Federico Bernardeschi (11 Viewers)


Kopanja

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The problem of using a 2 man midfield is that we are forced to use Pjanic because he is Pjanic... and no one at his side can cope with the defensive pressure alone. So the midfield gets unbalanced.

For that to work we need 2 good DM who can play with the ball. Having Betancur and Pjanic as a midfield of 2 seems unbalanced as hell.

Chievo was no treat... but against a team with good midfield and forwards we will get exposed for sure.

That being said, i like the way we played yesterday... if only we could find some balance until summer...and then buy better midfielders..
Pjanic can be amazing in 2man midfield (e.g. Barca Pjanic), but we haven't seen that Pjanic for a while.
 

Hydde

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I feel him forced there, i mean as regista/DM, even in his tackling he seems uncomfort,, sometimes being too harsh.

But still, ill wait till the end of the season to see more.
 

zizinho

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He has more space around him and more options to pass to upfront when we play a 2 man midfield. But the front 4 have to put in a lot of defensive work for us to even consider such formation
 

Hydde

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And the guy beside him needs to be a complete package, we dont have that right now. At least not until can or betancurt shows it.

Matuidi cant pass or run with the ball so he is not the man for that job.
 

Kyle

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He needs to start and i would rather in CM than attack. He needs to be on the ball a lot, breaking opposing lines and moving it forward. We don't have another player like him in that respect
 

Bianconero81

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Needs to start.
Nope. Both him and Costa are better coming off the bench and running at tired defenders, confusing the opposition. I've noticed in most games either he or Costa start, their impact is limited and they become a non factor as the game drags on. Having said that, I'd like to see him deployed in midfield for a few games, potentially as a starter.
 

Kyle

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Nope. Both him and Costa are better coming off the bench and running at tired defenders, confusing the opposition. I've noticed in most games either he or Costa start, their impact is limited and they become a non factor as the game drags on. Having said that, I'd like to see him deployed in midfield for a few games, potentially as a starter.
Nope. Costa is better coming off the bench and running at tired defenders because he has such speed. Berna not only is a great athlete but also has the smarts and technical ability to impact the game against fresh or tired players.
 

Post Ironic

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Nope. Both him and Costa are better coming off the bench and running at tired defenders, confusing the opposition. I've noticed in most games either he or Costa start, their impact is limited and they become a non factor as the game drags on. Having said that, I'd like to see him deployed in midfield for a few games, potentially as a starter.
Nah. Bernadeschi's always dangerous, even when he starts. He constantly gets involved and pushes the defence with intelligent runs and passing. Shouldn't be a mid though, or maybe a wide mid in a 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1, opposite Cancelo.

Costa is just brainless, so he only really works against tired teams where brainless running can do the trick.

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Nope. Costa is better coming off the bench and running at tired defenders because he has such speed. Berna not only is a great athlete but also has the smarts and technical ability to impact the game against fresh or tired players.
:agree:

And Berna does impact the games from the start, even against good teams. No surprise B81 disagreeing. He's been against Bernadeschi from the start. ;)
 

Hydde

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Nope. Both him and Costa are better coming off the bench and running at tired defenders, confusing the opposition. I've noticed in most games either he or Costa start, their impact is limited and they become a non factor as the game drags on. Having said that, I'd like to see him deployed in midfield for a few games, potentially as a starter.
Thats pure urban legend right there.

He is skilled. Must start.
 

Bianconero81

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Ok fuckers. I'm sold. Let's give him an extended run of games as a starter :D

Deploy him in midfield, or we can play a two man midfield and have Berna, Ronaldo, Dybala and Mandzukic all starting up front. Costa and Kean can come off the bench if need be (Cuadrado too once he's back)
 
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Post Ironic

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Ok fuckers. I'm sold. Let's give him an extended run of games as a starter :D

Deploy him in midfield, or we can play a two man midfield and have Berna, Ronaldo, CR7 and Mandzukic all starting up front. Costa and Kean can come off the bench if need be (Cuadrado too once he's back) :tuttosport:
Welcome aboard the BernaGuti hype train. :weee: :dule: @Fr3sh

PS. Did we sign fat Ronaldo to partner CR7? :shifty:
 

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