- Jan 20, 2023
2 Goals all season just 1 in the league
A good squad player for depth at this point in his career, but certainly not reliable to carry a meaningful league or CL run next year though.2 Goals all season just 1 in the league
True. He is leagues better than the other alternatives we have right now but we desperately need to upgrade.A good squad player for depth at this point in his career, but certainly not reliable to carry a meaningful league or CL run next year though.
I have been on this train since ETH first introduced this midfield. We’re very lightweight, with no agility, dribbling and ball shielding capacity.It absolutely kills us that not a single midfielder in our squad can dribble a fecking ball. Bruno, Eriksen, Casemiro is as bad of a dribbling midfield 3 as you'll ever find.
This is something that's been asked for about 15 years now.Why the feck is noone moving?
Agreed. There's little for him to do with no viable targets in the box, which is made harder with when Martial and WW are playing. If Rashford was upfront, it would be easier for Ericksen to get the into the box and actually have someone do something with it.Eriksen did not fade away yesterday. He was sub par 3 from about 20 minutes into the game. He has so much technique that he can disguise most of his misgivings but a neat pass here and there does not make a good game. He did make interceptions and a block yesterday. Nice, but that is not what he is called on the pitch to do. His job is to control the pace and play penetrating passes. Yesterday was a terrible game for him. Eriksen is absolutely useless unless the attacking players makes the right runs. Apart from the first 20 or so minutes noone did. Case and Eriksen and sometimes Shaw had to stop and play the ball sidewards or back. Why the feck is noone moving?
As good as Bruno has been (and I think he's been fantastic this year), it's his biggest weakness as a player and it hurts us in certain areas. He's a terrible dribbler, which means that we have to find a deeper player that can fill that role. But that's not an easy profile to find in modern football. Ironically a fit Pogba is the ideal player for it if I'm honest.I have been on this train since ETH first introduced this midfield. We’re very lightweight, with no agility, dribbling and ball shielding capacity.
His defensive stats are comically bad. But he shouldn’t ever be asked to be a consistent starter. It’s why we need midfielders badly this summer. Eriksen ideally is a sub piece that plays against lesser sides occasionally and is a nice piece to help control gamesNot sure what he offers to the team anymore, has he won a single challenge or tackle? His passing is meant to be his strength but he just doesn’t offer us enough to compensate for his weaknesses.
Hes in poor form but pre injury he was one of the top assisters in the league. Personally I think hes too weak to play in our midfield as a regular starterNot sure what he offers to the team anymore, has he won a single challenge or tackle? His passing is meant to be his strength but he just doesn’t offer us enough to compensate for his weaknesses.
It sticks out like a sore thump when he isn’t playing well overall. There was this one moment where he shirked a challenge and the opponent went in full bloodied and things like allow the team to be pushed back and bullied. I really wish he wouldn’t be so 3rd gear when it comes to competing off the ball.Not sure I've ever seen Eriksen win a 50/50 - even in his best games
I think that’s just called baldingHas looked bad ever since his haircut.
Like someone said - it is the new Juan Mata thread. Eriksen is a lovely guy with half decent technical ability. Nobody really wants to shit on him even when he’s not good enoughQuite mental this thread is so quiet again. He's just absolutely not good enough. Can't win the ball, is weak as piss in every challenge, passes back a lot because he can't play the game in tempo. Not talking about his nonexistent dribbling skills and that he's generally gassed after 20 minutes.