The stamina I disagree with, but as for Injury Tolernance I think that a C could be considered, he experinces a whole variety of minor knocks that force him out during a season regulrily. I am not 100% behind giving him a C as he is not that type of player outright, but at the same time a B seems generous.
Perhaps maybe this problem could be addressed through his conditioning, which is at 7, yet the 04/05 season is when he last played the requiste number of matches for such a rating, 54. I think he has proven over the last few seasons that he is no longer physically able to keep up to the demands of such heavy scheduling, as hinted by his retirement from the national team.
I used ESPN(which includes Italy app.) and AC Milan's offical website and here are the numbers;
05/06= 30(3 substitute) Seire A, 2 Coppa Italia, 10 Chapions League, 2 International Friendlies, 3 World Cup 2006 matches; 45 Total.
06/07= 14(2 substitute) Seire A, 8 Champions League; 2 International Friendlies; 24 Total.
07/08= 29(1 substitute) Serie A, 7 Champions League, 3 "Other"(AC Milan website, but he only played the 2 games in the FIFA Cub World Cup!); 39(38!?) Total.
So while Nesta was worthy of a 8 in 04/05 and a 7 in 05/06, in the past two season with his retirment from international football I would say that a 6 in conditioing would be sufficent, with him retaining his Injury Tolerance B. To put this in a bit more perspective Del Piero with Injury Tolerance B played in 47 mathces last season and was just recently raised to a 6.
Oriello wrote:I too do think it too early and B is fine for now, but if he does continue like this then in a years time definately, as he is just missing too many games for too long now to ignore it. But that would be later not now, hopefully Nesta will improve.
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