This is Norman. Norman loves Cycling and Football. He thinks the Schleck Brothers are awesome. He doesn't have much affinity for possession-based football and it's perpetrators..( Arsenal, Barcelona and the Spanish NT).
How much will Mandzukic cost though? I'm 50/50 on him too actually lol, i don't know man, I guess whatever happens when it comes to finding a Benz back-up happens lol. I'm starting to give up speculating/guessing/analyzing, getting to the point where I can't be bothered anymore. Though I will add I would prefer Mr. Flo-bro to not avidly chase after Suarez/Aguero/et al, they are not needed and will be expensive. At this point a back-up striker, a winger and maybe a midfielder depending on how the transfer window plays out should be enough in my opinion. Do you think we might need another CB though? Maybe not an elite defender because Pepe is highly likely to stay this summer but just a bit more cover in that department..?
Believe me, I too am very frustrated with Morata's finishing abilities and his tendency to do shit in games we are not winning 3/4-0. However, the reason I have always been a big fan of Morata is his insane physical presence, with his speed and strength. He is also quite good in the air, and is all-around very athletic. Next year I think he will be less nervous and start putting in some confident touches on the ball and do something
I don't know bro I just feel our back-up should be an alternative to Benz' style if not both. I'd like our #2 to be strong, physical, good in the air and a bit more clinical in front of net. Benz is great in connecting BBC together, creating space, smart movement etc but I'd like someone who could offer something different in the mold of a Mario Gomez? Immobile? Jackson Martinez (probably a little too expensive tho) but you get what I'm looking at. I know Morata looks a little rough right now with his touches/finishing/etc but what do you expect, he barely plays, he's lucky to get a 10 minute spell in every 2 weeks which doesn't help him. I think he's the right #2 if he can work on his finishing, he's tall, strong, a work horse and is young and won't mind being a #2 right now.
I've seen a few games of Rodrigo here and there and he does work hard, seems to be pretty technical, fast and a decent passer but he's pretty easy to be pushed off the ball, finishing I guess is okay but I think he lacks that physical/CB battling CF that would come in handy for this team. I know CFs that can compliment Bale/CR/Jese is pretty important but there is also going to be those situations/opponents/instances where we are going to need a DROGBA-esque (okay I exaggerated lol) striker. Also in the case of injuries if Bale and/or Ronaldo go down we might need that scoring output from somewhere else, and Benz is talented enough to where he can deploy out wide or behind the striker if Carlo should call for that and adjust his tactics.
Don't get me wrong though, I'm not like 100% against a signing like Rodrigo but just feel we could do with an alternative to Benz' style for the #2 spot, that's all, hell Rodrigo could come in and prove me wrong just like Bale did so who knows.
Which way are you leaning towards when it comes to the whole Benz back-up situation?
Maybe now that we won La decima Perez can start focusing on the future like last season getting a talented spanish core established at the team. How would you feel about Pogba or Varatti?
Hey I never talked to you about us winning LA DECIMA!!
lol, not too big on Rodrigo though, he's alright but I'm 50/50 on him. I have a feeling Morata will be sold with a BB but wouldn't mind him staying either if Carlo will give him more minutes next season. To be honest finding a suitable/good back-up for Benz is tough, I have a couple names in mind but I don't know, plus we have to remember will these guys even want to come and be a back-up if they are good enough to start somewhere else while making a decent wage too?
No Treble, but La Decima fixes everything. It still feels like a dream
Funny how I was ready to give up on Ramos after last season and this season first 4 months.
What a transformation he went through.
I just bought my Decima shirt from the RM store. Paid freaking $41 dollars for a shirt but I don't even care lol. I feel like this was by far one of the most exciting finals I have ever scene. Scoring with two minutes in to take us to extra time. Legend. It's so hard to sink in that we are Champions League Winners. Now the question is what happens next? I honestly feel like our squad is filled. I hope we don't sell anyone. And I think it's best for Morata to go on loan.