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Name Pablo Zabaleta
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
Desc A gentle presence off the field, the Argentine was a committed competitor during his successful nine-year stay at Manchester City, cementing a reputation as one of the toughest tackling full-backs of modern times. The fiery full-back became a firm fan’s favourite at the Etihad, his whole-hearted performances during the most successful period in the club’s history endearing him to the City faithful. Often seen taking to the field bloodied and bandaged, the South American slots into our team at right-back

Affiliation

Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player Manchester City
  West Ham United

2017 03 10 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] For me, what makes Frank Lampard special is how professional he is in training. You see him at training: He is the first to arrive on the training ground and the last to go home. He won everything with Chelsea, he’s a legend in football and he’s still playing like he’s 18 years old

2017 04 15 Retrieve

[Pablo Zabaleta praises team-mate David Silva after the Spaniard reached the 300-match mark with Manchester City] We are so lucky to have David at Manchester City; he’s been fantastic for so many years. Different class. I could keep talking about David all day because I love him so much. For me, he’s the greatest City player ever

2020 02 22 Retrieve

[Pablo Zabaleta raves about West Ham teammate Declan Rice] I always say, since the first day I came to West Ham, I think that Dec is one of the most-talented British players around. He’s been good for us in the last two years. We’re not in the position we would like to be, but I think he has got great potential. He loves West Ham. He’s been here for so long and he came through the Academy so he loves West Ham

2020 04 27 Retrieve

[Pablo Zabaleta believes his last Premier League game may be in empty stadiums] I was coming to the end of my career and it was my last season in England, and I wanted to finish in a different way, playing in front of the fans, having those emotions and that adrenaline. I know this but I will find myself maybe playing in empty stadiums and with different emotions, but that’s something I cannot manage myself

[Zabaleta won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup with Manchester City before joining West Ham in 2017] The Premier League and all the countries I’m sure will try to restart the league, but nothing will be the same. I need to accept it … Mentally it’s tough but as I say, all I’m trying to do is stay positive.