Mario Mandžukić (10 Viewers)

Mario, how many you score next year brat

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Hydde

Duke NUKEM
Mar 6, 2003
35,666
Dude instead of bringing useless stats, watch our games. Mandzukic hasn't done shit for almost 5 months and there are still people who find a way to defend him. He should have hit the bench 3 months ago but instead he is playing ahead of our most inform player. That's infuriating at least.

We were in the same situation with Khedira until he got injured. Allegri is making big mistake and doesn't learn from it
Exactly.

Clinging onto everything to justify his idol.

The fact is that he is off form and needs to hit the bench indefinitely. As a forward he is doing really bad right now. We need goals and runs and being a constant thread in the area. He is doing nothing of this and is not like ronaldo is scoring hattricks everygame thanks to his tankyness.
 

Gep

The Guv'nor
Jun 12, 2005
14,481
He’s a match winner.

I think Max knows all this and is playing him to see if/when he gets out of this rut. Cos you can’t get out of it sitting on the bench. Just gonna have to ride this one out, til he has enough.
 

Hydde

Duke NUKEM
Mar 6, 2003
35,666
He’s a match winner.

I think Max knows all this and is playing him to see if/when he gets out of this rut. Cos you can’t get out of it sitting on the bench. Just gonna have to ride this one out, til he has enough.
Dybala could be a match winner too if we go by this logic. If you give him enough gametime he will eventually get some goals. But how can you justify playing him nonstop if he is so off form?

Well thats is what happening with mandzukic.

How much more time allegri then will start mandz to see him getting a match winning goal? Any decent forward will do that from time to time, heck, kean has been doing that the last month everygame.

Theres no excuse
 

Gigiventus

Senior Member
Mar 3, 2017
1,058
Mandzukic's role is not just to get a match winning goal. He gives a lot tactically. If you want to go to the biggest simplification: Mandzukic is a giant expert in aerial duels. He opens up that route to get the ball forward. Kick it to front-left and there is a great chance that Mandzu will win the duel and lay the second ball to Alex or Ronaldo. This can be great, it can serve to release pressure, to apply pressure, and to start moves. A quick look at stats I see he won 5! aerial dules in those 60 minutes, he won 4/4 in the offensive phase, as well as 2 tackles. Yes he is out of form but he gives something different that Allegri is trying to get.

Playing Kean might turn out great, but lets understand why Allegri is playing Mandzukic.
 

Zacheryah

Senior Member
Aug 29, 2010
41,768
Mandzukic's role is not just to get a match winning goal. He gives a lot tactically. If you want to go to the biggest simplification: Mandzukic is a giant expert in aerial duels. He opens up that route to get the ball forward. Kick it to front-left and there is a great chance that Mandzu will win the duel and lay the second ball to Alex or Ronaldo. This can be great, it can serve to release pressure, to apply pressure, and to start moves. A quick look at stats I see he won 5! aerial dules in those 60 minutes, he won 4/4 in the offensive phase, as well as 2 tackles. Yes he is out of form but he gives something different that Allegri is trying to get.

Playing Kean might turn out great, but lets understand why Allegri is playing Mandzukic.
This is the critical thing at the moment. We have both Ronaldo AND ManBro to aim those quick vertical passes to. Switch play over 60 meters in 2 seconds.

Dybala is in competition with Berna and DC to be the quick nifty runner on the other side of these two major players


Manbro and Ronaldo stand at 1.9 and 1.87 respectively, with a great and impossible jumping reach and strenght. I seriously hope Kean, who at 1.82 isnt that small, can work on his heading game so he can become a viable long term ManBro alternative and future replacement
 

Bianconero81

Ageing Veteran
Jan 26, 2009
26,674
There is no justification to starting this guy, given his current form. He's literally been invisible since December. I don't care if he's tall and physical, if those attributes do shit for the team in his current form. He hasn't impacted a game in months.

People shit on Dybala for not doing enough, but he's currently getting benched more often than not. Mandzukic starts games, plays like shit, and still continues to command a starting shirt. It's baffling and disgusting.
 
Sep 28, 2017
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Dude instead of bringing useless stats, watch our games. Mandzukic hasn't done shit for almost 5 months and there are still people who find a way to defend him. He should have hit the bench 3 months ago but instead he is playing ahead of our most inform player. That's infuriating at least.

We were in the same situation with Khedira until he got injured. Allegri is making big mistake and doesn't learn from it
Bruh read my post again, I stated he is off form and looks tired. Nobody is coming here saying he plays amazing these days. of course Kean should get more chances.
I mentioned those stats because that's what people did when he played well, bringing up useless stats instead of just watching games and the impact he had.

To jump on the bashing bandwagon now that he is off form is wack. He went to the WC final and has been playing a lot from then on. He wrapped up the scudetto for us and did what he had to do before he got worn out. Even now when he's off form, I see a player who plays his heart out and tries to do his job, which is to make it easier for CR7.

Without Mario our attack was basically a Douglas Costa solo run or nothing. The comparisons to Dybala are laughable. He came on last night and was of no use to himself or the team. At least an off form Mandzukic has a direct impact on our best player. Ronaldo was less effective when Mario got subbed last night, that's a fact.
 

Ronn

#TeamPestoFlies
May 3, 2012
9,372
He looked tired, yet he was pressing goalkeeper while no other Juve player was pressing at all. There's no benefit in doing that.
 

Nedved96

Senior Member
Sep 1, 2017
4,173
We really gave a contract extension to both Mandzukic and Khedira :touched:

Inb4 we extend Barzagli’s contract for another year :lol:

Who needs hungry young players with skill, speed and stamina when you can just play Khedira and Mandzukic until they are 36
 

tvrtko

Senior Member
Mar 14, 2019
534
Not defending him, but imo all our attackers have low workrate when out of posession except for Mandzu, may that be when defending or pushing midfielders
And he besides Ronaldo is the only dude that provides aerial threat

But again, I do think Max could use him more as a sub than a starter, but I don't get all the complaints about his contract extension
 

duranfj

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2015
5,567
Mandzo isn't the issue, is Max for keep pushing Mario into the starters no matter what... give a couple of games to reload and the man would be a full engine again
 

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