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

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So he cant be compared to Tonali but can with Brozo and Hakan when they were same age. Rubbish.
 

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1st half was a sloopy game, even for his own standard and own average performance.

The thing that pissed me most was his defense intensity; I did think if it could possibly be all due to his physicality and pace, but when I think of Hakan's recoveries for others and defense contribution (Hakan is not fast and not strong in my books too); I think it has to do more of the intensity, though stamina can be a real factor for Asllani; however when I see him try to level up his intensity, he often ends up with a yellow card so .... #DiMarco'sCelebrationExpression

2nd half he was more active on the off ball movement, even his expression before the kick off showed that Inzaghi said something in the locker room.

It is not the players around him that made him underperform, it was more like he made the players around him underperformed (except for Klaassen maybe); the second half same players different performances, obviously he was not the only one that treated it was just all fun and games in the first half, but he was definitely rank in the tops for doing that among the team.

Not questioning his potential, but he needs to understand a young boy in his position, every game he starts is a a game he needs to perform and pushes himself further regarding the game matters or not, especially it was a valuable CL experiencing game with an opponent trying really hard.

Simone did a lot for this kid, letting him play in important mins, gave him freedom, gave him trust, and I believe even more behind the scenes. He should work hard to repay Inzaghi for that.

P.S. I could be wrong for his lack of off play movement, given Inzaghi's post match comment (I might be lost in translation). He maybe instructed to do some of the standing behind the markers approach, cause I can see the idea was for someone (e.g. Sanchez) to drop back, so the CB can pass on to Sanchez, and Sanchez lays it on Asllani, then Asllani can have a more penetrated position to direct the play. Also I think there were more long balls, as Frattesi isn't exactly a possession midfield, and he would be just box-to-box. I basically can't say for sure if it was an experimental issue or an attitude issue.
It is hard to tell, but I still think his defense intensity is an issue, first or second half.
 
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Why did he play so timid against udinese? almost no forward passes, I hope this is due to Inzaghi telling him to slow down the game, otherwise it is not good sign from him
 

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Why did he play so timid against udinese? almost no forward passes, I hope this is due to Inzaghi telling him to slow down the game, otherwise it is not good sign from him
We had no need of urgency and most probably his instructions were to play mostly safe, and to slow down the tempo. I think he was ok.
 

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It's okay, we also had Barella, Augusto and Sensi being very forward minding even tho we were winning by 3 at the time.

Compared to last season, he must've made some noticeable improvements that make Inzaghi trust him more. I don't think that one mistake against Benfica is going to destroy his confidence, they do tell players own up to your mistakes when shit like that happens, so that they get a sense of accountability.
 

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It's okay, we also had Barella, Augusto and Sensi being very forward minding even tho we were winning by 3 at the time.

Compared to last season, he must've made some noticeable improvements that make Inzaghi trust him more. I don't think that one mistake against Benfica is going to destroy his confidence, they do tell players own up to your mistakes when shit like that happens, so that they get a sense of accountability.
He does need to improve his defensive play (Hakan took 1 year before he become this good), otherwise our back 3 will always be exposed when kristjan is on
 

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I like the kid (as I honestly do with most youngesters) but I do notice he needs to improve in his off the ball movement, specially when in a triangle with 2 other teammates. He has this annoying knack of thinking his role is done after making a pass and isn't on the move immediately afterwards. Of courese his defensive game is what needs the most work.
 

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I actually think his defense game got better last game, the counter from cautrado's mistake, he did well, also he seems to be better at tight marking, not necessarily getting the ball, but limited their mobility and options.

It also make sense he didn't push forward hard, cause Sensi is the more penetrating midfield, actually signs of maturity and good balance for the team .
 

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If I’m being critical, I like Asllani technically but I don’t like him physically. I don’t think he’s particularly great athletically. At least not for the position that he’s playing.

I was hoping we would at least try out the more phyical option in Agoume in that position at some point this year but it doesn’t appear that will ever happen.

With that being said Asllani is still extremely young and will 100% grow as a player. I just don’t know I see a world where he is a bonafide starter get Hakan type minutes in that role.
 

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The thing is Hakan and Brozo were not physical either; as long as Asllani can train up to run for more in the game I am good with it; his positioning becomes very vital too since he is a rather slow player.

The player I see him develop into would be a more equipped to learning defend is not all or nothing, just for comparison, even when Barella rush up and press, and FAIL, the team is not opened up to a direct counter; there are times you don't run back when your team lost possesions, rather you block the optimal passing options and press up to slow the other team down, his role needs to carry this out a lot, which he fails to understand now, but like I mentioned before he did well in a incident last game.
Most important is when he or the team gets into a dangerous position he can often provide a key pass like the ones he provided to DiMarco, he is also showing signs he is getting better and better at the decisions of what kinda pass the situation needs.

Sometimes when we go for physical players that is all (most) they have, think Lukaku, medal, Melo etc.
 

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Think it might have been mentioned before. But the biggest issue with Asllani is he tends to NOT run into another receiving position once he makes a pass. That makes him ineffective if we're chasing for a goal.

Regista is probably the hardest position to play in modern football and I appreciate he's still young. But someone needs to address this with him asap.
 

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Think it might have been mentioned before. But the biggest issue with Asllani is he tends to NOT run into another receiving position once he makes a pass. That makes him ineffective if we're chasing for a goal.

Regista is probably the hardest position to play in modern football and I appreciate he's still young. But someone needs to address this with him asap.
Yeah Acerbi gets into better attacking positions than Asllani..

Asllani has excellent passing range but he needs to be smarter about how he moves about the pitch.
 

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Yeah we keep saying that but it's probably not going to happen all of a sudden that he learns how to move forward and when. He doesn't play that much anyway, so that is why he is a bit passive, probably
 

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He offered very nice movement and involvement this time. He has a decent improvement, and I hope he keeps it .
 

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Corners were pretty bad. Slow today and an unimpressive performance.
 
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I agree. Many times he played everything too slowly..
 

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Yeah, he appeared timid, very few of his long balls were on target. His corners were meh, but Inter doesn't really excell in that area, Dimarco and Hakan are not much better tbh. Not a very good performance but also not dreadful either.
 
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