Alexandre Dmitri Song Billong celebrates his 26th birthday today, September 9, 2013.
His 18 million euro move over from Arsenal has certainly not been an overwhelming success, but also not a total bust. What has become obvious is that he will not be able to satisfy that dual role of both central defender and defensive midfielder, so for the remainder of Song’s Barça career we will see him filling in for Busquets or coming on as a double pivot to secure matches. Song really is quite a good footballer, but one that shines through going forward and being more creative than destructive. Hopefully he can continue evolving and contributing to the team.
Yesterday his national team of Cameroon beat Libya 1-0 and thereby qualified for the 10 group playoff system. A home and away affair against a drawn opponent will determine Cameroon’s 2014 World Cup dreams.
totalBarça wishes Alex Song a very happy birthday. We also wish him a successful season free of injuries, happiness and victories.
Image: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)