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    ^ Apparently his dad was/is the President of Barca's Penya in Tenerife too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    ^ Apparently his dad was/is the President of Barca's Penya in Tenerife too.
    True, which was created by his grandfather. Culé to the bone.

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    Pedri at the U17 World Cup vs Argentina last night.

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    He's not another "too slow for a winger, too offensive for a CM-type" is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    He's not another "too slow for a winger, too offensive for a CM-type" is he?
    I get that impression too.
    I guess at the end it depends on how good you are. Iniesta was really talented and smart player.
    he was the top in his position as midfielder, and when he featured as winger (which happened a lot in his career) he was a top 3 LW despite not being so fast.
    Quality is always the difference between tweener and versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    He's not another "too slow for a winger, too offensive for a CM-type" is he?
    Lots of young players have this problem and lots of players careers went downhill to early because these type of players can’t cut it in this era. That position doesn’t exist anymore. Some like De Bruyne and D.Silva managed to adapt while players like James, Coutinho, Isco, Mata etc struggled. I think Havertz will have the same problem. And maybe Odeegard but he has talked about how he is trying to adapt to the CM-role.

    Regarding Pedri, I had that fear initially. After seeing some from him and reading about him he has very very good stamina and intensity which is required to make that adaptation from AM to CM. I’m not so worried about him and think a great coach can turn him into the same profile as B.Silva/Iniesta/D.Silva.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    He's not another "too slow for a winger, too offensive for a CM-type" is he?
    If we take the Spain U17 game in isolation, he had a number of interceptions through clean positional tackles. Think Iniesta on his day.

    In the case of Las Palmas, he is producing too many key passes, goals and assists (3 assists, 3 goals and Palmas have lost all 3 games he did not play in) for Pepe Mel to move him further back.

    Las Palmas are also playing a strict 4231 so there is no real central midfield position to groom him in for. That would have to happen at his next club. But overall he has much better natural defensive pressure than the likes of Isco, James, Coutinho that I would not worry of him being in that "no mans land".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riordon View Post
    Lots of young players have this problem and lots of players careers went downhill to early because these type of players can’t cut it in this era. That position doesn’t exist anymore. Some like De Bruyne and D.Silva managed to adapt while players like James, Coutinho, Isco, Mata etc struggled. I think Havertz will have the same problem. And maybe Odeegard but he has talked about how he is trying to adapt to the CM-role.

    Regarding Pedri, I had that fear initially. After seeing some from him and reading about him he has very very good stamina and intensity which is required to make that adaptation from AM to CM. I’m not so worried about him and think a great coach can turn him into the same profile as B.Silva/Iniesta/D.Silva.
    tbf 442 still exists and hence LM. Just not in current Barca.
    Atletico among other play 442,We played 442 once in almost past 2 decades.