Yunus Musah at Valencia CF

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  1. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I concur. I only saw the last 20 min and he seemed to be playing more reactionary to the play instead of anticipating where the ball was going to go. To me, that is a sign of a player that is playing tired. He also seemed to be stretching a lot. I wonder if he was concern with tightinh up.
     
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  2. run_it_out

    run_it_out Member

    Earthquakes
    United States
    Jun 19, 2018
    It was a left footed shot too!
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench:

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  5. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Musah is about to come on 71' for Valencia v. Barca
     
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  6. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    Has he touched the ball?
     
  7. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Musah tried to help on a play that everyone thought Dest was going to pull it back.
     
  8. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He had a play that he beat his man off the dribble.
     
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  9. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    Not a great showing for Musah.
     
  10. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Was he playing as a 6 today?

    I'm glad they're giving him opportunities in the center, but I don't think that role is ideal for him either.
     
  11. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    I'd call it more of an 8 in a 4-1-4-1.
     
  12. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Yeah, I only caught the end there, so I'm realizing now that they subbed out their 6 right after Barcelona scored their third goal, and Musah moved back there for the last 5 minutes of the game, but he had been playing more advanced prior to that.
     
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  13. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
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  14. run_it_out

    run_it_out Member

    Earthquakes
    United States
    Jun 19, 2018
    This had all the hallmarks of a Musah performance. Mouthwatering skill, strength, and balance with the ball at his feet, maddeningly lackadaisical on defense and with some of his passes.
     
  15. chrome_vapors

    chrome_vapors Member+

    Oct 15, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which is why I'm not at all mad at Musah as an option in a three-man midfield with Adams and McKennie.
     
  16. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He passes against Barca as if they were the Arsenal Academy and pays for it. Hwvr, I believe that may have been his first start when the manager didn't put him wide right in a 442. i.o,w, needs more time/reps to orient himself.

    I think he is one who will improve his club play fairly quickly with more experience internationally.Reason? New horizons, new thinking. I'm looking forward to getting him more minutes v. Mexico and Jamaica then seeing how he plays with club when he returns from the Nov window. The only caveat is having to play with McKennie which could give him the wrong impression, bad habits, low expectations....(sticks head in Pandora's box to see if he missed anything.)
     
  17. golazo68

    golazo68 Member

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    I gotta give a pass to an 18 year old throw in at the end of a game against a team like Barca at Barca.

    I always hated getting thrown in game last 20 minutes. I can only imagine the challenge in one of the top 2 leagues in the world....the pace of play after you've been sitting on bench for 1 1/2 half. Yeah, he's a professional, but really, really young still.

    I saw some great flashes of his ability.....but also the kind of passes you make when your head is not totally in the game.

    On the goal- it was a weird play but think the 2 near term defender to Dest deserve more of the criticism...perhaps a lot more. They totally fell asleep. Musah was somewhat trailing the play and his line of vision. But still, he has to do better
     
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  18. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree. If he improves his preparedness when defending, he could be a highly sought out player by the world's top 10 teams.
     
  19. derek750

    derek750 Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  20. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This game needs more Musah. Valencia are down 2-0 at the half. The game is on ESPN2
     
  21. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3 subs for the 2nd half. No Musah
     
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  22. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    Fifth sub. No Musah.

    Valencia have been trash and Musah hasn’t played much past few games… smell a correlation
     
  23. LivingStone

    LivingStone Member

    Barca
    United States
    May 21, 2019
    Geez...No Mush today. They could have used him today.
     
  24. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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