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Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by Hungarian blue, 15 Aug 2017.
This is as near perfect a summation as you can get. Well said.
I go with this. I would rather have a tacklingly-nervous Gundog who was available for the next game than one who's put out of the game by a dodgy tackle for which we don't even get a free kick!
Pep doersn't want anyone in 50/50 tackles, he just wants them to do it when it's desperately needed, which is usually in the biggest games against the best teams.
And it’s a big ‘yes’ from me. Not sure Pep wants/likes/rates 50-50 challenges, anyway.
Every top player/goalkeeper has a part in his game that is less brilliant. So even if Gundogan pulls out of 50/50 tackles, what he brings to the team in the way he performs nowadays easily beats that. But tbh I'm not even sure if he pulls out of tackles, or simply reads the game better than let's say Fernandinho who needs a lot of tackles because his reading isn't as good as Gundogan?
Some clowns on Twitter who support City, stating that Gundogan shouldn't play for us again after he congratulated Klopp in a tweet.
Some quite vile responses, but to be fair I think a text would've sufficed
I'm not sure Twitter is an inappropriate way in which to congratulate a friend. Some fans need to grow a thicker skin.
When he came here, I thought he was going to be a great addition, Maybe his injuries have shattered his confidence and game. He seems a shadow of his former self. He doesn’t really seem to be the guy we need, not sure why Pep still insists on using him in big games. Bernardo should be playing there, his energy and work rate are far higher than Gundog. Maybe it’s time to move him on or give him one more season to deliver.
Totally disagree. And imo every player has lived up to expectations this season. Gundogan, like every other player, changes over the years by playing for different teams, in different leagues and under different managers. And what’s the bloody use of comparing the Gundogan at Dortmund with the one playing for us anyways. Look at the Aguero-documentary that recently came out. We see a different Kun nowadays, even a different one that started his career as a City player.
As for Bernardo, energy and work rate alone doesn’t make you a top player, let alone the vision and control in tempo one needs when playing in the positions Gundogan easily fills.