Andrei Cristea wins a title, but leaves a bad impression
They say that a striker’s job is to score goals and I’m blaming Dinamo’s hard-working Cristea, Andrei, (the lazy one is Adrian) for taking his job too seriously? No, he deserves to be up there, battling with Kapetanos, another honest player and good professional, but the way he wants to become Romania’s top scorer at all costs reminds me of the days when Steaua or Dinamo were fixing matches just to offer one of their players the chance to shine in Europe…
Cristea scored a brace against Unirea Alba Iulia, after yet another waaay too selfish display (I’ve seen a dozen since media reports spoke about the player’s chances to move to Serie A, in the summer), and the two goals get him ahead of Kapetanos, ending, in my opinion, what has been an interesting and correct race for most of the season.
Yes, there are still two rounds to go, but we must consider that in the next round Dinamo meets its unofficial satellite club, Astra Ploiesti, (if required, Cristea could score at will) and that the Greek will miss the last game of the season, as he will join the national team for the first training camp, before the World Cup. So, congrats to Cristea for the title and good luck to Dinamo, I’m sure they’ll be able to get a few more hundred thousands Euro from the club that will eventually sign the player…
Here is the list of the best scorers in Romania, with two rounds to go:
- Andrei Cristea (Dinamo) – 16
- Pantelis Kapetanos (Steaua) – 15
- Marius Bilasco (Unirea Urziceni) – 12
- Dorin Goga (FC Timisoara) – 12
- Liviu Ganea (Astra Ploiesti) – 11
- Wesley Lopes (FC Vaslui) – 11
- Alexandru Ionita (Rapid) – 10
- Lukas Magera (FC Timisoara) – 9
- Florin Costea (Universitatea Craiova) – 9
- Gigel Bucur (FC Timisoara) – 8.