Former coach claims Holtby could lack Premier League muscle

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Lewis Holtby’s former coach Max Eberl has suggested that the midfielder’s physical attributes could come into question in the Premier League.

Eberl works as Borussia Mönchengladbach’s director of sport and Holtby spent three of his four years at Mönchengladbach under the watchful eye of Eberl.

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  1. Max Eberl never played in the Premier League. He spent most of his career between the 1st and 2nd division of the Bundesliga. He never scored a goal in over 260 appearances. There is no evidence that he ever played against a Premier League club. He coached Holtby from when he was 10 to 13, so how he can assess his physicality or his potential based on these facts is beyond me.
    Eberl wants to be in the news because he had a connection with a player who is moving to a big club. That is why he even opened his mouth to reporters to begin with.

    And yes Robbie, everyone turned down Modric because they thought he wouldn't cut it. Look how that worked out.

  2. I was just going to say the same thing. Wenger et all slagged him off. It's never about the size of the dog in the fight….

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