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  • 10 - Will be one of the absolutely best players in the history of the game (think Meazza, Matheus)

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  • 9 - Will be one of the club legends, and become one of the best players in the world of their era

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  • 8 - A player of very good quality, who will add much to the team, one of the best nationalwise

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  • 7 - Good player, a valuble asset of a team, one of the 10-15 best on his position in the country

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  • 6 - Above average player, who will be useful, but will never be a key player for a team

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  • 4 - Below average, not a disaster, but would be better if we didn't sign him in the first place

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Thread: Christian Eriksen

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockball View Post

    The next match against Sassuolo is critical. Without Brozovic, we may see Eriksen playing centrally and then we can see how well he can "dictate" the tempo of the game. He has to step up for this.
    Facts right here. No more excuses, it's time for a MOTM caliber performance on both ends.
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    I don't think that there is anybody who 'dictates' the tempo amongst the midfielders. Usually Brozovic sits in a front of the defense, but when we have a possession and start our attacks, the three defenders are the people who do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfU View Post
    Facts right here. No more excuses, it's time for a MOTM caliber performance on both ends.
    Why is he expected to put in a MOTM performance? Let alone as a fucking DM, a position he had never even played as a joke until 3 months ago, a position he will play on Wednesday for the.. 3rd time.. in his entire career?

    You know what the problem with the "anti-Eriksen" crowd is? As much as some people really over exaggerate every minor good thing he does, what's worse is expecting him to put in some amazing performance every game. Just let him fucking play consistently for once without ludicrous expectation, and equally importantly, without the fear of being benched for 6 months every time he makes a mistake.

    Eriksen was completely fine against Bologna. Brozovic was arguably a bit better in the hour they shared on the pitch but became an absolute spastic in the last 30 mins. Barella just had a shit game from start to finish. While no one in the team, except for Bastoni, really stood out, in that sense Eriksen actually might've been the best of the midfield trio on Sunday.

    For all that's been said about him and his "resurgence" and him "resurrecting" his Inter career, his "time as a starter" covers just 8 fucking games Oh, and he only started 6 of those too. It was literally just 2 months ago that he was still getting benched for 8 out of 10 games. What were you doing 2 fucking months ago? Probably the exact same thing as now. 2 months is a short period of time ffs.

    In total, he's been a first choice player for something like 20% of a season. Give him some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Universe View Post
    Why is he expected to put in a MOTM performance? Let alone as a fucking DM, a position he had never even played as a joke until 3 months ago, a position he will play on Wednesday for the.. 3rd time.. in his entire career?
    Who said DM? You can dictate from CM too:



    FYI Eriksen has been playing on and off as a DLP since Ajax. Lets at least see one of these from him:



    Quote Originally Posted by Universe View Post
    Give him some time.
    Eriksen has been here for 15 months. How much do you think he'll need to adjust and integrate? I understand a player like Jorginho needing to adjust and integrate to the high intensity and high pressing of the EPL, but moving in the reverse direction (EPL to Serie A) shouldn't be difficult for a "world class" player like Eriksen.

    I expect minimum a 7/10 performance (6.5 if partnering with Gagliardini smh) against Sassuolo (9th in the table) at home. No more excuses. Not for a player of Eriksen's caliber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfU View Post
    No more excuses. Not for a player of Eriksen's caliber.
    He’s playing in a role that requires being safe in possession and a conservative mindset, hardly the recipe for a MoTM performance.

    What’s more, it’s a completely foreign role for him. Simply carrying the label of “world-class midfielder” is meaningless here. Someone could be a “world-class lawyer” specialising in family law, but they can’t be expected to switch to criminal law and make OJ walk on their third ever outing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Duke View Post
    He’s playing in a role that requires being safe in possession and a conservative mindset
    Who says he has to be safe and conservative in the role? Brozovic has had numerous MOTM-level performances at Inter. Eriksen has world class vision and passing to execute and give a 7-8/10 level performance (assuming MOTM gets 9/10), why all these excuses?



    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Duke View Post
    Someone could be a “world-class lawyer” specialising in family law, but they can’t be expected to switch to criminal law and make OJ walk on their third ever outing.
    Your analogy is off, OJ would be Eriksen performing in a UCL final. This is Sassoulo, 9th in the table, I bet half of FIF can't even name half of their starting 11. And as I said before, Eriksen is no stranger to dictating tempo. Fair enough if he fucks up 2 or 3 tackles but he should be capable of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfU View Post
    Who said DM? You can dictate from CM too:



    FYI Eriksen has been playing on and off as a DLP since Ajax. Lets at least see one of these from him:



    Eriksen has been here for 15 months. How much do you think he'll need to adjust and integrate? I understand a player like Jorginho needing to adjust and integrate to the high intensity and high pressing of the EPL, but moving in the reverse direction (EPL to Serie A) shouldn't be difficult for a "world class" player like Eriksen.

    I expect minimum a 7/10 performance (6.5 if partnering with Gagliardini smh) against Sassuolo (9th in the table) at home. No more excuses. Not for a player of Eriksen's caliber.
    Had he been a starter all this time you would have a point but he was leaving in January and only got some starts the last 8 matches, you cant count those months where he was on the bench and getting 3 min cameos as actual game time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfU View Post
    why all these excuses?

    Why the use of uninteresting and shitty, often condescending GIFs on a constant basis?

    Never mind basing most of your arguments bashing Eriksen around a few selective videos or using extremely good, handpicked highlights as examples and acting like those are the norm for, say, Jorginho, but that's not quite as egregious.


