Bentaleb wasn't our best player, but he was a hell of a lot better than a lot of people here are capable of admitting. I feel like he could surpass Zidane and there would still be a sect of people who can't get over the "Sherwood's pet" idea. He is no longer being judged as a 19 year old who until last season hadn't played a minute of first-team football at any level. That is a testament to how comfortable he looks in this league. He is one of the best talents of his age group in the league, and hopefully he gets plenty of games this year. And not just throwaway Europa League bullshit in Kerplackistan; he is ready to progress in the Premier League.