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I can't believe we agreed to sell him to Spurs in the middle of a title race.
This is the most incredible rumor and as it came from Pedulla, it isn't without merit.

Maybe it was that we got an agreement with Spurs generally but it wasn't specifically for a January move.

Or would it have been that we would have replaced him with Bremer in that window then?

Bremer and Skriniar are playing style most close to each other so that would make sense in a way? Of course Skriniar's history and off-the-pitch captain level stuff makes him close to irreplaceable.
 

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Skriniar is the one player I never want sold.

He should be made captain, a statue of him should be erected and the statue should be made vice-captain.

Anything less is a fucking scandal.
 

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I don't think he really progressed after his second season here, but good thing he is back in form after his eye surgery.
 

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I can't believe we agreed to sell him to Spurs in the middle of a title race.
I don't believe that either, problem is too many people take what papers say as gospel.
 

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I don't think he really progressed after his second season here, but good thing he is back in form after his eye surgery.
Skriniar's Inter career had an odd trajectory in that his first season was literally perfect. He played every minute of every Serie A game, performing at an insanely high level while scoring 5 goals in the process. Basically an impossible season to repeat because you can only go down from a 10 out of 10 season.

Thankfully, with the exception of the 19/20 season where he struggled adapting to the RCB role, I'd say every other season has been at worst an 8/10 for Skriniar on an individual level.
 

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Yeah, it's kinda sweet worries. He'll never be a complete CB, but he is a complete badass and a bully that our team really needed.
 

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Pedulla has been very reliable on Inter lately. Not like this came from TuttoSport.
Oh I thought you actually don't believe it... my sarcasm detector caught lacking. I agree Pedulla has been really on point with us most time but I don't know, for me it's tough to believe, sometimes that our management has done retarded things in the past but not to this degree, I have hard time believing that we were about to sacrifice arguebly our best defender while we were fighting for all objectives in January. Easier to believe if he was talking about the summer.
 

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honestly, Skriniar is one of the best defenders in the world when things go his way. He's not as rounded as what many people look for in a cutting edge modern defender, but he's like Samuel+some more skills/attacking offering. Big fan
 

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If I were gay I'd get off to him nonstop.
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I don't think he really progressed after his second season here, but good thing he is back in form after his eye surgery.
Not trying to play the devil's advocate here, cause I really think he improved; it is just that his first season was already quite impeccable in certain areas already, that further improvement are hard to notice, a few things I had on top of my head was he was quite weak for shot blocks, and it wasn't even exposed in the first season, cause most of the time he just took on the dribbler and beat the shit out of them already, not even a chance for them to shoot. Second I remember is his set piece and crossing attacking and defending headers, not intercepting long pass aerial challenges (he is good to start off with). Third, I think his track back, positioning and covering improved too (I think this is crucial to how he adapted the 3 CB, cause again first season he basically played a perfect stopper in the traditional 2 CB system, which requires less positional awareness), but he was good to start off with so it is even less noticeable, and obviously he is just more and more comfortable on the ball too along with the forward runs.

it is like he went from 95 to 98; it is very hard to notice.

Yeah, it's kinda sweet worries. He'll never be a complete CB, but he is a complete badass and a bully that our team really needed.
Totally agree with this though.
 

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Huh, never thought about it like this. I have in my mind it's Skriniar who misjudges a jump or positioning in dead ball defending, but it could easily be me misremembering and it's also Miranda, Godin or De Vrij in some of those mistakes I (mis)remembered.

Also sometimes I feel he goes a bit overboard when he tackles, like he could've tried to just tackle the ball instead of pushing a player to the ground, but I understand that's also mind games that CBs love to play. I am worried he'll do that too much and get himself in card trouble (we need him to play as many games as possible)

I wish there was a youtube supercut of his biggest wins and biggest fuck ups from every season, just for comparison. Obviously all players make mistakes.

Because of his weird passing I had him rated lower, as a 90 rating CB when he came here and now he is more of 93 if we combine our scoring haha

In any case, I wasn't trying to 'hate' on Skriniar, it's nice to have a Zanetti-lite in our team, who is basically a mix of strength and wit, a new version of Samuel. I am just saying how I percieve him, you've put it best, he was great and any improvements are harder to see in that case.
 
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