Friday, February 27, 2009

Bravo back home

Omar Bravo's European dream is all but shattered. Bravo is on his way back home as he has joined Tigres on loan from Deportivo la Coruna for the rest of the Clausura 2009.

My first thought: what a waste.

My second thought: I am not surprised.

Bravo has always been a decent player but I've always felt he's not as good as he's been made out to be. He's a very popular player, as he gained enormous popularity while playing for Chivas. But he's never done much with the Mexican national team. You tell me he scored two goals in the 2006 World Cup, I'll tell you he missed a penalty kick in that same tournament and wasn't on the field for the deciding match.

Bravo's a bust. Yes, he signed on a free (I believe someone commented on that here before) but that shouldn't matter in determining whether a player failed to meet expectations. Bravo flopped in Spain and now returns to Mexico against his will, to a team that has reached for a high-profile foreign flop before (Francisco Fonseca).

Maybe some time back in the Mexican league will serve Bravo some good. Or maybe he's fallen so far off that nothing will give him a shot with Deportivo anymore. Whatever the case, at least he'll be playing again.

8 comments:

Juan said...

I agree with you LB. He is very inconsistent with the national team.

I hope he doesn't turn to a Fonseca, where he went to Europe and then came back only suck some more.

Anonymous said...

well said, lb... omarcito is way overrated...

Anonymous said...

"But he's never done much with the Mexican national team. You tell me he scored two goals in the 2006 World Cup, I'll tell you he missed a penalty kick in that same tournament and wasn't on the field for the deciding match."

oh, so true, luis... that game against portugal... ohmygod

saludos, d

Anonymous said...

Still believe the transfer will fall through

Deportivo have injury problems and the chivas triangle will prevent this to happen

Anonymous said...

Roberto Baggio missed the deciding pk in WC 94 is he a flop too?

Anonymous said...

no, but omarcito surely is...

Anonymous said...

That pacto de caballos or whatever they call it is just absurd! FIFA needs to outlaw this sort of mafioso type of deelings.

Anonymous said...

fifa does nothing about the fmf (federacion mafiosa de futbol) and the pacto because it simply gets its cut.... truth is fifa is just another mafia...