Tomas Rosický's Curse

    Joel Amorim
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    I risk saying that Tomás Rosický is one of the best midfielders of the last decade. A natural born talent that has been spreading his magic throughout the European football fields for quite some time.

    Rosický started to shine when he was at Sparta Prague and his top class performances bought him a place at Borussia Dortmund. He arrived at the Bundesliga as a record transfer for Borussia Dortmund, since the German club gave 14.5 million euros to Sparta Prague in order to obtain Rosický's services.

    During the five years he spent in Dortmund, Rosický formed a fantastic duo with Jan Koller, the Czech giant, and helped the forward become a prolific striker while at the club.

    In 2006, Rosický moved to London to play for Arsenal and he continued to impress. Arsène Wenger described him as a talented player with remarkable vision and outstanding first touch. When in good physical shape, Rosický is instrumental in his team’s build-up play. The way he moves the ball around the field is absolutely brilliant.

    In spite of all these facts, Rosický's career has been constantly shadowed by severe injuries. In 2008, due to a hamstring tendon injury, Rosický was out of the fields for 18 months. This tremendous injury proved to be a massive blow on his career.

    Feel free to disagree, but I believe that after this injury, Rosický was never the same player. Eighteen months is quite a long time for a professional player to be out of the game. After an injury like that, his physical condition will surely never be the same.

    When you look at how Rosický moves in the pitch today, we can see that he doesn't have the agility that he used to have and he always approaches the opponents with caution.

    Unfortunately for him and for Arsenal fans, Rosický is injured once again. His curse doesn't seem to end. Season after season, he has an injury to bother him.

    Rosický is one of my favourite players ever and back in 2006 I wished he moved to United rather than to Arsenal, but things don’t always turn out like we want.

    I wish him the best and I hope that his injuries end as soon as possible. 

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