Carragher : Reina is victim of political side of Spanish football situation

@adhyz82 (36262)
Indonesia
November 13, 2011 2:48am CST
do you agree what the Carragher statement when he said that Pepe Reina is only victim of Spanish media and spanish footbal federation?? Carra said that Pepe Reina is hard for replacing position of Valdez and Casillas because Pepe Reina is not Barca and Real Madrid player... Carra said maybe one reason why Pepe Reina still stay in Spanish team because Pepe reina is one of the player of Spanish team who become world cup winner in 2010.. do you agree with carra statement??
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@omchesunche (1755)
• Indonesia
13 Nov 11
Well,maybe carragher analysis is correct since Reina is one of the best Spanish goalkeeper. And maybe the coach is also hear that issue and that's the reason he played as substitute when spain against Wngland last weekend. Unfortunately Pepe net was not clean because of Lampard goal on second half. Barca-Madrid players are really dominate spanish national team,but player like Silva and Reina should have good place in National team.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
13 Nov 11
maybe..yes, Pepe must be given many chances for playing and use jersey of spain national team..he is one of the best goalkeeper for spain
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Nov 11
I actually would rate Reina as the third choice goalkeeper behind Casillas and Valdes. So I would rather support giving chance to Valdes more often for Spanish team as possible. The poor kid has won everything that can be won at the club level, but still does not get a chance to play for the national side. In contrast, Reina has only on Champions League title to show for his credentials. Cheers! Ram
• Romania
15 Nov 11
The thing is that in the national team have to play the players or goalies who are in the best form or they have the highest quality. And even if Valdes has won so many trophies with Barcelona, I guess the majority would agree that Casillas is better than him. So it is unfortunate for Valdes to be contemporary with Casillas.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 11
Is Reina better than Casillas and Valdez? To me, all three of them are in the same class. Spain is really lucky that they have three world class goalkeepers to choose from. So it is just the opinion of the Spanish national team coach to decide who he wants to play in a certain match. If what Carragher meant was for the lack of play time for Reina in the national team, my opinion is that Reina was just unlucky. The same thing happened before in England national team when Peter Shilton, Ray Clemence and Joe Corrigan were the three England goalkeepers in the 80's. The coach initially went for a rotation system but later decided on Shilton be the first choice. As for being in the team because Reina was a member of the world cup winning team, I think it is not true. No professional coach will select a player in his team for non-football reasons. If that were the case, the whole winning team would still be playing together now unless they have retired from the game.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
13 Nov 11
it means you disagree what Carrager said.. but some of his statement is right...Spain coach prefer to choose a player from Real madrid and Barcelona...David Silva, Juan Mata, Reina are some of them who play outside Barcelona and Real Madrid
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Nov 11
@Jkct, Personally, I do not believe that Reina is in the same class as Casillas and Valdes. I think he is very good, but he is at a level below Casillas and Valdes. @Adhyz, I think the way the Barca and Real players have been playing over the last few years, I am not really surprised Spainish national side is full of those players. And having won the Euros and World Cup, they have proved worth every bit as well!! Cheers! Ram
• Romania
15 Nov 11
@ram: I agree with you, I am also sure that the hierarchy in the Spanish national team is very well made: Casillas is the best, Valdes comes second and Reina only the third, if not the fourth, maybe De Gea is better than him. As for the reason why the Barca and Real players are selected in the national team, it is very simple: they are either bought because they are good(mostly in the case of Real) or they have demonstrated they are good at their home team and they deserve to be in the national team.(the case of Barcelona). Another aspect is that national teams need a certain consistency also, and it is easier to call up players who know each other from the club team.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
13 Nov 11
I don't agree with his statement. It will take someone really special to dislodge Casillas from the national team. He is one of the best in the world and his performance had made that position his. As for Valdes, I don't rate him as a world class goalkeeper. I find his positioning suspected. But Reina is guilty of that as well.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 11
give me head to head between casillas and reina (in your opinion)
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Nov 11
I completely agree with sjlskl that Casillas and Valdes are in a different league of their own. Consistency, Trophies and Performances really speak for themselves for both these guys. Casillas has won everything there is to win in football both at the club and the international level including the Best Goalkeeper at the last world cup. Valdes has won everything there is to win in club football, but still does not get a chance in the national side. By contrast, Reina has just one Champions League trophy to display that too after conceding three goals in the final!! Cheers! Ram
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
14 Nov 11
This is a sign of friendship between Carragher and Pepe Reina, but it is disrespectful towards the Spanish national team coaches and towards Casillas and Victor Valdes. I think everybody accepts that Iker Casillas in one of the three best goalies in the world, so what Carragher says has no basis and it is not qualified to say these thing about the captain of the World Champion team. And I am saying this without being a fan of the Spanish team and of Casillas, in fact I don't like them at all, but there is no doubt about the fact that Casillas is much better than Pepe Reina.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
15 Nov 11
i like your analyziz.. but i know the feeling of Reina (even iam not close friend of Reina)..he is good goalkeeper.. but maybe the real meaning of Carragher about Pepe Reina, give him more chance and time for playing international match..no doubt that the number one goalkeeper of Spain still Casillas..no doubt..Carragher admit it too
• Romania
15 Nov 11
Pepe Reina can play only in friendly games, when Valdes is injured and Casillas is given a rest. But this happens when a national team has so many quality goalies at the same time, the one who had more consistency will always play. And considering that Casillas is the captain, the captain has to play in every possible game.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
13 Nov 11
I have to say spanish football is being dominated by both Real madrid and Barcelona. Looking at their national team, their players already took up almost the entire starting 11, including those on the bench. Those 2 clubs are having too much power on their hands and they are earning the most via tv revenues, as reported in the papers. Spain is lucky to have 2 good goalkeepers and therefore Reina is not needed in the squad. Look at all other countries, their problem is always not having enough goalies.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 11
yes, the problem of spain now, Torres is not like 3 years ago..he need some time for getting back his finishing touch..and it`s big problems for Spain team
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Nov 11
I think Reina is unlucky to be in the same era as Casillas and Valdes. First of all is Reina better than Casillas and Valdes. The answer is no for me. Secondly, even if Reina was in the same class as Casillas and Valdes, I would prefer players plying their trade in the local leagues over those playing in other leagues if they are of similar quality. I think more than Reina it is Valdes who should feel more as a victim. The kid has won everything there is to win at the club level, but with Casillas in the squad, he cannot break into the national side. Cheers! Ram