VOTD: The Greatness That Is Andrea Barzagli

Hint: This guy is good at his day job.

It would easy to just type the words "Andrea Barzagli is good, so watch this video, idiots." and then just simply end the post right then and there. It really would, but I won't stoop that level — yet. Ha! Gotcha, there.

What this video proves is what we already know: Barzagli is, at 31 years of age, in the midst of the best two-year run of his career. Just think about what it was like before he came to Juventus. Really, do it. It's been two years and change since Beppe Marotta signed Barzagli for €300,000 and possibly a couple of t-shirts. And since then, he's gone from a guy who was looked at a reserve defender being brought in on the cheap to a player who is now playing like one of the best defenders there is.

That progression — incredibly rapid and now less-and-less surprising as every game goes by — has seen Barzagli have a complete career renaissance. And what has he done to show that this isn't some kind of flash-in-the-pan kind of deal? Well, only continue to be as consistent as any player in a Juve jersey. Game after game, match after march, Barzagli is in the lineup. And as the games go by, he only continues to show that he's one of the best bargains in recent football memory.

And by the looks of it, there is no slowing down for this man they call The Wall. If that's not his official nickname, then it damn well should be. There's really no other name that's more appropriate for a guy who basically tells opposing attackers "THOU SHALL NOT PASS!" every time they try and get by him.

In conclusion, Andrea Barzagli is good. So just watch the damn video.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Black & White & Read All Over

You must be a member of Black & White & Read All Over to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black & White & Read All Over. You should read them.

Join Black & White & Read All Over

You must be a member of Black & White & Read All Over to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black & White & Read All Over. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker