Leon Osman’s a good guy, actually, but the former Everton player’s words on Naby Keita from back in 2017 are going to come back and bite him!
The ex-midfielder labelled Keita a big risk, because he’s ‘only a destroyer’ – indicating the Guinean possesses only defensive attributes and no offensive ones – which is nonsense.
Obviously, this was based on nothing more than stereotype and a lazy assumption that Kante is a similar player to N’Golo Kante – for reasons we don’t think are purposely malicious but still damaging.
Keita is a wonderful attacker, who can dribble, play intricate through-balls and everything in between.
On BBC radio a journalist labelled Mo Salah ‘just another Juan Cuadrado’ after he signed for Liverpool – and she paid the price – but we think Osman might end up regretting this as well!
We’re convinced Keita will take the Premier League by storm and could actually be recognised as its best midfielder come the end of the campaign.
Listen to the comments below:
Leon Osman on Naby Keita, back in June 2017.
– 'Only a destroyer'
– 'Not been on my radar' pic.twitter.com/zsdPU1bbOO
— SH (@Sennesation) July 30, 2018