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You seem as lost as Paqueta on the pitch.

no reason to go on personal level
i presented my opinion about paq many times in context of leonardo 'great sd'

my point is bona is shit and is getting at least 45 minutes each game
where paq getting much less and you blame him on results of whole team where piatek and suso were garbage and hakan was almost as bad as they (attacking 3 had 7 goals and 3 assists in 19 games?).
 

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Good job Giampaolo.

He's definitely behaving less like a Brazilian and more like a fat lazy Italian.

Transformation complete.
 

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It's what I resort to when your reply is a quote from me as if you're making a great point.

Paqueta: 740 mins. 0 goals, 0 assists, defensive liability.

Bona: 744 mins. 2 goals. Another 135 minutes in Coppa, 1 one more goal. Doesn't create as many counterattack opportunities for the opponents.


Paq would've probably had more than 740 mins if he hadn't asked Pioli not to call him up for the Brescia game.
 

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but do you watch how bona performs??
did you watch today game for example??
 

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Had several of good passes but then started fading with rest of the team
 

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but do you watch how bona performs??
did you watch today game for example??

Bona leaves a lot to be desired. His selfishness and lack of athleticism bothered me even during his "prime". But he's a better choice for LM than Paqueta.


If anything, Paqueta should be the RM in this formation. He seems more natural playing on that side of the pitch.
However he's no match for Samu.
 

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Paqueta did well on left side last year under Rino. But I agree, now Bona is a better option (although not really a good one).
 

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Bona leaves a lot to be desired. His selfishness and lack of athleticism bothered me even during his "prime". But he's a better choice for LM than Paqueta.


If anything, Paqueta should be the RM in this formation. He seems more natural playing on that side of the pitch.
However he's no match for Samu.

bona work rate is bad, lacks vision, pass and overall technique
he is not midfielder in that case and im not sure if even footballer after last injury (can he win 1on1 if he goes wide this days?)
only good thing he does in running into the box when players are crossing.
 

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bona work rate is bad, lacks vision, pass and overall technique
he is not midfielder in that case and im not sure if even footballer after last injury (can he win 1on1 if he goes wide this days?)
only good thing he does in running into the box when players are crossing.

Last season:
Paq - 851 min - 1 G 1 A
Jack - 644 min - 3 G 1 A

This season he's still ahead. Both are shit tho
 

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Paq needs to be AM or in a 3-man mid, this current formation is awful for his characteristics.

I still think that when we don't have our full starting lineup we should roll with a 3-4-1-2
 

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Paq will need time to get some clue of how to play football, it will probably take less for Bonaventura to regain form
 

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Italy turned Paquetá into nothing.
 

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I think Rangnick can revive Paqueta, rotating with Castillejo at RM, or possibly behind a lone striker if we need to play a 4231. He has the energy and defensive qualities, just needs the confidence. Playing an instant transition style could suit him really well and help him make use of that 'instinct' the Italians kept trying to beat out of him.
 

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His first 6 months with us were quite good, so I believe he can be useful, but the coach should properly assess what is his most suited position and keep him there. A young player like him needs some consistency in order to develop properly.

Also, someone (Zlatan) needs to slap him wherever he slows the play with his trademark move (hold and protect the ball).
 

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He received a lot of praise for his performance, but it was very similar to his previous starts when Pioli took over from Giampaolo.
Lots of dribbling, single most influential Milan player in our attack, lots of attempts......zero goals, zero assists.

10 attempts against SPAL.
33 attempts in 947 mins this season in Serie A.
0 goals.


It's bad enough to have one attacker-midfielder that needs 50 attempts to score once(Hakan). But two?
Add to that no CB or midfielder or striker that are good at scoring from headers. And shitty set-piece takers.
No wonder even Verona and Parma have scored more than us.
 

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He received a lot of praise for his performance, but it was very similar to his previous starts when Pioli took over from Giampaolo.
Lots of dribbling, single most influential Milan player in our attack, lots of attempts......zero goals, zero assists.

10 attempts against SPAL.
33 attempts in 947 mins this season in Serie A.
0 goals.


It's bad enough to have one attacker-midfielder that needs 50 attempts to score once(Hakan). But two?
Im not convinced he’s an attacking midfielder. An attacking mid for me is generally a quick thinker, has great vision, and/or has an eye for goal or at least a threat. Paqy is purely instinctive, the opposite of cerebral. So the more time he has to think about what to do next the better the chance he?ll make the wrong choice. Conversely, where he shines is in those quick moments of genius: a sombrero, a panna, a backheel that fools two opponents. Soley in terms of role he reminds me of Ginny Winjaldum or Blaise Matuidi, but Brazilian. Lots of running, not shy to tackle, strong in possession, arrives in the box unexpectedly... I think he has the potential to be a world class box-to-box mezzala. His best games are when he?s playing on the counter and he?s not the player responsible for creating chances. He isn?t a #10 for sure, but he?s not only a central midfidler either... he?s something like an 8.5.
 

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Im not convinced he’s an attacking midfielder. An attacking mid for me is generally a quick thinker, has great vision, and/or has an eye for goal or at least a threat. Paqy is purely instinctive, the opposite of cerebral. So the more time he has to think about what to do next the better the chance he?ll make the wrong choice. Conversely, where he shines is in those quick moments of genius: a sombrero, a panna, a backheel that fools two opponents. Soley in terms of role he reminds me of Ginny Winjaldum or Blaise Matuidi, but Brazilian. Lots of running, not shy to tackle, strong in possession, arrives in the box unexpectedly... I think he has the potential to be a world class box-to-box mezzala. His best games are when he?s playing on the counter and he?s not the player responsible for creating chances. He isn?t a #10 for sure, but he?s not only a central midfidler either... he?s something like an 8.5.

I don't think he has convinced in any role on this level.
Wijnaldum and Matuidi play at a very high tempo, which is fundamental for B2B midfielders these days. More running, less dwelling on the ball. His technique is superior, but it seems to be almost a curse because imo he's trying an overambitious game which is hard to sustain mentally and physically. It has also not translated into goals or assists or a better defensive job than from a conventional B2B mid.

I'm fine with his tendencies if he just...starts...scoring.

The thing is, his shooting technique seems fine. He's also getting most of his attempts on target, or blocked. He's not making embarrassing attempts like Bennacer.
He's also been a bit unlucky, because some of them were prevented by great saves from the keeper. I think it's mostly his decision-making letting him down even in this aspect.
He's going for spectacular volleys or slow finesse shots with his weaker foot, when he should just blast it in or maybe go for a pass instead.
 

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I hope Paqueta to stay. He is waaay more player than Szobozlai for example.
 

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Based on what?

Based on the location of the posted who said Paqueta is better. :D

He has huge upside but whether he can reach that potential is something else.
 

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Looks lost and without confidence.

Really depressing stuff. At this rate we'll be lucky to get 20m for him.
 

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With his performance I'm starting to believe that he was 'injured' due to being sad a while back
 
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