Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has been described as an emotional player by Rio Ferdinand.
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This comes after the Brazilian made headlines during the weekend’s match against Leeds. The Gunners won by a single goal, but it was a game full of drama.
Magalhaes nearly gave Leeds an equaliser after taking out Bamford in the box. Leeds were awarded a penalty and he was shown a red card, but VAR intervened and overturned the decision.
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Speaking after the game, Ferdinand stated that he dislikes emotional players in his Vibe YouTube channel:
“As centre backs, you don’t really want to be talked about a lot during a game. If you can just ghost through most games and put an eight out of 10 performance in you’re flying.”
But every week he’s in the headlines or he’s in underneath with a little bullet point next to his name and a bad incident.‘I don’t know if you replace him. Sometimes someone with that energy, as much as you maybe call it a liability, he’s performing.”
“Time will tell if he’s someone you want to stick by.‘I don’t like emotional defenders, that’s what I always say about centre backs, I don’t like emotional ones who get caught up in the moment in games.”
“They leave you a man down at times and can be a bit impulsive and jump out and make mad decisions in big moments.‘If he can grow out of that you’ve got a good player there.”