Yeah clearly a quality player but being a quality player doesn’t actually mean you’re good for your team.You and @OnlyOne can keep thinking that. He’s clearly not rubbish but I’m far from enamoured by this signing.
For me so far, he’s in the same ball park as Pepe and Laca where we will look back on this signing and question if it really worked out like we wanted.
I find it very hard to hang my hat on this guy, is he making it to the next game? We can’t even say.
@hydrofluoric acid Jokes aside if you’re talking about strictly hitting a target from a set distance then I think Xhaka is a better passer than Partey and I think we see that sometimes with Partey’s loose passing at times.
Partey is still better at everything else to do with passing though, clearly. I just wish he could cut out those loose passes.
@OnlyOnePartey gives the ball away more than Xhaka does tbh, especially in situations where there’s no real need. This isn’t a Partey v Xhaka debate i’m just talking about how it seems he’s allowed to be loose with his passing.
He gives me “I’m a DM for a CL club but I’m gonna try be a CM at a lesser club” vibes. You can see that he can do a job as a CM but he’s not quite there with the consistency of his passing.
Maybe he’s just rusty but he’s been passing like this for a while now, that loose pass to Lokonga could easily lead to a goal against the top half of the league.
This is what, his 2nd game back from injury?He was good today but he loses gas too quickly for my liking. Needs to seriously work on his fitness because he is the only midfielder we have that gives us the chance to operate in a 433 or 4231 imo. If Partey ain't fit, we are only going to survive in a back three.