This column probably won’t stand-up on a weekly basis, but how could we do our end of weekend retrospective without mentioning Sandro’s block in the ninetieth minute of the Southampton/Tottenham game?
Ridiculous, a midfielder cast from iron.
When a fizzing half-volley is struck with this kind of force, 95% of players in the Premier League would do whatever they could to just get out of the way, 4% would turn their back and hope that it hits them, and the final 1% would just stare the ball down and take the shot to the head.
Sandro is part of that special 1%.
The commentator remarked that the Brazilian was knocked out by this. Knock him out? Did it bollocks, Sandro bounced straight to his feet and got on with it. No, he’s not your typical Brazilian footballer – primarily because he plays the game like a Spartan warrior.
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