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    Gotta say, I'm surprised at his efficacy. You could make an argument for Politano being our most consistent danger player throughout the course of the season. Yes his end product is lacking at times, but he does create most of our scoring chances. He's 25 (which isn't that old). If he can add some confidence to his shooting, he could become a serious player. We know he has technique so it's not unreasonable for him to develop in this respect. Redemption is clear cut at this point for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyMaravilla'sRightFoot View Post
    Gotta say, I'm surprised at his efficacy. You could make an argument for Politano being our most consistent danger player throughout the course of the season. Yes his end product is lacking at times, but he does create most of our scoring chances. He's 25 (which isn't that old). If he can add some confidence to his shooting, he could become a serious player. We know he has technique so it's not unreasonable for him to develop in this respect. Redemption is clear cut at this point for me.

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    His defensive work was excellent yesterday and he is very useful against smaller teams, I would keep him but get someone better ahead of him.
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    I think that Politano set up Icardi for one of the Inter's clearest chances in the game. He had one nice shot as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyMaravilla'sRightFoot View Post
    Gotta say, I'm surprised at his efficacy. You could make an argument for Politano being our most consistent danger player throughout the course of the season. Yes his end product is lacking at times, but he does create most of our scoring chances. He's 25 (which isn't that old). If he can add some confidence to his shooting, he could become a serious player. We know he has technique so it's not unreasonable for him to develop in this respect. Redemption is clear cut at this point for me.
    I think the problem may run a bit deeper than just confidence.

    My 5 year old just started football a few months ago, and right now I am teaching him how to shoot. He picked up how to take the ball forward very quickly, and recently also discovered the idea of passing. But the problem was that when he reaches near the goal, he just passes the ball to the goalkeeper and then gets frustrated that he hasn't scored. I was worried he may become the Politano of his class. Hence I decided to teach him how to shoot and bought this gear from Amazon:



    This is really helping my son learn how to shoot. I only need one of these, they sent me two. If Politano is interested, maybe I could give him the spare one.
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    Inter should invest into those nets. Get the babyboy Politano scoring more.
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    Politano isn't really the type of player that needs to score 20+ goals to be effective like Icardi. If he's a 10 goal 10 assist type player during his best years that should be enough to justify his pricetag. And I don't think he's far away from being that.

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    He needs to learn to use his right foot (although it may be late). That chance Gagliardini set him up with should have been a clear goal. You could tell how unnatural it was for him as he took way too long before putting in a really weak shot.


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    i think it would be a good step forward if he just managed to shoot on target more often with his left food.
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    It has nothing to do with confidence or "improvement" and everything to do with aptitude.

    Does anyone seriously believe that someone like Recoba or Sneijder were great set piece takers through mere practice alone? Do you guys think Juninho was a fucking shit cunt free kick taker until the age of 25 and then just miraculously "improved"? Maybe he got some great specialised coaching? Or maybe he stayed back after training to practice his free kicks for an hour every day? Maybe he improved naturally with his age? Get the fuck outta here. No, these players were infinitely more naturally talented than Politano at dead ball situations to begin with. Don't get me wrong, the results of consistent hard work and training can be amazing. I am not discounting the benefits of practice and obviously these guys refined their skills with vast amounts of practice. But let's be real here - the best players (or best professionals in any field) are always those who complement a high natural aptitude with training. It's unfair that some are blessed with more, but that's just life.

    I could receive elite coaching (like Politano is receiving), and practice singing 5 hours every day for the remaining 20 years of my miserable life. Sure, I would improve a lot, but I would still never be as good a singer as the likes of Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston or Lil Pump. And even after improving, that improved state of mine, would still not cut the grade for a 'top level singer'. So many of you say "if Politano could improve his final ball......." Nah. He won't. And even if he does, the improvement will be marginal, and his improved state will still not be the level required for a top level winger, let alone those who were blessed with far more natural talent than Politano to begin with.

    In my eyes, this has been clear for a long time, even since before we signed him. His natural aptitude, in terms of that final delivery, whether a pass/cross, a shot or set piece, is quite mediocre. I don't for the life of me see how anyone can genuinely refute that.

    If this is sufficient for you, so be it. For me it is not. As I've said before, it's not like the next step up from Politano is Neymar. There's plenty of talented players out there. I mean, even Ilicic has the technical ability to make Politano look like a quadriplegic. And do you know how much Napoli paid for Callejon? €9m. Even a dipshit like Suso (who has some real problems with his game) is a far more technically competent player than Politano will ever be. He's also a few months younger and cost Milan a quarter of what we're going to pay for Politano.

    Don't fucking tell me Politano is the best we can do for that price. We have ourselves, proven dozens of times we can find good players for good prices. Even Perisic was triple the player Politano was in his first 2 seasons and cost the same amount. We just gotta do our scouting properly.
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    He can score 3 goals in one season and score 10 goals in the next. It would come down to luck, because there is nothing in his final ball that would allow for consistency. Much of that is due to patience. He's a hurried player and often shoots or crosses off balance. Fuck, if this guy took an extra second to look up.

    Opinions are pretty much split, but I think we keep him. I don't think he's a sure thing to start but he could torch a tired full-back for the final 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Universe View Post
    Even Perisic was triple the player Politano was in his first 2 seasons and cost the same amount. We just gotta do our scouting properly.
    That was before neymar now the markets all fucked up. A quality winger is minimum 40m. That PSV kid looks like another Dalmat to me.
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    This guy cannot be a starter for us next season.

    As the season has progressed and closing to an end, he hasn't progressed AT ALL when it comes to executing stuff at high level. He's too kind, soft and naive.

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    Should have made it 3-0 and put the game to bed early

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    When your reserve wingers have better stats than your starters

    Politano's stats below are just unacceptable. We complain about Perisic who is having a shite season, but even he is much above Politano. Even Gags and Nainggolan are above him, one of whom isn't even a goalscorer and the other having one of his worst seasons. Politano is the Joao Mario of wingers.


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    Horrible stats for a starting player. Goal or assist in 1/3 games. Albeit it must be said he's used as pure winger tied to the byline. But still, Perisic's role is exactly the same and Keita has played so little that his winger/SS roles are so random we can't even define his role clearly.

    Lautaro's stats are very impressive given his minutes (inconsistent playing time). And Keita's stats too are very, very good.

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    Keita should have got another assist to last match but Icardi skies the header. He consistently produces chances from that left wing spot.

    Let’s play him at RW though

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    That cross went a bit backwards relative to Icardi, that's why Icardi couldn't bury it. Anyway it was a good strong cross but Icardi's one extra step prevented the goal.

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    And it wasn't really a cross. More like a parallel shot. Unless you hit those low, you shouldn't expect a goal coming unless you are lucky.

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