A lot of Black players get really hyped up by the media, but end up being major flops. A recent case that comes to my mind is the Holland full-back/winger Royston Drenthe. He was given a prominent spot in Hollands' U-21 team, where had 24 caps. But since then, Drenthe has made only 1 appearance for the Dutch senior team, and this was during a friendly when the coaches experiment with different players. By comparison, Arjen Robben never represented Holland at the youth level, but instead rose from a small-town club to be his country's best player and among the world elites. Drenthe moved to Real Madrid in 2007 for some €14 million - hyped up as a new Roberto Carlos . He failed to get regular playing time, as Robben and Sneijder were on the wings and the Brazilian Marcelo was the permanent left-back. So Drenthe was exiled on loan to some backwater Spanish club Hercules and currently with England's Everton; he's still technically a Real Madrid player. His attitude was terrible: he refused to train for at the club he was exiled to, claiming that he wasn't paid enough! His coach said about him, "What Drenthe did showed an enormous lack of respect and professionalism. He had no respect for his team-mates and the fans. I left Hercules without demanding anything and no-one said anything." Here's hilarious footage of Drenthe messing up on a dribble, and Messi showing him how it's done. [video=youtube;i8R7cINxqpM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8R7cINxqpM[/video] There's another Great Black Hype from Holland, Eljero Elia, who has failed to get regular playing time at his new club Juventus in a €9 million move, and his played only 45 minutes so far this season. He got horrible reviews for his debut against Catania early on in the season, which is why he's warming the bench. Yet another Black flop from Holland was Ryan Babel, who made a €14 move to Liverpool in 2007, where he ended up being a bench-warmer. He earned only 31 starts and 60 substitutions in 3.5 seasons at Liverpool, with Torres and Kuyt ahead of him in the pecking order. He only made 12 goals and 5 assists in his 90 games. So last season, he was shipped off to a small German club Hoffenheim. Babel is a typical "athlete", who has nothing but pace: he's a striker who can't score and can't dribble. Unsurprisingly, he was another one with an immature attitude. Then there's France's striker Djibril Cisse, a journeyman who's been on 6 different teams. He moved to Liverpool for the 2004-05 season for €17 million. Though he's a striker, he has a horrendous touch, can't head the ball, can't dribble, and is a clownish finisher.He spent a lot of his time at at the club on the bench, even though Liverpool at the time had a mediocre strike force in Peter Crouch and washed-up Morientes. Cisse was shipped out after only 2 seasons with Liverpool. He went back to England with Sunderland, where he again flopped. Recently, he's moved to the Roman club Lazio, where he's failed to make an impact. Just how does this guy stay attract so much interest from teams? The only places where he's been successful is a couple seasons in the French league and with Greece's Panathinaikos - hardly top-level football.