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Prince gets defensive, as he's offensive...

Prince gets defensive, as he's offensive...

...and not 'offensive' as in unpleasant, offensive as in attacking!

Prince - as Kevin-Prince Boateng wants to be know, has uttered words, to The News, that are 'music to my ears.'

He claims that he is not a defensive midfielder and has been signed on the instruction not to be: 'Paul Hart has also told me he doesn't want me to be a defensive midfielder and that's fine by me.'

It has been my thinking that in Jamie O'Hara we had an option that would get forward, so with him as part of a central 3, as part of the 4-5-1 system, he could get forward offering us an attacking threat - if Prince can do this too then it is happy days!

The former German U21 also said: 'when I first arrived in England at Spurs, Martin Jol thought I was a defensive midfielder.

'That's where he put me all the time in training. He just wanted me to concentrate on the defence.

'I'm not a defensive midfielder, I like to go forward, I like to get into the box and get into positions and score. That's what I want to do.

'If there are chances I can score goals, I just want to go forwards.

Attack away...

Of course the likes of O'Hara Prince cannot, and for me will not, neglect their defensive duties but with someone like Aaron Mokoena deployed solely as that defensive screen for the back 4, rarely venturing further forward than the half way line, this only backs up mine - and others' - thoughts that we have a great deal of creative, and goalscoring threat, from the midfield now than we did.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday September 4 2009
Time: 2:41PM

Comments

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He sounds clever, we should call him smartprice - or did you mean Prince?
pros7
04/09/2009 14:58:00
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I heard he likes to be called "The Prince". I'd love to have a nickname that starts with The.
PompeyFrippy
04/09/2009 15:01:00
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Blimey, The King, and the Prince are playing in the Royal Blue ! Good job we got rid of that queen to the Spurs
BarneyArmy
04/09/2009 15:21:00
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which of them exactly Barny?
jim4pompey
04/09/2009 15:29:00
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I can see Prince in the centre of a MOkoena, Diop, PB midfield with a spearhead three of O'hara (left) Piq (centre) and Utaka/ Dindane (right). NiCE
jim4pompey
04/09/2009 15:29:00
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I'm going to be watching "The Prince's" progress with you with interest. I always thought he looked good and will become a quality player. Does make you wonder about communication at a club when Jol was playing him DM but he see's himself as an AM! Maybe thats the result of a Director of Football feeding players to the Coach. As for the Kruncjar comment - 2.5m for a player worth around 10m+ last season! lol If you got any more "queens" like that we'd be more than happy to take them!
MJBSpur
04/09/2009 15:34:00
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MJB- you already have... crouch.... defoe... yadda yadda yadda.... I think Prince could easily be another Kaboul... not rated at spurs but comes into his own at a plce like Pompey
jim4pompey
04/09/2009 15:40:00
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you do keep having these little 'digs' dont you pros7... instead of picking up on 'minor' mistakes and knocking what is said have you not thought of adding something constructive?
pompeyrug
04/09/2009 15:46:00
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and what is pros short for... I have my suspicions
jim4pompey
04/09/2009 15:56:00
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Im tempted to get a shirt with "The Prince" printed on the back. But anyway.. He looks like a brilliant player, and saying he is an AM, can only be a good thing. Maybe PH is actually going to attack, for once. Prince, King, Axe, Calamity, Piq - there are some cool names there! :D
.Andrew.
04/09/2009 16:01:00
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