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Vurnon Anita played several unconvincing games at right-back. In a 4-2 loss to Feyenoord, he looked dangerous going forward but was suspect when defending—as evident when he failed to win the ball cleanly from Guyon Fernandez, who provided for Otman Bakkal’s goal.
Anita’s performances at left-back didn’t inspire confidence either. There’s a reason why Daley Blind, who is a squad player at best, managed to start several games at left-back.
When Anita started producing high-energy displays in midfield, he reinforced the opinion that he should always play as a defensive midfielder.
Don’t worry about his lack of height because Edgar Davids was a world-class marker at 5’7” —not to mention Wolfsburg’s pocket-dynamo Josué completed 131 tackles this season.