Memo Ochoa Now Has Something In Common With Andres Iniesta And Steven Gerrard
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New Standard Liege keeper Memo Ochoa has revealed his squad number, and we can conclude two things: one, Standard Liege love puns and two, they have no use for squad number conventions.
— Standard de Liège (@Standard_RSCL) July 13, 2017
Y'all that is not a goalkeeper number. Footballers who wear or have worn the number eight: Steven Gerrard, Andres Iniesta, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Toni Kroos, Javi Martinez, Thiago Motta, Claudio Marchisio, Ilkay Gundogan, Aaron Ramsey. Every player on that list is a midfielder. Midfielders are not goalkeepers.
Is Ochoa moving to central midfield? That would be way more interesting than James Milner's pivot to left back last season. Did they give Ochoa a pass because he has the word "ocho" in his last name? Do squad numbers not actually matter, are they just a weird construct that used to define position but aren't important anymore?
It's probably that last one.