Kristjan Asllani

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  • 3 - Anonymous player who will never be remembered through the fact nobody expected anything from him

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  • 2 - Close to a useless player, who will add nothing to the team besides filling the CL quota

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  • 1 - Crap, shit, useless player, worst business ever, Mancini, Quaresma and Gresko combined

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Jusef

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Asllani is positively regarded because when he is on the pitch, he makes vertical passes (his passing seems only inferior to Hakan and Dimarco), and shoots on goal from midfield (often close to hitting the net or forcing a save). Unlike Barella who either scores a cracker or misses the net completely).
 

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I don't mind to send Asllani on Ioan, or even to sell him for 15mln around. But if replace him with someone like Maxi Lopez, who could fill the Hakan's shoes immediately. Not to take finished Klaassen, who offers nothing.
 

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I don't mind to send Asllani on Ioan, or even to sell him for 15mln around. But if replace him with someone like Maxi Lopez, who could fill the Hakan's shoes immediately. Not to take finished Klaassen, who offers nothing.

who going to offer us more than we paid?

We paid 10. we will be lucky if we get 6m and future sale or a buy back option.

Dude hasn't done shit since joining us and has 0 chance of playing this season for us. Best hope is he goes on loan and kills it. We can then at least recoup our money or use him towards someone we can actually use.

Asllani + Sensi to cover what we owe Sassulo would be sweet.... but super wishful thinking on my part.
 

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Serious and open question: is there anything that anyone actually sees in Asllani that they feel really strongly about?

Or is this upset about Asllani just due to some implied potential as a young player who we assume has talent and will develop linearly until he reaches some kind of arbitrary skill level?

I acknowledge I'm being extremely harsh, but in the small sample size, I've seen little to suggest he's particularly talented or possesses some undeniable potential to be unlocked. He's meant to be a regista right? Yet he reliably overhits his long passes and frequently makes the wrong choice in transition - keeping the ball when he should release quickly or going for a long pass when the run isn't quite right. He randomly dribbles for no reason, indicating he's not as sensitive to his surroundings as he needs to be.

Granted, these things can be trained and developed, but on top of this, he's average or below average in terms of physicality, speed, height etc.

So you have a guy who may or may not have technical or mental attributes, but definitely does not have physical attributes. Compare this with Maxime Lopez - despite being a midget he's deceptively speedy, he's tenacious and unafraid - most importantly his passing and vision is excellent.

Getting Klaassen and shipping Asllani is a legitimate argument to be had because then we'd only have one regista in the squad. But I just don't see what people see in Asllani.
Yes, I really saw a lot of things in him. Apologies in advance for the long post and just my 2 cents, at the end of the day I am just a football fan and I don't think I know it all.

I understand why he is not as outstanding to some people cause imho he is playing out of his natural position, hence more learning and adapting is required.

To me Asllani is more of a natural advanced playmaker that operates between the midfield and strikers, which is very different from a modern deep lying midfielder or a regista. To elaborate, he is good at operating in tight spaces (shown by his "random dribbles"), very nibble, great first touch. He can receive and keep the ball in tight marked positions; also being the catalyst for attacks, which he has shown in his limited play time having an eye for killer passes (I disagree on this "he reliably overhits his long passes", but I agree with this "makes the wrong choice in transition", mostly on certain types of scenario), and also very good at finding his teammates in space. - these characters are hard to develop overtime and he has them. Like it is extremely hard to train Busquets to Thiago's level. Not saying he is at an elite level, but he is a natural and off to a good start, just need practices and he will get even better; there are no concerns that he won't be able to pick up these abilities.

Things Broz is good at:

Now what he is not good at, as a regista, he won't constantly try to show up to offer his teammates a passing option (Things people like about Broz, and this is more contributed by his immense work rate and stamina; just constantly moving, I won't say Broz is extremely good at knowing where to show up, basically off-ball movement), nor is he "as sensitive to his surroundings as he needs to be" like you mentioned, knowing where to run to in order to make "space", key point, cause his natural playstyle doesn't care about space, but it is essential when you are fucking around in the back.

