On the wing, though, he will always have the size and power advantage, which he would often relinquish down the middle (although I’m aware that his balance and skill would put him at an advantage against most CB’s, so it’s swings and roundabouts in a way)
It’s just that when out wide you’re mainly facing forward or diagonally.
Strikers spend a lot of the time not facing the goal.
You also have to be aware of players being all around you (both for and in opposition).
It’s not as easy as it seems to move there.