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One draw in 11 games: Is Graziano Pellè the reason?

It's safe to say he isn't a fan of tied football matches.

Michael Steele

Graziano Pellè is a man of many talents. He scores heaps of goals, is a talented dancer and possesses the best hair in all of football.

He also seems like a great guy. However, at a hulking 6 ft 4 in, it appears he isn't one to get on the bad side of. 

Last season, Pellè's former club Feyenoord, managed by present Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, conceded a last minute equaliser to Eredivisie rivals FC Twente, who featured Saints winger Dušan Tadić, and the Italian striker quickly lost his cool.

Thankfully for us, the Dutch football media record what goes on in the tunnels of its football clubs. For example, check out this scrap between players of both Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven in the tunnel: a perplexed-looking Koeman being the highlight.

Unprofessional or not, Pellè's reaction to his team throwing away a two-goal lead in the league has further cemented my appreciation for his passion to succeed. He is a player who has battled adversity throughout his career: a career that has only flourished in his later years.

You can just tell how much he wants to win, and I for one am delighted to have such a committed player on the books of my football club.