He wasn't overrated at all. He couldn't defend for shit, but that's not his role. If anything he was underrated in his playing days and only since he packed in has he been given the credit he merited. He was far more revered and appreciated by foreign players and clubs than he was here. Perhaps because he was missing that tough tackling hard hitting side to the game that Keane and Gerrard were respected for that went down so well with British coaches and media.