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- Offensive play
describe in my explanations Ribery compared to Robben. They are different types of players but the fact that they both play for FC Bayern and act as a wing tongs, it is in my opinion, the best comparative.
Ribery has probably lost by his injuries, some match practice. he moves at the play without the ball in the offensive not as intelligent as Robben last. Robben takes better routes, uses more space.
Ribery comes from the depths, but prefers to drive the ball. While Robben uses like more the free space and the ball gets into the deep.to use his speed.
That´s an important point, bot hof them are fast as hell. But Robben is a bit faste ron the first steps, also we`ve to consider that Ribery iss maller than Robben. But in the last season it seems that Robben, live by his speed, he has passed away at the defenders with quickness. has used in 80% of his dribbling. Ribery is in a little less speed and just an outstanding ball control that enables him in a confined space, let stand two or three defenders.
ribery has the ball very closely at the foot, as only a few. He is very agile and uses his body smart and useful, furthermore, he uses these skills often enough to pass through two defenders through, in the middle.
both are in love with the ball, the difference is that Arjen like direct takes the way tot he goal, while ribery playful, happy to deliver the show, just to play around yet one more defender. he is aware of its capabilities and strengthen the dribbling and uses them. turns his body into the opponent. indicates presence, using his agility to switch direction. with the close ball control and his speed, it is difficult to comprehend.
behave in front of the goal
In the shooting accuracy not to do Arjen and Ribery a lot. both are very closely for midfield players in conclusion. The difference is how they take the balls and Robben last much more than the conclusion sought Ribery.
Robben takes balls of all situations. he goes from the outside to the center and is looking to conclude with the left. No matter how many defenders there are, or how the angle or distance.
Ribery is different. If he seeks the end, he runs with either a lot of speed in the box, using the back-pass from Müller or Olic and shoots straight, with plenty of power. His shot power is a key point why he is in a position to take happy to balls from the middle distance, they come with a lot of power and a lot of spin on the goal, turn dangerous at a long distance and do not lose speed, which makes it difficult for the goalkeeper to estimate the ball. Last season it was against Hamburger SV this situation, where Ribery took a few steps with the ball and then just once shot - the ball had a lot of speed and a lot of spin, and was unsustainable.
Ribery is not a playmaker, he is not like Misimovic, the balls about 20 meters right through the alley, they play to get to the point. yet he is playing ball in the crucial position. the game has changed from fc bayern gaal under van. many balls go over bommel van, to play on the outside to take advantage of quickness, but it is still the case that ribery in the middle and then pulls the ball durchsteckt, likes to müller or olic, short ball through the alley plays.
otherwise it behaves itself in long balls. I would call ribery not as a crossinggod but his long balls from the side are outstanding in the middle. He proved it on the first matchday against Wolfsburg, as he crossed in injury time a long ball with great speed and much curl exactly to the second posts to Schweinsteiger.
corners are a decisive point. van gaal let corners shoot from the left by a right foot. the alternative is Schweinsteiger, the balls with less accuracy and curl but much speed, brings in the middle, thus strong in the air to the strength of the defenders inside can be used. ribery behaves in the different, the balls come with a high speed, but you can see that he places more value on accuracy. The balls come with a lot curl, on teh first post or accuarte on the penalty spot.
The best example is probably the corner against manchester united, when he bringst he corner with an outstanding accuracy, good speed and much curl over the complete defensive of manchester, exactly to the foot of Arjen.
I had him one point higher rated than Robben, because Robben also meets Lahm times, the way in their own half found, is closer to his own half to get to balls. Ribery is rather deep in the opponent's half, whether it take the ball directly into the offensive to use the narrow space. ball with his first touch and his response, he is in a position to solve them directly from his opponent to jump near the opponent's goal to create a dangerous situation.
Also in this case I´ve him one point higher than Robben. Ribery's free-kicks are dangerous, but he`s still not a free kick specialist. he has a lot curl and power in his free kicks, they are dangerous. But not every free kick he shoots is automatically a weapon.
Mentality / Stamina
If he is healthy, then runs ribery in the offensive, is always ready to make a little decision, he has never really tired. it's just that he no player is running after a lost ball great. I would have rated lower if the World Cup would not have been. there he was the only one who had the decency, the French expression jersey thing as intellectual struggle to develop. to run, to be ready to make backwards and fight for the ball.
I currently have him on a level with Robben, if Ribery these characteristics continue to prove, I am willing to revalue its mentality even more