I 100% didnt want him overlapping today. All i wanted was him tucking in to form a back 3 & cover the burnley aerial bombardment.Solid defender but I’m not going to like the way he’s used if today is a glimpse of what’s to come. I can’t remember him overlapping once. No fault of his own of course.
tomiyasu-san is the signing of th summer!
Bellerin definitely has been overrated here on A-M. With Tomi we look to have signed a ready RB. Like how he wants to defend and challenge the attacker. He is a real upgrade at RB, but still early so let's judge once we are well into the season.Tomiyasu can just do the bare minimum as a RB and would already be 100x better than Bellerin. It’s a crime Hector played here so long, he was an awful footballer even before the ACL.
He is like a better Nacho/Sagna. I can see why he is very good 1v1, he isn't close enough to his man that his opponent can get pass 1v1 through tricky or acceleration but he far away enough to prevent any crosses from coming in. He has the pace to recover and knows when he needs to get close to the man while also having the physicality and heading ability to clear away danger.
Who would have thought signing an actual defender who knows how to defend would do wonders
Bellerin is a great example on how defenders with great pace can conceal mediocre other stats. As soon as Bellerin lost his speed he became quite average unfortunately.Tomiyasu can just do the bare minimum as a RB and would already be 100x better than Bellerin. It’s a crime Hector played here so long, he was an awful footballer even before the ACL.