- Jan 20, 2014
Yeah, central midfielders playing deeper and without great physical attributes certainly peak amongst the latest outfield positions. Maybe a champo full season play every game loan next year at 19 and he can play for us at 20? Rodri, for instance, played a full season in the equivalent of League 1/2 (3rd division but they have 4 of them on equal status) at 19.People must be mad when they expect him to be a regular next year. He is 19 next season and plays in a position where the importance of experience can not be overestimated. It is not the same thing as being a striker.
Rodri, one of the most talented players in the world in this position, got 800 min for Villarreal when he was 20 (two years time for Garner) and was a regular at 21. Busquets and Xabi Alonso was similar.
While some player can make an impact early due to being exeptionally early developers, I do not think that is the case for Garner. He is great at U23 due to talent. Not being physically imposing. And for his position, it is even more about brains and experience.
I actually do think Garner could be a talent of similar level to some of the players I mentioned. But that is probably a stretch and an insane statement at this stage. But compared to those who expect him to be a regular next year it aint that bad.