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If both clubs and the player himself agree a deal, fine. If not I hope Honda does not start complaining again in public. He signed a contract with a relatively big club which has raised his profile considerably, and he owes them and their fans his undivided attention and sincerest efforts. If he has to wait until the end of the current contract period before moving somewhere more glamourous, well that is the decision he made and he has a duty to honour it.

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theeastisred: "If not I hope Honda does not start complaining again in public. He signed a contract with a relatively big club which has raised his profile considerably, and he owes them and their fans his undivided attention and sincerest efforts."

Good point, but since when has Honda not thought much more of himself than he actually is? The guy's arrogant, to say the least, and does not live up to the hype given him in this nation's media. He's a good player, to be sure, but not good enough to, as you say, complain about the team and the contract he's been given and think he is entitled to more.

"If he has to wait until the end of the current contract period before moving somewhere more glamourous, well that is the decision he made and he has a duty to honour it."

Exactly, but I've no doubt he finds himself the victim if he can't get a better contract and higher ranking team before his current obligation is up.

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He signed a contract with a relatively big club which has raised his profile considerably

Not really. I wouldn't exactly describe CSKA as a relatively big club. Honda raised his own profile through his performances in the Asia Cup and the World Cup. CSKA and it's low profile in the Russian league and non-performance in the Champions League did Honda no favours at all.

since when has Honda not thought much more of himself than he actually is? The guy's arrogant, to say the least, and does not live up to the hype given him in this nation's media

Some people just want to comment on Honda's apparent arrogant and abrasive personality. From what I have seen on the pitch however, Honda is a class above most of the national team which is a very decent team in the world today. Watch him play, and then judge him on his ability, which is technically very natural and advanced.

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Go and play in England, challenge yourself to step up, Honda. No-one watches the French league, and those Qatari owners of PSG sound more than a bit dodgy.

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Good point, but since when has Honda not thought much more of himself than he actually is? The guy's arrogant, to say the least, and does not live up to the hype given him in this nation's media.

True, but there isn't a elite soccer player I've seen that isn't arrogant to a point. Whether it be Beckham, Kaka, Cristian Renaldo, etc., they are all arrogant and it shows. I guess once you get to be that good, you start thinking that you are good and become so confident in your skills. The only ones who aren't arrogant are those who play second-fiddle to the star players.

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TigersTokyoDome: "From what I have seen on the pitch however, Honda is a class above most of the national team which is a very decent team in the world today."

He's very quick on the pitch and is great at passing -- when he doesn't want to score the goal himself and ends up losing the ball, but he's not all that great at landing the ball in the goal. In fact, his arrogance is what got them into trouble at some points during either the WC or Asian Cup (I forget). He kept trying to put it in himself instead of making passes, and he'd kick it into the stands or over the net.

erikaj: Of course there are indeed a lot of other players who are arrogant, but I find quite a number of the National team members (Japan) to be quite humble, despite excellent playing, while Honda is arrogant even when he doesn't play well. This is in part the media's fault -- he was their chosen boy before both the WC and Asian Cup despite not doing well in the former in particular (and didn't he win MVP in the Asian Cup despite doing very little?). I remember a number of people suggesting that the decision had been made beforehand, and many people saying it should have gone to another Japanese player.

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Honda's best attributes are his ball control and body balance.

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PSG are demonstrating they have more money than sense!

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In fact, his arrogance is what got them into trouble at some points during either the WC or Asian Cup (I forget). He kept trying to put it in himself instead of making passes, and he'd kick it into the stands or over the net.

The competitions in which he scored several goals ? MVP of the Asian Cup ? Please. Criticizing Honda while he is a great model of success ...

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