- Mar 14, 2018
I should have qualified my statement. As far as the three positions he can play, I think his best chance to succeed is at the 10. His positional awareness is as bad as it gets as a CM, which hurts the team much more imo.Not for me, at least not for a top club because as he also showed today his eye for a cutting pass and ability to deliver it arent of the same quality as his longshot.
For someone in the 10 role at a top club to make it long term, needs to be able to play a final pass consistently to set up others. Obviously he found a pretty basic pass after good determination today and Lukaku turned it into a goal. But I'll be surprised if I see him setting up too much more himself.
On the other hand as we've seen from Ander and Pogba, you can get plenty of shots from the edge of the box or even inside it playing from our CM roles. He just needs to get himself into those positions and bet on himself.
Surely it's worth giving him a contract to protect him as a financial asset?Ole said in his presser today that the staff have figured out that Andreas is better as an 8 or 10 and not as effective as a 6. Not sure if Andreas will get the time to show that he's worth a new contract though.
He wants to play, so I doubt he'll want to sign a contract unless he believes he will play quite often.Surely it's worth giving him a contract to protect him as a financial asset?
We aren't going to get all big targets this summer.
Would be nice to have depth assured in the advanced positions so recruitment can focus on the defence.
It's not just that, we still don't know what his best position is, which is a bit of a problem too. He will develop into a good player, but it doesn't look like it will be happening here sadly.Some of here has zero patience on young players. Same shit with Lingard, Shaw, Rashford, Lindelof etc all over again in this thread. This is Andreas's first proper season with the first team.
People have been saying the same shit about Pereira since he's 18-19 (Juventus, PSG blah blah). He's still here.It's not just that, we still don't know what his best position is, which is a bit of a problem too. He will develop into a good player, but it doesn't look like it will be happening here sadly.
Yep he’s too slow and weak in possession to be the deepest midfielder.I think he did better when moved at the tip of the diamond. He runs a lot but his defensive contribution is the most worrying part for me. Still I feel he was the best out of the 3 midfielders today, with a goal and an assist I just hope he build on this.
He's a very good kicker of the ball, and I want him on set pieces when he plays. He is talented and I hope he builds on this, let's wait and see. As it stands he is a better option than Fred.Yep he’s too slow and weak in possession to be the deepest midfielder.
At the top though he can use his turning/quick passing better and his shooting technique is clearly excellent.
Not that simple though, think his contract is up in the summer and it's March but there hasn't been any talk him signing a new deal or us offering him one. In fact he has been linked with a move to Brazil, he's ambitious I can't see him staying and playing a bit part role here.People have been saying the same shit about Pereira since he's 18-19 (Juventus, PSG blah blah). He's still here.
If Ole stays, he's not going anywhere yet.