Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Revenge of Jozy Alti-score

If you're scoring at home, Jozy Altidore's smooth opener in their 1-1 draw at Metalist Kharkiv tonight gives him four goals in his last three Europa League games and a team-best seven in his 11 games across all competitions with AZ.





- Greg Seltzer

11 comments:

Matt said...

So what does this say about Bursapor, Hull and Villareal, that Jozy just wasn't getting any service whatsoever? It's crazy to me that he goes three years struggling for goals and now he steps on the field and the ball automatically ends up in the back of the net...

Mike said...

@Matt- Buraspor supposedly did not play him towards the end of the season in order to get his transfer fee down.

Hull was just a disaster and at Villareal he was really young and they had a lot of good forwards in front of him.

I just want to know why he never played for Xerez

Greg Seltzer said...

Well, Bursaspor played him on right wing. Hull was Hull, and he did alright without scoring much. Villarreal never really gave him a solid shot, no idea why.

At AZ, his true form and place as a #9 has come out, and he's actually being coached as if his production is important.

Matt said...

@Greg: I guess we know who will be your #1 when we get to your explanation of the role of the #9 in the 4-3-3. Heh.

Greg Seltzer said...

Can there be any doubt for anyone?

Jamie said...

Greg, how many goals did you predict for Jozy this year?

Greg Seltzer said...

I promised he would score 10 league goals. He has three so far, ahead of the required pace.

strago said...

Im so glad Jozy is scoring GOOD goals too. Not just trash rebounds or headers. I mean, a goal is a goal, but it's nice to see he has the skills to be a world class striker. Two more years of tutelage in the Dutch league and hes going to tear up wherever he is. I think he'll hit for 25+ across all competitions this year.

Alex Larsen said...

Good touch too, haven't seen that from him in a while.

Reyn Cabinte said...

Looks like he stole a little of the Deuce's shoot-falling-down technique.

SPA2TACU5 said...

Seeing Jozy play at AZ makes is pretty clear why Villareal didn't play him: he's not at that level yet.

Spain/Villlareal is not about developing players, it's about instant performance. Jozy isn't there yet, he's still got to improve his game and become a lot more consistent.