Hatem Ben Arfa Scores Stunning Goal For Rennes
Hatem Ben Arfa made everyone who'd seen his trickery question whether or not it's actually possible to glue the ball to your feet and continue to move it at the same time when the midfielder scored for Rennes.
You never know just how good a footballer is going to be and it's frustrating when they aren't any good, especially when your club pay big money for someone who doesn't work out.
What's most frustrating is the feeling that when they go they will impress with their next team or the one after that and become they player they couldn't quite be with your own team.
Hatem ben Arfa's up and down career means that Newcastle United fans will never be fully frustrated with the Frenchman because quite frankly everyone is frustrated with him.
The 32 year old has been through many trials and tribulations and never fully seemed to fit into one place and anytime that's seemed like it would finally happened it's fallen apart.
At the beginning of this season he moved to Rennes, after a terrible ending to his time with PSG, and things have gone pretty well for him.
On Sunday night he reminded everyone what he's capable of with a brilliant goal for Rennes against Angers, keeping the ball magically glued to his boot:
Hatem Ben Arfa is very good at football, isn't he? pic.twitter.com/kyl1o4ZxVu- Adam. (@AdamNUFC_) April 7, 2019
Hatem Ben Arfa. One of the most gifted footballers in the last 20 years. He might not be as consistent as others but when in the mood he is just unreal, as this goal shows. pic.twitter.com/1irJdVBn8r- Wasim (@wasimebrahim) April 7, 2019
Unpopular opinion: Hatem Ben Arfa is one of the best talents of the 21st Century pic.twitter.com/uby9QKS6Yr- GFFN Match Zone (@GFFNMatchZone) April 7, 2019
this is cliché but i'm happy there are still players like Ben Arfa to do the "unreasonable thing". the only reasonable thing he did was pass to Mbaye Niang, the rest is genius.- Half-space (@SpaceHalf) April 8, 2019
football is still a game after all pic.twitter.com/0FhEoedyFg
Watching what he can still do it's no wonder that the former Hull City loanee still has plenty of suitors around him with Real Betis, Espanyol and Sevilla having all reportedly approached him about a move to Spain this summer.
That goal is very much in the category of 'if Messi did this we'd be talking about it for weeks' and it's certainly a goal befitting the great man.
Even those of us who have never supported a team that Ben Arfa has played for can be pretty frustrated he never lived up to his full potential, and that's a shame for such a talented player.