Julian Weigl

Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by Bombo, 13 Jan 2016.

  1. Delphacito


    5 Jan 2016
    Pace you say? That’s it then let’s get Mohammed Salah as our DM. Quadruple + World cup winners confirmed.
  2. citizens_1976


    8 Aug 2007
    I really never understand when people say "you need pace", what does it even mean?!

    You can have a player with as much pace in the middle of the park as he wants, but if he doesn't have a football brain than he is f***ed.

    Pirlo, Xavi, Busquets, Cambiasso, Makelele, Xabi Alonso, Lahm all didn't/don't have blistering pace, but they were all excellent readers of the game. You don't necessarily need pace when you have speed of thought. Players with intelligence can fill holes two steps before other players and anticipate what is going to happen on a football field a few seconds earlier than others. Weigl is a very very intelligent footballer, he would fit the Pep system like a dream. I understand that we could do with possibly a Fabinho type of player in midfield to give us that dominant physical power, strength and authority in midfield, but if we were to sign Weigl instead of someone like Fabinho, I certainly wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

    Barcelona played with a midfield 3 of Busquets, Xavi and Iniesta and they were the best 3 players in a midfield trio I have seen in my lifetime off the ball and winning the ball back. Pep always says that he doesn't coach tackles and I am a firm believer that if you play as a team, close the spaces off for the opposition and press very well, you can win the ball back without having to make a tackle. Holland team in the 70s were renound for playing that way. Totaal Voetbal.

    Sign him up I say, wonderful player and a wonderful addition to a star studded squad.
  3. PW


    21 Aug 2017
    If Pep is interested in the player and sees him as a vital piece of the jigsaw I would be surprised if the wheels aren't already in motion.
  4. Kompany is King

    Kompany is King

    4 May 2012
    Hope we sign Wiegl.
    He would improve us, not easy to do that.
  5. Larry Stranger

    Larry Stranger

    28 Mar 2014
    Pace is one thing, but is more about the physicality and winning aerial duels that made Pep change a little to deal with the PL. I think the one think Pep has leaned is how to deal with how opponents play especially when you press them up high. Where as La Liga or the Bundesliga they might try to play out more from the back, here it's pretty fair to say they do a lot of hoof ball. He even talked about it last season about winning the 2nd ball. It's because the teams here don't have as much quality on the ball to play out of danger plus you get closed down a lot faster here. So they resort to hoofing it. If you look at the stats of Dihno even compared to last season of how many aerial duels he's won this year is higher. I think Pep took a look at it and has defined this part of the English game that is a threat and has tried to nullify it as much as possible. I notice Dihno now, even Silva to an extent trying to win or even put off opponents from winning balls in the air whilst another player would try to mop up the 2nd balls to try to gain possession back. I also took Weigl's stats from last year and I know he did break his leg. It's really not that far off from Dihno's last season. I guess it will be up to Pep to decide if Weigl has the physicality to deal with the PL because I think he will be asked to try to win duels in the air regardless. This is why I don't think Gundogan would be a pivot. He doesn't have the height to deal with those kinds of balls. I put Kante in there for fun and I knew his numbers would be low since he's not a player with height. Chelsea do play a different way from us though.

  6. JimmyNJ


    20 Aug 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Yea ALL this. Sign him up, in Pep we trust. Also wouldnt be surprisd if wheels were in motion.

    As ridiculous as it sounds, when a player likes a teams page like this there are stats to back it up it seems!
  7. KCblue


    20 Apr 2015
    in goal
    Pep has said he's going to play his way. He adapted a bit to the league in the sense of which players he wanted (i.e. Walker), but for the most part this season's early success has been down to the players understanding and executing the system better. My point is, if Pep wants Weigl he'll try to sign Weigl. That's whether Weigl "can fit in the Premier League" or not.
  8. oldius


    10 Sep 2008
    We have been a bit obsessed with pace in the British game for a while. It's a valuable attribute but no replacement for intelligence and technique.
  9. bulldogblue


    2 Aug 2015
    Seem to remember Alonso doing alright when he played at Candlepool and he was certainly no speed merchant. This boy has similar,if not better qualities and reads the game very well. Get him signed Pep.
  10. BimboBob


    7 Jul 2008
    Shut up you teutonic twat!
    I'd say he uses Fern more because if Yaya is on the pitch all balls go to him and he leisurely sprays them around. Fern breaks up the attack, gives the ball to Silva, KdB etc etc and we attack at pace.

    Weigl, from what I have seen, does the 2nd option. Very much a Pep player.

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