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Old 26-12-2010, 23:43   #40
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Originally Posted by Calum1903 View Post
I thought it was interceptions or something, rather than tackles? Either way, he's not bad at pressing players and stealing the ball off their toes, but I wouldn't play him without a proper ball winner.

He's not creative enough to be a playmaker and he's not physical enough to play deep or in a 2-man midfield, but he's a competent passer with sufficient work rate and mobility to link the play reasonably well. If Milan signed him, I might manage to muster a strong enough opinion for a shrug.
it was actually just 'balls won'. With no real clarification on how....

I'd agree. You don't play pirlo, montolivo, boateng together. But I don't doubt pirlo, montolivo, ambrosini could hold it's own and dominate most of serie A....
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