no means fulfil his huge possible in spite of playing for a host of European golf equipment.
The Ghanaian-born appeared again at 1 individual instant of his profession where by he felt he produced a mistake that proved costly to his improvement.
“The biggest error I designed in my job was being loaned by Benfica to Monaco. If I could have reversed that choice, I would not have accepted the financial loan,” Adu claimed on the Blue Wire Podcasts.
“I experienced gone by way of a few coaches in a calendar year at Benfica. There was so much confusion at that club that I imagine I just wished to get out of there and go to another group as shortly as doable.”
“I arrived to Benfica at the identical time as Di Maria. In the to start with 12 months I was greater. I performed superior than him, but resolved to go on bank loan and Di Maria stayed at Benfica,” he defined.
“What occurred? He became a starter and a person or two several years afterwards he went to Authentic Madrid, while I ongoing heading from bank loan to financial loan.”
The nomadic forward currently plies his trade at Swedish lessen-tier side Österlen Fotbollförening.
He has played for 15 distinctive golf equipment across the planet.
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