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The eternal, the injured, the praised — Sami Khedira.

"Sami is an intelligent and smart player, [...]"

(Löw, in his interview regarding Germany next match against Italy in Euro 2016)


"Maybe he (Sami) is not a player with very high talent and ability, but he has a very smart game perspective and offensive moves. For now, I don't understand at all why Sami and Coentrao get criticized all the time. In my opinion, Sami is the best player in his position."

(Mourinho and his interview in “The Coaches Voice, Jose Mourinho Masterclass)


"Khedira will have a role as a new player for Juventus."

(Massimilano Allegri, 2018)


The above utterances are conveyed explicitly, factually, directly and clearly. Maybe Löw, Mou, and Allegri's words of significance or strength will diminish as the days and nights change. But for Sami Khedira, his figure is timeless. Perhaps Sami is a true Juventino, who embraces the motto "A true gentleman never leaves his lady" in a radical and subversive way. However, maybe Sami also forgot that the protagonist in this script of love story is “our lady”—Juventus, not him, not Khedira.


Showed by the last 10 matches of Juventus, his name has never appeared in the starting eleven or on the bench—not even on the reserve. His closest relationship to the green field was when he did a couple of training together at the Juventus Training Center, Vinovo. Hence it is very difficult to ward off that Sami Khedira is still included in Pirlo's plans for Juventus this season. Left alone the struggle we had to remove and unload Sami from our squad. Furthermore, the significance of his presence is also lacking due to his limitations on his pyshical abilities and talent, and of course this has not taken into account for his his injury — which is very, very long and often happens. Sigh.


I believe that Khedira has always been criticized by the Madrid and Juventus supporter, but instead gets the antithesis by the ranks of world managers and football directors. This has led to the formation of a gap between the soccer coach and the supporters: a very sharp argument but with a very opposite poles of thought. A puzzle, an enigma. His presence on the field is often said to have more significance in unwritten things—such as the mental strength of the squad by Max's words, or his contribution on the team's ability to overload and counter attacks according to Mou. But this contribution will certainly not be present, if an idea or name from Sami Khedira itself cannot be present and exist in the field. In other words, the green field and the bench are the biggest court tables for calcio. Contribution, or nothing.


But this suffering doesn't stop there...