Yes he was frustrating, his passing was somewhat suspect and you knew when he went off on one of those gallops with the ball towards the opposition goal that chances are the ball would end up somewhere far from the back of the net – where it never ended up.
But when he signed in ’06 he looked to be exactly what the club required after his performances in the World Cup with the Ivory Coast. The fact it didn’t work out as hoped is because during the three years he was at the club most of the time he was partnered in the centre of midfield with Jenas and that just knackered any prospect of him succeeding.
Any road up after a couple of years in La Liga with Seville he found himself in Turkey with Trabzonspor at the beginning of this season. Earlier in the season in a game against Fenerbahce, Zokora claimed that their player Emre Belözoğlu had racially insulted him. In the return fixture Zokora took some level of revenge that should bring a smile to everyone’s face…
…even funnier that Didi only got a yellow card for it 😀