Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Predict Çalhanoğlu's Inter Career

  • 4 - Star player of his generation. La Grande Inter material. Think Baggio or Ronaldo.

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RickyMaravilla'sRightFoot

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It’s funny because I always thought he looked best at Milan while playing as Mezzala in a 433. No one seemed to agree with me and asserted he was a trequartista. I think we’re seeing now he isn’t. He’s got good passing range, shooting, and stamina. But also not particularly creative.
 
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His goal celebration reminded me of Melo @5:22

 

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It’s funny because I always thought he looked best at Milan while playing as Mezzala in a 433. No one seemed to agree with me and asserted he was a trequartista. I think we’re seeing now he isn’t. He’s got good passing range, shooting, and stamina. But also not particularly creative.
I agree. I can so imagine him playing as a side midfielder or a AMF, not a playmaker though, so Mezzala works for him.
 

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Other than that, I fail to see how De Paul is a leader, at least for now. He was the biggest fish in the pond and that's it.
he was captain at Racing also and one of the key players with the NT.

I fail to see how De Paul is better tactically and defensively. In fact, tactical understanding is the one of Hakan's strongest assets. He's always in position and available in defense, in build up and in attack. He also presses and tackles well.
Yeah but RDP is better: more experienced in more roles (6,8,10), better motor/engine and grinta

if I have to pick between de Paul and Hakan, it would be Hakan, cause he brings something none of our other midfielders has.
Fair point. RDP also has set piece delivery and long range shooting but not at Hakan's level. I think it's a matter of preference. Although lacking in quality RDP will give you effort. The MOTM performance in the copa final for example.
 

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It’s funny because I always thought he looked best at Milan while playing as Mezzala in a 433. No one seemed to agree with me and asserted he was a trequartista. I think we’re seeing now he isn’t. He’s got good passing range, shooting, and stamina. But also not particularly creative.
"New role? I was freer because I had only one striker in front, while now there are two and I have to go back, open the game and recover the ball. Basically there are not too many differences. I think I’ve done a good job so far also because I’m learning the tactics and movements of the mezzala”

He's always been a trequartista but has had to adapt to the modern game. Credit to him (and Inzaghi)
 

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"New role? I was freer because I had only one striker in front, while now there are two and I have to go back, open the game and recover the ball. Basically there are not too many differences. I think I’ve done a good job so far also because I’m learning the tactics and movements of the mezzala”

He's always been a trequartista but has had to adapt to the modern game. Credit to him (and Inzaghi)
It’s the position he’s most comfortable with but I think his attributes suit him more as a mezzala.
 
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I rate De Paul highly and wanted him with us, but I don't ever remember him being as influential as Hakan in his current form. If Hakan manages to maintain this level of performances I'm happy we didn't pay 35m for De Paul.
 

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Hakan has converted me last 5 games or so, if he has an off game ill be defending him and reminding people of these performances and what he brings to the table.

Add him to the list of Perisic, Dzeko who have also made me shut my mouth.

What a squad we have.
 

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He's a steal. With all due respect to Eriksen, Hakan is also 2 years younger. Not easy to change from being a pure CAM to a LCM in half a season. I guess living in the same city and not having to deal with a new language helps.
 

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Absolutely amazing. I was one of the few who liked this move from the beginning, but he even exceeded my expectations as well.
 

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I was always arguing we need an upgrade over Hakan for LCM but if he can maintain this level of performance then we're set in midfield in terms of starting lineup.
Honestly shocked at the quality of his corners.
I am not. Set pieces had always been his biggest asset. The only thing he was known for. Instead i am pleasantly surprised with everything else in his game.
 

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He's surprising us all, what an addition. I was much against his signing, but he has been massive for us. Keep it going, Hakan!

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I was always arguing we need an upgrade over Hakan for LCM but if he can maintain this level of performance then we're set in midfield in terms of starting lineup.

I am not. Set pieces had always been his biggest asset. The only thing he was known for. Instead i am pleasantly surprised with everything else in his game.
Loool me and Drago we're pretty negative towards Hakan in Sept&October. 2 months later we are thinking about buying his jersey and put it up on our walls.
 

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I'm waiting for him to perform like that against Real Madrid. Hakan is good overall, but being great means being crucial against big teams.
 
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