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To sum up the consensus opinion among Juventus supporters regarding the loan deal for Nicklas Bendtner, watch this and this.
The problem with Bendtner is his refusal to put in the hard yards. He thinks he's George Best, and whilst the Dane isn't a hack, he doesn't have the natural talent to take such a nonchalant perspective to football. He hasn't developed a whole lot since his loan spell at Birmingham City, which tells you how much loafing he has done.
What he has enhanced is his ego, which rivals El Hadji Diouf in terms of conceitedness.
Sports psychologist Jacques Crevoisier revealed to Swedish magazine Offside (via espn.co.uk) what we all suspected of Bendtner:
One of the categories is called "self perceived competence," i.e. how good the player himself thinks he is. On a scale up to nine, Bendtner got 10! We have never seen that before. Pat Rice [Arsenal's then-assistant manager] was sitting next to me and couldn't stop laughing.
When Bendtner misses a chance, he is always genuinely convinced that it wasn't his fault. You might say that's a problem, and to a certain degree it can be. But you can also view it as this guy has a remarkable ability to come back after set-backs.
Even when Bendtner has played consistent first-team football, his finishing isn't anything special. 7.6 shots per goal last season for Sunderland and 8.8 shots per goal in the 2009-10 season.
It's irrelevant if he started most of his games out wide for Arsenal because Stuttgart's Martin Harnik averaged 3.5 shots per goal from a wide right position last season.
If Beppe Marotta wanted to make a left-field decision, he shouldn't have sold 50 percent of Ciro Immobile's rights to Genoa, which would have allowed Immobile to play for Juve this season.