Lucas Torreira: 2019/20 Performances

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  1. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Torreira really saved our bacon in the 92nd minute with his block on the pass from Pukki to McClean. One of the few times I saw one of our midfielders actually spot the danger early, run into position and snuff it out. We have way too little of that defensive awareness in our team.
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  2. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    He was absolutely anonymous for the other 22minute he was on the pitch though. I was loving this lad last season but I'm beginning to see the point others are making. Anyway, one game back in position so I'll give him some time to regain what he had last season..
  3. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Think the fact that he is playing well with Uruguay and that he was very good for an extended period with us is proof enough that he is a good player. It is at least for me. We have simply used him awfully and that his form has dipped is in line with many other players on our squad.

    As we don’t have any other player with his defensive qualities makes his inclusion on the team sheet fairly obvious to me.
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  4. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Sorry, it isn't enough for me. We've seen players do well in other leagues and internationally only to fail in this league. Admittedly he had a great start to his career here and that is where I hesitate in my post above by stating that it has been one game back in position..
    Just a little frustrated here. We need a positive and he was it last season. So much around him wanting out etc and it almost feels as if he is not here mentally anymore. Wouldn't be the first time I am proven wrong though..
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  5. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Fair enough. I don’t agree with you but that is what forums are for! Let’s hope we play better Thursday. I feel optimistic again. At least they made a change at head coach. I don’t believe in miracles but maybe just maybe things can improve under Freddie.
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  6. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Absolutely. I'm far more confident that we get the Lucas we saw last season this time back than I was a couple of weeks back.
    Problem is I am starting to see we don't actually have a lot of quality and between all our midfield options I am struggling to see a viable permanent setup both in terms of shape and personnel. This is a problem which extends beyond management
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  7. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    This team is better than what it is showing right now. If it can be fixed I am not sure. Think there is a core of players around Xhaka, Özil, Kola etc. that probably need to leave. Read somewhere that there a clicks of players. Think someone like Luiz doesn't help either.

    But for the team I am sure we need more players with Torreira's attitude and mentality. I like him. Always had a soft spot for hard fighting South American players though.
  8. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Why does Luiz not help? I've heard he is good in the dressing room and a key influence on youngsters in the club (Chelsea days of course)
  9. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Strange how views can differ, thought he was our best player when he came on.
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  10. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    It is, maybe I missed something.. I'll admit I was focusing on Saka and Laca the whole time they were on and that can detract from others on the field if the focus is zoomed.. Just felt like LT wasn't around much and then boom pops up with something an then fades again.
  11. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Yeah and i should add that no one in our team made a really outstanding performance so it does not really matter much
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  12. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Looked more like his old self tonight
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  13. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Part of the solution, not the problem. Please stay.
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  14. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    He's so weak, he goes down at the slightest of touches and looks at the ref hoping he gets a foul.
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  15. mpower2540

    mpower2540 Well-Known Member

    He was all over the place tonight, and not in a good way. Genuinely baffled at how much space we just concede in the centre of the pitch. Is that the plan or something?? He was popping up up front at one point.

    Likes going to ground a lot and screaming in agony too the little mug. We’re full of ****ing dish rags in this team.
  16. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    Played better tonight
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  17. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    He's another one that can go. Would he be more effective if utilized properly in a position shielding the back 4? Yes. Does he have issues that have nothing to do with that and everything to do with his mentality and lack of strength? Absolutely. He also clearly wants out so let's give him his wish and move on. No more midgets unless it's Kante. Power and drive from here on out.
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  18. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    He's too small fam, and he isn't strong like Kante. I would look to improve upon his position in summer.
  19. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    You can see how happy he was operating in his familiar role.
  20. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    He and Xhaka were the only functional part of our team yesterday.
    Torreira was winning the ball yesterday, passed and kept the ball well and was joining our attacks.
    Don't know what some of you guys are smoking, but apart from Kante I don't know which player in Europe offers all of that.
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