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Post by Myesyats Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:49 pm

Seems to me like he could be better at CDM than CB but time will tell. I doubt he will be the new Pique, same path though:

La Masia > Manchester > Barca

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Post by alexjanosik Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:42 am

He wont work at CDM and I will be very surprised if he works at CB. He is slow, weak, gets bullied easily and is atrocious positionally.

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Post by Myesyats Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:29 am

Truth be told I have seen him play only for a couple of minutes. So far GL has been mightily critical of the guy. In fairness he's only 20, so I will wait to pass final judgement. Worst case he could be a decent bench option but I hope nobody at the club expects him to be a starter from next season onwards.

I'm not a fan of Araujo or Mingueza either though.

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Post by The Franchise Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:55 pm

I dont have an overall opinion on him as yet. My assumption is he can challenge Mingueza for a place in the team, but there will be some desire to put out a La Masia backline featuring Mingueza, Garcia, Araujo/Pique and Alba, just for the sake of novelty.

What I will say though, its always a little worrying when you see 1.70m Aguero built like a tank (by football standards) and the next day your new CB looks like he could be tossed aside by a strong enough gust of wind.
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Post by The Franchise Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:56 pm

Some stats I came across. Not sure what to read into it really but thought id post.

Number of times dribbled past per 90 minutes.

Pique - 0.3
Araujo - 0.12
Mingueza - 1.09
Lenglet - 0.44
Eric Garcia - 1.63
Umtiti - 0.28
Ramos - 0.56
Varane - 0.3
Savic - 0.4
Felipe - 0.31
Kounde - 0.39
Diego Carlos - 0.32
Dias - 0.54
Fonte - 0.28
Marquinhos - 0.76
Laporte - 0.4
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Post by alexjanosik Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:34 pm

Cant comment on all but for us not really surprising. The Pique number is extremely misleading. He knows he will get burnt so he keeps backing off and off; thereby conceding position.. Hard to get dribbled if he does that.
Araujo is not surprising for the right reasons. Not may players who can dribblet him. Mingueza also not surprising. he is rash (especially early in the season) and jumps in, often late. Smart dribblers will beat him since he is rash. But with experience and the right coaching, he can be hard to dribble against.

Eric Garcia number is worrying. The eye test confirms he is bad but I didnt realize he was that bad. Marquinhos is also surprising. Thought he would be better than that.

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Post by The Franchise Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:19 pm

Style of play is important for sure.

Marqinhos and PSG obviously play higher on the field than Savic and Atleti. So the chances of getting in those kinds of duels is increased, plus just going by the usual profile, I would predict France have more dangerous, quick dribblers than La Liga.

Mingueza I think is excusable, especially as those minutes include playing at rightback where you will have more confrontations.

Agree about Pique. He refuses to engage because of his qualities.

Garcia is worrying indeed. Especially when you compare to Laporte.
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Post by The Franchise Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:18 am

I still dont know if he is good or bad, but I can say for sure when he left the pitch and Pau Torres came on, it wasnt a pretty sight.

I think its also true Croatia piled on far more pressure and Torres and Laporte were getting dominating in duels, but I doubt Garcia would have fared any better.
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