As long as spinazzola remains relatively injury free he will surpass MDS in no time, in fact I expect him to be a mainstay for the NT before long, but since mancini relies on the likes of criscito, biraghi, and emerson that wont be hard
For people that missed his debut. As has been said, looks very athletic. Very sharp in attack. Found himself on the opponent's goal line quite often in a scenario where we are not even applying pressure in possession. So it's not like he was walking into those positions. He was forcing the issue himself with eager sprints.
I don't get why we are loaning him. He's not 18 years old. We are trying to win the CL. We need as many good players as possible at our disposal. Is he supposed to be our future at LB next year after we just re-signed Alex Sandro? I don't get it. Isn't he still going to be a backup anyways? Cancelo/MDS on the right. Alex Sandro/Spinazzola on the left. E fatta.
You can play him on the midfield flanks as well if you need to late in a match. Or pretend one of Cancelo/AS is hurt and you are starting MDS. What is the backup option there if you need to chase a goal? Darmian? Bernardeschi?
Spinazzola is so versatile, I bet he will have way more utility in the latter stages of the season.