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Old 26-01-2021, 04:36   #321
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His only value now is defensive, maybe the injuries took a toll but he has regressed from last season.

He still consistently not only presses but seems to create actual turnovers as well, sometimes high up the pitch. But what’s really been pissing me off is how shitty his crossing has been, it’s been completely awful and you can see Ibra get frustrated with him even more than he typically does with others.

Last season, his dribbling was probably a bit underrated and he created a lot of chances with his crossing. Not entirely sure what happened, maybe he was in a good patch of form and we shouldn’t expect it. He often hits way too low and fails to beat the first man, or overcompensates and and over hits the ball. All over the place.

Alexis brings energy to RW also but to me seems to be more dangerous at understanding link up and spacing, he finds himself in good spots even when his dribbling or crossing is off, unlike samu. Crazy how much better he got
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Old 26-01-2021, 09:15   #322
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The basics for a winger for a top 10 Serie A team are decent at:
- Dribbling
- Crossing
- Shooting

He's below average on all of them. How did he end up at Milan? Especially that he never produces a good cross. 90% of them don't even get to the first post. Like he's a small child with not enough power in his legs.

I legit miss Suso when i'm watching this guy. He produced a lot of crosses and shots.

Bring Thauvin this winter.


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Old 26-01-2021, 11:38   #323
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He's below average on all of them. How did he end up at Milan? Especially that he never produces a good cross. 90% of them don't even get to the first post. Like he's a small child with not enough power in his legs.
His crosses haven't been as good lately, but Leao-Ibra-Diaz are also not as good at attacking them as Rebic-Ibra-Hakan.

He made 3-4 assists from crosses alone in like 7 games at the beginning of 2020, despite horrible finishing from Ibra at the time.

He's above average in that aspect.

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I legit miss Suso when i'm watching this guy.
Then you have zero clue why we became a different side after the goalless draw against Sampdoria in January 2020.

You'll probably say "Ibra", as if the team hasn't played over 20 games without Ibra and won almost all of them.


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Old 26-01-2021, 12:31   #324
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Then you have zero clue why we became a different side after the goalless draw against Sampdoria in January 2020.

You'll probably say "Ibra", as if the team hasn't played over 20 games without Ibra and won almost all of them.
No, it was just a statement to disrespect Samu.


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Old 21-02-2021, 08:27   #325
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Old 07-03-2021, 19:04   #326
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Imo showed his worth (for a reserve) in a couple of games recently, he is massively better against lower teams where he is at a slight skill advantage but decision making isn't as crucial as in top Serie A games.

Not sold on keeping him but deserves some positive mention.
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Old 07-03-2021, 19:54   #327
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Imo showed his worth (for a reserve) in a couple of games recently, he is massively better against lower teams where he is at a slight skill advantage but decision making isn't as crucial as in top Serie A games.

Not sold on keeping him but deserves some positive mention.
I like his defensive approach, really helps the team but what bothers me is..he never takes a player 1-on-1. He always cuts inside and passes back. Same with most of the counters..he's got the Paqueta disease, instead of passing the ball forward, he does a few stepovers and passes back..
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Old 07-03-2021, 20:45   #328
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Finally we got to see Samu away from that RW spot i always thought he would do better centrally or on the left.

He should play a bit more freely and its great when he is central because he presses so well and so regularly
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Old 07-03-2021, 20:46   #329
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Paqueta disease
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Old 07-03-2021, 20:48   #330
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Finally we got to see Samu away from that RW spot i always thought he would do better centrally or on the left.

He should play a bit more freely and its great when he is central because he presses so well and so regularly
Wait what.. You thought he was good?


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Old 07-03-2021, 20:53   #331
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He played a really good game versus Hellas Verona
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Old 07-03-2021, 21:09   #332
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Finally we got to see Samu away from that RW spot i always thought he would do better centrally or on the left.

He should play a bit more freely and its great when he is central because he presses so well and so regularly
Agree.


His first months on the right flank was refreshing to see after years of Susoball. But it has become very predictable and uninspiring now to an extent where I think even he's bored of it.
He needs variation. In Villarreal they used to even deploy him as mezz'ala at times.
He may not have the physique, but he has the technique and tempo to survive outside right-wing island.


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Old 08-03-2021, 10:50   #333
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He has a decent skillset and is a hard worker overall, so I think people are a bit too harsh. But, it looks to me that what's missing from becoming a great player is that he's a bit of simpleton (Theo looks similar tbh )
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Old 21-03-2021, 05:20   #334
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i've had it with this guy. 100+ apps without a single significant improvements

but "he's just a sub, also defends and runs alot, we should give him a break"
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Old 22-03-2021, 20:30   #335
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i've had it with this guy. 100+ apps without a single significant improvements

but "he's just a sub, also defends and runs alot, we should give him a break"
Samu is true Milanisti drug war hero.



Who are you to disrespect him? Cocainho for life.


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Old 22-03-2021, 22:23   #336
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Samu is a childhood Milan fan?


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