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Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by Ric, 14 Aug 2017.
Agree entirely. Better than the rather slow sideways Gundogwan imo
Along with Eddie, our best acquisition last summer. Great addition to the team and seems to be a very popular member of the squad.
He has everything that’s needed to become one of the worlds best central midfielders imo.
Best first touch of any City player I've seen and alongside Bergkamp, Berbatov and Ronaldinho probably the best first touch I've seen anywhere. Unbelievable ball control and manipulation.
His first season is quite reminiscent of his namesake with the slowish start and him developing into one of our most important players.
He seems like a genuinely decent happy go lucky bloke too lovely stuff.
(For transparency I slagged him when he played for Monaco, but that was because I was bitter that he'd spent two games nutmegging all our players!)
When we signed him our most reliable reporters were saying that Pep viewed him as davids successsor and to play in the middle. Pep also said that next year Silva will play much less games which means Bernardo will likely get to play in the 8 where he was brought to play . Also if pep was so happy with Bernardo in the wing why does he want to sign someone more similar to Sterling or sane ?
Got a source for that? I remember him saying David would play less, not that Bernardo would play there. You seem to have added 2+2 to get 5 again. Given he's used Gundogan over Bernardo every single time David has gone back to Valencia this season, he's probably going to do the same again if merlin has to play fewer games because of his age.
And I imagine he's targetting another forward because we need someone who can play on the left so it's not always Sané.
Again. I'd be more than happy to see him move in there, but people are getting way ahead of themselves thinking that he's about to switch into the middle when Guardiola's shown no interest in it so far, and the notion that he's basically treading water - or can't be a great player like the original commenter I replied to said - until he moves inside is ridiculous.
If we go back to the 4-4-2 Diamond that we worked earlier in the season briefly (I suspect we might occasionally) then I'd be happy to see Bernardo sit at the top of the diamond.
But right now I think he's lacking a bit in the positional sense to play in the D. Silva role and be at his most effective. Although that could change as he gets older and more experienced of course.
Right now I'd rather have him higher up the pitch, where his talent can really shine. If we have two marauding full backs (Mendy + another) then he can actually play a bit more akin to his Monaco role, or the role David Silva had under Mancini.
He a fantastic winger I don't understand why people continue to crowbar him into CM when there's absolutely no evidence he'll play there in the near future. Pep hasn't played him there despite countless opportunities to do so. B.Silva will continue to grow and thrive on the wing and Foden will grow into the team in Dave's position behind Gundogan. Could also see Dinho playing more games as he did vs Brighton once we have a new CDM, particularly against the likes of Liverpool.
totally agree. Getting better match by match