Hates A-M, Saka, Arteta and You
You can create chances without necessarily being a ‘creative’ player, Saka by his crossing alone tops a lot of chance creation stats and someone like Mbappe does too by just having good final third decision making and being able to create space.People said the same thing about Özil's chance creation as they say about Ødegaard's though, in that the chances were dismissed as meaningless if they didn't become assists. Özil went through periods of the assists drying up but his chance creation remained pretty consistent if I recall. And people hated him for it.
Someone mentioned earlier that Ode picks up the ball and tends to look for Saka. Maybe it’s our system but he very rarely makes me say “wow how did he see that pass” like the guys you’d typically call creative would.
Creates chances without being creative. It’s hard to explain but whose who get it, get it!