And, the position he plays should not have a safe player imo. We don't want another Mata in LVG's team who were instructed to keep the ball so he received the ball up, moved all the way back then passed to a defender for most of the games at times.I accept it easily tbh. He will piss me off during moments of the game but I will never want him to be subbed (unless he is injured or is close to be sent off) because he is so so decisive. We need safe players and we need risky type of players.
Stats alone can't really sum up any player, let alone someone who mixes the sublime and the ridiculous as frequently as Bruno. He was objectively poor for substantial periods of that game.It does sum him up though. It was the same at Sporting. He gives away the ball a lot but he makes goal contributions every game. He has been doing this for a good 4 years now
This.He was excellent.
Created so many chances. If he can weed out some of his erratic play, even better.
But he was superb. Great character.
It's ludicrous to suggest he had a bad performance. His job is to create, so he will naturally take riskier passes and will lose the ball more.
That is some shout!Some of the comments on this site are really mind blowing. Bringing off our main creative influence is a recipe for disaster. I had the privilege to see George Best live on quite a few occasions, but I remember one game in particular, at Coventry in the late 60's early 70"s, where Best wandered around the pitch like he didn't want to be there, but I recollect he picked the ball up in a wide position, waltzed around the whole Coventry defence, and scored, that is the type of player that can win you matches, and titles. To me, Bruno is a more hard working player, without the natural dribbling skills as Best, but in his way is as much of a talent. If he was as bad today as some posters say, then I can't wait to see him when he is on song.
But goals and asists arent just stats. Its what forward players strive for and it decides games.Stats alone can't really sum up any player, let alone someone who mixes the sublime and the ridiculous as frequently as Bruno. He was objectively poor for substantial periods of that game.
Agreed with this. I've accepted that his passing success rate will be poor because he's a risk-taker, but he was getting some basic things wrong tonight.A really poor performance masked by some brilliant game changing moments. So I guess it wasn't a poor game at all? Not sure.