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Seems like you finally agree with me that De Vrij had a better season overall?
 

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They were both on the pitch against Benfica when we conceded 3 goals. Apart from that, there was only the Atletico away leg when we conceded more than one goal.

I think the sample size is too small to draw any conclusions given that team mates and opponents were different for these guys time to time (maybe even most of the time?).
 

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Seems like you finally agree with me that De Vrij had a better season overall?
They were both good enough for as much as they played.

Using these metrics is a fun excursion but they don't really say much. For example in a couple of gamss they played together and Acerbi had to be the LCB and he's nowhere near as good as Bastoni or Augusto going forward so he looked awkward. I wouldn't put that against him.
Or if De Vrij had to play RCB for a few brief moments. He also struggled.

We're lucky to have both. Let's see how long this lasts.
 

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Bastoni didn't play 9 games in Serie A, Dimarco 8 games, Acerbi 9 games, De Vrij 11 games, Calhanoglu 6 games, Mkhi and Barella both 1 game :lol:

All in all we got pretty lucky with cards & injuries.

I'm gonna check all of the non-wins to see who played.

The first draw against Sociedad we started with Carlos Augusto and Asllani.

The 3:3 against Benfica we started with Audero, Bisseck, Asllani, Frattesi, Sanchez, Arnautović, C.Augusto, Klaasen, Darmian.

The second draw against Sociedad we started Sanchez, Frattesi, Cuadrado, Darmian, Carlos Augusto.

The second game against Atletico we started with our full first 11 (De Vrij starting instead of Acerbi).

The first loss against Sassuolo we started with our starting 11 (only Darmian instead of Pavard). Acerbi started that one.

The Bologna 2:2 game we started with our starting 11 (Acerbi in the middle).

The 1:1 against Juventus we started both Acerbi and De Vrij + Darmian, otherwise starting 11.

The 1:1 Genoa game we started Arnautović, Darmian, Carlos Augusto and Bisseck.

The 1:1 Napoli game we started with Darmian on RWB, otherwise starting 11. Acerbi in the middle.

Cagliari 2:2 game we started Sanchez, Darmian on RWB and Bisseck.

The 1:0 loss against Sassuolo we played Sanchez, C.Augusto, Audero, Asllani and Frattesi.


So the first few bad results in the league we played with a full starting 11.
 

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Bastoni didn't play 9 games in Serie A, Dimarco 8 games, Acerbi 9 games, De Vrij 11 games, Calhanoglu 6 games, Mkhi and Barella both 1 game :lol:

All in all we got pretty lucky with cards & injuries.

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So the first few bad results in the league we played with a full starting 11.
That's far from luck. We don't push player to the limit where they collapse (like Milan). And Inzaghi has the tendency to subs-off yellow carded players.
 

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Yeah, when we constantly do NOT have big injuries all over the place, it tells more about our organization and the professional attitude of the team, specially the core of the squad. Medical condition checks, muscle maintenance, all this shit is taken care of properly.
 

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Yeah, when we constantly do NOT have big injuries all over the place, it tells more about our organization and the professional attitude of the team, specially the core of the squad. Medical condition checks, muscle maintenance, all this shit is taken care of properly.
That's far from luck. We don't push player to the limit where they collapse (like Milan). And Inzaghi has the tendency to subs-off yellow carded players.
Dont tell this to Mikhitaryan lol
 

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De Vrij seems to be a creature of habit.
Yea, it is actually hard to see SDV to have an extraordinary game, like playing a few levels above his usual self, but he can be super consistent and play all the requirement perfectly and make no mistakes when put in a system that fits him (Best Defender year).

No to mention Acerbi is physically stronger and better at contesting, so Serie A players are also normally not as physical, which doesn't expose SDV too much in our current, but there were a few games e.g. Fiorentina against Nzola, (even some were fouls in my eyes), he struggles a bit inside and outside the box.

I won't say SDV is not equipped to play the role, as the offensive side of him is very vibing with the system, and he is adequate for the role defensively even against a stronger side e.g. A.Madrid, but comparing to Acerbi in CL final is the difference, like you won't see a pure domination to make the striker vanish.

I think you got some really good observation there. Also I think SDV would excel more in Conte's system in a defensive perspective.

For Acerbi doing less well this year, has a lot of things like the Jesus scandal, injuries, playing non mid from time to time, and also change of GK, which makes more playing from the back different than before etc.; Hope it has nothing to do with aging and he will come back stronger next year.
 
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Looking back over his career to when he was still in the Netherlands, a young De Vrij had told local reporters he saw Serie A as a stepping stone to the Premier League.

However, when they did come calling in recent years, he had no particular interest in following that train of thought to England.
“I never said that the Premier League was my dream. Things went the way they did and in my view there is no point looking back now. Italy is my home, Inter is my home,” the 32-year-old told Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianluca Di Marzio.

“We are very proud and happy to have achieved the title. I’ve been at Inter for six years and won the Scudetto twice. This is my home and being able to celebrate it like that with the fans, winning the derby, was an unforgettable experience.”
Glad that you're enjoying it
 

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have you been to Italy? Then England haha

weather, women, food..... no contest. Also if your rich in some place makes it way nicer. Went to visit my cousins in Colombia this summer. They are super rich(for Colombian standards) man you live like a fking god over there with a regular 9-5 accounting or engineering job.
 

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have you been to Italy? Then England haha

weather, women, food..... no contest. Also if your rich in some place makes it way nicer. Went to visit my cousins in Colombia this summer. They are super rich(for Colombian standards) man you live like a fking god over there with a regular 9-5 accounting or engineering job.
What about the safety? I think Brazil is better option cus I've heard some Americans go to live there
 

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What about the safety? I think Brazil is better option cus I've heard some Americans go to live there

any of those places where rich people live is super safe. If you go down to where Soccer players are made that little kids dont go to school or have shoes but play futy all day... yea maybe you get mugged.

I have almost been robbed 2x in my life once was in London and once in Paris by a pick pocket. Both times I body slammed the person who tried to take my shit. The police in Paris super dicks about it and were like that isnt an acceptable answer to being robbed haha. In London they didnt say anything just good looks and be careful because they stab people in England.
 
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