Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Duchene2MacKinnon, Jul 4, 2019.
Puig should definitely not start.
Yeah I agree. I don't think you can play both Frenkie and Busquets, they're way too similar. Also you need someone in midfield who can go forward and contribute with some goals, like Rakitic does. Also agree that within a few years Frenkie-Arthur-Puig should be the starting trio.
How has Griezmann been?
He is going to be a nightmare to play against with Messi next to him.
Griezz - Messi - Dembele
De Jong - Arthur
The way to go for me. Messi linking up with two midfielders, he would excel there too
So were committed to discarding busquets? Too soon
where will ney may play
Saw the highlights from the match in Ann Arbor and I have to say that I really like the forward passing from Alena. On at least two of the goals, and I think it was three of them, he played a direct forward pass.
Benching him isn't discarding him. If you're going to make the right decision you start De Jong over Busquets.
Hopefully on some farm in France or out wide on the left right next to Hazard.
Benching is discarding...THey both should play together.
That really doesn't make any sense from a tactical point of view.
When you have that much offensive power up front you need to insulate the defence. Messi,Suarez and co won't track back.
Busquets and Frenkie are still two very different players. I think playing with a DM next to his side would allow Frenkie to play a little bit deeper and work more on his offensive game, which is still a bit lacking. His shot is non existent and the through balls, such as his assist and pre assist last night vs Napoli, should happen much more frequently when you are the ball hog that Frenkie is.
It's not and Busquets for my money needs to win his spot at this exact moment in time. Perhaps had he had a notably better season last year I wouldn't be saying that, but the fact of the matter is he didn't.
At the end of the day the formation is going to be key (though I think ******** will go 4-3-3 and regardless of that we're going to see some rotations as the side is full of midfielders. I don't like Messi in the middle and injuries aside there will be an odd man out, probably Dembele.
I think he'll link up with Suarez and Dembele really well too, especially the former.
Just looking to see when the Supercopa is and... TF is that nonsense? Bad enough they're playing it in January in another country, but four teams now?
If he's not starting he'd probably push for a move considering he can easily slot anywhere in the world. Win his spot what has anyone else done to win the spot over him? I do think De Jong is the future, and that future is today ( he should start) but there's room for both.
Well good luck moving before next Summer. As for his spot, it's a matter of timing. He's coming off an average season and De Jong is looking great in preseason. Simple as that.
I think it'll be avoided as I think it'll be a 4-3-3 with rotations, but if I had to choose I'd go with De Jong at this exact moment in time.
I really don't see how they are "very different". They're both perfect for the trequartista role, both mainly rely on their vision, high football IQ and passing and both lack an offensive game to play higher up the pitch. In my opinion you can't have both in your starting line up when using a 4-3-3 formation, when you go to a 4-2-3-1 it could be possible.
Probably they want both Madrid and Barça in it each year because of $$$ but seeing as how **** Madrid are lately they have to come up with this nonsense to have them in it.
Busquets is much more of a true DM than Frenkie is, who's more of a CM these days. Somehow people view Frenkie as a DM all of a sudden. Frenkie is an CAM of origin, in fact, but Bosz and Ten Hag have both used him in a lower role since he is so confident on the ball. Frenkie's game relies on his dribbles first and foremost. He lures the opposition to pressure him, creating space for those teammates in front of him. Busquets rarely goes on any adventure and plays a rather safe game these days. I don't think they are similar players at all. Not to mention Frenkie has a lot of offensive upside, but it won't come out if he's used as a DM.
I think a Busquets - Frenkie midfield could very well work..
---------------- Griezmann -----------------
Suarez -------------------------- Messi -----
------------------ Rakitic --------------------
--------- De Jong ----- Busquets -----------
.. just not the midfield I'd prefer.
A trequartista is a player that plays behind the striker as an attacker which is relied on for their ability on the ball and offensive chance creation. Not sure that either of those fit that mold atm. Maybe you're thinking of regista?
Right, my bad
Footy is back tomorrow glad to see some real football.
Hazard injured and will miss the opener
But I’m not worried, we have Lord Vazquez
According to MARCA he'll miss the first three games
Messi also won't play tonight vs Athletic
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