- Feb 9, 2013
But why are we even thinking of offering a new contract when he needs to constantly have his hand help? He is the furthest thing from a leader of all our CBs. He isn't the ferocious type either. He sucks at 1v1. He can't pass nearly as well as Bonucci. He will never tackle like Chiellini. He sometimes scores and can head the ball well. LIterally, that's all I can think of.
Unfortunately, he's looking pretty poor right now, especially since the Benatia transfer, seems to be struggling with the pressure of being No 1 Juve defender and having to step up in the absence of Bonucci-Chiellini. SO a bit of a mental weakling, it seems.
With the right partner, can be a very effective defender. Now, it depends on whether you want to tied to a defender who needs a perfect complement in his CB partner to be effective. It suggests that you have to possess at least two such perfect partners, if not 3, in the squad to cover for injuries. It's tough to have defenders so reliant on a specific type of partner on the backline to express their best.