Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018
- May 10, 2009
Team carrying him? Or he is carrying his midfield partner as they can't pass the ball for more than 10 yards.I disagree that Kante's attacking game is poor. Obviously it's outweighed by his defensive game, but it's certainly good enough that he can join attacks and contribute positively whilst scoring the odd goal. Pogba's defensive game is so inexistent it makes him a liability defensively. Pogba is better going forward, but he's still not exactly good enough to compensate for the inadequacies in other aspects of his game. He's not the kind of player to whom you say "you just stay up top and don't worry about getting back because you provide so much magic and so many goals and assists."
He's a central midfielder. In my opinion his all around game is nowhere near good enough to put him amongst the world's best in that position. He's a bit of an anomaly. He isn't quite good enough at his main strength to justify the team carrying him, and his inability to do other sides of the game that a central midfielder generally does stop him from being incredibly influential in games. He should be developing the other sides of his game to make himself more complete. He doesn't seem to be doing this. It appears to me that his attitude is "this is what I'm good at, if you ask me to do the other stuff I'll do it but I'll do it badly as I'm not good at it."
I don't think he'll ever be the star player of a top club, nor be indispensable. If we're happy to say we overpaid and expected too much for him and therefor lower expectations, then fine. But I'm not willing to accept that he's some misused superstar who would be starring in a different team.
He was star player of a top club before he moved to ManUtd. Yes, at Juventus he was star player. Their most important? Don't think any midfielder was the most important player of any team, usually it's the attackers.