Friday, 9 July 2010

Javier Saviola Goals + Assists 2009/2010

Javier Saviola's career has been somewhat of a disappointment to date, after joining Barcelona at the age of 19 from River Plate he immediately settled into the team, scoring goals in number and quality. However, a mixture of poor form and managerial changes meant he lost his place at the club and since then he's been something of a journeyman footballer.

Now he finally looks settled at Benfica, playing just behind Oscar Cardozo, running at defenders with pace, threading in passes for teammates and of course scoring great individual goals. He ended the season with 19 goals and 10 assists from 44 games, but he will probably be disappointed that he let his form drop in the 2nd half of the season.

At only 28 he still has a lot to offer, and his retirement from international football last year should allow him to save his best football for Benfica.

Song: Star Guitar (Shinichi Osawa Remix) by Chemical Brothers