He also looks much more effective and dangerous when he’s playing as a second striker/trequartista sort of role. He’s still good/ok out wide on the right or left, but he seems a lot more comfortable and composed in the centre. Some of those touches, passes and through balls he was setting his teammates up with last night were sensational.
If Dybala is still injured and unavailable against Merda, I’d definitely start him in the form he’s in.
He is probably one of our most intelligent creative players. I think he has suffered from fitness issues as some has mentioned. He can give so much more than he is giving now, yet we still see his potential. I hope he can get back to his hustling and crazy stamina that he showed last season.
Its funny and some of u will bash me for it, but currently his spell at Juve reminds me of first season for Bernardeschi with us. Beign a rotation player and having few good actions each time he comes in, usually scoring or assisting. Berna had 5 g 6a in 1100 mins that season and some of us - even I if i remember correctly - were claiming he is better than Dybala and Paulo should hit the bench. Hopefully, Kulu doesnt go Bernas way.
Good game, full of running despite clearly tiring midway through the second half, nice goal and assist. Should have scored 2 others but should have gone for power on his first one and placed the second, they weren't awful shots though.
I'd be more than happy if we used him as a backup striker instead of buying Scamacca in this window.