The common comments are that EPB isnot a good player and the players on loan this time from ManCity just arenot of any quality. The critics (see the posted ratings by me) look at the performances in matches. So you can get thumbs down and up. The overall picture in the ratings however is a bad one. The opposite of what we saw with Matt Miazga, who generally had reasonable to good ratings with the occasional fluke thumbs down. What I saw of EPB comes back to the initial remark van der Gaag made towards EPB, that he's too easy going/relaxed in what he does. It looks like EPB doesnot get what professional football means in Europe. The opponent is out to murder you, so be on edge all the time, also in training. You're playing in Dutch football, where defenders even against low flyers are confronted with teams that whenever possible, come out to attack with everything they can throw on you. You cannot play with a relaxed attitude. Hell, even de Ligt cannot afford to do so. Several foreign defenders over the years commented on their first match experiences in Dutch football with the initial thought these people here are mad. It's a pity, as I wish players coming into our leagues to be successful. My hope for EPB is that he landed into a club at the worst possible moment and learns from this awful experience and starts rebuilding his resume. As I posted before that will be difficult. Foreign clubs screen all Dutch clubs constantly and look at defenders of the low flyers too to see how you fare being under constant pressure. They donot expect you to keep clean sheets, but do expect you donot buckle.