Of course you all remember Nigel De Jong’s flying kung-fu cleat to Xabi Alonso’s chest. It seems the Dutch, who have completely forgotten how to play flowing, attacking football, have resorted to martial arts. This past weekend, Sensei De Jong’s newest apprentice made him very proud.
Royston Drenthe, the underachieving, lackluster, and unimpressive midfielder/defender for Real Madrid showcased his years of training in the Rose Bowl Saturday night. With Bruce Lee and Mr. Miyagi looking down from the heavens, and De Jong watching intently from the confines of his dojo, Drenthe unleashed a thunderous right foot into the chest of the LA Galaxy’s Juninho. Practice makes perfect: