Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by ADegenerate, 27 Jul 2017.
Would we have won without his goal? I doubt it.
He doesn't pick up any innocuous bookings, does he? :-)
I keep saying there was a reason he was statistically the top ranked defender in the Premier League last season.
Edit: he's also top of the ratings for this season to date.
I think he's criminally underrated by some on here. He's been playing fantastically well IMO. Him & Stones are looking like a formidable pairing.
Got a lot of criticism and fairly so.
Now has turned a new page and those top class performances that would happen once every 3 games are happening every game. Nobody questioned his quality, it was always there, the consistency was the biggest issue and it’s finally solved it seems.
Made a mistake against WBA, apologized and turned in a class performance against Napoli.
Full credit to him.
Starting to finally show the goal scoring touch that has been in hiding since he joined from Valencia.
You are right, no one questioned his quality.
Although there was this poster who wrote the following....
"A major liability, no pace, a ball over the top and Otamendi is out of the equation with the attacker in on goal"
"No pace, suspect positioning, dives in too often, he is targeted every game because opposing teams know he is the weak link"
"Really hope Mangala plays tonight and takes his chance. Otamendi's best position is bench. Would be happy to see him play in the FA and League cups and nothing else.
A major liability."
Hmmmm... Hard to say that guy didn't question his quality... I mean, I'll let you be the judge. :-)
Hahahaha the poster was upset after some terrible performances. He also said Otamendi’s performances range from non league to world class.
Yep. In fairness he did gradually come around :)
This is what I posted at the start of the season, trying to make sense of why he's judged the way he is. Which at the time was either he's awesome or he's a liability. No middle ground.
Though there's been a critical shift and that has been that he's cut out the errors almost entirely (West Brom's 2nd goal was a weirdly out of character error given his style). As a result he's now being rated as highly as he deserves.
I wonder what's changed. If I had to guess, much like Fernandinho having fullbacks that provide good cover and a keeper that's not afraid to come out has tightened the defensive spaces, causing less isolation, and in turn less need to dive in.