- Feb 26, 2011
- Favorite Player
- JZ4, I9, MS37
10 years of FIF
What is the commentator smoking? That was never a pen. A bit risky but no pen.
At least Valero looked more involved in the match. Eriksen had like 5 touches, he should wake the fuck up.
It's clear that a lot of people have never watched Eriksen play before and had unrealistic expectations based on his "brand." He's not going to take the ball and challenge defenders off the dribble. He's not going to run up and down the pitch demanding the ball. He's a facilitator.
It wasn't a shot. The player clearly was attempting to play the ball around the advancing goal keeper, but due to the advancing keeper, foul, and trying to evade the keeper, he took a heavy touch.
Happens quite often. We were lucky not to concede the pk there. If that was Juve - Sass, we'd be screaming cheating. Let's keep it real please.
eriksen isnt a possession midfielder, he's there to create opportunities. His long balls have been really good and perfectly placed, his short passes have been at a good mix of tempos.
He's there to decide the speed and intensity (within Inter's current restrictions, lols) we want to attack at. His main focus is to create goalscoring opportunities and offer threat. He's been good at distributing play and creating a number of chances. There's more to come from him, no argument whatsoever, but he's offering good threats so far.
You need to not associate him with a hard working B2B midfielder. He's not Sensi, Broz, Barella, or any of those guys. He's a creative attacking midfielder.