Rodrigo Bentancur (40 Viewers)

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Duke NUKEM
Mar 6, 2003
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Il Nuovo Prime Marchisio
This is the kind of performance i want from a regista. Calm and composed, stopping attacks and making thing tick

not flashy passes or gazillion pass completion needed. We just need the stability he brings
 
May 23, 2013
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Its not his fault he didnt have a great season. He's a DM who was played out of position as b2b CM to accommodate Allegri's wet dream of Pjanic becoming a world class regista (never happened).

He has all the tools to make a great DM; good passing range, very strong defensively, and does a great job breaking from deep. There's just a few facets of the game which are critical at regista which he needs to work on. These include breaking free from immense pressure, making himself available as an outlet for teammates under pressure, controlling the flow of the game and defensive positioning. Pirlo, Xavi, Marchisio etc absolutely excelled at these traits which is what made them absolutely world class registas (in the case of Pirlo/Xavi all time greats); however, Pjanic struggles with these facets of the game which is why he was never really up to par as a regista.

With that said there is still allot of time for Bentancur to grow and hone these skills. Marchisio did not posses these facets at a younger age; however, with more experience and playing along with Pirlo you could clearly see these skills improve which is what lead to him being such a fantastic regista. Had we not sold Marchisio he could of definitely played that role for Bentancur and aided his development quite a bit IMO.

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Great video, skip to 4:25 if you want to see Bentancury exhibit the time of long range vertical passing we've been missing with Pjanic at Regista....
^^^^Been saying since the summer that he is a regista. ;););););)

Glad to know that Sarri has seen the light
 

Bianconero_Aus

Beppe Marotta Is My God
May 26, 2009
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He was always going to become an amazing mid just needed a bit of patience. Happy that he is now showing his amazing quality on more consistent basis. He really has it all and it's hard to find any real weaknesses from his game.
Only “weakness” is his lack of goal-scoring from midfield, but he has scored more times this season than in the previous two. I feel he should take more shots from long distance as he has pretty good shot on him.
 

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