Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has been described as an emotional player by Rio Ferdinand.
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.
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.”