I will be first to put my hands up to tell you all that I am human after all. This was a weekend of shocks everywhere with a couple of outcomes predicted by me not hitting the heights expected. On the basis of this rather low or mixed feeling weekend, we enter another week and present you our team of the week in a 4-4-2 formation; I hope you all disagree with my choices, lets have some banter on it via twitter @halftimeng or @yemimanutd and via facebook at www.facebook.com/halftimeng.
In goal this week for the fourth week running is another goalie from the french Ligue 1, Remy Riou takes center stage after a brilliant performance against Bordeaux for Nantes; at Right Back is Rayo Vallecano’s Tito with a great combination and understanding with Lass Bangura on the right hand side against Celta Vigo; Tito is joined at Left Back by Sejad Salihovic; the penalty specialist.
The Center Back positions are manned by Paby Djilodobodji for Nantes capping a solid defensive performance with a goal against Bordeaux, despite a red card Juventus’ Angelo Ogbonna makes my team of the week for his assured performance against Napoli.
On the right of my midfield four is the man tipped to win the Balon d’or this year; Franck Ribery, showed me another reason why he deserves the award; on the left is another contender Cristano Ronaldo; he already has 24 goals in all competitions added to a hat trick performance. In Central midfield is Cesc Fabregas and Gonzalo Castro; talk about dictating and controlling affairs in the midfield
Upfront is Hertha’s Adrian Ramos; he’s been knocking on the door to break into the team of for sometime, with a performance like this over the weekend , he could be a regular here; he is joined by the ever improving Guiseppe Rossi with another brace.
Manager of the week: When you get a great result against a side like Dortmund; its a sure way to catch my eye to be manager of the week; take a bow; Dieter Hecking (Woflsburg)
Goal of the week: Paul Pogba