Once we didn't know who was "the one" to take freekicks for us last season: Ze Maria, Veron, Mihajlovic, etc. Now, shamefully, we often have to rely on Deki, whom shoots the ball with almost no swere, to be our set-piece takers. You may say, "HEY! Adri and Ibra have scored two powerful indirect freekicks this season!" But for the rest of the time, their POWERFUL trademark strikes usually end up on the wall.
I'm not here to say we should sign a freekick specialist next season. This is pointless. However, can we not let Adri and Ibra take most short distance freekicks? In this season, when they step up for the ball, I could tell everyone that the ball will strike the wall. This makes me feel so frustrated.
Look at how Matrix took the freekick in the Super Coppa Italia win against Roma. Although he didn't manage to get the ball in, at least it passed over the wall, descended and hit the post. This is the exactly kind of freekick we need! Whether the ball goes it or not, it could make a mess in the box or for the goalkeeper, rather than giving a chance for our opponents to counter-attack.
Guys, Figo and Recoba are most likely leaving us next season. I don't see anyone in our squad has the potential to be the perfect freekick taker next season. It could be Cruz, Maxwell or Matrix. I don't know. But the most important thing is, never let Adri and Ibra repeat what they have done this season, again and again......