🎵 Kumbaya, my lord, kumbaya 🎵
Yeah tbf talent probably does mean potential or at least v close to it. Guess a better question would be if you were offered a swap deal for next season would you take it.I think of them as similar things if I’m honest, yes to potential.
Rn, I think Jesus probably earns you more control over the course of a league season but Alvarez would give you more cutting edge in cup finals, big games that are tight.
Heavy dose of speculation ofc as Alvarez hasn’t nailed down a starting spot for his club.
What I love about Jesus is his incredible intelligence when it comes to positional play in build up. As soon as Xhaka or Ødegaard attack down the half space the guy is on his bike pulling defenders away. A more selfish striker would make the obvious near post run in that circumstance and increase his chance of scoring but lower the teams chance of scoring, at least in the current set up Arteta has us playing in.
If you stuck him on the wings, you would lose half his effectiveness. Right now he toys with the opposition by playing across the entire front line. Put him on the wings and he'd only occupy one side of the pitch, occasionally coming into central areas, and even less occasionally on the opposite wing. Neuters the best part of his game.
I already miss him