Originally Posted by the shah
the only "big game" was against Inter where he scored. honestly he's not even that skilled, it's almost all in the pace. when he dribbles it's rather uncontrolled bursts of pushing the ball forward and catching up to it (but he does it so fast so it's effective). and he bombs down the wing enough times firing off shots that they go in often enough.
stats is not everything but can have a look at them anyway:
this season, 36 starts, 18 goals, 7 assists
last, 48 starts 15 goals, 16 assists
2 seasons ago, 41 appearances 12 goals 3 assists
scored this season 1 against arsenal and 1 against man u
last season 1 against chelsea 1 against man city
2 seasons ago 1 against arsenal, 3 against Inter in a match they lost and 1 against Twente in the CL
really, the only big game he's played is against Inter which seems to have been a fluke and more related to the number of runs he made down that side smashing balls toward goal against a worthless defense that night.
the epl has been decreasing in quality of late which makes other teams (and their players) seem better than they are. the top has come down, rather than the bottom going up.
this is the most absurd discussion, i know "best" is subjective but even that is within limits of reality.
should stop taking the bait ...