So... What did everything think?
Fell asleep around the 70, but I felt he was basic AF but has something to work with. More Rodri than Busi, but a project and nothing more from that viewing.
Uruguay will make the KO rounds and may even go deep, so plenty of game time to see.
Felt more of a b2b rather than DM to me.
His corners and crosses were on point, although Iraqi defense were meh.
He rarely shows himself to his defenders when they have the ball, which is something I really dislike in a DM.
Not the most imposing on defense, and love to join attack, pretty athletic but doesn't feel like a workhorse. Short passing could use refining and it is clear he is a leader.
He has potential, and I see why the club want him now, but he is probably "2 years away from being 2 years away" when it comes to Barca level. But that is fair since he is just 20, but I think for him the smart choice will be going to smaller team to build his career.
If anyone expects him to be the surprising addition of the first team next year, I think will be disappointed. Feels like he will be just an upgrade over Casado (whom I don't rate highly)
PS: that is obviously my hot take from 1 game.
Iraq was easy for them and that isn't a situation where his full skills should be showing.