Oleks Zinchenko -2018/19 Performances

Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by FantasyIreland, 26 Jul 2018.

  1. FantasyIreland

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    Played in midfield and impressed against the Dippers,apparently.

    I'm not quite as surprised as some appear to be,because.....

    A) He's a midfielder

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    B) He has plenty of ability

    Given our perceived lack of cover in the middle of the park,perhaps he may be worth keeping after all.
     
  2. doobyedoobye

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    If there really aren't any more available CM options this summer then maybe Pep will give him a run in the middle
     
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    It was more that he was playing in Dinho's position and impressed that was surprising.
     
  4. Gaudion M

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    If you can play leftback then you should be able to play as a DM pretty well. A full back requires the most intelligent positional play and ability to read the game / similar to DM. The only questions for me are could he handle the physicality of it and is his heading up to it. On the ball i would have no concerns.
     
  5. FantasyIreland

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    I understand that but my point stands.

    Played in the position he favours,he's a kid who can dictate a game and excels with the ball at his feet,the defensive duties of last season may just have provided another string to his bow.

    The recent criticism of him,as a full back,by the usual know nowts,has been wholly unfair.
     
  6. aguero93:20

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    Well, I'd rather see him where he played last night than full back. Handled Liverpool's high press extremely well, no problem sidestepping an onrushing player and picking a good pass.
     
  7. Barcon

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    He played well last night. Possibly our best player (or Eric Garcia). I would keep him around if possible.
     
  8. oldius

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    He is a very skilfull, intelligent player who is vulnerable to pace in behind him. Full back is not his position but he is potentially excellent in the DM role.
     
  9. NorCalBlue

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    I seem to remember him being pretty good in the air last season, and a quick look on WhoScored.com supports that - he won 16/19 aerial duals last season. Apart from experience in the role, he really does have all the attributes to be the perfect DM.

    Perhaps we'll soon be calling him mini-Ferny instead of mini-Kev!
     
  10. TRUE BLUE NO1

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    Anyone interested, here is highlights of Zinchenko's touches last night....the commentary is not English but you'll get the idea. He seems a better fit in midfield then he is at LB.

     
    Last edited: 26 Jul 2018

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