- Jul 15, 2013
and who are these traditional target men in the prem? not many, and even so I still believe he could handle himself well against the physical threat. Just like how Toby and Jan do cerebally.
Listen, I’m not saying he’s shit, or won’t ever make it here. But people are losing their minds about him based on a handful of performances against inferior opposition. Let’s not all pretend he’s the second coming of Beckenbaur and be realistic about him.
I wasn’t joking when I compared him to Chiriches, who looked great when he first arrived, lots of technical ability, but a lot to learn about defending. Vlad went off the rails and got shipped out, he’s doing ok at Napoli by all accounts. Foyth could become a nice defender too. But he isn’t one yet.