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Leonardo: Jeonbuk's Savior. Edu: Huge Comeback Fail.

The brazilian winger Leonardo.
(photo courtesy of www.goal.com)

Jeonbuk just manageded to remain undefeated after a 1-1 draw against Suwon Samsung on Sunday evening. 


The epic 5-0 triumph over Shanghai in AFC Champions League midweek left the team with little energy for their clash vs Suwon Samsung. The home side was saved by a brilliant free kick from the Brazilian Leonardo, who has been Jeonbuk's savior on many occasions this season. The AFC champions league tie vs Melbourne victory being the first occasion that comes to my mind. The former AEK Athens player has scored 12 goals in K-League Classic, proving week in and week out to be the absolute best thing the league has to offer right now. When there is a tough situation for Jeonbuk, Leonardo is always there to help the team out of trouble. The MVP should be awarded to him without even going to a vote. Actually, every vote to favour any other player should be considered as "illegal" and "un-legit".

From one MVP award to be proud of, to another one that I will personally call the "2016 K-League Classic Fail of the Year," which I don't think would be such a pleasure to receive. Guess who is going to be the "winner"? Well, it's quite easy, this "award" can go to only one team and only one footballer: Jeonbuk's re-acquired Edu.

This  signing of the 34 years old striker was the most idiotic move in the last transfer window. Did Jeonbuk really needed him? Weren't Lee Dong-gook, Kim Shin-wook and Lee Jong-ho enough? The on-field play, which is always right, in this moment is saying "no" to the first question, and "yes" to the second one.

Edu, who wasn't playing at all with his former club, came back to Jeonbuk terribly out of condition, and has always failed to deliver something really good and to make a positive impact. The Brazilian failed Jeonbuk so many times this season that I lost count, with the "greens" always being toothless with him playing as central forward.

Now I'm going to write something that might be seen as disrespectful towards the Brazilian "Edu is so out of condition and slow, that he won't win a race even running with snails". I know this is harsh but, I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been frustrated watching the man playing this season. If Anything, is Jeonbuk itself (in the name of Choi Kang-hee) that showed a lack of respect towards the former Schalke 04 striker. I don't blame Edu for wanting to come back, but I do blame the club for accepting his request. Unfortunately in football  there is no place for the memories (or should i say...memories must stay outside of the pitch) and Jeonbuk should have told the guy a big "No thank you, we are not interested in signing you, even though we are thankful for what you have done for us". No need to ruin his football memory this way.

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