I didn’t watch the friendly yesterday but are people not being a bit reactionary to write him off after one pre-season game? I appreciate it comes after a poor showing when he played last season, but back then the consensus was people wanted to see him given more of a chance.
I really want to see him succeed but I’ve just seen too much now I think.
Saw too much evidence at the time that he was a bit of a passenger who contributed only directly in front of goal (but did work his socks off) e.g passmap of a Dutch international game, Dutch or football people dicscussing him on twitter or reddit and I know individually it sounds stupid but combined with what we’ve seen of him so far - I do think he is very limited with the ball. I don’t think he’s a clever little player at all, I actually think he’s basic as fuck and at his very best would be like an Aldi Sigurdsson - he is supposed to just pop up in the box or on the edge of the box to finish or maybe lay someone off but he doesn’t do it.
Sigurdsson has the same job but has shown he can do it basically.