Alexis Sanchez

Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by MegaBlue, 3 May 2016.

  1. bugsyblue

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    Sure but you’re talking about changing our formation to go even more attacking when we are chasing the game. In that scenario and the position you’re suggesting playing Sanchez in then defo he’d be an asset.

    However we were talking, or at least I thought we were, of whether Sanchez could do a better job in central midfield than Gundogan, B.Silva or Yaya... which he couldn’t! Sanchez doesn’t have the attributes in his locker to be a successful central midfielder. Could he stand in and do a job there if there was no one else, sure. But he isn’t a long term viable option there because 1) he’d be wasted here and 2) he doesn’t have the right attributes for that position.

    Like someone else said, it would be like signing Neymar and playing him as a central midfielder. Pointless.
     
  2. St.Pauli support

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    Well maybe the position he is playing, and the style of play involved.

    When we want to compare stats we have to keep in mind the quality of those figures.
    Dinho is PL top in passes played at an over 90% rate. Can be explained by his job as a link between defence and KDB/Silva.
    Question is where on the pitch do we want safety and where do we prefer some risks at the cost of possible failure.

    Sanchez job is creating threats. Doesn't matter if his accuracy on that position would be 30% as long as he creates the match winner any game, right?

    Sanchez is able to dribble at some speed and still control the ball, also famous for fantastic free kicks. He has an outstanding technique.
    I have no doubt he will be able to play at a high accuracy in a different role where accuracy would be crucial.
     
  3. Dribble

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    Why not?
     
  4. bugsyblue

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    Because, as I’ve stated above, I don’t think he has the attributes to play well there. His passing along would be a huge weakness in that position, in our system.
     
  5. Dribble

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    Yes, he tries the extraordinary to unlock tight defences. However, he needs team mates who can understand & read what he's liable to do, just the same way Pep was coaching Sterling on that viral video & in the way Sane said after intense training, he now knew what KDB was liable to do, which is why some people think KDB is telepathic.

    He's not, it's all down to practice & understanding. Wenger is known as a manager who trusts his players & allows them artistic licence from midfield to the front.

    This is great when your players are streets ahead of everyone else, but when they meet better teams, a plan is needed not just instinct.
     
  6. Dribble

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    What I don't get is your myopic view of 'either/or', as opposed to 'as well as'.

    Question: Do you believe Aguero or Jesus could play advanced midfield ahead of Fernandinho?
     
  7. Dribble

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    Sanchez has every attribute possible to play as an attacking midfielder. He already does, albeit mostly from a wide position.

    This is why Pep is such a visionary. He wanted Sterling at City when his potential was becoming apparent, but what has he said about Sterling's future? It will lie as a No 10, but he has to learn his trade first.

    Please don't be offended when I say this, but when Pep thinks outside of the box & you others can't see his vision, it doesn't mean his vision will never be reality. It will, albeit you & several others cannot see this yet which is what separates Pep from our previous incumbent & other run of the mill PL managers.

    For Pep's vision regarding Sterling's possibilities, see Sanchez.
     
  8. Dribble

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    As I've stated above, his passing has to be taken into context of who his team mates are & what the team instructions are, & the methods of training employed.

    Please refer to what Sane said about understanding KDB, & the video doing the rounds featuring Pep showing Sterling exactly how he wants him to play football in our team.

    I can see the plan very clearly, but there's no shame in it if you can't...
     
  9. bugsyblue

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    1) you’re not pep 2) pep hasn’t said he wants Sanchez to play in central midfield has he?

    If you think Sanchez has all the attributes to play as a central midfielder then I think you have little understanding of the game. If Sanchez happens to drop deeper for Arsenal or signs for us and plays in either KDB or Silva’s role and excels then I’ll happily hold my hands up.

    Also not sure what the sterling 10 example has to do with us talking about Sanchez playing as a central midfielder but hey.
     
  10. bugsyblue

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    What fucking plan?! Have you had a cup of tea with Pep and talked about Sanchez playing deeper? No!

    I would bet my house that if we sign Sanchez he would play 90% of the time in one of the front 3 positions!
     

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