Benayoun Smarter, More Obedient Than Joe Cole – Carlo Ancelotti

Ollie Irish

4th, August 2010


By Ollie Irish

“Yossi Benayoun, Yossi Benayoun, Yossi Benayoun…”

Quote of the day comes from Chelsea boss Charlie Ancelotti, speaking to the Sun about his reasons for replacing Joe Cole with Yossi Benayoun.

“Joe Cole is quicker than Benayoun but Yossi is better tactically. He understands what I tell him.

“Yossi is a very intelligent player. He knows everything about the game.

“Cole and Benayoun are different players and everyone has their own opinion, but we are happy to have Yossi here at Chelsea.”

Reading between the lines is easy here: Cole simply doesn’t have the discipline – or the smarts – to ‘get’ tactics. How very English of him. Or, in other words, he’s a bit thick and self-interested.

In contrast, as a player who has experienced first-hand the rigid managerial style of Rafa Benitez, Benayoun knows exactly how to stick to the script; Cole’s maverick tendencies and general thickness would have infuriated Rafa.

It will be very interesting to see how Cole gets on with Roy Hodgson.

Posted in Chelsea, Liverpool

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  1. You've_Only_Come_To_See_Lucas!! says:

    r u kidding me?!?! I’ve never seen a lfc player more out of position during games than Yossi. hes always in someones way and never where he was sent out to be…add his ball hogging skills and u have 1 disaster waiting to happen at Chelski

  2. Ping Yang says:

    Im hoping we get a good deal out of Yossi. From what I have seen he is a very good player. I must admit that it was one hell of a random signing. If he fucks up then down to the bench. Benayoun in for Joe Cole is not that bad. If this deal happened two years ago I would have gone crazy. However I lost my confidence in Joe. He lost his spark. I hate Liverpool but since Joe Cole was loved by Chelsea fans and myself, I hope he regains the confidence and spark that made us fans stand up every time he had the ball. AND please stay injury free, dont become like Michael Owen.

  3. Armfield Pub says:

    Joe Cole might be dumber but no way is he as ugly as Rat Face Benayoun

  4. kathmcp says:

    Oh yeah Amfield Pub, sharp commentary, cos looks are really what counts when you are trying to win football games :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    there both shit

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