FOOTBALL TALENTS WHO NEVER REACHED THE PEAK
Football is dynamic. A sport that doesn't have the perfect formulae. Sometimes things don't work out well. It could be for individual players or the whole club. Things happen, and despite the best of intentions they don't go to plan. Hence why some players flop after massive hype.We take a look at some of the players that failed to live up to expectations or to the hype around them.
Bojan Krkic The La Masia graduate was seen as the best player to come out of the academy after Lionel Messi. He was seen as a direct successor to the magical Argentine. But at 29, when he should be at the peak of his powers, Bojan is now playing at the MLS with Montreal Impact. He had some good outings with the first team in Barcelona but due to so many established stars in the starting 11 Bojan could not get regular playing time at Camp Nou. He made 104 league appearances for the club scoring 36 goals. He was sold in 2011 to As Roma.
Freddy Adu 14-year-old Freddy Adu was being hailed as the man to lead MLS into becoming one of the world's major leagues. He had starred for the United States under-17s as a 13-year-old. So many big things were expected from him. But at 23 he was already making another move to his 9th club. It was generally accepted that the hype around him was too much and the player couldn't just handle it.