Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hans on Bravo: Now or never

Mexican sports daily Cancha spoke with Hans Westerhof recently about Chivas forward Omar Bravo, whose contract runs out at the end of the season. Bravo has longed for a move to Europe but such a move has been reportedly squashed by Chivas management time and again.

Westerhof told Cancha that "it's now or never."

The former Chivas de Guadalajara and Chivas USA boss said that Bravo would make a good addition wherever he lands in Europe.

"He's not Drogba. Maybe he wouldn't have as much success as he's had with Chelsea, and he's not Messi. But I'm certain any manager would love to have him on his team. He's a fighter, a warrior and he's improved tremendously both technically and with his attitude."

Westerhof went on to praise Bravo's technical ability.

"He's fast, strong and good in the air. His best position isn't center forward. He plays best on the wing, on the left side, and he's also good defensively. That's why I feel he can succeed in Europe."

After stints with Chivas, Chivas USA and Necaxa, Westerhof is now working for the Dutch FA.


Anonymous said...

He fits Gullit's requirements...

Anonymous said...

he's europe bound, no doubt... hard to tell how hel'll do there... not the greatest finisher... will often miss three, score on one, the european game seems to be less forgiving, fewer chances, strikers make the best of the ones they get...

still, my respects to omar for not letting vergara bully him and pursuing his dream, which has always been to play in spain.

if europe fails, then maybe mls... would loooove to see him playing for chivas usa, absolutely loooooove it... did i say how much i would loooove that?

saludos, d