Atsuto Uchida is a lively right-back, who's always looking to get forward. Like Yuto Nagatomo, his problem isn't winning back possession, it's getting caught out of position.
This was evident in a 2-0 defeat to Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund, when he inexplicably allowed Mario Götze room to dribble. However, when Uchida did mark Götze tightly, the Japanese international had no answer for Marcel Schmelzer's overlapping runs.
Uchida is blessed with endurance, which partly explains why he consistently gets into advantageous positions, but he isn't productive in attack.
When Marco Höger was given a chance at right-back, he accumulated three assists in nine starts, whilst Uchida registered two assists over the entire season.
That being said, when Uchida is on form, he's a handful. The Hamburg players can attest to that statement after a 3-1 loss, in which Uchida completed six tackles and ran the show from right-back.