Another thing "makes the wrong choice in transition" - In short, I feel like if there is an opportunity presented to him to feed the attack he will execute it, regardless if the risk worth it, which might not be a bad thing if he is not playing a regista, in short not in possession-orientated plays, but regista is a possession-orientated role, and unlike final third players, which you should lean towards goal, you want to make sure you don't make your team run every small chances and gas them out, and overly exposing the team for a not worth it try. Tempo dictation in short, which Hakan improved a lot from last year. (Hakan also used to play as a final third player, kinda make sense)

He is not good at creating space; regardless he is on the ball or not; while Broz is patient enough to run around and loop the ball around till the opportunity presents itself.

Yes, like you said "these things can be trained and developed", just like Brozovic, so that is why I see he can develop into a first class midfielder, but not "due to some implied potential as a young player". The things he is naturally good at is the difference why Brozovic cannot be Modric imho.

One last thing, all the flaws mentioned, could also be exaggerated by his "eager" to impress in limited play time, which is a vicious cycle. (Random dribble, attack every opportunity etc.)

Maxime Lopez is definitely way ahead in the game, no doubt, and he is also a lot better in defending, his tackle timing is quite good, but he is also 4 years older.


I honestly don't know what to do with Asllani, the next 4 years would be quite crucial for his development. On one hand, we need to do everything we can to make sure the second star, on the other hand, we really shouldn't let him rot on the bench or the "things that can be trained and developed" will never be developed. (even part of them can be taught in training and classroom settings.)
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong but Asllani has not started in a serious game so far. All he gets is 15 minutes at max during some games. It's difficult to judge him since he barely plays.

Maybe Inzaghi does not like him during trainings but fucking Inzaghi preferred Correa over Sanchez last summer ffs.
 

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I'm not writing Asllani off as a footballer but if Inzaghi isn't going to play him it's pointless. He needs to get minutes. Asllani has talent but he's timid, and he won't have a chance of breaking through here without more experience.

My bet is that we don't include him in UCL list
 

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I'm not writing Asllani off as a footballer but if Inzaghi isn't going to play him it's pointless. He needs to get minutes. Asllani has talent but he's timid, and he won't have a chance of breaking through here without more experience.

My bet is that we don't include him in UCL list

Why would one write him off as a footballer if he can't succeed at Inter? He's only 21 and has a bright future ahead of him. In any case, Limone might not like his game, but he will likely find another destination where he could play a lot more.

I don't think he lacks confidence. The guy has shown willingness to get himself involved in the game. He seemed to take risks as well.

Pretty sure he would start in many teams of this league. At the same time, our midfield is VERY competitive, so of course it was always difficult for him to break into the first eleven, but lack of playing time last season was worrying because Gags is anything but a football player, and any theory of him "he offers something else" is false. Gags was never worth giving playing time because he was garbage almost everytime he played, whether it was defensive aspect or offensive lol.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but Asllani has not started in a serious game so far. All he gets is 15 minutes at max during some games. It's difficult to judge him since he barely plays.

Maybe Inzaghi does not like him during trainings but fucking Inzaghi preferred Correa over Sanchez last summer ffs.
He had a full game vs Parma for the Coppa (120min), and he delivered 2 key passes, which caused our 2 goals.
The final match against Bayern
The loss against Napoli, where he wasn't bad until we were a man down. After that he was very poor.
Maybe he has more full games under his belt, but definitely not more than 2-3. He was used mostly as a 75-85min late substitute.
 

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Stupid decision not going out on loan. Limone wouldn’t play him if he isn’t forced to. Will be a thrown away year for him.
 

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Definitely should leave Sensi out of the list. Inzaghi can't trust him he's fit for the group stage games. He can pick up a muscle strain at any point in time.
 

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He had a full game vs Parma for the Coppa (120min), and he delivered 2 key passes, which caused our 2 goals.
The final match against Bayern
The loss against Napoli, where he wasn't bad until we were a man down. After that he was very poor.
Maybe he has more full games under his belt, but definitely not more than 2-3. He was used mostly as a 75-85min late substitute.
Also started against Roma at Meazza. We lost that 1-2 but we weren't like bad in that match, don't remember how Asllani did, probably fine enough.
 

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I look forward to all these inevitable minutes that asllani is going to get this season.
 

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Another 15 mins cameo :censored: ...when it's almost pinball time
 

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He looks bad defensively and somehow afraid to tackle. I think this is the main reason for Inzaghi does not rely on him.
 

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This guy simply isn't good enough.
 
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