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    Got to agree with rfU. Guy has had a ton of time and even the Danish press are starting to get on his back for his lacklustre displays for them, so it's not just inter /conte.
    Uni can point to brozo and barella the other night, and rightly so, but eriksen makes what, 2/3/4 times more? He earns more than both combined, we should be expecting much more. For that salary, even in 6 games it's fair to expect some goal or assists.

    In saying that, I've been happier with him lately and hoping he kicks on now hes playing consistently. Though, if he is performing at the same level in the summer we should try to sell him. His performances don't justify that wage.

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    I get your point, but just given his role I don’t think he’s able to “justify his wage”.

    Just as Eto’o in his first season was earning more than Milito & Sneijder combined, but given the role he was asked to play, it was impossible that would be a $10mil a year player. Especially as he was playing a glorified wingback in some games.

    I’m not saying Eriksen can’t up his game, he still does stupid shit and needlessly loses the ball. He has a lot to improve on, but we shouldn’t expect him to be a consistent game-winner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Duke View Post
    I get your point, but just given his role I don’t think he’s able to “justify his wage”.

    Just as Eto’o in his first season was earning more than Milito & Sneijder combined, but given the role he was asked to play, it was impossible that would be a $10mil a year player. Especially as he was playing a glorified wingback in some games.
    This is the key issue here. Eriksen is put to a role where he basically cannot "justify his wage". This is the point I've been saying when I've brought up the "nonoptimal allocation of resources".


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    I think some of you are underestimate the role Eriksen is playing in this system.
    I think he is instructed 90% of the time on the field to be focused on his positioning. Yes, he might not be a good tackler, but if follow him in our defensive phase you will see that he is really smart and positioning himself really good, so that opponents don't even try to make that pass where he is covering the ground. Off course we don't see a lot of flashy passes we are used from him, but again i think it is because of the role he plays.
    On the other side, because of the Barella speed, explosiveness and better tackling, he's given more freedom to run forward.
    So, if we are talking about system, i think right now he fits perfectly, i mean the results say that for themselves. Maybe it's not eye catching, but if that brings us titles im fine with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _OC_ View Post
    Why the use of uninteresting and shitty, often condescending GIFs on a constant basis?
    same reason people use emojis in texts. No offense intended it's just for fun, we're all brothers here.

    Quote Originally Posted by _OC_ View Post
    Never mind basing most of your arguments bashing Eriksen around a few selective videos or using extremely good, handpicked highlights as examples and acting like those are the norm for, say, Jorginho, but that's not quite as egregious.
    ask Chelsea fans, Jorginho has been spectacular on occasion, most recently vs Liverpool, stamping his authority in the middle of the field and also showing a lot of on field leadership. If you don't like the Jorginho example, how about Brozo, went from a blundering offensive midfielder who most of us had completely written off to one of the best DLPs in the league, basically overnight. Now what special skillset does Brozovic have that allows him excel in the role as orchestrator in midfield that Eriksen lacks? I remember Steven Gerrard being asked to play as a regista and sucking defensively but nevertheless orchestrating and controlling the tempo well. Without a doubt he would have excelled in Serie A in that position.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Duke View Post
    Just as Eto’o in his first season was earning more than Milito & Sneijder combined, but given the role he was asked to play, it was impossible that would be a $10mil a year player. Especially as he was playing a glorified wingback in some games.
    Actually this proves the opposite of what your are trying to say because even when played out of position Eto'o was still a key player for us,scoring important goals and making massive contributuions defensively, he just wasn't Ballon d'or level. If Eriksen puts in similar performances I will have no complaints.
    Quote Originally Posted by CafeCordoba View Post
    This is the key issue here. Eriksen is put to a role where he basically cannot "justify his wage". This is the point I've been saying when I've brought up the "nonoptimal allocation of resources".
    Unfortunately we're not privy to Contes exact on pitch instructions, but Eriksen is not the only midfielder in the world who has to commit to defensive duties. Surely having to position himself in the defensive phase doesn't stop him from demanding the ball, picking out passes, orchestrating, etc. Attacking and defending are not mutually exclusive, he can do both. Having to play deeper is not an excuse.
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    Wage is a matter of buying him for 20m when real price was 40-50m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfU View Post
    Fair enough if he fucks up 2 or 3 tackles but he should be capable of this

    He needs a smart runner in order to pull it off. Currently, Lautaro is our only attacker who makes a smart run. Lukaku demands the ball to be played right to his feet, Perisic and Hakimi always starts from deep and barely have any chance to exploit the space behind.
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    eriksen is a 200 iq football player. we've just gotten to be good at 100 iq plays, maybe 125.

    Hakimi is criminally underused, Lautaro's underused, we also barely exploit Lukaku's abilities.

    The rest of this season and next season is developing 200 IQ plays - Bastoni balls over the top to Lukaku, Eriksen finding through balls that create space, and balls played 5 yards in front of Hakimi to create space for him to go up to full speed. Either using Hakimi as a second forward or Eriksen, so Lautaro can drop a little deeper and get those wonder shots in that he likes doing.

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    The IQ of your game cannot be higher than the IQ of your coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockball View Post
    The IQ of your game cannot be higher than the IQ of your coach.
    Especially if that coach is screaming at any little detail like how you should put your right leg infront of your left leg.
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    Eriksen is 200 iq footballer, and smartest among the group.

    Eriksen > Sanchez > Sensi > Brozovic > Barella .

    On other hand Lautaro, Lukaku, and Hakimi get advantange with their physique and technique.
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