- Oct 11, 2020
- Atletico Madrid
I love RvP, and he's my fave out of those three easily. But I think in Oranje, the way he played with Sneijder – or more the way Sneijder didn't play with him – would worry me a bit with the way Bruno is obsessed with killer balls in the same way he was. I guess it does help that they don't have the same animosity (probably) between them, though. But man, so many times, even if for chunks of games he was the best NL player, I so wished Sneijder would be taken out in favor of a midfielder going for more interplay. Great long shots, and great through balls to Robben, but other than that it was kind of lacking. Bruno offers much of the same but replace Robben with Rashford.You can't go wrong with Rooney, Ronaldo or RvP as they'll brute force goals to overcome all weaknesses.
But I'd say to have a proper balance to the team, I'd take peak Keane or Carrick, both improving our midfield in their own way.
Then again RvP could do magic with Rooney killer balls, so maybe it in fact was more the animosity than the playing style. But I hate to see one of my faves get overshadowed by a highly skilled but narcissistic 10.
Actually think my pick would be Rio, feel like either him or otherwise one of the leading midfielders with defensive soundness would offer the most to recover balance in play, and more room to dominate the overall game in whatever way.