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16-07-2019, 16:01   #76
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I'm sure Aguero has an ok level of English and I don't blame him for not speaking English when the media will jump on anything thats left unclear. Torres didnt interview for ages in English despite it being known that he was getting on fine, similar with Pochettino. Its hard to blame them really. Geoff Shreeves' incident with Lacazette wouldn't do much to convince players to give it a go either.
This is a really really good interview with Hernan Crespo. For somebody who didn't spend long in England (a lot less than Aguero!), his English surprised me
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This is a really really good interview with Hernan Crespo. For somebody who didn't spend long in England (a lot less than Aguero!), his English surprised me
Surprised me too. He also speaks Italian very well. Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles (brutal accent apart) learned English well back in day. In the Maradona documentary film you can hear that he seems to speak good Italian.
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Surprised me too. He also speaks Italian very well. Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles (brutal accent apart) learned English well back in day. In the Maradona documentary film you can hear that he seems to speak good Italian.
It was probably important for his cocaine negotiations (allegedly) . I do like Maradona though.
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Scandi's are good at English. The languages are close. But I wouldn't say they're are good at languages. There's been steep fall-off in third language acquisition.

"F*** Off Norway" (Paul Gascoigne, Polyglot 1996).
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"F*** Off Norway" (Paul Gascoigne, Polyglot 1996).
You of little faith.

https://youtu.be/KNqRXb4IyJE

I have to admit I searched for this more in hope than expectation. He is by no means fluent, but you know what he’s saying. And remember it’s 20 years after he played in Italy.
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Julio Geordio springs to mind .
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18-07-2019, 09:03   #82
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There is an interesting article here on why Pochettino insisted on using an interepter when dealing with the press on England.
https://www.football365.com/news/poc...an-interpreter
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