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  • 10 - Legend. One of the absolute best players in the history of the game (think Meazza, Matthäus)

    55 15.03%
  • 9 - Icon. One of the best players in club history, and one of the best players in the world

    91 24.86%
  • 8 - Great. A player of high quality that adds a lot to the team, one of the best in the league

    144 39.34%
  • 7 - Good. A valuble asset to the team, one of the 10-15 best in his position in the league

    53 14.48%
  • 6 - Above average. Useful player, but will never be a key player for a team

    6 1.64%
  • 5 - Average. Completely average player. Does his job, but doesn't stand out

    5 1.37%
  • 4 - Below average. Not a disaster, but would be better if we didn't sign him in the first place

    1 0.27%
  • 3 - Anonymous. Will never be remembered due to the fact nobody expected anything from him

    1 0.27%
  • 2 - Useless. Adds nothing of value, detrimental to the team when on the pitch

    1 0.27%
  • 1 - Infamous. Awful signing, will go down in history as one of the shittiest Inter players ever

    9 2.46%
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Thread: Mateo Kovačić

  1. #10521
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    Quote Originally Posted by dax21 View Post
    Some nice stuff here. I dont belong to a group that argues that he just has to return to us but in fairness this video shows mainly one skill no one in our midfield currently has which is movement with the ball. So maybe theres something to it...

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    Movement with the ball and then going for a through pass ..yeah, only brozo is capable of that and granted, kova was better at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by wera View Post
    Movement with the ball and then going for a through pass ..yeah, only brozo is capable of that and granted, kova was better at it
    Actually, they were and are both are average at delivering that "through ball".

    The only game Kova gave some clever assists and impressed was IIRC a Lazio game and every time Brozovic is deployed as AM he's overwhelmed. Don't get me wrong they can pass the ball impressively from time to time but they are no Guti.
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    This kid has not developed at all, in fact watching him at Chelsea it seems like he has regressed. Its sad, he had so much potential.

    That 35m is looking real good now. Thank you Rafa!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenine View Post
    This kid has not developed at all, in fact watching him at Chelsea it seems like he has regressed. Its sad, he had so much potential.

    That 35m is looking real good now. Thank you Rafa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenine View Post
    This kid has not developed at all, in fact watching him at Chelsea it seems like he has regressed. Its sad, he had so much potential.

    That 35m is looking real good now. Thank you Rafa!
    I think he is played out of position. I think that Jorginho spot is for him. He's in too advanced position now. His best traits at least at Inter were his passing and dribbling with the ball facing opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeCordoba View Post
    I think he is played out of position. I think that Jorginho spot is for him. He's in too advanced position now. His best traits at least at Inter were his passing and dribbling with the ball facing opponent.
    Lol we were saying the same excuse for him 5 years ago


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpsabu View Post
    Lol we were saying the same excuse for him 5 years ago
    He was played in the right position at Inter?

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    I remember being on another forum when he was still at Inter. I thought he was good but not exceptional, and I said as much. Then someone wrote back something like "Give him time, he's only 18". He was actually 19 at the time, but as it turns out it soon became a standing joke - after he turned 20 without showing any sign of improvement, people started going "Just wait, he's only 18".

    It's been 4 years and I wonder whether Chelsea fans are still waiting for the 18-year old to grow up...

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    i did repeatedly say he was overhyped and actually lacked impact, and everyone disagreed

    andthen some people thought he'd be world class because he had limp wrists
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    My opinion is that Kovacic flatters to deceive.

    He's very talented technically, but he struggles so hard to translate that into impact. If you actually look at REAL IMPACT, there were *VERY* few games at Inter where he did that.

    People always talk about his vision, but I found at Inter he's often passing the ball to where he'd *like his team mates to be*, not where they ARE. That's just optimism, not vision.


    He could be a very very good player one day, but at the moment, he's a guy who has all the technical stuff down but very little of the actual impact.

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    Kovacic’s issue was playing time. Never got enough during his primary growing years. Now he is in his mid 20s and people expect a finished product


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude View Post
    Kovacic’s issue was playing time. Never got enough during his primary growing years. Now he is in his mid 20s and people expect a finished product
    Exactly. During the most important formative years of his early twenties he was sitting on the bench at Madrid. Dude boned himself by picking Madrid instead of a club where would play 90 minutes per game, 30+ games per season. That should be the goal for any young player.
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    People just nitpick every little detail, and he doesn't score a lot of goals like Pogba to be showered with media praise. Let him establish himself as a regular for 1-2 years, and then make a judgement. Football is a team sport.

    Look at Coutinho who was supposedly a Messiah. He went from flop -> amazing talent -> flop again at Barca. In reality at his worst he wasn't/isn't as bad as people made him out to be, and at his best he often times benefited from being made the center of attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpsabu View Post
    Lol we were saying the same excuse for him 5 years ago
    Valid excuse. Regista is a difficult position to play in. And he's rarely played there. He needs minutes in his preferred role and coaches trust and he will excel. It's that simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeCordoba View Post
    He was played in the right position at Inter?
    No that he isn't in the right position. Honestly at this stage just don't know if there is a roght position for him. He's got a very limited set of skills for a midfielder

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    Still a tricky player to assess. Sarri has him in this type of hamsik role but he doesn't have the skills. Kovacic can win a ball, look to spread it, cut up 3 players, and get the team up field. But, if he's the guy who is supposed to finish an attack, the ball will end up with the defender. He'd be great in a proper counter-attacking team. With neither Chelsea or madrid seeming interested, we might be able to get him for a decent price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude View Post
    Kovacic’s issue was playing time. Never got enough during his primary growing years. Now he is in his mid 20s and people expect a finished product
    my heart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude View Post
    Kovacic’s issue was playing time. Never got enough during his primary growing years. Now he is in his mid 20s and people expect a finished product
    my heart.

    This guy will come good.... as a deep lying playmaker. Those guys only get better with age. David Pizarro and Pirlo were both stuffed around early in their 20's.

    They aged like fine wine.

    He will come back to us in 2 years to play deep with some young machine.


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