Reiss Nelson: 2019/20 Performances

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  1. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Mediocre debut, he needs to show progression this season. If not sell as his stock will still be high.
  2. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    What were some of you watching? Nelson was very good. Good ball retention under pressure, good in tight spaces, completed a few dribbles, showed confidence under pressure and had crisp passing. He is an inside forward playing with a full back too old to overlap.
  3. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Ok for his 1st competitive game in a while for us. Wasnt poor like I'm seeing in here. Bit tentative the few times he was in the final 3rd. Combination play was very good and had a few good dribbles. He was encouraging but not as dangerous as he can be. I expect more but I was satisfied today. Was much better than Mhkitsryan overall.
  4. pacstud

    pacstud Well-Known Member

    He was invisible and only seemingly capable of passing it backwards. Pressing was lacking in comprehension and angles.

    But blaming Nacho is what I predicted on the last page.
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  5. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Thought he had some good flashes but just wasn't able to do much. Would probably have an easier time if playing with Özil and Tierney instead of Mikhi and Monreal. Monreal was good defensively but not going forward that much.
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  6. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    He will show so much growth this season I believe! We need to be patient and have faith in him!
  7. Fallout

    Fallout Well-Known Member

    solid performance imo, but the problem is he always finds himself drifting into crowded areas. he never tried to stretch the back line with runs or to isolate the fullback out wide, so when he received the ball, there wasn't much to do in terms of impacting the game.

    there was a moment when we were countering, i think willock had the ball and could have easily slipped him behind, but he didnt want to make the run. thought it was a symbolic moment of his performance.
  8. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Thought he did alright but by no means spectacular. Some good link up play down the left with the nacho man.

    First league start after a year out on loan.

    All things considered positive signs.
  9. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Encouraged with what I saw from nelson.
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  10. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    Best player on the pitch.
  11. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    unpopular opinion but he is not ready
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  12. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Looked bit nervous losing the ball many times
  13. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Hard to filter out the genuine opinions these days. Too many nonces on both sides of the divide.
  14. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    He wasn’t poor by any stretch. He showed great ball retention skills in crowded areas, a quality you can’t teach. I would’ve liked for him to take on his man a bit more but he did well.

    The more he plays the more he’ll become accustomed to what playing week in, week out at the top level is like. He’s a fantastic young talent.
  15. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Thought he was better in the second half and kept the ball well under pressure
  16. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Patience and faith. I hope Emery has that for our youngsters.
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  17. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Unpopular and just plain wrong.
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  18. pacstud

    pacstud Well-Known Member

    No one is knocking his ability on the ball. So saying he didn't have errors (Mikh) isn't really a big compliment.

    He was lacking awareness, creativity, aggression, and most critically positioning. He was passing backwards out of crowded spaces because he struggled to position himself.

    Saying he didn't have the best day doesn't mean people are "haters" writing him off. It means he's in the deep end of the pool now and should be held to a starting XI standard. Matchday 1...he was found wanting.

    At least the Armenian had a **** filled set of shorts via sins of aggression.
  19. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Unlike Cornavirus.

    Was alright. Wasn't getting any help from nacho in attack and working with not much from the midfield. Give him time and he will grow.
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  20. Geofranco

    Geofranco Well-Known Member

    He def wasn't lacking awareness. He always did well to evade pressure. Wasn't chasing his first touch like Mhki or Auba.

    Looked much better physically against a Premier League team away from home in the rain. He has def improved a lot in the last year.

    I have no doubt the creativity, assertiveness will come with more game time and better attacking options than Monreal and Mhki beside him.

    What he really needs to work on is his off the ball movement and making himself available to receive the ball. Those things will improve with more experience.
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