Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by razörist, Aug 9, 2019.
For senior he has though..
He means for England where hes predominantly been played as a LB. Hes pretty much a winger at this point. OP also added "in the games I've watched" meaning hes seen most of his 90 min performances for England before his Arsenal debut.
In any event, hes right re Nelson.
I can't remember a game where he played as left back for seniors. Can you name a game?
Transfer markt also has him playing 8 times as left forward and 2 times as left winger.
I completely misread that. My apologies. You are quite right. No idea why I thought you had claimed the opposite.
I meant in the youth teams . He played LB for England from u16 , u17, u18. Though in the Euro u17, he was constantly rotated in between the two positions. Only recently after his first team exploits has he been moved to LW permanently at u19 level. He's first u18 season while still a school boy he played almost 40-60 at LB -LW and it was the same case at u16 level. He's only been permanently stationed at LW once he brokethrough at u23 level. My point was , he's played as a defender a lot in his youth but at first team level it is his defending that has come under criticism despite the fact he's not played as one in first team level. It just shows how hard the transition is from youth to first team. Reiss, on the other hand had never played in defence before but was intergrated as a RWB and expected to perform as he did in the youth teams. This was when he was tearing up the u23 level . IMO this really damaged his confidence. He didn't get the chance to continue what he was doing at youth level. Moving from u23 to first team is hard enough as an attacker . As a defender its even harder.
He played majority of his games with u18 as a left forward. Same with u23.
Isn't it precisely what I've said. I specifically mentioned his first season while still a school boy he still played a few games at LB and across England youth teams since u16 level he's been used there . Anyway I prefer him as a winger and the whole point of my post is getting lost in the Saka argument. The point was people criticize his "lack of defending " and this is a guy who has played regularly as a defender . Reiss was played as a wingback despite the fact he's never played there before which made him lose a lot of confidence . He then went on a loan where he didn't play a lot despite his early season scoring . He's never really got consistent game time in senior football for him to showcase his talent
I assume this would probably be overlooked but while it was short i think he came on the pitch with discipline, didn't try to take big chances potentially leaving us exposed. Basically just came on and provided the calmness we needed.
Good job Nelson, more of that and you are knocking on the XI door.
Think he looked good when he came on, hope he kicks on from here, definitely has the confidence of freddie who holds him in high regards...
Kept it simple and didnt overthink anything. He needs games like that to build on. Glad he looked good even though his run out was very short. Showed great technical security.
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