Sami Khedira (15 Viewers)

Jan 26, 2009
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I had a dream about our awesome midfield not too long ago; Pirlo, Vidal, Pogba and Marchisio. Then I woke up and realized this guy is still playing for us, starting games, and has now had his contract extended and salary raised :howler:

I don't hate Sami, but I do miss having an imposing physical presence with technical skill in our midfield. I Really do hope all that talk of Pogba wanting to return is legit; I want him back, as long as we don't have to sacrifice Dybala. I also hope Khedira the sloth will be relegated to the bench, but I Realize these are just dreams.
 

s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
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...I Really do hope all that talk of Pogba wanting to return is legit; I want him back, as long as we don't have to sacrifice Dybala...
did we ever buy an expensive player without sacrificing an other one? we're not psg who can afford both mbappe and neymar without breaking a sweat. next time, it will be either pjanic or dybala to make way for an expensive purchase.
 
Jan 26, 2009
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did we ever buy an expensive player without sacrificing an other one? we're not psg who can afford both mbappe and neymar without breaking a sweat. next time, it will be either pjanic or dybala to make way for an expensive purchase.
We bought Ronaldo this summer. I do think we are moving in a particular direction, a direction where in due time we won't be needing to make these sacrifices. I also feel we have a lot of pieces we can use in trades or sell for decent money.
 

pitbull

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Jul 26, 2007
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did we ever buy an expensive player without sacrificing an other one? we're not psg who can afford both mbappe and neymar without breaking a sweat. next time, it will be either pjanic or dybala to make way for an expensive purchase.
Knowing Beppe, he'll sell Pjanič to buy Chiesa and sign Dembele on a free transfer, his transfer limit for CMs is 30m, can't go above that
 
Aug 22, 2007
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Are we talking about same Kante, Chelsea player with very poor technique? I feel Chiellini has more accurate pass. One dimensional player if I have ever seen any. :)
Poor technique? That just isn't true.

One dimensional? If by that you mean he's a specialist, then yes. His role as a ball winner is one not commonly found at the top level nowadays because those players are normally weak in other areas like ball control and passing. But because Kante isn't weak in those areas (in fact, he can pass really well when he's ready), and is one of the best ball winners around, he is one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe.

He'd be the perfect partner to Pjanic imo, and the comparison with Chiellini is laughable.
 

Vlad

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May 23, 2011
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Poor technique? That just isn't true.

One dimensional? If by that you mean he's a specialist, then yes. His role as a ball winner is one not commonly found at the top level nowadays because those players are normally weak in other areas like ball control and passing. But because Kante isn't weak in those areas (in fact, he can pass really well when he's ready), and is one of the best ball winners around, he is one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe.

He'd be the perfect partner to Pjanic imo, and the comparison with Chiellini is laughable.
Lol Chiellini, Id think u know me better by now, hehe :p

In today's game if a player, midfielder, isnt capable of playing in both phases of the game, his team is effectively playing with a man down. Even defender with lousy technique is very limiting for his teammates. Kudos to his ball winning skills, but his technique is really poor and thats a deal breaker for me. Against big teams there will be a lot of times 10 players behind the ball and you need everyone to be capable of making contribution when in possession, which is often.kante is more fitting for lesser, park the bus, sides. Imo
 
Aug 22, 2007
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Lol Chiellini, Id think u know me better by now, hehe :p

In today's game if a player, midfielder, isnt capable of playing in both phases of the game, his team is effectively playing with a man down. Even defender with lousy technique is very limiting for his teammates. Kudos to his ball winning skills, but his technique is really poor and thats a deal breaker for me. Against big teams there will be a lot of times 10 players behind the ball and you need everyone to be capable of making contribution when in possession, which is often.kante is more fitting for lesser, park the bus, sides. Imo
You know what, I'll just let the Kante fans like @Osman deal with you :D
 

Nedved96

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Sep 1, 2017
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Kante isnt good tbh. wouldnt want that type of player here. Khedira has more facets to his game, which is telling.
Kante is no worse than Khedira at passing, and he's a million miles ahead of Khedira at ball-winning and pressing. Kante is overall a vastly superior player to Khedira.

Against big teams there will be a lot of times 10 players behind the ball and you need everyone to be capable of making contribution when in possession, which is often.kante is more fitting for lesser, park the bus, sides. Imo
Against big teams like Real Madrid or Barcelona, the game is played at a very high speed. Khedira regularly looks out of his depth in high intensity games. We need a player like Kante who can win ball possession back.

Let's not forget that Real Madrid have won the last 3 Champions Leagues playing with Casemiro, another player who is nothing special on the ball, but a beast off the ball.
 
Apr 19, 2007
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Lol Chiellini, Id think u know me better by now, hehe :p

In today's game if a player, midfielder, isnt capable of playing in both phases of the game, his team is effectively playing with a man down. Even defender with lousy technique is very limiting for his teammates. Kudos to his ball winning skills, but his technique is really poor and thats a deal breaker for me. Against big teams there will be a lot of times 10 players behind the ball and you need everyone to be capable of making contribution when in possession, which is often.kante is more fitting for lesser, park the bus, sides. Imo
France are insanely good knowing that they ran the midfield with Kante(man down) and Matuidi(basically a man down) Its funny talking to people that think every player has to be really well rounded and not be great at anything. Kante is an absolute best and gives his team offensive chances by winning the ball all around the field and starting counters.
 

pavluska

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Apr 25, 2013
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Has 6m been verified yet?

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Knowing Beppe, he'll sell Pjanič to buy Chiesa and sign Dembele on a free transfer, his transfer limit for CMs is 30m, can't go above that
There's no room for an additional winger. If Chiesa comes, Berna will have been sold.

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Kante isnt good tbh. wouldnt want that type of player here. Khedira has more facets to his game, which is telling.
U wot m8?
 

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