Reflections of the game.
Palacio really should be the bottom of the pecking order now. Not that he can't contribute, but it just seems that everyone else can contribute more.
Gabigol is still extremely raw. Even though he scored and I'm thrilled for him, he shouldn't be starting. Especially not instead of Candreva. All the moments where Candreva gets rid of the ball before losing it, Gabi tried to play himself out of trouble. Also, Candreva does loads more on defense. But Gabigol does bring flair and excitement on the break, which candreva doesn't really do.
Gagliardini is really the best fucking player on the team right now. I'm so unbelievably happy we got this kid. If Icardi ever leaves, give this guy the armband. He is the heartbeat the whole team runs on.
Banega is the greatest super-sub we have on the team right now. He always has sucha big impact when he comes on in the second half. I really hope he is okay with that role because he's excelling at it so much right now, although I wouldn't mind seeing a Gag-JM-Banega midfield. Still in love with Kondogbia right now so it's hard to not include him in the squad.
It's a shame Miranda is going to miss the Roma match, but I'm confident we can get a result at home, especially with Icardi back. Boy better be motivated after that bullshit ban. I hate to say it because it really adds pressure to the team, but I agree with the papers, that this game is going to be the make or break point of the season. History would show us that we crumble at these moments, but this team feels different, we've overcome a lot of obstacles.
Forza Ragazzi UCL or not, this has been a greater season than the past 4 imo.