- Jun 16, 2009
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- Youth team
10 years of FIF
Was just going to say. He looks rejuvenated and having fun again. Pavard-De Vrij-Bastoni hopefully turns into a solid trio at the back.
Two times. One time caused losing us scudetto which make us and beelan at 19 but could and should be 20 to 18 if there was no major fuck up by DeVrij. Stop making DeVrij best defender in the world after three good games, he was utter crap last two seasons.And how many times have we lost the derby in last couple of years?
Let’s blame De Vrij for everything, the problem we had with De Vrij is down to tactics, use him Correctly and he is a more solid defender then Acerbi.
Yes Acerbi had a good last season, but we need to realise that he is getting old and that his prime years is behind him back when he played in Lazio. I think we need to rotate them to some degree as De Vrij ain’t holding up for 50 games and neither will Acerbi.
Acerbi's age is an issue but since his position requires intelligence and experience more than phyiscal condition, compared to other position in the pitch. It remains to be seen if he's gonna pull another incredible season like he did in the last one, but at same same time it's great news that de Vrij finally got his shit together since he was absolute garbage over the past couple of years and that has nothing to do with tactics but rather his own incompetence, just like Handanovic for example.
Nothing against the latter, since he was the most consistent performer in this club since the Treble season, but his rapid decline was obvious and there was no one else to blame rather than his own self
As for de Vrij, I think he is quite soft and breakable mentally, so that's the biggest reason of his drastical drop of form IMHO. He's not even old actually. Defenders usually hit their peak in the late 20s or early 30s so it was quite disappointing how his game has dropped significiantly.
However we have no reason to worry about rotations in the squad since we do have good squad depth and the roster has A LOT quality compared to earlier. When you have players like Acerbi/de Vrij or Pavard/Darmian, Dumfries/Cuadrado and ect ect in the line-up and bench then you know team is actually in a good situation.
Isn’t it a bit of coincidence he dropped performance the moment Inzaghi became coach… then Inzaghi corrected the defence and suddenly he is back to his good self.
It’s the coach job to make players feel secure, trusted etc. what part of coaching is so hard to understand. If a player that we know is good enough fails it’s just as much on the coaching staff.His performance dropped when we dropped the contract talks in November 2021 that were supposed to be concluded by September 2021...
He signed a new deal and he's a new person now!
Inzaghi was coach in both periods. And if you recall Spalletti's words about De Vrij's "sensitivity", it just adds up. The guy was insecure and now feels appreciated once more. He was on the transfer block for most of 2022.
It’s the coach job to make players feel secure, trusted etc. what part of coaching is so hard to understand. If a player that we know is good enough fails it’s just as much on the coaching staff.
Let’s look at Cycling for a moment the current twice holder of TDF is also a very sensitive person he performs to his level because the staff around him do their job and get him to perform. This is their job! If you can’t get a sensitive or introvert player to perform it’s simply because you lack skill as a coach.
Football is so far behind its laughable
@Gal. None of our CB's were fast but at least some of them had a better interception of the game. For example in many cases, de Vrij's poor interception caught him off guard and exposed him badly, it also happened just lately against Cagliari. Luckily for us, Hakan saw it coming and made a great run to recover that de Vrij's loophole. Now I'm sounding a bit harsh on de Vrij since he's been solid af in this season so far, but he deserves blame for his poor performances just like he deserves credit for being much better now.
Also I don't remember Skriniar having a string of average performances, whether it was under Conte or Inzaghi. In fact, he had to adopt under a new system that Conte introduced to Inter, but it didn't took long until he adjusted properly and performed on his usual standard.
I agree that during a particular period of seasn we were pathetic as a group but individual and collective errors were noticeable. I already gave an example in de Vrij or Handanovic which cost us points due to their incompetence. And there is lack of communication, compactness and ect which is more of a group issue than anything else, but like I said everyone deserves the blame according to their approach.