Huntelaar, Expect....the Expected

Muazzin MehrbanCorrespondent ISeptember 11, 2009

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 07:  Klaas Jan Huntelaar of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on March 7, 2009 in Madrid, Spain  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

In the words of Ronseal, that age old paint manufacturer, if ever there was a player that did exactly what he said on the tin, it would be Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The prolific Dutch striker has maintained a natural eye for goal at every level he has played at, club or country.

Yet his recent bumping off after only half a season at Madrid and constantly being overlooked as a leader of the line for Holland, suggests that those in charge at the very highest level at least, remain unconvinced.

This, despite bagging 8 goals in 20 for Real and 14 in 25 for those in orange. And at a time when Madrid were looking over their shoulders to secure second place, rather than chasing Barcelona. Many of his goals for his country have come from the bench. Rarely has the 'Hunter', got a full ninety minutes in internationals.

Left foot, right foot, header, volley, half volley, with the laces, with the side foot, penalties and one on ones. When given the chance to prey inside the penalty box, there is arguably nobody better. If Van Basten says it, then the boy's mustard, and a pleasant throw back to the traditional, archetypal striker.

Now at AC Milan following the arrival of Real's magic box, as Pellegrin likes to call it, Huntelaar still finds himself among Europe's elite. Partnering the dynamic prodigy that is Alexander Pato and a reforming Ronaldinho, there is every chance that Huntelaar will continue to do what is expected of him, score goals. The silly question is, will it be deemed enough...?