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Nino
Nino
1 month ago

Many don’t understand football well. Krunic stood in the AM position, but certainly was more Nocerino- or Flamini-esque than Kaka or Calhanoglu-esque. Simply put, he did not or rather could not dictate the game. He is not a playmaker, which was why Ibra more or less did, especially with Tonali still not doing the deep-lying playmaking role as expected yet. Look at the second goal. Ibra releases Theo who feeds Diaz. In the match against Inter, Saleamaakers finds Calhanoglu who released Léao who whips in a perfect cross for Ibra. Look at Milan’s third goal last night: Bennacer finds Aaleamaakers… Read more »

Niels8
Niels8
1 month ago
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In Empoli Krunic actually played more as a non-playmaking attacking midfielder, or even more like a second striker. He had quite good goalscoring ability as well. To be honest I thought he would also play at a more advanced role in Milan, as a backup for Suso in Giampaolo’s scheme. I was surprised when many thought of him as Kessie’s backup in Mezzala position, as he’s more of an attacking-minded player. As we have seen, he did not play good enough as a Mezzala. As one of the double pivots. His lack in defensive ability and tendency to roam to… Read more »