Finally! The International Break is over, and we can finally start looking forward to the Premier League again. With World Cup qualifiers we did learn a lot from some teams instead of just watching boring friendlies, so because I am a nice guy I am going to summarize everything important from the break in a quick list.
With my support Sacha Kljestan dominates the qualifiers
"Sacha Kljestan - I know 90% of people seeing his name will think the same thing "When was the last time he even played at the international level" but hear me out, the numbers speak for themselves. Sacha leads the MLS in assists with 15 and is also capable of scoring as he has five this year. Anyone who watches the Redbulls know what this guy can do. His passing percentage is only in the mid-70s due to his love for through balls, but he is a complete player. The fact that the leading assist man in the MLS AND one of the favorites to win the MVP this season isn't considered for a starting role is ludicrous, he even averages a 7.40 match rating which is higher than Nagbe's, Bradley's and even higher than the MLS elite names like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. "
These beautiful words were spoken by me days before the International Break started. My boy Sacha is on fire with scoring in both games the U.S. played as he showed Jürgen Klinsmann and the world he is here and he isn't leaving! Hopefully, this gets him into the future squads so he finally prove to everyone he SHOULD be in the starting XI.
Never Bet on Holland!
Every International Break I tell myself I will NOT put Holland in my parlay, and I always end up doing it AND once again they ruined it. These past months have shown that Holland aren't what they used to be. Even though he scored Wesley Sneijder isn't the player he was and even though I love Vincent Janssen he needs to start scoring more to provide insurance for a weak back four (minus Van Dijk).
Manchester City Players Stay Hot for the Derby
David Silva and Nolito both played for Spain in their 8-0 win over Liechtenstein, even though Liechtenstein isn't a top footballing nation it was still impressive to see how well Silva (2g) and Nolito (sub) played. Pep has revamped David Silva's form and his new signing Nolito has been amazing for City and now Spain. I think both of these players will have big seasons, and I do think if they can keep this form going for Saturday they can beat Manchester United even without Sergio Agüero.
Well, here it is. The three most important parts of the first International Break. Let's all thank the lord that the Premier League is coming back so we can get back to the weekly parlays, player spotlights and having panic attacks to see if your clubs new signing will deliver for your team. "cough" "cough" Sissoko.
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