what would Souness do?
- Apr 1, 2013
Garnacho and it's not even close.
I wouldn't say Amad was "tier 2" whatever that really means. You can't really say what his full potential is yet. But he was extremely rated at youth level across Europe. There could be loads to come from him, saying exactly what role he could be limited to seems like nonsense.Garnacho is tier 1 product from our academy similar to Greenwood, Rashford. Has the potential to be world class.
Pellistri, Amad are tier 2 product similar to McT. Very useful squad player and could contribute well to the team.
I'm not even sure Pellistri can be classed as great at beating a man. Almost every appearance has been against tired opposition chasing a game with loads of space.I'd say Garnacho, Pellistri is great at beating a man on the outside but his finishing and crossing is very meh. Garnacho is quicker, can go on the inside and outside, can finish strong with his right, and is useful with his left foot. He can beat a man both sides, and is more explosive.
Pellistri can still make it here as a squad player, he deserves the chance I think.
I've watched him prior to this season, for Alaves, Uruguay and in the youth. It's one of his strengths.I'm not even sure Pellistri can be classed as great at beating a man. Almost every appearance has been against tired opposition chasing a game with loads of space.
Agree. In all honesty it's not even a contest, at least with Amad, and Pellestri (admittedly in less time) hasn't shown anywhere near as much ability.No contest. Garnacho.
He’s a lot less greedier than greenwood but greenwood came from a ST background and got converted into a RW. Greenwood’s finishing was something els, every time he hit it you knew it was going in or on target. Garnacho has got decent ability and can beat players better and he’s also looking for assist and knows when to pass.Agree. In all honesty it's not even a contest, at least with Amad, and Pellestri (admittedly in less time) hasn't shown anywhere near as much ability.
@Jules_T mainly the difference at least with Amad is 1) that turn of speed / physicality. Amad will never have that. He will HAVE to compensate -massively- technically to even be in the same breath. Januzaj was similar - had a brain and technical ability but not "more" than faster players.
2) that eye for goal. It's a natural ability that some players have and some don't. Scoring ANY goal is -hard- in football. See: Richarlison. Garnacho always looks like he's got a goal in him, doesn't matter who it's against. Pellestri hasn't got that I don't think, maybe he can grow into it, but it's a lottery with players. Amad does have an eye for goal but not to the level Garnacho does, so he's better here than Pellestri arguably but it's hard to say really.
Could be wrong and they could all be world beaters but Garnacho has more about him than maybe any of our youth players have for a while. I'd even argue the case he's got more than Greenwood had (though obv Greenwood would score points on (2) there).