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This season he has tracked properlyReally ?
I mean he's great at pressing higher up the pitch, but IMO doesn't like tracking back.
I can only assume that Poch wants him higher up the pitch using his pace etc.
I think it's also always interesting to see the minutes played / (goals + assists), although it doesn't tell the whole story:Lucas Moura this season - 20 games played, 6 goals 0 assists
Erik Lamela - 15 games played, 6 goals, 2 assists
Heung-Min Son - 17 games played, 4 goals, 3 assists
I said at the start of the season all three should be striving for a combined 15 goals & assists each across all competitions this season, all on track to smash that. I can't think of too many rotation players in the league that can chip in like these boys do every now and then & it wouldn't surprise me if all of them break the 20+ goal & assist barrier with 25% of the first half of the season still to play, the FA Cup games &s the European knockout games.
Definitely doing their bit as we chug on
I try to lean away from stats as being absolute markers for player performance but at the business end of the pitch these guys are definitely playing a big part in how the squad does this year.I think it's also always interesting to see the minutes played / (goals + assists), although it doesn't tell the whole story:
Lucas: 1466 / 6 = 244
Lamela: 803 / 8 = 100 (!)
Son: 1005 / 7 = 144
Did you see his tweet (I think) contrasting his last trip to Camp Nou with his most recent? I think he just feels like he has found somewhere he’s comfortable and happy. He obviously wasn’t at PSG. Seems to me he’s just grateful someone took the chance on him and he’s only to pleased to be able repay that faith.He looked so emotional after scoring. As if he was overwhelmed by the moment, and its significance in his career.
Love the guy. He’s an extraordinary talent that we’re lucky to have. Still can’t believe we actually signed him.