Mateo Kovačić

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Now Roberto will force him to the LW position and in 3 months we will be like "fu Mancini let's fire him"

#justfifthings
 

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I already don't want mancini right now, just like i didn't want mazzarri. #hater #dontseemanciniasasaviour
 

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Now Roberto will force him to the LW position and in 3 months we will be like "fu Mancini let's fire him"

#justfifthings

Oh man where did you hear that? that would be awesome, lol, just few days after my prediction.. this would work, you just dont know it yet.
 

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If and hopefully when Mancini develops some proper offensive movement and dynamism, then Kova will start to prove himself as expected.

Until then he's bound to struggle to find options and thus will look lost and inefficient.
 

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Idk man Im kinda worried with Mancini. It took Mazzari like 5 months to find a proper spot for Kova, he can't afford to lose that much time again.
 

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If kova can be as good as thiago in 2 years time, that'd be a remarkable achievement.
This is like comparing Vieri to Ronaldo, clearly Ronaldo is the better player, endowed with incredible natural talent thanks to his brazilian/samba roots but guess what.... they're both world class players only their style of play is different.

Mazzari's stubbornness stunted Kovacic's game. Like Xavi early on in his career, Kova is under-rated and misused. He's under a new coach surrounded by a new batch players for the umpteenth time while we embark on another year zero. At 20 I don't expect much from a midfielder. Instead criticizing, let him grow.

And by the way, as good as Thiago is, he's also inconsistent (over flamboyant, unnecessary mispasses) and and injury prone.
 

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So Ronaldo wasn't world class because he was injury prone?

Hopefully we'll get a game here and there where Kova won't play. He has to play against small teams tho, remember the Lazio game? He is capable to do some damage, but not against better opposition, not yet.
 

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Wera, is that really what you got from that?
 

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Injury proneness has nothing to do with the players ability. We are not buying Thiago, so why does his condition matter?
 

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Why will he go to Real Madrid? To roam about Madrid like Illaramendi does?
 

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So Ronaldo wasn't world class because he was injury prone?
i stated quite clearly that Ronaldo was world class. In fact as a striker, i rate him higher than messi. I was simply highlighting some of the negatives of Thiago game.

Hopefully we'll get a game here and there where Kova won't play. He has to play against small teams tho, remember the Lazio game? He is capable to do some damage, but not against better opposition, not yet.
and who is, Kuz and Guarin?? Smh right now Kova is the our best player in terms of talent. Mazzari dented his confidence and natural game playing him as an AMF trying to get him to shoot more... he's a CMF. Why not let Kova play where he is comfortable?
 

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Again, a player being more prone to injuries have nothing to do with how good they are on the pitch, hence the ronaldo question. Ofc if he was made of glass like diaby, there could be a point made that he didnt even play that many gamea, making it hard to evaluate how good he is...but he played enough.
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The only reason i see kova playing amc right now is the shortage of players we need to play what mancini wants. I can see kova playing as lcm or cm in a four men midfield when the right acquisitions are made. Guarin has proved himself a lot more against bigger opposition, be it juve, milan, napoli, tottenham...not that good against roma, sadly they have him 'figured' out.

Guarin is not a player i would even like here, but his direct impact in bigger games is more notable than kovas. Also kova needs some rest, that is why i hope he doesn't play today. While we can agree on talent, talent still isn't enough to bring points.
 

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The point is we are in a situation where we can't afford to pay for top talents who are already developed. We can either buy young talents before they've proven themselves. Or we can buy squad players who will never be top class, e.g. Alvarez or Kuzmanovic.

At Dinamo Zagreb, Kovacic was known to be a tremendous talent and a starter with more Champions League experience than maybe half our squad has ever seen. I don't know how much more development you could've realistically expected without the price exploding. And let's face it, if Kovacic had not been on shitty teams for the last two seasons coached by losers like Mazzarri and thus possibly developed more than he has now, his value would be much higher than €20m.

oh wow, i didnt know that. i thought we had like 5 billion euros to spend on the top talents in europe.

what is there so hard to understand when i say that kova is not that good? i just laugh when i see people here who worship the guy. he was hyped as f back in the day and we fell right into it. 15 mil is acceptable? how much did we pay for coutinho or botta? we overpayed end of story. open your eyes and read between the lines kim :yao:
 

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Are cou and Botta better than kovacic?
 

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Cou as an amc? Yes
kova is better as cm

Botta is a nobody
 

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Playing football manager on his phone on the bench
 
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Botta benched for the first round in serie a, he came of the bench the next 3 matches totaling 70 minutes, he started the match in fifth round and played the whole game, from 6th round to now he's been injured
 
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