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Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by Alber Fenoll Espejo, 30 Jul 2017.
It's all very saying he'll play in the cups, but what happens if we get knocked out by West Brom next week and then draw Chelsea or Utd away in the FA Cup 3rd round? He gets two games at most and then his season is over for another year?
Diaz needs regular playing time with the first team. he won't get that much opportunity with Aguero, Jesus, Sterling and Sane fighting for 2 spot. he'll be good in 2 striker formation.
Not sure it is Girona that they should go to especially Diaz if we are serious about holding on to them. If Madrid want Diaz they will get him and probably sooner rather than later. The best we can hope for is a big pay day and maybe an option to buy one of their surplus stars Sad really but that is the way things are out in the big bad world and hey we ain't doing too bad on it.
Should start against West Brom.
Hope Pep will play him soon otherwise it will be yet another talent that will go elsewhere eventually!
He will come on as sub from time to time but I can only see him as a starter in domestic cups.
If he smashes it in those games he may well get more games in PL /CL. Hopefully that will keep him happy enough
Thought it was a bit of a defeatist statement by Pep to be honest. The kid's got 2 years still to run on his current deal. I would much rather have heard the words "He's not for sale at any price" come out of his mouth. And I hope to Christ we're in the process of offering the lad a big fat extension. We're sitting on a superstar, and to let him go the way of Sancho would be criminal. Clock's ticking though....
Ok. Strait swap for Isco will be acceptable.
^^ there just isn't a path into the first team for young players. it doesnt seem to matter how talented they are. we have so many attacking options and will always spend our way out of trouble. the answer every year seems to be ' just play them in the cups' or loan them out for a few years..... , it doesnt provide them with enough game time or the will to want to play for us. garcia, maffeo, roberts - i dont think any of them will end up playing for us. we need to start trusting our young players and actually giving them game time. the cups would be a good start, but then we need to have say foden on the bench and actually bring him on and trust him.
tosins another example, hasn't played all season, training with the first team though. I think we will be lucky to see any young players make it any time soon.