Yunus Musah at Valencia CF

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  1. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
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    United States
    Definitely played a lot more central than when playing league matches.
     
  2. Fat&Old

    Fat&Old Member

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    Aug 19, 2021
    Concacaf has prepared him for Spain well...
     
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  3. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Dec 12, 2009
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    God I love watke. He's the Joe Pera of US soccer
     
  4. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
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    That was as CONCACAF as it gets. That kid is genius.

    It's the kind of sh!t you hate when you're down, but love when you are up.
     
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  5. BostonRed

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  6. nycfc919

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  7. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Is someone injured/suspended, or did Valencia just suddenly decide to give Musah his first league start in over 3 months against Real Madrid?
     
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  8. ArsenalMetro

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    Duro has been on the right lately and he's suspended after getting two yellows in their last match.
     
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  9. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
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    Looks like Musah will be lining up at RM
     
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  10. nycfc919

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    Aug 17, 2015
    If he’s playing there I have a hard time seeing how he’s going to be particularly effective. Playing a defensive RM position against Real Madrid isn’t a recipe for success for him as far as I see it. Fingers crossed though.
     
  11. YNWA Rob

    YNWA Rob Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Nov 12, 2020
    Indiana
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    United States
    So far today (12 minutes) I've seen him on the right, center and left.
     
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  12. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
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    United States
    Yeah, I’m not sure what he is playing. Kind of high up and making runs from central both to left and right. Interesting.
     
  13. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
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    In game Graphic showed him playing as one of two forwards. I think more like a roving 10?
     
  14. ArsenalMetro

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    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It's like they're playing a set 4-3-1-1 and having Musah just kind of go wherever he wants.
     
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  15. YNWA Rob

    YNWA Rob Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Nov 12, 2020
    Indiana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would like to see him have the ball at his feet a bit more, but Real were kind of taking control over the last part of the half (dodgy penalty though).

    Hopefully some chances in the 2nd half to contribute more to the attack.
     
  16. YNWA Rob

    YNWA Rob Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Nov 12, 2020
    Indiana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the other hand, he just gave the ball away trying to dribble past someone at midfield, led directly to a Real Madrid third goal and a demonstrative telling off from the Valencia goalkeeper. Might lead to him getting the hook here.

    EDIT - And he's off in the 66th minute.
     
  17. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    That's the kind of play you see him make constantly with the USMNT, and you marvel at how good his close-control is that he can take risks like that and not get punished.

    I guess it's a different story when you're playing against Real Madrid though.
     
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  18. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I think that is why he is playing for the most part up high. Usually youthful mistakes further up the pitch aren’t ruthlessly punished but he does find himself all overvthe pitch.
     
  19. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Another very useful developmental exercise under game-like conditions. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly. Better it happen at Valencia than in the upcoming qualifiers!
     
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  21. wixson7

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    May 12, 2009
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    1479938288718909443 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  22. YNWA Rob

    YNWA Rob Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Nov 12, 2020
    Indiana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No question. We've had some weekends on here where almost nobody of note was getting serious playing time for their Euro clubs. Yunus starting against one of the top teams is a very good thing for him, even if he didn't stand out per se. Hopefully he keeps earning opportunities.
     
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  23. Casper

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    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    If a coach pitches you a 4-3-1-1, don't hire him.
     
  24. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, Musah was the added player to the 4-3-1-1. He was kind of all over the place. Didn’t see the ball much which wasn’t too surprising given RM’s dominance.
     
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  25. Casper

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    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Ah, I read his first comment as Musah being the first "1" not being unincluded. Upon reflection, I think it might have been a good plan - let the guy try to create some problems with the RM buildup wherever he sees a chance, and automatically push into the attack every opportunity. It just didn't work that well, but I don't know what would have.
     
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